Congratulations to Laura Thompson-Woodland, the 2013 recipient of the Gregory Marzolf, Jr. Award & S

May 8, 2013
Laura Thompson-Woodland with Pat Marzolf, Gregory’s mother, at the award ceremony on May 7.

Congratulations to Laura Thompson-Woodland, the 2013 recipient of the Gregory Marzolf, Jr. Award & Scholarship

which is given annually to a University of St. Thomas commuter student who, through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extraordinary manner. Through the exercising of these talents and abilities, the commuter student has overcome significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and community pursuits.

The award is named for Gregory Marzolf, Jr., who was a student at the University of St. Thomas from Fall 1998 through Fall 1999. Gregory had muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes progressive muscle weakness until the muscles are gradually lost. Though he died in April 2000, he is still remembered for his legacy of service to our University community.