At halftime of the men's basketball homecoming game, Dr. Susan M. Donovan - Bellarmine University's president - ceremonially knighted two students as winners of the 2019 Knight of Honor award.
Lauren Monaghan and Max Cartor
were selected from a Knight of Honor Court that also included:
- Megan Alexander
- Shalonte Branham
- Drew Chandler
- Abby Durante
- Bryce Faulkner
- Leah Mudd
- Chris Smith
- Liz Yeske
The two winners, selected by a student vote, receive a cash prize. All members of the court receive a free dinner at an area restaurant and are invited to a lunch with Bellarmine's Women's Council.
Monaghan is a senior secondary education major from Louisville, with a minor in theology. She has served as a student teacher at Iroquois High School, is a member of honors societies for history and education, served as a peer tutor and completed
her capstone research paper on Thomas Merton and racial justice.
She was a student co-director for Bellarmine’s inaugural summer experience program for first-year students. She teaches religious education on Sundays for middle school students at her parish, where she also coaches girls basketball.
Cartor is a senior mathematics major
from Louisville who plays for Bellarmine's NCAA Division I lacrosse team. At Bellarmine, he has served as a peer tutor in math, a member of the orientation team for first-year students and a founding member of the Mathematics honor society.
part of Bellarmine's Honors Program. He has taken part in numerous service projects with his lacrosse teammates, and he is part of a program that teaches local children the Chinese language.
Cartor was traveling with the lacrosse team and couldn't attend the homecoming ceremony.
Members of the Knight of Honor Court embody the values of Bellarmine University: hospitality, illumination, inspiration and the inclusive spirit of Thomas Merton. They are role models who effectively balance academics with community involvement.