Le Moyne College to honor Msgr. Yeazel

Msgr. J. Robert Yeazel, pastor of Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, will receive the 2010 Simon Le Moyne Award, the highest honor given by Le Moyne College, at this year's annual Founders' Day Gala.

"I am most humbled to receive the Simon Le Moyne Medal," Yeazel said. "My relationship with the college through the years has always been based on the admiration I have for all that they are doing to educate students academically as well as spiritually and ethically."

Yeazel was recently appointed by Bishop Robert Cunningham to the post of vicar general, a position where he assists the bishop with the governance of the entire Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese, which spans seven counties and includes more than 285,000 people. He is also a member on the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees.

"Along with hundreds who love the college, I have tried to do my part to support the efforts of all involved," Yeazel said. "Together we can do a million times more than any of us individually and thus I am accepting this honor on behalf of my fellow trustees past and present who have worked tirelessly to assure a vibrant and blessed future for the college we all love."

The event, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 19 in the campus' recreation center, benefits the college's scholarship programs. A mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel before the gala begins. Bishop Cunningham will preside.

For more information, call 445-4557.

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