SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University will present the Briar Cliff Medal at its 86th commencement ceremony starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Newman Flanagan Center on Briar Cliff’s campus, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City.
Established in 1973, the Briar Cliff Medal recognizes human services by persons who have made great contributions to Briar Cliff or have made significant contributions to education, religion or government.
This year’s recipient of the Briar Cliff Medal is Regina Roth. Roth has a servant’s heart. She gives of both her time and treasure to advance the mission of the organizations for which she advocates .She models a life that shows how givers advance the world. And, that is why she is the deserving recipient of this year’s Briar Cliff Medal.
Roth has been a long-term supporter of Briar Cliff and the University’s Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all. She served on the Board of Trustees for nine years, during which time she witnessed how Briar Cliff helps to bring out the best in students.
In an effort to help advance Briar Cliff, Roth co-chaired two capital campaigns — all for the purpose of helping students experience a college life robust with opportunity. Her personal contributions resulted in the Roth Center for Entrepreneurship, the Roth Atrium and the Roth Campus Bookstore.
Roth’s support of education and her philanthropic heart extends far beyond Briar Cliff, as well. She been a long-time supporter of Catholic education and also proudly supports Heelan High. She has served on countless Siouxland boards and chaired so many campaigns for local service organizations, including Girls Inc., Camp High Hopes and LaunchPAD Children’s Museum.
For more information about the commencement events and these awards, visit briarcliff.edu/graduation.