Joseph S. Lepgold Award

The Phi Beta Kappa Lepgold Award honors Joseph S. Lepgold, a Georgetown Government and School of Foreign Service professor who died, tragically, in a hotel fire in Paris in December 2001. The award celebrates a commitment to lifelong learning, as embodied by Professor Lepgold, and is designed to assist the recipient in completing a scholarly or artistic project of personal significance. 

2019 Joseph S. Lepgold Award Recipient: Patrick Mulcahey (C’19)

Mr. Mulcahey is an aspiring physician who majored in Biochemistry. He intends to study the intersection of science and religion to find truth among reason and faith. He intends to use this award to purchase the writings of two prominent Catholic thinkers, Cardinal John Henry Newman and Father Bernard Longergan, as well as the works of those who inspired and influenced them.  Ultimately, he hopes to publish his findings, and present them at the annual meeting of the Society for Catholic Scientists.