Univ of Scranton Magis Medal Winners

Martina Martin (University of Scranton ’80)

Martina Martin is Chief Administrative Officer at United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) where she leads Strategic Planning, Governance, Human Resources and Auxiliary Services. She has previously led marketing, regional development, 2-1-1, volunteer development and government affairs. Selected as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women three times, Ms. Martin is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Program. She serves on the State of Maryland Health & Human Services Referral Board and chairs Strategic Planning for Peace Players International, a Washington, D.C.-based organization. She is also President of the Alumni Society of The University of Scranton. A former Maryland Non-profits (MANO) Board officer, Ms. Martin currently serves on its National Standards for Excellence and National Ethics Standards committees. Ms. Martin has also served on local boards and committees focused on non-profit development, ethics and accountability, conflict resolution, volunteerism and education.


Katherine Prizeman (University of Scranton ’07)

Katherine Prizeman currently works for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on the public health impact of chemical and biological weapons. She has consulted on substantive documents related to internal capacity mapping in view of increased preparedness for engagement in an investigation of deliberate use of chemical and/or biological agents. She has served as an Assistant Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal for Human Rights Law and was formerly an Associate Political Affairs Officer for the United Nations, supporting the work of the Office of the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs with a focus on security implications of emerging technologies, lessons learned from the 2013 investigation of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and gender-related issues. She previously lent her talents to Freedom House, an advocate for democracy, political freedom and civil liberties, and the Global Security Institute. Ms. Prizeman is a member of a number of organizations affiliated with the United Nations, such as Young Professionals for International Cooperation, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and the Latin American Affairs Committee. Ms. Prizeman is chairperson of the Board of Directors of Cystic Fibrosis Educational Services and received a Master in Science in Global Affairs from New York University in 2010.


Katherine N. Sullivan (University of Scranton ’10)

Katherine N. Sullivan is a freelance journalist and editor. While based in Kigali, Rwanda, she wrote stories for The Guardian, The Associated Press, Foreign Policy, and other local, regional, and international publications. She is interested in exploring new forms of storytelling to foster understanding across borders and about issues that matter.  Her stories have covered topics ranging from the Burundian refugee crisis, to the anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide, to an arts festival in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the challenges surrounding women’s menstrual health in the developing world. Before freelancing, she taught English for a women’s college in Rwanda and copyedited a national English-language newspaper in Kigali. Recently returned from East Africa, she will begin a dual masters in International Affairs and Journalism at Columbia University this fall. 


Jeanne Bovard (University of Scranton ’10)

Jeanne Bovard is the former Scranton Area Foundation’s long-serving director and CEO. She has overseen the distribution of more than $10 million in grants to assist the educational, human service, environmental, civic and arts and cultural organizations of Lackawanna County.  Ms. Bovard was a founding member of a number of successful community development ventures, including: Community Foundations for Pennsylvania, Voluntary Action Center of Lackawanna County, Leadership Lackawanna, and Scranton Tomorrow. Highly active in the regional philanthropic and non-profit arenas, she currently serves on the board of directors for Scranton Tomorrow, WVIA, University of Scranton Institutional Review Board, Myer Davidow Foundation, ARC of Northeaster PA., Community Foundations of PA., Countryside Conservancy, Lackawanna Neighbors, Keystone College President's Advisory Council and Lackawanna Bar Foundation. She is also a trustee at Covenant Presbyterian Church.