Saint Mary's College Professor Robert Gardner has been named an honorary Christian Brother for his outstanding service as a teacher and mentor.
Gardner received the rare honor during a special ceremony at Saint Mary's College on Feb. 24.
"During your years at Saint Mary's College, you have consistently embodied our mission in many ways, particularly your unstinting and generous service to the students of the college," said the official confirmation letter presented to Gardner by the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Gardner, who graduated from Saint Mary's in 1969, teaches in the Collegiate Seminar Program and in the Liberal and Civic Studies Program. He also leads the monthly Brother DeSales Perez Great Books Seminar Series, named for Gardner's longtime mentor.
As an affiliated member of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Gardner has been given the highest honor that the order bestows on individuals who, in outstanding ways, live out the educational mission of the Brothers.
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