Scientia Floret Virtute Award

It has been 10 years since Kyle Adamczyk graduated from Immaculata with a degree in music and theology. He then attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he completed his master’s degree in divinity and theology. Six years later, he became an ordained priest and assistant parochial vicar at St. Andrew’s Parish in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

In his role as a priest, Father Adamczyk stresses the importance of giving back to the community. He is a role model for the students at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School where he serves as the full-time director of campus ministry. In 2018, Father Adamczyk launched Transfigure, an organization that brings young adults from Bucks County together in ministry. With a deep desire to positively impact his local community, he helped build a parish prayer garden and a veterans memorial, Lest We Forget. For his dedication and service, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick recognized Father Adamczyk five times for his community outreach.

Father Adamczyk credits his education from Immaculata with helping prepare him to be a leader and role model. As an active alumnus, he generously celebrates Mass for special campus events and helps with alumni events and ministries. He is arranging a joint concert with Immaculata University and Conwell-Egan High School. Father Adamczyk is completing his Doctor of Education in educational leadership (K-12) at Immaculata.

Born and raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Father Adamczyk’s home parish was Our Lady of Peace in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania. His parents retired to Lewes, Delaware and his brother is married with four wonderful children.

The Scientia Floret Virtute Award recognizes recent alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and who have made outstanding contributions to their profession, community, or service to Immaculata University while upholding the mission and values of Immaculata University.

Mother Camilla Award

Spending nearly 45 years within the banking industry, Ralph Hall began his professional career as an accountant and financial analyst before specializing in the financial services industry at Andersen Consulting. Hall held senior executive positions at Citicorp, GreenPoint Financial and General Motors Acceptance Corporation, where he served as chairman of GMAC Bank (now Ally Bank). Under his leadership, the bank grew to $32 billion in seven years. During that time, he was also responsible for mortgage banking as the COO of GMAC Mortgage and various other financial subsidiaries in the insurance, settlement services and asset investments areas.

Since his retirement in 2008, he has dedicated his time to various educational institutions and organizations, holding volunteer leadership positions as a trustee at Immaculata University, executive-in-residence at La Salle University School of Business, and a board member of Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Home and the MACS Education Foundation.

In addition, Hall shared his expertise with the next generation of business students by serving as an assistant professor at the La Salle University School of Business after his retirement.

Hall served as a United States Marine from 1967 to 1971. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Southeast Missouri State University and his MBA from the University of Houston. Hall lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with his family.

The Mother Camilla Award is presented to those who demonstrate leadership and vision to sustain the future of Immaculata through service—including volunteerism, counsel and philanthropic support—to carry on the mission and vision of Mother Camilla, foundress of Immaculata University.

Alumni Medal

“I am an Immaculatan, and I’m proud of it,” states Robee Regetta.

Benefiting from a full scholarship to attend Immaculata, Regetta recognizes that she was the recipient of someone else’s generosity. To her, paying it back and paying it forward are one and the same. Over the years, she has given back as a volunteer, formerly serving as president of the Alumni Association, chair of the Alumni Fundraising Committee and chair of homecoming, as well as giving her financial support to Immaculata. She is a member of the Maxis Society, the 100th Anniversary Society, the 1920 Society and a Parsons Science Pavilion “Leader.”

As a practicing Catholic, she is active in her church, where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for 13 years at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales, Pennsylvania. She supports St. John’s Hospice, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Catholic Relief Services and Legacy of Life Foundation.

Graduating from Immaculata with a degree in chemistry, Regetta earned a master’s degree in chemistry and secured a position with the highly regarded specialty chemical company Rohm and Haas, where she worked as an analytical chemist, project manager, study director and coordinator of contract research. Spending the majority of her career at Rohm and Haas, Regetta transitioned to Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where she recently retired from her position as a technical writer and document editor for the company’s supply chain/manufacturing area.

Regetta lives in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania.

The Alumni Medal honors alumni and is presented in recognition of outstanding volunteer service and support to Immaculata University.

Amethyst Award

For her service in areas ranging from rural Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa to Baltimore City, Maryland, Nicole M. Lacoste Folks ’91 will receive the Amethyst Award.

Folks served in Cote d’Ivoire with the Peace Corps, providing health and environmental awareness education. She then worked for the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous waste division, helping to educate disenfranchised populations on the effects of harmful substances and the clean-up methods proposed by the U.S. EPA.

Folks went on to earn both a Juris Doctor and Master of Community Planning and became a commercial real estate lawyer. She enjoys working with her developer clients on economic development projects that support locally owned businesses, mixed-use developments and more accessible artist housing in Baltimore’s arts and entertainment district. She represented Baltimore City for several years as it offered incentives for developers to build quality affordable housing developments for both low-income and middle-class families.

Folks has served on the boards of various nonprofits and volunteers her legal services for low-income tenants facing eviction and the Montessori public charter school that she and her husband helped establish as Founding Parents. She and her family participate in a weekly parish program to feed and clothe Baltimoreans in need. Her family also adopted a state park trail that they have been maintaining for more than 10 years.

Folks established an endowed scholarship named for her mom. “I try to do my best to follow my parents’ example and my Catholic education by always helping others and seeing Christ in all,” Folks said.

The Amethyst Award honors alumni in recognition of their outstanding contribution to or achievement in a church, community or professional activity.

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