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Manhasset Hills Couple Receives 2012 Model of Faith Award at LIU Post


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Frank and Francesca Kurre of Manhasset Hills were honored with the 2012 Mary M. Lai Model of Faith Award at a mass and dinner on April 25 hosted by the LIU Post Catholic Campus Parish.

The award is given to individuals who represent what it means to be Catholic in their professional life and to be a model for student Catholics on campus. The award is named for Mary M. Lai, Long Island University's vice president emerita for finance and treasurer and a devout Catholic.

Frank and Francesca Kurre and their four children and are active parishioners in Notre Dame Church in New Hyde Park. Frank is a Eucharistic Minister and lector in his parish. Frank is an instituted acolyte and is in formation for the diaconate. He is currently studying at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Frank is currently CYO Director for Notre Dame, a parish trustee, member of the parish finance council, and coordinator of the Parish's Ministry for the Unemployed. He serves on the audit committee of Catholic Health Services, the Diocesan hospital system. Frank is a national managing partner in the accounting firm of Grant Thornton, LLP and leads the firm's not-for-profit and higher education practices.

In addition to her volunteer work at Notre Dame School, Fran volunteers at Sacred Heart Academy. She also is an occasional substitute teacher at Notre Dame School. Fran is involved in retreats and prayer-filled activities at the Seminary as part of the wives' formation in the diaconate program.

Frank and Fran have four children: Kristen, a junior at Marist College; Frank Robert, a freshman at St. John's University; Lauren, a sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, and Michael Kurre, a sixth grade student at Notre Dame School.

Mr. and Mrs. Kurre were honored at a ceremony held in the university's Interfaith Chapel. LIU Post, formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, is located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville. For more information about the Mary M. Lai Model of Faith Award, please contact Fr. Ted Brown, LIU Post Catholic Campus Chaplain, at 516-299-2229 or email

Posted 05/14/2012

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