By Sooner Catholic Staff
The Pontifical North American College in Rome honored Karen and Ken Kenworthy of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City with the prestigious Rector's Award at the 21st Annual Rector's Dinner at the College.
With the award, the seminary recognized the Kenworthys as "enthusiastic supporters of the College, priestly vocations and Catholic education," according to the NAC website.
The College has hosted the Rector's Dinner every year since 1991. Alumni, esteemed guests from the United States, dignitaries from the Diplomatic Corps, the Vatican Curia, the Italian nobility, and prominent members of the American and European business worlds attend the festive event, which supports the mission of the College and the formational experience of the NAC's seminarians and priests.
Two seminarians from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City — Deacon Brian Buettner and Christopher Brashears — study at the NAC.
Photo: Archbishop John Myers (Newark, Chairman of the Board of Govenors), Karen Kenworthy, Monsignor James Checchio (Rector of the College) and Ken Kenworthy pose after Monsignor Checchio presented the Rector's Award to Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy at the 2013 Rector's Dinner at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. (Photographer: Christopher Brashears)