Adam brothers honored by St. Ambrose


By Anne Marie Amacher

St. Ambrose University in Davenport honored the Adam brothers, priests of the Diocese of Davenport, on Nov. 26. From left, Fathers Chuck, Rich and Nick Adam receive Fighting Bee awards for their service to the Church and communities from St. Ambrose University President Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ. Also pictured is Ray Shovlain, athletic director and head basketball coach. The awards were presented before a St. Ambrose basketball game.

DAVENPORT — Three priests from the Diocese of Davenport who are also brothers were honored by St. Ambrose University for their service to the Church and communities. They received Fighting Bee Awards before a varsity basketball game Nov. 26 in Lee Lohman Arena on campus.
Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, president of the university, and Ray Shovlain, athletic director and head men’s basketball coach, presented the awards to Fathers Nick, Rich and Chuck Adam.
The brother priests received the Fighting Bee Awards for their example of positively influencing lives. “They have provided tremendous service to and made a positive impact on St. Ambrose University and their parishes and communities,” a university statement said.
Fr. Chuck Adam is chaplain and director of campus ministry at St. Ambrose. Previously, he served at the university as director of vocations for the Diocese of Davenport. A 1982 graduate of St. Ambrose College, Fr. Chuck said he was surprised and honored to receive the award. He recently traveled with the basketball team to Puerto Rico for a tournament and offered Mass on Thanks­giving Day…

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