Elaine Zavada, Kingston, who retired from King’s College in June after 55 years of service, was among nine people selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award. The award is an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Blessed Basil Moreau, Holy Cross founder. During her years at the college, Zavada served as an assistant to six of the nine college presidents. She also received the Lane Dixon Kilburn Award for her many decades of distinguished service. Zavada was honored at a dinner held at Moreau Court, the residence for members of the Holy Cross Congregation serving King’s and the local community. The dinner was held in January as part of activities held in recognition of Blessed Basil Moreau’s life. Other recipients of the Spirit of Holy Cross Award were from Lima, Peru; Easton, Mass.; Notre Dame, Ind.; Austin, Texas.; Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; and Portland, Ore. At the dinner, from left: the Rev. John Ryan, president, King’s College; Zavada; and the Rev. Richard Hockman, superior of the Holy Cross Congregation of priests and brothers at King’s College.