Alumnae Awards - Mercy High School

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Alumnae Awards

Nomination Forms

If you would like to submit a nomination for the McAuley Outstanding Alumna Award, the Sr. M. Joannes Clifford, RSM Distinguished Alumna Award or the Spirit of Mercy Alumna Service Award, please download and submit the appropriate forms. 

 

RECIPIENTS ARE HONORED WITH AWARDS ON FOUNDATION DAY

DECEMBER 12TH OF EACH YEAR


THE MCAULEY OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD 

This award, created in 1983 by the Alumnae Executive Board, should be a symbol to the community and present students of Mercy High School that the values, spirit, and integrity learned at Mercy are held, maintained, and expanded throughout a woman’s lifetime. In her years at Mercy High School, a student learns something more than the 3 R’s which help to make her a valuable asset to herself, her family, and her community. The McAuley Outstanding Alumnae Award is so named because, essentially, the criteria listed describe the qualities usually attributed to Mother Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy.

CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used to select the recipient:

  • Displays loyalty to Mercy High School
  • Demonstrates leadership in the community or her field
  • Demonstrates strength of character
  • Is uniquely sensitive to her fellow human beings
  • Believes in “Mercy”
  • Possesses the courage of her convictions
  • Inspires other young women
  • Supports Mercy High School 

SR. M. JOANNES CLIFFORD, RSM DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AWARD

This award was created in honor of Sister Joannes’ Jubilee and in gratitude for the many ways she distinguished herself for the Alumnae.

Increasingly, the community of Mercy High School is impressed by the number of Alumnae who have distinguished themselves in their careers, their many volunteer projects, and in their everyday life. In an effort to recognize these accomplishments, the Mercy High School Alumnae Executive Board voted to establish an award to be given to a loyal and supportive Alumna. The recipient of this award has distinguished herself in a particular field of endeavor either in a specific accomplishment or by continuing efforts in a given area, be it chosen profession, volunteer activities, or a personal commitment to an issue, project or cause, and has made a lasting impact on the quality of life through her contributions. In addition, the recipient is supportive of Mercy High School.

CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used to select the recipient:

  • Displays loyalty to Mercy High School
  • Distinguishes herself in a particular field or endeavor (profession, volunteer activities, commitment to an issue, project, or cause)
  • Contributes a lasting impact on the quality of life through her contributions
  • Supports Mercy High School

SPIRIT OF MERCY ALUMNA SERVICE AWARD

This award, created in 2015 by the Alumnae Executive Board, is presented to a loyal and supportive alumna who responds to the Gospel call to serve others in our community, our country, or our world, and, by her example, inspires and motivates others to service. 

CRITERIA

The following criteria will be used to select the recipient:

  • Demonstrates loyalty to Mercy High School 
  • Provides extraordinary service to the community, whether it is providing leadership on important issues, dedicating time and energy in service to others, or serving in a distinctive manner
  • Motivates and inspires others to join in efforts to enhance the community
  • Leads others to understand the value of service
  • Offers service that has a long-lasting impact
  • Inspires young women
  • Is supportive of Mercy High School

Previous Recipients

  • 2018 Anita Healy O'Neill '68
  • 2017 Nancy McColgan '78
  • 2016 Sally Riley '64
  • 2015 Donna Orem '72
  • 2014 M. Angela Carolan Hall '73
  • 2013 Meghan Cosgrove '98
  • 2012 Lea Bradley Gilmore '83
  • 2011 Kelly Hammett Macías '95
  • 2010 Sharon Christie '73
  • 2009 Sr. Pat Baber, RSM '70
  • 2008 Michelle Lizardo '93
  • 2007 Mary Ella Franz Marion '76, P'09
  • 2006 Mary-Margaret Kardian Latchford '65
  • 2005 M. Eileen Kohles Baird '65, P'88.'92; GP'11, '15
  • 2004 Mary Eleanor Stegmaier Lawrence '65, P'91,'93,'96, '98
  • 2003 Suzanne Hall Price '67
  • 2002 Mary Anne Heckwolf '66
  • 2001 Christy Boss Berg '66
  • 2000 Cathy Lane Rowan '73
  • 1999 Sr. Donna Coward, RSM '65
  • 1998 Janet Marconi Sisson '73
  • 1997 Rodell Sneeringer Ramirez '66
  • 1996 Sr. Gwynette Proctor, SNDdeN '70
  • 1995 Judy Swift Cash '77
  • 1994 Rosemarie Lazzati '73
  • 1993 Cathy Gonce O'Keefe '68
  • 1992 Ellen Callegary '70
  • 1991 Mary Patricia Franck Olin '66
  • 1990 Joan Sadowski Grega '71
  • 1989 Geri Saylor Morrison '64
  • 1988 Sr. Sue Weetenkamp, RSM 66, P'93
  • 1987 Mary Lou Keating Mérida '69, P'96
  • 1986 Gisele Ferretto '76, P'91,'92
  • 1985 Victoria Garvey '64
  • 1984 Joyce Marsh Hiebler '65, P'88; GP'18, '20

  • 2018 Dorothy Zukor '68
  • 2017 Mary Carol Ceselsky '87
  • 2016 Kim Clark '76
  • 2015 Tere Geckle '71
  • 2014 The Honorable Mary Ellen Santiago Barbera '69, P'88
  • 2013 Anne Balcer, Esq. '95
  • 2012 Barbara Barrett Clapp '76
  • 2011 Janice Ulhorn Teeter '70
  • 2010 Joyce Green (posthumous) '64
  • 2009 Stephanie Beran '76
  • 2008 Lisa Rogers Bands '76
  • 2007 Major Sue Young '71
  • 2006 Lynne Lochte '84
  • 2005 Betty Unkelbach Ciesla '69, P'95
  • 2004 Lisa Hurka Covington '74
  • 2003 Ann von Forthuber '68
  • 2002 Karen Dembinsky McGraw '68
  • 2001 Elizabeth Turner '66
  • 2000 Patricia Gonce Morton, Ph.D. '70
  • 1999 Kathy High '75
  • 1998 Kathy Nash Lockhart '64
  • 1997 Joan Morris Meagher '66
  • 1996 Anne Spampinato George '64
  • 1995 The Honorable Carol Smith '64 
  • 1995 Pat McIntyre Burton '65

  • 2018 Sarah Butts '98
  • 2017 Cheryl Frazier-Trusty '98
  • 2016 Michele Huffman Mueller '98
  • 2015 Karen Lippy Maimone '92, P'19
  • 2015 Karen Kansler '72, P'99, '01