College to Recognize Students With Service Awards

Gwen O’Brien 
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 284-4579

April 4, 2012—The Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) at Saint Mary's College is pleased to announce that six students will receive six unique service awards at a banquet to be held on Tuesday, April 10. Five of the awards are named for Sisters of the Holy Cross. The Sisters of the Holy Cross founded the Catholic all-women’s college in 1844 and the awards are a tribute to the founders’ mission—to help where help is needed. The sixth award is named for an alumna, Patricia Arch Green ’61, who lived a life dedicated to serving others. Winners are selected from nominations submitted by faculty and staff. Click on the links below for more information on the recipients.

The Sister Kathleen Anne Nelligan, CSC Award for Spiritual Service will be awarded to Emily Kieffer ’12 of Dublin, Ohio. 

The Sister Olivia Marie Hutcheson, CSC Award for Service in the Health Field will be awarded to Remi White ’12 of Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Sister Maria Concepta McDermott, CSC Award for Service in Education will be awarded to Megan Loney ’12 of Decatur, Mich.

The Sister Christine Healy, CSC Award for Service with Women will be awarded to Alayne Riege ’12 of East Lyme, Conn.

The Sister Olivette Whalen, CSC Award for General Service will be awarded to Areli Bautista ’12 of Warsaw, Ind.

The Patricia Arch Green Award will be awarded to Maeva Alexander ’13 of Tucker, Ga.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.