The College of Mount St. Joseph honored four alumnae during its Reunion Weekend. Reunion Weekend was held at the Mount on June 7-9, and honored the classes of 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983 and anyone who graduated prior to 1963.
Nancy Welsh Sorg received the Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate of the Mount, and recognizes career and vocational achievements, as well as service to the College. Sorg graduated from the Mount in 1963 with a degree in nursing. After college, she began her career at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and later worked at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she also taught pediatric nursing. Among her many volunteer efforts, she is currently president of Children's Hospital's Cooperative Society.
The Faculty Appreciation Award was presented to Dr. Annette Muckerheide, SC, and Professor Emerita of the Mount. This award honors a current or former (still living) faculty member who made an impact on students' lives. Muckerheide graduated magna cum laude from the Mount in 1963 with a degree in biology. She joined the Mount faculty full time in 1978, where her impact as a biologist, professor, researcher, and department chair empowered students to succeed and her colleagues to flourish.
Jo Ann White Marshall received the Alumni Career Achievement Award. This award is given annually to a Mount graduate for outstanding achievement in career or vocational fields. Marshall graduated from the Mount in 1973 with a degree in nursing, served 30 years in the Army Nurse Corps, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, and was a faculty member at Macon State College in Georgia for 20 years. She also received the Outstanding Service Award from the Georgia League of Nursing in 2005.
The Sister Mary Lea Human Service Award was presented to Susan Hammoor Deye. This award is given to alumni who have devoted their lives to service to others. Winners are acknowledged for their commitment to service to affirm the value of human existence, and who enhance the community by serving its educational, cultural, social and religious institutions. Deye graduated from the Mount in 1978 with a degree in dietetics. One of her long-standing service commitments began in 1989 when she became a volunteer with the Kindervelt Auxiliary of Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she has served on its board of trustees. Other service has included a philanthropic group called Impact 100, a cookbook for the Greater Cincinnati Nutrition Council, and many volunteer efforts for the Mount.
Congratulations to all our honorees!