Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Award

This award is sponsored and selected by the SMWC National Alumnae Association Board of Directors and may or may not be awarded each year. The foundress of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, is a role model for today's woman. It is in her honor, and in recognition of the value-based educational legacy she established at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, that we seek to honor women of like purpose, devotion, community vitality and leadership.

Award Criteria

A living graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College who:

  • Uses her gifts to excel at what she does and thus reflects God's love an abundant grace in the world.
  • Possesses similar purpose, devotion, community vitality and leadership as exhibited by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

It is the quality of life and spirit of the candidate, which is the determining factor in being recognized by this award.

Nominations

Nominations will be accepted from alumnae/i and friends of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Nominations are carried over for two years.

 

Previous Recipients

2012        Gertrude Knecht Mazzarella ’57

2011        Denise Wilkinson, SP '68

2010        Kathleen Desautels, SP ‘60

2009        Miriam Wanjiru Chege ‘64

2008        Mary Clare Murphy Ariens ‘55

2007        Agnes Pisczcek ’59

2006        Patrice Borders McCarthy ’70

2005        Teresita L. Silva ’52

2004        Clara Lill, RC ’50

2003        Laura Williams ’02

2002        Marie Kevin Tighe, SP ’57

2001        Janet Eva Srebalus, S.C.M.M. ’62

2000        Antonia M. Murphy ’65

1999        Helen Vinton, S.P. ’55

1998        Nancy Schwoyer ’59

1997        Ruth Eileen Dwyer, S.P. ’60

1996        Patricia Carbon Etling ’54

1995        Maria Rose Dai, O.P. ’59

1994        Karen Kuhl Thomas ’63

1993        Julia Rooney Ladner ’51 ’89 MAPT

1992        Dr. Barbara Doherty, S.P. ’53

1991        Mary Burke Howard Brown ’57

1990        Kathryn Martin ’63

1989        Alexa Suelzer, S.P. ’39

1988        Sarah Summers, S.C.M.M. ’63

1987        Mary Louise Eluere ’30

1986        Margaret Anne Inman ’36

1985        Alma Gallagher Smith ’40

1984        Gilchrist Conway, S.P. ’64 (posthumously)

1983        Lucinda Rosner Summers ’67

1982        Marie Brendan Harvey, S.P. ’51

1981        Marie Blackwell Boyle ’31

1980        Lucile Murphy ’30

1979        Ann Brosnan ’61

1978        Regina Pessemier Simon ’20

1977        Marguerite Blackwell Lewis ’37

1976        Theresa Moroney Sullivan ’32

1975        Jeanne Knoerle, S.P. ’49

1974        Marie Lauck ’34

1973        Frances Murphy Rumely ’35

1972        Daisy Kenney Broussard ’36

1971        Jean Mary Wilkowski ’41

1970        Mary Anne Diemer Farris ’46

1969        Mary Jane Lucier Stineman ’39

1968        Gertrude Reiss Dorschel ’19

1967        Catherine Connor Graney ’28

1966        Mary Joseph Pomeroy, S.P. ’21