Frankie Morris-Enochs, a 1993 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College graduate and executive director of information technology, has been recognized as an outstanding citizen of the City of Jasonville in Indiana.
Enochs was named the 2019 Ed Sheppard Award winner, an honor given to a Jasonville resident “demonstrating a love for Jasonville through a positive attitude, community dedication, and optimism regarding the future of the city,” according to a City of Jasonville Facebook post. The award is made in memory of Jasonville resident Ed Sheppard, a cashier at a local bank whose leadership by example of cleaning debris following the great fire in 1914 — which devastated the community’s business district — rallied the residents and sprung them into action for recovery.
According to the city, Enochs was chosen for the award because of her volunteerism in the community, particularly for the SMWC Technology Recycling event on May 31, which was part of the Jasonville city-wide cleanup; the weekly maintenance of the Jack Ridinger Memorial Park; and the daily maintenance of 25 planters spread along two miles of Main Street. Enochs describes her work “labor of love,” and this service commitment was ingrained in her during her time at SMWC. She hopes to set a good example to others through volunteerism.
“A Woods education is so much more than merely achieving academic excellence; The Woods experience is a holistic growth of both the mind and the spirit,” she said. “You are encouraged to find your voice, use your gifts, develop steward leadership and acknowledge your global and community responsibilities. The Woods culture graphs into your DNA and you take it with you into the world.”
“I hope that is what I’m doing.”