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Sisters of Mercy leader celebrates Catholic Education Week at MU program
02-5-13



Sister Patricia Vetrano, RSM, president of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, helped students, faculty and staff at Misericordia University reflect on the University’s mission of Mercy and what it means to each individual during a visit to campus in celebration of Catholic Education Week. Misericordia was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924.

Sister Vetrano met with members of the Teacher Education Department faculty during a morning session to discuss the future of Catholic education and how the University instills the order’s tenets of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality in future teachers through its education curriculum. She was the guest at a luncheon hosted by the Sisters of Mercy on the staff and faculty at Misericordia. At an afternoon session with more than 150 students, staff and faculty, Sister Vetrano encouraged a discussion on how each person of the University community is empowered to carry out the mission of Mercy in their own lives and what they will add to the legacy of the University as it evolves to meet the needs of a changing world.

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The Sisters of Mercy on the faculty and staff of Misericordia University hosted a visit by the leader of the religious order’s Mid-Atlantic Community in celebration of Catholic Education Week. Shown, from left, are Sister Cynthia March, RSM, director, Counseling and Psychological Services Center; Sister Patricia Lapczynski, RSM, associate professor, mathematics and computer sciences; Sister Patricia Vetrano, RSM, president, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community; Sister Patricia McCann, RSM, associate professor, teacher education, and event coordinator; Sister Jean Messaros, RSM, vice president, student affairs; and Sister Marie Noël Keller, RSM, Th.D., director, Institute of Sacred Scripture.

Sister Patricia Vetrano, RSM, the leader of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, met with members of the faculty of the Misericordia University during a visit to celebrate Catholic Education Week. Shown, front row, from left: Kingsley Bayna, Ph.D., professor, teacher education; Stephen L. Broskoske, Ed.D., associate professor, teacher education; Patricia McCann, RSM, Ed.D., associate professor, teacher education, and event coordinator; Sister Patricia Vetrano, RSM, president, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community; and Susan Tomascik, Ph.D., department co-chair and associate professor, teacher education. Second row: Joseph Rogan, Ed.D., professor, teacher education; Jodi Loughlin, D.Ed., assistant professor, teacher education; Michele Brague, assistant professor, teacher education; and Molly Vitale, Ed.D., department co-chair and associate professor, teacher education; and Fred J. Croop, dean, College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences.