Three outstanding alumni from Mount St. Joseph University were recently honored during Reunion Weekend 2016. The Mount welcomed graduates from 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1986 back to campus June 3-5.
The Mount honored Crystal Bossard, MSW, ’86 with the Sister Mary Lea Mueller Human Service Award. The award is given to alumni who have devoted their lives to service to others; who enhance the community by serving its educational, cultural, social and religious institutions. From social worker to professor, Bossard has found her passion in helping others and advocating for those who need assistance. She enjoys fostering the growth and development of students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where she is a professor in the Humanities and Science Division, as well as program chair for new Addiction Certificate Program. She also devotes time to several ministries at Gaines United Methodist Church.
Anne Gassmann Rosenfeld, Ph.D., RN, ’71 has excelled in a nursing career that spans academics and research with an ardent focus on improving women’s cardiovascular health. She is a professor and director of the doctoral program in nursing at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of nursing and a respected professor who guides pre-doctoral students toward launching their advanced careers in nursing. For her incredible accomplishments, Rosenfeld was presented with the Mount’s Alumni Career Achievement Award.
Judith Metz, SC, Ph.D., ’66 was honored with the Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award presented to a Mount alumnus in recognition of career and/or vocational achievements and service to the University. Sister Metz has devoted her life to helping others as a teacher, historian, author and archivist. She is a Sister of Charity, a servant of God and His people, who lives a life guided by the tenants of the mission of the Mount and the charism of the Sisters of Charity. She is a noted author, lecturer and foremost expert on the life and spirituality of St. Elizabeth Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity; and has also written extensively about the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and the role of women religious in the United States.