Mount St. Joseph University

Employee Receives Highest Honor from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Campus News, Mission Integration

By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: mount news, sisters of charity

Front Row, L to R: Christa Currie; Sister Annette
Muckerhide, SC, ’63, Colleen McSwiggin; Sister Joyce
Richter, SC, ’64; Sister Nancy Bramlage, SC, ’67.
Back Row, L to R: Sister Caroljean Willie, SC; Sister Joan
Cook, SC, ’64
Front Row, L to R: Christa Currie; Sister Annette Muckerhide, SC, ’63, Colleen McSwiggin; Sister Joyce Richter, SC, ’64; Sister Nancy Bramlage, SC, ’67. Back Row, L to R: Sister Caroljean Willie, SC; Sister Joan Cook, SC, ’64

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati awarded the Congregation’s highest honor, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse.

The award recognizes individuals outside the Congregation for their significant contributions in furthering the mission of the Sisters of Charity to act justly, build loving relationships, share resources with those in need, and care for creation.

Colleen McSwiggin, chemistry lab manager at the Mount, received this prestigious recognition. She is deeply committed to the care of creation, as evidenced by her initiation of many projects that the faculty, staff, and students have engaged in for the past 10 years. Her collaborative projects include: facilitating the University Sustainability Committee; initiating the Beyond the Bin Recycling Program and semi-annual electronics recycling days for Delhi and the surrounding community; organizing a Sustainability Expo/Career Fair; creating sustainability goals for the University; repurposing the Community Garden into a Meditation Garden; and coordinating campus efforts for recognition as a Laudato Si’ Community by the Diocese.

News courtesy of Erin Reder, assistant director of communications, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.