Mount St. Joseph University

First Recipient of Mission Ambassador Award Announced

Admission & Financial Aid, Campus News, Mission Integration

By: Kathleen Cardwell

Photo of Sister Karen Elliott, Monica White, and Dr. Williams
Sister Karen Elliott, Monica White, and President Williams

Mount St. Joseph University congratulates Monica White, from Seton High School (Cincinnati, OH), who was recently awarded the Mission Ambassador Award.

In its inaugural year, this award goes to an incoming first-year student who is actively involved in a faith tradition, exhibits an openness to persons of other faith traditions, and expresses a desire to serve as a Mission Ambassador while enrolled at the Mount.

The Mission Ambassador Award will provide opportunities for students to serve as student campus ministers through the Office of Mission Integration. Students will serve as leaders of interfaith prayer, assist with student retreat experiences, serve as prayer leaders for our athletic teams, engage in service activities, and assume leadership for other campus ministry events throughout the academic year.

Director of Mission Integration Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., D.Min., says “As a Catholic university, we are blessed to have a unique opportunity to promote faith leadership in our students. Campus Ministry plays a vital role in the MSJ community, enriching campus life and helping our students live and thrive in the mission of the University as well as in the values and vision of the Sisters of Charity.”

The Mission Ambassador Award is $1,000 per semester ($2,000/year). The award is renewable for up to four years, as long at the student is actively participating in Campus Ministry while attending Mount St. Joseph University.

The Mission Ambassador Award is one of many financial awards available to MSJ students. Awards are also available for students majoring in music and students participating in an Ensemble.