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Sr. Ellen Leonard: Woman of Distinction

On International Women's Day, March 8, Sister Ellen Leonard was announced as one of the women who will receive the YWCA 2005 Women of Distinction Award in the category of Religion and Education. The award is given to women who "have made extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of other women and girls."

Sisters of St. Joseph win the Niagara Catholic Education award

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received the Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction on Feb. 4, 2005 at the Bishop's Gala in Niagara Falls's Club Italia. The Niagara Catholic District School Board has inaugurated this award, given to recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to Catholic Education in the Niagara region. Representing the Sisters of St. Joseph at the awards ceremony were Sisters Margaret Myatt, Pat Conway, Loretta Rollheiser, and Kathleen Conway (pictured right).

Sister Virginia Varley CSJ Nominated for Jesuit International Honour Society

Sister Virginia Varley has been nominated for honourary membership in Alpha Sigma Nu. This honour society of Jesuit institutions of higher learning is comprised of those whose lives have shown an adherence to the values of scholarship, loyalty and service which mark Ignatian education.

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education

Sr. Mary Buckley shares her experience at the St. Joseph's College reunion on Sept. 24 - 26, 2004.

"Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education" — so read the banner and celebrate we did! It all began Friday evening. The invitation said "six for seven" but by six the Brule Room of the Old Mill was already ringing with cries of joy and recognition:
"After all these years..."
"You haven't changed a bit..."
"Your granddaughter is in the school now?"

Sister Ellen Leonard Twice Honoured

On June 10, Sr. Ellen Leonard received the Ann O'Hara Graff Annual Award in Reston, Virginia at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America. The Women's Seminar in Constructive Theology, the awarding body, looks for "women whose accomplishments include both womanist, feminist or other woman-defined scholarship and liberating action on behalf of women in the church and in the broader community." The award honours the late Ann O'Hara Graff who made significant contributions to women both in the academy and beyond.

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