NOMINATE AN AMAZING ALUMNA TODAY!
 

We are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Distinguished and Trailblazer Alumna Awards. The Distinguished Alumna Award honors a Mercy woman who makes a difference in her walk of life and exemplifies and supports the values of Human Dignity, Mercy, Justice, Service, and Option for the Poor. While using the same values, the Trailblazer Award is designed for alumnae from 2002-2018 who are already making strides within their career. 

Contact alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org with any inquiries.


Distinguished Alumna Recipients

The Distinguished Alumna Award honors a Mercy woman who makes a difference in her walk of life and exemplifies and supports the values of Human Dignity, Mercy, Justice, Service, and Option for the Poor.

  • 2022 - Marisa Petrella '77† and Chris-Tia Donaldson '96†
  • 2021 - Patricia Petrella Nouhan, M.D. ‘81
  • 2020 - Anne Wynsberge Nemes ‘68
  • 2019 - Aisa Villarosa ’04
  • 2018 - Valerie Hebel McNeece ’66
  • 2017 - Sheri Johnson Crawley '90
  • 2016 - Sommer Woods '95
  • 2015 - Celeste Allen Novak FAIA, LEED ’69
  • 2014 - Paula Chermside ’72
  • 2013 - Mary Anne Keating McDonnell ’46
  • 2012 - The Honorable Diane Dickow D’Agostini ’80
  • 2011 - Luanne Thomas Ewald FACHE '87
  • 2010 - Lillian Roumayah Shallal '68
  • 2009 - Diana George Jacokes '67
  • 2008 - Mary Pat McDougall '56
  • 2007 - Sr. Rita Valade, RSM '72 and Carol Hackett Garagiola '73
  • 2005 - Arleen Brennan Bonello '56, Noreen McGowan Keating '58, Sister Mary Paulita Walters, RSM '63
  • 1996 - Jo-Lee McCabe Wambach ’54, Marie Henderson, RSM ’67, Joan Doemer Colladay ’69
  • 1994 - Kay Byerlein Browne ’54, Rosemary Rizzo Kelly ’54, Mary Margaret Scanlan Bosco ’57, Carol Bingham McNish ’60, Vidya Sekhar ’86
  • 1993 - Theresa Blaquiere, RSM ’54, Janet Baiardi PhD ’75
  • 1991 - Romayne Carletti ’53
  • 1990 - Carolyn Palmer ’73