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Adrian Dominican Sisters Receive Three Awards from Catholic Press Association

June 28, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida – Adrian Dominican Sisters received three awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) in recognition of the Congregation’s efforts to share its story and Mission with the public. The awards were announced June 21, 2019, during the awards banquet of the CPA’s 2019 Catholic Media Conference June 18-21 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Congregation received the following awards:

  • Second Place: Best Annual Report for Catholic Nonprofit Organizations for Hearts of Hope, the 2017-2018 Annual Report. “Clear concise language illustrated the accomplishments, goals, services, resources in a succinct way,” the judges noted. “Graphics are concise and aid in comprehension. Overall report gives the reader a sense of the organization’s character as well.”

  • Honorable Mention: Best Presentation of Online Videos for Ripples of Faith: A Sister’s Story, an Office of Development Christmas campaign video featuring the life and ministries of Sister Mary Margaret (Sis) Beh, OP. The video faced stiff competition; the top three awards went to America Magazine, the Diocese of Savannah, and Catholic News Service.

  • Honorable Mention: Best E-newsletter for Veritas, a monthly newsletter that gives a comprehensive view of recent events and upcoming programs of the Congregation. 

The awards were the result of the collaborative efforts of the Offices Communications and Development. 

Co-workers in Communications are Angie Kessler, Director; Sheila Wathen, Assistant Director; Sister Barbara Kelley, OP, Writer; Ashley LaVigne, Social Media Specialist; Scott Miller, Videographer; and Ashley Saxton, Graphic Designer. Jessica Havens was the Graphic Designer in 2018, the period covered by the 2019 CPA awards. 

Co-workers in Development are Amy Palmer, Director; Diane Bach, Development Office Coordinator; Sister Kathleen Schanz, OP, Donor Relations; and Laura Brosamer and Jolene Witt, Office Assistants. 


Monthly Lunch and Learn Series Begins September 11

August 31, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – This fall, why not take advantage of a special opportunity to learn something new every month in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere? Bring your lunch to Weber Retreat & Conference Center to learn about a variety of topics. Programs are offered from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Drinks and dessert are provided.

Topics and dates for the Fall Lunch and Learn Series are as follows [NOTE: topics in red have changed dates]:

  • Dominican Trip Highlights – Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Angela Kessler and Erin Dress, Communications Director and Human Resources Director, respectively, for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, share reflections on their eight-day experience in July in Fanjeaux, France. In 13th Century Fanjeaux, St. Dominic de Guzman carried out his preaching ministry and established the first community of the Order of Preachers, Dominicans.

  • Preserving Old Photographs  – Monday, October 22, 2018. Lisa Schell, Archivist for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, offers best practices for preserving photos and details about the special memories they captured.  

  • Appetizers for the Holidays – Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Learn some crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres recipes for your holiday celebrations, shared by Lissette Diaz-Zaldivar, Chartwells Executive Chef for Siena Heights University’s Food Service.

  • Tips for Taking Awesome Holiday Photographs – Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Laura Harvey of the Marketing and Communications Team at Siena Heights University, provide practical tips for capturing the best holiday photographs. Bring your phone or camera with you.

The Lunch and Learn presentations are free and open to all. Registration is not required. 

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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