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Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Co-workers Recognized as ‘Super Heroes’

June 19, 2020, Adrian, Michigan –Adrian Dominican Sisters recognized 40 Co-workers marking milestone anniversaries of service June 18, 2020, with the theme “Superhero Co-workers.” The Co-workers dedicated a total of 420 years of service to the Congregation. 

“Each year we choose a unique theme for our celebration,” said Erin Dress, Director of Human Resources. “Way back in November, when we began planning the event, we settled on the theme ‘ADS Super Heroes!’ Who knew how incredibly appropriate that would become during these unusual times?”

Because of these times, the usual celebration of a picnic and formal awards ceremony was replaced this year by a virtual celebration of the Co-workers via campus closed circuit TV and a congregational live stream. In addition, Co-workers from Human Resources placed yard signs depicting the years of service on the lawns of Co-workers throughout the area.

The following Co-workers marked milestone anniversaries this year.

35 years: Rowena Heck, Food Services, and Teresa Horn, Office of Information

30 years: Marilyn Paus, Weber Center, and Jan Perry, Dominican Life Center (DLC) Administration

20 years: Christine Bordner, Food Services; Melissa Comfort and Diane Howard, Nursing; and Joyce Wilhelm, Environmental Services

15 years: Sister Sandy Exley, OP, Resident Services; Barbara Watson, Environmental Services; and Mary Weeber, General Council Administration

10 years: Amanda Johns, Nursing; Michelle Kadrovach, Finance; Lori Randolph, Resident Services; and Sister Joan Sustersic, OP, Office of Information

5 years: Lacey Bales and Joel Henricks, Maintenance; Stacy Colley, Devin Horstman, Jennifer Mason, Jessica Novelo, Jodi O'Quinn, Sandy Place, Heather Ruskowsky, Christane Sarmiento, Sanya Wallace, Robyn Wellman, Vicki Wells, and Amanda Wilt, Nursing; Sister Peggy Coyne, OP, Health and Wellness; Jeanette Desgrange, Office Support; Beckie DuShane, Finance; Jennifer Jenkins, Pastoral Care; Rebecca Nichols and Kathi Serrato, Environmental Services; Amy Palmer and Jolene Witt, Development; Jennifer Perry, Weber Center; and Heather Warren and Jessica Willnow, Resident Services  

In addition, the Adrian Dominican Sisters recognized the milestone services of two Co-workers in Washington State: Margarita Landkamer, 15 years, and Martha Niehoff, 10 years. Edmonds, Washington, in the Seattle area, is the site of the Motherhouse of the former Edmonds Dominican Sisters, who merged with the Adrian Dominican Sisters in 2003.


Sister Carleen Maly, OP, to Receive Award for her Leadership at Literacy Center

February 11, 2020, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Carleen Maly, OP, will receive the 2020 Amelia Earhart Award from Zonta of Lenawee, a women’s service organization, in recognition of her years of service as the Director of Adrian Rea Literacy Center since its founding in 2008. The award goes to those who “exemplify the pioneering spirit of excellence” in their field, much as Amelia Earhart did in the field of aviation. 

Sister Carleen will be honored at a reception at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The award ceremony will follow at 6:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets to the event.

Read The Daily Telegram article describing Sister Carleen’s contributions and details on how to register for the reception and award ceremony. 







 

 

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