On Thursday, June 16, Aquinas Literacy Center (ALC) held its annual Student Awards Celebration. Nine adult learners were celebrated for their graduation from Aquinas’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
Virginia Mercado, one of the graduates, was awarded the Sister Claudia Hinds Scholarship. Each year ALC awards the scholarship to a graduate who goes above and beyond the average student. The scholarship was created in memory of Sister Claudia Hinds, the Adrian Dominican Sister who founded ALC. Scholarship funds are used to further the student’s education in English.
Photo of the Week: Adrian Dominicans’ Motherhouse Chef Maureen Brooker Wins Culinary Creation Contest
The Adrian Dominicans’ Motherhouse Chef Maureen (Moe) Brooker was awarded first place at the Culinary Creation Contest in Washington, D.C. The Motherhouse Chef won for her spicy chicken breast with pumpkin seeds and vegetable medley.
St. Catherine’s Academy, founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of MSJ in Anaheim, CA, is a boys’ K-8 day and boarding school with a military tradition. Recently the Anaheim Beautiful Award was presented as an honor to the campus. The Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the US bestowed the “Legacy of Impact” award in recognition of exceptional leadership of the faculty and staff in their mission.
The summer retreats at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center began June 6th and retreats will continue on throughout the summer. Don Bisson, Paula D’Arcy, Francis Gargani, Edwina Gateley, and Michael Laratonda are among the summer presenters. For more information and registration details, please see Mariandale’s summer retreats brochure.