Wednesday, March 21, 2 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Wednesday, March 21, College of St. Joseph will celebrate Founders’ Day 2018 with a special program and awards ceremony in Tuttle Hall at 2 p.m. Founders’ Day commemorates the Sisters of St. Joseph, who had the vision and perseverance to establish the college as a Catholic teachers’ college in 1956.
The community is invited to celebrate the rich history of the college during this special program, which includes the presentation of the Pour Le Merite Award and the Mother Teresa Student Service Award, as well as the traditional alumni candlelight ceremony honoring deceased alumni, faculty and staff.
The Pour Le Merite Award honors an outstanding individual from the community who has exhibited care, support and leadership through substantial engagement in volunteer activities that have contributed to the betterment of society. This year’s award will be given to Carol Barbagallo, ‘72, and posthumously to Sandy Casey, ’04.
The college also chooses one student who goes above and beyond in the CSJ and Rutland communities. CSJ senior Jane Cretella is the recipient of the 2018 Mother Teresa Student Service Award.
The Founders’ Day event is free and open to the public. College of St. Joseph is located at 71 Clement Road in Rutland.