Elms Junior Receives SSJ Award

5/18/2017 |

Molly Sullivan, a junior nursing student at Elms College, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the college’s Sisters of St. Joseph Award. Sullivan received the award at the college’s Honors Convocation May 5.

Sullivan, a Springfield native and Cathedral High graduate, has a passion to help people. She has arranged blood drives, a bone marrow drive, and co-captained the Walk to End Alzheimers team. She is an active member of campus ministry, a Fontbonne Scholar, a peer tutor, an ASPIRE mentor, a marathoner, an SSJ quilter and a former Springfield Colleen.

The annual award is given to a student who does service to others, tries to bring positive change to the campus and beyond, and exhibits the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph, “uniting neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God without distinction.” Sullivan is shown here (center) with Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Eileen Kirk (left) and Director of Campus Ministry Sr. Carol Allan.

Sr. Carol Allan said, “We are proud to have Molly be the recipient of the Sister of St. Joseph Award which represents our mission, ‘that all may be one’.”

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” Sullivan said. “The Sisters of St. Joseph—having gone to Cathedral, and then here at the Elms—have been a big part of my life. All the Sisters are a good example of their charism, and how everyone can take part in it and live it every day.”

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