For the past nine years, the OLMC Parramatta Alumnae has given an award to an ex-student who, in the years since she left the College, has made a difference, through her influence or service, to those whose lives she has touched.
Catherine McAuley wrote “… no act of charity can be more productive or good to society, or more conducive to the happiness of the poor and needy, than the careful instruction of women… since whatever be the station they are destined to fill, their example and advice will always possess influence…”.
As beneficiaries of a Mercy education at Parramatta, we have all been empowered to be compassionate, to lead with courage and act justly, and most importantly to make a difference in whatever sphere of life we have chosen.
The women who have received the Alumnae Award have all led very different lives, and their contributions to the lives of others have been demonstrated in many different ways – in their homes, local communities and on the national or international stage.
The Award Winners are asked to speak about their lives at a College Assembly, highlighting how their education at OLMC influenced their life path and purpose. These occasions are an invaluable way in which the Alumnae is making a contribution to the Mercy education of the students of today.
All ex-students are invited to consider nominating a fellow classmate who meets the criteria for nomination, and whose story would be an inspiration to current students for the 2018 Award.
Please note you must be an ex-student of the College to nominate an ex-student for the award.
Nominations for the 2018 Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award close on July 31, 2018.
The Alumnae Committee and College Principal will formally advise the successful Award recipient and their nominator of the decision in November. The Catherine McAuley Alumnae Award will be presented at a College Assembly early in 2019.
We seek nominations of an ex student who exemplifies the following:
Some example of the ways in which this woman may have demonstrated a commitment to Mercy Values include:
We are especially keen to recognise Mercy women who may not have received community acknowledgement or prominence to date through public recognition or other awards.
Should you require any assistance or have any questions regarding preparing a nomination, please contact the Alumnae Committee by email email@example.com or by phoning the College Reception on 9683 3300.
Speeches by previous Catherine McAuley OLMC Parramatta Alumnae Award winners