JNEWS: Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974] honored by St. Thomas Aquinas College



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ST. Thomas Aquinas College to Honor SR. Peggy A. Scarano, O.P.ST.
By STAC News (Open Post) – October 10, 2016 7:14 pm ET 

St. Thomas Aquinas College will bestow the prestigious Founders Award upon Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., class of 1970, at its Annual Tribute Dinner on October 14, 2016, announces Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick S.C., president of the College.

Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She will be recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”

“Sister Peggy is an exemplary role model in her career and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such an outstanding individual,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit academically worthy and financially needy students through the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Scholarship Fund. Please contact Linda LoRe, director of community relations, for dinner and ticket information at llore@stac.edu or 845-398-4018.

More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.

Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.

In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, having served on its Board of Directors for 6 years, and serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.

Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is past president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 28 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).

Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and its School of Business is accredited by theInternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). 

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Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Sister Peggy is a member of the Class of 1974.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]

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