ICCS students, faculty, alumni and guests gathered in the
Cathedral Friday, Sept. 26 to celebrate Mercy Day, an occasion set aside to
honor the Sisters of Mercy — the order that in 1922 founded ICCS in the
three-story building that today houses the school’s elementary classrooms.
Following the Mass, alumni and staff gathered in Marian Hall
for the Mercy Day Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon, at which five alumni were
Held annually at ICCS, Mercy Day honors the order’s founder,
Mother Catherine McAuley, who established the Sisters of Mercy more than 180
years ago in her native Ireland to tend to the sick and the needy, and to offer
educational opportunities to underprivileged girls.
The day is also a time to recognize ICCS alumni and friends
of the school who have exemplified the spirit of the Mercy Sisters with their
service to the faith, to the community and to the school. Honored posthumously for service to the faith
were longtime IC Cathedral parishioners Frank and Helen Byrd. Former elementary principal Betty Buchignani ’62
was honored for her service to the school; Dr. Allen Overton Battle ’45 and Ann
Romeo Dino ’62 were each recognized for service to the community. Dr. Teresa Sproul Dalle ’66 was honored as an
outstanding role model for young women.
ICCS’s 2014 Hall of Fame Honorees display their awards at
the Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26. L-R from back: Frank Byrd, Jr., Dr. Teresa Sproul Dalle, Dr.
Allen Overton Battle, Betty Buchignani, Ann Romeo Dino.