ICCS Campus Celebrates Mercy Day Mass, Five Alumni Honored at Awards Ceremony


 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 honored.   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.

 Above:  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.


Posted by June LaPorta at 10:26 AM
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