Sister Rita McGovern Honored

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Rita McGovern Honored as a Special Ambassador Award Recipient

The Special School District (SSD) of Mehlville/Oakville, Missouri selected Sister Rita McGovern as a 2011 Special Ambassador Award recipient for her work with special needs students through a program at CSJ-sponsored Nazareth Living Center.

The Special Ambassador Award is the highest recognition given by SSD to honor those who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the students and/or staff of SSD. The honor was presented at a banquet dinner on March 2.

The program allows SSD students come to Nazareth not only to earn service hours, but to also receive job traning in communications skills, housekeeping, transportation and food service.

"Some of these students, who would likely have difficulty finding a job, do so well that they are hired on at Nazareth after they complete the program, says Sister Rita. "It's a wonderful success!"

Sister Rita has been an ambassador for the SSD since the program began in 1994. She recently retired from Nazareth, but the program and Sister Rita's legacy continues.


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