Sister Rosemary Flanigan honored at UMKC

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Sister Rosemary Flanigan Inducted into UMKC’s Starr Hall of Fame

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has inducted Sister Rosemary Flanigan into their Starr Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in education, health care and social justice.

Her long-standing career in education included teaching at Fontbonne, Avila and Rockhurst colleges, as well as at her alma mater St. Teresa’s Academy. She served as the director of the Ethics Committee Development and Education at the Center for Practical Bioethics, which created an endowed chair in her name. And, she is known for being one of the “Sisters of Selma,” participating in the historic 1965 marches in Alabama for African-American voting rights.

The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing extraordinary Kansas City women and preserving the history of their accomplishments. Sister Rosemary is one of nine women inducted into this second class of honorees.

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