It will be an honor and pleasure to welcome Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. – known as the champion of the marginalized, in particular, people experiencing chronic homelessness and hunger – to the Cabrini University campus on Tuesday, October 24, as the Cabrini University /NerneyLeadership Institute Executive in Residence.
Having dedicated herself to serving and advocating for the homeless and mentally ill populations, Sr. Mary founded the first Outreach Coordination Center in the nation. She was co-founder of Woman of Hope in 1985, co-founder of Project HOME, and continues to provide incalculable efforts to these causes, as well as her commitment to fair housing rights of persons with disabilities.
Sr. Mary received numerous awards for lending her voice, indomitable spirit and strengths to those less fortunate which include, but are not limited to: being named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer and selected by Time Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Influential People” in 2009. Of special note, Sr. Mary was Cabrini University’s guest speaker on Cabrini Day 1993, and was presented with the Cabrini Spirit Award.
We are looking forward to Sr. Mary’s return visit next week and hope that you will attend the two open sessions that will be provided in Grace Hall Atrium for this most special day:
3:15pm Campus-wide Address
7:00pm A Conversation with Sr. Mary Scullion
Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Nerney Leadership Institute office: Sherry Peters, 610-902-8193; Maria Vizcarrondo, 610-902-1066.