At an all-school Mass today to celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Ann-Coury Mulloy was the recipient of the Theodore James Ryken Award. Named after the founder of the Xaverian Brothers, the Ryken Award is given annually to a St. X faculty or staff member who dedicates his or her life to furthering the mission of a Xaverian education.
She has been the school nurse since 2015. One colleague who nominated her said, "She takes time to get to know students and exudes comfort and support. She knows when students are struggling, and reaches out to offer encouragement."
“I am truly honored to be this year’s recipient of the Theodore James Ryken Award. I have been in awe of past recipients, and to be included with them is a bit overwhelming and somewhat surreal,” Mulloy said. “To be recognized by my peers, whom I am fortunate enough to work closely with on a daily basis, is extremely humbling.”
Faculty and staff nominate colleagues for their commitment to proclaim the Gospel, for participation in the school's community of faith, and for nurturing members of the community. Nominees also demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and model ways of recognizing the talents of individuals. They must be committed to educating the whole person and to leading others to fulfill the Gospel call to peace and justice.
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