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June 2017 | Summer | Partnering in Mission
 
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Adrian Rea Literacy Center: New Little Free Library Shares Fruits of Literacy 
  • Aquinas Literacy Center is Movin' On Up
  • Environmental Stewardship Takes Off at Barry University
  • Dominican Hospital Awards $170,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations
  • Dominican Literacy Center Welcomes New Director and New Programs
  • Regina Dominican: The Torch is Passed to Seven Dominican Preachers
  • Rosarian Academy Middle School Announces Change in Leadership
  • Sister Carmie Day Returns to Siena Heights University
  • Sisters from St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Celebrate School Anniversary
New Little Free Library
Shares Fruits of Literacy
 
Adrian, Michigan ----  Thanks to a recent donation by the Adrian Morning Rotary Club, the Adrian Rea Literacy Center has expanded its reach to passers-by who might want to enjoy the fruits of literacy, as well as to adult learners.

Aquinas Literacy Center
is Movin' On Up
 
Chicago, Illinois ----  After 20 years of partnership with Our Lady of Good Counsel Church/Blessed Sacrament Parish, Aquinas Literacy Center is moving to a new location July 1. The new site at 1751 West 35th Street in Chicago is still located in the McKinley Park neighborhood, only a few blocks from the current location.

Environmental Stewardship Takes Off at Barry University
 
Miami Shores, Florida ----  The Barry University community made great progress this year in engaging students, faculty, and staff in campus sustainability efforts and the broader philosophy of environmental stewardship. From a lecture on integral ecology and Laudato Si, to renewed recycling efforts, zero-waste lunches, and instituting a smoke-free campus, these initiatives underscore the responsibility all people have to recognize the "sacredness of Earth," as called for by Barry's Mission Statement.

Dominican Hospital Awards $170,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations
 
Santa Cruz, California ----  In February 2017, Dignity Health Dominican Hospital awarded more than $170,000 through its Community Grants Program to six nonprofit organizations. Through these grants, Dominican is following the call of the 2016 Enactments to provide care for people who are marginalized and help to create resilient communities.

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Sponsorship is an ongoing relationship whereby the Adrian Dominican Sisters and 
an institution influence each other in ways that further the mission of 
both institution and Congregation.

----  General Chapter 1982
Dominican Literacy Center Welcomes New Director
and New Programs
 
Detroit, Michigan ----  Spring has ushered in new life to the Dominican Literacy Center (DLC) as it welcomes a new director and begins a program to boost the English skills of a select group of students.

The Torch is Passed to Seven Dominican Preachers 
 
Wilmette, Illinois ----  The Dominican Preachers at Regina Dominican High School were honored for their service and seven new preachers were welcomed during a recent prayer service and breakfast. 

Rosarian Academy Middle School Announces Change
in Leadership
 
West Palm Beach, Florida ----  As the 2016-2017 academic year comes to a close, Rosarian Academy's Middle School bids farewell to its principal, Sister Donna Baker, OP, and welcomes Linda Tretheway, who will begin serving as principal on July 1.

Sister Carmie Day Returns
to Siena Heights University
 
Adrian, Michigan ----  After a hiatus of several years, the Siena Heights University community on April 20 brought back a favorite tradition ----  Sister Carmie Day. The event is named for former faculty member Sister Carmelia O'Connor, OP, whose mission was not only to keep the campus beautiful, but also build community among faculty, staff, students and administrators.

Sisters from St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Celebrate School Anniversary
 
Henderson, Nevada ----  On May 11, the Sister Robert Joseph Bailey School in the Clark County School District ----  a public school named after an Adrian Dominican Sister ----  celebrated its 10th anniversary. Phyllis Sikora, OP, and Kathleen McGrail, OP, were present for the school program marking the occasion.