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A Siena College education has always been based on a deep respect for the unique qualities and gifts of each member of the community, with an emphasis on service and on personal excellence in all endeavours. Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master General of the Dominican Order, stated that "we are bound together as a community by stories of the past as well as dreams of the future". In 2015, the 75th anniversary year of Siena College, we published a commemorative book sharing the stories of seventy-five people who have been a part of the rich tapestry of life at the College over past decades. This began our tradition of nominating a Notable Alumna each year to celebrate their story, their life pathway, and to acknowledge the contributions they have made to the broader community.
We invited alumnae, staff and community members to nominate people each year who embody the spirit and traditions of our College and of our Patron, St Catherine of Siena. St Catherine was both passionate and courageous, a revolutionary, a peacemaker, a champion of the poor, and a prophetic teacher and truth-seeker.
We hope that you too will be inspired and delighted by the stories of our Notable Alumnae.
Please contact our Alumnae Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to order a copy of the 75th anniversary commemorative book.
We congratulate our 2022 Notable Alumna, Michelle Costa (Class of 1984)
We acknowledge the following alumnae nominated for this award in 2022: