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Sr. Catherine I. Seiker, RSCJ Award

Every year during Alumni Weekend*, the Sheridan Road Alumni Association (SRAA) presents the Sr. Catherine I. Seiker, RSCJ Award. The Seiker Award is given to an RSCJ, Sheridan Road alumna/us, or alumna/us from any Sacred Heart Network school whose life exemplifies, to an extraordinary degree, the values and standards that Sacred Heart Schools represents.

Sr. Seiker began her relationship with Sacred Heart Schools in 1945 as a teacher. In later years, she worked with the school's volunteers and also served as the school's Business Manager. Sr. Seiker was a proponent of the Network’s nationwide alumni community. In the 1980s, she worked tirelessly to produce the first Sacred Heart Alumni Directory and also paved the way to organize the school's archives. Sr. Seiker passed away in April 2016.

2017 Seiker Award Nominations: Now Open

All Alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for the 2017 Sr. Catherine I. Seiker, RSCJ Award. Anonymous nominations and self-nominations will also be accepted. Submissions may be made using the online form or provide the information below and mail to: Alumni Relations, Sacred Heart Schools, 6250 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660.

  1. Name and contact information of nominee. Please indicate if the nominee is an RSCJ or a graduate of Sacred Heart Schools.
  2. Candidate's distinguished accomplishments and traits. Include professional and/or community achievements; please provide publications, awards or references where applicable.
  3. Personal qualities that reflect the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
  4. Sacred Heart school attended by candidate and year of graduation.

Deadline for submission is June 30. The Board of the Sheridan Road Alumni Association will review nominations and choose the Seiker Award winner for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Julie Montague, or call (773) 681-8497 with any questions.

*The 2017 Alumni Weekend is scheduled for October 20-22.

Past Seiker Award Recipients

Diane Skowron Evans, ASH'70
Dan Flaherty, Former Dean
Sr. Susan Maxwell, RSCJ
Joanne Steenveld, ASH'56
Sr. Pamela Hickey, RSCJ ASH’47
Patricia Nebrida ASH’86
Anita Nagler ASH '73
Kathy McKeown ASH '54 and Sr. Margaret Mary Munch, RSCJ
Ginger Tarjan ASH ’68
Joan Schneider Wrenn ASH ’55
Sr. Rosemary Dewey, RSCJ
William Campbell, Jr. H ‘62
Andrea O’Leary Hasten ASH ‘71
Sr. Mary McMahon, RSCJ
Rosemary O’Neil ASH ‘42
Marty Corbett Kohl ASH ’43
Frances Kimball Regan ASH ‘36
Rosalie Kempe ASH ‘23
Carita Corbett Rothing ASH ‘44

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