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WATERFORD, MI – Deana Wiegand has been named Activities Director of the Mendelson Home assisted living building at Lourdes Senior Community, it was announced by Cori Sharrard, director of the facility.
Deana comes to Lourdes after 5½ years as activities assistant at Cherrywood Nursing & Living Center in Sterling Heights, MI, and also worked with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, along with Minimum Data Set (MDS). In the MDS role, she collected data pertinent to the conditions and care of residents.
AKRON, OH - This fall season, Coach Walt Jacoby reached a milestone 100 wins with the tennis team at Our Lady of the Elms High School, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. When asked about this achievement during his 13th year coaching at the Elms, Coach Jacoby modestly stated, "They did it. I didn't. The girls are the ones on the court."
"Walt Jacoby is a dedicated coach," stated by Elms Athletic Director, Kim Murray. "Over the last 13 years, he has devoted himself to building a program to provide opportunities for young women to not only experience tennis as a lifetime sport, but to teach the girls to reach beyond their expectations as a competitor, exceeding goals they never believed possible."
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Dominican University (ODU), a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, offers the "Best Continuing Education Offerings" according to readers of Columbus CEO magazine in its annual "Best of Business" survey.
Winners of the sixth annual readers' survey were announced in the magazine's November edition, published on October 12.
"We take great pride in serving the greater Columbus area and providing our students the tools they need to enhance their knowledge and realize their full potential," said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, PhD. "It is exceedingly gratifying to know that our peers believe, and have faith in, our mission to offer a quality, comprehensive and respected education to learners of all ages and experiences."
COLUMBUS, OH - Last week, the Dominican Sisters of Peace who live at the Columbus Motherhouse took part in a joint effort by two north-end parishes to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners for families in the Linden area around St. James the Less Parish.
It all started at a house meeting, when Sr. Margie Davisasked the Sisters if they wanted to help create a peace-filled Thanksgiving by collecting 400 cans of vegetables, namely corn and green beans. These would go along with 400 turkeys that the St. Vincent de Paul group from St. Paul's parish in Westerville had already donated to the St. James the Less Food Pantry. The Sisters' immediate answer of "yes" on Wednesday evening was followed by lots of dollar bills under Sr. Margie's door from that moment on.
MEMPHIS, TN - Dominican Associate of Peace Barbara Daush, president of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School (a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace), has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Mrs. Daush has been a member of the Board since 2008 and currently serves as Chair of the SAIS accreditation committee. SAIS is a membership organization comprised of independent K-12 schools throughout the region. SAIS currently has 362 member schools and represents over 200,000 students.
COLUMBUS, OH - Fr. Bruno Cadoré, Master of the Order of Preachers, celebrated Eucharist with the Dominican Sisters of Peace, their Associates, and members of other Dominican congregations in the Columbus area on Saturday, September 28. More than 150 members of the Dominican Family gathered in the Martin de Porres Center for the liturgical celebration, united by webcast with Sisters from the other five Motherhouses of the congregation and local communities in 37 states.
The Master's visit to Columbus was officially for the visitation of the friars of St. Joseph Province, some of whom minister at Ohio Dominican University, Mohun Health Care Center, and the Columbus Motherhouse; others are residents in Mohun. He took time from this schedule to join us for the liturgy, a brief question and answer session which was also webcast, and a celebratory meal at the Motherhouse.
AKRON, OH - Bulawayo Dominican Convent School in Zimbabwe and Our Lady of the Elms High School and Middle School joined in pray for peace on Friday, September 20. Students from both schools alternated prayers and readings for the service. The students from Zimbabwe led all of us in song, "Make Me a Chanel of Your Peace." Following the closing prayer, the students from Dominican Convent School sang "Bind Us Together." After the prayer service the students from Bulawayo sang one more song for us. This prayer experience with another Dominican school across many miles was truly meaningful and inspiring for all.
COLUMBUS, OH - For the second consecutive year, US News & World Report has ranked Ohio Dominican University (ODU) in the top tier of colleges and universities in the Midwest in its 2014 "Best Colleges" list.
US News & World Report analyzes a number of factors in determining its annual list, including average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, and student-to-faculty ratio.
COLUMBUS, OH - On September 8, the Dominican Sisters of Peace hosted author Mary Dimond and her husband Jim at the Columbus Motherhouse for Mass and dinner, to celebrate the release of Mary's new book and to thank her for her generosity. This third book, entitled No Place to Hide, was released the same day, with the profits to be donated to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, to aid their anti-human trafficking efforts. (Pictured with the book are Prioress Sr. Margaret Ormond, author Mary Dimond, and anti-human trafficking activist Sr. Nadine Buchanan.)
AKRON, OH - On Thursday, September 5, the class of 2017 at Our Lady of the Elms High School attended Mass with the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Students from the class proclaimed the first reading, the responsorial psalm, and read the intentions. Dominican Sister of Peace Arleen Kisiel, OP, reflected on the scripture readings. She assured the freshmen that the Dominican Sisters of Peace, "...from the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you...." Among other things Sr. Arleen encouraged the "...class to risk trying new things, don't be afraid to make mistakes, be open to surprises and believe that you are enough just as you are."