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Sister Susan O’Connor Honored for Service

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L-R: Jane Drapeaux and Sister Susan O’Connor

Sister Susan O'Connor and Jane Drapeaux

The Rosie Schermerhorn Award is presented annually to an individual who has provided exemplary service to HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc.) in a policy-making capacity with involvement in the broader community on behalf of low-income people. The program collaborates with other community organizations over a nine county region.

Sister Susan, vice president of Mission Integration at Mercy Medical Center served on the HACAP board for two terms and as vice-chair over half that time. “Even before I served on the board, I had been greatly impressed with the outstanding work that HACAP was doing in the community,” said Sister Susan. “ My background is in social work, so I have a deep appreciation for the work being done on behalf of the less fortunate.  HACAP is very well respected in the community so I was always proud to say I was serving on the board. I was very honored and surprised to receive the award.”