Mission Day

Sister Isidore Perrigo, R.S.M. Service Award

The Sister Isidore Perrigo, R.S.M. Service Award recognizes a staff member who has provided outstanding service to the Saint Xavier University community. The award will be presented on Mission Day, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Board Room.

About the Award

Though she never saw it, Sister Isidore Perrigo, R.S.M., played a key role in Saint Xavier’s acquisition of its current Chicago campus. From 1919 until 1939, she ran Saint Xavier Academy's "candy department" and was known for her kindness to her young customers. Years later, that kindness reaped unexpected rewards when the brother of a student whom Sister Isidore had befriended became the key broker in securing the 103rd Street property that is now Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus.


Candidates must be current staff members at SXU.


Who May Nominate

Nominations are encouraged from staff peers, faculty members, students or persons outside the University community. Potential candidates may nominate themselves.


Previous Recipients  

2014 Rae Joyce Baguilat   2000 Alice Brosius
2013 Therese Johnson   1999 Mary Ann Regan
2012 Catalina Ayala   1998 Paul Cherry 
2011 Kathy Mareska   1997 Grace M. Demicco
2010 Jennifer Kjos Quinlan   1996 Joan Kaminski
2009 Mary Kean Coffey   1995 Gene Deplewski
2008 Mary Kean Coffey   1994 Jane Knoerr
2007 Margaret Lepore   1993 Charles Raddatz
2006 Sue DeMatteo   1992 Laverne Knighten 
2005 Barbara Sutton   1991 Anne Steele
2004 Kathy McElligott   1990 Sister Pauline Fields, R.S.M.
2003 Beth Gierach   1989 Dolores Marek
2002 Maureen Wogan   1988 Jeanne Meissner
2001 Kathleen Carlson, Ph.D.   1987 Avis Clendenen, D. Min., Ph.D.