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 16, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Boardroom.

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  

2016 Jane Lundin, M.Ed.   2001 Kathleen Carlson, Ph.D.
2015 Brian Hotzfield   2000 Alice Brosius
2014 Rae Joyce Baguilat   1999 Mary Ann Regan
2013 Therese Johnson   1998 Paul Cherry
2012 Catalina Ayala   1997 Grace M. Demicco
2011 Kathy Mareska   1996 Joan Kaminski
2010 Jennifer Kjos Quinlan   1995 Gene Deplewski
2009 Mary Kean Coffey   1994 Jane Knoerr
2008 Mary Kean Coffey   1993 Charles Raddatz
2007 Margaret Lepore   1992 Laverne Knighten
2006 Sue DeMatteo   1991 Anne Steele 
2005 Barbara Sutton   1990 Sister Pauline Fields, R.S.M.
2004 Kathy McElligott   1989 Dolores Marek
2003 Beth Gierach   1988 Jeanne Meissner
2002 Maureen Wogan   1987 Avis Clendenen, D. Min., Ph.D.