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Marilyn Boeldt – 1981

Service to the Community

The recipient of this award has demonstrated the importance of effective citizenship – core ability taught at Alverno – in the significant contributions he/she has made to the community.


Service to the Community

Sr. Marie G. Nakitende ’06 (BA)

 

We choose Sr. Marie because she is dedicated to improving the lives of all in her Ugandan community. Sr. Marie’s strong commitment to education—her own and that of her community—will forever have a positive impact on the lives she touches.

Born and raised in the village of Makenke in Kampala, Sr. Marie is a member of the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Institute, founded in Uganda. She received her B.S. from Alverno College, and an MBA and Doctorate in Education Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University before returning to Uganda in January 2013.

As an ambassador for Catholic Relief Services, she promotes peace and social justice, fair trade, and increases awareness of issues such as poverty, war, and diseases (HIV/AIDS) affecting Ugandan people and others in Africa. Sr. Marie also heads the Education Committee of the Little Sisters of St. Francis where she reaches out to youth and inspires them to achieve high goals.

In Uganda, Sr. Marie turned her dream for better education into reality. With donations and support of friends from the U.S., Sr. Marie opened the John Paul II Vocational Training Center in 2013.As director of the school, Sr. Marie assists students to receive basic education and practical technical skills for self-reliance and success.

As an educator, Sr. Marie acts as a model to students, endeavors support, and helps young people achieve their dreams through coaching, mentoring and career guidance.

 

 

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