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Dr. Irma Becerra Receives 2022 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award

by Maria Timoney, RSHMCategory: Updates

Five women standing around table, woman in center holding an award
L to R: Sr. Catherine Patten, Sr. Rosamond Blanchet, Dr. Irma Becerra, Sr. Jacquelyn Porter, and Sr. Maria Timoney

At the annual Awards Gala on November 2nd in Washington, DC, the Support OurAging Religious (SOAR!) organization honored Marymount University President Irma Becerra with the 2022 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for her dedicated work at the University and throughout her career in higher education. “I am so honored and humbled to receive this award”, Dr. Becerra said. “It means so much to know that Sr. Majella Berg, the third President of Marymount University and someone who has inspired me and was so truly transformational for our institution received this honor as well.”

As an RSHM and a member of the Marymount University Board of Trustees, I was invited to present the award to Dr. Becerra. As a product of faith-based education herself and the holder of a PhD in electrical engineering, Dr.Becerra clearly values the educational opportunities she has been afforded and, like Elizabeth AnnSeton, she works tirelessly to make sure others have access to similar opportunities.

We remember the wise members of the RSHM who years ago established what is now the only Catholic university in Virginia and those of us on the Board of Trustees are very aware of the ways in which Dr. Becerra is enhancing our legacy.

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