On Friday, November 19, St. Thomas Aquinas College honored Sister Nancy Richter, OP, with the 2021 Founders Award at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, NJ.
In 1970, Sister Nancy began her ministry in elementary education, a journey that would last for 26 years. Elected to the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill in 1996, Sister Nancy served as the Director of Dominican Life until 2004. Upon completion of her term, she because the northeast region representative for the Catholic Church Extension Society, which serves the mission e=territories of the United States. In this capacity connected with individual donors and numerous groups from young children to senior citizens to raise their awareness about the needs of these missions.
In 2008, Sister Nancy became the Public Relations/Vocation Resource Minister for five congregations of Dominican Sisters in the Northeast where she served until 2011 when she became Campus Minister at Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, NY, where she continues to serve today.
In accepting the Founders Award, Sister Nancy praised her alma mater, referring to its motto: “To Enlighten the Mind with Truth”:
“Helping young men and women to understand that Truth is not one thought, or my thought, but the process of opening our minds, seeking the truth of others, engaging in meaningful dialogue, to come to an understanding of communities in which we live. Today, as a trustee, I’m excited to see STAC grow and develop, planting new seeds of opportunity into soil well-tended over the years, interacting with a dedicated administration, faculty, and staff, who strive to ensure that our motto remains pertinent to our students through new, creative and thought-provoking classes and programs, relevant to their life experience.”
Congratulations, Sister Nancy Richter, recipient of the 25th Founders Award given by St. Thomas Aquinas College.