The Alumnae Circle of Mercy Award

This award is presented annually to a Mercy graduate whose accomplishments, personal or professional, are deserving of recognition. The recipient’s life should reflect the Mercy values of excellence, compassion, faith, leadership, and service. Please nominate a woman who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Notable achievement in her profession or career
  • Exceptional support of church, parish activities or other volunteerism
  • Personal achievement

Alumna Service of the Year Award

Presented annually, this award recognizes an alumna who has given of her time and talent for the benefit of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. The person has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the school and has been an ambassador for Mercy. She has a passion for OLM and its mission to educate young women in academics and faith.


Nominating Process

To nominate an alumna, please submit a detailed explanation as to why this woman should be recognized by Mercy and for which award. Please include your name and contact information. Anonymous or self-nominations will not be accepted. All nominations need to be submitted by August 29, 2017.

Send nominations to:

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610
Attention: Karen Ralph

You may also email nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A committee made up of Mercy staff members and a member of the Board of Trustees will review the nominations. The recipients will be selected by September 12, 2017 and the awards will be presented by Mercy’s president at the Alumnae Reunion in October.

Please direct all questions to Karen Ralph ’72, Director of Alumnae Relations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-288-7120 x313.