Dominican Sister of Hope Margaret Anderson, OP was honored with the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday, September 23. The awards ceremony was part of the Mount’s annual Alumni and Family Weekend.

A 1967 graduate of the Mount, Sister Margaret was honored for her service to the college and the community.

Sister Margaret currently serves on the Mount’s Board of Trustees and, in the past, she served on the Alumni Board. She has been an important presence on campus and a regular participant in college activities, such as the Meet a Mentor dinner, golf outings, the college’s annual Gala, Academic Convocation, and Commencement.

Sister Margaret receives her award

“I volunteer because it is part of our legacy as Dominican Sisters of Hope,” Sister Margaret says. “I’ve come to see things where I could be of assistance, and so I do those things. I want to see this legacy of the Dominican Sisters continue.”

On their site, the Mount expresses its appreciation of her service to the college.

“Sister Margaret has enriched the Mount community with her dedication, professionalism, and caring attitude,” a representative wrote in a press release.

As for Sister, the weekend served as a reminder of how strongly the Dominican charism lives on at the Mount.

“The night before the ceremony, I was listening to the stories of my classmates. It was very clear to me that, even though we weren’t talking about the four pillars of Dominican life by name, we were still talking about them,” Sister Margaret shares. “Presently, students at the college imbibe them. And they live them. That’s hope.”