Our Sisters Agnes Njoki Njeru and Mary Patricia Driscoll attended the 6th Annual President’s Evening Event on February 20. 2020. This year the “Sister Mary Agnesita Brosnan, CCVI, Memorial Scholarship” was awarded to Sonti Banks and Kindra Shaver. Two students, a mother, and her son shared an inspiring story on their “American Dream”.
They expressed their deep gratitude for the opportunity to be able to study and receive financial aid from generous donors. The mother’s grandfather originally came from San Miguel, El Salvador, and was left on the beach to fend for himself. Luckily he was a carpenter by trade and got a job in Galveston and later sent for his son back in El Salvador. President Ronald Reagan awarded amnesty to many people in the 80’s and they were recipients of that blessing. Both the mother and son were born in Galveston.
Galveston College has a very close connection with the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word because it was the home of St. Mary’s orphanage until 1967. On the next page see the photo “Moody Hall” with the details of that history.
Sr. Agnes was the lucky winner of a ceramic beautiful piece made at Galveston College and had the wonderful opportunity to meet many students and donors. At our table, there was a lady who had been to Kenya who shared stories with Sr. Agnes. Let us keep Galves- ton College, its teachers, students, and donors in our prayer.