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Heritage Award Recipient Presents Research on Elizabeth Ann Seton

Morristown, N.J. (April 25, 2017) – The College of Saint Elizabeth's Center for Catholic Women's History hosted its 2017 Heritage Award luncheon in the Annunciation Center's Flex classrooms in late April. This year's recipient, Maria Capozzoli, '18, a communication and English double major, presented her research on Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, who founded the Sisters of Charity in the United States.

The Heritage Award is a research grant for students to use and to contribute to the Center for Catholic Women's History at the College. The goal of the award is to encourage students to learn more about the lives of Catholic women. Sister Mary Ellen Gleason is the chair and the committee members include: Sr. Mary Ellen Gleason, Erin Biviano, Anne Langan, Carole Rogers, Margaret Roman, and George Sirgiovanni.

"The Heritage Award allowed me to discover the humanness hiding within Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton," says Capozzoli. "She is just like one of us! In order to truly appreciate the mission and values of the College of Saint Elizabeth, we must first discover our founders and roots. We are all disciples of Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton – carrying on her fight for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Watch Maria's Presentation

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