SND Distinguished Graduate Award recipient visits Rome

SND Distinguished Graduate Award recipient visits Rome

 

Olivia Reinoso, an alumna of La Reina High School, was the 2018 recipient for the Sisters of Notre Dame Distinguished Graduate Award, which recognizes graduates in schools affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame National Education Partnership.

The names of all honorees are inscribed in a special book at the motherhouse in Rome. Currently a student at the Haas School of Business at The University of California Berkley, Olivia was studying in London for the Fall semester.  During her time abroad she was able to visit the SND motherhouse to see her name on display and was happily welcomed by the sisters who reside there.

Among the sisters she encountered during her visit, she had the opportunity to share a California connection with one of our local sisters, Sr. Gina Marie Blunck who was also in Rome for a meeting. Reminiscing about her time touring the grounds, she remarked, “I felt that the SNDs have always created a tight-knit community. No matter how far away I was, it still felt like home to be with them.”