Dr. Melissa Lewis Heim, former history teacher and a dedicated mentor to fellow teachers, was honored with this year’s Seven C’s Award.
Presented annually at graduation since 2000, the Seven C’s Award is awarded to a member of the community for her outstanding dedication to Mount Alvernia. The award recognizes:
Women of Courage – who have spirit and strength
Women of Confidence – who believe in their own self worth
Women of Character – who have a moral and an ethical core
Women of Competence – who have the skills to live in any world
Women of Compassion – who are able to feel deeply for and with others
Women of Commitment – who understand the value of making promises and keeping them.
Women of Community – who work to balance their own needs with the needs of others
Before presenting the award, Ms. Eileen McLaughlin said:
“…she was a department chair who helped me grow not solely by observing me and offering me critical feedback – but more importantly helped me grow by engaging me in conversation about student achievement, the importance of imagination and the river of time – the ways in which history is alive in every current event we encounter.
We thank her for modeling for each of us here at MA what it means to be a Seven C’s Woman. She represents for each of us that in order to become the people we were created to be we must consistently enter in to the work with a sense of faith and mission, commit the time, and imagine the possibilities.”