Mission in Action: Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
After losing her oldest son to an accidental drug overdose, Karen Holloway Perry '80 co-founded the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force. Since 2004, she has served NOPE in a voluntary capacity as a board member, Director of Development, and Executive Director. Perry has been the driving force behind NOPE’s expansion from a presentation on the dangers of drug abuse given in Palm Beach County, FL schools, to a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving more than 50,000 students across the country each year. She established the annual NOPE National Candlelight Vigil, the NOPE Treatment Fund, and the NOPE Support Group. She also has advocated for many legislative initiatives, and organized events that have raised more than $1.5 million to further the mission and reach of NOPE. Perry received her bachelor of arts in studio art from Rosemont. She lives in Florida with her husband and their three children.
Rosemont Service Award in Memory of Bonnie Hilferty Freney '64
Recognized for her exemplary volunteerism and support of Rosemont College, Sheila Caterson Fehrenbach '69 has shown particular dedication to the annual Epiphany Party. Fehrenbach and many other alumni volunteers and donors help make this event possible each year. Students from the Providence Center in north Philadelphia, many of whom are without gifts at the holidays, visit campus for a day of cheer in early January. The children enjoy a special lunch and activities, and receive gifts that have been donated. Fehrenbach graduated Rosemont with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. Her daughter, Sheila Fehrenbach, also attended Rosemont and graduated in 1993.
Young Alumni Awards
Since 2007, Maureen Deviney '06 has worked as a math teacher at West Philadelphia Catholic High School, teaching courses in Geometry and Algebra II. After the bell rings, she serves as the head of a tutoring program that helps students increase their math skills, and mentors at-risk students through the school’s Student Assistant Program Team. Deviney was also recently named the school’s Assistant Director of Activities. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Rosemont.
As Director of Training and Development for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu '09 SGPS oversees the instruction of more than 6,000 employees worldwide. She also shares her business expertise in the classroom as an adjunct faculty member for DeSales University. Sallie-Dosunmu serves on the Governing Council for the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the United Way, as President of the Board of Directors for Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School, and President of Liberty Bell Rotary Club in Allentown, PA. She earned a master’s in business administration from Rosemont.