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The Sister Agnes Somers Society

The Sister Agnes Somers Society was established by The College of St. Scholastica to honor those who make a significant commitment to the future of the College.

Sister Agnes shared Mother Scholastica's dream of a College that would grow, and she, perhaps more than any other one person, made that vision come true. As the first president of the College, Sister Agnes possessed the vision and daring to build during the Depression, ensuring the beauty and stability of the campus and its buildings in the future.

The Sister Agnes Somers Society honors those who, in their vision, have remembered St. Scholastica in their estate plans. The Sister Agnes Somers Society members include all those who establish trusts, establish some other type of planned gift for the College, or remember St. Scholastica in their wills.

The College's original recognition society for such planned gifts was called the Heritage Society. In honor of Sister Agnes, the Heritage Society was renamed the Sister Agnes Somers Society.

Each year a day is set aside to induct new members into the Society and to thank present members for their generosity and vision. The College also recognizes the importance of the Benedictine community, retired faculty and staff, alumni, and friends who have given of themselves to ensure the future of The College of St. Scholastica. We are eternally grateful.

Please click on the link to view our most recent Annual Report and the list of Sister Agnes Somers Society members. We invite you to contact the Planned Giving office at [email protected] to learn how you can join the Sister Agnes Somers Society.

Charter Members

The following individuals are the Charter Members of The Sister Agnes Somers Society:

Sister Mary Richard Boo '51
Sister Athanasius Braegelman
Helen Tarnowski Breen '46
Ray Enrico
Father Whitney Evans
Helen Graham
Marjorie L. Hood '34
Sister Martina Hughes '35
Catherine Kemp '32
Patricia Kwaterski '43
Catherine McPherson '47
Rita Lou Biolo Niekamp '51
Jane Reif
Sister Ann Edward Scanlon '32
Evelyn Rapin Sheehan '34
Adele '78 and Steven Yorde