Reflections 2015 Scholarship and Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Salvatore's Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043
6:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Since 1958, the faculty and staff at Trocaire College, alongside the Sisters of Mercy, have worked to provide students with an affordable, private education with a career-oriented focus. We call ourselves an opportunity college because while our student body has great financial need, they consistently rise to the challenge. When they leave Trocaire, they join the ranks of professionals in thriving fields such as healthcare, business, and technology.
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Our 2014 Reflections event honored members of the community who reflect the values of the Sisters of Mercy and the mission of Trocaire College. Check them out and stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding our 2015 honorees!
Edward C. Cosgrove, Esq.
Edward C. Cosgrove is a well-known attorney in the Buffalo area, serving as managing partner of his own law firm on Delaware Avenue; but he is also a familiar name in Catholic circles. Ed led the charge for Western New York retired women and men religious for more than 25 years, utilizing his connections to build support for their retirement fund. Ed has enjoyed a full career which began with strong Catholic roots. The oldest of nine children, he started school at the former Our Lady of Victory Academy in Lackawanna, attended Bishop Timon High School in Buffalo, the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., and finally Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Following his graduation from Georgetown, Ed began a distinguished career that included stints in the United States Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prior to establishing a legal career that has lasted more than 50 years and included an eight-year term as Erie County district attorney.
Executive Director, NativityMiguel School of Buffalo
In 2005, Nancy M. Langer was selected by Father James Joyce, S.J., founder of the Nativity Miguel School of Buffalo, as its first development director. In 2008, she became the school's president, where she continues to serve today. Nancy is a graduate of St. Joseph Elementary School in Gowanda, N.Y., the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School in Durkirk, NY, Niagara University, and the University at Buffalo Law School. Nancy is a long-time supporter and leader in Catholic education. She has been the President of the Board of Catholic Education of the Diocese of Buffalo and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph. For her contributions to Catholic Education she was awarded in 2000 the St. John Neumann Award by the Federation of Catholic Schools. In 2002, she received the St. John Eudes Award for fostering evangelization and strengthening lay leadership. For her work at NativityMiguel, she was inducted as a non-alumni member into the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Alumni Association by Canisius College in 2010 and recognized as a 2013 Woman of Influence by Business First. She is also a past president of the St. Thomas More Guild, an association for Catholic lawyers in the Diocese of Buffalo, and a recipient of the St. Thomas More Award.
CEO and President, Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, Inc.
Jody Lomeo serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, Inc. Kaleida Health is the largest healthcare provider in WNY, serving eight counties and more than one million sick or injured patients at multiple hospitals, facilities, and healthcare centers. Great Lakes Health System is a network encompassing Kaleida Health as well as the University at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), and the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care. Prior to this appointment, Jody served first as a board member and later as CEO for ECMC. He began his career as a financial consultant and holds a B.S. degree in finance from the University at Buffalo. Jody is known for his style of collaborative and inclusive leadership and change management, which have led to higher quality, more efficient patient care throughout the system. Jody is also an active volunteer in the community.
Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, CSSF
Executive Director, Response to Love Center
Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz was born on the east side of Buffalo, and in 1964 entered the order of Saint Felix of Cantalice. While studying for a master's degree in Moral Pastoral Ministry at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, she met Mother Teresa of Calcutta who encouraged her to return to the east side of Buffalo and find her own Calcutta there. In 1985, the Response to Love Center was founded on Buffalo's east side, serving first as a refugee shelter for those passing through to Canada. Today it includes a dining site, food pantry, coursework for the General Education Diploma, computer classes, English as a Second Language courses, veteran activities, food stamp assistance, blood pressure screening, toy and food drives, job fairs and more. More than 100 volunteers work alongside the sisters and staff to support these programs. Sr. Rzadkiewicz serves as the Executive Director.