Mercy Mondays: Student voices to be heard on Women of Mercy Panel
Last week’s Women of Mercy Panel focused on faculty, staff and administration, and this week’s Women of Mercy Panel will focus on the stories and voices of students.
Originally offered during Mercy Week, this student panel event was postponed last week due to technical difficulties with WebEx. Now the event will be happening on Monday, Oct. 5, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The event will also be available to watch as a livestream on WebEx.
Hosted by the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and moderated by Dr. Elizabeth McAuliffe, R.S.M. and associate professor here at Salve Regina, all are welcome to enter into a discussion with current student leaders of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Monday night’s panelists will include Izabella Solivan ’22, Ashley Dwyer ’22, Jessica Rozón ’21, Michelle Ostolaza ’21, Belise Abane ’22, Ileanna Phillips ’22 and Nina Beatrice ‘21.
The panel will explore what it means to be a woman of Mercy at Salve Regina. Reflecting on the definition of Mercy, Nina Beatrice ’21, president of the CAB, explained that she defines Mercy as love or compassion.
“To be merciful is to see the flaws of our world, yet still fight for the good in all of it,” Beatrice said. “If we are not standing for what we believe in, we are not being merciful in a world that needs to learn to love now more than ever.”
Michelle Ostolaza ’21, secretary of the SGA, is an individual who has worked very hard to make college a reality, because in her background college is not something that is always guaranteed. Because of this, she wanted to make the most of this privilege. She considers her position in leadership with the SAG as an act of participating on Salve Regina’s Mercy mission.
“Having a place in this University, especially one of leadership, is something that can be inspirational to the disadvantaged youth from communities like my hometown,” said Ostolaza. “I did it because I want to be someone people look up to. I want to genuinely make a difference.”
Join as these students speak on their stories and the topic of Mercy on Monday, Oct. 5, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall. If one wants to join through WebEx virtually, use the meeting number 172 314 6540 with the password Px7wiUsW.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.