The campus community celebrated Founders’ Day on April 23. The event included an awards ceremony and a skit on the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary journey to Oakland and their establishment of a school.
Sara Salazar, an adjunct philosophy professor, received the first SNJM Award for her dedication to women and children, justice, liberating action, and the full development of all individuals. Salazar coordinated the One Billion Rising flash mob dance that took place February 14 on the HNU campus. The flash mob was part of a global effort to raise awareness about women’s rights and to push for an end to violence against women.
“This is going to be an amazing worldwide event and having HNU participate will be incredible,” Salazar said in an email to the campus community before the flash mob. “We will be joining people around the globe who will be performing the same dance to the same music with the intention of taking a stand for women’s rights and an end to violence against women.”
Nearly 20 people were also recognized for their years of service to the University at the Founders’ Day celebration, including Sister Carol Sellman, who has worked at HNU for 30 years, and Rick Patrick and Percy Jacob, who have been employed at HNU for 40 years. See below for a full list of honorees.
Sister Carol Sellman
Percy Jacob (has worked at HNU with Diamond Janitorial Service)