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Distinguished Award

Bean Honored at Employee Awards

Roberta Bean, administrative assistant in the Department of Nursing, received the Distinguished Staff Award, named after Sister Mary Eleanor Cashman, at the inaugural Employee Appreciation Awards Dinner

Bean has supported the nursing department at Mount Mercy since 1977, where she is loved by faculty and students alike.

“Throughout the evolution of the institution, over the last 40 years, a consistent, dedicated, faithful employee has kept the ship afloat: Ms. Roberta Bean,” Mount Mercy President Laurie Hamen says. “She has dedicated much of her life to serving, and we are ever grateful for her commitment to the people and mission of Mount Mercy University.”

Cashman, the award’s namesake, served Mount Mercy students for more than 40 years as registrar and associate registrar before retiring in 1987 at the age of 80. She also served as mother superior at Sacred Heart Convent for six years. ■