We are pleased to announce that Nina Sciuto-Morales ’76 has been chosen as the Alumna of the Year for 2019. This announcement has a particular poignancy for on March 16, a celebration of life for Nina, who passed away on March 9, was held on the OLP campus that she so dearly loved. It was a testament to that impact that Nina has made on the lives of so many that the service was attended by over 250 people!
The honor of Alumna of the Year is bestowed upon an OLP graduate whose professional and social accomplishments have brought honor and distinction to herself, to OLP and her community through her positive presence in the world. She should be all of which woman is capable, a strong leader who has conducted herself with a spirit of gentleness peace and joy. Above all, the honored alumna should exemplify a woman of peace who will serve as an inspiration for future generations. Nina did and was all of these and more.
Many in the OLP community were fortunate to count Nina as a friend, in particular, her alumnae sisters, for they shared with her a deep love and appreciation for their alma mater.
Nina had a great spirit, a real passion for life with a clarity of purpose: to do the right and loving thing in the right and loving way. She never forgot her roots, the values imparted to her by her parents and their heritage, her lifelong friends from her elementary school days at St. Patrick’s and her beloved OLP where she had worked as a member of its Board of Directors since 2014 to ensure that her alma mater would continue its incredible work with the young women of the future.
Her passion for life extended to the deep and abiding love Nina had for her family, for her husband and three children – and she was a mother to many others beyond Ed, Mia and Lucas to whom she was always generous with her time and support. She was so proud that her daughter Mia, joined her as an alumna of OLP when Mia graduated in 2008. And she often shared with many her pride in the work that Mia does, ministering to young people in our community. We all know that Mia, so like her mother, is devoted to OLP, serving as one of the OLP volleyball coaches.
We extend special congratulations to Nina’ s family and her alumnae sisters from the class of 1976. Please join the OLP community is honoring Nina at our Alumna of the Year Ceremony on Friday, August 9, 2019.