Marian University says good-bye to Sr. Norma
This small nun leaves some very big shoes to fill.
CIC founding board member and Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Sr. Norma Rocklege says:
Peace and all good to you, my beloved Marian University community. I seldom find it difficult to express my feelings adequately, but I do find it so with this message. At the request of the General Council of my community, I am retiring from Marian as of this academic year.
I have had the privilege of serving the Marian community, both as a faculty and staff member and a member of the Board of Trustees, for almost 50 years and have been very blessed by that gift. I cannot fully express my gratitude for all the prayers offered for me during my recent health issues. Those prayers have been answered, as I feel strength returning each day. As I reflect on the years of my faculty/staff participation, the memories are overwhelmingly rich, and I find myself praying a litany of thanksgiving for shared joys and sorrows, successes and failures.
It has been such a great source of joy to share the lives of the many wonderful students who I have met over these years. They always have given me HOPE. President Elsener has said I can always consider myself a member of the Marian community, as such I hope to be on campus often—both for academic and athletic events. I shall miss all of you incredibly, but you will be in my prayer and heart daily.
May all your endeavors be graced with God’s kind of success!
With deep affection,