On August 8, the Memorial of St. Dominic, during a teachers’ gathering at Holy Family Parish, Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Sr. Rosemary Hickmann was presented the Bishop Norbert M. Dorsey Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on Catholic education within the Diocese of Orlando and provides the bishop and our diocese the opportunity to recognize, honor and thank this individual for his/her contribution to Catholic education.
Sister Hickmann came to the Diocese of Orlando in 1997 where she served as associate superintendent of schools until 2011. She returned to the Archdiocese of Chicago where she is the assistant director of Catholic School identity and mission. Sister Hickmann celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2012.
“I was excited and humbled when I received notice that I was to receive the Bishop Norbert Dorsey Award,” Sister Hickmann said. “I think Catholic education is more relevant and important today than any other time in history. It is only in our Catholic schools that our children are grounded in moral principles, having an excellent academic program as well as a strong Catholic identity. We have a noble task as Catholic educators because we want to share the love of Christ and the Gospel with our children and our families. “