Four Sisters who are members of the Holy Cross Convent in Colombo, Sri Lanka have won Australian Catholic University’s (ACU’s) inaugural Alumni of the Year Award, which was announced in a ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday 13 October 2015.
ACU introduced the Alumni Awards as part of 25th anniversary celebrations to honour the achievements of the 76,000 members of the University’s alumni community.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven presented the awards. ACU staff, students, alumni, members of the clergy and representatives of industry partners were among those who attended the ceremony.
The Sisters were selected for their activities in camps for internal displaced people providing medical treatment and pastoral care to civilians wounded or traumatised in the Sri Lankan civil war, and also for their work in clinical teaching and securing sponsors for students who cannot afford an education.
- Rev Sr Geraldine Michael
- Rev Sr Pricilla John Baptist
- Rev Sr Anushala Alexander
- Rev Sr Virgini Edwardrajah
The Sisters are all senior nurses at Holy Cross Hospital, senior lecturers in the Holy Cross School of Health Sciences and International Institute of Health Sciences based in Jaffna Sri Lanka.