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Akron, OH – Our Lady of the Elms new President, Deborah Farquhar Jones, received a blessing as the leader of the school from the Dominican Sisters of Peace (DSoP) at a liturgy marking the beginning of the new school year on Sept. 2.
Sr. Pat Twohill, OP, DSoP prioress, presided over the ceremony during Mass. Celebrating with Fr. Thomas McCann were students, faculty, alumnae, parents, members of the Board of Trustees, several members of the DSoP order, and family and friends.
Farquhar Jones shared, “I am honored and blessed to serve this wonderful community. Through Our Lady of the Elms, we have the opportunity to do great work on behalf of all girls’ Catholic education. My prayer is for us to work together to provide an exceptional educational experience for every child in our care.”
At the conclusion of Mass, faculty, staff, students, and guests were invited to attend a reception.