College of St. Joseph is celebrating Founders’ Day on March 16 at 2 p.m.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the college’s creation. Founders’ Day commemorates the Sisters of St. Joseph, who had the vision and perseverance to establish a Catholic college in Rutland.
The community is invited to celebrate the rich history of the College through several activities, including the presentation of the Pour Le Merite Award and Mother Teresa Student Service Award, as well as the alumni candlelight ceremony.
The Pour Le Merite Award honors an outstanding individual from the community who has exhibited care, support and leadership through substantial engagement in volunteer activities that have contributed to the betterment of society.
The college also chooses one student who goes above and beyond in the college and Rutland community to be honored with the Mother Teresa Student Service Award.
The event is free and open to the public.