Mrs. Trudy Mazzarella received the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Award from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana's National Alumnae Association Board of Directors on May 19, 2012 at the college.
The foundress of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a Sister of Providence, is a role model for today’s women. It is in her honor, and in recognition of the value-based educational legacy she established that this award is granted. (The Sisters of
Providence built and ran Marywood High School in Orange until its closure in 1980. Presently this property is Marywood Center, home of the Diocese of Orange administrative offices.)
The award criteria for the recipient is that she is a living graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College who uses her gifts to excel at what she does and thus reflects God’s love in the world, and also possesses similar purpose, devotion, community vitality and leadership as exhibited by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. It is the quality of life and spirit of the candidate, which is the determining factor in being recognized by this award.
Mrs. Mazzarella shares, “Needless to say, I am extremely humbled and honored by this acknowledgment of the alumnae association, and I praise God for His blessings
and graces in my life through all the people that have crossed my path.”