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Alumna Remembered Through Fund for Service

September 09, 2013

Laurie Morrissey
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7242

Family members gather outside the Abbey ChurchAn alumna's love for her fellow human beings is being recognized at her alma mater in a way that will benefit countless people, from her fellow Anselmians to needy children.

Last year, Kathleen Mulcahy Miskell '06 died tragically in a parasailing accident while on a vacation with her husband. As a student, Kathleen participated in Road for Hope and in two Service & Solidarity trips: one to help orphans in Honduras and one to build a home in Jacksonville, Fla., with Habitat for Humanity.

Because of her selfless generosity, Kathleen's family decided to do something important in her honor. They began a fund in her name which will help other students make the commitment to service. Aid from the fund will be given to Saint Anselm College students who need financial support in order to participate in the kinds of mission trips that Kathleen deemed so critical. Spearheaded by Kathleen's father, Jim, the fund-raising has already resulted in more than $30,000.

On Sept. 8, a group of about 30 friends and family members attended a Mass for Kathleen in the Saint Anselm Abbey Church, and then joined together for the unveiling of a remembrance plaque. Members of the Office of Campus Ministry and Joseph Horton, Vice President for Student Affairs, were in attendance.

"Campus Ministry is touched and honored to be the recipient of the Kathleen Mulcahy Miskell Memorial Fund for the Service and Solidarity Program, and we are proud to be able to honor Kathleen's love of service through our Service and Solidarity mission trips," says Joycelin Raho, campus minister. "Remembering Kathleen in this way is a beautiful testament to who she was and what she loved, and I am honored to assist her family in doing so."

Support the Kathleen Mulcahy Miskell Memorial Fund for the Service and Solidarity Program

  • Visit our Online giving form
  • under "donation information," in the drop-down for designation, choose "other"
  • Type the fund's name into the text box