An MSC Snapshot: Sr. Regina Peterson, MSC

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSCs) is an international congregation of women religious present on six continents and in seventeen countries.  The MSCs are women who are drawn by the Heart of Jesus to be bearers of Christ’s love in the world.  In the Snapshot you will meet one of these amazing women, Sr. Regina Peterson, MSC.  Sr. Regina is well known at Cabrini College.   Sr. Regina served as a lecturer in the Social Sciences department in the early 1980s.  Sr. Regina developed the College’s Social Work program and served as its first coordinator.  Under Sr. Regina’s careful guidance, the Social Work major was added in 1981, and in 1982 the first bachelor’s degree in Social Work was awarded.  After six years of evaluation by the Council on Social Work Education, Cabrini’s bachelor of social work degree program received full accreditation in 1998.   It is fitting that the Social Work department named a scholarship for Sister Regina.  The Sister Regina Peterson, MSC, Social Work Scholarship was established to honor Sister Regina’s legacy.  It is awarded to upperclass students in good academic standing who have been accepted into the social work program.  Now residing in New Orleans, Sr. Regina works in St. Bernard Parish, one of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.   Sr. Regina has hosted and guided Cabrini College faculty and students as part of several College mission trips. 

Submitted by:  A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director


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