Keystone College will present an honorary doctorate degree to Sister Ann Walsh, IHM, during Commencement exercises at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Saturday, May 13.
About Sister Ann Walsh, IHM
Sister Ann Walsh has a proud history of service to Northeastern Pennsylvania.
She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Poor, a non-profit, charitable organization which provides members of the community with basic human needs such as food, clothing, and emergency assistance.
Prior to joining Friends of the Poor in 2010, Sister Ann directed the Mother-Infant Program at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton from 2002-2010. She has also served as Health/Wellness Coordinator at IHM Center in Scranton, as Vice President for Planning at Maxis Health System, Carbondale, and as Vice President of Operations at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale.
She has been Director of Physical Therapy at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carbondale, and was a staff physical therapist at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, and Physical Therapy Director at Marian Convent, Scranton. Sister Ann has also been an elementary school teacher at St. Matthew School, East Stroudsburg,
Among numerous awards and honors, Sister Ann recently received the 2017 Distinguished Honor Award from the Greater Scranton MLK Commission. In 2016, she was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society, and received the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry. In 2015, Sister Ann received the prestigious Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Award from Keystone College.
Sister Ann received a bachelor’s degree in education from Marywood University and a master’s degree in social work, also from Marywood. She received a certification in physical therapy from the School of Allied Medical Professions at the University of Pennsylvania.