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Munday honored for her service at Sacred Heart

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sacred Heart Catholic School staff member Pat Munday, with Diocese of Sioux City Bishop Walker Nickless, was a 2012 recipient of the Good Shepherd award.
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Pat Munday, who serves in a variety of capacities at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Spencer, became the latest person from the school to be honored with an award from the Diocese of Sioux City.

At the annual Bishop's Dinner, which was conducted Sunday, Oct. 14, Munday was presented the Good Shepherd award for her work in a variety of capacities at the school.

"What an overwhelming honor," Munday said. "I'm so appreciative to be working at Sacred Heart School. The principal, Mr. Ron Olberding, and the entire staff are very generous and cooperative co-workers. I am always glad to help out whenever needed."

Olberding hired Munday 11 years ago.

"Pat truly models what a good steward is as displayed in her work ...," Olberding said in his nomination letter. "Pat is the most giving person on our school staff of very dedicated and giving individuals."

Munday is at the school before 7 a.m. and performs services for teachers, supervises students in the gym before school and assists with the breakfast program. After the school day concludes, she remains in the school to assist with administrative or teacher needs.

In a letter from the school's educators to the Diocese, they stated, "Pat is a role model of humility and dedication for all students, parents and staff members ... She had touched many lives personally as a friend and colleague."

Munday responded, "I feel blessed to share my gifts, talents and treasure with others. In return, I'm so appreciative of all those that I work alongside with that share their gifts, talents, and treasures with me."

Munday is the seventh Sacred Heart staff or administrator to receive a Diocese education award since 2001.

Mary Ver Mulm was recognized with the Excellence in Education Award in 2001; Shirley Selzer and Karen Conlon were each honored with the Excellence in Education Award in 2002; while Nancy Geisinger and Michele Lauck received the award in 2004 and 2008 respectively.

Olberding also received the Called to Service Award from the Diocese in 2006.

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