Pictured from left to right: Marisol Valentin, Nyabingi Michie, Sister Susan Welsh, Sheila S. Petite, and Emma Lucas-Darby. (Photo by Beverly Wilkes Jr.)&
McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, announced on Aug. 21 that Sheila S. Petite and Nyabingi Michie were the recipients of the 2023 Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award, the New Pittsburgh Courier has learned.
The Sister Susan Welsh Good Neighbor Award was created in 2019 to honor the legacy of Sister Susan Welsh, RSM, retired president and CEO of Pittsburgh Mercy, a founding board member, and a current board member of the McAuley Ministries Foundation. The award recognizes residents of the Hill District, Uptown, or West Oakland, the three Pittsburgh communities historically served by the Sisters of Mercy, who exemplify the ideals of a “good neighbor”—a person who is compassionate, friendly, and helpful; a willing volunteer; an organizer of neighborhood events; and who devotes their time, talents, and resources to make their neighborhood a better place to live. This year, the award celebrates two residents who exemplify these characteristics and are working to make a positive difference for their neighbors and their community, the Hill District.
Petite was nominated by Emma Lucas-Darby, PhD, LSW, Ashleigh Pollard,...