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Mount to Present Highest Honor to Susan Stark Meyer '78

Mount Saint Mary’s University will honor Torrance resident Susan Stark Meyer, a 17-year faculty member in the Mount's nursing department, at its May 11 commencement.

The college pays tribute to Meyer with its Carondelet Medal, the Mount's highest honor, for her leadership at the college as a faculty member in nursing, her exemplary teaching over nearly two decades, and her commitment to educating young women and men in nursing. Meyer is an alumna of the college from 1978.

Commencement, to be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, also features speaker Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, the Roman Catholic nun who gained acclaim for penning the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book-turned-movie "Dead Man Walking." Prejean continues her global campaign to abolish the death penalty, and has been a chief supporter of the Catholic Church's vigorous opposition to state executions. Prejean divides her time between campaigning against the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners.

The college also will award a Carondelet Medal to Joan A. Payden of Santa Monica, president and CEO of Payden & Rygel global investment management firm of Los Angeles.

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