Jeremiah Program President & CEO Gloria Perez was honored with the Alexandrine Medal from St. Catherine University, given for outstanding service by a woman in a specific profession or field.
Perez was the keynote speaker at the university’s commencement ceremony. The rarely distributed medal is conferred upon women who exemplify the characteristics of St. Catherine of Alexandra, the patroness of philosophers and preachers because of her commitment to live a life of truth and justice. Previous recipients of the medal include Dorothy Day, Ann Bancroft and Maya Angelou.
The award recognized Perez as a “woman of intelligence, integrity and conviction,” and someone who is “revered as a tireless advocate for women, families and people of color.”
Read the full commendation here.