The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and Arts recently awarded Saint Xavier University a $12,000 grant to support a campus mentoring program.
“Mentoring for a Mission: The Mercy Scholars Program” invites a select group of faculty to deepen their understandings of their own faith and religious traditions, to consider how each is connected to their academic lives, and to engage students in Catholic questions of self, purpose, God, meaning and social responsibility.
The program was first launched was launched in 2003 with the aid of a previous Lilly Fellows grant. The program has been offered every year since and alternates between faculty and staff mentoring groups. The funding will help SXU deepen its mentoring focus by reengaging senior faculty members, many of whom have already participated as mentors.
Department of Religious Studies Associate Professor Michael O’Keeffe, Ph.D and Sr. Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., will direct the program.