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Mount St. Mary's National Alumni Association Names Recipient of Rev. Carl J. Fives Alumni Scholarship

The National Alumni Association of Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary awarded the Rev. Carl J. Fives Alumni Scholarship to Rev. Mr. Peter J. Sheehan, a fourth-year seminarian from the Diocese of Providence. The announcement was made at the annual Priests' Reunion Banquet held on October 1.

Named in honor of beloved Mount priest and teacher, Rev. Carl J. Fives, College'38 and Seminary'42, the alumni scholarship recognizes Fives' six decades of dedication and service. The endowed-cash prize, funded by the National Alumni Association, is awarded annually to deserving college students and seminarians. This year's recipient, Rev. Mr. Sheehan, will be ordained as a priest in 2004.

While attending the seminary, Rev. Mr. Sheehan has been involved in a variety of activities including deacon assignments at the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Middletown, PA. and Philip's Church in Greenville, RI. His pastoral assignments are at St. John's Church in Westminster, MD., St. Theresa of Avila Church, in Washington, DC and St. Paul's Church, in Cranston, RI.

In addition to his pastoral and ministry activities, Rev. Mr. Sheehan is currently an academic representative for the class of 2004 as well as a member of the Office of Campus Ministry Team. Rev. Mr. Sheehan has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the seminary. He was the chairman of the deacon video production committee for the 2003 Deacon Night; as well as chairman of the Church Vocations Awareness Night. And, he chaired the transportation committee for Mount 2000 and Beyond.

Prior to his studies at the seminary, Rev. Mr. Sheehan earned a degree from the University of Rhode Island where he was a member of the United States Marine Corps, as well as the assistant golf pro.

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