Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University hosted Fête des Fidèles Goes Virtual on Oct. 1 and raised $37,722 in support of student scholarships while also honoring Healthcare Heroes Kristen Gradney and Dr. Catharine O’Neal, who made an impact during the pandemic.
During the Fête des Fidèles, a French phrase meaning “Feast of the Faithful,” FranU celebrated a tradition of education that has been making a difference in students’ lives for nearly 100 years.
Currently, over 90% of students receive some type of financial aid. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships to ensure that deserving students have the opportunity to prepare for the health care career that will fulfill their chosen vocation and meet the region’s most critical needs in the future.
Gradney received the Alumni Healthcare Hero Award. She is senior director of operations at Our Lady of the Lake