TOLEDO—Three alumnae were inducted into the Toledo Notre Dame Academy Hall of Fame Women of Vision.
Toledo Notre Dame Sister Mary Rose Bernard Groth, ’49, Mary Beth Beazley, ’75, and Sue (Pollock) Litle, ’78, join the more than 50 other inductees since 1989.
The latest members were inducted May 15 during the Senior Honors Assembly. The Women of Vision honor is bestowed on graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their professions, society, churches and to the growth of the Notre Dame Academy community through their support and service.
Sr. Mary Rose Bernard Groth
Mary Beth Beazley
Sue (Pollock) Litle
Sr. Groth received the Christian Service Award, which is given to alumnae of Notre Dame Academy who have demonstrated strong Christian values through exemplary gospel service to God’s people, particularly on a national or international scale.
Sr. Groth spent 47 years in Papua New Guinea beginning in 1964 when she began work as a primary school teacher. In 1985, she had her first encounter with a person with HIV/AIDS. She then took it upon herself to educate the people of the province and has been a pioneer in the battle against HIV/AIDS since the disease first emerged in Papua New Guinea. The governor-general of Papua New Guinea awarded Sr. Groth with the insignia of the member of the Order of Logohu for her involvement in the care of HIV/AIDS patients.
Ms. Beazley ’75 is the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award, which reflects the excellence and values that Notre Dame Academy encourages all graduates to pursue. Ms. Beazley, a nationally recognized expert in the area of legal writing, teaches a variety of legal writing courses at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, as well as coaching their National Moot Court Team. She has earned the legal profession’s top honors for legal writing — the Burton Award and the Thomas F. Blackwell Award.
She has also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio, editor-in-chief and a member of the Editorial Board of Legal Writing and has been involved in the American Bar Association.
Mrs. Litle received the NDA Community Award. This award honors alumnae who have positively impacted the Notre Dame Academy community through their selfless use of their God-given gifts and their devotion of time, talent and treasure to Notre Dame Academy.
Mrs. Litle has been involved with the school and her parish, Toledo St. Pius X, for more than 30 years. She was president of the Parent Association for Notre Dame Academy for three years, was an Alumnae Association member for several years, volunteered on various committees at Notre Dame Academy, was an athletics boosters member, chairwoman of the freshman and senior sign committee for five years and a student and parent member of the NDA Hall of Families.