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Janet Ann Werne named honorary alumna

August 02, 2017

Janet _Werne _for _webJanet Ann Werne, associate director of alumni relations at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary and School of Theology, has been named an honorary alumna by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association Board of Directors. The announcement was made July 31, during the 89th annual Alumni Reunion at St. Meinrad, IN.

Honorary membership in the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association is reserved for individuals who have made significant contributions affecting the alumni of Saint Meinrad.

The honor was conferred on Ms. Werne in recognition of her 50-year career in advancing the mission of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary and School of Theology, in appreciation for the countless hours given toward its success, and in gratitude for numerous friendships forged with the alumni of Saint Meinrad.

Honorary alumnus status has been conferred only six previous times - to Indianapolis attorney Gilbert McNutt, Evansville Bishop Paul J. Leibold, former Saint Meinrad Development Vice President John MacCauley, Evansville Bishop Francis Shea, Louisville Archbishop Thomas Kelly and former Saint Meinrad Development Vice President Dan Schipp.

Ms. Werne, of St. Henry, IN, has worked for the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Development Office for 50 years.

As an honorary member of the Association, Ms. Werne will have full privileges of regular members, with the exception of voting privileges and election to national office in the Association.