We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Sister Diane Szubrowski, RSM, age 83, former president of the New Jersey Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Sister died peacefully on July 7, 2021 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung, after a brief illness.
Sister Diane graduated from Georgian Court in 1968 and then spent her formative years as an elementary school teacher, administrator, and principal with the Sisters of Mercy. In 1974, she began her service to the religious community. Through the years, she served as principal of St. Francis School in Metuchen and president of the New Jersey Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She was also a member of the GCU Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1982 and again from 1994 to 2006, serving as chair from 1994 to 1998. In 1994, the community elected Sister Diane president of the New Jersey Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, a position she held for 12 years. In addition to these positions, Sister Diane also lent her expertise on the board of trustees for Mercy Center and the American Cancer Society of the Jersey Shore. Sister Diane always returned to the place she held close to her heart – Georgian Court. When she received the Alumni Service Award in 2019, she said, “Part of My heart is here; what I love is the heart and soul of the university. I feel privileged to be part of the Georgian Court Community in keeping the spirit of Mercy alive.” Sister Diane was especially close with the members of the Class of 1968, many Georgian Court faculty and staff, and served at GCU as a donor relations volunteer until 2019.
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