The first alumna of Mercy High School to serve as its president will take the helm next year, according to a release sent by the school. The school's Board of Trustees appointed Mary Beth Lennon, a 1985 graduate, to the post effective July 1, 2014.
Lennon is currently serving as director of communications and assistant to the president at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which she helped open in 2007. She is a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame oF Maryland University.
Notre Dame also announced that it will begin offering two $40,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Catholic, college preparatory Mercy High School beginning next school year in honor of Lennon's appointment.
In announcing the scholarships, Notre Dame President Joan Coley said..."this glorious occasion seemed just the right time to honor in a meaningful way the ties between our two institutions—sponsored by two international congregations of religious women whose presence in Baltimore transformed educational opportunities for young women."
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Mercy High School Board of Trustees was offering two $40,000 scholarships. The Sun regrets this error.