The Catholic Courier celebrates the achievements and milestones of individuals and organizations in Steuben County.
The 13th-annual "Friends Fore Mercy" golf tournament, held Sept. 9 at Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell, raised $37,350 to benefit the St. James Mercy Foundation. All proceeds will benefit health-care services in Hornell.
Christopher Lomax, a recent graduate of Hornell High School, has been named the 2016 recipient of the St. James Mercy Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award has been given annually for more than 20 years to a high-school senior who is the child of an employee of St. James Mercy Hospital and has been accepted into an institution of higher learning. Christopher, who has been blind from a young age, is the son of Mary McInerney, who serves as manager of nutrition/environmental services at the hospital. He will attend Alfred State College in the fall where he plans to major in social work and counseling. His guide dog, Phoenix, will accompany him to college.
St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell recently received a grant of $130,000 from the Bethesda Foundation to purchase a cardiac ultrasound machine and specialized treadmill, both of which will help with early diagnosis of cardiac disease. According to Phil Loree, the hospital foundation’s board president, this represents the largest grant ever made by the Bethesda Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that funds and supports health-related projects and scholarships in the Hornell area.
Arnold Cross, who has served for 26 years as custodian at All Saints Academy in Corning, was given the school’s Seton-Neumann Award during a ceremony April 21. The honor goes to a person who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to Catholic-school education.