Creating a Legacy for Future Generations
When asked to reflect on her years at Saint Joe's, Kathleen Wysocki Buchino '71 recalled being challenged, inspired, and supported by smart, compassionate women - women who devoted their lives to the Mercy values of faith, compassion, and integrity. Their example led Buchino to a life of service.
She also remembered the scholarships and grants that made her education possible - opening up a world of opportunity. "Without the scholarships I received, I would have never afforded the luxury of a college education," said Buchino.
Grateful for her experience, Buchino decided to give back and support a current USJ student. Her husband, Dr. John Buchino, encouraged her to establish the Kathleen Wysocki Buchino '71 Endowed Scholarship. "Having come from a single-parent home and being the first to go to college, I want to support other young women as they strive to achieve their education goals," she said.
Buchino believes that today, education for women is not a luxury, but a necessity. She calls upon her generation to ensure that young women have the tools they need to lead our communities into the future: "It is up to us as alumnae, who have benefited from a women's college education, to carry out this legacy for future generations."
If you would like to learn more about establishing a scholarship, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.