alumni spotlight



Sister Kitsy Rutan, SP., Class of 1961 (College of Great Falls)


Major: Education & History.

            Master’s: Comparative Government from Georgetown



Current Job: Sisters of Providence mission in El Salvador offering

                        educational assistance


Previous Job: Teacher at elementary, secondary and college level (15 years); community organizer for Opportunities, Inc. (5 years); Montana Encampment for Citizenship (2 years), Sister of Providence leadership roles (13 years) and the Superior at Mount St. Joseph (4 years)


“I remember my years at CGF, both as a student and as a faculty member, as being in an educational community which opened me to understanding about myself and about the society and the world in which I found myself.”


Sister Kitsy received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award on May 7, 2016 during Commencement. She has served as a Sister of Providence for 61 years.



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