Sister Tarcisia Roths named 2016 Sweet Humanitarian of the Year

Jennica King
Thursday, January 21, 2016

WICHITA, KAN. – Sister Tarcisia Roths has been named the 2016 recipient of the Sweet Humanitarian of the Year award, which will be presented at “An Evening of Note,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas.

Sister Tarcisia has devoted her life to serving her community and the education of others. She spent the majority of her career as a history professor at Sacred Heart College in Wichita. She also served as president of Kansas Newman College from 1991 to 2000. Sister Tarcisia retired after her tenure at Newman, but continues with volunteer activities and works tirelessly for social justice.

Donna Sweet, M.D., KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown physician and world-renowned HIV/AIDS expert, created the award in 2005 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the Wichita community through their leadership and guidance as well as philanthropic and selfless actions.

“An Evening of Note” is an event to benefit the Sweet Emergency Fund, established by Dr. Sweet to assist HIV/AIDS patients with their health care needs when other resources are not available.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling 316-293-3595. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Monday, Feb. 1.


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