Sister Dawn entered the Congregation Aug. 29, 1975, from St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles, Ill. She professed perpetual vows Aug. 19, 1984.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Sister Dawn ministered as a teacher at Marywood School in Orange, Calif. (1977-1980). She also taught at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, now known as Guerin College Preparatory High School (1980-1982).
She later served as director of communications and an instructor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (1984-1987); the Congregation’s director of communications (1987-1990), then director of communications and development (1990-1991) and director of the Mission Advancement office (1991-1996) at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She also served as communications and media coordinator for the Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Chicago (1999-2004); communications and public relations director, Guerin College Preparatory School (2004-2005); and director of advancement, Guerin College Preparatory School (2005-2009).
Sister Dawn formerly served on the board of directors at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis and more recently on the Alumnae Board of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She also previously served on the board of directors for Mother Theodore Guerin High School.