YOUNGSTOWN Cardinal Mooney honors two alumni

The group has been honoring members with the awards since 1997.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Sister Patricia McNicholas and Joseph Fleming received Cardinal Mooney High School's Distinguished Alumni Award on Thursday at a prayer service in the school auditorium.
The school's alumni association started the award in 1997.
Sister Patricia, a 1961 Mooney graduate, is executive director of the Beatitude House, where she supervises a program that provides transitional housing, educational opportunities and career preparation for homeless women with children.
She previously was director of The Potter's Wheel and director of religious education and director of catechist formation for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. In 1990, she was elected to a six-year term as general superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.
Her education includes a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton and two master's degrees: a master of science in administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master of arts from the Catholic University of America.
Fleming, a 1966 Mooney graduate, is president and co-owner of Falcon Transportation and vice president of Comprehensive Logistics.
Falcon founder: He taught math in the Washington, D.C., public schools for three years after graduating from Georgetown University before returning to Youngstown to join McNicholas Transportation Inc. He was vice president of McNicholas until 1982, when he was one of the founders of Falcon.
Fleming, whose wife, Maryellen, and three children all are Mooney graduates, was chairman of the 2001 Bishop's Appeal Campaign and is a member of the advisory board of Catholic Charities. He also has a master's degree from Howard University.

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