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Newsmaker photo of Sister Michele, Bisbey has been named to the Irish Education 100 honoring the nation’s top educators of Irish descent.

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Sister Michele Bisbey

Noteworthy: Bisbey, professor of religious studies and Ketteler Endowed Chair of Theology at La Roche College, has been named to the Irish Voice Newspaper's Irish Education 100. The annual list recognizes leading figures in education of Irish descent. Thomas Schaefer, associate vice president for academic affairs at La Roche, nominated Bisbey.

Age: 63

Residence: Allison Park Family: Father, Jack Bisbey; stepmother, Joan; two brothers, Jack and Patrick; and two sisters, Denise Davis and Eileen Cushey.

Background: She started as an adjunct faculty member at La Roche in 1992. She became a full-time faculty member in 2001, when she was awarded an endowed chair.

Education: Bachelor's degree in English from La Roche, master's degree in English from Duquesne University, master's degree in theology from Fordham University and a doctorate in theology from Duquesne.

Quote: “It's an honor both to my family, particularly my parents who highly valued their religion and their education, and the sisters of Divine Providence, who have nurtured and supported me since I was a young person.”

— Bill Zlatos

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