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2017 St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Award: Janice Foulks
Janice Foulks has been an influential faculty member at the Rosary since 1984. Through her 34 years of service to the school, "Ms. Janice," as she is known to most, has impacted countless student lives. She has served on many committees outside of her role as the Preschool, Lower School, and Middle School Guidance Counselor and Director of Counseling including, most recently, the Bicentennial Committee for St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Outside of school, she has served on several boards, including the French Quarter Festival, and on the Special Events Committee of the Archdiocesan Catholic Cultural Heritage Center.
Years Teaching at ASH: 34 years (since 1984)
Current Role: Director of Counseling
What does it mean to you to be recognized with the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Award?
When I was notified that I would be the recipient of the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Award, I was completely overwhelmed. The opportunity to serve the Sacred Heart community along the side of my colleagues each day is an honor and a pleasure and what I dearly love doing. I truly believe the award is also for all of those who work closely with me in carrying out the ministry of St. Philippine, and I sincerely thank them.
What does Sacred Heart mean to you?
To me Sacred Heart means "coming home" to a way of life—a way of thinking and feeling, praying together, and giving to others. It is also the many relationships I have had over the years with our children, families, religious, and all in the community that I treasure and that have meant so very much to me.
What is your favorite Sacred Heart memory?
There are many Sacred Heart memories for me, but one that will be in my heart forever is the day we returned to the Rosary after Hurricane Katrina, November 7, 2005. Smiles, big hugs, and many tears were plentiful across both the Mater and Rosary Campuses. We were home!