A member of the Sisters of Loretto, Sister Mary Beth “Buffy” Boesen (MSW ’92), MA, has dedicated her life to teaching and social justice. In 1986, she walked across the United States as a participant in Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. The following year, she joined 600 American and Russian activists in a march from Leningrad to Moscow supporting the same cause. As Supervisor at Denver’s Catholic Charities from 1992 to 2000, Boesen developed a coalition to educate the public about the welfare system and Colorado’s legislative policy choices. Named Colorado Social Worker of the Year in 1997, she also received the Children’s Health and Welfare Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Today, she is President of Loretto Academy in El Paso, Texas.
“Buffy” Boesen, MSW ’92