Hoeven Statement on Passing of Sister Thomas Welder
BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement on the passing of Sister Thomas Welder, who formerly served as president of the University of Mary. As governor, Hoeven awarded Sister Thomas with the Rough Rider Award in 2004.
“Mikey and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Sister Thomas Welder. She was a person of great faith who lived her life in service to her community. Sister Thomas did an incredible job leading the University of Mary and was beloved by both the students and faculty. As governor, I was honored to award Sister Thomas with the Rough Rider Award in recognition of her influence and leadership. Mikey and I extend our deepest condolences to her loved ones and express our sincere appreciation for her lifetime of service and commitment to her community and God.”
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