Every year, a Webster University alumna or alumni who has dedicated a considerable portion of their life to the advancement of social justice and humanity is given the Loretto Award. The purpose of the Award is to uphold the Sisters of Loretto’s commitment to social justice and community service, which led to the founding of Webster College in 1915. Carlita Vasser’s profound dedication to fostering positive change has left an indelible mark on both local communities. Their tireless efforts and impactful initiatives resonate with the core ethos of the Loretto culture, embodying the spirit of compassion, justice, and selfless service. The Alumni Board Awards Committee, entrusted with the responsibility of selecting recipients for this prestigious honor, recognizes Vasser’s exceptional contributions. Through a rigorous process, she emerged as an exemplar of the Loretto legacy, a beacon of inspiration for fellow alumni, and a symbol of the enduring power of service-driven leadership.
As she pursues her third degree in the Doctor of Management Program at Webster, Vasser is demonstrating the value of education and leading by example for her kids. As a public spokesperson and supporter of universal healthcare education, she strives to give underprivileged and minority groups access to information and resources. Vasser co-founded the first local chapter of the national Medical Reserve Corps in St. Louis City, known as Gateway St. Louis Medical Reserve Corps. She also created the health news and education program Returning to Eden-Keeping God’s Temple Healthy, which was broadcast on radio and online (https://www.webster.edu/giving/alumni/alumni-awards.php).
With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Vasser has developed programs for nonprofits, churches, and charity groups. Vasser is motivated by her mother to live a life that embodies her beliefs and to leave the world in a better state than when she discovered it. Vasser made the decision that she wanted to be a healer—someone who made other people feel better—after enduring hardship and an illness of her own. Education is essential for any kind of advancement, according to the CEO and director of nursing at At Home Care.
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