OLP MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2018
ACADEMY OF OUR LADY OF PEACE (AUTUMN 2018)
IN THIS ISSUE AUTUMN 2018
REPORT ON GIVING
L E AV I N G A LASTING LEGACY
STUDENT SUMMER EXPERIENCES
STRENGTHENING THE CSJ CHARISM
OLP ALUMNAE REUNION WEEKEND
DAY I N T H E LIFE
FRONT COVER PHOTO
OLP Dance Team co-captain, Emily Rivera ’19 performs a jump. Read more about Dance on page 12. Photo courtesy of Robyn Scherer.
O U R M I S S I O N STAT E M E N T Founded and rooted in the Gospel values of the Catholic church and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace empowers young women in an innovative learning environment that honors the individual while fostering community, and develops faith-filled leaders dedicated to the “love of God and the dear neighbor without distinction.” 2 | OLP MAGAZINE
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
Dear OLP Pilot Community, The Fall is always one of my favorite times of the year. In education, it means that the rhythm of the school year is once again underway, and shortly the seasons will begin to change. Just this week as I was checking the weather, I suddenly noticed that rain was on the horizon! With the change of each school year, we welcome new students, say goodbye to those heading off to college, and prepare for all that a new year will allow. As we think about this new school year here at OLP, I couldn’t help but think about all that this year will bring. Already, we have seen the launch of one of our exciting new programs, dance. Over the years, my dream has been to see the arts at OLP blossom at the same rate as our other academic programs. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) isn’t just an acronym we post, but a philosophy to which we hold true. We have added courses in AP Art History, Instrumental Ensemble, Choir, Technical Theatre, Architecture, and seen the rapid expansion of our Video Production courses, just to name a few! On the cover of this magazine, we wanted to showcase the growth in our dance program that has expanded to six collegiately approved courses and a new competitive dance team. Under the direction of Kelly Marshall our program is in motion! That sense of motion and evolution, the iterative process of taking something that is so good and slightly altering it to meet the needs of our girls today, is a hallmark of what allows OLP to remain on the cutting edge. What will never change at OLP is the strength of our sisterhood, our faith tradition in the spirit of our Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and our desire to help our young women grow and exceed their potential. Collectively, our tremendous faculty and staff are the architects of learning experiences that challenge our young women to become “all of which woman is capable.” These transformational years help form our OLP girls into women passionately pursuing their dreams and changing our world along the way. In this edition, you can read about some of these remarkable OLP alumnae who continue to make an indelible impact on our school and on our world. Women leaders and recognized OLP Alumnae of the Year such as Ann Navarra ’63, Sandra Brue ’62, Mary Sloper, ’58, and Rachel McKinney ’04. Just listening to the news or reading the latest headlines reminds us of the tumultuous changes in our world today. There is much that can discourage us. I urge you to pause, read about our students, our faculty, our alumnae, and see the great hope that lies within our OLP community. A place where Christ’s love is evidenced through our sisterhood and the strength of the spirit of our Sisters of St. Joseph is carried out in “service to our dear neighbor” in our local and global communities. God Bless,
Lauren Lek, Ed.D. HEAD OF SCHOOL
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Head of School Lauren Lek, Ed.D. Assistant Head of School Jessica Hooper Leadership Team George Battistel, Ph.D. Melinda Blade, Ed.D. Chris Boyer Marlena Conroy Aaron Gonzalez Teri Heard Jessica (Goncalves) Occhialini ’88 Emily Pippin ’06 Toni Russo Contributors Erin Bare Rivka Bent Alexa Camarena ’10 Ariana Estrada ’19 Elizabeth Gravitt ’19 Jeanette (Prantil) Handelsman ’64 Jessica Hooper Stephanie Kanaski ’99 Kelly Marshall Daniela Miranda ’19 Shannon Morrison Nicole Rayner Alexis Rodriguez Toni Russo Board of Directors Lauren Lek, Ed.D., Head of School Damian McKinney, Board Chair Alison (Priske) Adema ’82 Michael Guerrero Terry Kalfayan Clair Cunningham Kennedy ’81 Diane Koester-Byron Lisa (Manzer) Leweck ’82 Deacon Lane Litke Gayle McMahon Sister Jill Marie Napier, CSJ Dr. Mary O’Connor, DDS Coreen G. Petti Nina R. Sciuto-Morales ’76 Peg Stehly Danitza (Ramirez) Villaneuva ’98 Sister Maureen O’Connor, CSJ Provincial Sister Sandra Williams, O L P M A CSJ G A Z ICouncil NE | 3
OLP and SAHS ASB had their second joint meeting of the 2018-19 school year recently, and they are ready to bring on a fun and exciting year! A special thank you to ASB leaders Susan (Abawi) Antolin â€™06 of OLP and Gary Osberg of Saints for their commitment to collaboration in OLP/Saints student leadership.
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REPORT ON GIVING Tuition keeps an institution running. Philanthropy transforms it.
2017-2018 TOTA L RA ISE D : $757,05 7
Thank You, Donors! $88,426 | 12% Each year, parents, alumnae, faculty, staff and
the greater OLP community generously invest in
$85,705 | 11% Athletics
our amazing OLP students.
Through our annual fund, fundraising events,
$365,032 | 48%
$27,837 | 4%
corporate giving and foundation support,
Temporarily Restricted/ Special Programs
the 2017-2018 school year. These funds were
$121,591 | 16%
we raised $757,057 in annual giving during
used to enhance OLPâ€™s academic programs,
Carondelet Annual Fund/Unrestricted
$68,466 | 9%
Historic Preservation/ Campus Improvements
support student-athletes, expand our visual and
performing arts programs, provide scholarships to
students in need, and restore our beautiful historic campus.
The collective support from the OLP community is powerful, essential and has an immediate impact
We value and need your support. I NVEST I N O L P STU D ENTS BY MA K I NG YO U R G I FT TO DAY. W W W. AOLP.O R G /G I VI NG
on our studentsâ€™ experiences. Once again, our
faculty, staff, and board members are All in for
OLP! Thank you to each and every donor for all you do to support our young women.
Lauren Lek, Ed.D. H EA D OF SCHOOL
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The Carondelet Annual Fund allowed us to offer a variety of new service immersion trips this year! Students are seen here in Machu Picchu.
Thank You! OLP Alumnae from 74 different classes contributed almost
during the 2017-18 school year. In addition to event underwriting and sponsorship, guests at OLP’s Annual Gala had fun showing their support during our live auction and Fund-a-Pilot paddle raise. Pictured above is OLP alum Carolyn (Camarata) Gallagher ’00.
of OLP Faculty and Staff, Board of Directors and Board Committees supported the school with an annual contribution.
The generosity of OLP Parents and Grandparents is inspiring. Together, this group gave more than Thanks to donor support, we were able to offset the cost of sending our entire robotics team to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.
$281,680 last year!
OLP received cash and in-kind contributions of
which helps us direct that much more in support of our girls!
OLP’s Golf Tournament funded new athletic equipment and team uniforms, which support our CIF champions!
WHY I GIVE “I give to OLP because I know that others gave before me to make OLP a reality for our daughter. I had and believe in an allgirls’ education and by supporting OLP, I am giving present and future students the opportunity to make a difference in our world. It is really a privilege to invest in young people.” - Dr. Mary O’Connor,
The purchase of new and improved audio and theatre equipment would not have been possible without donor support.
Board of Directors and Alumnae Parent OLP M AGAZINE
L E AV I N G A L AS T I N G L EG ACY OUR ALUMNAE ARE SOME OF OUR MOST GENEROUS SUPPORTERS, and it makes sense: as beneficiaries of an OLP education, our alumnae know first-hand the impact of the integration of rigorous curriculum, socially conscience values, and exceptional leadership opportunities. Highlighted here are three such alumnae. Each have had great success as leaders in their respective fields and are now giving back by investing in future generations of OLP students. Through their estate plans and designated gifts to OLP, these women are leaving a legacy for generations to come.
Sandra (Qualiato) Brue ’62, OLP Board
Emeritus has made philanthropy a priority and is active in a number of charitable organizations around San Diego. Sandy feels that she is in a position to thank
OLP by helping it grow stronger and to be around for generations to come with a financial gift through her estate. Moreover, when visiting OLP recently Sandy
noted, “I am so happy with the spirituality alive and well here, the charism of our CSJ is living on in a strong palpable way through Dr. Lauren Lek.”
Through Sandy’s experience at OLP she learned to stand up and take
opportunities, as a result she has not been afraid to take risks in her adult life. The additional strength she’s gained comes from The Holy Spirit whom she credits as
being, “my coach in making decisions, I learned to rely on him at the Academy and I pray others do too.” In Sandy’s philanthropic commitment she is a leader for the generations of girls to come!
“Today it is more important than ever that young women are able to go to an exceptional school that still offers a well-rounded curriculum, plus a myriad of
options that are appropriate for today’s world without compromising Catholic moral values. One does not have to be wealthy to contribute and to create a legacy of their own.”
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Ann Navarra ’63, Board Chair Emeritus and
Honorary Chair of Boundless: The Campaign for OLP is passionate about OLP students and sponsors an annual scholarship for OLP
juniors and seniors. She is a changemaker in the community and is involved with numerous organizations in San Diego and beyond.
“OLP is a model of success. The hundreds of young women who graduate greet the world on balanced feet with arms extended
and the desire to learn and succeed. They are well prepared with a constant relevance for their world and for their academic and career pursuits today so they may LIVE THEIR DREAMS.”
“I welcome my fellow alumnae to visit the campus and learn what OLP is today. Meet and greet the students, faculty, staff and
administration. Understand why OLP is a model of success as the learning structures and opportunities are broadening to allow
girls access and inclusion to be leaders in their communities, while earning incredible merit-
based scholarships to the best of the best universities.”
Mary Caratan Sloper ’58, Board Chair Emeritus who was honored as OLP’s Alumna of the Year at Alumnae Reunion Weekend in August, spent 12 years as a boarding student at OLP.
Mary reflected on those perennial characteristics that make OLP so special: “Imagine holding on to and preserving a tradition
since 1882 where girls are well educated, both in mind and spirit. Where support is given and enduring life friendships are formed and remembered. A place where current knowledge is taught
and learned but also lifelong values are practiced and imparted in ways that extend beyond this place. While classroom technology
and curricula will change to keep pace with the latest advances, in the most important ways, the spirit of OLP and the charism of the CSJ has not and will not change.”
“We have an obligation to the future and to make sure that good things continue in this world. We have to pay it forward. The best way for me to say ‘thank you’ for what I received is to ensure that someone else is provided the opportunity, another girl will be given access.”
The generosity of these women ensures that future OLP students can experience an extraordinary OLP education and that OLP girls will continue to become agents of change in our world. Join these three alumnae role models and other alumnae who have made a philanthropic commitment to OLP. Ensuring your legacy and supporting our girls is the best way to pay it forward and support those who follow. If you are interested in making an estate gift to OLP, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com. To find out more about our Boundless Campaign for OLP, visit aolp.org/Boundless
SAFETY FIRST AT O L P WITH TONI RUSSO, D I R E C T O R O F FA C I L I T I E S
At OLP the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and
community is a top priority. Director of Facilities Toni Russo, has taken an intentional approach to ensure
OLP is proactive in its safety program. Mrs. Russo is a certified OSHA instructor and as such has developed a vast knowledge regarding Emergency Action
think about and approach safety. In January of 2018, OLP made the commitment
to become an A.L.I.C.E. certified school. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter,
Plans and Active Shooter/Violent Intruder protocols.
Evacuate) Blended classes provide preparation and a plan for organizations such
Recently Mrs. Russo has been asked to be a part of
the San Diego Diocese Office for Schools Emergency
Planning Committee to help evaluate current practice and build best practices for our diocesan parochial
as police, K-12, healthcare, higher-education, business, government, and houses of
worship, on how to more pro-actively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter. OLP faculty and staff are completing a web-based learning module and will participate in live scenario training in November of 2018 in partnership
schools. Mrs. Russo has also served as a resource to
with A.L.I.C.E. Training Institute instructors and the San Diego Police Department.
local organizations and other private schools to help
review, rewrite, and implement emergency plans. She has built a solid partnership with our local San Diego Police Department, A.L.I.C.E Training Institute, and
other safety professionals in order to ensure OLP is at the forefront of safety practices.
On a daily basis, we take a blended approach to safety. Our on-site Campus
Supervisor Steve LaMarca is our safety support during school hours. Mr. LaMarca is a current parent of twins in the class of 2022 and brings with him a vast
background in providing safety, security, and protective services to companies,
private individuals, government personnel, and fixed sites. Mr. LaMarca has been
The unfortunate increase in active shooter events across our nation and in our world has changed the way we all
an instructor for the US Navy Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection program as well
as a Police Officer in South Gate, CA and Escondido, CA. Mr. LaMarca brings his extensive training and experience in de-escalation, prevention, and proactive
approach to OLPâ€™s safety practices. Afternoon and after school hours safety coverage includes the partnership with Men In
Black Security Services, a safety resource organization founded by current parent Ryan Beadle. The Men In Black team bring a collective expertise in preventative safety, de-escalation, and people mobilization.
This proactive blended approach to safety and security provides
assurance to all constituents and
visitors to campus that the lives who touch upon this soil are protected
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and valued. OLP is grateful for this
peace of mind as we go about the
work of the mission of our school.
MEN IN BLACK TEAM
Diane pictured with her daughters Madison ’15 and Alison ’21
Empowering Women in STEM Fields: Diane Koester-Byron OLP alumna parent and board member, Diane Koester-Byron, founder and owner of I.E.-Pacific, Inc., has been paving the path in San Diego for the past 25 years. I.E.-Pacific, Inc. is an award-winning
Save the Date FIFTH ANNUAL OLP WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM Join us for OLP’s
Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium , to be
held on campus on Friday, March 15, 2019. Modeled after the speaker panels at leading universities, this annual event brings together top women leaders to share with OLP students and the community their insights and pathways to success. OLP is honored to serve as an epicenter for women’s education and, as such, is excited to host this unique event that centers on reciprocal learning and inspiration.
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“In 1981, I graduated with a Civil Engineering degree. In my upper-level classes, there were 1-2 women. I have always been a supporter of drawing more women into STEM-related industries. The Women’s Symposium exposes girls to role models in these fields so they know what possibilities exist for them.”- Diane Koester-Byron
Academy of Our Lady of Peace March 15, 2019
Thank you, Diane + I.E.-Pacific! OLP MAGAZINE
So You Think You Can Dance? At OLP, the answer is an emphatic YES!!! OLP’s new Dance Team has been working hard since its inception this year. The program has already grown to six collegiately approved courses and a competitive dance team. Freshmen through seniors comprise the 18 member competitive team. They recently returned from the West Coast Elite Summer Dance Experience in Anaheim. They took classes and learned routines from renowned teachers and choreographers in the dance industry. Olivia Kennedy ’20 received a Standout Dancer Award and was featured in the closing show. Her sister Samantha Kennedy ’20 received an All Star Dancer award and an invitation to perform in Orlando, Florida and Long Beach. Kaitlin Ordonio ’21 was a WCE Scholarship Finalist. The girls had such an amazing time learning and growing at the camp alongside 25 other high school dance teams from Southern California. Coach Kelly Marshall and the team are excited to bring what they learned back to OLP! While games and matches are always notable, the countless hours of preparing for performances is also worth noting. The dance team continues to practice every day of the school week. Whether it’s morning or afternoon practices, you can count on these ladies working on their routines for competitions and Saints football games.
Getting to Know...Kelly Marshall
the same passion. It also gave me an amazing support group – I
DANCE TEAM COACH & TEACHER
are a unique breed, and we understand and support each other in
always say, there are no friends quite like dance friends. Dancers an exceptional way. I feel blessed to be able to give our OLP girls the same opportunity I experienced.
I have been dancing since I was 2 years old, and I grew up with my dance studio being my second home. When I got to high school, I was so excited to be on the dance team. It was nice to be able to walk in that first day of school, already having been through a whole summer of dance practices with the team, and feeling comfortable knowing I already had friends in every grade level. Looking back, I don’t know what I would have done without Dance Team in high school. It gave me something to look forward to at the end of each school day, where I could let go of any worries and just do what I love for three hours surrounded by girls who shared
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If you ask anybody who has known me for the last ten years, they will tell you that being a high school dance team coach has always been my dream. It is crazy to say that I am now living my dream, and it would not have been possible without our amazing OLP girls. We have so many talented dancers on our campus who want to show their OLP spirit and pride through doing something that they love, and now they have the opportunity! This dance team has turned into more than I could have imagined, and we are only at the beginning. I look forward to what the future holds for this team, as we continue to dance our way through OLP history.
Photo courtesy of: Michael Cazares of Cazares Media OLP MAGAZINE
ANNE-MARIE DICCE SAID YES TO OLP! BY ALEXA CAMARENA-GAMBOA ’10
Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Anne-Marie Dicce’s
Anne-Marie has previously served as a Board Member for the
passion has always been music. She attended Catholic
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) San Diego
elementary school where she started playing the piano and
Chapter and continues to work as a soloist and section leader.
was involved in both school and church choirs. She then
She frequently performs locally with the Bach Collegium San
attended St. Francis High School, an all-girls school “similar
Diego and also has been involved in choral ensembles outside of
to OLP in many ways.” It wasn’t until Anne-Marie was a student
at Loyola Marymount University that she decided on a music major. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music in
Anne-Marie has already made an impact on the growing choral
2002 and was very much involved in the vocal and choral
and instrumental ensemble classes and has exciting plans for the
program at LMU. By this time, Anne-Marie knew her calling:
future. “My goals for this year include exposing the students to a
to become a teacher and classical performer. She came to San
wide variety of music specific to their voices and instruments, and to
Diego and attended UCSD, where she received her Master’s
learn together in a collaborative way,” she said.
degree in vocal performance in 2004 and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2009.
We are so happy to have the sensational Dr. Anne-Marie Dicce as part of our OLP family and are honored she said “YES” to
OLP is dedicated to enhancing Visual and Performing Arts offerings for students and was looking for an innovative music teacher to help grow the program. When Dr. Dicce saw the job posting, she jumped at the chance to apply. “I had never been more excited about a potential opportunity and I submitted my application right away,” she said. It was immediately clear her expertise and passion for music and teaching were a perfect match. She was hired four days later and said “Yes” to OLP! “I said ‘yes’ to OLP for many reasons, one being that I also went to an all-girls Catholic high school, and know full well about the amazing atmosphere that this kind of education provides.”
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O L P PA R T N E R S W I T H T H E
At girls’ schools, it’s not a matter of separating boys from girls. It’s simply about
WHY A GIRLS’
giving girls everything they need to shine. OLP is
proud to be a member of the National Coalition
Recent statistics from the
of Girls’ Schools and recently participated in two NCGS conferences. Dr. Lek and Mrs. Hooper along with a group of
National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS), of which OLP is a member school, show that all-girls’ schools:
faculty attended the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Educating Girls Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio recently. They left inspired by the vast body of research dedicated to how girls learn and how we can best support the social and emotional development of girls. “I departed discerning how we can inspire our students to embrace curiosity as integral to their daily lives and academic pursuits,” Mrs. Hooper said. “It takes both effort and consciousness to live a curious life and, when embraced, it challenges assumptions and inspires new ideas.” OLP faculty also attended the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools conference in Washington, D.C. this past summer and learned from and with girls’ school educators from around the world. They are pictured above with author Rachel Simmons! The purpose of this conference was to bring “together girls’ education advocates from across the globe to exchange best practices and innovative approaches for academic excellence and the healthy development of girls.”
Allow girls to be themselves, and provide an environment where students feel safe to express themselves and engage in an open and safe exchange of ideas. • Champion STEM careers. Graduates of all-girls’ schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science and technology compared to girls at co-ed schools. • Help produce a healthy self-confidence. • Feature a girl in every leadership role. 93% of
S A V E T H E D AT E !
girls’ school graduates say they were offered greater
Rachel Simmons is coming to OLP in September 2019! Purchase her
leadership opportunities than
latest book Enough As She Is to learn more about how to support
peers at co-ed schools.
adolescent girls to become all of which they are capable!
STUDENT SUMMER EXPERIENCES •
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Ariana Estrada ’19 • CHINA EXPERIENCE • This summer I had the amazing opportunity of traveling with National Geographic to China through one of their Student Expeditions Programs.
I spent three weeks exploring the dynamic city of Beijing, the historical desert of the Silk
Road in Dunhuang, and the lush panda forests of Chengdu--all while I developed my own on-assignment anthropology project. I stayed at a rustic farm-house, climbed the Great
Wall, visited Taoist and Buddhist religious sites, camped in the Gobi desert, ate the best (and spiciest!) food of my life, hiked the mountains at the Tangjiahe Nature Reserve and interacted with many of the friendly locals along the way.
One of the highlights of this unforgettable trip was my group’s visit to the China
Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda in Wolong Town. We arrived bright and early to the facility and assisted each caretaker in cleaning the pandas’
habitats by gathering leftover bamboo and scooping lots of poop. Never have I been so excited to do manual labor!
After that, the generous organization rewarded us for our hard work by helping us make nutritional cakes for the pandas, letting us individually feed the pandas twice, and by showing us an area they refer to as their “baby panda kindergarten.” That day I also
interviewed panda experts, learned about the research center’s goals by watching their
documentary, and heard about the efforts they believed were essential to protecting the
Giant Panda so that the species does not become endangered once again. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with the pandas and my friends!
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Elizabeth Gravitt ’19 PA N A M A S T U D E N T E X C H A N G E • This summer I went to Panamá along with two boys from Saint Augustine, Marcos Curiel and Derik Martin. I lived in a small town in Panamá called
Penonomé for a month and went to a school called “Colegio San Agustín De Penonomé.” I stayed with my friend Ale Carrizo, a Panamanian student who stayed with me for a month and went to school at OLP while she was here.
Elizabeth (lower left) pictured with one of her instructors and Saints students Marcos Curiel and Derik Martin.
In school, we learned how to cook traditional Panamanian dishes, how to
sew, and were able to practice our Spanish with the children, teachers, and
families we lived with. During the weekend we were able to explore Panamá. The family that hosted me treated me with such love and considered me as part of their family. We would go to mass every Sunday together, and I was invited to things such as birthdays and family reunions. I even stayed a few
days extra, because I was invited to go to a family wedding. It was definitely
a once in a lifetime experience and I am so glad that I was able to participate.
Elizabeth enjoyed the chance to zipline while in Panama.
Daniela Miranda ’19 • OLD GLOBE • This summer I had the life-changing opportunity to
attend the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio at
the Tony Award Winning Old Globe Theatre. It was an offer that changed my life. I not only got to analyze
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (which is
already precious enough), but I also got to learn more about acting, how to approach the Shakespearean
text and how to develop a character’s actions from professionals. I feel so lucky to have met incredibly inspiring staff members and a diverse group of
talented peers from whom I tried to soak as much
wisdom as I could (as I hope to go into the arts). At
the end of the four-week program, I got to perform
on the Old Globe’s main stage as multiple different
characters (my personal favorite being the fierce and powerful fairy queen Titania) .
Strengthening the CSJ Charism I N L E P U Y, F R A N C E
BY N I CO L E R AY N E R , WO R L D L A N G UAG ES D E PA RTM E N T
In June, my esteemed colleague Donna Allen ’85 and I had the extraordinary privilege of participating in a 10-day CSJ heritage pilgrimage in France. The tour, led by Mount Saint Mary’s
By the time we boarded our coach to travel to Le Puy, there was
University President Ann McElaney-
an essential sense of excitement and anticipation to visit the
Johnson, was entitled “In the Footsteps of the Founders,” and it was just that. Dr. McElaney-Johnson and Shannon Green, Director of the CSJ Institute at Mount Saint Mary’s, provided rich history and context during the journey.
city where the first six Sisters of St. Joseph gathered. Upon our arrival in Le Puy, we took a walking tour, led by Sister Eloisa from the Centre International St. Joseph. During our weekend in Le Puy, we enjoyed hospitality and a delicious multi-course dinner at the Centre International St. Joseph; a visit to the Cathedral Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay, a beautiful Romanesque UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site on one of the starting points of the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela; climbs to Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe and to the iron statue of Notre-Dame de France, both situated on volcanic rock; and lastly, long meandering strolls
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Above: The view from cathedral at Le Puy
through the lace making district, where students and masters
As we walked her footsteps in Lyon, we visited the Heritage
created their beautiful art before our eyes.
Rooms at the St. Joseph Convent. We saw documents written in her hand and many of her personal artifacts, including her rosary,
We visited the kitchen on Monday, the start of the second half
walking cane, bed and habit. It was especially impressive in the
of our pilgrimage, a place so instrumental in the story of the
Heritage Rooms to see a compilation of history and contributions
original six sisters’ beginning. Sister Simone is the consummate
from St. Joseph Congregations all over the world.
storyteller, and she brought to life the first sisters of 1650 in their very kitchen. It is there that they cooked, warmed themselves, exchanged ideas and spoke of their days in service to their dear neighbor, made lace, prayed, and shared meals. Next, the 20 pilgrims boarded the coach once more to make our way to Lyon. On the road we stopped in four towns, highly significant in the story of Mother St. John (née Jeanne) Fontbonne, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon. The first stop took us to her ancestral village of Bas-en-Basset, where we saw her childhood home, which, incidentally was for sale!
Mother St. John’s grave site in Lyon
The rooms are a living museum. In the movement to embrace the founders, pilgrims from all points have visited this convent in Lyon. I was deeply touched to see familiar names of pilgrims from my alma mater in Baton Rouge (as well as the names of Dr. Lauren Lek and Mrs. Jessica Hooper from their pilgrimage last year!) in the pages of the guest registry. Donna and Nicole in the kitchen of the Le Puy Six
Thanks to this transformative experience, both Donna and I feel strengthened in the CSJ Charism. It occurred to me personally how little I knew about the founders and the timeline before this
When Jeanne Fontbonne entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in
amazing contextual journey. It is my wish that our OLP students
Monistrol, she took the name, Sister St. John. She was elected
understand fully what that means when we ask for Mother St.
Superior at the age of 26 and became known as Mother St.
John’s intercession on a daily basis.
John. During our stop in Monistrol, we visited the church from which she and other sisters were dragged away during the French Revolution, due to their refusal to take the oath of allegiance to the French government. After lunch, we left Monistrol and visited the town of Saint-Didier, where Mother
The summit of the hill where Notre Dame de France stands (Le Puy)
St. John and her sisters were imprisoned and awaited the guillotine during the Revolution’s Reign of Terror. They were released one day before their scheduled execution, due to the fall of Robespierre. In our last stop before arriving in Lyon, we visited Saint-Etienne, where Mother St. John reestablished a community of sisters after the revolution.
THE FOLLOWING WERE RECOGNIZED
Larissa Eklund Dethlefs ’94 Memorial Scholarship Christine Martinez ‘94 on behalf of the Larissa Eklund Dethlefs ‘94 Memorial Scholarship donors Recipient: Daniela Miranda ’19
Sister Dolores Anchondo Leadership and Legacy Scholarship Dr. Melinda Blade and Kristen (Rauber) Hadzicki ’81 on behalf of Sister Dolores Recipients: Anjali Paye ’21, Emma Rens ’20, and Grace Kotnik ’19
Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Ann Navarra ’63 Scholarship recipients with Ann Navarra ’63
T R A N S FO R M I N G OLP STUDENT LIVES
Our first Scholarship Breakfast took place on Friday, August 10th to celebrate our student scholarship recipients and the generous donors who support their endeavors. This was truly a special gathering. The event highlighted the power of philanthropic gifts in supporting the transformation of our students to become “all of which woman is capable.” Our scholarship donors were honored by our students in the intimate event that hosted about 30 guests. “Having the opportunity to meet with Ms. Navarra was a truly unique experience as we were able to discuss her time at OLP and how it has modernized to today. She shared amazing stories and I was able to talk about my education and how much this scholarship means to me and my family. This
Kaila Weedman ‘08 and Dana Rager ‘01 on behalf of Alumnae Endowed Scholarship donors Recipient: Alyssa Armenta ’20
Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship Catherine Cleary and friend, Anne Basile on behalf of Thomas DeTemple and the Lois Mary Reuter ’40 Scholarship Recipient: Felizsa Tria ’20
Ann Navarra ’63 Scholarship Ann Navarra ‘63 Recipients: Madelyn Chronister ’20, Nicole Bruno ’19, Ashley Yeatts ’19, and Ana Serrano ’19
Dr. Tim Sheehan Memorial Scholarship Rose Sheehan Recipient: Valerie Carrillo ’20
Faculty and Staff Scholarship Erica Huebner, Aaron Gonzalez, and Jessica Occhialini ‘88 on behalf of Faculty and Staff Scholarship donors Recipient: Reina Pimentel ’21
Monica Hohn Manzer Scholarship Larry Manzer, Sandy Smelik, and Lisa (Manzer) Leweck ’82 Recipient: Isabella Palomino ’22
breakfast bridged the gap between the scholarship recipients and the people who have provided wonderful opportunities for us.”- Ashley Yeatts ‘19
Dr. M Therese Southgate Scholarship Susan (Southgate) Johnson ‘87 Recipients: Ariana Malta ’20, Krizia Esquer ’20, Maria
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Varriale Gomez ’20, Olivia Kennedy ’20, and Sarah Callahan ’20
The Academy of Our Lady of Peace invites you to
Cirque 34th Annual Gala and Auction Saturday, February 9, 2019 Formal invitation to follow Proceeds will go toward the Carondelet Annual Fund, which supports our students and programs in all areas, including academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, technology, campus maintenance and so much more.
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Alumna Launches Business Supporting Global Entrepreneurs BRANCH OUT MARKET REACHES ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD BY R AC H E L MC K I N N EY ’ 0 4 , 2 0 1 5 A LUM NA O F T H E Y EA R
September marked the launch of Branch Out Market, a business
supporting nonprofits, social enterprise and entrepreneurs around the world. It has been an exciting process and in some ways, the months leading up to it were only just a small part of the longer preparation. Check out the website to learn more, and re-imagine your holiday giving: www.branchoutmarket.com
Branch Out Market is a culmination of my experience including Girl Scouts, an OLP education, Jesuit University, missionary travels, and
faith. The web-based platform is a way to bring people on the margins into a global market while highlighting their talent and resilience.
Branch Out Market is a curated social impact market inspired by my
time in South Africa where I had the opportunity to meet many talented people and learn about passionate organizations. From all corners
of the world, each shopping basket is full of hope and purpose. You
can support an orphanage in Zambia or a women’s weaving group in
Guatemala. You can meet artisans from South Africa or help bring jobs to young women who have been saved from sex-trafficking in India. OLP teaches its students that all life is interconnected. Growing
up in San Diego one might think that everyone has access to a global market and widespread information. After traveling through some
of the world’s poorest areas, I quickly saw that accessing the global Branch Out Market features handmade crafts from Heart for Africa that supports orphans by providing education and housing; Hope Art, a project supporting orphans growing up in Zambia that produces handmade jewelry and bags; and a training program in Chicago that sells candles and helps young Moms learn job skills and gain placement into permanent jobs.
A s OLP student s returned to school this August, we thought fondly of our recently graduated Class of 2018 and of their f irst semester as college student s! Below are just a few photos of our grads with their OLP sisters around the countr y. 22 | O L P M A G A Z I N E
marketplace is rarely possible given so many barriers to entry. Branch Out Market’s mission is to help bring those artisans and community
projects who are limited by their market onto a platform that allows them to focus on their craft or mission while seamlessly reaching a larger audience.
Please pray for the success of Branch Out Market and our ability to help connect hard-working, inspiring artisans, to a larger conscious market.
Jessica Lewis ’22, current OLP freshman in her OLP hoodie and her sister, alumna Mackenzie Lewis ’18 sporting her SDSU sweatshirt.
Thank you to the members of the Alumnae Executive Council who worked so hard to make this weekend a success!
T H E 3 R D A N N UA L
OLP Alumnae Reunion Weekend It was so nice to join together for our third annual OLP Alumnae Reunion Weekend on August 9-10, 2018! Over those two days, we had close to 200 alumnae return home to OLP to celebrate memories and friendships. We welcomed our eldest alumna from the Class of 1943, our youngest alumna who just graduated in May and several in-between.
Our weekend started off with OLP: Here for the Journey Alumnae Reconnect event where we featured a vendor marketplace, of which many of the vendors were OLP alumnae. We celebrated our Alumnae Remembrance Mass in our beautifully restored chapel, alive with its marble altar and original wood floors and honored Mary (Caratan) Sloper ‘58 as our Alumna of the Year. Our Endless Summer party made it’s 5th appearance and alumnae, current parents, faculty and staff members, joined together to celebrate the end of a great summer and the start to a bright new school year. Alumnae shared post-graduation stories and accomplishments-the OLP sisterhood is alive!
Save the date for Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2019! August 8-9, 2019
Top left: Alums enjoyed the vendor marketplace; Top right: The memory tree where guests could add the names of loved ones; Bottom left: The weekend started with Mass in the beautifully restored Chapel; Bottom right: OLP Board Member Peg Stehly with 2018 Alumna of the Year and Board Chair Emerita Mary (Caratan) Sloper ’58
Class of 2016 graduates and friends Elizabeth Hammond, Maria Balistreri, Tess Kalfayan, and Briana Tangredi show off their college sweatshirts.
Natalia Padilla Tiller ’18 at New York University where she is a prestigious Martin Luther King Scholar. OLP MAGAZINE
It was our FIRST EVER Homecoming Pep Rally! We had lots of fun watching our cheerleaders lead the way, participating in fun games, cheering with our fellow classmates, and concluding with our extremely talented dance team!
a DAY i n the LIFE
The wonderful Class of â€™88 having a blast at our Annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend!
We had a blast at our annual Back to School Social featuring an amazing bouncy house, water balloon fight, fun games, and more! We celebrated the first day of school with a Welcome Back Assembly! Our Seniors welcomed the Class of 2022 with a beautiful flower tunnel!
Padres hosted their first ever ASB Night celebrating student leaders throughout San Diego County high schools. OLP and Saints student leaders had a blast Ocelebrating L P M A G A Ztheir I N E phenomenal teams!
We had the pleasure of welcoming our OLP dads to enjoy lunch with their daughters and friends for Bring Your Dad to Lunch Day!
We welcomed the sensational Jessica Lahey to discuss her breakthrough manifesto, “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.” A special thank you to Jessica Lahey for inspiring the OLP community.
We had a successful Club Expo Week at OLP! Our students had the opportunity to learn about the various clubs available.
Our OLP community gathered for our first all school Mass of the year and were honored to hear Fr. John Amsberry’s moving words of wisdom.: “You Are Loved!” Our wonderful Robotics team was mentored by Forward Slope engineers!
It was our first Wacky Wednesday! We were joined by St. Augustine High School students who were here to sell pit tickets and witness what Wacky Wednesday is all about here at OLP!
Daniela Miranda ’19, Emma Gronstad ’19, Kaseba Chibweth ’19, Mia Soto ’20, and Savina Charlier ’20 attended the Hera Venture Summit. The Hera Venture Summit featured keynote speakers and panelists for a one-day intensive event aimed at bringing both sides of the investment table together.
CBS 8 visited OLP to discuss our STEM programs and Pilot productions!
OLP’s Homecoming was a huge success! 750 students enjoyed a night under the stars, dancing, playing games and making s’mores. We are already looking forward to next year’s event! Thank you to OLP’s ASB leaders for creating such a wonderful event!
TA K E F L I G H T Au t u m n
SAMANTHA HOSENKAMP KERSTETTER ’01 and her husband
Brian Kerstetter just welcomed a member of the Class of 2031 -- Kirra River Kerstetter -- on September 9, 2018. Samantha describes herself as a “proud Mum” and she can hardly wait to take Kirra hiking, on stroller runs and camping (all of the things she and Brian love to do)! Samantha attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 2006 with a degree in both English and Psychology. She worked in both New York and Chicago (where she went to Culinary School) and pursued
a career in Marketing. As a social media specialist, she worked for Ragan Communications and spoke on this subject at conferences at Disney World, Microsoft and Southwest Airlines. Samantha moved back to San Diego and now works for Road Runner Sports as their Senior Social Media and Content Marketing Specialist. She fondly remembers her English teacher at OLP, Margaret Goebel, who she remembers as having a great dynamic with her students and is grateful to OLP for fostering her self-confidence and creativity. She still maintains a lifelong friendship with classmates Natalie Bouravong Loman ’01, Alison Pierce Becker ’01, Raeleen Damian Maraszek ’01, and Emily Green Hamilton ’01.
SINEAD HORGAN ’12
is pursuing a Master’s in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, working in hospitals all over Chicago in pediatric, cancer, prenatal and lab utilization genetic counseling. She recently served as an intern with the National Healthcare Service (NHS) in London, England. She graduated from UCSD with a degree in biology in 2015. While at UCSD she was a research assistant for the REACH project investigating the genetic basis of autism by analyzing the genomes of hundreds of ASD individuals and family members. OLP provided Sinead with a very strong foundation of dedication, hard work and curiosity that has served her well in both her collegiate and personal life. In addition, the confidence that OLP strives to instill in all of its students has encouraged her to pursue her interests through graduate school. Sinead shares that she will always look back on her time at OLP as some of the most joyful years of her life. It fosters an “amazing sense of community and provides numerous outlets for individuality.” Her closest friends remain the girls she spent eight hours a day, every day with at OLP. She finds herself “always falling back on them when I need friends the most.” With her busy schedule, Sinead still manages to enjoy long distance running and competes in triathlons! She would like to encourage her OLP sisters interested in science to explore professional options outside of traditional roles. A career in genetic counseling was one of those options for Sinead and it has allowed her to combine her love of genetics and biology with her sociable personality. 26 | O L P M A G A Z I N E
DANAMARIE MCNICHOLLCARTER ’13 was crowned Miss
Washington and represented the evergreen state at the national Miss America competition on September 9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey – it was broadcast live on ABC! She was selected as one of the 15 semifinalists in the competition and represented herself well as she spoke of her work with the Adaptive Sports Foundation, an organization that improves the quality of life for children, adults and wounded veterans with physical disabilities through recreation and sports. She also showcased her talent in the Miss Washington contest by playing a rendition of “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the piano. Danamarie was Miss Teen La Mesa 2010 while a student at OLP and attended and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media. She has most recently been working as a television news reporter for KREM-2 in Spokane, Washington. For more information, follow Danamarie on Instagram (@danamariemctv)!
EMILY O’CONNOR ’16
is currently studying Environmental Science: Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University in Chicago. Starting her third year at Loyola, she plans to graduate in Spring 2019. In 2018, Emily spent the fall at the Newman Institute, a Jesuit university located in Uppsala, Sweden. She lived in the countryside, in her words “straight out of a Wes Anderson film that
had a chicken coop with many chickens and one noisy rooster.” About an hour away from Stockholm, Emily studied Environment and Justice Programs and visited numerous sites all around Sweden to learn about how the country and its government are addressing environmental problems that exist within their borders. In Chicago, Emily is a student worker at the local farmers market and serves on the E-Board of two environmental clubs. “I spend my Wednesdays and Fridays waking up hours before the sun to make vegan donuts and bake various pastries before biking to my first class.” Due to her early graduation, she is investigating postgraduate possibilities including pursuing masters in food sociology, gastronomy, food systems, and culinary history. She hopes to find herself studying in culinary school, particularly in the art of plant-based foods. When asked how her education at OLP has influenced her life choices, she answered: “The core value of social justice that OLP instilled in me is the motivation for my interest in potential careers that focus on reducing food waste and initiating more equity in food distribution.”
LAUREN CRANE ’11 attended San Jose State
University where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and served in various leadership positions in the organization. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Occupational Therapy and was a Dean Scholar in 2016 and 2017. She pursued and earned a Masters in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University as well. While a student there she was involved in various clubs and activities and presented at the American Occupational Research Conference and volunteered at a San Jose-based transitional housing facility, organizing and facilitating pediatric leisure-based craft groups for children. She is presently employed at Sharp Rees Stealy Pediatric Rehabilitation in San Diego as an Occupational Therapist. She works with children 0-18 years of age providing interventions that enable them to participate more fully in meaningful occupations and activities of daily living. She is also currently pursuing a Sensory Integration Continuing Education Certification through USC. At OLP, Lauren learned the skill of balancing her time between family, athletics and friends. She also learned the importance of building strong relationships with teachers and how to ask them for help. These skills enabled Lauren to pursue her goal to become an occupational therapist. The greatest gift that OLP has given to Lauren is being part of the OLP community. “Even though I graduated from OLP seven years ago, OLP has continued to help guide me and shape me into the woman I am today.”
ALICIA MIKOLAYCIK ’03
currently serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California for her undergraduate studies and Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine for her medical training. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at UCSF in Fresno and completed a fellowship in medical administration, also in the Bay Area. In her own words, Alicia shares – “It’s been a crazy ride but an amazing life so far...participating on the national level in the fight for better access to quality emergency care for all.” She has been fortunate to encounter OLP sisters throughout her journey since she graduated from OLP. While in her residency at UCSF in Fresno, she served alongside Clarisse Casilang ’02 who just happened to be a pediatric resident there. When Alicia was on the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, another OLP alumna, Veronica Lopez Mason ’95 was also on the EMRA Staff. Alicia shares: “Being educated at OLP was a defining part of my life. It ingrained in me the reality that it is OK for a woman to be strong, smart, opinionated, and successful...to be better than my previous best, to not settle for ‘good’ when ‘great’ was possible.”
KATIE ATHIS ’11 has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to attend Loyola University Chicago to obtain a Masters of Social Work. She began her studies in late August and will intern for three years with Catholic Charities, concentrating on work with high school students. She hopes to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and continue her work with vulnerable young people in therapeutic settings. Katie attended Seattle University and graduated with honors with a major in International Studies and Political Science. Katie continues to follow her life passion for social justice causes - she has visited Nicaragua to evaluate the sustainability of various NGOs, volunteered and did advocacy work in the local Seattle community, facilitating conversations among students regarding privilege, oppression, institutionalized racism and gentrification. After graduation from SU, she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked with young adults experiencing homelessness in Nashville, Tennessee and presently continues her work at a temporary residential program for 18-24-year-olds back in Seattle. In her own words, Katie shares: “ Young people are more likely to succeed and be generally healthy with at least one caring adult in their lives…I was so fortunate to have teachers at OLP who taught me lessons and modeled adult life so I was able to be successful. I hope to be that for the young people I work with.”
MARY HAPPER ROBERTS ’64
graciously serves on the OLP Alumnae Association as a Member-At-Large and is involved in rewriting the Association’s Bylaws and providing alumnae input and support for the OLP Gala. She attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in English in 1974. She worked for the San Diego Probation Department from 1972-2003 and served as a Probation Supervisor from 19892003. She is now “happily retired.” She has been married to Tom Roberts since 2008 and has one step-daughter Alison. Mary has three grandchildren, Abby, Maddie and Max Perlman. She is happy to be reconnected to OLP and enjoys her friendship with her best friend when she was at OLP, Marilyn Gonsowski and classmates, Jeanette (Prantil) Handelsman ’64, Ellen Linges ’64, Candy Herweg McDaniel ’64 and Lani Herweg Marnane-Konopaske ’64. She has fond memories of classes with Sr. Mary JoAnn and Sr. Leo Francis -- even when she was caught by Sr. Leo Francis when she was a junior roasting mini-marshmallows over candles. Mary is thankful for the outstanding education she received at OLP that helped prepare her to “make my way in the world as a strong and independent woman.” The greatest gift that she received from OLP was the knowledge that she was capable of accomplishing whatever she set her mind to. She adds: “I am grateful not only for the education OLP provided me, but also for fostering in me a sense of self-worth and the enduring reminder that I am a beloved child of God.”
Pilots Take Flight continued
MARLEN MIRANDA ’ 16 is currently a student at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. This academic year she will have the privilege of attending a SIT Study Abroad program with an emphasis in Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy. For her first semester, she will be traveling to Chile, Nepal, and Jordan. Her major at Trinity College is Political Science and Human Rights. Marlen is deeply engaged on- and off-campus with students from underrepresented backgrounds. Coming from both a bi-lingual and bi-cultural background, she is an outstanding advocate for the young people she seeks to empower. She is part of the College First-Generation Advisory Board where issues are identified and input is provided to enhance the educational experience of first-generation students. She is a member of La Voz Latina and PRIDE (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education). Marlen’s commitment to addressing issues of educational access and opportunity continues the work she began during her time at OLP when she founded Girls 4 Change to provide information and support to inspire more young Latina women to pursue higher education and to take on leadership roles.
MADELEINE (MADDIE) OTA ’14
is returning to
Stanford University to complete her Masters in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology after finishing her summer internship in Paris where she worked in the Cultural Heritage Department at UNESCO. She was also able to attend a two-week-long UNESCO World Heritage Department experience in Manama, Bahrain where she was excited to learn about world heritage sites. Maddie graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Archaeology and Classics. She spent a quarter abroad working with Stanford Assistant Professor Justin Leidwanger on an archaeological project doing underwater excavation on a sixth-century shipwreck off the southeast coast of Sicily. Part of the project was to not only do the excavation of the ship, thought to be carrying materials to build a church, but to interview the residents of Marzamemi, a village near the sight of the shipwreck to determine how the ancient artifacts recovered affected them. Maddie believes that “it’s important for archaeologists to understand how people today construct their identities in relation to the ancient artifacts and ruins around them.” She states: “So many conflicts in this world are caused by people not understanding each other and their past. I think if we can better learn how to manage cultural heritage globally and foster an understanding of each other’s backgrounds we can build a lot of respect and collaboration among individuals.” To read more about Maddie’s work in Sicily visit news.standford.edu
We remember our beloved alumnae who have gone to their eternal rest. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
ANN HOFF SCOTT ’84, MOTHER OF CAROLINE SCOTT ’17 L O R I LU DW I C K AVA L O S ’ 8 2 , D A U G H T E R O F J O A N N E U R N E Z I S H U N T ’ 6 0 KAT H Y A U S T I N M C C O L L U M ’ 6 8 E V E LY N L E A M A N L I N N E R T Z ’ 6 6 LAEL JOHNSTON DEWHURST ’60 MARY MULLEN PHILLIPS ’58 GLORIA HARTMAN BERRY ’40
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“O, my sisters, let us love one another” - Mother St. John Fontbonne
OLP ALUMNAE EVENTS •
S AV E T H E DAT E S
ALUMNAE RECONNECTS BAY AREA ALUMNAE RECONNECT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 11AM-1:30PM
at Lake Chalet on Lake Merritt in Oakland • CHICAGO ALUMNAE RECONNECT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 11:30AM-1:30PM
at Maggiano’s Little Italy •
NEW YORK CITY ALUMNAE RECONNECT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 12PM-2PM
at the Trading Post on John Street In NYC •
2019 ALUMNAE REUNION EVENTS JEWEL JUBILEE
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
Mass and Luncheon honoring graduates of 50+ years • CLASS OF 1969 50TH REUNION CELEBRATION FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019
Commencement, Class of 2019 • ALUMNAE REUNION WEEKEND AUGUST 8-9, 2019
specially honoring classes ending in “4” or “9” i.e. 1944, 2009.
LOS ANGELES AREA ALUMNAE RECONNECT JANUARY 2019 11:30AM-1:30PM
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus
Watch for updates of the Alumnae portion of the OLP website (aolp.org), emails and invitations to the events listed above. OLP MAGAZINE
THE ACADEMY OF OUR LADY OF PEACE presents
Show Times: Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 pm
Monsignor Eagen Theatre (1/2 Price Student Show!)
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
4860 Oregon Street
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 pm
San Diego, CA 92116
Wednesday, November 7 at 3:00 pm
(1/2 Price Student Show!)
Parking available in garage and
Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm
Justin Tracy, Director
$12 adults | $8 students, seniors & military Tickets at www.aolp.org/drama 30 | O L P M A G A Z I N E
Christmas at Our House Thursday, December 13, 2018
A Taste of OLP
5:00-6:30 p.m. | $25 per person. Join us on campus as we welcome the Christmas Season and revel in the musical delights of the OLP choir. Enjoy delicious appetizers, holiday beverages, and delectable desserts.
7:00 p.m. | Free | RSVP required Weâ€™d love to see you again for this time honored tradition, more than 75 years running! Join us as we come together to deepen our experience of Advent and Christmas through words and music set in beautiful student tableaux that tell the story of the birth of Christ.
Get tickets and RS VP at aolp.org
NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POS TAGE PAID SAN DIEGO, C A PERMIT NO. 1592
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Join Us for Open House OLP community members are encouraged to bring friends and family members to learn about the OLP Difference. Open to all! S U N D AY, N O V E M B E R 4 , 2 0 1 8
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of students are taking at least one of the
36 AP & Honors Courses offered
OF THE CLASS OF 2018 PLAN TO PURSUE STEM MAJORS IN COLLEGE
OLP graduates are the next women leaders and innovators in our world!
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