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OLP M a ga zi n e

Living the CSJ

Charism Academy of Our Lady of Peace {Winter 2014}




Cover OLP alum Gwen Willis ’12 recently

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took a service learning trip to Rwanda. She’s pictured wearing her OLP basketball shorts!


Academy of Our Lady of Peace | {winter 2014}

Annual Report We share our annual report and say a big “Thank You” to all who have contributed.

Alums on the Map


A special spotlight on alumnae currently working as educators in San Diego County.


Sisters of St. Joseph Living Their Mission in the 21st Century

By Laura Impastato ’66, CSJ Associate CSJ Associate, Laura Impastato ’66 sheds light on all the ways our CSJ Sisters continue to honor their mission.

Surf’s Up



By Christina Fulleton Harmes ’05, OLP Surf Coach OLP alum and Surf Coach, Christina Harmes ’05 rolls in the latest news on our new team.

OurMission Statement

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic, liberal arts oriented, college preparatory secondary school dedicated to the education of young women. As a Catholic school, it is committed to helping its students become active participants in building Christ’s kingdom of justice, love and peace. As a school rooted in the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, it promotes the cultivation of “gentleness, peace and joy” as we respond to the needs of the “dear neighbor” both in our midst

State of the Arts

By Kathleen Herb Baker ’70 & Michael Stringer, Visual & Peroforming Arts Dept. Get an update on our VAPA Department and discover the latest news.

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Pilots Flight Log

By Kirsten Rauber Hadzicki ’81 Alumnae event photos and memories from recently held reunions & alum gatherings.

Pilots Take Flight OLP alumnae from all years share their exciting life news.

Alum Educators at OLP Current OLP alum teachers sound off on why they wanted to come back to OLP to teach.

and in our human community. Through its college preparatory program, its mission is to empower its students to become knowledgeable in those skills needed to achieve success in post-secondary studies, and to make informed and valuesdriven decisions in the context of today’s world. As a result of these endeavors, and working with parents as our educational partners providing a family context of faith-in-action, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace strives to graduate responsible women educated to the needs of society.

Letter From Head of School It is early December, just at the start of Advent as I write this letter. The school is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, and we are preparing to collect hundreds of toys in support of the Catholic Charities annual Toy Drive. Students are balancing the rigors of academics with class retreats, service projects, clubs, athletics and social events. As we welcome in the 2014 New Year, it is a time of excitement where we continue to gain momentum from the hope of Advent. That hope continues to push us forward in our goals for the months ahead. This issue of OLP Magazine highlights many of the dynamic experiences from our students, our alumnae, faculty and staff. What you will see from the plethora of stories is the living out of the CSJ charism, as displayed in our current student body and throughout the lives of our alumnae. The very foundation of all that we do here at OLP springs forth from the legacy and values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our Mission, inspired and directed by the charism of the order, is the lens by which all decisions are made. Our CSJ sisters continue to play a vital role in our school, our communities and in our world. In this edition of our magazine, we feature a special center section specifically dedicated to the stories of our local CSJ Sisters. Those same CSJ values have also inspired the professional calling of many of our OLP alumnae, leading them to careers in service to the “dear neighbor.” You can read more about these inspirational women who have dedicated their lives in service to education in our local San Diego community. Our cover reflects the story of the global impact our alumnae are making in service to academia and women. These OLP graduates are a powerful force of transformation so needed in our world today! It is with an abundance of gratitude and appreciation that we also present our 20122013 Annual Report. Each year, we report back to our community on our fundraising efforts for the previous fiscal year. While we take every opportunity to thank you in a variety of more personal ways, please accept this public acknowledgement of thanksgiving and insight into how your generosity directly impacts the education of women. Each and every gift made to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace is valued, vital and put to tremendous use. We could not be the successful institution we are without the generous support of alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, foundations, businesses, and friends. On behalf of our Board of Directors, teachers, support staff, and students, thank you for all you do for OLP! I wish you and your families all the best in 2014. Thank you again for the support, prayers and gifts you share with OLP. Our doors are always open to you, please feel free to stop in, you are most welcome.

OLPMagazine Academy of Our Lady Of Peace Head of School Lauren Lek Vice Principal John Galvan Assistant Principal, Director of Admissions Jessica Hooper Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services Jeanette Handelsman ’64 Director of Institutional Advancement Margot Meier Howard Editor Emily Pippin ’06 Contributors Margot Meier Howard Christina Harmes ’05 Rose Marie Oshana ’14 Kimberly Ha ’14 Meagan Armenta ’14 Haley Antoine ’15 Laura Impastato ’66 Kirsten Rauber Hadzicki ’81 Naomi Smullen ’14 Board of Directors Lauren Lek, Head of School Mike Coughlin, Board Chair Sister Breege Boyle SSL Msgr. Richard Duncanson Dr. Nora Faine-Sykes ’78 Mike Guerrero Susan Hause Clair Kennedy ’81 Damian McKinney John McMahon Sister Jill Marie Napier CSJ Kathleen Olsen Coreen G. Petti Barbara Picco Sister Virginia Rodee ’53 RSCJ Rita Scherrei

Peacefully yours,

To contact the editor or submit a story idea,

Lauren Lek

Class notes should be sent to Kirsten Rauber

Head of School

please email Emily Pippin ’06 at Hadzicki ’81at

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{ Ne w s & A nnouncemen t s }

first look:

Our New Logo

the new olp logo features the timeless image of the French Fleur de Lis




and represents our connection to the CSJ beginnings in Le Puy, France. The intricacies of the flower, patterned after a lily, also represent the lace-making enterprise of our founding Sisters as a means of economic stability in France. St. Joseph, the patron Saint of the CSJ, is also represented through the lily, which was given to him as a sign for him to take the virgin Mary into his safekeeping. We feel this new logo ties together our rich history and stands to serve as a symbolic embrace, reminding us of the charism of our founding Sisters. We thank MJE Marketing Services for understanding our vision, history and heritage and for bringing it to life. Stylish logowear with our new logo will be exclusively unveiled at our annual Auction & Gala in February (see back cover for more information about the gala).

The Kindness Project

OLP’s “Kindness Project” was started in October

2012. While many schools start an “anti-bullying” program to deal with the issues of peer on peer aggression, our counseling department developed the Kindness Project based on our OLP Mission and the CSJ charism. The entire student body gathered for two assemblies. In the first, OLP explored the ways girls bully: gossip, cyber-bullying, and exclusion. In the second assembly, the Kindness Project explored ways we could unite the OLP community through intentional acts of kindness. The Kindness Project Task Force is a group of self-selected students who meet monthly and create weekly Kindness Project Challenges (KPCs). The challenges focus on three areas: kindness on campus, kindness at home, and kindness in the community. Faye Ortiz ’14, a senior at OLP, announces

By Jill Hicke, LCSW, Counseling Department

the weekly KPCs on PTV. During the month of October, the focus of our KPCs was breast cancer awareness and support for those in treatment. The students, staff and teachers participated in a Pink Out on October 4. Students also used social media to challenge other schools to do the same. Additionally, through donations of time and money, our students supported the Helen Knoll Foundation and wrote letters of support and compassion to breast cancer patients.

The mission of the Kindness Project is to follow in the spirit of both St. Therese of Lisieux and Mother Teresa to do “small things with great love,” and in the spirit of the CSJs to focus on service to the “dear neighbor.”

Robotics & Engineering Gear Up @ OLP Written By

Haley Antoine ’15

This year two new additions have come to the Academy: the Robotics and Engineering Club and the OLP MicroChicks Robotics Team. All students are welcome to join the Club at any time. Since the inception of the Club, professional engineers have been invited to speak during cocurricular. Jointly, the club and team plan to host a variety of engineers to speak next semester and will engage in several mini-engineering projects. The OLP MicroChicks Robotics Team is a part of the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) organization and is limited to a group of 10 girls selected by an application process at the beginning of the year. Each September, a challenge is announced which signals the beginning of the FTC competition season. Teams across the nation rapidly build

and program a robot to perform the tasks put forth in the challenge and get prepared to compete in tournaments. OLP’s rookie team received an FTC grant from NDEP (National Defense Education Program) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to cover start-up costs for the team. In addition to the grants, women engineers from Naval Air Systems Command mentor the team after school and on Saturdays in building and programming the robot. Help cheer on the MicroChicks as they compete in qualifying tournaments starting in December!

Inquiring Minds Haley with Abigail Engle ’15 and Nika Haleftiras ’15 Written By

This year, based on significant changes on College Board AP science tests, scientific learning has taken on a new form at the Academy. There is a shift from solely memorizing and regurgitating information to more hands-on inquiry-based learning. While the fundamentals are essential for understanding results of experiments, hands-on inquiry labs bring together learning the basics with the elements of discovery. Student inquiry-based learning focuses on students designing, carrying out, examining data/results of their own experiments, and effectively communicating a conclusion based on gathered evidence. During one of our first handson inquiry labs in AP Biology class (taught by Stefini Ma’ake ’98), AP Bio girls learned the fundamental definition of an enzyme: a protein that catalyzes inter-cellular reactions. After we performed a structured inquiry lab (step-by-step) with the enzyme catalase (decomposes hydrogen peroxide), individual

Haley Antoine ’15

lab groups formulated their own experiments openly exploring the effects that certain environmental factors, such as temperature and pH, would have on other enzymes, such as amylase (decomposes starch) and lactase (breaks down lactose). Lab groups carried out their individualized experiments, witnessing how enzymes worked under different conditions, making enzymatic reactions more of a concrete and tangible concept rather than an abstract idea in a textbook. Incorporating more practices of handson inquiry-based learning into AP science classes allow the young women of OLP to understand more about the world around them while also better preparing them for the upcoming AP exam in May!

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Partnerships OLP

We would like to thank the many partners who

Congratulations! OLP’s Head College Counselor, Mrs. Nicholle Wyatt, has been asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Catholic College Admission Association.

Mrs. Wyatt regularly participates in professional organizations having to do with college admissions. She is also a sought-after presenter for the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, having presented regionally and nationally on an array of issues in college counseling. “I have always wanted to maintain a connection with all aspects of the college admissions process,” says Mrs. Wyatt. “Early in my career I was a college recruiter for Pacific University and then went to work for the admissions department at the University of San Diego. When I transitioned to the high school side of the process, I knew it would be advantageous to maintain contact with the college side, so that I would have as much inside knowledge as possible to help our students.”

It is great that I have the opportunity to do what I do here at OLP. In addition to her background in recruiting and admissions, Mrs. Wyatt currently works for UCLA’s Undergraduate Admissions. She is also regularly invited by different universities to visit and learn what they have to offer our OLP students. “Frankly, not every high school is able or willing to support college counseling the way the administration at OLP does,” says Mrs. Wyatt. “Many high schools are only able to focus on their highest achieving students.” Mrs. Wyatt has now visited and met with admissions officials at more than 400 colleges across the United States. We congratulate Mrs. Wyatt on being named to the board of the NCCAA and appreciate everything she does to help our OLP students and families reach their collegiate goals. 6 | OLP Magazine

have worked with us this past quarter, including our fantastic marketing agency team at MJE Marketing Services. Marlee Ehrenfeld, Robb Henderson, Lauren Bogart & Aaron Ishaeik have done an amazing job helping us to re-brand OLP in a way that tells our unique story, while at the same time designing our beautiful new logo. Marlee is a highly-acclaimed creative director whose work has been featured in international graphic design publications. She also has led the agency’s team of designers, writers, programmers and producers in the development and implementation of award-winning ad campaigns for clients such as UCSD, San Diego International Auto Show and the Port of San Diego’s cruise industry.

We couldn’t have done it without you, MJE! We’d also like to thank the wonderful sponsors of our Taste of the Holidays event & Candlelight Procession in December. The night was a great success, in large part to your support and partnership: Pacific Event Productions, Ryan Bros. Coffee, Cueva Bar, Green Dragon Tavern & Museum, Sabuku Sushi, Wings N’ Things, The French Gourmet, El Zarape, Gran Sol Catering, Flour Power, Pan Dulce Donado por las Mamas de OLP and EstrellA Catering. We also gratefully acknowledge the San Diego Yacht Club for generously providing a gorgeous venue for our faculty Christmas party.




Academy of Our Lady of Peace

July 2012-June 2013 Annual Report The Big Picture at OLP

Report on Giving Sister Dolores Anchondo Endowed Scholarship Fund “In whatever you do, serve the ’dear neighbor’…” —Mother St. John Fontbonne

A perfect way to provide continued support for scholarships now and into the future is to invest in the Sister Dolores Anchondo Endowed Scholarship Fund. Established by the Academy of Our Lady of Peace Board of Directors in 2011 to honor the extraordinary dedication and leadership of Sister Dolores, the endowment fund is steadily growing with an immediate goal of reaching $1 million. The principal funds of the endowment are invested in a disciplined manner, according to investment policies designed to protect and build the value of the endowment. Earnings and investment appreciation are channeled back into the fund, permitting the fund to grow over time and become a source of long-term support that can be maintained in perpetuity. Recipients of the scholarship are those young women who exemplify the CSJ tradition of accomplishing excellence with an attitude


Gift Amount

% of total

Annual Fund

$269,980.00 $125,000.00 $91,613.21

52% 24% 18%

Restricted Gifts

received their scholarships in a special assembly during the 2012-


2013 academic year. Awardees included Danielle Dillard ’14,

Sr. Dolores AnchondoCSJ Endowed Scholarship Fund





It is the continued generosity of our dear contributors that is OLP students.

Carondelet Annual Fund The Carondelet Annual Fund is the yearly campaign of Academy of Our Lady of Peace to raise unrestricted funds in support of our school’s operational budget. The caliber of the OLP education


Because of the generosity of our contributors, students directly are provided with the tools necessary for students to learn at the highest level both inside and outside of the classroom. Last year, the annual fund.

and experience depends greatly on the resources element in our commitment to academic excellence, opportunity, the Annual Fund ensures that there are adequate

leadership and spiritual development. Each gift to the Carondelet

resources every year to sustain and enhance OLP’s

Annual Fund, in any amount, is critically important as we work

distinctive margin of excellence.


Sr. Claire Patrice Fitzgerald ’56 Alumna of the Year Award Presented by the Alumnae Association to an alumna who: her achievements, has brought honor and distinction to herself, the Academy of Our will be an inspiration for future generations.

There are many ways you can make charitable contributions to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace to help fund the dreams of our girls. information at 619-725-9188.

Cash Gifts Cash contributions, whether by check, credit card, or electronic transfer, are the easiest way for most donors to give to OLP.

Pledges A pledge is a form of gift that enables the donor to make the

contribution on a set schedule over an agreed upon length of time, usually several months to a few years. This often allows donors to commit to an amount larger than they might otherwise be able to make within a oneaccommodate pledge payment schedules suiting most circumstances.

Stocks & Bonds Stocks and bonds are a tax-wise way to make a contribution. Donors are often able to make a larger donation than with cash and these donations usually provide savings on capital gains taxes. Depending upon individual tax situations, donors may receive an income tax deduction for full advisor or broker.

Real Estate Given the dynamic real estate market over the past few years, In order to continue our mission, OLP will consider on a case-by-case basis accepting the gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, apartment complex, undeveloped land or other real estate.

Paid Up Life Insurance

Donors who own paid up life insurance policies that are no longer needed for the original purpose, may donate the policy to OLP by transferring ownership to the school. Generally, the donor will be entitled to an income tax deduction for the cash surrender value. Discuss this option with your insurance agent.

Wills, Trusts, and Planned Giving Please include OLP in your estate plans. Inclusion in your will can take several forms: • • Designate a percentage of your estate to be directed to the school • Designate the “remainder” portion of your estate that is left over when all other obligations and provisions have been addressed For document preparation, please use the legal title of the school: Academy of estate planning options that are appropriate for your individual situation. Be charitable contribution may have on your taxes and your estate.

We invite all alumnae to participate in the nomination process for the OLP Alumnae of the Year award for 2014. An alumna nominated for the award should bring honor and distinction to herself, the Academy, and her community through her positive leader who has conducted herself with a spirit of gentleness, peace and joy in her a person whose personal, professional and/ values of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Visit for more information and to complete the nomination form. Nominations must be received by April 30, 2014.

Past Winners 1986 1987 1988 1989 Gladys Wilson Impastato ’41 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Sr. St. Bernard Johnson ’31

Lisa Guy-Schall ’70 Cecelia Shaw Thie ’22

Sr. Kathleen Martin ’44 Marcella Kreizinger ’27

Silvia Fimbres de Ruiz ’74

Marguerite “Terry” Sorgi Camarata ’77

Heritage Circle The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Heritage Circle was established in 1989 to thank and recognize alumnae, parents and friends who have remembered OLP in their estate planning. We honor the memory of those whose bequests have been realized and those who have expressed in writing their intentions to remember OLP in the future. Estate Of Linda Barkley ’70 Estate of June Wilcox Bassett ’36 Estate of Patricia Walsh Berry ’40 Estate of Victoria Bettencourt Storer ’31 Estate of Jean Burn ’31 Estate of Sylvia Caratan Estate of Rev. Patrick Grace Estate of Helen Clark Gorton ’33 Estate of Catherine Heissel ’38 Estate of John Holland Estate of Dorothy Kerrigan Estate of Georgiana Powers ’32 Estate of Virginia Isaacson Ribbel ’31 Estate of Margaret Josephine Rogers ’31 Estate of Catherine Sullivan Scola ’28 Estate of Dr. Mary Scott ’50 Estate of Lois E. Baumstark Sudmeier ’37 Estate of Edward & Janet Szaniawski Estate of Mary Taylor ’27 Estate of Winifred Willier Welch ’36 Estate of Marcelline Whalen ’25

Philanthropic Estate Plans We are grateful to the benefactors who have notified us that the Academy of Our Lady of Peace is remembered in their philanthropic estate plans. If you would like more information, please contact Margot Meier Howard, or 619-725-9188. Dorrie Montgomery Adessa ’48 Bill & Gwendolyn Benson David & Marguerite (Terry) Sorgi Camarata ’77 Theresa Ann Earley Daly ’46 Susan Seely Hook ’68 Katherine Kamrath ’71 Frances Owen ’42 Please consider remembering the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in your estate plans in one of the following ways:

Academy of Our Lady of Peace 2. Designate a percentage of your estate to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace 3. Designate the “remainder” portion to the Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Memorial Scholarship Gifts We thank our donors who have given Memorial, Honorarium and Scholarship gifts in 20122013. In Memory of Sister Margaret Alacoque (Callahan) Laura Impastato ’66 In Memory of Arline Blade In Memory of Clara Burkhardt Ann Burkhardt Simmons ’68 In Memory of Sylvia Caratan William & Sharon Atkinson Pam Cleaver Adeline Polcyn Armando & Marion Faiola Stephen & Patricia Home Ray & Terry Talbott James & Young O’Hanlon Nancy Ryan ’58 Ralph & Edyth Linhoff In Memory of Carmen Margaret Verdugo Dunn ’42 Timothy Brian Dunn In Memory of Monsignor I. Brent Eagen Margaret Morkowski ’64 In Memory of John Evenson Karene Lemke Evenson ’56 In Memory of Audrey Hammerlink Amanda Gustafson ’07 In Memory of Susan Ragan Mac Neil ’64 Connie Salovitch Cutler ’64 Maureen Tumm Freitas ’64 In Memory of Isabel Warner Christine Poole Nickoli ’95 In Memory of Mae Weinstock Sara Anne Weinstock Gardner ’56 In Memory of Cdr. Sidney W. Williams, USN Rita Williams In Honor of Coach Thomas Angioletti Thomas & Kathryn Angioletti Larissa Eklund Dethlefs ’94 Scholarship Fund Ted & Jeanie Eklund Schneeloch Davis ’72 Christine Poole Nickoli ’95 Monica Hohm Manzer ’53 Scholarship Fund Maureen Manzer Latham ’76 Paul & Ruth Schatzle Book Scholarship Fund Susan Schatzle Gidley ’59

Corporate Partners/Matching

Montesquieu Winery Nosh Delicatessen Ocean Beach Surf Shop

OLP extends appreciation to our Corporate Partners and to those Individuals who made gifts that were matched by their employers.

Ponce’s Restaurant Poway Sushi Lounge Rare Maps Readers Digest, QSP Reidy Creek Golf Course Remember to Breath Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Riverwalk Golf Course Robert’s Auto Service Saint Augustine High School San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Chargers San Diego Coaster Company San Diego Golf Institute San Diego Hall of Champions San Diego Zoo Sardina’s Italian Restaurant Sea World San Diego Sheldon Jewelry SJ Surfboards Smitty’s Service Solo Boutique Station Tavern Stingaree Nightclub Sue Mills Uniform Company Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation Tamarack Beach Resort Target Take Charge of Education T-Bird Restaurant Group Tea-Upon-Chatsworth The Barrel Room The Brow Bar The Century Club of San Diego The Field The Fish Market The French Gourmet The Prado Restaurant Therapie Day Spa Urge American Gastropub USS Midway Museum Viejas Enterprises Von’s Wavehouse Wild Rock Canyon Ranch

Matching Gifts

American International Group Bristol-Myers Squibb Costco Dalton & Tomich, PLC Edison International IBM Northwestern Mutual Sempra Energy Wells Fargo

Corporate Support

A Academics American Publishers Antique Row Café AT&T United Way Avon BJ’s Restaurant Boulevard Automotive CAbi Clothing Line California Ballet Carmel Highland Golf Resort & Spa Carmel Mountain Vision Care Optometry Cohn Restaurant Group Costco Cox Communications Dalton & Tomich, PLC Dave & Buster’s Restaurant Di Millies Italian Restaurant El Zarape Restaurant & Tequileria Entourage Salon Fat Fish Cantina Fiesta de Reyes Restaurant Furry Friends Dog Grooming Golden Acorn Casino Got to Fly Farm H & M Landing In-N-Out Burger Jackson Design & Remodeling JAK Transportation Inc. Jarvis Auto Repair Joseph A. Holtz, D.D.S. Kensington Video Kings Seafood Company Long Island Mike’s Pizza Mad House Comedy Club Mathnasium Maritime Museum of San Diego Massaging San Diego County McMahon Steel Company Inc. Menchune Surf & Hike, Bike, Kayak Sports Miramar Speed Circuit Mission Valley YMCA

Sister Dolores Anchondo Endowed Scholarship The Sister Dolores Anchondo, CSJ Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to honor the extraordinary leadership of Sister Dolores upon her retirement in 2011. The fund continues to grow and the first four merit scholarships from the endowment were awarded to current students in 2012.

Mother St. John Fontbonne Circle $5000+ Carole Finch Sr. Dolores Anchondo, CSJ

Carondelet Circle $1000+

Thomas & Alison Priske Adema ’82 John & Julie Coughlin Carolyn Camarata Gallagher ’00 Larry & Sandy Smelik Manzer Rita Scherrei

St. Joseph Circle $500+ Bill & Norma Davila Eduardo & Lorena Fimbres Aram Hodoyan-Navarro & Lorena Monzon Hodoyan ’86 Eileen Lazar Julieta Hodoyan Lopez ’59 Arlene Milo ’91 Fr. William Mooney

Villa Montemar Circle up to $499

Thomas and Kathryn Angioletti Baron & Tina Asher William & Sharon Atkinson Rose Avila ’62 Beverly O’Connor Bennett ’54 Frank & Nora Brady Joan Rathswohl Burke ’68 Paul & Teresa Coram Cain ’78 David & Marguerite (Terry) Sorgi Camarata ’77 Gabriel & Guadalupe Gamboa Camarena ’84 Ricardo Castillo & Patricia BarnettCastillo ’78 Pam Jara Ciborowski ’64 Pam Cleaver Paul Corliss Michael & Leticia Derr Miriam Detert ’43 George & Claudine Mattos Espinosa ’85 Armando and Marion Faiola


Monica Fimbres ’84 John Galvan Michael & Elizabeth Guerrero Sabrina Bojorquez Hahnlein ’77 Gerardo & Ursula Uribe Herrera ’87 Jill Hicke Stephen & Patricia Home Susan Southgate Johnson ’87 David Alan Glassner & Suzanne Knapp ’79 Ralph & Edyth Linhoff Ken & Rosalie Martinez Kevin & Cynthia Londo McClenahan ’77 Alicia Straling Munoz ’77 James & Young O’Hanlon Anne Straling Pacheco ’77 Adeline Polcyn Sunny Koch Read ’49 Veronica Remington Walter & Silvia Fimbres Ruiz ’74 Nancy Ryan ’58 Ray & Terry Talbott Kathleen Howard Thompson ’75 AnaClaudia Trevino ’85

Alumnae Gifts OLP Alumnae are called to be all of which woman is capable, throughout all of life. They embrace the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet and strive for “excellence tempered by gentleness, peace and joy.” On behalf of OLP students, current and future, we express our sincere gratitude to you for remembering your alma mater. Class Year 1940 Gloria Hartman Berry 1942 Mary Anne Donnelly Goebel 1942 Frances Owen 1943 Mary Ellen Reed Davis 1943 Miriam Detert 1943 Mary Jane Fritzenkotter Fee 1943 Marianne Russell Jankowski 1943 Lorraine Murphy Purnell 1943 Aileen Hodgdon Spiller 1943 Elizabeth Hartman Wheeler 1944 Joan Walsh Crosby 1944 Sr. Kathleen Martin, CSJ 1944 Lucile Benson Smith 1945 Georgia Kiligas Casey 1945 Eleanor Allen Flatley 1945 Phyllis Stonehouse Haynes 1946 Marjorie Jacobs Bower 1946 Dorothy Syzemore Deitchman 1946 Peggy Hemus Leiker 1946 Mary Claire Shaw Mandy 1946 Evemarie Ryan 1946 Donna Conner Scott 1947 Sr. Magdalen Marie Crivello, CSJ 1947 Patricia Wilhite Hough 1948 Phyllis Ramsour Fernandes

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Sr. Anne Lorraine Mahlmeister, CSJ Bernadette Reed Joan Wilhoit Christenson Sunny Koch Read Elizabeth Roney Reed Rosemarie Hoyt Weber Alice Dessert Colace Andrea Withers Lyon Elisa Luna Sanchez Mary Jacobs Sandell Barbara Buck Templeton Norma Jones Dreyer Elizabeth Mercer Gibbs Edith Flourie Olga Ruiz Bejarano Georgiana Orozco Ottenheimer Sr. Virginia Rodee, RSCJ Lois Rountree Theresa Young Schenck Beverly O’Connor Bennett Ernestine Mix Herman Linda McCarthy Remley Barbara McGowan Tolg Emma Singh Jimenez Jacklyn Kerkoff Bennett Karene Lemke Evenson Sara Weinstock Gardner Veronica Godfrey Remington Doris Wolff Rivera Maria Elena Rojo Alvarez Marilyn Birkel Beverly Wahl Busch Suzanne Mann Duvall Bertha Herrero Hollister Norma Valverde Leonard Cynthia Bwy Scheuerman Mary Patt Dougan Shinsky Carol Gorry Buckley-Neff Mary Anne Isenberg Cannon Christine Varlie Lawrence Nancy Ryan Mary Caratan Sloper Patricia Casey Carolyn Maggio Colonelli Susan Schatzle Gidley Martha Spiers Lepore Mary Howard Lind Julieta Hodoyan Lopez Patricia Buckley Teaff Kathleen Shaw Brown Dorothy Marron Marilyn Webb Day Pauline Revere Gillis Rosemary Fox Leal Joan Schadewald Rasp Ricky Ruplinger Warkentin Karol Pombo Witt Rose Avila Sandra Qualiato Brue Joyce Baldwin Costello Bozier Smith Demaree Carol Mattek O’Donnell Kathleen Starke Sampson Mary South Stubbe Patricia Langan Weiler

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Julie Chilton Black Diane Gallagher Canedo Jean Gear Earl Sandra Emerson Patricia Fitzmaurice Finn M. Adrienne Tarr Free Roxanne Gallant Jackson Ann Navarra Louise Rathswohl Eileen Hedderson Sanford Elsa Saxod Kathleen Schweizer Smith Tessie Hart Theodorelos Pam Jara Ciborowski Connie Salovitch Cutler Maureen Trumm Freitas Lani Herweg Konopaske Kathleen Roberts Mathers Catherine Miller Margaret Morkowski Geraldine Bal Richardson Laura Impastato Judi Putnam Jean Oberbauer Slater Loretta Kasmer Deibert Mary McGahee Doyle Frances Oldsen Lambert Ann Scarborough-Bull Barbara Wildauer Joan Rathswohl Burke Ann Burkhardt Simmons Margaret Wiedower Joann Iaconis Baca Donna Di Tomaso Johnson Mary Ruth Jarrell Robinson Laura Leonard Withers Kathleen Herb-Baker Ilene Nagem Catherine Conway Barrack Lesa Baker Brown Patricia Tulao Degracia Sr. Mary Kay Hunyady, RSCJ Sharon Fernandez Wackeen Diane Ursich Curiel Rebecca Wiedower Gilbert Alice Rodriguez Gonzalez Rosemarie Lyon Masters Mary Jane Shimell O’Connor Jeanie Eklund Schneeloch Davis Regina Barrack Mary Lynn Tarantino Boner Elizabeth Thom Cattell Claudia Pastirko Kreins Jean Chabo Leimert Maureen Summers Ramona Magee Al-Jaber Marcella Marquez Mickunas Sylvia Fimbres Ruiz Mara Nasland Childers Kathleen Howard Thompson Melissa Ottenville Winsor Elizabeth Keadle Maureen Manzer Latham

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Margarita Fimbres Lozano Elizabeth Neeper McIntyre Catherine McCarthy Payne Marguerite Sorgi Camarata Sabrina Bojorquez Hahnlein Frances Niotta LaRussa Alicia Straling Munoz Cynthia Londo McClenahan Anne Straling Pacheco Patricia Barnett-Castillo Teresa Coram Cain Belia Garcia Douraghi Catherine Branch Moreno Julia Kudas Querin Nora Faine Sykes Cary Bowling Hartmeier Suzanne Knapp Rosina Guerra Lunceford Theresa Mehling Maureen McAuliffe Popp Nancy Jo Riley Marianne Ryan Susan Crivello Tousi Virginia Stehly Yourg Teresa Valencia Luz Shiwanov Culp Kirsten Rauber Hadzicki Clair Cunningham Kennedy Shawn Smelik Trenfel Alison Priske Adema Sheila Brady Karen Rauber Edgin Barbara Bundon Grosse Theresa Gonzalez Olguin Angela Biner Shinsky Marie Demers Bernadett Guadalupe Gamboa Camarena Monica Fimbres Gina Rivera-Miya Ann Hoff Scott Claudine Mattos Espinosa Ingrid Moeller Stichter Elaine Ver Hulst Pahia Michele Schiele-Iannuccilli Mirna Rivera-Hoffman AnaClaudia Trevino Cheri Higdon Turner Lorena Monzon Hodoyan Dalia Amezquita Hunt Kelli Anderson Balistreri Laura Adame Churchill Patricia Gonzalez-Rubio Ursula Uribe Herrera Susan Southgate Johnson Jennifer Marano Marshall Lisa Yousif Patrico Marina Czekaj Storaker Alejandra Serrano Aragon Kathleen Coyle Mathews Maria Elena Blair Ramirez Tracey Lynn Lewis Amy Pat Rigney

1989 Rebecca Willetts 1990 Natalie Ray Boeh 1990 Michelle Lea Cockayne Kerr 1991 Joy Quirante Cabrera 1991 Arlene Milo 1991 Jennifer Trempe Thomas 1992 Elizabeth Pietanza 1993 Paola Avila Gorostiza 1993 Laura Clark 1993 Ariadna Garcia 1993 Athena Gonzales Hernandez 1993 Kristen LaBonte 1993 Kelly Utschig Roeck 1994 Margaret Oden-Perry 1995 Christine Poole Nickoli 1996 Erika Borg 1996 Catherine Rappin Butts 1996 Jeanette Finete 1996 Stephanie Sampson Nocita 1996 Angela Tooker 2000 Emily Mollering Devereaux 2000 Carolyn Camarata Gallagher 2000 Ginger Greenspan 2000 Lacey Daniel Roberts 2000 Jessica Greenspan Tubbs 2001 Kristin Clarke Kamas 2002 Candice Cardones 2002 Michelle Erdrich Gable 2002 Tricia Bowman Gray 2002 Kirsten Jackson Paulaitis 2004 Marissa Paloma Flores 2004 Brigid Howard 2004 Frances Kuhn 2004 Fortunata LiMandri 2006 Sarah Herbert 2007 Amanda Gustafson 2008 Bianca Meda 2009 Victoria Twyman 2010 Chelsea Gustafson 2010 Dena Young

Carondelet annual fund The Academy of Our Lady of Peace faculty and staff, and the provincial of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, are deeply grateful for each unrestricted gift to OLP, as each gift directly ensures that every student receives an exemplary education rooted in the charism of the CSJ.

Mother St. John Fontbonne Circle $5000+ John & Vera McMahon Sr. Dolores Anchondo, CSJ Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Carondelet Circle $1000 + Thomas & Alison Priske Adema Walter & Jolene Andersen


Troy & Paola Avila Gorostiza ’93 Lawrence & Joann Ioconis Baca ’69 Ken & Sarah Berg Erika Borg ’96 Frank & Nora Brady David & Marguerite Sorgi Camarata ’77 David & Diane Gallagher Canedo ’63 Class of 1962 Russell & Lynn Clemens Paul & Tamra Cosner John & Julie Coughlin Dan Dalton Peter & Gina Darvas Mohamed & Belia Garcia Douraghi ’78 Lance & Theresa Duncan John & Jean Gear Earl ’63 Carolyn Camarata Gallagher ’00 Adolfo & Patricia Gonzalez-Rubio ’87 Michael & Elizabeth Guerrero Randall & Alison Gustafson Ted & Michelle Harelson Margot Howard Alex Kelly Jose & Cecilia Larroque Jean Chabo Leimert ’73 Alejandro & Judith Llamas Larry & Sandy Manzer Patrick & Sunita Martin Neal & Rosemarie Lyon Masters ’72 Derek & Gayle McMahon Fr. William Mooney Herbert & Mary Morgan Daniel & Julie Morrin Ann Navarra ’63 John & Mary O’Connor Eric & Kathleen Olsen Joseph & Lisa Yousif Patrico ’87 Kevin & Coreen Petti Joe & Elizabeth Ravenis Dale & Barb Robinette Rita Scherrei Ted Davis & Jeanie Eklund Schneeloch Davis ’72 Don & Mary Caratan Sloper ’58 Bill & Shawn Smelik Trenfel ’81 Richard & Elizabeth Vorst Ned & Melissa Ottenville Winsor ’75

St. Joseph Circle $500 +

Baron & Tina Asher Joshua & Flora Balin Frank & Catherine Conway Barrack ’71 William & Guendolyn Benson Chris Carstens & Sandra Qualiato Brue ’62 Joy Quirante Cabrera ’91 Patrick & Darla Calvet Antonio & Ninfa Cerqueira Alice Dessert Colace ’50 John & Patricia Coseo Bill & Norma Davila Robert Ivanjack & Diana Day Dorothy Syzemore Deitchman ’46 Charles & Karen Rauber Edgin ’82 Eduardo & Lorena Fimbres Kirk & Celanire Flagg

Michael Fry Carlos Rubio & Beatriz Gamboa Carlos & Marisol Garcia Daniel & Tricia Bowman Gray ’02 Amanda Gustafson ’07 Patrick & Janeen Hazel Aram Hodoyan-Navarro & Lorena Monzon Hodoyan ’86 Sten & Irma Johnson Ken & Diana Kaplan Eileen Lazar Claudia & Fidel Ledesma Nancy Lenhart Paul & Joan Lofgren Julieta Hodoyan Lopez ’59 Jesus & Margarita Fimbres Lozano ’76 Michel & Lesa Malecot Ken & Rosalie Martinez Robert & Debbie McNamara Daniel & Colleen McRoskey Michael and Sandra McKellips Edward Mendoza Arlene Milo ’91 Mark Nokes Michael & Gisela Ornelas Edward & Georgiana Orozco Ottenheimer ’53 Paul & Marcela Palid Judi Putnam ’66 Eric & Julie Kudas Querin ’78 James & Patricia Reily Lois Rountree ’53 Evemarie Ryan ’46 Greg & Dawn Sacco Dean & Maria Saiki Neale & Mary Patt Dougan Shinsky ’57 Ann Burkhardt Simmons ’68 David & Cathy Smith Patrick & Jennifer Trempe Thomas ’91 Susan Crivello Tousi ’79 Octavio & Julie Tudela Tobias Valdez & Lourdes Hernandez Todd Jackson & Heidi Watson John & Annasue Wilson Mark & Kathleen Wreschinsky

Villa Montemar Circle up to $499

Geff McGrane & Bertha Abarca J. Scott & Martha Ackman Patricia Adema Robert & Dorthy Aguais Nabeel & Ramona Magee Al-Jaber ’74 Russell Allen & Monica Page-Allen Richard & Mary Allmann Dino Alunan Gilberto & Namcy Alvarado Celia Alvarez Enrique & Maria Elena Rojo Alvarez ’57 Michael & Margaret Alves Dalia Amezquita Hunt ’87 Robert & Carol Anastas Bob & Lyn Anderson Carl & Wendy Andersen Michael & Barbara Anderson Thomas & Barbara Angioletti

Thomas and Kathryn Angioletti Anonymous Donor Alan Antoine Edan & Marjorie Antoine Joel & Judith Apides Oscar and Simplicia Apides Sergio & Alejandra Serrano Aragon ’88 Ester Araujo Adalberto & Maria Arce Julia Arellano Agnes Armando-Ipac Albert & Liliana Armenta Michael Armstrong Jorge & Claritza Arreola Raquel Arrerola John Athanasourelis William & Sharon Atkinson Lolita Auditor Charles Snyder & Barbara Austin Rose Avila ’62 Paul & Christie Babcock Jim & Jane Badger Mark Baldus Anthony & Kelli Anderson Balistreri ’87 Joe & Kelly Balogh John & Mary Ann Barbot Joe & Jeanne Barmettler Deborah Barnes Regina Barrack ’73 Donald & Lois Barrett Jaime Ramirez & Dina Barron-Ramirez Alma Batista Alan Baum & Claudia Hopkins Santiago & Cleotilde Bautista Denis & Felicia Beck Bruce & Susan Beisel Olga Ruiz Bejarano ’53 Steve Gonzales & Marie Bekkema Beverly O’Connor Bennett ’54 Jacklyn Kerkoff Bennett ’56 Kim Bennett Gwendolyn Berman Daniel & Marie Demers Bernadett ’84 Gloria Hartman Berry ’40 Constance Bettino Henry Billings Marilyn Ruth Birkel ’57 Julie Chilton Black ’63 Melinda Blade Louis and Irene Blake Gregory & Natalie Ray Boeh ’90 William & Karen Boettger Joseph & Carmen Boggio Kevin & Mary Lynn Tarantino Boner ’73 Mary Bones Branko & Marela Bosnjak Edwin & Majorie Jacobs Bower ’46 Donald & Jean Brady Nicholas Hallett & Sheila Brady ’82 Catalina Branch Joe & Bernadette Brannigan Mary Branz Michael & Bertha Brekka Alejandro & Claudia Bremer Frederick & Roseanne Brooks

Frank & Laurel Brown Lee Brown & Mandy Nguyen John & Lesa Baker Brown ’71 Michael & JoAnn Brown Michael & Kathleen Shaw Brown ’60 Paul & Carole Brown Betty Browning Carol Gorry Buckley-Neff ’58 Ben & Marcy Busch Beverly Wahl Busch ’57 Paul & Sylvia Bush Chad & Catherine Rappin Butts ’96 Robert & Diane Byron Robert & Carolyn Caietti Paul & Teresa Coram Cain ’78 Jerry & Barbara Caliendo Dorothy Calvet David & Elaine Camara Charles & Audrey Camarata Christopher & Sherri Camarata Gabriel & Guadalupe Gamboa Camarena ’84 Scott Cameron John & Rosemarie Canepa Mary Anne Isenberg Cannon ’58 Candice Cardones ’02 Darice Carnaje Georgia Kiligas Casey ’45 Patricia Casey ’59 Fausto Castaneda & Maria Malo Robert & Frances Castilleja Ricardo Castillo & Patricia BarnettCastillo ’78 Saul Castillo & Hillaria Villasenor Michael J. & Elizabeth Thom Cattel ’73 Andrew & Maureen Ceccarelli John & Jacqueline Cecena Robert & Lucy Celeste Anthony & Linda Cervantes Henry Chan & Edna Mallari-Chan Michael & Nancy Chase Naomi Chavez Ronald & Gloria Chess Dave & Mara Nasland Childers ’75 Joan Wilhoit Christenson ’49 Laura Adame Churchill ’87 Pam Jara Ciborowski ’64 Laura Clark ’93 Stephen & Bernadette Clark Pam Cleaver James & Karen Cleland Mark & Donna Collins Peter & Carolyn Maggio Colonelli ’59 Barbara Coneen Norma Conner Chris & Karen Cook Herbert Cook & Carrol Struve Paul Corliss Warren & Jo Cormier Donald & Catherine Cornue Alvin Cortopassi Thomas & Irma Cosgrove David & Joyce Baldwin Costello ’62 Phil & Kathy Costello

Mark & Claudia Covarrubias Jeff & Diane Crane Sr. Magdalen M. Crivello ’47, CSJ Thomas & Joyce Croke James & Joan Walsh Crosby ’44 Thomas Cudal & Lucinda Aragon-Cudal Daniel & Luz Shiwanov Culp ’81 Leo & Mary Cullina Diane Ursich Curiel ’72 Roberto & Maggie Curiel Connie Salovitch Cutler ’64 Richard Dadisman Randolph & Cynthia Dale Timothy & Cecilia Daly Salvatore & Rose D’Amato Hung & Trinh Dang Mary Ellen Reed Davis ’43 James & Marilyn Webb Day ’61 Charles Cavallino & Ivonne De La Rosa Richard & Matilda De Los Santos Steven & Patricia Tulao Degracia ’71 Loretta Kasmer Deibert ’67 Bozier Smith Demaree ’62 Kimm Dennison Michael & Marilyn Denny Michael & Leticia Derr Terry & Joanne Derr Miriam Detert ’43 Emily Mollering Devereaux ’00 Colleen Dickerson Patrick & Gemma Doi Kevin & Mary Donohoe Sonia Doran Mary McGahee Doyle ’67 Norma Jones Dreyer ’51 Josephine Duda Msgr. Richard Duncanson Timothy Brian Dunn Suzanne Mann Duvall ’57 Boni & Consolacion Dy Peggy Eddy Edison International Raymond Edwards Sandra Emerson ’63 Juan & Gabriella Enciso Manuel & Dolores Enciso Jeff & Araceli Engbrecht Larry & Colleen Engelbrecht John & Janet Engle David & Diane Epstein Carlos & Maria Escalante George & Claudine Mattos Espinosa ’85 Manuel & Hilda Espinoza David & Lia Evans Karene Lemke Evenson ’56 Ed Eyer Armando and Marion Faiola Richard & Jean Farkas David & Tesha Faust

’78 Robert Fecteau Mary Jane Fritzenkotter Fee ’43 Phyllis Ramsour Fernandes ’48 Luis & Ariadna Fernandez Guillermo & Martha Fernandez Eduardo & Lorena Fimbres

Francisco & Socorro Fimbres Monica Fimbres ’84 Jose & Jeanette Finete ’96 Thomas and Patricia Fitzmaurice Finn ’63 Ryan & Jamie Flannery Eleanor Allen Flatley ’45 Victor & Margie Florendo Alex & Sandra Flores Marissa Paloma Flores ’04 Alex & Pandora Flores Socorro Flores Edith Flourie ’52 Mark Flunker Michael & Jane Flynn John & Connie Foehr Yvonne Forbes Robert Fowler Mark Malter & Robin Fowler-Malter Mary Fox William & M. Adrienne Tarr Free ’63 Maureen Trumm Freitas ’64 Albert & Denise Frontiera Grant & Kathryn Frost Michelle Erdrich Gable ’02 John Galvan Duchicela Galvez Pedro & Martha Garcia de Leon Ariadna Garcia ’93 Julian & C. Aimee Garcia Debra Garcia Sara Anne Weinstock Gardner ’56 Natalie Garrett Richard Garrett Jerald & Elizabeth Mercer Gibbs ’51 Lawrence & Susan Schatzle Gidley ’59 John & Kim Giery Douglas & Rebecca Wiedower Gilbert ’72 John & Beatriz Gillespie Pauline Revere Gillis ’61 Alan & Roselie Gillmore Steven & Nora Gintowt Daniel & Mary Ann Donnelly Goebel ’42 Jorge Narango & Patricia GomezNaranjo Robert & Maria Gonsalves Aaron Gonzalez Joseph & Alice Rodriguez Gonzalez ’72 Paco Gonzalez Eddy & Jacqueline Gosschalk Paul & Anikai Grabanski Kimberly Graham Ginger Greenspan ’00 Jon & Jacqueline Greulich John & Nancy Greulich Michael & Barbara Bundon Grosse ’82 Leonel & Celia Guerrero Chelsea Gustafson ’10 Fady & Claudine Haddad Joe & Kirsten Rauber Hadzicki ’81 Jacqueline Haeg Sabrina Bojorquez Hahnlein ’77 Robert & Kathy Hailey Robert & Claudia Halley Sr. Joyce Hampel, CSJ Lowell & Claire Handy James & Juanita Harelson

Greg & Cary Bowling Hartmeier Herman & Wendy Hausner Phyllis Stonehouse Haynes ’45 Jose & Florentina Healy Stephen & Linda Heck


’85 Jeanette Hendricks Kathleen Herb-Baker ’70 Sarah Herbert ’06 Warren & Ernestine Mix Herman ’54 Andres & Luz Ma. Hernandez Athena Gonzales Hernandez ’93 Jesus & Sandra Hernandez Martin & Maggie Hernandez Ada Herrera Gerardo & Ursula Uribe Herrera ’87 Jill Hicke Rosalyn Hill Steven & Sandi Hill Robert & Rigoberta Hinkledire Lawrence & Ellyn Hoff Jack & Tami Hofstee Denton & Paula Holland Wilda Holland Bertha Herrero Hollister ’57 Stephen & Patricia Home Jose & Susan Honold Jessica Hooper John & Marcella Hopkins Frances Hosier Patricia Wilhite Hough ’47 Nada Houston Brigid Howard ’04 Karen Hsu Lambert Hsu Sr. Mary Kay Hunyady ’71, RSCJ Laura Impastato ’66 Joan Ivanjack Roxanne Gallant Jackson ’63 Jay Kirchoff Marianne Russell Jankowski ’43 Conrad & Emma Singh Jimenez ’55 Maria Jimenez Barbara Johnson John & Donna Di Tomaso Johnson ’69 Mark & Shari Johnson Susan Southgate Johnson ’87 Claire Jones Paul & Janice Joseph George & Terry Kalfayan Michael & Kristin Clarke Kamas ’01 Milton & Anita Kaplan James & Carol Kemp Mark & Clair Cunningham Kennedy ’81 Thomas & Shirley Kenney Donald & Ellen Keohane Michelle Lea Cockayne Kerr ’90 Scott Kelsey John & Barbara Kielhofer Patricia Kielty Linda Kiendra Shawn & Jill Killion Frank Kim Pat King Jay Kirchoff

Ronald & Debbie Kirkpatrick David Alan Glassner & Suzanne Knapp ’79 Charles & Frances Koludrovic Lani Herweg Konopaske ’64 Patricia Konopka Charles & Mildred Kovac Edward & Claudia Pastirko Kreins ’73 Matthew & Patricia Kuczkowski Charles Kudas Patricia Kudas Frances Kuhn ’04 Anthony & Racile LaBonte Kristen LaBonte ’93 Joseph & Elizabeth La Costa Frances Oldsen Lambert ’67 Carlos & Claudia Landeros Robert & Carol Larkin Frances Niotta LaRussa ’77 William & Maureen Manzer Latham ’76 Christine Varlie Lawrence ’58 Barbara Lawson John & Julia Lawson Rosemary Fox Leal ’61 Victor Rivera & Susana LedesmaRivera Jeffrey & MaryAnne Lee Peggy Hemus Leiker ’46 Flora Greigo Leon Norma Valverde Leonard ’57 Martha Spiers Lepore ’59 Claudette Lew Arthur & Mindy Lewis Tracey Lynn Lewis ’89 Allen & Maria Ligi Fortunata LiMandri ’04 David & Mary Howard Lind ’59 Ralph & Edyth Linhoff Robert & Alice Londo Ricardo Lopez De Alba & Guadalupe Foncerrada Guillermo & Laura Elena Lopez Rendon George & Dolores Lopez Humberto Lopez Luis & Lupita Lopez Kevin & Laurlyn Lover Flor Lowe Gabriel & Araceli Lozano Christopher & Rosina Guerra Lunceford ’79 Carlos & Gabriela Lutteroth Myron & Andrea Withers Lyon ’50 Sr. Anne Lorraine Mahlmeister ’48, CSJ James & Francisca Malone Pat & Delphine Malone Bob Maltinsky & Sheila PrevoMaltinsky Mary Claire Shaw Mandy ’46 Armando & Regina Manriquez Dorothy J. Marron ’60 Pericles Haleftiras & Joy MarsellaHaleftiras Paul & Jennifer Marano Marshall ’87 Sr. Kathleen Martin ’44, CSJ Jonathan & Thelma Martinez Valeriano Martinez

Eduardo & Julie Marty Edwin & Mary Marty Kathleen Roberts Mathers ’64 Patrick & Kathleen Coyle Mathews ’88 Gregory & Olga May Michael May Earl & Ethlyn McCleave Kevin & Cynthia Londo McClenahan ’77 Thomas C. McCue Elizabeth Neeper McIntyre ’76 Neal & Monica McMahon Robert & Ellen McMahon Ailene McManus John McNamara & Monica Kraft Thomas McNamara Michael & Joan McNatt Anne McNicholl Rosa McNulty John & Cathie McRoskey Garry & Maria Meader Ed & Susan Meathe Bianca Meda ’08 Pedro & Rebecca Meda Theresa Mehling ’79 Teotimo & Ellen Mendez Victor & Rosa Meza Tim & Marcella Marquez Mickunas ’74 Victoria Millay Catherine Miller ’64 Tim & Susan Miller Marciano & Delia Miranda Mission San Diego de Alcala Ingrid Moeller Stichter ’85 Alex & Ana Montenegro Luis & Laura Morellon Jose & Catherine Branch Moreno ’78 Gilberto Moreno Al & Beverly Morgan Barbara Morgan Margaret Morkowski ’64 Kevin & Colleen Morse Gloria Mueller Larry & Ellen Mullen Alicia Straling Munoz ’77 Susan Munz Marina Murray Clara Nagem Ilene Nagem ’70 Tommy Najarian Juan & Nartha Navarro Adel & Tessie Nepomuceno Yves & Trish Nepomuceno John & Sarah Newlon Sandra Newman Daryl & Kimberly Newton Cliff & Kandy Neyenesch Chi & Thanh Nguyen Trao Nguyen & Anne Phan Vinh Nguyen Christine Poole Nickoli ’95 Louis & Mary Jane Nigro Richard & Peggy Noble John & Stephanie Sampson Nocita ’96 Jesse Nutt Salvador & Mirna Ochoa David & Delia O’Connor

Mary Jane Shimell O’Connor ’72 Margaret Oden-Perry ’94 Edward & Carol Mattek O’Donnell ’62 James & Young O’Hanlon Theresa Gonzalez Olguin ’83 Felicitas Ona Rita Orcino Angela Orelli John & Yolanda Ornelas Jose & Mayling Ortiz Marcelino & Teresa Ortiz Jaime & Denice Osborn Frances Owen ’42 Anne Straling Pacheco ’77 Elaine Ver Hulst Pahia ’85 Omar Paipilla Ernesto & Araceli Pallares Barton & Tracy Palmer Eugene & Ju Ju Paluso Gregg Pancoast MaryBeth Parr Rosemarie Parr Consuelo Parra Peter & Connie Pascual Nick & Rose Patrico Jeffrey & Constance Paul Joshua & Kirsten Jackson Paulaitis ’02 Timothy & Jessie Payne Richard & Catherine McCarthy Payne ’76 Linda Pearlman Adrianna Pedrin Calixto & Betsy Pena Mario Santiago & Laura PenillaSantiago Tomas & Gabriela Perez-Vargas Carlos & Judi Persichetti Roy & Margaret Peters Betsy Peterson


Jerry & Patti Piatt Elizabeth Pietanza ’92 Adeline Polcyn Bill & Debbie Pollakov Maureen McAuliffe Popp ’79 Daniel & Aletia Prevo Margaret Priske William & Lorraine Murphy Purnell ’43 Joanne Querin Paula Quint Mark & Suzanne Raines Alejandro & Mercedes Ramirez Fernando & Maria Elena Blair Ramirez ’88 Joan Schadewald Rasp ’61 Louise Rathswohl ’63 Melvin Rauh Sunny Koch Read ’49 Bernadette Reed ’48 Elizabeth Roney Reed ’49 Rick Reed & Diane Lopez-Reed Kurt Reese Herbert Emil Reichert Veronica Godfrey Remington ’56 Joseph & Linda McCarthy Remley ’54 David & AnnMarie Rens Harold & Shirley Resnick Mary Reynolds

Nicole Richard Geraldine Bal Richardson ’65 Amy Pat Rigney ’89 Nancy Jo Riley ’79 Peter & Theresa Ripa Doris Ann Wolff Rivera ’56 Ignacio & Nancy Rivera Jacob & Julia Rivera Gary & Gina Rivera Miya ’84 Mark & Mirna Rivera-Hoffman ’85 Refugio & Carman Roa Thomas Roach John & Lacey Daniel Roberts ’00 Michael & Mary Ruth Jarrell Robinson ’69 Sr. Virginia Rodee ’53, RSCJ Jorge & Blanca Rodriguez Donaldo & Olivia Rodriguez Jesus & Teresa Rodriguez Brent & Kelly Utschig Roeck ’93 Jurg & Caron Rohrer John & Linda Ronan Patrick & Josephine Ronayne David & Marie Ross Steve & Janice Rougas Kevin & Gail Rugee David DeKock & Leana Rush DeKock Walter & Silvia Fimbres Ruiz ’74 Rick & Antoinette Russo Marianne Ryan ’79 Nancy Ryan ’58 Steve & Nohemi Ryback Kathryn Saenger Lawrence Salus Kathleen Starke Sampson ’62 Elisa Luna Sanchez ’50 Mary Jacobs Sandell ’50 Eileen Hedderson Sanford ’63 Karina Vianey Sarabia David & Lisa Sarnowski Elsa Saxod ’63 Ann Scarborough-Bull ’67 Steve & Kim Schattinger Theresa Young Schenck ’53 Cynthia Bwy Scheuerman ’57 Christopher Iannuccilli & Michele Schiele-Iannuccilli ’85 Robert & Ethel Schillinger Dan Schuh Ron & Mary Jo Schuh Jay & Donna Conner Scott ’46 William & Ann Hoff Scott ’84 Alan & Lois Sczepaniak Jorge & Maria Septien Pablo & Maria Serrano Roberto & Ansuette Serrano

Georgina Serrano-Romero Shirley Shaw Carol Shaw Margaret Sheehan Talal & Lilian Sheena Patrick & Angela Biner Shinsky ’83 Donald & Cornelia Shute Gary & Calle Skidmore Jean Oberbauer Slater ’66 Warren & Judy Slater Anna Marie Smith Raymond & Kathleen Schweizer Smith ’63 Leroy & Lucile Benson Smith ’44 Maryrose Smyth Aileen Hodgdon Spiller ’43 Ian & Natalie Stenehjem Patricia Stenehjem Gary & Beverly Stewart Raymond & Bobby Stewart Marina Czekaj Storaker ’87 Jim & Terri Stowe Mary South Stubbe ’62 William & Susan Suglich Maureen Summers ’73 Lloyd & Elizabeth Sutter Michael & Nora Faine Sykes ’78 Ray & Terry Talbott William Tamer John & Tara Tangredi Bernice Tate Robert & Patricia Buckley Teaff ’59 Mauricio & Martha Telo Ernie Valdez & Sandra TemoresValdez Samuel & Barbara Buck Templeton ’50 John Thatcher & Karen AndersenThatcher Tessie Hart Theodorelos ’63 Charles & June Thomas Kathleen Howard Thompson ’75 Robert & Barbara McGowan Tolg ’54 Fawzi Tominna Angela Tooker ’96 Cathy Torres Varas Arturo Patricia Torres Robert & Ann Trescott Robert Trescott AnaClaudia Trevino ’85 Robert & Michele Trevino Jessica Greenspan Tubbs ’00

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace greatly appreciates all gifts and every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this donor listing. If a contribution made to OLP was omitted, misspelled or otherwise incorrect, please accept our apologies and contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 619-725-9188.

Michael & Holly Tudury Megan Tunney Brian & Cheri Higdon Turner ’85 Victoria Twyman ’09 Francisco & Anne Valades Francisco & Miriam Valades Sergio & Maria Valdez Campos Teresa Valencia ’80 Gerald & Barbara Valley Lawrence & Margaret Vancura Kay Vasilias Aurora Vasquez Patrick & Martha Verfurth Eileen Villanueva Xavier & Julia Villanueva Gabriel & Cruz Villasenor Sr. Lee Vincent Robert & Marylou Virola Richard & Marguerite Vorst Kent & Van Vu Sharon Fernandez Wackeen ’71 Donald & Joy Walsh Carol & Fred Wanke III Ricky Ruplinger Warkentin ’61 Rosemarie Hoyt Weber ’49 Richard & Theresa Weiche Robert & Patricia Langan Weiler ’62 Elizabeth Hartman Wheeler ’43 Margaret Wiedower Michael & Barbara Wiese Barbara Wildauer ’67

Olivia Wilkinson Rebecca Willetts ’89 Marty & Luz Williams Phillip & Judy Williams Rita Williams Barry & Diane Williamson Ashley Wilson Louisa Wilson Laura Leonard Withers ’69 Karol Pombo Witt ’61 Athena & Horace Wood lll Horace & Sally Wood Thomas & Christine Wotruba W. Andrew & Vivian Yager Ismael and Cara Yeo Dena Young ’10 Jane Young Virginia Stehly Yourg ’79 Idin & Monica Zamingir Renzo Zoni

Alums On Even after graduation, many OLP alumnae have pursued

education in their professional lives. When we asked our Facebook friends to reach out to us if they worked as educators, we received an overwhelming response! Many alumnae work in education in San Diego while many more are working in schools across the country. The map on these pages showcases just a few of these alums! Allison Dolgas Cato Class of 1984 Professor at California Western School of Law

Desiree Bartolome Class of 2003 Kindergarten teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School

My time at OLP fostered my love of learning. This love of learning eventually inspired me to become an attorney, because the law is continually evolving and there are always years, I am now able to share my knowledge and experiences with law students through my teaching.

Sofia Cain Class of 2008 Second grade teacher at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Michelle Harris Class of 1994 First grade teacher at

Cailee Duenas Class of 2005 Adult ESL instructor teaching English at Converse International School of Languages

I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. My time at OLP increased my passion for education. The teachers at OLP empowered

to pass on the same passion for education and lifelong learning to my students that I gained from my teachers at OLP.

I always enjoyed working with children and just knew that someday I wanted to teach and my time at OLP helped shape my passion. I am passionate about my job and my students and making sure I meet all of their needs. I wouldn’t trade this job for another any time soon.

academically, but career-wise as well. I had many amazing teachers who prepared me for my future and my goal became to do the same. Being an educator, I strive to teach my students the same values of integrity, hard work, and academic pride that were instilled in me at OLP.

Anna Covarrubias Class of 1978

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Third grade teacher at Central Elementary School

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I work as a Kindergarten teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School. I am currently in my sixth year teaching and absolutely love my job. OLP has taught me to set goals, look ahead and know what is due, when it is due, and to plan accordingly.

Nichole Adkins Thomason Class of 1998 Counselor in the San Diego Community College District

I was blessed to have been a part of the peer counseling program at OLP during my 11th and 12th grade years. During that time, I became aware there was nothing I of education. I go home everyday knowing what I do really helps people and changes lives.

My four years at Academy of Our Lady of Peace helped me realize that touching the lives of young children helps to build the future for generations to come. Helping children learn good study habits can help them be successful in their future education.

Christine Sorgi Dean Class of 1982 Working at St. Didacus School in San Diego

Michelle Jordan Bunn Class of 2005

I have my parents, my older siblings, and my OLP teachers to thank for my success, because they encouraged me to be ambitious and fearless to accomplish my goals. OLP challenged me to strive harder in everything I did and I implemented this philosophy throughout my student and professional career.

Associate Director for Project STEM-outreach program at SDSU’s College of Engineering

Amanda Gustafson Class of 2007 Eighth grade teacher at St. Michael Academy

Mrs. Allen was my religion teacher. She inspired me to pursue a degree in Theology, where I received my masters in Biblical Theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University. I am forever grateful to OLP intelligent woman I am today!

My original plan did not include teaching, but along the way God must someone who helped came while at OLP. During an intersession, I signed up to help in a classroom at St. Patrick’s and had an amazing experience! That’s where it all began!

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These 10 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

joined OLP faculty, staff, students and community at our annual All Saints’ Day Mass in November. The Sisters are a constant source of inspiration as they continually work to make a difference in their communities and the world. The lace border represents the threads of excellence which hearken back to the very first Sisters of St. Joseph who were lacemakers in Le Puy, France in 1650.

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Sisters of St. Sr. Fay

Sr. Maureen


Hagen, former teacher & vice principal

Sr. Ellen Marie

Ryan ’50, former teacher


Joseph Live their Missio Sr. Kathleen

Sr. Anne Gertrude

Sr. Helen Louise Fitzgerald, former

Lacey ’48


Martin ’44

on in the 21st Century Sr. Suzanne

Sr. Dolores Cecile


Sr. Frances

Michelle Francese


Sr. Margaret


Written By

Laura Impastato ’66

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan,

a modern day pioneer for women, could easily identify with the Sisters of St. Joseph. The courageous young teenager was shot in the head by the Taliban for strongly speaking out

The Sisters of St. Joseph were imprisoned and went to the guillotine during the French Revolution. They endured dangerous trips on land, sea, and by covered wagon, to care for, and educate, the “dear neighbor” in a new and rugged country. There is an amazing parallel between Malala’s story and the founding of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace with its mission to educate women for leadership and service. Four pioneer Sisters of St. Joseph tradition that has lasted for more than 130 years. They were risk takers who were way before their time in their focus on educating women.

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opportunities, or are suffering injustice. The charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet will always be the guiding star for Academy graduates just as it inspired young Sisters to leave their native country for a dangerous passage to an unknown continent. Peace and by Joseph, the humble guardian of Jesus, the graduates of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace enter a world today where they can say “I AM OLP” and others will know them by their deeds.

through the prism of faith. It is faith that breathes life into the lessons taught inside OLP’s walls. A young parish priest in France told the Sisters, “You are few in number, but like a swarm of bees, you will spread everywhere.” His prediction came true. Like “a swarm of bees,” Sisters of St. Joseph went out as missionaries to Peru, Japan, Hawaii, and Chile where, once again, they established schools and helped with the immediate needs of the people. Today, some Sisters of St. Joseph continue their ministry in education while others have founded, or joined, new ministries. Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in San Diego and elsewhere now work in homeless programs, prison ministry, parishes, health care, the formation program for Deacons, elder and hospice care, music liturgy, RCIA, tutoring, retreat centers and assisting women and children who are at risk. It is that sensitivity to the needs of others that OLP instills in its graduates. They may leave Oregon Street for higher education, become corporate CEOs or entrepreneurs, join the military, and marry and raise a family, but they are taught to look out the windows of their life choices with compassion for their neighbors, who have not had the same

Looking For A CSJ Sister? Are you trying to locate a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet? The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Los Angeles Province have a very helpful tool for locating Sisters of St. Joseph. Get reconnected with the Sisters who served as previous teachers, mentors, family friends or influences on your life. for more information.

Surf’s Up


Written By

Christina Fulleton Harmes ’05 With OLP Staff coach olp surf team

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New to Academy of Our Lady of Peace as of the 2013

school year is the Surf Team!

Surfing requires great diligence, athleticism and dedication. Little did we know we already had a great pool of talent and love of surfing at OLP. Now with the team as an official part of the school, we have a thriving community and home for these wonderful surfers. At the center of an OLP surfer’s heart is the vision of God as experienced through his handiwork, the ocean. As a result, the surf team members exude love, awe and respect for their sport and each other. These young ladies not only have a wonderful gift, they bring a wonderful gift to their fellow sportsperson and spectator alike. The OLP surf team consists of 30 student athletes. The team competes in the Scholastic Surf Series with Saint Augustine’s surf team as a joint competition team. The season runs from September to April with five opportunities for competition in our Division V. With the competition season just recently underway, the team brought in a successful win and sent Megan Orestano ’14 on to secure 3rd in Women’s Longboarding.

The students are improving after every practice. They are learning about the ocean, identifying rip currents and practicing surfing etiquette.

OLP surf team members are disciplined and dedicated as their attendance to the 6 a.m. practices can attest. They are also improving their stamina by navigating through relentless waves and practicing CSJ-instilled camaraderie as they look out for, and help, each other while in the water--icy water that is! Additionally, surfing is a very community- and family-based sport. There are many parents who paddle out during practice at La Jolla Shores with the girls, and encourage siblings to participate as well. The head coach for the St. Augustine Surf Team, Jim Shaw, has guided the team for 18 years, all the while including the OLP surfers into his fold. As OLP remains ever focused on “integrating healthful living” into the education of each student, it made sense to support the enthusiasm and commitment already being displayed. The OLP Surf Team is now overseen by Christina Fulleton Harmes ’05, an OLP alumna and former Saints surfer. She not only received the benefit of being under the tutelage of Mr. Shaw during her OLP years, but has gleaned from his experience while serving under his guiding hand these past three years as his assistant coach. “Being recognized as athletes for their own school has long been a dream of many of the OLP surfers, myself included, who have competed for the last 18 years as part of the Saints team,” Christina explained. Though happily now recognized as true OLP athletes, the surf-team members still cheer on their Saints cohorts and gratefully acknowledge Jim Shaw for the many years of guidance he provided them. Now its off to the beach, where in the winter, the surf is definitely up!

Visual... Right now in many

of the art classes, we are focusing on observational drawing and painting. This means drawing objects, plants, bones, etc. that exist in threedimensional space, as opposed to copying or drawing images from two-dimensional pictures. AP Drawing, AP 2-D, Art 1, and Painting 1 students are all currently working on observational projects. Interaction within the “real world” utilizing direct observation increases visual, technical, and stylistic flexibility. Also, visual studies of three-dimensional space increase conceptual and critical understanding. Skills grounded in life drawing and visualization form a sound basis in all art, including digital media. Observational drawing and painting reconnect students to the aesthetic and creative challenges of the physical world.

Performing... As an OLP grad (’70) and A

teacher here for 28 years, I am so proud of the fact that we have grown from a small department with a visual arts instructor and a part-time theatre teacher, to a well-realized Visual and Performing Arts Department with two visual art teachers; a dance teacher; a graphic arts program; a drama program that does two plays, Spring Sing, and two arts festivals every year; two choral classes; and soon, the start of an orchestra ensemble class! The department recently finished “Arts Festival Week,” where fantastic displays lined OLP’s halls, including paintings, ceramics, and life-size “tape sculptures.” Our performance for the entire student body in the Event Center included offerings from drama, dance, our fall musical, the Writing Club, and the Choral classes and Club,

visual & performing


Currently AP Art students are just finishing some contour drawings of bones. While we are utilizing the elements of line, shape, and space to complete the drawing, there is an added emphasis placed on line quality and overall variety in line. We are trying to vary the thickness, density, and quality of the line to suggest form of the subject. Keeping their eye on the subject, the students are encouraged to imagine that their pencil or charcoal is actually touching the contours of the bones as they draw and “record” what they are seeing. As Mr. Galvan always says, “Draw what you see, not what you think you see.” Some of the bones we are using are actual bear skulls (polar bear and grizzly bear). This has contributed to some very interesting overall compositions. Meanwhile, Ceramics 1 students are working on the whistle project. The whistle project expands on the previous pinch pot hand building technique that was highlighted during our recent STEAM day at OLP. From the basic pinch pot form, the students create a whistle. They then have the added requirement to expand off that pinch pot shape and transform it into some other form such as an animal, car, train, figure, etc., using other hand-building techniques. Finally, in NAHS we are working on 15 portraits of orphans from Cambodia for the Memory Project. The portraits will be done in late December or early January. We will highlight them in a PowerPoint during the Spring Arts Festival. --By Michael Stringer, VAPA Department 24 | OLP Magazine

Spring Sing Spring Sing is right around the corner! Performances will be held at the Balboa Theatre March 7 & 8. Spring Sing has been a tradition at OLP for more than 40 years. It calls upon the combined talents of the entire student body in a unique musical program that is entirely written, directed, choreographed and performed by the students themselves. It is not to be missed! Find more information at

as well as slides of the semester’s visual arts creations. In November, students also presented our production In the Heights from November 1st through 9th. In the Heights is such a wonderful show for celebrating all of us! It is about the American dream, and everyone who came from “somewhere else,” hoping to have a better life. It’s also about living in the moment and appreciating everything life has to offer. This was truly a department/ alumnae effort, with music by Ms. Katherine Kamrath ’71 and choreography by Amanda Daly ’08. To the caring and dedicated cast and crew of this marvelous show, we’d like to say, “Alabanza!” Also be aware that our spring production, “The Little Mermaid,” is coming in April. We would love to do special performances for local grammar schools. Please contact Mrs. Herb Baker at or 619-725-9115 for more information on arts activities. --By Kathleen Herb Baker ’70, VAPA Department

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Bone drawing by Mariel Martinez ’15 in Michael Stringer’s AP Studio Art drawing class

UNLIMITED Experience Written By

Naomi Smullen ’14

un·lim·it·ed adjective 1. without limits or restrictions, 2. boundless, infinite, 3. the powerful feeling of self-potential nurtured by TEDxYouth@ San Diego.

TEDx Youth@San Diego was organized by a team of 45 student leaders from Canyon Crest Academy under the supervision of 18 teacher-mentors and hosted 400 students from all over San Diego County. Funded entirely by sponsors, it is free of charge for the students and is 100 percent volunteer-run. This year, the TEDx Team graciously invited seven students from OLP to attend this event, and from the 77 who applied, these girls were chosen: freshman Denise Drachenburg ’17, juniors Samantha

Faustino ’15, Leila Firestone ’15, Pitrina Gilger ’15, Raechel Hill ’15, and seniors Morgan Hazel ’14 and Naomi Smullen ’14. Teacher chaperone Susan Antolin ’06 and OLP liaison Angela Gascho accompanied them and volunteered throughout the event. Before even attending, Denise Drachenburg ’17 said, “I was excited and ready to share and listen to ideas, which is what TEDx is all about.” These girls had the opportunity to experience more than nine hours of inspirational and incredible talks. Twenty-nine people presented, with highlights including, the first person with a spinal cord injury to push himself to the South Pole, a skilled female beatboxer and singer-songwriter and, quite possibly, the most famous man on Vine. “The speakers at TEDx inspired me to act on my ideas,” Leila Firestone ’15 stated. “Which is a powerful thing, because our ideas are unlimited.” The entire event was live-streamed across the globe on November 24, 2013 and within the next month, all these speeches can be found at

Seniors As Servant Leaders

On November 13th, 12 seniors, along with Mr. Kirschbaum and Mrs. Turner, piled into two vans and drove up to Los Angeles for a service retreat. Over the course of three days, students gained a new perspective on homelessness, poverty, addiction, and the stereotypes that surround them. This was the first Los Angeles service retreat offered to seniors and Mr. Kirschbaum plans to continue it in the second semester. All 12 girls were in agreement that it was one of the most influential retreat experiences they have had at OLP. Members of Pilot Press, the student newspaper, attended this retreat. Two recap their experiences at different parts of the trip: Midnight Mission by Katie Anastas ’14 | When we

arrived in Los Angeles late afternoon on Wednesday, our first stop was Skid Row. Skid Row is the only area of Los Angeles where it is legal to sleep on the street, and it is home to the largest homeless population in L.A. (about 18,000 people). We took a tour of Midnight Mission, a rehabilitation center and shelter for men in Skid Row. Our tour guide had formerly been homeless and he described his experience of recovery after battling alcohol and heroin addictions since middle school. His honesty in sharing his story was incredibly inspiring and he taught us valuable information about the main issues surrounding poverty and recovery from addiction. That night we watched a documentary called Lost Angels, which follows

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the stories of multiple homeless people living on Skid Row. After learning about the personal lives of people in the nearby community, we were even more motivated to begin our hands-on work at locations throughout the Los Angeles area.

Alexandria House by Morgan Hazel ’14 | On our last night

in Los Angeles, we split into two groups for the jobs that we would do at the Alexandria House. The Alexandria House is a transitional center for women and their children who need assistance recovering from homelessness, abuse, or addiction. It was founded by Sister Judy Vaughan, a Sister of St. Joseph, and houses approximately 24 people today. The first group was in charge of cooking dinner for the house. Cooking a meal completely by themselves took more than three hours and the end result was a delicious meal of mac n’ cheese, salad, vegetables, and cookies for dessert. The second group served as babysitters after dinner when the moms had meetings with case workers and Sister Judy, who directs the center. The kids range in age from one to 14 and their energy and joy were infectious. Interacting with the families at the Alexandria House was a great experience because we were able to witness first-hand the resilience and hard work that goes into overcoming difficult situations.

Written By

Rose Marie Oshana Kimberly Ha Meagan Armenta Class of 2014

Genetics Class

{ s cience }

digs Deep Have you ever pondered why some

people can roll their tongues into a taco while others can’t? Or why the color of your eye is a dirty brown instead of a bright blue? If you’re the type of person who seeks answers to such questions, we highly suggest you visit room 110, home of the tiny, but mighty, Mrs. Cullina! It was in this classroom that we studied the subject of genetics, the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics. Simply put, genetics is the study of why you are who you are. As seniors who have already explored all that OLP has to offer, we have come to a shared understanding that genetics class is one of the most interesting classes we have taken here. We’ve done a few things in that class that have earned us some bragging rights. Not only were we able to extract and observe DNA from strawberries, but also from our very own cells. In one of our labs, we were able to extract DNA from our own cheeks using only Gatorade and the power of gargling. How cool is that? In addition to the awesome labs, we also had the opportunity to tour the Safari Park. There we studied all the types of animals and performed yet another very interesting lab. With our mentors

at the Safari Park, we were able to extract DNA from a California condor cell and use gel electrophoresis to identify our condor’s sex, the same method that many zoologists use to help preserve endangered species. Upon completing the lab, we roamed the park for the rest of the day and had an amazing time with the rest of our classmates.

As seniors who have already explored all that OLP has to offer, we have come to a shared understanding that genetics class is one of the most interesting classes we have taken here. There was never a dull moment in genetics class; there was always an interesting topic that kept us engaged. Our personal favorite chapters within this course were regarding behavioral traits as well as chromosomal disorders. We learned about disorders such as narcolepsy, in which a person has an uncontrollable tendency to collapse and rapidly fall asleep whenever or wherever they are without any warning. Another very interesting disorder that we learned about was Jacobs syndrome, which involves an extra Y chromosome. This syndrome is said to be called the “criminal gene” because such a large number of men in prison have this disorder. It was later concluded that the extra Y chromosome that was encoded into their DNA made them more prone to anger, hence at a higher risk for breaking the law. “This course is incredibly educational and fun for many different reasons. Mrs. Cullina does an excellent job of keeping us engaged in the material by assigning us hands-on labs that relate the course information to the world around us,” said Meagan Armenta ’14. “Genetics is not necessarily the easiest course, however thanks to the friendly and intimate learning environment and community, it is easier to grasp the material, ultimately making the information more interesting to learn.” It was so exciting being in a class that was intellectually stimulating and simultaneously engaging. This learning opportunity immersed us in 21st Century skills that will carry us well beyond our collegiate experiences. Who knew that digging deep into DNA could be so much fun?!


flight log 1


1. Susan McGrath,

Kudas Querin from the class of for their 35th reunion.

and Julia

1978 came together



Anne Burkhardt Simmons, Mary Hearn Wellington and Anni Wilber Mallison planned a delightful gathering for the Class of 1968 on OLP’s North Terrace in September. Classmates enjoyed a Mexican buffet and memorabilia from 1968, including news notes, interesting facts and cost of living statistics. A truly lovely event! And there’s our own Ms. Wiedower in the front row!


’14, AnaPaola Herrera’87, Margarita Fimbres Lozano ’76, Karla Lozano-Fimbres ’16, AnaMargot Lozano-Fimbres ’12 at the Alumnae ’16,

Mother-Daughter Luncheon in September.

4. Cassandra Gamboa ’06 provided manicures for

the families staying at Ronald McDonald House during the “Cancer Care’s Annual Rock the House at Children’s Hospital” event in September. Cassandra and her family, members of The Rock Church Makeover Ministry, joined with a variety of the church’s groups to help with kids crafts, makeup and puppet making.


Gwen Willis ’12 spent six weeks in Rwanda on a service-learning trip. She lived in a rural village teaching English to adults at a health center and at a women’s basket weaving collective. She also built kitchen gardens for families with HIV. She spent time at an all-girls secondary boarding school that specializes in science and technology. Gwen is pictured playing with a child during her time in the village. She’s wearing her OLP basketball shorts!

6.thErin Lorch and Kathleen O’Connor attended their 30


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7. The Class of 1978 met September extended to , Sue McGrath and for planning the festivities. Thanks to all

airport couldn’t have been better for a group of Pilots!


Head of School Lauren Lek with Jennifer Goebel Ferrara ’90, Elizabeth Kennedy ’92 at the inaugural Northern California alumnae event in November.


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Take Flight 50s Ruth Shults Canaan ’50 was

in Washington, D.C. last year to attend the ceremony inducting Chaplain Emil Kapaun (Captain, U.S. Army), Medal of Honor winner, into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. Chaplain Kapaun died while imprisoned in Korea and has been declared a Servant of God by the Roman Catholic path to sainthood. Ruth was there to represent her husband, Capt. Gerald (Jerry) Canaan (U.S. Navy), who was subsequently imprisoned in the same prisoner of war camp.

Mean Business.” Pat has a doctorate in adult education and leadership (emphasis on career counseling) and was once the “Career Guru” for the Online Career Center (today known as Now in private practice, she counsels clients seeking career advancement or veterans seeking careers in the private sector. Pat lives in Coronado and is active in Soroptimist International.

60s Lora Lee Fry ’63 is excited to share great-grandson, Emmet David Robert, who was born on September 11.

Anni Wilber Mallison ’68 loves to Geri Musser ’68, ASID works as an

of nurses. She is an RN at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.

travel and has visited more than 30 countries. interior designer whose business is Interiors: By Design.

Marilyn Maguire Bender ’68 is

a volunteer literacy tutor for READ/ San Diego.

70s Francie Dibos Rossi ’73 recently

had her book, “Memories From the Heart”, published. It’s an inspiring collection of stories from Francie’s early life. In it, she highlights the beginnings of OLP and how the Sisters acquired the estate. Francie says, “I am very proud of my time at Villa

80s recently featured in Coronado Lifestyle magazine in an article honoring “Coronado Women Who

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had the “ride of a lifetime” on a

in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. Maureen won an essay contest to secure her position

and in many ways, future prep.” She considers herself fortunate to have grown up in a large family consisting of eight brothers and three sisters who have all stayed connected through the power of prayer.

Pat Mulcahy Boer ’55 was

Maureen Manzer Latham ’76

Cathy Stumm McGuigan ’81 is a

graduate of the University of San Francisco. After graduation, she joined the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps, working as an RN. She and her

husband, Mark, have been married for

Lisa Van Valkenburgh Degler ’83 is excited to be living back in San Diego. She has been married for 21 years and is a new grandmother.


Lisa Antone George is a senior recruiter at Quintiles. She and her husband adopted a beautiful daughter from Kazakhstan seven years ago.


Gabriele Forsyth works for the National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C. Aide Ripa Panelo ’85 is a stay-at-

home mom with three children (ages governmental relations led them to Virginia where they are enjoying the climate change from San Diego.


Malia Adler Pfister took the love of service learning she gained at OLP to the Corporation for National and Community Service (the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and other national service programs) where she works

part-time. She is also an adjunct at Northern Virginia Community College teaching “Introduction to American Culture” to international students. Malia and her husband have eightyear-old twins who attend a Spanish immersion school.

90s Kristine Davis ’90 celebrated

public affairs and sustainability strategist who currently works as a freelance consultant in New York. Her policy and consulting work has emphasized sustainable development and corporate responsibility, although this year she has done lots of work in the arts.


Mirna Ponce ’95 and Danny

Jewel recently exchanged vows in the OLP Chapel.

birthday on November 7, 2013.

Tiffany Barroga Viloria ‘00

and her husband, Marcus, joyfully August 13, 2013. Kai has already had visits from alumnae Hilary ’00, and playdates with Loghan Reardon, son of Holly Mayoras

Cathy McFarland ’93 graduated

from the University of MissouriSt. Louis with a degree in physical education. While in the Midwest, she enjoyed camping, hiking, orienteering, best BBQ! Cathy recently moved back to San Diego. She is still active in sports (especially softball and indoor soccer) and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and excitement about healthy lifestyles with young adults.

Maria Eberline ’95 teaches performing arts in Newark.

Stephanie Kennedy ’95 and

Daniel Cotter were married in April in Coronado. Stephanie has an MBA from Georgetown University and works for UBS Investment Bank. She recently volunteered through Good Shepherd GED and community college students.

Alejandra Ruiz-Dana ’95 is a

Trista Bernasconi ’97 is a graduate of USF. She worked as the program director at their radio station, KUSF, while completing a master’s degree in sold the radio station, Trista changed careers and opened The Willows, a restaurant in San Francisco.

Jennifer Erdrich ’99 is a surgeon

in residence at Stanford Hospital. She lives near her sister, Michelle.

Rica Rosario ’02

MBA at American University.


Mary Catherine Watten is an academic personnel analyst at UC Berkeley. Elizabeth Kuhn ’03 graduated from George Washington University with a master’s in Middle East studies in 2010. She lives in Washington, D.C. and is an analyst with the Department of Defense.

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Allison Gilder ’04

Michelle Erdrich Gable ’02

Ph.D. program in cell biology at Yale University. After graduation, she plans to attend law school in order to become a biotechnology patent attorney.

and husband, James, joyfully welcomed a baby girl, Mackenzie Michelle manages aquatic programming at Stanford’s Aquatic Center.



Desiree Littlejohn graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in is completing a program in health, policy and law through the Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program.

Maggie Pippin Sargent and husband Chris welcomed their third child into the world in July, 2013. Thomas joins big brother William, 2, and sister Mary, 3.


Sara Ramos and Tim Kosen were married in the OLP Chapel Kate Dresser ’04 is a graduate of

the University of Notre Dame. She is an editor at Harlequin, specializing in and lives in New York City.


Alexandria Embleton ’04

graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s Since then, she has been working in Beverly Hills for a talent agency. As a singer/songwriter, she can be seen performing around Los Angeles.

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Heather Diaz moved to New York City four years ago to pursue a master’s degree in urban planning. She currently works for the City of New York as a transportation budget analyst, overseeing NYC’s transportation and infrastructure projects. She is involved with the American Planning Association’s Young Planners Group, as well as Young Planners in Transportation. She is also active with the Civic Service Forum, a group focused on spreading innovative ideas across sector lines, and bringing human-centered design into public service.


brittney coker is student teaching at High Tech High Chula Vista and pursuing her second Masters from USD. She is also getting married in October 2014. Allison Wilhite ’06 graduated

from Stonehill College in 2010 with a bachelor’s in international studies and a minor in political science. She is currently serving a third term with AmeriCorps*VISTA in Baltimore, MD. She is the VISTA Leader at Greater Homewood Community that builds and strengthens vibrant

urban neighborhoods through holistic community development. With the executive director, she is assisting in the implementation of Homewood Community Partners Initiative, a community-university partnership with Johns Hopkins University to improve the 10 neighborhoods surrounding the undergraduate campus.

Cassandra Gamboa ’06

graduated from the University of Southern California and is now an employee communications coordinator at Illumina in San Diego. Her 3-month-old niece dressed up as Snow White for Halloween 2013.

Meaghan Hendricks ’06 gradated

from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy. She’s working in retail and is considering going on to graduate school.

Sarah Margaret ’07 is teaching at St. Martins for junior high math and pursuing a Masters from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Brittany Boyce ’07 is a Senior Information Technology Division.

Katie Dietsch Babbick ’07 December.


In MEMORIAM We remember our beloved alumnae who have gone to their eternal rest.

Morgan Murtaugh ’10 attends

George Washington University and as part of the Department of Defense Pathways Program.


Brigitte Cook is studying international relations and global politics at the American University of Rome. Monique Teixeira ’06 passed the

California State Bar Exam and was recently sworn in as a lawyer. She is living in Louisiana and currently works Appeal.


lauren morse passed the California State Bar Exam and was recently sworn in as a lawyer. She works as a law clerk for The Law is also engaged to Saintsman Kyle Suarez.

Krista Burner Munns ’06 is about from OHSU. She is planning to be a Pediatric Oncology nurse in the year ahead. Last year she married Brad Munns.

Upcoming Reunions and committee members for the following classes who will be having reunions this year. For more information about any of these events or to volunteer, please contact

Note from 2004 committee: Where are the girls at!? Class of 2004, our 10 year reunion is right around the corner! The reunion planning committee has already met a few times and started to formulate ideas to make this a memorable reunion! Members of the planning committee include: Theresa Bishop, Brigid Rodriguez, Christine Russo, Sara Bendrick, Kathryn Fernandes, Irma Penunuri, Karen Paredes, and Lila Cazares.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

Therese Ann Earley Daly ’46 Gerry O’Mahoney Parry ’55 Norma Valverde Leonard ’57 Prudence Seeger Wisinger ’63

AlumnaeSpotlight Paola Avila Gorostiza’93 Paola will be taking over as the executive director of the

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Mexico Business Center on January 1. Paola, who has a degree in economics from UCSD, will focus on creating policies that increase economic prosperity through cross-border trade. Paola loved her time at OLP as a student and recently attended her OLP 30th class reunion!

and self-awareness. My self image progressed from an apprehensive, uncertain and timid freshman to a self-assured, community conscious, resilient female who sees no boundaries to what one can accomplish. The leadership, interpersonal management and learning skills I gained in those four brief years, have been long-lasting and the basis for each of my professional and personal accomplishments. Now, as a mother of two young ladies, I know the best gift I can give them is their own journey at OLP.

Mary Wilson ’94 Since graduating from OLP in 1994, Mary Wilson has obtained a BA in International Relations and Japanese, an MA in International Affairs from American University, and another MA in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University, a graduate school in Kyoto, Japan. She currently works her dream job at the Department of State in several years she’s experienced partial vision loss. Today she reads using a combination of Braille and large print.

made to send me to OLP was the best gift they ever gave me. OLP taught me to work hard and handle adversity with grace. These are lessons I remember each day. The professional and personal accomplishments I have achieved would not have been possible had I not gone to OLP. The academic excellence at OLP challenged me to work to my potential and transformed achieve my dreams. I truly believe that the gift of an OLP education is indeed the best gift one could ever receive.

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Frank. She is learning Japanese Braille for work and preparing to serve as a volunteer to teach assistive technology to others with disabilities.

Teaching at OLP not only affords me the chance to teach my passion, history, but it also gives me the opportunity of educating young women to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone they meet. ’70 I often think about why my parents sent me here to OLP and I have come to believe that somehow they knew, particularly my mother, that the world was changing for women and that it was important for their daughter to be educated and prepared for this new role in the world. I passed on this gift to my daughter, Elisa


Catherine ’24. I am here at OLP to give back to our girls what I was so fortunate to have been given by my parents, an education of the body, mind, and spirit that made me believe that I could do anything that I set my mind to! I love OLP!! —Jeanette Handelsman ’64

Some days it seems my life has come full circle. My desk now sits directly under the spot where my locker once resided and I find myself passionately inspiring students toward the very service learning that planted the seed for ministry within me. —Bethany Clay-Klant Turner


I returned to OLP in order to teach in a community where tolerance and compassion prevail, and where students are challenged to exceed academic expectations. Inspired by my own teachers at the Academy, I too, strive to help positively shape the lives of young women and guide them in reaching their potential in becoming influential leaders. —Susan Antolin ’06

Being able to be back at OLP as a teacher has truly been a blessing in my life. I get the chance to share my love and passion for biology with a group of bright-eyed girls eager to learn each and every day. I am witness to an amazing group of young women who I know are destined for great things in their future.


Once I reached college, it became clear that my hard-work during my teenage years served a purpose. I was equipped with not only the

enabled me to overcome many obstacles. When I discovered that the OLP librarian would be retiring, I jumped at the chance to return to this special community as an educator with the hopes of continuing the legacy that I experienced as an OLP student. —Siobhan DeVore ’01

I chose to return to OLP because I loved the experience I had here. I want to give a new generation of students the same enlightening experience that I had. —Laura

Longobardi ’03

Once I had completed my studies in theology, I was both honored and humbled to return to OLP. And I feel as though my life in Christ has come full circle as I sit in the Julian mountains twice a year on Senior Retreat, not as a student leader, or even faculty member, but as an adult Catholic woman of faith touched in a powerful way by the faith of the students making and leading their senior retreat. —

Donna Allen

I really feel that OLP has allowed me to continually strive to be the best teacher that I can be, so that I can help guide all the young women, whether they are my students or not, to be “all of which woman is capable,” women of vision, women of strength and women of heart. —Margaret

Wiedower ’68

Current teachers and staff sound off on why they wanted to come back to OLP after graduation.


I loved my time here at OLP as a student. When I learned about the opportunity to return to the school in a professional capacity, I jumped at it! I feel so lucky to be able to work in such a beautiful, transformative place with such dedicated educators. —Emily Pippin ’06

I am invested in OLP because of the strength and discipline OLP gave to me. My high school years were a turbulent time in my life, and I found a refuge in the Drama department. I resolved that when I was lucky enough to be hired by OLP, I would try to give that same “refuge” back to my students, by helping create the best arts program possible. I’m still working on “excellence, tempered by gentleness, peace, and joy,” but there couldn’t be a better set of goals to strive for! —Kathleen Herb Baker ’70

When I think about OLP, I think about three things: excellence, sisterhood and tradition. OLP challenged me to be the best student I could be, gave me the best friends I’ve ever had and made me a part of a legacy that extends over many generations. I feel so lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to give back to the school that helped make me what I am. —Kirsten Rauber Hadzicki ’81

As a student at OLP I never imagined coming back as a faculty member. While I loved my years here and felt prepared academically when I attended USD, I didn’t fully appreciate the value of an all girls learning environment in my own personal development. As I approach my 20th year teaching at OLP, I continue to see the positive inspired by our students’ love of learning as well as their commitment to creating peace and justice in the world. —Suzie Knapp ’79

Anyone who enters the gates of OLP experiences a spirit of hope and bright minds. You can feel it in the hallways as well as the beautiful gardens and historic chapel. This is our CSJ history and I am so glad to be able to share my love of OLP with students each year. —Katherine Kamrath ’71

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At Balboa Park


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