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From the Hill The Publication for Alumni of Albertus Magnus College F A L L

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Care of Creation ALSO INSIDE: PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT


CARE OF CREATION F A L L

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Photo: Judy Sirota Rosenthal

A Message From the Interim President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A C E L E B R AT I O N O F F O U N D E R S ’ D AY Our Founders, Our Heritage, Our College. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 FALL FEST WEEKEND 2016

During the Candlelight Ceremony, students receive an Honor stone, a reminder of the Tradition of Honor, an integral part of college life at Albertus. See page 2.

20th Annual Gathering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Recognizing Falcon Excellence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ANNUAL REPORT 2015–2016

A Thank You to Our Donors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 CAMPUS HAPPENINGS

Honoring Our Veterans .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Photo: Judy Sirota Rosenthal

Meet the Author.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Support for Albertus .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Around Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Class Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Dr. Patricia Yeaman catches up with former students at Fall Fest. See page 4.

On the Cover: With the theme of Dominicans: Preaching through Care of Creation, Founders’ Day offered tradition and new ideas, art and music, and responses from members of the Albertus community on ways they care for creation. A Farmer’s Market provided a selection of Connecticut-grown produce from our Farm Partners and community gardeners. The College thanks members of our community who contributed produce from their gardens and Photo: Michele Guerrera

our Farm Partners DeFrancesco and Sons Farm; Fresh Point, partner of Chartwells, our food service provider; Malerba Farm and Greenhouses; and Vaiuso Farms. Special thanks to Marty Kraus for helping to facilitate the project. Cover photo: Carolyn Behan Kraus ’86

Falcons gathered to celebrate at the fifth annual Athletic Hall of Fame. See page 6.


A ME S S A GE F RO M THE INTE RIM PRESIDENT

“As an academic institution, we are especially grateful this year that the National Science Foundation accepted the College’s S-STEM grant proposal for funding.”

Gratefully,

Sr. Anne Kilbride, O.P., Interim President

Photo: Michele Guerrera

The fall is a time of thanksgiving, a time of expressing one’s gratitude. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving; it draws families and friends together to reminisce, to enjoy the bounty of the season and to share blessings. For me, there is a quietness, a coziness to this day, like no other. On November 2, All Souls Day, we expressed in a prayer service our gratitude for the lives of those who have died during the past year. We shared our gratitude for the country’s veterans on November 11, thankful for all that they do for us, and have sacrificed, to preserve our nation. Albertus is proud to have a Student Veterans Association, an approved chapter of the Student Veterans of America. At Founders’ Day, earlier this fall, we celebrated not only our Founders, our Heritage and our College, but gratitude for the earth on which we live. The theme of this special day was Dominicans: Preaching through Care of Creation, and I am pleased to let you know that the College is developing plans to enhance campus sustainability. During the year 2016, Albertus, along with Dominicans around the world, celebrated the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order—the Order of Preachers— by St. Dominic de Guzmán. At Albertus this anniversary was celebrated during Albert Week, an annual event

commemorating our patron, Albert the Great, and the four pillars of a Dominican institution: study, prayer, community and service. How grateful we are that the Dominican Sisters of Peace continue to sponsor Albertus. The tradition of science at Albertus is nearly as old as the College itself; in the late 1920s Marcella Boveri, an early cancer researcher, founded the science department. As an academic institution, we are especially grateful this year that the National Science Foundation accepted the College’s S-STEM (Scholarship—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant proposal for funding. The award of $649,383 over five years will provide scholarships and programs to enroll and retain scholars who demonstrate financial need and strong academic skills in biology, chemistry or mathematics. For more on this exciting grant, please turn to page 17. Loyal alumni and dear friends join us in gratitude for Albertus Magnus College and continue to support this College we all cherish. We offer thanks, indeed, for your faith in the future of Albertus.

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Dear Alumni and Friends,

Left: A biology major at work in the lab. Center: Alumni, students, friends and families enjoyed Fall Fest on a chilly Saturday. Right: The MacDonough Art Gallery featured the Grand Opening of the Founders’ Day exhibit in the theme of Care of Creation.

The Presidential Search continues. For updates, go to albertus.edu/presidentialsearch. From the Hill

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A Celebration of Founders’ Day This fall, the College celebrated its fifth Founders’ Day, honoring our Founders, our Heritage and our College. The theme for the day—Dominicans: Preaching through Care of Creation—was inspired by Laudato Si’ (On Care for our Common Home), the encyclical Pope Francis issued in 2015. Pope Francis calls upon all to shape the future of this planet. The opening event of the day featured Sr. Christine Loughlin, O.P., presenting on Preaching through Care of Creation, followed by the opening of an exhibition of art by students and faculty on the day’s theme. New students participated in the Candlelight Ceremony, the College’s oldest tradition, in which seniors passed along the light of knowledge to the Class of 2020. A Farmer’s Market, featuring a selection of Connecticut-grown produce, was a popular and crowded spot in front of the Tagliatela Academic Center. Faculty, administration and students took part in a forum on their personal responses to taking care of creation. Readings from Laudato Si’ and the singing of the Dominican 800th anniversary song by the College Chorus ended a beautiful and thoughtful day.

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1. The Albertus Magnus College Chorus performed “Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare,” the Dominican 800th anniversary song at the closing of Founders’ Day. 2. Student Christine Puglisi, Professor William Aniskovich, J.D., and Professor Patricia CompagnonePost, Ph.D., were among panelists on “Our Responses to Care of Creation,” moderated by Sr. Barbara Harrington, O.P. Other participants were Professor Ross Edwards, Ph.D.; William Guerrero, vice president for finance and treasurer; and Miranda Richetelle, student.

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3. Sr. Christine Loughlin, O.P., began Founders’ Day with a presentation on “Care of Creation.” 4. Many students of the Class of 2020 gathered prior to the Candlelight Ceremony. 5. A member of the class of 2020 accepts the class banner. 3

See more at albertus.edu/founders

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Honoring Our Veterans

Photos: Michele Guerrera

On September 17, the Albertus chapter of Student Veterans of America helped raise awareness of veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention programs. During halftime at the women’s soccer game against Simmons College, more than 70 student-veterans, faculty, staff and families of veterans participated in the National 22 Push-Up Challenge, in honor of the national average that 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the U.S. Fausto Parra, president of the Albertus Student Veterans Association noted the importance of empowerment for veterans. “One of the biggest challenges veterans face is finding a sense of purpose after their service,” he said.

Student-Veterans: Jesse Ede ’20 Psychology, Kristen Sinanis ’18 Healthcare Management, Howard Paine ’16 B.S. Business Management, M.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership ’17, and Fausto Parra M.S. in Management and Organizational Leadership ’17.

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Fall Fest Weekend 2016 A little rain did not stop the celebrations during the 20th annual Fall Fest weekend. Friday afternoon, October 21, students, faculty, staff and alumni enjoyed a book signing by faculty author Dr. Susan Cole, followed by an alumni happy hour in the House of Bollstadt Pub. The evening was capped by the Athletic Hall of Fame event. Saturday’s activities included several alumni athletic matches of softball, men’s basketball and co-ed volleyball. Student clubs and organizations showcased their activities and the men’s and women’s soccer games kept the crowd on their feet. Students, alumni, parents and friends enjoyed the activities and local food trucks.

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1. Student groups and clubs offered games and treats to Fall Fest participants. 2. The Albertus Student Veterans Association provided the color guard and the Albertus Chorus sang the national anthem at the soccer games. 3. It’s Senior Day! Seniors were honored during the soccer games and players were jumping with enthusiasm. 4. The Albertus women’s soccer team raced past rival Norwich University, 6–0. 1

5. Good friends gathered in the crisp autumn air and enjoyed the alumni hospitality tent. 6. Albertus men’s soccer. See more at albertus.edu/fall

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Following the excitement of the 20th annual Fall Fest, alumni reunions will take on a new form in 2017. Milestone classes ending in 2 and 7 will celebrate their reunions beginning with the new Golden Society Induction and Brunch honoring the Class of 1967, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. All members of the Golden Society will receive a special invitation to this event. Reunion classes celebrating 40 and 45 years will have a special celebration in the fall of 2017 and classes commemorating 5 through 35 years will celebrate during Fall Fest Weekend 2017. Details will appear on Albertus. edu/alumni. Any members of milestone classes who would like to assist in planning can contact the Alumni Office at 203-773-8502 or email alumni@albertus.edu to get involved!

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Athletic Hall of Fame As part of the 20th anniversary of Fall Fest, the Albertus Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four outstand­ ing and dedicated individuals who have supported athletics at the College in many different ways. This year’s honorees, pictured below, are: Victor Crespo ’00, soccer; Mark Giordano, women’s softball head coach from 1995–2004; Patrick Good ’93, basketball; and Jeanne Mann, former vice president for finance and treasurer of the College, who championed numerous projects that led to the enhancement of the Albertus student-athlete experience.

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1. Future Falcon? 2. When teammates of Victor Crespo could not be here for the event, they sent him a photo. 3. Vice President for Academic 5 Affairs Dr. Sean O’Connell encourages student-athletes to be their best at academics and athletics. 4. Raymond Peach, Trustee of the College and chair of the finance committee, Honoree Jeanne Mann and President Emerita Dr. Julia M. McNamara before the ceremony.

See more at albertus.edu/hof

Faculty Author Signs Her Latest Book

Photos: Michele Guerrera

It was Standing Room Only at the Albertus Bookstore on the first night of Fall Fest when Dr. Susan Cole read excerpts from “Serious Daring,” and signed copies of the book. “Serious Daring” tells the stories of writer Eudora Welty and photographer Rosamund Purcell, each of whom initially practiced, but then turned from, the art form ultimately pursued by the other. Interim President Sr. Anne Kilbride, O.P., attended the book signing, as did many students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Annual Report 2015–2016 Honor Roll of Donors Bollstadt Circle

The Bollstadt Circle honors those contributors who have given $25,000 or more in any one prior fiscal year. Anonymous (2)

Patricia Connors Curran ’43**

Jack Africk D.H.L. ’91 and Evelyn Africk

Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro da Silva

Annette Graziano Hamer ’48** and M. John Hamer**

Miss Margaret L. MacDonough D.H.L. ’01**

Dr. John A. Mullen** and Katharine Curnen Mullen ’37**

Mrs. Tabitha Wazorko Manafort ’94 and Mr. Justin A. Manafort Sr.

New Haven Register

Davis Educational Foundation

Paul** and Ann M. Harvey**

Margaret M. Allman ’42**

Aldo DeDominicis D.H.L. ’65**

Rhea Hebert ’33**

Mary Benevento D.H.L. ’85**

Mabel Deegan ’40**

Shirley M. Herman ’49**

Claire Davis Bennett ’48** and Harry L. Bennett**

Carol Ann Gutoski Ditkoff ’67

Mrs. Stuart D. Holland (Natalia Icaza ’40, D.H.L. ’11)**

Miss Marie L. Bianchi ’31** Miss Dorothy Bitzer** Florence M. Brady** The Honorable Ellen Bree Burns ’44S, LL.D. ’74 The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Dominican Sisters of Peace Anna R. Fraulo ’48** Alyce Tuttle Fuller The William A. Gallagher Trust Fund Mr. Charles M. Grace D.H.L. ’82** and Mrs. Grace**

Dr. Luca Celentano D.H.L. ’86**

Richard and Norma Grossi

Mary Phyllis Maloney Clark ’52**

Anne Bianchi Gundersen**

Dan Cosgrove D.H.L. ’97**

Frederick J. Mancheski D.H.L. ’94 and Mrs. Mancheski

Sean P. O’Connell and William H. Branch

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Marcus

Herbert Pearce D.H.L. ’88** and Martha Wood, Ph.D.

Joseph and Louise Hubert Scholarship

Marion G. McHugh ’36**

Bernard A. Pellegrino

Dr. M. Gertrude McKeon ’47**

Mrs. John G. Schmitt

Maureen Roche Jacoby ’49x**

Dr. Julia M. McNamara D.H.L. ’16* and Mr. Richard J. Lolatte

Maureen Shugrue ’51**

Kazickas Family Foundation Miriam S. Kelly ’33** Knights of Columbus Honorable JoAnne Kiely Kulawiz ’56, D.H.L. ’99** Patricia Reynolds Lynch ’44F**

Mr. Louis Tagliatela Sr. D.H.L. ’03** and Mrs. Tagliatela

Mr. Edward Messer** and Mrs. Messer**

Dr. Anne Wollack ’35, D.H.L. ’90**

Lucy Milano**

Julia L. Wooster ’35**

Marguerite Marita Minck ’50** Ellin M. Mulholland

The President’s Associates

The President’s Associates is a distinguished group of benefactors who choose to contribute annually $1,000 or more toward the attainment of the mission and goals of the College. Begun in 1983 the President’s Associates now celebrates its 33rd Anniversary of leadership gifts to the College. Rosary Circle ($25,000 or more)

Mohun Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

Springs Circle ($2,500–$4,999)

Jaclynn Patrick Lee Christine Vandergrift Lusignan*

Sustaining Member ($1,000-$2,499)

Marjorie McGill Bacon ’53**

Carmel L. Avitabile

Dolores A. Angelini

Ellin M. Mulholland

Jim and Debbie Abromaitis

Davis Educational Foundation

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

NewAlliance Foundation

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Bailey (Bette Ann Curtin ’52)*

Carol Kirwan Aikenhead ’58 and Thomas Aikenhead*

New Haven Woman’s Club

Ann M. Bain ’68

Dr. Janet Carnevale-Kanak

Dr. Carol Ann Shea ’45**

Mary Elaine McGrath Butler

Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Crespo

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (Philip Paolella LL.D. ’82**)

Rosanne Zudekoff ’60 St. Dominic Society ($10,000–$24,999) Patricia E. Epperly ’78 Alan and Carol Aline Flaumenhaft ’90 Alyce Tuttle Fuller Franceen A. Lyons ’71* Dr. Julia M. McNamara D.H.L. ’16* and Mr. Richard J. Lolatte Rae Coppola Orlando ’50** and Rocco Orlando, Ph.D.

Jeanne M. Dennison* and Peter G. McGhee Sr. Joan Franks, O.P., Ph.D.

Louise Mella DiMeo ’56

Ellen McNamara Funck ’65 and Michael Funck

Dominican Sisters of Peace Shalom Fund

David and Kathleen A. Hollowell (Prendergast) ’68

General Electric Company

Institute for Learning in Retirement, Inc. Anne S. Kelley Knights of Columbus National Association of Women Judges Paul and Janice Ainger Roman ’59 Verizon Enterprise Solutions

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Anne L. Demchak

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Germain Jr. (Lillian Adley ’57)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noble III (Melorie Zionkowski ’80) Karen Korzi Noetzel Joan V. O’Brien Sean P. O’Connell and William H. Branch Betty Heery Porell Angela C. Scirpo ’63 Deborah and Louis Tagliatela Jr. Dr. Maria Shea Terrell Lisa Cheng Tou ’56

Pamela A. Harvey

Gabriel E. Urso

Dr. and Mrs. Allan E. Inglis (Helen Uebel ’49)

Verizon Foundation

Barbara Fotta Kmetz ’57 John** and Philomena DeMaio LaViola

Joan E. Venditto ’63

Rev. Gerald Anderson D.H.L. ’01 and Mrs. Joanne Anderson D.H.L. ’01 Belisa A. Basile ’80 Eileen M. Benoit ’60 Marna and Eric Borgstrom Betsy S. Bowman ’80 Gail M. and Robert J. Buccino Judith C. Burke ’59 Bussmann Family Foundation Frances Browne Caspar ’57** Carmela Marzullo Castiglione Civil Justice Foundation, Inc. Maryann Civitello Angela R. Coco Catherine Colleran ’44F June Comer-Chagnon

* Includes Matching Gift

** Deceased


The President’s Associates (continued) Mary Elizabeth Connell

Arlene Fanucci Johnson ’59

Nancy C. (Ann) Richter

Cynthia Woodin Cross

Joan G. Kenna

Paul Ringuette

Marie J. de Lucia

Patricia Flanagan Robertson

Victoria K. DePalma

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kilcoyne (Joan Herlihy ’61)

Barbara J. Dillon ’51

Jeanne Yorke King

Joan Edwards Sacco

Carol Ann Gutoski Ditkoff ’67

Mary Sedensky Koehm ’50

Eileen Doocy Schaubert ’68

Elizabeth Lombardi Doane

Veronica Koenig*

Eric Schoeck ’05

Dolores G. Dobrzynski ’63

Nancy Kops D.H.L. ’98

Christa M. Schwartz ’70

Nancy Ryan Doyle

Andrea E. Kovacs ’12 and Jeffrey J. Johnson

Helen Clabby Scinto ’57

Mr. William J. Doyle, Esq. Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich ’81 Barbara Atnes Dunsmoor Enterprise Holdings Foundation Marianne Esposito Exxon Corporation Charles L. Flynn** and Winifred Carocari Flynn ’43

Martin and Carolyn Behan Kraus ’86

Veronica Jackson Searles ’59 and Bob Searles

Rosemary Ford Lanahan

Barbara Stanley

Geraldine Lupoli ’63

Calista Sullivan ’64 and Richard Sanborn

Carol and Bob Lyons Jr.* Nancy and Bob Lyons Mary Elizabeth Egan Mace ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mann

Janice Benoit Fodero ’62

Dr. Helen Marks ’59

Andrew Foster ’12

Kathleen Massarelli ’64

Robert and Evelyn Fracasso ’51

Drs. Martha and Jack McCaffrey

Deborah DeWitt Frattini ’70

Paul McCraven and Cynthia McCraven, M.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Gallinelli Nina Ardito Gambardella ’45 Richard and Norma Grossi Marguerite Clark Grudberg Patty and Steven Gstalder Mary E. Harrigan ’61 and Andrew P. Tothy Peggy Higgins Mei Chi Wang Hua ’66 Shelley Norton Icaza International Business Machines Corporation

Elizabeth Tringali Rosano ’58

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi ’77, D.H.L. ’06 Angela Andriski Tauras ’65 and James Tauras Sebastian P. Tine Tess McGuinness Torrey ’68 Dr. Mary Meyer Traynor ’52 Joan Miller Troy

Robert L. Mills* (Dorothy Hyland Mills ’49**)

Kathleen Byrnes Troy ’63 and Daniel G. Troy

Mrs. Jane M. Monteith

Frankie L. White ’93 and David White Jr.

Sheila Gallagher Murphy ’57 JoAnn Siok Nachajski ’63* Dr. Jacqueline Noonan Raymond and Gloria Peach Pearce Real Estate Bernard A. Pellegrino Anne Esposito Persico Karen and Vincent Petrini

Joan Cuccaro Jahnige ’59*

Mary Ann McDermott Pike ’48

Sandra Avard Jamula ’79**

Timothy P. Quinn ’88*

Marion Vece Winkelman ’56* Sandra and John Winkelman* Mary Phillips Winter ’42 Martha Wood, Ph.D. Xerox Foundation Gail Yander*

Giving Clubs recognize the contributions of the College’s many supporters. PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES Rosary Circle $25,000 or more St. Dominic Society $10,000 to $24,999 Mohun Circle $5,000 to $9,999 Springs Circle $2,500 to $4,999 Sustaining Members $1,000 to $2,499 SIENA SOCIETY $500 to $999 AQUINAS AFFILIATE $250 to $499 ALBERTUS COLLEAGUE $100 to $249 If you were a contributor between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, and your name is misspelled, omitted or incorrectly listed, please accept our sincere apologies and notify the Advancement Office at 203-773-8502.

Joseph and Sue Ann Zaccagnino

The Prospect Hill Society

Alumni and friends who have indicated they are remembering the College in their estate plans. Margaret M. Allman ’42**

Beverly Dugas ’64

Franceen A. Lyons ’71

Angela Scimone Sledden ’52

Carmel L. Avitabile

Beverly Volk Fagan ’44S**

Dr. M. Gertrude McKeon ’47**

Roberta De Lay Smith ’57

Bequests Received 2015– 2016

Marjorie McGill Bacon ’53**

Dr. Lynne Stapleton Farrell, Esq. ’60

Marjorie McGill Bacon ’53

James A. Fransen ’06**

Dr. Julia M. McNamara D.H.L. ’16 and Mr. Richard J. Lolatte

Barbara Stanley

Margaret Werner Becker ’67

Rev. Thomas F. Bennett

Claire Davis Bennett ’48** and Harry L. Bennett**

Anna R. Fraulo ’48**

Barbara Moroson ’64

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi ’77, D.H.L. ’06

Alyce Tuttle Fuller

Dr. Jacqueline Noonan

Virginia Foley Valade ’58

Annette Graziano Hamer ’48 and M. John Hamer

Betsy S. Bowman ’80

Annette Graziano Hamer ’48** and M. John Hamer**

Philip Paolella LL.D. ’82**

Julia L. Wooster ’35**

Dr. Carol Ann Shea ’45

Phyllis Smith Peterson ’63

Gail Yander

David and Kathleen A. Hollowell (Prendergast) ’68

Mary Goode Rogan ’36**

Rosanne Zudekoff ’60

Cynthia Woodin Cross Linda Della-Grotte ’73

Theresa Sibielski Jarvis ’40**

Dr. Carol Ann Shea ’45**

Carolyn Newins Denny ’58

Nancy Kops D.H.L. ’98

Maureen Shugrue ’51**

June Comer-Chagnon Dan Cosgrove D.H.L. ’97**

Angela C. Scirpo ’63

1925 Club

Established by the Alumni Association Board of Governors in 2010, the 1925 Club recognizes first-time donors to the College. The 1925 Club is named for the founding year of the College— the first year of Albertus—and honors those alumni who have chosen to become supporters of their alma mater this year. Belisa A. Basile ’80

Kristine Cogan Egan ’13

Salman B. Hamid ’07

Susan Rudolph Schuster ’76

Corey Schmidt Brushett ’11

Brian K. Flaherty ’13

Ryan C. Holt ’14

Mary Spodnik ’13

Kristen DeCarli ’14

Regina Bowler Grammatico ’66

Julia M. Johnson ’15

Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine ’15

Philip Donagher ’07

Christina M. Hackett ’12

Kathryn Larson ’13

Karyn M. Stokes ’03

Raymond M. Tracy ’12

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Siena Society

Named for Saint Catherine of Siena, the Siena Society is represented by alumni and friends who choose to contribute annually a gift between $500 and $999. Aetna Foundation, Inc.

Helen Brady Burke ’43

Barbara DeBarbieri ’65*

Maggie and William Guerrero

Eileen Mengali ’58

Brenda Ames ’80* and Gary Jenkins

Carolyn Newins Denny ’58

Cathleen Dowler Hayner ’82*

Adriann Vezzani Morse ’65*

Ellen M. Donahue ’64

Linda Waldron Heery ’80

William and Jennifer Aniskovich

The Honorable Guido Calabresi LL.D. ’95 and Mrs. Anne Calabresi D.H.L. ’97

Julie A. Behounek ’03* Lisa and Steve Bilodeau

Linda Brandi Cateura ’45

Giovanni Luciano Duaqui ’96

Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Imholt (Kathleen Sheehan ’72)

Rosemary Creighton Mukhopadhyay ’70

Patricia Ocone Carbone*

Valerie DeFelice Downing ’64*

Elizabeth Wiles Katz ’61

Diana Edwards Bogue ’90

Connecticut Business Systems, LLC

Marie Iadarola Fadus ’52

Karen Dornan Kendig ’69

James M. and Elizabeth O’Shea Pfohl ’67

Howard and Linda Kenworthy Bonavia ’61

ConocoPhillips

Eileen Foley Fitzpatrick ’44S Margaret Mulvey Golden ’83

Margaret Meiman Layton ’90*

Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Catherine J. Mangino ’71

Kathleen M. Ryan ’73

Barbara and Herbert Gstalder

Elaine B. McDonald ’72*

Martha Connelly Sullivan ’54

Mary Jane Borelli ’64

Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford (Catherine Cestar ’66)

Mr. and Mrs. George E. O’Brien Jr.

Aquinas Affiliate

Named for St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., perhaps the most well-known student of Albertus Magnus, the Aquinas Affiliates represent alumni and friends who choose to contribute annually a gift between $250 and $499. Deborah Anderson

Dow Chemical Company

Carin Lynn Giordano ’03

Lynn Sudell Mottolese ’56

Linda Doyle Staneck ’69

Rita Pacelli Annunziata ’50

Maureen Urban Ecclesine ’61

Patricia Joyce Heavren ’60

Karen Shanley Nicholson ’63

Marilyn Doerr Steuber ’71

J. Elaine Winfield Arena ’49

June Munnelly Falcone ’58

Dora Kyryk Henel ’59

Diane and Donald Nunn*

Anne Hubbard Strocko ’64

Judith Bykowski ’59

Louise Russo Flanagan-Doe ’66

Lynn Hidek and Ron Frattini

Maria Gomez Oakes ’63

Edward Thomasi

Albina Sacco Cannavaciolo ’56

Alexandrina Mongillo Folcik ’63

Nancy Massa Katsaros ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Donal J. Orr

Patricia Lechus Chaghatzbanian ’66

Patricia Coyle Foley ’56

Barbara Chmielewski Ketterer ’69

Mania Sondej Philpott ’64

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Travers (Suzanne Shay ’55)

Dr. Jeremiah Coffey and Ms. Elizabeth Magenheimer

Patricia Hurley Folmsbee ’60

Patricia Hayes Kocan

Kim Perry Pike ’81

Helen Kapavitch Turley ’66

Zuehailie Gardner ’14

Mary Lou Burns Mayo ’66

Diane S. Piktialis ’68

Dolores M. Vinci ’63

Maureen Condron Delahunt ’55

GE Foundation

James A. Schafrick ’97

Voya Foundation

Maria De Vico Devlin ’66

Virginia Macri Gerick ’39

Rose K. and Martin J. McAndrews Jr.

Msgr. Gerard G. Schmitz

Catherine A. Zdanowicz

Mary Lou Apuzzo DiPaola ’72

Patricia Perrotta Gioia ’65

Barbara Quinn McAteer ’56

Janet Monaco Silk ’62

Linda Frisa McCarthy ’69

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Albertus Colleague

As a College Community, we value the exchange of ideas, innovations and scholarly pursuits among colleagues. The Albertus Colleagues represent alumni and friends who choose to contribute annually a gift between $100 and $249. Anonymous (2)

Rita Poprocky Catalano ’70

Susan Hogan Endler-Kirby ’59

Susan Amato Kettl ’72

Sr. Gilmary McCabe, O.P.

12345 Kids Count of Milford, Inc.

Causecast Foundation

Carol Alosi Euston ’57

Patrice and Donald Kirshbaum

Aetna Life and Casualty

Joan Lehr Chain ’62

Michelina Basile Fazzino ’72

Olivia Paiva Klein ’66

Robert and Faith Augur McCarthy ’49

Mary Ann Agostini ’10

Barbara Chesney Schmir ’95

Ruth McNamara FitzGerald ’53

Maureen Klein ’67

Christine Mizo Melnik ’71

Jacqueline Zorena Albis ’74

Anne Mascola Ciardiello ’51

Marie Vecchione Kluza ’61

Aida E. Mendez ’78

Kathleen M. and Augustine C. Aloia Jr.

Justin Cirisoli

Elizabeth (Betty) McDonnell Fitzgerald ’49

Alice Harten Kolega ’49

Jo-Ann Manzi Messina ’91

Cynthia J. Clancy ’83

Rita Carten Fitzsimmons ’57

Frances R. Kondziela ’72

Margaret Heffernan Metwally ’64

Marilyn A. Altobello ’70

Suzanne Colasanto

The Honorable John C. Flanagan

Ronald Apter

Marie Elston Collamore ’55

Jacqueline Flynn ’56

Frances G. Krenisky and John Krenisky

Milford Consortium for Child Care Initiatives, Inc.

Mary Schaefer Badger ’75

James P. Comer

Mary Ann Gibney Fowler ’62

Carol Ann Kudless ’64

Mary Elizabeth Mills

Sr. Martha Kunesh, O.P.

Norma Goldys Mohr ’42

Sheila Barrett Conlin ’60

Joan Marie Giardina ’56

Patricia Sanders Behan ’55

Sr. Christine Cosgrove, O.P. ’74

Regina Bowler Grammatico ’66

Brenda Fanfesti LaBella Ph.D. ’62

Dorothy Ann Cerulli Mulholland ’52

Rev. Thomas F. Bennett**

Barbara Czajka Coughlin ’56

Ettamarie Di Orio Green ’68

Mary Canning LaFogg ’71

Dorothy Yutenkas Mutkoski ’67

Nancy Wynne Benoit ’65

Susan Peters Crawford ’74

Pamela Timmons Griffith ’73

Anne Lange ’71

Linda Guenther Neu ’69

Andree Langlois ’68

Judy O’Brien ’58

Barbara Baur Geen ’49

Mary Ellen Callahan Creighton ’64

Shirley McGehan Grogan ’69

Donna Kelley Birchard ’83

Patricia A. Cucuzza ’57

Col. and Mrs. John P. Gullen Jr.

Anna Lesniak (and Linda)

Patricia Spang Ogden ’48

Jeannette Grellner Birmingham ’61

Rosemarie Cuomo ’55

Carolyn Kelly Hall ’49

Barbara Lombardi ’68

Andrew J. Orefice ’93

Edward T. Blair

Nancy Holleran Dargan ’51

Jane Utz Hamilton ’70*

Katherine Krafft Long ’72

Rose Rendino Osborne ’62

Marie Murphy Looney ’57

Donna Vestuti Pallanti ’72

Agnes Berry ’82

Ruth Ann Davis

Kathleen Irons Harper ’73

Mary Disciacca Bosch ’67

Barbara W. DeBaptiste, D.H.L. ’13

Arlene Gorman Herens ’73

Nancy S. Losek ’99

Michael J. and Lisa Orlando Parisi

Jane Coogan Boucher ’49

Suzanne Maier DeGrave ’63

Evelyn A. Herzog ’69

Nancy M. Lovely ’56

Sue Ann Licciardi Parmentier ’68

Dr. Robert A. Bourgeois

Rosemary Bruckmann Pelletreau Mann ’65

Melonie K. and Daniel B. Bland

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Susan Dernbach ’70

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Holodak

Laura L. Lupoli ’84

Marion Fusshoeller Brewer ’54

Rosemary Markham Dever ’61

Dennise Kilgore Howard ’70

Claudia A. Lyons ’76

Claire Wilcox Bronson ’64

Marilyn Focarelli DiToro ’67

Carol Luppi Hurlburt ’66

Valerie and James MacBroom

Carol A. Broshjeit ’62

Christine Tereskiewicz Doucette ’66

Dorothy Butler Hyland ’44S

Patricia Burke Macionis ’70

Phyllis Naser Bunnell ’54

John T. Doyle Jr.

Jean Ann Incampo ’73

Letitia Martelon Malone ’83

Catherine Crimmins Burgard ’61

Virginia and Richard Doyle

Laurie Munnelly Johnson ’57

Geri T. Mancini ’75

Joan Burke ’73*

Maxine Parcells Driscoll ’61

Dorothy Evans Jones ’44F

Doreen Strona Mantilia ’71

Virginia Lynch Burns ’81*

Eileen Farrell DuBois ’56

Anita Cwirka Jones ’68

Norma Puzzo Marcellino

Patricia Smith Butcher ’67

Carolyn Dunbar-Castelnuovo ’78

Mary Beth Johnson Jordan ’67

Jacquelyn De Lalio Martello ’73

Maura Hunter Byrne ’76

Elvira Arcudi Ebling ’50

Mary J. Keane ’57

Judith Perkins Martz ’68

Aleksandra Bzdyra ’69

Barbara Toman Elliott ’60

Michael P. Kelly ’90

Marjorie Carnevale Mazzotta ’51

Annual Report 2015–2016

Mary Sanzo Pellettieri ’64 Ann Pennell-Cimini ’71 Susan J. Perillo ’81 Donna Picagli Popp ’78 Nijole Ivanouskas Potts ’84 Michelle Royer Pratt ’88 Ann M. Prokop ’67 Dr. Jon E. Purmont Barbara Reiber ’56

* Includes Matching Gift

** Deceased


Albertus Colleague (continued) Diana Reilly ’97

Christina Schenker ’80

Eileen Munnelly Skruck ’67

Margaret DeVylder Schleicher ’59

Franklin T. Smith ’00

Subway World Franchise Headquarters, LLC

USI Inc.

Grant from the Marianne C. Reynolds Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Patrice Barry Schmitt ’60

Santina Giurintano Smith ’60

Daniel P. Sullivan III ’93

Martha Walczak ’70

Gloria Della Selva Schoolfield ’47

Grace Nutt Smith ’64

Lorrie Gill Sullivan ’67

Irene Saviano Ward ’60

Susan Rudolph Schuster ’76

Dorothy Sommo ’98

Erik Sundgaard ’96*

Barbara Wareck

Kathryn Meyer Schuster ’60

Mary Spodnik ’13

Symantec

Susanne Schuppel Washburn ’58

Joan Cunningham ’49

Mary-Aileen Loss St. Pierre ’67

Annette Tino Tomaino ’57

Elizabeth Lyons Weber ’58

Stefanie Stevens Seslar ’15

Brenda High Stanton ’60

Helen Wellman Toohey ’53

Mary Lou Nastri Williams ’49**

Joan Regan Sheridan ’59

Maura McCarthy Stavovy ’74

Mary Jane Lynch Topitzer ’54

Amy J. Wilson

Patricia Gayer Degnan Sidas ’65**

Dorothy Kotulich Stawarky ’52

Sandra Regionale Truitt ’65

Sherrie Zembrzuski ’76

Jane Nady Sigmon ’70

Julie Stiber ’84

Regina Tully ’67

Donna L. Sjogren ’00

Marion Stock ’90

Sandra Misenti Turro ’60

Diane and Donald F. Rivers Jean McInnis Robichaud ’49 Carole Drumm Rubley ’60 Phyllis Aldous Russell ’52 Sacred Heart Academy Margaret Sweeten Sanders ’74 Cecile Cleary Schaffner ’67 Katherine A. Schave ’90

Carmelina Covino Villani ’71

Donor

As contributors to Albertus, this group of alumni and friends is of great importance. Many foundations and grant giving organizations ask about the percentage of alumni and friends who support the College. For your participation in this year’s annual fund, we are truly grateful. Anonymous

Marylee Lovallo DiGennaro ’73

Katharine and Robert Holt

Joseph M. DiLisio ’13

Ryan C. Holt ’14

Barbara Jean Frinder O’Donnell ’70

Marsha Sangster Thompson ’62

AmazonSmile Foundation Paula Culver Andel ’78

Maria Theresa Dino ’04

Deborah Leavy Homola ’72

Karen Effinger Otto ’69

Raymond M. Tracy ’12

Marjorie and Richard C. Arden

Kenneth F. Donadio

Maryalice Phillips Hoogland ’73

Christine Pagano ’90

Betty Ann and Joseph Trapasso

Carol Maresca Armstrong ’62

Philip Donagher ’07

Sheila Crichton Johnson ’62

Jeanne D’Ambruoso Perrone ’68

Jean S. Tsang

Anthony Arnold ’11

Anne Cronin Donovan ’62

Julia M. Johnson ’15

Patricia Puchalski Perrotti ’63

Eleanor Bellobuono Ubaldini ’66

Jean Arthur ’83

Maureen Liston Dowdle ’69

Margaret H. Kaplan

Claire Stewart Pesiri ’76

Adele Chapman Urbsas ’62

Antoinette Longo Aveni ’75

Marilyn Kenney Eade ’48

The Kennedy Center, Inc.

Jean Mesaric Peterson ’61

Carolyn Burrows Verna ’64

Anne M. Balogh

East Shore Alumni Chapter

Sara J. Keyes ’92

Thomasina Frouge Petrahai ’55

Linda Vertefeuille

Karen G. Barthel

Elisabeth Fama Eberts ’81

Colette M. King ’73

Judi Petrillo ’74

Mary Dobbins Volanth ’44F

Scott Bartlett

Kristine Cogan Egan ’13

Mary King ’75

Anne Ruotolo Pisanelli ’59

K. Michele Mark Walker ’65

Margaret Werner Becker ’67

Joseph A. Falcha ’01

Catherine E. Koletsky ’62

Vincent J. Pitts

Vivian McEvoy Walsh ’60

Marianne Reyen Bell ’60

Nancy C. Fallon ’79

Julianne Kraus

Anne Marie Pollak ’74

Elizabeth Festa Watson ’67

Tanya Bentley ’04

Suzanne Lynch Fattah ’64

Janice LaForest-Roys ’82

Karoline Pollak ’74

Elena De Natale Weil ’57

Joan Mariani Berry ’61

Lisa and Howard Fero

Tracey Kirchner LaRowe ’86

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Purvis ’66

Frances Manning Westhaver ’69

Grace Billings ’88

Linda M. Ferretti ’79

Kathryn Larson ’13

Constance F. Ramsey

Lois Agne Westhoff ’51

Betty Lou Blumberg

Patricia O’Leary Fiorda ’70

Natardia H. Lee Soy ’98

Diane Botelho Ranft ’68

Barbara Whitehouse ’73

Christopher Bolster ’08

Anita T. Fiore ’91

Pauline Foley Linehan ’72

Rosalie P. Rasmussen

Ellen Phillips Wilson ’55

Eleanor Savich Boruch ’54

Brian K. Flaherty ’13

Sr. Dolores Liptak, R.S.M. ’53

Elaine Mancini Raviola ’61

Sabine Van Boemmel Witzgall ’81

Sr. Virginia Bruen, O.P.

Judith Ciaburri Florio ’59

Barbara Reney Livingston ’88

Susan Marchitto Ricciardi ’68

William J. Wright ’09

Corey Schmidt Brushett ’11

Joan Gallo Fomento ’58

Mrs. John P. Lynch

Sr. Mary Elena Rizzo, O.P. ’60

Lorraine Blumberg Wry ’04

Anni Lis Iversen Burbank ’60*

Bonnie Frazier Young

Jessica E. Lynch**

Mary Ellen Ciarletto Rose ’69

Rosemary Herold Calvit ’51

Nancy Nissen Fryer ’66

Margaret Sczepanski Macuga ’71

Kristine Rubano

Kathryn Dillon Casner ’67

Mary Ellen McMahon Funaro ’70

Maureen J. Malone ’63

Josephine Ruggiero ’65

Mary Ann Blondin Cassidy ’60

Dorothy A. Gabrielian

Anna Arcudi Malootian ’48

Wendy J. Romick Ruggiero ’87

Margaret Mary Burns Clancy ’57

Tonia Gaffney ’96

Lucia I. Mannello ’66

Maryetta Griffin Russell ’97

Rosemary Dorr Clarie ’73 Susan J. Cody Mary Carroll Colburn ’64 Blakeley Cole ’14 Alberta Conte ’71 Doris Esposito Cooney ’53 Ann Bunnell Coppola ’56 Giovanna Coppola ’80 Barbara A. Cordaro ’72 Mary Jean and James C. Coughlin Louise Cayer Cruz ’71 Ann Curley ’75 Lynn Zawacki Dallas ’69 Sharon B. Dalton ’99 Alaine Letteris Daly ’64 Trudy McKeon Daly ’61 Alphonse D’Angelo Tina Dominique Danko ’06 Kristen DeCarli ’14 AnnMarie DeMichiel ’14 Jannet Coria Deveny ’02 Carol Gose DeVine ’70

Mary-Ann Hammond Martin ’62

Margaret Hogan Ryan ’54

Friedrich C. Maurer III ’01

Michelle Savignac ’67

Amelia Sanzeri Mazziotti ’51

Rosemary Schaeffer ’99

Barbara McCarthy McCooe ’53

Elizabeth Schildgen ’66

Diane Fanelli McCue ’64

Barbara Wilcinskas Schmidt ’65

Glena Egan McDonald ’69

Nancy J. Schroff

Claudette Willig McGinty ’90

Gail Lindsay Schuler ’59

Patricia Shea McGrath ’70

Mary Kay Shannon Shanley ’74

Sr. Ellen McNulty, O.P.

Kathleen Sharpe ’72

Eleanor Follett Menosky ’65

Dorothy Sheer ’78

Margery Mills ’82

Virginia M. Shiller

Barbra Ross Mockalis ’69

Lois Venditto Simpson ’67

Carmel Montano-DiLeone ’80

Pamela E. Sims ’05

Calista Daley Moon ’56

Melodie Slocum ’13

Barbara Moroson ’64

Madeleine Martin Sobin ’51

Mary Ellen Hart ’70

Katherine McSweeney Morrissey ’55

Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine ’15

Eleanor Jean Hart ’81

Alice Walsh Murphy ’56

Karyn M. Stokes ’03

Saylor Heidmann

Barbara Popp Murphy ’58

Patricia A. Sullivan ’54

Clara Santos Hernandez ’10

Alice Buskey Nealon ’56

James F. Sullivan

Joan Schaefer Hernon ’58

Jerome and Debbie Nevins

Jill Mauro Sweet ’86

Laura Straniti Hintz ’76

Karin A. Nobile ’89

Virginia Thompson ’81

Laurie Sim Gagne ’83 and Robert J. Gagne ’12 Sandra Slater Gambardella Patricia A. Romei GaNun ’96 Helen Lynch Gensler ’55 Linda Perciavalle Giannelli ’82 Jane Meyer Gill ’61 Donna L. Goglia ’00 Diane Sjostedt Gowdy ’68 Dolores Grenier ’74 Christina M. Hackett ’12 Maryanne McLaughlin Hall ’60 Salman B. Hamid ’07 Shirley D. Hamilton ’02 Eileen Plant Harrington ’55 Rachel Hart ’86

Agnes D. Soltys, O.P.A.

Eileen Reynolds Tinker ’75

True to our Dominican roots, Albertus Magnus College is committed to educating the whole person; nurturing the gifts and talents of each individual student. We could not do this without you, our donors. We appreciate your generosity and support.

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Scholarship Contributions Endowed Funds

An endowed scholarship or fund at Albertus Magnus College begins with an initial contribution of $50,000 or greater. Class of 1957 Scholarship Established in 2007 in honor of their 50th Reunion. Listing includes donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Frances Browne Caspar ’57**

Rita Carten Fitzsimmons ’57

Mary J. Keane ’57

Sheila Gallagher Murphy ’57

Patricia A. Cucuzza ’57

Lillian Adley Germain ’57

Barbara Fotta Kmetz ’57

Helen Clabby Scinto ’57

Carol Alosi Euston ’57

Laurie Munnelly Johnson ’57

Marie Murphy Looney ’57

Elena De Natale Weil ’57

Class of 1958 Scholarship Established in 2008 in honor of their 50th Reunion. First endowed scholarship at Albertus to be designated for adult students enrolled in the evening program. Listing includes donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Anonymous (1)

June Munnelly Falcone ’58

Joan Schaefer Hernon ’58

Barbara Popp Murphy ’58

Susanne Schuppel Washburn ’58

Carol Kirwan Aikenhead ’58*

Joan Gallo Fomento ’58

Mary Elizabeth Egan Mace ’58

Judy O’Brien ’58

Elizabeth Lyons Weber ’58

Carolyn Newins Denny ’58

Marguerite Clark Grudberg ’58

Eileen Mengali ’58

Elizabeth Tringali Rosano ’58

Class of 1959 Scholarship Established in 2009 in honor of their 50th Reunion. Listing includes donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Judith C. Burke ’59

Norma Oliva Grossi ’59

Joan Cuccaro Jahnige ’59*

Janice Ainger Roman ’59

Veronica Jackson Searles ’59

Judith Bykowski ’59

Dora Kyryk Henel ’59

Arlene Fanucci Johnson ’59

Joan Edwards Sacco ’59

Joan Regan Sheridan ’59

Susan Hogan Endler-Kirby ’59

International Business Machines Corporation

Dr. Helen Marks ’59

Margaret DeVylder Schleicher ’59

Anne Ruotolo Pisanelli ’59

Gail Lindsay Schuler ’59

Judith Ciaburri Florio ’59

Class of 1960 Scholarship Established in 2015 in honor of their 55th Reunion and dedicated to scholarships. Listing includes all donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Marianne Reyen Bell ’60

Sheila Barrett Conlin ’60

Maryanne McLaughlin Hall ’60

Carole Drumm Rubley ’60

Sandra Misenti Turro ’60

Eileen M. Benoit ’60

Marie J. de Lucia ’60

Patricia Joyce Heavren ’60

Patrice Barry Schmitt ’60

Vivian McEvoy Walsh ’60

Anni Lis Iversen Burbank ’60*

Barbara Toman Elliott ’60

Anne Esposito Persico ’60

Santina Giurintano Smith ’60

Irene Saviano Ward ’60

Mary Ann Blondin Cassidy ’60

Patricia Hurley Folmsbee ’60

Sr. Mary Elena Rizzo, O.P. ’60

Brenda High Stanton ’60

Rosanne Zudekoff ’60

Class of 1963 Scholarship Established in 2013 in honor of their 50th Reunion. Listing includes donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Dolores M. Vinci ’63

Patricia Ocone Carbone ’63*

Alexandrina Mongillo Folcik ’63

JoAnn Siok Nachajski ’63*

Angela C. Scirpo ’63

Suzanne Maier DeGrave ’63

Geraldine Lupoli ’63

Karen Shanley Nicholson ’63

Kathleen Byrnes Troy ’63

Dolores G. Dobrzynski ’63

Maureen J. Malone ’63

Maria Gomez Oakes ’63

Joan E. Venditto ’63

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

Kazickas Family Scholarship

New Haven Woman’s Club

H. Pearce Family Scholarship

Julia M. McNamara Scholarship

Joseph and Louise Hubert Scholarship

Marguerite Marita Minck Memorial Scholarship

Evelyn and Dennis O’Connell and Jean and Wattie Branch Memorial Scholarship

Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Scholarship

Other Endowed Scholarships Margaret M. Allman Scholarship Amity Charitable Trust The Fuller Scholarship Sarah E. Handley Financial Aid Fund

The Mary Benevento Endowed Fund for Athletics Mary Benevento, the director of athletics at Albertus Magnus College from 1952 to 1980, felt that athletics are a significant aspect of collegiate life, and she recognized the need to encourage its growth. Today’s student-athletes strive to reach incredible heights, and the interest earned from this endowed fund will be used to support special projects in the athletics program. Listing includes donors who gave to the fund between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Justin Cirisoli

Dorothy Butler Hyland ’44S

Barbara Stanley

Eleanor Jean Hart ’81

Karen and Vincent Petrini

Daniel P. Sullivan III ’93

Annual Scholarships 2015–2016 Katharine Deborah Frattini Scholarship (Lynn Hidek and Ron Frattini) The Fuller Scholarship (annual) (Alyce Tuttle Fuller)

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Mary Jane and Ciro Paolella Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (Philip Paolella LL.D. ’82**)

For more information on how to establish an endowed or annual scholarship at Albertus, please contact Carolyn Behan Kraus ’86, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

* Includes Matching Gift

** Deceased


Gifts in Honor and in Memory

Many donors choose to give their gifts in honor or in memory of important persons or events in their lives. If you would like to designate your gift in honor or in memory, please make a note when sending your donation. Mary Ann Agostini ’10 in honor of Dr. Pat Yeaman Jacqueline Zorena Albis ’74 in memory of John Zorena Dolores A. Angelini ’56 in memory of her mother, Mary Angelini, and her sister Lee Angelini J. Elaine Winfield Arena ’49 in memory of her dear friend and classmate Mary Lou Nastri Williams ’49 Antoinette Longo Aveni ’75 in memory of her mother, Mary Keefe Longo ’47 Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Bailey (Bette Ann Curtin ’52)* in memory of her classmates Ann Dahill Griggs ’52 and Sr. Pat McCabe, O.P. ’52 Anne M. Balogh in honor of her daughter Rosanne Balogh Ferraro ’78 Belinda A. Basile ’80 in memory of her friend and classmate Linda Jean Gay Lewandowski ’80 Barbara Baur Geen ’49 in memory of Dr. Arthur Geen and son Paul Patricia Sanders Behan ’55 in memory of her beloved husband, Robert F. Behan D.H.L. 2005 Eileen M. Benoit ’60 in memory of her classmate Adrienne Terrazano Mallette ’60 Agnes Berry ’82 in memory of deceased faculty members from the 1980’s to the present Grace Billings ’88 in memory of her beloved cousin Mary Ann Brandon Supp ’58 Donna Kelley Birchard ’83 in honor of adult students Edward T. Blair in memory of his beloved wife, Joanne Pawlikowski Blair ’56 Diana Edwards Bogue ’90 in memory of her dear friend Tammi Ringuette ’93 Howard and Linda Kenworthy Bonavia ’61 in memory of their dear friend Mary Katherine Bennett ’61 Jane Coogan Boucher ’49 in memory of her beloved husband, Gerard J. Boucher; and in memory of her classmate Muriel Murphy Mehr ’49 Dr. Robert A. Bourgeois in thanksgiving for all things received Marion Fusshoeller Brewer ’54 in memory of her friend and classmate Veronica Flynn ’54 Carol A. Broshjeit ’62 in memory of her sister-in-law Judith M. Broshjeit Helen Brady Burke ’43 in memory of Constance Veronica Allen Nucci ’44F Bussmann Family Foundation in memory of Otillie and George H. Bussmann. This gift was made possible through the

generosity and inspiration of George and Otillie Bussmann Patricia Smith Butcher ’67 in honor of the 90th Anniversary of Albertus Magnus College Rosemary Herold Calvit ’51 in memory of her beloved husband, Thomas O. Calvit Frances Browne Caspar ’57** in honor of the Class of 1957 Joan Lehr Chain ’62 in memory of Sr. Rita Mary McBride, O.P. Civil Justice Foundation, Inc. in honor of Kathleen Brandt Maryann Civitello in memory of Sr. Rita Mary McBride, O.P. Margaret Mary Burns Clancy ’57 in memory of her friend and classmate Delphine Barrett ’57 Angela R. Coco in memory of her beloved father, Joseph S. Coco Suzanne Colasanto in memory of her beloved mother, Marie DelGreco Colasanto ’49 June Comer-Chagnon in memory of Amelia and Bernard Comer Barbara Czajka Coughlin ’56 in memory of her friend and classmate Louise Colvano Pease ’56 Mary Ellen Callahan Creighton ’64 in memory of Joan Meskill Escoto ’65 Patricia A. Cucuzza ’57 in memory of her beloved parents, Jean and Joseph Licari Ann Curley ’75 in memory of her friend and classmate Geraldine Powers Hopkins ’75 Lynn Zawacki Dallas ’69 in memory of her beloved mother, Helen Zawacki Alaine Letteris Daly ’64 in memory of Linda Palmieri ’63 Nancy Halloran Dargan ’51 in memory of her classmates Patricia Olwell Montrie ’51 and Maureen Shugrue ’51 Marylee Lovallo DiGennaro ’73 in memory of her classmate Anne McDermott ’73 Anne Cronin Donovan ’62 in memory of her beloved husband, John B. Donovan John T. Doyle Jr. in memory of his beloved wife, Frances Amici Doyle ’53 Nancy Ryan Doyle ’49 in memory of her classmates Elizabeth Wixted Gallagher ’49 and Joy Pendergast Hale ’49 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle in honor of Sr. Mary Faith Dargan, O.P., Ph.D. ’53, and in memory of Rev. Peter S. Dargan Giovanni Luciano Duaqui ’96 in honor of his 20th Reunion Eileen Farrell DuBois ’56 in honor of her 60th Reunion and in memory of John Patrick Kinney Carolyn Dunbar-Castelnuovo ’78 in memory of Cindy Charron Riley ’79

Albertus Magnus College East Shore Alumni Chapter in honor of The Honorable Ellen Bree Burns ’44S

Bonnie Frazier Young in honor of her daughter Dr. Shelley Frazier Pelletier ’88

Linda M. Ferretti ’79 in memory of her beloved sister Lillian C. Ferretti

Laurie Sim Gagne ’83 and Robert J. Gagne ’12 in memory of Laurie’s beloved mother, Marjorie Wright Sim, and in memory of Martha and Robert Wright

Judith Chiaburri Florio ’59 in memory of her beloved husband, Peter Florio

Virginia Macri Gerick ’39 in memory of Philomena and Charles Macri

Charles L. Flynn** and Winifred Carocari Flynn ’43 in memory of Angeline Carocari

Joan Marie Giardina ’56 in memory of her beloved parents, Lucy and Joseph Giardina

Marie Iadarola Fadus ’52 in honor of Mary Ellen Mininberg ’49

Janice Benoit Fodero ’62 in memory of Judith Broshjeit Joan Gallo Fomento ’58 in memory of her friend and classmate Jeanne Huber Treanor ’58 On the occasion of our fifth annual Founders’ Day, we once again celebrated the pioneering women of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and their continued vision of a Catholic, liberal arts college rooted in the Dominican tradition. This year, the College will work to reduce our carbon footprint through the Care of Creation as we honor Our Founders ~ Our Heritage ~ Our College. Gifts were received from the following donors: Kathleen M. and Augustine Aloia Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Bailey (Bette Ann Curtin ’52)*; Agnes Berry ’82; Eleanor Savich Boruch ’54; Corey Schmidt Brushett ’11; Alberta Conte ’71; Maureen Condron Delahunt ’55; Maria De Vico Devlin ’66; Maria Theresa Dino ’04; Dominican Sisters of Peace; Kristine Cogan Egan ’13; Carol Alosi Euston ’57; Nancy C. Fallon ’79; Lisa and Howard Fero; Elizabeth (Betty) McDonnell Fitzgerald ’49; Brian K. Flaherty ’13; Zuehailie Gardner ’14; Jane Utz Hamilton ’70; Ivy Plant Harrington ’55; Saylor Heidmann; Joan Schaefer Hernon ’58; Deborah Leavy Homola ’72; Dorothy Butler Hyland ’44S; Catherine E. Koletsky ’62; Julianne Kraus; Sr. Dolores Liptak, R.S.M. ’53; Jessica E. Lynch**; Lucia I. Mannello ’66; Sr. Ellen McNulty, O.P.; Eileen Mengali ’58; Eleanor Follett Menosky ’65; Margery Mills ’82; Donna Vestuti Pallanti ’72; Patricia Puchalski Perrotti ’63; Phyllis Aldous Russell ’52; Margaret Hogan Ryan ’54; Lois Venditto Simpson ’67; Agnes D. Soltys, O.P.A.; Dorothy Sommo ’98; Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine ’15; Karyn M. Stokes ’03; Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Travers (Suzanne Shay ’55); Joan E. Venditto ’63; Lois Agne Westhoff ’51; Ellen Phillips Wilson ’55

Laurie Munnelly Johnson ’57 in memory of her beloved parents, Bridget and Robert Munnelly Dorothy Evans Jones ’44F in memory of her beloved husband, Ted Jones Nancy Massa Katsaros ’64 in memory of Sr. Marie Louise Hubert, O.P. Anne S. Kelley ’53 in memory of Nan Rabbott ’78, beloved daughter of her dear friend Nancy Fanning Rabbott ’51 Michael P. Kelly ’90 in memory of Pat Kelly

Margaret Mulvey Golden ’83 in memory of Sr. Francis de Sales Heffernan, O.P.

Barbara Chmielewski Ketterer ’69 in memory of her parents, Anna and Michael Chmielewski

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grossi (Norma Oliva ’59) in memory of Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom ’59

Sara J. Keyes ’92 in memory of Mary G. Keyes

Christina M. Hackett ’12 in memory of her beloved brother John J. Hackett ’12 Eleanor Jean Hart ’81 in memory of Christine Sobin ’80 Pamela A. Harvey ’71 in memory of her beloved parents, Paul and Ann M. Harvey Clara Santos Hernandez ’10 in honor of Ashley ’16 Lynn Hidek and Ron Frattini in honor of Deborah DeWitt Frattini ’70 and Eric Schoeck ’05 Ryan C. Holt ’14 in honor of the Sociology Department of Albertus Magnus College Dennise Kilgore Howard ’70 in memory of Lynn Kilgore Carol Luppi Hurlburt ’66 in memory of her beloved parents, Abdon and Brunetta Luppi Dorothy Butler Hyland ’44S in memory of her classmate Beverly Volk Fagan ’44S The family of Carlos B. Icaza in loving memory of Carlos, and his beloved aunt Natalia Icaza Holland ’40, D.H.L. ’11 Jean Ann Incampo ’73 in honor of Sr. Mary Faith Dargan, O.P., Ph.D. ’53 and in memory of Sr. Rita Mary McBride, O.P. Joan Cuccaro Jahnige ’59 in memory of her classmate Gerry Bau Bizek ’59 Sandra Avard Jamula ’79** in memory of Sr. Lisa Jessel, O.P. In loving memory of Brent William Johnson ’10, who passed away suddenly in June 2016, gifts to the College were received from the following donors: 12345 Kids Count of Milford, Inc.; Karen G. Barthel; Susan J. Cody; Sandra Slater Gambardella; Margaret H. Kaplan; Milford Consortium for Child Care Initiatives, Inc.; Mary Elizabeth Mills; Subway World Franchise Headquarters, LLC; The Kennedy Center, Inc.; Jean S. Tsang

Veronica Koenig in memory of Marie Rohack Davidson ’39 Frances G. Krenisky and John Krenisky in memory of Margaret Golden Berges Margaret Meiman Layton ’90 in honor of the Class of 1990 Natardia H. Lee Soy ’98 in memory of Joanne B. Wilkinson ’80 Barbara Reney Livingston ’88 in honor of Elizabeth Reney Laura L. Lupoli ’84 in memory of her beloved parents, Elvira and Anthony Lupoli Mary Elizabeth Egan Mace ’58 in memory of Sr. Marie Louise Hubert, O.P. Geri T. Mancini ’75 in memory of her classmate Geraldine Powers Hopkins ’75 Catherine J. Mangino ’71 in honor of the Class of 1971 Doreen Strona Mantilia ’71 in memory of her beloved mother, Helen Decko Strona Marjorie Carnevale Mazzotta ’51 in memory of her beloved parents, Margaret and Frank Carnevale Barbara McCarthy McCooe ’53 in memory of her beloved husband, John J. “Jack” McCooe Diane Fanelli McCue ’64 in memory of Sr. M. Norma, O.P. Claudette Willig McGinty ’90 in memory of Elaine and Bernard McGinty Dr. Julia M. McNamara and Mr. Richard J. Lolatte in memory of Sr. Charles Marie Brantl, O.P., Ph.D. ’51 Merci beaucoup Dr. Julia M. McNamara D.H.L. ’16! It doesn’t seem enough to simply say thank you to this distinguished educator and visionary leader for her extraordinary service to the College and the community. Her leadership and commitment to the mission of Albertus Magnus College has encouraged and inspired

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Gifts in Honor and in Memory (continued) many, and she will be greatly missed. Gifts to the College in honor of Dr. McNamara were received from: Kathleen M. and Augustine Aloia Jr.; Rev. Gerald Anderson D.H.L. ’01 and Mrs. Joanne Anderson D.H.L. ’01; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Bailey (Bette Ann Curtin ’52)*; Belinda A. Basile ’80; Patricia Sanders Behan ’55; Eileen M. Benoit ’60; Agnes Berry ’82; Lisa and Steve Bilodeau; Marna and Eric Borgstrom; Sr. Virginia Bruen, O.P.; Gail M. and Robert J. Buccino; Catherine Colleran ’44F; June Comer-Chagnon; Sr. Christine Cosgrove, O.P. ’74; Barbara W. DeBaptiste, D.H.L. ’13; Sr. Joan Franks, O.P., Ph.D.; Ellen M. Donahue ’64; Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich ’81; Giovanni Luciano Duaqui ’96; Patricia E. Epperly ’78 and Dr. James R. Rusche; Janice Benoit Fodero ’62; Ellen McNamara Funck ’65 and Michael Funck; Ettamarie DiOrio Green ’68; Col. and Mrs. John P. Gullen Jr.; Pearce Real Estate; Carolyn Kelly Hall ’49; Mary E. Harrigan ’61 and Andrew P. Tothy; Dorothy Butler Hyland ’44S; Jean Ann Incampo; Nancy Massa Katsaros ’64; Anne S. Kelley ’53; Joan G. Kenna; Mary Sedensky Koehm ’50; Mrs. John P. Lynch; Sr. Ellen McNulty, O.P. Ellin M. Mulholland ’51; Dorothy Ann Cerulli Mulholland ’52; Diane and Donald Nunn; Maria Gomez Oakes ’63; Joan V. O’Brien ’46; Mr. and Mrs. Donal J. Orr; Mary Ann McDermott Pike ’48; Vincent J. Pitts; Ann M. Prokop ’67; Sr. Sheila O’Neill, A.S.C.J. ’76, and the Sacred Heart Academy School Community; Cecile Cleary Schaffner ’67; Dorothy Sommo ’98; Annette Tino Tomaino ‘57; Catherine A. Zdanowicz; Rosanne Zudekoff ’60 Margaret Heffernan Metwally ’64 in memory of Alfred Mitchell Robert L. Mills in memory of his beloved wife, Dorothy Hyland Mills ’49 Carmel Montano-DiLeone ’80 in honor of Carmel DiLeone

Katherine McSweeney Morrissey ’55 in memory of her dear sister Margaret (Peggy) McSweeney Barry ’53 Lynn Sudell Mottolese ’56 in memory of Ann Braun Bevak ’56 and Mary Gilmartin Steinbrecher ’57

Donna Picagli Popp ’78 in memory of Rose Micciancio Picagli Betty Heery Porell ’56 in memory of Louise Colvano Pease ’56 and Joseph Coppola

Patricia Gayer Degnan Sidas ’65** in memory of Helen Gayer Degnan Pamela E. Sims ’05 in memory of Mary Quattlebaum

Dr. Jon E. Purmont in memory of Carol Treat— Friend of the College

Donna L. Sjogren ’00 in memory of Jean Elise Schildgen Loomis ’65

National Association of Women Judges in honor of Ellen Bree Burns ’44S

Constance F. Ramsey in honor of Sr. Thoma Swanson, O.P. and Dr. Susan Cole

Santina Giurintano Smith ’60 in honor of the great education she received at Albertus

Linda Guenther Neu ’69 in memory of her beloved mother, Marilyn Guenther Hill

Diane Botelho Ranft ’68 in memory of her classmate Virginia Vilnis O’Rear ’68

Mary Spodnik ’13 in honor of the Class of 2013

Dr. Jacqueline A. Noonan in memory of her beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Noonan

Rosalie P. Rasmussen in memory of Helen O’Brien Levack ’32

Andrew J. Orefice ’93 in memory of his beloved daughter Ellie Rose Orefice Rocco Orlando Ph.D. in memory of his beloved wife, Rae Coppola Orlando ’50

Paul Ringuette in memory of his beloved daughter Tammi Ringuette ’93 Diane and Donald F. Rivers in honor of the Education Department

Christine Pagano in memory of Tammi Ringuette ’93

Phyllis Aldous Russell ’52 in memory of her friend and classmate Grace Murphy Thomas ’52

Michael J. and Lisa Orlando Parisi in memory of her beloved mother, Rae Coppola Orlando ’50

Joan Edwards Sacco in honor of The Dominican Sisters, and in memory of Sr. Rita Mary McBride, O.P.

Mary Sanzo Pellettieri ’64 in memory of her friend and classmate Mary Sampson LaMantia ’64

Margaret Sweeten Sanders ’ 74 in memory of Sr. Wilma Lynch, O.P.

Ann Pennell-Cimini ’71 in memory of Clare Pennell Jeanne D’Ambruoso Perrone ’68 in memory of her mother, Philomena Carangelo D’Ambruoso ’37 Anne Ruotolo Pisanelli ’59 in memory of her beloved mother, Margaret Ruotolo In March 2016, the Albertus Magnus Community was saddened by the loss of Doris A. Polastri ’47. Doris was proud of her Albertus education and truly loved the time she spent at the College. The following donors gave a gift in her memory: Deborah Anderson; Alphonse D’Angelo; Ruth Ann Davis; Kirslyn and Kenneth F. Donadio; Dorothy A. Gabrielian; Anna Lesniak (and Linda); Valerie and James MacBroom; Nancy J. Schroff; Betty Ann and Joseph Trapasso; USI Inc.

Cecile Cleary Schaffner ’67 in memory of Ursula J. Cleary Susan Rudolph Schuster ’76 in honor of her 40th Reunion, and in memory of her classmate Eileen Maselli Teta ’76

Mary Dobbins Volanth ’44F in honor of all her great teachers at Albertus and all the fond memories of her four years

Lorrie Gill Sullivan ’67 in memory of Elizabeth and Charles Gill

Irene Saviano Ward ’60 in honor of the class of 1960

Jill Mauro Sweet ’86 in honor of the Class of 1986

Elizabeth Festa Watson ’67 in memory of her beloved parents, Theresa and Michael Festa, Winnifred Mullaly Festa ’57 and Anna Naclerio Giaimo ’46

Deborah and Louis Tagliatela Jr. in memory of Louis Tagliatela Sr. Maria Shea Terrell ’73 in memory of Florence Jacobson D.H.L. ’84 Marsha Sangster Thompson ’62 in honor of her family and friends, and in memory of Joan Hanlon Moylan ’54 Sebastian P. Tine in memory of his beloved wife, Patricia Canavan Tine ’61 Annette Tino Tomaino ’57 in memory of her professor of Italian, Bianca Calabresi, and in memory of her beloved classmate Delphine Barrett ’57 Mary Jane Lynch Topitzer ’54 in memory of her beloved parents, Abbey and Frank Lynch

Helen Clabby Scinto ’57 in memory of her friend and classmate Delphine Barrett ’57

Kathleen Byrnes Troy ’63 in loving memory of Richard Nachajski (husband of JoAnn Siok Nachaski ’63), Mimi Johnson Keefe ’63 and Martha Massi Polemeni ’63

Joan Regan Sheridan ’59 in memory of Elizabeth (Betsie) Morse, daughter of Joan Schilling Morse ’59, and in memory of her friend and classmate Patricia Hawman Micklos ’59

Carmelina Covino Villani ’71 in honor of her 45th Reunion

Martha Walczak ’70 in memory of her friend and classmate Carol Esposito Gillispie ’70

Dr. Mary Meyer Traynor ’52 in memory of Julia Marie Draps

Mary Kay Shannon Shanley ’74 in memory of her beloved son James R. Shanley

Linda Vertefeuille in memory of her beloved aunt Elinor Affinito Ingelido ’38

Dorothy Kotulich Stawarky ’52 in thanksgiving for gifts received

Kathryn Meyer Schuster ’60 in memory of Delphine Barrett ’57

Veronica Jackson Searles ’59 and Bob Searles in memory of her friend and classmate Patricia Hawman Micklos ’59

Joan E. Venditto ’63 in honor of the Class of 1963

Sandra Regionale Truitt ’65 in memory of Florence Jacobson D.H.L. ’84, and Sr. Mary Zachary, O.P. (Gloria Brunell ’49)

Elena De Natale Weil ’57 in memory of her beloved parents, Mary and Peter De Natale, and Sr. Francis deSales, O.P. Frankie L. White ’93 and David White Jr. in honor of their children, and in memory of Sr. Jane McDermott, O.P. Amy J. Wilson in memory of Kevin Panagrossi ’06 Marion Vece Winkelman ’56 in honor of the 90th birthday of Gloria Della Selva Schoolfield ’47 Martha Wood, Ph.D. in memory of her beloved husband, Herbert Pearce Catherine A. Zdanowicz in honor of the 90th Anniversary of the College Rosanne Zudekoff ’60 in memory of her beloved mother, Anna Farrell Zudekoff, and Madeline J. Bailey, sister of Mr. Wallace E. Bailey (Bette Ann Curtin Bailey ’52)

Eleanor Bellobuono Ubaldini ’66 in memory of Sr. Maria Patricia, O.P., Dean of Students 1966 Adele Chapman Urbsas ’62 in memory of her beloved sister Brenda Chapman Bolender ’66

Photo: Judy Sirota Rosenthal

“I want to become a social worker…I am very fortunate to have received the O’Connell and Branch Memorial scholarship last year and the Class of 1959 scholarship this year as they both have very generously helped me to achieve my goal of attending college. Thanks to your generous support, I am the first in my family to attend college. Your kindness has inspired me to want to give back to others and my community.” — Giana Fazzino, Class of 2017

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Scholarship recipients and benefactors gather in the Italian Gardens at Rosary Hall at the inaugural SOAR event held on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Annual Report 2015–2016

* Includes Matching Gift

** Deceased


Board of Trustees (Fiscal Year 2015–2016)

The Mission of Albertus Magnus College

Ms. Jeanne M. Dennison, Chair New York, New York

Mr. Paul McCraven New Haven, Connecticut

STATEMENT OF MISSION

Dr. Julia M. McNamara, President New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Anne O. McCrory Bridgeport, Connecticut

The mission of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is practical in its application. Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Albertus Magnus College, faithful to its Catholic heritage and the JudeoChristian tradition, remains dedicated to providing an opportunity for learning which responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and of society. This mission of Albertus Magnus College derives from the intellectual tradition of the Dominican Order whose essential charism is the search for truth (Veritas). Reflective of the dedication and commitment to service of our founder and sponsor, we at Albertus assume responsibility for the fulfillment of our particular service as an academic community.

Mr. Joseph P. Germain, Jr., Secretary Trumbull, Connecticut Mr. Jack Africk Boca Raton, Florida Ms. Elizabeth S. Bowman Mystic, Connecticut Sr. Virginia Bruen, O.P. New Britain, Connecticut Sr. Maria Ciriello, O.P. Columbus, Ohio Mr. John J. Crawford New Haven, Connecticut Mr. Joseph R. Crespo Southport, Connecticut Mr. William J. Doyle Branford, Connecticut Dr. Lynne S. Farrell Wallingford, Connecticut Ms. Lynn Fusco New Haven, Connecticut Ms. Frances B. Granquist New Haven, Connecticut Mr. Mark Jenusaitis Guilford, Connecticut Mr. Robert J. Lyons Jr. West Haven, Connecticut

Sr. Mauryeen O’Brien, O.P. New Haven, Connecticut Sr. Margaret Ormond, O.P. New York, New York Mr. Raymond J. Peach New Haven, Connecticut Mr. Vincent Petrini New Haven, Connecticut Mrs. Joan E. Sacco Guilford, Connecticut Mr. Louis F. Tagliatela Jr. Hamden, Connecticut Dr. Tomoko Takahashi Aliso Viejo, California Sr. Patricia Twohill, O.P., Prioress Columbus. Ohio Dr. Martha W. Wood New Haven, Connecticut The Honorable Ellen Bree Burns, Trustee Emerita Hamden, Connecticut Miss Ellin M. Mulholland, Esq., Trustee Emerita Hampton Bays, New York Mr. Bernard A. Pellegrino, Trustee Emeritus New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Tabitha W. Manafort Plainville, Connecticut

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Financial Summary July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

REVENUES, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT: Tuition and Fees

$ 28,594,299

Less Institutional Financial Aid (7,579,115)

Net Tuition and Fees 21,015,184

Government Grants and Contracts 1,368,594

Percentage of Dollars for 2015 – 2016 Fiscal Year Corporations and Foundations 9% Friends and Parents 6%

Gifts and Private Grants 3,872,512 Interest and Dividend Income

705,569

Other Income, Rental, Miscellaneous

536,396

Net Realized and Unrealized Losses on Investments

(231,095)

Alumni 85%

Auxiliary Enterprises 2,449,970

Total Revenues

$ 29,717,130

Alumni 85% $3,429,477 Friends and Parents 6% $248,429 Corporations and Foundations 9% $340,881 Total Giving $4,018,787 (includes cash and pledges)

EXPENSES: Administration

$ 4,515,614

Student Services 3,004,604 Library 955,028 General Institutional Expense 7,117,201 Student Aid 1,384,982

Percentage of Donors for 2015 – 2016 Fiscal Year

Instruction 9,104,037

Corporations and Foundations 6%

Auxiliary Expenses 1,895,587 Plant Renewal/ Replacement/ Debt

Total Expenses

Friends and Parents 16%

$ 27,977,053

Alumni 78%

Increase from Operations

$ 1,740,077

Alumni 78% 538 Friends and Parents 16% 109 Corporations and Foundations 6% 41

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Support for Albertus

According to a 13th century contemporary, St. Albert the Great—Albertus Magnus, patron of the College—was a man “so superior in every science that he can fittingly be called the wonder and miracle of our time.” His vast writings include works on chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics and philosophy. Exploration of the sciences continues today at Albertus.

Photo: Victoria Verderame ’12

The National Science Foundation has selected an S-STEM (Scholarship-Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) grant proposal submitted by the College. The award of $649,383 over five years will fund scholarships and capacity-building activities intended to increase the number of graduates who are prepared to enter the workforce or to pursue graduate studies in the fields of biology, chemistry or mathematics. Dr. Patricia Compagnone-Post, principle investigator and professor of biology; co-principle investigators Dr. Loel Tronsky, professor of psychology and education, and Dr. Mark Case, professor of mathematics; and Dr. Mark Barreuther, professor of biology, worked on the proposal. They collaborated with several departments including admission, financial aid and career counseling, besides the primary areas.

Dr. Ian Taylor, Arvinas vice president, biology, center, visited the labs at Albertus. Joining him were, left to right: Dr. Mark Barreuther, Dr. Patricia CompagnonePost, Sr. Anne Kilbride, O.P., interim president, Dr. Sean O’Connell, vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Mark Case and Dr. Loel Tronsky.

In the fall of 2017, five academically talented students who have demonstrated financial need and will major in biology, chemistry or mathematics, will Our 14:1 student:faculty ratio allows students receive scholarships to do their best work with the guidance of caring professors. from the S-STEM grant Albertus has received from the National Science Foundation. Scholarships will average $9,750 per year and require that students participate in planned grant activities, maintain an overall G.P.A. of 3.2, and a STEM G.P.A. of 3.0. Additional scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen in the fall of 2018 and to five community college transfers in 2020 (for their junior and senior years at Albertus). As part of the planned activities, Albertus is excited to partner with Arvinas, a local bio-tech firm in New Haven’s Science Park, to offer experiential learning opportunities for students. Other activities include a seminar series with invited speakers from STEM-related businesses and academic institutions, field trips to local STEM industries and monthly lunches with STEM faculty. See more at albertus.edu/S-STEM

Albertus is now entering the second year of its three-year “Expanding Digital Literacy to Support Student Success” initiative, made possible by a $171,100 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation* to promote the development of student and faculty digital literacy skills. The American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force defines digital literacy as the ability to use information and communication technology to find, evaluate, create and communicate information. The grant funds faculty development initiatives aimed at supporting the use of best practices in the design and implementation of blended and online courses; developing students’ critical thinking skills in traditional, blended and online programs; and integrating instruction in digital literacy into the curriculum. The College has successfully completed the initiatives established for the first year of the project: curriculum review, development and refinement of student learning outcomes and faculty training. In the second phase, faculty will redesign 30 courses using best practices in course design to promote students’ development of digital literacy and critical thinking skills. In November faculty members had the opportunity to attend a half-day workshop to network and share ideas across disciplines, which then can be implemented in their classrooms. This is the second time that the Davis Educational Foundation has awarded a grant to Albertus.

Infographic: pomo.com.au

Davis Foundation Grant

*This grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’ retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

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Around Campus Dr. Paul Robichaud, associate dean for the traditional undergraduate program since 2012, has resumed full-time teaching responsibilities; he will continue to serve as chair of the English department. As associate dean, he worked closely with students to enable them to take the steps necessary to realize their potential and to succeed academically; he played a significant role in the implementation of the College’s general education program, has been an important contributor to the many initiatives following upon the adoption of Albertus 2020: A Strategic Path to the 21st Century and has been effective in forwarding the College’s assessment efforts. Patrick Clifford joined the Albertus staff in July as director of career services. He served for the last nine years as principal of Notre Dame High School in West Haven. A licensed professional counselor, he received a sixth year certificate in administration and supervision from Southern Connecticut State University, M.A. in administration and supervision from Fairfield University and a B.A. in psychology, also from Fairfield. Julia Coash, associate professor, director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and co-chair of the visual and performing arts department, and Evie Lindemann, associate professor of art therapy and clinical coordinator of the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, exhibited in New Haven’s fall 2016 City-Wide Open Studios at Erector Square in October. Also participating in the event was Steven Sangapore ’13, an art major at Albertus, and son of June Sangapore ’10 M.A. in Leadership, director of student services for the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies. Dr. Susan Letzler Cole, professor of English, author of the newly-published “Serious Daring: The Fiction & Photography of Eudora Welty & Rosamond Purcell” had a book-signing event at a New York City reception in September. Dominic Corraro, lecturer in foreign languages, was ordained as a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Hartford in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in June. Wiley Dawson, internship coordinator in the career services department, completed his M.S. in counseling and student development in higher education at Central Connecticut State University in May. He earned his B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University. Dr. Ross Edwards, assistant professor of political science, assumed the responsibilities of associate dean for the traditional undergraduate program in July. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Carol Huckaby, half-time instructor in human services, has been elected chair of the membership committee for the New England Human Services Organization. Jay Lawrie, assistant professor of criminal justice, succeeds Michael Geary as director of the criminal justice program. Geary served as director since 2003, establishing both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Evie Lindemann, associate professor of art therapy and clinical coordinator of the graduate program, taught in Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics on Multicultural Issues at the End of Life, Children’s Issues in Bioethics and Perspectives on Aging. Abbe Miller, associate professor of art therapy and director of the Master of Arts in Art therapy program, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the American Art Therapy Association’s nominating committee. She presented three papers at the 2016 AATA Conference. Charles Rafferty, director of the M.F.A. in Writing program, won this year’s NANO Fiction Prize for the best story under 300 words with his work “Medusa.” He also gave a poetry reading in September at Ursinus College. “The Smoke of Horses,” his collection of prose poems, has been accepted by BOA Editions and will be published next fall. His poem, “Attraction,” appeared in The New Yorker issue of October 31, 2016. Ross Riskin, assistant professor of accounting and director of finance programs, received the 2016 Educator of Excellence Award from the CT Society of CPAs. He received his master personal financial planner certificate and M.S. in taxation, with distinction, from Bentley University, and B.S. in accounting, cum laude, from Fairfield University. Dr. Loel Tronsky, professor of psychology and education, had his article, “The Obligatory Activation of Practiced Complex Multiplication Facts and What it Tells Us About Models of Arithmetic Processing,” in the August issue of the Journal of Numerical Cognition. Matt Waggoner, associate professor of philosophy and religion, had his article, “The Truth about Liberal Arts,” published in Thought and Action. Sarah Wallman, associate professor of English and co-director of the M.F.A. program, was the subject of a profile in the Daily Nutmeg in August 16. She has sold three short stories to Great Jones Street, an on-line fiction outlet and literary magazine. She also was a finalist for the Key West Literary Seminar Emerging Writer Award and the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize for emerging writers.

Photo: Carolyn Behan Kraus ’86

Lisa Furman, associate professor of psychology, along with M.A.A.T. student Hope Boeve, presented a paper, “Itinerant Art Therapy: A Multi-Tiered Model for Successful Community Outreach,” at the annual conference of the American Art Therapy Association in July. She also co-facilitated a workshop and co-led a master supervision group.

David Garaventa, who joined the College in 2011 as a member of the information technology department, is now the director of the Computer Information Services program. He earned his M.S. in Education from Albertus, M.B.A. from Champlain College and B.A. in psychology with a secondary concentration in elementary education from St. Michael’s College.

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CLASS NOTES Alumni photos appearing in Class Notes are submitted unless otherwise noted.

Alice Orient Keil and her husband, Steve, are now retired and enjoy living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, with its beautiful scenery and friendly people. They like the hiking and cross country skiing, square dancing and line dancing; they also volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Patricia Schultheis, Baltimore, MD, sends word that her flash fiction story titled “Glory” was published this spring in the Kentucky Review and was a finalist for the flash fiction award from New Millennium Writing. This fall she began teaching in the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University.

1969 Patricia Kelly Perrone moved to Venice, Florida, in December 2015, and is enjoying retirement there.

1977 Susan Quillin, Palenville, NY, runs a small, bespoke travel company, SQ-Travel by Design, from wherever she happens to be traveling. Her specialties are China, Tibet and Mongolia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand and Africa. She has a son and daughter-in-law who live in Melbourne, Australia.

1986 Theresa Grills Napolitano, Hamden, CT, teaches physics and forensics at Lauralton Hall in Milford. She has been married for 25 years and has two daughters: one in a graduate program at Princeton University and one a senior at Connecticut College. She retired from coaching after 25 years of winning national state and local titles in softball and field hockey.

1989 Dawn Barringer Zoni has relocated to Littleton, Colorado, where she is dean of students at Arapahoe Community College. She received her M.A. from New York University and Ph.D. from University of Northern Colorado.

Alumna/Trustee Elected to Accreditation Commission Dr. Tomoko Takahashi ’77, Albertus alumna and member of the College’s Board of Trustees since 1996, has been elected to the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Senior College and University Commission. The Commission evaluates the quality and effectiveness of colleges and universities in the Western region, which includes California and Hawaii. During a three-year term, which began on July 1, 2015, Takahashi has been working with Commission members, evaluating and acting on institutional review portfolios for accreditation and setting policies related to accreditation standards and procedures. She currently serves as vice president for institutional research and assessment at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. She is also dean of the Graduate School as well as professor of linguistics and education. She has served as Soka’s Accreditation Liaison Officer since 2001. Takahashi received a B.A. in English from Albertus; M.A., Ed.M. and Ed.D. in applied linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Ph.D. in translation studies from Monash University in Australia. Albertus honored her with the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in 2002 and with the Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa in 2006.

1994 Tabitha Wazorko Manafort, Plainville, CT, was honored as Woman of the Year by the Queen Ann Nzinga Center for her business and community involvement, and as a role model to the young women in the youth group. The Center is named for a 15th century African queen.

1999 Rosemary Sargolini Schaeffer, Cheshire, CT, sends words of thanks for the excellent foundation she received in psychology at Albertus, which was a tremendous help when pursuing her special education teaching certification. She says, “Thank you, Albertus, for a great learning experience.”

2004 Corina Alvarezdelugo, Branford, CT, who earned her B.F.A. at Albertus, continues her career as a professional artist. She is the art teacher

Travels with Thompson Name a country anywhere in the world and chances are that Marsha Sangster Thompson ’62 has been there. This inveterate traveler was a history major who hoped to see the world someday. “God has granted this wish to me,” she says. This past year, she and her daughter visited Iceland in February and “marveled at the awesome beauty and vastness of the land.” In April, she spent two weeks in Vietnam, leaving flags in Saigon, Hanoi, the jungle and along the Mekong River, in memory of a student from her first year of teaching. He was killed in Vietnam near the Cambodian border. In June, she took two grandchildren to Greece for 10 days. “There was ancient history everywhere and we had a great time.” Best of all, she says, was “watching them run around the first olympic field in Olympia.”

Eric Kimura/Soka University of America

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at St. Mary School in Branford, as well as a faculty member at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven.

2007 Kimberly Breed, Santa Barbara, CA, a psychology major in the accelerated degree program for adults, is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

New Chapter for Alumna After graduating from Albertus, Susan Connor ’69 moved to Hawaii, remaining there for several years of graduate and law school. She moved to Chicago to practice law and later became a professor at John Marshall School of Law, teaching civil rights law. After litigating civil rights cases for more than 35 years, she retired two years ago. Home is now Oaxaca, Mexico. She serves on the Board of the Oaxaca Learning Center, and runs a small B&B for support of the Center. She also mentors indigenous youth, and tries to find funding for the educational and support services the Center provides without cost to students, who come from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds.

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2012 Sr. Lauren Zak, ASCJ, Hamden, CT, has joined the faculty of Sacred Heart Academy as a teacher of theology. She also works with the students who run the school’s live-broadcast daily morning show.

2013 Laurie Maguire Chase, Bradenton, FL, has been senior executive administrator at MCIM in Sarasota since January 2016. James Economopoulos, Wallingford, CT, has been appointed head coach for boys basketball at Daniel Hand High School in Madison. He played at Albertus (2009–13) and was part of three Great Northeast Athletic Conference championships. Erika Vingiano, North Haven, CT, was a production media manager for NBC at the Rio Olympics. She has been with NBC for nearly two years. She was a communications major at Albertus and went on to earn an M.S. from Quinnipiac University.

Albertus Grad Appointed Assistant Police Chief in New Haven Otoniel Reyes earned his B.A. in criminal justice from Albertus in 2011 through the accelerated degree program for working adults. This New Haven native and veteran member of the New Haven Police Department has served the city for nearly 17 years, and on October 14 he was sworn in as assistant chief. At a City Hall ceremony, Mayor Toni Harp noted that Reyes is a “seasoned, well-educated and well-prepared officer who is ready to assume the role of assistant chief.” In addition to his undergraduate degree from Albertus, Reyes earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Haven. He also completed the Senior Management Institute program of the Police Executive Research Forum in Boston. The recipient of the department’s Medal of Honor, Reyes also has been honored with a certificate of meritorious service and an award for saving a life. Prior to his recent appointment, he was officer in charge of the Detective Bureau’s major crime division. “I went to school here, I worshipped here, and it hasn’t been a job for me—it’s been a privilege and it’s been an honor,” Reyes said at his swearing-in ceremony.

Photo: NHPD

CLASS NOTES

2014 Leyna Andren, Manahawkin, NJ, had a solo show of her nautical string art at Gallery U Boutique in Westfield during the summer. Ryan Holt, Lafayette, IN, is attending Purdue University and pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology.

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Stephanie Fidis, West Hempsted, NY, is a personal stylist for Dia & Co., a plus-size styling subscription service.

Ligia Querido Lopes Correia, M.A. Liberal Studies, Hamden, CT, has been promoted to assistant director of admissions at the University of New Haven.

M E M O RI A M

Carmela (Dee) Distasio Trinkaus ’45 spent most of her career teaching 7th graders; predeceased by her husband, David, she is survived by a daughter and son, and their families October 5, 2016 Farmington, CT Rose Quadrino Quillin ’48, mother of Susan Quillin ’77 December 22, 2015 Mystic, CT M. Theresa (Terrie) Edelen Westerman ’48 was a devoted classroom teacher and reading specialist who retired in 1993 after 26 years of teaching; predeceased by her husband, William, of almost 60 years, and a son; she is survived by four children and their families August 29, 2016 Lecanto, FL Mary Lou Nastri Williams ’49, earned an M.S. from Simmons College in 1971 and worked with the Fairfax County Public Library System for many years March 23, 2016 Fairfax, VA

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Mary Jane Piazza Dyckman ’51, wife of the late Charles Dyckman; prior to her retirement, she worked for Southern New England Telephone for many years October 13, 2016 Hamden, CT Irene Lareau Jacques ’51 was the loving wife of Maurice Jacques, and is survived by her four children and their families, including 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; she also graduated from Fanny Farmer Cooking School in Boston August 31, 2016 Woonsocket, RI Rosemary Bosco Panico ’54 obtained her master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and taught Spanish and Italian at local junior and senior high schools; she is survived by four children and their families August 27, 2016 New Haven, CT Patricia O’Rourke Schreck ’56 is survived by her husband, Ray, three children, a son-in-law and six grandchildren; she received a master’s degree in education from Fairfield University, taught French, German and Latin in several local high schools and was active with Recording for the Blind August 10, 2016 Killingworth, CT

Madeleine Botton Buzzeo ’57 earned a master’s degree from Fordham University and taught French at the University of Connecticut Stamford Branch; she was a supporter of Birthright and active in her parish as director of religious education for several years August 10, 2016 Stamford, CT Sherry Burns Hofmann ’57 graduated from Columbia University School of Nursing; she is survived by her husband, William, and her three children and their families September 3, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Jean Schildgen Loomis ’65 earned her M.S. degree in psychology and statistical research at Southern Connecticut University and taught high school English for more than 20 years; in 1981 she opened the Aquarian Center in Branford, Connecticut, and began her 30-year therapeutic practice there May 13, 2016 Branford, CT Patricia Degnan Sidas ’65 earned an M.B.A. from Baruch College; she was a member and president of the Ridgefield Chorale, an active parishioner at Annunciation Lithuanian Parish in Brooklyn, New York and a Lady of

the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; predeceased by her husband, Walter, she is survived by a son and daughter September 5, 2016 Wilton, CT Monica Farren ’67 is survived by two brothers and a sister, nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews; she was a retired vice president of John Hancock Insurance October 5, 2016 Newton, MA Sandra Avard Jamula ’79 joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a civilian employee in 1984 and served in many positions during the next 29 years, retiring as Chief in the Asset Logistic Division; she is survived by her husband, John, and her son, Jason July 11, 2016 Alexandria, VA Joanna Adinolfi Vincent ’01 worked as a clinical research therapist at Yale University for many years prior to retirement; she loved to travel, knit, read and spend time with her many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; she is survived by her husband, James; and a son, daughter and three stepsons August 7, 2016 East Haven, CT

Alan Gregory Minter ’06, ’07 earned the M.S. in management and M.B.A. at Albertus; he was a Navy Seal, deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq; he was a systems engineer at Sikorsky for 28 years, and is survived by his wife, father, son and daughter, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren Kristine (Krista) Needham ’09 was a life skills coach working with teen-age girls for Klingberg Family Centers; she received her 4th degree Master Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate September 29, 2016 Hamden, CT Brent William Johnson ’10 earned a B.S. in computer science from Albertus and M.S. in cyber security from Sacred Heart University; he was an information technology specialist and administrator; in addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters and their families June 8, 2016 Minneapolis, MN


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Anita Bilodeau, mother-in-law of Lisa Bilodeau, advancement operations assistant September 2, 2016 Sr. Nancy (Sr. Ralph) Caroccia, O.P., a resident of Mohun Health Center in Columbus, Ohio, began her service to Albertus in 1979; from 1982 to 1989 she was director of plant services October 14, 2016 Nicholas G. Collicelli, affiliate faculty member in the education department July 19, 2016 William C. Connell, is survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Connell ’53, and many cousins and close friends October 1, 2016 Annette Dawson, mother of Patricia Dawson, interlibrary loan/ serials & media coordinator at the College’s library August 7, 2016

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Alfred R. DeLeo, husband of 64 years to Dr. Phyllis C. DeLeo, former dean of New Dimensions and director of institutional research; he was a proud veteran of World War II August 30, 2016 Frances Teodosio Gloria DeSanty, sister of Teresa Teodosio Cavaliero ’63; she enjoyed traveling, tennis and golf, and donated her time to favorite charities and to her parish church August 16, 2016 William Edward Foley, husband of Patricia Coyle Foley ’56; also survived by four daughters and their families, including eight grandchildren August 27, 2016 Thomas Patrick Hackett, husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Andresen Hackett ’51 and father of Kathryn HackettLima ’85 and Maura Hackett Federico ’86 September 1, 2016

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Alfred N. Hansen, fatherin-law of Christine Hansen, administrative assistant to the vice president for academic affairs June 18, 2016 William M. Kirk, father of Cindy Kirk O’Brien, office manager for the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program at Albertus August 6, 2016 Elizabeth (Betty) Klatt, former admissions counselor at Albertus September 2, 2016 John LaViola Sr., husband of Philomena DeMaio LaViola ’50 and father-in-law of Maria LaViola ’97; he was an communicant of his church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister September 29, 2016

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Robert A. Nevins, M.D., husband of 65 years to Mary McElroy Nevins ’45; also survived by 6 children and their families, including 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II March 16, 2016 Naomi M. Pollack, mother of Neal Pollack, senior accountant in the finance office at Albertus August 27, 2016 Richard J. Schleicher, USN (ret.) is survived by wife of 51 years Margaret DeVylder Schleicher ’59, a son, daughterin-law and four grandchildren; his 30-year career in the U.S. Navy included command of the nuclear powered submarine USS Tecumseh January 13, 2016

CO MMUNI TY George C. Schoolfield, husband of Gloria Della Selva Schoolfield ’47; he had a long teaching career in German and Scandinavian literature and languages at several universities, including Yale University, from which he retired in 1995 after 26 years of service July 21, 2016 Robert W. Welch, husband of Ruth DeSenti Welch ’51; he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War July 23, 2016 Mary K. Vercellone, sisterin-law of Barbra Ross Mockalis ’69; she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Connecticut State University June 25, 2016

Alumnus Challenges Classmates

Mission to Uganda

Larry Cole ’97 is looking forward to his 20th Reunion in 2017.

In 2013, Joanne Turbak Hannan ’69 and her husband sold their home

Photo: Stefanie Seslar ’15

Reflecting on this milestone, he remembers a “leap of faith” to enroll in the new and innovative New Dimensions in 1994, and became the first person to do so. “What I learned from my classmates is that every student’s journey was different, but we all came to Albertus with the same purpose. For me, this program came at a point where I was relatively content. I was 45 years old, with 25 years spent in corporate life. I could have maintained the status quo and looked forward to retirement, but I was restless for a new opportunity. Albertus Magnus College was advertising the New Dimensions program and the format piqued my interest. I knew it was what I was looking for. The education I received not only enabled me to earn my degree, but empowered me to pursue career changes which ultimately resulted in future promotions,” he says. “I am proud of my alma mater for being a pioneer in providing educational opportunities for working adults. Even now, in retirement, I am grateful for the opportunities, experiences and relationships that my Albertus education has afforded me.” This past summer, Cole and his wife, Kathy, created and kicked off the AMpower Fund, which intends to provide needed financial assistance to non-traditional students and empower them to keep forging on the path to a degree. Cole invites his fellow cohort members and all non-traditional graduates to consider supporting the AMpower Fund for future working adult students. (Alumni making a gift to the AMpower Fund should include the fund name on the memo line of checks; for online donations, use the designation box.)

Alumnae Exhibit Work at Open Studios Eileen Eder ’79 and Suzanne Siegel ’97 participated in the 15th annual Shoreline ArtsTrail16 Open Studios Weekend in November. Forty-one artists showed work in their studios in Branford, Guilford and Madison, Connecticut. Eder, an oil painter, earned an M.F.A. from New York Academy of Art, and Siegel, a watercolor and mixed media painter, a B.F.A. from Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.

in Pittsford, New York, and prepared for a humanitarian mission to Kampala, Uganda. From January 2014 to July 2015 their stay was the experience of a lifetime. While in Kampala, they facilitated the construction of latrines, boreholes, wells and protected springs, oversaw the training of wheelchair technicians and clinicians, participated in neonatal resuscitation training for midwives, taught English classes and worked on many other projects. Since returning to the States, they have moved to Southern California to be nearer to four of their six grandchildren.

Now accepting nominations Visit albertus.edu/alumni/alumni-awards to nominate an alumna/alumnus for outstanding professional or personal achievements. Seeking Alumni for Speakers Bureau Want to share your story or advice with current students? We are looking for alumni of all academic backgrounds to serve as panelists for Career Conversations. Email alumni@albertus.edu for more information. From the Hill

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Save the Date

Kick off the holiday season on Thursday, December 1 at 4 p.m. with the 4th Annual Tree Lighting in front of Aquinas Hall. New this year: live streaming on the College’s website albertus.edu.

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