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A MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT

Building a just and compassionate world. That’s probably one of the most memorable phrases from the College’s mission statement. It’s a reminder to all of us that the purpose of an Edgewood College education is not simply to enhance the ability of students to achieve personal goals. It is also to engage them—even before they graduate—and prepare them for lives of meaningful service to others. Almost every day, I’m reminded of the difference our students and alumni make in strengthening our local communities. In this Magazine, we are reminded that the impact of Edgewood College extends far beyond greater Madison. You’ll learn how Jessica, whom I remember as a reporter for

our campus newspaper, is now communicating on a global level. You’ll read about the continued commitment Brittany, who participated in every learning opportunity imaginable when she was an undergrad, has to a community in Guatemala. You’ll see how Tyrone is applying the same commitment to service that made him one of our first Community Scholars to strengthen our community. And you’ll discover some of the educational activities—from campus to Cambodia--that make these outcomes possible. Education is increasingly viewed as a tool for individual advancement, a necessary step on the road to economic success. From the time Edgewood College was founded, we’ve been about more than


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special thanks Diana Henry, Anh Hoang, John Maniaci,

that. I hope you share my pride in our work to build a more just and compassionate world, my belief that this work is as important as ever, and my commitment to continue to magnify the difference we make on our world.

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Thank you for all you do to make your world a better place—and for your support of Edgewood College!

executive director of marketing & strategic communications

vice president for institutional advancement Gary Klein, CFRE

Amy Pikalek

director of strategic communications

Scott Flanagan, President

Ed Taylor

creative director Martha Burnett ‘08

alumni relations director Cassie Wickersham ‘11

contact us Please share your views, your news, your photos, and your feedback.

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Faculty In Focus

AN INCREASING COMMITMENT TO RECYCLED PAPER A commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability resonates deeply at the College, a legacy begun by the native people who first cared for this very special 55-acre campus on the shore of Lake Wingra. The College is honored to be part of the legacy of sustainability that we inherit. With the publication of this edition, we’re taking additional steps to try to be good stewards of the environment. The symbol above corresponds to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international, nonprofit, membership-based organization that brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by poor forestry practices and to reward good forest management.


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So far in her career,

she’s lived and worked in Kabul, Afghanistan, survived a

near-fatal case of cerebral malaria while working in Liberia, earned a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, and has travelled thousands upon thousands of miles. In her role as the Communications Director for the USAID Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, JESSICA BENTON COONEY ’04 knows her career path has been nothing short of amazing.

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Kabul, Afganistan 2010


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She started in her current role in January 2014.

“My dad sent me on an exchange program to Peru with the Oshkosh Rotary Club. The local Rotary in turn took me out to an orphanage where we met the kids, and I remember thinking ‘I want more of this - I’m just getting started!’

“I tell the stories of local change-makers and human rights advocates and community leaders, around the world,” she says. “They’re trying to make their communities and their governments and their social structures and systems better.” In that role she’s traveled to Nepal to document and tell the story of recovery efforts and resilience after the April 2015 earthquake. In the Summer of 2016 she ventured to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan to chronicle local efforts to combat human trafficking. “My job is to tell the American public the story of our success and our impact. Our overarching mission (of USAID) is to build a world where extreme poverty doesn’t exist.” So where did this Oshkosh native’s sense of adventure

“Two pivotal moments,” she says. “First, I started the Rotaract Club at Edgewood College.”

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“I know I don’t have a traditional ‘desk job,’ she says with a laugh. “Most people don’t get to go overseas and spend extended periods ‘in the field.’ I know I’m very blessed to be able to do this.”

Then the following year, with the newly formed Rotaract Club on campus, she helped organize a trip back to Peru, to the same orphanage. Included in that group was a Sara Friar ‘03, who today serves students as the Co-Director of the Center for Global Education at Edgweood College. It’s perhaps ironic a small college environment actually made her more eager to seek answers well beyond the 55 acres of a comfortable, close-knit environment. “I treated Edgewood College as a four-year, stable ground to be able to be able to go test myself and

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Benton Cooney (second from left) Peru, 2003. Sara Friar (left) is currently Co-Director of the Center for Global Education.


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assist victims of war crimes, and Charimaya Tamang, a woman in Nepal working to end human trafficking in that country.

“There’s a huge amount of personal growth that comes from putting yourself in situations that make you uncomfortable, that challenge you mentally, emotionally and physically,” she says. “And no matter how it goes, you’re going to grow as an individual and your worldview is going to be impacted.”

It’s these stories “that fuel my day-to-day work,” she says. “I’m lucky. I’m in Washington where I’m able to take those stories and educate our Agency, and Capitol Hill, and the American people who are funding us. So they see the faces, the humanity of it.”

After graduation, she served two years in the Peace Corps in El Salvador. When she returned to the U.S. she worked as a staff writer and production editor at The Congressional Quarterly, in Washington, D.C. Graduate school and assignments around the world followed. When we spoke, she was preparing to go to Spain, then Guatemala, Nicaragua, and then to El Salvador. “I’m very excited to return,” she says. “I haven’t been back in ten years!”

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A prodigious writer, Benton Cooney details much of her work in a blog on medium.com. Her current ‘heroes’ are Victor Ochin, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee working to

Sacacoyo, El Salvador, 2005

“For me, telling the stories of local change-makers, and promoting that on a global scale, gives me such pride and satisfaction,” she says. “They’ve all had to live through extreme challenges in their lives, and they’re all proven to be resilient both personally and professionally. They’ve found some way to give back. It gives me so much joy!”

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ILLINOIS As a student, Nicole (Gluzinski) Stroup ’07 made a mark as the best women’s golfer in Edgewood College program history. Today, she’s a teacher in Round Lake, Illinois. She called Athletic Director Al Brisack to ask for some Eagle posters and t-shirts to give as prizes for Literacy Week. Brisack went one step further, and brought some student-athletes to her school as well, to read to her students. l. to r. – Al Brisack, Ms. Stroup, Paul Capetta, Blake Bieri, Garrett Bogucki, Brodie Engel, Nik Visone.


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CAMBODIA The United Nations of Dane County has recognized the College’s Cambodia Service Learning CORII class and service learning trip – led by Claude Rochon DNP ’16, faculty member in the Henry Predolin School of Nursing – by awarding a grant to the program, and by selecting Cambodia as their main theme for 2017. Nicole Wacek was among the students who travelled to Cambodia in January 2017.

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SERVICE “The majority of us are still in Dane County, and we’re still working in various aspects of community service: policing, nursing, social work, we’re very involved.” Ty Williams ’12 is talking about graduates who, like him, were Community Scholars. That initiative, now in its tenth year, offers full-tuition scholarships to a select group of incoming students committed to academic excellence, community service and leadership development. Williams graduated with a degree in Art, and now serves Madison as a Police Officer. “It’s a humbling experience,” Williams says. “The Madison Police Department is special, because we value service. With my time at Edgewood College, and in my life in general, my life is surrounded by service.”

International Internships

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This summer, a group of students will travel to Dublin, Ireland for an international internship experience. Students obtain credits toward graduation for this 8-week international internship. These students are majoring in Psychology, Business, Communication Studies, and other disciplines. All Edgewood College students have this opportunity – regardless of major. Why Dublin? It’s a central hub of one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe. It’s an incubator for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship with a dynamic start-up culture. And Dublin is a progressive and growing city that retains strong links to traditional culture - it’s one of the friendliest and safest capitals in Europe.


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Brittany Storhoff ‘11 has taken ethical leadership and service to heart. Even while working fulltime as a nurse at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, she makes time to serve others. “I organize and lead a medical mission to Guatemala--our last trip was in January 2017. This was my sixth trip to Guatemala. My first was with (faculty member) Nancy Comello as an undergrad. The last five trips have been with the Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership. I volunteered with the group the first three years and took over the leadership position in 2015. “We have fifty volunteers: doctors, nurses, dentists, interpreters, pharmacists, vision professionals, etc. We set up our clinic for 5 days in a very rural community. This year we saw 850 patients over those 5 days.”

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DEVELOPMENT Thanks to the generous support of benefactors, here is a sampling of faculty members awarded Global Faculty Development Grants. These opportunities enrich the experiences of our students.

Jake Griffin (far right, standing), Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, traveled with students and program directors to the Galapagos Islands in May 2016. His goals were to gain experience to co-teach this class in the future and to incorporate global content into new and existing biology and environmental science courses. Melanie Herzog, Professor of Art History, journeyed to Chile for five weeks in February/March 2017 to study art and cultural history, leading to subsequent course development in five art classes. This will enhance her global expertise, advance her students’ global knowledge, and internationalize the art history curriculum.


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Ferrinne Spector, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, will visit Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, in May 2017 to explore a student research internship for psychology majors. The project reflects her department’s emphasis on research and gives students the opportunity to study in a global context.

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Tim Kuhman, Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, traveled to Costa Rica in January 2017 (pictured above) to explore potential sites and meet with potential partners to develop a faculty-led study abroad program for students in biology, environmental science, and environmental studies. The focus of the program will be tropical ecology and sustainability.


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world community The Center for Global Education was established in 2004 to direct and promote the various international initiatives of the college. As part of its core mission and liberal arts foundation, Edgewood College aspires to promote in students knowledge and experience of global dynamics in the contemporary world, the ability to analyze and to value other cultures, and the skills to become effective global citizens. Data is from 2015-2016 academic year, the most recent calculated.

COUNTRIES OUR STUDENTS STUDY IN

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Australia, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay

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FACULTY IN FOCUS

FACULTY IN FOCUS Edgewood College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Here’s a look at what some of our faculty have been up to, as they continue to develop in our students intellect, spirit, imagination, and heart.

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Xiaodong Kuang’s research manuscript “Different Leadership Styles and New-Generation Employee Voice: Examining the Mediating Effects of LMX” has been accepted for publication in 2017 February issue of Journal of Business and Economics. µ1

Denis Collins was named Chair of the “Curriculum Development Committee,” for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. The Academy of Management, with more than 20,000 members, is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Agnieszka Ligendza’s Tomatillo 2-25-15 was accepted into the 36th Bradley International Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition.

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Raj Kamal planned and facilitated six sessions for a commission set up by Governor Walker and overseen by

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Bob Tarrell presented ‘Wander’ in the Edgewood College Gallery. The series of thirty landscapes, created since 2013, reflect Tarrell’s deep connection to the Wisconsin landscape. µ3

Angela Woodward was awarded the 2017 Pushcart Prize for her short story “New Technologies of Reading.” The Pushcart Prize is an annual award for the best fiction, poetry and essays in American literary magazines, and includes publication in the Pushcart Prize anthology. Beatriz Aguilar and Julie Dunbar presented a workshop on Universal Design for Learning for the Madison Police Department, working with personnel who train officers who work in public school educational roles. µ4, 5

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Will Hutter was the keynote speaker for the PATH conference on the topic of Cultural Humility and Capability, at the State of Wis. Crisis Conference in September 2016. Alan Luft’s Photographic Portraits Berlin was published in 2016 by Kehrer Verlag, a German publisher specializing in photography, fine arts and culture. The images in the work are selected from the more than 15,000 Luft has created since his first visits to Berlin in 1985. µ7

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Maria Yelle Presented “Nursing Students’ Experience of an Undergraduate Leadership Field Experience” at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference in April 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Authors of the paper are Henry Predolin School of Nursing faculty members Maria Yelle, Colleen Gullickson, Yulia Semeniuk and Roberta Pawlak. µ9

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Sayeeda Mamoon presented the paper “Burying the Undead: Inhumations and Exhumations in Gautier’s Tales of the Supernatural” at the Annual Nineteenth


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SAINT JOHN’S BIBLE HAS A NEW HOME Edgewood College is grateful for the many generous benefactors supporting the acquisition of the seven volumes of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition. The volumes are available to the College community for public display, classroom presentations, lectures, retreats, prayer and liturgical celebrations. Biology Professor John Yrios, who retired in 2011 after serving students in the classroom and lab for thirty-two years, created this custom, one-of-a-kind display and case. An accomplished woodworker, Yrios used white oak from trees that were harvested to make way for the construction of the Oscar Rennebohm Library for this elegant work. John Yrios with Maggie Hopkins, O.P., Vice President for Dominican Life & Mission

MS. SALMERON GOES TO WASHINGTON

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Freshman Political Science major Lupe Salmeron had a remarkable experience this winter. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) invited Salmeron to be his guest for the President’s Joint Address to Congress on February 28. “This year, President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress gives us an opportunity to highlight intelligent, passionate immigrants, like Lupe, who make our communities a better, stronger place,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “It’s important to share Lupe’s story and highlight the many positive contributions immigrants make to our communities. I am extremely impressed by Lupe’s experiences and her drive to engage in issues affecting immigrants in Wisconsin and across the country.”


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EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES LAUNCHED NEWS BRIEFS

Stevie Watson, Dean of the School of Business, launched an engaging Executive Speaker Series this academic year. Panels included Business and Public Policy Issues in Health Care Leadership, Addressing Societal Problems in Greater Madison: Unemployment and Economic Challenges Facing the African-American Community, and Perspectives on Value and Quality in Healthcare. Students, faculty, and business and community leaders from Greater Madison enjoyed lively discussion around these timely topics. February 2017: l. to r. – Dean Stevie Watson, Dr. Laura Dresser, Associate Director, UW-Madison’s Center on Wisconsin Strategy; Ms. Sabrina Madison, Founder, Heymiss Progress, LLC; Mr. Enis Ragland, Deputy Mayor of Administration and Finance, City of Madison; and Dr. Ruben Anthony, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison.

BONNER LEADERS CONTINUE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“The Bonner Leaders program has been monumental in getting me to where I am today. Not only have I been able to keep the Bonner torch burning by continuing to serve under-privileged individuals, but my work in the past with Bonner helped me get into an extremely competitive graduate program. “I am looking forward to leading a medical mission trip to Belize in May 2017. I believe Bonner Leaders not only cultivated in me a desire to help those in need, but also gave me key leadership skills that will help me instill

a desire to help others in my fellow classmates have successful volunteering experiences.”

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We caught up with Jourdyn Mootz ‘16, a native of Merrill, Wis. Mootz graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. Currently, she’s a graduate student at UW-Madison, in the Physician Assistant program. She reflects on her time with the Bonner Leaders, a national service-learning leadership program for undergraduate students.


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MEINDERS WINS NATIONAL THEATRE AWARD

Laura Meinders, a junior Theatre Arts major from Marshfield, Wis., was honored in January with a prestigious award from the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held this year in Indianapolis, Ind. Ms. Meinders won the Society of Properties Artisan Managers Award for her stunning work produced for Clue: The Musical, presented in the Diane Ballweg Theatre during the Spring 2016 Semester. This year’s honor marks the third consecutive year a student from Edgewood College has been honored for their work in Theatre Arts.

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HENRY J. PREDOLIN FOUNDATION GRANT AWARD REACHES MORE STUDENTS THAN EVER BEFORE This past summer’s opening of the newest addition to Edgewood College—East Regina Hall and its School of Business classroom—concluded the fifth capital project supported by Henry J. Predolin Foundation and its founder, the late Henry Predolin. Predolin Foundation provided the primary funding to construct and outfit the new School of Business classroom in the lower level of East Regina Hall. Prior to his death in 2007, Mr. Predolin provided substantial funding for the Henry J. Predolin Humanities Center in memory of his son. Other sites benefitting from the generosity of Predolin Foundation since 2008 include the Sonderegger Science Center, DeRicci Hall, and the Henry Predolin School of Nursing. Since completing the Henry Predolin School of Nursing in May 2014, the focus of Predolin Foundation’s continued support for

Edgewood College has turned to student scholarships at unprecedented levels. In December 2016, the College was honored with a grant from Henry J. Predolin Foundation totaling $765,000. This gift supports the purchase of classroom equipment for each of the Predolin Academic Areas of business, nursing, and science. Over $600,000 is designated toward student scholarships, making this the most substantial allocation to financial aid in Predolin Foundation’s nine years of grantmaking. Since 2008, nearly $3 million in Predolin Scholarships have benefitted more than 275 undergraduate students at Edgewood College. The Predolin Scholarships are among the largest and most far-reaching benefactorsupported scholarships offered at Edgewood College.


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A DEGREE OF COMPASSION NEWS BRIEFS

This year’s Spring Commencement, held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, saw more than three hundred undergraduate and graduate candidates earn their degrees. While it’s always a day of celebration for the graduates, their families and friends, this year’s ceremony was marked by a very special moment. John Primm accepted a posthumous degree, a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts, for his son Brendan. Brendan Primm ’17 died July 24, 2013, when he was struck by a car while riding his bike in Madison. He was 22 years old. Brendan is the son of John Primm and Pat Hallinan, a member of the faculty in the School of Business.

Dr. Scott Flanagan, president of Edgewood College, has been elected to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Board of Directors. “Dr. Flanagan was elected by his peers to serve because of his expertise and his strategic and thoughtful approach to leadership in higher education,” said NAICU President David L. Warren. “He assumes this role at a time of great challenge and opportunity. We are grateful to Dr. Flanagan and to all our Board members for their service to this nation’s students.”

NAICU board members set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, encourage support of association priorities and initiatives, and oversee the organization’s financial administration. Members serve three-year terms.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH ‘ONE CITY’

With the start of the Spring semester, students in ‘Prereading and Literature for the Young Child’ practicum are completing part of their requirements on-site at Madison’s One City preschool, a non-profit preschool located in South Madison.

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Our college students work with One City teachers to identify reading materials for young children from diverse backgrounds, and engage One City’s children in the classroom in pre-reading and literacy development activities. One of those students is Michelle Vasquez (right). Ms. Vasquez, an Education major who is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, says One City’s approach of serving the whole person (even a very young person) is critical to their future. “We learn at Edgewood College that you can ‘feed’ a child all the education you want but if their home life is not good then that education will not go as far as you want it to,” she says. “A child cannot succeed unless they have the family life to help support the learning taking place.” Dr. Cynthia Perry (above on the left) oversees the Early Childhood Program at Edgewood College and is the lead instructor for this initiative. “This partnership with One City is a commitment both to our students at Edgewood College, and to the very

young in our community,” she says. “The impact our students have on the communities we serve, and on the quality of the teaching and learning the College provides is significant. This partnership advances both in a very real way.”


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WELCOME TO THE ALUMNI BOARD!

For information about the Alumni Board, please contact Cassie Wickersham ’11, Alumni Relations Director, at 608-663-2309, or at cwickersham@edgewood.edu.

Andrea Naef ’02, MBA ’06 is the Insurance Program

Carol Rosenstock ’92, MBA ’98 is a Retirement Plan

Director for the Commercial organization at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison.

Consultant for M3 Financial, a division of M3 Insurance in Madison. Her role is to advise her retirement plan clients on fiduciary, investment, and education for the plan sponsor and participants.

Meg Pekarske ’97, is an attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, a law firm in Madison, and serves as chair of Reinhart’s Hospice and Palliative Care Practice group.

Enzo Ciarletta MBA ’97, currently serves as IT Vendor Services Manager at American Family Insurance, leading both the Contingent Labor and Vendor Engagement Services areas within the I/S division.

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For the first time in more than a decade, Edgewood College has convened the Alumni Board. The Alumni Board ensures communication and collaboration in support of College endeavors. The members of the Alumni Board are formally appointed. Members meet three times per year and are connected to the College and the Alumni Association through the Alumni Relations Director.

Wendy K. White Eagle ‘86 Managing Member of Native Capital Management, currently leads business development and fund management activities. As a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, she has first-hand knowledge of Tribal operations from strategic planning to business development.

MAGAZINE GOES ONLINE

We’ve made this decision based on the feedback we’ve received from our survey of alumni. Most importantly, we made this decision in response to the call to be excellent stewards of resources. Those resource include both natural resources (paper to produce the Magazine, fossil fuel required to deliver them) and financial resources. What will not change is the focus on the stories that our students, alumnae, faculty and staff create with their personal and professional lives to build a more just and compassionate world.

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connected Stay connected by attending events, volunteering for career week activities, and sharing your photos and updates. We love to keep alumni connected with each other! DC Event (A) Washington DC area alumni had a chance to visit with President Scott Flanagan at Old Ebbit Grill. Back row (left to right): Mike Battista ‘12, Monika Zawasky, Crystal Irish Rogall ’03, Joe Rogall, Thelma Duggin ‘71, Maggie Hopkins, O.P.

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Front row (l. to r.): Scott Flanagan, Kelly Thorngate ‘08, Mike Gales, Jessica Benton Cooney ‘04, Bob Michon, Rosetta Marie Brown, O.P. ‘73.

Career Week (B) Many alumni returned to campus to share their career experiences with current students at sessions during Career Week. Pictured is Chris Vig, MBA ‘98 and Stephen Anderson with a class from the School of Business. The next Career Week is scheduled for September 25-29. Humanities Fair (C) Life after graduation was the focus of a special Humanities Fair and roundtable discussion for students in April. Sharing their thoughts are (l. to r) Ashley Byock, Associate Professor, English Department; Michael Wanta ’15, M.A. ‘17, Markie Healy ‘14, Paula McKenzie M.A. ‘94. Questions, comments or ideas? Call or write, Cassie Wickersham ‘11, Alumni Relations Director, (608) 663-2309, cwickersham@edgewood.edu

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connections Eagle Golf Outing The Eagle Golf Outing, which raises funds to support student athletes, will be held at The Meadows of Sixmile Creek on Friday, June 16, 2017. Emerald Club The annual Emerald Club Luncheon will be held at Edgewood College on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Alumnae will gather to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1967 with a mass in St. Joseph Chapel followed by a luncheon. President’s Tailgate President Scott Flanagan and the Edgewood College community will welcome alumni, parents, and friends on campus for the 3rd Annual President’s Tailgate on Saturday, October 14, 2017.


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Chair. This year’s ball had a sellout crowd and exceeded fundraising goals which will be awarded as scholarships to deserving students of color from Dane County.

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1990s Jessica (Heiple) Wiederholt ’99 was honored by Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) of the House of Representatives for her recognition by the West Chamber as a 2016 Celebrate Women Honoree. Jess earned this honor for her work with Isagenix, which helps families in Jefferson County, Colorado to lead healthier lives, and find additional income opportunities. This honor is also directed at Jess’ work with improving the health and wellbeing of HIV positive women and children in Africa.

2000s Stacey Kennedy ’01 has joined the Lucas Group, Inc. as a Senior Executive Search Consultant. Stacey will be focusing on both permanent and temporary hiring for Midwest law firms and corporations.


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Lana Chute ’02, MBA ’05 is the recipient of the Look Back, Give Back GHC Community Champion Award, which recognizes her volunteer efforts with The AIDS Ride and Puppy Up Madison.

Meghan Conley ’07 will celebrate her wedding to Daniel John Swanson II on August 4th, 2017. Meghan is currently a preschool teacher in Port Jervis, New York. Her fiancé, Daniel, is a mechanical engineer.

Katie Boelter ’04 has started as a System Director of

Justine (Weibel) Bateman ’09 and David Bateman celebrated their wedding on December 30, 2016. Justine is currently an interior designer in Milwaukee. µ5

Revenue Integrity at Hospital Sisters Health System in Green Bay. In addition to working full-time, Katie is also a mom to three kids-Aubrey (age 4) and twins Zachary and Caralyn (age 2). µ3

Brian Gile ’05 and his wife, Ashley, welcomed Alivia Ann Gile to their family on October 2, 2016. µ4

Laura (Marx) Megna ’09 has been named one of Madison Magazine’s Top Nurses 2016 for her work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UnityPoint Health – Meriter. µ6

husband, Mike, welcomed Wesley Mikel Boeve to their family on August 21, 2016. Wesley is also welcomed by his big brother, Lucas, his uncle,

Nathan Meyer ’10, and his uncle, Justin Meyer, Head Men’s Basketball coach.

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2010s

Kevin Dwyer ’16 was recently featured

Gina Bechen ’12 & Bill Meitner ’12 celebrated

by Wisbusiness.com for his start-up,

their wedding on September 3, 2016. Celebrating with the happy couple were Vanessa (True) Ahrens ’13, Meghan (Orr) Biddick ’13, Stephanie (Kreuser) Licht ’13, Luke Wilson ’13, Eric Polacek ’14 and Jake Bechen ’16. µ7

Healthconnect.Link. Healthconnect.link works to provide low-income uninsured and underinsured patients access to necessary health services.

Jackie Erzinger ’13 has joined the event planning team at Type A Events in Minnetonka, Minn. as an Event Planning Specialist. Type A Events is an award-winning event, décor, and planning agency that specializes in weddings, social/corporate, and non-profit events.

Dana (Gempeler) Kundert ’14 transitioned from

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being a staff nurse at the Monroe Clinic in Monroe, Wis., to a Coach (Nurse Manager) in the Family Birth and Women’s Center.

Douglas Jensen, Ed.D ’15 was named Rock Valley College’s (Rockford, Ill) seventh president. He began his duties as college president in October 2016. µ8 Gracie (Probst) Schmelter ’15 and her husband, Michael, were incredibly blessed to welcome their son, Charles Raymond Schmelter, into the world on September 23, 2016. µ9

We love to hear from you! Please send us your news and photos. Email jpgs (1 MB or higher, please) to alumni@edgewood.edu.


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IN MEMORIAM ALUMNI CONNECTIONS

Marjorie (Derr) Hughes Henriksen ’46...................................................................................December 29, 2016 Tarcissia Buchele, O.P. ’54........................................................................................................September 28, 2016 Ruth (Fairman) Gunderson ’57...................................................................................................October 14, 2016 Margaret (Sauer) Haack ’57...........................................................................................................January 6, 2017 Alexis Searfoss, O.P. ’58...............................................................................................................October 30, 2016 Margaret Griffin, O.P. ’59................................................................................................................... June 8, 2016 Juliana Amenda, O.P. ’59.............................................................................................................October 10, 2016 Kathleen O’Donnell, O.P. ’59.......................................................................................................January 10, 2017 Therese O’Donnell, O.P. ’61..........................................................................................................January 14, 2017 Cecilia (Gilmore) Van Lanen ’65................................................................................................September 5, 2016 Jean (Sanderson) Smith ’65........................................................................................................ February 26, 2017 Mary Premo, O.P. ‘67......................................................................................................................... April 30, 2017 Rosemary (Sparacino) Schulz ’70................................................................................................ February 7, 2017 Mary (Downey) Hendrickson ’71...............................................................................................October 13, 2016 Patricia (O’Neill) Rademacher ’74...............................................................................................October 28, 2016 Luetta (Lukes) Joyce ’74........................................................................................................... November 21, 2016 Steven Polglaze ’75..................................................................................................................... November 4, 2016 Marie Maney, O.P. ’83.................................................................................................................December 2, 2016 Sharon DeLorenzo ’89................................................................................................................. February 11, 2017 Cathy (Ripp) Mulcahy ’95................................................................................................................. March 8, 2017 Nancy (Hellewell) Blum ’03..........................................................................................................January 15, 2017 Adam Sagan ’04............................................................................................................................December 6, 2016 Kristopher Gmur ’05....................................................................................................................... March 14, 2017 Julie Weber Fox ’12....................................................................................................................December 10, 2016

Dr. Fred Kauffeld, Professor Emeritus, died on April 13, 2017. He served students at Edgewood six years before retiring from the Communication Studies department at the close of the Spring 2012 semester, an occasion that was marked with a celebration of his excellence in teaching. May 2012: Professor Kauffeld and Associate Professor Kathleen Kelm share a moment at the reception honoring his thirty-six years of service to students at the College.

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College for a remarkable thirty-


Wendy K. White Eagle ‘86 CEO, Native Capital Investment, Inc. Board Chair, Chicago Foundation for Women Member, Edgewood College Alumni Board


LOVE

IS THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE. AND IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY – OUR PRIVILEGE – TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS… The Sanborn White Eagle Fund carries the name and legacy of a very special spiritual and tribal leader of the Ho-Chunk Nation, my grandfather. In his name, Edgewood College continues my family’s traditions and dedication to community, celebrates the impact of education, and shares the power of compassion, service, and L O V E.

Wendy K. White Eagle ’86 is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Eagle Clan, where both her father and grandfather were chiefs. Wendy and her grandfather as depicted in a painting by artist R.K. Yazzie.

What will your legacy be? To learn more, contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Gary Klein at 608-663-6713 or garyklein@edgewood.edu


Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Madison, WI Permit #732 1000 Edgewood College Drive Madison, WI 53711-1997 www.edgewood.edu

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK

TURNS TWENTY

This year marked the 20th consecutive Alternative Spring Break, sponsored by the division of Dominican Life & Mission. Over the years, students, faculty and staff have travelled thousands of mile, and put in tens of thousands of hours on service projects. This year’s group journeyed to tiny Brenton, West Virginia to assist the non-profit Appalachia Service Project in building an accessibility ramp for a local resident. Front Row, (l. to r.): Rachael Schieldt, Anh Hoang, Kayla Nytes, Katie Rickert, Carley Hilt, Kourtni Kelley, Sydney Dionysius, Olivia De Castro. Middle Row: Joel Camp, A.S.P. volunteer, Cerxio Guerrero Noguez, Hannah Anderson, Rebekah Herring, Pengyu Chen, Alex Osborn, Steve Bullock, Ass’t. Director for Servant Leadership, Edgewood College. Back Row: Estiven Zhen Mulian, Darla Peterson, Executive Assistant for the Business Office, Edgewood College.

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