ISSUE 3 I 2016
A M A G A Z I N E F O R A L U M N I A N D F R I E N D S O F H O LY N A M E S U N I V E R S I T Y
2 CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS
– The President's New Cabinet – NCAA Division II active membership – WSCUC re-accreditation
4 FACULTY WATCH – The 27th International Humor Conference Comes to HNU – Faculty honored for fifty years of service – Tsze Tsang, PhD, helps discover new drug treatment for melanoma
6 SNJM UPDATE – Dams and development alter water access in Lesotho – Visiting SNJM Scholar Discusses Organic Theology and Liturgy
HNUTODAY A MAGA ZINE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS ISSUE 3 I 2016
HNU Today is published by the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at Holy Names University.
EDITORS Kevin Hyde, university communications manager Lesley Sims, director of marketing and public relations
DESIGN Maria Theren, university graphic designer
CONTRIBUTORS Kevin Hyde, university communications manager Alan Liebrecht, vice president for enrollment management Kelsey Lindquist, development coordinator Alison Mundy, leadership gifts officer Sister Carol Nicklas, SNJM ’64, volunteer Theresa Nelson, university advancement consultant Lesley Sims, director of marketing and public relations Jeanie Watson, PhD, HNU interim president Frances Renty Williams, director of alumnae/i relations The opinions expressed in HNU Today do not necessarily represent the views of the editors nor policies of Holy Names University. Comments for the editors may be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or in writing to: Editors, HNU Today Office of Marketing and Public Relations Holy Names University 3500 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94619
– The Bill Hannon Foundation – Mary Coykendall ’48 – The DeLuca Rose Garden
10 STUDENT STORIES
– Will Newsome
11 ALUMNI NEWS – Homecoming
20 LAST WORD
UNIVERSITY OFFICERS Jeanie Watson, PhD, HNU interim president Michael Groener, vice president for finance and administration Lizbeth Martin, PhD, provost and vice president for academic affairs Michael Miller, vice president for student affairs and title IX officer Alan Liebrecht, vice president for enrollment management Carol Sellman, SNJM ’69, MM ’78, EdD, vice president for mission integration
ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESIDENT Ana Raphael-Scott ’89 Holy Names University is a private, co-ed university located on 60 acres in the hills of Oakland, California. An academic community committed to the full development of each student, HNU offers a liberal arts education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service.
21 HNU SCENES On the Cover: HNU Students on the balcony of McLean Chapel.
President’s Message JEANIE WATSON I PRESIDENT AS THE INTERIM PRESIDENT OF HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY,
I have the pleasure of introducing the new issue of HNU Today, which also gives me a chance to introduce myself to the wider HNU community. I have now been at HNU for almost a full semester and am delighted to be part of this wonderful University. Upon my arrival here in August, one of my first impressions of HNU was how significant the central mission of social justice is and how pervasive it is throughout the University’s operations. The entire community here has been welcoming, warm, and friendly. The students are hard-working and inquisitive, the faculty and staff are dedicated and loyal, and the alumni are engaged and supportive. During my career, I have worked at both public and private colleges and universities. I served as president of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, for nine years and held leadership roles at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana; Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota; and at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. My primary goal at HNU is to provide the kind of leadership that the University needs and deserves at this juncture in its history, and I want to help build a strong, unified team to move the University forward. To that end, I am happy to announce some of the recent changes and additions at the cabinet level. Over the summer, Michael Groener and Alan Liebrecht joined the University as the vice president for finance and administration and the vice president for enrollment management, respectively. More recently, Lizbeth Martin, PhD, accepted a promotion to become the provost and vice president of academic affairs. This expansion of Beth’s responsibilities will place the operations of University Advancement under her supervision. In addition, I am pleased that the Board of Trustees has extended my contract through the 2017-2018 academic year. This will allow the University sufficient time to conduct a national search for a permanent president to lead HNU. You can learn more about the HNU cabinet on page two. The theme of this issue of HNU Today is “Looking Forward,” which is fitting for this moment in the life of the University. As you will learn from the articles in this issue, it is a time to be optimistic about HNU’s future. The University has been re-accredited and has joined NCAA Division II as an active member. Our students are ambitious and
President Jeanie Watson, PhD
The University holds a special place in higher education: it has a history of resilience, adaptability, and evolution; and it helps make our world a better place.” conscientious. HNU faculty members provide an outstanding education for HNU students and are committed to doing work that makes a difference. The presence of the Sisters and their charism continues to shape the culture and character of the University. The philanthropic support of our generous donors helps ensure that HNU has the resources it needs to grow and continue to offer an excellent and accessible education. I am so pleased to be here at Holy Names University. The University holds a special place in higher education: it has a history of resilience, adaptability, and evolution; and it helps make our world a better place.
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Campus Highlights THE PRESIDENT'S NEW CABINET This summer the HNU community welcomed two new vice presidents, Alan Liebrecht and Michael Groener. These two seasoned, talented professionals join Jeanie Watson, PhD; Sister Carol Sellman ’69, MM ’78, EdD; Beth Martin, PhD; and Michael Miller to complete the University cabinet. ALAN LIEBRECHT assumed the role of vice president for enrollment management, overseeing the University’s admissions, financial aid, and marketing departments. A 30-year veteran of the enrollment field, Liebrecht came to HNU from Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where he served as dean of admission services. His long resume includes similar roles in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Maine.
MICHAEL GROENER, vice president for finance and administration, brings more than 35 years of experience in higher education finance. A California native, Groener returned to the West Coast after serving as CFO and vice president of finance at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has also worked for Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, Claremont University Center in Claremont, California, and, earlier in his career, as a trust officer for Bank of America. BETH MARTIN, PhD, promoted to provost and vice president for academic affairs, takes on responsibility for the operations of the University Advancement office as well as the academic programs of the University.
MICHAEL MILLER, vice president for student affairs and Title IX Officer, takes on responsibility for NCAA membership and the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement. SISTER CAROL SELLMAN ’69, MM ’78, EdD, vice president for mission integration, has held over 10 different positions at HNU, each with the same inspiring dedication, service-oriented leadership and student-centered perspective.
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CAROL SELLMAN, SNJM
Holy Names University successfully completed the NCAA membership process and is now one of the newest members of NCAA Division II. HNU Director of Athletics Debbie Snell, EdD, was thrilled when she heard the news. “We knew Division II of the NCAA and the Pacific West Conference were the right places for HNU Athletics. Their philosophy balances athletic achievement with commitments to educational development and community service, which align well with our commitments to the full development of all student-athletes through their engagement in the total educational experience. As our motto says: ‘Our promise to you: academic success first, athletic success always, service to others forever.’”
The University had been a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and a founding member of the California Pacific Conference. Moving forward, NCAA membership complements participation in the Pacific West Conference (PacWest), the largest NCAA Division II conference in the West Region. HNU Athletics was established in 1994 and is an integral part of the University. For more than two decades the programs have impacted hundreds of students, helping them succeed through intercollegiate competition, academic pursuits, and an emphasis on the full development of one’s potential. HNU Athletics now offers 13 varsity sports (seven female and six male) including baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s cross country. In 2017-2018, HNU will also offer men's and women's outdoor track and field. All teams compete in the PacWest.
HNU SECURES GOOD ACCREDITATION NEWS This summer, Holy Names University received an eight-year accreditation renewal from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This renewal is a mark of confidence in the University, and HNU was especially commended for the guiding role of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and the school’s “commitment to providing access to high-quality education for a richly diverse student body.” The report noted that HNU has addressed the three core commitments of WSCUC: the school’s goal is successful student learning; the school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and the school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning.
HNU ACCEPTED TO NCAA DIVISION II
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Beth Martin, PhD, led the WSCUC re-accreditation process, along with Annette Tommerdahl, associate dean for institutional effectiveness and accreditation liaison officer for HNU. Together they marshalled student data, financial information, personal interviews, and program success rate information to meet the very detailed review process of the WSCUC review team.
On September 2, 2016, HNU began athletic competition as an active NCAA Division II member when the women’s volleyball team played Notre Dame de Namur University.
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Faculty Watch The 27th International Humor Conference Comes to HNU HNU hosted the 27th International Humor Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) in the Valley Center for Performing Arts (VCPA) from June 29 through July 3, 2015. The conference was organized by a committee of ISHS members, which was led by Martin Lampert, PhD, professor of psychology and chair of the division of social sciences at HNU. Lampert also serves as executive secretary for the ISHS. This was the second time HNU has hosted the conference—the 1999 edition was held on the University’s campus and was organized by Lampert. The International Humor Conferences have served, since 1976, to advance humor scholarship and research in the arts and humanities as well as in the biological, medical, and social sciences. In 1988, the ISHS was formed to promote humor research, and in 1989, under the auspices of the ISHS, the conferences became annual events.
Martin Lampert, PhD, (at podium) welcomes attendees to the International Humor Conference at HNU.
This year, the conference featured more than 150 presentations, workshops, and performances— from scholars and professionals representing 26 countries and 31 states within the U.S.—in five thematic areas: cognition and creativity; culture, gender, and community; health and well-being; individuals and individual styles; and public and private discourse. In addition, the conference included an improv competition, a stand-up comedy competition, and a performance of the play Lend Me a Tenor. The first general session of the conference, which focused on judiciary humor, was chaired by Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan ’70 of the California State Supreme Court, and featured Christie Davies, PhD, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Reading, England; Marc Galanter, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School; and Pamela Hobbs, PhD, attorney. The four panel members discussed humor about judges and by judges, the distinctions between jokes about attorneys and those about judges, and how judiciary humor in the U.K. differs from that in the U.S. One of the main events of the conference was a roundtable discussion of humor in animation
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From left to right: Austin Madison, Jeff Pidgeon, Andrew Farago, Christian Roman, and Craig Good discuss humor in animation. Madison, Pidgeon, and Roman work for Pixar Animation Studios, and Good is a former Pixar employee. Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
art, which featured Craig Good, a former employee of Pixar Animation Studios, Austin Madison, Jeff Pidgeon, and Christian Roman, current employees of Pixar Animation Studios, and Andrew Farago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The panel members spoke in depth about the role that constraints play in humor writing, the evolution of certain types of jokes, how clichés can be refreshed in new contexts, and how important it is for any humorous narrative to contain substantive emotional elements in addition to gags, jokes, and set pieces.
Two HNU faculty members don’t need to imagine that scenario, because they’ve actually done it. In 2016, Sheila Gibson, PhD, professor of philosophy, and Maureen Hester, SNJM ’57, PhD, professor emerita of psychology and faculty development coordinator, each celebrated 50 years of service to Holy Names University. The HNU community honored Gibson during its Founders’ Day celebration in April, while Sister Maureen was recognized at Convocation in September.
Sheila Gibson receives her 50-year pin and a crown from Josh Hammer ’16. “One of the things I really love about Holy Names is its ability to keep a constant core while re-inventing itself and becoming new,” Gibson said. “Every year there’s something the same and something different. I still get exhilarated by walking into the classroom."
Prior to his appointment as an assistant professor of chemistry at Holy Names University (HNU) in 2010, Tsze Tsang, PhD, worked as a senior scientist in the medicinal chemistry department at Exelixis, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco, California. As part of a team working on new cancer drugs discovery at Exelixis, Tsang helped discover cobimetinib (brand name Cotellic), a drug for the treatment of advanced melanoma. After a favorable initial clinical trial (phase I) in 2006, the drug was licensed to Genentech, who oversaw all subsequent clinical trials (phase II and phase III). On November 10, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Cotellic to be used to treat patients with advanced melanoma. As co-inventor, Tsang was the first person to synthesize Cotellic, and the potency of the drug in shrinking tumors was confirmed in animal studies in December 2005. The drug then went into clinical trials in 2006. When asked about the development process, Tsang explained that, “It took 10 arduous years and the efforts of hundreds of dedicated professionals to realize the lifesaving potential of Cotellic.” The FDA’s approval of the drug was the culmination of a long-term effort for Tsang. “I felt wonderful [upon hearing the announcement] knowing that I have contributed my part to helping relieve the pains of cancer patients and saving lives,” Tsang said. “Cotellic offers a new hope and viable choice of recovery for melanoma patients who are in that dreadful and desperate condition.”
Sr. Maureen Hester ’57, PhD, at Convocation 2016. In 2015, Sr. Maureen celebrated 60 years as a vowed Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Even after spending 50 of those years at HNU, she still savors the unexpected. “Things will happen that surprise me,” she said. “All my religious life, I’ve prayed that I’d be open to the new, open to what’s happening today. The student population has changed a lot, and I have changed a lot with them. So they’ve shaped me. I have learned a great deal from them, and I’m grateful for them.”
As a professor, Tsang hopes his work can encourage students. “Now that I am an educator, a teacher of science classes, I want the success of the Cotellic story to inspire students to pursue science,” he said. “Perhaps in the future, their scientific knowledge, no matter what field it may be from, can make a difference for humanity.” HNUTODAY I 5
WHAT IF YOU LOVED YOUR JOB SO MUCH THAT YOU KEPT IT FOR FIVE DECADES?
SNJM Updates DAMS AND DEVELOPMENT DISPLACE COMMUNITIES AND ALTER WATER ACCESS IN LESOTHO As part of a workshop café series held by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at HNU, Sister Bathilda Heqoa ’15, a graduate of the Sophia Center’s Culture and Spirituality certificate program, spoke about her home country of Lesotho, in southern Africa, and the harmful effects of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The LHWP consists primarily of dams, tunnels, and transfer systems that have been constructed in the mountain regions of Lesotho for the purpose of providing both water for certain areas of South Africa and revenue for the people of Lesotho. The LHWP is a multi-phase project, and the initial phase, which included the construction of two dams and transfer systems, has been completed. Five dams in total are due to be constructed, and if the project continues on schedule, it will be finished in 2026. However, as Sr. Bathilda explained, the LHWP has already caused a great deal of damage. Many mountain communities in Lesotho have been displaced by the construction of the dams. “All the dams are up in the mountains where a lot of people depend on farming and animal husbandry. They also depend on fish from the fresh water originating in the mountains,” Sr. Bathilda said. “These dams are dividing the water from the rivers in the mountains through tunnels into South Africa. Because a lot of that water goes into South Africa, less flows downstream where people used to make their living from the water that was flowing. As a result, a lot of people have been affected. Most of them have lost their
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property, their houses, their fields, their grazing land, all sorts of food, and their connections. I mean everything.” The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), which is in charge of managing the LHWP, offered compensation to communities that were displaced, though this too is not without complications. “The other piece that is sad about this project is that many people have not been compensated for what they have lost,” Sr. Bathilda said. “Money can’t replace everything. They were promised that they’d be given enough money to sustain them for 50 years. But what about if they live for over 50 years, what will happen?” In addition, on account of the large geographic footprint of some of the dams and reservoirs, many highland villages that were once separated by a narrow river are now reachable only by way of a long, circuitous journey. Sr. Bathilda offered some hope, though, by explaining the work that’s being done by the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the displaced mountain communities in Lesotho. The TRC has pressured the LHDA to make the promised compensation payments to displaced families and communities, and has successfully brought legal proceedings against the authority to that end.
The Katse Dam in Lesotho
VISITING SNJM SCHOLAR DISCUSSES ORGANIC THEOLOGY AND LITURGY Sister Janet Walton, EdD, a visiting SNJM scholar, was welcomed to campus during the week of October 12, 2015. Sr. Janet, a professor of worship at Union Theological Seminary in New York, offered lectures to eight different classes during the week and met with faculty and staff. During her visit, Sr. Janet spent time speaking with students in many different classes. She participated in classes about communications; Latin American cinema; world wisdom traditions; the contemporary world; mysticism; printmaking; the intersection of gender and communications; and folk music. In the mysticism class taught by Sophia Park, SNJM, PhD, Sr. Janet first engaged the students in a lively discussion of a short essay and then led the class through a wonderful exercise regarding the origin and meaning of sacred objects. Everyone in the class, including Sr. Janet and Sr. Sophia, showed the group an object that they considered sacred and, during the exercise, spoke about why the object was sacred for them. Sr. Janet asked the students to identify similarities between the objects, and the students found that love, connection, protection, and hope were among the most common reasons for an object’s sacredness.
Sister Janet Walton
“God is transcendent in the space between you and what you do.” Sister Janet Walton, EdD
changes. And it includes something transcendent. God is transcendent in the space between you and what you do. It’s possible to understand transcendence and connections in the spaces among us. We also look for what has been left out, and what has been left out often is women’s stories. We also look for what is true. And what is true is probably not the same for all of us at every moment of our lives. Dynamic expressions of theology and liturgy are very important.” Sr. Janet graduated from Catholic University, received her master’s degree from Indiana University, and her EdD from Columbia University. She is a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, a Henry Luce Fellow in Theology and the Arts, and a recipient of the Berakah Award, a lifetime award for distinctive work in worship given by the North American Academy of Liturgy. Sister Janet Walton
During the latter half of her discussion, Sr. Janet discussed organic theology and liturgy with the students. “Another colleague and I thought that what we were learning theologically in school and what we were actually teaching in school about theology was not enough,” she said. “That is, it felt like it was too abstract. It felt like it didn’t reach into the pits of our lives. So we made a commitment to actually investigate what we call organic theology. Organic in the way in which we’re using it here means living. Something living. What does it mean to have living theology? We just did it [in the class exercise earlier about sacred objects]. We talked about God through lived experiences.” Sr. Janet also explained some of the main concepts of organic theology and liturgy. “Organic theology and liturgy depend on and expect the competence of every person,” she said. “It’s also assumes dynamism. That is, it
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Giving News THE BILL HANNON FOUNDATION Holy Names University students have big dreams. Dreams of bettering themselves, serving others, and making a difference in their communities. Bill Hannon knew exactly how these students feel. In 1933, he and his mother asked the president of Loyola Marymount University to admit him, despite his lack of funds, if he promised to repay the school for his education once he got a job. This Elaine Ewen “handshake Close friend of Bill Hannon deal” inspired his lifelong commitment to supporting not only his own alma mater, but Catholic high schools, colleges, universities, and healthcare organizations throughout the state of California.
... the foundation emulates the humility of its namesake to this day. “We just prefer to be quietly helpful.”
Since 2003, the Bill Hannon Foundation has provided scholarships for hundreds of Holy Names University students, many of whom are the first in their families to go to college. Foundation president Elaine Ewen, a former attorney and close friend of Hannon’s, loves hearing students’ heartfelt stories of what the scholarships have meant to them. These first-hand accounts, she said, assure her that Hannon’s resources are still achieving what he always intended. The foundation made significant gifts to HNU in the early 2000s, supporting both the Student Center and the Nursing Simulation Lab, but Ewen said that making contributions that directly benefit students in need has always provided the greatest satisfaction. Bill Hannon was an accomplished real estate entrepreneur and a devout Catholic, who loved his family and was passionate about California history. He died in 1999, but his generous spirit lives on through his two philanthropies: The Bill Hannon Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, and the William H. Hannon Foundation in Santa Monica, California. “His major contributions he usually made in honor of his mom. He didn’t want to take the glory…himself,” Ewen said. As Ewen explained, that's why the foundation emulates the humility of its namesake to this day. “We just prefer to be quietly helpful.” 8 I HNUTODAY
MARY (MCDONALD) COYKENDALL ’48 “I had no idea that this is what people did,” said Mary (McDonald) Coykendall ’48 when asked how she became a leadership donor at her alma mater, Holy Names University. “But about a year after I got married, my husband, who donated to his own alma mater, asked me, ‘Have you given to Holy Names yet?’” Coykendall made that donation and has been a regular donor to HNU ever since. When her mother died, leaving a house in Portola, California, Coykendall decided to sell the house and donate the proceeds to HNU. But the house didn’t sell. Instead, she and her husband sold some stock, totaling about $50,000, and donated the entire proceeds to HNU. “It was really my mother and my husband who motivated me to become philanthropic,” Coykendall said. “My mother always emphasized the importance of education, and my husband emphasized giving. The combination of these two concepts turned me into an HNU donor.” Coykendall’s donations started small, then, as her family income and assets increased, her donations increased as well. Today she is a valued leadership donor and beloved friend of the University. “The amount isn’t what matters, it’s giving that matters,” she said. Coykendall recalls reading that a classmate had donated $100,000 to HNU. She was astounded. Her classmate had never married or had children, so when she sold her house—which had increased in value over the years—she donated the proceeds to HNU. “These classmates also inspired me,” Coykendall said. “If they could do it, I could, too. I don’t particularly care if my name is on the donation, nor do I seek recognition. But if doing so inspires anyone who knows me to do the same, then, I say, use my name.” Coykendall has an endowed scholarship at HNU. She has also recently engaged in creative strategizing to stimulate enrollment, underwriting a campus visit day to HNU from a local Catholic high school in Stockton, California, where she lives.
JANET MORAN ’67, MA ’95 ESTABLISHES
the DeLuca Rose Garden IN MEMORY OF HER PARENTS In 2014, Janet Moran ’67, MA ’95, and her husband, Thomas Moran, made a gift to HNU in memory of her parents, Frank and Rosa DeLuca. The Morans' gift established the DeLuca Rose Garden within one of the courtyards of Founders’ Hall. After graduating from HNU in 1967, Janet Moran obtained an elementary teaching credential and taught for five years. She married and raised three children. When her children were older, she fulfilled a long-time dream by starting a restaurant. She returned to HNU in 1991 to pursue a graduate degree in counseling psychology. She received her master’s degree and became a licensed psychotherapist. Moran decided she wanted to give back to the University, and she chose to do so in a way that was both meaningful to her and representative of the values of her parents. “All these years later, remembering and appreciating the love, encouragement, and support of my parents and teachers, I decided to honor them both by dedicating a garden at HNU,” Moran said. “It is named the DeLuca Rose Garden after my late parents Frank and Rosa DeLuca.
“The garden consists of several plants, mostly roses. That flower represented an important, sentimental anniversary ritual my parents had each year for 62 years. My father, on the date of their wedding anniversary, would send my mother long-stemmed red roses to equal the number of years they were married—a sweet tradition that lasted 62 years. “During the planning of this garden, I had the pleasure of working with [Vice President for Mission Integration] Sister Carol Sellman and [Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Events] Luis Guerra, both dedicated individuals at the University. The same warm welcome and professionalism greeted me again. Their enthusiasm for the project and the consistently prompt response to every question reminded me of what a gem this school is, where people are always willing to listen and be personally involved. It remains an amazing institution.” Moran hopes that students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of the HNU community will make frequent visits to the garden. “There, you will find a place to sit and listen to the soothing fountain, enjoy the flowers and trees, and be reminded of the beauty that HNU offers,” she said.
... you will find a place to sit and listen to the soothing fountain, enjoy the flowers and trees, and be reminded of the beauty that HNU offers.” Janet Moran ’67, MA ’95 Donor of DeLuca Rose Garden
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Student Stories WILL NEWSOME By the age of eight, Will Newsome knew he wanted to go to college. Growing up, Newsome’s mother always emphasized the importance of education. Newsome wanted a different outcome for himself than what he was accustomed to seeing in his hometown of Richmond, California. “People who make it out of Richmond typically do so because of athletics. Or they fall through the cracks, ending up in jail, or they're forgotten,” Newsome said.
TAKING A DIFFERENT PATH
His promising basketball career derailed, Will Newsome overcomes adversity at HNU.
As a high-performing student at Pinole Valley High School, Newsome excelled academically and athletically, playing varsity basketball and maintaining a 3.5 GPA over all four years. By senior year, his sights were set on some of the most prestigious schools in California. However, that winter, Newsome learned he had a serious heart condition and was told that his basketball career was over. Undeterred, Newsome regrouped and applied to Holy Names University. Based primarily on his solid academic record, Newsome was admitted to HNU and enrolled early, but he kept his heart condition a secret. Newsome wanted basketball to be part of his college experience. Newsome found the home he was looking for at HNU. Academics and basketball were his entire focus as he entered his freshman year, and he was still determined to play. After two weeks of pre-season conditioning, it became obvious to HNU Men’s Basketball Coach Omar Sanchez that Newsome was struggling. Newsome came clean, and Sanchez offered him two options: stay on the team in a support (i.e. non-playing) role, or come back and play when cleared by a doctor. The doctors refused to clear him to play, and Newsome could not bear to sit on the sidelines. He found himself with no choice but to give up his basketball dream for good, but he was determined to start over and make a name for himself at HNU. Since then, life at HNU has been “a blessing,” according to Newsome. "HNU’s small, supportive community made me feel like somebody, even without basketball,” he said. “I felt valued as a student, not just a dollar sign—which would've been the case with basketball at a big school.” Today, Newsome serves in a variety of leadership roles on campus, including student ambassador, college mentor, peer mentor, orientation team leader, Black Student Union publicity coordinator, and publicity coordinator for Associated Students of HNU (ASHNU). “Every day I’m trying to make an impact,” he said. Newsome will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in May 2017.
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Alumni News HOMECOMING 2016 Holy Names University celebrated Homecoming on November 4-5, 2016, drawing many alumni back to campus for one of the most successful Homecoming weekends in recent history. “Homecoming 2016 was a great event for several reasons,” stated Frances Renty Williams, Director of Alumnae/i Relations. “We had great participation from the 50th reunion class—the Class of 1966—who were celebrating their golden anniversary. There was a focused effort to include more family-friendly activities during the afternoon hours and to improve the quality of each and every event over the two-day period. Mix those key ingredients and you have a recipe for a successful and enjoyable Homecoming for all.” Beginning on Friday, alumni, friends, and family gathered for the 43rd Alumni Awards Ceremony at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. This year, the Alumni Awards Committee honored Martivón Galindo, PhD, professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, with the Faculty Award; Diane Zennie Gilfether ’63, MM ’84, with the Alumni Recognition Award for Service to the University; and Sister Marianne Viani, SNJM ’66, MEd, with the Alumni Recognition Award for Professional Achievement. Saturday morning Homecoming attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast then proceeded to McLean Chapel with the 50th reunion class for Mass, which was celebrated by Father Salvatore Ragusa, HNU chaplain and co-director of campus ministry. Many alumni walked over to the Mealey Living Room afterwards for a strawberries and champagne reception, where they had a chance to meet HNU Interim President Jeanie Watson, PhD. During the catered luncheon honoring the Class of 1966, there was laughter and smiles all around as alumni shared stories and memories. After lunch, alumni got together for fun class photos. The Homecoming concert later in the afternoon was well attended, as was the reception that followed.
Left to right: Diane Zennie Gilfether ’63, MM ’84; Anne Dunlap-Kahren ’88; Sister Donna Maynard ’50; and Marianne Landis ’75.
Martivón Galindo, PhD, receives the Faculty Award from Ann Alderman ’93, PhD.
Sister Marianne Viani, SNJM ’66, MEd, delivers her remarks after receiving the Alumni Recognition Award for Professional Achievement.
To close out the weekend, alumni and friends joined the HNU community to watch as the alumni competed with current students in basketball games in the Tobin Gymnasium. Face-painting and a BBQ picnic dinner were a big hit with alumni and families as well. Mark your calendars for HNU Homecoming 2017, which is scheduled for November 3-4, 2017.
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Class Notes GLORIA HARTSOOK RUSSELL ‘51 and Sheila Perkins Moura ’51 attended the 90th birthday celebration of Margaret Houlihan Focha ’51 on July 23, 2016. A great time was had by all.
KAZUAKI TAKANO ’80 made his kids a promise to take them to his hometown in Japan. The older three of his six children had been to Japan twice before, and the youngest child had been there once previously, but the two others had not yet visited. Takano and the three youngest children (two of whom are in their 20s) flew to Japan this past summer and met their Japanese relatives: a 90 year-old grandmother, an aunt, and some cousins and their kids. They visited several landmarks, including the summit of Mt. Fuji, where they saw the sun rise and blew soap bubbles.
JAMES G. MCMORRIS ’89 decided to become a writer in 2002. Since then he has become an accomplished, published writer and copywriter with a strong business, teaching, and technical engineering background. He has successfully written books on topics ranging from cancer recovery and health, employment, and politics, and has written children's novels too.
OLIVIA MENDEZ-ALM ‘03 and husband, Victor Alm, moved to Maryland Heights, Missouri, this summer. Olivia is an academic advisor in the college of arts and sciences at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Victor is a zoological manager at the St. Louis Zoo. Olivia reports that the family is looking forward to their first Midwestern winter.
HECTOR RAMON SALAZAR ‘04, MED ‘08 works at Playworks in Oakland as the director of partner experience. He is a father of four, and his two older children (Nina, 10, and Xavier, eight) both attend nearby Redwood Heights Elementary and frequently share their love for HNU, as both he and his wife, Anna Segarini ’11, are alumni. In 2015, he went to Istanbul for the wedding of Bora Kara ’06 and Tiana Davis ’06. In November 2016, that same group, Bora, Tiana, Anna, and Hector, are going
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to Italy! He has been a Bay Area DJ for the last 13 years, mostly at Oakland venues such as Parliament, Liege, Somar, Era, Ozumo, and New Karibbean City.
ZACHARY SEWITSKY ‘14 married
LISAMARIE GIBSON ’05 got engaged
Strauss in September 2016.
to Raymond Chavis on July 9, 2016, at the Tenuta Winery in Livermore. Congrats to the engaged couple!
MIMI VICTORIA (MATTHEWS) ZOBAIRI ’06 has signed a multi-book deal with Pen and Sword Books in the U.K. Her first nonfiction book will be released in 2017 and will focus on animals in 19th century history. After graduating from HNU, Mimi attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she earned a JD. She was a member of the Animal Law Society and wrote and researched extensively on Chancery Court dysfunction in Victorian England. Her articles on 19th century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web, and are also syndicated weekly at Bust Magazine. She is represented by Serendipity Literary Agency in New York City.
CLAUDIA BENTON, MSN ’08 has had her title changed to supervising public health nurse. She is working towards a PhD in nursing education at Capella University and is currently finishing her eighth quarter. Her initial dissertation research plan was recently approved. Her first grandchild was born on July 10, 2016.
ALEXANDER SING ’12 has been working as an information and referral specialist at the Center for Independent Living, in Berkeley, for four years. He recently became engaged to fellow HNU attendee Amanda Harrinauth. They have been together for four years now. Two years ago he received his master’s degree in media communications from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
F. NINA DIAMZON ’12 works as an associate right of way agent for Caltrans, and within acquisitions and condemnation for District Four. She became a grandmother to Zayel, born October 29, 2014, who she says is "her heart."
Negine Mansour Sewitsky on August 12, 2016.
HOLLI LEE STRAUSS ’14 married Sean MADELINE HORN ‘15 just began a new job this summer at Portia Bell Hume Behavioral Health and Training Center. She is ready to go back to grad school.
ROCHELLE DELAGO CANAYA ‘15 got engaged to Vinson E. Johnson ‘15 on September 5, 2016, on the Golden Gate Bridge. Congrats to the engaged couple!
JARED CARR ‘16 began working as a veteran affairs coordinator with the Associated Students of Oregon State University on September 6, 2016.
MIA TURNER ‘16 is continuing her graduate studies in psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, and is pursuing her MA and PsyD.
ubmit your class notes to S email@example.com.
IN MEMOR I A M Jill T. Bascom, MSN ’08, April 3, 2013 Rita Mary Craig McCann ’55, April 12, 2013 Marianne T. Prader Kentzel ’56, March 28, 2014 Jean M Welch ’72, October 2014 June Lynch, ’94, December 14, 2014 Laurie Rader Ratto ’84, January 2014 Gloria M. Dillon (former student), January 6, 2015 Gary D. Cummings (brother of Kathi Cummings-Jordan ’64), January 11, 2015 Patricia Ann Donovan Nilson ’47, January 17, 2015 Vivian Boersig Fauria ’51, January 18, 2015 Andrea Cosgrove Morse (former student ’63-’65), January 20, 2015 Mary Frances Shanley Judge ’50, January 24, 2015 Dorothy Dati (former student), February 1, 2015 Regina Hesse Paulus ’67, February 5, 2015 Bernice York Gilardi ’47, February 8, 2015 Melbalane Marilyn De Coux (mother of Marcus DeCoux, graduate student), February 17, 2015 Juanita Annabelle Dreier Hurlbutt ’42, February 24, 2015
IN MEMOR I A M Concha “Connie” Castellanos Deitrick ’57, February 26, 2015 Harriet “Tip” Baker Altmix (friend of HNU), March 15, 2015 Rita M. Burman ’54, March 15, 2015 Norine Erreca Thiercof ’42, March 23, 2015 Patricia Margaret ‘Trish’ Keane ’73, March 29, 2015 Elizabeth McCrory Frei ’51, March 30, 2015 Mary Elizabeth Doherty, SNJM ’44, April 6, 2015 Trisha Stanionis ’70, April 11, 2015 Msgr. Ted Krause (former campus minister and chaplain), April 13, 2015 Mildred E. Bender ’89, April 13, 2015 David Aaron Lampert (brother of Martin Lampert, facuty), April 21, 2015 Mary Mackessy, SNJM ’66 (Margaret Therese), May 4, 2015 Mary Ann DeFrancesco, SM, (Dominica Maria, former student), May 11, 2015 Mary Anselm “Edwina” Grover, SNJM ’42 (former faculty), May 15, 2015 Shirley Sexton , SNJM ’52 (Maureen Theresa), May 16, 2015 Edward McGowan (Upward Bound student), May 19, 2015 Sam Rodriguez (director of HNU Career Services), May 25, 2015 Colleen Gestring Gianella, (former student), May 30, 2015 Jim Ross (brother of Grayce Ross, SNJM ’64), June 1, 2015 Deacon Michael Murphy (son of Patricia McCarthy Lautze ’55), June 11, 2015 Mary Harrigan Liapis ’71, June 14, 2015 Robert Barrows ’76, June 17, 2015 Chrystal E Hendrich Sission ’73, June 26, 2015 Elaine Finck Trujillo ’70, June 27, 2015 Robert Feist (husband of Marge Feist, former student), July 11, 2015 R. Joseph Franek (former staff), July 14, 2015 Larry Aswegan (father of Elizabeth Aswegan, HNU staff), July 16, 2015 Gemma Fisher, SNJM ’50 (Arthur Mary), July 23, 2015 Charlene Marie Drury (former student), July 23, 2015 Carolyn Simonic ’41, July 23, 2015 Alan Musante (father of Brian Musante ’18), July 24, 2015 Margaret White Stengel ’75, July 24, 2015 Juanita Leguineche Olechia (former student), July 25, 2015 Hilda Kleiner (grandmother of Catherine Cheng ’15), August 2015 Kathryn Blair (sister of Dianne Fagan, SNJM), August 15, 2015 Gino Martinucci (father of Teresa Martinucci Hurlbut ’75), August 31, 2015 Julia Morrell, September 2, 2015 Peter Petrov (father of Nicoletta Critchlow, faculty), September 20, 2015 Doreen Crossett “Elizabeth Miriam,” SNJM ’55, September 21, 2015
Noreen Cavanaugh Brown ’60, September 26, 2015 Merridy Dally Galloway ’63, September 28, 2015 Dorothy Carol Girard ’48, September 30, 2015 Ann Dunlap Foley ’55, October 3, 2015 Mary Christine ‘Eileen’ Fleitz, SNJM ’38 (aunt of Carol Fleitz, SNJM ’64, and former staff), October 10, 2015 Elenore Elizabeth McGorty ’39, October 10, 2015 Susan G. Lynott (sister of Stephanie Lynott ’77), October 15, 2015 Michael Petrini ’77 (former staff), October 24, 2015 Vivienne Claire Feiteire Holman, ’42 (mother of Angela Korpela ’85 and sister of Norma Feiteira Harrison ’46), October 29, 2015 Carmel Tapiro (friend of HNU), October 31, 2015 Tom Ludwig (brother of Bob Ludwig, former staff), November 1, 2015 Mary Louise Guenther, SNJM ’41 (M. Regina Rose), November 16, 2015 Patricia Foehring McGrorey ’59, November 18, 2015 Margaret “Peggy” Daly Toffoli ’53, November 19, 2015 James T. Quinn (husband of Joyce Ramacciotti Quinn ’64), November 21, 2015 Joan Jordan Moore ’64 (sister of Margaret Jordan ’65, RIP), November 23, 2015 Tarie James Whitehurst Barry ’47, November 26, 2015 Bill Herrington (husband of Kathy Kusters Herrington ’64), November 28, 2015 Mary Geraldine “Jeri” Hould ’55, December 15, 2015 Helen Wong Lum ’53, December 22, 2015 Olive Lowe Libbey ’41, December 29, 2015 Gayle E. McCue, MA ’91, 2015 Ellen Armington Leftwich ’72, January 1, 2016 Peter Hurd (former faculty, husband of Victoria Hurd, former faculty), January 3, 2016 Rudy Tapiro (friend of HNU), January 4, 2016 James Bushnell Corison (father of Debora Kilborn, faculty), January 4, 2016 Carolyn Gelhaus Martinez ’59 (cousin of Elana Hunter Hall ’60), January 11, 2016 Rose Adele Gianella Tuschka Marsh ’35, January 13, 2016 Elizabeth “Betty” D. Peters (mother of Corinne Peters Chavez ’86), January 17, 2016 Mary Sumption Girard ’73, January 20, 2016 Louise Bond, SNJM ’66 (M. Jeanne Dolora, former staff), January 26, 2016 Diane Carroll, OP (former student), February 5, 2016 Margaret Spiller, SNJM ’69 (Jonathan Mary, former HNU Regent and sister of Mary Anne Spiller Barnheiser ’70 and Henry Spiller, MM ’94), February 6, 2016 Lisa Beth Newark Larson, MM ’75, February 11, 2016 Betty Scanlon Sammon ‘47, February 13, 2016 Annette Garin Warren ‘51, February 20, 2016 Jack Lindquist (grandfather of Kelsey Lindquist, staff), February 28, 2016 Kathleen McDonough, SNJM ’55 (Eileen Catharine), March 5, 2016 Barbara Brandt Agee (student ’73-’74), March 8, 2016 Adele Kathryn Jacklin Murphy ’56, March 18, 2016 Maureen Anne O’Brien Scannell ’56, April 4, 2016 Alfred Astore (husband of Marilyn King Astore ’64), April 6, 2016
Ramona Bascom, OP (former student), April 6, 2016 Kathleen McMorrow Walsh ’43, April 7, 2016 Bernarda Gilfether ’62, April 14, 2016 Virginia DeLucchi Maffeo (mother of Angela Korpela ’85 and sister of Norma Feiteira Harrison ’46), April 16, 2016 David Michael McKeown (former student ’85-’91), April 24, 2016 Victoria Sue Jeung, May 1, 2016 Deborah A Fuller ’93, May 13, 2016 Lucy Maria Nelson (mother of Maria Nelson, faculty), May 15, 2016 Tomasa Sanchez (grandmother of Omar Sanchez, faculty), May 19, 2016 Marilyn Jean Kane ’58, May 19, 2016 Carolyn Wall (formerly Catherine Louise, SNJM), May 22, 2016 Sydney Ann Mitchell Gregg ’63, May 25, 2016 Rachel Beth Lampert Stirrat (sister of Martin Lampert, faculty), May 27, 2016 June Annetta Meader Walters ’51, June 1, 2016 Melvin Haynes (father of Carmen Haynes ’92), June 3, 2016 Mae Rosalie DePauli Ferro ’82, June 21, 2016 Claudia Harshner Johnson ’58, June 2, 2016 Johanna Pahl Conroy ’72 (wife of Jay Conroy ’72, sister of Frances Pahl Ailing ’67 and Mary Pahl Retchless ’70, and niece of Mary Grace Dykzuel, SNJM ’61), July 9, 2016 Gene Cotter ’96, July 11, 2016 Marilu Bertolero Bruno ’69, July 12, 2016 Guadalupe Maria Johnston, SNJM ‘60, July 23, 2016 Sarah Schmidt Diemert (mother of Suzanne Cunningham Oswald ’81), July 24, 2016 Lillian Agosti Favetti ’37, July 30, 2016 Seymour Lampert (father of Martin Lampert, faculty), August 29, 2016 Barbara Davey Hawkins ’71, August 15, 2016 Margaret Bendorf Callahan ’48 (mother of Claire Callahan Goodwin, former student ‘71), August 27, 2016 Maureen Wrin Marty ’61, August 29, 2016 Barbara Haran Tardieu ’48, August 30, 2016 Carol Jean Bettancourt ’04, September 8, 2016 Angela Linda Mutulo Johnson (former student), September 20, 2016 Margaret Ann Burns McNew (former student), September 24, 2016 Lorrain Janet Lynch ’55, October 2, 2016 Mary Larkins Domonoske Doherty ’56, October 6, 2016 Nora Christian, SNJM ’56 (Thaddeus Mary), October 20, 2016 Anne Sanchez Fleming ’59, October 26, 2016 Lenora O'Sullivan (former student), October 27, 2016 Virginia Smith McKenna ’42, October 27, 2016 Reverend Thomas Moran (former faculty), November 11, 2016 Rosemary Thomas (mother of Jerrie Ann Thomas Reining ’68, Nicki Thomas, SNJM ’71, Kathie (Kip) Thomas Dettmer ’73, Michelle (Tootie) Thomas von Dollen ’76, and Michael Thomas, former student), November 27, 2016 Miriam Jeanne Murphy, SNJM ’46, November 29, 2016 Linda Cheryl Rae ’92, 2016
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HNU Fondly Remembers Jim Kelly, 1930-2016 Jim Kelly, husband of Rosaleen Collins Kelly ’55 and father of Maura Kelly Koberlein ’84, was a member of the HNU Board of Regents from 1981 until 2000. He was appointed to the HNU Board of Trustees in 1994 and served in that capacity for the University until 2014. He and Rosaleen received the Durocher Award in 2010, and he was awarded an honorary degree from HNU in 2014. Kelly was a loyal and generous donor and a devoted volunteer, and the entire HNU community is indebted to him for his service and dedication. He passed away on August 31, 2016.
Sister Margaret Campbell ’56, 1932-2016 Sister Margaret Campbell ’56 (Sister Lawrence Mary) entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Holy Names on January 23, 1952. She spent 24 years at Holy Names University as a faculty member and was one of the founders of the master’s program in pastoral ministry. Sr. Margaret was known as a complete composite of Sister, teacher, scholar, and theologian. She passed away on October 2, 2016.
Sister Mary Alice Hein ’45, 1924-2016 Sister Mary Alice Hein (Sister Emmanuella Mary) was a professed Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary for 62 years. She devoted much of her life to music education. Sr. Mary Alice studied the Kodály method, then founded and directed the internationally acclaimed Kodály Center at Holy Names University. Later, she ministered to the homeless at Saint Anthony’s Clinic in San Francisco. She passed away on October 31, 2016.
Gwen Ifill, 1955-2016 Gwen Ifill was a prominent journalist who covered politics and national news over the course of a threedecade career. She held positions at The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, and PBS. Ifill was awarded an honorary degree from HNU in 2012 when she addressed graduates at commencement as the keynote speaker. She passed away on November 14, 2016.
HNU Annual Report of Donors: Nadine Burrell Lipson and David E. Lipson Jane Gilmer Logan † and Rock † Logan The J. M. Long Foundation Joseph and Vera Long Foundation The Adams Family Thomas J. Long Foundation Agnes Vinson Anderson ’46 Cecilia Lucas † Mary T. Vinson Anderson ’44 † The MacGillivray Family ’66 and Harold † Anderson Alice Macrae ’37 † Anonymous (4) Dr. Cornell C. Maier The Bank of America Foundation Margoes Foundation The Beaver Foundation Rose Adelle Marsh ’35 † Leah Bigalow ’50 † Marna A. Maynard ’56 † Gertrude M. Blackstock ’32 † Nikki Maziasz ’01 Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 Mona L. McDaniel ’37 † and Anthony Bryant Barbara ’96 and Neil † McDaniel Dorothy W. Buckley ’33 † Eva Rita McLean ’50 † The California Endowment and Glenn E. † McLean California Postsecondary The Joseph and Mercedes Education Commission McMicking Foundation Clorox Company Foundation Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Flo Ann Hackim Connors ’46 † Ursula M. Moran ’30 † The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan ’70 Loretta P. Morgan ’39 † S. H. Cowell Foundation Barbara † and Edward † Morrill Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 Mary Alice Muellerleile, PhD and John W. † Coykendall Grace A. Murphy † Paula Deluca † Rosemarie Nassif, SSND, PhD Rosalyn M. † and John N. † Demling Lucille E. † and Oliver O. † Orrick Patricia W. Engstrom ’50 † Joan A. Payden Dawn M. Erdelatz ’50 † Josephine and Edwin † Raphel and John S. † Erdelatz Dolores H. Raskob † Helen Trahan Farschon ’65 and Dudley R. † Kennedy William E. Figara Elizabeth M. † and James B. Rettig Gerald Fox † Martha Frank-Jones and Wesley L. † Jones Ann and Jon Reynolds Virginia Robles ’88 † Fremont Bank Foundation Laurance Rockefeller † Margaret G. Sweeney Gardiner † Ronald V. Rosequist Barbara Carlin Glaser ’47 Irene † and Charles R. † Sargent and Jules Glaser The Schaeffer Family Mabel W. Goode † Claire Ahern Shaklee † Margaret Stuart Graupner † and Raleigh † Shaklee and Adolphus E. † Graupner, Jr. Albert T. Shine, Jr. † Bill Hannon Foundation Frank N. Sim † The Heafey Family Sisters of the Holy Names William Randolph Hearst Foundation of Jesus and Mary HEDCO Foundation Michael and Maureen Hester Foundation Loretta R. Smith ’87 Y & H Soda Foundation William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Robert W. Summers † Geraldine T. Hobgood ’48 † The Sweeney Jean L. Hunter † and Gardiner Families Alan Hyman Nancy Sweetland Independent Colleges of Theresa Towey ’55 † Northern California Catherine † and Eugene † Trefethen The James Irvine Foundation The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Upward Bound Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation Helen B. Jackson † Carolyn Wall † Mary M. Johansen † The Whalen Family Foundation The Fletcher Jones Foundation Harriet Williams ’29 † Kaiser Permanente Agnieszka Winkler ’67 and Art Lund W. M. Keck Foundation Beth Noia Wiseman ’48 † The J. C. Kellogg Foundation and Richard Wiseman Rosaleen Collins Kelly ’55 Irene Campbell Woodward † and James † Kelly and Richard J. † Woodward, Jr. Gerry † and Howard Korth Lorri and George Zimmer Kresge Foundation Noelle Leca and Michael Moradzadeh † Deceased Margaret L. † and Dean S. † Lesher Betty J. Lewis †
HNU Life Members Recognizing lifetime giving totals of $100,000 or more
* Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this donor listing; however, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Advancement at 510-436-1245. 14 I HNUTODAY
Marie-Rose Durocher Legacy Society
Anonymous (14) Melanie Laine Andersen ’65 and Michael Andersen Agnes Vinson Anderson ’46 Mary Vinson Anderson ’44 † Donna McNeill Baylor ’64 Donald E. Bell Rose Batori Bertolero ’38 † Gertrude Blackstock ’32 † Betsy Fabro-Borg ’86 and Steven Borg ’86 Lucillia Bezerra Boyd ’42 Kathryn Wrona Brooks ’70 Fannie Garrett Brown ’69 † Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 and Anthony Bryant Dorothy Walsh Buckley ’33 † Lillian and Ross Cadenasso Claire McAleer Canning ’48 Edith † and Gene † Carney Carmelo Carone † Barbara Fahey Chase ’56 and Vernon Chase Kai-Yun Chiu ’61 † Sandra Wilslef Conley ’66 and Robert Conley Kathy Connelly ’64 and Parkes Johnson Flo Ann Hackim Connors ’46 † Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 and John W. † Coykendall Dorothy E. Dati † Carol Gates Olney Dean ’70 Debra and Michael Delaney Rosalyn M. † and John N. † Demling Lucina A. Dineen † Marguerite Cunningham Dobbins ’31 † Eva Lohmann Dodd ’48 † Cari Dominguez Nancy Langan Edmonds ’51 † Patricia W. Engstrom ’50 † Dawn Evans Erdelatz ’50 † Wyn Ernest † Helen Trahan Farschon ’65 Rita M. Felix ’62 † Anne Sanchez Fleming ’59 † and John J. Fleming Martha Frank-Jones and Wesley L. † Jones Russell T. Frazer Dr. Joyce Galeno ’53 † Mabel W. Goode † Elana Hunter Hall ’60 Rosemary N. Hallum Mary B. Harley † Shirlese Hayes ’96 Grace N. Heisler † Jeanne Poe Henderson ’62 Geraldine T. Hobgood ’48 † Linda Bellini Howson ’64 Jean L. Hunter † Sonja and Alan Hyman Mary Louise Hynes † Dr. Elinor R. Ives ’25 †
Lois Akers Johnson ’53 Mary M. Joyce ’58 Olive S. Kinley † Maura E. Kelly Koberlein ’84 and Derril L. Koberlein ’84 Inger Marie Kroman ’32 † Charlene Robbins Kunitz ’83 and Don † Kunitz Iris Montano Leonard ’33 † and Patrick H. † Leonard Betty J. Lewis † Nadine Burrell Lipson and David E. Lipson James Loebl † Jane Gilmer Logan † and Rock † Logan Marty Loquvam † Gertrude Raab Lucia ’51 Aileen Mackie ’64 Alice Macrae ’37 † Dr. Cornell C. Maier Louise Marstall Lizbeth J. Martin Sharon Hawn Mata ’67 † Marna Maynard ’56 † Lu McCabe ’50 † Barbara ’96 and Neil † McDaniel Mona McDaniel ’37 † June Hardy McFaul ’44 † and Howard † McFaul Elenore E. McGorty ’39 † Patricia McGuigan ’54 Eva Rita McLean ’50 † Margaret Mealey ’33 † Jani MacGregor Medeiros ’83 Sandra Marian Miraglia ’63 Loretta Connors Morgan ’39 † Sheila Perkins Moura ’51 and Joseph † Moura Eileenmarie Bay Mueller ’43 † Kathrine L. Butterfield Murphy ’67 † Maxine Murray † Mary K. O’Leary ’38 A. Kathleen Oliver ’61 Germaine Orlando ’54 Frances Hart Cummings Paganini ’74 † Catherine ’68 and Don † Peery Eldora Perry Peters ’40 † and Frank † Peters Betty Powell † Mary Ann Bareilles Quittman ’55 Ann Leary Ragus ’29 † Rashaun Raymond ’81, MBA ’95 Ann Reynolds Virginia Robles ’88 † Louise † and Ron Rosequist Irene Sargent † Patricia Johnson Savage ’69 Joan Corey Semonella ’67 and Gary J. † Semonella Albert T. Shine Jr. † Shirley L. Silvani ’55 † Barbara Wisnewski Smith ’62 and Roger Smith Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 Elizabeth Anne Sousa ’42 †
Robert Summers † Lorena Fragley Thorup ’51 † and Robert Thorup Mary Tigh ’55 Theresa V. Towey ’55 † Gretchen Maeshner Trent ’55 and James † Trent Mary † and Walter Truxler Cecelia Tutt ’62 Donna Erickson Vercesi ’68 and Gerald Vercesi Vivian Fiske Wake ’89 Carolyn Wall † Dolores Meader Walters ’51 † Barbara Church Wickhorst ’49 Harriet Williams ’29 † Beth Noia Wiseman ’48 † Richard J. Woodward Jr. † Noreen Yamaoka ’91 Diane and Michael ’86 Zum Brunnen † Deceased
Mother Marie Rose Society ($250,000 and up) Jane Gilmer Logan † and R.H. Logan †
($100,000 to $249,999) Leah Bigalow ’50 † Mona McDaniel ’37 † Ann and Jon Reynolds
($50,000 to $99,999) The Beaver Foundation Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 Bill Hannon Foundation
($25,000 to $49,999) Margaret S. Branson ’62 Dr. Cornell C. Maier Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Agnieszka Winkler ’67 and Arthur Lund
($10,000 to $24,999)
Melanie Laine Andersen ’65 and Michael Andersen Joanne ’71 and Terry Dale Helen Trahan Farschon ’65 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation J. C. Kellogg Foundation Rosaleen Collins Kelly ’55 and James † Kelly Betty J. Lewis † Barbara ’96 and Neil † McDaniel Elenore E. McGorty ’39 † The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation Nicholson Family Foundation Ronald Rosequist The Schaeffer Family Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 Michael C. Wood Lorri and George Zimmer Suzanne and Luis Zurinaga
Founder’s Society ($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous (2) Julio R. Gallo Foundation Dr. William J. Hynes and Ms. Margie Shurgot Hynes Rosemarie Nassif, SSND, PhD The Spellman Family Fund Michael J. Vartain Y & H Soda Foundation
Regent’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) Rose Batori Bertolero ’38 † Paul J. Cortese Joanne Hartenstein Dickson ’70 William E. Figara Martha Frank-Jones Elana Hunter Hall ’60 Kathy Kusters Herrington ’64
($1,000 to $2,499) Anonymous (2 ) Ann Louise Alderman MA ’93 Elizabeth Arden Allen ’63 Angela Campbell Backman ’58 Mary Frances Corcoran Barranti ’66 Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 and Anthony Bryant Joanne M. Carder ’64 Kathy Connelly ’64 and Parkes Johnson J. Barry Costa ’73 Carol Gates Olney Dean ’70 Joyce Dobbel Diane Davi Farley ’66 and Timothy Farley Michael Ferro ’07 Enterprise Holdings Foundation Sheila and Phillips ’73 Gibson Dolores Grunbaum, PhD Gabriella and E. Glenn Isaacson Mary M. Joyce ’58 Linda Lee and Michael P. Kress Stella Liang Zee ’73 Gertrude M. Lopes Carol Costa Mahoney ’69 Mary and John Marinshaw Patricia McLoughlin McMahon ’64 and Steve McMahon Mary Van Valkenburgh McNamara ’53 Jean ’60 and Michael Mullin Carol ’64 and George Nobori Ellen ’64 and Gerald Oicles Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Ortega Dr. Karl S. Pister Mary Ann Bareilles Quittman ’55 Judith Radovcich ’63 San Francisco Musical Fund Society Kristin Schnieders ’67 Robert Slyker Carol Zamora Small ’64 and Huntington Small Barbara Wisnewski Smith ’62 Darlene ’87 and Richard Smith Ella and Moshe Sternberg Joan Suzio ’67
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Rose M. Tassielli ’58 Thomas C. Thatcher Joan and Joseph Truxler Cecelia Tutt ’62 Susan M. Vinella-Brusher ’91 Ann Feyen Walsh ’66 Eileen ’62 and Ron Weston Judith White ’67 Betty Woo ’78 Theresa Rush Woo ’85 and Stephen Woo
Adele Keys Gibson Club ($500 to $999) Anonymous (4) Donna McNeill Baylor ’64 Betsy Sullivan Bazdarich ’71 Caroline Booth Rosemary O’Connor Brennan ’65 Susan and John Bussard Lillian and Ross Cadenasso Marcia J. Canning ’70 The Leo J. and Celia Carlin Fund Richard Carr Jacqueline and Daniel Damon Patricia L. Dombrink ’63 James Doyle Kathleen Gallagher Dunlap ’60 Maureen M. Dunn ’70 Douglas Ferguson Margaret Houlihan Focha ’51 Adrienne D. Harley ’66 Donald B. Hawkey ’00 Shirlese M Hayes ’96 Mary Ann Hoffman ’10 Jean Matula Jardim ’62 Rev. Brian T. Joyce Charles F. Kahn Mary Kelly ’68 Susan E. Lawrence ’66 Colette Van-Lan Vu Le ’80 Pat ’68 and Jack Leary Naomi Matsuda Levenson ’68 Dorothy Jean (DJ) Martin ’41 Jason C. Mosher ’96 Bernard O’Neill Pasadena Community Foundation Cynthia Ebbesen Savell ’61 Mary Louise Schuster ’62 Elizabeth ’57 and Al Selfa Marian Rago Smith ’60 and J. Carden Smith Patricia L. Taormino ’64 Tides Foundation Rosemary Randall Trei ’66 Fred M. Warnshuis, CPA Stephanie A. Whalen ’66 Soraya Dawson Wright ’86 and Karl Wright Suzuki Music Association of California
Clara McGary White Club ($250 to $499) Frances Pahl Alling ’67 Corinne ’58 and Gerald Arthur Gordon Baranco Mary L. Baur ’51 Dorothy Letcher Bentley ’69 Maryanne Bertram ’62 and John Ayer Vinnie and John Biberdorf Rita ’54 and Al Bucher Judith Botelho Cain ’64 Sherri and Trenton Carrier
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Roseanne Chamberlain ’72 Ramon Chavez Jr. Shirley May Cooper ’56 Mabel Costa ’48 Judy A. Craig ’66 Heidi Ehrman Donner ’71 Sandra Duffy ’57 Anne C. Dunlap-Kahren ’88 and Mark A. Kahren ’88 Earlene Faye Dutton ’60 Julie ’75 and Thomas Echaniz Ira Feldman Michel Frey ’75 Gayle and Rodger Fujinaga Clara Felix George ’63 Cindy Gnos Teisha and Mark Gwerder Kathryn Hansen Maree Hennessy Beth Harris Hoenninger ’88 Betty Jean Bloom Hopkins ’61 Janos K. Horvath Carol A. Hubert ’59 Carol Hughes Cromwell ’79 Maureen Sullivan Jacobs ’58 Edith Jenkins-Weinrub, EdD Alicia Graham Jones ’64 Judith Kendall ’11 Mary Meagher King ’67 Kristie ’97 and Fredrick Knoll Pamela Dresen Koehler ’70 Kathleen ’83 and Ed Kovach Ann Sandersfeld Lambert ’64 Marianne Landis ’75 Reiko Lane Mary Jeanne Larrabee ’65 Sherann L. Lauchland Dorothy Lee ’73 Louise Finello Lehman ’65 Susanna Li ’94 Louise Linford Maureen and James Lubben Mary and Michael Lubin Patricia L. MacLachlan and Zoltan D. Barany Laurene and Charles McClain Patricia Murphy McCormick ’51 Margaret Claire Melanephy ’54 Lorraine Menuz ’68 Allene Branco Morales ’66 Mary Burke Morris ’62 Mary Ann Murphy ’76 Lorilei and Glen Okazaki Janice Ornellas ’96 Mary Gerken Roslansky ’49 Monica Jepson Satterthwaite ’70 and Larry Satterthwaite Ellen Frederich Schnur ’62 Theresa Shackelford ’71 Mary Shore ’59 Nancy Damlos Silva ’65 Lisa Polglase-Smith and Kirk Smith Kathleen ’94 and Richard Soublet Yvonne Viguie Spears ’54 Julie Stohlman ’86 Linda Ramezzano Story ’64 and Fred Story Jerome Testo Walter A. Truxler Donna Erickson Vercesi ’68 and Gerald Vercesi
Cupola Club ($100 to $249) Anonymous (3) Naseer H. Abboushi ’94 Mary Ann Abreu ’77 Gregg D. Adams Patrick M. Alegre-Thiry Janice ’83 and Marcos Alvira Irene Alzapiedi Barbara J. Anderson Mary C. Anderson ’64 Kay ’96 and Carl Andre Linda and James Angelo Leticia Arballo Elizabeth B. Arcarese ’65 Mercedes Avila ’07 Linda Babin Gretchen A. Bailey ’99 Sheila A. Bailey Patricia Balue ’47 Prantiss Bannister John Bascom Dr. Elaine Bauer Jeremey L. Bedford ’65 Mildred and Edward Bennett Barbara Prack Benson ’79 and Peter Benson Geraldine Berkvam ’08 Colleen Bilderback ’61 Mimi Tieburg Bini ’65 Melanie Melewicz Blaha ’64 and Jerome Blaha Beverly F. Blythe ’08 Bryan Bolich Christine Bonavolonta ’93 Myrna Pasion Boyce ’60 and Ransom K. Boyce Diane Ilardi Bozzini ’62 Dave Brent Patricia ’53 and Martin Breuer Virginia Jurgens Brown ’55 Nancy Moran Buckley ’54 Linda and Larry Bussard Richard Byrne Vera Cadigan ’43 Dana Camacho Marlene ’60 and Cass Candell Tonya and Brett Canevari Angela A. Caravalho Geralyn J. Carder ’93 Darren Carrington Miachela Y. Carter-Batiste Judith C. Chan ’94 Nancy Pekkari Charlson ’65 Carole Chicoine ’65 Minami ’15 and Issa Cohen Kathleen Rebello Collins ’68 Sandra Colombo ’67 Leslie Connelly ’70 Helen L. Conroy Julie Wellington Contestable ’61 and Pat Contestable Iris and Fructuoso Contreras Lana Halstead Cooney ’62 Alfred J. Cooper ’69 James Cooper ’73 Elizabeth and Martin Covington Helen Bilse Cox ’51 Sarah Marie O’Brien Crinnion ’43 Maria Fernanda C. Cuevas ’15 Fatema Dadgar ’14 Ann Toothman Damaschino ’62
Kris E. David Eda R. Davis Jackie Ferreira Davis ’66 Robert De Cesare Gabriela de La Riva Paul Debone Darlene Marich Delucchi ’65 and John Delucchi Michelle and Michael Denobriga Lisa and David Dentoni Ann-Marie Doherty Gail Kindblad Dold ’65 Cari Dominguez Laurie F. Donegan ’53 Adrienne F. and Dell T. Duckworth Therese Joyce Dunleavy ’63 Otto Echeverria Julie Daigle Esterlin ’55 Sonia Estrada ’04 Marcia Murry Ewers ’71 Karen Faircloth Patricia Oliver Ferguson ’63 Barbara S. Fields ’74 JoAnn Finnegan ’53 Anne Sanchez Fleming ’59 † and John J. Fleming Lorraine Furay ’66 Mary K. Gaillard Anita L. Gandolfo ’46 Catherine Meister Garrison ’70 Marianne and John Gerhart Cathy Gerhold Mary F. Gietzen-Pritchard ’84 Lucille and Herman Gnos Judith M. Goff Roveda ’66 Susan Burke Gonsalves ’62 Betty Moffitt Grady ’43 Patricia and Robert Greene Marianne K. Griffin ’52 Maria Panesi-Guerra ’02 and Luis Guerra ’02 Patricia and Frank Gwerder Rosemary Knight Harrar ’58 Beverly Harrison ’69 Melanie Hatchel ’06 Bradley J. Hatton ’08 Mary Catherine Haug Susan Hauser ’74 Joanne Archibald Hawke ’62 Frances Heaton ’69 Monica ’56 and Carl Heller Velear Hernandez Claire ’60 and Terry Hill Rebecca M. Hinkley ’96 Sharon Hodge Betty Carlsen Holmlund ’75 Marie Howarth Eric Howe Sidney H. Hsu Mary B. Hurd ’69 Teresa Martinucci Hurlbut ’75 Mattie Ignacio ’72 Charles Imburgia Anita S. Iverson-Comelo ’89 Katherine W. Jarrett ’75 Mose Jennings ’14 Sheryl L. Jennings Jtwros Susan C. Jensen ’87 Katelyn Johns Lois Akers Johnson ’53 Colleen Corcoran Johnston ’57 and Jack Johnston Kathi Cummings Jordan ’64 and Clay Jordan
Robert Jost ’01 Mary Karne ’76 Alan Kick Eileen Kimani ’62 Angela Maffeo Korpela ’85 J. Camille Korsmo ’66 Pauline and Larry Koverman Claire Chong Lau ’54 and Merton Lau Pamela Lau Patricia Lauchland Joan O. Lautenberger ’78 Maureen A. Lavengood ’64 Eileen L. Hesch ’67 Sharon Bastiani Levaggi ’59 Kathrine J. Lewis ’67 Michele McCormick Lewis ’62 Zelma Lewis ’87 Cecile and Rulon Linford Christopher Lizarraga Glenn Loughlin Marijane ’65 and Jack Lovell Gwendolyn C. Lovely ’10 Tina ’97 and Jerry Lowden Sheila Johnson MacDonell ’60 Joan McNamara MacIntyre ’54 † and Stuart Maclntyre Elizabeth ’02 and Roscoe Mack Rose Adelle Marsh ’35 † Amy C. Martin ’84 Jennifer N. Martin ’67 Sandra and José Martinez Maureen Wrin Marty ’61 † Beverly W. Matson Anne and Donald McCoy Patricia McGuigan ’54 Kathryn McKown ’65 Myra S. McPherson ’72 Donata and Kirke Mechem Sherry Lee Meister Leticia Mendez ’80 Sheila McGinty Michels ’69 Diane Zinsky Middaugh ’67 Constance Moonzwe Nyirenda Octavio Morales Beverly T. Morgan Thekla Morris ’51 Michael O. Mosby ’88 Judith Farnsworth Moyer ’67 Stacy and Michael Murphree Dolores Maribo Murphy ’48 Patricia Murphy-Pattenson ’74 Diana L. Murray ’79 Judy S. Nguyen ’99 Barbara Norris ’71 Elvira Nothdurft ’53 Lynn O’Hara ’92 Marguerite Smith Oates ’63 A. Kathleen Oliver ’61 Elizabeth Orozco ’73 Susan L. Ortega ’62 Cynthia Pal ’93 Kimberley Pannke ’75 Paula M. Pardini ’67 Kathy and Wayne Parker Elza L. Paul ’61 Angela Peatman Linda and David Peetz Michael J. and Marilyn M. Phalen Adrienne Pierucci ’71 Rochelle LaFleche Pola ’61 and Robert Pola Gilbert R. Presto
Karen Profet ’58 Rosalina Que Lue ’87 Rachel V. Quinto ’10 Alice Leilani Quiocho ’59 Nanna Fredriksson Rassu ’53 John Reinthaler Bebe Faas Rice ’53 Katherine and Krehe Ritter Suzanne Avitabile Roberts ’68 Francine Rodgers Cunneen ’61 Amy and Patrick Rumsey Anne Haviland Ruona ’64 and Kit Ruona Mary Gilpatric Russell ’51 Sandra ’92 and Lance Russum Patricia Sabo ’72 Barbara Sandow Patricia Johnson Savage ’69 Patricia O’Hara Schmidt ’57 Patricia C. Schoenstein ’65 Maureen Schwartz ’69 Joanne Cabitto Sciaroni ’52 Beverly Lagorio Sereda ’55 Antoinette A. Strei Shaddle ’55 Margaret Anne Martin Shaw ’51 Rita Bedoya Shue ’79 Francesca Simon-Windy ’65 Judy Kempe Singler ’67 and Bob Singler Leonora Gillard Sleeter ’59 Donald C. Smart Henry T. Smith Joan Canty Smith ’58 and Ralph B. Smith Lois Smith ’92 Bernice F. Sousa-Carden ’73 Joan Simon Spalding ’60 Marilynn and Allan Spotts Gregg Stephens Kathleen R. Stevens ’51 Mary Jane Stolte ’72 Carol Strohmeier ’85 Karen and Gary Sully Charlotte Sun ’74 Barbara Warren Sundahl ’68 Susan Temple Swartz ’74 Brian T. Swimme Tammy Tam and Michael Lau Carolyn Tamony ’59 Judith Cessar Tankersley ’67 Mary L. McPherson Taylor ’42 Manuel Terrazas Anne O’Keefe Teymourian ’60 Norman Therkelson ’77 Suzanne Thoreson ’62 Mary Tigh ’55 Margery Tipper ’72 Katie Joe Tom ’58 Cecilia Degnan Tonsing ’65 Gretchen Maeshner Trent ’55 and James † Trent Anne and William Trudel Donald J. Turano Marilyn ’74 and Hikmet Ucok Allen Umbarger Branson Umbarger Carol and Larry Umbarger Maura Vanderpoorten ’80 † Margaret K. Vinson ’69 Susan Wageman Judy Wainwright ’65 and Jim Mitchell Katherine and Steven Weiss Consuelo and Donald Wesling
Virginia L. Whitfield ’98 Edith and Larry Windmiller Mary N. Wissenbach ’66 Joanna Maze Woelffer ’57 A. Bernice Woodhead ’76 Joseph A. Wright Kathy Wrona Brooks ’70 and Stephen G. Brooks Debra and Daniel Zeisler
Chapel Bell Tower Club (Up to $99) Anonymous (7) Nafeesa Ahmad-Bey ’03 Adamaka N. Ajaelo ’09 Sergio Alatorre ’08 Elizabeth McCormack Alau ’65 Patricia Loftus Allegretti ’68 James Allen Shelby Alvarez ’14 Carolyn ’78 and Blair Anderson Jo Anzalone ’56 Janis M. Baker ’55 Mary Ann Baker ’55 Helen Baumgartner ’56 Joseph C. Beck Montel E. Beeson ’79 Marilyn Benemann ’63 Barbara Hester Benson ’43 and Col. George Benson Louise R. Berman ’79 Ann Binning Patricia Bornhop Barbara Brandi Boyle ’65 Mary B. Brandsted Bernadette Serrao Brehm ’75 and Jeffrey Brehm Sheryl Brinkley ’99 Joan Bullian Debra Burton ’87 Lula Caccamise ’92 Karen Yap Cahill ’70 Dorothy Siri Callaghan ’69 Janice Callanan ’71 Margot Carpenter-Villa ’73 and Gustavo Villa Patricia Castro ’80 Elizabeth Cavallero ’75 Christine W. Chan Maria Chareonsuphidat Mary Redondo Chavez ’59 Fiona Cheng ’90 Stephen Chun Patricia Cipriano ’68 Kathleen Clapp Marjorie Clennon ’50 Julie Clerk ’82 Tonya L. Coney ’11 Edward V. Cook ’71 Sharon ’71 and James Corbitt Saloma Guesnon Cordero ’62 Tammy ’65 and Gil Cotter Mary Angeli Craig ’71 Luvimin Cuevas ’05 Madeline and Joseph D’Andrea Dorothy W. DaShiell ’79 Susan Galasso Davis ’64 and Kent J. Davis † Ruth Mae and Michael DeBone Yvonne DeBone Janet M. Deeney Jonelle Soon DeNike ’65 Audrey and Don Dermond
Joseph J. Devney ’93 Jacqueline Diaz ’01 Jerry Dimpel Lynne Bartke Dirk ’89 and Michael Dirk Kimberly Douglas ’94 Joyce Berlo Dowling ’65 Satomi Edelhofer Mary C. Eggleston ’65 Pamela J. Eiselman ’10 Ann Bradley Eliassen ’60 Rosemary Hibel Emmerling ’67 Diane Fernandez ’85 Diane Mento Filice ’52 and Daniel M. Filice Carol and Jerome Fischenich Janet Fisher Timothy Flinders ’09 Ellen Florey ’00 Diana Fong and Stephen Lee Marie Frisbie ’58 Mary Jo Gallagher ’71 Therese Gander ’72 Roberta and Robert Gannon Jason George Lisamarie Gibson ’05 Carmen LaMalfa Gilson ’62 Ben Grace ’76 Shirley Earley Gray ’75 Margaret Cone Greco ’65 Jacqueline Griego ’05 Diane ’65 and David Grimes Jean Groth ’73 Alexandra Guliano ’88 Elisabeth Haass Joanne T. Hale ’65 Stacey L. Halio Boyd Clifford Hamilton Sally Hankins ’97 Carol Hanlon Maureen Hartmann ’89 Claudia Heaton ’71 Jon Heinkel Michael Henning ’81 Bonnie Holmes ’07 Patricia A. Holzknecht ’53 Barbara E. Hood ’70 Cathy M. Hoxie ’98 Diana Huang ’88 and John Chang Chia ’88 Mary Sexton Hutton ’47 Li Hwan Hwang ’68 Kevin Hyde Jean Ishimaru Claudia H. Johnson ’58 † Mary E. Jones ’71 Marilyn Kane ’58 † Marjorie Kane ’84 Ann Kasameyer Eva Kastel ’64 Linda and Timothy Keenan Veronika Kerekes ’71 Debora and Brian Kick Pamela and Clifford Kirkpatrick Rosemary A. Koepke ’55 James Koeppen ’67 Marc K. Lambert Carol L. Larkin ’65 Lewis Lassetter Carolyn L. Harrison Lawrence-Murphy ’65 Angela Y. Lee Lorna Yim Lee ’65 and Peter Lee Laura C. Lemus ’10 Suzanne R. Leonardich ’73
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Nancy Lineburgh ’82 Stacy and Matthew Litvinchuk Patricia Rago Lometti ’68 Joan Pessagno Lopez ’69 Carolyn Cranston Lott ’72 Rosemary R. Loughman ’65 Kathleen Low Colleen F. Manak ’73 Colleen ’53 and Peter Marelia Carole Martin ’65 Catherine ’65 and Leroy Massey Dena Masuda ’08 Mio Matsuhisa and Jeffrey Levy Nancy and Charles Matthews Marietta Matto ’65 Tommie Mayfield ’71 Sandra ’65 and Bill McCabe Marquetta McCleod ’09 Elizabeth McClure ’63 Gertrude J. McEwen ’77 DA Sullivan McGilvary ’60 and Frank McGilvary Marianne McLaughlin ’71 Jane Meagher ’70 Jani MacGregor Medeiros ’83 Laura Brown Meiser ’67 Elizabeth Mello and Antone Mello Jr. Erlinda Miraflor ’65 Sandra Marian Miraglia ’63 Patricia F. Mooney ’53 Gabriel Morales Mary Jane Morgan ’63 Kathleen M. Moritz ’64 Debra Cringle Motta ’76 Eric Moxon Jeanne A. Mulgrew ’59 Mary Ann P. Butler Neal ’95 Theresa M. Nelson Moira L. Nichols Shawna Nunes Judith ’51 and George O’Brien Martha Doyle O’Brien ’55 and James O’Brien Joseph M. Oesterle ’98 Ann Connolly Olson ’00 Dolores Padilla ’95 Jennifer Palmer ’69 Lu Peng ’12 Margaret Perez ’86 Sandra K. Porter ’10 Electra K. Price ’73 Helen Raines-Austin ’04 Ana Raphael-Scott ’89 and Terrence Scott ’87 Rashaun Raymond ’81, ’MBA ’95 Clara Ree Kathy and Allan Reyes Naomi A. Rivera Janet M. Rubin ’67 Patricia Rutherford ’89 Lucille Rinna Santi ’59 Liza Schlosser Susan Schnieders ’68 Diane Macchitelli Schubert ’59 Lucia and James ’72 Schultz Kimberly Scott ’08 Dr. Susan Seeley ’73 Ann Derse Sexton ’73 Carol B. Sharon ’70 Susan Giannotti Shelton ’65 Maureen C. Sheridan Scott ’65 Jessie Shields ’62 Joan Arri Slattery ’64
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Audrey Small ’69 Talia Smith Beverly Smith-Miller ’64 Shaheen Sohi Roseanne Souza and Joe Souza Jr. Margaret E. Spiller, SNJM ’65 † Joanne Stainberg ’06 Pat Tobin Stevens ’69 Patricia Streblow ’50 Marilyn Stubblebine ’01 Joy Osborn Stuchlik ’50 Helen Sullivan ’72 Thomas Swartz ’76 Sharon Swearington ’83 Carol Taliaferro ’86 Michael Talkovsky ’09 Nancy and Frank Tiff Kathleen Tobin ’67 Anne Togneri ’72 Elizabeth Turner ’92 Jane Clare Upp ’63 Elizabeth M. VanEerde ’94 Carrie S. Vawter-Yousfi ’97 Mary Joan Vera ’66 Lorna M. Vierra ’02 Barbara Baker Wagner ’47 Patricia Walsh Nan Walters Janet S. Weinstein Mary and James Whatley Jane Best White ’85 Tekla White ’80 Patricia ’59 and William Wiegmann Julianne Wilhelm ’66 Margaret Pfau Williams ’60 Mildred W. Williams ’73 Robert A. Williams Theresa ’63 and Charles Woo Irene Woodward ’55, PhD Regina McAdoo Wrin ’50 Sala G. Wyman ’99 Karene Yong Monica Connor Young ’63 Billie and Edward Zeisler Jan T. Zeleski ’90 † Deceased
Corporate and Matching Gifts Acorn Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Advent Software, Inc. Batavia Farms Boeing Boitano Enterprises, LLC C.A.T.T. Service & Repair Cal-Therm Inc. Chevron Humankind Corporation Clorox Company Foundation Colgate-Palmolive Construction Testing Services, Inc. Dentoni’s Welding Works, Inc. First Hawaiian Bank Foundation First Independent Bank GE Foundation Genentech, Inc. General Mills Foundation Harlin Young & Co., Ltd. Hill, Morgan and Associates LLP IBM International Foundation InterWest Insurance Services Laugenour and Meikle Miller Packing Company Minerals Technologies, Inc.
Northeast Utilities Foundation PG&E Corporation Foundation Philips People Services Raney Planning & Management, Inc. SAP Software Solutions Soloway Chiropractic, Inc. Tesoro Companies, Inc. Walnut Creek Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Wells Fargo Bank Xerox Corporation
Non-Cash Donations and Gifts in Kind
Robert Burkes Marie Chun Carol and Jerome Fischenich Paul A. Slakey Loretta Reilly Smith ’87
Mary Christine Fleitz, SNJM ’38 Anne Dunlap-Kahren ’88 and Mark Kahren ’88 Gertrude Mary Gray, SNJM Margaret S. Branson ’62 Mary Anselm Grover, SNJM ’42 Anne Dunlap-Kahren ’88 and Mark Kahren ’88 Mr. Jang Teresa Martinucci Hurlbut ’75 Judy (sister of Mary Ann Benson) Leonora Gillard Sleeter ’59 Paulina Mary Kennedy, SNJM ’35 Elizabeth McClure ’63
Mary Kopenhaver Kathleen Low
Gifts have been received in honor of the following (honorees listed in bold):
Eleanor G. Locke Douglas Ferguson
Elizabeth Ann Hruby ’65 Sheila McGinty Michels ’69
Carolyn Gelhaus Martinez ’59 Carol A. Hubert ’59 Joan Simon Spalding ’60
SNJM 2016 California Senior Jubilarians Margaret P. McCarran, SNJM ’22 Kathy Kusters Herrington ’64 Myra S. McPherson ’72 SNJM 2016 Golden Jubilarians Neil and Amelia McDaniel Kathy Kusters Herrington ’64 The Neil and Amelia McDaniel Charitable Trust Mary Elizabeth Bent-Rooney ’47 Angela Peatman Elizabeth Meagher ’41 Mary Meagher King ’67
Gifts have been received in memory of the following (memorialized listed in bold): Mary R. Anderson, SNJM ’59 Fatema Dadgar ’14 Arnold and Lillian Baranco Gordon Baranco Jill T. Bascom ’08 John Bascom Tom Branson Margaret S. Branson ’62
Claire Patricia Croak Cipriano ’40 Patricia Cipriano ’68 Cecilia Coggins ’34 Sheila A. Bailey Francis and Pauline Corcoran Mary Frances Corcoran Barranti ’66 Eileen Marie Cronin, SNJM ’37 Bettye Burns ’72 Katherine Dykman, SNJM Jani MacGregor Medeiros ’83 Albert and Ava Ebbesen Cynthia Ebbesen Savell ’61 Ibrahim Farajaje Gordon Baranco
Eva Johnson Pearl Kathrine J. Lewis ’67 Faith Petric Susan Wageman Michael A. Petrini Julie ’75 and Thomas Echaniz Paul Francis Pierini, SNJM ’41 Linda Ramezzano Story ’64 and Fred Story Sheila Presto Gilbert R. Presto Betty Scanlon Sammon ’47 Joan Bullian Cathy Gerhold Carol Hanlon Marie Howarth Shirley Sexton, SNJM ’52 J. Barry Costa ’73 Anne Dunlap-Kahren ’88 and Mark Kahren ’88 Marianne K. Griffin ’52 Mary F. Schmitt Anonymous Margaret Spiller, SNJM ’65 Sheila McGinty Michels ’69 Gail Sprung Leonora Gillard Sleeter ’59
Carmel Tapiro Leonora Gillard Sleeter ’59 Rudy & Carmel Tapiro Terrie and Paul Corkrean Jolyn and Terry Curtola Linzie and Rhonda Kramer Patty and Mike Kramer Ernest and Kenneth Sousa Jalynne ’01 and Rick Sousa Lesley and Chris Warnshuis Rhonda and Fred Warnshuis Titus Tanimoto Leonora Gillard Sleeter ’59 Nancy Teskey, SNJM ’68 Dolores Grunbaum, PhD Joyce L. Valencia ’61 Charles Imburgia Kim-Thoa Vu Colette Van-Lan Vu Le ’80 Francesca Cabrini Weber, SNJM ’43 Mary F. Gietzen-Pritchard ’84 Jan T. Zeleski ’90
Raskob Learning Institute and Day School
Vanessa and Brandon Bergmark Colleen and Sean Broderick Bettye Burns Kathleen Clapp Wanda and Karl Cole-Frieman Deborah DeMott and Jonathan Garfield Christina Feliciana and Chris Chan Margaret and F. Christopher Gelini Tiffin L. Groff Monica and Michael Gutterres Karen and Ian Kelley Marianne Mitosinka and George Wick Sara and Barry Mohn Martha Newman and Lisa Schilling Karen Ostrach Christina Pehl and Mark Headley Victoria and Steve Podell Christine Puccio Susan Retta and George Marinos Lisa Scheffer and Danny Sam Amy Schoenblum and Jonathan Carey Leland and Stewart Traiman Wells Fargo Bank Paige Wheeler-Fleury and Gregg Fleury Sarah N. Willner Amy and Phillip Wright
Edward and Mary Wrona Kathy Wrona Brooks ’70 and Stephen G. Brooks Richard W. Yee Fatema Dadgar ’14 Sheila and Phillips ’73 Gibson
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Last Word INTRODUCING THE HOLY NAMES ALUMNI ADMISSIONS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM! WHAT DO ALUMNI ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS DO FOR HNU? Alumni admissions ambassadors are alumni volunteers who directly impact Holy Names University by assisting in recruitment and retention efforts. They serve as liaisons between HNU and their communities and companies. Ambassadors develop relationships with prospective students by sharing their Holy Names experiences and highlighting the Universityâ€™s impact on their lives. In addition, they help to emphasize that HNU has a broad national and international alumni network. WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES CAN YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AS AN ALUMNI ADMISSIONS AMBASSADOR? Demonstrate a positive attitude and be a proponent of the University. Act as a regional information source for prospective students and for your company and/or community. Attend local college nights and information events. Help organize regional HNU events. Encourage your fellow alumni to serve as HNU alumni admissions ambassadors. Advocate for the University in the following forums when possible: advertising, social media, speaking engagements, mentoring, and other ways. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SERVING AS AN HNU ALUMNI ADMISSIONS AMBASSADOR? Serving as an alumni admissions ambassador is a great way to give back to your alma mater, build your professional network, meet other alumni, and stay up to date on University news. If you are interested in participating in the alumni admissions ambassador program, please fill out the registration form, register online at hnu.edu/ambassador, or contact Alan Liebrecht, vice president for enrollment management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.436.1198.
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HNU Scenes Part-time Paleontologist SISTER Mary Eucharia Mitchell was a member of the faculty at Holy Names from the early 1930s until 1975 and taught courses as varied as vertebrate anatomy, geology, physical anthropology, and physiology. Her wide-ranging expertise came in handy when, in the 1960s, she was alerted to the existence of some intriguing animal bones found at a highway construction site in Pleasant Hill, California. After months of excavation, Sr. Mary Eucharia and Holy Names students were able to extract the entirety of the specimen, which was later identified as a species of woolly mammoth.
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