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Newsletter for the Alumnae & Friends of St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls


New Year, New Blessings Dear <FirstName>,

The last few months of 2013 were filled with many wonderful events here at St. Hubert. We installed our National Honor Society and held a “Passionately Pink for the Cure” fundraiser in October. In November, we commemorated the Feast of St. Hubert, inducted six amazing women to our Hall of Fame (see page 3), welcomed more than 180 8th Graders for Visitation Day and celebrated Susie Hubert Day. We launched our 2013-14 Annual Appeal (see page 2) and hosted the Annual Communion Breakfast (see page 4) in December. Needless to say, the final days of 2013 were hectic. But, for this, we are extremely thankful as the harried pace is an obvious sign that our school is thriving. While our work towards sustainability and growth continues, each successful event proves that the St. Hubert community is vibrant and strong. Our alumnae and friends continue to display their unwavering passion and support for our beloved school. As we approach the 2nd Anniversary of our school being saved from closure, we will reflect on all that we have accomplished since January 2012. Enrollment has increased and fundraising results are solid. Our academic programs have expanded and our faculty and administration are committed and tireless. As 2013 comes to a close, we look forward to a blessed and prosperous 2014. I know that St. Hubert will continue to grow and flourish with the help and support of our ardent alumnae and friends. With proud and eager loyalty,

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St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls President

Francis A. Farrell


Joanne H. Walls

Director of Institutional Advancement Robin Skubin Nolan '90

Alumnae Coordinator

Sr. Alice Gleason, IHM '49

Director of Admissions


This year’s Annual Appeal is in full swing. By n ow, y o u s h o u l d h a v e re c e i v e d y o u r a p p e a l b r o c h u re w h e re w e a s k e d “ W h a t does the St. Huber t Sisterhood mean to you?”. Visit www.huber or scan the QR code above to respond to the question online as well as donate. Be s u re t o c h e c k o u r Fa c e b o o k p a g e t o s e e specially selected quotes from other St. Hubert alumnae. Please support your Bambie sisters!

Annemarie Szambelak '02

Assistant Principal for Pupil Personnel Rose Scioli

Assistant Principal for Student Affairs

What Does The St. Hubert Sisterhood Mean To You?

Christina Mulligan

Alumnae Association Officers President

Louise Winski '68

Vice President

Charlene Hughes Ritchie '70


Mary Lou Tanner Stott '76


Jackie McGrath '68

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2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Almost 200 guests joined us on November 3rd as we inducted six amazing women in to our Hall of Fame. Pictured with President Frank Farrell are inductees Sr. Alice Gleason, IHM '49 and Sr. Alma Rose Schlosser, SSJ '60 (both seated), Kathleen Sandman, Ph.D. '77, Melissa Lynch '01 (inducted posthumously and whose photograph is displayed on the easel), Bonnie Lee Dymek Behm '75 and Kathryn Ott Lovell '92.

Practically Perfect Family Tea

Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | St. Hubert Cafeteria (use Ditman Street Entrance) $30 per person/$20 for children under 10 All Ages are Welcome! Limited Space Available.

First Name________________________________________ Last Name at Graduation__________________________________________ Last Name__________________________________________________________________________ Class of _______________________ Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City____________________________________________________________ State_______________ Zip ___________________________ Phone________________________________________________ Email______________________________________________________ Please send me: ______ Adult Tickets   ______ Children (under 10) Tickets

Please list the names of everyone in your party (if ordering more than one ticket)._________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If your friends or family placed a separate order for tickets and you would like to be seated with them, please provide the names.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Amount Enclosed $_________________

Make checks payable to St. Hubert High School. Return Form and Payment to: Development Office St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls 7320 Torresdale Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 or visit to order tickets. Questions? Contact Sr. Alice Gleason at 215-624-6840 x201 or

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Annual Communion Breakfast

Our 2013 Distinguished Graduates and Undergraduates were honored at the Annual Communion Breakfast on December 1st. Pictured with President Frank Farrell and Principal Dr. Joanne Walls are Distinguished Graduates Grace Bower Allely '62 and Charlene Hughes Ritche '70 and Distinguished Undergraduates Naydia Boateng '14 and Alexis Ibarra '14.





August 9, 2014

Bambies at the Beach Stay tuned to the St. Hubert Website ( and the Alumnae Association Facebook page ( for more information.

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We have welcomed several international students into our school to offer them the opportunity of a Catholic education in an all-girls setting. We are currently seeking families who might have an interest in hosting these students for the school year. Students will be arriving for the second semester and we are in need of accommodations for them. We are looking for host families who will embrace an international student and welcome her into their home. The ideal host family is interested in international sharing, has a passion for education and strong communication and organizational skills. A monthly stipend is available. 

For more information, contact our international student management consultants via email at or or call 863-370-5205.

2014 KAIROS RETREAT Kairos, which means "time set apart" in Greek, is a spiritual retreat for our Juniors and Seniors. A 4-day retreat is structured around the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Kairos is a beautiful program which has been a blessing for many St. Hubert students as well as countless other young people throughout the country. The Kairos experience is rooted in the sacramental life of the Church and is intended to bring the retreatants to a deeper understanding of the relationships they have with God and other loved ones in life and to help give them the tools to strengthen those relationships. Through both small group and large group sessions, the retreatants come to a better understanding of God, themselves, and others. Many students claim that a Kairos Retreat chnag their lives as it is a powerful and pivotal experience for young people.   The first Kairos Retreat of the new year will be held in February at the St. Francis Retreat House. Dozens of our students have already signed up to attend, however many of them will be unable to attend because of the cost as the retreat fee of $210 per student is out of each for many families. If you would like to make a donation that would allow a student-in-need to attend the Kairos Retreat, please contact Father Ronald Check at or 215-624-6840 x247.

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Reaching Out

1964 Kathleen Joyce is happy to announce the birth of her first grandchild. Jason Luciano Joyce was born in June. 1976 Mary Lou Tanner Stott and husband Bob became grandparents in September when they welcomed Colin James Stott to their family. Colin’s mom is Jennifer Schneider ‘06 and proud Godmother is Kate Stott ‘05. 1979 Maryann Martin Pale and husband Jay are the proud parents of a dentist. Daughter Kathleen graduated from Midwestern University in May. Kathleen is now attending Einstein Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Orthodontics 1996 Amanda Glasgow McCabe and husband Ryan welcomed daughter Molly Kathryn in May. Molly is the 3rd granddaughter for Joann Magallanes Glasgow ‘73. Jennifer Glasgow Swinsburg ‘94 is Molly’s Godmother and Mary Glasgow Donnellan ‘72 is her proud great-aunt. 1992 Antoinette Iavecchia Wood and husband Dave welcomed Keira Rose in August. Kiera joins big brother Grayson and her grandparents are Peggy Saunders Iavecchia ‘60 (see page 7) and husband Albert.

Sponsor-a-Scholar Program

We are extremely excited about the potential of the Class of 2018. Over 200 8th grade students took our Scholarship Exam in the Fall and we were thrilled to award 40 academic scholarships in December. These 40 Scholars are exceptionally bright and deserving young women and we have committed over $245,000 in scholarships funds (ranging from $500 – $5,000 per student per year) to them for the four years they will spend with us at St. Hubert. Investing in these gifted students is an important strategy for the future of our school as we work to raise our profile and expand our academic offerings. If you would like to assist us with the funding of our Scholarships, you can do so by participating in the the Sponsor-a-Scholar (SAS) Program. The SAS Program allows you to serve as a single source of funding for an individual student. As a Scholar Sponsor, you’ll be assigned a Scholar and given information about her background. We’ll keep you updated throughout the year on her academic progress and extra-curricular activities and, if you like, we’ll even arrange for a visit with your Scholar here at school.

q  Yes, I’d like to Sponsor a Scholar! Accept my gift of

q $500 q $1,000 q $1,500 q $2,000 q $2,500 q $3,000 q $3,500 q $4,000 q $5,000  q  I pledge to sponsor a Scholar all four years Make check payable to St. Hubert High School or visit First Name________________________________________ Last Name at Graduation__________________________________________ Last Name__________________________________________________________________________ Class of _______________________ Address___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City____________________________________________________________ State_______________ Zip ___________________________ Phone________________________________________________ Email______________________________________________________ Card Number_____________________________________________________________________ Exp Date_________________________ Signature__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Rest in Peace Mary Anne Schauffele Grasela ‘76 Mary Anne McCall Barrett ‘54 Michael McCloskey son of Ann Carroll McCloskey ‘52 Vincent J. Murray husband of M. Patricia Saunders Murray ‘56 brother in law of Margaret Saunders Iavecchia ‘60 Kathleen Saunders Sheehan ‘66 uncle of Margaret Iavecchia Deal ‘85 Lisa Iavecchia Marsteller ‘88 Jean Marie Saunders Scully ‘90 Heather Sheehan Masko ‘92 Antoinette Iavecchia Wood ‘92 Richard Cohen husband of Geraldine Nicoletti Cohen ‘58 Jack Sledd husband of Rosalyn Gaw Sledd ‘44 James F. McMahon, Jr. son of Rosemarie Cimino McMahon ‘55 cousin of Janet Cimino ‘71

Helen Cullen Kaiser ‘42 aunt of Mary Loftus Deeney ‘69 Regina Kain Schramayer ‘69 Trish Musick Loftus ‘69 Helen Kain Martino ‘73 Edna Hockel Scheffold-Gies ‘60 sister of Lisabeth Hockel Tabnick ‘62 aunt of Debbie Hockel Gibson ‘71 Ruth Hockel Carroll ‘80 Mary Dolan Salow ‘47 Frances Berko Jackson ‘63 sister of Margaret Berko James ‘59 sister-in-law of Anne Jackson Gault ‘69 aunt of Monica Kaiser James ‘91 cousin of Diane Buszka Feeney ‘60 Barbara Berko Wondolowski ‘64 Joan Carol Zarzycki Wire ‘65 Dolores Marcelewski Crawford ‘68 Michaline Nolan Cody ‘85 Maryann Crawford Bresoia ‘95 Kathryn Crawford Foley ‘99

Margaret Saunders Iavecchia ‘60 mother of Margaret Iavecchia Deal ‘85 Lisa Iavecchia Marsteller ‘88 Antoinette Iavecchia Wood ‘92 sister of M. Patricia Saunders Murray ‘56 Kathleen Saunders Sheehan ‘66 aunt of Jean Marie Saunders Scully ‘90 Heather Sheehan Masko ‘92 Geraldine Friel Bortz ‘67 sister of Kathryn Friel-Padlo ‘70 aunt of Kathryn Krenzel Hadlich ‘98 dearest friend of The Daisies of ‘67 Barbara Clardy Shuster ‘58 sister of Helen Clardy McGregor ‘60

Ann “Mickey” Lopez McArdle ‘46 Colleen DeWitt daughter of Jane Campbell ‘66 Frieda Menzer Quinlan ‘61 George Hutt brother of Sr. Mary Denise Hutt, IHM ‘58

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Re-Echoings 2014 Reunions

Don't let your class miss a reunion year!

This year we celebrate the following classes: 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 or 2009. If you would like to volunteer to organize your reunion, contact Sr. Alice Gleason ’49 at 215-624-6840 x201 or

The St. Hubert Alumnae Association presents

COACH Bingo! ®

Sunday, March 23, 2014 1 - 4 pm St. Hubert Cafeteria Ditman & Bleigh | Philadelphia, PA One authentic COACH® handbag awarded per round Tickets $30 | Advance purchase only | Non-refundable Tickets go on sale on February 1st. For more information contact All proceeds benefit the St. Hubert High School Scholarship Fund.

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Winter 2014 Re-Echoings  

Alumnae Newsletter for St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls