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Sustainable Leadership in Education: Faculty and Administrative Perspectives
Editor Carmen Steele Design Janelle Arthur Contributors Janelle Arthur Jayme Conrad ’06 Vanessa Dobles Jim Krueger Susan Medina Dr. Caroline R. Pharr Dr. Christine M. Pharr Diane Langel Proulx ’72 Ashley Schuette Carmen Steele Gail Thompson Photography Janelle Arthur Maggie Bowman Kurt Johnson Susan Medina Amber Rieken ’11 Carmen Steele siouxlandsportsauthority.com College of Saint Mary Magazine is published three times a year by the Institutional Advancement Office. Send correspondence or address changes to Institutional Advancement Office, College of Saint Mary, 7000 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE, 68106, or go to csm.edu. In keeping with the Christian principles upon which the University was founded and is operated, College of Saint Mary does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, age, marital status, or national origin. Although it is a university for women, College of Saint Mary is in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Questions about the College of Saint Mary Magazine? Contact Institutional Advancement at 402-3992454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I became president of College of Saint Mary in 1996, there were questions about its future viability. The buildings were a little run down, the gardens were over-grown, and while the faculty and students were doing a great job of working together to ensure learning, the campus seemed depressed. We've moved through those times, and thanks to the investments of many of you, alumnae and friends, we are a vibrant campus with clarity of purpose and hope for a great future. We have modernized our infrastructure and tended our gardens, but more importantly we've consistently and carefully considered how we might best serve the students who believe CSM is the place for them to grow and learn. This careful consideration is rooted in our mission but we are also concerned with the fact that, according to the ACT testing service which keeps data on test-takers across our country, less than 25% of U.S. high school graduates are prepared for college. Scores on the science and math sections are depressing and, to put it quite simply, young people can't communicate well in writing. The news flooding CNN and FOX is correct: our country's educational system is more broken than not. All sectors from pre-school through post-secondary opportunities are affected and we must all assist. The adult generation must take re-
sponsibility for "calling forth" (the root meaning of the word "education”) the next generation. Our very democracy depends on it! Please study the article on Sustainable Leadership beginning on page 32. Take some time and consider how we might best contribute to the education of the young. Send your thoughts and questions to me at email@example.com. Meanwhile, enjoy this issue. Even though our alumnae giving was down a bit last year, most likely due to the difficult economic situation, CSM's financial picture is good. This is due in large part to those of you who have given even the smallest gift and to those who offer their prayers and goodwill to us. Thank you.
Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM
Board of Directors Terry J. Kroeger Chair of the Board President & CEO, Omaha World-Herald Jean Bartman Managing Director, RSM McGladrey Pamela A. Christianson ’01 Secretary of the Board Vice President & CFO, DC Centre Patrick J. Corrigan President & CEO, Access Bank William Cutler Funeral Director, Heafey, Hoffman, Dworak, Cutler Mortuaries Kathleen C. Dodge President & CEO, NEI Global Relocation Dr. Bernice Haney ’62 Community Leader Jane Huerter Community Leader
Richard P. (Rick) Jeffries, J.D. Partner, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.
Marie Micheletto, RSM ’62 Psychotherapist & Consultant Alegent Hospice/Home Health
Carol Kontor Community Leader
Daniel K. O’Neill President, First National of Nebraska
Marcia Koory Portfolio Mgr/Principal, Vice President Research, Pflug Koory, LLC Wende Kotouc Community Advisor American National Bank Dr. Joan Laughlin ’62 Community Leader Steven S. Martin President & CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Dr. Sheila E. Megley, RSM West Midwest Leadership Team Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Lloyd A. Meyer Treasurer of the Board Managing Principal, Leo A. Daly
Daniel Padilla Regional Branch Director First National Bank Marilyn Ross, RSM ’64 Executive Director Holy Name Housing Corporation Dr. Michon Rozmajzl, RSM ’65 Professor and Associate Dean Emerita Boise State University, Boise, Idaho Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM President, College of Saint Mary Doug Wilwerding Vice Chair of the Board Managing Principal The Optimas Group, LLC
2009/2010 PRESIDENT'S ! REPORT
On the Cover 5
Heritage Week: Founder's Day Honors Major Benefactors and Alumnae
50-Year Reunion and Our Lady of Mercy Society
Sustainable Leadership in Education
2009/2010 President’s Report
Page 10 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY'S
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Financial Overview: Revenues and Expenditures Founder’s Society Alumnae Giving Faculty and Staff Giving Parent Giving Community Supporters Special Gifts Prayer Circle Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts, Gifts in Kind Athletic Donors Our Lady of Mercy Society
Special Features 10
One Trip - Two Perspectives: Occupational Therapy Students Travel to Ireland
Omaha World-Herald's Terri Campbell ’93 Shares Her Story of Success
CSM Recognized by National Publications
New Recycling Effort Kicks Off
CSM Fund: Help Us Reach Our Goal
Other Stories 38
Athletics: Hall of Fame and Locker Sponsorships
CSM Wildlife Photo Contest
In Every Issue 4
Events and Happenings
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Events & Happenings For a full list of events or to register, visit csm.edu/events
CAMPUS EVENTS Queen of Hearts: Dinner and Dance Saturday, February 19, 7 p.m. Mercy Hall
CSM CONCERT SERIES CSM Christmas Concert Featuring New York Polyphony, CSM Chorus, CSM Singers, and Musica Sacra Friday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Chapel Valet parking available Reception following, Hillmer Art Gallery
Blessing of the Pets:
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi On Monday, Oct. 4, 38 dogs, four fish, two guinea pigs and two frogs were “blessed” by Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, at College of Saint Mary’s inaugural Blessing of the Pets: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi event. Held at the recently-dedicated Prayer Circle, the event featured a welcome by Dr. Stevens, a reading about St. Francis by first-year student Maryann Forsell ’14, a biology major from Norfolk, Neb., the blessing of the animals, and a closing prayer read in unison by all in attendance. The 56 attendees and their animals were also given prayer cards and treats from Three Dog Bakery. (1.) Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM being introduced to guinea pigs, Brownie and Butterscotch (2.) Owners and pets gather to be blessed (3.) Dr. Tamara Moerer, Director of the Master in Organizational Leadership program and Brad Chapman with their dogs, Lucca and Landon (4.) Maryann Forsell ’14 brought her fish Alpha Beta to be blessed (5.) Patricia Draney Hayden ’82 (right) with Suzy Vanbibber.
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Ain’t I A Woman! Touring musical theatre presentation highlighting the lives of four significant African-American women Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. Gross Auditorium Flute and Friends Featuring Dr. Christine Beard, flute Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. Gross Auditorium Reception: Prior to concert, 5-6:45 p.m. Hillmer Art Gallery “An Evening of Art and Music” HILLMER ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS Bryce Speed Art Exhibition October 11 – November 12 UNO Print Collection Exhibition November 18 - December 18 Reception: Thursday, November 18, 5-6:45 p.m. Jeffrey Spencer: Recent Paintings January 17 – March 4 Reception: Thursday, February 17, 5-6:45 p.m. Jess Benjamin Art Exhibition March 21 – April 15 Reception: Thursday, April 7, 5-6:45 p.m. “An Evening of Art and Music”
New York Polyphony is establishing itself as one of the finest classical vocal ensembles of a new generation...delivering dynamic performances in a wide range of styles.
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87 Years of Educating Women in Omaha
Event honors major benefactors, the Sisters of Mercy and alumnae from the 10, 25, 40 & 45-year anniversary classes
n Sunday, September 12, College of Saint Mary celebrated 87 years of educating women in Omaha with its annual Founder’s Day event. More than 175 people – including CSM Board members, students, alumnae, faculty, staff, and community leaders – enjoyed a reception in the Hixson-Lied Commons and a dinner in Mercy Hall. A highlight of the reception was the unveiling of the new History Wall – a visual look back at CSM’s heritage from its beginnings on Castelar Street to present day. In addition to celebrating the founding of CSM in 1923 by the Sisters of Mercy, the evening honored three alumnae with the Alumna Achievement Award – Jo Walsh Wandel Heese ’70, Margaret Schorn ’85, and Julie Dean Lingelbach ’00. After graduating from CSM, Heese went on to receive her law degree from Creighton University and started her own law practice. She has been very in-
volved in her community as a member of the Omaha Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Omaha Bar Association and American Women Executives. After 25 years of practicing law, Heese left her practice and began a new career in teaching as the program director of legal studies at Metropolitan Community College. A West Point, Neb., native, Schorn graduated from CSM with a degree in respiratory therapy, and in addition to her work as a registered respiratory therapist at the Nebraska Medical Center, she has gone on to help the poor and underprivileged locally and around the world. She volunteers with many organizations in the Omaha area, including work as a Hospice care giver – a role that recently earned her the Hospice Volunteer of the Year award – and with her church and the Cystic Fibrosis Camp. Schorn’s mother, Maureen Wiese Schorn ’57, and two sisters, Melann Schorn Wiechman ’85 and Michelle Schorn Wooldrik ’92, ’95, also
E HERITA2G 0 1 0 WEEK (1.) CSM Alumna Achievement Award recipients (L-R) Julie Dean Lingelbach ’00, Margaret Schorn ’85 and Jo Walsh Wandel Heese ’70 (2.) Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss with Dr. Aline Paris, RSM, associate professor of theology (3.) John and Ivel Reed (4.) Dr. Mary Kay Smid ’09, associate professor of nursing, with Beatrice Houston Jacques ’42 (5.) David Abboud, Edith Gallagher ’60 and Nancy Lander Abboud ’61 admire the new history wall (6.) Michael Goetz, Gayle Goetz, Darrell Eckardt and their scholarship student, Alicia Irwin ’11 (7.) CSM Board member Daniel Padilla with his wife, Carolina, and fellow Board member Bea Jedlicka Haney, Ph.D. ’62 (8.) Joan Sokolik Meisner ’60 studies The Saint John's Bible (9.) Pauline Selenke Pesek ’65 and Terry Pesek with Mary Ann Hostettler Strider ’63 and Fred Strider (seated).
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attended CSM. Lingelbach received her associate degree in nursing in 1994 and then returned to get her bachelor’s degree in 2000. After working as a nurse for a few years, Lingelbach became a stay-at-home mom for her four boys and became involved in the MOM’s Club – an international group for stay-at-home moms. Through her involvement with the club, she started a chapter in Elkhorn, Neb., with just four members. That number soon grew to 50 moms, thanks to Lingelbach’s efforts. Emcee for the evening’s festivities was Verlyn Schueler, vice president for institutional advancement, and student speakers were Chelsea Dean ’11, a biology/chemistry major from Bellevue, Neb., and Shawneita Irvin ’11, a nursing major from Chicago, Ill. Both students shared their stories of how they came to attend CSM, what the University means to them, and their gratitude for those who support CSM financially and spiritually. In her comments thanking those in attendance for their generosity, Dean stated, “I have so many memories I could share about CSM. For example, I always tell prospective students that during my first year here my chemistry professor invited my class to his house for dinner with his family. The campus is like its own community and the professors at CSM really care about you and your success.” In her remarks to those in attendance, Irvin commented, “As a non-traditional student and single mom, I sometimes find myself feeling ashamed of still being in college. However, the people here at CSM have welcomed me and my daughter with open arms. I get support and encouragement regularly. I feel accepted and finally in a place where I belong – a comfortable place my daughter and I can call home. I love the woman I am starting to become while continuously finding the strength within me.” To conclude the evening, Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, president of CSM, delivered a state of the university address and shared a presentation that highlighted the 10th anniversary of Mothers Living & Learning at CSM. The presentation may be viewed online at www.csm.edu/ Student_Life/Residence_Life/Mothers_Living__Learning/. 6 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
“Art has a unique power to reach deeply into the human soul in a way that other appeals cannot. Holding the campus in the embrace of the Crucified Lord, this crucifix is monumental in statement, yet reachable by tiny hands. Even though it is a very large artwork, it gives us an intimate invitation to touch and participate on a very personal scale.” – Michael Montag “Embrace of Hope” artist
Vespers and Saint John's Bible BY ASHLEE SCHUETTE REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE CATHOLIC VOICE Rain may have kept students, staff and friends from gathering at the new prayer circle on the eve of Mercy Day, but it didn’t stop their thoughts and prayers from being there during the indoor dedication ceremony Sept. 23. Father John Pietramale, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, blessed the crowd of nearly 150 inside Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. “May all who come here to rest and pray come to know the presence of Christ, experience the joy of his friendship and grow in your love,” Father Pietramale said. Located on the hill south of the HixsonLied Commons, the prayer circle features a Crucifix created by Michael Montag, an Omaha sculptor. Titled “Embrace of Hope,” the Crucifix serves as the center piece of the new prayer circle, which also includes several benches, trees and rosebushes. “[The cross] gives us the message that God is with us in moments of unfathomable evil and suffering,” said Sister of Mercy, Maryanne Stevens, president of College of Saint Mary. “God does not cause these moments but God is with us in them.” College of Saint Mary officials hope the prayer circle will serve as a quiet place for reflection to strengthen spirituality on campus and honor the University's Catholic heritage. As people stand in the prayer circle, Sister Stevens said to remember to “commit to embracing the suffering of all others no matter who they are or how far away they might be.
Let us be witnesses to God’s mercy." The ceremony was part of an evening of special events, which also included a reception and exhibition of The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition. The work is a contemporary handwritten, illuminated Bible – the first created since the beginning of the printing press more than 500 years ago – and contains seven volumes Pentateuch, Historical Books, Wisdom Books, Psalms, Prophets, Gospels and Acts, and Letters and Revelation. The more than 1,100 pages were crafted by a team of scribes and artists. It was commissioned in 1998 by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Minnesota. The volumes, on permanent display in a specially designed space in the College of Saint Mary library, will be used in interdisciplinary study, scholarly research and outreach. “College of Saint Mary decided to acquire The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition to provide our students and the Omaha community with a work of art that reflects our Catholic heritage, enhances our education and outreach programs, and inspires faith and belief,” said Colleen Heavican, coordinator of grants and research at College of Saint Mary. College of Saint Mary is the only institution in Nebraska to acquire The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition, Heavican said. For more information on The Saint John’s Bible project, please contact Susan Medina, major gifts/planned giving officer, at 402-399-2331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Art Show
Heritage Week 4.
Figures of Wisdom Society & Our Lady of Mercy Society
Each year, College of Saint Mary honors its rich history and looks to the future through a variety of events during its Heritage Week celebration. Heritage Week begins on Founder’s Day, Sept. 12 – the date College of Saint Mary was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1923 – and concludes on Mercy Day, Sept. 24 – the date Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy in Dublin in 1831. This year’s events included everything from the traditional Founder’s Day Dinner, the Second Annual Archbishop Elden Curtiss Lecture Series on Catholicism, and a Leadership Network breakfast – to the first-ever Party on the Plaza, along with the Athletic Hall of Fame luncheon, Community Art Show, and Mercy Day root beer floats. FOR MORE PHOTOS, PLEASE VISIT FLICKR.COM/COLLEGEOFSAINTMARY.
(1.) L-R: Susan Jael Medina, major gifts/planned giving officer, with Saint John's Bible donors Stephanie O’Keefe and Fran Root (2.) Sr. Judy Pat Healy ’65, RSM, shows The Saint John's Bible to Kathleen Kersey ’86 (3.) L-R: Bryce and Rita Sipes Pearsall ’74 flew in from Arizona for The Saint John’s Bible reception and were joined by their son, Tyson, and his wife, Nicole, and son, Camden. They are pictured next to the Pentateuch volume they sponsored (4.) Dr. Joan Laughlin ’62 reunites with her college instructor Sr. Madeleva Comiskey ’55, RSM (5.) Mary Jo Havlicek ’54, Jo Valasek ’47 and Kathryn McNamara Von Seggern ’33 view a Bible (6.) Pauline Curran Bartek from the class of 1960 (7.) Kathryn McNamara Von Seggern ’33 received a standing ovation during the brunch (8.) Marylyn Felion ’64 displayed her art work at the CSM Community Art Show and was joined by Jo Peterson, Father Jack McCaslin and Peg Gallagher (9.) Artist Betty Mullen Darrell ’72 poses next to one of her handmade purses (10.) Irene Greenlee standing next to her artwork (11.) The Blue team celebrates a win over the Gold team in this year's Powder Puff game. This year's winning team was coached by Terra Moyers ’10, high school admissions counselor at CSM.
Be sure to join us next year!
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College of Saint Mary
Recognized by National Publications For the 2010/11 academic year, College of Saint Mary has been recognized in a number of areas by two national publications. U.S. News & World Report ranked CSM in the top tier for baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest region and recognized the University in the category of racial diversity – placing CSM at number five among baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest region. The publication also placed CSM at number six among its peer institutions in the category of economic diversity. In the 2010/11 academic year, CSM expects more than 22% of its student body to be women of color, and more than 52% of its students will receive Pell Grants. In addition, CSM was noted in the category of undergraduate students over the age of 25 – with a median age of 26 for the total student body. Washington Monthly, a national publication that rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students),
Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country) – ranked CSM at number 12 on the list of Top Baccalaureate Colleges in the U.S. with an overall score of 67 out of 100. CSM students contribute more than 6,440 hours of service to the greater Omaha community on a yearly basis, and there are at least 15 courses each year that include service learning in their curriculum. “Diversity in all categories is critical to a good education today given the multicultural nature of our region and community,” said Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, College of Saint Mary president. “We are very pleased that College of Saint Mary is being recognized for the unique experience it offers women and the role it plays in helping students succeed during their time on campus and for the rest of their lives. As a university, we strive to encourage our students to be leaders in their communities, discover their potential, and fully embrace their talents.”
New Recycling Effort Kicks Off at CSM As part of its ongoing program to encourage students, faculty and staff to conserve resources and work to reduce our carbon footprint, CSM has joined with more than 673 other institutions across the country in signing the “American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.” As part of the “pledge” agreement, CSM promises to eliminate its net greenhouse gas emissions in a reasonable period of time. So, there are special “sets” of recycling 8 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
bins in every building on campus. The metal bins – labeled Paper, Plastic/ Cans, Glass, and Waste – are designed to make it easier to sort/recycle trash – and will eventually allow CSM to cut down on the number of dumpsters on campus and the number of trash pick-ups required each week. This action follows on the heels of CSM going tray-less in the dining hall last year and eliminating all Styrofoam on campus.
CSM Takes Top Spot in Two Categories in OWH’s Metro Guide On Aug. 1, the Omaha World-Herald published its annual Metro Guide. This year’s special section titled, “The WOW Factor,” highlighted weird, wild, wonderful and wacky stuff in and around Omaha. In the Education category, College of Saint Mary took the top prize for “Prettiest College Campus” for its East Campus Park and overall campus beauty, along with top prize for “Most Bizarre College Intramural Sport” for broomball. “We believe we have a responsibility to lead by example in modeling ways to be good stewards of our environment,” said Kim Savicky, chair of the CSM Sustainability Committee. “In doing so, we provide awareness to our campus community so they can go forward and do the same in their own lives.” You can learn more about the “American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment” online at www. presidentsclimatecommitment.org.
Campus Accolades y Pam Roland, instructor-nursing, received her Certificate for Teaching with Simulation. y Dr. Jeremy Karr, assistant professor - chemistry, was appointed to the American Chemical Society National General Chemistry Exam Committee.
Dr. Phyllis Higley, assistant professor - biology, “Global Amphibian Crisis: Educating Young Scientists While Saving the World’s Frogs”
y Marcy Echternacht, assistant professor - nursing, is the Nebraska State Board of Nursing representative on the Transition to Practice Oversight Committee.
Dr. Mary Kay Smid ‘09, associate professor - nursing, “Nursing Students’ Self-Efficacy Following Participation in a Service-Learning Teaching Activity”
y Dr. Aline Paris, RSM, assistant professor - theology, is the executive director of MAST (Mercy Association of Scriptures and Theology).
Dr. Molly Wernli, assistant professor - psychology, and Dr. Jennifer Reed-Bouley, director of the service-learning program, “You Work HOW Many Hours? The Effects of Students’ Employment on Service-Learning”
y Dr. Kathy Willrett ‘10, associate professor - nursing, and Dr. Virginia Tufano ‘10, assistant professor - nursing, received their Ed.D. in Health Professions Education. y Joe Szejk, vice president for enrollment services, presented “Developing a Relationship Management Model: Customer Relations Management in an Enrollment Universe” at the 22nd annual National Small College Enrollment Conference in Orlando, Fla. y A number of CSM faculty and staff presented at the Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE) in Erie, Pa., in May: Dr. Christine M. Pharr, vice president for academic affairs, with her daughter, Dr. Caroline R. Pharr, Mercyhurst College, “A Generational View of Sustainable Leadership in Education: Faculty & Administrative Perspectives”
y Jason Degn, vice president for institutional technology, was the featured “young professional profile” in the Oct. 21 issue of Shout! Weekly in Omaha. y Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, College of Saint Mary president, was inducted into the Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor during the 114th Ak Coronation and Scholarship Ball on Saturday, Oct. 9. Chosen by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Women's Ball Committee, the inductees represent lifetime achievement in the areas of the arts, public service, education and professions. READ THEIR CO-AUTHORED ARTICLE ON PAGE 32
Kathleen Zajic, assistant professor - nursing, and Jeffrey Spencer, assistant professor - art, “Applying Service Learning Through a Community-Academic Partnership: A Collaboration between College of Saint Mary (Nursing and Fine Arts) and Mercy Housing” Dr. Shari Prior, associate professor - philosophy, “Inspiring Global Thought: Open Discourse and Interdisciplinary Programs in Mercy Higher Education” y TV commercial, “SUCCESS IS…,” received a Telly Award, an Oscar for advertising. y Dr. Tara Knudson Carl, vice president for student development, hosted the Nebraska Small College and University Student Affairs Drive-in Workshop. y CSM faculty presented at the Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education Conference:
Often called "everyone's favorite tree" on campus, the leaves on this large maple are a sign that fall has arrived.
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CSM occupational therapy professor and student share their thoughts on trip to Ireland From May 15 – June 6, 11 occupational therapy students from CSM traveled with a group of special education students from Carlow College to Ireland. The main focus of the trip was to see how other cultures coordinate the work of occupational therapists into their system and to advocate for what occupational therapists have to offer in settings outside of a hospital, such as a school or community center. In addition, the trip included excursions to Dublin, Trinity College, Baggot Street, Mercy International, Mount Croagh Patrick, Holy Wells, Northern Ireland, and Sligo Town. CSM Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Kristin Haas (KH), and CSM occupational therapy student, Amber Rieken ’11 (AR) from Kearney, Neb., answered a variety of questions about their experience.
Where did the idea for taking CSM occupational therapy students to Ireland come from: KH: In June of 2009 I went to the Carlow Roundtable, which is an opportunity for faculty from Mercy Colleges in the U.S. to go to Carlow University in Ireland and present
their hands. Then once we figured out cost and other logistics, the numbers trickled down and we ended up with 11, and Carlow had three. What made you decide you wanted to participate in this trip: AR: I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland, and
One thing that stands out is that I just assumed health care is pretty much the same everywhere and clearly it’s not."
– Amber Rieken ’11, Occupational Therapy
papers on how their work reflects the mission of the Sisters of Mercy. One of the organizers of that conference was Susan O’Rourke, a special education teacher at Carlow College in Pittsburgh. We spent some time talking and she has been trying to get her students to Ireland but has never had enough student interest. She thought it would be a good match to take occupational therapy (OT) students with special education students and asked if I thought our students might be interested. I told her I thought they would be, so we started working on it, and in November 2009, everything started to come together. What was the initial response from CSM students about the trip: KH: The first time I asked who would be interested, I think the whole class raised
I love to travel; plus I thought it would be a good educational experience. I saw it as an opportunity to showcase occupational therapy to a group of people who really don’t know a lot about it so they could see the benefits it can provide. Kristin, from the teaching perspective, what were the benefits for you as a professor on this trip, and what were the benefits to a student: KH: I’ve done several trips like this with students and it’s just neat to see them growing and emerging with different ideas and ways of thinking about things while experiencing another culture. That’s what I think is great about being a part of it…Plus, I, too, learn a lot about those same things. I think the benefits for the students are to experience a different culture and see how
LEFT: CSM student Amber Rieken (right) and a student from St. Joseph's Special School test out their skills in a cooking class. TOP: Occupational therapy students Emily Moseman ’11, Ann Frisbee ’11, and Amber Rieken ’11 at the Cliffs of Moher. 10 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
health care works in that culture. There are very few OT professionals in Ireland, and they are utilized much differently than they are here. A lot of the teachers in the schools for special needs kids are actually nurses by training, not teachers. It’s very important for our students to understand that the way we do things in the U.S. may not be the best and only way to do things – there are many different ways to provide services to people with different needs. Plus, all of the different cultural aspects opened their eyes to another way of life. They were amazed by twice-a-day tea time. In the U.S. when they go out and do their fieldwork it’s all about productivity. In Ireland, they take a half hour just to have tea. All of the students really liked that…and I think it made them take a step back and consider, “What if I had tea with my client and learned more about them." That’s a perspective I was happy to see them experience and consider. Amber, what were the benefits to you? AR: I think a large part was having the opportunity to experience and understand another culture. We were pretty immersed in their culture – we worked in their schools and facilities; we went downtown and hung out with the locals. We learned to respect their culture and appreciate the fact that everyone does not have the same views and outlook that we do. I also think we acquired a lot of critical thinking skills. I was at a special school with students who had mild learning disabilities. Since I was alone at my site, if they had a question, I had to answer it myself because I didn’t have my peers or a professor to rely on. What was the reaction of the Irish students and teachers? AR: They were all really nice and open to me. I was at the school Monday-Thursday for three weeks, from 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Most of the time, I just observed and watched the teachers lead their classes, and then I helped the students with projects like coloring or cutting – a lot of things I’ve learned in classes and that we work on in OT. In the younger classes I helped them play games. I could tell the teachers appreciated the help because they don’t have a lot of staff to help them. Kristin, what kind of feedback did you receive from the sites where the CSM students were placed:
KH: Overall, the sites were very appreciative of the students being there to observe and help out. We did have a few sites that probably weren’t prepped for what we were there to do and what we could help them with, so that took a little time to work through. I think it will be much smoother for all of the sites in the future since they now know what experience our students have and why they’re going to be there. Plus, we found a few new sites to work in for next time, so we’ll have more sites to place students. Was there anything that surprised either of you about the trip: AR: I really didn’t know what to expect… so I think a lot of it surprised me. One thing that stands out is that I just assumed health care is pretty much the same everywhere and clearly it’s not. Not that I think one way is better than the other, it’s just different…Ireland is moving towards not institutionalizing individuals with special needs, and I think in 2015 they plan to move towards a society where they are in the community. That really surprised me because I thought everyone already had that model. KH: One thing that really surprised me was just how well the students took off. After that first day when we went around and dropped them off at their sites, they just took it upon themselves to tell people who they were and why they were there. They really took the bull by the horns and said, “this is what we can do,” and they did it. The students did whatever was asked of them and stepped up whenever they had the opportunity. That was really neat for me to see because I’m used to seeing them in the classroom setting, not in the field. Also, the culture is so much more laid back than in the U.S. and it was great to see the students embracing and appreciating that. The students really made some great connections that I think will help them in their future careers and in their lives. If you had to pick one or two of the most memorable moments of the trip, what would they be: KH: I think for me it was something we did every Friday morning. We did a group reflection time, and the students would share stories…what they were struggling with and what they had questions about. The students from Carlow were much younger than the CSM students, so it was neat to see them
The students from the class of 2011 that went on the trip were: ToniGallo-Rubeck, Kayla Crisler, Kristin Korth, Emily Moseman, Shayla Funk, Ann Frisbie, Katie Husar, Chelsea Franson, Jessica Alexander, Maura Sjomeling, and Rieken. start to come out of their shells and open up. I think at first they were a little intimidated because there were only three of them and we had this big group. Seeing all of the students reflect was truly a highlight… And another one was the night I went out with all of the students to a karaoke pub – and that was a unique experience because I don’t go out with my students – but it was great to see them all having fun and interacting with the local Irish people. They all sang and the local newspaper took a picture of them. We were staying in a small town of about 20,000, so everyone knew there were American girls in town. AR: I have several memorable moments…I think one was just the children I worked with. After the first week or so, they knew my name and were very excited when they knew I’d be coming in. It was just a great feeling. Another one was getting to know the Carlow College girls. It was just the three of them, and they were placed in a room with three of us from CSM. We all just got along really well and actually became pretty good friends. It made me realize the importance of taking the time to get to know others and taking time for yourself. We’d walk to town every night and that was a great experience. I’m actually inviting a few people I met in Ireland to my wedding next year, along with the Carlow girls. Also, I went surfing the last day. Ireland is actually one of the top places to surf in the world. It was a lot of fun, and the surfing instructor was really nice and totally Irish. csm.edu | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY Magazine | 11
2009/2010 President's Report
President’s Report Thank you to everyone who contributed to College of Saint Mary. Your donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated. These pages show the many alumnae, businesses, organizations and individuals who are committed to our mission and vision. The following have made contributions to College of Saint Mary between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Every effort has been made to be accurate. If your name has been omitted or listed incorrectly, please contact Gail Thompson at email@example.com. The listing does not include pledges to be received. If you would like to make a gift, please fill out the pledge card on page 43 or give online at csm.edu/yourgift.
Financial Overview Revenues
Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Expenditures $16,119,251
$981,178 5% $15,292 .5%
$1,715,282 11% Tuition/Fees
Instructional/ Academic General Institutional
How to Read the Listings Gifts have been divided into four categories of CSM supporters – Alumnae, Parents, Faculty/Staff, Community Supporters and Athletic Donors. Within each listing, donors are categorized by their giving club, which is indicated by colors on the President’s Report Quick Guide. Match the color of the donor name to the following key to determine each giving club level. 12 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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Founder’s Society The Founder’s Society recognizes those whose lifetime gifts to College of Saint Mary total $100,000 or more.
1923 Society $5,000,000+ Peter Kiewit Foundation Lied Foundation Trust The Lozier Foundation President's Cabinet $2,000,000+ Dr. C. C. and Mabel Criss Memorial Foundation Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community McAuley Circle $1,000,000+ ConAgra, Inc. Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation The Sherwood Foundation Mercy Circle $500,000 - $999,999 Armstrong McDonald Foundation Bank of the West Estate of William Chapman Mrs. L. Claude Hamilton Charles and Mary Heider Mutual of Omaha Companies Estate of Imelda Nolan Omaha World-Herald Kenneth E. and Anne M. Stinson Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation U.S. WEST Communications
Builder's Circle $100,000 - $499,999 David and Nancy (Lander) Abboud ’61 The Ahmanson Foundation Alegent Health Community Benefit Trust American Honda Foundation American National Bank of Omaha Anonymous Mary Ann (Eischen) ’72 and Wayne Ballantyne Coreen Barba Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William E. Boeing, Jr. Bernadette Bosin Testamentary Trust Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Catholic Mutual Group CSM Women's Council Leo A. Daly Co. Robert and Marjorie* Daugherty Enron Foundation Aaron Ferer & Sons Company First National Bank of Omaha William A. and Barbara Fitzgerald Estate of John Franey Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. Gallagher Foundation John and Carmen Gottschalk Hawkins Construction Company The Hawks Foundation Howard and Rhonda Hawks William Randolph Hearst Foundation H. Hillmer Memorial Foundation Richard and Mary* Holland
The Holland Foundation Marjorie* (Anstey) ’73 and John Hughes Inacom Corporation Adam Kirchofer Wende and John Kotouc Terry and Jackie Kroeger Joan M. Laughlin, Ph.D. ’62 Deborah Macdonald Deborah A. Macdonald Foundation Mammel Family Foundation Clifford J. Miller* Nebraska Independent College Foundation Stephanie O'Keefe Owen Foundation Helen Russell* Pamela and Greg Schwalb Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation Paul and Annette Smith The Steinhart Foundation, Inc. Dr. Electa J. (O’Rourke) ’40 and John Strub The Sunderland Foundation The Teagle Foundation, Inc. Union Pacific Foundation U.S. Bank Valmont Industries, Inc. George and Susan J. (Starks) ’86 Venteicher Estate of Mr. and Mrs. James Webber Weitz Funds Doug and Elaine Wilwerding Woods Charitable Fund, Inc. Michael and Gail Yanney
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Alumnae Giving We continue to be impressed by the generosity of our Alumnae. Your gifts to the Annual Scholarship Fund help us continue to make the great traditions of College of Saint Mary available to women today. The following gifts represent unrestricted and restricted gifts given July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010. Class of 1931 33% Class Giving Sr. Catherine Marie Franey, RSM Class of 1933 67% Class Giving Kathryn M. Von Seggern (McNamara) Florence L. Fitzgerald (Kelly)
Percent of Alumane Giving - 5 years 21%
FY 06 - 07
FY 07 - 08
Class of 1935 20% Class Giving Geraldine F. Leahy (McBride) Class of 1936 25% Class Giving Cecilia McQuade (Engel) Class of 1938 50% Class Giving Elizabeth R. Bauer Lorene A. Flora (Brazda) Betty Shanahan Class of 1940 62% Class Giving Patricia Shea (O'Rourke) Dr. Electa J. Strub (O`Rourke) Anna J. Bauer Mary Corinne Sweeney (Denning) Mary Ann Wager (Pelzer) Claire Hauptman (Schemel) Anne C. Pettis (Moy) Ruth T. Willms (O'Keefe) Class of 1941 17% Class Giving Sheila Brungardt (Cox)
FY 05 - 06
FY 09 - 10
This yearâ€™s goal is to reach 25% alumnae giving. Help us reach that goal by donating to the CSM Fund at csm.edu/yourgift or call 402-399-2330.
Florence E. Delhey (Britt) Rosemary J. Goodnow (Beumeler) Mary H. McAndrews (Stice) Peggy J. Schoenduve (McSharry) Class of 1944 67% Class Giving Lois Harris (Hartley) Delores J. Ikawa (Germar) Jeanne B. Mulnix (Johnson) Noema O'Hair (Callahan) Elaine D. Rockwell (Budler) Bernice E. Walsh (Harris) Class of 1945 33% Class Giving Patricia McNamara Mary Ann Lane (Lantsberger)
Class of 1942 40% Class Giving Beatrice Jacques (Houston) Mary Jane Fitzgerald (Weston) Irene E. Green, LPN (O'Rourke) Margaret Osborne (O'Rourke) Frances A. Peterson (Kalcik) Marjorie E. Wiles (Thornton)
Class of 1946 62% Class Giving Margaret A. Pieper Katherine Troia (Scholl) Bernadine Tighe (Weiland) Norma Jean Bataillon (Lock) Doris M. Engler (Jaax) Rosemary E. Hoban (Ryan) Willa M. McCormick (Hawe) Anna Morin (Mockenhaupt)
Class of 1943 55% Class Giving Mary Jane Morgan (Ball) Sr. Katherine E. Heffernan, BVM
Class of 1947 59% Class Giving Josephine Valasek Genevieve C. Birkby (Noonan)
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Margaret A. Blodig (Freschauf) Joan M. Circo (Preiner) Patricia L. Cockerill (McManaman) Mary A. Dickson (Lillie) Ardith D. Hinze (Brooke) Helen B. May (Bernard) Margaret E. Reinecke (Svoboda) Margery C. Rosenthal (Coenen) Class of 1948 53% Class Giving Barbara M. Merritt (Joline) Agnes O'Connor (Flynn) Mary Jean Abboud Sheila Maiefski (Toohey) Dorothy A. Mueller (Bannon) Theodora T. Rainwater (Todoroff) Elizabeth H. Randolph (Meisenbach) Joyce A. Ryg (Olson) Cecilia Teshack (Stilmock) Mary A. Wortman (Herek) Class of 1949 43% Class Giving Shirley Mae Poetzel Anonymous Mary Joan Barrett Rita Bystrek (Dillon) Laura C. Dieter (Villareal) Catherine Kelter (Wanek) Edith M. Masar (Pytlik) Betty Ann Mayhan (Vondra) Mary H. McAndrews (Stice)
1950-1960 Class of 1950 41% Class Giving Sr. Mary Mechtilde Hill, RSM Josephine Russo Jean M. Targy (Kenny) Patricia Backus (Stilmock) Clare J. Cholet (Hogan) Marguerite M. Delaney (Wemhoff) Sr. Mary Sheila Devereux, RSM Maxine T. Hilger (Tvrdik) Alice McCann (Patch) Class of 1951 32% Class Giving Genevieve Nachtman Joan M. La Chapelle (Sweeney) Patricia A. Lammers (Cain) Mary R. Maks (Hartnett) Willis A. Mundorf (Stetter) Mary E. Sowers (Harrahill) Theresa R. Widhalm (Sobetski) Class of 1952 33% Class Giving Patricia A. Lavey (Colchin) Evelyn Bjornson (McArdle) Sr. Mary Jude Graham, RSM Jeanette Grandgenett (Kavanda) Jeanne M. Murphy (LaPorte) Marilyn J. Rochford Catherine H. Schmitz Eileen A. Smyth (Beecham) Class of 1953 48% Class Giving Margaret L. Livingston (Sullivan) Helen Ramos (Peabody) Janice E. Wildhaber (Bruning) Patricia M. O'Kane (Brady) Lorraine O'Leary Pritchard Hazel Brewer (Gehrig) Katherine Douglas (Nabity) Sr. Mary Norbert Flesch, RSM Katherine D. Frank (Phillips) Pauline M. Hoefs Mary Joan Ringel (Jarman) Class of 1954 45% Class Giving Mary Jo Havlicek Shirley A. Coniglio (Seewald) Sr. Mary Del Rey Ekler, RSM Anne D. Finnefrock (Schmitz) Joan Journey (Rustermier) Sr. Mary Patricius Maloney, RSM Patricia Pezdirtz (Gannon) Helen Svoboda (McGargill) Nicoline Welch (Buda)
Class of 1955 50% Class Giving Cecelia Kunce (Connolly) Martha Dell (Golden) Ione Vogel (Reese) Diane McEvoy Brentlinger Sr. Madeleva Comiskey, RSM Sr. Mary Evangela Dorris, RSM Joan M. Lefevre (Helfer) Mavis McFarlane (Lalley) Jo Ann Olsen Louise Schulz (Pieper) Margaret Shannon (McGuire) Mary Ann Steinrauf Class of 1956 29% Class Giving Rose M. Clough (Anderson) Sharon Grotts (Nollette) Class of 1957 54% Class Giving Rita M. Shiffer (Herek) Sr. Mary Sean Crimmins, RSM Carol Lee Dorwart (Roh) Dorothy M. Kenehan (Janousek) Delores Meister (Prinz) Maureen Schorn (Wiese) Mary M. Tanner Class of 1958 43% Class Giving Peg Bendixen (Eucks) Rita Dolan (Humpal) Kay E. Kanger Judy Blumel (Jefferies) Sr. Mary Eleanor Castle, RSM Helene C. Davenport (Fender) Mary Ann Dunning (Rosenthal) Vivian C. Hess (Thornburg) Grace M. Kerkman (Bruno) Sr. Mary Regis Leahy, RSM Sr. Mary Angelo Lobato, RSM Sr. Joan Martin, RSM Gertrude McMahon Sr. Rita Parks, RSM Arlene A. Staab (Schram) Marie Werp (Nowak) Class of 1959 37% Class Giving Mary Pat Sweetman (Kenkel) Doris Thimmesh (Walz) Marjorie A. Ostransky (Cramer) Theresa Kumpf (Reichmuth) Barbara L. Tripp (Bigelow) Carlene M. Beller (Van Dyke)
Juliana Buller (Mestl) Barbara J. Clark (Hemstreet) Barbara A. Colchin (White) Ann L. Denkinger (Eisenmenger) Shirley B. Gouger (Grogan) Saundra Heflen (Livengood) Mary Ann Holmgren (Stears) Carolyn M. Libby (Mobley) Patricia Lock (Volkmer) Rosetta D. McCallum (Shoemaker) Myrtle Quinn (McGuire) Anita Schneider (Defeo) Mary Jean Sims (O'Brien) Sr. M. Lisa Staudacher, RSM Sr. Rose Stec, RSM Patricia A. Tufts (Sullivan) Rita V. Wegener (Harris) Class of 1960 46% Class Giving Nancy A. Hittner (Glatter)* Edith A. Gallagher Jo Ellen Lee (Tooher) Kathryn Jancik (Fitzekam) Patricia L. Bantner Joan Belitz (Staskiewicz) Shirley A. Coniglio (Seewald) Jacqueline Madden (Stambach) Charlene Ondracek (Chochobusek) Marilyn F. Alfers (Neu) Pauline A. Bartek (Curran) Sharon Becker (Dougherty) Sr. M. Maureena Bichler, RSM Julie Bizal (Herek) Karen Blaha (Irlbeck) Marianne Bonnemier (Vlcek) Marilyn C. Bush (Coder) Mary Frances Dolan (Floersch) Nancy Englert (Tibbels) Bonita L. English (Ehernberger) Mary H. Flynn (Hamilton) Anne M. Hendrickson (Hilger) Eleanor Kubin (Krumel) Ellen Lang (Ostronic) Adrienne Lux (Burke) Mary M. McKay (Slattery) President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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1960-1965 Joan S. Meisner (Sokolik) Gwanetha Hamilton Metz Sr. Neomi Ortega, RSM Mary Jo Ring (Hoffmann) Mary Jane Schenkelberg (Tigges) Connie Syata (Larsen) Margaret A. Walsh (Flick) Sr. Mary Karen Yarkosky, RSM Class of 1961 45% Class Giving Cathryn A. Carr (Reardon) Marilyn J. Lindquist (Tomek) Nancy Abboud (Lander) Jeanette M. Johnston (Harper) Joan A. Lashmett (Badstieber) Mary McElroy (Iwasyszyn) Maureen E. McGrath Julia Larkin Myers Marcia J. Quade Joan L. Slapkauskas (Lawson) Ann Tester (Boyd) Sr. Mary Sharon Ekler, RSM Sr. Rosemary Floersch, RSM Kathy A. Harris (Holzapfel) Janice Hewitt (Vanderheiden) Sr. Mary Lucina Kozeny, RSM Shirley I. Lockhorn (Stittle) Mary Kay Lyons (Burke) Rosemary A. Martin (Dolan) Susan J. Medina (Bonacci) Mary Lou Meister (Pytlik) Barbara J. Murphy (Sohler) Jean M. Neuroth (Oberreuter) Mary Ann Oenbring (Urbanovsky) Sheila K. Osterhaus (Barry) Sr. Monica Marie Reichmuth, RSM Carole Rise (Pfeifer) Helen M. Sharp (Harty) Susan Sheeren (Staebell) Class of 1962 32% Class Giving Joan M. Laughlin, Ph.D. Lenore Deeths (Baburek) Bernice Haney, Ph.D. (Jedlicka) Bernadette Drueke (Kosuth) Hilda Kramer (Jaen) Jean Neumeier (St. Martin) Henrietta C. Pane (Meister) LaDonna Ahlers Diann K. Clay (Masur) Deanna Dowd Mary Ellen Mulcahy Rita M. Stanek Ellen M. Celsi (Croat) Patricia Dowd (Meyer) Mary Rae M. Gibbons (Metz)
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Virginia Higgins, Ed.D. Mary M. Huliska (Schlenz) Barbara Junkin (Sauter) Marilyn M. Kasubke (Wood) June M. Langenfeld (Brown) Sr. Mary Clare Manhart, RSM Sr. Timothy Matthews, RSM Dianne P. Milburn (Fleming) Mary C. Nastase (McCafferty) Kathleen M. Oberdin (Schuyler) Sr. Claudette Schiratti, RSM Sr. Mary Cyrilla Wolfe, RSM Class of 1963 41% Class Giving Mary D. Burke (Dworak) Patricia R. Callone Mary Ann Gilmore, Ph.D. Marlene J. Ricketts (Volkmer) Mary Ann Strider (Hostettler) Jean Drummond (Stukel) Sr. Corrine Connelly, RSM Mary E. Corboy Sr. Jeanne O'Rourke, RSM Kay Tyrrell (Cavanaugh) Susan Christensen (Testroet) Carol Dubsky (Koza) Sr. Mary Augusta Garcia, RSM Audrey Schwery (Jokerst) Sonja Turner (Lebo) Judith Berry (Flakus) Connie A. Crouch (Orsi) Dorothy M. Dake (Smith) Josephine C. Dillon (Culotta) Rosemary A. Donovan (Messing) Connie Dunham (Vollmer) E. Judith Fisher (Ruda) Judith A. Gubbels (Schaffart) Mary Kay Guenther (Pieper) Joyce Hayes (Murphy) Sr. Phyllis Marie Heble, ND Ellen Kadow (Lohaus) Diane Knust (Danze) Carolyn A. Larsen (Bless) Susan J. Larson (Slavik) Sr. Joan Marie Martin, RSM Linda McFarland-Sedlickas Yvonne E. McGarry (Schlautman) Darlene Parr (Mlnarik) Patricia Pupkes (Urbanovsky) Patricia Rudolph (Linstrom) Janice C. Welch (Roh) Class of 1964 32% Class Giving Marie A. Powell (Phelan) Carol J. Conway-Gerhardt, Ph.D. (Becker) Patricia Deden (McCarthy)
Patricia Knock (McElroy) Barbara R. Frommelt (Sigler) Joyce M. Grothen (Ripp) Jane M. Kaup Karen Kausak (Schroeder) Marjean Lynch (Lubeley) Joy Neneman Carol Ann Pitzer (Cooney) Sandra M. Schlueter (Ollinger) Linda Collingham (Wesolowski) Grace Cooney (Hanisch) Mary Z. Dent (Palcich) Barbara J. Dinslage (Schindler) Fran T. Hentz (Sauter) Edith M. Hoffman (Wolterman) Judith A. Julian (Simons) Shirley Killeen Dixon Charlene Kinning (Stanek) Adele M. Lewis (Butterfield) Sharon K. Marco (Mackin) Jude K. Milliken (Ryan) Pauline Mondragon (Kocarnik) M. Jean Pfeifer (Foster) Ann M. Purdy (Riley) Sr. Marilyn Ross, RSM Juanita A. Schmidt (Koch) Carol M. Schuette (Masur) Sally A. Schulte (Richter) Mary Ann Virant (Meller) Kathleen A. Welsh (Campbell) Class of 1965 37% Class Giving Margaret E. O'Neill Rosemary Furtak Sr. Mary Agnes Tamisiea, RSM Elizabeth A. Burd (Finn) Michel G. Caniglia (Leonard) Carilyn Carlin (Brich) Margie M. Dahlstrom (Torrence) Marilyn Leslie (Rudloff) Pauline Pesek (Selenke) Elizabeth A. Revland (Thorne) Dr. Michon Rozmajzl, RSM Margaret A. Shoemaker (Vercoe) Joan M. Tomlin (Reisdorff) Sharon M. Woolcott (Ducharme) Mary Agnes Brugman (Kavanaugh) Carole Buckman (Duncan) Karen Clark (Jurschak) Mary Dinneen (Briseno) Marianne Dunne (Dillon) Susanne Foley Sr. Patricia Forret, RSM Gail A. Gartner Sr. Patricia Guziec, RSM Eileen D. Hahn (Kaufmann) Sr. Judith Patricia Healy, RSM
1965-1969 Linda K. Heidemann (Felps) Mary Sue Hohman (Conley) Ann Janssen (Burbach) Virginia Lewis (Hofmann) Kathleen Mazer (Harrington) Sr. Mary Ruth McAndrew, RSM Cheryl J. McAndrews (Rumery) Maxine McCormick (Nebuda) Marguerite McGill (Langan) Rita Menaker (Staed) Elaine S. Neid (Emanuel) Barbara R. Paolucci (Siert) Sharon Perry (Wintz) Wilma J. Racek (Spicka) Patricia Ross (McAvoy) Mary Ann Sachan (Griffiths) Kathleen M. Thoms (Mauro) Sr. Mary Jeanne Ward, RSM Benita M. Williams (Hausmann) Class of 1966 34% Class Giving Rita J. Heavrin Ann M. Dunn-Foley Loy Flanagan (Edwards) Linda C. Leary (Spaulding) Eileen E. O'Brien Margaret Campbell Mary E. Copper (Nieman) Mary K. Fehring Beverly A. Fletcher (Sigler) Barbara A. Koziatek Susan Noler (Moran) Peg O'Malley (Gassman) Mary A. Schafer (Wear) Molly Alfers (Hobbins) Mary D. Amdor (Marnin) Carole A. Closter Karen L. Comstock (Bertram) Rita C. Daeges (Owens) Mary E. Donovan (Ondracek) Julie A. Falleck (Pleskac) Mary Ann Hand (Garner) Elaine M. Hansen (Menke) Sharon P. Hrabovsky (Shuster) Verna Jackley (Thayer) Elaine Janda (Krchnavy) Marlene Jonas (Benda) Mary E. Krajewski Sr. Catherine M. Kuper, RSM JoAnn M. Lane (Willert) Doris Larkins (Gartner) Patricia McPherson (Shea) Phyllis K. Morris (Arent) Loretta Reed (Kaipust) Anne T. Souchek (Burke) Penny A. Thibideau Josephine Tscheschke (Leas)
Catherine Varlamos (Eaton) Teresa H. Wasikowski (Hickman) Jean Zimmer (Seeta) Class of 1967 39% Class Giving Audrey L. Milfs (Gruntorad) Kay C. Munter (Hartz) Carol E. Evans (Verret) Judy M. Hoscheid (Anderson) Elizabeth Hug Julann Busch Kaleen Baker (Petsche) Margaret Hanke (Peters) Gloria Jacobson (Osborn) Elvia M. Piccolo (Alonso) Elizabeth A. Schmid (Miller) Genevieve A. Smejkal (Ebel) Connie K. Ashba (White) Eleanor J. Behrmann (Hughes) Audrey R. Bowers (Hoesing) Lodine Christiansen (Whalen) Barbara E. Eazell (Colfer) Mary K. Eiler (Fields) Jane Ferris (Frazer) Marlene Filipi (Ulrich) Denise A. Floersch (Kennedy) Kitty Grace (Kelly) Catherine Grinage (Moran) Dorothy K. Hain (Hanus) Jeanne M. Hoffmann (Fitzpatrick) Cheryl A. Kealey (Stark) Mary D. Kelly (Haidley) Rose Marie King (Battaglia) Kathryn J. Klitzke (Hannan) Ruth E. Lubischer (Bohling) Sr. Mary Kathleen O'Brien, RSM Madeline Petrocchi Carol Sand (Luetkenhaus) Margo Schmiesing (McKernan) Beth E. Seberger Maureen A. Shannon (Dukat) Kathy Tompkins (Sutko) Lois J. Welliver (Armstrong) Loretta Zuerlein (Heine) Class of 1968 35% Class Giving Margaret H. Petersen (Hoffman) Ruth McLaughlin (Aubuchon) Carol Hipp (Sommer) Carolyn K. Droszcz (Greer) Judy A. Engelbert (Pinger) Mary M. Goldstine (O'Brien) Joanne Prusmack (Hebrew) Yoshiko Tanaka Phillis L. Taylor (O'Rourke) Anonymous
Lavonne A. Behne (Kuzelka) Dianne J. Boatman (Dittrick) Joan M. Boeder (Reinhart) Rita M. Bosler (Shadle) Kathleen E. Carey, Ph.D. Sr. Carolyn Coffey, RSM Judi Cuadrado (Greenan) Sylvia J. Fiala (Meyer) Janet Guilfoyle (Birsner) Dublene C. Hayes Mary Kay Hensley (Klitz) Mary Ann Kennedy Kathi Krause (Lovely) Betty L. Kropatsch (Starostka) Susan Langley (Chatt) Janet S. Lory (Ballew) Bonnie Lukesh Bonnie M. Martin (Pollock) Mary Kay McQuillan (Sauter) Irene L. McShane (Keil) Diane J. Nelson, Ph.D. (Mulhern) Jean M. Pecha (Hudecek) Jeannie Peterson (Dugan) Jan M. Robinson (Parker) Linda M. Soetaert (Mattern) Julie Thome (Benda) Patricia Witcher (Durkin) Class of 1969 30% Class Giving Kate Reeb (Jackson) Linda L. Rogers (Gralheer) Sally A. Mobley (Curran) Susan A. Frost (Willms) Joyce Gubbels (Becker) Nancy Hall Mary A. Klinge Patti Render (Head) Catherine Rihanek (Bales) Kathleen A. Royce (Coffey) Christine R. Scherr Rose A. Sweeney Kathleen A. Weber Cheryl J. Welding Margaret M. Yungbluth Carol Bopp (Ozburn) President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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1969-1973 Nancy Cain (Rabel) Kathleen Chamberlain (Anastasi) Joan Chambers (Philips) Patricia A. Cole (Merwald) Sue Colgan (Hiber) Donna Dolan (Eich) Alice M. Frechette (Armstrong) Elaine C. Hamm (Hemmer) VaReane C. Heese (Gray) Carolyn M. Hein (Ohlinger) Sandra M. Kersey Katie Lawler (Malloy) Elisabeth Lindstrom (Baker) Janice O'Callaghan (Hardy) Jane A. O'Rourke Martha M. Pauley (Lammers) Sue P. Reiman (Wesolowski) Christina Rzepczyk Theresa M. Schlautman (Stracke) Marilyn F. Schlotfeldt (Roemen) Theresa Schrad (Papke) Joyce A. Schwinck (Kacirek) Barbara Van Wassenhoven (Craney) Chloie L. Watson (Fleming) Barbara J. Wells (Foxen) Kathleen West (Kennedy) Class of 1970 27% Class Giving Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM Suzanne R. Garcia (Liebentritt) Yvonne C. Gergen Georga B. Fox (Heitmann) Jackie Lawrence (Roode) Mary L. Shirley-Weber Nancy A. Steffen (Kaup) Marcia A. Abbick (Lordemann) Linda Allison Mary J. Barry (Nuebel) Anne M. Clanton (Steigleder) Theresa C. Demarest (Mullen) Judy Eades (Gutchenritter) Kathryn A. Elliott (Mulick) Rosemary V. Jaspersen (Stanek) Judith L. Kernan Kathy Kizer (Baines) Doris M. Klitz (Brichacek) Vicki L. Koenig Teresa M. Luebbert (Gilmore) Kathleen Nammari (Hilton) Mary C. Naujokaitis (Langenfeld) Judy O'Malley (Peters) Jo Ann Peterson Pamela A. Sondag (Henn) Sally Ann Storr (Miller) Linda Sukup (Viergutz) Imelda Wojtkowski (Meyerring) Barbara M. Zurek (Morrison)
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Class of 1971 29% Class Giving Joan E. Squire (Fischer) Cathy M. Comstock (Creagan) Sofia M. Kock (Grochala) Margaret L. Benes (Geary) Mary M. Berenis (Shudak) Brenda Clark (Bennett) Theresa McTaggart (McCullough) Pat Miltner (Loebig) Rita J. Van Deursen (Lenz) Judy Beran (Bosiljevac) Sandra K. Braatz (Pepmiller) Grace Callahan (McQuillan) Jaynee Cavanaugh (Koenig) Barbara A. Clark (Wennekamp) Patricia Connelly Mary Ann Decker (Wenninghoff) Maryalyce Dotzler (Petsche) Mary Kay Esser Mary Ferrell (Brennan) Joyce Fledderman (Wendl) Kathleen A. Havlik (Kuehl) Nancy J. Hillman* Diane Howe (Osler) Kathleen M. Laughlin Nancy Milbourn (Zuerlein) Barbara J. Mueller (McTaggart) Patricia Neff (Drummy) Clarice Neumann (Turco) Janet Ortmeier (Popken) Anna Pence (Clinkenbeard) Jeanne M. Wilke (Stittle) Class of 1972 38% Class Giving Mary Ann Ballantyne (Eischen) Mary E Partusch, Ph.D. (Schlickbernd) Diane M. Proulx (Langel) Marilyn Orr (Demerath) Anne M. Kinney Arlyss Lasecki (Peter) Leanna J. Tomjack Patricia Allison (Hoesing) Kaye Bataillon (Mainelli) Luci M. Catalano (Hemmer) Cheryl M. Czapp (O'Grady) Sybil Finken (Yutesler) Jane M. Keller Althea Lee (Nash) Mary E. McGowan (Sealock) Emily Alexander (Ohlinger) Carla G. Arens (Schnieders) Lorna D. Brandt Kathleen A. Brenny (Hagan) Christine Brown (Frederick) Dee Dee Christen (Foster) Betty J. Darrell (Mullen)
Carolyn Davis (Minnehan) Mary H. Dechant (Hugo) Teresa Dodd (Luk) Dr. Lois M. Easterday Jacqueline Goldwire (Morrow) Audrey Ann Herbers (Prendergast) Frank Heydman Sandra L. Jones Sheila M. Kaczmarek (Kuhl) Mary Kastner (Bideaux) Marilyn Kaup (Menke) Nancy M. Koley (Schmidt) Mary Beth Kunze (Devlin) Gretchen M. Mack Lois M. McCarty (Schlickbernd) Cynthia Messenger (Hoffmeyer) Nancy Orth (Pietig) Joanie F. Petersen Linda M. Reinig (Michels) Mary Beth Rutledge (Salzman) Kathleen Sneed (O'Grady) Maureen Stary (Meehan) Cathy M. Sus (Archer) Jane Waterworth (Leahy) Mary Ann Wells (Bianchi) Bernadette Zajac (Galus) Class of 1973 28% Class Giving Margaret Wong (Tai) Marlene M. Cimpl (Lampe) Mary Ellen McLaughlin (Herr) Lucia Patzelt (Wittrock) Susan J. Schreier (Boes) Mary C. Bruner (Gronstal) Colleen Cingle (Schmitt) Denice Condon Patricia Deacon Linda L. DeHart (Stander) Rosemary Duggins (Kirchner) Mary E. Green, RN (Wiemers) Nancy E. Griffith (Juelsgaard) Nancy A. Gruver (Willnerd) Cynthia Hansen (Wigg) Mary Ann Keck (Gossman) Ina C. Kendall (Genuchi) Sharon A. King (Griep) Maureen McGuire (McQuillan) Kathleen Mutchie (Boehle) Mary Nespor Maria O'Bryan (LaMantia) Bernice E. Olmer (Hemmer) Catherine A. Reilly (Scott) Patricia M. Rempe (Alexander) Mary Ellen Scott (Thompson) Juanita C. Sieben Roberta J. Stander (Mathiesen) Patricia Sullivan (Guilfoyle)
1973-1978 C. Diane Sutko (Douglas) Gloria Thompson (Waris) Marguerite M. Tremel (Naughtin) Sr. Katherine Trenda, SSSF Junella A. Trieweiler (Meiergerd) Diane Vanecek (Wieser) Ellen Louise Vorderstrasse (Johnson) Colleen Wellwood (Dineen) Class of 1974 25% Class Giving Rita M. Pearsall (Sipes) Patricia A. Lenaghan (Hansen) Teresa M. Scherer (Green) Sheila E. Kurtz-Robinson Patricia A. Moen (Malloy) Verona Bedrous (Tramp) Susan Marie Catlett (Fleskoski) Marilyn Czerwinski (Morosko) Catherine J. Hanisits Susan C. Kiefer (Fuhrman) Cathryn C. Oltman Mary Anderson (Boden) Cynthia Busse (Lesch) Christine Ehrhart (Swanson) Patricia Ehrhart Audrey Epstein (Cooper) Carol A. Eymann (Knapp) Patricia M. Hollman (Pudenz) Alice Kalina (Ortmeier) Gwen A. Kaufman Vickie A. Kerkman (Gillespie) Janet Leahy (Circo) Rita Mailander Linda T. Meyer Loretta L. Moran (Lawton) Marilyn Paustian (Loontjer) Connie F. Pettinger (Kurtzhals) Raquel F. Reiter Annette Rice (Baker) Mary E. Scholz (Vortherms) Marilyn A. Shroyer (Goergen) Connie K. Siffring Jean Trowbridge (Reeh) Jody R. Watts (Flammang) Vicky J. Wieseler (Litz) Class of 1975 16% Class Giving Janet S. Dooley (Klitz) Judy A. Wickersham (Nyquist) Debbie Christiansen (Thiele) Jean M. Feuerbach (Muhlbauer) Margery A. Fienhold (Pruss) Cathie Adams (Sloup) Beth Black (Tacke) Carolyn Blackshire Charlene M. Dunbar (Stanard)
Linda E. Gilbert Andrea Hansen Juliann M. Lillie (Jansa) Malinda K. Shobe Peggy Alexander Judy M. Bauer (Kerkhoff) Christy M. Edris Mary Jo Habermann (Doyle) Richard W. Johnson Sheryl L. Odle (Koneck) Susan J. Ott (Harmon) Barbara H. Thompson (Walz) Cheryl G. Willis (Marks) Class of 1976 21% Class Giving Theresa K. Leung Sue M. Kropf (Schulte) Mary Stalp Brady MAJ Sonia Gaidelis (Deacon) Theresa Howe (Hall) Barbara G. Kaiman Maureen A. Kelly Lisa Vote (Otten) Sandra Asher Cathy Toohey Basham Barbara J. Berry (Devlin) Debra S. Claar Helen Cleary Jan Craft (Grote) Jane Cronin Blee Diana Cupich (Ramsey) Rodney J. Darner Liz A. Fitzgerald (Young) Sara E. Hendrzak (Beck) Lora J. Higgins (Matulka) Rose Marie Kibbie (Saitta) Sheila R. Lawton-Peters (Pizinger) Judy Morris (Heimann) Christine M. Overfelt (Placzek) Vikki Petersen (Christiansen) Marcia Rasmussen (Mayo) Paula M. Rosenthal (Steffen) Marcia Shadle-Cusic Maureen Vesely Lisa Vote (Otten) Class of 1977 21% Class Giving Rhonda R. Stratman (Rogers) Bonnie S. Goldstein (Weisbrod) Constance A. Jaros Kristine M. Kenealy (Tellander) Sandra K. McCarthy (Dostal) Peggy L. Miner (Hawn) Julie K. Reilly (Lamoureux) Jacklyn Ridder (Hunke) Mary Anderson (Boden)
Cynthia M. Arterburn (Clark) Thomas E. Cleary Mary N. Cooper (Neary) Valerie Dorcey (McLean) Kathleen Frank (Fagan) Phyllis M. Smith (Hemann) Patrice M. Hines (Minarick) Colleen K. Karmazin (Svajgl) Billie Kelly (Keenan) Margaret R. McIntyre (Moser) Connie McNary (Best) Lou Ann Neneman (Renander) Linda J. Prinz (Habrock) Jo Ann C. Rushenberg (Venner) Connie Smith (Kasada) Joan J. Trygg (Anastasi) Carol A. Vogel (Leinen) Debra C. Wragge (Ronspies) Class of 1978 23% Class Giving Connie Buckley (Fiegenschuh) Nancy Drake Douglas W. Hagen, M.D. Krysten K. Knott Leanne Atwood (Schrage) Georgiann Benish Amy M. Beran (Pfiefer) Debra A. Bylund Mary M. Cramer (Midge) Nancy C. Dentlinger, RN Francine M. Gonzalez (Skorka) Cynthia K. Hall (Tajchman) Mary Beth Hommes (Schallenkamp) Mary Ellen Kersten (Cohrs) Alice Kindschuh (Stalp) Marcia A. King Sheila M. Knudson (Gallagher) Joan Lieben (Knobbe) Jeanette Lueshen (Ruskamp) Patricia Martinez (O'Neill) Wilma L. Monical Jeanette R. O'Hare Karen Reed (Henatsch) Kelly Schmeeckle (Peterson) Monica Ann Seeland (Higgins) President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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1978-1985 Mary M. Stumbough (Stevens) Karen K. Wiley Class of 1979 18% Class Giving Marjorie Determan (Scholl) Nancy Schnegelberger (Moravec) Judith A. Bath (Mendlik) Donna M. Bode (Ruskamp) Mary F. Bollinger Gayle Duda (Svagera) Julie A. Elvers (Harris) Claudia J. Hauser (Coffey) Kevin J. Kelly Kathy J. Klein (Rau) Mary Kubasko (Finnegan) Carlene A. Lange (Nieman) Diana L. Novak (Jurgens) Kathryn K. Oberg Joan M. Pence (Hoferman) Susan C. Plaza (Degen) Carol J. Rayer (McCrillis) Sally J. Ritzdorf (Klitz) Anita Louise Rojas (Huerta) Julie Wiemers (McCartan) Class of 1980 33% Class Giving Carol A. Brennan (Salber) Deborah D. Bryan, M.D. (Pupkes) Michele K. Lambert (Carroll) Laura A. Koch Eloise C. Lucas Patricia A. Sobczyk (Catania) Barbara J. Stuckey (Malcom) Terri Canterbury (Liepman) Janet Chalupa (Pattavina) Bonny L. Emanuel (Uhing) Tonia Erickson (Cirks) Mary Jo Fike (Johnson) Peggy G. Foye (Irlmeier) Aura Lee Furgason (Turek) Linda A. Gibbs Gregory J. Glenn Patrick T. Gurnett Jean Kieffer (Weisbecker) Katherine M. King (Gawatz) Carol Koletzke (Stearns) Roberta Malloy (Dahm) Linda S. Marcum (Behers) Linda W. Miller (Wordekemper) Paula Peal (McGonigal) Marian R Pitz (Reinhart) Lynn M. Schlueter Janet L. Thompson (Hrabovsky) Mary S. Trizila (Streff) Darrel D. Voegler Marian C. Witt
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Rebecca J. Wolf (Walker) Class of 1981 19% Class Giving Paula J. Glade (Forsgren) Peggy A. Richardson, RN (Maher) Norma Weiss (Grote) Jan M. Burki (Rotherham) Joan Chovanec (Ries) Vicki S. Coffin (Wieseman) Linda J. Ecklund (MaCrander) Jane M. Hake (Konsel) Betty J. Kodad (Hoppe) Wendy Kozuh (Angell) Ann Ladwig (McNally) Kim Mahoney (Mostek) Edith W. McCaw (Wetenkamp) Cathy McCollister (Heinrichs) Kathleen Nejezchleb Constance S. Plettner Teresa R. Powers (Emarine) Margaret E. Rivedal (Dennell) Donna Sobczyk (Camero) Class of 1982 21% Class Giving Janet R. Duba, ARNP (Jurgensen) Linda M. Currier (Ryan) Patricia A. Hayden (Draney) Nancy A. Root (Fox) Theresa Stapelman (Nannen) Terri Lynn Beckley (Ulshafer) Vicki Bjorling (Konz) Ranae Brandt (Rettig) Debra A. Braun (Baumert) Cindy Mae Carlisle (Robbins) Virginia L. Collins (Sigmon) Jacqueline A. Cramer (Gentrup) Linda S. Hahn (Weinert) Diane K. Hendricks (Luebbert) Janet Jespersen-Wade Jeanne M. Koch (Anliker) Patricia L. Korth (Syverson) Julie M. Kowalenko (Hines) Dawn Kozak Sandra K. McKeever Deonne Marie Naticchioni Mary P. Pospischil (Modica) Rev. Alfred J. Salanitro Bonnie L. Scholting (Dobbs) Theresa Stapelman (Nannen) Rebecca A. Stubblefield (Fichter) Class of 1983 24% Class Giving Laura A. Koch Kimberly D. Colpitts Rose Anna Henning
Carl E. Rhodes Peg Rock (Wombacher) Geralyn M. Smith (Steffensmeier) Jane Baughman (Swan) Beverly June Bidrowski (Price) Connie Brazeal (Meyer) Ann Breedlove (Langenfeld) Carol Smola Dargy Denise S. DiBiase (Nicely) Patricia A. Elliott (McCool) Kathern J. Esser (Ziolkowski) Colleen C. Essmann (Reiner) Kathryn J. Finneseth (Fitzpatrick) Beth Ann Grace (Schmitz) Lori J. Jensen (Mendlik) Rebecca Katzer (Shudak) Patricia L. Korth (Syverson) Peggy A. Kupfer (Hadley) Cynthia A. Margritz, RN (Bishop) Kay Nichols (Pietig) Bonnie Ruskamp Luebbert Jane Irene Scheuring Madonna Shelso (Sheehan) Paula Smith (Shald) Wayne K. Spring Lynn M. Sullivan Mary L. Thompson (Janda) Jacalyn A. Velthoff (Blum) Class of 1984 9% Class Giving Elmorine R. Hites-McKiernan (Rankin) Phyllis B. Glazer (Bernstein) Dianne Wood (Iler) Nancy D. Brisbois (Peterson) Diane C. Bruno (Birkel) Maureen Decatur (Kingston) Mary Elliot (Wieseler) Nancy A. Gavin (Cronin) Deborah M. Hegemann (Molacek) Kathleen Mahoney (Lucas) Deanne M. Reiter (Suther) Sally Sommerhauser (McNair) Paula Sue Steffen (Blecha) Class of 1985 12% Class Giving Sue Weiler-Doke Margaret M. Schorn Anonymous Lorin A. Arundel (Visek) Linda Barry-Jones Michele M. Bonaiuto Paulette Hansen Paula A. Hite-Garcia Linda M. Howrey (McKay) Tyanna Hunter (Valdez) Mary Beth Lowe (Meyer)
1985-1993 Michelle M. McDonald (Sutliff) Diane K. Neujahr (Borowiak) Danita J. Paul (Glaze) Barb Rosenthal, RN, C (Bullis) Nancy Schulze (Williams) Robin R. Stinn Melann Wiechman (Schorn) Class of 1986 13% Class Giving Kathleen A. Kersey Jane M. Wachal (Zoucha) Connie A. Tippery (Divis) Connie Buckley (Fiegenschuh) Kim Murcek (Schlautman) Mary C. Schlueter (Huettner) Susan L. Bruggeman (Bromm) Imogene M. Buss Marie D. Dahlhoff (Kaiser) Joan Fair (Ogorsolka) Joan E. Greder, RN (McGregor) Roy L. Hood Nora K. Kleinsasser (Zielinski) Lori A. Loschen (Knobbe) Maurine A. Nuschy (Hinchey) Catherine Peterson (Konecky) Patricia J. Podjenski (Brandt) Gerry Sue Rinella (Axtell) Michele M. Schneck (Hatt) Sally Sommerhauser (McNair) Kathleen M. Steffensmeier (Molacek) Bernadette M. Thiel (Franssen) Barbara H. Thompson (Walz) Sherrylrae Wicker Class of 1987 18% Class Giving Sue A. Kopfle (Olson) Lt. Col. Steven M. Sperry, USAF Laura J. Renker (Hickok) Maj. Robert Lilianstrom, USAF Angie McGinnis (Nelsen) Stephanie Sharp (Trouba) Kathryn Staebell (Weisbecker) Carla G. Arens (Schnieders) Danielle M. Emsick (Hahn) Genevieve Friend (Krebbs) Carol A. Gehrman Karin Kelley (Stumpf) Kathleen A. Kennedy Smith Theresa M. Lyons (Knobbe) Janet M. McCartney (Wolf) Benita L. McVicker, Ph.D. (Tworek) Michelle Millar (Michalski) Michelle L. Porter (Leonard) Sandra K. Rockwood Mary Schlautman (Brunnert) Virginia M. Semerad (Sprunk)
Juanita C. Sieben Sandra K. Taylor Anne Tretter Susan K. Wharton-Wair Cheryl G. Willis, RNCBS (Marks) Class of 1988 11% Class Giving Kelly A. Huntsman (Yosten) Barbara E. Johnson (Schipporeit) Nancy K. Allder (Strizek) Jennifer Bauer (Parr) Ann M. Bradford (Priggel) Betty J. Clark (Grummert) Sharon Gaspers Joan E. Greder, RN (McGregor) Claudia J. Hauser (Coffey) Amy K. Jespersen, M.D. (Stranik) Jean Langel Lisa L. Littlejohn (Promes) Renee S. Osborn (Hadan) Amanda L. Paris (Johnson) Monica Ulrich Carol E. Westhafer (Heiman) Janelle M. Wood (Severin) Class of 1989 13% Class Giving Mary Kay Smid, Ed.D. (Gubbels) Marcia K. Harmon (Brzon) Brenda A. Hasenjager (Wiechman) Kim Murcek (Schlautman) Kathryn Staebell (Weisbecker) Grant E. Yates Michael G. Bednarek Elaine L. Blickenstaff (Hahn) Marcia A. Brewster Sheri K. Cordle, RRA (Wohler) Jadene Elden (Bryce) Lisa M. Fisher (Rodrigues) Joyce A. Friesen (Hoffman) Sheila K. Johns (Jones) Theresa M. Lyons (Knobbe) Mary Ann McQuillan (Lenczowski) Jolene S. Miller (Schwarzkopf) Susan K. Narducci (Griffin) Jan M. Paskach (Baginski) Jackie Polacek (Furasek) Annette M. Potter (Arsenault) Merna Urwin (Steiner) Class of 1990 11% Class Giving Susanne Helms (Bartholomew) Mary Beth LeRoy Lorrie L. McGill (Loescher) Nancy L. Wisehart (Ingerslew) Carole E. Woods-Harris
Becca Baber (Siebert) Sharon Gaspers Linda L. Goracke (Rohrbach) Sandra K. Grove (Christensen) Vikki D. Henry (Czaplewski) Cherie L. Hoffman Kevin J. Irlbeck Joan Jurek (Berlie) Phyllis J. Lemonds (Orlando) Patricia A. Maestas Kathleen Troia Radosevich Jane Irene Scheuring Carol A. Vanderslice (Jacobsen) Class of 1991 8% Class Giving Jerrie A. Cippera (Havelka) Mary Alice Amend (Keenan) Tamara S. Chance, D.O. (Webb) Rana A. Scarlett-Johnson, J.D. Margaret A. Shoemaker (Vercoe) Kimberly A. Barker (Jenkins) Jessie M. Bass Tina Marie Burenheide (Bracht) Rita L. Muth (Kallman) Jan M. Paskach (Hardison) Amy A. Sokol (Hefti) Julie Van Tol (Kixmiller) Rachel A. Wilke (Foltz) Class of 1992 6% Class Giving Melissa J. Thompson, M.D. (Bell) Patricia G. Barnes (Watson) Brenda Ann Blum (Assman) Amy J. Giorgio (Wortmann) Lisa A. Guinan (Mayer) Mary Katharine Lothrop (King) Carla S. Post Nancy J. Steinhauser (Schmaderer) Kimberly A. Vana (Rahm) Class of 1993 11% Class Giving Jill Hefti Breed, ARNP Faith J. Meurrens President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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1993-2000 Kathleen H. Orness (Conlon) Jeannie Marie Ruch (Spethman) Margaret A. Shoemaker (Vercoe) Jessie M. Bass Terri L. Campbell (Wachtler) Debra S. Engel (Seier) Janice M. Harper (Klingemann) Catherine Hoich Capt. Lisa M. Lehocky, USAFR (Costa) Christina Lynn Linville (Stewart) Sharon I. McClary (Steele) Carol A. McMahon Audrey L. McNamara (Divis) Tina M. Miller (Grijalba) Jolene A. Pinkelman Michele M. Pohlman (D'Ercole) Dan J. Reinke Natalie Sailors (Vandemark) Michele M. Skradis (Ketteler) Joan F. Soukup (Sparks) Paulette Westerfield Class of 1994 10% Class Giving Mary A. Clowers-Davis Julie A. Lingelbach (Dean) Andrea L. Carlson (Duren) Karen I. Dittmer-McMahon, Ph.D. Kristen M. Doty (Reinert) Sarah C. Robb Connors Jeanette L. Bednarz Dawn N. Buderus Carol A. Gehrman Gail L. Graham (Jimenez) Shirley Ruth Harris (Flaugher) Michala K. Jacobson (D'Ercole) Joann M. Kottlowski (Ferrick) Kathleen M. Laughlin Teresa A. Mallory (Bailey) Joyce L. Melotz (Henderson) Jennifer L. Smith (Cockerill) Janet L. Szemplenski Becky A. Thomson (Knobbe) Ellen Louise Vorderstrasse (Johnson) Class of 1995 10% Class Giving Peggy J. Murphy (Towey) Jenifer R. Brown Wendy L. Labadie (Kasner) Sheila Ruth Lozier (Hill) Ann Marie Adler (Stoysich) Bridget F. Campbell (Martin) Susan M. Dempsey Nancy L. Dodendorf Rebecca D. Feuerbacher (Glynn) Carol L. McArthur (Skradski) Carol A. McMahon
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Tracy A. Morrissey (St. Clair) Nancy M. Pedersen (Pruss) Diane J. Prohaska (Schmitz) Debbie L. Rice (Robinson) Rachael A. Settles (Barrett) Kimberly M. Skar (Kuhl) Class of 1996 12% Class Giving Kirsten Shea Swanson (Spitser) Kathy L. Arens Cheryl A. Lentsch (Sorensen) Jay Purdy Gregory C. Ashley, MBA, MA Jeanette L. Bednarz Betsy C. Collins-Clark Crystal L. Daniel (Swinford) Karen Ann Halpenny (Wickliffe) Shirley A. Higgins (Snider) Vida M. Kalahar (Cernius) Lannie J. Kempnich Capt. Lisa M. Lehocky, USAFR (Costa) Patricia K. Lundquist (Patterson) Linda S. Marcum (Behers) Sharon C. Neill Janice M. Nurnberg (O'Neall) Priscilla M. Quinn (Connelly) Mary Jo Sandy (Mccartan) Carol Roxanne Wahl, RN (Ritscher) Angela K. Walker Paulette Westerfield Kari Lynn Wordekemper Class of 1997 8% Class Giving Shanda R. Beller (Pfeifer) Melody A. Cackin (Webb) Brenda K. Gilcrist Jane M. Gundvaldson (Stumpf) Kelly Lee Kevitt (Stacy) Kari A. Kinsella (Brannen) Kathleen M. Leith (Finey) Donna K. Myers (Thrailkill) Christine Rodenbough (Good) Kimberly M. Skar (Kuhl) Janet L. Szemplenski Michelle L. Wessel Nancy R. Wilwerding (Gore) Class of 1998 9% Class Giving Amber N. Preston, J.D. (Neubert) Diane K. Butler (Legove) Ranette A. Engstrom (Garrels) Robyn Brammer (Klein) Angela K. Conn (Barajas) Jonella B. DeLimas (Kuheana) Jodi Engelhaupt
Christina Eleanor Frost (Nichols) Pamela M. Glaser (Catton) Vida M. Kalahar (Cernius) Cheryl Jennifer Leutzinger (Buda) Amy L. Mahnken (Kuhlen) Melissa M. Martin (Smith) Gina M. Mendick (Paladino) Rachel A. Schweikert (Dieter) Kristine M. Sendgraff (Osborn) Stacy J. Zoucha (Smith) Class of 1999 14% Class Giving Rogene M. Smith (Beardsley) Deborah A. Nugen (Shell) Judy L. Seeman Mary C. Redmond (Maryanski) Caren Ann Dey (Volker) Jeri L. Dollison (King) Mary P. Goergen (Bales) Londa J. Greve Linda S. Hahn (Weinert) Heather C. Ireland (Newkirk) Vida M. Kalahar (Cernius) Kelly Lee Kevitt (Stacy) Bethanne M. Kunz (Shoemaker) Emily N. Opp Kimberly A. Pash (Husz) Jolene A. Pinkelman Nora J. Smith-Horne Kristine M. Spawn (Stachura) Bonnie P. Troutt (Oliver) Class of 2000 10% Class Giving Julie A. Lingelbach (Dean) Kathy L. Nickel (Meisner) Deborah K. Peitzmeier Susan D. Donovan Sharon L. Lind Kami M. Shalhoob (Spader) Kimberly S. Carlin Sacon Silaphat Cross-Pakieser Jodi Engelhaupt Sherry Ann Falke Linda Marie Gaeta (Nobs) Emily Ann Mellett (Timmerman) Christina R. Micek-Kleffman Amanda G. Mohr (Moffitt) Kimberly A. Pash (Husz) Rachel A. Schweikert (Dieter) Anne Marie Smiley (Bruce) Paula Kaye Smith (Volk) Erin C. Turner Natasha L. Yeung Stacy J. Zoucha (Smith)
2001-2008 Class of 2001 9% Class Giving Pamela Ann Marie Christianson (Bendig) Patique N. Collins (Ross) Sandra Jane Henggeler Erin C. Bathke, O.D. (O’Brien) Ruth A. Gappa Shelli Februa Garner Catherine W. Hoidal Carla R. Jenkins Connie Marie Kean (Devine) Tracy E. McLaughlin (Harbourt) Emily N. Opp Megan Louise Skradis (Henry) Annette L Walsh (Solon) Betty A. Webb (Johnson) Stacey Werth-Sweeney Class of 2002 11% Class Giving Vickie L. Wrobleski (Thomas) Beverly S. Anderes Janelle K. Baumert Crystal L. Bennett (Fox) Megan R. Bewernitz (Witte) Nancy J. Hillman* Jasmine Nicole Howe Patricia A. Johnson Sara A. Molt Jill K. Rotella (Voelker) Melissa Schraeder (Galas) Mina M. Seebohm Anne Marie Smiley (Bruce) Brandi K. Throener (Arthur) Holly A. Wortmann (Stevens) Class of 2003 9% Class Giving Ann M. Hennen (Neubauer) Jennifer Kay Walker (Tilson) Janelle K. Baumert Karen L. Guy (Divis) Kristin J. Heesacker Michelle M. Liesch Tonia J. McGill (Wegener) Teresa M. Mencke Jacqueline A. O'Neill Anne Marie Skinner Kari Lynn Wordekemper Class of 2004 9% Class Giving Christi Nicole Glesmann (Rose) Lindsey Jeanne Schulz Jennifer Kay Walker (Tilson) Vickie L. Wrobleski (Thomas) Bonnie M. Hirschman (Kent) Elizabeth A. Irvine Patricia A. Johnson
Deborah M. King Nicole Lynn Livesay Shannan R. McGarry (Beccard) Deborah Reichert Catherine A. Schumacher Melissa L. Walsh (Bliemeister) Class of 2005 16% Class Giving Carol Louise White Charlene M. Dunbar (Stanard) Roger J. Gunderson Barbara Patricia Johnson Nancy L. Pridal Genevieve Haller Summers Rebecca L. Unger Beverly S. Anderes Cristina Barnes (Suarez) Shannan D. Bradley Tabatha A. Durfey Anita R. Farwell Lacey Ann Follmer Michelle Annette Hawco Carol Jeanette Hill Robyn R. Lange (Clevenger) Shannan R. McGarry (Beccard) Cynthia A. Murcek Linda K. Quenzer Nicole D. Reynoldson (Sears) Brenda L. Schiermeyer (Schnebel) Nicole Lynn Stachura Beverly Jane Storm Cris D. Taylor (Franklin) Valerie Marie Tellez (Cleaver) Susan M. Wilson Rhonda Sorenson Wise Missy R. Woitaszewski Carolyn A. Ziemann (Schlueter) Class of 2006 11% Class Giving Deborah K. Peitzmeier Jill K. Blaha (Barrett) Jayme Renae Conrad Christi Nicole Glesmann (Rose) Genevieve Haller Summers Grey L. Taulborg Sara J. Wolfe Sr. Patience Eyanda Asu, HHCJ Sarah Diane Carse Susan Mae Channel Lisa Marie Dorn (Evers) Jennifer L. Dunn Calli Gruber Regina Juan Ivo Ashley K. Janecek Carla R. Jenkins Robyn R. Lange (Clevenger) Shanda Ann Meeks
Amanda M. Schmit Cris D. Taylor (Franklin) Brenda L. Winship (Klocke) Rhonda Sorenson Wise Class of 2007 8% Class Giving Helen Rachel Bleicher (Jackson) Sara J. Wolfe Vickie L. Wrobleski (Thomas) Sr. Patience Eyanda Asu, HHCJ Mary Elizabeth Byrnes (Bullard) Jill Elizabeth Connor, MS Christy Marie Fiala (Givens) Kristine K. Graham Lisa R. Heller Patricia A. Johnson Jessica Leigh LeBlanc (Merren) Amanda Mae Marcinek (Bolen) Irene K. Musil (Schwager) Anne E. Proulx Amy K. Proulx Heather M. Simonsen (Bodlak) Valerie Marie Tellez (Cleaver) Brenda L. Winship (Klocke) Carolyn A. Ziemann (Schlueter) Class of 2008 10% Class Giving Lois Linden, Ed.D. Mary Jean Petersen, Ed.D. Vanessa Janelle Dobles Gina Lypaczewski (Ricci) Jeanna Marie Burrell Christi Nicole Glesmann (Rose) Julie Rebecca Reager Lindsey Jeanne Schulz Ernestine Boykin (Johnson) Susan Mae Channel Richelle Lee Christensen (Wilcoxen) Keaundra Diann Cooks Sr. Lucy Dei, HHCJ Denise S. DiBiase (Nicely) Teri L. Dolejs (Feye) Denise Anne Forrest L. Sue Gabriel, Ed.D. (Wismer) President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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2008-2010 Dorothy Harris-Grant Jessica Leigh LeBlanc (Merren) Monika C. Lukasiewicz Linda Marie Mason (Lilliedahl) Heather Lyn Molczyk Tricia Marie Rabel Dee Tanner Fedyk Valerie Marie Tellez (Cleaver) Erin Marie Wiesen Class of 2009 14% Class Giving Mary Kay Smid, Ed.D. (Gubbels) Kirsten Shea Swanson (Spitser) Kimberly Jean Bates Helen Rachel Bleicher (Jackson) Jeanna Marie Burrell Sandra Jane Henggeler Daria Azriel Pierorazio Mary Lee Ranheim (Schwietz) Guylah Elizabeth Bahr-Hudson Ernestine Boykin (Johnson) Mary Elizabeth Byrnes (Bullard) Taj Marie Casagrande (Bell) Richelle Lee Christensen (Wilcoxen) Keaundra Diann Cooks Ha T. Cu Brandy Antoinette Ford Stephanie Lynne Griger Stefanie Lynn Haverman Valerie G. Hemphill Kenzie Nicole Hendrickson Carol Jeanette Hill Sr. Christiana Ochwu James Obosi, HHCJ
Melinn M. Klein (Schott) Shana Marie Lach (Schilousky) Jessica Leigh LeBlanc (Merren) Angela Elizabeth Lohaus (Clark) Monika C. Lukasiewicz Linda S. Marcum (Behers) Mandy Jean Michael Daniel D. Moos Janice Lucille Newingham (Rockhold) Elizabeth Kay Nolting (Knudsen) Emily Michele Reuter Diane E. Riibe (Bowen) Theresa Lynn Savino (Zimmer) Lydia Victoria Swanson (Novikov) Kari Lynn Wordekemper Stacy J. Zoucha (Smith) Class of 2010 20% Class Giving Lisa E. DeLair Erika Dee Pritchard Juana Acosta Fifonsi Charlotte Amouzouvi-Kpongbe Guylah Elizabeth Bahr-Hudson Lisa Marie Bille (Metcalf) Lisa Ann Britt (Arias) Michelle Brown (Haven) Mary Elizabeth Byrnes (Bullard) Taj Marie Casagrande (Bell) Susan Mae Channel Jonella B. DeLimas (Kuheana) Jessica A. Ebsen Lacey Ann Follmer Shayla Renae Funk
Andrea Glenn Ann Vaughn Greiman Christen N. Hall Mary Frances Hammond (Lehl) Dorothy Harris-Grant Valerie G. Hemphill Jasmine Nicole Howe Kristine Marie Hughbanks Susan Lynnette Jepsen (Eichelberger) Kristin Jean Korth Nicole Lynn Livesay Donita Jo Logeman (Martin) Kelly K. McColgan (Froelich) Heather Lyn Molczyk Judith L. Moore (Scott) Emily Ann Moseman Janice Lucille Newingham (Rockhold) Elizabeth Kay Nolting (Knudsen) Elaine Marie Pomeroy (Quinting) Cathy E. Ravenstahl (Reynek) Megan S. Roan Patricia Saavedra Kathleen Marie Sabutis Brenda L. Schiermeyer (Schnebel) Christopher John Sidzyik Paula Kaye Smith (Volk) Michelle Marie Stier Beverly Jane Storm Mary Kathleen Trehearn Virginia E. Tufano, Ed.D. (Cuellar) Korina Francesca Vasek Carol Roxanne Wahl (Ritscher) Kathleen A. Willrett, Ed.D. (Jones)
Faculty & Staff Giving Sally Brown Bisson, J.D. Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM Tara Knudson Carl and Kelly Carl Lois Linden, Ed.D. ’08 Judy and Don Lyman M. J. Petersen, Ed.D. ’08 Christine Pharr, Ph.D. Larry and Diane Proulx ’72 (Langel) Sue E. Schlichtemeier-Nutzman, Ph.D. and Wade Nutzman Verlyn Schueler Merryellen Towey Schulz, Ph.D. Dennis and Mary Kay Smid, Ed.D. ’89, ’09 Dee S. Acklie, Ph.D. Karla Mason Bergen, Ph.D. 24 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
James Michael Burger, Ph.D. Robert and Ann Hennen ’03 Sarah and Richard Kottich Joe Szejk and family Kari Jo Wade Bette-B Bauer, Ph.D. Sr. Corrine Connelly, RSM ’63 Vanessa Janelle Dobles ’08 Jeff Ehrlich, Ed.D. ’08 and Donna Ehrlich, Ph.D. Lt. Col. Louis J. Ferony, Jr. and Astrid I. Ferony, Ph.D Ellen B. Jacobs, Ph.D. Jim Krueger Patricia J. Morin, Ph.D.
Deborah A. Nugen ’99 Eric M. Rosin Mark Scott, Ph.D. Gail Ann Thompson Thomas Beach Steve Brewer Marty Wheeler Burnett, D.Min. William "Bob" R. Charnley Cristy Marie Daniel Jason J. Degn Lisa E. DeLair ’10 Melanie K. Felton, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Chandran Anna and Jeffery Boehm Maria Luisa Gaston
Faculty & Staff continued Michael R. Gendler Christi Nicole Glesmann Shirley J. Gunderson Kristin Beth Haas, O.T.D. Colleen Heavican Jonathon M. Henrichs Rebecca Hoss, Ph.D. Terena Mae Kring Brena Mauck, Ph.D. The Rev. Ernesto and Susan Jael Medina Katty Petak Marcella Rowe Kimberly Savicky Mark Scherer Mary C. Schlueter ’86 Dan Spargen Carmen L. Steele Melissa D. Tiemann Linda Varvel Jeremy D. Warren Margaret Mary Weitkam Denice D. Archer Galusha Jesse Arrellin Janelle Arthur and Luther Mardock
Arleen S. Bailey Joyce M. Baltz Mark Baumgartner Dwayne Berner Chuck W. Brewer Karen S. Brown Kristin and Jonathan Buscher Sarah Diane Carse Kathy Cepuran Jing Chang, Ph.D. Kathleen A. Clark Tasha Leigh Conley Ginny Cook Dr. Judith A. Eby, RSM Marcy Echternacht Rachel K. Endo, Ph.D. Christy M. Fiala ’07 Michael L. Gunn Sr. Judith Patricia Healy, RSM ’65 Heather A. Briggs Phyllis Higley, Ph.D. James L. Homan Lisa Johnson Sr. Catherine M. Kuper, RSM ’66
Sheila R. Lawton-Peters Susan M. Liston Sarah Marie Livingston Danielle M. Mangano Teresa Morley Ganesh H. Naik, Ph.D. Dr. Aline Paris, RSM LeRoy Peters Shari M. Prior, Ph.D. Jennifer Reed-Bouley, Ph.D. Pamela W. Roland Jason Schlesiger Jeffrey P. Spencer Mary ’96 and Michael Steinbrink Virginia E. Tufano, Ed.D. ’10 Callie Watson, OTD, OTR/L Molly A. Wernli, Ph.D. Rita Wiley Kathleen A. Willrett, Ed.D. ’10 Jennifer Wittstock Kathleen M. Zajic Carolyn A. Ziemann ’05, ’07
Parent Giving Parental support is vital to the continued success of our students. Your gifts show our students that you are committed to helping the next generation reach their full potential. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dostal Larry and Diane Proulx ’72 Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Ries Linda L. Rogers ’69 Ann ’84 and Tom Schlosser Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. David Levy Mr. and Mrs. Michael McCawley Loree and Cecil Bykerk Hilda Kramer ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Briley Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Chatt Mr. and Mrs. Wallace E. Daniels Jim and Carol Elworth Melanie K. Felton, Ph.D. and David Divelbess Walt and Carol Fichter John and Pam Gaspers Marjorie C. Gearhart Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Heck Robert and Mary Hupf John and Mary Jankowski Jackie Lawrence ’70
Carol McCartan H. W. McFadden, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. McKown John and Kay Monzingo Mr. and Mrs. Roger Olsen Daniel and Carolina Padilla Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Peterson Wayne and Susan Peterson Frederick Riemann George and Maxine Royce Joan L. Slapkauskas ’61 Sandra and Robert Spencer Joe and Debbie Spicka Dale and Joan Stumpf Mary Corinne Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Szemplenski Angela Thompson Lynne and Gene Trouba Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wachtler Peggy Alexander ’75 Donald J. Ament Henry and Irene Arkfeld
Genevieve C. Birkby ’47 Mrs. Clarence J. Birkel Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brandl Thomas Barrett Rose A. Beaumont Mark and Kelly Beccard Rod and Sherry Berens Deb Bieker Maureen Breunig Sam and Betty Brzon Jack and Nona Cantrell President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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Parent Giving continued Rose Mary Cavaliere Joan M. Circo Betty J. Clark ’88 Cynthia Clark Patricia L. Cockerill ’47 Robert and Olivia Conrad David and Deanna Daniel Ray and Jan Dittmer Terrence and Mary Donohue Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Ernesti Gene and Marti Feit Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ferrick Troy and Rebecca Florance Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gappa Mr. and Mrs. Ivan S. Gaspers Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Gdowski Mr. and Mrs. Peter I. Giglia Mrs. Daniel Glynn Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gottlob Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Griep Mr. and Mrs. Reynold E. Hladky Mrs. Francis Haney Lois Harris L. V. and Adele Hassenstab Janet C. Heiman Mary Beth Hommes ’78 Bruce and Wendy Hudson Joseph T. Huettner Mr. and Mrs. James Huyck Steven Irlmeier Michael and Marsha Jaeger Albin and Jeanne Jakub Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jedlicka Laurie Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Juul Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kaiser William J. Keenan Patricia J. Kelly Duane and Betty Kirsch Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knobbe Nancy M. Koley Donald and Janice Kreikemeier Kevin and Cherie Kreikemeier Larry and Elizabeth J. Krussel Mr. and Mrs. James Lansink Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Lehman Mr. and Mrs. Linus B. LeRoy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Liechti Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lindquist Mary Clare MacKenzie Marvin and Kathleen Maher Vince and Elaine Maly John and Margeret T. Martin John Mauro Larry and Barb McGowan Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Meiergerd Teresa M. Mencke Gwanetha Hamilton Metz Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mikels Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Murren Nancy Nalty Karen Nannen Ellen R. Neary Marjorie Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pfeifer Jim and Lori Placzek Roberta and Robert Pleiss Paul and Lois Pryor
Teresa R. Powers Priscilla M. Quinn ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reed Catherine A. Reilly Mavis A. Reiter Gerry Sue Rinella Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rolf Don Schmaderer Maureen Schorn ’57 George and Maxine T. Schwery Joseph and Connie Seier Mr. and Mrs. James F. Severin Helen M. Shadle William and Kathleen Sheehan Mary Jean Sims Lawrence and Frances Sleddens James and Carol Sliva Pamela Smith Mr. and Mrs. Milton Spicer John and Mary Stanton J. L. Steiner Robert and Jane Stachura Jim and Kim Steffes Jerome and Sharron Svoboda Mr. and Mrs. Paul Testroet Mr. Gerald T. Toohey Mark and Jane Toyne Joseph A. Troia, D.D.S. Gary and Barbara Uehling Jerry and Mary Westphal Ruth T. Willms ’40 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wilwerding Lisa R. Wood
Community Supporters Nearly 300 friends and supporters donated to the University last year. These friends and supporters – individuals, corporations and foundations – help us continue building excellence. Anonymous Dr. C. C. and Mabel Criss Memorial Foundation The Holland Foundation Peter Kiewit Foundation Lied Foundation Trust William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community Armstrong McDonald Foundation Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. The Hawks Foundation Charles and Mary Heider 26 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
Adam Kirchofer John and Wende Kotouc Stephanie O'Keefe Omaha World-Herald Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation Paul and Annette Smith Weitz Funds Doug and Elaine Wilwerding Coreen Barba Foundation Terry and Jackie Kroeger Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation
Jane Huerter Richard Jeffries, J.D. Mercy Action Board Mutual of Omaha Companies Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Qwest Foundation Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, Inc. Skinner Baking Co. Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation Union Pacific Foundation A.A.U.W. Education Foundation
Community Supporters continued Michael and Mary Jo Dahir Dr. Michael and Mendy Halsted Steven Martin and Amy Haddad John and Anna Louise Micek Robinson Charitable Trust Schering-Plough Foundation, Inc. Kathy Simon Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Anonymous Aaron Ferer & Sons Co. Bank of the West Jean and Rudy Bartman Mary Ann Belford Frannie and Louis Blumkin Ronald and Chris Blumkin Borsheim's Meg Cardella Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Corrigan Most Rev. Elden Francis Curtiss Bill and Susan Cutler Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dailey Michael and Marcia DeFreece Kate and Sandy Dodge N. P. Dodge Company Darrell Eckardt FIHE Paul and Oscar Giger Foundation IBM Corporation Iowa West Foundation Mr. Allen F. Jacobson Richard (Rick) Jeffries, J.D. Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation Hani and John Kenefick Bill and Leona Kernen Carol L. Kontor Marci and Robert Koory Pat and Louis Lamberty Langhorst Trust Martha Lavey Les and Phyllis Lawless Lincoln Benefit Life Co. The Lozier Foundation John and Chris McCartney Lloyd and Charlene Meyer William and Jean O'Connor Orthman Family Foundation Claire Oswald Pacific Life Parker Family Foundation Barbara Person Rev. Martin Petrasic Quivey Bay State Foundation John T. and Ivel J. Reed Edgar and Frances Reynolds Foundation Tom and Ann Schlosser
Paul Scott Martha Stalp Martin Lorraine Stevens John and Janet Stone Tasty Toppings, Inc. David Tew Dr. and Mrs. Britt Thedinger Whitmore Charitable Trust Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers-Nebr. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NE Joanne Carlson, Ph.D. ConAgra, Inc. Margaret Doyle Mary Focht Terry and Judy Haney Peggy Hawkins Irish Heritage Concert Series Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Kellogg Company Kimberly Kinsel Joseph Kralich Lincoln Financial Group Dr. James and Patricia Manion Rev. Charles O'Rourke Fran and Emmet Root Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Kari Wade Jan Wiener Ameritas Charitable Foundation Assurity Life Insurance Company Bank of America Foundation Barbara Carnes Bridges Investment Counsel, Inc. Central Address Systems CSG Systems, Inc. Eihusen Endowment Fund Farmers & Merchants Inv. Co. Farmers Mutual Ins. Co. of Neb. Tom Fay and Joan Squires First National Bank - Omaha Michael and Diane Gottwals Nancy Hornstein Amy Jenson Pegler Sysco Food Service Sharon Redding State Farm Company Foundation United Fire & Casualty Company Anne Thorne Weaver Robyn Amis Marie Arthur Jeanne Barmettler Becton Dickinson and Company Lou Billones Martha Bonine Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Broadmoor Development Co. Jeanna Burrell Chevron Texaco Chief Industries Inc. Rose Crowley Victoria & Eric Dendinger Sr. Karen Egri, RSM FISERV Evaline Fisher Michael and Gayle Goetz Suzanne Grandinetti Ruth and Scott Henneman Denise Hill, J.D. Heuermann Foundation Roger and Grace Kuhl Margaret Lehning Claudia Martin Dr. Sheila E. Megley, RSM Minden Exchange Bank & Trust Co. Mulhall`s Nursery Susan Mullin Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation Occupational Therapy Department, CSM Marilyn Offutt Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. O'Neal Thomas O'Neill Paxton-Mitchell Foundation Daniel and Carolina Padilla Jack Pierce Prudential Foundation Kevin and Lori Reilly Jack and Dr. Janet Rose Marilyn Ryan Jean Saigh Mark Scherer Barbara Simpson Sandra and Robert Spencer Monte and Duane Thompson Del and Phyllis Toebben Tri-County Bank - Stuart Lester A. Walker Fund Donald Weber Amy Wendling, Ph.D. Perry and Donna Williams President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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Community Supporters continued Catherine Dunn Whittinghill, J.D. Adams Bank and Trust Agricultural Services, Inc. American National Bank-Omaha American National Bank-Sidney Elaine Anderson Sr. Marie Angele, RSM Banner City Bank-Harrisburg Jeremy Belsky Bank of Bertrand Delores Baumann Terri Beckley Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Omaha Lacy Bollwitt Gerald Bowens Mary Branson James and Charlene Camenzind Ted Cannon Kelsey Carlson Ceresco Bank Clarkson Bank Dick and Mary Jo Coffey Columbus Bank & Trust Co. Columbus Hydraulics Commercial Bank Nelson Ronald Cooper Cornhusker Bank Creighton Federal Credit Union Du Teau Chevrolet Company EOG Resources Farmers & Merchant Bank-Ashland Farmers & Merchant Bank-West Point Farmers National Company Farmers State Bank-Wallace First National Bank-Cambridge First National Bank-Columbus First National Bank-Johnson
First National Bank-Lyons First National Bank-Ord First National Bank-Schuyler First National Bank-Wahoo First National Bank & Trust - Falls City First State Bank-Fremont First State Bank-Hickman First State Bank-Randolph First State Bank-Scottsbluff First State Bank-Shelton Fermin Garcia Flexcon Company, Inc. GoodSearch Louis and Martha Goossen Gothenburg State Bank Great West Casualty Co. Harvard State Bank Hergert Oil Company Hershey State Bank Travis and Kathleen Hiner Foundation Home Federal Savings & LoanGrand Island Horizon Bank Industrial-Irrigation Services Iowa-Nebraska State Bank - Sioux City Michael Kelly Amy Kica Mr. William Kizer, Jr. Kevin Kowskie Lester Electrical of Nebraska John and Mary Beth Lindsay Lisco State Bank Jenny Madrid Dr. Patrick D. Mahoney Bank of Marquette Mr. and Mrs. Paul McIntosh Microsoft Corporation
Millard Manufacturing Corp. Grace Miller MNB Financial Group, Inc. Northern Natural Gas Company David and Betty Norton Oak Creek Valley Bank Omaha Bedding & Couch Mfg Omaha Box Company Onthank Co. Ronald Osmond Mikaela Perry Petersburg State Bank Platte Valley State Bank-Kearney Carol Ann Price Robert and Betsy Reed James Reinhardt Steven Ritzman Roberts Dairy Company Katie Rogers Jen Ryder Mollie Scheel Security National Bank of Omaha David and Susan Skaanning Thomas Smith J. Spellman Sprint Foundaton Robert Sundell Mary Jo Tejeda Stephen and Donna Tubach-Davis Kenneth and Carol Tyner U M B Bank, N.A. Unico Union Bank & Trust Co.-Grand Island Walker, Inc. Evelyn Whitehill Winside State Bank
Special Gifts In memory of James Anderegg David and Beverly DeGroff, Ph.D. Roger and Grace Kuhl Stephen and Donna Tubach-Davis
In memory of Mary Schwertley Brown Hotz, Weaver, Flood, Breitkreutz & Grant Nebraska Paralegal Association
In memory of Mike Brennan ’80 Carol A. Brennan ’80
In memory of Joseph Caggiano John T. and Ivel J. Reed
In memory of Ruth Ann Brich ’68 John H. Brich & Family Scott and Kim Harter James and Mary Mason William and Mary Morrow MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc.
In memory of Melanie Carlson Joanne and Vaughn Carlson
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In memory of Patricia Eckardt Michael and Gayle A. Goetz
In memory of Amanda N. Florance ’07 Janaughn Budin Janell Evans Paul and Linda Perez Jen Ryder In memory of Monsignor Robert J. Gass Nancy Lander Abboud ’61 Molly Amatalli Marie Angele, RSM Margaret A. Blodig ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bohacek Rose M. Crowley
Special Gifts continued Ruth A. Gappa ’01 Michaline Groller Michael Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Louis Kinerk Lynda Leahy Judy Lyman Shirley Mae Poetzel ’49 Diane M. Proulx ’72 Robert and Betsy Reed Marilyn Ryan Nancy Ryan Gigi Stamp Katherine Troia ’46 Mr. & Mrs. George Wanek In memory of Loren "Shorty" Gatzemyer, Sr. Darrell R. Eckardt In memory of Val Gemar Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sapp & Family Mike and Gayle Goetz & Family In memory of Dr. Charles Gildersleeve Darrell R. Eckardt In memory of Mary Ginzkey Darcy Beck Sandy Douglas Claudia Martin Ruth McCully In memory of Joan B. Halsted ’79 Anonymous Christine Joan Arnold Michael and Helen Arnold Patricia A. Arnold Delores Baumann Ardyce and Jon Bohlke C. K. and Peg Bertel Boone County Health Center Nancy and Joseph Breazier Rex and Judith Burton Tom and Clare Burton James and Charlene Camenzind Dan, Gayle, Chris, Matt, and Drew Clark Consultants in Ear, Nose, & Throat, P.C. Dr. Neil Cooper Dr. and Mrs. Ron Cooper Dr. Mark and Ann Emig Audrey Epstein ’74 Eyecare Associates of Southwest Iowa Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David Garber Rod and Teri Geist Phyllis B. Glazer ’84 Celane Goldaden David Halsted Dr. Michael and Mendy Halsted Beth and Patrick Hamilton
Hastings Surgical Center, LLC Sam and Kathleen Hayes Michael Head Jeffrey and Bridget Hottman Robert and Frances Howard John and Laura Iliff Jim and Cindy Irvine Ron and Joyce Jones Terry J. Kroeger Nancy J. Lauritsen Joanie and Martin Lehr Lions Eye Bank of Nebraska Steven J. Lustgarten Frances Madsen Eleanor and Richard Malot Clarence J. Matya McDermott and Miller, P.C. Cynthia McManus Dr. Paul and Glenna Meissner Nebraska Urology Center, P.C. Lew and Barbara Nelson Julianne L. Pribyl Marian Raumake Peter and Jane Reinkordt Jackie and Gordon Severa Michael Shrier Jay and Jeana Slagle Marilyn C. Stamm Dr. Robert R. Sundell Marlene F. Swanson Susan Swartz Jean M. Tobin John and Natha Waldbaum Gene and Virgie Ward Evelyn Whitehill In memory of Agnes and Harold Higgins Virginia A. Higgins ’62 In memory of Lorraine Hughes Darrell R. Eckardt In memory of Kathie Jeffries Broadmoor Development Co. Patricia Hughes Charles and Kathleen McMahon Francis and Paula Partsch Christine Pharr, Ph.D. Jean A. Saigh Jane and Roger Schumaker Sue B. Seline Roy and Macaela Smith David Tew In memory of Susan Kelly Sherwood Homes, Inc. In memory of Harriet Langel Sally Brown Bisson, J.D.
Creighton Federal Credit Union Pauline Pesek ’65 Diane Langel Proulx ’72 In memory of Thomas Frank Livingston Assoc. of Permanent Deacons of NE Neb. Nancy and Mark Babe Jeanne Barmettler Paul and Cathleen Bashus Ronald W. Baxter Anne E. Begley Joan Belitz ’60 Judith A. Belitz, DDS Dennis and Catherine Buckley Dale E. Burks Wayne and Geraldine Childers Lyn Comeau Jana and Brian Donahoe Robert and Clara Eischeid Timothy and Marleen Evans Genevieve Friend ’87 Marjorie and Walter Gillen Randy and Pamela Grosse Don and Carlene Hardinger Mary Clare Haven Mary Jo Havlicek ’54 Diane K. Hendricks ’82 Thomas and Kelly Hickey Gloria Rose Hoedl Craig and Denise Janes Janet and Richard Johnson Robert and Mary Lynn Kardell P. A. and D. J. Kemp Thomas A. Klammer John and Betty Krager Eldon and Judith Lauber Mark Leibman Karen L. Leibman Todd and Colette Lewis John and Mary Beth Lindsay Elizabeth Livingston Margaret L. Livingston ’53 Thomas M. Livingston Patrick D. Mahoney, MD Keith A. Malo Charles and Mary Maxwell Mary and Robert Meehan President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club Spirit of Mercy Club Blue and Gold Club Walking Women Club Friends
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Special Gifts continued Jeanette and Kevin Morrison Owen and Betty Neary Michael and Mary O'Hanlon Patricia M. O'Kane ’53 Margaret A. Perdue Maylow Phillips Richard J. Prinz William and Mary Pritchard Dr. and Mrs. Maurice Quinlan Mary S. Riley Edmund and Elaine Russell Marion and David Schinzel Janet and David Seeman Don and Lucy Spielman Zenaida J. Stevens Timothy and Connie Sullivan Kristin K. Vollmar Barbara and Thomas Walsh Arlene M. Warsocki James and Jean Watson In memory of Mildred "Bobbie" Mass Darrell R. Eckardt In memory of Bev McMilla Mike and Gayle Goetz In memory of William O'Brien Sally Brown Bisson, J.D. In memory of Dolores Patach ’58 Pauline Pesek ’65 In memory of Sr. Mary Ellen Quinn, RSM ’57 Bernadette Zajac ’72
In memory of Patricia Ross ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Blanchard Betty Coyle Willa M. McCormick ’46 Stephen and Pat Miller Roberta Anne and Robert Pleiss Dean E. Ross Gregory V. Ross Tim and Heidi Ross Timothy and Patricia Ross In memory of Katherine Stalp ’33 Mary Stalp Brady ’76 Farmers National Company Mary Jo Havlicek ’54 Kevin Kowskie Martha Martin Pauline Pesek ’65 Kathryn M. Von Seggern ’33 In memory of Frank Testroet Darrell R. Eckardt In memory of Marjorie Rowley Towey Ben and Mary Bickels Sally Brown Bisson, J.D. Mary M. Branson, MS Bryce and Jeanetta Brasel Anna L. Carlson Joanne and Vaughn Carlson Pauline E. Carter John and Beverly Connell Carolyn Cook Gayle Duda ’79 Maria Luisa Gaston Barbara N. Gordon Thomas and Sandra Helligso
Lyn Herbold Margaret Hernandez Curt Hoelscher Virginia Huettelmeier Kiewit Corporation Jo James Dot Logan Thomas and Pamela Magilton Donna Marcley Irene F. McGee Peggy J. Murphy ’95 Ann Nelson Darold and Virginia Nelson Chris Noel Arline Oliver Bonnie and David Pitz Presbyterian Women Steve and Mary Pschenica Rev. D. G. Reid Madonna and James Rowley Howard and Bette* Rudloff Arnold and Elaine Schulz Teena and Larry Schulz Dorothy Schmidt Mary Ann Thompson Lyla A. Wrobel Marysue Wydeven In honor of Diane Sedlacek Kenneth Kielniarz In honor of the Division of Health Professions Lois Linden, Ed.D. ’08 In honor of Kathy Simon Nancy Hornstein
Prayer Circle Donations to the Prayer Circle have become an increasingly popular way to support College of Saint Mary. These donations provided benches, trees, rosebushes and support for the Crucifix sculpture. Support for this project has been growing for years...and now we celebrate its completion. Personalized bricks are still available. Call Institutional Advancement at 402-399-2330 for details. Below are supporters whose donations were received between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Crucifix Sculpture Charles and Mary Heider John and Anna Louise Micek Prayer Circle Benches Nancy Lander Abboud ’61 Rick Jeffries, J.D. Julie Dean Lingelbach ’00 Rita M. Pearsall ’74 30 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
Lorraine Stevens Prayer Circle Trees Erika Beckley Theresa Bosanek ’00 Lisa Briggs ’00 Jacki Franzen ’00 Michael and Mary McCawley Kim Miller ’00
Shirley Mae Poetzel ’49 Kami Shalhoob ’00 Linda Stubbs ’00 Teresa Tullous ’00 Prayer Circle Rose Bushes Jean Feuerbach ’75 Bonnie Goldstein ’77
Prayer Circle continued Prayer Circle Bricks LaDonna Ahlers ’62 Robyn Amis John and Joan ’61 Belitz Karla Bergen Margaret Blodig ’47 Carilyn Carlin ’65 Sr. Corrine Connelly, RSM ’63 Jayme Conrad ’06 Rose M. Crowley Dr. Eric and Victoria Dendinger Vanessa Dobles ’08 Doris ’46 and Leonard Engler Ranette Garrels Engstrom ’98 Angela Fernandez Troy and Rebecca Florance Brenda Wiechman Hasenjager ’89 Mary Jo Havlicek ’54 Sr. Katherine Heffernan, BVM ’43 Carol Hipp ’68 Nancy Hornstein Judy Hoscheid ’67
Constance Jaros ’77 Amy Jenson Barbara Johnson ’10 Kay E. Kanger ’58 Jane M. Kaup ’64 Linda J. Kaup ’70 Karen Schroeder Kausak ’64 Krysten Kookie Knott ’78 Laura A. Koch ’83 Theresa Reichmuth Kumpf ’59 Mary Beth LeRoy ’90 Juliann Jansa Lillie ’75 Sharon L. Lind ’00 Claudia Martin Carol McCartan Elmorine Hites-McKiernan ’84 Tom and Evelyn McKown Mary McLaughlin ’73 Cecilia Engel McQuade ’36 Rev. Ernesto Medina Dr. Sheila Megley, RSM Daria A. Pierorazio, Ed.D. ’09
Rev. Martin J. Petrasic Diane Langel Proulx ’72 Mary C. Redmond ’99 Kevin and Lori Reilly Margery C. Rosenthal ’47 Elizabeth A. Rozmajzl Dr. Michon Rozmajzl, RSM ’65 Marilyn C. Ryan Mark and Lisa Scherer Christine Scherr ’69 Sandra Ollinger ’64 and Joseph Schlueter Lindsey Schulz ’08 Robin Schalk Stiles Phillis Taylor ’68 Katherine ’46 and Carl J. Troia Sonja Turner ’63 Josephine Valasek ’47 Callie Watson Anne Thorne Weaver Janice Bruning Wildhaber ’53
Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts Nancy Lander Abboud ’61 Jacqueline Anderegg Jo Anderson Sally Brown Bisson, J.D. Kathryn A. Elliott ’70 Creighton Federal Credit Union Tom Fay and Joan Squires Eve Fisher Roger and Bea Haney ’62 Mary Jo Havlicek ’54 Gary and Sue Kropf ’76 Margaret Lehning
Elmorine Hites McKiernan ’84 Mary Ellen Mulcahy ’62 Marilyn Offutt Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Neal William and Harriet Otis Terry and Pauline Pesek ’65 Larry and Diane Proulx ’72 Emmet and Fran Root Jack and Dr. Janet Rose Tom and Ann Schlosser ’84 Fred and Eve Simon State Farm Insurance Co. Matching Gift Program
Sr. Rose Stec, RSM ’59 Monte and Duane Thompson Del and Phyllis Toebben Kari Wade Anne Thorne Weaver Donald Weber Amy Wendling, Ph.D.
Kate Pepin RVision Marketing Sharon Redding
Stems at Countryside Jann Thomas Anne Thorne Weaver
In Memory of James Anderegg David and Beverly DeGroff Roger and Grace Kuhl
Gifts in Kind Matt Atkinson Michael Berry, Boulevard Gardens Patricia McNamara ’45
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Service Learning Mothers Living & Learning Green Team
A Generational View of
Sustainable Leadership in Education: Faculty and Administrative Perspectives DR. CHRISTINE M. PHARR, COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY AND DR. CAROLINE R. PHARR, MERCYHURST COLLEGE Dr. Christine Pharr is the vice president for academic affairs at CSM. Since coming to the University in the fall of 2008, she has increased professional development opportunities for CSM faculty and students with the advent of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, through collaborations with Kaneko and the development of the Teaching Learning Center. She has worked with faculty to develop an educational leadership emphasis within the Ed.D. program and to add a post-baccalaureate Master’s of Occupational Therapy option. Additionally, she has initiated a CSM dualcredit program with local Catholic high schools and revived articulation agreements with four regional community colleges. Dr. Caroline Pharr is starting her third year as a chemistry faculty member at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. She has developed a strong undergraduate research program in organic chemistry, and has mentored seven undergraduate research students. They are working to synthesize organic molecules that emit light in the blue region, which can be used in new technologies such as organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). This past summer, Dr. Pharr and two of her students traveled to the National American Chemical Society Meeting in Boston to present the results of their work.
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The concept of sustainability began in the environmental movement with the Clear Air and Clean Water Acts.1 Within a decade sustainability began to infuse itself into corporate business organizations as companies pondered how to develop and sustain greatness.2 Recently living styles have adopted sustainable living practices that center on healthful living that protects and preserves the environment as well as an individual’s well being.3 Sustainability in Education has been a political platform issue for the last two United States government administrations. Our status as an international leader in education has fallen over the last two decades. The Bush Administration’s response to this decline was the “No Child Left Behind” legislation that instituted extensive testing and sanctions for underperforming schools.4 The Obama Administration has reacted by committing billions of dollars to education over the next decade, with a promise that the U.S. will again be the leader in science, math, and technology education by 2015.5 These initiatives and commitments, while well-intended, have often produced frustration and the development of work-arounds in K-12 education, rather than true sustainable improvements in learning. Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink, in their publication, Sustainable Leadership6, tackle the concerns of short-term approaches to addressing U.S. educational shortcomings and
identify seven principles of sustainable leadership in education. Their focus is primarily on leaders and sustainable educational systems for K-12 education; however, the fundamental principles they identify are applicable to education in general. This paper will present the seven principles of sustainable leadership identified by Hargreaves and Fink and examine how three of them, in particular, are applicable to higher education in a Mercy institution. They will also be related to the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. Implications for higher education administration and faculty will be described as well as some examples of implementation of sustainable educational leadership practices from College of Saint Mary. Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy To continue the vision of their founder, Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy have identified a number of critical concerns about which they have directed the missions of those entities that they sponsor. The specific concerns are Earth, Immigration, Racism, Women’s Issues, and Nonviolence.7 A picture of the earth symbolizes their commitment to preserving the earth for future generations. A path with walking footprints symbolizes their commitment to the stranger among us on a path to bettering their life. Interlocking dark and white hands symbolize their efforts to achieve racial awareness and harmony.
Black History Month Woodrow Wilson ➲ Fellows Program Latina Summer Academy Education: Faculty Focus
The dancing woman symbolizes a hope for equality and opportunities for women, and the dove and olive branch indicate a commitment to nonviolence and peace. The critical concerns embraced by the institutions of Mercy Higher Education are easily assimilated into and aligned with the Principles of Sustainable Leadership identified by Hargreaves and Fink.
Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership According to Hargreaves and Fink, sustainable educational leadership “preserves and develops deep learning for all that spreads and lasts, in ways that do no harm to and indeed create positive benefit for others around us, now and in the future.”8 The seven principles they have identified as critical in a sustainable educational system are: depth, length, breadth, justice, diversity, conservation and resourcefulness. Although all seven principles are applicable to higher education, this presentation provides a brief overview of four of the principles and delves more deeply into the other three. The principle of depth in sustainable leadership refers to the fact that learning should be broad and deep, covering content and knowledge important to the discipline rather than dictated by standardized tests and certifications. Deep learning also assumes an element of care for others that encompasses the teaching and learning experience. The principle of length refers to the longevity of learning. In a sustainable learning environment, broad and deep learning is persistent from leader to leader, persevering change and the individual personalities that originally produced the successful learning environment. This principle supports the concept of succession management rather than succession planning. That is, the principle of sustainable length is based upon successful systems and processes which produce the learning environment rather than the critical replacement of one charismatic leader. This blends with the third concept of sustainable leadership in education, breadth, which is distributed leadership. Breadth is also a contributing factor to maintaining deep and broad learning with changes in personnel. This principle suggests that good leadership can happen at any level and that all participants should have the possibility to lead, creating a robust system of leadership across all areas of an educational institution. The fourth principle to be described briefly
is resourcefulness. Resourcefulness refers to the need for leadership that renews rather than depletes human and material resources producing energy and positive morale. All seven of the principles work in concert to produce a sustainable environment in which to teach and learn. Justice Social justice is essential to sustainable leadership in education. Many college students today are in need of justice. Through no fault of their own, they are often victims of poverty, prejudice, and insufficient preparation for the rigors of collegiate life. For these students a college education must not only offer knowledge and skills but also a safe and comfortable environment in
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universities strive to admit only the strongest, most well-prepared students, who will educate those in greatest need of a life-changing education?µ which learning can flourish with sufficient financial resources to make the education accessible. Justice is based upon the premise that our destinies are all linked together and that we succeed or fail as a group. If colleges and universities strive to admit only the strongest, most well-prepared students, who will educate those in greatest need of a life-changing education? While institutions often compete for faculty with the best pedigree and the strongest publication records, the most outstanding educators are certainly not limited to this pool of applicants. There are often outstanding educators without these qualifications who have obtained their own education under less than optimal circumstances and who may have a better understanding of the struggles of those students. Finally, justice promotes the sharing of resources such as facilities, equipment
and personnel to provide the best education to the greatest number of people. The concept of justice in sustainable educational leadership is based upon students, faculty, staff, and administration all supporting each other within and between institutions for the mutual benefit of the common good. Three important administrative actions that incorporate justice into the learning environment will be presented here. The first is making education accessible to all capable students. Education typically is inaccessible because of lack of academic preparation, financial limitations, or difficult life circumstances which make college entrance and/or success unlikely. Development of scholarships and financial assistance that targets needy students is critically important, but often students need support systems that are not available from their families. Mothers Living & Learning (MLL) at College of Saint Mary, which provides free room and board for the children of single student mothers, attempts to address one type of life circumstance that often limits college attendance and success. While the women must meet all admission and financial requirements to attend CSM, their children live with them in the residence hall at no cost. Both mothers and children are supported by the MLL program director as well as a director of single parent success, who is also a resource for single women and children not living on campus. At present, approximately 35 women live in MLL each year with a waiting list and a new residence hall in the planning stages. A second administrative action that incorporates justice into leadership is the example institutions set by our ecological footprint. Currently American College and University Presidents have an option to sign the President’s Climate Commitment.9 This agreement, which has nearly 700 college presidents’ signatures at present (College of Saint Mary’s President Stevens signed in June 2010), indicates a commitment to reduce global warming by examining and reducing the campus carbon footprint. College of Saint Mary student group, The Green Team, is supported by administration in promoting green practices such as recycling, reduction of food waste, and use of environmentally-friendly materials in food service. A third administrative action that incorporates justice into leadership is promoting
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inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration that shares resources, best practices, and builds community around our common vision. The Mercy Higher Education Conference and the Carlow Roundtable are both examples of Mercy Higher Education promoting professional development and building relationships that support and nourish each other. Institutions can also do this by hosting events, programs or conferences that connect their faculty and staff with the larger professional community. The Institute for the Study of Women in Leadership, sponsored by CSM, is an example of this. There are several ways faculty members can assist in providing a just learning environment for students. Faculty can encourage students to take advantage of resources that are provided to them by the institution. Colleges and universities commonly offer resources such as writing centers, tutoring programs, multicultural centers, counseling services, and various other support programs for students. In the absence of encouragement and guidance from faculty and staff, many students do not find their way to, or even become aware of, the help that is available to them. Resources such as these, and direction from faculty and staff, can help level the playing field for students who have had less support, preparation or guidance than their peers, in turn increasing chances for success for more students. It is not enough to provide a just learning environment for students. Faculty and staff must also find ways to teach justice to students who will become citizens in a global community. The incorporation of service learning into the classroom, as well as service requirements/activities can both help reach this end. (In 2004, College of Saint Mary established a formal service learning program, with a director who helps faculty incorporate service learning into their courses.) Getting students involved with the community through their classes is an excellent way to show the relationship of the course content to real world issues and provides students with a hands-on means to provide justice and service to members of the community that are often overlooked. As an example, in summer 2010, CSM occupational therapy students completed service learning study abroad trips to Ireland and the Ukraine to learn and provide OT services to those in need in other countries. Lastly, since students will become global citizens, they must be exposed to different cultures and global issues in order to prepare 34 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
them to make informed and just decisions. Study abroad experiences serve to immerse students in different cultures and to inform them about the values and traditions of others. While these experiences are excellent, not all students are able to participate. Thus institutions should provide students with cultural and global experiences by inviting international or ethnically-diverse speakers to bring their perspectives to campus. Programs such as the annual Woodrow Wilson Fellows Program (CSM has partici-
...sustainable leadership ! in education is the responsibility of all faculty and administration. It is the footprint that we leave on the students who will become the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.â€? pated in this for the past two years), celebrations such as Black History or Womenâ€™s History month, and other global hot topics provide opportunities for students to understand issues spanning the globe. By exposing students to these sorts of perspectives, colleges can provide students with insights that are vital to just and informed decision making. Justice in educational leadership aligns with all five of the Sisters of Mercy critical concerns and thus is a focus for all Mercy institutions of higher learning Diversity Diversity in academic institutions, much like in biological systems, provides resilience and flexibility in times of change or threat. According to Hargreaves and Fink, educational systems should foster and learn from diversity, allowing it to help improve knowledge, reach our greatest potential and restore balance in the learning environment.10 With the advent of the information age,11 electronic communication has created extensive networking opportunities among the various participants in higher education. Global interactions that were previously limited to phone or extended travel are now available instantaneously and are making
institutions increasingly connected in a diverse world. One beneficial outcome of this connectedness is that creative solutions are facilitated from the involvement of diverse groups of people with disparate ideas and experiences Three ways in which educational administration can address increased diversity in our institutions are presented here. First, as opportunities for connections and interactions increase they bring a much more diverse group of students into higher education. Administration must recognize that ethnic minorities will and should increase as immigrants and ethnically distinct groups begin to pursue higher education in larger numbers. It is our responsibility to promote educational opportunities for all and thus programs such as summer camps that expose minority students to higher education and recruitment efforts aimed at particular demographic groups are critical to producing a well-educated populace. One example of this at College of Saint Mary is the Latina Summer Academy which began in 2002 with nine participants. High school-aged Latina girls come to the CSM campus for one week to learn about science, math and technology.12 By summer 2010, the participation level had increased to 46 students and the enrollment of Latina students at CSM has increased each year with an alltime high in Fall 2009 of 8% of the student population. Not only does this increase the population of Latina students who are academically well-prepared, it also enriches the learning environment for the Caucasian students. This example demonstrates how persistence in exposing minority students to higher education can result in providing a more diverse learning environment for all students. A second area where administration should address diversity is in hiring practices. Serious efforts should be made to hire faculty and staff who serve as role models that are representative of and understand studentsâ€™ ethnic backgrounds. In addition to hiring for diversity, it is important that all faculty and staff are culturally sensitive and respectful of other belief systems. This requires exposure and in-service training that prepares them for a different learning environment than the one in which they may have been educated. Finally, the college should always explore opportunities to provide auxiliary educational services to the community that will enhance the education of minorities. At College of Saint Mary, the Center for Transcultural Learning provides
English as a Second Language, Spanish, and Interpreting Courses to the regional population at a minimal cost. While this program makes little income for the College, it improves the ability of minorities to be competitive for employment opportunities and may open the door to higher education not previously considered viable. A third consideration of incorporating diversity into educational systems is the need for administration to embrace and utilize technology to enhance the educational experience. At the 2009 Council for Independent College Chief Academic Officers meeting, Sean Carton indicated that a recent survey showed that 98% of students would like to have social media used to enhance their learning.13 In the same survey, only 14% of faculty indicated an interest in using social media in higher education. This represents a serious disconnect between the teacher and the learner. With Facebook, blogging, Twitter, and numerous other social media networks expanding, it is imperative that higher education institutions meet students, at least to some extent, where they are. It is apparent that these methods of interacting will remain important to students and it is imperative that educators catch up with this opportunity. In addition, technology has produced learning environments previously not imagined that allow a diverse learning environment to address various learning styles. One example of this is the simulation mannequins that the CSM nursing program uses to better prepare students for clinical experiences. The mannequins allow students to practice important and sometimes life-threatening situations in a safe and non-threatening environment before they face such a situation in real life. This technology has tremendously improved educational experiences for students; however, it requires administration to make a serious financial investment in facilities, equipment and training. While these three examples are not all-encompassing, they represent ways in which administration can support and encourage a diverse learning environment.
Diversity can be encompassed in the way educators teach, conduct research, and serve the school and community. Faculty can provide a diverse learning environment by varying the delivery tactics they use to present information to students. An example of diversity incorporated into scholarly activities is having multiple faculty co-advise students on research projects, which plays to the student’s interests and the advisor’s strengths. In an increasingly globallyconnected society, research is rarely done in isolation. Modeling this reality to students helps prepare them to compete in a global market and develops confidence and critical thinking skills that will allow them to make meaningful contributions to their field when they complete their undergraduate education. To prepare students for a global society it is vital that scholarly endeavors do not stop at the walls of a college campus. Encouraging students to attend and present at local, regional and national meetings will open their eyes to the vast opportunities that are available in their field. The sustainable principles of diversity are particularly relevant to the Mercy critical concerns of immigration, racism and women’s issues. Conservation According to Hargreaves and Fink conservation in sustainable leadership builds upon the past to create a better future.14 Often with leadership change comes a “slash and burn” mentality that requires starting over and doing things very differently. Conservation in educational institutions recognizes that there is value in institutional memory. There may be reasons why previous approaches have not succeeded, but if an institution moves into repetitive change syndrome15 without any regard for the past, previous mistakes may be repeated and resistance can prohibit even the best ideas from moving forward. When educational institutions “rebuild” practices and processes, preserving the best from the old ways and improving upon them, creative recombination results.16 This concept is sort of like
United States Environmental Protection Agency (December 2008) History of the Clean Air Act. Retrieved from http://epa.gov/oar/caa/caa_history.html. United States Environmental Protection Agency (March 2010), History of the Clean Water Act. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/cwahistory.html. 2 Collins, J. (2001) Good to great: Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t. New York, NY: HarperCollins. Collins, J & Porras, G. (2004) Built to last: Successful habits of visionary companies. New York, NY: HarperCollins. 3 Slow Food (2010), Slow Food Times. Retrieved from http://www.slowfood.com/. Slow Food USA (2010). Slow Food USA: Supporting Good, Clean, and Fair Food. Retrieved from http://www. slowfoodusa.org/. Footprint Choices (2010) The Slow Movement: Making a Connection. Retrieved from http://www.slowmovement.com/. 4 United States Department of Education (2001). Executive Summary. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/ nclb/overview/intro/execsumm.html. 5 Anderson, N. (2010, January 6). $250 million initiative for science, math teachers planned. The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2010/01/05/ AR2010010503981.html. 6 Hargreaves, A. & Fink, D. (2006) Sustainable Leadership (San Francisco: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.). 7 Network for Mercy (2009) Institute Resources from Viva Mercy. Retrieved from http://www.netmercyed.org/ 1
remodeling a home. It uses the best of what is there and innovates to make a new and improved version while preserving what was good about the original home. This sort of change values both the old and new and is often successful. One of Administration’s roles in conservation as a sustainable principle is to strive for a balance of junior and senior faculty. Senior faculty brings experience and perspective. They know the history of the institution and sharing that information can make them feel valued and appreciated. They can provide guidance to junior faculty on managing their workload, balancing the demands of teaching and scholarship, and modeling strategies for being a successful faculty member. Assigned senior faculty mentors give new junior faculty members perspective on how an institution works as well as tried and true methods for success. Having a senior faculty member as a resource is invaluable, and can help shape and encourage the growth of young faculty in a way that compliments and progresses the institution while preserving best practices. Junior faculty bring renewed enthusiasm and energy to the institution. They have often had a cutting-edge research experience during graduate school or postdoctoral study that makes them a resource to even the most experienced faculty. The principle of sustainable conservation addresses the critical concerns of immigration, racism and women’s issues. Conclusion Sustainable leadership calls academe to consistently deliver high-quality instruction. It encourages and promotes leadership amongst faculty and students. It creates and celebrates a diverse learning environment and it preserves the best from the past to create a better future for all students. In the final analysis, sustainable leadership in education is the responsibility of all faculty and administration. It is the footprint that we leave on the students who will become the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Catherine_McAuley/Sisters_of_Mercy_Institute_Resources.htm. 8 Hargreaves (2006) p. 17. 9 Signatories of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (2007). Text of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Retrieved from http://www. presidentsclimatecommitment.org/about/commitment. 10 Hargreaves (2006) p. 174 11 Harrell, A., Minor-Penland, L., Long, E., Tinsley, J. & Penland, D. (1995). Information Age: People, Information and Technology, An Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History. 12 Gaston, M.L. personal communication, June 29, 2010. 13 Carton, S., Casey, R. & Taddie, D. (2009) Cheap, Fast, and Out of Control: Social Media, Recruitment, and Reputation Management. Council for Independent College’s 37th Annual Institute for Chief Academic Officer’s. Retrieved from http://www.cic.edu/conferences_events/caos/2009/CAO2009_Program.pdf 14 Hargreaves (2006) p. 225. 15 Abrahamson, E. (2004) Change without pain: How managers can overcome initiative, overload, organizational chaos and employee burnout. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School. 16 Hargreaves (2006) p. 245.
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CSM Instrumental in
Alumna’s Career Success BY CARMEN STEELE, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
When it came time to start looking for colleges, Terri Wachtler Campbell ’93 was surprised to find a college that offered exactly what she was looking for right in her hometown. “At that time, there weren’t a lot of colleges that had the computer graphic design program I was looking for,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that a college so close actually offered it.” In addition to having the course of study she was looking for, College of Saint Mary offered another opportunity for Campbell…the chance to play softball at the collegiate level. “The fact that CSM was a Catholic college was important to me,” she said. “Add that I also received a good scholarship to play softball and it all came together. It was amazing how it all worked out.” Once on campus, Campbell quickly jumped into campus life. Living in the residence halls, she met many women from small towns in Nebraska and Iowa – a new experience for her. “Being from the Omaha-metro area, that was unique for me,” she said. “I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and to this day, many are still very good friends. In fact, I met my husband, Corey, through one of my friends at CSM. ” Throughout her collegiate career, Campbell stayed active as a member of Student Senate, a member of the Queen of Hearts court as a first-year student, and of course, through playing softball. “We had the best experience on our softball team. When I was a sophomore, we actually made it to nationals – we had an outstanding team,” she said. “Then my senior year we traveled to Hawaii to play. Of course we had to do a lot of fundraisers, but it was worth it! What an amazing opportunity it was for all of us!” Campbell’s efforts on the softball field were recognized in 2005 when she was inducted into the CSM Athletic Hall of Fame, an honor she was very humbled to receive. “What a huge, huge honor for me,” she said. “I’m very grateful to CSM for giving me that honor. Softball was one of the key factors that helped me develop leadership skills and appreciate how to be part of a team.” It’s those leadership skills and teamwork mentality that Campbell uses every day in her role as Employment Advertising Sales Manager at the Omaha World-Herald. Managing 10 sales people, Campbell calls upon the skills and experience she acquired during her time at CSM to lead and inspire her team. “College of Saint Mary was instrumental in what I do here now. CSM is excellent at giving you the knowledge and experience you need for roles of leadership and showing you 36 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
ABOVE: Campbell in the Omaha World-Herald's executive office lobby. She has been with the company since 1995. LEFT: Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, inducted Campbell into the CSM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
how to use your talents to lead a group of diverse people,” she said. “They truly set me up to succeed as a woman leader in my company.” As a woman leader at one of Omaha’s top companies, Campbell follows a basic philosophy. “I think it is critical to lead by example. I would not ask anybody on my team to do something that I would not want to do myself,” she said. “And another thing I’ve learned in my 15 years of managing people is the best way to help people is to let them learn themselves – and do my best to help lead them to the right path. That’s where the reward is …to succeed and know that they truly did it on their own. Seeing members of my team achieve their goals is pretty amazing and watching them do well is a lot of fun.” When asked if she had any “words of wisdom” for young women just starting out in their careers, Campbell replied, “They should remember that every job is important, no matter how small it may seem to you at the time. Gain every single bit of experience you can from every single job you have. I truly believe you can take something from every job and use it moving forward.” See Terri's story at csm.edu
&606SRUWV+LJKOLJKWV BY JIM KRUEGER, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Cross Country After beginning the season in the #2 spot in the pre-season MCAC (Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference) rankings, the cross country team opened their competitive season over Labor Day weekend at the UNO/ Creighton Classic. Facing stiff competition from multiple NCAA Division I and II teams, the CSM harriers still had eight solid individual performances and finished one place behind fellow MCAC team Peru State. The Flames are led by returning 2009 MCAC Newcomer of the Year and AllConference performer Marcie Minchow ’12, occupational therapy, Lincoln, Neb., along with newcomers Paige Ellensohn ’14, prenursing, from LeMars, Iowa and Kelly Lane ’13, biology, from Omaha. Volleyball The CSM volleyball team, now under the direction of first-year head coach Samantha Harvey, currently has an 14-3 overall record to date and are 5-3 in the MCAC. The Flames recently had a four-game winning streak defeating conference foes Haskell and York, along with non-conference wins over Buena Vista and Crown. The team hopes to capitalize on the tough competition they faced in the early season playing several NAIA top 20 teams to help propel them to successful triumphs in later competition. Leading the team in kills (176) and digs (162) is newcomer Ashley Iwanksi ’12, early childhood education, from Omaha, while returning MCAC All-Conference performer Erin Dostal ’11, rehab studies, of Howells, Neb. leads in assists (453). Soccer After facing NAIA-ranked soccer powerhouses like Graceland University #11, Master’s College #15 and NCAA D-2 Rockhurst at the beginning of the season, the CSM Flames are 2-11-1, but are still looking ahead to MCAC play where they will play to defend their 2009 champion-
ship. CSM hopes to sneak up on conference opponents and started MCAC play against Bellevue University. Currently, they are 1-3 in conference play. Abby Schlater ’12, early childhood education, of Omaha and Raeleigh Withey ’12, nursing, of Rocky
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Whitney Brown ’14, occupational therapy, defends the ball during this soccer game against Morningside College.
Mountain, Colo. are the leading Flames' scorers, while goalkeeper Jackie Swanger ’12, biology, of Omaha is averaging over five saves per game. In addition, Ashley Turco ’12, pre-nursing, of Omaha was named MCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 26. Turco scored the game-winning goal for CSM in a 2-1 overtime victory over Kansas Wesleyan. Swimming The second year of CSM Swimming is underway as practices have officially started in preparation for the 2010/11 season. The swim team’s chances for success this season are bolstered by seven returning veterans and 11 newcomers to the team. “The experience our initial team gained last year will be extremely valuable towards our team having an outstanding year,” said Head Coach Rich Draper. Having so many members
of the team returning sets an outstanding foundation for the CSM swim program moving forward. Plus, the infusion of 11 new swimmers with the returning students has the team attitude soaring – creating high expectations for the upcoming year. Softball The main focus for CSM softball this past recruitment season was to add numbers to the overall roster to gain player depth and talent. Coach Chuck Brewer did just that by adding 10 new faces to the team for 2010/11. Two key seniors are leading the team through fall practice and winter conditioning in preparation for the spring season. Three-time MCAC All-Conference player Kayla Hodgson, ’11, occupational therapy, Blair, Neb., and Melissa King ’11, occupational therapy, Omaha, also a MCAC All-Conference performer, have provided leadership and set the expectation bar high for the Flames’ team. Golf Starting in the fall of 2011, golf will return as the seventh sanctioned sport at CSM. Like the six current sports at the University, the golf team will compete in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA. The University is currently seeking a local golf course that would serve as the team’s home course and possible host of tournaments in the future. The search for golfers has already begun, and Wade Tracy has been hired as the head coach. Athletic director Jim Krueger believes resuming the golf team is a very logical decision for the University’s athletic department. “With the number of high school golfers in the state, this is a great sport to add to College of Saint Mary’s athletic offerings. I believe there are many quality high school golfers who, given the chance, would welcome an opportunity to compete and play at the collegiate level,” said Krueger. csm.edu | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY Magazine | 37
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Athletic Donors Garold and Doris King Christian and Mary Kingery Bruce and Dorothy Lobdell Mel and Michelle McNea Bonnie and Raymond Miller Jessica Lynn Zimmerman Adolescent and Child Care Specialists C A S Corp. Scot and Rita Adams Kerry Bahns Michael and Bridget Barnes Clete Berens Lawrence and Doris Berens Barry Bessert Katelyn Bosak Valdene Brabec Gerald and Rita Brabec Richard and Catherine Brock G.K. and V. J. Brown James and Kimberly Busby Sean Callahan Laura and Patrick Callahan Tim and Ruth Coffman Marla Cross
Lillian Cuff Timothy and Mary Czapla David and Connie Dostal Walter J. Ernesti Michelle Katherine Eusterwiemann Larry and Marlene Fiese James and Karen Francis Lisa Gaeta John and Nancy Graham Nick and Maureen Gregor Amy Beth Hanley David and Brenda Hegemann Kenzie Nicole Hendrickson Jeffrey and Marcia Higgins Marvin and Patricia Higgins Dale and Pamela Houdek Steve and Veronica Hughes Daniel King Frank and Sharon Krajicek David and Deborah Krupski Ashley Marie Kulwicki Connie and Ken Kulwicki Raymond and Carol Lenczowski Anna Lenczowski
Every contribution made to the Boost-Her Club goes directly into scholarship funds for our student athletes. Gary Lobdell Charles and Charlene Mahnke Brett and Jennifer Marquardt Michael and Jeri Martin John Mauro Robert and Roselyn McFarland Larry and Barb McGowan David and Suzanne Melliger Baron and Kellye Miller Ronald Miller Lyle and Madge Miller Micaela Moriarty Marian Noland Justin Osborne Rai Ann Owen Jim and Lori Placzek Carol Poese Justin and Dara Ricketts Kellie Ristine Howard and Bette* Rudloff Barry and Susan Rue Thomas and Julie Schulze Donald Scott Paula Shriver Cory and Ashley Strain
John and Christine Swanger Randy and Norma Jean Swanger Ronnald and Carolle Tennancour Sally Thalken James and Susan Tracy Carl Tuenge Michael Turco Anthony and Teresa Vacanti Goldie Welch Robert and Suzanne Wiederrich Kris and Joey Williams Richard and Margaret Withey Michael and Ann Ziebarth President’s Report Quick Guide President’s Cabinet - Silver President’s Cabinet - Bronze President’s Club - Gold President’s Club - Silver President’s Club - Bronze President’s Club
$500,000 - 999,999 $100,000 - 499,999 $25,000 - 99,999 $10,000 - 24,999 $5,000 - 9,999 $1,000 - 4,999
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Two New Athletes
Join CSM Hall of Fame On Saturday, Sept. 18, two former CSM athletes became the newest members of the CSM Athletic Hall of Fame. Mary Heller Segin ’76 (left) and Jennifer Kros-Dorfmeyer ’97 were inducted into this elite group of athletes during a luncheon at CSM. Segin was known on the basketball court for her quickness, defensive play and aggressive rebounding. She played under fellow Hall of Fame member, Coach Bob McCabe, and was a member of the inaugural basketball team at CSM in 1972. During her collegiate career, she was a four-year starter, team captain, leading rebounder – still holding the CSM record for the most rebounds in a game with 22. Kros-Dorfmeyer’s play on the field set the standard for the Flames’ soccer program. The Flames won the conference championship every year during her collegiate career and earned its first-ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament when she was a senior. She is one of the most-decorated performers in CSM soccer history, earning four - first team all conference honors; four - all region selections; and being named Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference “Defensive Player of the Year” in 1996. 38 | COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY MAGAZINE | csm.edu
/RFN8S<RXU/HJDF\ With this Exciting Opportunity
CSM is in the midst of a significant upgrade to our athletic facilities – including a workout room, physical NE W Lo therapy area with whirlpool, and a new Flames’ locker room ck ers with a game-viewing screen. The locker room also features ! 44 individual wood lockers - each with a removable bench that can be used during team meetings. The locker room addition is a milestone in Flames’ history…and we couldn’t resist offering you this one-time opportunity. Each “Lock Up Your Only 44 sponsorships available 38 Legacy!” sponsorship is only $200 – payable in one or two installments! Your name/class year/ sport will be permanently displayed in the new CSM locker room. To make a gift by phone, call Gail Thompson in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 402-399-2453 or online at csm.edu/yourgift.
2009/10 Swim Team
chievements A ALUMNAE
Karen Peters DeWolf ’61 and husband, Jack, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2010. Karen enjoys substitute teaching at the high school level in her retirement. Carolyn Jaworski ’70, principal of Mercy High School in Omaha, was named Administrator of the Year by the Archdiocese of Omaha at the 33rd Annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education on Sept. 16. Carolyn has dedicated over 40 years to Mercy High School – 23 in her current role as principal and 18 years teaching speech, drama and English while also serving as assistant principal. Rev. Alfred Salanitro ’82 will be featured in a role in an independent film - The Boarder. The film is based on a novel by Jane Ryan and tells the story of a family coping with a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). The disorder comes from a failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers. Fr. Salanitro is a pastor at St. Bernadette Church in Omaha. Becca Siebert Baber ’90 and family are moving from Atlanta, Ga., to Victoria, Minn. Cynthia Brown Sestak ’91 assistant director for the Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and site manager for the Grand Island Division, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. This is the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders. To obtain fellow status, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits, and demonstrate professional and community involvement. Sherri Wells-Chesley ’97 is the District 24 Toastmasters Lt. Governor - Marketing.
We want to know your accomplishments and news since you’ve graduated. Send your stories to Jayme Conrad ’06, alumnae relations coordinator, by e-mail to jconrad@ csm.edu or use the envelope found in the center of the magazine. You can also update your contact information by logging on to csm.edu. Click on “Alumnae & Donors” and then “Keep in Touch.”
HERITA WEEK 20G10E Alumnae attending the Mothers Living & Learning 10-year anniversary celebration included (L-R) Suzy Schueler ’03, Stacey Flowers ’08, Robyn Clevenger Lange ’06, Heather Molczyk ’10, April Sigler ’06. Not pictured: Kelli Kentch ’06, Jodi Hruska Beversdorf ’06 and Julie Marr ’07.
Welcome back! The class of 1960 celebrated their 50-year reunion and were inducted into the Figures of Wisdom Society during Heritage Week. Front row L-R: Patricia Bantner, Sr. Neomi Ortega, RSM, Bonita Ehernberger English, Janice Madigan Jordan, Marianne Vlcek Bonnemier, Pauline Curran Bartek, and Mary Slattery McKay. Back row L-R: Edith Gallagher, Mary Jo Hoffmann Ring, Shirley Seewald Coniglio, Kathleen Dermondy Denning, Eileen Murphy Denning, Ellen Ostronic Lang, Julie Herek Bizal, Marilyn Coder Bush, and Mary Chapman Ulrich. L-R: Connie Divis Tippery ’86, Cathy Konecky Peterson ’86, Vicki Bracht ’85, ’89 and Lisa Brichacek Glodowski ’85, ’87 gather to support their classmate and Alumna Achievement Award recipient Margaret Schorn ‘85.
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Alumnae Gallery Kate Jackson Reeb ‘69 lives in Olathe, Kan., with her husband, Ron. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Kate stays busy with the grandchildren, and on her own time, she likes to read, cook and travel. She also loves to paint, and her house is filled with her beautiful creations on canvas. Sandra Ollinger Schlueter ‘64 lives with her husband, Joe, in Whittier, Calif. She taught kindergarten for 34 years in the Los Angeles area. She and Joe have two daughters and four grandsons. They enjoy traveling, and they have hosted exchange students in their home from all over the world. Rose Anderson Clough ‘53 currently lives in Tequesta, Fla. She enjoys music, especially classical music and opera. In her leisure, she enjoys flower arranging and decorating for the holidays. She has been an avid Husker fan for years, and, while working in Lincoln, she attended games regularly. She has many fond memories of her days at College of Saint Mary.
Bethany Fagan Kintigh ’98 is the Maternal Hepatitis B and Immunization Education Coordinator for the Iowa Dept. of Public Health in Des Moines, Iowa. She lives in Greenfield, Iowa, with her husband, Nick, and children, Paisley and Dax. Colleen McLaughlin Wardner ’98 received the May 2010 Daisy Award at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, where she is a clinical nurse coordinator in the emergency department. She was chosen for the award by Professional Practice Council members who recognized her excellence in clinical expertise, service and care to patients. Debra Brockelsby Hoag ‘99 is a staff nurse at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Nora Smith ’99 is a Systems Specialist at BB&T Corporation in Raleigh, N.C. Darlene Nanfito ’01 is the owner of Turning Heads Salon and Spa in Omaha. Suzanne Schueler ’03 is the supplies coordinator and receptionist for Stock Realty and Auction in St. Edward, Neb. Melissa Campbell Fanning ’04 is a Nurse Case Manager in the Pediatric Neurology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical CenterPhysicians.
Classmates from the class of 1965 gathered on campus to reconnect and recall good memories. (L-R): Betty Thorne Revland, Patty Schultz Birusingh, Susan Graves Klataske, Pauline Selenke Pesek, Carole Duncan Buckman, Michel Leonard Caniglia, Mary Foecke Davis, and Sherry Wintz Perry.
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Cheryl Briggeman ’06 is the Spanish teacher at Steelville High School. She and husband, Louis, live in Rolla, Mo. Katie Krause ’08 has accepted a new position as Clinical Data Manager at
Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Neb. Julissa Lara M’08 has accepted a new position with Mutual of Omaha as a Distribution Compensation Specialist in the Brokerage Compensation Division within the Mutual Individual Financial Services Operation. Julissa was also voted the 2010 Vice-President of the Board for Latino Employee Connections at Mutual. Megan Moslander ’08 is the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Holy Name Catholic Community in Omaha, Neb. Rachel M. Walz Braden ’09 has been named Assistant Director of the Goddard School outside of Washington, D.C. in Rockville, Md., where she and her husband, Michael, make their home. Moniki Cannon M‘10 has been promoted to Systems and Training Specialist at Kiewit in Omaha. Nicole Minino Livesay ’10 is a lead nurse in the Heart and Vascular Unit at Alegent Health in Omaha. Jennifer Schidler M‘10 has been promoted to a Team Leader at Ameritas Life Insurance Co. in Lincoln, Neb.
Kristin Anderson Hahne ’06 and husband, Matt, welcomed Brooklyn Elizabeth on June 19, 2010.
In Loving Memory
Maxine Talcott Hood ‘40 died August 19, 2010.
Angel Engman ’03 and Bryan Younger were married April 10, 2010. The couple resides in Omaha where Angel is a paralegal for Kutak Rock, LLP.
Virginia New McMahon ’45 died September 5, 2010.
Sarah Johnson ’04, ’06 and Dave Eisenman were married September 4, 2010. Sarah is employed as administrative officer to the associate director at VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sheila Toohey Maifski ’48 died October 4, 2010. Veronica Gehrig Graham ’49 died March 31, 2010. Marilyn Heater Nelson ’52 died February 16, 2010. Nancy Glatter Hittner ’60 died July 4, 2010. Mary Kay Getzfrid Lerner ’71 died August 19, 2010. Nancy J. Hillman ’71, ’02 died July 2010. She is survived by her sister Jean Hillman Scharfenkamp ’74. Debra Tessin Aliano ’75 died October 3, 2010.
$OPRVW6ROYHG Thank you to Megan Howe Paben ’07 and Judy Lyman, CSM facilities manager, for their help in identifying these alums. The photo was taken in McAuley Hall between 2002 and 2003. Six of the eight students were named. If you can help identify the remaining two send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frances Gilroy ’87 died July 20, 2010. She is survived by her sister, Joan Gilroy Tu ’92.
New Mystery Do you recognize anyone in this photo? If so, send the name(s) to Jayme Conrad ’06, alumnae relations coordinator, by e-mail to jconrad@csm. edu or call 402-399-2350. Hint: The photo was taken around 1940.
Becky S. Tate Vandenberg ’00 died May 22, 2010.
t Sister Mary James York died August 17, 2010. She was a former nursing faculty member at CSM.
CSM is collecting gifts for the Class of ’62 and Class of ’63 Scholarship Funds! The endowment goal of each scholarship is $100,000.
For more information, contact Susan Jael Medina, major gifts/ planned giving officer, at email@example.com or 402-399-2331.
BACK L-R: Cindy Hansen Tullis ‘03, Sarah Mace ‘03, M. Lynn Mace*, (unknown), Cara Hegeman Belina.* FRONT L-R: Megan Howe Paben ‘07, Tara Womochil ’05, ‘07 and (unknown).
I have had several people e-mail me saying they saw me in the magazine! Too funny!“
- Megan Howe Paben ‘07 Hastings, Neb.
That room was the hottest room in McAuley! It was right above the boiler and we had fans going in the middle of winter.”
- Jayme Conrad ‘06 Alumnae Relations Coordinator and “Mystery Photo” photographer *former CSM students
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Our Lady of Mercy Society & 50-Year Reunion Brunch College of Saint Mary held its third annual Appreciation Brunch for the Our Lady of Mercy Society members on Sunday, September 19, during CSM’s Heritage Week 2010. In addition to OLM members being recognized, there was a wonderful turnout of alums from the Class of 1960 – celebrating their 50- year reunion. The program began as members of the Our Lady of Mercy Society were described as “angels with generous hearts.” Kathryn Von Seggern ’33, who graduated 77 years ago, was celebrated and recognized as our most “seasoned” member of the Society. Another of CSM’s special angels, Jacqueline Anderegg, widow of former chemistry professor James Anderegg, spoke regarding why she has remembered CSM in her will even though she is not an alumna, has never worked at CSM, and is not Catholic. She told how she first stepped onto the campus and felt “a sense of home.” She believes strongly in the CSM mission and stays involved, “for reasons that reflect my admiration for the vibrant quality of the administration, the personal involvement of the faculty, the courage of the leadership, and the unique populations
OLM member Jacqueline Anderegg with Susan Medina, major gifts/planned giving officer, at the brunch.
of women who are its students.” She considers College of Saint Mary “a treasure; a quiet, sparkling stone, sitting in the center of our city.” She ended by stating, “with our support, now and in our future planning, may the Bloom continue.” Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, president of CSM, followed Anderegg’s talk by inviting alums to share a story, and everyone was delighted and surprised as two from the class of ’60 finally made separate confessions about residence hall pranks to their classmates after 50 years of silence!
Our Lady of Mercy Society Our Lady of Mercy Society is comprised of individuals who have chosen to include College of Saint Mary in their estate plan with a deferred gift for the ultimate benefit of the University. For more information about joining the OLM society, please contact Susan Jael Medina at 402-399-2331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy ’61 and David Abboud Jacqueline Anderegg Anonymous (3) Mary Cacioppo ’57 The Ronald W. and Mary M. (Meg) Cardella Rose Anderson Clough ’56 Carol Conway-Gerhardt, Ph.D. ’64 Darrell Eckardt Bernice Jedlicka Haney, Ph.D. ’62 Mary Jo Havlicek ’54 Sr. Katherine Heffernan, BVM ’43 Mary Lee Hogan ’63
Elizabeth Hug ’67 Juanita Gwiazda Hunsaker ’83, ’00 Beatrice Houston Jacques Kathleen A. Kersey ’86 Joan Laughlin, Ph.D. ’62 Pat Colchin Lavey ’52 Patty Maggio Patricia McNamara ’45 Mary Ann McQuillan ’89 Agnes Mooney ’35 Mary Margaret Muenchrath ’62 Helen Clare Murphy Genevieve Nachtman ’51 Florence Naff
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Kenneth Nielsen Stephanie Metz O'Keefe Marilyn Demerath ’72 and John Orr Shirley Mae Poetzel ’49 Kate Reeb ’69 Linda Gralheer Rogers ’69 Elizabeth Carlin Schultz ’52 Mary Ann Hostettler Strider ’63 Dr. Electa O'Rourke Strub ’40 Kathryn McNamara Von Seggern ’33 Mary Galbreath Willis ’96 Peg Wolff ’76
Fundraising Continues for New Mothers Living & Learning Residence Hall In the last issue of the CSM Magazine, we revealed plans for a new residence hall for Mothers Living & Learning – CSM’s innovative residential option for single studentmothers and their children. The fundraising is well under way and to date, we are happy to report that $4.5 million of the $10 million needed for the project has been secured. Thanks in large part due to the tireless effort of Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, president of College of Saint Mary, the campaign is moving forward with a goal of hopefully breaking ground in the spring of 2011. However, there’s still work to be done and we invite you to become a partner in this exciting endeavor. Your contribution will enable CSM to create a community that recognizes women as single mothers as well as college students. For more information on the Mothers Living & Learning Residence Hall, please contact Colleen Heavican, coordinator of grants and research, at 402-399-6200 or email@example.com.
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CELEBRATE… We’re halfway to our goal of $705,000 …and you can help us get there!
Fall Phonathon is in full swing and if you haven’t made your pledge yet, there’s still plenty of time to support the CSM Fund before the end of the year! Last year, CSM Fund gifts equaled the impact of a $13 million endowment – providing critical college-funded financial aid for more than 98 percent of the CSM student population.
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Every gift of every size makes a difference! So, we hope you will answer our call during Phonathon…or simply send back the pledge form below in the envelope included in this magazine. Or if you prefer, you may also make your gift online at csm. edu/yourgift. All gifts and pledges must be received by June 30, 2011.
The Leadership Circle is the new name given to our community of generous benefactors who demonstrate exemplary leadership and commitment to CSM through annual, unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more to the CSM Fund. Leadership Circle members will enjoy benefits including invitations to benefactor events and special University communications. Leadership Circle Tiers of Support: Strategic - $1,000 or more Transformational - $5,000 or more Visionary - $10,000 or more For more information on the Leadership Circle at CSM, please contact Verlyn Schueler, vice president for institutional advancement, at 402-399-2477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Photo Contest Students, faculty and staff were asked to submit their photos of CSM campus“wildlife.” We published the best of the submissions!
Best Student Submission Crystal Henopp ’12, nursing The campus buzzes with student activity and insects! Campus flora attracts the fall migration of butterflies.
Best Subject Ben Volden, Web Technician Woodchucks seem to be everywhere on campus...until you want a photo of them. This pair of woodchucks was spotted near Walsh Hall.
Editor’s Pick Dr. Judith A. Eby, RSM, Theology Program Director Sr. Judy captured this photo of geese marching to class. She wrote, “I took this picture of some of our ‘new students’ out walking around.”
Linda M. Varvel, Director of Residence Life Are cats wildlife? We think so! Linda and her husband, Jacob, live in the Residence Halls with their cat, Megatron.