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A Flourishing Partnership Dear Friends, Anyone talking about organizational change these days focuses on two words, strategic planning. Strategists are abuzz about the tactics and vision that will propel an institution forward. Change without strategic planning is like driving without directions—you’re on the road, but you don’t know where you’re going. Saint Ignatius Loyola is considered by many to have been on the forefront of organizational change; however, he has never really worn the moniker of strategic planner. If anything, his vision is more one of strategic flexibility. In asking a Jesuit to go wherever in the world the need was the greatest at a moment’s notice, our founder emerged as one of the more change-ready religious leaders of his time. He neither planned nor imagined the network of institutions and missions that characterize today’s Society, but he set the course that enabled so many new works to come into existence. And while most of those first institutions are not operating today, new schools and missions open each year in response to the needs of God’s people. Welcome to the “new” Partners magazine—the first joint publication of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces. Current and new readers are invited to learn about the Jesuits and Jesuit ministries in our shared 12-state region. This publication is a work in progress, an effort to combine our two magazines into one. It reflects the continuing efforts of our two Jesuit Provinces to work together towards the creation of a new Province in 2017. Our two provinces are already sharing various aspects of our mission, including our work with the Jesuits abroad, in Eastern Africa, Peru, and northeast India. Our hope is that by sharing resources, we will have more to give and will be able to respond imaginatively to the burgeoning

Brother Joseph Hoover, SJ, interacts with locals in Guwahati, Assam, during his recently completed sixweek immersion trip to the Kohima region of northeast India.

apostolic needs of the future. We wish to be at the frontiers in evangelization of God’s people for the good of the Church. The name Partners reflects the essential relationship that we Jesuits have with you, our companions and collaborators. From the Society’s beginning, we have been privileged to have partners who strengthen our mission. The stories and images contained in this publication reflect our vital relationship with you. In a recent conversation with senior Jesuits, one was overheard saying, “I sometimes forget what we’re calling the province now, but I know that it’s still the Society of Jesus.” The wisdom of our elders reflects this most fundamental truth. Some of our Jesuits entered the Society before there even was a Chicago, Detroit, or Wisconsin Province; they’ve lived long enough to see their province split, re-unite, or merge. In the end, the size and the name of this new province matters only in as

much as it helps us to do the work of the Church. With your support, we can meet this challenge and serve the generations to come. Sincerely yours in Christ,

Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ Provincial, Chicago-Detroit Province

Thomas A. Lawler, SJ Provincial, Wisconsin Province

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NEWS

Deepen Your Lenten Reflection with JesuitPrayer.org With the Lenten season upon us, we invite you to deepen your practice and reflection with www.Jesuitprayer.org, our new prayer site, eNewsletter, and App. Since Ash Wednesday, JesuitPrayer.org has featured daily thought-provoking reflections from nine contributing Jesuit and lay authors. Visit the site or use the App to submit intentions and prayer requests. We invite you to rate the App and share JesuitPrayer.org with friends and family. Be assured that the Jesuits are praying for you during this Lenten season.

Jesuit Frs. Peter Etzel, Ed Witt, and Dave Matzko, Celebrate Canonization of First Native American Saint in Rome

By the Numbers 164

children enrolled in the kindergarten class opened by the Jesuits in Bahir Dar in northwest Ethiopia in 2012

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years since Jesuits arrived in Peru

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hours needed to travel to reach cell phone range from Palizi, the Jesuit’s first school in Arunachal Pradesh, India

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average age of Kohima Jesuits

130,000

parishioners within a four-square-mile area of the Jesuit parish of Virgen de Nazaret in Lima, Peru

35,000,000 population of northeast India

100,000

refugees served by the Jesuit Refugee Service in Kakuma, Kenya

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In October, Frs. Etzel, Witt, and Matzko of the Kino Jesuit Community in South Dakota traveled to Rome for the canonization of St. Kateri Tekawitha, the first Native American saint. All three Jesuits have served Native American ministries for many years in parishes, retreat centers, and schools including the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Father Patrick Kelly, SJ, Explores Catholics and Sports in New Book In his new book, Catholic Perspectives on Sports: From Medieval to Modern Times, Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ, gives readers a provocative look at how Catholics have engaged in play and sports through the ages, and how this engagement has been related to theological and spiritual sensibilities. Father Kelly recounts how the humanists and early Jesuits played an important role in introducing games and sports as part of the school day in the Western world. Available at www.paulistpress.com.

Steve Specht, St. Xavier High School Football Coach, Receives Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award On February 1, St. Xavier High School football coach Steve Specht was honored with the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Created in 2010 to honor exemplary coaches who display integrity, achievement, and leadership, the winner receives $10,000 and another $15,000 for his football program. “People need to realize what great things he is doing,” explained Greg Scruggs, a 2008 St. Xavier graduate who nominated Coach Specht. “I think because St. X is a private school it overshadows the fact that young men still need positive role models, and that’s what Coach Specht is, a role model.”

Kohima Region Jesuit, Anand Pereira, Earns PhD from Creighton University Anand Pereira, SJ, from the Kohima Region of northeast India, successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD from Creighton University. Father Pereira recently returned to the Kohima Region to manage the self-help groups that foster the “co-operative” style of economics to improve living conditions and educational opportunities. He will work to support economic initiatives between northeast India and Jesuit Partners in the US.

ASSIGNMENTS

Father Christopher Devron, SJ, founding president of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School in Chicago, will return to his home province of New York to serve as the president of Fordham Preparatory School, effective summer 2013. Christ the King recently celebrated the success of its first graduating class with all 50 students being accepted into colleges and universities. Father Daniel Hartnett, SJ, began his new position as pastor at Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2013. Prior to serving the Cincinnati community, Fr. Hartnett was on a brief sabbatical following his assignment as pastor of Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan, Illinois. After many years of service in Omaha, Nebraska, as superior at Creighton Prep, Fr. James Ryan, SJ, has relocated to Creighton University in support of the Jesuit Community’s pastoral ministry outreach. Father Thomas Schloemer, SJ, has taken on the newly created position of guestmaster for the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Father Schloemer has supported the Jesuit mission through positions at Creighton University in Omaha and ministries in Milwaukee. After eight years of service, Fr. Richard Twohig, SJ, will conclude his service at the Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan, caring for his fellow Jesuit brothers. Father Twohig will be succeeded by Fr. John Libens, SJ (at right), beginning summer 2013. Most recently, Fr. Libens assisted both the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces with secondary and pre-secondary education and served as superior of the St. Ignatius Jesuit Community in Cleveland.

IN MEMORIAM

We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God. CDT=Chicago-Detroit Province, please visit www.jesuits-chgdet.org for more information WIS=Wisconsin Province, please visit www.jesuitpartners.org/SJtribute for more information

Fr. Patrick E. Walsh, SJ (WIS) October 23, 1923, to February 6, 2013 Fr. Nicholas E. Schiel, SJ (WIS) December 26, 1924, to January 21, 2013 Fr. Louis J. Lipps, SJ (CDT) July 5, 1921, to January 11, 2013 Br. Richard C. Conroy, SJ (CDT) October 14, 1932, to January 5, 2013 Fr. Francis J. Smith, SJ (CDT) May 22, 1920, to December 13, 2012 Fr. Joseph C. Gill, SJ (WIS) July 15, 1926, to December 9, 2012 Fr. J. Peter Deane, SJ (CDT) February 24, 1934, to December 1, 2012 Fr. William T. Kolarec, SJ (WIS) September 15, 1933, to November 2, 2012

Fr. Lothar L. Nurnberger, SJ (CDT) For a full listing of assignments, please visit www.jesuits-chgdet.org and click the red web icon as shown here.

March 10, 1910, to November 1, 2012 Fr. John E. Reilly, SJ (CDT) October 22, 1928, to October 29, 2012

Missioned to Serve at Colombiere Fr. James Creighton, SJ

Fr. John D. O’Neill, SJ (CDT) July 9, 1929, to October 28, 2012 To view full obituaries, sign a guestbook, and/or make a gift, please visit our website at www.jesuits-chgdet.org and click the red web icon as shown here.

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L M I N I S T R I E S

Kohima: Partners in Care

Rain does not deter the work of the boarding school children at St. Mary’s in Maweit, Meghalaya. The summer monsoon can produce much of the 120 inches of annual rainfall. Due to distances and difficult roads, many children need to live at school and only go home at breaks.

By John Sealey, Provincial Assistant for International and Social Ministries for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces

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he Wisconsin Province Jesuits have cooperated with the Kohima Region since 2002. The Jesuits of the ethnically and geographically diverse Kohima region have worked tirelessly and faced the challenges posed by rural, mountainous terrain, a 50% literacy rate, and 240 distinct languages. As the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces prepare to unite, together they continue to dedicate their efforts to making a difference in the lives of those in northeast India. Two Portuguese Jesuits, Frs. Cacella and Cabaral, passed briefly through northeast India in 1626 en route to Tibet. As early Christians in the region, they faced adversity then as now; still today, only 2% of the 1.2 billion inhabitants in India identify as Catholic. In October of 1995, Kohima was established as a new Jesuit region comprised of the 7 northeast “sisters” or states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura, 4

and in 2002, a “twinning” agreement was finalized with the Wisconsin Province. In just one generation, the region has grown to over 140 young Jesuits with an average age of only 35.

From the beginning, the relationship between Kohima and the Wisconsin Province has been built on mutuality and solidarity. A frontier region distinct in many ways from mainland India and accentuated by rocky terrain and isolated communities, has forced Jesuits to find creative ways to share their mission and focus their efforts on seven apostolic frontiers. These include evangelization, socio-economic transformation, health care, conflict resolution and peace initiatives, research, building the local church, and culture and language preservation.

From the beginning, the relationship between Kohima and the Wisconsin Province has been built on mutuality and solidarity. This generosity has allowed the rapidly growing Kohima region to expand its work into underserved communities. Reciprocally, Kohima has contributed to the formation of Midwest Jesuits and lay leaders who have experienced the life and work in Kohima. Over the years, immersion groups comprised of Jesuits and laity have had the privilege of accompanying the Jesuits and indigenous communities of Kohima. In the following reflection, The Jesuit Post blogger Paddy Gilger, SJ, shares his honest and humorous life lessons from his six weeks abroad.

To view a slideshow of images of Jesuits in Kohima, visit our website at www.jesuits-chgdet.org and click the red web icon as shown here.

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Modern conveniences are a luxury in a region where only 30% of households have safe drinking water and electricity.

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he most embarrassing moment of my time in India actually happened before I even set foot on Indian soil; it happened on the plane. I was travelling with another Jesuit—my classmate, the prophetic and eloquent and inevitably plaid-shirt-wearing Br. Joe Hoover, SJ—and we had discovered that we had, through some fortunate accident, been given first-class tickets for the last of our long series of flights. This flight would land us in the city of Guwahati, Assam, which lies alongside the Brahmaputra River in the floodplain below the Himalayan mountains where rests the occupied nation of Tibet. Bearing our golden tickets we boarded the flight, seated ourselves, and received, as graciously as we could, the warm towels distributed by the smiling stewardess. I washed the grime of two days of travel from my face and the dust from my nondescript clothes as our fellow passengers filed past. For a moment, only a simple one-hour flight lying between myself and a summer in northeast India, I felt nervous, excited, hopeful . . . clean. And then onto the plane, last of all and least of least, walked two, saffron-andgold-clad Buddhist monks. They made their way past us with small, graceful steps, and took—of course—two middle seats in the coach section, twin models of humility. Every fiber in my 24-year-old being was mortified. I’d taken a vow of poverty not 10 months before, and now I was sitting in first class? Why hadn’t I turned it down? I squirmed, thought about offering to trade seats, and then the flight took off. I was stuck, with nothing to do for an hour but puzzle over what it meant for me to be a Jesuit, wondering what lessons the next six weeks would hold.

By Paddy Gilger, SJ

There were many. From the family in a tiny village north of Cherrapunji (the wettest place on planet earth) who slaughtered and cooked one of their few chickens for my visit, I learned the importance of hospitality. From long hikes through thick jungles— brush-clearing machete in hand—alongside brother Jesuits and local nuns, I learned that love shows itself in deeds. From teenage boys and girls who danced us into their village, I learned to be less afraid to celebrate. From the laughter brought on many of us—Indian and not—by Br. Joe Hoover’s effort to guide a pair of oxen in a straight line through a muddy rice field, I learned to worry less about knowing what to do before being willing to try. From being awoken in my small room abutting the Church in the village of Maweit by the sound of chanting in the Khasi or Garo languages which I could not understand, I learned to pray from my spirit rather than from my mind. From the “kitchen girl” Julie’s firm insistence that she would wash my clothes by hand, not me, I learned to accept a gift when it is given. From riding in a high-bottomed jeep through tracks so muddy they do not deserve the name “road” while singing—at the insistence of the young sisters with whom I worked—songs about Jesus, or John Denver’s “Country Road,” I learned that friendship requires having very little in common. From sitting in silence as groups of tribal women would work together with the sisters or a brother Jesuit to figure out how to make a system of microloans work this time, in this village, I learned that the

educated do not have—and do not need to have—answers to others problems. And most centrally, I learned from the relentless missionary zeal of the Kohima Jesuits, who insist on handing their institutions over to the local people as soon as possible so that they can move on to new works. From them I learned to trust more, collaborate more, and to be more attentive to the next frontier. It is the opportunity to learn this last trait that makes our partnership with the Kohima Jesuits so valuable. It allows us to imitate the words of the great Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, who wrote in 1926 about a lecture given by a Harvard professor on evolution, the following: “I realized in the end that, hic et nunc, Christ was not irrelevant to the problems that interest Professor Parker: it only needed a few intermediate steps to allow a transition from his positivist psychology to a certain spiritual outlook. This realization cheered

With dense forest and difficult roads, those who are sick or injured need to be carried to the clinic in Maweit by improvised ambulance.

me up. Ah, there lie the Indies that draw me more strongly than those of St. Francis Xavier.” We have our own Indies here in the American Midwest. And our partnership with the Jesuits of northeast India will help us seek them, one embarrassing lesson learned at the feet of a passing Buddhist monk at a time. Paddy, a Creighton University graduate and Wisconsin Province Jesuit, has an MA in philosophy. He lived and worked at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota for a number of years—he still misses it there. Paddy is the editor-in-chief of The Jesuit Post and is currently preparing for his ordination in June.

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V O C AT I O N S

Spreading the Word in the Digital Age By Fr. Paul Coelho, SJ, and Fr. James Prehn, SJ

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n the 17th century, the French Jesuits found themselves in the crosshairs of philosopher and theologian, Blaise Pascal. He wrote his now-famous Lettres provinciales targeting what he felt was the moral laxity of Jesuit theology. It was another iteration of the accusation against the Society of Jesus preaching “cheap grace,” to which most Jesuits would respond that grace isn’t cheap, it’s free. However, the French Jesuits responding to Pascal’s attacks wrote dry, academic ripostes whose tediousness failed to persuade any readers, and Pascal shrewdly carried public opinion in painting the Society with some unflattering colors. One might conclude that we learned our lesson in that debacle from the 1650s, and young Jesuits now utilize modern forms of social media to communicate the Gospel in more persuasive manners. An example of this forward-thinking approach is The Jesuit Post, a blog written and maintained by a group of Jesuit scholastics who cover contemporary culture. Many younger Jesuits have personal blogs that they use to preach to peers; in A Jesuit’s Journey, Ryan Duns reflects on a variety of social, theological, philosophical, and even musi-

cal occasions. The most visited portions of his blog are YouTube videos instructing the viewer in how to play a tin whistle. While a critic might claim that such videos have

...the Holy Father explicitly asked us at the last General Congregation to continue to take the Gospel to the frontiers of society. Social media is one step in the right direction. nothing to do with the Gospel, it can be argued that it is the kind of hook that may open an otherwise disinterested person to hear Jesus’ Good News. In fact, Ryan’s blog and videos have led many men to learn more about the Society. It is fair to say that in terms of temperament and interest, it is hard to describe a typical Jesuit. Our interests expressed in social media

A Call to Vision

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By Don Doll, S.J. A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World

Fr. Paul Coelho, SJ Vocations Director, Wisconsin Province Phone: 414-937-6949 vocations@jesuitswisprov.org Fr. James Prehn, SJ Vocations Director, Chicago-Detroit Province Phone: 773-975-6363 vocations@jesuits-chgdet.org For more information about joining the Jesuits, visit: www.thinkjesuit.org

ather Don Doll, SJ, celebrates 50 years of award-winning photography in his new book, A Call to Vision: A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World. One hundred and eighty-eight black-and-white and color images are complemented by brief personal reflections that detail Fr. Doll’s “vocation within a vocation” as a Jesuit photographer. Through his lens we journey from the Native American Reservations in South Dakota to Jesuit Refugee Service sites in Sri Lanka and Uganda to locations across the globe where Jesuits are serving the greatest need. Along the way we are invited to see the world and her people as God urges—with love and compassion. Father Doll has lived and worked at Creighton University since 1969, where he is a professor of journalism and holds the Charles and Mary Heider Jesuit Chair. His work has been featured in National Geographic and eight Day in the Life of . . . books. The third and final book in his Vision series, A Call to Vision, was recently featured in the New York Times and is available from Creighton University Press and Magis Productions online at http://www.magisproductions.org/order-book or by calling 402-280-3035. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Vision Quest Endowment Fund supporting Native American scholarships and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Bulk orders and pricing available. If you would like more information about joining the Jesuits, go to: http://www.jesuit.org or scan the qr code with your smart phone

A Call to Vision

focus on predictable things like theology, but also on athletics, humor, history, and politics. No doubt, in one sitting you will be able to read one Jesuit’s opinions and be alternately edified and infuriated. Thus has it always been, and it is arguably what the Church expects of us. Indeed, the Holy Father explicitly asked us at the last General Congregation to continue to take the Gospel to the frontiers of society. Social media is one step in the right direction.

I N PA R T N E R S H I P

Ordinary Miracles By Susie Murphy

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n places near and far, I’ve seen Christ’s presence in the life-changing work of the Jesuits. I have experienced it as close to home as Cleveland and as far away as Nairobi, Kenya, and Kathmandu, Nepal. The Jesuit charism has touched my life in innumerable ways. When I was very small, my family belonged to Gesu Parish, a Jesuit church in a Cleveland suburb. I sought the intellectual challenge of a Jesuit education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and I have grown spiritually at the Jesuit Retreat House here in Cleveland. The Jesuit compassion for commitment to those who are disadvantaged has had the greatest personal influence on my life. When Fr. Joe Daoust, SJ, the former Detroit provincial, led a group to Eastern Africa, I was fortunate enough to be included on that trip. I always tell people that, incidentally, we saw lots of animals, but we experienced so very much more of Africa than that. Our visit included the offices of the Jesuit Refugee Service; a prosthetics camp; the Jesuit Provincial house in Nairobi; Dollycraft, a place where women were learning crafts to support their families, and a novitiate in Arusha. I was struck by something very powerful at this last site, young men raised to hate each other because they were from different tribes were now living and learning together to be Jesuits. It was very moving. Sometime after that, when I was planning a trip to Nepal and Tibet, I contacted the Jesuits in Kathmandu, and asked if I might learn more about their social service efforts there. They graciously welcomed me, taking me to an elementary school, drug treatment program, home for mentally and physically compromised people, and a homeless shelter. Once again, I was shown how Jesuits in their compassion and giftedness were lovingly making a difference for their brothers and sisters. It is a relatively new ministry, closer to home, that has most stolen my heart: St. Martin de Porres High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools. Connected to the Jesuits and the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, this school is not only changing urban Cleveland one student at a time, but it is very clearly changing the lives of those of us who work there.

Things that happen regularly at the school are nothing short of miraculous. For example, just a few days after the principal told me we needed SAT prep for the students, I was visiting someone in the hospital, and I met a priest who said he’d like to tutor our kids for exactly that. There was the time I was in line at a funeral and someone introduced me to the stranger in front of me who, when she discovered I

I was struck by something very powerful at this last site: young men raised to hate each other because they were from different tribes were now living and learning together to be Jesuits. It was very moving. was associated with the school, said that her hospital would like our kids to come on Saturdays to experience a medical environment, so they might feel more confident about going into that field. When people whom I’ve known for years or whom I’ve just met find out that I am connected to St. Martin de Porres, they often ask to visit, offer a job for the students, volunteer to tutor, or ask how they can make a financial gift. With so much need out there, it usually takes

“I have been shown how Jesuits in their compassion and giftedness are lovingly making a difference for their brothers and sisters all over the world,” says Susie Murphy. At an event in Cleveland in 2012, Susie spends time with Fr. Cap Miller, SJ, known for establishing schools in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the last 53 years.

beating the bushes to get people interested in a particular cause in which you are invested, but at St. Martin, if people hear the story, they want to be involved. It has been an incredible privilege and a remarkable experience to be a part of the Jesuit work both here and afar. I’ve been most blessed!

On December 9, 2012, John and Barbara Schubert (front row, center) were honored by the Chicago-Detroit Province as Founders of the Province. Held at the Schuberts’ home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the celebration included family as well as Jesuit and diocesan friends, including (front row) Fr. John Libens, Fr. Howard Gray, Fr. Provincial Timothy Kesicki, (back row) Fr. Bernard McAniff, Rev. Donald Cozzens (Diocese of Cleveland), Fr. Robert Niehoff, Fr. Jack Dister, Fr. William Bichl, and Fr. Martin Connell.

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Looking Ahead: Meet the 2013 Ordinands Patrick Gilger, SJ

Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, SJ

PROVINCIAL, CHICAGO-DETROIT PROVINCE

Born: September 18, 1980

Fr. Thomas A. Lawler, SJ

Parents: Gary and Kristin (Grady) Gilger

PROVINCIAL, WISCONSIN PROVINCE

Siblings: Dana and Lauren Gilger

Jeremy Langford

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, CHICAGO-DETROIT PROVINCE

Jayme Stayer, SJ

David McNulty

Born: June 25, 1968

PROVINCIAL ASSISTANT FOR ADVANCEMENT, CHICAGO-DETROIT PROVINCE

Parents: Richard and Patricia (Streb) Stayer

Jack Paquette

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS, WISCONSIN PROVINCE

Nancy Kolar Alex Kournetas Quentin Maguire

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Qwurk Communications DESIGN

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A D VA N C E M E N T

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