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Service Opportunities • The Legacy of Betty Anders ’34 • Celebrauction XXXIV

Spring 2018


THE MOUNT announces a New Turf Field for the Fall of 2018

The Mount is excited to announce that construction has begun on a new, state-of-the-art, multipurpose turf field which will be completed in time for the 2018-19 fall sports season. The addition of this field provides our young women with the best opportunity for success in their athletic endeavors, consistent with the excellence of our academic program and facilities. It allows them to practice and play on the same type of surface as their competition, and provides them with the same training and competitive advantages of the young men’s academies. As college and university sports teams are competing more often on turf fields, it is becoming necessary for high schools to make the addition of these types of multipurpose fields. Already, several high schools in the area have added turf fields to their athletic facilities. It is imperative for the Mount to make this addition to our facilities so our scholar-athletes are prepared for their current competitions, as well as their pursuits in college. The inclusion of a multi-purpose artificial turf field on the Mount campus: • Promotes more “home field advantage” and school spirit by keeping home games home • Prevents games and practices from being canceled due to weather conditions • Allows play/practice by two sports teams simultaneously • Expands capability to host district semi-finals/finals at the Mount • Eliminates expenditure of renting turf fields at other sites • Enhances our campus footprint with a positive impact on admissions • Establishes a rental option for local organization and camps that bring potential new students to the Mount The investment for this capital project is $1.7 million and the Mount will need the support of alumnae, parents, and friends to successfully realize our vision. Working together, we can bring the benefits of the new multipurpose turf field to our Mount community. To make a gift to the Turf Field campaign please go to www.msjacad.org/giving or call the Development Office at 215-233-1859.


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From the President On the Mount Go Mount Circling the City and Beyond Diversity Club Hosts Alumnae Panel Remembering the Performing Arts Legacy of Betty Anders ’34 Women as Founders Week Mount Runway Celebrauction XXXIV: Celebrating Mount Across America Alumnae Class Chatter In Memoriam

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EITC&OSTC TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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Over 30% of current Mount students benefit from financial aid and that number increases annually. You can redirect your PA taxes as financial aid dollars to the Mount! The Educational Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit are Pennsylvania tax credit programs that allow Pennsylvania businesses that pay applicable taxes, as well as individuals who pay personal income tax through an LLC, S Corp, or who own or are a member of an LLP, to receive up to a 90% TAX CREDIT to be used by schools like the Mount for financial aid.

Kristen DiPrinzio editorial staff

Jill Gregori, Rose Lamphere, Leigh McFadden, Theresa Moyer, Jody Romano writers

Sarah Alessandrini ’19, Rebecca Conte, Kristen DiPrinzio, Claudia Langella ’18, Jody Romano class chatter

“The PA EITC credit program is a great way to put the money that Philadelphia Insurance Companies would otherwise pay in Pennsylvania taxes to a cause we believe in – a Mount education. We know that my company’s tax dollars will go directly to the Mount to be used as financial aid for young women who need the additional assistance. We are thrilled to take advantage of this very convenient and effective opportunity to support the mission of the Mount.” Michael & Heather Kelly ’88 [Michael, SVP Finance & Treasurer for Tokio Marine North America / Philadelphia Insurance Companies] Elizabeth ’17 & Caroline ’20

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The process is easy! Simply fill out a one-page application that can be found on www.newpa.com. You can apply for one or two years of credit. For a one-year commitment, you will receive a tax credit of 75% of your contribution. For two years, you will receive a tax credit for 90% of your contribution. There is no minimum to participate and businesses can receive up to $750,000 in tax credit annually. Upon approval, you have 60 days to make your gift to the Mount in one of these ways: Mount Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund directly Henkels Foundation, with a designation to Mount Saint Joseph Academy Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS), with a designation to Mount Saint Joseph Academy.

Important Dates

May 15 Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 18/19 to renew their 2-year commitment. May 15 Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment. July 2 All other businesses including initial applicants.

Who can apply?

Businesses in Pennsylvania that pay the following taxes:  Individuals who are a member of an LLC  Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax  Corporate Net Income Tax  Bank Shares Tax  Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax  Insurance Premium Tax (with some exclusions)  Mutual Thrift Tax  Malt Beverage Tax  Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

For more details on EITC/OSTC tax programs, go to

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Dr. Judith A. Caviston vp of institutional advancement

Jody Romano

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Jill Gregori

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Theresa Moyer

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Kristen DiPrinzio

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Leigh McFadden

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Rose Lamphere

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Cindy Moore

submit class notes online at: www.msjacad.org/classchatter send comments or corrections to:

Mount Saint Joseph Academy Editorial Office, 120 West Wissahickon Avenue, Flourtown, PA 19031 contact: 215-233-3177; mount@msjacad.org

Mount Magazine is an official publication of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Mount Magazine is published three times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall) for students, alumnae, parents and friends of Mount Saint Joseph Academy.


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Dear friends, It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.

–TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, SJ

Many of you who come to the Mount for Back to School Nights, Celebrauction, and other meetings, see and read the above quote as you pass by the lockers in the science wing. Hopefully, all who pause to read this statement feel challenged by it. Our mission statement speaks of cultivating an excellence tempered by a gentle boldness. I believe each day our students have the opportunity to stretch and test the limits of their potential and you will see evidence of this in our feature story about student service opportunities. Despite the winter weather, much was happening in their classes and co-curricular activities. I am sure, like me, you will be taken by all the good things happening at the Mount that motivate and inspire our young women to live on the edge of growth, and choose to shape their futures. Since my last letter our Board of Directors has completed its work in developing a strategic plan that infuses with the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and Mount Saint Joseph Academy, as they take the lead in steering us into the future. During this experience members of the Board modeled the core values of collaboration, inclusion and active engagement, as they developed a plan for the next three to five years. With each experience I felt a profound pride and deep conviction that the Mount’s future and the advancement of our mission is, and will be, held as a sacred trust to pass on. I am pleased to share with you the four themes that were formulated and accepted during the process. Each theme provides a lens in which decisions will be made to preserve and advance the mission. Theme 1: Sustaining the Mission Theme 2: Shaping the Future Theme 3: Inspiring Inclusivity and Unity Theme 4: Cultivating Engagement Celebrating Mount Across America; A Star-Spangled Evening at this year’s Celebrauction was just that; all who conquered the Nor’Easter had a great time. I continue to be inspired by all the people in this Mount community who work tirelessly for our students. Cindy Moore, our auction director, and Ellen and Boyd Bocklet, our parent chairs, produced an elegant evening that focused on our alumnae and current parents. The Bocklets’ enthusiasm to celebrate and forward our mission was obvious as they took advantage of every opportunity to encourage, invite collaboration, and to inspire our committee chairs, parent volunteers, and students. I am indebted to them for their belief in excellence and devotion to the Mount community. Each year our Celebrauction theme is presented by the work of Jim Paul and his design team at T. J. Paul. We all gathered around the conference table to respond to questions and tease out how to display our theme. The partnership with Jim and his associates is dynamic, and intensifies with each passing year. The Mount is blessed to share and benefit by his generous heart and his artists. In closing, we remember what these pages reveal, choosing to live without limits to our potential, inspires us, and who we serve. Together, telling stories of our competent, courageous, and compassionate students and alumnae is important and we must continue to proclaim, “On the education of women largely depends the future of society.” God’s blessings to you in this Easter season!

Sister Kathleen Brabson, SSJ President

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The Mount presented Les Miserables in early November. Lead roles of this classical musical were played by Nina Chae-Gordon ’18, Sarah Hodgson ’18, Amanda Lamphere ’19, and Audrey Trullinger ’18. Select seniors traveled to New York on November 16 for the NY Initiative. Hosted by Kate McCauley Hathaway ’71, the group met with a panel of alumnae featuring Elizabeth Bouquard ’02, Karen Mullane Bronster ’96, Kerry Roman Columbro ’06, Elle Hagedorn ’09, Hathaway, Susan Firely Horan ’00, Lisa Kampf Lopez ’85, and Emily Walker Reynolds ’07. After, the group met with representatives at the UN Women’s Offices. Front row, from left: Rebecca Koestler, Danielle Hughes, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Executive Director of UN Women), Hathaway, Jaclyn Nyzio, Maeve McCormick. Back row, from left: Mollie Mullen, Madison Feeney, Elizabeth Friel, Bridget Malott, Zoe Ferraro, Caroline Hladik, Claudia Langella, Nina ChaeGordon, Elizabeth Nyamayaro (assistant to the executive director). On November 30, a reception was held for senior scholarathletes who will continue to play at the collegiate level. Back row, from left: Gabriela Natale (University of Tennesse; crew), Cathryn Antonacio (University of Alabama; crew), Mary Kate Stefanowicz (Bucknell University; field hockey), Brynn Pelletier (University of Alabama; crew), Erica Arnold (Georgetown University;

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crew), Cassidy Abdalla (Rowan University; volleyball). Front row, from left: Grace Wallis (University of Virginia; field hockey), Madelyn Walsh (University of Tennesse; crew), Jen DeGroat (Loyola University Maryland; swimming), Abby Schwenger (University of Miami; crew), Ashley Moore (University of Scranton; field hockey), Corinne Filograna (Loyola University Maryland; volleyball), Taylor Dragonosky (University of Delaware; swimming). The annual Senior Tree Trimming took place in midDecember. Seniors received a Mount ornament bearing their name and graduation year when the tree was taken down before the Christmas break. The Mount’s Christmas concert was held on December 13 and 14 and featured performances by Glee Club, Sweet Madelines, orchestra, and handbell choir. To celebrate the sisterhood of the Mount, we gathered all current sibling Mounties together for a photo! Danielle Hughes ’18 and her Women As Founders Week

project, Puppet Pals for Haiti, was featured in a segment on NBC10 in December. You can read more about Danielle’s project in our feature story, “Circling the City and Beyond,” on page 12, and more on Women As Founders Week on page 18.


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MSJA’s Diversity Club hosted a panel discussion on diversity. Alumnae panelists were Markina Anderson Green-Lott ’86, Lisa Guy-Britt ’86, Pamela Gwaltney ’79, Kelley Brisbon Hodge ’89, Dr. Marisa Rogers ’90, Dr. Kathleen E. Walls ’89, Rae Whatley ’83, and Stephanie Birchett Wroten ’86. Casai High ’18, President of the Diversity Club, and London Butler ’18, the club’s Vice President, moderated. Read more about this on page 15.

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On Ash Wednesday, the Mount joined the SSJs “Love Boldly” Campaign, a Lenten initiative that encouraged students to live the Mount mission. Each day throughout Lent, Campus Ministry posted a mission-related challenge on Instagram and invited students to snap photos with their friends integrating the mission in a way that embodied the daily challenge. Campus Ministry then shared the students’ photos with the entire Mount community on Instagram.

students attended the Liberty Series at the Heritage 10 Several Center of the Union League on Feb. 19. Rev. Robert A.

Sirico, founder of the Michigan-based Acton Institute, spoke on the moral case for a free economy and free market economics within a Judeo-Christian moral framework. Pictured are M. Eileen McGill Meko ’60, Caitlin Iadonisi ’19, Maya Hoffman ’19, Madeline Niekelski ’19, and Anna Riesberg ’19.

filmed a commercial for Celebrauction in late 11 Students February that showcased exciting auction items that were

Brann ’20, Lauren McLaughlin ’20 and Olivia 12 Dariya Millevoi ’21 competed in Spanish in the Montgomery

County Association of Teachers of Foreign Language oral proficiency contest at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School on Tuesday, February 27. The students were chosen by their teachers to represent the Mount for their fluency with the language. Lauren McLaughlin won the silver medal for the Level 2 Spanish competition.

of the Mount’s Firebirds robotics team judged 13 Members student projects at St. Katharine Drexel School’s STEM Fair.

Day was held on March 3. Students performed 14 Charity a variety of musical and dance acts for the entire

student body. All funds raised were donated to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund, the ALS Association, and Community Partnership School in North Philadelphia.

available for bidding. The commercial aired in homerooms the week before the event. Molly Mook ’19 filmed and produced the video, and Sofia Farrell ’19, Jade Killion ’18, Bridget Malott ’18, and Maeve McCormick ’18 starred in it.

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Fall and Winter Sports News

BASKETBALL Head Coach: Jim Roynan Record-to-date: 17-11

3rd in the AACA PIAA District 1 5A Tournament: seeded 5th Qualified for PIAA State Tournament Captains: Lianna Alcaro ’18, Deirdre Regan ’18, Grace DiGiovanni ’18 AACA All Stars: Grace DiGiovanni 2nd team Individual/Team Accomplishments:

• Methacton Tip Off Tournament Champions: Grace DiGiovanni and Lauren Vesey ’20, All-Tournament Team • Marple Newtown Holiday Tournament Champions: Grace Niekelski ’21 All-Tournament Team, Deirdre Regan All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP • 3rd 5A seed from District 1 in State Basketball tournament

CREW

Head Coach: Megan Kennedy ’92 Varsity Coach: Mike McKenna Team Accomplishments:

Kings Head Regatta (Sept. 24, 2017) JV8+s: 2nd, 3rd, 5th V8+s: 2nd, 3rd V4+s: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Navy Day Regatta (Oct. 14, 2017) JV8+: 1st V8+s: 1st, 3rd, V4+s: 4th, 5th, 7th, 13th, 14th (out of 31 boats) Alumnae 8 won gold Head of the Charles (Oct. 21-22, 2017, Boston) 1V finished 8th overall (out of 85 boats) and was the first high school crew to finish in the Youth 8+ event. Frostbite Regatta (Nov. 11, 2017, Mercer Lake, Trenton) V8+s: 1st (1V), 2nd (2V), 1st (2V), 3rd (5V) V4+s: 1st, 2nd, 4th Bill Braxton Regatta (Nov. 12, 2017, Mercer Lake, Trenton) JV8+s: 1st, 2nd V8+s: 2nd, 4th, 5th V4+: 6th The Bill Braxton marked the end of the Fall Season and all Mount boats made it to finals!

CROSS COUNTRY

Head Coach: Kitty McClernand Overall record: 6-1 Invite meets: CRN: 2nd place, Wm Tennent: 6th overall League Finish: 4th Captains: Jen DeGroat ’18, Jade Killion ’18, Mollie Mullen ’18 AACA Stars: 1st team All League: Megan Ciasullo ’19 mount saint joseph academy

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FIELD HOCKEY

Head Co-Coaches: Mary Beth Stefanowicz and Jeannie Wallis Overall Record: 17-5-1 AACA: Second place District 1 Tournament: Runner -up PIAA State Tournament: Qualifier, first round Captains: Ashley Moore ’18, Mary Kate Stefanowicz ’18, Grace Wallis

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AACA All-Stars: Mari Kniezewski ’19, Elizabeth Maransky ’19, Mary

Kate Stefanowicz, Grace Wallis PIAA All- State Selections:

1st Team: Grace Wallis Honorable Mention: Mary Kate Stefanowicz

GOLF

Head Coach: Dcn. John Mischler Assistant Coach: Jules Quinones Overall Record: 17-0 AACA League Finish: AACA League Champions PIAA League Finish: PIAA District 1 Champions PIAA State Tournament: Second place Captains: Maya Trujillo ’18, Olivia Brogan ’18 AACA All-Stars: Maya Trujillo ’18, Olivia Brogan ’18, Grace Quinones

’18, Ciara Morrissey ’18, Briana Mahon ’19, Lia Priolo ’19, Olivia Wirsching ’20, Clare Gimpel ’21 PIAA Individual Regional Qualifier: Emily Gimpel ’21

INDOOR TRACK

Head Coach: Kitty McClernand Captains: Molly Higgins ’19, Mady Taylor ’19 Meet of Champions qualifiers:

• 4x8: Megan Ciasullo ’19, Lauren Ehnow ’20, Ryan Good ’19, Cayla Higginson ’21 • Pole vault: Bridget Joyce ’19 • High jump: Margaux Rawson ’21 Individual Accomplishments:

• Bridget Joyce placed 3rd and set school record (10’6). • Kylie McGovern ’20 set triple jump record (30’1) • Annie Lemelin ’21 set 60M (8.3)

SOCCER

Head Coach: William Naydan Overall Record: 8-8-1 League Record: 5-7 Captains: Liana Alcaro ’18, Grace DiGiovanni ’18, Maddie Feeney ’18 AACA All-Stars: Maddie Feeney ’18, Grace DiGiovanni ’18, Madison

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Team Accomplishments:

• #6 seed in AAA district playoffs • Key wins against Gwynedd Mercy, Merion Mercy, St. Basil’s, Hatboro-Horsham, Franklin Towne Charter, and Pottsgrove • Madison Hornig finished runner-up for league MVP and was named a member of the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Team for the 2017 season after leading the team in goals and assists.

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SWIMMING

Head Coach: Janet Tompkins Overall Record: 5-3 League Finish: 1st place AACA Championships Captains: Cathryn Antonacio ’18, Jen DeGroat ’18, Rebecca

Patti ’18, Elizabeth Sullivan ’18 AACA All Stars

• Medley Relay, 1st place: Jen DeGroat, Taylor Dragonosky, Hailey Goodyear ’19, Bryn McLaughlin ’19 • 200 IM, 2nd Place: Taylor Draganosky • 50 Free, 1st Place: Jen DeGroat; 2nd place: Shayne McKernan ’19 • 100 Free, 2nd place: Jen DeGroat • 200 Free Relay, 1st place: Jen DeGroat, Holly Householder ’20, Shayne McKernan, Sydney McKernan ’21 • 100 Breaststroke, 1st place: Taylor Draganosky • 400 Free Relay, 1st place: Jen DeGroat, Taylor Dragonosky, Shayne McKernan, Maggie Mikalic ’21 Individual/Team Accomplishments: Five new team records! • Medley Relay: 1:51.24, Sydney McKernan, Taylor Draganosky, Hailey Goodyear, Kristen O’Connor • 200 Free: 1:57.10, MaryKate Leonard ’21 • 200 Free: 1:57.95, Maggie Mikalic • 500 Free: 5:09.27, MaryKate Leonard • 100 Yard Breast: 1:04.35, Taylor Draganosky • 400 Free Relay: 3:38.27, Jen DeGroat, Shayne McKernan, Kristen O’Connor, Maggie Mikalic District Qualifiers

• Medley Relay: Sydney McKernan, Taylor Draganosky, Hailey Goodyear, Kristen O’Connor ’20 • 200 free: Maggie Mikalic, MaryKate Leonard • 200 IM: Taylor Draganosky • 50 Free: Kristen O’Connor, Jen DeGroat, Shayne McKernan, Sydney McKernan • 100 Free: Jen DeGroat • 500 Free: Maggie Mikalic, MaryKate Leonard • 200 Free Relay: Kristen O’Connor, Sydney McKernan, Shayne McKernan, Jen DeGroat • 100 Backstroke: Sydney McKernan • Breaststroke: Taylor Draganosky • 400 Free Relay: Jen DeGroat, Shayne McKernan, Kristen O’Connor, Maggie Mikalic

TENNIS

Head Coach: Joy Grafenstine Assistant Coach: Jane Charlton Overall Record: 16-0; last 3 years 47-0 AACA League Champions: 1st place Captains: Bridget Malott ’18, Mary Skobieranda ’18 AACA All-Stars: Sahar Ali ’18, Elizabeth Christine ’19, Bridget

Malott ’18, Elisabeth Meister ’19, Emma Mirabelli ’18, Stow Weiss ’19, Rachel Zilligen ’21 Team Accomplishments: The entire varsity team was named to the AACA All-Star Team. Individual Accomplishments: Elizabeth Christine ’19 advanced to the first round of the State singles championship.

VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach: Amy Bergin Overall record: 19-4 League Finish: AACA 2nd Place PIAA AAA District Tournament: 2nd seed Captains: Cassidy Abdalla ’18, Corinne Filograna ’18 AACA All-Stars: Cassidy Abdalla, Corinne Filograna Team Accomplishments: District I AAA All District Team: Cassidy Abdalla and Corinne

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AAA All State Team: Cassidy Abdalla and Corinne Filograna Individual Accomplishments: Corinne Filograna attained over

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Live the Mission

“Service to the dear neighbor� is a phrase ingrained in the hearts and minds of the students at Mount Saint Joseph Academy.

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In 1650, in the village of Le Puy, France, the founding Sisters of Saint Joseph began “circling the city” by performing acts of service not often exhibited by other religious communities. Centuries later, at the Mount, this concept of “circling the city” is still in action. Students at the Mount are regularly provided with multiple opportunities to participate in community service at places as close as St. Joseph’s Villa next door, where students go bi-weekly to visit with the sisters there or work on projects, to as far as the Midwest and Pipestem, West Virginia. Near or far, students are constantly willing to give of themselves and their time, even in the midst of their busy schedules, to “serve the dear neighbor” and model the example of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Additional weekly or bi-weekly service opportunities include two soup kitchens in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Blessed Sarnelli House and St. Francis Inn, and tutoring at LaSalle Academy in Philadelphia’s North Kensington neighborhood. Around the holidays, the entire school participates in a Thanksgiving Drive that directly benefits the students of LaSalle Academy and their families. CSC (Community Service Corps) holds a Christmas dress-down event to raise money to donate stockings filled with toys to the students at LaSalle Academy and later in the year, runs the LaSalle Academy Carnival on the Mount’s campus.

Seniors Kelly Ryan and Megan Prue paint during a service trip

Students also work in collaboration with the Women as Founders Seminar Capstone Course, participating in various service projects. An example from this year is the “Puppet Pals for Haiti” project by Danielle Hughes ’18, which was inspired by her participation on the alternative spring break trip to Pittsburgh in the spring of 2017. Students happily pitched in to help their peers in the course meet their goals in serving others. Each spring, ten students travel to Pittsburgh or Chicago for an alternative way to spend spring break. These service trips, open to juniors and seniors, allow students to branch out beyond the Philadelphia region and participate in service projects in another urban setting. In planning these trips, special consideration is typically given to service sites which promote the dignity of women and children, and mount saint joseph academy

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Clockwise from top left: Students creating sock puppets for sick children in Haiti as part of Danielle Hughes’s Women As Founder Week service project; Mount students working with the CSJs of Baden at their Motherhouse in Pittsburgh; Junior Agatha Zin on a service trip; Students with the CSJs in Pittsburgh; Students at the Wade Center in Bluefield, West Virginia

groups of marginalized and vulnerable populations. The CSC Program also runs a summer rural immersion trip to Pipestem, West Virginia. This year, students from the Mount will be working collaboratively with students from St. Basil’s Academy. Students will travel to Pipestem in mid-July for a seven-day trip during which they will learn about rural poverty, environmental justice, and the various social justice issues which plague this area of the United States. Students who attend this trip not only experience a lack of cellphone service, but an environmental justice that is simply not obvious to our area. In the past, students have worked primarily at the Wade Center in Bluefield, West Virginia, a town not far from the Appalachian South Folklife Center (ASFC) in Pipestem, where the students stay. Students meet younger and similarly-aged campers at the Wade Center and work to beautify their summer camp and after-school care location. However, a great part of this rural immersion trip is the various day trips that occur after students work at the service site. One day in the middle of the week, students go with a member of the ASFC to visit a retired mountaintop removal coal mining site. Mountaintop removal is a type of coal mining that forever alters a natural landscape and is widely affecting areas of Appalachia. After hiking about half a mile, students are given a view of the site in the distance. It is here that a member from the community speaks to the students about the thin

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line between the need for coal industry jobs in the local community and providing long-term care and preservation of the environment. The presence of mountaintop removal mining typically does not provide a surge of jobs and does not care for creation. In addition, students also learn that a large percentage of the energy they use in this area comes from coal burning in West Virginia. The trip then becomes about more than just doing good works for a week; it evolves into a larger discussion and a challenge to change lifestyles (even in small ways) to better one’s care and concern for the environment while remaining mindful of the specific and pressing needs of people in other areas. Students who attend this trip often return with a changed heart: one that is open to the need for care for God’s creation. “Service to the dear neighbor” is a phrase ingrained in the hearts and minds of the students at Mount Saint Joseph Academy. There is often an overflow of volunteers for any weekly service trip and a waiting list for the extended service trips. Perhaps most impressive about these weekly events and extended trips is that service is not a requirement for our students--yet, many of them embrace and fiercely chase any opportunity to serve. That alone is an obvious example of how the students truly live out the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, mirroring their deep and genuine concern for the dear neighbor, both near and far, without distinction.

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Diversity Club Hosts Panel by

On February 1, the Diversity Club invited the school community to listen to a panel comprised of seven African-American alumnae. Markina Anderson Green-Lott ’86 is a senior financial analyst at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Lisa Guy Britt ’86 is a teacher at Widener Memorial School. Pamela Gwaltney ’79 is Deputy Directof of Compliance with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. Kelley Brisbon Hodge ’89 recently completed her term as Interim District Attorney of Philadelphia, the first female African-American to hold the position. Dr. Marisa Rodgers ’90 is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and also an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Kathleen E. Walls ’89 is an author and doctor of clinical psychology and the owner of G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Counseling and Consulting. Rae Whatley ’83 currently works as an environmental toxins coach. Stephanie Birchett Wroten ’86 is a Registered Nurse of Financial Quality Health and Information Technology Consultant.

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Front row, from left: Casai High ’18 (Diversity Club President), London Butler ’18 (Diversity Club Vice President). Back row, from left: Katie Kennedy (Theology department), Cartier Allen ’18, Rose Leonard ’18, Nasya Stinson ’20, Taylor Sistrunk ’20, Sharon Scott (MSJA staff). Photo courtesy of The Campanile.

Each of the seven women shared her experience of being a Mountie. They all agreed that there needs to be an ongoing candid dialogue about diversity, noting that while it may often be uncomfortable, it is the only way things will progress. “It’s important to have a difficult conversation to have a diverse community,” said Gwaltney. S. Kathleen Brabson, SSJ (President) spoke to the panel on behalf of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and the Mount community, thanking them for their honesty in sharing. The panel was part of ongoing conversations the Diversity Club continues to initiate. The club, started this year by seniors Casai High and London Butler, offers a place not only where minority students can talk candidly about problems unique to them, but also where white students and teachers can hear the experiences of minority students.

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R emembering the Performing A rts Legacy of Betty A nders ’34 by

Sar ah A lessandrini ’19 Photos courtesy of Mount Archives and Dr. Angela Lin ’72

Edna “Betty” O’Har a A nders ’34 was an asset to the Fine Arts Department for more than thirty years before her retirement in 1977. Her former students might recall the clicking of her high heels as she walked through the hallways, but it is especially difficult to forget her passion and dedication to teaching and the performing arts. Mrs. Anders is remembered today by her former students, friends, family and colleagues as an ideal role model who undeniably left a lasting imprint on Mount Saint Joseph Academy. “Mrs. Anders was the epitome of a dignified, intelligent and accomplished woman who expected the best of her students,” said Dr. Angela Lin ’72. Speech class, which continues as a part of the Mount’s course of study today, was a required class for all students. As a teacher, Mrs. Anders sought to challenge her students and she believed that communication was a necessary skill for every young woman. “I had Mrs. Anders for speech class,” said Suzanne Fitzmyer Foley ’72. “She would ask me to stand tall, unfold my arms from behind my back, take a deep breath and try to relax before giving my speeches.” Mrs. Anders was well-respected among her students, who understood the depth of her devotion to her craft, and knew never to misbehave in her class. She knew exactly how to encourage the girls and build their confidence. Foley recalled having been terrified to speak in public at first, but her fears were soon assuaged by Mrs. Anders’s encouraging words. “Now I am fine with the idea of talking in front of a group or audience,” she said. Kate McCauley Hathaway ’71 added that Mrs. Anders’s classes were helpful in showing students how to communicate effectively and with composure. “Mrs. Anders helped me to become a better performer and gave me life-long tools to help me achieve my goal of being an

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entertainment professional,” she said. Hathaway also recalled that Mrs. Anders directed her in several Mount productions, including musicals and Acadram plays, and would continue to attend her performances in college. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Anders’s expertise in the fine arts was apparent through her involvement in the annual school productions. “When I was in middle school, a trip to the Mount to watch one of their shows was only one rung less than Broadway—maybe better,” said Dr. Lin. Mrs. Anders’s skills were not limited to those of a directress; she also was a makeup artist, choreographer and costumer. There were no limits to Mrs. Anders’s service to these productions; her daughter, Wendy Anders Hoffman ’75, said that her mother would travel to New York City to meet with costumers in the Garment District. But most extraordinary of all was her determination to involve as many students as possible in each production, whether they were acting, dancing, singing or managing tasks backstage. Mrs. Anders’s daughter, Victoria Anders ’72, recalled about 400 girls taking part in a production of Fiddler on the Roof. “These were actresses and actors to touch and meet backstage,” said Dr. Lin. “The annual Mount musicals were the jewels in the crown of the school’s extracurricular activities…a chance to employ almost every student in some part of the production.” Mrs. Anders’s adherence to the Mount mission was evident not only through her artistic contributions, but through her accomplishments both inside and outside of the school.


“One only needs to consider the nature of this time—the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s—to realize that she must have had an unwavering and enduring dedication to the teaching profession and the education of women,” said Hoffman. “Otherwise, it would have been unlikely for her to pursue a career and unlikely to teach with the enthusiasm and zeal she exuded.” Uncommon for a woman at the time, Mrs. Anders earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Temple University in 1968. Hoffman recalled her mother travelling to Philadelphia several nights a week to pursue this degree, all while fulfilling her responsibilities as both a teacher and a mother. Mrs. Anders had two sons and two daughters with her husband, to whom she was married for over thirty years before his passing in 2013. “Both of my parents espoused and enacted a strong work ethic,” Hoffman said. “Education was strongly stressed and supported. To this day, I gain inspiration from both of them.”

due to my mother’s commitment and dedication to the Mount.” Hoffman recalled one day during her time at the Mount when she was stopped in the hallway by S. Clare Helene. “It was never a good sign when you were stopped by Sister Clare in the hallway,” she said. However, S. Clare had only positive words to offer Hoffman: “I want you to know that there are many wonderful compliments that can be said of your mother, but it all can be expressed in one way—your mother is a lady.”

“ Her song is over; yet it

springs to life in all that she touched.”

“She was not speaking in the Victorian sense,” said Hoffman. “It was from the perspective of one being a strong, competent woman with emotional intelligence and an ability to achieve success.”

Betty Anders, who passed away on January 30, 2016, left behind a legacy which manifests itself through the immeasurable impact she had on her students.

“From a young age, I wanted to emulate my mother’s personality, ideals and values,” she said. “She was a loving mother who always gave of herself. I was so proud to be her daughter.”

“Mrs. Anders was a role model for me,” said Diane Zaremba ’72. “One cannot say enough to express her value in our lives.” In many ways, Mrs. Anders was an embodiment of the Mount mission: she was kind, determined, compassionate, and accomplished. Through her classes, school plays and musicals, Mrs. Anders brought students together and, in doing so, created lasting memories for each and every one.

Although every girl at the Mount took Mrs. Anders’ speech class and many were involved in the school productions, Hoffman said it was never a problem having her mother teach at her high school.

“My mother was a lady who excelled in partnership, family, and artistry, with respect and dignity,” said Victoria Anders. “Her song is over; yet it springs to life in all that she touched.”

Hoffman admired most of all her mother’s remarkable talent and sense of humor, and said that she’d never met a kinder, more empathetic person than Mrs. Anders.

– Victoria Anders ’72

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Women as Founders Week

Each year, the Mount dedicates the last week of November to celebrating the founding spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Throughout the week, students attend special assemblies and participate in various activities that encourage personal growth and a compassionate character that aligns with the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. On Monday and Thursday, seniors in the Women As Founders Capstone Course presented their project concepts to the entire student body. In this seminar, students develop their own original projects, either in groups or individually, that aim to “serve

the dear neighbor.” After presenting their projects, which are usually event-centered, to the student body, students put the steps into action to make the projects a reality. Tuesday brought to campus Lafayette Hillbased image consultant Megan Kristel, who spoke to students about the importance of personal branding. She talked extensively about social media content, and how an online image is often a first impression. Wednesday morning featured an alumnae panel, organized by Kathryn Mokrynski ’18, who also served as moderator. Alumnae on the panel were Jaclyn Newns ’05

Kathryn Mokrynski ’18, Anabel Genevitz ’09, Karly Pulcinella ’08, Megan Schluckebier ’08, Cristina Bernal ’08, Jaclyn Newns ’05

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(Campus Minister at St. Joseph’s University), Cristina Bernal ’08 (City Year), Karly Pulcinella ’08 (City Year), Anabel Genevitz ’09 (manager of organizational advancement at Regional Housing Legal Services), and Megan Schluckebier ’08 (nurse in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Operation Smile). On Friday, students participated in Hour of Code, a global effort celebrating computer science with one-hour coding activities. The Hour of Code initiative has several goals, one of which is increasing the number of girls participating in STEM activities. Megan Kristel


The Mount held its annual Fashion Show on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Hundreds of guests enjoyed watching as seniors, faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae modeled fashions provided by Skirt in Bryn Mawr (the boutique has additional locations in Rittenhouse Square and Stone Harbor). Madison Feeney ’18 worked with the Montgomery County Down Syndrome Initiative Group (MCDSIG) to bring several young models down the runway wearing styles from Down to Earth Kids, a boutique in Lafayette Hill, Pa. Blume Salon in North Wales provided hair and makeup services. The Mount extends a sincere thank you to the Special Events Committee, who helped with event logistics.

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President’s R eception

In mid-November, friends of the Mount gathered for the President’s Reception. Senior Liana Alcaro shared with guests the highlights of her years at the Mount, and how her education has impacted her life. Kate Groark Shields ’93, president and partner of Plymouth Meeting-based public relations firm Vault Communications, spoke about the way her Mount education shaped her life and career. S. Kathleen Brabson, SSJ (President) hosts this annual event as a way to thank and encourage the Mount community of donors to continue giving in support of the Mount Fund at a leadership gift level.

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The theme of this year’s Celebrauction was “Mount Across America,” celebrating the accomplishments of our alumnae located all across the country. Guests raised their paddles and bid electronically on silent and live auction items, all in support of the Mount. Many thanks to Cindy Moore, Auction Director, and auction chairs Ellen ’83 and Boyd Bocklet (parents of Olivia ’17 and Blair ’20), who orchestrated a beautiful event for more than 250 guests. The Mount extends its gratitude to the many alumnae and parent volunteers who worked for hours behind the scenes in preparation for the event, and to the students who helped by selling raffle tickets and greeting guests throughout the evening. Thank you to all of our first-time alumnae attendees as well!

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C alling all alumnae … Did you hear about the Mount Fund A lumnae Challenge???

The Mount’s Alumnae Association Board has set a challenge to all alumnae: to reach 1,000 alumnae contributors to the 2017-18 Mount Fund before June 30th. When we reach this goal, it will increase the number of alumnae who gave last year by 13 percent! Why have they set this goal? The testimonies below from alumnae around the country demonstrate how, in four short years, the Mount creates a deep and lasting impact on each student who embraces the Mount as her home. And it is our current students who trust in you and need your support to continue this tradition of excellence.

“The Mount taught me to

“The confidence and esteem I gained,

embrace challenges rather than shy away from them, which has been enormously helpful in my legal practice.

the guidance and nurturing received from faculty and staff, the safety of the environment, and feeling that I was truly cared for are memories that I will always cherish.

– PATTY REDMOND ’67 (florida)

– JENNIFER LEE BUSTO ’77 (hawaii)

“I learned dedication, how to work with others, compassion, confidence and perseverance. I know everything I experienced and learned during my years at the Mount are the main reasons why I’m successful in my career and my running. – AMY SPIECKER DEDIC ’99 (colorado)

At the Mount, I learned that being self-assured and assertive are qualities to be celebrated! I found the power in my voice and knew, almost instantly, how to be comfortable in my skin. Perhaps most importantly, I understood the power inherent in being a woman. – LAUREN O’GARRO-MOORE ’00 (new york)

“The Mount taught me so much

about hard work and time management, and the older I get, the more I realize how critical those two things are to success. – ANN KELLY KUHLE ’03 (iowa)

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With my involvement in the Mount’s rowing team, Community Service Corps and student life events, I am now an extremely empowered young female professional. – LEIGH MCGLYNN ’12 (rhode island)

We all know that Mounties never step down from a challenge! Your gift brings us one step closer to success. To be counted among the 1,000 donors, use the envelope enclosed with the magazine or go to msjacad.org/giving before June 30th.

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A lumnae Board President Dear alumnae, families, and friends of the Mount community: The Alumnae Board is having fun this year! We began this school year with the goal of bringing alums together, and the results have been fantastic. At each of our Meet-Ups and professional development events, alums have attended who had not been connected to the Mount since graduation. We’ve expanded our Meet-Ups beyond the Philadelphia area to Washington, D.C., and our Meet-Ups are heading to New York and Boston next. At Celebrauction, we celebrated the accomplishments of Mount alumnae living and working across the country. But we have more work to do. As the end of the Mount’s fiscal year nears, we turn our attention to our most important roles as alums: investors in current Mount students and stewards of the future of the Mount. Why do I give to the Mount? At the most personal level, I’m profoundly grateful for my own transformative Mount experience. I have vivid memories of so many specific moments at the Mount that informed my thinking, built my character, and inspired my dreams. And when I graduated in 1996, I did not understand that I could stay connected with the Mount for life. Today, that connection is more possible than ever before, and the relationships I’ve developed with fellow alums in the 13 years that I’ve been involved with the Mount as an adult are truly life-giving. More importantly, I believe at my core that investing in the education and empowerment of women has never been more critical. Our troubled world needs women who have been educated in the Mount tradition. Confident, independent, thinking and compassionate Mounties, just like you, will continue to change the world, as we have since 1858. However, our young women at the Mount today need us to light their path. We alums can help to ensure that a Mount education is available to a wider community than ever before. For example, many of us attended the Mount when financial aid for Mount families was not available. Today, because of the generous support of the Mount community, 34% of Mount students receive financial aid. Our participation in the effort to ensure that the Mount is a valuable and affordable education is critical. When we invest in current Mount students, we affirm our belief in the value of our own experience, and we affirm our belief in the future that Mount students can create. How did the Mount help to shape who you are today? How will the Mount help to shape the future? How will we as alums help? Last year, 870 alums generously made the decision to give to the Mount Fund. This year, our Alumnae Board, independently, decided that we should be more ambitious (of course). Will 1,000 Mount alums, for the first time ever in the history of our school, invest in our current students? I hope that you will join us in achieving this important goal. The road to 1,000 is not an easy one. As fellow mothers, grandmothers, breadwinners, retirees, daughters, friends and supporters of many causes, we understand the competing and challenging demands on your finances. Please know that it truly is your participation that is vital, not the amount of your gift. Please give. Our increasingly popular Mount Meet-Ups and other events will continue into the summer, and the Alumnae Board is already hard at work planning new and innovative opportunities to connect for the next school year. We hope to see you at an event soon! Remember, there is always another seat at the table for you. And as always, if I, or anyone on the Alumnae Association Board, can ever be of help to you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Erin McClafferty Erfle ’96

Legacy R eceptions Held in Autumn

The Mount continually celebrates its strong legacy of alumnae who send their daughters to the academy. In November, the Mount invited all alumnae with daughters who are current students to attend a series of pinning receptions with their daughters. During the receptions, mothers pinned a commemorative Mount alumnae pin on their daughters, and vice versa. The events started with a brief talk by S. Kathleen Brabson, SSJ and ended with a light breakfast and motherdaughter photo opportunities. mount saint joseph academy

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ARCHIVES From the A rchives We have asked our volunteers in the Mount’s archives, Madge Mansell Keehn ’50 and Eileen McGill Meko ’60, to feature one item from the archives in several upcoming issues of Mount Magazine. Take a tour through Mount history right in these pages! Uniform styles are keeping up with the times as demonstrated by Mount students Julianna Kratz ’19 and Mari Kniezewski ’19. Here, Julia models an older version of the uniform, while Mari dons the current uniform. From the early 1920’s, students wore a school uniform of blue wool serge. The deep navy color provided a perfect background for the white hemstitched collars and cuffs that were starched and ironed to perfection. The collars were then attached to the neckline by ten miniscule white mother of pearl buttons while the cuffs were fastened with two navy blue buttons on each sleeve. The uniform’s skirt featured knife pleats of this sturdy fabric adding to its weight and warmth. This uniform was worn all year long! The separate blue serge belt, tan stockings and black shoes completed the look for those Mounties for more than fifty years. The class of 1972 was the last one to wear this uniform. There were several different uniform styles worn after that time until 2017, when the current Mount uniform was presented and featured a skort in the Mount’s signature plaid pattern, navy quarter zip-top, and dark navy blazer.

Mount Network R egional Wr ap-Up The Mount Alumnae Network is doing great things! Below are recaps of three gatherings held so far in 2018. Regional Mount Meet-up A group of more than 25 alumnae from the classes of 1975–2013 gathered at James Hoban’s in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 29 for this year’s first Regional Mount Meet-up. A special thank you to Julia Rocchi ’01 for coordinating this event. Resume Network Event On Wednesday, January 31, the Mount Network hosted New Resume, New Year, New You, an event to help alumnae to update their resumes, held in the Mount’s library. Laura Dolan Remaker ’00 coordinated the event. More than a dozen alumnae participated as both advisors and attendees. Mount Meet-up in the Suburbs The second Mount Meet-up was held on Thursday, February 15 at Magerks in Fort Washington. More than 30 alums gathered to connect. Thanks to Steph Aurello ’00, this event was sponsored by .

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Save these dates for future Mount Meet-Ups! • April 19, 2018: Center City Philadelphia • June 21, 2018: Philadelphia Suburbs


Breakfast with Santa

Family and friends of Mount alumnae joined together on December 2, 2017 for a new Breakfast with Santa event. Children visited with Santa, created crafts with Mount students, and enjoyed breakfast in the cafeteria. It was a morning filled with Christmas cheer!

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CLASS AGENTS 1948 1949 1950 1952 1955 1956 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

Mary Merz Berko JoAnne Skelly Dougherty Patricia Connor Surotchak Lorraine Sukalski McGlynn Kathy McGee Burns Dorothy Gallagher Hordubay Joyce Renzulli Wuenschel Joanne M. Scott Kyle Eileen McGill Meko Joan Smith Agostinelli, Ellen Higley O’Neill Mary McFadden Paul Julie Meis Wilson Nina Schweikart Love Mary Lorenzo-Brelsford, Peggy Gallagher Dona Cupo Lucas Pamela Meitner AnnMarie Von Hacht Horner Maureen Cahill, Ginny Bendinger Wischhusen Cyndy Strolle Suzanne Fitzmeyer Foley Colleen Durkin Lapowsky Patricia Zugay Burkholder Rosemary Kenny Kruse, Marianne Ford

Class Chatter

1940s Rita Lawson Moser ’41 is now the grandmother of six and greatgrandmother of five. “I think of our days at the Mount often,” she says.

1950s Sr. Wanda Davidson, SSJ ’50 is living in the seaside town of Belmar, NJ and volunteering in the St. Rose High School offices and loving it. Congratulations to Pamela Smith Grimme ’50, who was recently presented with the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Burlington County Footlighters. Pamela was recognized by the board 28

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1976 1977 1978 1981 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Becky Hoy Murphy, Ave Murphy Seminack Jennifer Lee Busto, Ellen Burgoyne Hubrig Ellen Riley Biel, Mary Ann Szczensy Daulerio Jen Maguire Princivalle Ellen Rosa-Bian Cericola Angel Stout Kim Heck Cilio Courtney Daly Ferrero, Patty Lynch, Marci Kutler Bossow Schankweiler Eireann Flynn Marzarella Heather Kates Kelly, Suzanne Coster McCarthy Megan Melinson McDonough, Kirsten Ledwith Morasco Jen Dorazio Klein Kathleen Gorman Duffy, Jennifer Adams Phillips Rochelle A. Grasso, Coleen Dyer Wybranksi Tracy Allu Albertelli Danielle Panzarella Lasky Meagan McMahon Powers, Jeannine Colasante Detweiler Karen Mullane Bronster, Erin McClafferty Erfle

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017

Joan Elizabeth King Cavallaro, Katie Griffin Christina Carnevale Kaufmann Kara McMahon Weaver, Liz Harris Bobbi Tumelty Kelly, Lauren O’Garro Moore Emily DePaul, Julia Rocchi Caroline Harkins Gorman Charlotte Merrick Katherine Lynn Pichola Ineson, Beth Bonnevie Katie McClernand Sacchetta Kerry Roman Columbro, Kathleen Hubbert McOrmond Elizabeth DePaul, Dana Puleo Alicia Elliott, Claire Kueny Corin Roman, Kristen Cericola Katy Gregor, Alanna McCloy Leigh Anne Tiffany, Michele Burns Molly McLaughlin Kiera McCloy, Annie Tenzinger Sheila McLaughline, Rachel Basiura Colleen McBride, Katie Mars Marianna Glacken

News and notes from the Mount Saint Joseph Academy alumnae and school community.

for her many years of volunteering with the organization. Marion Williams Berry ’59 downsized in 2017 to a home, still in Vero Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma decided to visit the town on the day the movers were scheduled. Luckily, the hurricane only “kissed” the town and moved on, so Marion’s move was pushed back a week. “Everyone here was grinning for weeks as we thanked God for our great fortune,” she says. In October, she visited Washington, D.C. with some docent friends from the Vero Beach Museum of Art and remained for her niece’s wedding and son David’s birthday. For Thanksgiving, she traveled to San Rafael, California, with her son, Vince, and his family. They truly celebrated Thanksgiving because the family had avoided the California

wildfires that broke out in the fall. Pat Mullins Evans ’59 visited as she made a trip south to have lunch with a college classmate.

1960s

Last spring, the classmates of Eileen McGill Meko ’60 honored her with the foundation of the Class of 1960,


M. Eileen McGill Meko Music Scholarship, as a tribute to her family’s legacy of five generations of Mount women. “I am extremely humbled and honored with the foundation of this award, and very excited that the scholarship will honor a Mount rising senior who excels and contributes to the music program at the Mount,” Eileen says. On June 9, 2017, Sarah Hodgson ’18, a Mount vocalist, became the first recipient of the scholarship. Eileen thanks her fabulous classmates for founding this marvelous award! Last Christmas, Eileen and her husband, John, had an exciting adventure with their daughter, Julie ’88, and her twelve-year-old twins, Max and Ruby. They traveled to Julie’s new home in Hermosa, Costa Rica. It was the dry season, so the best mode of transportation was an ATV. Here they are “mounted” on the sporting vehicle. What a fabulous time they had! Tere Jover Tibbetts ’60 has a new grandson, Cru Gaspar Day.

Elsie McIvor Kerns ’61 became an Amazon #1 best-selling author with Your Shift Matters--Breakdown to Breakthrough. Elsie was one of 25 authors telling her story in the chapter titled “Housewife to Healer.” Watching the book climb to #1 in the category of spirituality and religion on launch day (September 27) with her colleagues was exhilarating! Patricia A. Condon McDonough ’62 shared that her husband, Bill, is celebrating 50 years in business this year and was featured in the Inquirer.

She is still working two days a week at McAuley Convent and volunteering at Siloam where she received the Heart of Siloam award in June. Patricia and Bill are very busy with their 12 grandchildren and are feeling blessed!

Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington. She is retired and spends her time there doing volunteer work, meeting new people, and taking photos of all of the natural beauty in her neck of the woods.

Elizabeth DeMeno McKee ’62 shared that her granddaughter, Grace Anne Toriello, started at the Mount as a member of the Class of 2021.

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Gloria Lutsky Derham ’62 now has three great-granddaughters, ages 14, 10, and 5, and a new great-grandson born in August 2017. Joan Burger King ’63 shared that her eldest granddaughter, Mackenzie King Craig (“Z”), has been accepted as a member of the Class of 2022. Jessie Ross ’64 is still living in Flourtown and still working. She has two boys and three grandchildren. Joanne Caruso Garges ’64 shared that her daughter, Susan Garges Silberberg ’98, gave birth to her second child, Sienna Amelia, on November 3, 2017. Amelia was Joanne’s deceased mother’s name. Sienna’s older brother, Zachary, is very proud of her. This makes for Joanne’s fourth grandchild: three granddaughters and one grandson. The more, the merrier! Susan Smith Daniels ’68 won the Fairfield University MFA Book Prize in July 2017 for her short story collection, The Genuine Stories. It will be published by New Rivers Press in October 2018. She continues to work toward a Ph.D. at Bath Spa University.

Beth Leary Hegedus ’70 recently visited Ireland for a family reunion and wrote an article about her experience that was published in the Irish Central magazine. Ann Herd Klein ’71, husband Tom, fellow classmate Kate McCauley Hathaway ’71, and her husband, Gerry, participated in the Mount’s 25th Anniversary Golf Classic together as a foursome. Maureen Maguire Coffey ’72 is the owner of Signature Promotions in Dresher, Pennsylvania. A group from the Class of ’72 enjoyed a night at Scoogi’s in November. Back row, from left: Lynn Darby Penn, Suzanne Fitzmyer Foley, Mary Maginnis Fisher, Kathy Waters Owsik, Kathy Crosson Hylinski, Regina Bendinger Gausz, and Cecy Conway Stack. Front row, from left: Maureen Maguire Coffey and Mimi Shalita Black. Not pictured are Pat D’Innocenzo and Patricia Blackburn Sermarini.

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Donna Dougherty ’75 is ever grateful for the training, education, and friendships at the Mount! Carol Vassallo ’78 shares that she is partner at Chartwell Law Offices in Philadelphia.

1980s Julie J. McGlynn ’83 shares that her daughter, Julie K. McGlynn ’12, graduated from Drexel University cum laude this past June. Before her graduation, they traveled to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic for holiday fun. Julie is looking forward to seeing her classmates at the reunion. Kelly McGinley Eckert ’87 was proud to be part of the Mount’s inaugural Legacy Pinning Ceremony with her daughter, Molly ’19. Her youngest, Grace, will be joining the Mount family as part of the Class of 2022!

Julie Meko ’88 is still in Boulder, selling real estate and running to ballet and parkour with her 12-yearold twins, Max and Ruby. She is also learning Spanish, because she recently purchased a house in Santa Theresa, Costa Rica. She calls the house “Sueno,” which means “dream” in Spanish, because Costa Rico is like a beautiful dream to her--beautiful surroundings and beautiful people! She was so glad that her parents (her mother is Eileen McGill Meko ’60) were able to visit over Christmas. They had an awesome time! She sends her best wishes to her classmates on their 30th reunion. How time flies!

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Julia Rocchi ’01 won first place in the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest. Her short story, “Open Season at the Café Rumba,” appeared online and in the January/ February 2018 print issue. Heather Kates Kelly ’88 shares that students from the class of 2020 kept tradition alive with a Founders’ Day sleepover at the Kelly home!

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Alyssa Maslin Settefrati ’03 and her husband, Tom, welcomed a baby boy, Rocco William Settefrati, on December 4, 2017. Meghan Rueter McMahon ’03 got to take her daughter, Mairead, to watch her nieces play Field Hockey for MSJA! Mairead loved it. Beth Bonnevie ’04 married Michael Gallagher on December 22, 2017.

Jennifer Dolan Breznicky ’96 and her husband Charlie had an exciting 2017. In the spring, they finalized the adoption of their son Connor Charles, who was born in October 2016. When Connor was just 8 months old, Jen and Charlie travelled to Wichita, Kansas to welcome their daughter Amelia Rose. They officially became a family of 4 when Amelia’s adoption was finalized in late August. Both Connor and Amelia are doing well and growing quickly. Jen and Charlie are excited to see what new adventures come in 2018! Joan Vivaldelli Botelho ’98 and her husband, Mark, welcomed their third daughter, Hannah Rose, in June 2017. Hannah joins big sisters Clara, 5, and Kate, 3.

2000s Christina Crognale Pittaoulis ’00 and her husband Nick welcomed a baby girl, Emma Pittaoulis.

Rosemary O’Mara Burns ’04 welcomed daughter Rosemary Grace Burns on April 12, 2017. She is the fourth generation Rosemary in the family. Angela Maria Lucarini-Orndorf ’04 and her husband, Mark, welcomed their precious Jack Joseph into the world on October 30, 2017. Grace Malley Schiazza ’04 and her husband, Tony, welcomed their first child, Luca James, on September 19, 2017. The Schiazzas live in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

Catelin Wagner Sayen ’04 and her husband, Stephen, welcomed a baby boy, Sawyer William, on July 6, 2017.


Hannah Flashner Casey ’05, her husband, Terry, and 2-year-old son, Don, celebrated the birth of daughter Bridget Rose on July 1, 2017. Cara Croke ’05 (MSJA Faculty) and her husband, Nick D’Aniello, welcomed their daughter, Zuri Croke D’Aniello, to the world on October 22, 2017. They are excited to have their own little future Mountie! Anna Cero Perez ’06 and her husband Mario welcomed a son, Westin, on August 10, 2017. He is their first child.

Former crew team members Colleen McNamara ’08, Meg Schluckebier ’08, Meg Farris ’08, Becky Lederer ’08, and Cristina Bernal ’08 at the Mount Crew Class Day Happy Hour!

2010s

Dara Bellingham ’10 got engaged on April 24, 2017, on the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. Her fiancé is Mark Varrone and they have been together for almost five years. They worked together and were friends while she was in high school. They are planning their wedding for December 8, 2018.

Amanda Burke ’04 married Bert Bender, son of MSJA Latin teacher Mimi Bender, on April 22, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Philadelphia. The reception was held at the Union League.

Fellow Mounties in attendance were (from left): Catherine Begley ’08, Grace Schiazza ’04, Becca Fagan ’04, bridesmaid Jessica Bolton ’04, bridesmaid Angelique Hrycko ’04, bridesmaid Emily Bender ’06, maid of honor Theresa Burke ’07, Liz Baker ’03, bridesmaid Emily Kuchinos ’04, Susan Burke ’71, Laura Strolle Mazza ’02, Cyndy Strolle ’71, Suzanne Bonner DeJohn ’83, Mimi Bender ’72, and Laura Finelli ’04.

Pamela A. Jenkins ’05 married Joseph R. Baragona at Immaculate Conception BVM in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania on November 5, 2016. A reception followed at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania. Fellow Mounties Jillian Moore ’04 and Jacqueleen Wise ’04 served as maids of honor. The couple resides in San Diego, where Pamela is a speech language pathologist and her husband is in the e-commerce industry. Hanora Marian Powell ’05 and Kevin Patrick Rodgers were married on June 10, 2017 in Cape May Point, New Jersey. Father Dominic Rossi, O.Praem performed the ceremony at St. Agnes Catholic Church. MSJA classmates Issie Lapowsky Abellard ’05, Kelly O’Connell ’05, Kelly Eccleston Cuff ’05, and Hannah Egner ’05 served as bridesmaids. Hanora received her master of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2017.

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Their ceremony will be at her parish in Lafayette Hill and the reception will follow in King of Prussia. She will be having multiple Mounties in her wedding party and in attendance. Christina Gallagher ’10 graduated from Penn State Law in May and passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam in July. She currently works as an attorney at Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer in Montgomery County. Before graduating law school, Christina won a writing contest hosted by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts for an article about the relationship between the media and Pennsylvania court system. In December, Christina purchased her first home in Oreland. Lauren Garoppo ’12 shares that she is currently working as a mechanical engineer after graduating from Drexel’s five-year program in 2017. Kathryn Ford ’13 shares that 2017 was a busy year, but 2018 will be even busier! In 2017, she graduated from Catholic University, moved to Charlottesville to begin her nursing career at University of Virginia as a cardiovascular nurse, got engaged, and married Kevin Fowler (a fellow CUA alum) of Charlotte, North Carolina. This year will be even busier as they prepare for the birth of their daughter, due in late March. “We dream of sending her to MSJA when the time comes!,” she says.

Michela Karrash ’14, ShannonNicole LoStracco ’17, Maddy Carlton ’16, and Elizabeth McKernan ’14 attended Boston College’s Rowing Formal.

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Gabrielle Giannetti Hackenberg ’05 married Tyler Hackenberg on September 29, 2017. Mounties in attendance were maid of honor Angela Giannetti ’05 and friends Moira Bryers ’06, Tina Lamsback ’05, Kristina Dominick ’05 and Karleigh Rose Pettit ’05. Gabrielle also graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2017 with a doctorate in Occupational Therapy and works as an assistant professor and the Associate Director of Fieldwork at University of the Sciences. Lindsay Chandler ’06 married Christopher Landi on July 29, 2017 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Bridesmaids included Anna Cero Perez ’06, Kimberly Dustman ’06, and Barbara Schwartz ’06.

Kerry Roman ’06 married Guy Columbro, Jr. on September 16, 2017. The ceremony was in North Wales and the reception was in Glenside. They currently live in Hoboken, New Jersey. From left: Megan Furey ’06, Julie Cross Wheeler ’06, Kim

Smeltzer Gordon ’06, Brianna Nelms ’06, Kathy Garvin ’71, Michelle Toennies ’06, Jaclyn Stark ’06, Kerry, Lisa Roman ’13, Colleen Garvin Coyne ’06, Cara Mulholland McCutcheon ’06, Corin Roman ’09, Stephanie Columbro ’08, Fran Chadwick ’85, Janet Columbro (MSJA faculty), and Kate Garvin Carroll ’96.

Meghan Sabia ’07 married Stephen McCarthy on September 29, 2017 at Old Saint Joseph’s Church in Old City, Philadelphia. Mounties in attendance were Jennifer Sabia ’09, Shannon Sabia ’17, Regina Coeli Ciammetti ’09, Allison Sabia ’12, Brooke Sabia ’12, Ryann Gallagher ’08, Paige Kenney ’07, Mary Hoffman ’07, Aubrey Barrett ’07, Margaret Ryan Daly ’07, Brianna Luskin ’07, Stephanie Robbins ’07, Tara McElroy Potts ’07 and Mary Sabia Ciammetti ’80.


Victoria Wischhusen ’09 married Joe Piacquadio on October 14th, 2017 at the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. Her bridesmaid in the wedding was her very best friend from the Mount, Mara Yanni ’09. Her mom, Virginia Bendinger Wischhusen ’70, is also a Mount graduate! Photo by Rebecca Arthurs Photography Catherine Morris ’15 is a junior at Temple University and studied in Rome during the fall 2017 semester. Here she is pictured in front of the Campanile in Florence, Italy.

Amy Phillips ’09 married Bob Bausinger on June 17, 2017 at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales. The reception was held at Doylestown Country Club. Mounties sharing in the celebration (left to right): Colleen Yezzi ’19 (cousin), Linda Yezzi Schubert ’90 (aunt), Victoria Spera ’09, Kristen Cericola ’09, Samantha Monks ’09, and Maggie Kelly ’09.

Noelle Lampe ’17 has joined the LMU Lions Varsity Rowing Team. Noelle, from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, is a freshman in the LMU School of Film and Television. She dons the crimson and navy as coxswain and recently steered her boat to a 3rd place finish at the Ballona Creek Cup, hosted by UCLA. Loyola Marymount University is a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association and is scheduled to race locally at the IRA National Championships at Princeton in June.

Christina Hermann ’17 is currently a freshman at Boston College.

Do you have chatter to share? Christy Dunn ’10 married Andrew Wahl in Philadelphia on June 16, 2017. Catherine Dunn ’08, Caroline Dunn ’09 and Liz Roberts ’06 were in the wedding party. The couple met at Loyola University Maryland and now reside in New York City, both in careers in finance.

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Our sympathy and prayers are extended to the families of the following alumnae: Anne Wilson Crane ’49 Elaine Moskine Faber ’66 Catherine Meehan Gould ’49 Emily Grace Hanycz ’17, sister of Claire Hanycz ’21

Mary Kay O’Connell Kenealy ’60, sister of Margaret O’Connell Feeny ’61, Sheila O’Connell Vallilo ’62 (deceased), Joan O’Connell ’71 (deceased), aunt of Catherine Feeny ’94 Joan Yeager McLaughlin ’47

Mary Lou Kane Smith ’50, cousin of Anita Casani Haffey ’51 Maryann Herzog Whalen ’58, sister-in-law of Elizabeth Beitel Whalen ’59, Barbara Eugenie Whalen ’55, aunt of Elizabeth Whalen Kentner ’86

Diane Carol Nast ’91

In Memoriam

Our sympathy and prayers are extended to the families of the following alumnae, students, and members of the Mount community: Mary Meaney Adolph ’53, Patricia Adolph Maher ’89 (former MSJA faculty), Maureen Adolph Furletti ’91, Nora Furletti ’22, and Anne Meaney Phillips ’58 on the death of John C. Adolph, their husband, father, grandfather, and brother-in-law, respectively Colleen Hope Bogle ’97, Kristen Hope Chun ’99, Laura Vahle Squires ’07 and Nicole Vahle ’10 on the death of their grandmother, Eleanor J. Vahle Briana Boyer ’17 on the death of her father, Kirk Boyer

Louise Hunsicker Dougherty ’00 on the death of her aunt, Jackie Strawbridge Hunsicker Alyssa Drummy ’10 on the death of her grandmother, Rose Marie Drummy Colleen Ford Farrell ’84 and Sofia Farrell ’19 on the death of David Paul Farrell, their brotherin-law and uncle, respectively Mary Ann Tecce Frampton ’56 and Christine Frampton Williams ’83 on the death of Edward L. “Ed” Frampton, their husband and father, respectively

Ann Marie Foley James ’79 and Jacqueline James ’13 on the death of Alfred S. Foley, their father and grandfather, respectively Diane Campbell Joyce ’85, Joanne Campbell Plemenos ’87, and Bridget Joyce ’19 on the death of John F. Campbell, their father and grandfather, respectively S. Marjorie Keenan, SSJ (MSJA Board of Directors) on the death of her mother, Marjorie A. Keenan

Amy Schiller Fullem ’90, Maggie Schiller Jones ’92, and Elizabeth Schiller ’01 on the death of their mother, Margaret Mary Schiller

Tina Keane Krinsky ’72, Lisa KeaneBurgstahler ’85, Katelyn Keane ’11, and Natalie Keane ’14 on the death of Thomas F. Keane, Jr., their father and grandfather, respectively

Rosemary O’Hara Garrity ’70, Moria Garrity Flood ’03 and Kara Garrity Liebeskind ’04 on the death of Thomas M. Garrity, their fatherin-law and grandfather, respectively

Lindsay Chandler Landi ’06 on the death of her father, Arthur Chandler Joan Murphy Lindenhofen ’59 on the death of her husband, Harold Edward Lindenhofen

Claire Geruson ’09, Teresa Geruson ’11 and Catherine Geruson ’15 on the death of their grandmother, Adele Kelly, and their grandfather, Richard T. Geruson

Lilly Linton ’81, Stephanie Linton Schanes ’83, Megan Schanes ’19 and Kelly Schanes ’17 on the death of Lillian A. Linton, their mother and grandmother, respectively

Nanette Sciolla Carney ’64 (MSJA Board of Directors) on the death of her brother, Anthony Joseph Sciolla, Jr.

Nicholas Giordano (former MSJA Board of Directors), Colette Giordano Dougherty ’93, Jeannine Giordano ’93 on the death of John P. Giordano, their brother and uncle, respectively

Alex Little (MSJA faculty) on the death of her husband, Michael Little

Kristen Hope Chun ’99 and Colleen Hope Bogle ’97 on the death of their father, Stephen F. Hope, Sr.

Mairead Glowacki ’13, Kieran Glowacki ’17, Tara Gallagher ’15, Maeve Gallagher ’20 on the death of their aunt, Mary T. McKeever

Grace Cipressi ’10 and Nora Cipressi ’15 on the death of their grandmother, Elizabeth Cipressi

Madeleine Nicolaus Hagan ’63 on the death of her brother, George P. “Nick” Nicolaus

Amanda Woll Connors ’93 on the death of her father, Frederick Peter Woll II

Elizabeth Hartnett ’03 on the death of her grandmother, Helena C. Bregatta

Jeanne Shelton Crouch ’56 on the death of her husband, Thomas W. Crouch

Ann Marie Von Hacht Horner ’69 (MSJA Board of Directors), Susan Von Hacht Loughery ’72, Joan Von Hacht Johnson ’75, and Suzanne Loughery Simon ’00 on the death of Frederick J. Von Hacht, their father and grandfather, respectively

Caitlin Brady ’11 and Heather Brady ’16 on the death of their grandmother, Lois A. Brady Karen Mullane Bronster ’96 on the death of her father, Brian Mullane Christine Pedrotty Brown ’68, Colleen Pedrotty Miele ’72, Noel Pedrotty ’74 (deceased) and Veronica Pedrotty Stanley ’80 on the death of their mother, Veronica Burke Pedrotty Margaret Buckley ’13 and Mary Buckley ’16 on the death of their grandmother, Ann F. Buckley

Adriana della Porta ’78 on the death of her father, The Honorable Armand della Porta S. Karen Dietrich, SSJ (former MSJA Principal) on the death of her father, Joseph E. Dietrich 34

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Sarah Mackell ’07, Margaret Mackell Vanarsdall ’76, Jane Mackell Hoy ’79, Emily Mackell Miller ’02, Jean Mackell Goins ’04, Mary Allison Mackell ’08, and Susan Goldner ’02 on the death of Dr. James Mackell, Jr., their father, brother, and uncle, respectively S. Theresa Maugle, SSJ (MSJA Board of Directors) on the death of her father, George Maugle Dr. Christina McAdams ’90, Marylou McAdams Corson ’88, Elizabeth McAdams Brightman ’95 and Kathleen McAdams ’99 on the death of Victor Williams, their husband and brother-in-law, respectively


In Memoriam continued

Jennifer Labrum McColigan ’87 on the death of Carol Burkhart Palmai ’59 on the death of her her mother-in-law, Dorothy M. McColigan husband, Frederick Louis Palmai

Grace Malley Schiazza ’04 on the death of her father, James Patrick Malley

Kathleen McGirr (MSJA staff), Maureen McGirr ’10, and Bernadette McGirr ’15 on the death of Thomas C. Maguire, Sr., their father and grandfather, respectively

Barbara Schwartz ’06 on the death of her grandfather, Roy Thompson

Caroline Patton ’13 and Elizabeth Patton ’19 on the death of their grandfather, Robert J. O’Donnell Maureen Pedicino ’08 on the death of her grandmother, Mary Agnes McGarvey

Joan Gallagher McKeon ’48 and Elizabeth McKeon Rohrer ’82 on the death of Mary Ellen McKeon Harvey, their sister-in-law and aunt, respectively

Elizabeth Rocchino Powell ’69, Joan Rocchino Grawe ’71, Samantha Rocchino ’09 and Lia Rocchino ’15 on the death of Philomena Ellen Rothwell Miles ’78 and Kimberly Sciarra, their mother and grandmother, Rothwell Gallagher ’01 on the death of Richard respectively A. Rothwell, Sr., their father and grandfather, Kathleen Lamprecht Prue ’88, Christine respectively Lamprecht Wilmerding ’90, Jennifer Lamprecht Rita Joyce Moore ’53 on the death of her granddaughter, Heather Anne Pater

Rosenak ’94, Megan Prue ’18 and Allison Prue ’19 on the death of Patricia Lamprecht, their mother and grandmother, respectively

Bernice Gindhart Murphy ’87 on the death of her father, Joseph Gindhart

Molly Merlini Reilly ’05 on the death of her grandmother, Margaret Theresa Merlini

Mary Elizabeth Cattie Murphy Murray ’47 on the death of her husband, Kevin N. Murray Ellen Higley O’Neill ’61, Joan Fornace O’Neill ’79, Cathie Driscoll ’75, Patricia Driscoll McMenaman ’80, Molly O’Neill Emmi ’85 and Megan O’Neill ’88 on the death of Joseph C. O’Neill, Sr., their brother-in-law, father-in-law, and uncle, respectively

Dina Marie Roman-Rosa ’91 and Lisa Ann Roman ’97 on the death of their father, Sergio L. Roman

Margaret Olson Seydow ’63 and Donna Brennan Crispi ’98 on the death of Charles J. Olson III, their brother and uncle, respectively Eileen Heck Slawek ’48, Eileen Heck Nigro ’82, Kimberly Heck Cilio ’84, Kellyann Heck Cilio (MSJA faculty), Maria Cilio ’12, and Gabriella Cilio ’21 on the death of Joseph E. Slawek, Jr., their husband, stepfather, and grandfather, respectively Courtney Target ’16 on the death of her grandfather, Daniel R. Bradley Anna Parris Walker ’96 on the death of her mother, Kathryn Christofas Parris Mary Beth Yannessa Wezel ’81 on the death of her mother-in-law, Elaine Wezel Elizabeth Wood ’03 and Meg Kane (former MSJA staff) on the death of their grandfather, William J. Looby

Lisa Rovner (MSJA faculty) on the death of her father, Kenneth Rovner

Patricia Kost Zakrzewski ’76, and Megan Zakrzewski Kletzel ’04 on the death of Patricia Ken Sapp (MSJA staff) and Kara Sapp ’09 on A. Kost, their mother and grandmother, the death of Helen LaSane, their mother-in-law respectively and grandmother, respectively

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