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t àtáàx Éy Üxz|á In this issue: The Liberating Arts | David M. Clarke, S.J., Retires | Building Regis | John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.


Dear Alumni and Friends, As the final year of my presidency begins, Regis University looks forward to a full and busy school year. It is clear that people believe in the value of a Regis University education. This fall, we welcomed the largest freshman class in Regis College history at 514, and the inaugural Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences class began with 22 students. The Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, with three doctoral programs in full swing, enrolled 3,036 students. The College for Professional Studies (CPS) has a total enrollment of 9,662 and three of its undergraduate computer science programs (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Networking) are specially accredited by the Computing Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which will enable the School of Computer and Information Sciences to collaborate with more businesses in the industry. Two construction projects are beginning on campus this fall. David M. Clarke, S.J., Hall, a new building named in honor of former president and current chancellor, David M. Clarke, S.J., will house CPS faculty, administration, University-wide student academic services, and seminar rooms. St. Peter Claver, S.J., Hall, formerly known as the Adult Learning Center, will undergo a major renovation and expansion to create improved facilities for the pharmacy and physical therapy programs, as well as larger classroom spaces, new dining facilities, and a performance space. We continue to work the University’s strategic plan. John Fitzgibbons, S.J., president-elect, will be present on campus on a number of occasions to ensure his voice is heard as we take decisive steps for the long term future of Regis. The good work of Regis University endures because of the interest and investment of our faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Thank you for how you live our mission and for your continued support of this University. Sincerely,

Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. President


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Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. President Julie Crockett, CPS ’01 Vice President for University Relations Marycate Lumpp, CPS ’05/’09 Assistant Vice President for University Relations Russ Shaw, CPS ’02 Assistant Vice President for University Relations Andrew Simmons, RC ’04/CPS ’09 Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement Lisa Greco, RC ’94/CPS ’01 Creative Arts Director for Publications and Special Projects EDITORIAL STAFF Marycate Lumpp, CPS ’05/’09, editor Daniel J. Vaccaro, assistant editor Mark McCue, writer Rhonda Sheya, writer, photographer Donnie Veasey, CPS ’99/’03, writer


Ranger Roundup


A Taste of Regis


Reflections on World Youth Day


The Liberating Arts


David M. Clarke, S.J.


Building Regis


Tending to Joplin’s Wounds

DESIGN STAFF Lisa Greco, RC ’94/CPS ’01 Renee Holtz Christen Reynolds




Artist Showcase: Christian Pondella, RC ’93

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Karen Adkins, Ph.D. Lindsey Bonadonna, RC ’13 Kelly Darby, CPS ’05 Richard Delliveneri, J.D. Robyn Gronning, Ph.D., RC ’86 Janet Houser, Ph.D. Joan Kidnay, LHC ’60 Margaret Matt, RC ’05 Jeremy Phillips Kathy Sweitzer, CPS ’11


Honor Roll


Alumni News


Class Notes

PHOTOGRAPHY Edward A. DeCroce (photo of David M. Clarke, S.J.) Michael Delliveneri, RC ’10 Jessica Grenier Photography (photo of Lisa Herman, CPS ’09) Madelaine Lumpp DeVan, CPS ’08 Christian Pondella, RC ’93 Brett Stakelin, RC ’10 Sharon Stewart (photos of Joseph Wrede, RC ’90)

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ACRONYMS LIST: CPS: College for Professional Studies; LHC: Loretto Heights College; RC: Regis College; RHCHP: RueckertHartman College for Health Professions; S.J.: Society of Jesus (the Jesuits); RMAC: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference On the cover: Chef Joseph Wrede, RC ’90, photo by Sharon Stewart

REGIS UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE is the official alumni magazine of Regis University. It is produced by University Relations and published by Regis University. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States, offers classroom-based and online education to students in three constituent colleges: Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and the College for Professional Studies. Contact University Relations at: Regis University Magazine, B-16, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver CO 80221-1099; e-mail:; or in person in Room 207 of Main Hall on the Lowell campus.



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REV. JOHN P. FITZGIBBONS, S.J. named next president John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., has most recently served as the associate provost for faculty development at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he also served as vice president for administration and interim dean of the College of Professional Studies, and currently serves on the Board at Gonzaga University. Additional university work includes faculty positions at Creighton University and Marquette University, and director of the Jesuit Humanities Program and member of the Executive Council of the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton. Father Fitzgibbons holds a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago; an S.T.M. in moral theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; an M.Div. from the Weston School of Theology; an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago; and a B.A. in philosophy and English from Saint Louis University. A native of Omaha, Neb., he entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 1973 and was ordained a priest in 1985. He will begin his term as the 24th president of Regis University on June 1, 2012. “I’m elated and honored to become part of Regis University,” Father Fitzgibbons says. “Building on the excellent work done by Father Sheeran, I look forward to ensuring that the enrollment, retention and promised academic excellence of Regis University continue in upward trajectories.”


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“As a Jesuit priest in service of the Church, my apostolic work in Catholic higher education has been as a student, a professor, an administrator and a trustee.”

» 24th President of Regis University – June 2012 » Associate provost for faculty development, Marquette University » Vice president for administration and interim dean, College of Professional Studies at University of San Francisco – 2007-09 » Superior and director of novices at the Novitiate of the North American Martyrs – 2001-06 » Professor of English, Creighton University – 1996-2001 » Professor of English, Marquette University – 1993-96 » Ph.D. in English – Loyola University Chicago – 1993 » S.T.M. in Moral Theology – Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley – 1990 » M.Div. – Weston Jesuit School of Theology – 1986 » M.A. in English – University of Chicago – 1984 » B.A. in Philosophy and English – Saint Louis University – 1979


Regis College Class of 2015 The largest freshman class in Regis University’s history – 514 freshmen – moved into the University’s residence halls on August 25. Last year, Regis College enrolled 444 freshmen. Approximately 443 of the record 514 students in the Class of 2015 are living on campus in O’Connell, DeSmet and West Halls.


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443 hold a GPA higher than 3.0 The average ACT score is 24

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The freshman class hails from: Colorado ....................................................300 California ....................................................56 Texas............................................................21 Missouri ......................................................19 Arizona ........................................................15

Colorado Pharmacists Society in collaboration with the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, offered two continuing education programs at the annual summer meeting in Estes Park on June 10, 2011. Regis pharmacy students in attendance were able to gain credit for participating in the continuing education programming. Twelve pharmacy students, including many from Regis University’s School of Pharmacy, participated on a panel with questions related to pain management delivered in a rapid fire elimination round. The three finalists, including GREG KNUTSEN from Regis, were then asked to provide patient counseling in mock sessions and were judged on their ability to communicate with individuals role-playing as patients. Knutsen won and was awarded a $500 prize provided by the society. ¤ Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON) faculty members, DR. KAREN PENNINGTON, DR. MARYJO COAST, and MS. HARRIET PALMER-WILLIS, presented to 150 public health nurses at the Tri-County Health Department Workshop this summer. The presenters provided information specific to public health nursing related to documentation, scope of practice, delegation, and professional communication. ¤ Psychology professor, licensed psychologist and Jesuit priest, FATHER CHARLES SHELTON’S groundbreaking guide to gratitude titled “The Gratitude Factor – Enhancing Your Life through Grateful Living” received first place honors in the Spirituality Soft Cover Category, by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. ¤ JANET COLVIN, College for Professional Studies affiliate faculty in the Communications and Academic Resources Department, was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award by the Commission for Accelerated Learning. Colvin has been a faculty member at Regis University since 1991 and works as a consultant in the field of adult learning. She was one of the first CPS faculty to teach online and was recently involved in the Jesuit Commons Project developing courses for refugees in Kenya and Malawi. ¤ Regis University is one of 114 institutions in the United States and the only institution in Colorado to be awarded the 2010 U.S. PRESIDENTS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL WITH DISTINCTION, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service.

Students of color......................................32% Students from Jesuit high schools ..............49 Of those expressing a preference, 69 percent are Roman Catholic (415 reported a preference) Majors considered by the incoming class: Science, math, pre-health........................28% Business or education..............................26% Humanities or social science ..................14% Nursing ....................................................19% Undecided ................................................13% females......................................................353 males ........................................................161

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St. Dominic Fair Trade store

For the 17th consecutive year Regis University has earned a top tier ranking for best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report. Regis University is ranked #31 in the Western United States in the Best Regional Universities category.

Located on the corner of Federal and Speer Boulevards in Denver, St. Dominic Church is one of the oldest churches in Denver, an English Revivalist building that opened in 1926. Father Clint Honkomp, the pastor at St. Dominic, is leading an initiative to restore the old church, strengthen the parish’s community and provide outreach to the neighborhood. Unfortunately, current economic times and the demographics of the church’s parishioners create a challenge, so he came to Regis for assistance. In response, Regis faculty and students are assisting St. Dominic with the development of a “fair trade” parish store. The store sells common staple goods, those generally purchased at least once a month, at a significant savings. These staple products (soaps, beans, rice) are sold in reusable containers that parishioners can come and “fill up” after the Sunday masses. In addition to offering better quality food/household products, the store is fostering environmental awareness by eliminating packaging waste and promoting organic products. The store also will focus on the development of distribution relationships with farmers and manufacturers which provide a fair wage to their employees.

Regis receives $250,000 grant from Keck Foundation Regis University received a $250,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to conduct an extensive integrative teaching effort that is expected to involve half of the faculty and eventually benefit all students in Regis College. The goal of the grant is to nurture integrative abilities that prepare students to think creatively and critically across disciplines, consider alternate models, work collaboratively, and seek solutions in a world characterized by complex, interdependent, and often ill-defined issues. The grant will build the integrative capacity of half the faculty through an innovative, two-week faculty and course-development institute offered over three consecutive summers. This Integrative Teaching Institute will serve 49 faculty (15 faculty per summer from all disciplines plus lead faculty of the four integrative thematic areas of diversity, justice, environment, and search for meaning). Participants will design or significantly revise 48 integrative courses and become leaders in this type of cross-discipline, real-world curriculum design and high-impact, integrative teaching methodologies. These faculty and courses will challenge more than 1,000 juniors and seniors at least twice during the three-year grant and virtually all traditional undergraduates in the years to come. Faculty participants in the pilot are reporting that the institute has changed how they think about their integrative courses and also has impacted how they approach all their courses. New integrative courses taught in 2010-11 included: Eco-theology, Freedom Movements and Human Rights, Black Women in Literature and Society, Four Figures of the Renaissance, Diversity and Women’s Health Issues, and Reading Nature, Writing the World.

The Regis College Master of Arts in Education (MAE) Program celebrated its 20th Anniversary this past summer. More than 1,000 educators have completed the different programs, including Linguistically Diverse Academic Certificate, Linguistically Diverse Educator Endorsement and a master’s degree emphasis, in addition to its Learning and Teaching program. (l-r) Carrie Maffoni, Debbie Miller, Carrie Ekey, Carly Connolly and Kathy Nutting.

The Master of Arts in Education program in Regis College celebrates its 20th anniversary The MAE Program hosted a Summer Literacy Workshop where graduate, Debbie Miller, RC ’93, author of “Teaching with Intention” and “Reading with Meaning,” presented on the topic of “Creating Cultures of Thinking and Understanding in Schools and Classrooms.” Miller taught for 30 years in Denver Public Schools, has authored two books and a video series, and consults nationwide with school districts on long-range planning and development of literacy programs. Debbie has also served as affiliate faculty at Regis. Carrie Ekey, MAE affiliate faculty member for 13 years, presented “Creating Lasting Structures to Support Passionate, Effective Student Writers.” After retiring from Jefferson County Public Schools with 30 years of service as a classroom teacher and literacy resource specialist, Ekey now helps teachers and administrators in more than 25 international schools develop literacy curriculum and assessments. She has co-authored “Enriching Classroom Environments” and “Enhancing Writing Instruction.” 6|

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The first university-level accelerated dual language programs in the western United States designed for developing student skills in English and Spanish became a reality when Regis University opened its dual language campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25 in Thornton, Colo. Classes began in fall 2011. “I’m delighted that we can serve this community of adults, renewing an element of our mission that began in the earliest days of our history in Las Vegas, N.M., when official school publications, classes, and activities were in Spanish and English,” said Michael Sheeran, S.J. The College for Professional Studies (CPS) will operate the campus including providing bilingual faculty and staff. The academic programs offered include master’s degrees in nonprofit management, science, education and business administration, and undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, marketing, human resource management, applied psychology, business technology management, computer information systems, elementary education and health care administration. CPS and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions will offer programs at the campus. “Regis University’s new dual language campus programs reflect the same high standards that characterize all of the University’s academic programs,” notes Patricia Ladewig, vice president for academic affairs at Regis University. “Through the dual language campus programs we hope to provide working adult members of the Latino community with the opportunity to further their education and pursue new, rewarding career opportunities.”

“Great Women of Spirit” Sister Mary Luke Tobin, a 1934 Loretto Heights College alumna and Denver native, was the first subject of a new “Great Women of Spirit” art series at Regis University. To celebrate the installation of the series, the University conducted a panel discussion in May in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel about Sister Luke’s legacy. Sister Luke served as a member of the Loretto Board of Education, was one of 15 women auditors to participate in the Second Vatican Council, and the only American of three female religious members who served on the Council’s planning commissions.

New counseling center opens Regis University celebrated the opening of its new CORE Counseling Center with a ribbon cutting and open house May 19 at the University’s Colorado Springs Campus. CORE, which stands for Center of Excellence in Regis Education, is part of the Graduate Counseling Program at Regis University and will offer free counseling to military service members and their families. The state-of-the-art counseling center equipment includes recording equipment set up for recording each of the five counseling rooms, one-way mirror viewing, dubbing and bug-in-the-ear communication capability for counselor training purposes. The equipment and instructional technology in the counseling center was made possible by a gift from El Pomar Foundation.

The art collection honoring all of the “Great Women of Spirit” is on display in Loyola Hall.

Dr. Harry Taylor, professor of biology in Regis College, retired in May 2011. He joined Regis University in 1965.

New core class in CPS

Class of 2015 Convocation

A new course, Leading Lives that Matter, was developed in the College for Professional Studies as part of the undergraduate core revision designed to ensure that adult students who come from diverse educational backgrounds encounter the mission and traditions that set a Jesuit university apart from its competitors. Regis University


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Regis University alumni consistently illustrate that a liberal arts education can get you anywhere you want to go. The culinary world is no exception. Following are stories about alumni who are but a small helping of those involved in some aspect of the food and beverage industry. This is just a ‘taste’ of the many successes Regis alumni are serving up across the country.

After college, the outdoor-enthusiast moved to Boulder, Colo., and took a job with Eastern Mountain Sports while he tried to figure out what was next. Microbreweries were gaining in popularity and craft brewing was a growing trend. His boss introduced him to home brewing, and so Avery decided to give it a try for fun. He quickly became passionate about it. Having graduated with a double major in philosophy and political science, Avery planned to go into law. He took the LSAT, was accepted to a law school and then, as he puts it, hit his mid-20s crisis. “I realized that my passion was beer and making beer. So why wouldn’t I do that?” He drafted a business plan and gathered investors. He started with $90,000. Not long after that, Avery Brewing opened (1993). He’s imbued the company with his own passion for the art of brewing and stayed true to the unique creations he concocted as an amateur. As stated on the company Web site, Avery Brewing is “dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink...and search out fans with equally eccentric palates.”

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Turning a hobby into one’s profession is something of which many people can only dream. But before Adam Avery could even dream it, he was doing it.

Avery and his team have successfully carved out a niche in the craft brewing industry and cultivated a faithful following of beer aficionados in 28 states across the country. Many of the 20 beers bottled at Avery each year are award-winning. Hog Heaven, named by Avery’s father, is the dry-hopped barleywine style ale that can be credited with putting the brewery on the national map in 1998. The acclaim enabled the brewery, known for its unique brews, to not only continue operations, but to thrive. This year he expects the company will have between $10 and $11 million in sales.

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So, how do philosophy and political science inspire this master brewer? “My time at Regis was awesome,” he says. “A Jesuit education makes you think. My instructors challenged me to have an open mind, think critically and consider different perspectives.” And the curiosity to keep learning that he discovered as a student, certainly commensurate with the Jesuit tradition, is something that no doubt benefits his entrepreneurial journey. Avery encourages people to move out of their comfort zones and try something different – both with beer and with life – and, as the company promotes, to “follow your dreams.” by Marycate Lumpp

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Avery remembers the tough times the brewery experienced early on, the long days and the lack of cash flow. But he never thought about failure as a possibility. “If you have dogged pursuit of what you want to do, you will be successful,” he says. That commitment is noticeable in the quality of every Avery product and the way the still small company continues to operate.

Dean McPhail, RC ’84

Dean McPhail knew a few things when he chose to attend Regis. He knew that the Jesuit university would provide him with a great education. He knew he could pursue his love of skiing and the outdoors all over Colorado. And he knew that one day he would be his own boss. Like all students and new graduates, though, what he didn’t know was exactly how his career would unfold. But everything has worked out, and then some. An innate penchant for entrepreneurship ultimately took this Grosse Pointe, Mich., native and his business administration degree to Hawaii, where he lives with his wife today. While he was a new graduate working in management for a fine dining restaurant in South Florida, a friend’s father secured the rights to develop Blockbuster Video stores in Hawaii and Guam. “I’d never been to either place,” recalls McPhail. “It sounded exciting, so I partnered with them and off we went.” His initial focus was on store operations and within a year his partners sold their interest and he became CEO of the company. McPhail embraced the opportunity despite his limited experience. “When you are thrown in the driver’s seat, you either figure out how to succeed or you’re done.” Succeed he did. Under his direction the company built 18 stores, selling them to Viacom in 1996. His next business opportunity, acquiring the license rights to develop Starbucks Coffee in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, launched him into the food and beverage field. Today he is CEO of Restaurant Partners Hawaii, which owns and operates P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Hawaii, and CEO of Café Hawaii Partners, owner and operator of Jamba Juice Hawaii. Together with his two business partners he operates 112 locations. Before selling the Starbucks Coffee operation, the three partners saw their companies produce more than $100 million of revenue annually. McPhail cites people as the most enjoyable part of his work. “Our business is all about providing people with a positive experience,” he says. “And this includes not only the guests in our restaurants and stores, but also the people who work with us.” He enjoys helping employees who started working for one of the companies as students grow into running a division 15 or 20 years later.

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No doubt he is a very busy person, but the activities nurtured during his time at Regis continue to serve as his source of balance today. The love of skiing that first brought him to Colorado, along with biking, helps him manage a full schedule, keeping him healthy, and allowing him time to relax, reflect, and work out problems. He also recognizes the contributions of his business partners of 22 years, people, he says, who have taught him the importance of giving back, building relationships and living with integrity. “My career has been created by meeting the right people, persistence and luck.” McPhail notes. “Having built successful businesses is great, but at the end of the day, how you live your life is what really counts.” by Marycate Lumpp

à{x tÜà Éy áã|Çz|Çz ÑtÇá If anyone has exemplified the Regis mission to serve others through “distinguished professional work,” it is Chef Joseph Wrede, who graduated cum laude in sociology from Regis College in 1990 and continued his studies at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in Manhattan. He is the culinary genius behind Joseph’s Table in Taos, N.M., the Old Blinking Light restaurants in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Taos, Lamberts of Taos, and Brett House Catering in Taos. On August 15, 2011, Wrede, who was named the 2000 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” opened his latest restaurant, The Palace Restaurant and Saloon in Santa Fe, N.M., which features Italian cuisine. Prior to this venture, Wrede offered his services as a consultant to the Edelweiss Lodge at the Taos Ski Valley. Specifically, last ski season, he helped The Blond Bear Tavern and Café Naranja to “find their identity and to function with good, healthy food” by using his skills to write menus, to hire capable, hard-working chefs, and to provide the owners information through his network of contacts.

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Joseph Wrede, RC ’90

Besides consulting, Chef Wrede also enjoys mentoring. He is proud of his protégé at the Old Blinking Light in Highlands Ranch, Joey Meyers. Chef Wrede recollects when “Joey’s mom dropped him at the door saying that he wanted to be a chef.” He successfully tutored the young man, whom he feared was “too quiet to be a good chef, but who had a good palate and was a good technician.” At first a dishwasher, Meyers is now executive chef. Wrede’s business acumen and world views stem from his liberal arts degree, which he says gave him the math and business skills necessary to run multiple restaurants and “an appreciation for things other than his own discipline, an understanding for other people’s art and lives, and the ability to see the beauty of the world.” Chef Wrede comments: “It is necessary to see the world as a bigger place. That is what literature and religion do for students.” He also credits the Sociology Department for giving him a humanistic view of the world, and the English Department for teaching him not to be afraid of opposing views, which he believes we need.

Wrede admits because of his English classes, he would have liked to write poetry, but while working his way through college as a cook, he found that cooking offered him the means to artistic expression with “no resistance.” He loved the multi-tasking of moving pans and sequencing which gave him his own creative rhythm. Besides being an avenue to creative expression, Regis also influenced Chef Wrede’s decision to locate his first restaurant, Joseph’s Table, in Taos. He remembers a class field trip to Taos with Dr. Victoria McCabe where the “mythology connected with the santos planted a romantic seed” in him. When he got the opportunity to open a restaurant in Taos, he did so because he wanted “the art, beauty, and simplicity of the santos.” The santos will continue to inspire Chef Wrede in Santa Fe, which he notes, “offers the beauty of Taos, and provides a robust dining scene.” He also is happy to have the opportunity to “swing pans” with other talented chefs.

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“For me, college was about going to a good school and about the people I would share the experience with.” ~ Anje Schaefer Cluxton, RC ’97/CPS ’98

Anje Schaefer Cluxton, RC ’97/CPS ’98 9965 Gross Point Road Skokie, Illinois

Whatever it is you need for your gathering, chances are Schaefer’s Wine, Foods and Spirits has it. And if you aren’t quite sure what you need, fear not. The experts at Schaefer’s will take care of you. The familyrun business has been serving the greater Chicago community for 75 years.

school and about the people I would share the experience with.”

Anje Schaefer Cluxton’s business education began long before she attended Regis University. Her grandfather opened Schaefer’s in 1936 and Anje has been working at the store since high school. Today, she is the company’s executive vice president.

Anje says she’s a jack of all trades in the store. When she returned home after graduating, her main focus was accounting. The next task was developing her palate and learning about all the products she would be selling, which included an internship at Alexander Valley Vineyards in Sonoma. She now oversees all aspects of the multimillion dollar business. “It sure keeps life interesting!” she says.

As you can imagine, this family business always has been a big part of the Schaefer family life. Holidays, vacations and celebrations revolve around retail seasons. Anje’s aunt was her boss until the business was sold in 2009 to new owners. And, she notes, she had the good fortune of working closely with her father until he passed away in 2008. “My aunt and my father helped me grow into the woman and businessperson I am today,” she says. Born and raised in Evanston, Ill., Anje completed undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration and a Master of Business Administration at Regis. Regis was the last of all the schools she visited with her mom in Oregon, California and Colorado, but it was the only one that caught her attention. “My friend, Brian Braasch, RC ’94, showed me around campus. We talked about why he loved Regis and he kept talking about all the people he’d met from around the country,” says Anje. “For me, college was about going to a good

She still keeps in touch with the close friends she made as a student and is an active member of the Regis University Chicago Club.

Schaefer’s has everything from wine and specialty liquors to gourmet cheeses and meats. In fact, one of the most unique finds is in the wine cellar: a 3 liter bottle of 1982 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. But as for a favorite product, Anje admits she can’t pick just one. She does, however, share her foodie expertise by sharing several recommended pairings. Among her favorites are a properly aged Bordeaux with medium rare steak for special occasions, a California Syrah and a burger for more of an “everyday” appetite, and pink champagne and popcorn for a fun treat. “I love my job,” says Anje. “And I am proud to carry on the traditions of the Schaefer family business.” The next time you’re near Skokie, Ill., be sure to stop into Schaefer’s. Your palate will thank you. by Marycate Lumpp

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As a student double majoring in psychology and business, Lori Wester thought about a career in industrial psychology, “but I knew a few people who were in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry,” she says. “I thought they had the best jobs in the world.” Before she graduated she knew she wanted to start her career in either food or beverage and was lucky enough to get an offer from Nestle Food Company a few weeks after graduation. She’s worked in CPG ever since. Her regional manager at Nestle offered advice that has guided her throughout her career. “He told me to always have an open mind when it came to new career opportunities and to embrace change,” she says. “My journey to where I am today is a direct result of following his advice.”

A little over two years ago, she was asked to come to the North American business unit to lead the U.S. packaging innovation strategy and pipeline. Today, she works mostly in shopper marketing, which focuses on getting shoppers to buy Wrigley products after they are already in the store. When it comes to her career in marketing, Wester has done a little bit of everything during her time at Nestle, PepsiCo and now Mars. Her career has spanned sales, promotions, customer marketing, business development, brand management, channel marketing, innovation and now shopper marketing. And every day is different. She’ll meet with Wrigley’s retail marketing agency and then jet to a meeting with the confections brand managers regarding promotions for Starburst, Skittles and Life Savers. Sprinkled in between are conversations with the sales, legal and other brand teams.

For the last four and a half years, Wester has been with Wrigley (a division of Mars, Incorporated), serving in a variety of positions all within innovation. “I came into the company and joined the Global Marketing team to lead packaging innovation which was a newly created role.” She developed the strategy and a 3-5 year packaging innovation pipeline, working with Wrigley associates around the world. She even presented several of Wrigley’s innovation projects to Warren Buffet and members of the Mars family.

She notes that both business and psychology have played into her success as a marketer. “Marketing is all about creating, communicating, delivering and selling products that have value and satisfy consumer needs. To be a successful marketer takes strong business acumen as well as the ability to understand the underlying motivators as to why consumers want or need your product.”

“Unfortunately, I missed my last Regis reunion because I had an around the world business trip that took me to Munich, Moscow, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.”

Beyond her degrees, Regis has and continues to play a significant role in her life and career, too. Says Wester, “what I admire about Regis and a Jesuit education is that you graduate with much more than just a degree. You also leave with all the skills needed to become a leader at work and in the community.” LORI’S SWEET SUCCESS IS LIVING PROOF OF THAT. by Marycate Lumpp

There is a journey in every glass of wine. And that journey, from seed to grape, from vine to table, with all of the various stops along the way, give the wine its distinct character. The same could just as easily be said of the people who produce it. For Tim Duncan, RC ’85, the journey to his current position, executive vice president of Silver Oak Cellars, began at Regis University. After starting college in California, then transferring to Colorado University, Tim eventually found a home at Regis in his junior year. He majored in business administration and began laying the groundwork for his future. “I got a really good foundation at Regis,” he says. “My education there was a stepping stone to even more in depth study of business;” and eventually, to success in the wine industry. Silver Oak Cellars is a family-owned company, founded by Tim’s father in 1972. They have been producing noteworthy Cabernet Sauvignon for more than thirty-

five years. Tim began working as a salesman there in 1986. Today, he is in charge of managing sales and marketing strategy for the entire operation. He travels widely, recently having visited China, and works to create partnerships that will introduce the family’s wine to people around the world. Tim also finds time in his busy schedule (besides work, he is a father of five) to give back, serving on two very active boards in the Napa Valley community. Tim has learned much from the journey of his life and career. He shares those lessons with young people whenever he has the chance. “Take advantage of the opportunities afforded you,” he says. “Press yourself. Find what you’re interested in and dig in.” “Press” and “dig” – fitting words from a man immersed in the world of wine; and useful advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, many of whom are just getting started on their own journeys. by Daniel J. Vaccaro Regis University

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zxà {tÑÑç Lisa Herman, CPS ’09


Climbing the corporate ladder, she had no intention of actually opening a bakery, but serendipity intervened.

Cakes turned up in the producer’s research for Cupcake Week and requested the team send tasting samples. For good measure, they tossed in a few Mutt Cakes (cupcakes for dogs) for Martha’s famous pets. A few weeks passed and they finally received another call from the producer. Stewart had selected their Cosmo cupcake as one of five of “Martha’s Favorites,” thus making Happy Cakes one of the bakeshops featured on the show, on her Web site and in the cupcake cookbook she authored. That 15 seconds of fame thrust the businesswomen into the national spotlight and marketplace.

Bencomo and Reynolds, on the other hand, were running partners who did aspire to open a cupcake bakery. “Kismet,” as related on the company’s Web site, “brought Lisa and Sara together through their hairstylist.” And that was the beginning of what has become a highly successful enterprise, topped off with a name coined by Bencomo’s then two-year old son who favored the celebratory phrase “Happy Cakes” over “Happy Birthday.”

Herman cites managing growth as the most challenging aspect of owning a business, especially considering the quick pace at which Happy Cakes has risen to prominence. To put volume into perspective, Happy Cakes does an average of five weddings a weekend, once doing eight in one day. And that’s just weddings! Their menu, which has expanded to include other sweets, also is popular for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays and graduations.

Just months after opening, they received a call from a producer from Martha Stewart’s television show. Happy

The Happy Cakes team starts at 4 a.m., baking fresh from scratch every day. Afternoons are spent preparing

Herman, who pursued her MBA while working as a senior executive at a Denver Metro Area credit union, was first introduced to the business of cupcakes through a class assignment requiring students to develop a business plan. “I had read about a successful cupcake bakeshop on the East Coast in a business magazine,” says Herman. “There was nothing like it in Denver, so I thought a bakery would be a fun project for the class.”

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batter, frosting and dough for the next day. Their growing staff organizes orders for pick up that day, prepares for walk-in purchases, decorates custom orders, manages the inventory and vendors, keeps the books, writes the ads, schedules events and maintains equipment. It’s an “all hands on deck” operation and the three owners participate in all of the tasks, from baking to cleaning. “When I started the project, I never knew it would be what it is today!” says Herman. She encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to start slow, do the prep work, seek out the kinks and make sure a market exists for their product or service. “It’s also important to enjoy what you do, partner with people you respect, keep communication open, accept constructive criticism, and have fun,” she adds. The idea that began as a class project and early morning exercise conversation is now a well-known local haunt tucked in the middle of the historic Highlands neighborhood, proudly serving cupcake connoisseurs and novices daily.

by Marycate Lumpp

IGNATIANPERSPECTIVE Our Ignatian heritage is rich, multifaceted and profound. It challenges us to grow through reflecting upon how we encounter God, how we choose to live as contemplatives in action, and how we deepen our commitment to a faith that does justice. It invites us to internalize its lessons and gifts in our own personal ways, teaching us something ever new throughout the different phases of our lives. At the same time, it unites members of the Jesuit family across the world through a common foundation. The Ignatian Perspective feature in Regis University Magazine attempts to capture the insights, experiences and history that highlight how this shared tradition transforms and inspires.

REFLECTIONS ON WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 This past August, I traveled with eight Regis College classmates to Italy as a precursor to the World Youth Day festivities in Madrid, Spain. Accompanied by University staff, we toured the Vatican City, where we visited St. Peter’s Basilica, and explored the ancient city of Rome, which included a stop at the International College of the Gesù, home to the Rooms of St. Ignatius. As a student at Regis University, I felt it a special privilege to see where St. Ignatius lived, worked, and prayed during his years there. St. Ignatius’ rooms were particularly special to me because of all I have learned about him and his contributions to the Society of Jesus. He is a saint who is close to my heart and standing where he actually lived, worked and died was powerful. Looking deeper into the roots of the Society of Jesus, especially its emphasis on education, I gained a better understanding of the tradition to which I belong as a student at a Jesuit university, and I am able to share that with my peers. I now consider myself part of something profound and have a desire to live for a truer purpose. A quote from St. Ignatius that stayed with me throughout the trip sums up my summer experience: “Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.”

This international experience has strengthened my faith and understanding of the world around me in so many ways. When I began higher education my beliefs were challenged at times, and this experience brought me back to the fundamentals of faith. There is no longer any question in my mind about what I believe and what I know to be true for me. I have gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be Catholic and what it means to be part of the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Before this pilgrimage, I saw myself as a middle class American and a young college student. Now, I see myself as human, connected to so many others in the world through a shared faith. To realize that I am a part of something so much bigger than a college campus has given me the courage to take on the world. I know that even with the smallest concern for others I can make the world a better place; no act of generosity is too small. My experience has strengthened my appreciation for the Jesuit perspective of faith and life, and for this, I truly am grateful.

This idea was reinforced as our group traveled to Spain and we began the second part of our adventure. I remember clearly when Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid; we stood on a side street with thousands of other young Catholics from around the world eagerly awaiting his passing. Flags from other countries, such as Kenya, Canada, Italy, and Korea, were waving with pride. Throughout the trip, it was not the number of people who came with hopes to see the Pope that surprised me; I was amazed over and over again by how people from every corner of the world came together to celebrate the same pilgrimage.

by Lindsey Bonadonna, RC ’13

Lindsey Bonadonna, RC ’13; Lana Schamberger, RC ’12; Andrea Villamar, RC ’13; and Simone Olive, RC ’12 Regis University

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Recent trends have students flocking toward “practical” majors in business, science and health, and some experts have even gone so far as to proclaim the impending doom of Liberal Arts education. Those experts clearly have not spent much time at Regis University recently, where the Liberal Arts continue to flourish, providing students with the same strong foundation they always have as well as being contextualized to better meet the needs of today’s students. The following reflections from faculty, staff and alumni document the relevance and transformative power of these liberating arts, and give testimony to the fact that these essential disciplines are not only alive and well at Regis University, but they aren’t going away anytime soon. 16 |

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These days, studying the liberal arts can seem antiquated, or worse, like a waste of time. On the surface, Aristotle, Virginia Woolf, Toulouse Lautrec and their ilk would seem to have nothing to say about the basic contents of our lives (for them, tweeting was for the birds, and Google not even yet a misspelled number). And in such an instrumentally-focused world, where the pace of existence, information, and commerce has sped up exponentially (which creates its own personal, psychological, and social pressures), the time-consuming nature of studying the liberal arts (for one cannot meaningfully skim philosophy or literature, or browse through art, or practice rhetoric via texting) would seem to detract from more pressing, let alone more remunerative, pursuits. And yet, I think the liberal arts are actually more crucial in these times than ever. Those assumptions I described above are actually shallow and misleading – both to our current circumstances, as well as to the times in which canonical figures lived and worked. Aristotle articulated enduring ideas about philosophy and politics, in part because he was responding to a world that was changing rapidly. His political and ethical ideas, in particular, give us a useful model of how to live and respond to a world in which political personalities seem to drown out political convictions. His model of ethics (a “Golden Mean” of moderation that seeks to have us, above all, know our characters, our strengths and weaknesses, and respond to ethical dilemmas by trying to elevate ourselves, instead of simply acting impulsively with a later rationalization) is strikingly current, perhaps because his understanding of personality is timeless. Virginia Woolf and Toulouse Lautrec both challenge our perspectives on events – how we see the world. They too, wrote and painted in times of great change (Virginia Woolf between the two World Wars, Toulouse Lautrec during the years of Impressionism, and economic and industrial transformation in France). They each remind us that the ways in which we are used to seeing the world (from our own particular perspectives of family, faith background, neighborhood, socioeconomic class), are but one single way of seeing the world. Woolf writes beautifully of the interiority of women’s existence, and in her most developed novel, Mrs. Dalloway (1925), describes a single day from many people’s perspectives (aging and young men and women, a traumatized WWI veteran, those from the upper as well as the working classes). She shows us the richness beneath quotidian experiences. Lautrec’s artwork, in particular paintings like Au Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1889), which responds to Renoir’s similarly titled piece, force us to look unsentimentally at the material of our existence. Renoir’s sunny garden scene, where no one looks hungry, depressed, or even unattractive, contrasts sharply with Lautrec’s greenly gaslit interior, where Parisians are looking past but not at each other, and no one smiles. Both Lautrec and Woolf challenge us to look past appearances (or conventional rewrites of the world), and to ask questions about what lies beneath our assumptions. These time-consuming tasks are as necessary now as they were when my three figures worked. I would be remiss if I didn’t close with some observations about not just the liberal arts themselves, but the way in which they are practiced at Regis College, for I think issuing a simple call to canon does little to engage students in living questions. We’ve recently restructured our core curriculum, in large part to facilitate this living-question approach to the liberal arts. While we continue to have

basic core requirements in the liberal arts disciplines, we now have a series of four integrative seminars students take after completing the disciplinary requirements, on timely and timeless themes such as Diversity and Cultural Tradition, Global Environmental Awareness, Justice and the Common Good, and Search for Meaning. The idea here is simple; the problems we tackle in every era are big (spanning any single academic discipline by nature), so to think about them requires both that we have the disciplinary focus and education a disciplinary core provides, but then the space and time to put divergent authors, approaches, and questions together. These seminars are small, so that students can discuss with each other these questions. Finally, I think it’s crucial for the liberal arts to be attentive to who’s in the classroom. At Regis College, we’ve focused sustained and successful attention on recruiting and retaining students of color and first-generation college students and I think this diversity makes a substantive difference in the kinds of conversations we have about these issues. To give a historical example here, one of my favorite philosophers, John Stuart Mill, changed his mind about two of the most pressing issues of the day (late nineteenth century), the political emancipation of women, and the Irish colonialism. Despite being brilliant, and unconventional in many of his ideas, he was sharply conventional on those two issues (writing that the main purpose of women was to “beautify” existence, and frequently describing the Irish as barbarians who needed British colonialism because they could not govern themselves). It seems clear to me from studying his life and his work that what changed Mill’s mind on both of these issues was his developing friendships with people who had lived what he so conventionally dismissed, and could challenge his assumptions not just with their words but with their lives. After befriending one of the preeminent feminists of the day, Harriet Taylor, and then a young Irish politician, Mill performed an about-face on both of these issues, and ultimately wrote passionately and bravely about both women’s emancipation and Irish liberation. I find the example of Mill useful on several grounds. First, it reminds me (and I hope our students) of the value of intellectual humility – the fact that the single best-read man of the nineteenth century, who was so accustomed to seeing things differently, with good reasons, than his fellows, could be so conventional about these two issues reminds us of how easily we can miss valuable alternative perspectives. And most importantly, the value of liberal arts – the liberating act from which they get their name – comes not simply, I believe, from the private engagement with brilliant ideas, but with the communal discussion of these ideas with others, especially those who may see things radically differently. It is in this changing of perspective that we are liberated from our own myopia.

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At Regis, sociology is a mission-driven discipline. It pushes students to grapple with justice issues. But it also teaches students a lot of practical skills, the first and foremost of which, is critical thinking. Students learn how society operates and they gain a greater understanding of statistics, of how data is collected and information is disseminated. They also learn how to write well, a skill which is important in almost any career path they choose. DR. LISA GARZA ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Too many students try to slog through subjects they don’t like because of pressure from themselves or family. I tell them that they can do absolutely anything with a history degree. Studying history gives you the ability to think critically and write clearly. You will learn to see bias in arguments, books and the news. Maybe even more importantly, learning history can empower you and inspire you to work for a more just and inclusive society. DR. NICKI GONZALES ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

Because it produces broadly educated students who can think critically and write persuasively, the English major or minor at Regis is an excellent preparation for careers in law and politics, marketing and public relations, education, publishing and journalism, technical and free-lance writing, and the arts and culture industries. It is also, we hope, an end in itself, an imaginative and intellectual experience that will enlarge, enrich, and otherwise redefine your very self. A selection from the Regis College English Department Mission Statement

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how philosophy and religious studies classes can change your life



It’s not a word that excites most first year students.

“How many philosophy and religious studies classes are we required to take?” they ask sheepishly. Most students, both today and in the hundred-plus years since Regis opened its doors, are not thrilled with the answer to that question. Quite a few actually. Let me step into the way back machine for a moment to my own freshman year. This wasn’t at Regis, mind you, but at a similar Jesuit university on the east coast. My assigned advisor told me I should take a philosophy class, “to get one of them out of the way.” I don’t think I even knew what philosophy was back then. It seemed like just another class I would have to take before I got to study the good stuff. Then I took the class; and loved it. Here was an entire subject designed to make me question things, to make me reconsider everything I had learned up to that point, to make me discuss social issues in an informed way. My religious studies classes had much the same effect. Here was a field of study I could sink my teeth into, classes that would allow me to take a deeper look at the faith I had, to that point, just blindly followed. These classes didn’t just feed me information. They changed the way I saw the world and myself. But don’t take my word for it. Ask Francine Welker, a 1986 graduate of Regis College and a senior software engineer with Oracle, Inc., in Denver, Colo. “One of my classes, Christian Values, was all about how to apply what we believe as Christians to real world problems,” Francine recalls. “And we had to look at what we believed, and how to apply it to BIG issues. Back in 1984-85, we were discussing things like abortion, nuclear disarmament, and pornography. Twenty-five years later, I can tell you that what I learned in that class, learning how to think through those issues, gave me a skill set that I use every day. My religious studies classes contained ‘golden nuggets’ that I still carry with me.”

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MORE THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THINKING “There is no doubt in my mind that exposure to philosophy and religious studies had a major impact on me. They were building blocks, underpinnings that gave me the framework to ask good questions and to make good decisions. If a building doesn’t have a solid foundation, it can’t be built very high. The same is true of a person. Without a strong foundation, he or she can’t expect to be successful.” Or ask Dr. Robert Pipkin, RC ’61, from Fremont, Calif. Robert is a retired surgeon who now serves as a quality advisor for the Washington Hospital Healthcare System. “Philosophy and religious studies courses give you a foundation for your entire intellectual and spiritual development, a foundation on which to build the rest of your life, to discover your purpose and to continue reflecting on the most important issues of our day.” Now, maybe discussing “big issues” and discovering “your purpose” seem “extracurricular” to you. Maybe you’re the pragmatic sort, who thinks that college should do one thing and one thing only – prepare you for a job. Well, I’ve got good news. These classes are more pragmatic than they seem. In some cases, they even help people find work. In fact, I recently talked with an employer who was looking to hire talented, young people. This guy, an acquaintance of mine who works in the corporate world in New York, told me that if a candidate has a major/minor in philosophy or religious studies that person is flagged. “Why?” I asked. “Because that usually means they can think,” he said. Thinking, I’m happy to report, is still considered an essential skill. Now, I realize that one unnamed acquaintance of mine makes for a very small sample size. So, I made more calls and almost everyone I talked to agreed that a background in philosophy and religious studies helped grow their career. Take Bill Miller, RC ’51, as an example. Bill is a retired, former CPA, CFO and CEO who lives in Denver, Colo. “When I first entered the work force and was competing against other young accountants, that background set me apart, and helped me move ahead quickly. It also gave me a strong basis for business ethics. It taught me not to compromise my values for profit and to make decisions the way God wanted me to.” This type of response was the most common I heard in talking to people for this article. And I talked to a lot of people. Philosophy and religious studies classes, most Regis graduates seem to agree (especially given a few years to reflect on the matter), prepare you well for any career by teaching logical, critical and creative thinking. But they also add a reflective dimension to the curriculum that you do not get at other schools. If you study any subject in an intellectual vacuum, Regis alumni report, you might never have the opportunity to reflect on how your decisions impact the world. You might never be asked to try and understand different cultures or ideas or faiths. This reflective element makes Regis education unique. It makes our graduates special as well. They are not just skilled employees; they are good citizens. The world can certainly use more of those. The point in all of this, in case it isn’t clear by now, is that these “required” classes are often inspired classes. They are not roadblocks. They are building blocks. They build better resumes and better people. They advance careers and advance minds. In short, they can, and if fully embraced, do, change lives. So spread the word. by Daniel J. Vaccaro 20 |

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Christopher J. O’Donnell, RC ’61 First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Chicago, Ill. “Sometimes you don’t realize it until afterwards, until later in life, but the religious studies requirement at Regis is so important in educating yourself as a whole person. That sets Regis apart from other schools. Of course, you get a great education for your mind, but the body and soul are important too. The religious studies requirement taught me the importance of bettering my community and myself. It is something I have carried with me throughout my life.” Martha Ryan, RC ’81 Founding Director of the Children’s Museum Monroe, La. “The philosophy and religious studies requirement is essential because it gives students who have not been able to travel, who have not met people from different religions and cultures, the opportunity to learn about those who are different from them. When you come to understand other people, you become a much better individual in society.” Carlos Muhletaler, RC ’91 Political and Marketing Consultant, GMCG Consultants Boca Raton, Fla. “Regis looks to make its students more than just informed people. It wants them to be educated people. It wants to train them to see the good in others, to find middle ground within differing viewpoints. The religious studies requirement, and the core as a whole, plays a big part in accomplishing that.” Elizabeth Tennessen Alberg, RC ’91 Full-time Mother Brookfield, Wis. “I attended a Jesuit high school in Missouri where service to others was engrained into the mission. Having that theme drive the educational process made a big difference both inside and outside the classroom for me. As I was evaluating where to continue my education, I knew that I wanted to maintain what I found to be an incredibly important formative component. Regis’ offerings provided students with the best mix that I had found – religious studies was not a supplement to the education, it was a core component of it.” Justin M. Walker, RC ’01/CPS ’09 Director of Business Development and Media, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation Virginia/D.C. Metro Area


Dr. Obdulia Castro,

Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Regis College

Dr. Obdulia Castro has always been intrigued by how and why people make value judgments based on the language that others speak. The seed of that curiosity was planted on her first day of school in Galicia, Spain, when her teacher asked what language she spoke at home. Obdulia spoke Galician, a language related to Portuguese and original to that region. “Here we are going to teach you how to speak well,” the teacher said, meaning, in Castilian Spanish. That moment stuck with Obdulia over the years, a curiosity that evolved into a full-fledged passion for the Spanish language and for the study of language in general. She spent her formative years in Venezuela, where she learned another variety of Spanish, and eventually did her graduate work in Spanish Linguistics at Georgetown University. Today, Obdulia shares that passion with students at Regis. She sees language as a practical tool for success in a globalized world, a vehicle for cross-cultural understanding and a catalyst

for personal growth. “When we encounter new languages and cultures we start to have a better understanding of our own language and culture,” she says, “and in the process of doing this a student gains a greater sense of who he or she is.” Obdulia and her colleagues look to provide students with opportunities to immerse themselves in different cultures. The Community-Based Spanish English Exchange Program (CB-SEEP), which pairs students with Spanish speaking families in the Regis community, is one such opportunity. Since its inception in 2006, the innovative CB-SEEP has become a rich source of multicultural understanding for Regis students and participating families. It has been a long journey from that first day of school in Galicia to Regis University. Obdulia is the teacher now, and in her classes, language is not presented as a barrier that keeps people apart, but rather, as a bridge that can bring people together.

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A NATURAL CHEMISTRY DAVID M. CLARKE, S.J. AT REGIS UNIVERSITY When asked what his career as a Jesuit has meant to him, David M. Clarke, S.J., responds, “that’s like asking – what’s it like to breathe air?” Coming from someone who didn’t have any religious experience growing up, that’s a rather profound statement. It was through interactions with his Jesuit instructors as an undergraduate student at Gonzaga University that he would discover the Catholic faith, a faith he describes as personally fulfilling and transformative. As a result of this experience, he began considering a religious vocation with the Jesuits. Following graduation from Northwestern University in 1953 with a doctorate in chemistry, he entered the Society of Jesus. “My real goal was to become a Jesuit,” he recalls, noting that since his time at Gonzaga, he’d become more and more aware of how God was working in his life. But the novitiate tested him, proving far more stringent than the Jesuits he came to know at Gonzaga. He remembers thinking at the time, “if I’m supposed to leave, God, please tell me now.” But Father Clarke didn’t leave and was ordained a priest in 1964. He went on to experience a rich and diverse professional career including academic and administrative positions at many different colleges before landing at Regis University in 1972 as its 22nd president. He’s had his share of challenges, and strategically surmounted them, which included addressing the school’s precarious financial situation. “If there was one talent that prepared me for my role as president, it was working with budgets that were almost impossible to balance,” he says. “Regis was running out of money, not drawing enough students and had practically no endowment.”

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So, he set out to meet the business needs of the then Regis College and match those to the needs of Regis’ future students. The endeavor included partnering with the president of Loretto Heights College (LHC), whose requests for its closing college to be absorbed by the University of Denver were unsuccessful. Under Father Clarke’s leadership, Regis absorbed the nursing, University Without Walls and dance programs from LHC in 1988. That nursing program formed the foundation for what is today the reputable Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.

Photos (top to bottom): Father Clarke; Father Clarke, Martin Hart, RC ’57, Father Sheeran; Peter Coors and Father Clarke

In addition to focusing on the balance sheet, Father Clarke had a knack for recruiting the right people for the right jobs, emphasizing his belief in the importance of hiring good people, challenging them and letting them run. Even young students recognized his aptitude for leadership. “I recall my early encounters with Father Clarke when I was a student and how I came away from those meetings amazed, first by his presence, but most importantly by his passion for the application of Jesuit values and education,” says Cris White, RC ’88. “I soon realized that this passion was embodied

by the instructors in the classroom and was evident in the culture of the campus. This is what made him a truly great leader.” Paul Ryan, RC ’85, remembers the Parents Weekend his parents couldn’t attend. “I was invited to the Sunday brunch downtown anyway and ended up assigned to Father Clarke’s table. I was a little nervous to sit with the president and I was pretty sure he didn’t even know my name. As I walked up to him to introduce myself, he beat me to the punch with a big smile and a “Hi Pablo!” loud enough for others to hear. I instantly felt at ease and we had a

fun conversation over lunch. He is that kind of person – all business when he needs to be, but never lacking warmth and a sincere interest in others.” During his presidential tenure, Father Clarke also established Regis as a leader in adult education, which garnered attention for the University in a front-page article of The Wall Street Journal and highlighted his customer service focus on serving students. What is now known as the College for Professional Studies (CPS) originated through a partnership with Fitzsimmons Army Base in

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Colorado, then grew to include a campus in Colorado Springs, and eventually moved to a host of corporate locations across the state. Today, CPS offers undergraduate and graduate programs to adults through campuses across the Front Range and in Nevada, as well as nationally and internationally online. The new dual-language program in CPS is his latest project to come to fruition, inspired after he encountered the educational model employed by Escuela de Guadalupe, a dual-language grade school in Northwest Denver that alternates class instruction every other week in English, then Spanish. Don Hicks, whose wife, Sally is a 1992 graduate of CPS, served with Father Clarke on the National Renewable Energy Lab advisory board from 1989-1995. “After interacting with him in this setting it became readily apparent to me that he was capable of being the CEO of most any major US corporation,” says Hicks. “His business acumen and his spiritual base were complementary attributes that added immense insight to the technical and business issues presented at the meetings.” His application of the Jesuit value of identifying and meeting the needs of the world helped Regis navigate challenging financial times and serve a population of students who had nowhere else to go while staying visibly true to the University’s mission. “The unique thing about Regis,” Father Clarke says, “is our ability to blend the mission of the past with the mission of the present, meaning that we embrace the ethos that has always characterized Jesuit education, and at the same time, remain adaptable enough to meet the urgent needs of the world today.” As chancellor, Father Clarke was instrumental in contributing toward the University’s campaign success, participating in multiple fundraising efforts. His recognition of the importance of alumni and donor support to the health of Regis University also was evidenced during his presidency. Frank P. Maggio, RC ’60, recalls a memory from the mid to late 1970s. “I was sitting at my law desk in Rockford, Ill., when I received a call from Father Clarke asking if he could stop by. I was surprised to hear 24 |

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Photos (top to bottom): Barbara Bush and Father Clarke; John Philpy, RC ’07, James Bruskotter, Leo Chiolero, RC ’59, Annah Jones, RC ’08, and Father Clarke; Father Clarke and Coach Lonnie Porter

“I have known Father Clarke as an alumnus, a friend and as a client of a Big 8 accounting firm. He was one of the most vigorous and passionate negotiators in business meetings. I recall when a young audit manager came into my office after being a participant in an intense meeting with Father Clarke and others, and she said ‘I am not a Catholic, but I did not realize priests were so tough.’ On the other hand, I can also say he is one of the kindest and friendliest human beings I have ever met.” ~ Ed Meier, RC ’66

Photos (top to bottom): Father Clarke; Father Clarke, Margaret Thatcher, Denis Thatcher, and Father Tom Casey; Dick Cabela, RC ’58, and Father Clarke

“I have enjoyed Father Dave Clarke’s friendship and company throughout the years. I remember coming to Denver for a ski trip with a friend one year. When we arrived at the airport, no rental cars were available. So, I called Dave to see if he could join us for dinner. My friend and I took a cab to Regis, and when we arrived, Dave asked us if we were going skiing. We told him about the car situation and the next thing we knew, we were driving his car to the mountains. Not only was he the guy who saved Regis, he was a car rental agency, as well.” ~ Ed Boyce, RC ’56

from a Regis Jesuit in Rockford and of course said yes. He sat at my desk and I asked him what he did at Regis,” remembers Maggio. “He said he was president. Second surprise. Then I naively asked him what he was doing in Rockford and he said I want a check. That should not have been a surprise. Father Clarke got his check and returned to Rockford often as the years passed. In any event, it was the start of a long and wonderful friendship.” Father Clarke also will be remembered for his landscape photography. In a recently published collection of his photographs titled “Sacred Moments,” Father Clarke is quoted as saying that when he sees Colorado’s mountains, rivers, trees, flora and fauna, he can feel God’s presence lurking. Tim Brake, RC ’70, notes that knowing Father Clarke evokes something similar in him. “I always felt the same way when I was with Father Clarke: I felt God’s presence lurking.” A member of the Oregon Province, Father Clarke will leave Regis University in January 2012 and return to his alma mater, Gonzaga University, to commence his retirement. After nearly 20 years as president and just shy of another 20 as chancellor, Father Clarke says he is grateful to the University for the opportunity to work at and help build this school, adding “I’ve had a great time.” Chemist. Jesuit. President. Businessman. Chancellor. Artist. His deep insight, business smarts, affection for the Society of Jesus and commitment to Regis created a new direction for the University and in the process he changed countless lives. He says that Regis has been everything to him. His Regis University family, no doubt, returns the sentiment. by Marycate Lumpp

The David M. Clarke, S.J., Endowed Fund for Entrepreneurship and Leadership was established to recognize Father Clarke’s 39 years of service to Regis through supporting entrepreneurial education at the University. To make a gift or to learn more:, 303-458-3535 or

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BUILDING REGIS Renovation and Growth at Regis University

Nothing speaks more to the growth of a University’s reputation than the growth of its student body. By that measure, Regis University is clearly making its mark on local, national and even global communities. More students make for a more thriving academic community, but also make the need for space an increasing priority. With that in mind, Regis has committed to a new building and a renovation project that will accommodate the needs of our students and faculty for years to come. Regis University needs your help to build its campus, to impact the lives of its students and to grow its reputation for providing innovative education in the Jesuit tradition.

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DAVID M. CLARKE, S.J. HALL What should I know about the construction of Clarke Hall? This fall, Regis University began construction on a new 75,000 sq. ft., four-story building at a location slightly southwest of the Field House and southeast of the Coors Life Directions Center. Construction will be completed in December 2012 and the building will be fully occupied and functioning in January 2013. For more information on making a gift to this project, please contact the Office of University Relations at 303-458-3535 or

A few highlights from this project include: ¤ Brick and stone exterior finishes compatible with the palette of materials seen on Carroll Hall, Main Hall and the St. John Francis Regis Chapel. ¤ 10 conference/seminar rooms equipped with state-of-the-art presentation technology that will help address enrollment growth in CPS and Regis College. ¤ A large gathering space, located just inside the primary entrance, which will contain a catering kitchen as well as a coffee/snack bar. ¤ Facilities that will house all programs for The College for Professional Studies (CPS) and the CPS and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) Departments of Learning Design. ¤ A consolidated University-wide testing center, writing center, tutoring center, as well as a new home for the Department of Disability Services.

ST. PETER CLAVER, S.J. HALL What should I know about the Claver Hall renovation project? In fall 2011, Regis University will begin construction on a major renovation and expansion of the former Adult Learning Center, which has been renamed St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall. When completed, the facility will be the home of RHCHP Schools of Pharmacy and Physical Therapy (PT), as well as the Division of Health Services Administration and the Office of the Dean.

St. Peter Claver (1581-1654) was a Jesuit priest who worked in Cartagena, Columbia, to alleviate the suffering and living conditions of the African slaves.

A few highlights from this project include: ¤ A large multi-purpose space that can seat 300, complete with a stage and presentation technology. ¤ A 180-seat state-of-the-art performance/lecture hall with a balcony, large stage and backstage area, a green room with men’s and women’s changing rooms, two rehearsal rooms and music practice rooms. ¤ A food court/café with a full kitchen that can serve students and accommodate special events. ¤ Major increases in classroom and lab space to address enrollment growth in RHCHP and Regis College, including the addition of a teaching lab with a dispensing pharmacy, patient counseling areas, and laboratory science capability. ¤ A renovation and expansion of the current simulation laboratory, where students can use technology-enhanced interactive manikins to practice clinical scenarios. For more detailed information on these projects, including floor plans and models, please visit: For more information on making a gift to this project, please contact the Office of University Relations at 303-458-3535 or


Mark Bruhn, Professor of English, Regis College The poetry of Emily Dickinson has been inspiring readers for over one hundred years. Yet it was not her poetry, but her writing about poetry that provided inspiration for Dr. Mark Bruhn’s latest academic work. In particular, he felt drawn to Dickinson’s words, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry,” because he understood exactly what she meant. “Poetry gives us an unusual cognitive charge,” says Bruhn, who has been teaching at Regis for sixteen years. “That charge seemed worthy of scientific inquiry to me.” And so, seven years ago, Bruhn decided to step outside his academic comfort zone (British literature) to try and understand what is happening in the mind as we experience poetry. Eventually, Bruhn’s work on this cutting-edge subject was noticed by Dr. Christoph Bode, himself a renowned English professor. Bode was so impressed by Bruhn’s research that he nominated Bruhn for a fellowship through the

Center for Advanced Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Bruhn will spend five weeks there this fall, studying German aesthetics from 1750-1800. “That period saw the Germans take the lead on both aesthetics and empirical psychology,” says Bruhn. “Theories were developing so quickly that some crucial ideas may have been left behind.” Bruhn hopes to recover those ideas and apply them to a modern context or to discover related ideas that can stimulate new hypotheses in the burgeoning field known as cognitive aesthetics. Bruhn is excited to be working at the forefront of this rapidly developing field. Perhaps someday, the fruits of his research will help explain why experiencing poetry makes us feel as though “the top of our heads are taken off,” by explaining exactly what is happening inside our brains at the very height of poetic cognition.

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SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU LOOK BACK, YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE GOD’S HANDS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE. GOD CERTAINLY HAD A PLAN FOR ME. In the summer of 2004, while attending Regis, I lived in the Romero House. That experience of intentional community and service inspired me to apply for Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC): Northwest, shortly after completing my student teaching requirements. I was accepted to JVC and placed at Mission Grade School on the Fort Belknap

In the five years since, I have taught 2nd grade here, with two years as a volunteer and three as a salaried teacher. My journey has been fulfilling, but also remarkably challenging, as there have been several substantial roadblocks along the way. In the summer of 2008 a few boys broke into our school and started a fire. Watching the school, a home to so many children, burn, was devastating. With support from the community of Hays, the Diocese of Great Falls/Billings began plans to build a new school. In the fall of 2008, the Tribe gave us access to a Community Center that could be used as a temporary facility. We taught in cramped spaces, but with the children eager to learn and support from the community, we were able to make the best of the situation. Unfortunately, in February and then again in March 2009, two boilers exploded in the building. The first did no damage, but the replacement boiler explosion left the Center unacceptable for further use. To make matters worse, my classroom was in the area where the boilers were housed, and I lost all my teaching materials.

Reservation in Hays, Mont. After these incidents, however, things began to look up. The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in town offered its facilities for the remainder of that

school year and I was able to pull together enough teaching resources to persevere. The students, as always, were inspirational in their ability to adapt. Finally, in January 2010, our new school building was complete and we were able to move in! We were all excited to have a wonderful new building. My students were thrilled to have their own desks and everyone was blessed to have a place to call their own. After five years at the Mission, and knowing that the children are in a wonderful new home, I knew it was time for me to move on. Despite the fires, I am able to look back and see clearly how God was working in my life during this time. I see God in the children, who in spite of many setbacks, brought happiness to school each day, and in the friends, colleagues, and family members who supported me during difficult times. Clearly, God had a plan for me when He guided me to Regis, and when He sent me to Hays. I have put my trust in God and received a wonderful teaching position this fall at St. Rose of Lima in Denver, and will continue to trust that He will lead me in the right direction.

by Margaret Matt, RC ’05



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Dr. Janet Houser, academic dean of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, led a group of Regis University employees and students to participate in relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. The trip was a personal one for Dr. Houser, as she worked for 15 years at the hospital destroyed by the tornado, starting as a nurse aide and later working as a nurse and administrator. The hospital, which is owned by the Sisters of Mercy, was completely destroyed and 12 square miles of the city were leveled. Eighteen members of the Regis community, including Dr. Houser, nursing faculty, nursing students, staff and plant operations employees, spent 5 days helping with debris removal and home repair, and providing comfort care to the newly homeless. Dr. Houser’s family still resides in the area, and the group stayed in the homes of her relatives and friends. While in the area, Dr. Houser maintained a blog; below are excerpts.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011 I’m a little scared and apprehensive about what we will see, but also excited. We have nursing faculty and students with us who will get to see firsthand what health care delivery is like under extreme circumstances. We may be able to tour the mobile MASH unit that has been established. It apparently has six wings and looks like something out of science fiction. They can deliver babies and do surgery there, which is really needed, as the area has lost its major regional medical center, heart center, trauma center, and cancer center. SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011 We left Regis with a send-off from Channel 7 News, and a blessing from University Ministry. In a reflective mood, excited but apprehensive, still wondering what we’re to face. Not sure what to expect. MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011 First day on the ground. We have partnered with the university here, and, on their campus, life looks normal. Driving to the center of town, our vans cross 20th Street and the surroundings look like a nuclear meltdown. This truly looks like a bomb site – we have been told there is more rubble here than at the World Trade Center, and it is believable. Stark tree branches, houses in rubble, piles of brick and wood and metal that were schools and churches and homes that are now just piles. The hospital is leaning, and clearly uninhabitable. It breaks my heart. There is so much to be done! It is truly overwhelming. We know we can't do much, but we can do this. Mike Harris, from Physical Plant, reminds us of the story of the young boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. “You aren’t ever going to get them all out there,” he’s told. “It won’t matter in the end.” The boy looks up as he throws another. “It will matter to this one.” We are assigned to remove rubble from a block of homes. We’re asked to place personal items on the front stoop in case the residents return. It is

unsettling to sort through the wreckage – literally – of lives and place items we might think are important on the porch. It is overwhelming, heartwrenching work, coupled with crushing heat. Still, our spirits are good. So many generous hearts. TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011 Several of us head to the Salvation Army, to help sort through donations and create comfort kits for the homeless. These are a different kind of homeless people – they are not used to it, and don’t know how to be homeless. They look dazed as they read their lists to us – “diapers, detergent, shampoo, toothbrushes…” These people have lost everything, and it puts our daily challenges in perspective. For those headed to the debris fields, the day is defined by “hurry up and wait.” Told to be at the central site at 7:30, it’s a full ninety minutes before heading out. Taken to a home that is adjacent to some dense woods, removing debris in the sun and 95 degree heat, feeling like something is crawling all over us. Wait! Something is crawling all over us! Ticks! Soon everyone is brushing them off and, unfortunately, pulling them off. It’s time to leave the woods. Waiting more than an hour today for lunch and even later for the shuttle back, we decide to abandon the organized clean up and strike out on our own. I call a friend and she sends me a name and address. Charlie and his wife need help repairing a porch, removing debris. We head that way and they do indeed need our help. We spend the rest of the afternoon getting a good start on their yard. Their daughter, Kate, tells us her story. She and her mother heard the alarms, thought the storm had passed, and – in the yard – heard a freight train. “That’s what everyone tells you,” she says, “and it is really true.” They each grabbed a dog and headed for the basement. She said she could hear breaking glass and the wind tugging at the back of her shirt. “We were sure this was it. We’re the lucky ones.” Their house is still standing, but they lost 40 trees.

The porch is not reparable; we’ll return tomorrow to remove it safely. They are most concerned with the fence that is down; their dogs need room to run. We leave at 4, with a promise to return in the morning. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011 We start the day with Charlie and Kate. We are able to clear their entire corner, remove the porch, and repair their fence. They suggest we help their elderly neighbors, and we do. Large trees are down, stumps need to be pulled. Both are taken care of by noon. Meanwhile, the calls for “we could use your help” begin to roll in. I take the van by properties to determine if we can make a difference. The ones that are completely leveled need more than we can do. We find one couple that needs a tree felled and other trees cut up and moved. His recent heart surgery meant he could only do minor work, and then he hurt his back. It takes only an hour or so. More calls come to my cell. A pastor, “Can you pull a stump and cut up some wood and take it to the curb?” A friend of Kate’s, “Can you get the debris from the yard to the curb?” There is a dumpster in front of her house with a terrible smell coming from it. Something in there is dead. Definitely. We decide it must be a bird – perhaps a large bird with fur and four legs, but our story is that it is a bird. We keep working. At 4, we come to a halt. We return to Americorps and leave our tools with them. We started out with two full trucks of supplies, equipment, and tools and now are empty. We started this trip five days ago, strangers inside the van, setting out to help strangers, staying in the homes of strangers. We ended it friends staying with friends helping other friends. We’ve learned a great deal about human resiliency and disaster relief. This has been an experience unlike any other; we will stay tuned to see how the rebuilding progresses. We could not do everything – but we did this. We have thrown many starfish into the sea since yesterday. For Charlie and Kate and Ray and Mary and Tim and Linda and Tom – “It will matter to this one…” Regis University

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Former women’s basketball student-athlete Lauren Luebbe earns 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Conference nomination Former Regis University women's basketball student-athlete Lauren Luebbe, RC ’11, was honored as one of the 30 finalists for the NCAA Division II Woman of the Year award. Luebbe represented the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as its only representative amongst the 140 female honorees across all three NCAA divisions. The Woman of the Year Award, now in its 21st year, honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. Former Regis All-American volleyball player Melinda Almazan earned NCAA Division II Woman of the Year in 1998. Luebbe, who graduated with a 3.965 GPA in nursing, finished her five-year career in 201011 and led the Rangers in scoring 11.3 points per game, while also leading the team with 46 steals. The Rochester, Minn., native was the only Division II student-athlete named to the Jesuit Women's Basketball All-Academic First Team. She was also a second-team honoree on the court by the coaches of the RMAC as well as a First-Team member of the RMAC All-Academic Team and Capital One All-District VII Team. Nomination submissions for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year program continue to grow with a record 471 nominations received for this year's program, an increase of 19 over last year. Each conference assesses the eligibility of its members’ nominees and selects at least one student-athlete to represent the conference. To be eligible for the award, a female student-athlete must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the spring season, graduated no later than the end of the summer term and achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5.

Australian FIFA World Cup 2011 team trains at Regis Regis University hosted the Qantas Young Socceroos Australian U20 World Cup Soccer team for 10 days in late July as they were getting ready for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2011 taking place in Columbia. The Socceroos used the Rangers’ pitch to get accustomed to training and competing at high altitude. The altitude was not the only incentive for the Australian team as the Rangers' pitch has been recognized as an exemplary, even playing pitch. During their 10 days, the team competed in matches on the Regis Match Pitch against Korea Republic and at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., against England.

Regis Volleyball plays international pro team The NOVA KBM Maribor Women's Volleyball Club from Slovenia toured the Rocky Mountain area and competed against a variety of universities in early September. Regis University hosted and competed against NOVA KBM Maribor on Sunday, September 4. The Rangers fell to the professional club team 3-0.

They first qualified for the U-20 Cup after defeating United Arab Emirates in the quarter finals of the 2010 U-19 AFC Championships in China. Throughout the cup, Coach Jan Versleijen led the Australian team against opponents such as Ecuador (1-1 draw) and Costa Rica (2-3) in the tournament group play before falling to Spain 5-1 in the last match which resulted in the team not advancing into further tournament play. The team got off to a rocky start in the match as they were sent down 4-0 within the first 18 minutes. Although they showed fight throughout the rest of the match, they could not come back from the four goal deficit. The loss to Spain sent them out of the Cup and back home on Sunday, August 7. Although the Regis Rangers did not get any grass time with the Socceroos, they did get the opportunity to go out and watch a world team practice and perform at a highly competitive level

Pre-game prayer with men’s soccer team chaplain Charlie Shelton, S.J.

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GIVINGBACK For Jimmy Marsh, RC ’90, supporting Regis University is the most natural way to reflect his deep appreciation for a place that means so much to him. His multi-level giving is enabling him to witness the impact of a gift during his lifetime and create a legacy through naming the University as a beneficiary. A long-time member of the President’s Council, Marsh recently added Ignatian Society honoree and major gift contributor to his roster by creating the James Whitney Marsh Scholarship Fund to benefit baseball players and English majors. In fact, as a teenager, Marsh selected St. Ignatius as his Confirmation saint and name, perhaps foreshadowing the important contribution he has made today. “I guess I was destined to be in the Ignatian Society,” he says. As a freshman, Marsh walked-on to the baseball team and ultimately secured a partial athletic scholarship. That first year, he led the team in batting. “Not to toot my own horn, but opposing pitchers didn’t like to see me in the on-deck circle. I was a tough out,” remembers Marsh, who played right and left field, and was named an All Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player. Although a knee injury limited his ability to play at that same competitive level as an upperclassman, Coach Pic and Coach Peterson, two important figures in Marsh’s college career, kept him on the team as a pinch hitter. In addition to his life as a student-athlete, Marsh was active in choir and theater, performing the role of Petruchio in a college production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” He loved his English and philosophy classes, citing several professors in each area as mentors who shaped his life. “When I came to college, my dad encouraged me to study what interested me,” says Marsh, who graduated in 1990 with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. “To my dad, the most important skill I could learn was to think critically and that is central to a liberal arts education at a Jesuit university.”

“Making these gifts is a way of saying thank you to this place for the difference it has made in my life. I am very happy and excited to create the opportunity for students to experience the Regis University I know and love.” The youngest of seven kids from Portland, Ore., Marsh was no stranger to Jesuit education. His father graduated from Gonzaga University (his parents were married in St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga campus), and many of his siblings attended Jesuit high schools and colleges. Even though his visit to Regis, which happened to fall on Ranger Day, was early in his college search tour, it was his last stop. As a result of his first encounter with Regis, high school couldn’t end soon enough; he was already mentally a Regis student. By the end of the day he reported to his mother over the phone that he’d registered for classes, received his residence hall assignment and signed up for a meal plan. “I knew I was home when I walked on campus that first time. This place I’d never visited before immediately felt right for me and all these years later I still feel the same way about Regis.”

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Marsh is vice president for eCORE Technologies, a company founded by fellow Ranger, John Neuroth, RC ’90, that provides energy solutions for small businesses throughout North America. He also is a charter member of the St. Mary’s Home for Boys “Mentors Program,” and has coached baseball for the Sunset Little League in the Portland area and the Green Valley Little League in Henderson, Nev.

Jimmy Marsh, RC ’90 in the Rangers’ dugout

“I am forever grateful for and to Regis,” says Marsh. “Making these gifts is a way of saying thank you to this place for the difference it has made in my life. I am very happy and excited to create the opportunity for students to experience the Regis University I know and love.” by Marycate Lumpp

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Saint Ignatius taught that God could be found in all things and places. Photographers and other visual artists, particularly those in some way touched by the Jesuit tradition, have a unique relationship with this Ignatian impulse. Theirs is the work of looking deeply at things, of revealing the divine in our world.

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The Regis University community is blessed with many such artists. In showcasing their talents, Regis University Magazine hopes to celebrate the power of images and the timeless spirit of the founder of the Society of Jesus. This issue, we are proud to feature the work of Christian Pondella, RC ’93. Christian has always been passionate about adventure sports, but he discovered his passion for photography as an undergraduate at Regis. These days, Christian contributes photography to every major adventure sports magazine in the world. His clients are companies like San Disk, Red Bull, Patagonia and Black Diamond. “Photograph what you are passionate about,” he says. “Let that subject drive your work.” Christian’s own work invites others to share in his passion, revealing the heart-racing beauty of the world, and occasionally, inducing a bit of vertigo.

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Discovering the Navajo Nation FOURTEEN OF MY FELLOW MASTER OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (MNM) CLASSMATES AND I RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN THE SERVICE ORIENTED FIELD EXPERIENCE (SOFE) TO THE NAVAJO NATION, AND I DON’T THINK ANY OF US WERE PREPARED FOR WHAT WE DISCOVERED. Our journey to the largest American Indian nation in North America, revealed to us very significant omissions in our own education and understanding of the Diné or The People, who have long populated the Southwest’s Four Corners area of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.




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We certainly did not fully consider how profound and complex the culture and traditions of the Diné would be – the stories of their Holy People, the significance of their Four Sacred Mountains, and their belief in a society that seeks order, balance and harmony. Our textbooks failed to mention the devastation created by the destruction of their crops, livestock and land or the misery the Navajo suffered under the treaties they signed with the United States. Nor did they account for the cruel Long Walk that drove the Diné from their land to incarceration in Texas, or how a system of boarding schools created upon their return steadily moved the children of the Diné away from their Navajo culture through intimidation and abuse. Evidence that the past is ever present in the consciousness of the Navajo Nation was apparent everywhere we went – in the reverence exhibited at the breathtaking memorial for the World War II Navajo Code Talkers; in the words of Alray Nelson, personal aide to Navajo President Ben Shelly, which pointed out the deception involved in the Treaty of 1868; and the words of President Shelly himself as he explained that his decisions are based on the written law as well as unwritten Navajo law. Everywhere the history of the Diné influenced the day-to-day life of the Navajo Nation and the people that we met – from Father Blane Grein, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Chinle, who described the process of constructing a new church that met the standards of a traditional Navajo “hogan” while also upholding Catholic traditions; to our Canyon de Chelly guide, who told stories of the canyon’s cliff dwellers; to master sheepherder and fiber artist, Roy

Kady, who shared family stories of sheepherding and the special wool used in the Navajo’s highly regarded woven blankets and rugs. Since many MNM students work in the nonprofit sector, we were familiar with the issues that the community groups we met with were addressing – housing, education and nutrition, among others – but they had a very important distinction; their problems also included the complications of a population that has been in a cultural crisis for generations. Sister Kathleen Driscoll, director of Catholic Charities of Gallop, explained that stepping into leadership roles goes against Navajo tradition making it difficult to find organizational leaders. The people at Indian Health Services described the difficulty they face in dealing with health issues such as diabetes, alcoholism and teenage selfesteem combined with limited access to those in remote areas of the reservation. All of these organizations were seeking to balance solutions that helped those in need while respecting Navajo culture and tradition. It was inspiring to see them function well despite little in the way of financial resources and expertise in nonprofit management by bringing young and old together to help others. We were both awed and humbled by the reverence they held for their customs, people and the land that has given them life over so many generations. Each one of us learned more than we could have imagined; not only about the Diné but also about the world and ourselves.

by Kathy Sweitzer, CPS ’11

ST. JOHN FRANCIS REGIS SOCIETY HONOR ROLL Established in 2004, the St. John Francis Regis Society honors the leadership and extraordinary support of our most dedicated alumni and friends whose total giving exceeds $105 million. Their recognition is prominently displayed on a donor wall located on the second floor of Main Hall. Philanthropy has played a vital role in making Regis University an institution of excellence. We are grateful to the individuals and organizations who have played a role in shaping the University’s future.



($5,000,000 +) Anonymous Margaret M. (Rueckert), LHC ’67, and Doyle Hartman F. Leonard Pomponio, RC ’52 Rose Marie Pomponio

($100,000 - $499,999) The American Ireland Fund Anonymous (2) AT&T Foundation Theodore J. Barth, RC ’61 Daniel E., RC ’75, and M. Annie (Tiger), RC ’77, Berce Chauncey R. and Piper Billups John P., RC ’68, and Vicki (Bedont), LHC ’68, Box Edmund J., RC ’56, and Kirsten Boyce BP America Helen Brach Foundation William M. Bradt Max G. and Josephine C. Brooks Marie A. and John Bruner James W. and Rosemary Bruskotter Henry S. and Janne Burdick Florence B. and Ralph L. Burgess Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Carolyn R. and Francis X. Byrne Caring for Colorado Foundation Edward B., RC ’69, and Deborah J. Cazzola Howard R. and Beulah D. Cherne Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Coors Brewing Company A. Benedict, RC ’60, and Patricia A. Cosimi Ronald A., RC ’59, and Mary A. (Richards), LHC ’59, Cosimi Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation John V., RC ’50, and Peggy Crowe Ann B. Cvaniga CW2 Gives Angela, RC ’58, and Francesca, RC ’58, D’Antoni Deborah B. Dawson Hanley, RC ’65, and Catherine S. (Swanson), LHC ’65, Dawson Patrick K., RC ’63, and Mary C. (Johnson), LHC ’64, Dawson William S. and Alease C. Dawson James J. Delaney, RC ’32 Edward J. and Sally C. Dempsey Cortland S. and Martha Dietler William T., RC ’50, and Minnie A. (O’Dorisio), LHC ’50, Diss Marie Eleanor Doyle Edna R. Dugan Dwan Family Trust * Sam C. Eccher, RC ’54 The Frost Foundation, Ltd. A. James and Marie P. Gallagher Donald E., RC ’55, and Cheri A. Gallegos Albert W. Gebauer Michael P. and Patricia J. Glinsky Portia C. (Dawson), LHC ’60, and Bert Griefenberg Ellen L. Guest, LHC ’70 Kathleen A. Mansfield-Hall and Bill H. Hall Steven T. and Diane M. Halverson N. Berne and Wilma Jean, LHC ’52, Hart William R. Hearst Foundation Michael E. and Diane O. Hora Ernest E. House William B., RC ’61, and Janet J. (Pietig), LHC ’62, Houston * Jesuits of Missouri Province Josephine K. Jonke W.M. Keck Foundation * John M. and Loretta A. Kelly Richard C., RC ’68, CPS ’82, and Robin S., CPS ’93, Kelly Richard J., RC ’52, and Mary J. Kemme James S. Kemper Foundation Christine M. (Newland) and Mike Ketterhagen Kenneth King Foundation Stanton R., CPS ’90, and Jean T. Kramer The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Patricia M. (Brin) Levinger, LHC ’45 Vincent J. Lutz, RC ’53

PLATINUM ($2,500,000 - $4,999,999) Adolph Coors Foundation The Colorado Trust Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Regis Jesuit Community

GOLD ($1,000,000 - $2,499,999) Boettcher Foundation William J., RC ’69, and Kathleen J. Fortune Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Gates Family Foundation Martin T. Hart, RC ’57 Virginia Hill Foundation ** John J., RC ’56, and Sylvia P. (Lucero), LHC ’58, Hurley The Henry Luce Foundation The Pioneer Fund ** Vincent N., RC ’49, and Marilyn Schmitz Albert T. and Claire Schneider Patricia Fortune Tobey

SILVER ($500,000 - $999,999) Bethlehem Fathers Richard N., RC ’58, and Mary A. Cabela Peter H. and Marilyn E. Coors Daniels Fund ** Donald F. Dillon, RC ’61 El Pomar Foundation Charles P. and Diane Gallagher Arthur C. Gregory Mary Louise Gregory Edward F., RC ’49, and Iris J. Hanifen Walter F., RC ’55, and Georgia R. Imhoff Independent Higher Education of Colorado Irish Community Center, Inc. Board Members: Steven W. Farber Charles P. Gallagher Walter F. Imhoff, RC ’55 Larry A. Mizel The Honorable Bill Owens James M. Sullivan Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Lawrence U. and Beverly J. Luchini Lumina Foundation for Education Inc. Thomas W., RC ’32, and Hanna R. Nevin Severen M. ,RC ’54, and Virginia Pedersen Mary M. Prissio George E., RC ’62, and Maureen Reid Dr. Scholl Foundation Laura (Kelly) Smith, RC ’78 Pauline C. Stewart Thomas J., RC ’61, and Erma Jean Tracy Javier R. and Maria Uribe Xcel Energy **

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John W. and Marjorie Madden Gilbert B., RC ’48, and Louise P. Maestas Robert J. and Kalleen R. Malone William C. Mangus, RC ’60 Pasquale L., RC ’70, and Lisa, CPS ’98, Marranzino Martin Family Trust Mari Ann and John W. Martin Leon V. Mason J. Barry and Rita H. McCallan McCormick Foundation Mary P. and Richard D. McCormick Dennis M. McDaniel, RC ’62, and Jean F. Rohs, LHC ’63 Alma C. McKenna James M., RC ’68, and Patricia (Rooney), LHC ’69, McNamee Edward Madigan Foundation Robert J. and Kaleen R. Malone Carol and Larry A. Mizel Heritage Cultural Fund Rex, CPS ’90, and Doris L. Monahan M. A. Mortenson Company J. K. Mullen Foundation Jeffrey L. and Annette E. Nading Ralph J. and Patricia M. Nagel * Michael D. and Mary M. Nevin Sheila M. Nevin James E. and Teri Newland Paul S. and Kellie M. Newland William E., RC ’44, and Alice G. Newland William M., CPS ’82, and Annette M. Newland Aldo G., RC ’45, and Peggie A. Notarianni John F. and Cheryl O’Shaughnessy W. Robert, RC ’50, and Mel Pattridge Pepsi Beverages Group * Victor A., RC ’59, and Judith S. Perrella Donald W. and Karen L. Phillips A. Charles Pierce A. Lonnie and Beverly H. Porter Marc R. Prass Harry V., RC ’57, and Betty Quadracci Qwest Communications Frank Henry Ricketson Richard L. and Marcia Robinson Mary M. (Michieli), LHC ’52, and Thomas W. Rollins Rose Community Foundation John V. and Carol A. Saeman Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Michael J. Scherr, RC ’64 Paul L., RC ’34, and June Schmitz The Schramm Foundation Ann M. and William E., RC ’71, Shanley Sodexo USA May Bonfils Stanton Trust Christopher, RC ’80, and Margaret M. (Smith), RC ’79, Stewart StorageTek Foundation Alma E. Straw John Joseph Sullivan, RC ’15, and Anne Sullivan Bal F. and Hilda N. Swan Foundation The Harry Trueblood Foundation Richard H. and Colleen H. Truly U S WEST Arthur B., RC ’49, and Mary L. Vialpando Eleanore Mullen Weckbaugh Foundation Edythe Weisel Arthur T. Welch, RC ’52 Wells Fargo Western Union Foundation Carol and John F. Wilson John Wyka Anthony F., RC ’25, and Lucile L. Zarlengo Sheila E. (Dawson), LHC ’64, and Mark Zipse Regis University

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Ignatian Society Honor Roll The Board of Trustees established the Ignatian Society in October 1990, during the Ignatian year celebrating the twin anniversaries of the birth of Saint Ignatius and the founding of the Society of Jesus. The Ignatian Society seeks to recognize and thank the 200 honorees and spouses who provide for Regis University in their estate plans.

Anonymous (23) Irvin, RC ’69, and Paula M. Abell James J., RC ’84, and Nancy A. Adams Fred A., RC ’62, and Kathy M. Albi Audrey R. Alvarado Cinthia R. Andrews, CPS ’95 Greta C., RC ’68, and James R. Andrews Philip D., RC ’49, and Romana Svaldi Antonelli Fred and Connie L. Apodaca Martin and Rosalie Arruabarrena Willis G., RC ’77, and Karen M. Ashby John M., CPS ’83, and Margaret M., RC ’84, Avery W. Leslie and Joanne Avery Edward R., RC ’58, and Mary Ellen Beauvais Marguerite M. Becker Erika (Croteau), RC ’96, and Cyrus L. Beer George E. and Patricia A. Befort Celeste (Siegfried), RC ’79, and E. Dick Bendel Steve and Peggy Berkebile LaFawn H. Biddle Henry C., RC ’59, and Donna D. Blum Bruce J., RC ’74, and Geri Bocina William J. Bollwerk, RC ’58 Edmund J., RC ’56, and Kirsten Boyce Inez C. (Dalla), LHC ’58, and Earl L. Brines Gerald J. and Darlene F. Broadhurst Constance A. Brousseau, CPS ’86 J. Farrell Browne, RC ’72, and Linda S. Clay W. Joseph Bruckner George T., RC ’65, and Rosemary Bruno Richard N., RC ’58, and Mary A. Cabela Richard O., RC ’57, and Dorothy M. Campbell James F. Caputo John F., RC ’51, and Elaine M. (Rusche), LHC ’52, Carroll Therese M. Henze Carroll, RC ’78 Michael J. Clarkson, RC ’88, RHCHP ’93 38 |

Margaret L. Cloonan, LHC ’52 Michael R. Condon, CPS ’88 John J., RC ’54, and Margaret M. Conway Carol A. Countryman, LHC ’63 Joanne (Kelly) Coursey, LHC ’52 James N., RC ’57, and Lorraine A. Cushner Ann B. Cvaniga Frances M. D’Antoni, RC ’58 William P., RC ’52, and Julia T. Dargan Minta D. Davis, CPS ’00 Nancy A. Davis, LHC ’49 Richard P. and Mary C. Delaney Eugene A., RC ’55, and Carol A. Dell Roy D., RC ’66, and Mary G. (Therriault), LHC ’69, DeMars Mary Rose Diefenderfer, CPS ’02 William T., RC ’50, and Minnie A. (O'Dorisio), LHC ’50, Diss Gwinnetta V. Downton, CPS ’85 Janice N. (Thompson), LHC ’55, and Joseph R. Dunbar Michael E., RC ’61, and Peggy J. (Klock), LHC ’63, Dunn Robert B., RC ’67, and Johanna D. Dunn James R., RC ’50, and Elaine T. Egan John L. Eich and Ann C. Kowalski John J. Erger, RC ’54 Marianne Evans Barbara J., RHCHP ’86, and Charles L. Fabisch Joseph M., RC ’63, and JoAnne (Craig), LHC ’63, Fanganello Pamela M. Feely, RC ’79 Michael J., CPS ’91, and Barbara B. Feuerstein Edwin J., RC ’63, and Linda C. Feulner Frances M. Finnegan, LHC ’43 Reverend Edward J. Fitzpatrick, RC ’67 Marilynn E. Force, CPS ’83, CPS ’88 William J. Fortune, RC ’69 A. James and Marie P. Gallagher Donald E., RC ’55, and Cheri A. Gallegos Romeo C., RC ’69, and Sarah E. (Meier), LHC ’70, Gervasini Louis A. Gerweck, RC ’58 Fall 2011

Blythe K. Gorman, RC ’00 Caroline E. Gorman Cornelius E. and Rebecca K. Gorman John T. Grace, RC ’56 Gerald T. and Mary C. Grothe Juleine L., CPS ’06, and Eugene Guzikowski Clement R. Hackethal, RC ’59 Mary (Deddens) Hamilton, LHC ’62 Iris J. Hanifen Elizabeth (Jay), LHC ’49, and Howard W. Harman Robert C. and Mary Sue Hawk Mary A. (NeCasek) Heesacker, LHC ’49 James G. Hermann, RC ’82, and Paula R. Scirati Sally S., CPS ’92, and Donovan B. Hicks Richard L., RC ’50, and Ann (Witherow), LHC ’48, Hodges Thomas T., RC ’57, and Lou Rae E. Hoogerwerf Carol J. Hudack John J., RC ’56, and Sylvia P. (Lucero), LHC ’58, Hurley Walter F. Imhoff, RC ’55 John M. and Loretta A. Kelly Richard J., RC ’52, and Mary J. Kemme Linda G. Kimsey John E., RC ’57, and Mary K. (Dascher), LHC ’59, Kirchner Robert D., RC ’59, and Adele Lalich Frances J. Laner William H., RC ’67, and Patricia L. Langley Dana M. Lucero, CPS ’91 Marcia, CPS ’02 and James M. Lyons Frank P., RC ’60 and Pamela S. Maggio Linda L. Maier, RC ’78 Carol Malone Robert J. and Kalleen R. Malone James W. Marsh, RC ’90 Leon V. Mason Paul T. Max, RC ’69 Victoria A. McCabe James S. and Nancy B. McClellan Ann P. McConaty Charles B. McCormick, RC ’61

Leo S., RC ’62 and Maureen P. McGee Katherine A. (Ketchum) McInerny, LHC ’66 M. Kevin McLaughlin, RC ’73 Margie Z. McNamara Gerald P. Mestas, RC ’71 William J., RC ’65, and Eileen A. Meurer Donald W., RC ’82, and Diana K. Missel Robert N., RC ’50, and Mary P. Mockler Barbara (May), LHC ’54, and John R. Moran Paula A. Morgan Ronald W. Moschel, RC ’62 Philip J., RC ’44, and Maxine B. Mullin Gary E. Myerscough, RC ’68 Raymond D., RC ’58, and Mary (Joerns), LHC ’59, Nass Jean M. Nell Peggie A. Notarianni Kevin T., RC ’73, and Abbie J. (Burke), RC ’78, O’Connor Michael G. and Barbara A. O’Flaherty Robert J., RC ’56, and Jeanne Orth Tyler J. Pace, RC ’01 Linda J. Pattridge, RC ’81, CPS ’04 Mabel E. Pattridge Joseph and Dorothy M. Petta Leonard P., RC ’54, and Patricia A. (Fallon), LHC ’55, Plank J. Kenneth and Sheila Poggenburg Eloise A. Pohs Roger L., RC ’66, and Jill Pomainville Gary T. Potter, RC ’63 Joseph M., RC ’76, and Pamela K. (Huss), RC ’80, Press Elizabeth Quadracci Mike A. Quering, RC ’49 Deanna L. Quintana Donald E. Reuther, RC ’52 V. Joseph Ridgeway, RC ’53 Judith M. Sims Rodrigue, LHC ’62 Richard E., RC ’68, CPS ’91, and Darlene A. (Dabney), LHC ’69, Rokosz Mary (Michieli) Rollins, LHC ’52 Mary F. Romano, CPS ’90, RHCHP ’93

Harvey D. and Audrey D. Rothenberg Louise R. Rydberg Joseph R. Salcetti ,RC ’49 Susan P. Schafbuch Michael J. Scherr, RC ’64 William M., RC ’63, and Mary V. Schmitz James R. Schoemer Marjiana M. Schumann, RC ’76 Lawrence G. and Maria C. Seid Elonide (Caldwell) Semmes, RC ’79 Philip J., RC ’58, and Elizabeth A. Sharkey Charles W. Shideler, CPS ’97, CPS ’01 Lovia L. Shipp Philip L. and Sharon M. Smith Susan H. Sommerhalder Penelope (Dempsey) St John, RC ’73 Thomas F., RC ’57, and Carolyn A. Staley Frank H. Stapleton, CPS ’89 Chester J. and Linda D. Stefan Martha (Diss) Sundby, RC ’76 John M. Tarabino, RC ’60 Joseph A. Tarabino, RC ’62 Stephen C., RC ’60 and Donna L. (Eby), LHC ’64 Telatnik Erma Jean Tracy Robert S., CPS ’02 and Amy R. Tropfenbaum Arthur B., RC ’49 and Mary L. Vialpando Lola H. Walker, CPS ’91 Joseph C., RC ’64, and Carol J. (Billings), LHC ’70, Weber Thomas J., RC ’64, and Jewel M. Wegs Stephanie R. Wernig William B. and Charlene C. Wheeler Fredrick M., RC ’42, and Genevieve R. White Ann C. Wickert, LHC ’47 Lauralee Williams, CPS ’86 Joseph R. Wilson, RC ’66 William P., RC ’64, and Mary E. (Cline), RC ’65, Wollenhaupt George H., RC ’74, and Colette A. Wrape Vincent A., RC ’66, and Margaret L. Zarlengo

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hen Ignatian Society honorees, Sally Hicks, CPS ’92, and her husband, Don, updated their Wills, they decided to set up scholarships at both of their alma maters. Sally completed a degree in Judeo-Christian Studies as a non-traditional student at Regis in 1992 before entering the diaconal program in the Episcopal Church. She was ordained to the Diaconate of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado in 1995. “My four years with Regis in completing my bachelor’s degree was such a positive experience for me,” says Sally of her decision to name Regis as a beneficiary. “I’d like to see others have that opportunity.” After frequently hearing stories of single parents struggling to access higher education for themselves, Don and Sally designated the scholarship at Regis to have a preference for single parent students in the College for Professional Studies. “There seemed to be this yawning gap between the ease I encountered in a household well able to afford the education and their reality,” she says. The couple notes that sharing with others is an important part of their lives, so creating a legacy at Regis is a fitting expression of their appreciation. “Partly it’s giving back, partly it’s paying it forward. Mostly, it’s gratitude for all our blessings.”

give the gift of jesuit education. Create a Regis Legacy. To learn how, contact Kurt Bartley, Director of Gift Planning – 303.964.5152 – – –


Father Sheeran Tour Father Sheeran will be making stops across the country during his last year as president. Catch him at one of these locations.

Minneapolis – October 25, 2011 Chicago – October 26, 2011 Kansas City – November 8, 2011 St. Louis – November 10, 2011 Phoenix/Tucson – January 25, 2012 New York – April 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2011 Denver – May 20, 2012 For more information or to send Father a message, visit

REGIS ALUMNI IN LAS VEGAS John Duffy, RC ’85, hosted the Las Vegas Reception on July 27. More than 90 alumni, staff and faculty attended the evening at the Craig P. Kenny and Associates Law Firm where John is an attorney. The firm was awarded first place for the Best Places to Work in Las Vegas. It was a wonderful evening filled with good food, spirits and conversation, all in an incredible atmosphere (the event was held on the 4th floor of their newly constructed building that includes a basketball court, theatre, game room and weight room). The evening also offered an opportunity for alumni to meet Kevin Miller, the new director of the Las Vegas campus, the newly appointed academic dean for the College for Professional Studies, Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, and Dr. Patricia Ladewig, vice president for Academic Affairs.



A survey of more than 2,500 recruiters across the U.S. and Canada was conducted by to uncover their “pet peeves” – mistakes made by job applicants that may cause a resume to be tossed in the rejection pile. One of the top mistakes the survey identified is a resume that is focused on describing job duties and responsibilities, often with the words, “Responsible for . . .” What’s wrong with this? A job duty or responsibility statement only describes what you did, not how well you did it. Recruiters want to quickly evaluate applicants to identify those who not only claim to possess the skills needed for the job, but also have a proven track record of using them successfully. In order to showcase your skills effectively in a resume, you must populate it with accomplishment statements. These are statements that feature your skills through “mini success stories.” They are created using the PAR framework: P = the problem or issue you faced; A = the action you took; and R = the result you achieved. So, instead of writing, “Created training procedures for new employees,” you should state, “Developed improvements to training procedures that increased retention of new skills by trainees.” To learn more about writing accomplishment statements, read the “how-to” article by Bill Frank of CareerLab at Regis students and alumni are also encouraged to contact Career Services for any help they may need in writing their resumes or with any of their other career development needs. Visit our Web site at or contact us at 303-458-3508, 800-388-2366, ext. 3508, or

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REGIS UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION KANSAS CITY May 5 – Wine Tasting at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants August 10 – Summer Send-off for new students hosted by Sean, RC ’81, and Karen, RC ’82, Miller

Freshmen will begin their college journey in three weeks. What advice do you have for the Class of 2015?

CHICAGO May 7 – Regis Day at Arlington Park Racetrack PHOENIX May 15 – Reception with Charles Shelton, S. J., at the home of Lynn, LHC ’67, and Dan, RC ’66, Crowley ST. LOUIS May 19 – St. Louis Club Event at Molly Darcy’s Pub August 7 – Summer Send-off for new students hosted by David, RC ’73, and Babette, RC ’75, Meiners DENVER May 25 – Willis Case Tavern Reception hosted by Mike Dino, RC ’86, and Dennis Gallagher, RC ’61

More information: CLUB EMAILS Phoenix – Kansas City – St. Louis – Denver – Chicago –

CALENDAR November 19....................................................................Fr. Woody Wrap Party November 20................................................................................Memorial Mass November 28 ..........................................................................Advent Reflection December 5-16 ........................................“Alumni for Others” Cookie Project December 17........................................................................Pictures with Santa Fr. Woody Wrap Party Winter Commencement January 29..................................................Crest Club Church Tour and Dinner March 18 ....................................................................Crest Club “Spring Fling” March 31..............................................................................“Alumni for Others” Easter Basket Project FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.REGIS.EDU/ALUMNI AND CLICK ON “EVENTS”


ALUMNI WEEKEND 2012 JULY 13- 15 Regis University

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Since 1958, the Alumni Association has honored graduates of Regis University and Loretto Heights College through special recognition. The outstanding alumni award recipients are recognized for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields and for exemplifying the Regis University mission of being “Leaders in Service of Others.” For more information on how to nominate someone for an alumni award, visit Alumni Achievement Award: Dr. Robert Pipkin, RC ’61 Pipkin majored in chemistry and philosophy at Regis before going on to graduate from Harvard Medical School. He completed general and cardiac surgery training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and served in the U.S. Army. In 1974, Dr. Pipkin entered the private practice of cardiac surgery in Palo Alto, Calif., and in 1986, started the cardiac surgery program for the Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif., for which he is now quality advisor. Alumni Service Award: Ronald Moschel, RC ’62 Moschel is the retired president and CEO of Fiesta Corporation and also serves as president of the Golden Rain Foundation, an organization that oversees his senior living community in Walnut Creek, Calif. After graduating magna cum laude from Regis, he served in the U.S. Army. He has been very active with several different volunteer organizations and many charitable entities. Alumni Sustained Outstanding Service Award: Michael Groshek, RC ’53 Groshek earned a degree in business administration at Regis College and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. He also served in the U.S. Army and is a Korean War veteran. He has spent his career as an attorney for the firm of Sherman & Howard in Denver, Colo., specializing in public financing and bonds. Groshek is active in the Denver community and has been a volunteer at Regis University for many years. Alumni Community Service Award: Pietro Simonetti, CPS ’03 Simonetti completed a Master of Business Administration in international business at Regis. He has served on the board of the Colorado Cancer Foundation for ten years, and has found several ways to combine his love of climbing, skiing and outdoor adventures with helping others. He has been a ski instructor for disabled skiers at Winter Park since 1999. In 2001, he and several other outdoor enthusiasts formed the organization, Across the Atlas (ATA), which is dedicated to the support of nonprofit organizations through outdoor adventures, such as the Colorado Cancer Foundation, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and KlimaFa. Alumni Humanitarian Award: Bernard O’Connell, RC ’80 O’Connell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Regis College. After college, he worked in sales for both Johnson & Johnson and Carnation. Since 2003, he has worked at the St. Francis Center, a refuge for men and women who are homeless in Denver. In his role as an outreach worker and supervisor, he works with the Denver Partnership and the City of Denver to help the homeless get resources, both to meet their basic needs and to transition out of homelessness.

Award winners (l-r): Dr. Robert Pipkin, RC ’61; Bernard O’Connell, RC ’80; Ronald Moschel, RC ’62; Michael Groshek, RC ’53; and Pietro Simonetti, CPS ’03.

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Photos (top to bottom): Alpha Sigma Nu Reception; Regis College Class of 1961 Mass; LoDo Tour; Ed Maginnis, S.J., John Foley, S.J., RC ’61, and Bill Miller, S.J., celebrate the 50th class reunion Mass

SPIRIT OF LORETTO AWARD RECIPIENTS Since 2006, the Spirit of Loretto committee has honored outstanding alumni/ae and faculty/staff members who made significant contributions to Loretto Heights College, their community and/or in their careers.


Award winners (l-r): Dr. Patricia Wieland Ladewig; Lt. Col. Martha Marshall Baker, LHC ’75; Mary Sandoval-Rome, LHC ’52


Dr. Patricia Wieland Ladewig Dr. Ladewig has had a very successful career as an educator. In 2010, she was named vice president for Academic Affairs at Regis University. She was previously the acting vice president for Academic Affairs and prior to that served as the academic dean of the University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) since 1991. She worked at Loretto Heights College from 1980 until it closed in 1988, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor with tenure. She was appointed director of the Nursing Program in 1987, a position she held at Regis until 1991, when she became dean. During her time at LHC, two of the textbooks she co-authored won “Book of the Year” awards from the American Journal of Nursing.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Martha Marshall Baker, LHC ’75 Baker earned her BSN from Loretto Heights College in 1975. She is a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army and honorably served for twenty years as a U.S. Army nurse, afterwards teaching ROTC in the Denver Public School System for twelve years. Since her retirement, she has been very active in the Colorado community, including Girl Scout Camp, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Denver Public Library and the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Foundation. She also is an ambassador for the Denver International Airport. In 2005, Baker received the Juanita Gray Community Service Award from the Denver Public Library for her service to the “Read Aloud Program,” the Summit of the Eight events, and for her help in opening the Central Library.


Mary Sandoval-Rome, LHC ’52 Sandoval-Rome’s lifetime goal has been to serve as an educator who provides a full range of quality psychological services in elementary and secondary school settings. At age 80, she is still energetic and making a difference with bilingual children in Arizona, where she spends her winters. She is a contributing member of the National Association of School Psychologists, the Arizona Association of School Psychologists, and the Southern Arizona School Psychologists. She also is a member of the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Phi.




Photos: 1: Regis College Class of 2001; 2: Pete Lapicola, RC ’71, Mary Donovan, RC ’73, Tim O’Brien, RC ’71, Mary O’Brien, Jim Donovan, RC ’72; 3: John Schmitt, RC ’66, and Dave Long, RC ’66; 4: Joella Vescovo, Bob Vescovo, RC ’61, Bill Houston, RC ’61, Janet Houston, Pat O’Donnell. Regis University

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Guests of the President Jim Cavanaugh, RC ’72, left, and Anne Conroy Cavanaugh, RC ’99, far right, along with others in the Cavanaugh family, visited The White House and had their photo taken with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Cavanaughs were guests of the President for his St. Patrick’s Day reception. The day was made even more special in that it was Anne’s birthday. “It was quite a special night,” Jim said. Other Cavanaugh family members celebrating the occasion were Jim’s daughter Molly, third from left, and his wife Leslie, next to Molly. (Photo courtesy of The WHITE HOUSE)

1950s Jacqueline K. (Hussion) Freudenstein, LHC ’56, is a docent at the Denver Art Museum. She is thoroughly enjoying the opportunities for continuous learning. Suzanne M. (Wilmer) Mathisen, LHC ’56, and her husband, Irwin “Matt,” will celebrate their 54th year of marriage this fall. Edward L. (“E.L.”) Moorhead RC ’57, was posthumously awarded the “Emeritus Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine” at the Distinguished Physician Society Awards Ceremony sponsored by Spectrum Health System. He worked in Grand Rapids, Mich. Elmira Smith “Smitty” Wilkey, LHC ’58, recently introduced, “Perfectly Picnic,” a limited edition miniature book presenting a history of the picnic in ten watercolor original illustrations.

Roger Sweeney, RC ’59, retired in 1998 after 38 years in public education teaching English from 7th grade through community college.

1960s Theodore J. Barth, RC ’61, is a mathematics professor emeritus at the University of California Riverside. Anne (Cunningham) Gunter, LHC ’61, and her husband Robert recently moved to Arizona. Charlene (Condon) Madden, LHC ’61, is active on the school boards at St. Luke’s and Fenwick High School in Chicago, and in the Misericordia Home for mentally and physically challenged adults and children. Patricia (Gagliardi) Ridgeway, LHC ’61, still teaches piano, even though she claims to be retired.

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Barbara Kolarsick-Harrigan, LHC ’66, is the chairperson of the Grants Committee of the Monmouth County Historical Commission. James A. Heiney, RC ’66, serves on the board for Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Colo., and is the chairman of the annual Highland Square Car Show to benefit Tennyson Center for Abused Children in Denver.

Sharon (Doyle) Quinn, LHC ’66, is a docent at the Denver Zoo and volunteers at the Denver Dumb Friends League. Sally Ruybal, LHC ’66, still lives in New Mexico and is retired. She holds the rank of professor emerita at the University of New Mexico. Margaret Wasaff, LHC ’66, and her husband, Dan, recently celebrated their 44th anniversary.

RIDING FOR A CAUSE Tom Schwein, RC ’81, and five friends participated in the 26th annual “Ride the Rockies Bike Tour” this summer. The team chose to ride for a cause and raise money for Samaritan House in Denver, Colo.

ALUMNI IN FLORIDA Ron D’Ascenz, RC ’65, continues to perform as a musician in the Denver area.

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John Bukaty, Jr., RC ’66, was appointed to state trial court as a district judge in 1986 in Kansas. He retired from that position in 2004 and now serves as a senior judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Do you spend your winters in Florida? Let us know! Regis University would like to host events in the area for interested alumni. Email your Florida contact information to:

1970s Sister Macrina Scott, RC ’71, now directs the Wisdom Center, which offers programs in spirituality for the second half of life. Dave Pettinari, RC ’74, was named a contract instructor for the High Tech Crime Institute (HTCI) of Tampa, Fla. Pettinari is a retired 20-year law enforcement veteran, and continues to operate his own private investigations and computer forensics business, TAC Forensics and Investigations, based in Beulah, Colo.

1980s Chris Gavin, RC ’82, is proud to announce his daughter, Kara, graduated from John Carroll University and received a master’s degree in public health from Ohio State University. His son, Connor, is currently a junior at Xavier University.

Janet Houtz, LHC ’83, was hired as trauma system coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health/Bureau of EMS.

1990s Sally (Shockley) Landes, CPS ’94/’98, received a presidential medal for volunteer service at her Prescott Valley, Ariz., library. Mary B. Kurtz, CPS ’96, recently authored a memoir called, “At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place, and the West.” This first collection of essays is a journey into the history, natural world, and community of a special mountain valley near Steamboat Springs, Colo. Kurt Neurauter, RC ’99, currently serves organizations in Canada and the Northwest United States as a software solutions consultant. In this role at Lumension, he helps organizations overcome IT operations and security challenges.

Casey Smith, RC ’99, is in the last semester of nursing school at Creighton University.

cognitive and developmental psychology at Duke University. She is teaching high school science in Charlotte, N.C.


Robert Keyes, CPS ’08, is currently working on his Ph.D. in management with Walden University online.

Jessica (Fawcett) Cuthbertson, RC ’01, was a Denver Writing Project Fellow this past summer.

Anita Myles, CPS ’08, was promoted to national director of School Channel Sales for American Student Assistance, a nonprofit dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their education-related and other aggregate debt. She credits her Regis MBA and experience with peers as positioning her favorably for this opportunity.

James P. Tucker, RC ’01, is currently a district manager for Sizzling Platter, the fifth largest restaurant company in the U.S. Timberly Marek, CPS ’05, was recently promoted to assistant vice president within Wells Fargo’s Technology and Operations division.

Yesenia Arreola, RC ’09, is the youth outreach coordinator at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colo. She serves nine counties in north-central Colorado assisting first generation college students and informing diverse populations about the importance of college education.

Erin (Cicak) Holzhauser, RC ’06, is currently enrolled at the University of Colorado-Denver in an MA program in history. Anna (Hacker) Goswick, RC ’08, joined Teach for America after completing three years of research in


ALWAYS A BUSINESSMAN – John L. Bender, M.D., RC ’88 John L. Bender, M.D., says he has always been a bit of a businessman. At 18-years old, the Loveland, Colo., native sold sunglasses at Lakeside Mall, and then obtained an exclusive contract to sell them at the Colorado State Fair. He made $16,000 in a week. However, after graduating from Regis, Bender went on to medical school and a career that included flight surgery tours in the Navy and a stint as an Army physician in Kosovo. He resigned two weeks before 9/11. Then, in 2002, he rediscovered his affinity for business when he and his wife Teresa, with whom he has four children, purchased what has grown into his most successful business venture – Miramont Family Medicine in Fort Collins, Colo. Since that purchase, the business has grown from 2,500 patients to more than 20,000, from one provider to eight full-time and six part-time providers, and three locations. He serves as its president and CEO. But operating the business isn’t Bender’s only objective. He’s concerned about what is best for the community. “We built Miramont ethically. We know we’re doing our part to help health care and I believe it’s our duty to create the best society in community that we can.”

Bender notes that receiving national recognition with the 2010 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award for Innovation in Information Technology reflects his persistence in getting computerized. “We have patient portals and our patients can pay their bills online. By putting those modern things in place we make it easier for them and they love it. We get 5 to 6 new patients a day and do no advertising.” He remains committed to a philosophy about his business which reflects his desire to help others. “I cannot be of any value to my patients if I go out of business,” he says. Attending all Catholic schools except for one year during his formative years, Bender credits his parents for the education he received. His parents met at Creighton University, where he later earned a doctorate. His mother, also a Regis University alumna, was a school teacher. But he points out he wasn’t like most of his classmates. “My sophomore year at Regis, I got good grades but skipped economics to elope,” Bender explained. “By senior year I was 20 years old with two children. Only one other couple I know of was married then.” He adds, “I had a very unconventional Regis life, but I’m proud of my Regis roots.”

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Claire Birkenheuer, RC ’09, is in graduate school working on her Ph.D. in virology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. She is studying a fish retrovirus called WDSV. Dylan Jacoby, RC ’09, began a project to bike across Japan in order to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross. He started his trip on July 20th. You can follow his trip through a blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Jeanne Pike, RHCHP ’09, accepted a director of nursing position at a LVN/LPN program in Los Angeles, Calif. Recently, she was hired as a nurse consultant for ITT-Los Angeles, Calif., to

ALUMNUS RECEIVES JUBILATE DEO AWARD Regis University alumnus Father John Foley, S.J., RC ’61, is one of a group of Catholic composers, The St. Louis Jesuits, who received the Jubilate Deo Award July 21 from the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. The National Association of Pastoral Musicians recognizes individuals who have made exceptional musical contributions to the American Catholic Church.

help launch ITT’s new associate’s nursing program. She credits her master’s degree in nursing leadership and education for assisting her in the goal of training the future nurses of the world.

Aerospace organization. In this role, Manning oversees the repair, modification, and upgrade of Honeywell Aircraft Lighting Systems and avionics products primarily used in military, general aviation, and air transport markets.

Margaret Farr, RC ’10, was hired by the Kansas City Zoo as a zoo keeper for polar bears and river otters. She moved to Kansas City in January.

Amy Soehngen, RC ’10, joined Teach for America.


Angela Shugarts, RC ’11, is working as the AmeriCorps coordinator in the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement Office at Colorado State University, and is serving as a teaching assistant for the Journalism Department.

Jami Smith, RC ’97, welcomed daughter, Adeline Kathleen, on May 3rd, 2011.

Michael A. Manning, CPS ’10, was promoted to senior integrated supply chain manager for the Urbana Service Center located in Ohio. This service center is one of fourteen FAA certified repair stations in the Honeywell

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Robert Cole, CPS ’00, and his wife, Lindsey, had a son, Charles Anderson Cole. Jayci Bryan Alley, RC ’05, and her husband, Logan, welcomed Dallas Dane on May 7th, 2011. Dallas joins his big sister Ava Romaine.

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MAKING A POSITIVE INFLUENCE – Kim Burkhardt, CPS ’01 When Kim Burkhardt, enrolled in the MBA program, she didn’t know just how much it would influence her career and her life. About five years ago, she began conceptualizing a national organization designed to connect other organizations that focused on helping former prisoners become productive members of society. Burkhardt is founder, president and executive director of the National Coalition of Community-Based Correctional and Community Re-Entry Service Organizations (NC4RSO), whose mission is to support corrections-related communitybased organizations and the growth of additional community-based services throughout the U.S. “My Regis MBA helped me learn organizational planning and management,” Burkhardt said, referencing how her education contributed to her success in establishing NC4RSO. “These skills were fine-tuned during my years working as a market research consultant.” Her organizational planning skills were also useful when she worked as a regional field director in the 2008 presidential campaign. Burkhardt says she choose to attend Regis University for several reasons. “I had been thinking of doing an MBA around the same time that I decided to become self-employed,” she explained. “I also was born in Denver (my father’s family

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is from Colorado), so I’ve got a certain geographic affinity for Regis.” NC4RSO acts as a national voice on topics of common member interest and works toward increasing communitybased corrections-related services throughout the country. Member organizations are predominantly corrections (justice) and re-entry nonprofits. “I have been volunteering in jails and prisons since 1993 – both in the U.S. and Canada. I recognized that there are informal mechanisms in the Canadian system for community groups to network with each other when volunteering in the prison system, but that there is no such mechanism in the U.S. I started researching this and decided to make a formal organization happen for this purpose when I was getting ready to move back to the U.S.” Burkhardt, who now lives just south of the Canadian border, plans to move to the Washington, D.C., area to enable NC4RSO to evolve. The nonprofit is incorporated in Maryland for that reason. Making a positive difference in the lives of others is important for Burkhardt. “Our lives are made worthwhile to the degree that we make a positive difference in the lives of others,” she said.

SR. ROSE ANNETTE LIDDELL, S.L. Sister Rose Annette Liddell, S.L.,passed away at the Loretto Motherhouse on April 31. When the Sisters at the Loretto Center in Littleton, Colo., planned her memorial service, they knew their chapel would be too small to hold the crowd that would come to say farewell to Rose Annette. At the Mass, concelebrated by Father Roland Freeman and Father Martin Lally, Sister Rose Annette was honored for being a wonderful friend, a wise spiritual advisor, a musician, an artist, an ecumenist, a peace and justice activist, and the head of the Merton Center, succeeding Sister Mary Luke Tobin. Her Kentucky eulogy referred to her as "a virtuoso when it came to venturing through open doors, and inviting others through those same open doors." Although few people know of it, Sister Rose Annette also has a connection with Regis University through the Spirit of Loretto Committee. Its members feel that they owe Sister Rose Annette a debt of gratitude. I first became acquainted with Sister Rose Annette when she lived in a tiny house in a poor neighborhood in West Denver. Later I knew her at the house on Vrain Street where she led discussions and meditations on Merton’s work, and from which she organized Merton retreats at the Loretto Center. During that period, I received a lovely Christmas card from the Sisters of Loretto which Rose Annette had created with her beautiful calligraphy. I was so impressed with its beauty that I have displayed it every Christmas since. On a couple of occasions, I told Rose Annette that the Sisters should sell it as a fundraiser, but she just smiled at me and shook her head. In 2004, the Spirit of Loretto Committee wished to create an award which would be given at reunions and would recognize persons who had rendered outstanding service to Loretto Heights. I showed the committee the card and they immediately agreed that Sister Rose Annette should be commissioned to make the award for us. Although she was very busy at the time, she graciously acceded to our request, and produced the striking “Lumen Christi Award,” which consists of the opening bars of Max Di Julio’s original composition, “Lumen Christi,” with the Latin words rendered in Sister’s wonderful calligraphy. I might add that it was only at the committee’s insistence that Rose Annette accepted the very modest stipend we offered for her work. As 2011 began, bringing Rose Annette’s 82nd birthday, both she and her friends realized that her time on earth was nearing an end. She asked that she might return to the Motherhouse to say goodbye to the community there and be buried in the community’s cemetery. She made the exhausting journey on April 31. The community there emailed her Denver community that they had lovingly “tucked her in” for the night and looked forward to having her with them the next day. But that was not to be. Sister Sue Rogers stated in her eulogy for Rose Annette: “In the early hours of the next morning, in the quiet of the dark Kentucky night, in the peace of sleep, the final door opened – and Rose Annette gently walked through. And into God.” Through the Lumen Christi Award, Sister Rose Annette’s gracious generosity and artistic talent reached the Loretto-Regis community. It continues into the future each time the Lumen Christi Award is presented at Loretto Heights reunions. by Joan Kidnay, LHC ’60

IN MEMORY Elizabeth C. (Zehnder) Bachman, LHC ’53 Joseph Berberick, RC ’53 Dorothy M. (Smith) Berger, LHC ’55 Daniel E. Berrett, CPS ’09 Philip F. Boberschmidt, RC ’62 Cathi J. (Roberson) Borchard, CPS ’99 Kathleen (Conway) Brennan, LHC ’69 Jack O. Burns, RC ’58 Anthony F. Cambria, RC ’52 Lewis A. Caricato, RC ’60 Karen (Shafer) Chacon, CPS ’99 Thomas G. Conway, RC ’73 Jacquelyn C. Dadmun, LHC ’74 Lawrence K. Danahey, RC ’40 Randy Daniel, CPS ’02 Betty (Phillippi) Day, RC ’81 Charles A. Dean, Jr., RC ’51 Patrick H. Doman, Sr., RC ’66 Edgar O. Eastman, RC ’56 Mark F. Fitzpatrick, RC ’65 Carla L. (Terragno) Golob, LHC ’57 Sandia L. Hayes, RC ’01 Patrick L. Hughes, RC ’63 Luanna Rae (Bauman) Illing, RC ’75 Dawn F. Keefler, CPS ’92 James A. Keelan, RC ’51 Vincent M. Kelly, RC ’54 Sr. Maureen Kennedy, O.P., CPS ’87 Lucille A. (Edwards) Kirk, LHC ’37 Joseph E. Lampert, RC ’54 William Loughrey, Jr., RC ’77 George Luchetta, RC ’61 Albert P. Marranzino, RC ’49 Herbert J. Mortland, RC ’66 John W. Mudd, RC ’60 Felix J. Muldoon, RC ’50 R. Walker Nickless, RC ’50 Aldo G. Notarianni, RC ’45 Gordon A. O’Steen, RC ’62 Sharon K. (Horace) Palermo, LHC ’56 Gerald A. Peters, RC ’57 James W. Roach, RC ’64 LeRoy W. Smith, CPS ’92 Richard P. Swalde, RC ’64 Kimberly A. Test, CPS ’04 Christopher B. Torres, RC ’92 Philip D. VanOort, CPS ’04 James W. Warner, Jr., RC ’63 Margaret M. Whelan, LHC ’50 Gregory B. Young, CPS ’97


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Regis University Alumni Magazine - Fall 2011  
Regis University Alumni Magazine - Fall 2011