U NIVE RS ITY OF S T. T HOMAS HOUSTON TEXAS | WINTER 2009
Basketball is Back
Drew Wilson BA in Liberal Arts ’02 Corporate Law Consultant, Thomson Reuters
rom the first day of freshman orientation, Drew Wilson experienced the University’s emphasis on social justice and service learning. Seven years later, Wilson has upheld the spirit of volunteerism which was instilled by his family and reinforced by his UST experience. He continues to balance his commitment to the community with his full-time job as an international corporate law consultant for Thomson Reuters. His numerous volunteer efforts were recently recognized with the prestigious Jefferson Award. The Jefferson Awards are a national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. They began in 1972 to create the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for public service. Presented on the national and local levels, their primary purpose is to serve as a “call to action for volunteers” in local communities. Wilson was nominated for the award by Houston philanthropist Carolyn Farb. Wilson and Farb met when they both volunteered for an event for the Children at Risk organization. “I have seen how Drew commands the respect of his contemporaries and shares his vision of how we all should help one another to make our community a better place,” Farb said. “He always finds the time to give back to the community as a volunteer and is always helping to recruit other young professionals, helping them realize what he was taught as a child: it is better to give than to receive.” Traveling to London a year before his UST graduation, he worked concurrently on a Master of Science in international business and master’s degree in economics at the London School of Economics, which he completed in 2003. He also earned a
Master of Business Administration from American University in 2004. As one of the University’s most active young alumni, Wilson serves on the University of St. Thomas Alumni Board of Directors. He is chair of the UST Class Agents Program and a member of the UST Champions Club. While at UST he was Program Council president, a Student Government Association senator and active in Campus Ministry and Young Republicans. Wilson has served on the Children at Risk Board of Directors and the Association of Advancement of Mexican-Americans Board of Directors. He is involved in the Houston Health Museum Professionals Circle, Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, Houston Emerging Leaders, Houston Young Professionals Supporting Irish Studies Organization, Houston Young Professionals Engaged for Kids and Camp for All Young Professionals Group. Wilson’s dedication to the University is driven by a desire to show his gratitude for the scholarships which funded his education. He encourages others to get involved in the University and the community at large, especially young professionals and college students. How St. Thomas Encouraged Volunteerism
“Even before we started our first day of classes as freshmen, we were volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. St. Thomas truly shepherds students into giving back to the community. To me, volunteering is just as important as any other appointment or commitment. You don’t just squeeze it in when you have the time; you make it part of your regular schedule. There is a misconception among young professionals that you have to be wealthy in order to make a difference. Even the most modest contributions count, and the gift of your time is priceless,” Wilson said. – Elise Marrion
IN THIS ISSUE
UNIVERSITY OF S T. T H O M A S HOUSTON TEXAS | WINTER 2009
ON THE COVER Basketball is back, and the Celts claim victory in the season opener. UST President Dr. Robert Ivany presented a team-autographed ball to Maureen and Jim Hackett, UST benefactors and founders of the University’s new intercollegiate athletic program. Read game highlights on page 4.
The University of St. Thomas waited nearly 25 years for men’s basketball to return to campus. Its first victory was virtually instantaneous.
Marionette Mitchell Director of Publications Sandra Soliz, MLA ’01 Director of Communications and Marketing CONTRIBUTORS Rachel Castillo ’09 Brenda Benkenstein Cooper ’05 Elise Marrion Jack Marrion Ronnie Piper Heather Saucier ’95 Chris Zeglin
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MBA Students Earn Ethics Scholarships Cameron School of Business MBA students –Adrianne Poyet-Smith and Daniel Floryk – garnered recognition from the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER) when their professors nominated them for a scholarship.
Basketball is Back
Annual Report 2008-2009 University President Dr. Robert Ivany presents the Honor Roll of Donors, the year in review, and campus and community leadership spotlights for the 2008-2009 academic year.
23 Alumni Establish Careers in Public Service University of St. Thomas graduates are among the dedicated employees who answer the call to public service to provide the vital municipal functions Houstonians have come to expect.
24 Making Moral and Healthy Decisions According to New York Times best-selling self-help author John Bradshaw, making moral and healthy decisions boils down not so much to rational thought but to one’s most basic feelings. On the Mall 2 $2.8 Million Grant for Education Master’s Degrees • Irish Gala Supports Irish Studies Programs • UST Honors Major Donors • Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarships • MLA Adds Public Administration Option • Center for Faith and Culture Moves to Campus and Introduces Master’s Degree • UST Celebrates New Partnership in Corpus Christi • Shiffick Scholars Greet Estate Trustees Faculty/Staff 26 Dr. John Deely recognized for world-wide scholarly achievement Alumni Chronicles 28 Alumni Chapters in San Antonio and Austin • Alumni Social Hours • Christmas in the Mansion • St. Martin de Porres Society Feast Day • Alumni Support UST Athletics Classnotes 29 Stay in touch with fellow alumni In Memoriam 29 UST remembers family and friends
ON THE MALL
$2.8 Million Grant for Education Master’s Degrees The U.S. Department of Education awarded the UST School of Education a $2.8 million Title V Grant to fund the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Program. The purpose of the five-year grant is to implement programs to achieve parity among Hispanic graduate students and other underrepresented groups in retention and graduation rates. The grant will offer two options for students seeking a Master in Education (MEd): 1) a complete online MEd; or 2) a hybrid master’s that combines online classes with traditional face-to-face classes. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to Hispanic and low-income students in the second through fifth years of the grant. The first scholarships will be awarded for the fall of 2011. “The program will provide flexible course delivery for working adult students,” said Dr. Robert LeBlanc, School of Education dean. “We will concentrate our efforts on achieving Hispanic graduate student enrollment that mirrors the percentage of Hispanics in Houston and the surrounding area.” Dr. Rita Coombs Richardson, assistant professor, School of Education, collaborated with Janice Adamson, director of sponsored research, to secure the grant. Coombs Richardson will serve as the curriculum developer and Graduate Center director.
Irish Gala Supports Irish Studies Programs More than 300 guests were in attendance at the Irish Studies Annual Irish Gala held on Oct. 23 at the Houstonian Hotel. University benefactors Gayle and Bob Longmire, former president and CEO of Esso Sekiyu K.K., chaired the Gala, which paid tribute to honorees Colleen and George McCullough, a former vice president of Exxon Corporation. More than $166,000 was raised for the Center’s study abroad and academic programs. A highlight of
Right: Annual Irish Gala chairs Bob and Gayle Longmire and honorees Colleen and George McCullough
the live auction was a one-of-a-kind trip for two to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, that included dinner with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, former UST president. Guests included Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza, Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto, The Honorable Martin Rouine, Consul General of Ireland, and his wife, Mary, and The Honorable Paul Lynch, British Consul General, and his wife, Yoko, as well as his parents and family members from Ireland and England. (more at stthom.edu/irishstudies)
University Honors Major Donors The October gathering honored major benefactors and inducted members into the various giving societies. The annual event provides an opportunity for the University to express gratitude to those whose contributions benefit the University and its growth.
Above: Marianne Ivany, Kittsie Thomas, UST President Dr. Robert Ivany and Charlie Thomas
Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Scholarships Alumni and friends took to the Kingwood Country Club fairways on Sept. 28 for the annual Scholarship Tee-Up Tournament. The event grossed more than $222,000 for the Fr. Francis E. Monaghan Scholarship Fund. Joe Cleary, executive vice UST President Dr. Robert president of Harvey Builders, Ivany and Joe Cleary served as the tournament chair. Event underwriters were Bank of America, Sterling Bank, Harvey Builders, BP, and Marathon Oil Company. John Marion Carrabba ’80, owner of Piatto Ristorante, donated the post-golf dinner. The tournament featured a raffle, silent auction
ON THE MALL
and live auction, which included a trip to the 2010 Masters Tournament, a trip to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and a River Oaks Country Club golf package.
MLA Adds Public Administration Option The University now offers a Master in Liberal Arts concentration in public administration. The concentration is designed for students who currently work in the public, nonprofit, or private sector or for students who are interested in pursuing a career in these areas. “Public administration is the fastest growing area of political science nationally, Political Science Department chair Dr. Jon Taylor said. “With nearly 300,000 federal, state and local government employees in the greater Houston area and relatively few public administration program options, we recognized that there was a major need to assist our MLA students who were interested in pursuing a public service career.” Courses will be offered both during the day and at night. Weekend courses on Saturday will be offered during the summer semester. Contact the Office of Extended Programs for information about the MLA Program and the concentration in public administration. (more at stthom.edu/mla)
CFC Moves to Campus and Introduces MA Degree The University’s Center for Faith and Culture, formerly located at the School of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, has moved to the main campus. Now, in addition to its outreach, the Center will be able to offer courses to UST graduate and undergraduate students. The Center has announced a new Master of Arts in Faith and Culture that will begin in fall 2010. The degree program offers a view of the American way of life that encompasses the historical, philosophical, political, legal, sociological and anthropological aspects of American society. “Students will be taught the implications of a spirituality of dialogue as the only way for the Church to evangelize the contemporary world,” Fr. Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, the Center’s director, said. “The program will foster and increase our present collaborative outreach to faculty of various disciplines, our collaboration with Archdiocesan offices, deaneries, parishes and our ecumenical and interreligious outreach.” (more at stthom.edu/cfc)
UST Celebrates New Partnership in Corpus Christi A reception to celebrate the new partnership of Our Lady of Corpus Christi (OLCC) and the University of St. Thomas to enhance Catholic higher education for the Corpus Christi community was held in October at Our Lady of Corpus Christi Chapel. The University of St. Thomas, in cooperation with Our Lady of Corpus Christi, is offering Corpus Christi area college students the opportunity to take accredited courses leading to a bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas. (more at stthom.edu/olcc)
Above: Fr. James R. Kelleher, Our Lady of Corpus Christi College President; Dr. Robert Ivany, UST President; and Father Peter Marsalek, John Paul II High School President Left: Dr. Randy Cutlip, retired longtime president of William Woods College and UST benefactor, at his home in Corpus Christi with Dr. Ivany
Shiffick Scholars Greet Estate Trustees Recipients of the new comprehensive financial aid awards from the Estate of William Shiffick met with Shiffick Scholars Trustees Christine Groccia and Suzan Bryan. During his life, Shiffick served for many years as a UST volunteer leader.
Left: Shiffick Scholars Trustee Christine Groccia, scholarship recipients Adrian Justiniani and Mary Pasyk, trustee Suzan Bryan and H. Ken DeDominicis, UST Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Basketball is Back The University of St. Thomas waited nearly 25 years for men’s basketball to return to campus. Its first victory was virtually instantaneous.
Show your support for UST athletics. Become a member of the UST Champions Club, which seeks to strengthen the University’s intercollegiate program by enriching the student athlete experience. Learn more about the UST Champions Club at www.stthom.edu/championsclub.
Free throws by Patrick Graves and Melvin Roberts in the final 14 seconds erased a one-point deficit and lifted the Celts to a 66-63 win against Wiley College Oct. 31 at the Jerabeck Athletic Center. It was the 2009 season opener for both teams, a game highly anticipated by everyone involved with UST athletics. The Celts only increased that excitement as they erased a 14-point deficit in the second half and emerged victorious from the dramatic final stretch. “It feels historic,” said guard Kosi Nwosu, who led all scorers with 14 points. “It was a great atmosphere, and I’m just glad we came out with the win. I wanted to give the fans a good game.” Wiley led 63-62 with 18 seconds remaining but was called for a technical foul for having six players on the court. Graves converted both free throws to give the Celts a one-point lead. Roberts was fouled on the ensuing inbounds pass and sunk both ends of the 1-and-1 to produce the final margin. The Wildcats took over with 13 seconds left, but an off-balance 3-pointer by Ronald Tolbert glanced off the rim, setting off a euphoric celebration as the crowd rushed onto the court. “I’ve been here for three years so I knew almost everybody in the stands,” junior center Ivan Earls said. “It’s a small school and a unique experience. People almost become like a second family. They come to support you. We gave them a good victory and a good show.” The Celts could not have returned men’s basketball to UST with a better performance. Their intensity matched that of a boisterous home crowd, which voiced its appreciation when Earls scored on a lay-up for the team’s first basket since 1985 and a 2-0 lead. UST led four times in the first half. Point guard Travis Lampley tipped in his own missed shot for an 8-6 advantage, while Graves contributed two 3-pointers off the bench to give UST an 18-16 lead.
Wiley led by as many as seven points before the Celts cut into the lead. A baseline drive by Barrett Lauer set up a nifty basket by Nwosu, who was fouled on his drive but scored the basket and converted the free throw for a 3-point play. The Celts were within striking distance at halftime, down 39-35 to a Wildcats team that had the advantage in size and experience. UST honored six of its former athletes at halftime, with the most heartfelt ovation reserved for Charles Fisher, a 1952 graduate. When play resumed, the Celts struggled early but displayed the perseverance that delighted their alumni. Wiley opened the second half with a 12-2 run that included a steal and lay-up by Alexander Cossey, who led the Wildcats with 12 points, and a 3-pointer by Harold Cleveland. The Celts called a time out with 16 minutes to play, searching for a way to get back into the game. “We were down 14, and I was really at a loss for what we needed to do,” UST men’s basketball head coach Todd Smith said. “The guys just stuck with it. Anthony Medina made a couple of big 3-pointers that got us going.” Medina made two crucial baskets, draining consecutive 3-pointers to revive the Celts. Lampley followed with assists on baskets by Nwosu and Earls that brought UST within 51-47 with 12:10 left. UST relied on its half-court defense to keep Wiley from making another run. The Celts limited
the Wildcats to six field goals during the final 16 minutes and held them to a shooting percentage of 28 in the second half. Their defense bought time for a key 10-0 run started by Roberts, who scored all 10 of his points in the second half. Nwosu converted a 3-point play with 7:40 left to pull UST within two before Roberts tied the game at 57 with a steal and a fast-break lay-up. When Roberts made a 3-pointer with 6:06 left to give UST a 60-57 lead, Celts fans responded with a standing ovation. Wiley recovered after a time out, holding UST scoreless for two minutes while a dunk by Nathaniel Evans gave it a 61-60 lead at the 4:35 mark. Evans finished with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Lampley scored on a jump shot with 3:53 left to put the Celts ahead 62-61. Neither team scored for the next three minutes, setting up the thrilling conclusion. Wiley finally broke the ice with 49 seconds left, when Tolbert banked in a challenging shot for a 63-62 Wildcats lead. Wiley had a chance to put the game away but missed a close jumper after beating the Celts’ press. As UST set up for the game’s most important possession, the Wildcats were called for a technical foul that would swing the outcome. With the home crowd still in quiet anticipation,
Graves made his first free throw to tie the game and one more to put UST ahead 64-63 with 14 seconds left. The Wildcats were forced to foul on the inbounds pass to keep UST from running out the clock, after which Roberts added two more key free throws. The Celts swarmed the perimeter on Wiley’s last possession, forcing a difficult shot by Tolbert with two seconds left. When the ball hit the rim and plummeted to the floor, the Celts celebrated a win that will hold its place in the history of UST athletics. It was a perfect night for UST, one that even surpassed Smith’s expectations. “I wanted to have a good showing for the students, the community, UST President Dr. Robert Ivany, Ken DeDominicis and everybody who envisioned this a few years back,” Smith said. “Winning was in the back of my mind, but to win it at the end like that was probably a little more than I could have hoped for.” – Jack Marrion (full sports schedule at stthom.edu/athletics)
The crowd that gathered to witness the return of intercollegiate basketball included alumni who are part of the University’s sports history. Above: Alumnus and former basketball team member Willard Jackson ’87 and his wife, Kim, celebrated with UST President Dr. Robert Ivany at basketball season opener. Left: Former basketball team members AI Avenoso ’64, Damien Durbin ’64, Larry Payne ’72, Charles Fischer ’52, Michael ‘Griff’ Griffin ’64 and Steve Parisi ’54 received autographed team pictures at pre-game ceremony.
MBA Students Earn Ethics Scholarships Cameron School of Business MBA students –Adrianne Poyet-Smith and Daniel Floryk– garnered recognition from the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable (GHBER) when their professors nominated them for a scholarship.
GHBER is a voluntary professional organization dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and serving as a forum for the exchange of information and strategies regarding implementation, administration and compliance of ethical business conduct programs. “Each year GHBER awards scholarship monies to those students showing promise as future leaders in business ethics,” said Daryl Koehn, UST Center for Business Ethics Executive Director. Koehn nominated Adrianne Poyet-Smith, a senior living counselor with The Buckingham Retirement community, for the award. “Adrianne was nominated because of the leadership she has demonstrated in the classroom here at UST,” Koehn said. “We also want to recognize the extensive work she has done to develop community outreach programs and to improve care for the retirement community for which she works,” Koehn said. Poyet-Smith believes that business ethics are going to play a more significant and comprehensive role in the future. “As a result of the economic meltdown and myriad
Right: Dr. Daryl Koehn, Adrianne Poyet-Smith, Daniel Floryk and Dr. Michele Simms
scandals, business ethics have more significance and relevance vis-à-vis a disillusioned work force and general public,” Poyet-Smith said. “People who strive for excellence will yearn for a higher level of business ethics in our complex and interrelated world.” Additionally, Cameron Business Professor Michele Simms nominated Daniel Floryk for the award. “Daniel is unique: a cancer research scientist, an MBA student community project member with the Czech Center Museum Houston, and a person who views himself as a ‘citizen of the world,’” Simms said. “He brings a remarkable level of depth and insight to his work. Daniel’s contributions place him among those leaders who represent the best promise for ethical business practice.” Reflecting on the future of business ethics, Floryk notes, “The economic principles suggesting that bad guys will be punished by selling and good guys will be rewarded by buying does not satisfy the challenges that we face in this century. We need true leaders who are not afraid of change, who can demonstrate sustainable leadership and who can lead by example. The ultimate goal of business ethics should be to change the notion that behaving ethically is risky. It is a noble challenge that I look forward to being a part of in the future.” The Cameron School of Business educates students of diverse backgrounds, teaching professional skills necessary for a changing global economy and instilling a deep appreciation for ethical behavior inspired by the educational tradition of the founding Basilian Fathers. “UST’s reputable faculty offers a curriculum that reflects the needs of today’s managers and leaders to succeed in the world of business,” Floryk said. UST joins Rice University, University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Houston Baptist University in recognizing student leaders through the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | Annual Report 2008-2009
Despite the economic hardship we face, I am more optimistic about our future than I have been at any other time in the five years that I have been here. We have strong, cohesive leadership, and we know that we must continue to concentrate on our students. If we keep that focus, we will take a major step to becoming a great, Catholic university. Annually, the University participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in which students from hundreds of colleges and universities are asked a series of questions relating to their learning experience. More than 280 randomly selected UST students participated in the 2009 survey. The survey shows that our students are synthesizing and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex interpretations and relationships which will help make them good global citizens. They say that we are challenging them to do their best work (64 percent); faculty members are talking with them about their career choices (91 percent); and 83 percent of first-year students surveyed felt that this institution has a substantial commitment to their academic success. Faith is important to our students. UST students rank among the highest first-year and seniors surveyed to report that during their time at UST they have participated in activities to enhance their spirituality. Our seniors rate their experience significantly more positively than other NSSE institutions, Carnegie Masters peers, and other Catholic colleges and universities. Eightyfive percent of the seniors would choose UST again if they could start their college career over. The 2009 NSSE survey confirms our commitment to our mission to educate leaders of faith and character. In this annual report, we offer snapshots of community, faculty, student and alumni leadership that mirror this commitment. The year in review includes highlights such as the appointment of Dr. Poldi Tschirch as Director of Nursing Program Development to assist the University in re-establishing the School of Nursing on campus and Todd Smith as Athletic Director and Menâ€™s Basketball Coach to launch the return of UST basketball in the fall of 2009. I thank the many benefactors, alumni and friends whose continued prayers and support guide our path to greatness. Sincerely,
Dr. Robert Ivany PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
U N I V E R S I T Y O F S T. T H O M A S H O N O R R O L L O F D O N O R S
MAJOR GIVING SOCIETIES
SOCIETY OF ST. THOMAS
The Major Giving Societies recognize donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts totaling $50,000 or more.
Cumulative lifetime giving between $500,000 and $999,999
FOUNDERS SOCIETY Cumulative lifetime giving of $1,000,000 or more
Founders Gold Circle $10,000,000 - $24,999,999
The Cullen Trust For Higher Education Houston Endowment Inc. Founders Silver Circle $5,000,000 - $9,999,999
The Brown Foundation, Inc. The Cullen Foundation Mrs. Trinidad Mendenhall Sosa Scanlan Foundation Founders Bronze Circle $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
M.D. Anderson Foundation Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Basilian Fathers of UST Mrs. Charles Burnett, Jr.† Mr. Charles Burnett III Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation The Crooker Family The Fondren Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Graham Estate of Nell Johnson Estate of Otto and Velma I. Karnaky The Lyons Foundation The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. Ms. Michele Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Malloy/’79 Mr.† and Mrs.† Eugene F. Malloy The Eugene and Felice Malloy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roy Marshall’74 The Dolores Welder Mitchell Charitable Trust Estate of Louise Jarrett Moran Dr. Maconda B. O’Connor’82 Odis L. Peavy and Carol Moreau Project GRAD Fayez Sarofim & Co. Shell Oil Company Foundation Mr. Richard H. Stork Strake Foundation Ms. Carol Clark Tatkon† The Iris & Lloyd Webre Foundation Mr.† and Mrs.† Lloyd P. Webre, Sr. Mr.† and Mrs. Edward P. White
Estate of Esther M. Ahern The Braden Family Mr.† and Mrs.† John de Menil John S. Dunn Research Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Earthman’73 Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Earthman Mr. and Mrs.† Michael R. Earthman Ms. Kathleen B. Eichelberger’94 ExxonMobil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hackett Hackett Family Foundation Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Education Fund Estate of Frederick M. and Marguerite G. Johnston Estate of Lawrence & Stella Lowman Tillie and Tom McDonald Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Moran Ms. Louisa Stude Sarofim Mr.† and Mrs.† William Shiffick Shiffick Charitable Foundation Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Mr. and Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Strake Jr. Texas Independent College Fund The Robert A. Welch Foundation The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
FATHER GUINAN SOCIETY Cumulative lifetime giving between $250,000 and $499,999
Annunciation Catholic Church Mr. James N. Barrett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Beirne Misses Marion and Phyllis† Bell Estate of Veronica S. Brennan Sister Rita Estelle Broussard, CSC† Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis Ed and Birdie Dawley Educational Trust The Elkins Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Gregory Evans’96 Ms. Mildred K. Fisher Mr. A. G. Gueymard† Estate of Dr. John D. Jerabeck Dorothy and Ray LeBlanc Linbeck Construction Corporation The Linbeck Foundation Mrs. Patti Ruth Linbeck† Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Linbeck Jr. Link Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mach Marian and Speros Martel Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George B. McCullough Estate of Ethel J. McCullough The Menil Foundation, Inc. Notsew Orm Sands Foundation Estate of Eleanor Rivet Dr.† and Mrs.† Hampton C. Robinson
Estate of Joseph P. Salerno Mr. Harry K. Smith† Mr.† and Mrs.† William A. Smith St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Mr. and Mrs.† Myron F. Steves, Sr. Dr. Ruth Strudler and Mr. Robert Strudler† Tenneco, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomas The United States - Japan Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Westkaemper/’55 Wilson Educational Foundation
FELLOWS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS Cumulative lifetime giving between $100,000 and $249,999
Mr.† and Mrs.† W. Leland Anderson Basilian Fathers of Toronto Baylor College of Medicine Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Blackburn, III Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Mr. and Mrs. Giorgio Borlenghi Mrs. Peter A. Bowers Mr. and Mrs. J. Downey Bridgwater Mr.† and Mrs.† Edwin Rice Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Brown, Jr. Mr.† and Mrs.† George H. Brueggeman, Sr. Mr. Russell T. Bundy Russell T. Bundy Associates Mr. Philip J. Burguieres The Burkitt Foundation Estate of Charlotte Cameron CenterPoint Energy Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Colvin, Jr.’59/’60 Compressor Engineering Corporation Dr. James F. Considine† John W. and Alida M. Considine Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Cordúa/’85 Crooker Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. Vincent C. D’Amico’52 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Daugherty, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Henri de Ybarrondo’57/’57 Dept. of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Mrs. T. J. Donoghue† Dr.† and Mrs. Michael M. Donovan Duke Energy Company Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Duncan Mr.† and Mrs.† James B. Earthman, Sr. Lida A. Edmundson and Family Dr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Edmundson Jr.’69 El Paso Corporation Ms. Marjorie E. Evans Federated Department Stores Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer’52/’52’91 Ray C. Fish Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William J. Flynn Ms. Lori M. Gallagher and Mr. Curtis W. Huff
Gallery Furniture Mr.† and Mrs. David L. Garrison, Jr. The George Foundation Deacon Richard John Leonard Glor’76† Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc. Greater Houston Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hafner, Jr. George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Estate of Bettylee Hampil Mr. and Mrs. John P. Hansen Mr. and Mrs. V. Gregory Hartford’68/’69 William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust William Randolph Hearst Foundation Mr.† and Mrs. John Heyburn/’60’88 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc The Humphreys Foundation The Irish Society Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Jean The Honorable and Mrs. John B. Kane The W. M. Keck Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John Rains Kelly’69 John G. & Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation Kilson Educational Fund The Kresge Foundation Laurent Foundation Mr.† and Mrs.† Lawrence G. Lowman Mr.† and Mrs.† Richard Lyons M. B. C. Foundation Estate of John F. Maher Mr.† and Mrs.† Davis Maloney Mr. and Mrs. R. Stan Marek Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David M. McClanahan Mr. and Mrs. Jim McIngvale The Meadows Foundation Inc. Misericordia The Moody Foundation J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Houston Conservatory of Music N.A.S.A. - Johnson Space Center Naumann Foundation The Newman Circle Mr. and Mrs.† John J. Newport Mr. and Mrs. Emil E. Ogden Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pacini Pfizer Inc. Ms. Gloria M. Portela and Mr. Richard E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. G. Edward Powell G. E. Powell Family Charitable Fund Rev. Monsignor George F. Rabroker† Ms. Judith Raines’70 and Mr. David Kem Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Reckling III Reliant Energy Inc. Sid W. Richardson Foundation Mr.† and Mrs.† Paul A. Roney Mr.† and Mrs.† W. L. Russell Southwestern Bell Corporation Mr. Stewart Randall Schaefer Scurlock Foundation Siena Association
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | Annual Report 2008-2009
The University of St. Thomas thanks all who have contributed to its growth and development with special thanks to those who made financial contributions to the University between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.
U NIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | Annual Report 2008-2009
In May 2009, UST psychology students Yvonne Tran, Shermeen Abdullah, Whitney Baggett, Aidee Garza, Kailey Posterick, Brandon Yates, Margot Perkins, Sashi Nisankarao, Misbah Khatri, Richard Bradley, Travis Wedeking and Joe Konkel traveled to Singapore for a course in Cross-Cultural Psychology led by Dr. Elizabeth Maynard, assistant professor of psychology. Singapore was chosen, she explained, because East and West meet in Singapore, an island nation home to citizens of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, and English ancestry. UST’s nationally recognized Study Abroad Program continually provides opportunities for students, many of whom have never left the country, to develop a global perspective.
William A. & Madeline Welder Smith Foundation Sterling Bank Mr. and Mrs.† Micajah S. Stude Tenneco Foundation Dr. Theo S. Tusa Jr.† Dr. Rima R. Vallbona Mrs. Wesley West†
SOCIETY OF ST. BASIL Cumulative lifetime giving between $50,000 and $99,999
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants AIG American General Estate of The Reverend Edward A. Bader, CSB † Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird Bank of America The Basilian Fathers of Texas Mr. and Mrs. David J. Beck Ms. Dorothy M. Bailey-Beck Mr. and Mrs. Gordon B. Bonfield The Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Carlton’58 Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Mission ChevronTexaco Corporation ChevronTexaco Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John W. Clark Jr. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
ConocoPhillips The Constantin Foundation Continental Airlines, Inc. Cordúa Restaurants, LP Davis-Lynch, Inc. De Rance Foundation, Inc. Del Barto-Tramonte Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. F. LeRoy Delmore Mr. and Mrs. George A. DeMontrond, III Mr. Ugo A. di Portanova Mr.† and Mrs.† Robert P. Doherty, Jr. Mr.† and Mrs.† Francis J. Donoghue Dow Chemical Company Foundation Edmonds Educational Foundation El Paso Community Foundation Educational Testing Service Marjorie E. Evans Foundation ExxonMobil Corporation Mr. and Mrs. George R. Farris Natalie and Michael P. Fleming’85/’84 Follett Higher Education Group Mr. Gary Goodrich Mrs. Evelyn H. Griffin Gulf Oil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hagale Estate of Natoma P. Harvey Mr. David E. Harvey Jr. and Dr. Mikki Hebl Mr. and Mrs. Hubert F. Hawthorn, Jr.
Estate of Katherine S. Highams Hill Petroleum Company Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Hill’57/’56 Estate of E. L. Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Holland Mr.† and Mrs. Ernest G. Hotze Estate of Lennie E. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hurwitz/’88 The Reverend Janusz A. Ihnatowicz Joseph R.† and Christine F. Imber Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Kalman Estate of Frank A. Karnaky Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Klaes’85/’84 Mrs. Alfred J. Knapp† Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation Mr.† and Mrs.† Alois C. Lederer, Jr. Lida Enterprises, Ltd. Estate of Helen Patricia Link The Lowe Foundation Dr. Calvin J. and Pat Lyons Estate of Gloria Manning Estate of Edward B. Mayo R.H. & R.J. McCullough Foundation McDermott International, Inc. Mr.† and Mrs. Terrence G. McGreevy Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mendenhall Mr. and Mrs. James H. Metzger/’92 Mr. and Mrs. George P. Mitchell
Dr. Earl Douglas Mitchell P. J. Moran Foundation Moran Resources Company Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mosing Mr. Wiley L. Mossy Jr. Mutual of America NationsBank Mr. and Mrs. David R. Noteware Estate of George W. Novak, Sr. Estate of Kerry W. O’Brien Mr. Ralph S. O’Connor Phi Beta Kappa Alumni of Greater Houston The Powell Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Purdum Quanex Corporation Quanex Foundation The Honorable Steve Radack Estate of Thomas R. Reveley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Ridley’69/’69 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rizzo Estate of June Roethlisberger Mr.† and Mrs. Bert Roth Estate of Frank A. Rudman Mr. and Mrs. Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Mr.† and Mrs. Edwin Samfield Mr. Sylvan Schwartz, Jr. and Dr. Susan J. Garrison
FATHER MONAGHAN SOCIETY The Father Monaghan Society recognizes donors who have made cumulative lifetime gifts between $25,000 and $49,999. Mr. and Mrs. Stanford J. Alexander ARCS Foundation - Houston Chapter Mr. Dannie A. Aymond, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.† Thomas E. Baker’97 BJ Services Company Mr. Michael John Branda’76 Mr. James L. Britton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Brophy’57/’57 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Vincent Bruno’57/’57 Ms. Fay Tiller Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Buckwalter, III Mr. George A. Butler† Dr. Dorothy E. F. Caram Mr. Earl A. Carpenter† Mr. Robert M. Carter Sister Mary Martina Casey, CCVI† Mr. and Mrs. Michael Caswell Chapel Guild - UST Charity Guild - Catholic Women Chartwells Food Service Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Childs/’68 Houston Chronicle Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Cleary, Jr. Coca-Cola Company Texas Colonial Foundation For Youth Compaq Computer Corporation Compass Bank Mrs. Catharine D. Connelly† Carle C. Conway Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Cordúa Family Foundation Mrs. Bess Burkitt Crane† Mr. Jeff Cross Dr. and Mrs.† R. B. Cutlip Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Cutrone, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy Davis
Davis-Lynch, Inc. Dr. Ellen Tharp de Kanter Ms. Cecelia Dederick† Mr. Jake Dee† Mr. and Mrs. William T. Deffebach Mr. and Mrs.† F. LeRoy Delmore Mr. and Mrs. Ted H. Dinerstein Donne Di Domani Dr.† and Mrs.† William Michael Donohue Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Dooley, Jr.’59/’58 Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Doyle/’62 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Martin Dufilho’66/’66 The Earthman Foundation Educational Assistance Limited Dr. L. Tuffly Ellis ELS Language Center-Houston Ernst & Young Foundation Farris Foundation The Fluor Foundation FMC Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John G. Foerst, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Foster Joe B. Foster Family Foundation The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation Mrs. N. W. Freeman† Mr. Robert H. Fritz G. & H. Towing Company Professor Wilma M. Goetz’51† Dr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Gries/’93 Dr. and Mrs. Mario Guajardo H.E. Butt Grocery Company Curtis & Doris Hankamer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Allen Duane Haynes’82 HDS Services Mr.† and Mrs. Raymond A. Heit Ms. Florence A. B. Hermida Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fred Heyne, III Estate of James Hickey Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Hildebrandt/’71 Hobby Family Foundation Holy Rosary Church Homeland Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David N. Hotze/’88 Hotze Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hotze Interfaith Charities, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. Harry G. Jamail Mr.† and Mrs. Daniel H. Johnston, Jr./’84 Ms. Joan Elizabeth Joosten† Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc. Mrs. Elizabeth Kaffenberger Dr. Irving A. Kelter Mr. and Mrs. Vincent D. Kickerillo Ms. Kelli Kickerillo’03 The Honorable Carolyn Dineen King Mr.† and Mrs. E. Michael Lallinger Ms. Catherine Marie Landry’67 Mr. Paul Lawson Drs. Robert and Rebecca LeBlanc’69/’70 Mr. James and Dr. Sandra Lemming Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, L.L.P. Mr. and Mrs. Meredith J. Long
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Longmire Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Malloy, Jr.’64 Mr. and Mrs. George Martinez M.D. Matthews Foundation The Most Reverend John E. McCarthy, D.D.’56 McDugald-Steele Landscape Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McFadden Mr. and Mrs. Oniel C. Mendenhall, Jr.’04 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller Mrs. W. T. Moran† P. J. Moran Foundation The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Mr. Wiley L. Mossy Sr.† Estate of LeClere A. Mumford Mr. and Mrs. Emil A. Nakfoor National Merit Scholarship Corporation National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Mr. David A. Newton Dr. Maureen J. O’Driscoll-Levy Estate of Mrs. Mabel G. Orr Mr. Emilio Ortiz The I. A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Parry Foundation Ms. Kathryn L. Patton’86 Mr. Louis John Pelz, Jr.’80 Pennzoil-Quaker State Company Pepper-Lawson Construction Co. Poujol Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poulos PV Rentals, Ltd. Quintana Petroleum Company Mr. William T. Rogers† Mr. Loyd D. Romans Ms. Sarah Schoenfeld Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. Mr.† and Mrs. John Schuhmacher Mrs. Eddy C. Scurlock† The Sears-Roebuck Foundation Sembradores de Amistad Education Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Shouse Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Shumbera Budweiser/Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Sofka’60/’65 Sponsors Council St. John Vianney Church St. Thomas More Church Sterling-Turner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Stowell’51 Our Sunday Visitor Mr.† and Mrs. George B. Sweeney, Jr. Texas Association of Developing Colleges Ms. Meredith J. Tatton† Mr. Henry J. N. Taub† The Teagle Foundation, Inc. Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation Mrs. Judy Thompson Ms. Ann H. Thompson’67 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tichenor
Dr. and Mrs. William N. Tinnerman, II Tobin & Rooney, Inc. Mr.† and Mrs. Richard Lee Torczon, Sr. Transco Houston TSCPA Foundation Mr. Fabio O. Turrin’56 Mr. and Mrs. David M. Underwood Union Pacific Foundation United Negro College Fund, Inc UST Coke Machine Account University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Valero Scholarship Trust Mr. and Mrs. John M. Verba Alice Sneed West Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Robert Jerome Wey’64 Mr. Vincent Whitehead Mrs. Margaret Alkek Williams Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilson William and Marie Wise Family Foundation Mrs. Lois S. Wood† Mrs. Nell Zabolio Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Zeidman
THE ANNUAL FUND This unrestricted giving program supports the operation of the University. Yearly gifts to the Annual Fund Partners in Excellence campaign qualify for membership in the University’s giving clubs.
STAR OF THE SEA CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $25,000 or more
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Moran Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr.† and Mrs. Edward P. White Dr. Maconda B. O’Connor’82
LONE STAR CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $15,000 to $24,999
Mr. David E. Harvey Jr. and Dr. Mikki Hebl Dr. Calvin J. and Pat Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mosing
LINK LEE CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $10,000 to $14,999
Mr. and Mrs. J. Downey Bridgwater Dr. and Mrs.† R. B. Cutlip Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. DeBesse Mrs. Evelyn H. Griffin Mr. and Mrs.† Arthur F. Holland Mr. and Mrs. George Martinez Mr. Wiley L. Mossy Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Ridley’69/’69 Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Stude’90/’90 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Wilkinson
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Ms. Teana C. Sechelski’52 Shell Oil Company The Simmons Foundation, Inc. Vivian L. Smith Foundation Estate of Harry K. Smith Mr. and Mrs.† Edgar Smith, Jr. St. Mary Magdalene Church St. Theresa Catholic Church Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Standish’84 Texas Brine Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Toomey’71 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Ullrich Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc. US Home Corporation UST Alumni Association Wells Fargo Foundation Wells Fargo Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Wilkinson John L. Wortham & Son, L.L.P.
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PRESIDENT'S CLUB Unrestricted Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
Misses Marion and Phyllis† Bell Mr.† and Mrs. John Heyburn/’60’88 Mr. James and Dr. Sandra Lemming Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mach Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. J. Darby Sere Mr. Richard H. Stork
DEANS CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Hildebrandt/’71 Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Parsley Ms. Kathryn L. Patton’86 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Sheedy Mr. and Mrs.† Myron F. Steves, Sr. Mr. Fabio O. Turrin’56 Mr. and Mrs. David M. Underwood Mr. and Mrs. Randy E. Velarde Mr. and Mrs. John M. Verba
DIRECTORS CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $1,000 to $2,499
The Reverend Jamie M. Abercrombie, CSB Mr. and Mrs. Stanford J. Alexander Ms. Jessie A. Amos’73 Mr. Dannie A. Aymond, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird Mr. and Mrs.† Thomas E. Baker’97 Mr. and Mrs. David J. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Sr. Dr. and Mrs. David C. Booth/’75 Mr. Michael John Branda’76 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Brophy’57/’57 Mr. William A. Brown’73 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Vincent Bruno’57/’57 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Butler’60 Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Carlton’58 Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo A. Chapa Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Childs/’68 Drs. Charles L. and Rosemary M. Conlon Mr. Kevin M. Connelly’76 Mrs. Linda Judge Cornell Mr. and Mrs. George A. DeMontrond,III Mr. and Mrs. Ted H. Dinerstein Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Martin Dufilho’66/’66 Mr. Jim Dunlap and Mrs. Rachel Speltz Dunlap Ms. Evelyn H. Edwards Ms. Frances Escriva’78 and Mr. Joseph T. McKay Mr. James R. Evans, Jr.’77 Mr. and Mrs. George R. Farris Ms. Cynthia Gdula’96 and Mr. L. Charles Westervelt
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gilmer/’78 Mr. and Mrs. George F. Goolsby Mr. W. Clarke Gormley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hafner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.† Richard A. Hanus Mr. and Mrs. Hubert F. Hawthorn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoffman Mr. John P. Horan’75 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kelt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Koska/’00 Mr. and Mrs. James P. Landers Ms. Catherine Marie Landry’67 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Layne Dorothy and Ray LeBlanc Drs. Robert and Rebecca LeBlanc’69/’70 Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Longwell Dr. Martha Ruth Lozano’76 Ms. Michele Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Tony Mandola Mr. and Mrs. R. Stan Marek Jr. Mr. Alain Maury Dr. and Mrs. Michael W. McDonald’70 Mrs. Thomas J. McErlean Mr. and Mrs. Emil A. Nakfoor Mr. Patrick R. Newport’75 Mr. and Mrs. W. Norman Phillips’87 Mr. and Mrs. Rao Ratnala Mr. and Mrs. John M. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rizzo Dr. and Mrs.† John O. F. Roehm, Jr. Ms. Regina J. Rogers Mr. Hideaki Sato’00’01 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Scroggins, Jr.’81 Ms. Teana C. Sechelski’52 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Signorelli Mr. and Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Ms. Anne Patricia Sullivan’78 Mr. George H. Thomas Ms. Ann H. Thompson’67 Ms. Marty Estelle Thompson’99 Dr. and Mrs. Guillermo Torre Mr. and Mrs. Champion T. Traylor, III Mr. Edward J. Walsh’61 Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius M. Wickliff Jr.’70 Dr. and Mrs. R. Lee Williams’74
PARTNERS CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $500 to $999
Ms. Roberta K. Apolant’94 and Mr. David Duerr Dr. and Mrs. Lee E. Artman’69 Dr. Ruth Ann Bagnall Mr. Clark and Dr. Carolyn Baker Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Jr. Mrs. Peter A. Bowers Dr. Dorothy E. F. Caram Mrs. Mary Jo Carter Dr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Casserly Jr.’70/’70 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Connolly’72/’72 Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Daleo Mrs. Anne R. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy S. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. F. LeRoy Delmore Ms. Katherine B. Dobelman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Efird’58/’60 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Evans’86 Brother John Wheeler Fairfax, FSC ’74 Natalie and Michael P. Fleming’85/’84 Mr. Gerald John Francese’70 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Fritsch, Jr.’69/’69 Mr. Timothy R. Haney Mr. and Mrs. David W. Harris’98 Dr. Bart Paul Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Haymes/’83 Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Hemann, Jr. Joseph R.† and Christine F. Imber Mrs. Marilyn A. Jackson’80 Mr. and Mrs. Gregg H. Jones/’98 Dr. and Mrs. John Rains Kelly’69 Ms. Kelli Kickerillo’03 Dr. Martin Koenig’80 Dr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Kramer Mr. Melvin A. Krenek’57 Mr. and Mrs.† Charles S. Landram’53/’54 Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Landrum’73 Mr. Jared LeBlanc’01 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Lynch/’99 Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maly’73 Mr. Philip and Rev. Elizabeth Masquelette/’77 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. McCormick/’86 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Mengis’82 Mrs. Elizabeth Mendoza Moudry’91 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Notzon Mr. Thomas M. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. O’Donnell’76 Mr. Michael A. Parsons’69 Ms. Johannah C. Phelan’55 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Porche’51 Ms. Helen M. Quintero’84 Ms. Maria N. Quintero’81 Ms. Laurie A. Robinson’98 Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Rolke/’90 Ms. Susan Rose Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Ryan Mr. Barrett K. Sides’00 Mr. Darrell J. Simoneaux’71 Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Sommer/’74 Mr. Francisco J. Souto’98 Mr. David S. and Mrs. Beth L. Speck’75/’75 Mr. and Mrs. Guido Stefanelli Mr. Hans J. Stockenberger’89 Mr. Nicholas J. Stulak Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Suhor Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Wiles’73 Mr. and Mrs. Bert F. Winston, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wolf Ms. Karen Yale’05 Mrs. Maria Younger’05
CRIMSON CLUB Unrestricted gifts of $250 to $499
Ms. Kristen Aaron’06 Mr. John Albina’80 Mr. Thomas E. Allen Ms. Blake Anderson’63 Mr. Robert W. Anderson Ms. Stephanie Barko’74 Mrs. Sally Trimbur Bell’96 Ms. Deborah J. Benignus’91 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cooper’04/’05 Ms. Jerry Ann Berry’80 Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Bradley’76 Dr. Terry A. Brandt Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bremer/’80 Ms. Jacqueline Broussard Ms. Janet M. Buxkemper’72 Mr. and Mrs. William M. Chapman, Jr./’64 Dr. William J. Coffey, II Mr. Marc V. Colelli’81 Ms. Patricia J. Connelly’67 Ms. Kathleen Corbett’75’86 Dr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Coulter’90 Dr. and Mrs. John Crispin’60 Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Cullen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, III Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ken DeDominicis Ms. Lisa S. Di Filippo’92 Mr. Leland A. Dolan’54 Mr. Drew Dolino Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Doyle/’62 Mr. and Mrs. James P. Duffy’60/’62 Mr. Norman E. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dunn/’83 Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Dziedzic/’01 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Earthman’73 Dr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Edmundson Jr.’69 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Ewing’61/’61 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer’52/’52’91 Mrs. Margo P. Geddie Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Gonsoulin/’77 Mr. and Mrs. David T. Green Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Green Jr./’66 Dr. and Mrs. Raphael C. Guzman’66 Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hagale Mr. and Mrs. Keith I. Haun Ms. Marilyn T. Hebinck’57 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen I. Hegyesi/’01 Mr. and Mrs. James C. Herbert’88/’89 Mrs. Nan Johnson Hillyer’85 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Horan, Jr.’66 The Rev. Monsignor Michael A. Howell’73 Dr. and Mrs. William H. Howland Mr. David K. Hughes’02 Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Inman Mr. and Mrs. John A. Irvine/’96 Mr. and Mrs. Terrence N. James’76 Ms. Sallie S. Johnston’94 The Honorable Carolyn Dineen King
Ms. Barbara Kmiecik’59 Prof. and Mrs. Charles S. Krohn’58 Mr. Steven W. Kutra Ms. Carol H. Lane’74 and Mr. Jerry Saber Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lipscomb’02 Dr. and Mrs. David Litowsky/’90 Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Lopez’71 Mr. and Mrs. J. Pat Lynch’57 Mr. and Mrs. Darrell R. Maness’92/’92 Mr. and Mrs. Sabin W. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. McDermott/’87 Dr. and Mrs. George R. Meyer’66/’76 Mr. and Mrs. George Musser/’62 Mr. and Mrs. David J. Nicholls Mr.† and Mrs. W. Morris Nunn/’79’88 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. O’Driscoll/’05 Dr. Okemefuna Okpara’98 Mr. and Mrs. Leo K. Paige’74/’74 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Parisi’54/’54 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Perry’82 Ms. Lucy Petry’04 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Pirtle’92 Mr. Harry B. Pratt, Jr.’04 Ms. Andrea L. Prejean Dr. and Mrs. Alton R. Prihoda Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ragazzo/’89 The Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, CSB’59 Dr. and Mrs. Edward R. Rensimer/’05 Mrs. Karen Rosales Mr. and Mrs. David Ruth Mr. Robert J. Saladino’00’02 Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Salmonsen The Reverend Marvin C. Salz’80 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick E. Sculley/’76
Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Seale, III’63 Dr. Salvador J. Sedita’57 Mr. Thomas and Dr. Charlene Smith/’76 Ms. Helen P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Todd Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Snyder Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas P. Sollenne/’04 Mr. Thomas Spiriti’01 Mr. Brian Timothy Stephens’96 Lt. Colonel and Mrs. G. David Stewart, USA (Ret.)’61/’62 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Gerard J. Swonke’67/’67 Ms. Lucile Borden Tennant Mr. David Theis Mr. and Mrs. William A. Trainor’82 Mr. and Mrs. R. Gregory Turner Mrs. Barbara E. Turner’58’81 Mr. Thomas C. Vance Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Vasile’70 Dr. and Mrs. Andrew C. von Eschenbach/’84 Mr. Carl J. Waldrip’02 Ms. Patrice M. Ward Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Wells Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Westkaemper/’55 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. White’58 Ms. Heidi J. Wiese’02 The Honorable and Mrs. John Wildenthal Ms. Stephanie M. Wilson Ms. Patricia Louise Winkler’52 Dr. Zita M. Witte’82 and Dr. John Maxwell Mr. Richard Holmes Wright’84 Mr. and Mrs. David Yuen’65
SPECIAL GIFTS AND PROJECTS Giving opportunities include gifts to annual and endowed scholarships, and gifts to special endowments and projects. Annual Scholarships Anonymous Mr. Stephen A. Adger Dr. and Mrs. Dominic A. Aquila Ms. Kathleen Peavy Bailey’83 Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Bain Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Beirne Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cooper’04/’05 Dr. and Mrs. Norman L. Berkman Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Ms. Rita Bonarrigo Mr. and Mrs.† Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Dr. Donna L. Breen Mr. and Mrs. J. Downey Bridgwater Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Broussard Dr. and Mrs. Dwane Broussard Mr. Larry N. Browne Mr. and Mrs. Davey Buratti Mr. and Mrs. William J. Burke Mr. and Mrs. Freddie T. Bustillo The Reverend Brendan J. Cahill, S.T.D.’85 Dr. Dorothy E. F. Caram Mr. Chip Carlisle Mr. and Mrs. Michael Caswell Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo A. Chapa Mr. and Mrs. Don Edward Childress II Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Cleary, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Colvin, Jr.’59/’60 Mr. and Mrs. Roy V. Comeaux Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Cordúa/’85
Mrs. Stella Cottrell Mr. Jeff Cross Dr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Culotta Mr. and Mrs. James D. Dannenbaum Mr. Christopher R. David Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis Dr. Ellen Tharp de Kanter Mr. and Mrs. Ken DeDominicis Mr. and Mrs. George A. DeMontrond, III Mr. Ugo A. di Portanova Dr.† and Mrs. Michael M. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Henry Drees’00 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Earthman’73 Dr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Edmundson Jr.’69 Mr. and Mrs. Billie J. Ellis/’01 Mr. James F. Erwin Ms. Frances Escriva’78 and Mr. Joseph T. McKay Mr. and Mrs. C. Gregory Evans’96 Mr. Jon Evans Ms. Marjorie E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. George R. Farris Mr. Bruce Fehn Mr. Angel O. Fraga’88 Ms. Shara Fryer and Mr. Barry Silverman Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Ditta’80/’81 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gee, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Graham Mrs. Evelyn H. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo L. Gutierrez Mr. Joe M. Gutierrez Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hafner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hammer Mr. and Mrs. Titus H. Harris Mr. David E. Harvey Jr. and Dr. Mikki Hebl Mr. and Mrs. David L. Hatcher Mr. Bernard L. Hebinck’55
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Channeling elements of classical literature into his own classical music, Felix Peña, a 2006 UST music graduate, earned second place in Houston’s Foundation for Modern Music 2008-2009 Robert Avalon Competition for Young Composers. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music in composition at Boston Conservatory. Peña said UST prepared him for his current endeavors to complete his master’s degree in one of the most competitive conservatory program in the nation. “My education at UST instilled me with the sense of responsibility, the dedication and the confidence I need to tackle anything in the world of academia and in my musical pursuits.”
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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
2008 2009 St. Thomas climbed up the list in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 guide to “America’s Best Colleges” with a ranking of 24. Every year since 1994, UST has been named to the top tier of universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region among the 123 schools in its category. Low student-tofaculty ratio, small class sizes and the high percentage of freshmen who ranked in the top quarter of their high school graduating class were key factors in UST’s ranking.
In its fall 2008 guidebook, Colleges of Distinction, Student Horizons, Inc., lists St. Thomas as one of only nine “colleges of distinction” in Texas and 240 nationwide. It is the third year UST has received this honor, which is defined by engaged students,
outstanding teaching, a vibrant community, and successful outcomes. St. Thomas attracted graduating seniors at the top of their class for the 2008-2009 academic year as nine valedictorians and three salutatorians chose UST. Fifty-eight percent of entering freshmen were in the top quarter of their class, with 18 percent in the top 5 percent and 30 percent in the top 10 percent of their class.
In its third season the 20082009 Lady Celts volleyball team was named national champions by winning the NAIA National Tournament in the fall of 2008. Men’s soccer finished .500 in their second year of competition. Todd Smith took the reins as UST’s Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach, preparing for the return of basketball in the fall of 2009.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named UST a Champion of Character Institution for the second year. NAIA developed the program to instill character values and create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition.
With clubs in tow, St. Thomas friends and alumni gathered on the green Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 for the UST
Scholarship Tee-Up Tournament at BlackHorse Golf Club in Cypress. The successful event grossed more than $230,000 for the Fr. Francis E. Monaghan Scholarship Fund. Randy E. Velarde, president of The Plaza Group, was the tournament chair. Event underwriters were Bank of America, McDermott International and Sterling Bank.
St. Thomas has aggressively initiated Phase One of the three phase process to reopen the UST School of Nursing. This decision has been met with anticipation and collaborative offers from the local medical community as well as enthusiastic support from nursing alumni and other sources. In April 2009, St. Thomas appointed Dr. Poldi Tschirch as the Director of Nursing Program Development to assist the University in re-establishing the School of Nursing on campus.
The Fall Fashion Event and Luncheon was held in October 2008 at the River Oaks Country Club. Chaired by UST alumnae Julie Sacco ’96/’98 and Kathryn Sacco Smith ’93, the event raised more than $65,000 for the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship fund. Honorees were alumnae Lucía Cordúa ’85, Lauri Vallone ’93 and Betty Fischer ’52/’91. Neiman Marcus-Galleria provided the fashions and models.
For the fourth time in the last five years, the Institute of International Education has named UST as one of the top 20 master’s schools in the U.S. for study abroad programs. UST ranks 16 out of 169 participating master’s institutions.
Dr. Charlene Dykman, Cameron School of Business professor of management and marketing, was named a 2009 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. The program recognizes outstanding achievement in the teaching profession in colleges and universities in Texas.
The Sourcing Management course taught in UST’s Cameron School of Business was accepted by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as one of the first master-level training courses in the IAOP Bridge Program. IAOP has more than 40,000 members. Membership includes outsourcing leaders and industry experts representing Fortune 500 companies, as well as companies, industry and academia from around the globe. The Center for Irish Studies was named one of the top 10 Irish Studies programs in the U.S. by IrishCentral.com,
UST’s Environmental Science and Studies Program began USTrees, a student-initiated effort to plant trees as a way of ameliorating the University’s carbon footprint. The goal of this initiative, to plant 25,000 trees in five years, is based upon UST’s current energy use for heating and cooling. Students, faculty and staff have planted 3,000 trees throughout Houston.
UST dedicated the Mendenhall Achievement Center in October 2008, celebrating the generous $4.5 million gift made by former UST board member Trini Mendenhall Sosa. The Mendenhall Achievement Center is located centrally on the UST campus in Crooker Center. The Center provides a professional support team to assist students in achieving their goals while enrolled at UST. Services located at the center include advising, mentoring, tutoring in writing and academic subjects, and counseling.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $2.4 million grant to the University of St. Thomas and partner institution Houston Community College as part of the Department of Education’s College Cost Reduction Access Act/Hispanic-Serving Institutions program.
The National Institute of Health awarded the University of St. Thomas and Baylor College of Medicine a postdoctoral Institutional Research
and Academic Career Development Award training grant. This four-year, $5 million grant allows post-doctoral students to partner with a Baylor College of Medicine mentor to continue their development as cutting-edge researchers and a mentor to train in how to develop/update curricula and teach. This program is designed to increase the supply of faculty with cutting-edge research as well as solid teacher preparation.
UST was selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to receive
the 2009 AIA 50 Year Award, honoring distinguished architecture of lasting value. The award honored UST’s Welder Hall, Jones Hall and Strake Hall, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson.
Students, parents and teachers from 43 Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Schools gathered on the UST Academic Mall for UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest Mass and Awards Ceremony in January 2009. The event also recognized Catholic school students for their commitment to community service.
It is the philanthropic vision of 2009 Mardi Gras Honorees Carol and Odis Peavy that sets them apart. Their steadfast commitment to the University will provide values-based educational opportunities for students for generations to come. A $2.5 million gift from Carol and Odis Peavy, owners of PV Rentals and Leasing, fulfilled a promise and a personal dream to help the University reopen the School of Nursing, which closed more than 20 years ago. As a former nurse and a former St. Thomas Nursing School faculty member from 1980 to 1982, Carol spent much of her professional career in the medical field. “Since St. Thomas had to close the nursing school in 1986, we have been waiting for the right time for the University to open the doors again,” Carol said. “I made a promise to Sister Mary Martina Casey, the former dean of the School of Nursing, that I would not give up until St. Thomas was educating nurses again.” The gift provides operating support, establishes an endowment fund and enabled the University of St. Thomas to conduct a national search for a director for nursing education and program development.
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launched by the New Yorkbased Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine. Lori Gallagher, JD, the Center’s director, was listed as one of the Global Irish 100 by Irish America and received an Irish American Leaders of Texas award. In April 2009, Gallagher and the Center were honored at the Houston International Festival Mayor’s Gala.
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On Fat Tuesday 2009, the University hosted its annual Mardi Gras Gala, “A Night in Rio,” benefitting Fr. Francis E. Monaghan Scholarship Fund. More than 500 guests celebrated UST’s time-honored tradition at the Hilton Americas, as they helped raise $800,000 for scholarships. Kerri and Downey Bridgwater chaired the event, which honored University friends and benefactors Carol and Odis Peavy, owners of PV Rentals.
In February 2009, “Word of God: The Bible Unites,” held in the Chapel of St. Basil, offered people of all faiths the opportunity to witness a public
proclamation of the Word of God through a continuous reading of the Bible.
In February 2009, the Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education, the research arm of The Cardinal Newman Society, named the University of St. Thomas among the 21 most affordable and faithful Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. based on tuition, institutional aid, student debt and overall affordability. The Newman Society previously named UST one of the top 21 Catholic colleges and universities in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: What to Look for and Where to Find It.
In March 2009, the UST Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) continued an eight-year streak of award-winning participation when it was awarded “outstanding” status by the National ACS at its 237th National Meeting and Exposition. Only 40 of the 980 chapters in the U. S. and Puerto Rico were awarded this highest ranking.
UST was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to America’s communities for the
A June 2009 trip to a Prairie View dairy farm was a moment of triumph for Dr. Alexandra Simmons, UST assistant professor of biology, and her students. They had spent the better part of the spring 2009 semester searching for samples to conduct genetic research on a metabolic disorder called Fatty Liver Disease, which adversely affects the health, milk productivity and reproductive performance of cows. Simmons’ research is a collaboration with Dr. Carolina Rios Phillips, an ICUSTA scholar from Universidad Santo Tomás in Santiago, Chile. “In the era of genomics, it is important that biology and medical students learn how to apply the techniques that are being used in the field of genetic diagnostics,” Simmons said.
second year. The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to servicelearning and civic engagement.
Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak led the lineup as the keynote speaker at the University’s Champions Club Benefit Luncheon in May 2009. The event drew a crowd of more than 150 and raised more than $70,000 to support UST’s intercollegiate athletics program. The event’s presenting sponsors were Maureen and Greg Evans, Universal Weather & Aviation. Champions Club benefactors include Harry and Cora Sue Mach, the Hackett Family Foundation, the William and Marie Wise Family Foundation, Drew Wilson ’02 Thomson Reuters, St. Pius X High School and Randy Velarde. Lunch was provided by UST alumnus Johnny Marion Carrabba ’80, owner of Piatto Ristorante.
In June 2009, the Rev. William J. Young Social Justice Conference focused on “Poverty in the USA and Abroad.” Building upon the national campaign by Catholic Charities USA, “Poverty in America,” the Conference keynote speakers included Prof. David O’Brien, College of the Holy Cross; Rev. Larry Snyder, Catholic Charities USA; and Rev. Rafael Lopera, CSB, of the Basilian Community in Colombia.
Dr. and Mrs. Cristo Papasakelariou/’80 Mr. Tony C. Parana Mr. and Mrs. Grier P. Patton Odis L. Peavy and Carol Moreau Mr. and Mrs. Gilberto Perez Ms. Venita K. Phillips Mr. John B. Poindexter Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Ponthier Ms. Gloria M. Portela and Mr. Richard E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. G. Edward Powell Ms. Iris Maribel Pulido’01 Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Reed, Jr. Mr. Steven B. Reed’00 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rizzo Mr. and Mrs. James K. Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Roland Rodriguez Ms. Ann Roff Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Rogers, Jr. Ms. Regina J. Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Ross’60 The Rev. Monsignor Frank H. Rossi, S.T.L.’79 Mr. and Mrs. Clayton E. Royce Mr. Thomas G. F. Ryan Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gerard Scheurich’99 Mr. Brian Schmitt Mr. John Shaffner Mr. Terry M. Shaikh and Ms. Jennifer Metz Mr.† and Mrs.† William Shiffick Mr. and Mrs. Graham C. Showalter Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Signorelli Mr. Tom Simmons Mr. and Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith Mr. Thomas Spiriti’01 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Standish’84 Mr. Joe Stewart Mr. Neil C. Stone Mr. and Mrs. George W. Strake Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Traber Mr. and Mrs. David R. Tripp Mr. and Mrs. R. Gregory Turner Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Tyson Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vacca Ms. Jennifer R. Vacca’02 Mr. Jonathan J. Vacca Mr. Richard M. Van Deventer Mr. and Mrs. Gene Van Dyke Mr. and Mrs. Randy E. Velarde Mr. Larry Wall Mr. and Mrs. David H. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd P. Webre, Jr. Mr.† and Mrs.† Lloyd P. Webre, Sr. Mr.† and Mrs. Edward P. White Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius M. Wickliff Jr.’70 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Wilkinson Mrs. Margaret Alkek Williams Mr. and Mrs. Sidney B. Williams Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Wolterman Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wright Mr. and Mrs. John B. Young Mr. and Mrs. John G. Zarcaro Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Zarcaro’70/’69 Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Zeidman Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Ziegler
Endowed Funds Mr. Russell T. Bundy Mr. and Mrs. Gerlad C. Crotty Mr. and Mrs. William J. Flynn Mr. and Mrs. John G. Foerst, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foye/’05 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gibbs, Jr. Ms. Frances Hesselbein Dr. and Mrs. William H. Howland Joseph R.† and Christine F. Imber Mr. Stephen M. McCabe Mrs. Trinidad Mendenhall Sosa Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mosing Mr. and Mrs. Michael Poulos Mr. and Mrs. William T. Slick Jr.
Endowed Scholarships Mr. James N. Barrett, Jr. Mr.† and Mrs. Cecil Joe Bendy’53 Mr. Douglas Bingham Mr. Russell Bird Ms. Gayle Bowen The Braden Family Ms. Doris Cady Ms. Kristin Cady Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Cattarin Dr. William J. Coffey, II Professor and Mrs. Thomas J. Crow Mr. Vincent C. D’Amico’52 Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Danforth Ms. Adriana De Kanter and Col. Philip La Perla Mr. and Mrs. Antonio F. De Santis Mr. Robert A. de Kanter’93 Mr. and Mrs. George A. DeMontrond, III Dr. Anna L. Dewald Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Dokell/’71 Dr.† and Mrs. Michael M. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Dragonetti Mr. and Mrs.† Michael R. Earthman Ms. Kathleen B. Eichelberger’94 Mr. Steve Epps Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gibbs, Jr. Mr. Carlos M. Gonzalez Dr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Gries/’93 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hafner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard R. Hollenshead Dr. and Mrs. William H. Howland Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. and Mrs. Yoshiyuki Kawashima Mr. Douglas H. Konopka Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Krudop Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Latino’00/’00 Mr. Paul Lawson
The Honorable El Franco Lee Mr. and Mrs. Leo Linbeck III Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Linbeck Jr. Ms. Mary C. Little’61 SA and Mrs. Vick A. Lombardo’90 Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mach Ms. Michele Malloy Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McFadden Mr.† and Mrs. Terrence G. McGreevy Mr. and Mrs. Danford R. Meischen Mr. and Mrs. William C. Merritt Mr. and Mrs. John J. Montalbano Mrs. Mary Anna T. Montalbano Ms. Maria T. Mutmansky’97 and Mr. Matthew Marek Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. O’Brien Odis L. Peavy and Carol Moreau Dr. Linda M. Pett-Conklin and Mr. Jack Conklin Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Pierce Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Ross’60 Mr.† and Mrs. William Stephens Smith Mr. and Mrs. H. Mark Stoebner Mr. Daniel L. Stoecker’80 Mr. and Mrs. George W. Strake Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lun Tsai Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Ullrich Mr. and Mrs. David C. Walker Mr. J. Frederick Welling Dr. and Mrs. Lee J. Williames Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wise Ms. Elizabeth Witte
Other Funds Dr. J. Pat Herlihy and Ms. Katherine A. Abba Dr. Besma Adham Mr. and Mrs. Arnold U. Alley Anonymous to the Chapel of St. Basil Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Arnott Mr. Fredric J. Attermeier Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Baehr/’00 Ms. Kathleen Peavy Bailey’83 Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird Mr. and Mrs.† Thomas E. Baker’97 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Balasco Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Barrera Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. David J. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Beirne Misses Marion and Phyllis† Bell Mr. and Mrs. C. F. ’Butch’ Bercher Ms. Marlena J. Berger’78 and Mr. William Toomey Mr. Jim and Dr. Virginia Bernhard Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Biggio Mr. Edward and Dr. Christie Billings Mr. and Mrs. Beau Biron’68/’69 Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Blanton Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Bollinger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Booth Mr. and Mrs. Giorgio Borlenghi
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Mr. David E. Harvey, Jr. and Dr. Mikki Hebl Mr. and Mrs. D. Michael Higgins/’75 Mr. and Mrs.† Arthur F. Holland Mr. and Mrs. David N. Hotze/’88 Mr. John Hrncir Ms. Lori M. Gallagher and Mr. Curtis W. Huff Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Isensee/’74 Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. and Mrs. Tommy E. Jamail Mrs. Gwendolyn C. James Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Jean Mr. Douglas Jeske Mr. Charles Joekel† Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Kalman Ms. Kelli Kickerillo’03 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Klaes’85/’84 Dr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Kramer Mr. K. Kirk Krist Prof. and Mrs. Charles S. Krohn’58 Dr. George Kuhn Mr.† and Mrs. John W. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Paul Layne Dorothy and Ray LeBlanc Drs. Robert and Rebecca LeBlanc’69/’70 Mr. James and Dr. Sandra Lemming Mr. and Mrs. Alain LeNôtre Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Linbeck Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Longmire Mr. and Mrs. Larry S. Lowe Mr. E. Javier Loya Mr. and Mrs. Sonny B. Lyles Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mach III Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mach Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mach Ms. Michele Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Malloy/’79 Mr. Tom Manning Mr. and Mrs. R. Stan Marek Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Martinez Mr. Luis M .Martinez’98 Mr. and Mrs. George B. McCullough Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McFadden Mr. and Mrs. James J. McLaughlin Mrs. Trinidad Mendenhall Sosa Mr. and Mrs. James H. Metzger/’92 Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Metzger Ms. Edna Meyer-Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Miercort/’76 Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Miggins’52 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Moran Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mosing Mr. and Mrs. David L. Mossy Ms. Maria T. Mutmansky’97 and Mr. Matthew Marek Mr. W. Walter Negley Mr. David A. Newton Mr. James Nicholas Mrs. Jennifer McCalmon Obi Mr. Ralph S. O’Connor Mr. and Mrs. Ted A. Orner/’94 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Orrico’84 Ms. Phyllis Painter
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Ms. Brigitte Z. Bosarge Mr. Joseph Brazzatti, Jr. Ms. Vicki Brentin Mr. and Mrs. J. Downey Bridgwater Ms. Camile Ann Stelzer Brinkmann Mr. Conlin R. Brogan and Ms. Linda Morris-Brogan Ms. Patricia L. Brown Ms. Lisa C. Bunse Mr. and Mrs. John A. Burke Mr. Charles Burnett III Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cackowski The Reverend Brendan J. Cahill, S.T.D.’85 Mr. Steven J. Cahill Ms. Marta Calleja Ms. Sylvia J. Cameron Dr. Dorothy E. F. Caram Professor Elaine Carlson and Mr. Bob Carlson Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Carlton’58 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Carpenter, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Michael M. Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Armando B. Casarez/’84 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Casey, III Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cashiola Mr. and Mrs. Michael Caswell Mr. and Mrs. Reginaldo G. Chin Mr. and Mrs. James E. Christ/’90 Dr. and Mrs. John W. Clark Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Clay/’86 Dr. John B. Clemmons, Jr. Dr. William J. Coffey, II Dr. and Mrs. James A. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Conlon Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Cordúa/’85 Mr. Todd Cottrell Mr. and Mrs. Noel B. Cowart Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Cowles Mr. Michael Daly Mr. and Mrs. Dan Daly III Mr. Vincent C. D’Amico’52 Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis Ms. Katherine M. Davis’06 Mr. Lowell A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davitt Ms. Archangela M. De Silva Mr. and Mrs. Henri de Ybarrondo’57/’57 Ms. Anna Dean Mr. and Mrs. Ken DeDominicis Mr. and Mrs. F. LeRoy Delmore Dr. and Mrs. Ebrahim S. Delpassand Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Dempsey Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Denson Jr. Ms. Ellis W. Deweese’04 Mr. David R. Dexel Mr. Michael Dillard and Ms. Paula Michelle Lopez Ms. Kate Dillon’07 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Dillon Ms. Eleanor L. Donaldson Ms. Rosemarie Donnelly and Mr. Tim Fusselman Dr.† and Mrs. Michael M. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Dooley, Jr.’59/’58
Mr. John P. Duane, Jr.’72 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Martin Dufilho’66/’66 Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. James S. Duncan Mr. Timothy B. Duyka’92 Dr. Charlene Dykman and Dr. Charles Davis Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Earthman Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Emrie Dr. Charles Escriva Ms. Frances Escriva’78 and Mr. Joseph T. McKay Mr. and Mrs. C. Gregory Evans’96 Ms. Marjorie E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. George R. Farris Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Faught Mrs. Sidney Faust Dr. Jennifer Lynn Finch’94 and Mr. Henry Earl Fuselier Mr. and Mrs. Eamonn Finnerty Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fischer’52/’52’91 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Fischer Mr. Sean Fitzpatrick Natalie and Michael P. Fleming’85/’84 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Flynn Ms. Ann Fontenot Dr. Robert S. Fowler Ms. Dorene Fox Mr. Joseph M. Freimuth Mr. Robert J. Fritz Mr.† and Mrs. Rodney C. Galatas’95/’95 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Gallagher Ms. Susan Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. James Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Randy Gilmore Mr. Lawrence E. Glenn Professor Wilma M. Goetz’51† Ms. Katherine Lynn Goodman’07 Mr. George G. Goolsby Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gorman’64/’63 Mr. and Mrs. Sean Gorman Ms. Gemma D. Gosuico’06 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Graham Mr. and Mrs. John M. Griffin Mr. Gil Roy Guerra Miss Bianca Guerrero Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hackett Ms. Katherine A. Hadley Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Hafner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hagale Ms. Hiba Haroon Mr. John P. Harrington Ms. Lindsey D. Harris Ms. Mary K. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Hubert F. Hawthorn, Jr. Dr. Denis Headon and Dr. Orla Conneely Mr. James Sean Healey Mr. Bernard L. Hebinck’55 Mr.† and Mrs. John Heyburn/’60’88 Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Hildebrandt/’71 The Hon. and Mrs. Robert Hinojosa Mr. Robert M. Hirsch
The Honorable and Mrs. William P. Hobby Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Horan, Jr.’66 Ms. Lisa R. Horan Dr. R. E. Houser and Dr. Mary Catherine Sommers Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Howlett Ms. Lori M. Gallagher and Mr. Curtis W. Huff Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hust Mr. Robert D. Hust Joseph R.† and Christine F. Imber Mr. David Irigoyen Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Ivany Mr. and Mrs. Luis A. Juarez’84/’84 Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Kalman The Honorable and Mrs. John B. Kane The Reverend Hubert J. Kealy Ms. Jeannie Kearns Ms. Mary Kearns Dr. and Mrs. John Rains Kelly’69 Dr. Irving A. Kelter Ms. Kelli Kickerillo’03 Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kietzman Dr. V. D. King Dr. and Mrs. Terry D. Kirk Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Klaes’85/’84 Mrs. Nancy M. Klementich Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie W. Knowles Ms. Mary Koks Mr. Paul Koks Mr. Douglas H. Konopka Dr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Kramer Mr. Patrick D. Krause’93 Mr.† and Mrs. E. Michael Lallinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lance Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Lartigue Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Layne Ms. Betty Leal Mr. Miles J. LeBlanc Dorothy and Ray LeBlanc Drs. Robert and Rebecca LeBlanc’69/’70 Mr. Ulyesse J. LeGrange Mr. James and Dr. Sandra Lemming Ms. Debra Hymel Levy Ms. Linda C. Licarione Ms. Mary C. Little’61 Ms. Debra Lane Llewellyn Mr. and Mrs. Mike Long Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Longmire Mr. and Mrs. Mark Loveland Miss Gloria A. Luna’02 Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Lynch Dr. and Mrs. Carter G. Lyons’66/’66 Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Mach Mr. and Mrs. James P. Maguire Ms. Michele Malloy Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Malloy/’79 Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Mancuso Dr. John E. Marcellus Mr. and Mrs. R. Stan Marek Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marshall Mr. Christopher L. Martin
Ms. Ana M. Martinez and Mr. Chad Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Masters Mr.† and Mrs. Joe B. Mattei Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McBrayer Mr. and Mrs. David M. McClanahan Mr. and Mrs. John L. McConn, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCormick Mr. and Mrs. George B. McCullough Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McFadden Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. McMillan Mr. and Mrs. John McMullan Mr. and Mrs. Danford R. Meischen Mr. and Mrs. Oniel C. Mendenhall, Jr.’04 Mrs. Trinidad Mendenhall Sosa Mr. Michael C. Merriam Mr. and Mrs. James H. Metzger/’92 Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Metzger Ms. Natalie Mew and Mr. John Nakamura Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Miercort/’76 Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Miggins’52 The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB Mr. Stephen C. Miller, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Millwee’04/’03 Dr. George Mims The Dolores Welder Mitchell Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. George P. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mongan Dr. Dominic David Moore-Jones Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Moran Ms. Leslie Morris Ms. Carla Novi’07 Dr. Sherry Novick Mrs. Madeline G. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Connor/’72 Mr. and Mrs. James O’Connor Sister Mary Brendan O’Donnell, CVI Dr. Maureen J. O’Driscoll-Levy Mr. and Mrs. G. Michael O’Leary Mr. Jordan M. Olver Ms. Nancy A. Orrell Mr. and Mrs. Patrick C. Oxford Mr. and Mrs. Grier P. Patton Odis L. Peavy and Carol Moreau Dr. Linda M. Pett-Conklin and Mr. Jack Conklin Mr. Anthony Hai Pham and Ms. Quynh T. Tran Mr. and Mrs. James L. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pisklak Ms. Gloria M. Portela and Mr. Richard E. Evans Mr. and Mrs. G. Edward Powell Mr. Matthew Powers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Reckling III Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Reid Dr. E. Edward Reitman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Ridley’69/’69 Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rizzo Ms. Doris Rodriguez Ms. Regina J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Rome Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley C. Weinstein Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Wells Dr. Gustavo A. Wensjoe† and Ms. Joanne Houck Mrs. Vicki West Ms. Shirley Westbrook Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Whalen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Wheeler’93 Mr.† and Mrs. Edward P. White Mr. Drew Wilson’02 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wise Ms. Mary Beth Woehler Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Peter Work Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Zeidman
ORGANIZATION, FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING This following organizations, foundations and corporations contributed to the University from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. 20K Group, LLC A.P. Keller, Inc. Accenture Foundation, Inc. Adventure Boot Camp The Houston Aeros Hockey Club Aetna Foundation, Inc. AIG American General Akountus LP Albridge Management Inc. Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design The Alkek and Williams Foundation Alley Theatre American Prudential Capital, Inc. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Annunciation Catholic Church Advanced Network Services Inc. Applied Diagnostics, Inc. APRA-Greater Houston Chapter Arch-Con Corporation Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston James Avery Craftsman, Inc. Baker Hughes Foundation Bank of America The Bank of America Foundation Basilain Fathers of Sugar Land Basilian Fathers of UST Beautique David J. and Judith Beck Foundation Becker Professional Review Beirne, Maynard, & Parsons, L.L.P. Benevon Benjy’s In The Village St. Bernadette Catholic Church BP America Inc. Bracewell & Giuliani, L.L.P. Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation
Brookfield Properties Paul L. Broussard & Associates, Inc. The Brown Foundation, Inc. Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. Russell T. Bundy Associates Cafe Annie Cafe Rabelais and Brasserie Max & Julie Cornelius J. Calnan & Associates, P.C. Harry S. and Isabel C. Cameron Foundation Carmelite Community Casa Santa Teresita Carrabba’s Italian Grill Restaurant Paul Carter Jewels Caskids Investments, Inc. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Mission Cenatiempo & Ditta, L.L.P. CenterPoint Energy Charley’s ChevronTexaco Corporation ChevronTexaco Foundation East Loop Chiropractic Clinic Inc. CHOICE! Energy, L.P. Christ Purcell, LLP Christ the Redeemer Church Ciro’s Italian Grill CITGO Petroleum Corporation Coca-Cola Foundation Comerica Inc Compass Bank Complete Pictures, Inc. Compupro Global ConocoPhillips John W. and Alida M. Considine Foundation Cooper Industries Foundation Cordúa Restaurants, LP Corelli’s Italian Cafe Courtland Building Co., Inc. Cova Hand-Selected Wines The Crain Foundation Crave Cupcakes Creative Castles, Inc. Culinary Institute Alain and Marie LeNôtre The Cullen Trust For Higher Education CY Quality, Inc. Davis-Lynch, Inc. DCP Midstream DE Barrow Corp. Deloitte Delta Rho Delta Sorority - Omega Chapter DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc. Dia/Gem Master Jewelers Dominican Sisters, Sacred Heart Congregation Donne Di Domani Dow Chemical Company Foundation Houston Dynamo E & M Foundation, Inc. Easley Endres Parkhill & Brackendorff, P.C. Energy Capital Credit Union
Jarlath O. & Evelyn H. Edwards Foundation El Paso Corporation El Paso Community Foundation Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall, P.C. Espiritu Santo USA, Inc. Etheria Salon & Day Spa Marjorie E. Evans Foundation Events Express Designs Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Farris Foundation The Favrot Fund Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Jerry and Nanette Finger Foundation Fiori Spa Fisk Electric Company Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Follett Higher Education Group Forest Park East Funeral Home Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, Inc. Paula Fridkin Designs G.E.T. Enterprises, Inc. The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Geocontrol Systems, Inc. Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, Inc. Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar Estate of Wilma Goetz Goldman, Sachs & Co. PC Goldsmith Greater Houston Community Foundation William and Evelyn Griffin Foundation Gulfstar Group Dazzio-Gutierrez Family Foundation George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust D. E. Harvey Builders The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Found. Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc. HCR ManorCare Foundation Hotel Healdsburg Hess Corporation Hilton Americas - Houston Houston Jewish Community Foundation Richard Holley, Inc. John Holt Antiques Holy Rosary Church Hot Texas Tunes Hotel La Fonda de Taos Houston Endowment Inc. Houston Grand Opera Houston Museum of Natural Science Hsiao Family Foundation Inc. The Humphreys Foundation Hyatt Regency Austin Hybrid Decisions Corp. The Hyde Park Group IBM International Foundation IES Residential, Inc. St. Ignatius of Loyola Church
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Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ross The Honorable Martin Rouine Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ryan The Honorable Frank B. Rynd Ms. Julie A. Sacco’96 Mr. Arturo Salomon Mrs. Rose Mary Salum’02 Ms. Debra J. Sanders-Harper Mrs. Lisa Ann Schwieterman’02 Ms. Teana C. Sechelski’52 Dr. and Mrs. Cesar A. Sevilla Mr. and Mrs. David C. Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Sharkey Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Shea Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Shumbera Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Signorelli Mr. and Mrs. William T. Slick Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Slick Mr. and Mrs. Peter Slot Mr. and Mrs. Neal H. Smothers Mr. Thomas Spiriti’01 Mrs. Martha K. Staley’96 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Standish’84 Dr. and Mrs. C. Richard Stasney Ms. Yvonne Steeley Ms. Joan Steinman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Stelmak Mr. and Mrs. George W. Strake Jr. Mr. Bill Stubbs Mr. Patrick J. Studdert Mr. Nicholas J. Stulak Mr. Daniel S. Styslinger Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Sweeney Ms. Nancy Tapick Mr. Robert P. Teten, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomas Ms. Marty Estelle Thompson’99 Ms. Tricia Kay Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Toomey’71 Mr. and Mrs. Wendell G. J. Toomey Ms. Cynthia Crowell Troop Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Troth Mr. L. Edward Tuffly Mr. John E. Tuohy Mr. and Mrs. Clovis N. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Herman Vacca Ms. Lauri G. Vallone’93 Mr. and Mrs. Tony Vallone Mr. and Mrs. Dennis P. VanGheluwe Mr. Richard L. Varela Mr. and Mrs. Randy E. Velarde Mr. and Mrs. Peter Verhalen Mr. H.T. Villareal Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wachter Ms. Jeanne D. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Ward Ms. Patrice M. Ward Dr. Pauline Ward and Mr. Britt Crist Mr. Michael J. Wasserman Mrs. Lisa White Watkins’80 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Way Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Webb/’77 Mr.† and Mrs.† Lloyd P. Webre, Sr.
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Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Incarnate Word Academy High School Informacion Publishing, Co. ING Integrity Structural Corp. Internations Business Exchange Corporation Invensys Systems, Inc. The American Ireland Fund Tourism Ireland The Irish Society Irish American Cultural Institute Crawford and Hattie Jackson Foundation Jackson Walker L.L.P. Jamaica Foundation of Houston JEM Managment Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon Jim Manning Catered Affairs Jonmar Electric, Inc. The Kalman Foundation Kappa Delta Pi (Pi Lambda Chapter) St. Katharine Drexel Church KBR Kean Miller Hawthorne D’Armond McCowan & Jarman Kearns Family Trust John G. & Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation Kirksey Architects KMG-Bernuth, Inc. Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation St. Maximilian Kolbe Church La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa Land America Partners Title Company Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Cantina International Association for Learning Disabilities L’Entasar Club of Houston Lexis Florist Inc. The Linbeck Foundation Linbeck Construction Corporation Livingston Eye Center Lucho Lyondell Chemical Company The Lyons Foundation Macy’s Foundation Magpies Gifts of Bellaire Main Street Theater The Eugene and Felice Malloy Foundation Tony Mandola Enterprises, Inc. Mandola’s Restaurants Marathon Oil Foundation Inc. Marek Family Foundation Market Director Houston Marye-Kelley Decoupage
Mariquite Masterson/Masterson Designs Mater Christi Convent Tillie and Tom McDonald Foundation Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Trini and O. C. Mendenhall Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving Methodist Hospital Estate of Joseph Meyers Midway Foundation The Milieu Corporation American Mock Trail Association Modern Worth Estate of Louise Jarrett Moran P. J. Moran Foundation American Marble Mosaic Co. Mutual of America Neiman Marcus New Era Life Insurance Company The Newman Circle Associated Nursing Alumni Houston Grand Opera Association Ott Monument Works Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Our Lady of Walsingham Church Pain Resources, Inc. Consulate of Pakistan Houston Pepper-Lawson Construction Co. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Michael A. Petter & Associates Pfizer Foundation Inc. Pine Forest Country Club PMP Designs The PNC Financial Services Group The Powell Foundation Premiere Fine Properties Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers Prince of Peace Catholic Church Public Affairs Television, Inc. PV Rentals, Ltd. Quanex Foundation Quick Silver, Inc. Quintess, LRW Rakku Rancho Caracol Regions Bank Repsol Services Company Revels Houston, Inc. Rice, Rice & Rice, P.C. Richland Financial Services of Texas, Inc. Robbin Revocable Trust Ron Stone Foundation Ryan International Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Sacred Heart Church Safeway Inc.
St. Pius X High School Salon Stephan Scanlan Foundation Schulte Charitable Foundation Schwab Charitable Fund Scurlock Foundation Seaboard Franchise Services Co. Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa Sere Family Foundation Seven Seas Consultants, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation Sherwood Design Group Shiffick Charitable Foundation Budweiser/Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. Simonton & Kutac, L.L.P. Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation Smart Financial Credit Union GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Smith’s Fine Jewelry Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods Spencer Stuart & Associates St. Anthony of Padua Church St. Anne Church St. Charles Borromeo Church St. Dominic Church St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church St. Frances Cabrini Church St. Helen Church St. John Vianney Church St. Laurence Church St. Martha Church St. Mary Magdalene Church St. Mary Church St. Michael Church St. Paul Catholic Church St. Peter the Apostle Church St. Pius V Church St. Thomas More Church St. Thomas High School St. Vincent de Paul Church State Farm Companies Foundation Sterling Bank Jeffrey Stone Ltd. Strake Foundation Studio RED Architects Superior Homes Custom, Inc. Texas Dow Employees Credit Union Temporary Employment Advisors Ten Thousand Villages Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation The Boeing Company The Upper Hand
Theatre Under the Stars Thompson † Hanson Thomson North American Legal Texas Medical Center Tony’s Restaurant TOTAL Gas & Power North America, Inc. Tracey Law Firm Traylor Interests Turner Partners Architecture, LP UGL - Equis Union Pacific Railroad Urban Retreat Day Spa US Canvas & Awning Corporation UST Alumni Association UST Alumni Association Board UST Bookstore UST Chapelle University of Texas Law School Foundation Utopia Med Spa Estate of Faith Rader Venverhoh Victoria’s Fine Linens, Inc. Wachovia Corporation Watkins & Watkins Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P. The Iris & Lloyd Webre Foundation Weinstein Spira & Company, P.C. The Robert A. Welch Foundation Wellco Acquisitions, LLC Wellnet Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Foundation Westfield Concession Management, L.L.C. The Williams Companies-Transco Wade Wilson Art Gallery Winstead PC William and Marie Wise Family Foundation John L. Wortham & Son, L.L.P. The Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co. Inc. Wylie Consulting Engineers Yardley Group Ltd Co. Zephyr Development Corporation Ziegler Cooper Architects
† Deceased Because gifts are made to many programs and in so many different ways, it is possible that we have omitted or incorrectly listed the name of a donor or the class year of an alumnus or alumna. Any omission is unintentional. The Office of Institutional Advancement (713-525-3100) would appreciate notification regarding errors or omissions. Thank you.
As of June 30, 2009 Fair Value of Pooled Endowment
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS STUDENT ACCOUNTS AND OTHER RECEIVABLES, Net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $117,210 and $121,307 in 2009 and 2008, respectively PLEDGES RECEIVABLE — Net PREPAYMENTS AND OTHER ASSETS NOTES AND LOANS RECEIVABLE INVESTMENTS CASH RESTRICTED UNDER DEBT COVENANTS CASH AND INVESTMENTS RESTRICTED FOR INVESTMENT IN LAND, BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT — Net TOTAL
351,910 8,459,312 2,545,990 801,720 41,750,101 59,408
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES: Accounts payable Accrued liabilities Deferred revenues U.S. government grants refundable Bonds and loans payable Total liabilities
NET ASSETS: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted
48,178,940 14,792,460 46,129,207
Total net assets TOTAL
Source of Operating Expenses 2008-2009
$2,568,858 2,888,137 470,184 563,948 39,099,803
Instruction Library Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Institutional Advancement Auxiliary Operations UST Realty Company
Source of Operating Revenues 2008-2009
Tuition and Fees, Net Endowment Earnings Government and Private Grants Gifts and Donations Auxiliary Operations Commercial Real Estate Rental Other Income Net assests released from restrictions
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
Year ended June 30, 2009 Unrestricted
OPERATING REVENUES: Tuition and fees Less student aid Tuition and fees—net Endowment earnings used for current operations Government and private grants Gifts and donations Auxiliary operations Commercial real estate rental Other income Net assets released from restrictions Total operating revenues OPERATING EXPENSES: Instruction Library Academic support Student services Institutional support Institutional advancement Auxiliary operations UST Realty Company Total operating expenses Changes in net assets from operating activities NONOPERATING: Gifts and donations Endowment losses in excess of amounts designated for current operations — net Reinvestment of endowment losses under terms of endowment Net assets released from restrictions for long-term purposes Other Changes in net assets from nonoperating activities Changes in net assets Net assets: Beginning of year Net assets: End of year
$39,780,696 (7,534,560) 32,246,136 2,378,373 851,407 4,541,523 2,907,738 2,782,469 482,037 1,158,062 47,347,745 21,153,221 1,742,323 1,616,098 6,161,073 7,060,480 3,061,841 5,998,383 2,450,772 49,244,191 (1,896,446)
(4,504,961) 497,084 (31,213) (4,039,090) (5,935,536) 54,114,476 $48,178,940
Temporarily Restricted $
Permanently Restricted $
Total $39,780,696 (7,534,560) 32,246,136 2,378,373 870,850 4,543,159 2,907,738 2,782,469 482,037
21,153,221 1,742,323 1,616,098 6,161,073 7,060,480 3,061,841 5,998,383 2,450,772 49,244,191 (3,033,429) 2,379,584
11,513 1,917,679 1,917,679 44,211,528 $46,129,207
(9,367,889) (12,401,318) 121,501,925 $109,100,607
(6,769,094) (497,084) 19,700 (7,246,478) (8,383,461) 23,175,921 $14,792,460
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | FINANCIALS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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George A. DeMontrond III, Chair
His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
DeMontrond Automotive Group
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Tony Mandola Enterprises
Michele Malloy, Vice Chair
Rev. Joseph Pilsner, CSB
Marathon Oil Company
Earthman Capital, LTD
University of St. Thomas
Dr. Robert Ivany, President
Dr. Herbert P. Edmundson, Jr.
Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB
University of St. Thomas
Memorial Neurological Association
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
Mid-South Telecommunications Co.
Bank of America
Rev. Ronald G. Schwenzer, CSB
St. Thomas High School
Rev. Robert J. Barringer, CSB
Michael P. Fleming
Robert J. Signorelli
University of St. Thomas
Michael P. Fleming, PC
Retired, Anheuser Busch, Inc.
Rev. Michael Buentello, CSB
Rev. Anthony Giampietro, CSB
Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione
University of St. Thomas
University of St. Thomas
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates
Rev. Patrick Braden, CSB
Randy E. Velarde
University of St. Thomas
The Plaza Group
J. Downey Bridgwater
John E. Hagale
The Methodist Hospital System
Rev. Brendan J. Cahill
David Harvey, Jr.
Dr. Kenneth Wells
St. Mary’s Seminary
D.E. Harvey Builders
Allied Health Resources
Dr. Dorothy E.F. Caram
Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Sr. Mary Roberta Connors, FSE
Raymond A. LeBlanc
A. Martin Wickliff, Jr.
University of St. Thomas
Retired, Keystone International
Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall, PC
Dr. Sandi Lemming
Cordúa Restaurants, LP
Village Family Practice
Retired, McDermott International, Inc.
Rev. Robert W. Crooker, CSB
Cora Sue Mach
University of St. Thomas
Mach Industrial Group
Corporate Strategies, Inc.
Elizabeth Lyons Ghrist, Chair
Joan and Stanford Alexander
Dr. Robert Ivany, President
The Honorable Bill and Mrs. Sharon Archer
John Del Tatto
George DeMontrond III
Marjorie E. Evans
Joseph A. Hafner, Jr.
Raymond A. LeBlanc
Rose Mary Salum
Gloria M. Portela
Trini Mendenhall Sosa
Trini Mendenhall Sosa
Mei Wan Tong
Madelyn Von Eschenbach
Martha Wong Teresa Wong
Ginger and Jack Blanton His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza Maureen and Jim Hackett Barbara and Charles Hurwitz Bette and Leo Linbeck, Jr. Meredith and Cornelia Long Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB George Mitchell Annette and George W. Strake, Jr. Ellie and Jack Sweeney Bishop James Tamayo Lynda and David Underwood In Memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell Mrs. Lloyd P. Webre
UST President Dr. Robert Ivany is pictured on the cover page of this Annual Report with Anthony Medina, junior, education major; and Kristen Scott, senior, music performance major.
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Alumni Establish Careers in Public Service Most Houstonians wouldn’t believe what it takes to run this city, but a few University of St. Thomas graduates could give them a backstage tour. Behind the scenes, hundreds of dedicated employees answer the call to public service to provide the vital everyday municipal functions Houstonians have come to expect.
“There is a long and rich tradition of UST graduates who establish careers in public service,” said UST Political Science Department Chair Dr. Jon Taylor.
UST graduates in the political arena include former Congressman Ken Bentsen, current State Rep. Garnet Coleman, CenterPoint Energy’s Chief State Lobbyist June Deadrick, Harris County Office of Emergency Management and adjunct faculty member Michelle Carnahan, as well as adjunct faculty member Mike Upchurch and Ed Gonzalez’s service on the Piney Point and Houston City Councils, respectively. UST students also benefited from former UST Political Science professor Tom Bass’ service as both a state legislator and County Commissioner. Taylor said the Political Science Department has a strong internship program which regularly assists students to seek entry-level experience in local government. Current undergraduate and graduate students work on a host of campaigns and in a variety of government and legal offices. Among those public servants in the City of Houston are Cameron Waldner, Mark Cueva, Katy Price, Jesse Bounds and Ed Gonzalez – just a few of the UST graduates whose jobs run the gamut from directing Volunteer Services and Educational Special Projects to Assistant to the Mayor’s Chief of Staff and City Councilman. Mark Cueva serves as the assistant to the director of Educational Special Projects for the City of Houston. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UST in 2008. Cueva benefited from UST connections at City Hall, landing his first internship in Educational Special Projects after Taylor alerted him to the opportunity. Cameron Waldner, City of Houston director of Volunteer Initiatives, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006 and a Master in Liberal
Arts (MLA) with a concentration in political science in 2008. In the same office, Katy Price works closely with Waldner, where she serves as assistant to the director of Volunteer Initiatives. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UST in 2006 and is currently working on an MLA with a concentration in political science. Jesse Bounds, assistant to Michael Moore, Mayor Bill White’s chief of staff, graduated from UST in 2005 with a joint major in political science and international studies. Since he was hired by the City of Houston, he has seen the pool of UST graduates grow. Houston City Councilman Edward Gonzalez earned an MLA with a concentration in political science from UST in 2007. He won the runoff special election to fill Houston City Council District H. “The idea of the common good, trying to treat our fellow neighbors well, making things better for others and thinking beyond ourselves are values that were reinforced and enhanced by my UST experience. UST gave me additional hope for my efforts in the community,” Gonzalez said. – Elise Marrion (full story at stthom.edu/successstories)
Left: UST alumni Cameron Waldner ’06, MLA ’08, Edward Gonzalez ’07, Jesse Bounds ’05, Katy Price ’06, and Mark Cueva ’08
Making Moral and Healthy Decisions Why do people commit crimes when they know their actions are wrong? Why do people stay in abusive relationships when loving relationships are within reach? The answers to these questions might elude many, but for New York Times best-selling self-help author John Bradshaw, making moral and healthy decisions boils down not so much to rational thought but to one’s most basic feelings.
The Center for Business Ethics at the Cameron School of the University of St. Thomas was pleased to host an evening with Dr. Bradshaw. As Dr. Daryl Koehn, the Center’s director, noted, the topic of wrongdoing could not be more timely. Having witnessed an epidemic of earnings restatements due to fraud and having read about so many corporate scandals, citizens want to know why we seem to have so much trouble doing the right thing. Learn more about the Center for Business Ethics at www.stthom.edu/cbes.
Using every inch of the stage at the University of St. Thomas’ Jones Hall on Nov. 19, an energetic Bradshaw – who has been nominated by his peers as one of the 100 Most Influential Writers on Emotional Health in the 20th Century – took his 76 years of experience with domestic dysfunction, multiple addictions and eventual recovery and shared it all with a crowded auditorium, revealing how he turned his pain into healing and ultimately an ethically better and more satisfying life. His lecture, titled “Is There Something Missing in Moral Education?” was taped for the HoustonPBS Elevate Lecture series, a series of programs launched in 2008 that apply to everyday life and feature prominent scholars, thinkers and innovators. Referring to the Bernard Madoff scandal, in which the former chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange operated a Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of investors of billions of dollars, Bradshaw said a lack of morality is pervasive in today’s culture. He attributes the problem to an unhealthy suppression of important childhood feelings that can over time cripple a person’s moral compass. Arguing that infants feel and act long before they think, Bradshaw said feelings primarily prompt human behavior. “If you can’t feel, you can’t choose. Choice is what morality is all about,” he said. When parents don’t acknowledge their children’s feelings, or when children sense they must hide their emotions and not upset their parents, unhealthy patterns can emerge and spiral out of control in adolescence and adulthood. As a young boy, Bradshaw was told how he felt: “You’re not lonely!” his father once barked. “We are taught that our feelings are weak, and we feel shamed,” he said. Bradshaw also had to tiptoe through a dysfunctional home with an
emotionally-absent alcoholic father and a rage-filled sexually abused mother. The environment forced him to unknowingly press the pause button on his own feelings and needs, and instead focus on holding his precarious home together. As he got older, his physical body matured, but his feelings were stuck in childhood. Simmering in his subconscious for years, these feelings became the driving force behind many of his poor choices in his adult life, he said. As an adult, Bradshaw unwittingly fell into patterns similar to those of his parents. He candidly discusses his struggles with alcoholism and sex addition, which he defines as unhealthy attempts to mask unresolved pain. “You numb out and set yourself up for addiction,” he said. But the Houston-born author of five books, including his latest, Reclaiming Virtue (Bantam Books, 2009), and host of seven PBS specials and countless workshops, all geared to inspire people to live better lives, could not be any more clear or convincing that there is hope. He insists that getting back in touch with old wounds can literally free a person from emotional paralysis and unrest. “Many people need to do deep feeling work because that’s where they’re stuck in their lives,” Bradshaw said. They choose relationships that are strikingly similar to those of their
past. When people who grow up with alcoholic parents marry alcoholics, they are subconsciously trying to “re-create” their childhoods, Bradshaw said. “They are still looking for wholeness, the ‘good’ dad, so they keep repeating the old situation until they get it right or until it changes,” he explained. “We are walking around like adults in business suits, but we have holes inside of us.” Reconciling the past opens the doors to better choices in the future. It is that belief on which Bradshaw has built his business of changing lives one person at a time. He received a heartfelt affirmation after his lecture when a noticeably moved audience member publicly thanked him for helping her through a 20-year recovery process. Obviously touched by such gratitude, Bradshaw’s eyes are focused on the next generation as well. Keeping morality alive in a culture that embraces money, material goods and instant gratification starts with properly instilling values in children by way of the emotions, he said.
While it is important that children be taught right from wrong, it is critical that they experience the sense of fulfillment that comes from good choices and the feelings of “healthy” shame that come from poor ones. “There is wisdom in emotions,” he said. When decisions are made detached from feelings, it becomes easier to do wrong and not experience guilt. “We must live and experience consequences to know what’s good and bad. Follow your heart,” he said. A healthy moral compass is within everyone’s reach, Bradshaw assured. By nature, healthy humans want to help and not harm, be fair and not cheat, and be respectful and embrace what is pure. A person who acts from a pure heart is said to be virtuous, and for Bradshaw that is awe-inspiring: “When you see someone who is completely virtuous, it is a work of art.” – Heather Saucier ’95 The lecture was co-sponsored by the UST Center for Business Ethics and the HoustonPBS Elevate Lecture series. Visit www.houstonpbs.org.
Explore Business Ethics Electronically The UST Center for Business Ethics offers educational resources for people interested in investigating business ethics. These resources include videos and podcasts focusing on ethical issues or key ethical words. The Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Daryl Koehn, was featured on “Living Smart with Patti Gras,” on HoustonPBS, Channel 8. In this interview, Dr. Koehn discusses the causes of several of the nation’s current financial crises. “If you look at the cause of the crisis,” said Dr. Koehn, “you’ll see that there was fraud at just about every level.” In addition to TV, newspaper and magazine interviews, Dr. Koehn has produced a series of short podcasts. Each podcast centers on a specific key ethical word, discusses its etymology, and explores its possible significance for business practice. In a recent podcast on Chinese business ethics, Dr. Koehn interviews Dr. Yhi-Min Ho, noted ChineseAmerican scholar and Dean Emeritus of the Cameron School of Business, about key ethical terms and ideas in the Chinese wisdom tradition. (Tune in to the PBS show and podcasts at stthom.edu/businessethics.)
FACULTY AND STAFF
Dr. John Deely, who holds the Rudman Chair of Philosophy in the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, won two prestigious medals for his world-wide scholarly achievement. He received the Aquinas Medal for Excellence in Christian Philosophy at the international Gilson Society meeting in Baltimore, Oct. 1-3, and the Maritain Medal for scholarly achievement, awarded by Fr. Ted Baenziger, CSB, at the 33rd Annual International American Maritain Association Conference, in Houston, Oct. 22-24. Deely’s prolific single-authored books and voluminous editorial enterprises include two opuses and a classic, Basics of Semiotics, which is in its sixth edition and has been translated into more than 10 languages, including Japanese and Chinese. Deely, whose legacy opens frontiers within and beyond the Catholic world, published five books in 2009, including the more than 400-page Deely Reader: Realism for the 21st Century. – Rachel Castillo Right: Fr. Ted Baenziger, Dr. Brooke Deely and Dr. John Deely.
Cameron School of Business Dr. Michele Simms presented “Raising the Bar at All Levels: Creating Significant Learning Environments” at the Annual Southwest Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, October 2009. Dr. Charlene Dykman presented “The Internet as a Repository of Knowledge,” at the 32nd International Conference of the Fulbright Association, Washington, D.C., November 2009. Dr. Charles K. Davis presented “Enhancing International Education through the Fulbright Scholar in Residence Program,” at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Fulbright Association, Washington, DC., October 2009. 26
Communication Professor Nicole Casarez presented “Investigating Innocence Claims” at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 7th Annual Forensics Seminar, Houston, October 2009. Dr. Robin Williamson presented “Texting as a Nonstandard Linguistic System” at the Texas Speech Communication Association Convention, Dallas, October 2009. English At the invitation of teacher Ms. Hillary Houle, Dr. Jerry Kramer, UST Writing Program Administrator, and Dr. Mary Kelleher, Public Services Librarian at Doherty Library, presented several perspectives on the
subject of expectations for academic writing in college and at UST in particular at Episcopal High School in November 2009. The invitation came about because of the students’ interest not only in college writing but also in various careers involving writing. Kramer and Kelleher are members of UST’s Writing in All Disciplines Committee, which also includes Dr. Charlene Dykman, Dr. Paul Hahn, Dr. Kerry MacArthur, Dr. Alexandra Simmons and Dr. Sophia Von Holden. The committee is fashioning an extensive academic writing program for the University. Center for International Studies Dr. Hans Stockton presented “Assessing Study Abroad Programs:
International Collaboration and Product Quality,” at the U3 Forum, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 2009; “Electoral Reform on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective,” at the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, American Political Science Association meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 2009; and “Taiwan’s Electoral Reform in Comparative Perspective,” Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, and National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 2009. Philosophy Rev. Anthony E. Giampietro, CSB, presented “Priesthood, Ethics, and the Culture,” at the national meeting
of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, New Orleans, November 2009. Dr. John F. X. Knasas, taught a course in Rome, “Aquinas’ Natural Law
vs. Ethical and Cultural Pluralism,” at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe (the Angelicum) in October 2009.
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Political Science Dr. Jon R. Taylor presented “Building a Harmonious Society Through Confucianist Ethics: Assessing the Impact on Public Administration” at the International Conference on Public Administration and Political Science, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu,
Province, People’s Republic of China, October 2009; and “Incremental Democracy in China: Managing Gradual Political Reform Through Village Elections” (with Adjunct Professor Carolina E. Calvillo) at the International Conference on Chinese-Style Democracy, Wuhan University, Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China, November 2009. Theology
Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China, October 2009; “Chaos Theory and Disaster Relief in the People’s Republic of China and the United States: Lessons for Public Administration” (with adjunct faculty member Michelle K. Carnahan) at the International Conference on Public Administration, Chengdu, Sichuan
Fr. James B. Anderson presented “The Human Person as Created in the Image of God and Steward of Visible Creation (St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae Ia, q. 93) at the Renewing the Face of the Earth: The Church and the Order of Creation conference, University of St. Thomas St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, Minn., October 2009. Rev. Charles J. Talar presented “The Mobilization of Intellect: Alfred Loisy’s Guerre et Religion” at the American Academy of Religion National Meeting, Montreal, November 2009.
PUBLICATIONS Fr. James B. Anderson. “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification After Ten Years: A Roman Catholic Response,” LOGIA: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 18.3, Holy Trinity, 2009. Coombs-Richardson, R., Arker, E. “Changing the interpersonal culture in schools,” Kappa Delta Pi Record, Winter 2009. Tolson, H., Huang, T., Lee, Y. “Character education: lessons for teaching social and emotional competence,” Children and Schools 31.2, 2009. Davis, Charles. Review of Network Infrastructure Security by Wong A. & Yeung A., in Association for Computing Machinery’s Computing Reviews, August 2009. Dykman, Charlene. “Educational Tutoring Originating in India– An International Response to the No Child Left Behind Act,” Journal of the Academy for Educational Leadership 13.1, 2009. With B. George.
“Virtual Tutoring: The Case of TutorVista,” Journal of Cases on Information Technology 11.3, 2009. With B. George. Grace, CVI, Madeleine. “John Fisher and the Eucharist,” Emmanuel Sept./Oct. 2009. “A Fruition of Friendships: The Journey of Edith Stein (1891-1942) in Her Search for Truth,” Carmelite Digest, Winter 2009. Miller, FSE, Paula Jean. “The Spousal Bond,” Chapter 2 in The Foundations of Religious Life – Revisiting the Vision, Council of Major Superiors of Religious Women, Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 2009. “Three-cornered Relations: Liberation from Monadic Existence,” Semiotics 2008: Specialization, Semiosis, Semiotics, edited by John Deely and Leonard Sbrocchi, Ottawa, Canada: Legas Publishing, 2009. “Cosmic Semiosis: Contuiting the Divine,” Four Ages Special Issue, The American Journal of Semiotics, Semiotica 178– 1/4, 2010, guest-edited by Susan Petrilli and John Hittinger.
Rauniar, Rupak. “Organizational Integration for Product Development: The Effects on Glitches, On-Time Execution of Engineering Change Orders, and Market Success, Decision Sciences Journal, Sept. 2009. “Validity of DeLone and McLeans’ E-commerce Model in B2C Student Loan Industry, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Sept. 2009. Simms, Michele. “Insights from a Management Prophet: Mary Parker Follett and Social Entrepreneurship,” Business and Society Journal of Business Ethics, 114.3, 2009. Talar, Charles J. editor of the volume, contributed two chapters and coauthored introduction, Modernists and Mystics, Catholic University of America Press, 2009. “The Author of Evil: The Devil in the Patristic Scholarship of Joseph Turmel,” Downside Review 127, Oct. 2009. “Newman and the ‘New Apologetics,’” Newman Studies Journal 6/2, 2009.
Alumni Chapters in San Antonio and Austin With the growing interest of alumni in the San Antonio and Austin, Texas, the Alumni Relations staff traveled to the two cities in November to begin working on alumni chapters. Alumni in San Antonio enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and house beers in the lobby of the Silver Eagle Distributor on Nov. 12. Alumni learned about the work of the Alumni Association board of directors and discussed the future of an alumni chapter in San Antonio. In Austin, about 30 alumni and guests met on Nov. 13 at the County Line on the Lake Restaurant. The Austin alumni networked, shared stories about their experiences at UST and discussed the upcoming Homecoming in Houston. The next Austin meeting is Jan. 15 at the Austin Pastoral Center, 6225 Highway 290 East, at 6 pm. All are welcome. Alumni Social Hours The Alumni Association hosted three exciting Alumni Social Hours this semester at different locations near campus. About 40 alumni attended the social hosted by So Vino Bistro and Wine Bar, which featured 28
appetizers such as truffle popcorn and Indian empanadas, along with good wine. On Oct. 28, the Rev. Paul Chovanec ’68 sponsored an Alumni Social Hour at the Czech Center Museum Houston. About 50 people attended the cultural center event, held in memory of the Rev. Victor Brezik, CSB, a late professor of Czech descent. Traditional Czech foods, such as klobasniki (sausage rolls) and Czech kolace (fruit-filled rolls), were served, and there were polka lessons with live music by the Czech Heritage Singers. The Nov. 18 social hour was moved to Bocados Restaurant and about 30 alumni attended. The next Alumni Social Hour will also be held at Bocados, on Jan. 27 from 6-8 pm, 1312 W. Alabama. Mark your calendars for future socials announced by e-mail: Feb. 24, March 31, April 28 and May 26. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A UST Christmas About 150 alumni, faculty and guests enjoyed the seasonal weather with warm drinks and holiday refreshments during Christmas in the Mansion on Dec. 3, 2009, in the Link-Lee Mansion. Some alumni also visited Deck the Mall on campus
for a live nativity scene, camel rides and the tree lighting by UST President Robert Ivany. Six boxes of food, close to 300 pounds, were collected during the evening to benefit the Houston Food Bank.
St. Martin de Porres Society Feast Day The St. Martin de Porres Society held its first feast day celebration on Nov. 7 in honor of the saint, Martin de Porres, on the UST campus. More than
70 alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends attended. The feast day opened with a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Michael Buentello ’83, University chaplain, and Deacon Leonard Lockett
Austin alumni at the County Line on the Lake Restaurant
St. Martin de Porres Society’s feast day celebration
Alumni Social Hour at the Czech Center Museum Houston
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’97 of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Mass was followed by a Caribbean-themed reception, which included a live steel drum player and Caribbean-style food. The evening was highlighted with inspiring words from Dr. Dominic Aquila, vice president for academic affairs; Larry Payne ’72, president of the Society; and Mitchell Fontenot ’00, vice president of the Society. The feast day event was preceded by a mixer hosted at Maria Selma Restaurant on Oct. 9, which attracted about 30 people. The St. Martin de Porres Society is a group
of alumni who are dedicated to increasing African-American alumni participation in the affairs of the University and supporting the recruitment, retention, development and graduation of current and prospective AfricanAmerican students. The Society aims to help students feel connected to UST and to have pride in their alma mater. The group’s next event will take place in February in honor of Black History Month. Contact Ryane Jackson, assistant director of annual giving, at 713-525-2147 or email@example.com.
concluded a two-year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as the Chief, Military Operations Cell.
1993 Judith (Vidos) Rodriguez and Joseph Rodriguez are happy to announce their marriage on Jan. 13, 2007, in Holy Ghost Church, Houston. They recently had a baby girl, Alyssa Theresa, who was born Sept. 20 in Houston and weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. 1997 Ronald Mendez was recently promoted to State Department Deputy Representative to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), located at MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida. Ronald recently
2000 Courtney (Smith) Rodd and Steven Rodd are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 18, 2009, aboard the Carnival Conquest. They currently reside in Houston and are expecting their first child, a girl, in March 2010.
IN MEMORIAM Lisa E. Bishop ’79 died on Sept. 20, 2009, at the age of 52. Daughter
UST Sports Parties A pre-game party was hosted by Bocados Restaurant as the Lady Celts volleyball met Our Lady of the Lake University on Sept. 16. Proceeds supported the team. On Sept. 26, alumni enjoyed tailgating before the Celts Soccer game vs. UT-Brownsville at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. A tailgate party on Oct. 31 celebrated the return of basketball to campus. UST Chaplain Rev. Michael Buentello ’83 smoked a pig, and other alumni grilled food to share. Tailgate parties were also held on Dec. 5 and 19.
Volleyball pre-game party hosted by Bocados Restaurant
Basketball tailgate party
Marie Coddington Lowery, mother of Dr. Janet Lowery, professor of English, died on Sept. 6, 2009. of Martha (Krippner) Daumas and the late Emilio Daumas, Lisa married Gerard B. (Gerry) Bishop on January 26, 1996. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a MSW / School Social Worker at Carrollton High School. Lisa enjoyed playing the Paraguayan Harp and loved music and travel. Carlos A. Botero, father of Ileana BoteroOcampo, School of Education, died on Nov. 14, 2009.
Lida Edmundson, mother of Dr. Herbert Edmundson, Jr., died on Sept. 12, 2009. Lida served on the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees from 1958 to 1961. She also chaired the University’s first Mardi Gras. Lida attended The Kinkaid School and earned a BA from Rice Institute. In 1935 she married fellow Houstonian Herbert P. (Sug) Edmundson. Following his death in 1963, she continued the H.P. Edmundson
Insurance Agency for two decades. Neil Eugene Hanson, UST benefactor and a former member of the Board of Directors, died on Dec. 2, 2009. Gary Kmiecik ’75 died on Sept. 25, 2009. Paul Magie, father of Dr. Sandra Magie, dean, School of Theology, died on Nov. 9, 2009. Jose Martinez, 16-year old-son of Rosa Olvera, Custodial Services, died on Nov. 3, 2009. Marguerite Matthews Schneider, mother of adjunct English instructor Stephen Schneider, died on Sept. 1, 2009.
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February 5-6, 2010 Be part of the tradition as the University of St. Thomas hosts the first Homecoming in nearly 25 years for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends! Celebrate the return of the Men’s Basketball program and cheer for the Celts at the Homecoming Game.
FEBRUARY 5 Mass 6 - 7 pm (Chapel of St. Basil) President’s Reception 7 - 9 pm (Link-Lee Mansion)
FEBRUARY 6 President’s Day of Service 8 am Check-in (Crooker Center) Projects begin at 9 am Kids Sports Clinics 8:30 am Registration Volleyball – 9 am-noon (Jerabeck Gym) Soccer – 9 am (Hackett Field) Homecoming Festival 2 - 6:30 pm (Campus Life Mall) Women’s Volleyball vs. Alumni 2:30 - 3:30 pm (Jerabeck Gymnasium) Men’s Soccer vs. Alumni 3:30 - 4:30 pm (Hackett Field) Basketball Game Warm-up 5:30 - 6 pm (Jerabeck Gymnasium) Homecoming Game 6 pm (Jerabeck Gymnasium) UST Men’s Basketball vs. Southwestern Assemblies of God University Alumni After-Party 8:30 pm The Tavern on Gray For more information, contact Brenda Cooper, assistant director of alumni relations, at 713-942-3407 or alumni@ stthom.edu.
2010 University Events January 28 Aquinas Lecture Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB 7:30 pm, Jones Hall Center for Thomistic Studies 713-525-3591 February 5 UST/Archdiocesan Essay Contest Awards Day 10 am Mass 11:15 am, Awards/Luncheon Academic Mall & Jerabeck Catholic Outreach 713-525-3171 February 9 Herzstein Lecture Rabbi Karff: “Accountability and Grace: A Rabbinic Perspective on God’s Covenant with Israel” 7 pm, Cullen Hall UST & Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation 713-942-3491 February 10 Whisperings of Ireland 7:30 pm, Cullen Hall Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum & The Irish Society 713-525-3592 February 16 Mardi Gras Gala 6:30 pm The Hilton-Americas Hotel Institutional Advancement 713-525-3173
February 24 - 27, March 3 - 6 “59’ Pink Thunderbird” 8 pm, Jones Theatre Drama Program 713-525-3520 February 26 - 28 Opera Workshop Feb. 26 - 27, 7:30 pm Feb 28, 3 pm, Cullen Hall Music Program 713-525-3159 March 2 Jazz of WWII Concert 7:30 pm, Cullen Hall Music Program 713-525-3159 March 3 Second Annual ZamboscoThomas Memorial Lecture 7 pm, Cullen Hall Women, Culture and Society Program 713-525-3148 March 9 University Singers Concert 7:30 pm, Chapel of St. Basil, Music Program 713-525-3159 March 10 Traditional Irish Music Concert with Sliabh Notes, Paddy Keenan and Tommy O’Sullivan 7:30 pm, Jones Hall Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum & The Irish Society 713-525-3592
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March 10 Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia: Through the Sculptor’s Eyes 6:30 pm, Cullen Hall UST Music Program, Office of Hispanic Ministry & Crossroads Cultural Center-Houston 713-823-2263 March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Irish Breakfast 10 am, Chapel of St. Basil 11:30 am, Irish Breakfast Jerabeck Center Center for Irish Studies 713-525-3592 March 22 – March 27 CSB Alumni Week Welder Hall, Cameron School of Business 713-525-3115 March 23 Faculty Chamber Recital 7:30 pm, Cullen Hall Music Program 713-525-3159 Chapel of St. Basil 3802 Yoakum Crooker Center 3909 Graustark Cullen Hall 4001 Mt. Vernon Jerabeck Center 4000 Mt. Vernon Jones Hall 3910 Yoakum Jones Theatre 3910 Yoakum
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