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Called to Serve... Called to Lead The inauguration of the university’s ninth president, Arvid C. Johnson

The Colleges

Staying Connected

Reports from USF’s four academic colleges

Alumni and donor news, including the 2012-2013 honor roll of donors

A Message From the President

New Beginnings... I realize that it may be a little strange for me — one of the newest members of “the family” — to be providing this welcome, but please know that it comes from the heart: Welcome to University of St. Francis Magazine!

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. President

OUR MISSION As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion, and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women

In this year of new beginnings, it is fitting that we (re-)launch our magazine to keep you apprised of the many exciting things happening at our University of St. Francis. While I understand that this magazine was published (periodically) in the past, I am pleased to renew USF’s commitment to this communication medium and our critically important connection to you — our alumni, our friends, our parents, our employees, and our supporters … in short, our USF family. Founded in 1920, our university is approaching its second century of preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. Indeed, in this day and age, it has never been more important that you know of our good works and that we know of yours. To that end, I wish to renew and strengthen the bonds that our alumni have formed with their alma mater and that our friends have developed with USF, an institution that makes such a powerful, positive difference in the communities it serves. I also want our parents to know that the futures of their sons and daughters are bright because they have experienced a USF education. The University of St. Francis has so much to offer, and I am privileged to be a steward of the USF legacy. I have dedicated my inauguration and my presidency to the theme “Called to Serve…Called to Lead” because it encompasses the very spirit of USF ­— from its founders, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, to the students, faculty, employees and staff who shepherd the institution today. Together, we serve as ambassadors for the Catholic Franciscan higher education that the University of St. Francis provides. Together, we can ensure that USF has both relevance and impact in its coming second century. I look forward to communicating with you through University of St. Francis Magazine and other means — and to hearing of the difference that you make in the world as a member of the USF family. I consider myself incredibly blessed to serve as your president and promise to work hard to earn the trust that you have placed in me.

and men to contribute to the world through service

Peace and all good,

and leadership.

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. President

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Table of Contents Feature Stories


University of St. Francis Magazine is published twice each academic year for members of the USF community. Feedback may be emailed to

Called to Serve... Called to Lead

The inauguration of the university’s ninth president, Arvid C. Johnson

ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION Julie Futterer Amy Krynicki WRITING & EDITING Clare Briner Regina Block Julie Futterer David Hilbert Aubrey Knight Frank Pascoe Nancy Pohlman Jill Yott USF faculty, staff members and administrators


Six Months and Counting

President Johnson hits the ground running during his first months at USF

P H OTO G R A P H Y Don Bersano Julie Futterer Matt Grotto Amy Krynicki David Laketa Mike Planeta Nancy Pohlman USF faculty, staff members and administratorss DESIGN

USF Success Campus News

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The Colleges Arts & Sciences Business & Health Administration Education Leach College of Nursing

Alumni News


Giving Back 14 16 18 20

Donor News

Honor Roll Annual Donors 2012-2013


Upcoming Events and Activities

PRINTING Adventure Marketing Solutions

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Calendar of Events

The Fighting Saints USF Athletics

Jeff Hall Design

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FRONT COVER PHOTO: The USF community gathers for mass in St. Joseph Chapel prior to the inauguration ceremony. BACK COVER PHOTO: Patrick Brannon of USF’s Music & Performing Arts Department directs members of the Schola choir.

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Called to Serve...Called to Lead The Inauguration of the University’s Ninth President, Arvid C. Johnson


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he University of St. Francis community gathered on Oct. 4, the Feast of St. Francis, for mass in the St. Joseph Chapel followed by the inauguration of the institution’s ninth president, Arvid C. Johnson. The inauguration ceremony was opened by the university’s founders and sponsors, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. They were represented by their president, Sr. Dolores Zemont, who gave the invocation. More than 100 students participated in an opening ritual depicting “The Canticle of the Creatures,” a poem by the university’s patron saint. They literally set the stage for the newest chapter in the university’s more than 90-year history by processing before the crowd with chairs, cloths, candles, banners and flowers and gracefully transforming a barren platform into a colorful inauguration stage. Three past University of St. Francis presidents—John C. Orr, James A. Doppke and Michael J. Vinciguerra— were present to “entrust the chain of office” to Johnson. Representatives from some 40 higher education institutions were part of the procession, along with many elected officials.

Sr. Dolores Zemont, OSF

The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon prays over Arvid Johnson.

“Today, I have been formally installed as your ninth president. I have been asked to lead USF forward. However, until I am able to demonstrate that those I serve — which is each and every one of you present today — grow as persons, I will have only positional authority and not the moral authority that only you can grant me. Indeed, I eagerly await the day on which I have earned the trust that you have placed in me.” —Arvid Johnson Alumni carrying flags that displayed their class year processed in to welcome the new president; almost every graduation year from 1939 to the present was represented. Greetings to the new president were voiced by members of the university community. The USF Board of Trustees was represented by J.D. Ross, immediate past chair; the Sisters of St. Francis were represented by Sr. Rose Marie Surwilo ‘66, professor emerita; faculty members were represented by William Bromer, professor of biology and environmental science; the administration and staff were represented by Regina Stevens ‘12, online program support specialist and president of the USF Administrators and Staff Council. Students were represented by Student Government Association President Nicholas Bond, Class of

2015. Alumni were represented by Shawn T. Walsh ‘00, president-elect to the Alumni Association Board, and the community was represented by Illinois State Sen. Pat McGuire ‘87, 43rd District. John Gambro, dean of USF’s College of Education, and Anthony Zordan, professor of accounting, recounted numerous serviceoriented projects and initiatives that faculty and student groups in the university’s four colleges have recently completed. They talked about a commitment to helping USF students find not merely careers, but “vocations,” through learning and service to others in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. Johnson, who dedicated the inauguration and his presidency to the theme “Called to Serve…Called to Lead,” spoke of a university poised

to meet the challenges of the future. He encouraged the university community to continue to lead in serving the needs of students. The new president promised to “work hard every day to earn the trust” placed in him as leader of the Catholic, Franciscan university. The inauguration ceremony concluded with the Prayer of St. Francis recited in the languages of English, Spanish, Potawatomi, Chinese, Italian, Polish and French. The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, gave the benediction, then guests processed to the USF Quad for a festive outdoor dinner. To view a video of Inauguration Day or to read Johnson’s full inaugural address, visit president.

Respect. Service. Integrity. Compassion. Former USF presidents Michael Vinciguerra, James Doppke and John Orr.

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“I look forward to working with you to envision and realize what the University of St. Francis can become as it prepares to enter its second century, to define the path by which we’ll get there, and to journey together with you on that path.” — Arvid Johnson

Board of Trustees Kathleen McGowan Chairperson Chrystel Gavlin, J.D. ‘90 Vice Chairperson Robert J. Baron, J.D. Mark D. Bass


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DeWitt Buchanan ‘89 Karen Ciarlette ‘94, ‘97 Michael Dowd ‘02 Brian Giegerich Marisue Grabavoy ‘83 Sr. Margaret Guider, OSF

Diane F. Habiger ‘77 Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. Sr. Dorothy Kinsella, OSF ‘60 Rev. James B. Lewis, O.Carm. Joseph Mallof Karl Maurer

J. D. Ross Arthur Scheuber ‘95 Sr. Faith Szambelanczyk, OSF ‘57 Michael Turk Thomas Vana J. Bradley Webb, J.D.

Patricia S. Wheeler ‘67 Lawrence A. Wyllie, Ed.D. Robert W. Wysocki Sr. Mary Jo Young, OSF, Ph.D. ‘66 Sr. Dolores Zemont, OSF

The USF Board of Trustees is thanked for facilitating the presidential search.

“But — and this is important — the ‘called to serve’ in my inauguration theme does not simply refer to me. It is a calling that is every bit as applicable to the University of St. Francis, as a whole, and to each and every member of the USF family individually. We are all called to serve.” — Arvid Johnson University of St. Francis Magazine


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Six Months and Counting Since President Johnson joined the USF community in June, he’s been keeping busy. His daily routines include attending faculty and staff meetings, board meetings, community gatherings, student events, athletic matches and more. Here’s a snapshot of some of his recent activities...

Johnson Joins Senator Durbin and US Representative Foster in Forum for Immigration Reform


resident Arvid Johnson joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and area leaders to discuss immigration reform in an August forum at St. Patrick’s Church in Joliet. Durbin, who worked with a group of eight senators to write a bill to address immigration policies, called the forum. Among other measures, the “Dream Act” would allow qualified immigrant students who were brought to the United States as children to earn legal status. Johnson was the first panelist invited to address the crowd regarding the university’s views on the issue: “Our stance on immigration reform is twofold and simple,” he said. “As the president of an institution of higher education and a former businessman, I am concerned about the existing and forecasted shortage of highly skilled workers in the United States. U.S. companies will need to compete globally for the best-educated, most talented, most innovative workers. To the extent that our country makes immigration difficult, whether for graduates of U.S. universities who would like to continue to stay in the United States to work, or


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for other skilled workers who wish to come to the United States, career opportunities in other countries will grow. As a result, in order to reach that talent, many U.S. companies are facing or will face the need to move their operations overseas to meet their workforce requirements. We need to open our doors to these skilled workers in order to maintain a strong U.S. economy.” Touching on the university’s concern for students, Johnson continued, “University of St. Francis is also a Catholic, Franciscan institution and as such, we are deeply concerned for the aspect of immigration reform that is getting the most public attention-that of undocumented workers and students. We believe that respect and compassion are key to this issue... that families should not be separated... that those who are brought here as children should not be penalized for actions for which they had no control.” USF students Alejandro Campos and Elisabet Miramontes were in attendance with Eric Ruiz ‘07, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions and coordinator of multicultural initiatives.

President Arvid Johnson discusses the university’s stance on immigration reform at a forum while U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster look on.

“We believe that respect and compassion are key to this issue... that families should not be separated... that those who are brought here as children should not be penalized for actions for which they had no control.” —Arvid Johnson

Johnson Challenges the USF Community to Show Its Power


resident Arvid Johnson has dedicated his presidency to serving and leading, and he wants members of the USF community to show the power of service by logging their service hours on the USF website. All are invited to participate: faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, donors and friends of the university. The hours will be tallied and announced at the end of this academic year. To kick off the service campaign, four “USF Power” videos are being produced. Two have been released and are available for viewing at In the first, sent via email to university constituents in September, Johnson engaged in an arm-wrestling match with the spirited Minola Sturm ’39, one of USF’s oldest alumni. In the second video, Arvid (a.k.a. “The Cyclone”) challenged national championship cross country team runner Dylan Reyes (a.k.a. “Flash”) to a race through the Quad. The third video is scheduled to come out in mid-February, and the final in April.

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57th Caritas Scholarship Ball Dedicated to Student Support


he 57th annual Caritas Scholarship Ball to support University of St. Francis students will be celebrated on Jan. 25, 2014 at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet. “Our emphasis is raising funds to help deserving students achieve college degrees,” said Michael LaRocco, who is chairing Caritas with his wife, Kathy ‘81, ‘96. Michael is the retired dean of the university’s College of Business and Health Administration and professor emeritus, who worked at USF for 33 years. The Caritas Scholarship Ball will, for the second year, be held in Joliet’s historic Patrick C. Haley Mansion. “Holding the event off campus has

allowed more dollars to go to the scholarship event,” said President Arvid Johnson, who will be host to the event with his wife, Anne. “At the University of St. Francis, 68 percent of freshmen are the first to attend college in their families. USF provides more than $15.5 million in institutional assistance to our students, so the support of Caritas Scholarship Ball sponsors and guests is critical to making the dream of a college education come true for talented and deserving students,” said Johnson. One of the oldest black tie events in the area, Caritas will provide some new and exciting activities, said Kathy LaRocco. A new live auction of once-in-a-lifetime experiences

presented by a professional auctioneer will be featured, along with a raffle of his and her gifts. Wintrust Financial Corp. is a gold sponsor of the event, but additional sponsorships are still available. Along with the LaRoccos, of Chicago, as event chairs and the Johnsons, of Frankfort, as hosts, Bill and Diane ‘77 Habiger, of Joliet, will co-chair Caritas 2014. The Habigers were chairs of the 2013 event. Diane is a member of the USF Board of Trustees. The 2014 Caritas Scholarship Ball Committee also includes Duffy and Rachel Blackburn of Joliet; Cesar and Rose Cardenas of Joliet; Scott and Debra Crowther of Shorewood; Terry and Sue D’Arcy

of Shorewood; Ani Johnson of Chicago; Jim and Maryellen Klang of Wheaton; Pat ‘87 and Lora McGuire of Joliet; Mike Mikuska of Joliet; Sam and Cindy Panayotovich of Palos Park; Jesse and Phavinee Park of Burr Ridge; Steve ‘79 and Ann ’80 Randich of Joliet; Tyler and Stephanie ‘05 Qualio of Shorewood; Jay and Willie ‘68 Vidmar of Plainfield; and Denise Winfrey of Joliet. For information about tickets, sponsorships or supporting student scholarships, call (815) 740-5065.

USF Awarded for Recruitment of First-Generation Students


First-generation USF student Elisabet Miramontes.


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he Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Walmart have been working together to teach schools how to identify, recruit and track first-generation students. These students are the first in their families to obtain a college degree. According to the 2013 CIC/Walmart College Success Awards Report, which cites best practices for ensuring academic success for first-generation students, about half of them come from low-income families, and two-fifths of them are students of color — mainly Hispanic and African American. They are not as well prepared as other students academically and often lack support because their family members are not familiar with the college experience. The University of St. Francis has been taking a special interest in educating these students, and is apparently doing all the right things. The report recognized USF for its efforts to communicate with and recruit students and make them feel welcome. A portion of USF’s first-generation student welcome letter, sent to potential students each summer, was actually printed in the report. To further confirm USF’s commitment, a $100,000 grant was awarded to USF by CIC/Walmart to “strengthen already exemplary programs that support the education of first-generation college students.”

Augustus Tolton Honor Society

African American Honor Society Established

Greek Life Expected at USF in 2014 According to Damon Sloan, vice president of Student and Alumni Affairs, USF will welcome Greek life that is focused on service in spring 2014. The university investigated adding Greek life at the request of students, and pending student interest, two organizations — Alpha Phi and Sigma Iota Alpha — may begin chapters on campus.

Thirteen students were inducted last spring into the newly formed Augustus Tolton Honor Society. The society, named after the first recognized African-American priest in the United States, honors the spirit of scholarship, leadership and identity for highachieving African American students at USF. A special part of the ceremony was a presentation by the Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, J.C.L., Auxilliary Bishop of Chicago.

Conference Held for First-Generation College Students


First-Generation College Student Conference was held at USF last spring. Attendees spent the day participating in workshops to give them an edge in college and life, discover resources for success, and meet other first generation college students. Breakout sessions were led by community leaders and focused on topics including financial literacy, leadership, managing parent expectations and more. The following day, in conjunction with the conference, the university held its annual achievement ceremony to honor its nearly 60 University Success Scholars (USS). About 68 percent of USF’s new freshmen are first generation students and face unique challenges while earning their college degree. “First generation students who participate in USS events are retained at higher rates than first generation students who choose not to participate,” said Academic Resource Center Director Christine Zielinski.

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First Sister Clare Award Honors Founding Sisters USF Top-Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Others

Sr. Rose Marie Surwilo, OSF ‘66; Sr. Pauline Ann Furiel, OSF‘ 42 and Sr. Clarita Schumacher, OSF ‘65 were present to accept the 2013 Sister Clare Award.


he university’s founders and sponsors, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, were honored by the University of St. Francis during Women’s History Month for transforming the world in their time. During the university’s first “Sister Clare Award” ceremony, the congregation’s president, Sr. Dolores Zemont, OSF, accepted the award which will be presented annually to “women of light” who walk in the ways of St. Clare. The sisters were honored on the day Pope Francis was elected and chose his name in honor of Francis of Assisi. The sisters have made it their work to love the poor. Their long history in the Joliet area dates back to 1865. Over the years, they have helped those less fortunate by founding hospitals, orphanages and schools. They have played an integral part in parish life at many area churches. They worked and established missions in five states, and in 1963, heeded a call that led them to Brazil. There, they have established several outreach missions and a novitiate that continues to welcome Brazilian women who are interested in Franciscan life.


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For the 10th consecutive year, USF was ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of “Best Colleges,” and for the fourth consecutive year, was given the distinction of being a U.S. News & World Report “A+ SCHOOL for B STUDENTS.” USF is one of only 45 Master’s Midwest schools to receive this distinction. “While being recognized for our quality in these rankings is exciting, the most important indicators of our success as educators are that our students have a great learning experience, graduate and find jobs that launch their careers,” said President Arvid Johnson. Earlier in the year, USF was also ranked among the best online education programs in the nation by the same prestigious publication. A pioneer in online learning, USF has been one of the largest providers of online education in Illinois since it piloted its online business program 15 years ago. In the “Best Online Education Programs 2013” edition, USF was 28th of 237 schools nationwide for its online bachelor’s programs and 33rd of 101 schools for online graduate nursing programs. The university also was ranked 65th nationwide of 208 for online graduate education programs and 80th of 213 for online graduate business programs. Among Illinois schools ranked, USF has the top ranking online graduate nursing programs of any public or private school. Among Illinois private schools, USF has the top ranked online bachelor’s programs and top ranked online graduate business programs. USF was the second ranked online graduate education program among private state schools. USF is also one of 155 colleges and universities rated “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. The “regional best” colleges list constitutes only 25% of the nation’s four-year colleges. The included colleges and universities were selected primarily for their excellent academic programs, but also based on what students reported in a survey about their campus experiences. Finally, the University of St. Francis has been named a “College of Distinction” by, dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education. It is also recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, and one of the Most Affordable Online Colleges by AC Online.

University of St. Francis Welcomes New Board Members “Our new trustees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience — from business to theology — to our university, and all are greatly committed to support our mission of preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership by providing a Catholic, Franciscan higher education,” said President Arvid Johnson. Karen Ciarlette ‘94, ‘97, of Channahon, Ill., serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. Ciarlette is USF’s Alumni Association Board President. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from USF, where she is involved in the Business Alumni Network as a member and past president. She serves as a mento for students in the Student Alumni Mentor program. She is a senior business systems analyst for RR Donnelley and Sons in Warrenville, Ill. Ciarlette also serves as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee for the Village of Channahon. Michael J. Dowd ‘02, of Joliet, is director of Operations for City Beverage in Markham, Ill. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis. Dowd is affiliated with the Will County Boys and Girls Club.

Brian J. Giegerich, of Joliet, is senior private banker for Northern Trust in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. He is also part owner of Blackburn-GiegerichSonntag Funeral Home in Joliet. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a degree in mortuary science from Worsham College. He is affiliated with Senior Services Center of Will County; the Kiwanis Club of Joliet; the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Will County Center for Economic Development; Somer Services Center of Will County; and the Will Grundy Medical Clinic. Sr. Margaret Guider, of Cambridge, Mass., rejoins the Board of Trustees as a representative of the University’s sponsors, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. She is an associate professor of missiology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Guider holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois-Chicago, along with a master’s degree from the Catholic Theological Union, a doctor of theology degree from Harvard University, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Joseph T. Mallof, of Sarasota, Fla., is the retired president and CEO of World Kitchen, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, where he also serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Industrial Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Michael Turk, of Plainfield, Ill., is president of the Turk Furniture Co., Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Regis College. Turk serves on the Joliet City Center Partnership Board; the board of directors for the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Lewis University Presidential Board; and is a member of the Joliet Rotary Club.

Karl Maurer, of New Lenox, Ill., is a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Oak Brook, Ill. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University. He is a certified public accountant and a Certified Management Investment Analyst (CIMA). Maurer is a director of The Blues Foundation and the Will County Community Foundation; serves on the Professional Advisors Networks for both Lurie Children’s Hospital Legacy Society and Advocate Health Care; and is a member of the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and the Joliet Region Chamber of

Thomas J. Vana, of Mokena, Ill., is president and CEO of Kurtz Ambulance Service and Kurtz Memorial Chapels. He holds degrees from Joliet Junior College as a paramedic and in mortuary science from Worsham College. He serves on the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Board of Directors and is a Foundation Board member. He is a board member for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois and an Advisory Board member for Peoples First Community Bank. He is also a member of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Commerce and Industry.

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Joseph Sterling Photographs Exhibited at USF Art Gallery


niversity of St. Francis alumna Deborah Sterling ‘06 generously provided the works of her late husband, noted photographer Joseph Sterling, for the inaugural exhibit at the University of St. Francis Art Gallery in downtown Joliet. Born in El Paso, Texas in 1936, Joseph Sterling moved to Chicago in 1957 to study at the Institute of Design. After graduating, he had a successful career as a corporate & industrial photographer and educator, teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Institute of Design and Columbia College, Chicago. Of his many artistic projects, Sterling is best known for his work on adolescence that was published in 2005 as The Age of Adolescence by Greybull Press. Sterling’s work can be found in many collections including Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. The USF Art Gallery is located at the university’s Rialto City Center Campus, 25 E. Van Buren St., Joliet. Call (815) 740-6446 for gallery hours of operation.

Bird and Railroad Tracks, 1957


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Collofello Named Lincoln Laureate


randon Collofello was named this year’s Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Student laureates are honored for their overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Collofello was officially recognized Nov. 2 at the 39th Annual

Collofello is completing a bachelor’s degree in biology and a chemistry minor. He plans to attend medical school after graduation. He is a biology and theology/philosophy tutor on campus and is involved in many campus groups and honor societies including University Ministry, USF Sustainability Committee, Duns Scotus

volunteers in the emergency rooms at Silver Cross Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. In November 2012, Collofello became a local celebrity for service when he set a Guinness world record for “Aztec pushups” to help raise money for the

Student Laureate Award Ceremony in the Hall of Representatives of the Old State Capitol in Springfield. During the ceremony, Gov. Pat Quinn presented Collofello with the Student Laureate Medallion, a certificate of achievement and a monetary grant.

Honors Program, National Residence Hall Honorary, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society, Delta Epsilon Sigma and National Scholastic Honor Society. Collofello is also an Arthur J. Schmitt Scholar. Service is Collofello’s passion. He

Feed My Starving Children organization and its Mobilepack event at USF last spring. He is presently helping to plan another Guinness recordsetting event, slated to take place in spring 2014.

Feed My Starving Children Draws 400 Volunteers


he Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) organization partnered with students and community members to successfully execute a MobilePack event on campus last spring. Led by the University Ministry staff and a student team, event attendees packed more than 101,000 meals and raised $22,000 for FMSC. Meals were packed by teams of volunteers from USF and the community.

101,000 Meals, $22,000 Raised for FMSC

Service is Brandon Collofello’s passion. He volunteers in the emergency rooms at Silver Cross Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Guinness World Record-Setting Event Sunday, March 30, 2014 Join USF students in attempting to set a Guinness World Record in March! The student planning team of Brandon Collofello, Katie Hayes, Chelsea Rimington and Allison Rhodes is working hard to fill the Joliet Memorial Stadium with “the most people doing a hip hop dance” to the song “Bernie Lean” (by hip-hop artists ATM & IMD) to benefit the Special Olympics and Mercy Ships charities. Suggested donation will be $10 per person to participate. Visit bernielean to watch for updates and information, and to register your attendance.

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Spanish Community Center Honors USF


was honored by the Spanish Community Center (SCC) in Joliet for giving the most service hours and having the largest number of volunteers in 2012. The SCC provides a variety of services to the Joliet community including a food pantry, daycare assistance, immigration services and GED classes. “A portion of student service hours are required for the students to complete their community-based Spanish class requirements,” said Spanish professor Ingrid Goobar-Szleifer. Participating students include Ivette Albarran, Ulises Ornelas, Sarah Perkins, Nashdira Rueda Galavizz and Mary Valerugo, who worked as assistant tutors in GED classes, helped in the food pantry and assisted filling out forms for clients, and providing information. Christine Doran, Kristy Garcia,

Priscilla Macias, Beatriz Martínez, Elisabet Miramontes, Virginia Rodriguez and Ketura Taylor also helped with projects. Other USF departments and employees have also been involved in assisting the Spanish Community

Center. Digital Audio Recording Arts program director, Jeff Jaskowiak and Information Technology Director Mark Snodgrass facilitated the donation of used equipment to the center, which will help to create a recording studio.

Five New Programs Offered A new Substance Abuse Counseling major will prepare students to become certified to counsel individuals who suffer alcohol or drug addictions. The Master of Social Work program will add certificates in Gerontology and School Certification. A Leadership Studies minor will guide students to be leaders in a global community. Finally, the Information Technology major will now include a new concentration in Management Information Science (MIS) to prepare students for roles in the quickly expanding field of information systems. For more information about new programs, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

Physician Assistant Class of 2013 Passes PANCE T Over the last five he University of St. Francis’ newest physician assistants were the first class in USF history to achieve a 100% first-time pass rate on the certifying Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Thirty-one students comprised the Class of 2013 and all passed PANCE, a test which assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. “Over the last five years, the average pass rate for fist-time takers was 87%. This year, the Class of 2013 hit the bullseye,” said College of Arts & Sciences Dean, Robert Kase. “This is a major accomplishment for the PA program and the university is very proud.”


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years, the average pass rate for firsttime takers was

87% A unique aspect of the USF program, which is run from USF’s Albuquerque, N.M. campus, is that it focuses on providing care for the medically underserved. Many

graduates provide service in underserved areas. They act as primary providers, conferring with supervising physicians and other medical professionals.

This year, the Class of 2013 achieved


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Class of 2014 PA Students Model Service

The Music & Performing Arts Department was host to a Latino Music Immersion Project, funded

USF’s physician assistants are strongly united through service activities. The members of the Class of 2014 have completed many community service projects in Albuquerque, N.M., including serving food to the homeless, volunteering at food banks, spending time at hospice facilities, fundraising for special causes and more. The class came together to complete three blood drives, three canned/non-perishable food drives, a stuffed toy drive, school supply and backpack drives for a local children’s home and the collection of three Thanksgiving meals for families undergoing cancer treatment. As a final contribution before beginning clinicals this year, students participated in a local radio-thon benefiting University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. Their $500 donation was matched by a local sponsor for a total of $1,000 to benefit the children undergoing treatment there.

in part by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The initiative included three public concerts by internationally known artists and five music workshops for students of Joliet high schools, middle schools and elementary schools — all showcasing music of Latin-American countries. Chicago’s Ondas Ensemble (pictured above) was featured.

Psychology Majors Earn Grant

USF Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

History Professor Presents Suffragist Lecture In conjunction with Women’s History Month, assistant history professor Deb Workman gave a presentation titled “No Name Sweeter Than Liberty: The Untold Story of Suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage.” Workman focused on a protest by the suffragettes on July 4, 1876 at the U.S. Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia. There, a group led by Gage delivered the Declaration of the Rights of Women to the U.S. Vice President and others, pointing out the irony of United States independence that excluded women. A historical re-enactment of the speech took place as part of the lecture.

Psychology majors Princess Clemente, Corey Rios and Jill Sulich, under the supervision of Professor Ling-Yi Zhou, earned a 2013 summer grant from the Provost’s Office for their research project. “Sustainable Development in Higher Education: A Proposal to USF” proposes to develop two liberal education courses that focus on sustainable development. Students will be educated about sustainability-relevant issues while taking action to make positive changes in communities.

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College of Business & Health Administration


Virtue, Vocation Combined

Students can customize their education by choosing from one of five concentrations.

New Degrees Designed for Adult Learners


new B.S. in Business Administration will provide adult undergraduate learners with the highest quality of applied management skills. Students can customize their education by choosing from one of five concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Management & Leadership, Managing Human Resources, Marketing and Transportation & Logistics. New curricula for this program and the MBA include a Logistics

concentration. By taking four or five courses, a student can become knowledgeable in the tools of one of the fastest growing segments of the Chicagoland economy. The College of Business also introduced a new M.S. program in International Trade and Logistics. The new one-year program qualifies as a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which makes it especially attractive for international students, who can

USF Offers Computers & Logistics Boot Camp


he first Computers & Logistics Boot Camp was offered in July. The camp was open to high school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher that have an interest in computer science or mathematics. Participants were introduced to the exciting, growing field of logistics, which they explored through hands-on simulations and field trips. Campers also had the opportunity to develop new skills in the areas of teamwork and communication, potentially opening opportunities for paid internships. They also earned three semester hours of college credit that can be applied at the University of St. Francis or most accredited higher educational institutions.


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extend their stay to work in the United States on a job in the field. Joliet and Will County are the third largest logistics center in the country, and employment in the field is experiencing double digit percentage growth over the next decade. For more information about these programs or other College of Business & Health Administration offerings, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

Faculty members in Theology, Nursing, Recreation and other colleges joined business professors Anthony Zordan, Steve Morrissette ‘83, Frank Wyrostek, Mari Valle, and Bruce Hartman in a cross-disciplinary faculty initiative entitled “Virtue and Vocation.” The initiative is to help integrate USF values of respect, compassion, service and integrity with such important business concerns as sustainability, fair business practices, concern for workers and ethical behavior. The goal is to provide means for faculty to help students investigate how virtuous behavior defined by theological or moral teachings adds important value to each of our vocations.

USF joins SAP Alliance USF joined the SAP University Alliance, the world’s most popular Enterprise Resource Computing system used by many Fortune 500 companies to manage their information. USF students are using a real SAP system in their classes. The new Information Technology concentration in MIS features courses that teach students how to conduct business using this powerful system, giving them a leg up for jobs with such firms as Caterpillar and General Motors. Professors Anthony Zordan, Bruce Hartman and Frank Wyrostek attended the SAP University Alliance meeting in Milwaukee, where they learned how professors around the country use SAP in the classroom to teach business topics.®

For more information about the College of Business & Health Administration, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

Hartman Presents Chicago Intermodal Paper in Netherlands

Business Students Travel to Panama

Visiting COBHA Professor Bruce Hartman represented USF at the October OR2013 conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands. His paper, which focused on the Chicago intermodal port area, presented research gathered with COBHA Dean Chris Clott on the problem of container chassis utilization and allocation of the benefits of pooling chassis. The pooling strategy was recently adopted in the United States to assure that each container used for export or import, or for domestic freight, has a chassis available to move it when needed. Some 200 scholars and practitioners from German and Dutch operations research societies attended the meeting.


New Intermodal Transportation Institute Developed by USF Dean

Retired Dean Named Illinois Veteran of the Month

Started this academic year, the USF Intermodal Transportation Institute was developed by COBHA Dean Christopher Clott and faculty members to track Will County and Chicago-area logistics issues, research important practice topics and to be an informative resource. Clott noted that USF is conveniently located for such tasks since “it is in the heart of the largest logistics area in the country, if not all of North America,” and a plethora of logistics, transportation and supplyoriented companies exist in the region. The university has several course offerings in the area of transportation and logistics including a BBA major, an MBA with a concentration in logistics and an M.S. in International Trade & Logistics.

ineteen students traveled with Associate Professor of Business Administration Rich Vaughan to Panama for the annual COBHA trip. While there, the group met with large companies and organizations including Caterpillar, Dell, 3M, Panama Pacifico and the Pan American Chamber of Commerce. They also enjoyed a boat tour of the Panama Canal, a hike through the Soberania National Rain Forest and visited both the ruins of Old Panama and the Panama museum. Because 27 percent of Panama’s population lives in extreme poverty, students also visited and made a donation to the Casa Esperanza charity to aid at-risk children.


llinois’ September 2013 Veteran of the Month was Michael V. LaRocco, retired dean of the College of Business & Health Administration. The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs names the Veteran of the Month and chooses the recipient based on significant public service contributions made at the local, state or national level and by excellence achieved through action above and beyond the call of duty. LaRocco, who worked at the university for 33 years and was honored by being named professor emeritus at his retirement, has a long history of serving his fellow veterans, said Bruce Foote, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services and Veterans Certifying Official. “His service and accomplishments are too numerous to mention,” Foote said of LaRocco, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps after serving from 1964-1968.

“Will County is in the heart of the largest logistics area in the country, if not all of North America.”

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College of Education


Ortiz Selected as First MERIT Scholar


ecent Joliet Central High School graduate Jose Ortiz was selected as the first scholarship recipient in the Multicultural Education Recruitment in Teaching (MERIT) program. MERIT is a partnership between the University of St. Francis, Joliet Township High School District 204, Joliet Public Schools District 86 and the Joliet business community. It is intended to help recruit, prepare, place and induct a new generation of teachers of color for Joliet’s schools. The MERIT project provides full-tuition scholarships for qualifying minority students who major in education at USF. Said College of Education Dean John Gambro, “We believe that this program is a tremendous step toward developing a diverse teaching force that more nearly matches the demographics of Joliet’s student population. The future teachers in this program have significant advantages and support that will allow them to be successful college students — and eventually great teachers.” Ortiz has enrolled at USF and will follow the education track. During his final two semesters at USF, he’ll complete a year-long internship as a student teacher at a Joliet partner school, where

he will be fully immersed in a school culture. To bring the MERIT program full-circle, Ortiz will then make a commitment to teach in Joliet Township High School District 204 or Joliet Elementary School District 86 for five years after graduating. “This is a very prestigious scholarship, awarded to students who demonstrate the potential to be exceptional teachers. The MERIT steering committee was impressed with Jose’s personal character and his insight regarding teaching and learning. We believe that he has the potential to be an outstanding teacher and a great role model,” said Gambro. When asked on the application what qualities he feels are necessary for excellent teachers, Ortiz’s list included being fun, knowledgeable and never giving up. Ortiz, from Mexico, also mentioned his favorite teacher there who told Ortiz that he would have a really big opportunity to succeed in the United States.

Alumna Receives Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Jill (Rietveld) Krysinski ‘02, was honored with a prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. Krysinski teaches biology, environmental science and physical science at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Ill., where she resides. She was surprised by the news, which was relayed to her in person by Golden Apple representatives and College of Education Dean John Gambro, who visited her in her classroom in early May. Golden Apple is a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. Ten Golden Apple Awards are given each year.


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He also noted that he is the oldest of four children and will be the first one to attend college. “I feel pretty excited actually, knowing that in four years I could even be the teacher of my friends’ brothers or sisters and that I could even teach in the same schools I went to,” he said.

ISBE Recognizes College of Education as Exemplary


or the third consecutive year, the College of Education was commended by the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board of the Illinois State Board of Education for the high quality of its annual program reports which are required for accreditation. The board noted that all 10 of USF’s program reports were exemplary.

For more information about the College of Education, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

New Graduate Education Programs Offered


he College of Education will offer new graduate programs designed to enhance the professional experience. The M.S. Educational Leadership with two concentrations has been designed to prepare educators to become ethical decision-makers and leaders who can articulate a clear vision and sense of identity and purpose within a community. The Principal Preparation concentration is for educators who want to assume a principal or assistant principal role in a school. This degree replaces the old Type 75 certificate. The program culminates with students earning a Master of Science in Education degree and a P-12 Educational Endorsement. The Teacher Leader concentration leads to students earning a Teacher Leader Endorsement. The M.S. in Teaching & Learning provides the opportunity for a school district or a cohort of teachers to select a concentration of courses designed to meet specific areas of interests and academic needs. The program assists teachers and administrators to address the issues and needs which schools face in a climate of evolving standards, curriculum change, school improvement and strategic planning efforts. A new TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) track provides coursework that includes an analysis of English language and explores the relationship between language and culture. It will help students develop strategies for successful ESL teaching, particularly teaching adult second language. This program is scheduled begin in January 2014. An M.S. in Higher Education will be launched in summer 2014 for individuals who aspire to become

leaders in higher education administrative positions, as well as higher education professionals who seek career advancement. The degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a values-based foundation for leadership in higher education institutions. The Doctorate in Education is expanded with a new concentration in Stewardship, Leadership & Learning. While the Superintendent Certification concentration was designed for educators interested in becoming leaders in their schools and districts, the new Stewardship, Leadership & Learning concentration teaches the importance of ethical and moral decision-making as it applies to various constituents, including non-educators who want to continue their quest for lifelong learning. It promotes the concept and practice of “servant leadership” as viewed through the Catholic/Franciscan lens, resulting in quality education based

on respect, integrity, service and compassion. All of this is done via an applied research experience. This program is planned to begin in January 2014. For more information about these programs or other College of Education offerings, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

The College of Education will offer new graduate programs designed to enhance the professional experience.

African American Read-in Celebrated The College of Education celebrated its fifth year of participation in the National African American Read-in, a multicultural project sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. The spring 2013 read-in sought to promote literacy while celebrating the works of African American writers. This year’s featured author was Zora Neale Hurston. Education honor society Kappa Delta Pi organized the tribute, extending participation from other student organizations such as the Council for Social Activism, Spectrum and the Augustus Tolton Honor Society.

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Leach College of Nursing


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Offered


n response to the lack of mental health services, the Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing rolled out a unique post master’s certificate this summer. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse

summer. This intensive practicum experience will exemplify what PMHNPs are capable of, and will meet the needs of students who are able to complete a full-time immersion experience during the summer.

PMHNPs can significantly impact the treatment of mental illness in Illinois by providing direct diagnostic evaluation and treatment, psychotherapy, consultation, case management, program direction, clinical

Practitioner program is intended for registered nurses with a clinically based graduate degree in the mental health field who wish to attain their Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification. This program is especially intended for Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialists (PMH CNSs) who would like to ensure their future by re-specializing as PMHNPs; this is important since the American Nurses Credentialing Center is retiring the certification for the PMH CNS. Qualified individuals will be able to complete the 500 required clinical hours over one

In addition, the MSN degree for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will begin accepting students this fall. This is for the more traditional student who is interested in completing a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing. PMHNP students will develop specialty expertise in the care of vulnerable populations and develop outcomes based comprehensive psychiatric/mental health programs of care. Online distance learners will have their clinical practica arranged in healthcare settings in their locale with specialists who may be PMHNPs, psychologists or psychiatrists.

research, education, and liaison services. Board certified PMHNPs are licensed Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), registered nurses with a graduate degree in nursing, who are prepared for advanced psychiatric/ mental health practice in primary care throughout the lifespan in accordance with the ANA’s scope and standards of psychiatric and mental health nursing. For more information about this program or other Leach College of Nursing offerings, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

PMHNPs can significantly impact the treatment of mental illness in Illinois by providing direct diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

LCON Partners with Community Colleges


Michael Vinciguerra and Debra Daniels, JJC president, sign the agreement. Onlookers are Frank Pascoe, USF provost; Valerie Roberson, JJC vice president of Academic Affairs; Bette Conkin, JJC dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Carol Wilson.


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ollaboration between University of St. Francis and both Joliet Junior College and Kankakee Community College is helping to pave the way for students on the nursing track. The new partnerships, developed by former USF President Michael Vinciguerra will enable licensed RNs who have completed their AAS degree at the community college to transfer all relevant credits to USF to more efficiently earn their BSN. This convenient arrangement allows students to begin USF coursework while still learning at the community college. Subsequent courses at USF are online.

USF administrators are talking with other regional community colleges about similar programs, according to Vice President for Admission & Enrollment Services Chuck Beutel. The program design was spearheaded by Cecily & John Leach College of Nursing Dean, Carol Wilson. Said Wilson, “It is clear since the last Institute of Medicine Report in 2010 that nursing must increase the education of its nurses so we can provide the highest level of care for our patients and communities. Many hospitals and other health care agencies are mandating that their nurses obtain a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.”

“Over the years these community colleges have provided the foundation for most of our transfer students in our baccalaureate nursing program and they come well prepared to be successful in our rigorous BSN curriculum,” said Wilson. “This partnership features drastically reduced tuition rates for our community college Associate Degree in Nursing graduates to obtain their baccalaureates in nursing and, if they choose, to get a head start on their graduate degrees in nursing. It represents a respect for what each entity brings to the table and will result in enhanced health care for Joliet and surrounding communities.”

For more information about the Leach College of Nursing, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

Japanese Educators Learn About LCON Programs


he Leach College of Nursing welcomed international visitors to the Joliet campus. Representatives from a Japanese nursing association traveled from Japan to spend an afternoon to learn about online nursing courses. Three USF graduate nursing faculty members met with the Japanese Nursing Association’s Institute for Graduate Nurses executive officer, Aiko Ko, and other guests to answer questions about how to design online courses that meet the needs of graduate nursing students in nurse practitioner programs. Catherine Ferrario, associate dean of graduate programs, focused on designing curriculum that prepares students to meet examina-

tion, certification and regulation requirements. Lola Prince, clinical experiences coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner program, answered questions about the legal, technical, instructional and documentation issues involved in offering an advanced practice nursing e-learning program. Finally, Deena Nardi, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, served as moderator and presented the benefits, issues and challenges inherent in graduate nursing e-learning programs “I believe we all came away with a renewed appreciation of the global nature of nursing practice and education, and the goals and values we share as health care professionals,” said Nardi.

LCON Dean Carol Wilson said it was an honor to be contacted by the Japanese Nursing Association. “The group was interested in having our graduate online nursing program serve as a well-designed, systematized model for them when they convert their traditional style classroom training and certification courses into an online format. They are especially interested in how to deliver the clinical practicum component to include coordination, close and frequent interaction with students, feedback, and effective evaluation methods over an extended period of time. These are all things at which we excel and we are happy to help them raise the level of education of their nurses,” she said.

LCON Faculty Members Receive $10,000 Fellowships Faculty members Annette Mattea and Lola Prince joined 20 other distinguished educators from Illinois in receiving Nurse Educator Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Each will receive $10,000 to be used for professional development and continuing education. The program is in its 8th year, and a total of 117 fellowships have been awarded over that time, including one to USF’s Doris Van Byssum.

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The Fighting Saints

USF Cross Country Teams Place at Nationals


ed by senior All-Americans Dylan Reyes and Mike Blaszczyk, University of St. Francis came close to a repeat of last year’s first place win by placing fourth at the 2013 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championship on Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. Oklahoma City University won the national title. Finishing less than a full second apart, Reyes and Blaszczyk crossed the line in 16th and 17th place, respectively, among a field of 313 runners. Reyes covered the 8-kilometer course in 24:57.33, followed by Blaszczyk at 24:57.75. Blaszczyk earned the second All-America certificate of his career, while Reyes garnered his first. Freshmen Joey Santillo and Jake Fitzgerald were the Saints’ third and

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fourth finishers. Santillo placed 35th overall (25:19), while Fitzgerald was 70th (25:38). Junior Danny Bahret rounded out the USF top five with a 75th place showing (25:40). In the women’s championship, senior All-American Hilary Halford led University of St. Francis to a 12th place finish. She clocked a time of 18:29 on the 5-kilometer course to finish 20th among 319 runners. She collected her second All American, after placing 17th a year ago and garnering her first. Sophomore Brooke Johnson was the Saints’ No. 2 finisher, crossing the line in 66th place with a time of 19:00. Junior Kaitlin Hoy was next for USF in 112th place (19:18), followed by senior Erin Suttman and

Senior All-Americans Dylan Reyes, Hilary Halford and Mike Blaszczyk. junior Anna Kassuba in 151st (19:36) and 154th place (19:38), respectively. University of British Columbia won the women’s national title.

NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championship


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Trish Masterson

Polus, Masterson lead USF Womens Soccer Team to Postseason Tourney


enior forward Brooke Polus and sophomore defender Trish Masterson were selected to the All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer team. Polus, the fourth-leading goal scorer in the CCAC with 17 tallies in 19 matches, earned her third straight appearance on the league’s postseason honor roll and her first on the all-conference first team. She scored 11 times in 11 conference matches, including an overtime goal in the Saints’ 1-0 victory over Saint Xavier University on Sept. 25. Polus finished her career as the second-leading goal scorer in USF history with 42 tallies during the past four years. Named to the All-CCAC team for the first time in her career, Masterson garnered second-team recognition. She helped lead a USF defense that held opponents to fewer than two goals in 13 of 19 matches with six shutouts. USF (11-8) qualified for the CCAC postseason tournament for the second straight season after finishing in seventh place with a 6-5 mark in league play during the regular season.

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The Fighting Saints

White Leads USF to 7-4 Campaign


ed by senior quarterback, E.J. White, the Saints notched their fourth consecutive winning season and came within one game of capturing the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League title. USF, which earned a No. 24 ranking in the final NAIA regular-season poll, posted a 7-4 overall record and finished as the MSFA Mideast League runner-up with a 4-2 mark in conference play. White established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the history of NAIA football. The holder of 10 school records, he finished his career in third place among the NAIA all-time total offense leaders with 12,980 yards. Starting every game the past four years en route to becoming USF’s career leader with 10,053 yards passing 103 passing touchdowns, he led the Saints to four consecutive winning seasons, a 30-16 overall record and an NAIA national quarterfinal appearance in 2011. White finished the 2013 regular season ranked fourth in the NAIA in total offense (3,593) and fifth in yards passing (3,021).

10,053 yards passing 103 passing touchdowns Shaw Named CCAC’s Top Defensive Volleyball Player


ne of four Saints selected to the All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball team, senior Breanne Shaw was honored

as the league’s Libero of the Year. Shaw led the CCAC and ranked eighth in the NAIA with 739 digs this past season. She logged double-digit


739 DIGS


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digs in 35 of 40 matches, collecting 30 or more on eight occasions. Her 14 digs in the Saints’ final match of the year marked the 100th doubledigit effort of her career. Sophomore right side hitter Megan Mowery joined Shaw on the All-CCAC first team, while senior outside hitter Mallory Frankovich and senior middle hitter Kate McIlvanie both garnered All-CCAC second-team accolades. USF posted a 29-11 overall record and finished second in the CCAC during the regular season with a 15-3 mark in league play.

Frank Thomas Speaks at Annual Brown & Gold Event Chicago White Sox great Frank Thomas was the featured speaker at USF’s Brown & Gold event in the Pat Sullivan Center on Nov. 18. A crowd of approximately 600 students, parents, alumni, donors and friends was on hand for the 37th annual tradition. The two-time American League MVP held a meetand-greet for selected guests before delivering his speech and taking questions from the audience.

Saints Begin Inaugural Bowling Season The USF men’s and women’s bowling teams opened their initial year of competition at the Kegel/Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association (ISBPA) Collegiate Classic in Peoria on Nov. 9-10. The Saints claimed 17th place among 25 teams in the men’s competition and on the women’s side finished 13th out of 21 squads.

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Outstanding Alumni Honored Candice Rosen ‘88

Presidential Alumna of the Year Award


andice Rosen ‘88 is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis, a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and certification in Health Counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Rosen has spent her life’s work focusing on improving the wellness of both her clients and her community. Her experiences as a clinical therapist and as a nurse give her a unique perspective when it comes to nutrition counseling. Rosen has an innate understanding of the medical and psychological components that must be addressed

in order to achieve health goals and targeted weight loss results. As the founding member of Gilda’s Club Chicago and its first executive director and program director, Rosen created and coordinated a diverse array of wellness-related programming. Now chair of Healthcare Initiatives for Chicago’s Sister Cities International Program, she works to advocate preventive medicine, increase maternal and infant healthcare, improve disability access, promote nourishing diets, and to bring awareness to the obesity and diabetes epidemics that now affect populations on a global level.

The originator and director of the Pancreatic Nutritional Program (PNP), Rosen aims to educate the general public as to the crucial role the pancreas plays in overall health, wellness and maintaining an optimal weight. She was inspired to write her second book, The Pancreatic Oath (summer 2011), based on her many clients with conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and kidney disease. She has helped many to manage and often reverse their symptoms through the innovative PNP, while focusing on the underlying

causes (specifically pancreatic abuse) and treating the source of illness rather than the consequences. While Rosen stresses that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” diet, her program benefits all who practice it. Rosen’s husband of 37 years, Steven, is director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University Medical Center. Their four children are Melissa, Jennifer, Natalie and Nicholas.

Award recipients and USF college deans pose with the president. From left to right: Jim Ostrom, COBHA Dean Chris Clott, Candice Rosen, Arvid Johnson, Rita Guzman, CAS Dean Bob Kase, Jacqueline Edmonson, LCON Dean Carol Wilson, Mary Jo Moran.

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Staying Connected: Alumni

Mary Jo Moran ‘69

College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Award


ary Jo Moran ‘69 graduated with a B.S. in mathematics and chemistry. Among her many responsibilities as Student Government president, Moran served on the search committee for the first lay president, Dr. Francis Kerins. Moran earned her first master’s degree in 1972 from Governors State University in Cultural Studies (Language and Literature). She taught math and English and worked as an administrator in Catholic secondary education for 17 years in Illinois and Ohio. She earned her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems in 1996 from Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. After leaving secondary education, Moran worked as program director for the Office of Community Health at the School of Medicine at

Case Western Reserve University. There, she developed a program for service providers that earned both state and national recognition for people with developmental disabilities. She served two terms on the leadership team of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary in Villa Maria, Pa., where she played a significant role in congregational hospital and health facilities becoming part of Catholic Healthcare Partners-- one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. Moran was also self-employed as a facilitator and consultant for religious congregations across North America for more than 15 years. She worked with Ford’s senior North American leadership team as a senior organizational development consultant and team effectiveness coach from 1999-2005. Since that time, she has served as the executive

director of the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, a 44-year-old nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring justice in the workplace where the Church is the employer. In her spare time, Moran teaches in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Online and serves as a mentor for new online faculty. She has authored several books and many journal articles and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on human resource issues. Moran is the oldest of the seven children of John and Rosemary Moran. She grew up in Riverdale, Ill. and is the product of a Catholic school education. Her mission in life is to contribute to the global community so that the world is a little bit better for her having spent time here.

Moran teaches in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Online and serves as a mentor for new online faculty.

Rita Guzman ‘02, ‘10, ‘11

College of Education Alumni Award


ita Guzman ‘02, ‘10, ‘11 is originally from and continues to reside in Joliet. She graduated from USF with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She continued studying at National-Louis University and received an endorsement in Bilingual and English as a Second Language, then returned to USF to pursue a master’s degree in Educational Leadership (Type 75) and a second master’s degree specializing in Differentiated Instruction with a minor in Special Education.


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She has worked for Valley View School District 365U for the past 13 years — first teaching first grade bilingual classes, then teaching ESL. While she misses having her own classroom, Guzman enjoys being an ESL teacher because it allows her to work with students who speak 37 different languages! It enables her to learn more about cultures and customs, which makes her job extremely interesting. She is currently furthering her studies in a doctoral program, pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

When she is not working or studying, Guzman most enjoys spending time with her family: her husband, Alex, and their two beautiful daughters. Brittany, 10, is currently attending fifth grade, and 5-year-old Lindsey attends kindergarten. Guzman delights in listening to her daughters talking about their days. Her short term goal is to finish school and enjoy her family life more completely. In five years, she sees herself pursuing an administrative position.

Guzman enjoys being an ESL teacher because it allows her to work with students who speak 37 different languages.

James Ostrom ‘07

College of Business & Health Administration Alumni Award


im Ostrom ‘07 found his University of St. Francis experience to be “absolutely life-changing!” While attending USF, he had the opportunity to take a trip overseas to France and Germany, and participate as part of the team that managed the Global Logistics Summit in Will County, Illinois. Since graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree, Ostrom has enjoyed success both personally and professionally. Professionally, Ostrom was the project manager for the $144

million Campus Master Plan project at Provena (now Presence) St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. His next contribution was as project director for the $240 million children’s hospital addition at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He is an executive director at OSF HealthCare System in Peoria, and is completing a consulting engagement in Western Asia as part of the largest project in the world totaling $100 billion. Even though he keeps busy with work, Ostrom feels fortunate to participate in the Student Alumni

Vice President for Alumni Outreach Caryn Jakielski ‘03, ‘06 Vice President for Programs Caroline Portlock ‘02, ‘04 Vice President for Student Services Judy Bulat ‘72 Secretary Wihelmine Vidmar ‘68

Mentoring Program at USF, which has allowed him to continue to meet new people and grow while also helping others in their education.

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Edmonson, a registered nurse, has a wealth of experience as a leader and clinical expert in the areas of critical care, surgical services and women’s and children’s health. Throughout her distinguished career at the medical center, she has provided leadership in each of the aforementioned service lines.

She has led several initiatives to enhance the medical center’s professional practice by guiding the nursing division in the areas of education, regulatory body compliance and accreditation through The Joint Commission of Hospitals. She has participated in the Ethics Committee at the medical center, providing support and leadership in decisions affecting the poor and under-served of our community. Edmonson has two sons and a daughter — all professionals — who also contribute to their communities through their careers. Edmonson is involved in her local parish activities, providing support and leadership within the church. Her hobbies include a love for gardening, reading, traveling and caring for rescued puppies (her daughter is a local veterinarian).

B O A R D O F D I R E C TO R S President Karen Ciarlette ‘94, ‘97 President-Elect Shawn Walsh ‘00

Jacqueline Edmonson ‘63, ‘88, ‘94

ackie Edmonson ‘63, ‘88, ‘94 is a three-time USF graduate with a degree from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1963, a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Arts in 1988 and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration in 1994. Jackie is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She is the retired director for surgical services for Presence) St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.


Representative of the Sisters of St. Francis Sr. Lois Prebil, OSF ‘61 GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS Luise Baldin ‘58 Matt Bisek ‘10 Patricia Bracken ‘73, ‘86, ‘94 Janet Corcoran ‘82 Elmer Eddy ‘80 Jacqueline Edmonson ‘63, ‘88, ‘94 Laura Eggert ‘09, ‘13 Joseph Ferrallo ‘85, ‘06, ‘07 Vita Gambino ‘97 H. Richard Hagen, J.D., ‘90 Linda Kilroy ‘72 Eric Lawhead ‘07 Lynley Louzensky ‘10 Frances Naal Sczepaniak '58 S TAY I N TO U C H Send news and class notes to or call (877) 811-ALUM.

Edmonson, a registered nurse, has a wealth of experience as a leader and clinical expert in the areas of critical care, surgical services and women’s and children’s health.

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In Memoriam:

LaVerne “Bitz” Brown


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USF Mourns Loss of Great Friend: LaVerne Brown


rustee Emeritus LaVerne “Bitz” Brown, one of the longest serving trustees for the University of St. Francis, died Nov. 9 at the age of 89. The University of St. Francis, in 2011, named its library in honor of Brown and his wife, Dorothy,

“Dottie,” pictured above with USF’s Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF. Community leaders and philanthropists, the Browns have supported the university with nearly $1 million in lifetime giving. They were among the founders of the annual Caritas fundraiser, which annually supports

student scholarships, and worked tirelessly on the event’s committee over the years. The Browns were honorary chairs of the successfully completed capital campaign “Continuing the Tradition—Living Our Mission.” LaVerne Brown served as a University of St. Francis trustee from 1974 to 2010, when he was named

Brown & Lambrecht Earthmovers, which became a nationally recognized company. He served as a director of Amerifed Savings; trustee of the Operating Engineers Pension Fund; and as a member of Lewis University President’s Council, Joliet Rotary, Joliet Country Club and Old Marsh Golf Club. He was also an associate of

trustee emeritus upon his retirement. He served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1981. While a board member, he oversaw the establishment of the university’s first master’s degree and co-founded the Center for the Study of Contemporary Ethics. He has been recognized by the University of St. Francis with the President’s Medal, an honorary doctorate degree and two Caritas Awards. Brown was a graduate of Joliet Township High School Class of 1942 and Northwestern University. He proudly served with the United States Navy during World War II. With his good friend, Paul Lambrecht, he founded

the Joliet Franciscans. He was the recipient of many civic and charitable awards for dedicated service and thoughtful generosity, and will be remembered as a skilled pilot, world traveler, avid sportsman and enthusiastic card player. Gifts in memory of Mr. Brown can be made to the University of St. Francis at support or sent by mail to the Advancement Office, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL 60435. For more information, call the Advancement Office at (815) 740-5065.

Scholarship Established in Memory of Alumna


any students are supported in their studies by generous alumni and friends of the university who have left their legacy through a scholarship. One such scholarship was established by Duane Walker of Darien, Ill. in honor of his late wife and alumna MaryAnne (Krawchuck) Walker ’70, who passed away in January 2012. MaryAnne Walker was a dedicated teacher who worked for 10 years at Jefferson Junior High School in Woodridge, Ill., followed by 25 years at Romeoville High School. Her accomplishments include co-authoring two calculus textbooks.

“MaryAnne loved to teach and cared about her students. The scholarship allows her to continue to help others even though she is not with us physically. Those who receive the award should know that she was dedicated to teaching excellence and loved mathematics. The scholarships are the best way that I can think of to honor her life and continue her presence in the lives of others today and in the future,” said her husband. The MaryAnne Walker Memorial Scholarship will provide financial aid to eligible juniors and seniors who are majoring in mathematics or education with a concentration in

The MaryAnne Walker Memorial Scholarship will provide financial aid to juniors and seniors who are majoring in mathematics.

mathematics. One student will receive a $5,000 scholarship each year as long as a GPA of 3.0 or higher is maintained.

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Giving Back: Donor News

Give Something Back Foundation Dedicates $3 Million for Educating Will County Students


he University of St. Francis (USF), Lewis University and Blackburn College each received $1 million from the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF), founded by Lockport native Robert Carr. The funds will be used for full-tuition scholarships for qualifying students. GSBF representatives held a press conference at USF in spring with representatives of the three colleges and high school principals and counselors from throughout Will County. At the gathering, Carr talked about the success his scholarship program has seen. “We’ve tried eight or 10 different models of how to do these scholarships to get the most bang for our buck and now we have these tremendous school partners... University of St. Francis, Lewis and Blackburn,” said Carr. “We’re so thrilled to be able to put this new program together with them.” GSBF and the colleges worked

together to assess the costs associated with higher education and created a partnership to leverage resources. Through the prefunding of students by GSBF, and cost reduction by the partner schools, 52 students a year will have the opportunity to attend college at no cost through the scholarship program — 20 each at USF and Lewis and 12 at Blackburn. Students with high academic achievement who are Pell Grant eligible and who attend the one of the following schools may qualify: Beecher High School, Bolingbrook High School, Crete-Monee High School, Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet Central High School, Joliet West High School, Lincoln-Way Central High School, Lincoln-Way East High School, Lincoln-Way North High School, Lincoln-Way West High School, Lockport Township High School East Campus, Neuqua Valley High School, Peotone High School, Plainfield High School Central Campus, Plainfield East High School, Plainfield North High School, Plainfield South High School,

Will County Executive Larry Walsh and USF student Stephanie Shostok interview Bob Carr, founder of the Give Something Back Foundation. Providence Catholic High School, Reed-Custer High School, Romeoville High School and Wilmington High School. Because the process begins so early, Carr explained that this is not merely a scholarship opportunity. “It is a way of life, and there will be high payoffs,” he said.

Fifty two students a year will have the opportunity to attend college at no cost through the scholarship program.

Will You Serve and Lead Through Giving? Both your time and money are valuable to USF students. Volunteer by helping others, or donate financially to allow USF to grow and prosper. Your gifts of time and treasure will help USF continue to offer a colossal education to students who desire to learn, grow and be educated in the Franciscan tradition.


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Honor Roll A N N UA L D O N O R S 2012 - 2013


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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2012 to May 31,2013

FOUNDERS CIRCLE $50,000 & Above Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Associated Colleges of Illinois Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bellah ‘82 (Patricia Banks ‘83) BMO Harris Bank Department of Health and Human Services Give Something Back Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler (Patricia S. Sexton ‘67) Harrah’s Joliet Casino Hotel Illinois Board of Higher Education Leach Nursing Scholarship Trust Carolyn L. and Bart T. Murphy Foundation Saxon Foundation

PRESIDENTS CIRCLE $25,000 - $49,999 Mr. and Mrs. Norman Codo (Charlotte ‘74) Mr. John H. Leach Sendra Service Corporation Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ‘59

FRANCIS & CLARE CIRCLE $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O. D’Arcy Mr. and Mrs. Cyril W. Habiger (Diane Felbinger ‘77) Hollywood Casino Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. James P. Sczepaniak (Frances Tures Naal ‘58) Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate Mr. and Mrs. Brent H. Wadsworth Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Zielinski (Jean Scholtes ‘74)

ASSISIAN CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 The Estate of Eugenia M. (Austin) Bank ‘40 Barnes & Noble – University of St. Francis Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ‘79 Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Brennan ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Buchanan ‘89 (Karen M. Hammond ‘89) Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Cullen D’Arcy Buick GMC Truck Grant’s Appliances Electronics and More Mr. Scott W. Holdman ‘01 Mr. and Mrs. Jerome G. Kenney (Dolores Torres ‘56) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Kenny ‘81


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Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Leracz (Bernice Borek ‘62) Miss Rose E. Mancuso Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Ross Ms. Cheryl A. (Schroeder) Stepney ‘70 Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Vinciguerra Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne Krawchuck* ‘70) Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wyllie

BROWN & GOLD CIRCLE $1,000 - $4,999 Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Anonymous Archer Highland Post No. 698~ The American Legion Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ‘52 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Baron Mrs. Arlene Benigni Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit (Margaret Kennedy ‘69) Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Beutel (Denise Clemens ‘85, ‘96) Mr. Michael Bily and Ms. Christy Ford Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Ltd. Ms. Mary Kay (Softcheck) Blake ‘70 Ms. Arlene A. Bogovich Ms. Judith M. Bulat ‘72 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Carlson Caterpillar Foundation CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois Chicago Trading Company Chrystel L. Gavlin, P.C. City Beverage-Markham – Michael Dowd ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Connor (Josephine Giacchino ‘56) Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Covelli (Bonnie ‘09) Mrs. Marcy A. (Moloney) Cromley ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Crowther Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal Dr. and Mrs. Jeffry L. Cupps Mr. and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy (Jeanette O’Donnell ‘49) Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dollinger Dr. and Mrs. James A. Doppke, Sr. Ms. Julia A. Doyal Mr. and Mrs. James J. Ferro Mr. Clifford Perry, III First Community Bank First Midwest Bank Mrs. Frances M. (Bozich) Gale ‘40 The Honorable Chrystel (Cannon) Gavlin ‘90 and Mr. Anthony Gavlin Gibbons & Sidhu LTD

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Grabavoy (Marisue Cordano ‘83) Mr. and Mrs. Shawn A. Green ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. Shane E. Green (Kerri Rochowicz) ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Hansen (Beth Shankland ‘73) Henry Bros. Co. Mr. Craig R. Herkert II ‘81 Mr. Jack R. Hermanski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Herrmann (Patricia D. Jensen ‘53) Ms. Elaine (Kick) Hershbarger ‘67 Homer Tree Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hubly II Joseph L. Imesch, Bishop Emeritus Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ingold (Barbara Seib ‘96, ‘10) Interstate Batteries of Plainfield Ms. Annette M. Jelinek Jesse K. Park, MD, SC, FACP Jim Darguzis – State Farm Insurance Johansen & Anderson, Inc. John Manner Insurance Agency Johnson & Quin, Inc. Joliet Slammers Joliet Township Government Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Jones (Virginia Deiss ‘68) Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster (Mary Lou Lechowich ‘66) Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Mirich (Eleanor Kay-Mirich ‘78, ‘90) Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kender (Carol A. Vischak ‘67) KGG, LLC Dr. Gerard H. Kickul Ms. Linda (Archambeau) Kilroy ‘72 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knapczyk Ms. Jean Konrad Dr. and Mrs. David M. Krencik (Lynn Shaughnessy) ‘78 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kron KSKJ Life, American Slovenian Catholic Union Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laken (Elizabeth Briick ‘84) Mr. Dave Laketa ‘90 Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. LaRocco (Kathleen ‘81, ‘96) Leach Homes, Inc Liberty Mutual Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Dr. and Mrs. William C. Limacher Dr. Rosemary Lucas ‘49 Mr. William J. Manner ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Manner Mr. Vincent K. McGirr McGladrey LLP Ms. Kathleen J. McGowan & Mr. Terrance P. McGuire MetLife Foundation Midwest Hand Care Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Miles Mrs. Magdalyn W. (Woolfe) Miller ‘61 MK Orthopaedics, Surgery & Rehabilitation Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Morimoto Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Morrissette ‘83, ‘86 (Maureen Briscoe ‘84, ‘96) Mrs. Barbara L. (Bieschke) Mozan ‘63 Northern Illinois Steel Supply Company – The Ruth Family Dr. and Mrs. John C. Orr (Madonna Plese ‘56) P&G P.F.C. Ted Stempien Post 8821 Dr. and Mrs. Jesse K. Park Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Pascoe Pepsi-Cola Ms. Nancy Pohlman & Mr. Alan Zordan Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Rakers (Anita Heimann ‘63) Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Randich ‘79 (Ann R. Reedy ‘80) Ms. Jane V. Rapson Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Reeves Remco Medical, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Rich Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rink Rockdale Automotive Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl (Marcille M. Pasdertz ‘67) Ms. Jodi (Zier) Schager ‘96, ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Scheuber ‘95 (Kathleen ‘80, ‘87) Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Schwindt (Shirley ‘88) Mr. and Mrs. David D. Scott (Diane M. Kiefner ‘80) Senesac & Lennon Ltd., CPA’s Sentinus, LLC Silver Cross Hospital Mr. Damon M. Sloan Miss Elaine T. Smith Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates Ms. Barbara A. Speiser ‘60 Mrs. Loretta J. (Wiesbrook) Spesia ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. George Lehman (Carol (Pubentz) Sterr-Lehman ‘56) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan The Dorothea and Fletcher Gleason Family Foundation The Flooring Guys Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vidmar (Wilhelmine McCarley ‘68) Mr. and Mrs. George R. Vogrin (Shelby J. Brown ‘60) Mr. Timothy J. Wallace ‘82 Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Ward Mr. and Mrs. Eric Washburn (Jeanne ‘99, ‘01) Webb Boys Leasing Corp. Will County Community Foundation Mrs. Suzanne Wright * Deceased



Dr. Sharon M. Abbate Abbott Fund Matching Grant Plan Mr. Michael L. Abegg Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Adams Mrs. Ruby D. Adams ‘89 Adventure Marketing Solutions Aetna Foundation AGL Resources Ms. Georgene Agnich ‘76 Mr. Mark J. Ahern ‘11 Ahoyt Family Dental PC Mrs. Joan A. Aiken ‘89, ‘92 Mrs. Janice A. Aimaro ‘78 Mrs. Elaine B. Alberts ‘90 Mrs. Marlene D. Albiani Mrs. Marie C. (Ering) Albrecht ‘59 Ms. Beatrice Albright ‘79 Mr. James J. Albritton ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Alferez Mrs. Judith A. (Kertis) Alkire ‘92, ‘97 Mrs. Patricia J. (Judnich) Allen ‘64 Mrs. Dianne L. (Rastello) Allen ‘66 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin M. Allums Mrs. Karen A. Allwein ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Ruben C. Alvarado Mrs. Kathryn L. Ambrozich ‘82 Ms. Joyce Anderson Mrs. Janann M. Anderson ‘07 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Anderson Ms. Jennifer A. Andes ‘12 Ms. Mary Ann Andrade ‘07 Mrs. Angela A. (DeSandre) Andreshak ‘57 Mrs. Jeanette Anguita ‘01 Mrs. Dominique A. Annis ‘00, ‘02 Anonymous Anonymous ‘61 Mr. Barry Antoniazzi Ms. Julie A. Ardaugh Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Ashley Mrs. Josefina Avila Aztron Computer Services


Ms. Evelyn Baca-Kight ‘81 Dr. Debra A. Bacharz Ms. Glenda Bacon ‘78 Ms. Zelena Bailey ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailie Mr. John C. Baines Mrs. Dollie A. (Badovinich) Bajusz ‘54 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Baker ‘90 Ms. Dorothy Balash ‘81 Mrs. Luise A. (Meier) Baldin ‘58 Mrs. Georgene T. (McCanna) Bankroff ‘67 Mrs. Marilyn J. (Majorowski) Baran ‘71 Mrs. Donna R. Barger ‘92 Mr. Lewis P. Barnes Ms. Dorothyanne Barry ‘86

Mrs. Rachael A. (Marks) Bartolini ‘00, ‘05 Basa’s Marine, Inc. Mrs. Geraldine K. (Knowles) Baskerville ‘54 Ms. Ruthann Baskerville ‘63 Mr. Mark Bass and Ms. Tracy Kontos Bass Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Basso Mrs. Anna Marie (Di Monte) Bates ‘59 Ms. Judith Batis Mrs. Dorothy (Pulo) Batka ‘58 Mrs. Pamela M. (McGuire) Bauman ‘83 Mrs. Natalie M. Bayci Bays Investment Corporation Mr. Kenneth J. Bazarnik ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Beck ‘03 Ms. Susan D. Becker-Evans ‘99, ‘07 Mrs. Loretta A. (Zumer) Beinhoff ‘58 Mrs. Susan G. Belinski ‘03, ‘05 Mrs. Lois G. (Oelhafen) Bence ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bennett Bentley Systems, Incorporated Mrs. June M. Benton ‘82 Ms. Nancy Berger Mrs. Carol J. (Link) Bergin ‘63 Mrs. Jeanne M. (Schwinn) Berglund ‘53 Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Bergman Mr. and Mrs. Ted C. Berman Berman Capital Management & Research - Ted and Norma Berman Mrs. Mary A. (Kaffer) Bernickus ‘62 Ms. Dorothy M. Berry ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Bersano ‘04 (Jacquelyn ‘03, ‘05) Mr. and Mrs. Don Bersano Mr. Wayne E. Bessette ‘78 Mr. George W. Beverly, Jr. ‘84 Mrs. Mary M. Beyne ‘93 Mrs. Dolores Biagi-Ellison ‘80 Mrs. Marcia A. (Burchardt) Bianco ‘64 Mrs. Kathleen A. (Connor) Bibb ‘61 Mr. and Mrs. William K. Biciste Bill Jacobs Joliet Ms. Mary H. Bird ‘90, ‘94 Mrs. Marianne (Legan) Birgersson ‘66 Miss Rosemary Bischof ‘46 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Bisek ‘10 (Michelle Gearhart ‘10) Mrs. Beverly A. Bishop ‘89 Ms. Elizabeth A. (Bill) Bispo ‘76 Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Blackburn Mr. and Mrs. David W. Blackmore ‘02 (Stacy ‘04) Mrs. Laura J. (Sanders) Bladel ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. James C. Blaser Mrs. Eileen (Brennan) Blasing ‘73 Mrs. Carol L. Blaszczyk Mrs. Janice E. Bleich Dr. Mary Ann (Meyer) Bobosky ‘64 Boeing Dr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Boeke (Catherine ‘82, ‘88)

Mrs. Frances J. (Dornik) Boese ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Boetto (Melanie Madarik ‘00) Mrs. Ellen Bogner ‘94 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bogwill Ms. Barbara L. (Berardi) Bohn ‘62 Mr. Brian J. Boisvert ‘87 Mr. Robert R. Bolek, Sr. ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boley (Paula Sosnoski ‘73) Mrs. Mary C. (Alexy) Bonadio ‘96 Mrs. Rosaline A. (Rudolphi) Boone ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Bornhofen Mrs. Diane M. (Chwierut) Borucki ‘63 Mrs. Virginia A. Bourg Mr. Justin J. Boyter ‘04 Ms. Patricia L. Bracken ‘73, ‘86, ‘94 Ms. Jayme E. Bradshaw ‘05 Mrs. Carol L. (White) Brady ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Derek J. Brant Mrs. Kathleen Breen Garcia ‘59 Mrs. Marlene M. (Stepaniak) Bremmer ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bretz Bridgepoint Technologies, LLC Mr. Steven W. Brieser Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Brink Mrs. Georgia L. Brinkmeier ‘88 Mrs. Karen (Ancel) Briscoe ‘73, ‘95 Mr. Thomas M. Britt ‘76 Mrs. Kathleen Broderick Mrs. Amy J. (May) Brodeur ‘90, ‘04 Dr. and Mrs. William R. Bromer Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Brophy Mr. John T. Brothers ‘86 Mr. Christopher Brown Mrs. Doris L. (Lewis) Brown ‘50 Ms. Evelyn Brown Ms. Marilyn A. Brown Mrs. Deborah J. (Surinak) Brozman ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Bruen (Anna Marie Gregory ‘60) Mrs. Michelle P. (Petrelli) Bruggeman ‘87 The Honorable and Mrs. Robert P. Brumund Mr. Carl B. Bryant Mr. Ernest Bryant ‘02 Mr. Michael D. Buchanan ‘89 Buchanan & Associates – Ameriprise Financial Mr. and Mrs. Franklin M. Budig Mrs. Mary Ellen Buell ‘81 Mrs. Carol Bulat Cagle ‘74 Mrs. Darlene F. (Grybash) Bull ‘78 Mrs. Kyieta M. Bullock Bullseye Cleaning Service Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bulow Mrs. Margaret (Sanderell) Bump ‘62 Mrs. Diana L. Bunten ‘94 Mrs. Joyce L. (Piggush) Burdge ‘69 Ms. Xhosa R. Burford ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. William F. Burich Mrs. Elizabeth (Freiburg) Burke ‘48 Mrs. Frances R. Burkey ‘89

Mrs. Margaret A. (Owing) Burnett ‘68 Ms. Mary Jo Burns ‘72 Mrs. Mary Jane (Erickson) Burns ‘60 Ms. Phyllis M. Burrell ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burt (Marie A. Goeller ‘70) Ms. Kayleigh E. Burton ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Bussey Mrs. Bernadine (Arseneau) Buswell ‘52 Mrs. Gail A. (March) Butcher ‘75 Mr. and Mrs. Jon P. Butler Mrs. Robbie Butler Mrs. Cecilia A. (Nickels) Butlett ‘68 Ms. Jeanne M. Buzinski ‘78 Mr. John D. Byrnes


C.R. Leonard Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Mrs. Catherine D. (Pals) Caccioppoli ‘60 Mr. David Cady Dr. Christine R. Call Ms. Nancy Calumet ‘77 Mr. John P. Camphouse Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Cannata (Julie A. Schmidt ‘68) Ms. Mary Kay (Serena) Caparros ‘84, ‘87, ‘00 Mr. and Mrs. Cesar D. Cardenas Ms. Paula J. Cardosi ‘60 Ms. Barbara J. Cardwell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Carey Mrs. Mila G. Carlson ‘99, ‘02 Ms. Janet I. Carr ‘68 Mrs. Mary M. Carroll ‘98 Ms. Janet L. Carroll ‘03 Mrs. Mary Jo (Talarico) Carroll ‘77 Ms. Trudy E. (Copeland) Carter ‘86 Ms. Margaret A. Caruso ‘12 Mr. Patrick W. Casey ‘86 Mrs. M. Angela Cassady ‘86 Mrs. Paula (Corrigan) Cassady ‘48 Mrs. Bonnie L. (Perry) Caster ‘85 Mrs. Ann M. Casterlin ‘93, ‘12 Mrs. Gayle J. (Jachmann) Cather ‘89, ‘92 Catholic Holy Family Society Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cawley CDS Property Group LLC Ms. Alice M. Ceja Ms. Carol L. (Janke) Cenar ‘60 Mr. Daniel R. Cepek Mrs. Bonnie J. (Pruden) Cervino ‘98 Champion Drywall, Inc. Mrs. Laurie Chang Channahon Fire Protection District Mrs. Ruth A. Chaplis ‘93 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Chapman ‘89 (Mary P. Boltz ‘89) Mr. and Mrs. Randolph N. Chapman Mr. John D. Chappetto ‘92 Charles A. Southcomb & Associates Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Charvat

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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2012 to May 31,2013

FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999 Mr. Aaron L. Chatterson ‘89 Mr. Richard L. Chavez Dr. and Mrs. Alan H. Chen Mr. and Mrs. Randy Cherwin Mrs. Christine (Maslinski) Chesebro ‘84 Chevron Humankind Chicago International Trucks Mrs. Helen M. (Tuttle) Chigaros ‘78 Chignoli Auto Sales, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. H. Randolph Chilton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chimera Mrs. Susan M. Chisausky ‘13 Chi-Town Signs Chizmark - Larson Insurance Agency Ms. Kyung-Mee Choi Mrs. Diane Chonacki Mrs. Marcia M. (Nosal) Chrzanowski ‘90 Mrs. Kyoungok K. Chu ‘06 Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Chukerman Mrs. Mary Ann (Severt) Chvala ‘49 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Ciarlette (Karen L. Christianson ‘94, ‘97) Mrs. Rita M. (Bischof ) Clark ‘43 Mrs. Mary A. (Litwiller) Clauser ‘83 Mr. David E. Clauter ‘94 Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Clott Mr. James F. Clough CMJ, LLC – Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal Ms. Margaret J. Cockbill ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coleman (Ruth ‘83) Mrs. Nancy R. (Dolan) Coleman ‘68 Ms. Amanda J. Coleman Mrs. Kathleen M. (Rooney) Colias ‘59 Collegiate Services,Inc Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Collins Mrs. Doreen A. (Loiselle) Collins ‘53 Ms. Donna M. Collins Ms. Lynn A. Collins-Ford ‘13 Ms. Lee Concha Mrs. Judith M. Concklin Mr. and Mrs. William R. Conrad Mr. Raymond J. Conrad, Jr. Mr. Anthony B. Contos Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cook, Jr. (Linda L. Petrakovitz ‘65) Mrs. Carol M. Coolidge ‘78 Mrs. Rebecca “Kaye” Coop ‘95 Ms. Marie Cooper ‘06 Ms. Beckie Coovert ‘02, ‘07 Mr. Anthony Copack Ms. Gwendolyn Copeland ‘71, ‘98, ‘01 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent F. Cornelius ‘86 Ms. Frances (Trainor) Corrigan ‘51 Mr. Michael C. Costello Mrs. Elizabeth A. Costello-Kruzich ‘59 Mr. Cadet W. Cottingham Mrs. Mary C. (Rawley) Coughlen ‘75 Mr. Robert B. Cox Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Craig (J. Robin Nevin ‘70)


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Crest Rent A Car Mrs. Sophie (Wojcik) Crittenden ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Scott S. Crowther Culture Quest Tours Dr. Marianne Curia Mrs. Mary A. (Todd) Curran ‘67 Mr. Tom Currier Mr. Joseph M. Curry ‘01 Mr. Michael J. Curry Ms. Karen Curtin ‘82 Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Cushenan ‘06 (Pamela ‘01, ‘06) Mrs. Carolyn L. Cusumano ‘92 Ms. Anne (Wolf ) Cvrkel ‘62 Mrs. Nancy J. (Sterling) Cyplick ‘03


Ms. Frieda M. Dalinis ‘82 Ms. Jane E. Dalton ‘74 Ms. Patricia A. Dalton ‘75 Mrs. Ursula Damico Mr. and Mrs. James D’Amico Ms. Rosalie D’Andrea Dr. Debra Daniels and Mr. Norman Schussele Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D’Arcy (Ashley Brown ‘08) Mrs. Cathy (Andrews) Davies ‘72 Mr. Shawn C. Davis ‘91 Mrs. Louise (Thompson) Davis ‘37 Mrs. Julie A. (Baccino) Davis ‘03 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Davis Ms. Rita S. Davis Mr. Laurence W. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Eric O. Davis, Sr. Ms. Denise (Martincich) Davis ‘82 Mrs. Marilyn A. (Lucas) Dawson ‘72 Mr. and Mrs. Mario A. DeBenedetti III Mrs. Carol Ann (Archibald) Deck ‘55 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Decman Ms. Margaret A. DeLany ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. J. Anthony Delgado Mr. Jerred A. Delgado Mrs. Ramona B. Delrose Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Demke, Jr. ‘01 (Kristine ‘03) Mrs. Janice E. Dempsey ‘83 Mrs. Barbara P. Denman ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Derezinski William C. Deskin, Ph.D. ‘89 Mrs. Rena M. (Grieco) Desmond ‘94 Mrs. Patricia T. Devron ‘99 Dr. and Mrs. Salim M. Diab Mrs. Christine Dickman Ms. Zita B. Diebold ‘41 Mrs. Mary C. (McLaughlin) Diehl ‘66 Ms. Elaine B. DiGiusto ‘75 Mrs. Connie M. Diorio ‘08 Ms. Violeta M. Dirvonis

Mrs. Barbara A. (Beebe) Djuvik ‘62 Mrs. Joanne (Nelson) Docteur ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Dodd Ms. Dorita F. Dolezal ‘82 Mr. Mark S. Dombeck ‘88 Mrs. Virginia (Russell) Domzalski ‘00 Ms. Jessica L. Donahue ‘05 Mr. Timothy J. Donovan The Honorable and Mrs. Robert M. Dow, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dow Mr. Robert A. Downey ‘83 Mr. Paul Downey Mrs. LaVon F. Downing ‘90 Mrs. Jane (McKean) Drabik ‘70 Mrs. Jo Ann (DeSandre) Drake ‘56 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Dressler (Joanne Dupuis ‘53) Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dressler Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dub Mr. and Mrs. James L. DuBois Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Duerinck (Patricia Bird ‘52) Mrs. Alice M. (Chrzastowski) Dunford ‘63 Mrs. Vernice Durden Mrs. Betsy A. Dvorak Mrs. Frances L. (Hunsburger) Dysart ‘84 Mr. Isein Dzaferoski Ms. Patricia J. Dziedzic ‘77


Mrs. Donna M. Eakle ‘09, ‘13 Mr. John M. Eber Mrs. Mary Lynn Economou Mr. Elmer F. Eddy ‘80 Ms. Janet O. Edman ‘69 Mrs. Deborah A. (Bailey) Edmondson ‘94 Mrs. Jacqueline A. (Simon) Edmonson ‘63, ‘88, ‘94 Edward F. Larkin Family Foundation Inc. Mrs. Ardith D. (Davis) Efner ‘70 Mrs. Joan (Boucher) Egan ‘51 Mrs. Mary Ann (Gosack) Egizio ‘66 Ms. Diane Eilers ‘73 Mrs. Janet J. Eisenberg ‘98 Mr. Jonathan E. Ellis Mrs. Mary S. (Berger) Elmeer ‘92 Ms. Paula J. Elsner ‘05, ‘13 Ms. Wanda C. Emerson Ms. Danielle K. Emola ‘12 Ms. Dale W. Eppling ‘87 Mr. Gregory A. Erminger Ms. Jane Siron and Mr. Ronald Esco Mrs. Stephanie Escobedo Mrs. Dee J. (Grover) Estep ‘80 Ethnic Affairs Council Ms. Jennifer Ethridge ‘89, ‘09 Ms. Michele Eubank ExxonMobil Foundation


Farmer’s Weekly Review Mrs. Rachael (Grant) Favero ‘82 Mrs. Phyllis (Jeter) Fawcett ‘99, ‘01, ‘02 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Fay Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fedo ‘80 (Georgene Policandriotes ‘74, ‘80, ‘85) Ms. Lucille M. Feeney ‘04 Mrs. Frank F. Fehrenbacher Mrs. Barbara A. Feik ‘90 Mrs. Evelyn F. (Skul) Felbinger ‘61 Mrs. Carol J. Felix ‘80 Mr. Michael A. Feminis ‘90 Mrs. Janet Fennewald ‘97 Ms. Joan L. Ferguson Mr. Joseph G. Ferrallo ‘85, ‘06, ‘07 Dr. Catherine G. Ferrario Mrs. Kathy G. Ferrell ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Ferrias Mr. Bernard D. Ferro Ms. Janice M. Fetter ‘89 Mrs. Cheryl M. Fey ‘88, ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Filotto Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gerard) Filut ‘93 Mr. Michael A. Feminis ‘90 Mrs. Janet Fennewald ‘97 Ms. Joan L. Ferguson Mr. Joseph G. Ferrallo ‘85, ‘06, ‘07 Dr. Catherine G. Ferrario Mrs. Kathy G. Ferrell ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Ferrias Mr. Bernard D. Ferro Ms. Janice M. Fetter ‘89 Mrs. Cheryl M. Fey ‘88, ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Filotto Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gerard) Filut ‘93 Mrs. Kathleen A. (Bowser) Finger ‘78 Ms. Arlene J. Finkle ‘09 Mrs. Rojeanne A. (Majewski) Fischer ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Fisher Mrs. Mary T. Fitzgerald ‘91 Mr. Lawrence J. Fitzgerald ‘78 Gloria J. Flathom ‘91 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Fleming Ms. Karen Fleshman ‘64 Ms. Monica K. Flynn ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Foguth Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Foote (Carol Koziol ‘86) Mrs. Lygia (Dominik) Ford ‘75 Mrs. Amy (Papesh) Foreman ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Forkal Mr. Joseph W. Formhals ‘86 Mrs. Susan L. (Brite) Fox ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Franklin Mr. David Franzblau Mrs. Joyce M. (Goron) Fremeau ‘70 Mrs. Alda M. Fridley ‘77 Mrs. Helen V. Frisby ‘77

Ms. Cheryl A. Frost Frost, Ruttenberg & Rothblatt Mrs. Mary Jane (Dilger) Fudacz ‘49 Mrs. Jan L. (Johnson) Fulton ‘63 Ms. Julie A. Futterer ‘93


Mrs. Kathleen M. (Granahan) Gadarowski ‘72 Mr. Gerald D. Gadsden Mr. Darren K. Gagnon ‘06 Ms. Vita M. Gambino ‘97 Dr. and Mrs. John S. Gambro Mrs. Andrea L. (Johnson) Gancarczyk ‘80 Mrs. Mary Beth (Tataren) Gannuscio ‘84 Mrs. Beverly A. (Kurpaitis) Garbs ‘64 Ms. Rebecca A. Garcia ‘93 Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Garland ‘09 (Rebecca Fleischman ‘99) Ms. Jeanne A. Gartland Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gass Mr. Michael P. Gassmann Mrs. Kay F. (Snyder) Gauble ‘79 Ms. Marilyn A. Gavin ‘78 Ms. Gail Gawlik GE Foundation Ms. Tamara A. Geary ‘86 General Machine and Tool, Inc. Mrs. Philis A. George ‘09 Mr. Kent A. George Mrs. Kathleen L. (Cooper) Gerz ‘74, ‘97 Mayor and Mrs. Thomas F. Giarrante Mrs. Anna C. (Meyer) Gill ‘58 Mrs. Debra D. Gill ‘89 Mrs. Frances A. (Hawkinson) Gilles ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Gillespie Mr. Aaron M. Gilmore ‘12 Mrs. Joyce A. Gilson ‘99 Mrs. Regina M. (Dudzinski) Giometti ‘58 Mr. Raymond Giovanini Giovanini Metals, Inc. Mrs. Mary (Cawley) Giroux ‘92 GIS Benefits, Inc. Ms. Frances A. Gitchell ‘89 Ms. Patrice M. Giuseffi ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Giuseffi Glasgow For Will County –- James Glasgow Mrs. Patricia A. (Kelly) Glass ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Glavan Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Glenn Ms. Dorothy A. Gnutek ‘10 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Goggins ‘91, ‘96 (Janet ‘94) Mrs. Beverly A. (Thomas) Golianis ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Gomora Ms. Dolores A. Gomski Mrs. Mary Ann (Feeney) Goolsby ‘71 Mr. Michael K. Gorman ‘98, ‘99

Mrs. Stella V. (Gawlak) Gosetti ‘83 Gould Excavating/Trucking Mrs. Cecilia M. (Manuel) Graham ‘91 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Grant Mr. and Mrs. Melville Gray, Jr. Dr. Barbara Greenham-Conway ‘53, ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. William M. Gregurich Ms. Gwendolyn D. Grice ‘89 Ms. Mary Ann Grigola ‘99, ‘02 Dr. June L. Grivetti Mrs. Eileen J. (Gourley) Grove ‘57 Ms. Maria L. Gulas ‘86, ‘96 Mrs. Helen E. (Danner) Gumble ‘65 Ms. Denise Gurgens ‘87 Ms. Erika Guzman ‘10 Ms. Mary A. Guzzi


Mr. and Mrs. James G. Haase Mr. and Mrs. David Habiger Mrs. Mary (Cleary) Hagemann ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Hagen ‘90 Mr. Randall E. Halberg ‘77 Mr. John R. Hale ‘02 Mrs. Suzanne R. (Bieschke) Hall ‘71 Mrs. Karen L. Hamilton Ms. Elizabeth C. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hammond Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hankovcak Mrs. Mary J. Hannon ‘94 Ms. Joyce L. Hansen ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Hanson Mr. Carl D. Harms ‘96 Mrs. Donna G. (Barker) Harper ‘79 Harris Bank Foundation Mrs. Jean (Lukeman) Harrison ‘48 Mrs. Mary Jean (Lafond) Hartlep ‘49 Dr. Bruce Hartman Mrs. Mary Anne (Wilhelmi) Hartnett ‘73 Ms. Mary Ellen Hartnett ‘81 Ms. Kay Hartung ‘62 Miss Mary Ann Hasse ‘55 Mrs. Mary M. (Fairbairn) Havens ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hayes (Shirley Vescovi* ‘49) Mrs. Virginia R. (Trudeau) Hayes ‘73 Mrs. Margaret (Scott) Haywood ‘66 Mr. and Mrs.* Watson A. Healy Ms. Clarice Hearne Ms. Pamela Heavens Mrs. Pauline L. (Jendraszak) Hefer ‘66 Mrs. Claudia J. (Ziola) Heimann ‘64 Mrs. Patricia A. (Yetter) Heimann ‘91 Mrs. Norma J. Heintzleman Mrs. Patricia A. (Langill) Heithoff ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Heldebrandt (Connie*) Mrs. Margie M. Heldt ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Henderson (Marion ‘76)

Mrs. Sylvia (Heimann) Henken ‘55 Mrs. Colette A. (Moudry) Henley ‘68 Ms. Allison R. Henning ‘11 Mrs. Sarah E. Henning ‘01 Ms. Carole A. Hepner ‘63 Mrs. Goldie Hershman Mrs. Marilyn M. (Seidl) Herzing ‘65 Mrs. Jacqueline Hickey Mrs. Janine M. (Lukowski) Hicks ‘73, ‘98 Mrs. Jeanne M. (Wise) Hicks ‘48 Dr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Hicks (Nancy ‘79, ‘91, ‘99) Mr. David J. Hilbert Ms. Patricia J. Hingst Mrs. Marilyn R. (Barker) Hinton ‘69 Mrs. Judith A. (Keilman) Hisick ‘73 Ms. Donna K. (Lewis) Hoch ‘88 Mrs. Sharon L. Hoffman ‘79 Mrs. Mary Ann (Bruzdzinski) Hoffmeister ‘83 Mrs. Joan (Sherron) Hofman ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Hogan ‘82 (Linda S. Frye ‘81) Ms. Rita A. Hogan ‘72 Dr. Belva B. Holleman ‘70 Mrs. Glenda L. Holloway ‘88 Mrs. Carole M. (Wilhelmi) Holsinger ‘49 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Holtzman Hometown National Bank Ms. Lana M. (Soper) Hood ‘93, ‘00 Ms. Beth A. Hoover ‘05, ‘09 Betty J. (Beggs) Horton, Ph.D ‘78 Mrs. Chantal (Peel) Host ‘97 Mrs. Catherine (Burgener) Hovis ‘78 Mr. Anthony C. Howard ‘02, ‘10 Mrs. Deborah J. (Zandstra) Howe ‘78, ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Huey Mr. and Mrs. Don Hughes Mr. Joel D. Huizenga ‘07 Ms. Candy A. Hull ‘90, ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Hunnicutt Mr. Robert T. Hunter, Sr. Mrs. Jeanette F. Hursman ‘01 Mrs. Carolyn L. (Kaslewicz) Huss ‘59 Mrs. Charlotte A. (Marquardt) Hyer ‘79




Mrs. Susan (Anderson) Iacopelli ‘78 IBM Corporation Illinois Tool Works Foundation IMS Health Mrs. Mary Clare (Ludwig) Incardona ‘59 Mrs. Karla S. (Vilt) Ingle ‘78 Mrs. Betty L. Inman ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Inserra Internal Medicine & Family Practice, SC Irish American Society of Will County Mr. Kent D. Irvin Ms. Sylvia Isaacson ‘86 Ms. Madonna C. Ivers ‘61

J.D. Brown and Company J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Jarda Mr. Sidney Jackson Mrs. Carol K. Jackson ‘87 Mrs. Jeanne Jacobs Mrs. Diane (Kozak) Jager ‘67 Ms. Caryn Jakielski ‘03, ‘06 Ms. Cynthia A. James ‘07 Mrs. Carol L. Janovyak ‘56, ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Jarot, Jr. Ms. Amanda L. Jensen Jensen’s Liquors & Lounge Mr. Richard Jentzen Bonnie Johansen-Werner and Duane Werner Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Johnson Mrs. Jo Carol Johnson ‘80 Dr. and Mrs. Arvid C. Johnson Ms. Loretta M. Johnson ‘78 Ms. Janet G. Johnson ‘00 Mrs. Jean T. Johnson ‘89 Mrs. Lorell A. (White) Johnson ‘61 Joliet Catholic Academy-Sr. Faith Szambelanczyk, O.S.F. ‘57 Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association Joliet Park District Joliet Public Library Joliet Town and Country Lanes, Inc. Mrs. Marilyn J. (Plavec) Jones ‘67 Ms. Dorrett P. Jones ‘05 Mrs. Carol Jones ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jones Mrs. Cora L. (Thomas) Jones ‘78 Ms. Gwyn L. Jones ‘64 Ms. Tracy Y. Jones ‘05, ‘08 Dr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Joyce Judy’s Little Blossom Mrs. Deborah N. (Friebus) Jurgenson ‘92 Mrs. Caryn (Armbruster) Justick ‘74

Mrs. Theresa M. (Long) Kaestner ‘72 Ms. Karin M. Kaiden ‘05 Mrs. Dolores S. (Sochacki) Kalayta ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kaluzny Mrs. Kitty R. (Stevens) Kamm ‘91, ‘94 Mr. James J. Kamrowski ‘92 Mrs. Ann M. (Murdock) Kane ‘53 Ms. Ronda L. (Stegenga) Kanne ‘92 Mr. William T. Kaplan Mrs. Mary (Elsner) Karafin ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kase Mr. Christopher J. Kaspar Kathy Miller State Farm Insurance Dr. Marvin Katilius-Boydstun

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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2012 to May 31,2013

FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999 Mrs. Evelyn A. Kealey ‘77 Mrs. Maureen T. (Barry) Keane ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. James Keck Mrs. Patricia A. (Sowa) Kella ‘73 Mrs. Sharon R. (Gooding) Kelleher ‘80 Mrs. Deborah S. (Lorik) Keller ‘91 Mrs. Jean D. (Dallas) Kellison ‘82 Mrs. Leatrice C. (Schauer) Kelly ‘58 Ms. Kathryn R. (Gourley) Kelly ‘59 Mrs. Mary Jo Kelly Nosal ‘88 Mrs. Mae Rose T. (Fonck) Kennedy ‘66 Mrs. Merrily (Sturm) Kennedy ‘84 Mrs. Marlene (Schaab) Kernwein ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kerr Mrs. Michele A. (Sullivan) Kibble ‘79 Mr. Kevin J. Kickels ‘92 Mrs. Lois M. Kiep Mr. and Mrs. Leonard P. Kiernan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kiernan Mrs. Karen O. Kiesel ‘85 Dr. Karen M. Kietzman ‘66 Mrs. Barbara A. Kigin ‘83 Mrs. Jane F. Kilander ‘90 Mr. Joseph L. King ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. James Klang Mrs. Maggie A. Klappauf ‘11 Mrs. Rita M. (Grogan) Klarquist ‘50 Mrs. Barbara G. (Franey) Klasing ‘64 Ms. Elizabeth Klein ‘62 Mrs. Mary A. Klein ‘79 Mr. Donald L. Klepec Ms. Joyce M. Klinger ‘67 Mrs. Marilynn F. (Jilek) Klotz ‘68 Ms. Julianne C. Kmetz ‘64 Mrs. Linda C. (Lightholder) Kmiecik ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knezetic, Jr. (Jessica ‘99) Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Knight ‘07 (Aubrey L. Durish ‘04, ‘07) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Knorr, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Knowles Mr. Jeffrey T. Knowles , Jr. ‘01, ‘12 Knowles Construction, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Knupp Mrs. Cheryl Kocanda Mr. Mark E. Koenig Mrs. Laura (DeZee) Koga ‘03, ‘06 Mrs. Christine A. Kohanzo ‘03 Mr. Jay C. Kohn Mrs. Sylvia M. Komyatte ‘85 Mrs. Mary A. (Graeve) Korducki ‘82 Mrs. Catherine A. (Devine) Korevec ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kourtidis ‘03 (Joanna Schroeder ‘05) Mrs. Barbara J. Kovach ‘83 Mrs. Colleen P. Kovic Mr. and Mrs. James C. Kowalski Mrs. Donna K. Kozak ‘05 Mrs. Mary Lou (Bourg) Kozar ‘49 Mrs. Dorothy T. (Lucius) Kozloski ‘80 Mr. Todd R. Kranpitz ‘86


A Year of Service • 2013-2014

Mrs. Candida E. (Galeaz) Kresl ‘75 Mr. Oscar H. Krieger Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Krieger (Dolores Carpenter ‘71) Ms. Barbara L. Kristin ‘73 Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Kudrna) Kruchten ‘79 Ms. Lauren A. Krull ‘12 Mrs. Joan M. (Spolorich) Krumpoch ‘69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Krupa Mrs. Jean L. (Blackburn) Ksiazak ‘84 Mrs. Karen Kubacki Mr. and Mrs. James Kubalewski (Rita M. Hirsch ‘65) Mrs. Rose Marie Kubinski Mr. Christopher J. Kuchta Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kucinic ‘78 (Patricia Schwiesow ‘65) Mr. Richard Kuehn Mrs. Patricia E. Waterbury-Kumazawa ‘91 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Kump Mrs. Irma Kump Mr. Ralph J. Kwilosz


Mrs. Adolphine T. (Gryzlo) Labate ‘63 Ms. Patricia Lafeldt ‘75 Mrs. Ruth C. (Heimann) Lager ‘55 Ms. Dana L. Lahart Mr. Richard P. Laib ‘06 Mrs. Mary (Kennedy) Lamb ‘79 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Lambert Mrs. Janis M. (Dusell) LaMont ‘84 Mrs. Jeanette (Peterson) Langebartels ‘79 Mr. Joseph Langenderfer Mr. Jimmie D. Lansford ‘79 Mrs. Leona A. (Kowalski) Laouras ‘64 Mrs. Kelly R. Lapetino ‘09 Ms. Mary Ann Larsen ‘92 Mrs. Carol A. (Michalski) Larson ‘67, ‘80 Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Anselmino) Larson ‘55 Mrs. Barbara A. (Sylvestor) Lathrop ‘85 Mrs. Dorothy Latino ‘00 Mrs. Dorothy A. (Kovach) Lauterbach ‘61 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lavin Mr. Eric J. Lawhead ‘07 Ms. Donna M. Lawien ‘06, ‘13 Lawn Works of Joliet, Inc. Mr. Stephen T. Lawrence Mrs. Readith (Pinkerton) Lawson-Norton ‘67 Mrs. Anita A. (Kasarda) Le Claire ‘71 Mrs. Debra M. (Filko) Lee ‘85, ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Leece Mrs. Vickie L. Le Gare ‘93, ‘98 Mrs. Catherine A. (Babicki) Leggero ‘69 Mr. Corbin R. Leininger ‘01 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leja Ms. Joanne M. Lendvay ‘95 Mrs. Corinne K. Lennon Mrs. Charlotte H. (Cathcart) Lenz ‘66

Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Leonard, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth J. Leone ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr. Mrs. Helen R. (Audette) Lewis ‘63 Mr. Mark A. Lichtenwalter Mrs. Marion F. (Brokish) Licwinko ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lieber Mrs. Nancy P. (Pierce) Limbach ‘65 Lindahl Marine Contractors, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Lindemulder Mrs. Carolyn (Ottino) Linden ‘83 Ms. Kathryn I. Lindgren Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Lindquist Mr. William M. Linz, III ‘09 Mrs. Therese L. (Hayes) Lipscomb ‘95 Mrs. Karen K. Liston ‘83 Mrs. Constance L. Litwiller Mr. Lewis Livermore Mr. and Mrs. Paul Loeb Mr. Kenneth R. Lohbauer Lonestar Restaurant Mr. Leonard Long (Debra Seeton* ‘99) Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lonzo Dr. JoAnn K. Lopykinski ‘89 Mrs. Julie L. (Palleschi) Lorenc ‘49 Ms. Margaret A. Lorenz Mrs. Margaret Lorenz Mrs. Shirley J. (Van Valkenburg) Lott ‘46 Ms. Lynley K. Louzensky ‘10 Mrs. Gwendolyn M. Lucas ‘91 Mrs. Karen E. (Rici) Luessenheide ‘62 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Lukitsh Ms. Rosemary A. Lux ‘52 Mrs. Susan D. (Treadman) Lyday ‘92, ‘03


Mrs. Mary Ann (Sammon) Madden ‘79 Ms. Patricia J. Magee-Burford ‘94 Ms. Cynthia Maharg Mrs. Lucille M. (Augulis) Mahoney ‘46 Ms. Vivian Makowski Dick ‘58 Mrs. Janet F. (Scharousch) Malik ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Malinowski Ms. Janet B. Maloney ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maloney Mrs. Shirley F. (Adamaitis) Maloney ‘57 Miss Josephine T. Mancuso Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mander Miss Kathleen B. Mangiaracina ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Mangin Mrs. Marianne E. (Busse) Manley ‘57 Mrs. Marion B. Manthey Mr. and Mrs. Michael Manthey Manufacturing Chemists Mr. and Mrs. Keith J. Maragi Ms. Joan E. Marchetta ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. George E. Marcinak Ms. Leslie M. Marks ‘90 Mrs. Roberta E. Marsh ‘96 Mr. John P. Marshall ‘90

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Martin Mrs. Patricia (Sorgani) Martin ‘50 Mrs. Linda M. (Yoakum) Martin ‘83 Martin Whalen Office Solutions, Inc. Mrs. Phyllis (Black) Martinec ‘79 Ms. Marietta A. (DelRose) Martinez ‘84 Ms. Laura Martinez ‘91, ‘97 Ms. Beverly A. Marzec Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Masterson Mrs. Jo Ann (Felbinger) Mathews ‘64 Mrs. Lois V. Matson ‘77, ‘89 Mrs. Betty A. Matticks ‘86 Mrs. Beverly (Pomatto) Matuszewski ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. James Matuszewski Mrs. Geri E. (Spreitzer) Mayhugh ‘71 Mrs. Carol P. (Schiffmann) Mazure ‘59 Mrs. Gloria N. Mbanu ‘01 Mrs. JoAnne (Zumer) McAuley ‘61 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. McCabe Mr. Raymond R. McCabe Ms. Mary R. McCarthy ‘04 Mrs. Mary (Doyle) McCauley ‘53 Mrs. Judith P. McCleery ‘85, ‘89 Ms. Patricia McClintock ‘93, ‘02 Ms. Stephanie R. McCollom Mr. James V. McCorkle Mrs. Diane (Dargin) McCormick ‘80 Mrs. Kathleen H. (Baye) McCrohan ‘71 Ms. Jean McCue ‘52 Mrs. Mary V. (Coghlan) McDevitt ‘96 Mrs. Frances E. (Maher) McDonald ‘58, ‘84 McDonald’s - Cam & Gail Kennedy Mrs. Margaret M. McEnery Mrs. Alice (Ahler) McEwen ‘82 Mrs. Patricia A. (Keca) McGinnis ‘60 McGrath Office Equipment, Inc. Senator and Mrs. Patrick McGuire ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. James E. McGuire Mr. Michael A. McKee and Mrs. Jackie Medland Mrs. Jean T. (Clemens) McKenna ‘73 Mrs. Arlene M. (Jordan) McLaughlin ‘93 Mrs. Nancy H. McLaughry ‘77 Mrs. Gerri (Rzansa) McMahon ‘62 Dr. Lorri S. McMeel Ms. Mary C. McNamara ‘89, ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. McSteen Mrs. Loretta C. McWilliams Meade Baltz Paints Mr. and Mrs. Julius Medez Mr. Michael McKee and Mrs. Jackie Medland Mr. Mark P. Meers Mrs. Judy Mele ‘80 Mrs. Sharon I. (Chmielewski) Melko ‘69 Mrs. Carol E. (Nedelsky) Mellen ‘65 Merck Parternship For Giving Mrs. Nancy (Schwarz) Merrill ‘63,’79 Ms. Roberta J. Messer ‘86 Mr. Thomas Metlicka ‘07 and Dr. Donna Metlicka

Ms. Maria K. Metz Michael W. Hansen, P.C. Mr. Brian J. Michalak ‘83 Mrs. Barbara A. (Radosta) Michalski ‘55 Ms. Mary Jane Michel Mr. Lawrence W. Mickas ‘96, ‘98 Mickey’s Tire & Service, Inc. Middleton Overhead Doors, Inc. Mr. Mark Midlock ‘85 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Midlock Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Migon Mr. Daniel J. Mihelich Mrs. Karen R. (Aschenbrener) Miklic ‘90, ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mikuska Milano Bakery Co., Inc. Mr. Kevin J. Miller Mrs. Rosann M. (Buswell) Miller ‘76 Mrs. Donna M. (Rodeghiero) Miller ‘63 Mrs. Louise M. (Hall) Miller ‘84 Mrs. Alma O. Miller ‘89 Ms. Debra M. Miller ‘02, ‘06 Miller Mechanical, Inc. Mrs. Mary (Mistro) Miller-Roed ‘80 Mr. Steven M. Millsaps ‘07 Mr. John Minier Ms. Karen A. Minnerath ‘91 Mrs. Lois Minor Mrs. Paula J. (Felbinger) Molinaro ‘68 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Montgomery (Merry Jo ‘97) Mrs. Rita K. (Johansen) Mooney ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moore Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore Mr. Richard Alan Moravek Mr. Donald J. Morin ‘75 Mrs. Elizabeth Morin ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morris Mr. Jeff L. Morrissette Mr. and Mrs. Ryan G. Mouw ‘96 (Beth J. Kinnikin ‘96) Mr. Submarine Mr. and Mrs. John Mudroch Mrs. Dorine M. (Berta) Muenzing ‘57 Mrs. Rebecca (Daugherty) Muhs ‘88 Ms. Clare M. Mulcahy-Rudd Mrs. Kathleen T. Mulholland-Zarate ‘05 Mrs. Norma T. (Balthazar) Mullon ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Sergio M. Murer Mrs. Jennifer Murino Mrs. Jane M. (Furdek) Murphy ‘70 Dr. Madonna M. Murphy Mrs. Mary Patricia (Farrell) Murphy ‘41 Mrs. Deborah C. Murphy ‘82, ‘98 Mrs. Marianne (Herringer) Murphy ‘62 Mrs. Gerrieann (Kiniry) Murray ‘63 Mrs. Janice L. Musson Mr. Adam C. Mutsch ‘10 Mrs. Barbara Mutz Lecky ‘69


Mr. and Mrs. James E. Nayder Mr. Darrin W. Neal ‘89 Ms. Jeanette K. Nedelsky ‘54 Mrs. Patricia G. (Ford) Nelson ‘78, ‘87 Mrs. Patricia J. Nelson Mrs. Arlene R. (Brummel) Nethery ‘55 Mrs. Beth L. (Thornton) Nettles ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Newsome Next Media Mr. Cyril Nichols Ms. Sara A. Niedrich ‘93 Mrs. Barbara E. (Veverka) Nielson ‘64 Mrs. Betty J. (Reed) Nienhueser ‘79 Mrs. Pamela J. (Kolada) Nogal ‘68 Ms. Beverly J. Nolan Mr. and Mrs. David W. Norman (Sandra M. Mule’ ‘89) Mrs. Ruby (Self ) Norman ‘82 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Norman Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ‘59 Ms. LaDonna E. Norstrom ‘70 Northern Illinois Steel Employees Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nosal (Mary Jo Kelly Nosal ‘88) Mr. Ronald J. Novak ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Novak (Julie L. Barron ‘94) Mrs. Janet R. (Schroeder) Novotny ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Nugent NuMark Credit Union


Mrs. Michele D. O’Boyle Mrs. Betsy T. O’Brien Mrs. Susan B. O’Brien ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. William F. O’Donnell (Patricia Coughlin ‘61) Miss Mary Ruth O’Donnell ‘46 Mrs. Sharon N. O’Hara ‘93 Mrs. Rita A. (Robertson) Ohlson ‘50 Mrs. Mary Ann (Schuneman) Ohnen ‘79 Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County Ms. Sandra M. Oliverio ‘90 Mr. Christopher J. Olson Mrs. Marcia R. (Halloran) O’Neal ‘69 Kent L. Oots, Ph.D. ‘78 Mrs. Anna (Franko) Orgon ‘52 Mr. Steven E. Osborn ‘85 Otis Elevator Mrs. Regina S. O’Toole ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. John O’Neill Otte David J. Ottensmeyer, M.D. ‘85 Dr. Carol A. (Veverka) Overman ‘63


Mr. Asutosh Padhi Mr. and Mrs. Gary F. Pallecone Mrs. Sharon A. Palmer ‘94, ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. George Panagopoulos Mr. and Mrs. Sam Panayotovich Mrs. Kimberly A. Pankau ‘00 Mrs. Judith V. (Gruca) Papandria ‘69 Mrs. Rosalie (Fonck) Park ‘82 Mrs. Margaret J. (Cramer) Parke ‘55 Mrs. Frances E. Parker ‘91 Mr. Clinton Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Partain (Joyce A. Crader ‘76) Mr. Jesus Partida ‘92, ‘96 Mrs. Elyse Passwello ‘81 Patrick C. Haley Mansion Dr. and Mrs. Garnet L. Patterson Mrs. Rosemarie A. (Kotesa) Patterson ‘58 Mr. and Mrs. Alan Patzik Mr. Mario V. Paulino Mrs. Paula M. (Ciomei) Pedersen ‘60 Mrs. Patricia D. (Kurucar) Pekelnicky ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Pekol ‘99 (Jeana R. Carrico ‘00) Mr. Russell D. Penny PeopleFirst Bank Mrs. Charlene (White) Persich ‘83 Mrs. Anita M. Peters ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Peters Mr. and Mrs. Michael Petrick Ms. Patricia B. Peyla Mrs. Catherine (Schramm) Pfister ‘56 Mrs. Margaret E. (Leake) Phelan ‘86 Mrs. Annette M. Phelan ‘83 Mr. Thomas J. Piasecki ‘04 Piazza & Mannerino Masonry Mr. Theodore W. Pickus Mr. Fred Piediscalzi Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pierson Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pierson Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pitcairn Ms. Virginia (Cronin) Pitts ‘54 Mrs. Barbara A. Pizzo ‘11 Mrs. Patricia M. (Kasak) Plagenz ‘54 Mr. Lawrence A. Pluth Mr. Paul A. Polarek Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Polus Ms. Penny Poninski Mr. Andrew C. Porter Ms. Antoinette V. Portis-Williams ‘99, ‘09 Mrs. Caroline L. Portlock ‘02, ‘04 Ms. Alexis T. Porto ‘13 Mrs. Golda (Sitler) Posey ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Pottorff Ms. Trecia L. Powers ‘82 Mrs. Mary F. (Wamhoff ) Pracht ‘82 Mr. Valentinas Presniakovas Mrs. Arretta M. (Workman) Price ‘82

Mr. Benjamin Price Prime Time Marketing Mr. Kenneth Prince ‘94, ‘10 Mrs. Julie A. (Nelson) Pristas ‘93, ‘02 Mrs. Elaine (Mikyska) Pritchett ‘56 Ms. Andrea C. Prola ‘07 Mr. John M. Przybyla ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Puffer


Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Qualio (Stephanie ‘05) Mrs. Therese (Ryan) Quick ‘53 Ms. Samantha M. Quigley Ms. Candice R. Quinerly ‘10 Mrs. Nancy R. Quinn ‘62


Mrs. Patricia A. (Brown) Rackouski ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Radeke Ms. Beatrice Raiman Ms. Tammy L. Ralls ‘06, ‘12 Ralph Sherman Insurance Mrs. Laurie L. (Pullara) Ramsey ‘96 Mr. Matthew A. Ramuta (Joan Nahas* ‘56) Mr. John A. Randich, Sr. ‘76 Mrs. Beverly J. Randle ‘92 Mr. Alan C. Randolph ‘07 Mrs. Deborah C. Raschi ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Rasmussen Rathbun Cservenyak & Kozol, LLC Ms. Lu Anne Rayl ‘80 Recovery Management Services, Inc. Mrs. Marie J. (Crawley) Reddy ‘50 Mrs. Mary Jane Reese ‘91 Mrs. Roberta L. (Dow) Regan ‘57 Mrs. Mary K. (Cobbs) Regur ‘86 Mr. abd Mrs. Eric J. Reinert Mrs. Mary B. (Devine) Reiter ‘73 Rendel’s, Inc. Mrs. Anna Mae (Trizna) Repke ‘60 Mrs. Susan J. (Kreshock) Retseck ‘61 Mrs. Mary L. Reuss ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Britton H. Reynolds Mr. Ronald Rhoads Mrs. Constance R. Rhodes ‘81 Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Rhodes Mrs. Ruthann M. Richardson ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Riley (Mary C. Sarcletti ‘90) Mr. and Mrs. James Ringer Dr. Dorothy A. Ritter ‘66 Mrs. Judith Ritter Darr ‘93, ‘13 Mrs. Kathleen A. Ritzman ‘96, ‘04 Mr. Phillip J. Rivers ‘98 Mrs. Mary F. (Rodriguez) Roa ‘59 John and Jean Roach ‘78, ‘82 Ms. Jeanne B. Robbin Ms. Claudette L. (Patheal) Roberts ‘78 Ms. Savithri Roberts

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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2012 to May 31,2013

FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999 Mrs. Peggy A. (Kweiser) Robidoux ‘79 Mr. Antonio N. Rodriguez ‘09 (Rocio ‘13) Mrs. Patricia K. (Dunne) Roe ‘58 Ms. Annette Roemer Mrs. Margaret A. (McClure Engblom) Rogers ‘93 Mrs. Susan M. (Doyle) Rogina ‘94, ‘99 Mrs. Melissa M. Rolinitis Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet Mrs. Donna M. (Volpo) Rominger ‘86 Ms. Vicki Rooney Mrs. Mary B. (Pelletier) Roos ‘83 Ms. Erika Rosas Dr. and Mrs. Steven Rosen (Candice Polovina ‘88) Ms. Susan E. Rosenberg ‘91 Ms. Mary Rosenberg Mrs. Mary Kay (Walter) Rowe ‘69 Mr. Troy Rudloff Mrs. Terri S. Ruff ‘98, ‘02, ‘12 Mrs. Ann T. (Faivre) Ruggaber ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. William Ruhaak Ms. Elvia Ruiz Mrs. Sally Rundquist ‘95 Mrs. Catherine A. (Quoss) Russ ‘70 Ms. Mary Ann Russ ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. E. Wesley Russell Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Clark) Ruth ‘95 Mr. Stanley E. Rutherford Mrs. Ella J. Ryan Mrs. Leila M. Ryan


S&J Door, Inc. Mrs. Therese M. (Klawitter) Safavi ‘70 Mrs. Rosemary E. (Meitner) Sakalis ‘80 Mrs. Marcie L. (Larson) Sallmann ‘79 Mr. Antonio L. Sanchez ‘85 Mrs. Tammy F. (Eisenbarth) Sangmeister ‘81 Sanofi Aventis Mr. and Mrs. Ted E. Sari Mrs. Audrey F. (Gasior) Sarmiento ‘49, ‘79 Mrs. Carol J. (Lewicki) Schaffer ‘79 Mr. Edward J. Schaffer Mrs. Sandra (Cousineau) Schaffner ‘67 Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schara (Rita Guertin ‘51) Mrs. Judith (Jerger) Schatz ‘71 Mrs. Joyce C. Scheidt Mr. and Mrs. Jason P. Schladenhauffen (Lexi A. Herrera ‘00) Ms. Sharon R. Schneider ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schoeberle ‘03 (Angela Barrows ‘01) Mr. and Mrs. Keith Schomig Ms. Colette M. Schrank ‘10 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schroeder Mrs. Mary Schuljak Mr. and Mrs. John G. Schultz Mrs. Gina L. Schwartz ‘92 Mrs. Mary M. (Gregurich) Schweitzer ‘64


A Year of Service • 2013-2014

Mrs. Josephine (Huber) Schweitzer ‘57 Ms. Margaret M. Schwiesow ‘63, ‘80 Mr. George H. Scott, Jr. Mrs. Mary Patrice (Crane) Scully ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sears Mr. Jeffrey R. Secord Mrs. Lillian R. (Barnas) Sedgwick ‘55 Mr. Brian K. Seeley ‘02 Ms. Sandra Sefcik Campbell Mrs. Marian S. Seib ‘88, ‘91 Ms. Mary Louise Sejda ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Selzer Mr. Gerald J. Sendra Ms. Rebecca M. Senese ‘12 Ms. Joyce M. Senffner ‘60 Serene Hair Design Limited Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Serr (Shannon Koterba ‘95) Mrs. Helen A. (Jones) Settle ‘81 Ms. Maryann Sevening ‘71 Mrs. Audrey J. Shaffer ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shankland ‘84 Mrs. Mary E. Shankland Mrs. Janet (Vriesema) Shanley ‘82 Mr. David P. Shea ‘84 and Dr. Rita Tamulis-Shea ‘83 Mrs. Linda A. Shea ‘11 Mrs. Diane M. Shelton ‘83 Dr. Patricia L. Shelvy ‘13 Mrs. Marjorie L. (Demiere) Shirley ‘42 Mrs. Shirley M. (Fry) Shubat ‘93 Mrs. Edmee (Pallares) Sienkowski ‘79 Mrs. Jeanne M. Sierka ‘92 Ms. Kathryn A. Sikora ‘90 Mr. and Mrs. Ross R. Sikyta Mr. Randy Silzer Ms. Margaret Simak and Ms. Virginia Simak Mrs. Paulette (Coons) Simmons ‘71, ‘90 Mrs. Susan G. (Balmes) Simms ‘60 Mrs. Grace A. (Gozder) Simonaitis ‘60 Mrs. Janet L. (Zenkus) Simpson ‘69 Ms. Marilyn P. Sims Ms. Deidre Sinchak ‘02 Mrs. Noralee M. (Lyons) Singer ‘71 Ms. Jane Siron and Mr. Ronald Esco Mrs. Mary (McCoy) Sisley-Shuker ‘76 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Skinner Mr. and Mrs. George D. Skiotes Ms. Jeanette L. Skul ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Slattery (Rita ‘91) Ms. Sandra L. Sloka ‘06 Mrs. Colleen A. (James) Slouf ‘70 Mrs. Catherine (Weberg) Smirnoff ‘64 Ms. Carol J. (Caughey) Smith ‘52 Ms. Dorothea L. Smith ‘01 Ms. Joan (Neff ) Smith ‘81 Miss Frances M. Smith ‘78 Mrs. Sharleen A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith Mr. Wayne Smith Mrs. Dolores M. (Grenchik) Smolen ‘50

Mrs. Beverly A. Snyder ‘92, ‘97 Miss Jeanette A. Snyders ‘76 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Socarras Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Soldan ‘93 (Christina ‘94, ‘05) Mrs. Dorothy (Crawford) Soller ‘84, ‘91 Mrs. Mary K. Solon-Goers ‘73 SOM Munoz Inc./Scottie Munoz–Atotonilco Sosnoski Exterminating, Inc. Mrs. Vilaylack Soulivong ‘09, ‘10 South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium Mrs. Cathleen D. Spangler ‘00, ‘04, ‘07 Mr. Tyke Spencer Mr. and Mrs. David D. Spesia ‘05, ‘08 Mrs. Bernadine M. Spieler Mr. Craig D. Spiers Mr. Paul W. Spiezio ‘82 Mrs. Kathleen M. Spotts ‘90, ‘94 Mrs. Barbara A. (Brausch) Sprenger ‘63 Ms. Mary Jo Sprunk ‘69 Ms. Susan K. (Scarcelli) Spurgeon ‘78 St. Ambrose CCW St. Mary Magdalene Church Mr. Paul Stachowicz ‘86 Mrs. Adrienne M. (Lessard) Stack ‘92 Standard Bank and Trust Company Mrs. Doris A. (Walledom) Stangland ‘79 Mrs. Helen L. Stangle Mrs. Janice M. (Jaksetich) Staniszewski ‘70 Mrs. Lola J. (Stoltz) Stanley ‘79 Mrs. Melody Stark ‘98, ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Starosta ‘98 (Catherine ‘98) Mr. Kent J. Staver ‘91 Mrs. Karen A. (Thury) Stein ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stenzel Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Stephen Mrs. Nancy Stephens ‘78 Mrs. Marguerite M. Stephenson ‘93 Ms. Amy Stevens Mrs. Marilyn L. (Laverty) Stewart ‘65 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stiglich ‘79 (Mary Jo Kinsella ‘80) Mrs. Carla J. (Simons) Stiles ‘90 Mrs. Edith T. Stoneking ‘79 Mrs. Anita L. (Nelson) Storie ‘68 Susan A. Stowe, Ph.D Dr. Michael Stowe Mrs. Teri Strauman Mr. John M. Strus Mrs. Alice A. (Glowacki) Strzalka ‘51 Student Government Association 2007 Mrs. Tammie Rae (Fairbairn) Studer ‘84 Mrs. Minola C. (Williams) Sturm ‘39 Mrs. Rose L. (Barton) Suiter ‘96 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan (Margaret Bacon ‘96) Mr. Charles J. Sullivan ‘06 Susan S. Lewis Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry J. Svejda

Mrs. Marguerite Svenson ‘78, ‘91 Mrs. Marjorie H. (Hindert) Swenson ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Szoke ‘78 (Donna M. Musich ‘80, ‘04)


T. Castro Produce Ms. Thelma L. (Tennyson) Talley ‘79 Ms. Lydia Tamez ‘07 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Tapak Taquerias Atotonilco Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Tarizzo Dr. Troy L. Tatum ‘87, ‘95 Ms. Eunice H. Taylor TCBY TCF National Bank Mrs. Juliann M. (Torkar) Teasdale ‘63 Mrs. Gayle P. (Duchene) Tennant ‘72 Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Teresiak Mr. Duane L. Tesdall Mr. Daniel Tessiatore Mr. and Mrs. Jeffry S. Tessiatore Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Tessiatore Mr. and Mrs. Michael Testa Mrs. Loretta R. Teter ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Thanas The Gammon Group, Inc. The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate The Pentair Foundation Miss Idella F. Theriault ‘82 Mrs. Maryellen C. (Held) Thomas ‘50 Mr. George J. Thomas Ms. Diane L. Thompson ‘83 Mrs. Mary J. (Funk) Thuma ‘62 Mrs. Patricia H. (Harrigan) Tierney ‘89 Mrs. Noreen T. (Kennedy) Tierney ‘57 Mrs. Maggie Tobolaski Mrs. Ruth (Kramer) Tomala ‘74 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tonelli (Florence Moore ‘60) Amy and Steve Topel Mrs. Lou Ann H. Tousey ‘84 Mrs. Karen A. Towns ‘03 Transit Solutions Inc. Dr. Armando Travelli Tri-K Supplies, Inc. Ms. Antonette Trinchese ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. David J. Trizna Ms. Suzanne M. Trousil Miss Geraldine A. (O’Connor) Troutman ‘69 Mr. John M. Trusty ‘75 Mrs. Phyllis A. Tschumper ‘80 Mr. Daniel F. Tuider Mr. Thomas J. Turigliatto ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Turk Mr. Frederick W. Turk ‘90 Mrs. Carol B. Turney ‘91, ‘07 Ms. Terri Tyner ‘73 Mrs. Ann Tyrell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Tyrell ‘86 (Karen ‘01)


Ms. Ann Uedelhofen Joondeph Mrs. Kathleen A. (Tadey) Ullian ‘74 Ms. Arlene A. Ulrich ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Uraski, Jr. Mr. Mark S. Urban Ms. Elizabeth M. Ursitti


Ms. Diane Vaccarino ‘98 Ms. Josephine J. Vago ‘79 Mrs. Juanita Valentino ‘88 Maribel Valle, PhD Mrs. Joann D. (Franey) Van Antwerp ‘56 Mrs. Amy S. VanDolson Mrs. Mary J. (Bergan) Vann ‘79 Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Vercelote Mrs. Joann Verdeyen ‘77 Mrs. Marilyn R. (Beales) Viator ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Vidmar Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Villa ‘93 (Kendall R. Hibner ‘93) Mrs. Nellie Vinson ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Vogen ‘93 (Tracey L. Carmack ‘92) Mr. and Mrs. George W. Voitik Dr. and Mrs. Gary F. Voyce (Beverly ‘87) Mr. Robert A. Vroegindewey, Jr. ‘93


Mr. Andrew D. Wahlstrom ‘92 Ms. Katrina A. Waite ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Shaun D. Walder Mrs. Amber L. Waldron ‘13 Mrs. Diane Walker ‘92 Mrs. Kelly A. (Douglas) Walker ‘84, ‘06 Mrs. Patricia S. (Sullivan) Walkley ‘80 Mrs. Doris A. (Pohl) Wallace ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Brendan J. Walsh ‘05 (Jessica Saraga ‘05) Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Shawn T. Walsh ‘00 (Amy ‘03) Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Ward Mrs. Ina C. Ward ‘90 Mrs. Janet G. Ward ‘90 Mr. Michael L. Ward ‘88 Dr. Barbara Watters ‘79 and Dr. James H. Watters Mrs. Phyllis A. (Schultz) Wear ‘75 Mrs. Eileen C. Webb Mr. David L. Weber Mrs. Anne J. (Hutchings) Webster ‘50 Mrs. Marilyn Weeks ‘92 Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Weiss (Margaret R. Rozman ‘61) Mrs. Marie E. (Loyce) Weiss ‘85 Mrs. Darcy J. Welsh ‘04 Mrs. Linda C. Wheeler ‘87, ‘05

Ms. Kathy N. Whiting ‘05 Mrs. Marjorie F. (Freiburg) Wiemels ‘60 Ms. Ann J. (Holland) Wilcox ‘81 Mr. Bob Will Mrs. Marie Williams ‘89 Mrs. Nancy M. Williams ‘88 Mrs. Pat M. Williams ‘79 Mrs. Peggy A. Williams ‘82 Mrs. Mona M. (Hilsabeck) Wilson ‘68 Mrs. Beverly C. (Auther) Wilson ‘81 Dr. Carol Wilson & Mr. Charles Vasconez Ms. Patricia A. (O’Byrne) Winchel ‘82 Windy City Popcorn & Supply Co. Ms. Denise E. Winfrey Mrs. Penelope S. Winnick ‘92, ‘05 Mrs. Karen E. (Germer) Wirka ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wirt (Alice Davies ‘66) Mrs. Jeannine M. Witowski ‘98 Mrs. Gwendolyn A. Witsaman ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Witty ‘81 Ms. Rose A. Wlos ‘64 Mrs. Loretta C. Wojtak ‘73 Mrs. Joan (Bisenius) Woksa ‘77 Mrs. Kathlene M. Wolf Mrs. Arlene S. (Axvig) Woodson ‘82, ‘85 Mrs. Joan V. (Payton) Workman ‘96 Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ‘45 Mrs. Judith K. Wright ‘81 Mr. Lucien J. Wroblewski Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wroblewski Mrs. Anne M. (Rademacher) Wulf ‘54 Mrs. Dorothy M. Wutt ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Wychocki Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Wyrostek Ms. Donna M. Wysock ‘75


Mr. Jeffrey Yackley Ms. Pauline M. Yatsko ‘53 Ms. Cassie Y. Yatuni ‘13 Mrs. Clarice E. Yetter ‘82 Mr. Daniel G. Younker ‘07, ‘08

Three Oaks Legacy Society Three Oaks Legacy Society members support the university’s mission and vision by including the university in their estate and financial plans up to May 31, 2013. For more information visit Anonymous ‘46 Anonymous ‘49 Anonymous ‘52 Anonymous ‘53 Anonymous ‘58 Anonymous ‘59 Anonymous ‘61 (2) Anonymous ‘66 (2) Anonymous ‘68 (2) Anonymous ‘71 Anonymous ‘81 Anonymous ‘84 Anonymous ‘92 Anonymous ‘09 Mrs. Marilyn A. Auth ‘48 Mrs. Jo Ann McDonald Barber ‘52 Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit (Margaret Kennedy ‘69) Mrs. Kay (Cox) Bissonnette ‘46 Ms. Mary Kay Blake ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Blessent Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ‘79 Mrs. Marlene (Stepaniak) Bremmer ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne S. Brown Mr. Richard L. Chavez Mrs. Sally (Terman) Cohan ‘71 Ms. Marcella A. Cromley ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy (Jeanette O’Donnell ‘49) Mrs. Mary Ann (Bonkowski) Duderstadt ‘68 Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster (Mary Lou Lechowich ‘66) Mrs. Dolores (Torres) Kennedy ‘56 Mr. John H. Leach (Cecily*) Miss Rose E. Mancuso Mrs. Anna Louise Masching ‘46 Mr. Vincent K. McGirr Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ‘59 Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer (Margaret Connor ‘61) Ms. Nancy J. Russell ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl (Marcille Pasdertz ‘67) Mr. James P. Sczepaniak Ms. Marlene A. Skau ‘98 Mrs. Deborah A. Sterling ‘06 Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne Krawchuck* ‘70) Mr. James E. Walsh (Donna Kaminski* ‘64) Eileen and Packey Webb Family Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ‘45


Ms. Margaret M. Zak ‘96 Mrs. LeeAnn (Shell) Zaremba ‘98 Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Zasada ‘08 (Julie A. Sowiak ‘98) Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Zech, Jr. (Paula Martin ‘92) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Zier Zimmerman Enterprises, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Zordan Mrs. Susan A. (Zydek) Zupanic ‘80 Mrs. Joan J. (Reckendorf ) Zupec ‘85

NON-CASH GIFTS Estate of Eugenia M. Bank ’40 (2) BMO–Harris Bank Mr. and Mrs. Norman Codo (Charlotte ’74) Sendra Service Corporation

Mr. Thomas S. Uraski, Jr. Webb Boys Leasing/J. Bradley Webb Dr. Lawrence A. Wyllie

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Ways YOU Can Give to USF F R A N C I S A N N UA L F U N D : Through the Francis Annual Fund, alumni, friends and parents can support USF with an annual gift. Our direct mail & phonathon campaigns help USF secure the resources needed to fund the university’s most immediate needs and provide financial aid and scholarships for students. M ATC H I N G G I F T S : Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations — sometimes matching 100 percent or two or three times the value of your contribution. P L A N N E D G I V I N G : Estate planning enables donors to leave a legacy at USF and support future generations of students. Planned gifts also allow our alumni and friends to fulfill their financial and estate planning goals. Planned Giving is an opportunity for charitable giving in circumstances that may not otherwise allow a donor to make a gift to the University of St. Francis. By taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides in formulating a plan that delivers benefits to you the donor, your heirs in certain instances and USF. Planned giving offers great tax savings and can provide an income stream for life.

Common Types of Planned Gifts: • Estate Planning/Will – Bequest • Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) • Appreciated Assets (Securities, Stock, etc.) • Retirement Assets • Charitable Remainder Trust(s) (CRT) • Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) • Life Estate Reserved (Gift of Remainder) • Bargain Sale • Real Estate • Personal Property • Life Insurance

For more information on ways to support USF, contact the Advancement Office at (800) 822-8280. 40

A Year of Service • 2013-2014

DECEMBER 2013 To kick off the Christmas season, President Johnson served as grand marshal for the City of Joliet’s Light Up the Holidays parade in downtown Joliet and then held a Christmas lighting on campus.

Calendar of Events

2014 JANUARY 11 Business Alumni Network Meeting 18 Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game Men’s Tennis Alumni Reunion

24 Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management Alumni Gathering 25 Caritas Scholarship Ball Saturday Info Sessions are hosted at USF on most Saturdays, January–April, at 10 a.m. Check the USF website for a list of confirmed sessions.

FEBRUARY 6 Career Networking Progressive Dinner 9 Music at Moser: Jim Stopher Benefit Piano Concert 13 Sunny Hill Nursing Home - Alumni Service Day 17 Bernie Day for freshmen (10 a.m. or 2 p.m.) 19 Open House: transfers, adult undergrad & graduate students (5-7 p.m.) 21 Parents’ Network Night with Mission IMPROVable MARCH 1 Nursing Alumni Reunion Brunch 6 Alumni Blackhawks Game 8 Business Alumni Network Meeting 13 Music at Moser: Rembrandt Chamber Players

MARCH continued 19 Open House: transfers, adult undergrad & grad students (5-7 p.m.) 20 USF’s Spring Musical 21 USF’s Spring Musical 22 USF’s Spring Musical 26 Speaker & Book Signing – Former USF coach and athletic director, Pat Sullivan, presents his new book: Attitude – The Cornerstone of Leadership.

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Music at Moser: Volcano Radar with Elbio Barilari Guinness World Record-Setting Attempt (see page 13)

APRIL 2 Education Alumni Network Meeting 5 Music at Moser: Vocal Jazz Ensemble 12 Breakfast with the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt Music at Moser: Concert Chorale

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Music at Moser: Guitar Ensemble Music at Moser: Schola Cantorum & Singing Saints Relay for Life of Oak Lawn & Alumni Service Day Joliet Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Square Theater Music at Moser: Joliet Symphony Orchestra

MAY 10 Business Alumni Network Meeting 20 Relay for Life of Milwaukee & Alumni Service Day

For details or to register for alumni events: (877) 811-ALUM | | For athletics information or game schedules: (815) 740-3464 | For information about all other university events and activities: (800) 735-7500 |

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2013-2014, Issue 1 of the official magazine of the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

University of St. Francis Magazine  

2013-2014, Issue 1 of the official magazine of the University of St. Francis in Joliet.