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State-of-the-art science building soon to become a reality at USF


Community members recognized for service and leadership

Alumni and donor news, including the 2014-15 honor roll of donors

A Message From the President

A Welcoming Community of Learners Dear Members of the USF Family, Welcome to the latest issue of Engaging Mind and Spirit — our University of St. Francis magazine and one way that we strive to remain connected to you: our alumni, our friends, our parents, our employees, and our supporters…in short, our USF family.

Our mission statement makes it clear that we aspire to be “a welcoming community of learners.” This is

an important part of the USF culture, “the USF difference” that you see celebrated in many stories in this issue! Whether in our classroom learning environments, our co-curricular experiences, or the way we treat each Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. President

other each and every day, we strive to ensure that everyone feels a sense of belonging, a sense of welcome.

Now, SAYING that you strive for something and actually DOING it are two different things, and one could

argue that magazines like this one may be providing a biased view — i.e., only telling a carefully-selected part of the story. That’s why our strategic plan — and, yes, it always comes back to the strategic plan! — works

OUR MISSION As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan

to ensure that we remain focused upon our campus culture and environment, and that we measure our progress.

I’m pleased to report that our students — across all our degree programs — report that “I have a clear sense

of belonging at USF.” In fact, in last year’s nationally-administered Noel-Levitz surveys of student satisfaction, 82% of our undergraduate, 73% of our degree completion, and 78% of our online students responded positively to that statement. (This is tracked under goal three of our strategic plan’s first objective, which is focused on broadening of our intentional communities to increase students, employees, and alumni’s sense of belonging will reinforce these efforts.) This was affirmed by a second campus climate survey, in which 95%

values and charism,

of our students reported being “comfortable” with the campus climate.

engaged in a continuous

pursuit of knowledge,

environment that attracts, develops, and retains faculty, staff, and administrators who perform at the top of

faith, wisdom, and justice,

their profession and embrace USF’s mission and values. To that end, we are committed to providing internal

and ever mindful of a

mentoring and professional support and encouraging and celebrating external development, research, and

tradition that emphasizes

peer collaboration. I’m pleased to report that, in last year’s Noel-Levitz College Employee Satisfaction Survey,

reverence for creation,

93% and 79% of USF employees reported being satisfied with their employment and their opportunities for

compassion, and peace-

professional development, respectively, at USF. In terms of our campus culture and policies, our employee

making. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world

What about our employees? The entire point of the fifth objective of our strategic plan is to cultivate an

satisfaction increased by a statistically significant amount in 32 out of 35 categories between 2011 and 2015. Indeed, USF employees were more satisfied than our comparison group (private, four-year, not-for-profit institutions) in 18 of the 30 categories in which comparisons were possible. Finally, 92% of our employees reported being “comfortable” in our campus climate survey.

While we certainly are committed to continuous improvement and recognize that we have additional

work to do, I am understandably proud of the welcoming environment that the USF family has worked to

through service and

create and maintain for each other.


Given this environment, I continue to consider myself incredibly blessed to serve as your president and

promise to work hard to earn the trust that you have placed in me. Peace and all good things,

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. President

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The Landscape of Science

A new, state-of-the-art science building is soon to be a reality at USF’s main campus.

CO NTEN T Michael Austin | Feature Interviews Denise M. Baran-Unland (Shaw Media) Becky Blankenship Bonnie Covelli | COBHA Erin Evans | COE Julie Futterer Katie Smith Jeremy Grachan David Hilbert | Athletics Michele O’Boyle | CAS

USF Success Campus News

Staying Connected


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

Faith & Mission University Ministry


Jerri Wills | LCON



Giving Back

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The Fighting Saints USF Athletics

Alumni News

Tracie Terlep | LCON

Donor News

Honor Roll Annual Donors 2014-2015 Financial Statements

Cherry Hill Studios Julie Futterer

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Calendar of Events Events and Activities

Other USF employees, students & friends

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Feature Stories

Exploring the Landscape of SCIENCE at USF


he 35,000 square-foot LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall will be built at the corner of Wilcox and Douglas Streets, and will house state-of-the art teaching laboratories, student/faculty research laboratories, faculty offices, student study lounges, a multipurpose lecture hall, an atrium, an outdoor green space and a green roof.


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cience plays an important role in our

lives and dominates the culture in

learning with classroom work. Students explore

approved the construction of a new science

which we live and work. Advances

cadaver dissection, dive into summer research

building where the Pat Sullivan Recreation

in technology and science are transforming our

projects through the SURE program, and take

Center parking lot is now located. It will be the

world at a fast pace, and it is important that our

part in courses and internships at nationally

first new construction on the Joliet campus in

young people are prepared for it.

acclaimed research facilities. These experiences

more than 30 years.

prepare students for a myriad of different careers.

the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, who

Also, the Biology and Environmental Science

Streets, the three-story, 35,000-square-foot facility

founded the school with an anchor in science

Fellows Programs represent a unique opportunity

will be bordered on one side by Wilcox Street,

through nursing and health care. Current faculty

for freshman research at USF, which is unheard

and the space between the new building and

members continue to provide quality program-

of at larger schools. The result of the research

the Rec Center will become an extension of the

ming that allows students to excel in the most

experience is a presentation of findings at a local/

Quad. Parking will be relocated to new lots being

competitive of scientific fields, and USF students

national meeting or conference, to develop stu-

built at various spots on campus. The facility will

go on to fill research internships, enter medical

dents’ interpersonal and public speaking skills—

include teaching laboratories, student/faculty re-

school and benefit from job placement after

core skills for career success.

search laboratories, faculty offices, student study

The University of St. Francis is sponsored by

USF’s science courses incorporate hands-on

they graduate.

numerous proposals, the USF Board of Trustees

Located at the corner of Wilcox and Douglas

lounges, a multi-purpose lecture hall, an atrium,

Important to Everyone

an outdoor green space and a green roof.

The University of St. Francis attracts top students

President Arvid C. Johnson has announced two

One of the key aspects of a liberal arts education

with strong academic credentials. With that, the

significant gifts made by university supporters to

is a curriculum enriched in the sciences. USF’s

demand for expanded academic programs in

jump-start the construction.

department of natural sciences offers a wide

the sciences and the need for state-of-the art

range of courses in the areas of biology,

laboratory space and equipment in each science

‘83 Bellah was announced in October. Their con-

chemistry, environmental science, physics

discipline has become crucial for future growth.

tribution will name the 150-seat, multi-purpose

and allied health. Our curriculum has been

The current facilities have been stretched beyond

lecture hall, slated to be installed at the south end

designed to improve science literacy while

their capacity and have been creating obstacles

of the building. It will serve as a classroom, event

developing critical and analytical thinking and

for curriculum advancement.

and meeting space for not only students but also

creative problem solving. Forty-five percent of

the community.

freshmen and transfer students enter USF declar-

have been discussing various options for expan-

ing a major within a science field. Thirty-six

sion to ensure that science finds a true “home”

porters to our programs not only in terms of their

percent of last year’s graduating class earned a

on campus. After discussing financial realities,

treasure but also in giving so much of their time

degree in one of those fields.

considering space limitations, and looking at

and talents,” said Johnson. “Their past giving has

Science Matters at USF

To that end, over the last decade, USF leaders

To make the project a more exciting reality,

A major gift from Bill ‘82 and Trish (Banks)

“Bill and Trish have been tremendous sup-

AT LEFT: You can find lots of interesting things in USF’s science labs, ranging from spiders to microscopes to skeletons! Out on the field, biology students and nature enthusiasts at USF get the opportunity to enjoy volunteer work a few times a year at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and other local outdoor havens.

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Rendering of New Science Center lecture hall.

Donors Bitz and Dottie Brown

the Franciscan charisms of service

community of Joliet by enhanc-

sciences courses will continue to be

and leadership in their lives.

ing the learning environment for

taught in Tower Hall.) Each of the

all biology, nursing, and education

three clusters in the new building

Bitz, a proud Navy veteran from

students. The LaVerne & Dorothy

will share equipment and space,

World War II and partner of Brown

Brown Science Hall will also enable

creating interdisciplinary and sus-

& Lambrecht Earthmovers, the

the university to offer biochemistry

tainable learning opportunities for

couple continues to give through

and chemistry majors.”

science students. The building will

the generous and thoughtful actions

also include one large research area

included our athletic programs, the

of Dottie. When Dottie was asked to

the facility annually. Science is

for students and faculty members in

communication and media arts

consider a gift to the science build-

important to the future generations

all clusters to share and learn from

department, and the university as a

ing campaign, she paused to reflect.

of students, and the new state-of-

each other.

whole. Everyone on our campus has

She was sure to emphasize that

the-art building will support the

been touched by their generosity.”

“This gift is given from both Bitz and

innovative science curriculum that’s

importantly they DO science at USF,

Donors Bill and Trish (Banks) Bellah


Despite the 2013 passing of

Hundreds of students will utilize

Students learn science, but more

I. We have been blessed and realize

already in place. The facility will

and that has made all the difference.

announced by the USF Board

it is our responsibility to share our

allow present science instruction to

Construction of the new building

of Trustees in December. Given

blessings with others.”

be segmented into three academic

is slated to begin this spring, with

by LaVerne (Bitz) and Dorothy

clusters: microbiology, genetics, and

a groundbreaking ceremony sched-

(Dottie) Brown, the funds will

be over-used at times in describing

molecular biology on the first floor;

uled for April.

support the university’s strategic

the impact of gifts, but in this case, it

human anatomy, physiology and

objectives, including the new sci-

is entirely appropriate and merited,”

biomechanics on the second floor

ence building. The entire build-

said Johnson. “This gift will trans-

and chemistry, organic chemistry

ing will be named in honor of the

form the sciences at the University

and biochemistry on the third floor.

Browns, who have long exemplified

of St. Francis and strengthen the

(Ecology, evolution and behavioral

A second major gift was

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“The term ‘transformational’ can

New Science Courses Piloted


ast summer the Department

Bromer’s class studied plants and

classes that teach students how to

projects that emphasize the physics,

of Natural Sciences started

things like a leaf’s stomata, which

fish, but rather, this course teaches

chemistry and biology of fly-fishing.

planning a new course

are small openings through which

students how to use a scientific

The science of fly-fishing is inher-

called Beginning Investigative

gases are exchanged.

approach to the enjoyable sport of

ently interdisciplinary with interac-

Experiences in Biology. The course

fly-fishing. (“And to life,” adds Dr.

tions between the biotic and abiotic,

was piloted this past fall and will

includes a lesson toward the end

Bromer.) Students will study in

between terrestrial and aquatic, and

be mandatory for all freshmen and

titled “Institutional Research Board

local creeks, streams and ponds.

between people and nature. Thus,

transfer biology majors beginning in

and Ethical Research.” During this

students will take interdisciplin-

fall of 2016.

reflection, students looked at three

was at a conference and heard a talk

ary approaches to act as scientists,

Says course instructor Dr. Bill

case studies and decided whether

on the concept of fly-fishing. The

fishermen, and citizens in order to…

Bromer, “It’s a first starting point for

or not the science was “good” (i.e.

man who spoke had written a book,

• seek a wider understanding of the

students to learn science. Current

Was a control used? Did they get the

and Bromer thought to himself,

labs are ‘canned’ and some have

right data?) and ethical. For instance,

“I want to teach this at USF!” The

been done many times, such as

a case occurred where cancer cells

book talks about the physics of a fly

learning the microscope, or deter-

were being injected into death row

rod (which casts a line, not a lure)

mining what cells look like and what

inmates. Students researched the

— how it works, different weights,

they do. This course is more broad.”

facts and decided right vs. wrong.

different flexibilities. Also, the chem-

istry of the water — temperature,

Instead of a lab each week, there

Part of the class timeline

Overall, the pilot course this

A number of years ago, Bromer

natural world. • question how humans interact with our environment. • appreciate the natural beauty and evaluate our role as stewards of our aquatic environments. • become lifelong learners by

are two to three major projects

fall “was really good,” according to

how it affects life in the water, what

each semester. Students are given


IS the life in the water?

including the scientific approach

a scenario, and they need to arrive

in an arsenal of problem-solving

at answers by deriving their own

major. Students need to know how

tion, The Science of Fly-Fishing

questions. Each of the three faculty

to do certain things for their careers,

will investigate the basic scien-

members who taught this course

and this class is going to be a fun

tific principles behind the sport,

should be able to apply the scientific

in the fall used a different scien-

way to learn,” he said.

which integrates the art of casting

method to evaluate issues in every-

tific topic and approach with their

Another science course has been

and predicting fish behavior with

day life; summarize the basic phys-

students. Dr. Erick Essick’s students

approved at USF, and this one is a bit

the physics of high-tech fly rods,

ics of fly-casting and demonstrate

studied physiology (for example,

more unusual: The Science of Fly-

chemistry and fluid mechanics of

the effects of different rods and fly

heart rate and blood pressure).

Fishing. The three-credit hour, four-

water, and biology of fish and their

lines through physical measure-

Dr. Brian Moskalik’s students

week course has been approved to

prey. Students will make observa-

ments and by actually casting a rod;

studied behavioral science—how

meet the Scientific Inquiry Learning

tions, devise hypotheses, design

and use physical, chemical, and

crickets behave, differences between

Outcome for General Education.

experiments, collect data, interpret

biotic characteristics to evaluate

male and female singing, etc. Finally,

This course is not like commercial

the findings, and report the results of

different bodies of water.

“It’s a lot of work to be a science

According to the course descrip-

tools. By the end of the class students

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Feature Stories

Q&A Science Selfies Jeremy Grachan Junior

Becky Blankenship Junior

Biology major with a minor in Chemistry (Pre-Medicine)

Environmental Science major

What made you choose USF’s science program? I chose the USF science program for two main reasons. The first was that the

I chose USF’s science program because I was accepted into the Biology

classes were not huge, giving me the opportunity to work one-on-one with

Environmental Science Fellowship. I saw it as a great way to gain experi-

professors and get more opportunities, like research. The other reason was

ence that I otherwise would not have gained. The fact that there was also

that we had a cadaver lab that offered a dissection course. This is one of the

a scholarship didn’t hurt of course!

greatest courses I have taken because I was able to learn hands on.

What’s the most innovative thing you’ve done as a science student at USF? Human Dissection has been by far my favorite and most beneficial class.

What’s the most innovative thing I’ve done as a science student? Well, I really

In Human Anatomy, we learn the structures of the human body, their

like to get students involved with sustainability and going green. That’s kind

functions, and locations. We use the cadavers to help us in this class. When

of my thing—especially because it is not an issue typically on students’ minds.

I got to actually dissect a cadaver though, I got a much better understand-

My freshman year I started organizing river cleanups through the forest pre-

ing of certain structures by actually moving them, dissecting them out, and

serve as a service project for the Council for Environmental Awareness (CEA),

going more in-depth than you do in the class.

and I have organized one each semester since then. Several students always participate in each outing, and I feel like this event, in particular, lets students actually connect the dots between our waste and the negative impact it has on the environment. It also lets them see and experience how easy it is to make a huge difference.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve learned through your research? The coolest thing I have learned is probably that science does not work

Participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).

as nicely as it does in a general lab within a course. When you are doing

Dr. Bill Bromer, William Batsch and I were catching crayfish in the streams

your own project by designing it yourself, writing it yourself, and executing

around Joliet to determine the effect of the upstream migration of the

it yourself, things do not always go as planned. You have to learn to adapt

invasive rusty crayfish. It was amazing seeing firsthand how devastating the

to whatever happens-- from having test subjects needing a week off, to

rusty crayfish were on the native crayfish populations. I absolutely loved

issues with equipment, to missing materials that are backordered in the

the field research, even when my waders weren’t quite high enough.

middle of the experiment-- anything can happen in research.

What is your favorite facility to work in and why? (chem lab, spider lab, cadaver lab, etc.) The cadaver lab is by far my favorite. I find working with the cadavers so

My favorite place to work is in the field. I believe that’s pretty natural for an

interesting and beneficial that it is somewhat peaceful to be in there. I feel

environmental science student. (See what I did there? “Natural?” Yeah, yeah,

like what I do in there is helpful to other students and helpful to me.

I know I’m not funny!) When I am on campus, I spend most of my time in the Kirk Center in Tower Hall doing homework and tutoring. There is a great sense of community in that room. The professors, the students, and the free food left on the table all help to create a great atmosphere: one where you can socialize, get work done, and ask for help.


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Jeremy Grachan, Junior

Becky Blankenship, Junior

Are you excited about the new science building? What do you think it will offer new science students? I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR THE NEW BUILDING! I cannot wait to see

I am very excited about the new science building even though I will not

what improvements will be made. I am probably the most excited to see

get to use it before I graduate. I was one of several students that gave the

the research labs since I do research in Exercise Physiology. It gets kind of

architects suggestions on what we think the building will need in order to

tight in the lab we’re in now, and the new design looks like it would make

be awesome, and I will definitely come back to see how it turns out! I think

the research so much easier. The new building has tons of things to offer

the new building will help knit a stronger relationship between the different

new students, including spaces better designed for labs (which will make

science departments and create a greater sense of community for the

it easier to do better experiments and see what the professor is talking


about), new research spaces (which will give students more research space and will hopefully allow more students to do research), and finally, more space for students to interact with faculty besides the Kirk Center.

Who is your favorite instructor and why? Dr. Erick Essick would be my favorite professor. Dr.

Dr. Bill Bromer is by far my favorite professor! When I

Essick was not only my Biology I and Human

was first looking at St.Francis, I sat in on his ecology

Physiology professor, but also my advisor. I did

class and loved it; I have had him as an instructor for

research with him over the past two summers,

several classes since and still love it. He helped me

and I want his help with my senior thesis research.

get the CEA back on its feet. He has also helped get

Out of all the professors at University of St. Francis,

me involved in Independent Research at Midewin,

Dr. Essick is the one that I have gotten to know the

the SURE program, the Pilcher Park BioBlitz and has

best. He is not just concerned with my success as a

kept me updated when there are internship and work

student; he cares about me as a person and cares about my well-being.

opportunities available to me. In fact, I got a job with the Forest Preserve

Dr. Essick is easy to talk to and is always there, no matter what the issue, to

because he sent me the link to the application saying he thought I should

lead me in the right direction. Professors like Dr. Essick are one of the best

apply. I have been so involved and in love with my college experience

things about USF. Because USF is a smaller school, you can get to know

thanks to him.

faculty members like this and it helps you to succeed.

What do you plan to do after graduating? Do you have an internship or a job lined up yet? I plan on attending medical school to eventually become a forensic pa-

I do not want to think about how close graduation is. It is amazing how fast

thologist. As for internships, I hope to work with Career Services to get an

time has flown here at USF! I would like to get a master’s degree, but I don’t

internship at the Will County Coroner’s Office.

know where or for what field exactly. There are so many different paths I can take with environmental science: wildlife biology, general restoration, EPA, forestry, marine biology, zoology, and the list goes on. I think the best path for me would be to get experience in as many different fields as I can to figure out what I truly enjoy the most.

Finally, a personal message to our Engaging Mind & Spirit magazine readers... a favorite science quote or even your own words of wisdom! “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important

There has only been one limitation I have ever put on myself: I have to be

thing is not to stop questioning.”

happy and enjoy doing whatever it is that I decide to do. Do what makes

— Albert Einstein

you happy, even if that means something different now than it did a few years ago. It is never too late to change directions.

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USF Success

Katlin Rasmussen ’15

A Family Legacy of Science Food chemist follows in her grandmother’s footsteps at St. Francis other words, she made sure to get

job and her life in Madison. She

involved, and she worked very hard.

remembers her time at USF fondly,

as well. The day she was moving

When she graduated, instead of

plunging straight into a job search,

in, freshman year, she made friends

she gave herself permission to relax

with Duns Scotus students. From

for a while — at home in Rockton,

that moment forward, the place felt

Ill. near the Wisconsin border, and

comfortable to her.


anyone to hang out with and study

“I wanted a last summer to

spend in the sun before entering the

with, but once we Duns Scotus

workforce,” she says. “I traveled with

people got together, I met some

college friends, visited Joliet, and

amazing, accepting people,” she

enjoyed the break from homework

says. “Having those connections

and exams without having to worry

and comforts right away probably

about a work schedule quite yet.”

would not have happened at a large

university, and that’s why USF felt

It was only after summer ended

that she started her first “real job.”



“I was afraid I wouldn’t meet

like home.”

She leaned on her boyfriend and

Anatomy, physiology, psychol-

hen Katlin Rasmussen

extracting lipid-soluble vitamins

her sister for help in preparing

ogy, physics and philosophy stand

chose USF for college, she

(A, C, D and E, in case you were

three separate resumes — one for

out as her favorite classes, and she

reconnected a family chain, linking

wondering which ones) from food

a laboratory job, another for a

feels fortunate to have been taught

two generations of women drawn to

samples. health care job, and a third for other

by a knowledgeable and dedicated

the sciences.

potential work completely unrelated

faculty, including Dr. Susan Renner,

be examined in the company’s High

to biology. “I made it my full-time

who was especially helpful with her

grandmother attended the all

Pressure Liquid Chromatography

job to apply for jobs,” she says.

senior thesis. Rasmussen’s USF ex-

women CSF, and when it was time,

system — a way to cross-check a

perience really hit home when she

decades later, for Rasmussen to

food production company’s label

live and work in Madison, Wis., she

found herself dressed in business

declare a major as at USF, she chose

claims. Other amounts need to

scoured job sites such as Monster.

clothes, sitting face-to-face with

biology due to her interest in health

be verified, too — proteins, fats,

com, Craigslist and even the very

potential employers.

care. It was a slight deviation from

metals — but Rasmussen’s depart-

specific She

her grandmother’s path, but still

ment deals only with vitamins.

attended a job fair in Madison and

and seeing exactly how my knowl-

within the field of science.

applied to more than 20 positions

edge could be applied to profession-

a chemist too,” she says, referring

per week. The phone started ringing

al settings and how much having a

above with her parents, Lyle and

to her grandmother. “It’s funny how

and Rasmussen landed four inter-

bachelor’s degree meant,” she says.

Mary, and her sister Kelly) works

some things work out.”

views in a single week. By the end

“It was at that moment that I real-

as an associate analytical chemist

of that week she had received job

ized how valuable my education at

for Covance, a neutral, third-party

student in many ways. She was a

offers from all four companies. One

USF was.”

food-testing company that verifies

member of both the TriBeta Biology

of them was Covance.

nutritional information on labels

Honors Society and the Duns Scotus

have that shared connection — one

as stipulated by the Food and

Honors Program. She worked as

next day and moved in five days

of many — with her grandmother, a

Drug Administration. Specifically,

a resident assistant, and was a

later,” she says.

fellow Saint with a head for science.

Rasmussen works in a laboratory

founding member of Alpha Phi. In

A chemistry major, Rasmussen’s

Today Rasmussen (pictured

University of St. Francis Magazine

She then passes them along to

“In a round-about way, I became

Rasmussen excelled as a USF

Knowing that she wanted to

“I went apartment hunting the

By all accounts, she loves her

“I was going to job interviews

And of course, she will always

Cognitive Aging Speaker to Visit USF in March Dr. Arthur F. Kramer will be speak-

topics in cognitive psychology,

ing at the University of St. Francis

cognitive neuroscience, aging, and

this spring thanks to a donation by

human factors. His recent work

alumna Linda Kilroy ‘72. Kramer is

focused on the understanding and

the director of the Beckman Institute

enhancement of cognitive and

USF Program With Illinois Park and Recreation Association Awarded

for Advanced Science & Technology

neural plasticity across the life span.

The Illinois Park and Recreation

and the Swanlund chair and profes-

Association and University of

sor of psychology and neuroscience

editor of Attention, Perception,

St. Francis (Dr. Syd Sklar and

at the University of Illinois. He will

and Psychophysics and is cur-

the Recreation and Sport

speak to the St. Francis community

rently a member of six editorial

Management Department) won a

about cognitive aging on Thursday,

boards. Kramer is also a fellow of the

2015 silver award in the American

March 3 at 7 p.m. in San Damiano

American Psychological Association,

Hall. The event is open to the public.

American Psychological Society, a for-

Journal, Washington Post, Chicago

“Power of A” Awards for their

R.N.s are eligible to receive 1.0 CEUs

mer member of the executive com-

Tribune, CBS Evening News, Today

ProConnect Mentorship Program.

from USF upon completion of an

mittee of the International Society

Show, NPR and Saturday Night Live.

The partnership program is a

evaluation form after the event.

of Attention and Performance, and

Kramer received his Ph.D. in

a recipient of a NIH Ten Year MERIT

To attend, please RSVP at stfrancis.

ing professionals of all levels of

Cognitive/Experimental Psychology

Award. Kramer’s research has been

edu/giving/special-events or con-

experience. It provides opportuni-

from the University of Illinois in

featured in a long list of media includ-

tact Kori Beck at 815-740-3717 or

ties for mentors and mentees to

1984. His research has included

ing the New York Times, Wall Street

give and grow through special

Kramer is a former associate

Society of Association Executives’

multi-tiered approach to mentor-

partnerships based on a com-

Business Alumni Network Delivers Christmas Cheer

mitment to common goals and expectations, as well as mutual trust and respect. It responds to industry professionals’ desire for mentoring at all levels of the professional experience — from early careers through executive directorship. Through the program, three-person mentoring teams included early career, midlevel and advanced professionals, who partnered together for six months for educational sessions, social/networking events and a group service project. A Power of A Award is the industry’s highest honor. The awards program recognizes the association community’s valuable contribution

In December, the USF Business Alumni Network sang Christmas carols for residents at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet. Alumna Blanca Diaz '93, '02 brought her eighth and ninth grade students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. It was the largest group ever to participate in this event, which University of St. Francis has been hosting for a few years now. “We were truly living the USF mission. The residents really enjoyed our visit and I think we helped to uplift spirits,” said Director of Alumni & Family Relations Aubrey Knight ‘04, ‘07, who organized the efforts with BAN President Caryn Jakielski '03, '06.

on the local, national and global level.

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


USF Success

USF Philosophy Professor Explores “The Ghost Story”

By Denise M. Baran-Unland. Reprinted with permission from Shaw Media.


eople like ghost stories.

spring and summer.

So said Tim Weldon,

favorite ghost stories? In addition

philosophy professor at

All these elements, Weldon said,

What are some of Weldon’s

toy with our sense of danger.

to the above-mentioned authors,

the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

Weldon likes Washington Irving’s

And it’s no surprise, Weldon added,

be out of place,” Weldon said.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and

that Shakespeare’s most famous play

recently acquired a copy of Sir Walter

“Hamlet” begins with the ghost of

also good literature. For instance,

Scott’s “The Tapestried Chamber.”

Hamlet’s father.

they address the themes of life and

death, good and evil, an existen-

school,” Weldon said.

paraphrasing Edith Wharton, “the

tialism message, and even the

fear of the shudder.” The approach

consequences of science when it

the enjoyment of ghost stories for

of autumn and Halloween — the

strays past established boundaries.

lovers of the genre? Weldon doesn’t

favorite time in the United States for

A good example is Mary Shelley’s

think so. If anything, “Haunted Beauty”

they’re reading and think, ‘Oh, now I

ghost stories, as opposed to winter

“Frankenstein,” Weldon said.

might enhance that enjoyment.

see,’” Weldon said.

National Rankings

World Report Best Graduate Schools.

higher education. The university

was recognized this spring by the

People like, Weldon said,

“A ghost at a beach party would Weldon feels such works are

“I think I read that one in high Will “Haunted Beauty” diminish “They can reflect back on what

for Great Britain, Weldon said — adds to the overall ambiance.

“They like the leaf smoke in the

air and the chill that comes with it,” Weldon said.


In its “Best Online Education

But why is that?

For the 12th consecutive year, USF

Programs 2016,” USF was ranked

Economist as a school with “Alumni

The philosopher in Weldon, who

was ranked in the top tier of U.S.

100th of 290 schools for its online

Earnings Above Expectation.” In

also likes ghost stories — as do his

News & World Report’s 2016 edition

bachelor’s programs and 69th of 147

addition, a Brookings Metropolitan

children ages 8, 5 and 4 — decided

of “Best Colleges.” For the sixth con-

schools for online graduate nursing

Policy Program report named USF as

to explore the why. The result is

secutive year, the publication also

programs. USF also was ranked 95th

one of 15 Illinois colleges with the

Weldon’s second book, “Haunted

gave USF the distinction of being an

of 252 for online graduate educa-

“best added values” based on the

Beauty: Aesthetics and Mindfulness

“A+ School for B Students.”

tion programs and 65th of 123 for

mid-career salaries of their gradu-

in the Traditional Ghost Story.”

online graduate business programs

ates. Finally, after an assessment

[Available at and

quality in these rankings is exciting,

(excluding MBA). USF has the top

of thousands of online master’s]

the most important indicators of

ranking online graduate business

programs, USF’s online health-

our success as educators are that

programs of any private school in

care administration program was

components of good ghost stories:

our students have a great learning


named one of the best in the U.S.

sense and setting, time, place, nostal-

experience, graduate and find jobs

by Only

gia and mystery. He shares examples

that launch their careers,” said USF’s

leges and universities rated “Best

48 programs made the list, and USF

from authors Weldon considers

President Arvid C. Johnson.

in the Midwest” by The Princeton

was one of only three programs in

masters of these stories ­— Algernon

Review. The “regional best” colleges

Illinois to be recognized.

Blackwood, Charles Dickens,

increased three places, from 39 to

list constitutes only 25% of the

Sheridan Le Fanu, Shirley Jackson.

36. Earlier in the year, USF was also

nation’s four-year colleges.

Through his research, Weldon

ranked among the best online edu-

learned that well-constructed ghost

cation programs for veterans by the

was once again named a Military

stories all stress the nuanced and

2015 U.S. News & World Report Best

Friendly School, and a “College of

downplay the graphic. They em-

Online Programs for Veterans and

Distinction” by CollegesofDistinction.

phasize shadows and not monsters,

one of only five Illinois universities

com, which is dedicated to honor-

and late night in the fall or winter

to have its graduate nursing pro-

ing schools nationwide for their

as opposed to bright daylight in the

gram rank in the 2016 U.S. News &

excellence in student-focused

In this book, Weldon analyzes

University of St. Francis Magazine

“While being recognized for our

USF’s ranking in “Best Colleges”

USF is also one of the 159 col-

In addition to all of this, USF

Senior Student Named Lincoln Laureate The University of St. Francis is

senior completing a bachelor’s

and pursue a career in the business

pleased to announce that senior

degree in business management

management field. She is espe-

Laura Muñoz is this year’s Student

with a minor in political science.

cially grateful for all those she has

Laureate of The Lincoln Academy

met while attending USF. Muñoz

of Illinois. Laura is an outstanding

for their leadership and service in

describes them as “some of the best

the pursuit of the betterment of

she has met in her life.”

humanity and for overall excellence

in curricular and extracurricular

honored at the 41st Annual Student

activities. A selection committee

Laureate Award Ceremony held in

consisting of administrators and

the Hall of Representatives of the

faculty made the final selection.

Old State Capitol in Springfield. At

the ceremony, Governor Bruce

Laura Muñoz, Gov. Rauner, and USF’s Eric Ruiz.

Student Laureates are honored

“Receiving this award has reas-

Community Leader Receives Leadership Award

In November, Muñoz was

sured me that through hard work,

Rauner, President of the Academy,

dedication and passion, all things

presented her with the Student

Volunteer, educator and Silver

are possible,” says Muñoz, who

Laureate Medallion, a certificate of

Cross Foundation Vice President

plans to graduate in May of 2016

achievement and a monetary grant.

Larry Johnson is the recipient of the 2015 Marx Gibson Community Leadership Award, given jointly

USF Announces 2015 Ss. Francis & Clare Award Recipient

by the University of St. Francis and the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

USF has announced Gary Cheney

around him.

of New Lenox, Ill. as the recipient of

in November at the chamber’s

the 2015 Ss. Francis & Clare Award.

to hold on to this feeling and pass

Community Leadership School

it on to others. I credit the Lord for

(CLS) graduation dinner.

was created in 2003 to honor

making His will come to life through

individuals whose lives exhibit the

me. Secondly, the passion for the

and fitting that this year’s award –

spirit of Ss. Francis and Clare. This

mission of helping others would not

which is presented at the annual

award is an important opportunity

be fulfilled if it were not for all of the

for the university to celebrate the

volunteers who believe in this good

with ease and providing tools and

dividual who has supported and

teachings of our patron saints and

as well,” says Cheney.


driven this program forward,” said

their relevance to today’s world by

USF President Arvid C. Johnson,

recognizing persons who model

received a Governor’s Home Town

sion possible,” replies Cheney. “I

who added that the Marx Gibson

Franciscan values through their daily

Award for the great efforts and

am so honored, so humbled, to be

Community Leadership Award is

living and work.

impact made by ShareFest 2011.

recognized by the University of St.

very much in keeping with the


university’s mission and Franciscan ideal of service through leadership.

The Ss. Francis and Clare Award

Gary Cheney is the founder of

“As a Christian, we are taught

In 2012 the Village of New Lenox

Cheney has also assisted USF

The award was presented

“It’s particularly appropriate

CLS dinner – recognizes an in-

“Many people make our mis-

ShareFest, a month-long festival of

during its Day of Service event.

service and sharing in God’s love

given at commencement to rein-

dedicated to meet the needs within

ago with the hope to extend the

force the Franciscan nature of the

of what a community-engaged, a

the community. Hundreds of volun-

boundaries of service into east Joliet

education graduates received and in

community-committed leader can

teers spend time collecting food to

and thought the university would be

recognition of the award’s value and

be,” added Arvid Johnson. “He is

fill pantries, put on job resource fairs,

a place to start,” said his nomination

prestige. It is also the intention that

a role model not only for our CLS

operate free exchange clothing and

application. “Last year Gary orga-

this award will inspire USF graduates

participants but also to those of us

home goods drives and even collect

nized service sites to accommodate

to graduate with the intention of

fortunate enough to be his peers.”

items for troops overseas.

any and all of the Day of Service

becoming living examples like that

volunteers from painting a whole

of St. Francis and “to go forth and

Vice President of the Silver Cross

nation and award, but credits God’s

gym, restocking the pantry food

to repair” the world to be as God

Foundation in New Lenox, Ill.

grace for enabling him to help those

shelves, cleaning up trashed sites all

originally intended it.

Cheney is humbled by the nomi-

“Gary approached USF two years

The Ss. Francis & Clare Award is

“Larry represents the very best

Johnson, of Shorewood, is the

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


SURE Thing: Program Encourages Summer Research


When he became provost, he

ate Research Experience

handed the torch to current Dean

(SURE) grant program is

Robert Kase. When the program

in its 12th year, having originated

expanded to include students from

in the College of Arts & Sciences

other colleges, Pascoe took the

in 2003 and expanded in 2013 to

program under his wing again.

include students in all colleges. The

program provides undergraduates

a ‘welcoming community of learners.’

with the opportunity for summer

The SURE program is one of the many

research, which adds significantly

experiential opportunities available

to their learning, retention, and

for our undergraduate students to be

post-graduate work. In many cases

engaged beyond the classroom,” says

it also helps students make wise

Pascoe. “This close collaboration with

career decisions.

a faculty member on a research proj-

ect allows students an opportunity to

Earning a SURE grant is a com-

“According to our mission, we are

petitive process. Interested students

further develop their relationship with

must submit a research proposal

their discipline and practice the skills

that comes as close to a profes-

they will need as professionals.”

Advancement to find a donor to

sional research proposal as possible,

sponsor the program so it can con-

clinical coordinator, and Leia Levy,

outlining budgets, timelines and

summer is over. A formal presenta-

tinue to expand.

assistant professor and Radiation

deadlines. The proposals are then

tion of findings is required for each

ranked on merit, using guidelines

project at a local or national profes-

and rubrics that mimic those used

sional conference. During their

by national granting agencies. In

presentation, students are required

addition, proposals involving

The research doesn’t end when

professor and Radiation Therapy

Therapy program director. The project spanned from June 1, 2015 to the

to talk about the data they have

One SURE Research Project Looks at Microbial Communities in a Local Cancer Center

human subjects must be submitted

collected and analyzed. Many

Biology student Rachel Max

immune systems and are prone

to the Institutional Review Board

students end up continuing their

(pictured above) and Radiation

to infections that can sometimes

in order to protect and assure the

research through subsequent years

Therapy student Chris Rogina

come from the hospitals and clinics

rights of participants as defined by

and use it for their senior thesis.

submitted a SURE proposal to study

in which they are treated. Max and

ethical considerations and govern-

the microbial (in essence, bacterial)

Rogina wanted to take a closer look

ment guidelines. The provost and

21 students collaborated with 14

communities at a local cancer treat-

at the treatment spaces in a local

deans consider the value of each

faculty members on 11 fully-funded

ment center where radiation and

cancer center to see what micro-

project and reflect upon how each

and four partially-funded projects.

chemotherapy is administered.

organisms existed there to better

communicates the mission of the

Students received a stipend so they

They started their research

understand where the bacteria

university. Approximately 10 projects

didn’t have to work over the summer

through the SURE program but

came from and how the center

are accepted, and the research takes

and could fully commit themselves

were able to acquire more funding

could make better choices regarding

place over a ten-week period during

to their research. Faculty members

and continue the study after faculty

infection control.

the summer months.

were also given a small stipend

moderator, Dr. Ben Whitlock, guided

Student/faculty teams were also

them in getting additional grant

the bacteria found were con-

ties to the SURE program, as it was

provided with a budget for travel and

funding from the American Society

tributed by staff members of the

established while he was the dean

materials. Pascoe is currently work-

of Radiation Therapists with help

clinic. Bacteria were thought to be

of the College of Arts and Sciences.

ing with the Office of Institutional

from USF’s Elva Dawson, assistant

brought in from outside on feet and


he Summer Undergradu-

Provost Frank Pascoe has close

University of St. Francis Magazine

During the summer of 2015,

end of the semester in December.

It is commonly known that

people with cancer have suppressed

Studies showed that many of

For more information about the College of Arts & Sciences, call 800-735-7500 or visit

Articulation Agreement Established with Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy USF recently established an articulation agreement with the College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Roosevelt offers a unique three-year program for students interested in obtaining a Pharm.D. Dr. Ben Whitlock and students Christopher Anderson, Rachel Max, Diego Mongrovejo and Matthew Peacock at senior thesis presentations.

The agreement will allow B.S. students at USF to enter Roosevelt

shoes, and hands, though after both

day. Sample collectors focused on

Laboratory — where Whitlock had

upon successful completion of their

start- and end-of-day testing, they

planning rooms, therapists console

done a sabbatical.

bachelor’s degree.

discovered that there were fewer

areas, treatment rooms, dressing

bacteria as the day progressed. That

rooms, waiting rooms, restrooms,

number of summer research awards,

for our students. As long as they

signaled that staff members were

and reception areas and took sam-

was pleased with the work of his

stay eligible [under the conditions

regularly washing their hands or

ples of surfaces including switches,

team. “I was quite impressed by their

of the agreement], they will gain

using antibacterial products while

handles, remotes, keyboards, tables,

work. I am anticipating more grant

admission to Roosevelt’s phar-

interacting with patients.

counters, immobilization devices

funds so the study can expand to

macy program,” explained Dr. Ben

and treatment equipment.

other centers. Other centers have

Whitlock of the Department of

about 500 samples over the course

different procedures and different

Natural Sciences.

of a day. They wanted to see how

analyzing the samples and the rest

kinds of patients, and we want to

bacteria levels changed from hour

of the summer gathering data on

know if there is different bacteria

pharmacy follow a special pre-

to hour, so they sampled the same

their test results. DNA extraction and

as well.”

pharmacy curriculum, tailored

surfaces three times — around

purification of the collected samples

with their graduate studies at

6 a.m. before staff and patients

was carried out in labs at USF, while

this study is being sought from

Roosevelt in mind. The pre-pharm

arrived, around noon, then again

DNA sequencing and analysis

the American Society of Radiation

curriculum begins during fresh-

around 4 p.m. at the end of the work

was done by Argonne National


man year, and over the course

The team initially collected

They spent the next week

Whitlock, who has received a

A continuation of funds for

Dr. Dan Schwert with Meridith DeLuca: “Measuring the effect of content delivery on cognitive load in students of the physical sciences”

Dr. Ben Whitlock with Rachael Max and Chris Rogina: “Understanding the microbial community and dynamics within radiation therapy treatment centers”

Dr. Brian Moskalik with Patricia Masterson: “The influence of the 6-lined racerunner on spider and ant populations in unique Illinois habitat”

Dr. Susan Renner with Matt Peacock: “The effects of minimalist shoes on the kinematics of the running stride in trained female subjects” Dr. Erick Essick with Jeremy Grachan and Maria Fernanda Quevedo: “The effects of creatine monohydrate on H+ induced muscle fatigue” Dr. Lisa Hedrick with Carly Giacomo: “Mutation of T. crunogena carbon concentrating mechanism”

Dr. Brian Moskalik with Meghan Price: “The influence of C. sexlieatus on arachnid diversity in a Illinois Sand Dune Habitat” Dr. Srimani Chakravarthi and Dr. Catherine Nelson with William Klebenow and Amanda Olsen: “The effects of the PARCC assessment on students and teachers” Dr. Alicia McLaughlin and Dr. Leia Levy with Tevin Hopkins: “Augustus Tolton Honor Society Program Description, Evaluation and Expansion”

USF students wishing to study

of their undergraduate studies,

SUMMER 2015 SURE PROJECTS Dr. Bill Bromer with William Batsch and Becky Blankenship: “Spread of the Rusty Crayfish and the effects on native crayfish”

“This is a good opportunity

students in the program are invited Dr. Shannon Brown with Emily Egizio: “How do organizations manage critical organizational events that have a potentially dramatic impact on company economic performance and why do they choose to pursue certain options?” Dr. Cathy Schultz with Alejandro Campos and Frank Kalisik: “An historical documentary on Joliet during the civil war” Dr. Mari Valle with Ravanna Bey: “Ethnic and racial disparities: exploring their nature using the National Emergency Discharge Dataset” Dr. Mari Valle with Mary Ellen Ruanne: “The impact of helmet laws on traumatic brain injuries” Dr. Srimani Chakravarthi and Dr. Catherine Nelson with Makenzie Mancuso and Renee Shibley: “Pre-Service Teachers’ perceptions on their self-efficacy for inclusion”

to attend various programs and seminars at Roosevelt. It’s important to note that electing to follow the tailored program during their undergraduate studies doesn’t preclude students from going to other schools, but it does make the Roosevelt program very accessible and frankly, an easy choice.

“The program is good because it

allows us to help students pave a path to pharmacy school that they didn’t previously have,” said Whitlock.

There are currently several

Saints who are taking that path to Roosevelt, and hopefully many more will follow.

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


WCSF Radio Welcomes New Format; New Manager



ew WCSF Station Manager

station was gutted and remodeled.

ences. Interesting enough, a recent

Anthony Musiala is no

All new equipment was purchased,

survey by the Nielsen Company

stranger to radio broadcasting.

including new transmitters.

indicates that over the air radio

From high school radio station

stations are the number one

directing all the way up to working

dreams as far as the station goes.

source where people discover

for major record labels in the music

music. Even though there is a lot

industry, Musiala has worked with

college stations in the country, and

of music available, listeners want

bands from all across the world that

we know we can achieve that goal,”

that filter and that is something

have sold millions of records. It’s

he said with confidence.

WCSF is providing. We want to

exciting that USF captured him.

be leaders in programming, not

Musiala was hired this past

interested in radio, you can try

followers,” he said.

spring. Among the many things he

your hand at it in the new sta-

currently does as station manager

tion. Students and staff alike are

music and music-related donations

include overseeing the station’s day

welcome to get involved. Musiala

for an upcoming mega-music rum-

to day operations, programming

says he and his staff are happy to

mage sale to benefit the student

and staff. He also makes sure that

train people to use the equipment

run, nonprofit radio station. Items

the station is serving the communi-

and will offer insights into creating

sought include vinyl albums, 45s,

ty, the students and the university.

great programs.

78s, cassettes, 8-tracks, reel-to

reels, VHS, DVDs, stereo equipment,

Upon accepting the position,

Musiala has high hopes and “We want to be one of the top

The good news is, if you’re

“I work with a staff of students

WCSF is currently accepting

Musiala knew he had a lot of work

who program, decide what music

films, sheet music, posters, ticket

to do. He had to find an audience

gets played, and create original

stubs, concert t-shirts and music

for the station’s new programming,

programming and productions,”

related books and magazines.

recruit students from all majors

he says.

All donations are tax deductible.

to get involved, and update the

Call WCSF at 815-740-3697 to

station’s equipment and studios.

changes in music or student prefer-

Much work was done this sum-

ences in music through the years,

mer to transform the station. With

Musiala says he’s definitely seen it.

the help of Bob Murnick and the

USF maintenance staff, the entire

and so are the student’s prefer-

University of St. Francis Magazine

When asked if he’s noticed any

“Music is constantly changing

arrange a pick-up or drop-off.

For more information about the College of Arts & Sciences, call 800-735-7500 or visit


with Forensics Certificate Student Kristina Justice ’15 Kristina Justice graduated in 2015 with an MSW and is now pursuing a post-master’s certificate in forensic social work. The program focuses on areas of practice that reflect the relationship between social work and the law, including child welfare, domestic relations law, family violence, immigration, adult criminal and juvenile justice, public education, mental health, disabilities and aging.

Q: What is your MSW grad year? A: I graduated from USF with my

Q: Where do you currently work? A: I am a Clinical Supervisor at

MSW in 2015.

Indian Oaks Academy.

Q: What is a typical workday like? A: Supervise two transitional living programs, one male and one female, for DCFS wards and youth (ages 17.5-21) on parole transitioning to independence. Most had prior involvement with the criminal justice system.

Q: What did you learn in the social work program at USF that

Mock Trial Team Competes in Colorado


he University of St. Francis Mock Trial Team placed third at the U.S. Airforce 6th Annual Thunderbird

Invitational in Colorado Springs, Co. in December. Team captain Justyna Jozwik and co-captain Emily Limbach, with Giovanna Almada, Miranda Castro, Karen Guzman, Cori Herbert and Alejandra Medina, all worked together to bring home the big win. In the previous two tournaments the team collected several awards for their performances. At the Case Western Reserve event in Cleveland, Ohio, Joswik earned an outstanding top lawyer distinction and Herbert was given the outstanding witness honorable mention. Following that event, Limbach earned a top five lawyer spot at the Demon Deacon Mock Trial Invitation in WinstonSalem, N.C.

Mock Trial Team members pose with their award from the Thunderbird Invitational.

The team will compete next at the St. Francis Midwest Challenge taking place as this magazine is being printed at USF’s St. Bonaventure Campus.

has made you a stronger worker?

A: How to multi-task and effectively manage my time. It is busy working full time (and being on call 24/7 as a supervisor), plus interning and taking classes.

Q: Why did you choose to pursue the forensics certificate?

A: The population I work with is often involved in the judicial system and while I have extensive on-thejob experience, I hope the certificate program can quantify that knowledge.

Q: What has the overall USF experience been like for you as a returning student?

A: I only took a couple months off, just the summer, from MSW graduation to beginning the certificate program. It took me some time to get back in the swing of things.

CAS Dean Bob Kase Nominated for a GRAMMY Award Bob Kase, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has released a jazz quintet CD on the Altenburgh Jazz Label. “As We Gather” was recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The nomination was made for “Outstanding Jazz Solo” on the track entitled “Dr. Doo Good,” which is an original composition by Kase. The album was recorded at the USF Digital Audio Recording Arts studios, and was engineered, mastered, and produced by USF faculty members Alby Odum and Jeff Jaskowiak.

Q: Is there a particular faculty member who has made an impression on you? Why?

A: Dr. Kyung-Mee Choi went above and beyond to work through scheduling conflicts with me and made an effort to accommodate my extremely busy schedule. She understands it is hard to be a working adult in the program.

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


One Dean’s Remarkable Journey



r. Orlando Griego is

celebrating his almost

Jose middle school, Griego encoun-

could afford. He had been offered

five-month anniversary

tered students who took his books

full scholarships at faraway schools

as Dean of the College of Business &

and even his shoes. Students bullied

like MIT and Michigan, but opted

Health Administration.

him. It was a hard existence and

to enroll at San Jose State, where

Griego was sure he would end up

he studied social work. He loved

destination point after a long, re-

being a dropout statistic. But through

social work and did well in school.

markable journey that took him from

his aunt’s church, Griego befriended

Upon graduating, he worked for the

a poor childhood in New Mexico

an influential youth minister named

Department of Social Services in San

and California, to the Air Force, to

Sam who changed his path forever.

Jose as a counselor for runaways

doctorate studies, to the dean’s role

and young adults serving time in the

at University of St. Francis.

saw my struggles. He wanted to

juvenile detention center.

help me get into a local college

lege student. He grew up in an area

prep high school. He worked out an

school by enrolling in the military.

like looking back.

of Southern California where gangs

arrangement where the church paid

The rigors of military life helped

and prostitutes ruled the neighbor-

half of the tuition, and the school

him develop his leadership skills,

listen. It’s not about me, it’s about

hood and poverty was prevalent. He

covered the other half.”

and he excelled. He obtained his

‘we,’” he says, noting that it’s a

attended 14 different schools by the

master’s degree in Human Resources

Biblical philosophy — the root of

time he graduated from high school.

found a strong faith that now guides

Management and served in the

faith, really.

all of his decisions. He currently

Persian Gulf War. After teaching

was shy and insecure when I was

considers himself to be Catholic,

ROTC in Rochester, NY, Griego

enced by relationships and mutual

young. I couldn’t even talk on the

but his mother was Protestant and

discovered his love for teaching.

respect. Instead of a top-down ap-

phone. I was told that I was never

had done a lot of soul searching

proach, Griego desires and expects

going to amount to anything and I

when Griego was growing up. He

his Ph.D. from Colorado State and

buy-in from his people. He wants

believed it,” said a humble Griego.

described how they “would go to

graduated in three years. He became

both students and faculty members

Catholic mass, Protestant services,

a professor there, teaching human

to be active leaders, with a competi-

old in his father’s trailer park and

Jewish temple and even new age

resource management and human

tive business sense and the ability to

meeting a young man in a wheel-

Baptist gatherings.”

resource development courses. He

treat others with respect and dignity.

chair. The man had a book in hand,

then accepted a position at Azusa

He believes in the university’s mis-

and curious, Griego asked him what

Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.,

sion of incorporating values into

he was reading. The man said he

where he was a professor and associ-

education as well as the workplace.

was studying for college.

ate dean for operations and faculty

Griego, an average student,

development before FINALLY getting

can be designed that way and our

didn’t even know what college was

that chance to become a community

values can come alive,” he says.

at the time. The man explained

member at a faith-based college: the

“People should be inspired to get

more and Griego got a lesson — not

University of St. Francis in Joliet.

on board. Think of it as a train that’s

just about education — but about

standing still. Some get on, some

life beyond the poor area where

there is cohesion within his college.

refuse to get on, and others will only

they lived. Something transpired

He wants his faculty members to

get on if other people do. How do

during that day that changed

turn their focus inward and find

you get that train moving? Energy.

University of St. Francis is Griego’s

Griego was a first generation col-

“I was moving all the time, so I

He remembers being 12 years

When he entered an East San

”He took an interest in me and

At the private school, Griego

therefore had to choose a school he

Griego was able to attend grad

Griego continued on to get

As dean, Griego makes sure

solutions to problems. He doesn’t “The key to it all is simply to

He believes leadership is influ-

“I think every program at USF

Griego’s outlook on life.

When it was time to consider

happiness in their work. He feels

Inertia. We need to keep empower-

college, Griego wanted to continue

people can’t impact others unless

ing people and reminding them that

Griego. “I suddenly knew I wanted to

studying at a faith-based school but

they can impact themselves. He asks

they can change the world.”

go to college and do bigger things.”

wanted to stay close to home and

a lot of questions and looks for

Continued on next page

“It was an epiphany for me,” said

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with Business Incubator member Dr. Lainna Callentine: SciExperience

Q: Describe your business. A: I am a physician, author, teach-

business skills I needed to be an

It is wonderful to have a group

entrepreneur. When I decided to

backing and interested in your

er and national speaker. I run an

come home and be a full-time


They join Dr. Bonnie Covelli, direc-

educational ministry or “businistry”

mom, I began to explore running

tor of the School of Professional

outreach connecting kids and adults

a business. I knew if I was going to

Q: What do you like best about

Studies and Jeanne Washburn,

alike to science and the God who is

be successful I needed help. I heard

working out of the incubator?

executive director of the college.

the creator of this magnificent order.

about it from a friend who had

A: It is helping me be organized

I blend my knowledge of medicine,

joined up with the incubator. She

and gather a clear vision for my

science and education and have

had very positive reviews. Initially,

mission in life. I feel that God

developed hands-on science pro-

when I looked into it the deadline

has blessed me with many gifts.

grams. I travel to sites with a mobile

for submissions had expired. I had

However, when you don’t travel

lab and have developed a product

to wait for the next cycle of inter-

traditional roads or you go off the

line of hands-on science materials.

views. As soon as interviews recon-

grid as an entrepreneur, things are

hope to achieve. You’re driving down

The ministry is called “Sciexperience”

vened, I jumped right at it.

not well mapped out. You need to

the road, and in the pasture you

and the book series is “God’s

see brown and white cows, spotted

Wondrous Machine.”

Q: Is it living up to your

chair of the School of Business and Dr. Michael Stowe the chair of the School of Health Administration.

Looking forward, the way Griego

does, one might wonder what the future holds for the College of Business and Health Administration?

Says Griego, “I use the purple

cow philosophy to describe what I

cows and a purple cow. Later, which one do you remember?” [A nod to

Q: Why did you choose to

Seth Godin’s 2003 New York Times

get involved in USF’s Business

best-seller “Purple Cow,” which


A: I heard wonderful things about it. It is living up to my expectations.

sions that God has planted in you.


Do you feel your business is


The challenge is to know what you


need to fully access the incubator.

into the many resources available.

be honest, my training as a doctor

St. Francis has been phenomenal

The future looks bright!

never helped me to develop the

in helping me to tap into resources.

explains how to transform your

A: I am new to the incubator. To

business by being remarkable.]

“Everyone needs a purple cow,”


learn to leverage the gifts and pas-

Yes, I am only beginning to tap

he smiled.

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Health Markets Insurance Chybrenna Minton

Premium Security & Associates Glenda Corbett

SciExperience Dr. Lainna Callentine

Custom Community Creations Toni Greathouse

DontQuit Rick Wallace

Quasar Design 3D Yuri and Portia Gallegos

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A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


COE focuses on STEM


ith the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (Achieve, Inc., 2013) by the State of Illinois in 2013, teacher preparation programs are faced with the challenge of preparing pre-service teachers for integrating the content of the NGSS, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), into the existing curricula. Because many schools are still adjusting to Common Core (National Governor’s Association, 2012) and have not yet begun implementing NGSS, a gap exists between what pre-service teachers are seeing in the field and how they are being prepared in methods courses. As a result, COE assistant professor Dr. Erin Evans has taken the initiative to bridge the gap through innovative revisions of her science and social studies methods course outcomes based on her research. Elementary pre-service teachers at USF are leaving the methods semester betterprepared than ever to engage in NGSS-aligned, STEM-based planning and instruction in the field. Preparing Elementary Pre-Service Teachers to Integrate STEM: A Mixed-Methods Study

they designed and implemented

design integrated STEM lessons.

an Integrated STEM Unit at a local

Quantitative findings suggest that

professional development partner

elementary pre-service teachers’

school. Phases I and II of this three-

perceptions, confidence, and abili-

phase study took place before and

ties are positively impacted through

after the methods course, while

STEM-based preparation, specifically

Phase III of this study took place

that which embeds a co-taught,

during the final student teaching

integrated teaching experience

semester in order to gain a sense as

in which the pre-service teachers

to the longitudinal retention of the

are able to apply what is learned

four variables studied pertaining to

in an authentic setting. Qualitative

STEM integration.

findings supported the quantitative

results, but also suggested a positive

In all three phases of the study

quantitative data were collected in

trend in elementary pre-service

the form of two survey instruments,

teachers’ attitudes toward STEM as

including the STEM Semantics

a result of engaging in STEM-based

Survey and the Science Teaching


Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (STEBI-B).



Additionally, in all three phases,

iSTEM Unit

one-on-one interviews were con-

To prepare elementary pre-service

ducted with the same group of five

teachers for integrating STEM, all

vans recently completed

Methods course. The mixed meth-

participants in order to examine the

students in Evans’s science and

her doctoral dissertation at

ods study longitudinally examined

study’s variables from a qualita-

social studies methods course must

Northern Illinois University. In her

12 elementary pre-service teachers’

tive perspective. In Phase II, the

work together to plan and co-

research, she studied elementary

perceptions, attitudes, confidence,

solicited iSTEM Unit, which was part

teach an integrated STEM unit (the

pre-service teacher candidates

and abilities to integrate STEM into

of the culminating project in the

“iSTEM”) as part of the culminating

during their Intermediate Field

their instruction. In three phases

methods course, was studied using

project in the course. Candidates are

Experience (IHE) semester and

spanning two semesters, the pre-

an analytical assessment rubric to

front-loaded with pertinent informa-

subsequent Science/Social Studies

service teachers were studied as

quantify participants’ abilities to

tion related to the Next Generation

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minutes each day to elementary students. The teaching week is possible due to flexible planning on behalf

Candidate Reflections/Experiences

of the methods instructors in the elementary IFE methods block, who arrange their schedules accordingly to allow time for the iSTEM experience to take place. After the iSTEM lessons are taught each day, candidates then reflect on the experience and review formative assessment data to revise their plans and differentiate for individual learners for the following day. The week culminates with a summative assessment, after which the candidates analyze stuScience Standards and STEM, and

dent growth from pre- to post-as-

they are strategically paired up in

sessment. The iSTEM concludes with

teaching teams based on their self-

candidates participating in a College

perceived content area strengths

of Education “poster session,” during

and weaknesses.

which the candidates display a visual

overview of their iSTEM units on a

After completing a unit proposal

for the iSTEM and engaging in pre-

poster board and engage in profes-

assessment and planning, candidates

sional dialogue with other students,

spend a week at a local partner

faculty, and administration from the

school teaching their iSTEM for 40


STEM Family Night In the spring of 2015 semester, a

professor of physics at USF, worked

STEM Family Night took place at

alongside students from her Physical

the Cathedral of St. Raymond School

Science for Educators class to teach

to expose parents, students, and

6th-8th grade students. While the

faculty to STEM-based curricula at

hands-on lessons were taking

the elementary level. As part of the

place under the supervision of

event, the families from St. Ray’s

Dr. Cindy Sloan, associate dean

were exposed to current STEM-

of the College of Education, Dr.

based offerings for young learners

Erin Evans provided a professional

at USF and JJC, after which they

development session on the Next

engaged in hands-on inquiry with

Generation Science Standards and

students and faculty from USF.

STEM for the St. Ray’s faculty and

Elementary IFE candidates co-

administration. The successful

taught STEM-based lessons to K-5th

event left those who participated

grade students and their parents

excited about STEM and eager to

while Dr. Susan Renner, assistant

engage further.

Qualitative statements from candidates’ interviews and iSTEM project reflections were gathered. Some remarks regarding the value and learning experience of the iSTEM:

“Planning, and especially teaching, the STEM Unit was the biggest learning experience for me. We got to learn how to plan for STEM in a really meaningful way. It was the most realistic experience we could have had that mirrored what it is really like to do STEM in the field.”

“Planning and getting to actually teach the STEM Unit added so many more aspects that go into teaching STEM that you don’t think about. [I learned] a lot about classroom management during inquiry and hands-on learning that I don’t think I would have otherwise learned if not for the STEM unit.”

“Getting to learn about STEM, and especially getting to teach STEM, really paved the way for us beyond IFE. I wouldn’t feel as good about STEM as I do now if I hadn’t had the opportunity to put it into practice with real students. [The STEM Unit] was really meaningful and it made me see how important STEM really is.”

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


My First Year in LCON Reflection by Dr. Jerri Wills, Director of Simulation Learning Community College (WCC), where

simulation here at USF, survey

scenarios throughout the semester.

I served as a faculty member. My

the faculty regarding their use of

doctoral work involved creating a

simulation and create a simulation

actively involved in developing

simulation program for WCC.

task force to identify strengths and

simulations for Professional Nursing

weaknesses of the current use of

Practice I and Professional Nursing

USF began in fall of 2014. I concur-

simulation. The task force would

Practice IV. I am developing simu-

rently was teaching two sections

also develop policies for the simula-

lations for Professional Nursing

for Professional Nursing Practice II

tion laboratory.

Practice II to be used in the spring

& Professional Nursing Practice III (a

Professionally, I could not have made a better

My role as simulation director at

blended course of junior and senior


level nursing students). Duties of the

decision than to join the family here at USF.

simulation director include, but are

The culture is one of great respect and support.

not limited to, collaborating with Simulation Lab Coordinator Amy

y interest in simula-

Galetti to work on scheduling, inven-

twice a month and members

each clinical course up to 25% of

tion began in 2009 as

tory, budgeting, mentoring faculty,

included me; Amy Galetti, simula-

total clinical hours. We are currently

I mentored a gradu-

developing simulation scenarios, and

tion and skills lab coordinator; Dr.

limited in simulation in the following

ate student from Northern Illinois

surveying students on their experi-

Deb Peterson, associate dean of

areas: space, personnel and

University. I was beginning a termi-

ences in the simulation lab.

undergraduate nursing; and faculty

technology resources.

nal degree quest at Rush University

members Cathy Guiney, Ashley

and identified the need for simula-

for semester one were to become

Hasselbring, Dr. Annette Mattea

faculty and students at USF is that

tion use in nursing at Waubonsee

acclimated to the current use of

and Mario Paulino.

LCON will be moving to St. Clare

One item quickly emerged about

Campus in fall of 2016. St. Clare

the current use of simulation here at

will have four simulation rooms

USF. Faculty members all had varied

which will allow for increased use of

concepts regarding what simula-

simulation and increased number of

tion actually is. I collaborated with

students using simulation.

Dr. Carol Wilson, dean, and other

faculty members to invite Michelle

additional high-fidelity mannequins.

Olech-Smith, MSN, RN-BC, CHSE, di-

We are in need of a new birthing

rector of professional development

simulator, a simulator that repre-

and simulation for Northwestern

sents our diverse student body,

Medicine, to provide a clinical

and virtual simulation capabilities.

simulation workshop. This work-

shop allowed faculty to identify best

made a better decision than to join

practices in the use of simulation.

the family here at University of St.

I felt it was crucial for individuals

Francis. The culture is one of great

using simulation to understand the

respect and support. I am look-

educational principles and founda-

ing forward to collaborating with

tions behind it. Also, in the spring

Galetti and other faculty members

semester I collaborated with Galetti

in the growth and excellence of our

to observe several simulation

emerging simulation program.

Essentially, my simulation goals

Lifelong Learning for Nurses A major goal of LCON’s graduate program is to provide students with an environment that encourages ongoing personal and professional growth while they are enrolled in rigorous online classes. The program aims to foster a sense of unity through a value-based Christian education where mutual respect between faculty, students, and staff is exemplified. In August 2015, LCON hosted a mandatory orientation event for incoming graduate students. During this event, students are provided with an overview of the graduate program’s mission and philosophy, policies, role expectations, academic advising, and access to a number of resources offered at USF. Eighty-one graduate students participated and enjoyed LCON's Franciscan hospitality. Orientation evaluations have remained consistently high with approximately 80% (n=65) of attendees strongly agreeing that the overall orientation experience was excellent.


Since fall of 2015, I have been

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The simulation task force met

semester. Our goal is simulation in

The most exciting news for

Future goals include the need for

Professionally, I could not have

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Engaging Mind & Spirit Reader Unlocks Mystery


he last issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit magazine included a historic photo on

its cover of early St. Joseph College of Nursing students. The photo, unfortunately, came without a caption or any identifying information.

After the issue was published,

Barbara Kestel-Satrun contacted the editor to note that her mother, Marie Barbara Ulrich (St. Joseph College of Nursing, Class of 1928), was one of the nurses pictured in the front row. Barbara went on to share that her daughter Megan Marie Satrun ‘08 also graduated from St. Francis with a nursing degree, and was pinned with her

from pancreatic cancer at the age

entitled, ‘An Angel of Mercy: a book

their professional life and need to

grandmother’s nursing pin as well

of 60 in 1967. She participated in a

of short prayer for Catholic Nurses.’

be morally grounded. Thank you

as her own. Wrote Kestel-Satrun, “It

trial study knowing that it would not

This book was sized to fit into a

to the University of St. Francis for

was a proud moment for the family.”

help her but she felt strongly that

nurse’s uniform pocket. Among

your ongoing mission of educating

research was vital for patients in

others, it has prayers to be said at

future nurses.”

er’s life after graduating.

coming years. The tragedy was that

the bedside of dying patients. It

it extended her suffering. However,

was my mother’s little treasure. I

a traveling nurse, seeing the United

nurse until she married my father,

as a Catholic, she would ask for her

mention this demonstration of

States with her husband, Anthony

Joseph Kestel, and moved to his

crucifix and pray. As a young nurse

faith because today’s nurses face

Smith ‘08, and their two cats.

farm south of Frankfort. She died

she had received a prayer book

a myriad of secular challenges in

Kestel-Satrun talked of her moth“My mother proudly served as a

Megan Marie Satrun is currently

NURSING NOTES • DNP students Susan O'Mara and Yana

SNAI 2015-2016 Board of Directors: Marketing

• An article written by Dr. Deena Nardi, Ph.D.,

Zborovskaya will have their article "End of Life

Director Janelle Gedmin, Membership

PMHCNS-BC, FAAN has been published in

Care in the Hispanic Community" published

Director Brittany Long, and Elected Executive

the December 2015 Journal of Psychosocial

in the February 2016 issue of the Journal of

Consultant Amanda Buechel ‘15 BSN, R.N.

Nursing and Mental Health Services. The article

Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. In addition,

is titled “Decreasing Risk for Mass Shooting in

they presented their poster, “Risk Reduction

• LCON N310 students and staff—about 54 in

the United States.” The publication is a monthly,

of Thrombosis with Prophylactic Use of Oral

all—went to Minooka Elementary School in

peer-reviewed magazine for psychiatric mental

Anticoagulants in Adult Cancer Patients with

October to discuss topics with approximately

health nurses in clinical, academic, and research

Central Venous Catheters: A Systematic Review"

600 children such as risks of smoking, stress,

positions in a variety of community and in-

at the October ISAPN Midwest meeting and

bullying, healthy eating, good vital signs, good

stitutional settings. This article is a follow-up

at the Oct. 28 research forum at Advocate

sleep habits, benefits of exercise, illness pre-

to the January 2013 editorial Dr. Nardi wrote

Lutheran General Hospital.

vention, avoidance of drugs and alcohol, and

concerning the prevention of mass shootings

health careers to name a few. Students were

after the Sandy Hook shootings.

• At their 66th Annual Convention, the Student

given pamphlets and stickers and other prizes

Nurses Association of Illinois elected the follow-

for answering questions and participating. USF

ing USF students and a recent graduate to the

nursing students were very engaging.

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Faith & Mission

Stations of the Cross

Campus Sustainability: Task Checklist 1. Recycling receptacles have been installed on the Quad and at St. Clare Campus. 2. The Student Sustainability Promise has been launched and students now have the opportunity to sign up and pledge their commitment to being more sustainable on and off campus. 3. A new program for recycling ink cartridges was launched, beginning in January. 4. The sub-committees of the university’s Sustainability Committee have all met and determined tasks for the year. The academic sub-committee is working on infusing sustainability into the curriculum, the footprint sub-committee is working on energy use assessments as well as the Community Sustainability Promise for employees, the

This fall, the University of St. Francis installed new Stations of the Cross on the Quad. The beautiful stations, crafted by Duane Meyers from St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena, Ill., were made possible with generous donations from Arlene Benigni, Jeanne Jacobs, Rose Mancuso and Mary Roa.

Former Bishop of Diocese of Joliet Joseph Imesch Passes Away Bishop Joseph L. Imesch, after serving the Diocese of Joliet for 26 years and retiring in 2006, died on Dec. 22 in Joliet. He was 84 years old. Locally, Imesch helped establish the Housing Foundation of Will County as well as the Daybreak Shelter, which serves the homeless. On a larger scale, Imesch was well known for the years he spent working to get a pastoral letter on women’s issues approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Said current Bishop R. Daniel Conlon in a released statement, “Bishop Joseph L. Imesch served as chief shepherd

of the Diocese of Joliet for forty percent of its history to date. His years of service were marked by great change and population growth which he managed well. Bishop Imesch led with conviction and compassion and used his many talents generously.”


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community sub-committee is working on better Web presence and spreading the word about sustainability on campus, and the campus life sub-committee is working on plans for Green Week in April.

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Athletics: The Fighting Saints

It’s On Us


he University of St. Francis

tolerate sexual assault or miscon-

This movement speaks to any age,

Student-Athlete Advisory

duct already. ‘It’s On Us’ provides an

demographic, social class, race, or

Committee (SAAC) and Stacey

excellent, unified program that helps

gender that it’s on us to make a

Burke ’93, ‘15 brought the na-

USF and its students convey this

difference,” said Nichols.

tionwide “It’s On Us” campaign to

message completely to the world

campus in November.

around them.”

involved in the project created

Several USF student-athletes

“As a Catholic university, we teach the core values

a video in support of the initia-

of service, leadership,

include students and all members of

of the SAAC group, is a junior

tive, which can be viewed on the

college communities to put an end

marketing student and a member

University of St. Francis Fighting

compassion and integrity.

to sexual assault. It was launched

of the bowling team. He personally

Saints Athletics YouTube channel.

last April as part of the White House

believes that upperclassmen have an

Task Force to Protect Students from

especially important impact on what

all students involved in the

Sexual Assault on college and uni-

kind of behavior is tolerated among

campaign hope that additional

versity campuses. The main goals of

underclassmen Saints.

schools within the NAIA (National

the campaign, according to a White

Association of Intercollegiate

House press release, are to identify

an impact on future generations

Athletics) will bring the “It’s On Us”

the scope of the problem, engage

of USF Saints. That is extremely

campaign to their campuses. USF

men in the discussion, help schools

important to us because we do

was the first within the Chicagoland

respond to assaults effectively and

have a family atmosphere here at

Collegiate Athletic Conference to

improve the federal government’s

USF and have each other’s backs.

adopt the initiative.

“It’s On Us” is a national effort to

Jeff Nichols, vice president

“We set the standards. We have

Long term, Burke, Nichols and

This campaign is all about standing up with integrity.” — Stacey Burke

enforcement efforts.

Burke, who graduated with her

master’s in social work in December, came across the campaign online while doing a graduate social work internship in the fall. She felt the message shared by “It’s On Us” would resonate with the students she works with daily at USF.

“As a Catholic university, we

teach the core values of service, leadership, compassion and integrity. This campaign is all about standing up with integrity and saying, ‘We, as a community of students, are not tolerant of this kind of behavior. It does not have a place among us,’” said Burke.

Burke also felt that, by nature,

USF students would be extremely receptive to the message due to the responsible and caring personalities of the student-athletes. “Our students exhibit the behaviors of young adults who would not

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Athletics: The Fighting Saints

Timothy Smith (Expected ’17)

Our All-American Guy Initials are a big part of Tim Smith’s plans. He’s not saying this—that initials are his thing—but when he talks about his future, it’s hard not to notice a pattern of very recognizable letter combinations: USF, NFL, FBI.


e has enjoyed two very distinct honors

3-inches and 245 pounds. But he

recently, as well—honors that look much

knows that to attract the attention

better spelled-out than they look

of NFL scouts he will have to pack on

abbreviated: “All-American” and “Player of

some weight and increase his strength.

the Year.” A native Illinoisan who grew up

That is what he has been working on in the

in the towns of Sycamore and Oregon,

off-season. He enjoyed his honors, took a little breather

Smith will play his senior season on

and then got straight back to strength training.

the Fighting Saints football team this

year as he works his way toward a double major in criminal justice and

Onward. Down the road, after his NFL career comes to a

psychology. This past season he was

close, Smith plans on attending law school in preparation for

named not only the Mid-States Football Association’s Defensive

a second career with the FBI. He cites Visiting Assistant Professor Tracy

Player of the Year, but also an NAIA Second Team All-American.

Siska as a guiding force.

A defensive end, Smith tallied 21 tackles-for-loss (which was fourth-best

“Professor Siska has a realistic view of the world and he believes in

in the NAIA), and 10 sacks (fifth in the NAIA) during the regular season,

facts before feelings, which I believe is the very essence of anything

helping the Saints go 8-3 overall. He was the star player on one of the best

related to the law,” says Smith, who caught the crime-fighting bug via

defensive units in the country last year, and he is back for another season.

television dramas.

“I don’t feel any pressure for this year after receiving these honors

“When I was younger I always enjoyed watching TV shows that had

because I know I will perform to the best of my ability,” he says. “I believe

to with law enforcement,” he says.

people will expect something from me considering what I did last year, and

I’m confident enough to say that I will do even better this coming season.”

idea that those with power who take advantage of people can be brought

Smith wears No. 92, and he was an imposing figure in 2015 at 6-foot-


“The past is done and there is no point in focusing too much on what has already happened,” he says.

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“Even though I knew they were exaggerated I was still drawn to the

down to a level playing field through the justice system.”

Brown & Gold While this magazine is arriving in homes, the USF Athletic Department will be hosting its annual Brown and Gold event on Jan. 28. The event

All-American and Player of the Year

2nd Team All-American 21 Tackles-for-Loss; 4th Best in NAIA

10 Sacks; 5th Best in NAIA

will feature Jed Hoyer, Chicago Cubs executive vice president and general manager. Hoyer joins an impressive list of Chicago professional sports personalities to have served as speakers at Brown & Gold events through the years. That list includes Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster (2014), Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox (2013), Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl XX quarterback Jim McMahon (2012), Denis Savard of the Chicago Blackhawks (2011), Fergie Jenkins of the Cubs (2008), and Chicago Bears’ Mike Ditka (1982, 2007) and Dick Butkus (1980).

Other notable speakers at past Brown & Gold events were longtime

Marquette University basketball coach and network television analyst Al McGuire (1977, 1987), basketball coaching legend John Wooden (1978), two-time Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr (1994), former DePaul coaching legend Ray Meyer (1979), college baseball’s all-time winningest coach and USF’s own Gordie Gillespie (1996), and Olympic wrestler and coach Dan Gable (2002).

The annual fundraiser begins with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by

dinner at 7 p.m. and the program at 8 p.m. The event will also include a silent auction. For more information, visit

USF has given Smith the opportunity to pursue his ultimate career

goal (FBI), while he excels as a student-athlete on his way to an interim

Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Squad Named

career (NFL), and both careers just happen to require the same kind

Congratulations to the 29 fall sport student-athletes who were named

of dedicated, disciplined personality. It’s probably not a coincidence

to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference all-academic squad

that Smith is interested in two high-pressure, high-achievement fields.

(3.25 GPA, sophomore-or-higher academic standing) as well as the 13

individuals who were recognized as NAIA Scholar-Athletes (3.50 GPA,

It’s surely not a coincidence that his four siblings are just as

competitive and driven. His older brother is pursuing a career in professional basketball. Of his three younger sisters, the eldest is a scholarship basketball player at Wright State University in Ohio. The next-eldest sister is pursuing a career in the ultra-competitive world of movie production, and the youngest is a high school basketball player. The Smiths are clearly not afraid of a little competition.

Tim is glad that he is able to compete relatively close to home

so that his parents are able to watch him play in person. In fact, that was one of his original college goals—to play at the highest level available to him, in the program that he believed was most-dedicated to success. First and foremost he wanted to do it all in front of his parents.

All of this comes from a kid who did not see much playing time on the

junior or senior academic standing): CCAC ALL-ACADEMIC Men’s Cross Country: Kevin Hanlon, Brandon Ivins, Billy Klebenow, Cam Knudsen, Matt Peacock, Aaron Sanchez; Women’s Cross Country: Julia Caithamer, Catherine Crosson, Meridith DeLuca, Brooke Johnson, Mallory Johnson, Kayla Rice, Lisa Ringstmeyer, Lindsey Sayner; Men’s Soccer: Miguel Aldana, Matt Keilman; Women’s Soccer: Bethany Dombkowski, Brianna Ferrias, Trish Masterson, Raquel Montoya, Kayla Paeth, Shannon Pedone, Yessica Reyes, Haley Wenberg, Hannah Yackley; Volleyball: Leah Alles, Danielle Conrad, Tynae Phillips, Leah Rose. NAIA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

football field until his senior year of high school. Now he is one of the best

Men’s Cross Country: Brandon Ivins, Billy Klebenow, Matt Peacock; Women’s

college players in the country. Opportunity plus hard work pays dividends,

Cross Country: Meridith DeLuca, Brooke Johnson, Lisa Ringstmeyer; Football:

and at USF, at least in this particular case, it is leading someone straight to

Michael Calandriello, Pietro Cimino, Nick Collofello, Nicolas Reese, Breion

the initials of his dreams.

Tucker; Women’s Soccer: Trish Masterson, Shannon Pedone.

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Staying Connected: Alumni News

Art Carpenter ’91

Dentist Mentors Current Saints USF

gave many

Once they reach a decision,

all, he made lifelong friends, thanks

things to Art

Carpenter makes it very clear to

to USF’s intimate campus life. “I

Carpenter, who went on to become

them what is involved in that par-

lived in the dorms all four years and

a dentist, and now he is giving some

ticular choice — to ensure that they

I made friends there that I am still

things back and feeling great about it.

are still interested. Without someone

friends with today,” he says.

like Carpenter at their disposal,

in USF’s Student Alumni Mentoring

some students might get in over

felt like home to him. “I distinctly

program. A dentist operating a

their heads, wasting both time and

remember an awesome experience

boutique dental practice in north


a week before classes started, when

suburban Kenilworth, Ill., Carpenter

the school opened the dorms up

has long been drawn to teaching

down the knowledge so that the

and let us move in early. We spent

and mentoring.

kids don’t make the same mistakes

a week getting to know each other,

When he is not at work he is

we made when we were younger,”

playing basketball and hanging out

usually providing a service to some-

says Carpenter, who was accepted

on the Quad.”

body somewhere else. It might be

to medical school but declined after

knowledge so that the

as a coach for his kids’ sports teams,

realizing that hospital and medical

four years, and during that time

kids don’t make the

or as an instructor at the College

work was not for him.

Carpenter experienced thousands of

of Lake County School of Dental

typical USF moments—those times

Hygiene. Where USF is concerned,

and he has not regretted a day since.

when you know you are part of a

made when we were

for the past three years his service

He now helps students with those

larger family and someone is looking


has been as a mentor to a student

tough decisions, and the compli-

out for you. One particular incident

interested in a career in health care.

cated process leading up to the next

occurred on a day when Carpenter

He mentors USF students the same

phase of their educational journeys.

was filling out financial aid forms.

way he treats his dental patients—

Carpenter’s first USF mentee

He thought he had crossed every

with objectivity and respect.

went on to dental school. His sec-

T and dotted every I, and it wasn’t

ond is working toward becoming a

until he was out in the hallway that

educator, not a salesman,” says

physician’s assistant, and his current

he realized he had overlooked an

Carpenter. “I say, ‘I’ll tell you what

mentee is planning for medical

entire form. A Franciscan Sister from

your needs are, but I’m not trying to

school. Guidance is what he is giv-

the office chased after him with the

sell you anything.’”

ing to USF and its students, but let’s

blank form in her hand.

get back to the many things that

health care path — from dentistry

USF gave him.

would have been ‘Oh well,’” he

to pharmacy to chiropractic — can

says. But that Sister would not have

be daunting. It’s not just the work

most looking for coming out of

dreamed of letting the oversight

involved to make it through the extra

Marist High School in Chicago: a

go. Carpenter is thankful for her act

schooling, it’s the decisions and

Catholic education at a school with

of kindness, and no doubt at least

preparations that need to be made

small class sizes. He knew he would

three USF students are thankful for

just to get started.

be getting those things before he

his, too.

even arrived in Joliet. But then he

“I enjoy mentoring, and passing down the

same mistakes we


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He is giving his time and wisdom

“I tell my patients that I’m an

The bottom line is, navigating the

“I always want to assess what

“I enjoy mentoring and passing

Dentistry would be his new path

First, it gave him what he was

they’re looking at,” Carpenter says.

became an on-air personality at

“I take them through all of the allied

the campus radio station. He wrote

health professions, and I tell them to

editorials for the school newspaper,

look at those and tell me what they

got involved in student government

really want to do.”

and joined the science club. Best of

From the start, USF (then, CSF)

That set the tone for the next

“At a big state school that


Mentoring Program Evolves “Joining the Student Alumni Mentoring Program was one of the best decisions I have made while at USF! I was able to connect with a mentor on a personal and professional level, allowing me to develop my own skills.” — Laura Muñoz Lopez (Student Mentee)


he Student Alumni

ously improve the Student Alumni

a resume and creating business

Mentoring Program was

Mentoring (SAM) program at

cards. Further collaborative efforts

born in 2012 when the

University of St. Francis.

with Academic Resource Center

Director of Alumni & Family

and the University Success Scholars

Relations, Aubrey Knight ’04, ’07,

gural dinner, a career networking

include a business fashion show,

and her student worker (now

dinner, four supplemental meetings

featuring good “looks” for interview

alumna) Kayla Madej ’15 were

on campus, a service day, and an

and business attire.

looking for ways to engage students

end-of-year reflection dinner. A

and alumni. What started as a small

Distinguished Leadership program

mentoring program pairs still keep

idea has evolved into a hugely

within SAM brings together the top

in contact with one another and

successful program. There have

eight students from the previous

some have obtained internships

been 312 participants since the

year who help to design the next

and jobs through the program.”

program’s inception. Knight was

year’s program and encourage

awarded the Presidential Innovation

classmates to apply. Collaborative

visit for informa-

Award in October 2015 for her work

efforts with the Career Success

tion and an application.

to create, implement and continu-

Center include seminars for building

The program includes an inau-

Says Knight about SAM, “Many

To become an alumni mentor,

“SAM has helped me to connect-to-purpose with my mentees as to why the University of St. Francis is such a special place, how our school is truly different than other institutions of higher learning and most importantly, once you graduate, you are always part of the USF family! It is our responsibility as alumni to pay it forward to current students, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the SAM process and working with current and future USF alumni.” — Alan Randolph ‘07 (Alumni Mentor)

President Shawn Walsh ‘00, ‘15 President-Elect Keith Schomig ‘13 Past President Karen Ciarlette ‘94. ‘97 Vice President for Constitution Joseph Ferrallo ‘85, ‘06, ‘07 Vice President for Programs Caroline Portlock ‘02, ‘04 Vice President for Scholarships Judy Bulat ‘72 Vice President for Young Alumni & Student Engagement Candice Quinerley ‘10 Secretary Wihelmine Vidmar ‘68 Sisters of St. Francis Representative Sr. Lois Prebil, OSF ‘61 Alumni & Family Relations Office Administrators Aubrey Knight ‘04, ‘07, Director Valerie Penn, Assistant Director Student Representatives Haley Collins Laura Muñoz Taylor Ringo

GENER AL BOARD MEMBERS Dominique Annis ’00, ‘02 Luise A. Baldin ‘58 Matthew Bisek ‘10 Patricia Bracken ’73, ’86, ‘94 Sharon Dewart ‘78 Elmer F. Eddy ‘80 Jacqueline A. Edmonson ’63, ’88, ‘94 Laura Eggert ’09, ‘13 Ysenia Gallegos ‘13 H. Richard Hagen, J.D., ’90 Caryn Jakielski ‘03, ‘06 Linda M. Kilroy ‘72 Eric Lawhead ‘07 Lynley Louzensky ‘10 Erika Martinez ‘11, ‘15 Frances H. Naal Sczepaniak ‘58 Jan Novotny ‘67 L. Scott Pekol ‘99 Alan Randolph ‘07 Corey Richardson ‘09 Susan Rogina ’94, ‘99 Anne-Christine Tompkins ‘14

S TAY IN TO U CH Send news and class notes to or call 877-811-ALUM. To read about what other alumni and old friends have been doing, visit

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Staying Connected: Alumni News

Alumni Events Calendar 2016 More information and registration is available at

RECURRING MEETINGS Education Alumni Network (EAN) Meeting Join fellow education alumni for networking, social events and interaction with current students and faculty. They provide assistance to alumni looking for jobs, changing careers or just looking to reconnect with other grads. Saturday, April 23 | 9 a.m. | Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor Business Alumni Network (BAN) Meetings Join fellow business alumni for networking, social events and interaction with current USF students. The group assists alumni looking for jobs, changing careers, hiring employees or just looking to reconnect with other grads. All alumni are welcome! Saturday, March 5 and May 7 | 8:30 a.m. Meeting | Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd Floor African American Alumni Association (4A) Meetings This welcoming group provides support, resources and networking opportunities for alumni. They embrace current students and promote Franciscan values while maintaining pride in their heritage. Saturday, Feb. 13, April 16 and June 18 | 11 a.m. | Turk Theater, Tower Hall

FEBRUARY 4 The Second City Sponsored by the Family Association. Join us for a night of sidesplitting laughs! The Second City is always original, daring and hilarious. Its alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Jason Sudeikis and so many more. Ticket includes a dessert intermission. Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Performance | Sexton Auditorium, Tower Hall. $30 per person/$50 includes dinner. Limited tickets available.


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11 Valentine Bingo Party — Alumni Service Day* The Education Alumni Network (EAN) is hosting a Valentine’s party at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet. Alumni will get to mingle and play Bingo with the residents. It’s a great day to make a new friend! Thursday, Feb. 11 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet

25 Career Networking Dinner* We are partnering with the Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) student club on campus to host this excellent networking opportunity for both alumni and students. Each course during dinner will be spent with a different group of alumni and students so you will meet lots of new people. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards to share! Complimentary, professional head shots will be available. Thursday, Feb. 25 | 6 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor Limited tickets available.

26 Cocktails for Caritas Are you looking for the opportunity to be a part of something BIG at USF? Here’s your chance! Join us for our inaugural scholarship fundraiser benefiting USF students. This exclusive cocktail party includes high-end hors d’oeuvres, an open beer and wine bar, and amazing raffle prizes. This is your opportunity to help USF and help others without the expensive ticket cost. So, alumni 40 and younger…come mix and mingle and give back to your alma mater! Friday, Feb. 26 | 7:30–10:30 p.m. | Anthony’s Restaurant & Pub, Joliet $50 per person. $20 of each ticket is a USF donation. Limited tickets available.

MARCH 3 Will County Regional Office of Education Licensure Seminar* Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network. The Will County Regional Office of Education staff will provide a seminar with the most current rules and regulations regarding licensure renewal with a special focus on endorsements. A light dinner will be served. Thursday, March 3 | 5–7 p.m. | St. Albert’s Hall, A112

10 Sips & Splatters Gather your friends and come prepared to paint and party. Sip on some wine while our art instructor gives you step-by-step directions on how to create your own painting masterpiece. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included! Thursday, March 10 | 6–8 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor $50 per person

12 READ for Educators Sponsored by REAL. This professional development conference on reading will offer a keynote speaker, your choice of workshops, 6 professional development hours, and a meal. Call 815-740-2626 for more information. Saturday, March 12 | 8 a.m.–2 p.m. | San Damiano Hall and Donovan Hall, Motherhouse. $30 per person

12 Easter Eggstravaganza Hop your way to the front of the line for this 3rd annual Easter holiday event with fellow alumni families. Guests will enjoy breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny, followed by an egg hunt on the USF Quad rain or shine! Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets! Saturday, March 12 | 9–11 a.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center $10 adult/$8 children (4-18). Kids 3 and under are free. $5 of each ticket is a USF donation. Limited tickets available.

APRIL 5 Alumni Blackhawks Game

Let’s support our Stanley Cup Championship team by going to a game! Join us for a fun-filled night of hockey as they take on the Arizona Coyotes. Tuesday, April 5 | 5:30 p.m. departure, 7:30 p.m. game | Section 303, United Center, Chicago Option A (row 5-6): $110 or $120 with transportation. Option B (row 12): $80 or $90 with transportation. $10 of each ticket is a donation to USF. Limited tickets available.

8 USF Career Fair*

Sponsored by the Career Success Center. We are proud to assist our students and alumni with resources and events for lifelong careers connections! You are invited to network with alumni employers for internship, career and job shadowing opportunities. Professional attire and resume are required. Friday, April 8 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Sullivan Recreation Center

15 USF Relay for Life*

Sponsored by Student Government, Student Activities Board, and the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities and campuses around the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones and fight back against the disease. Friday, April 15 | 6 p.m. to Midnight | Sullivan Recreation Center

24 Duns Scotus Cultural

Experience: Blue Man Group The Duns Scotus honors program invites its alumni to join current honors students for a joint cultural experience. at the Briar Street Theater for “Blue Man Group.” Duns Scotus alumni only. Sunday, April 24 | 2:30 p.m. departure, 4 p.m. performance | Briar Street Theater, Chicago. $15 per person, optional transportation provided.

Alumni Speakers Bureau

MAY 7 Joliet Hope Center Service Day*

JUNE 4 Summer BBQ & Concert on the Quad

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network. This community assistance program allows people obtain food and household items that have been greatly discounted. It offers a long-term selfsufficiency solution to families and individuals struggling to fulfill their basic needs. Help us help others by packing and organizing at this local food pantry. All alumni and friends are welcome. Saturday, May 7 | 10 a.m. to Noon | The Joliet Hope Center, Inc., 511 Oak Leaf Ct., Joliet

This family-friendly event is complete with barbeque fixings, a bounce house, face painting, outdoor games and summer fun for all ages! Even if you don’t have children, come and enjoy our concert on the Quad while you eat your lunch. Saturday, June 4 | 12–3 p.m. | USF Quad $10 adult/$5 children (4-18). Kids 3 and under are free. $5 of each ticket is a USF donation.

12 32nd Annual Student Honors and Awards Convocation* Sponsored by the Provost’s Office. The Honors and Awards Convocation celebrates academic excellence across the University by recognizing the achievements of our students. Please join us in honoring them. Thursday, May 12 | 10 a.m.–12 noon | Sullivan Recreation Center

21 2016 Bluestem Earth Festival* Sponsored by The Sisters of St. Francis and their Associates. We are surrounded by critical and massive injustices: devastation of natural resources, human trafficking, racism, pollution. This event offers education and ideas for action. It will feature a variety of earth-friendly activities such as workshops, over 70 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, food, live entertainment and children’s activities. Visit www. for more information. Saturday, May 21 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center & Quad

JULY 29 Business Alumni Network (BAN) Bowling Party Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network. Roll on down for the Business Alumni Network’s (BAN) night of bowling! Bring a dish to pass and join us for three games of bowling (shoes provided) while you mingle with fellow alumni. All are invited to join in on the fun! Friday, July 29 | 6 p.m. | Town & Country Lanes, Joliet $10 per person, pay at the door.

AUGUST 2016 13 Grub Crawl Are you ready for the alumni event of the year? Join us for the 11th annual mystery progressive dinner as we tour three different historic mansions for a three-course meal. Games and prizes will be included on the bus! If you have a dietary restriction, please contact our office for accommodations. Saturday, Aug. 13 | 5 p.m. USF shuttle bus departure $60 per person, includes food and transportation. $10 of each ticket is a USF donation. Limited tickets available.

Do you want to share your professional expertise with our students on campus or at a company or hospital with our Director of Corporate Partnerships to help us recruit new students? Interested in growing your resume with a speaking engagement? Consider applying to be a part of our Alumni Speakers Bureau. Visit us at for more information.

African American Alumni Association This alumni network, formed in 2008, collaborates with the Alumni Association to host programs for African American and other interested alumni. President Dana Hill ’14 and Vice-President Kenneth Mason ’14 are hoping to keep involving more alumni. The group is currently planning the HOPE (helping others prepare for excellence) Banquet in March, where all in attendance can discuss career related topics. Hill says about her presidency, “I became involved when I became an alum because I loved working with the student groups when I was an undergrad. Besides working with other 4A board members, this type of organization is a refreshing break from everyday life.” Visit for more information.

USF Family Association Events The Second City at USF, sponsored by the Family Association Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 | 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Performance Sexton Auditorium, Tower Hall $30 per person/$50 includes dinner All are welcome to join us for a sidesplitting night of laughs! The Second City is always original, daring, and hilarious, and they are coming to USF for a special performance — one night only! Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Jason Sudeikis and so many more. Each ticket includes a dessert intermission. To RSVP: 877-811-ALUM, or get info at Limited tickets are available.

Birthday Cake Orders Sponsored by the Family Association At the cost of $5, we will provide on-campus, residential students with an individual-sized cake made with love by Joliet’s own Milano’s Bakery. The cake will be delivered to the student’s residence hall on the Monday prior to the student’s birthday, and the student will be notified via email and telephone that they have a special delivery. Orders and payment are due two weeks prior to the Monday delivery date. Visit for more information.

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Staying Connected: Donor News

Marian Hall Gets a Facelift Brenton and Jean Wadsworth, friends of the University of St. Francis, made a generous gift to renovate the Marian Hall Abbey. The Wadsworths are owners of Wadsworth Golf, and their company has built hundreds of golf clubs around the United States. The Wadsworths were recognized for their generosity at a luncheon in November. The residence hall was further “graced” with beauty after alumnae Mary Roa and Rosemary Lux, retired elementary school teachers, visited campus recently. Roa and Lux witnessed the extensive Marian Hall courtyard renovations and Roa was inspired to donate a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

USF Welcomes New Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

The University of St. Francis welcomes Mary Lin Muscolino as Executive Director of Marketing & Communications. Muscolino, a 1995 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate, is an accomplished, senior marketing LEFT: Left to right — Martha Wadsworth, USF student Kayla Garritson, Athletic Director David Laketa, Major Gifts Officer Regina Block, Brenton Wadsworth, Jean Wadsworth and President Arvid Johnson in the newly renovated Marian Residence Hall Abbey. RIGHT: Mary Roa and Rosemary Lux stand next to a donated statue in the Marian courtyard.

professional with expertise in marketing, sales and operations. After a successful start in the world of business, in 2011 she was named executive vice president at Marketing Support Inc. She served there two years before accepting the role of executive vice president at The Jay Group, Inc. During her time with The Jay Group, Muscolino consulted and began working with the University of St. Francis on branding initiatives. In 2014, she became founder and CEO of CQintel, a company that holds the exclusive marketing rights to The Liautaud Institute’s Process Designed Training (PDT) Program in emotional intelligence. Muscolino was hired at USF full-time in September and looks forward to making great strides with initiating new marketing strategies for the university during her first year as a Saint.

USF Society members enjoy a holiday performance by the Schola Cantorum in December.


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Honor Roll ANNUAL DONORS 2014-2015 This report reflects gifts received between June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015.


Every attempt was made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. If there is an error or omission, please contact the USF Advancement Office at 800-822-8280.

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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015


Mr. Robert Carr

C.R. Leonard Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Ms. Elaine (Kick) Hershbarger ‘67

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Conover

Dr. Patricia F. (Forsythe) Campbell ‘70

Historic Pullman Foundation

Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation

Mr. Steven B. Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Caplice

Interstate Batteries of Southwest Chicago

Department of Health and Human

Ms. Bonnie J. Ewald

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Carlson


Fifth Third Bank

Caterpillar Foundation

Ms. Annette M. Jelinek

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Mr. Joseph M. Gaul

Cathedral Area Preservation Association

Johansen & Anderson, Inc.

Leach Nursing Scholarship Trust —

Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Giegerich

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cawley

Mrs. Wanda S. Johnson

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois

Joliet Park District

Robert W. Plaster Foundation

Great Lakes Advisors, LLC

Champion Drywall, Inc.

Joliet Slammers

Estate of Nancy J. Russell* ‘57

Mr. Steven Hernandez & Mrs. Marisel

Mr. Richard L. Chavez

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Jones

Saxon Foundation

Chicago Trading Company

James P. Sczepaniak* (Frances Tures Naal ‘58)

Hollywood Casino

Dr. and Mrs. H. Randolph Chilton

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster

Estate of M. Therese Southgate, M.D.* ‘48

Insuresoft LLC — Anthony and Kendall

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Connor

Mr. and Mrs. Brent H. Wadsworth

Karges Realty

Mr. Leon A. Wirt

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laken (Elizabeth

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Covelli (Bonnie ‘09)

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kase

Mrs. Marcy A. (Moloney) Cromley ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kender

Mr. John H. Leach

Ayabarreno Hernandez

Villa ‘93 Briick ‘84)

(Virginia Deiss ‘68) (Mary Lou Lechowich ‘66)

PRESIDENTS CIRCLE $25,000–$49,999

Mr. Dave Laketa ‘90

Mr. Richard Cronholm

Liberty Mutual

Mr. and Mrs. James D’Amico

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome G. Kenney

Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Cullen

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Manner

D’Arcy Volkswagen Hyundai

Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ‘59

Mickey’s Tire & Service, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Kenny ‘81 Dr. Gerard H. Kickul

(Dolores Torres ‘56)

Mrs. Carolyn (Tomecek) Murphy ‘65

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Malley

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Darguzis

Ms. Linda (Archambeau) Kilroy ‘72

Outdoor Accents, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. DeMint

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen V. King

Anonymous ‘52

Ms. Cheryl A. (Schroeder) Stepney ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne G. Klasing

Associated Colleges of Illinois

Mrs. Constance J. (Ellis) Sullivan ‘77

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dollinger

Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Brennan ‘81

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Villa ‘93

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Doppke, Sr.

Mr. Andrew Klemen

Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne* S. Brown

Mr. Michael J. Dowd ‘02

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knapczyk

Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Buchanan ‘89

Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne

Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Duerinck

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Knorr, Jr.

Ms. Jean Konrad

(Karen M. Hammond ‘89)

(Kendall R. Hibner ‘93) Krawchuck* ‘70)

(Jeanette O’Donnell ‘49)

(Carol A. Vischak ‘67)

FRANCIS & CLARE CIRCLE $10,000–$24,999

(Judith Pavell ‘60)

(Patricia Bird ‘52)

(Barbara Franey ‘64)

Buchar, Mitchell, Bajt Architects, Inc.

Phyllis M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Excel Electric, Inc.

KSKJ Life, American Slovenian Catholic

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Codo (Charlotte ‘74)

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wyllie

Exxonmobil Oil Corporation


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fedo ‘80

Lakeshore Beverage — Michael Dowd ‘02

Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. LaRocco

Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal

BROWN & GOLD CIRCLE $1,000–$4,999

Mr. Robert Fedo ‘11

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O. D’Arcy

Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Janice L. Feinberg, PharmD, JD

Ms. Cheryl Lees

D’Arcy Buick GMC

Alexander Grabavoy, D.D.S.

Mr. Joseph W. Feinberg

Mr. and Mrs. George Lehman (Carol

Mr. and Mrs. Cyril W. Habiger

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Andrejasich

First Community Bank

First Midwest Bank

Mr. David D. Lennon ‘86

Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Crowther Mr. and Mrs. Scott S. Crowther


(Josephine Giacchino ‘56)

— Ed Sterling

(Diane Felbinger ‘77)

(Carol Slana ‘59)

(Georgene Policandriotes ‘74, ‘80, ‘85)

(Kathleen ‘81, ‘96)

(Pubentz) Sterr-Lehman ‘56)

Mr. Scott W. Holdman ‘01

Archer Highland Post No. 698 —

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Fitzell

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Arvid C. Johnson

Franciscan Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Leracz

Joliet Township Government

ASRT Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Futterer

Kurtz Ambulance Service, Inc.

Austin Tyler Construction, LLC

Mrs. Frances M. (Bozich) Gale ‘40

Dr. Rosemary Lucas ‘49

Virginia and Joseph Mallof Family Fund —

Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ‘52

Ms. Kathryn Giegerich

Ms. Michelle L. Mahoney

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Baron

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Grabavoy

Miss Rose E. Mancuso

Max Goldenberg Foundation

Mr. Mark Bass and Ms. Tracy Kontos

Mr. William J. Manner ‘96

Old Plank Trail Community Bank

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bellah ‘82

Mrs. Patricia A. (Liker) Graham ‘64

Ms. Charlotte Marks

Dr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rosen

Grants Plus, LLC

Mr. Ryan H. Marks

Mrs. Arlene Benigni

Dr. Barbara Greenham-Conway ‘53, ‘74

Martin Whalen Office Solutions, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Vana

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Gustafson

Mr. and Mrs. Karl J. Maurer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hamilton ‘89, ‘07

Dr. Cheryl McCarthy ‘86

Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Beutel

Mrs. Kathleen H. (Baye) McCrohan ‘71

Mrs. Marjorie (Freiburg) Wiemels ‘60

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Hansen

Mr. Vincent K. McGirr

Wintrust Commercial Banking

Mr. Michael Bily and Ms. Christy Ford

Ms. Kathleen J. McGowan and

Mr. George R. Black

Harrah’s Joliet Casino Hotel

ASSISIAN CIRCLE $5,000–$9,999


Ms. Jo Ellyn Harrison ‘13

Ms. Claretta F. Meier ‘59

Healy, Bender & Associates, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Miles

Ms. Linda S. Aguilar


Henry Bros. Co.

Mrs. Magdalyn (Woolfe) Miller ‘61

Barnes & Noble at University of St. Francis

Gina M. Brandolino, Ph.D. ‘94

Mr. Jack R. Hermanski

Ms. Christine A. Modey

Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Bergman

Shannon Brown, Ph.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Herrmann

Mrs. Sandra (Novak) Montrose Olivier ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ‘79

Ms. Judith M. Bulat ‘72

Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Morimoto

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

(Candice Polovina ‘88)

(Patricia Sexton ‘67)

University of St. Francis Magazine

The American Legion

(Patricia Banks ‘83)

(Margaret Kennedy ‘69) (Denise Clemens ‘85, ‘96)

Funeral Home, Ltd.

(Marisue Cordano ‘83)

(Tracy Gilliam ‘00) (Beth Shankland ‘73)

(Patricia D. Jensen ‘53)

(Bernice Borek ‘62)

Mr. Terrance P. McGuire

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Morrissette ‘83, ‘86

Ms. Jane V. Rapson

Dr. Patricia L. Shelvy ‘13

Unidos Marketing Network

Raymond James Charitable

Silver Cross Hospital

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vidmar

Mr. Stephen Naughton & Ms. Nancy Paridy

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Slade

Mrs. Frances B. North

Remco Medical, Inc.

Mr. Damon M. Sloan and Ms. Ana Rossetti

Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Vinciguerra

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Orr (Madonna Plese ‘56)

Mr. and Mrs. Scott B. Reynolds

Miss Elaine T. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Vogen ‘93

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Panayotovich

Mr. Jerome A. Rich

Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates

Dr. and Mrs. Jesse K. Park

Rich Foundation

Ms. Barbara A. Speiser ‘60

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Vogrin

Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Pascoe

Dr. Reginald C. Richardson ‘82

Mrs. Loretta J. (Wiesbrook) Spesia ‘65

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer (Margaret

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rink

Ms. Susan K. (Scarcelli) Spurgeon ‘78

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Ward

(Maureen Briscoe ‘84, ‘96)

Connor ‘61)

Endowment Fund

(Wilhelmine McCarley ‘68)

(Tracey L. Carmack ‘92) (Shelby J. Brown ‘60)

Mr. Michael F. Rittof

St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Washburn (Jeanne ‘99, ‘01)

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peil

Rockdale Automotive

Mr. David Stopher

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Whalen

P.F.C. Ted Stempien Post 8821

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ruth ‘82

Ms. Kathleen P. Sullivan ‘95

Dr. Carol Wilson & Mr. Charles Vasconez


Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schager

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan

Mrs. Suzanne Wright


Dr. Billie P. Terrell ‘77

Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Wyrostek

Piazza & Mannerino Masonry

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Scheuber ‘95

The Community Foundation of Will County

Ms. Nancy Pohlman & Mr. Alan Zordan

The Flooring Guys

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Mr. and Mrs. David D. Scott

The Newberg Group LLC

Prime Time Marketing

The Voyager Group, Ltd.

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Qualio (Stephanie ‘05)

Senesac & Lennon Ltd., CPA’s

Tim Wallace Landscape Supply Company, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Rakers (Anita

Dr. Janet L. Seper ‘87 & Dr. Charles

Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Turk


Turk Furniture

Heimann ‘63)

(Jodi C. Zier ‘96, ‘02) (Kathleen ‘80, ‘87) (Diane M. Kiefner ‘80)

* Deceased



Mr. James Anderson III ‘91

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Barkoski

Mrs. June M. Benton ‘82

Ms. Mary K. (Bentley) Anderson ‘02, ‘04

Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Barnewolt ‘87

Mr. Brian A. Berg

Major John Aaron, Jr. (Ret.) ‘80

Mrs. Torian Anderson

Mrs. Carol J. (Link) Bergin ‘63

Abbott Fund Matching Grant Plan

Mrs. Timika S. Anderson-Reeves ‘02

Barolo Ristorante — Mr. Gaetano Turi

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Berglund

Mr. Michael L. Abegg

Mrs. Angela A. (DeSandre) Andreshak ‘57

Mr. David Bartels

Mrs. Rita M. Berglund

Mrs. Jane M. (Timmermann) Absheer ‘72

Mrs. Dominique A. (Cora) Annis ‘00, ‘02

Ms. Kathryn M. Bartolomucci

Mr. Charles Berkley

Ms. Kristina Acamovic

Anonymous ‘61

Dr. Robert S. Barwa

Berman Capital Management & Research

Mrs. Felicia Acosta

Anonymous ‘05, ‘13

BASF Corporation

Mrs. Sue A. Adair ‘91

Ms. Angela L. Antonou

Mrs. Geraldine (Knowles) Baskerville ‘54

Mrs. Mary A. (Kaffer) Bernickus ‘62

Mrs. Ruby D. Adams ‘89

Mrs. Ruth B. Antony ‘05

Ms. Ruthann Baskerville ‘63

Mr. and Mrs. Don Bersano

Mr. and Mrs. Carl* F. Adams (Mary Ann)

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Arellano

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bass

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Bessette ‘78

Adventure Marketing Solutions

Mrs. Sharon L. (Coonan) Asher ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Basso

Mrs. Helen M. Beutel

AGL Resources

Mrs. Barbara J. Ashton ‘03, ‘06

Mrs. Anna Marie (Di Monte) Bates ‘59

Mr. George W. Beverly, Jr. ‘84

Ahoyt Family Dental PC

Ms. Karina Astorga

Mrs. Dorothy (Pulo) Batka ‘58

Mrs. Mary M. Beyne ‘93

Aileen S. Andrew Foundation

Mrs. Darice E. (Avakian) Augustson ‘74

Mr. Michael R. Battaglia ‘99

Mrs. Dolores Biagi-Ellison ‘80

Mrs. Janice A. Aimaro ‘78

Autobahn Country Club — Mr. Mark Basso

Mr. Christopher C. Batus ‘91

Mrs. Marcia A. (Burchardt) Bianco ‘64

Ajax Waste Services

Mrs. Natalie M. Bayci

Ms. Michelle R. Biciste

Ms. Sarah E. Alag

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Biciste

(Kay A. Kinsella ‘86)

— Ted and Norma Berman

Mrs. Shawna R. (Puleo) Alaimo ‘97


Mr. Kenneth J. Bazarnik ‘78 Mr. Kelly L. Beaty

Ms. Joan C. Billing ‘82

Mrs. Elaine B. Alberts ‘90

Dr. Debra A. Bacharz

Ms. Alicia D. Bechtel ‘08

Mrs. Fredricka (McNeal) Billups ‘99

Mrs. Melissa A. Albright ‘06

Mrs. D. Anne (Sonnefield) Bailie ‘64

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Beck ‘03

Ms. Eloise Billups ‘05, ‘08

Mr. James J. Albritton ‘80

Capt. and Mrs. Robert Bailie

Ms. Kori L. Beck ‘14

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bily

Mrs. Judith A. (Kertis) Alkire ‘92, ‘97

Mrs. Dollie A. (Badovinich) Bajusz ‘54

Mrs. Mary L. (Meisinger) Bednarz ‘63

Mrs. Marianne (Legan) Birgersson ‘66

Mrs. Dianne L. (Rastello) Allen ‘66

Ms. Dorothy Balash ‘81

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Beggs

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Bisek ‘10

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Allen

Mrs. Luise A. (Meier) Baldin ‘58

Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Behling

Ms. June M. Baldini ‘88

Mrs. Loretta A. (Zumer) Beinhoff ‘58

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Biskupski ‘03

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Alles

Ms. Debra Ballard

Ms. Michelle M. Bell ‘90

Mr. Robert P. Alley

Mrs. Brandy J. Baltz ‘04

Mrs. Agnieszka A. Belza ‘13

Ms. Elizabeth A. (Bill) Bispo ‘76

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin M. Allums

Bank of America

Mrs. Jennifer Bendy

Mr. Robert J. Black ‘92

Mr. and Mrs. Ruben C. Alvarado

Mrs. Georgene T. (McCanna) Bankroff ‘67

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benedick

Mr. Lawrence R. Blackburn ‘77

Sr. Marlene Ambrose, O.S.F. ‘60

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bannon

Mrs. Mary Lou Benedict (Frank Daniel

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Blackmore ‘02

Amperage Electrical Supply, Inc.


Mrs. Helen I. (Hogan) Anderson ‘61

Barba Concrete, Inc.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Mrs. Danielle M. Benedict-Grey ‘03

(Patricia Judnich ‘64)

(Charlene Elens ‘80)

(Michelle Gearhart ‘10) (Andrea Hotter ‘05)

(Stacy ‘04)

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999


Mr. Brett C. Blaser ‘06

Mrs. Kathy A. (Mistrik) Bryan ‘84

Mrs. Suzanne K. Chan ‘89

Crest Rent A Car

Mrs. Eileen (Brennan) Blasing ‘73

Mr. Ernest Bryant ‘02

Mr. and Mrs. Randy K. Chancey

Mrs. Sophie (Wojcik) Crittenden ‘48

Ms. Joyce D. Blau ‘91

Mr. and Mrs. Dean F. Buchholtz

Mrs. Ruth A. Chaplis ‘93

Dr. Marianne Curia

Mrs. Shirley A. Blickensderfer ‘83

Mrs. Lillian J. (Doleshek) Buckley ‘72

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Chapman ‘89

Mr. Joseph M. Curry ‘01

Mr. Erik R. Blomstedt

Mrs. Mary Ellen Buell ‘81

Ms. Karen Curtin ‘82

Ms. Vicki R. Blondin

Ms. Theresa R. Bugelholl ‘06

Ms. Debra R. Chapp

Mrs. Dellamarie (Hughes) Cushing ‘71

Blue Sky Marketing Group

Mrs. Darlene F. (Grybash) Bull ‘78

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Charvat

Mrs. Carolyn L. Cusumano ‘92

BMO Harris Bank

Mrs. Margaret (Sanderell) Bump ‘62

Mr. Tony Chesla

Ms. Kathleen Cutler

Dr. Mary Ann (Meyer) Bobosky ‘64

Mrs. Diana L. Bunten ‘94

Mrs. Donnie F. Chestnutt ‘02

Ms. Anne (Wolf) Cvrkel ‘62

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Boeke (Catherine ‘82)

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Burich

Mr. Jeffrey A. Chiapello ‘10

Ms. Lauren J. Cygan

Mrs. Frances J. (Dornik) Boese ‘62

Ms. Stacey J. (Burke) Burke ‘93

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Chimera

Czerkies Construction

Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Boetto (Melanie

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Burkhardt

Ms. Kyung-Mee Choi

Madarik ‘00)

(Mary P. Boltz ‘89)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Burla

Ms. Jill E. Cholipski ‘12

Ms. Arlene A. Bogovich

Mrs. Charlotte C. (Eckland) Christiana ‘54


Ms. Suzanne Bogovich ‘10,’11

Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Burla

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Christiansen

D&R Partners LLC

Mr. Brian J. Boisvert ‘87

Mrs. Margaret A. (Owing) Burnett ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Ciarlette

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dahlkamp

Mrs. Eleanore C. (Kijowski) Bolanowski ‘48

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Burnett

Miss Julia L. Dainko ‘51

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boley (Paula Sosnoski ‘73)

Mrs. Mary Jane (Erickson) Burns ‘60

Mrs. Tara M. (Bruton) Cicero ‘00

Ms. Frieda M. Dalinis ‘82

Mrs. Mary C. (Alexy) Bonadio ‘96

Ms. Mary Jo Burns ‘72

Mrs. Vincentia (Liskovec) Cink ‘77

Mrs. Donna M. (Dunn) Daly ‘62

Mrs. Kathleen M. Bond ‘15

Ms. Phyllis M. Burrell ‘84

Ms. Patricia A. Cipriani ‘54

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Daly

Mr. Michael J. Bone ‘92

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Butkus

Mrs. Rita M. (Bischof) Clark ‘43

Dr. Debra Daniels and Mr. Norman

Mrs. Rosaline A. (Rudolphi) Boone ‘64

Mrs. Cecilia A. (Nickels) Butlett ‘68

Mrs. Mary A. (Litwiller) Clauser ‘83


Ms. Julia B. Borel-Donohue ‘14

Mrs. Patricia A. (Pasich) Butterbach ‘65

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cleary

Ms. Mary Arletta (Ginter) Daugherty ‘57

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Bornhofen

Ms. Jeanne M. Buzinski ‘78

Ms. Princess S. Clemente ‘14

Ms. Lori A. Davidson ‘09

Mrs. Diane M. (Chwierut) Borucki ‘63

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Byrne

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Clott

Mrs. Cathy (Andrews) Davies ‘72

Mrs. Carmella Boucher

Mr. John D. Byrnes

Mr. and Mrs. James Coats

Dr. Elizabeth W. Davies

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Bozen, Jr. ‘97

Ms. Margaret J. Cockbill ‘62

Ms. Barbara B. (Payne) Davis ‘97

Ms. Denise (Martincich) Davis ‘82

(Victoria ‘96)

(Andrea Fenoglio ‘62)

(Karen L. Christianson ‘94, ‘97)

Ms. Patricia L. Bracken ‘73, ‘86, ‘94


Mrs. Ruth A. Coleman ‘83 (Jack Coleman*) Mrs. Doreen A. (Loiselle) Collins ‘53

Mr. Laurence W. Davis

Ms. Jayme E. Bradshaw ‘05

Ms. Joyce Cabay ‘91

Ms. Haley L. Collins

Mrs. Louise (Thompson) Davis ‘37

Mrs. Carol L. (White) Brady ‘62

Mrs. Catherine D. (Pals) Caccioppoli ‘60

Mrs. Ruth W. (Walder) Collins ‘37

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Sabatino Brandolino

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Caird

Mrs. Nancy J. Colombo O’Donnell ‘70

Mr. Shawn C. Davis ‘91

Mrs. Mary Lou Brannon

Mrs. Miriam (Ore) Caithamer ‘78

Compass Eye Care

Dr. Elva M. Dawson

Mr. Kevlin B. Braun ‘01

Dr. Christine R. Call

Mr. Edward Condon

Mrs. Carol Ann (Archibald) Deck ‘55

Mrs. Mary Ann (Kull) Brecht ‘71

Ms. Nancy Calumet ‘77

Miss Kathleen A. Condon ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Decman

Mrs. Marlene M. (Stepaniak) Bremmer ‘59

Ms. Kristine Calvillo

Dr. Maria A. Connolly ‘74

Fr. Terry A. Deffenbaugh, O.S.A.

Mrs. Geri A. Brent

Mrs. Lynda L. Caneva ‘81

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Conway

Mr. Darko F. Delac

Mrs. Helen Brewer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Cannata

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cook, Jr.

Ms. Melissa DeLassus

Bridgepoint Technologies, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. J. Anthony Delgado

Mr. Donald L. Brinkman

Mr. Chad E. Capista ‘94

Mrs. Carol M. Coolidge ‘78

Mr. Jerred A. Delgado

Mrs. Georgia L. Brinkmeier ‘88

Mr. George W. Capps

Mrs. Mary Patricia (Heldman) Coon ‘57

Mrs. Mary T. Dell

Mr. Thomas M. Britt ‘76

Mrs. Janet F. (Scharousch) Carey ‘65

Mrs. Rebecca “Kaye” Coop ‘95

Ms. Gabriella J. Demchenko

Mrs. Patricia (Berry) Brixie ‘55

Mrs. Margaret R. (Murphy) Carey ‘56

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Corcoran

Mrs. Margadette (Moffatt) Demet ‘47

Mrs. Dolores M. (Liker) Brncich ‘76

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Carlson

Mrs. Shannon E. Corn ‘14

Mrs. Barbara P. Denman ‘80

Mrs. Margaret P. (Kent) Broach ‘79

Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Carlson

Ms. Frances (Trainor) Corrigan ‘51

Mr. Craig A. Dettmann

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Broderick ‘87

Ms. Janet I. Carr ‘68

Mrs. Beth A. Corsetti ‘13

Ms. Rosemarie Devine

Mrs. Mary Jo (Talarico) Carroll ‘77

Dr. Joseph N. Costa ‘94

Mrs. Sharon (Kaplan) Dewart ‘78

Dr. and Mrs. William R. Bromer

Mrs. Phyllis E. Carroll

Mr. Michael C. Costello

Dr. Salim M. Diab

Mr. John T. Brothers ‘86

Mrs. Ashley S. Carter ‘09

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Costello-Kruzich ‘59

Mrs. Jessica R. Dickson ‘03

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brown

Marcia J. Carter, Ph.D.

Mr. Cadet W. Cottingham

Mrs. Mary C. (McLaughlin) Diehl ‘66

Mrs. Doris (Lewis) Brown ‘50

Ms. Moira Cary

Mr. James Cottle

Mr. Robert Dieringer

Ms. Evelyn Brown

Mr. Patrick W. Casey ‘86

Mr. and Mrs. Terrance L. Cottrell ‘99, ‘03

Ms. Suzanne M. Dieter

Ms. Marilyn A. Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Casimere

Ms. Elaine B. DiGiusto ‘75

Brown & Brown of Northern Illinois, Inc.

Mrs. M. Angela Cassady ‘86

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Courtright III ‘92

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dillon

Mrs. Deborah J. (Surinak) Brozman ‘74

Ms. Kristen A. Castelloni ‘96

Mrs. Judith A. (Gato) Dillon ‘70

Ms. Linda Broznowski

Mrs. Sylvia R. (Bernacki) Cavanaugh ‘57

Mr. Jason T. Cox

Mrs. Joanne (Nelson) Docteur ‘81

Mrs. Michelle P. (Petrelli) Bruggeman ‘87

Cemeno’s Pizza

Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Cox (Mary Lagger ‘73)

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Dodd

The Honorable and Mrs. Robert P.

Ms. Carol L. (Janke) Cenar ‘60

Mr. Robert B. Cox

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Doll ‘86


Central Valley Studios

Ms. Noreen Coyan

Mrs. Patricia A. (Freeman) Brush ‘78

Dr. Srimani Chakravarthi

Mrs. Marianne (Bruss) Crane ‘55

Mr. Mark S. Dombeck ‘88

(Anna C. Fattore ‘83)

University of St. Francis Magazine

(Julie A. Schmidt ‘68)

(Linda Petrakovitz ‘65)

(Michelle ‘09, ‘10) (Kerri A. Lundeen ‘91)

(Anne C. Pritz ‘88)

Mrs. Virginia (Russell) Domzalski ‘00 Mr. Luka Dordevic Mrs. Amanda C. Dore ‘10, ‘12 Mrs. Dianna M. (Viola) Douglas ‘79,’87,’15 Mr. Duke M. Doumanian Mrs. Barbara L. Dowdal ‘86 Mr. Paulrice Downey Mrs. Lynn Doyle Ms. Donna L. Draeger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Drake

(Jo Ann DeSandre ‘56)

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Dressler

(Joanne Dupuis ‘53)

Mr. and Mrs. James L. DuBois Mr. and Mrs. Peery A. Duderstadt

(Mary Ann Bonkowski ‘68)

Mr. Mark Duffek Duke’s Landscaping Services, Inc. Mrs. Mary J. (Kleba) DuParri ‘71 Ms. Hope Durham Mr. and Mrs. Gary Durish Mrs. Betsy A. Dvorak Mrs. Frances L. (Hunsburger) Dysart ‘84 Ms. Patricia J. Dziedzic ‘77

Mr. Elmer F. Eddy ‘80 Ms. Denise Edman Ms. Janet O. Edman ‘69 Mrs. Deborah A. (Bailey) Edmondson ‘94 Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Edmonson (Jacqueline A. Simon ‘63, ‘88, ‘94)

Edward F. Larkin Family Foundation Inc. — Mrs. Catherine Kuzma

Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ‘70 Ms. Laura A. Eggert ‘09, ‘13 Mr. and Mrs. Dominic P. Egizio ‘88

Mr. Yunxiang Fan Farmers Weekly Review Mrs. Rachael G. (Grant) Favero ‘82 Mrs. Natalie R. (Stark) Fears ‘93 Mrs. Evelyn F. (Skul) Felbinger ‘61 Mr. Michael A. Feminis ‘90 Mrs. Janet Fennewald ‘97 Mr. Michael A. Fenske ‘85 Ms. Joan L. Ferguson Mr. Joseph G. Ferrallo ‘85, ‘06, ‘07 Dr. Catherine G. Ferrario Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Ferry Ms. Janice M. Fetter ‘89 Mrs. Cheryl M. Fey ‘88, ‘98 Ms. Peggy A. Field ‘96 Ms. Samantha M. Fifer Ms. Kate Filas Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gerard) Filut ‘93 Ms. Arlene J. Finkle ‘09 First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. First Step Child Care Center —

Mr. Carl Foster ‘75

Mr. and Mrs. Jared Fish

Mrs. Donna M. Eakle ‘09, ‘13

Family of Jon Ellis

Mrs. Rojeanne A. (Majewski) Fischer ‘62



(Mary Ann Roach ‘89,’11)

Mrs. Mary Ann (Gosack) Egizio ‘66 Mr. Ronald R. Eichelberger Jean E. Eisel, Ph.D. ‘68 Mrs. Janet J. Eisenberg ‘98 Mr. Steve Ellickson Ms. Jessica D. Elliott Ms. Danielle K. Emola ‘12 Mrs. Jeanne T. Erfft ‘06 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ernst Mr. Omar Esquivel Mrs. Dee J. (Grover) Estep ‘80 Ms. Jennifer Ethridge ‘89, ‘09 Ms. Roberta W. Evans ‘89 Mrs. Carol S. Ewing-Woods ‘97 Exelon ExxonMobil Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Fisher Mr. Jason D. Fiske ‘09, ‘10 Mr. Lawrence J. Fitzgerald ‘78 Gloria J. Flathom ‘91 Mrs. Maureen E. Flatley ‘96 Mrs. Kristin A. Fletcher ‘08 Fr. Roland F. Follmann 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 Chief Joseph W. Formhals ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Foster ‘75 Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Foster

(Patricia McCormick ‘60)

Mrs. Catherine A. (Strom) Fox ‘68 Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gomez) Fox ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Casey J. Fraher ‘07, ‘12) Mr. Kevin J. Frain ‘91 Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart Frank Burla & Sons Builders, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Franklin Mrs. Dolores Frankovich Fraternal Order of Police Ms. Hillary E. Freeman Mr. William B. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. John J. Fremeau

(Joyce Goron ‘70)

Mrs. Kathleen A. French Mrs. Alda M. Fridley ‘77 Friends of USF International

Programs Office

Mr. Anthony Frontera

Ms. Barbara W. Fuhlbruck

Mrs. Mary Ann (Feeney) Goolsby ‘71

Ms. Jodi L. Fults ‘11

Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Gorbold

Mrs. Patricia A. (Jewell) Fulwider ‘82

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gorman

Ms. Julie A. Futterer ‘93

Mr. Adam Gorniak

Mrs. Susan A. (Kinsley) Futterer ‘91

Ms. Katherine E. Goron Mrs. Stella V. (Gawlak) Gosetti ‘83


Gould Excavating/Trucking

Mrs. Kathleen M. (Granahan) Gadarowski ‘72

Mrs. Cynthia R. (Himes) Grabow ‘88

Mr. Stanley A. Gagliardi ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Grachan

Mrs. Amy Galetti ‘97

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Grant

Mr. John Gallagher ‘00

Mrs. Muriel L. Grant ‘83

Ms. Ysenia Gallegos ‘13

Ms. Denise J. Gray ‘98

Mr. Arthur Galli, Jr. ‘80

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Greely

Mrs. Keely E. Galloway ‘07

Mrs. Classandra M. Green ‘12

Ms. Charlotte R. Galuska ‘10

Mr. and Mrs. Shane E. Green ‘97

Dr. and Mrs. John S. Gambro

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Gamperl

Green Promoting, LLC

Mr. Paul E. Gantzert

Mrs. Penny (Hickey) Greene ‘65

Mrs. Beverly A. (Kurpaitis) Garbs ‘64

Mrs. Sandra Greenham

Ms. Rebecca A. Garcia ‘93

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Greuling

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Garland ‘09

Ms. Gwendolyn D. Grice ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Griglione

Ms. Christiana M. Grabavoy ‘11, ‘14

(Rebecca Fleischman ‘99)

(Kerri Rochowicz ‘97)

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Garlick

Dr. June L. Grivetti

Mrs. Audrey J. Garrigan

Ms. Florence M. Grogan ‘00

Ms. Cheryl Anne Garrigan & Family

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gross

Mrs. Kay F. (Snyder) Gauble ‘79

Mrs. Eileen J. (Gourley) Grove ‘57

The Honorable Chrystel (Cannon)

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence J. Gruber ‘03

Gavlin ‘90 and Mr. Anthony Gavlin

(Susan Markun ‘04)

Ms. Gail Gawlik

Ms. Maria L. Gulas ‘86, ‘96

Mr. Michael W. Geers ‘89

Mrs. Helen E. (Danner) Gumble ‘65

Mrs. Robert E. (Stratz) Gehrke ‘88

Mr. Glen H. Gummess

Mrs. Urve Audrey (Ilves) Gentzke ‘79, ‘86

Mrs. Mary Lee Gustafson

Ms. Malisa George

Mrs. Lizette Guzman ‘05

Ms. Brenda George Henderson ‘94

Mrs. Therese (Hanish) Gyure ‘50

Mr. and Mrs. Brewster H. Gere Mrs. Kathleen L. (Cooper) Gerz ‘74, ‘97 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Giarrante


Mrs. Anna C. (Meyer) Gill ‘58

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Haaker ‘08

Mrs. Frances A. (Hawkinson) Gilles ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon* A. Gillespie

Mrs. Mary C. (Cleary) Hagemann ‘67

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Gillespie

Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Hagen ‘90

Ms. Wendi B. Gillespie

Mr. Alexander S. Haizel ‘15

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gilliam

Mrs. Frances M. (Kararo) Hakey ‘62

Mrs. Joyce A. Gilson ‘99

Mr. Randall E. Halberg ‘77

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gimbel ‘81

Mrs. Suzanne R. (Bieschke) Hall ‘71

Mrs. Mary K. Hallock ‘14

(Cheryl Szymczak ‘78)

(Renae Batsch ‘10, ‘14)

Mrs. Regina M. (Dudzinski) Giometti ‘58

Mr. Brian Hamilton

Mrs. Mary J. (Devereux) Gisch ‘59

Hampton Inn Joliet I-80

Ms. Frances A. Gitchell ‘89

Ms. Maureen J. Hanlon ‘81

Mrs. Shirley (Ludrovec) Glascock ‘75, ‘96

Mrs. Catherine D. Harms ‘87

Mrs. Patricia A. (Kelly) Glass ‘96

Ms. Martha (Savich) Harms ‘70

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Glenn

Mrs. Jean (Lukeman) Harrison ‘48

Ms. Dorothy A. Gnutek ‘10

Mrs. Lorraine A. Hart ‘86

Mrs. Jodie Goebel

Mrs. Mary Jean (Lafond) Hartlep ‘49

Ms. Ashley Golda

Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Hartnell

Mrs. Beverly A. (Thomas) Golianis ‘96

Mrs. Mary Anne (Wilhelmi) Hartnett ‘73

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gonnering

Ms. Kay Hartung ‘62

Mrs. Mary T. (Keller) Gonzales ‘77, ‘83

Miss Mary Ann Hasse ‘55

Ms. Sharon Gooday

Mrs. Melanie J. Hatz

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Hauser (Lori ‘09) Mrs. Mary M. (Fairbairn) Havens ‘77 Mr. Robert E. Hayes (Shirley Vescovi* ‘49) Mrs. Trinity M. Haynes ‘98 Ms. Clarice Hearne Heartland Bank Ms. Pamela Heavens Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Heberer Dr. Lisa Hedrick Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Heintz Mr. Wayne A. Heldebrandt Mrs. Margie M. Heldt ‘84 Mr. Paul Henderson ‘83, ‘87 Mrs. Sylvia (Heimann) Henken ‘55 Sr. Grace Henneberry

I IBM Corporation Joseph L. Imesch, Bishop Emeritus Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler, O.S.F. Mrs. Karla S. (Vilt) Ingle ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ingold (Barbara Seib ‘96, ‘09) Mrs. Betty L. Inman ‘92 Integrity Restoration, Inc. Internal Medicine & Family Practice, SC International Event & Exhibition Management Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ipsen Irish American Society of Will County Mr. and Mrs. John T. Irwin

Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Hennessy

(Kathleen ‘77)

Ms. Carole A. Hepner ‘63 Mrs. Jillian A. Herbert ‘08 Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Herkert ‘81 Mrs. Georgiana (Craven) Herr ‘48 Mr. Gilbert Herrera Mr. Benjamin A. Hewett Mrs. Catherine S. Hewett ‘79 Mrs. Janine M. (Lukowski) Hicks ‘73, ‘98 Dr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Hicks (Nancy ‘79, ‘91, ‘99) Mr. David J. Hilbert Joseph A. Hindo, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hlavka Ms. Donna K. (Lewis) Hoch ‘88 Ms. Danielle Hoffman Mrs. Sharon L. Hoffman ‘79 Mrs. Joan (Sherron) Hofman ‘84 Dr. Patricia A. (Gierich) Hofmeister ‘69 Ms. Rita A. Hogan ‘72 Mrs. Glenda L. Holloway ‘88 Homer Tree Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Sean C. Homolka ‘03 (Katherine Blotnik ‘04) Mrs. Margaret M. (Brown) Honiotes ‘83 Mr. Rick Horan Ms. Jessica A. Horn ‘10 Ms. Andrea Horvat Mr. Sheldon F. Howard ‘94 Mrs. Katherine L. (Park) Howardson ‘77 Ms. Patricia R. Huber ‘95 Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Block) Hucek ‘86 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Huck III Mrs. Michelle A. (Jerome) Hudson ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Don Hughes Mrs. Gladys (Wright) Hughes ‘67 Mrs. Jeanette F. Hursman ‘01 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Huss

(Carolyn Kaslewicz ‘59)

Mrs. Carol J. Huston ‘93 Mrs. Charlotte A. (Marquardt) Hyer ‘79

J J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Jack Mrs. Carol K. Jackson ‘87 Mrs. Jeanne Jacobs Mrs. Sharon L. Jacobs ‘95, ‘99 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Jaeger Mrs. Diane (Kozak) Jager ‘67 Ms. Caryn Jakielski ‘03, ‘06 Mr. Frank Jakosz Ms. Cynthia A. James ‘07 Mrs. Kathryn M. James Gail M. (Scholtes) Jamieson, Ph.D. ‘61 Mrs. Carol L. Janovyak ‘56, ‘84 Mrs. Joan A. (Young Liebner) Jansen ‘47 Mr. Jeffrey J. Jaskowiak Mr. Joseph Jelinek Ms. Terri L. Jelinek Mrs. JoAnne Jenkins ‘00 Ms. Amanda L. Jensen Ms. Joan M. (Senffner) Jevitz ‘63 Jim Darguzis — State Farm Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Warren T. Jivery Ms. Janet G. Johnson ‘00 Mrs. Jean T. Johnson ‘89 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Johnson Mrs. Jo Carol Johnson ‘80 Mrs. Lorell A. (White) Johnson ‘61 Joliet Bank & Trust Joliet Catholic Academy — Sr. Faith

Szambelanczyk, O.S.F. ‘57

Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association Joliet Country Club Joliet Junior College Faculty Union Joliet Oncology & Hematology Associates—

Mr. Paramjit Sidhu

Joliet Public Library Joliet Town and Country Lanes, Inc. —

Mr. George Kontos

Mrs. Carol Jones ‘90 Mrs. Cora L. (Thomas) Jones ‘78


University of St. Francis Magazine

Mr. Ronald D. Jones ‘78

Klang Battery Technologies —

Mr. Michael Joseph

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Judd

Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Klawitter

Judy’s Little Blossom — James &

Ms. Elizabeth Klein ‘62

Dr. Joyce E. Kleinaitis

Judy Sears

Mrs. Caryn (Armbruster) Justick ‘74

Mr. James Klang

Ms. Dolores A. Klepec Mr. Frank Klimala


Ms. Joyce M. Klinger ‘67

Mrs. Theresa M. (Long) Kaestner ‘72

Dr. Richard J. Kloser

Ms. Karin M. Kaiden ‘05

Ms. Julianne C. Kmetz ‘64

Mr. Michael J. Kalata ‘87

Mrs. Laurie J. Knick ‘94

Mrs. Dolores (Sochacki) Kalayta ‘69

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Knight ‘07

Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Kalisik, Sr.

(Aubrey L. Durish ‘04, ‘07)

Mrs. Joni (Christianson) Kaluza ‘84

Ms. Suzanne (Kerfin) Knoelk ‘05, ‘10

Mr. James J. Kamrowski ‘92

Mrs. Mary A. Knutson ‘90

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Kapinus

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kobe

Mr. William T. Kaplan

Mrs. Carol A. (Kuban) Koch ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kararo

Mrs. Laura (DeZee) Koga ‘03, ‘06

Mrs. Laura A. (Fordonski) Karbarz ‘87

Mrs. Christine A. Kohanzo ‘03

Kathy Miller State Farm Insurance

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kohl ‘88 (Laura Resh ‘90)

Dr. Marvin Katilius-Boydstun

Mr. David M. Kohler, Jr.

Mrs. Mary Ann (Huelsmann) Kauling ‘62

Ms. Pamela C. Kohlhagen ‘09

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kavanagh

Mr. Kenneth Kohrs

Kavanagh, Grumley, & Gorbold, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Kolacinski

Mrs. Susan M. Kavich ‘93, ‘00

Ms. Betty Kolenc

Mrs. Evelyn A. Kealey ‘77

Mrs. Sylvia M. Komyatte ‘85

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Keane

Mrs. Mary A. (Graeve) Korducki ‘82

Mrs. Catherine A. (Devine) Korevec ‘48

Mrs. Irene C. (Floryance) Klopotic ‘78

(Maureen T. Barry ‘74)

Mr. Michael Keane ‘87

Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kourtidis ‘03

Mrs. Rita (Milasius) Keehn ‘64

(Joanna Schroeder ‘05)

Mrs. Roberta C. (Wlodarski) Kehret ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. John Kovatch

Mr. and Mrs. John Kella (Patricia Sowa ‘73)

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Kowalski

Mrs. Sharon R. (Gooding) Kelleher ‘80

Mrs. Donna K. Kozak ‘05

Mrs. Jean (Dallas) Kellison ‘82

Mrs. Joan Kozar

Mr. Daniel J. Kelly ‘82

Mrs. Mary Lou (Bourg) Kozar ‘49

Mrs. June E. (Jackson) Kelly ‘85

Mr. Todd R. Kranpitz ‘86

Ms. Kathryn R. (Gourley) Kelly ‘59

Ms. Katherine Kraus ‘86

Mrs. Ruth (Gaisor) Kelly ‘48

Mrs. Charlene (Madej) Krause ‘85

Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Kelly ‘03

Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Krieger

(Megan A. Plattner ‘03)

(Dolores Carpenter ‘71)

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nosal (Mary Jo Kelly ‘88)

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kristich

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keltz

Ms. Barbara L. Kristin ‘73

Mrs. Merrily (Sturm) Kennedy ‘84

Ms. Cecilia Krug

Mrs. Mary A. Kepchar ‘80, ‘99

Mrs. Joan M. (Spolorich) Krumpoch ‘69

Mrs. Marlene (Schaab) Kernwein ‘59

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Krupa

Ms. Michelle A. Kerr ‘02, ‘07, ‘14

Ms. Amy A. Krynicki

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ketelaar

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kubacki

Mr. Adam J. Kielbasa ‘08

Mr. and Mrs. James Kubalewski

Mrs. Karen O. Kiesel ‘85

Dr. Karen M. Kietzman ‘66

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kucinic ‘78

Mrs. Jane F. Kilander ‘90

Ms. Emma M. (Crawford) King ‘75

Mr. Richard A. Kuehn

Mrs. Alyce M. (Schillo) Kinzie ‘59

Mrs. Patricia E. Waterbury-Kumazawa ‘91

Mr. Kevin Kirkwood

Ms. Brittney A. Kupiec

Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Kirkwood

Mrs. Catherine E. (Schwarzman)

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kirsch

Mr. and Mrs. James Klang

Mr. Ralph J. Kwilosz

(Rita M. Hirsch ‘65) (Patricia Schwiesow ‘65)

Kutzler ‘96, ‘99

L Mrs. Adolphine T. (Gryzlo) Labate ‘63 Mrs. Susan LaCroix ‘89, ‘92 Ms. Patricia Lafeldt ‘75 Mrs. Ruth C. (Heimann) Lager ‘55 Mr. Richard P. Laib ‘06 Mrs. Anne Laketa Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. LaLonde

(Elizabeth J. Polyak ‘82)

Mrs. Patricia M. (Sims) LaMarre ‘78 Mrs. Mary (Kennedy) Lamb ‘79 Cynthia A. Lambert, Ed.D. Mrs. Janis M. (Dusell) LaMont ‘84 Mrs. Katherine (Gregg) Lampe ‘83 Ms. Patricia A. (Mansfield) Lang ‘87 Mrs. Jeanette (Peterson) Langebartels ‘79 Ms. Amy M. Lanham ‘05, ‘09 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Lanham Mr. Jimmie D. Lansford ‘79 Mrs. Leona A. (Kowalski) Laouras ‘64 Mrs. Kelly R. Lapetino ‘09 Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. LaRocco Ms. Patricia J. Larranaga ‘04 Ms. Mary Ann Larsen ‘92 Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Larson

(Sharon V. Engel ‘78, ‘06)

Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Larson Larson & Associates Ltd. —

Mary Lou Larson

Mrs. Barbara A. (Sylvestor) Lathrop ‘85 Mr. Eric J. Lawhead ‘07 Mrs. Donna M. Lawien ‘06, ‘13 Lawn Works of Joliet, Inc. Mr. Stephen T. Lawrence Dr. Tawanda Lawrence Mr. Michael Leatherman Mrs. Donna M. Lebisly ‘98 Ms. Theresa Lee ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Leff Mrs. Catherine A. (Babicki) Leggero ‘69 Mr. Corbin R. Leininger ‘01 Ms. Joanne M. Lendvay ‘95 Mrs. Charlotte H. (Cathcart) Lenz ‘66 Mr. Jorge Leon Mr. and Mrs. Todd Leonard Mrs. Helen R. (Audette) Lewis ‘63 Liberty Creative Solutions Mrs. Marion F. (Brokish) Licwinko ‘78 Mr. Christopher M. Liddy ‘98, ‘00 Mrs. Nancy (Pierce) Limbach ‘65 Ms. Blanca E. Limon Lindahl Marine Contractors, Inc. Dr. Carol A. Lindee Ms. Kathryn I. Lindgren Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Lindquist Mrs. Gene L. (Wendel) Lingo ‘48 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Lipke

(Billie (Gillespie) Schimanski-Lipke ‘85)

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Liston

Mrs. Jerilynn C. (Selelowis) Loeber ‘93

Mrs. Juanita V. (Kinder) Martin-Davis ‘54

Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc.

Mr. Eric W. Lofdahl ‘92

Mrs. Phyllis (Black) Martinec ‘79

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mikula

Mrs. Marianne (Jonaitis) Loftus ‘57

Ms. Erika M. Martinez ‘11

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Loftus

Mrs. Judith G. Martis ‘79

Milano Bakery Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William Loftus

Mrs. Rosario Quick

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Millard

Mr. Jim Logan

Mr. Kenneth D. Mason, Jr. ‘14

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Miller

Mrs. Doris J. (McDermott) Lonergan ‘71

Ms. Shirley Masters

Mrs. Rosann M. (Buswell) Miller ‘76

Mr. Leonard Long (Debra Seeton* ‘99)

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Masterson

Miller Mechanical, Inc. — Mr. Al Miller

Ms. Laura Lopez ‘02, ‘07

Mrs. Jo Ann (Felbinger) Mathews ‘64

Mrs. Claire L. Millweard

Ms. Eva Lopez Benedi

Mrs. Annette M. Mattea ‘13

Mrs. Linda L. (Quartuccio) Milzarek ‘65

Dr. JoAnn K. Lopykinski ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Matteson

Mr. and Mrs. James Missig

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lorch

Mrs. Amy G. Maupin ‘05

Mr. Donald J. Mitok

Mrs. Julie L. (Palleschi) Lorenc ‘49

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Max

Mr. D.J. Mitok

Mrs. Marleen (Vani) Lorenz ‘77

Mrs. Janis B. Mayfield ‘00

Mr. Diego E. Mogrovejo

Mrs. Shirley J. (Van Valkenburg) Lott ‘46

Mrs. Rosella May-Hartwell ‘79

Mr. Kevin L. Molloy

Ms. Lynley K. Louzensky ‘10

Mrs. Aneta Mazurkiewicz ‘00

Ms. Christine M. Monaco ‘98

Mrs. Erica M. Lucio ‘03

Mr. Matthew A. McArthur ‘06, ‘14

Mrs. Amy A. Moore

Mr. Thomas J. Ludrovec ‘92

Mrs. JoAnne (Zumer) McAuley ‘61

Mrs. Nancy L. Rosenberger Moore ‘79

Ms. Florence L. (Schrage) Luechtefeld ‘62

Mrs. Barbara A. McCabe

Mrs. Constance (Gilmore) Morgan ‘66

Mr. Paul Lueck & Dr. Janet M. Lueck

Ms. Mary R. McCarthy ‘04

Mr. Donald J. Morin ‘75

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Lukasevich

Mrs. Mary (Doyle) McCauley ‘53

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Morrison

Mrs. Geraldine M. (Ganek) Luszcz ‘61

Mrs. Julie A. McClain ‘99

Mr. Jeff L. Morrissette

Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCluskey

Mrs. Brandi Morzuch


Mrs. Mary V. (Coghlan) McDevitt ‘96

Mr. John P. Mosier ‘99

Mrs. Jeanne A. (Erlenborn) McDonald ‘46

Mrs. Lenore M. (Loeffler) Motz ‘64

Mrs. Armita Mabie ‘77

McDonald’s — Cam & Gail Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan G. Mouw ‘96

Ms. Donna MacLeod

Mrs. Alice A. (Ahler) McEwen ‘82

Mrs. Diane K. MacMillan ‘80

Mrs. Patricia A. (Keca) McGinnis ‘60

Mrs. Barbara L. (Bieschke) Mozan ‘63

Mr. Jason Madon

McGrath Office Equipment, Inc.

Mr. Benny’s Steakhouse —

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Madsen (Christine ‘06)

Senator and Mrs. Patrick McGuire ‘87

Mrs. Michelle A. (Mudron) Madura ‘94

Mrs. Jean T. (Clemens) McKenna ‘73

Mr. Submarine

Mrs. Angela Maffeo

Nancy K. McKenna, J.D.

Mr. Michael F. Mravle ‘97

Mr. Matthew R. Mahalik ‘02

Dr. Alicia McLaughlin

Ms. Shannon Mudro ‘15

Mrs. Rosemary T. (DeBlieck) Maher ‘54

Dr. Lorri S. McMeel

Mr. Shamus Mudron

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Maher

Ms. Mary C. McNamara ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Mueller

Mrs. Lucille M. (Augulis) Mahoney ‘46

Mr. Michael S. McNeily

Mrs. Dorine M. (Berta) Muenzing ‘57

Ms. Vivian Makowski Dick ‘58

Ms. Valerie McQueen

Mrs. Rebecca (Daugherty) Muhs ‘88

Mrs. Marie L. (Semling) Malm ‘46

Ms. Jeanette A. McWalter ‘04, ‘14

Mrs. Roberta J. (Bene) Mulholland ‘80

Ms. Janet B. Maloney ‘80

Meade Baltz Paints

Mrs. Patricia Mungovan ‘79

Mama Onesta’s — Frank DeGrassi

Ms. Pauline A. (Kawan) Meagher ‘60

Ms. Laura Munoz

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mampe

Ms. Darla K. Medernach ‘80

Ms. Linda Murakami ‘14

Ms. Karen L. Mancke

Ms. Jackie Medland

Murawski Construction LLC

Miss Kathleen B. Mangiaracina ‘77


Mrs. Jane B. (Groth) Murphy ‘63

Mrs. Marianne E. (Busse) Manley ‘57

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Meehan ‘80

Mrs. Jane M. (Furdek) Murphy ‘70

Mrs. Linda M. Mann ‘83

Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy

Mrs. Julie W. Manner

Mrs. Sharon I. (Chmielewski) Melko ‘69

Dr. Madonna M. Murphy

Mrs. Marion B. Manthey

Mr. and Mrs. James Melton (Kathleen A.

Mrs. Marianne (Herringer) Murphy ‘62

Marathon Sportswear

Mrs. Mary K. (Kelley) Murphy ‘60

Ms. Joan E. Marchetta ‘57

Mrs. Noreen M. (Mroczkowski) Meravy ‘97

Mrs. Melody A. (Stonegate) Murphy ‘11

Mrs. Susan J. Marconi

Merck Parternship For Giving

Ms. Angela Murray

Mrs. Marjorie A. Marion

Ms. Roberta J. Messer ‘86

Mrs. Kelly A. (Burkhardt) Myers ‘90

Mr. and Mrs. Arlie J. Marks ‘02

Ms. Judith K. Metzger ‘82

Mr. John R. Meyer

(Christine ‘99, ‘02, ‘09)

(Joan M.Travers ‘80, ‘04)

Reid ‘98)

(Sharon Bedford ‘82)

(Beth J. Kinnikin ‘96)

Mr. Benny Leonardo

Mrs. Jean A. (Frank) Marquette ‘84

Mrs. Natalie M. (Bieniasz) Meyers ‘86


Mr. John P. Marshall ‘90

Michael W. Hansen, P.C.

Mrs. Frances (Tures Naal) Sczepaniak ‘58

Mrs. Linda M. (Yoakum) Martin ‘83

Mr. Brian J. Michalak ‘83

Ms. Kathleen (Marsh) Nagle ‘92, ‘06

Mrs. Patricia (Sorgani) Martin ‘50

Mr. Lawrence W. Mickas ‘96, ‘98

Ms. Betty T. Naples

Mrs. Robert L. Martin

Mr. Mark Midlock ‘85

Mr. Lucas Navarro

Martin & Associates — Ameriprise Financial

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Midlock

Ms. Jeanette K. Nedelsky ‘54

Midwest Tankermen, Inc.

Nelnet Matching Gift Program

— Robert T. Martin ‘06

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999

Ms. Celeste M. Nelson ‘71 Mr. and Mrs. David Nelson Ms. Paige E. Nelson ‘13 Mrs. Virginia L. Nelson ‘96 Mrs. Beth L. (Thornton) Nettles ‘96 Ms. Margaret H. Neumann Next Media Mrs. Christine M. Nicholson ‘15, ‘13 Mrs. Sherene L. Nicolai ‘03, ‘06 Mrs. Margaret (Tully) Nicosia ‘81 Ms. Sara A. Niedrich ‘93 Mrs. Margaret A. Nields ‘90 Ms. Diane D. Nilan ‘73 Mrs. Pamela J. (Kolada) Nogal ‘68 Mrs. Christina K. Nolan-Dado ‘78 Mrs. Marcia E. Nordmark ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. David W. Norman

(Sandra M. Mule’ ‘89)

Mrs. Ruby (Self) Norman ‘82 Mrs. Jeanette C. Normandt ‘85 Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ‘59 Ms. LaDonna E. Norstrom ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Novak

(Julie L. Barron ‘94)

Mr. Ronald J. Novak ‘77 Mrs. Janet R. (Schroeder) Novotny ‘67 NuMark Credit Union

Ms. Alexis N. O’Boyle Mrs. Michele D. O’Boyle Mr. and Mrs. William F. O’Donnell (Patricia Coughlin ‘61)

Mrs. Irene M. (Planinsek) Odorizzi ‘55 Odyssey Transportation Mrs. Rita A. (Robertson) Ohlson ‘50 Mrs. Mary C. (Schlee) O’Kelly ‘02, ‘06 Mrs. Sallyann Okuno Bacchiere ‘80 Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County

Olde North, Inc. Mr. Steven G. Olivere ‘90 Ms. Moira Olivetti Dr. Robert G. Olsen Ms. Cheryl A. Olson ‘84 Mr. Michael P. Olson Mrs. Marcia R. (Halloran) O’Neal ‘69 Kent L. Oots, Ph.D. ‘78 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orlovich Mr. Steven E. Osborn ‘85 Mrs. Rosemary (Tyl) Osmulski ‘62 Mr. James. C. Ostrom ‘07 Otis Elevator Mr. Richard M. Ott Our Lady of Angels Senior Living Center Dr. Carol A. (Veverka) Overman ‘63 Ms. Lisa J. Oxentine


Mrs. June Paeth Mr. and Mrs. Gary F. Pallecone Mrs. Sharon A. Palmer ‘94, ‘97 Mrs. Kimberly A. Pankau ‘00 Mrs. Mary Jane (Imparl) Papesh ‘93 Mrs. Margaret J. (Cramer) Parke ‘55 Mr. Dave J. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Parman

(Denise M. Lazorik ‘85)

Mr. Clinton Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Partain

(Joyce A. Crader ‘76)

Mrs. Katherine Patel Mrs. Rosemarie A. (Kotesa) Patterson ‘58 Mr. Victor R. Patterson ‘03 Mr. Jonathan D. Paul ‘04, ‘11 Mr. Mario V. Paulino Mrs. Paula M. (Ciomei) Pedersen ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. Ken Pederson Mrs. Judith A. Peistrup ‘87 Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Pekol ‘99

(Jeana R. Carrico ‘00)

Ms. Valerie L. Penn Mrs. Joyce Penning Peoples Gas Mrs. Anna R. Perry ‘09

Oakwood Estates Condo Association

Mr. Jonathan D. Pacheco

Mrs. Maria A. Perez ‘15



University of St. Francis Magazine

Mr. Boris T. Peshev Mrs. Anita M. Peters ‘90 Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Wubben) Peters ‘02 Ms. Sue Peters Mrs. Debra S. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Donn L. Peterson Mrs. Phyllis M. (Kleinhoffer) Peterson ‘72, ‘98 Pete’s Wines & Liquors — Victoria Bozen ‘96 Mrs. Janine M. (Liptak) Petric ‘73 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Petrick Ms. Kristoff E. Petro ‘14 Mrs. Roxanne (Bennett) Petro ‘75 Pfizer Foundation Mrs. Annette M. Phelan ‘83 Mr. and Mrs. John W. Phelan ‘01 Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. Mr. Thomas J. Piasecki ‘04 Mrs. Amy R. Piccoli Mr. Fred Piediscalzi Mr. and Mrs. Jeff R. Pierson ‘01

(Lisa L. Rogers ‘86)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pierson Mr. Michael J. Pietrzycki ‘91 Ms. Virginia C. (Cronin) Pitts ‘54 Mrs. Mary (Maes) Plaine ‘90 Mr. Michael Planeta ‘85, ‘96 Mr. George T. Pobuda Mrs. Jennifer P. Polka ‘06 Mr. and Mrs. Tomas P. Ponce

Ms. Penny Poninski

Ms. Maria Riha ‘88

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pool

Mrs. Shirley A. (Ruppert) Ring ‘84

Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Molloy) Porter ‘72

Mr. and Mrs. James Ringer

Mrs. Caroline L. Portlock ‘02, ‘04

Ms. Daria Ringstmeyer

Mr. Kenneth Potts ‘93

Mrs. Allison P. Rios ‘01, ‘12

Mr. Charles R. Powell ‘01

Dr. Dorothy A. Ritter ‘66

Ms. Trecia L. Powers ‘82

Mrs. Mary F. (Rodriguez) Roa ‘59

Mrs. Arretta M. (Workman) Price ‘82

John and Jean Roach ‘78, ‘82

Mr. Benjamin Price

Ms. Claudette L. (Patheal) Roberts ‘78

Ms. Meghan J. Price

Mrs. Mary Lou (Bost) Roberts ‘82

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Price

Ms. Staci L. Roberts

Mrs. Jenae M. (Dillon) Prince ‘12

Ms. Linda S. Rocke ‘04

Mr. Anthony L. Pristas

Mr. and Mrs. David F. Rodgers

Ms. Andrea C. Prola ‘07

Mrs. Rose (Campbell) Rodriquez ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Prosise

Mrs. Annette M. Roemer

Public Landing Restaurant

Mrs. Susan M. (Doyle) Rogina ‘94, ‘99 Ms. Andrea A. Rohde ‘00


Mrs. Melissa M. Rolinitis

Ms. Maria F. Quevedo

Mrs. Linda Kay Romberg ‘73

Mrs. Therese (Ryan) Quick ‘53

Mrs. Susan E. Rosenberg ‘91

Ms. Samantha M. Quigley

Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Frederic R. Ross

Ms. Candice R. Quinerly ‘10

Ms. Amanda M. (Klotz) Quinn ‘02

Mrs. Mary Beth Ross ‘00

Mrs. Joan (Opyt) Romanus ‘59

(Mary T. Cushing ‘57)

Mr. Robert J. Roszyk


Mr. and Mrs. William Roth

R. Berti Building Solutions

Mrs. Mary Kay (Walter) Rowe ‘69

Mrs. Christine A. (Seper) Rados ‘67

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rozanski

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rakoski ‘02

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rozman

Mr. Matthew A. Ramuta (Joan Nahas* ‘56)

Ms. Jeanette P. Rudderow ‘98

Mr. Chad T. Randall ‘15

Mrs. Monica J. (Benoit) Ruder ‘58, ‘93

Mr. Lucas B. Randall

Mrs. Celeste (Blaskievich) Rudman ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Randich, Sr. ‘76

Mr. and Mrs. Terrence P. Ruettiger

Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Randich ‘79

Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates, Inc.

Mrs. Norma T. (Wilhelmi) Rourke ‘47

(Ann Reedy ‘80)

(Elaine K. Hirschier ‘70)

Mrs. Beverly J. Randle ‘92

Mr. Frankie V. Ruffolo

Mr. Alan C. Randolph ‘07

Mrs. Ann T. (Faivre) Ruggaber ‘67

Ms. Kathleen M. (Bolte) Randolph ‘69

Mr. and Mrs. William Ruhaak

Mrs. Ruth A. Rapposelli ‘07

Ms. Jennilyn Ruhaak

Mrs. Deborah C. Raschi ‘13

Ms. Elvia Ruiz

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Rasmussen

Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Ruiz ‘07, ‘09

Ms. Lu Anne Rayl ‘80

Recovery Management Services, Inc.

Mrs. Lisa J. Ruiz ‘14

Mrs. Marilyn K. Reese ‘79

Mrs. Sandra (Hodel) Runtz ‘75

Mr. and Mrs. William N. Reeves

Ms. Geradette L. Russ

Mrs. Kathryn E. Reginier-Bacidore ‘83

Ms. Lori A. Russ ‘95

Mrs. Linda J. Reichert ‘80

Ms. Mary Ann Russ ‘73

(Jennifer Horn ‘10, ‘13)

Mrs. Jacqueline (Brown) Reposh ‘64 Mrs. Maria D. Resurreccion Mrs. Susan J. (Kreshock) Retseck ‘61


Mrs. Mary L. Reuss ‘77

S&J Door, Inc.

Rialto Square Theatre

Mrs. Donna G. Sabo ‘87

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Riccetti

Mrs. Sheila M. (Caddigan) Saccomanno ‘74

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Salas Robles

(Shirley A. Burzawa ‘61)

Mrs. Mary M. (White) Rice ‘60

Major Peggy S. Salinas ‘15, ‘04, ‘10

Mr. Corey M. Richardson ‘09

Mrs. Therese Sanborn ‘02

Mrs. Carol A. (Golob) Riegel ‘72

Mr. Anders Sandberg

Mr. Kevin J. Rigney ‘78

Ms. Kimberly A. Sansone ‘10

Mrs. Carol (Meditz) Sather ‘79

Sikich LLP

Dr. Melanie M. Sprengel ‘08

Mr. Edward J. Schaffer

Mrs. Paulette (Coons) Simmons ‘71, ‘90

Mrs. Barbara A. (Brausch) Sprenger ‘63

Mrs. Carol J. (Lewicki) Schaffer ‘79

Mrs. Grace A. (Gozder) Simonaitis ‘60

Mrs. Terri K. (Grossen) Sprout ‘91

Mrs. Sandra (Cousineau) Schaffner ‘67

Mrs. Carol A. Simpson ‘94

St. Croix Press, Inc.

Mrs. Patricia Schager

Mrs. Janet L. (Zenkus) Simpson ‘69

St. Mary Magdalene Church —

Mrs. Judith (Jerger) Schatz ‘71

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Simpson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle W. Schiller ‘95

Ms. Tricia L. Simpson

Mrs. Adrienne M. (Lessard) Stack ‘92

(Michelle L. Gremley ‘93)

Fr. Christopher Groh

Ms. Deidre Sinchak ‘02

Standard Bank and Trust Company

Mr. Robert F. Schmitt

Mrs. Noralee M. (Lyons) Singer ‘71

Mrs. Bette L. Stanek ‘85

Ms. Sharon R. Schneider ‘86

Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Singletary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stanek

Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schoeberle ‘03

Mr. and Mrs. Bart Singletary

Mrs. Janice M. (Jaksetich) Staniszewski ‘70

(Angela Barrows ‘01)

Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate

Mrs. Lola J. (Stoltz) Stanley ‘79

Mr. Keith Schomig ‘13

Mrs. Edith J. (Hudak) Stark ‘60

Ms. Harriet G. Schott ‘80

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Skelton

State Farm Companies Foundation

Mrs. Colette M. Schrank ‘10

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Skinner

Mr. Kent J. Staver ‘91

Mrs. Amy J. Schroeder ‘90, ‘04

Dr. and Mrs. Sydney L. Sklar (Beverly Hass ‘11)

Pamela K. Steinke, Ph.D.

Mrs. Michele (Piazza) Schroeder ‘95

Ms. Jill A. Skole ‘88

Ms. Maureen Stephan

Mr. Corey M. Schultz ‘12

Ms. Linda Jo Skuban ‘75

Mrs. Nancy Stephens ‘78

Mrs. Janet L. Schumacher ‘10

Mrs. Nancy (Ward) Skuta ‘58

Mrs. Marguerite M. Stephenson ‘93

Mrs. Mary M. (Gregurich) Schweitzer ‘64

Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Sloan

Mrs. Joanne M. Sterioti

Ms. Patricia M. Schwerdle

Mrs. Deborah A. Sterling ‘06

Daniel D. Schwert, Ph.D

Ms. Sandra L. Sloka ‘06

Mrs. Janice L. (Hinkleman) Sterling ‘95

Ms. Margaret M. Schwiesow ‘63, ‘80

Mrs. Constance R. Slomka ‘89

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry P. Sterr

Mrs. Rhonda L. Scott ‘97

Mrs. Colleen A. (James) Slouf ‘70

Mrs. Margaret M. Stevenson ‘05, ‘07

Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Scudder

Mrs. Audrey A. (Wujek) Slusarczyk ‘69

Mrs. Marilyn (Laverty) Stewart ‘65

Mrs. Mary Patrice (Crane) Scully ‘70

Dr. Mary F. Smaron ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stiglich ‘79

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sears

Mrs. Catherine (Weberg) Smirnoff ‘64

Mrs. Lillian R. (Barnas) Sedgwick ‘55

Ms. April M. Smith ‘99

Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Stimac

Sr. Mary Frances Seeley, O.S.F., Ph.D. ‘64

Ms. Gina M. Smith ‘15

Mr. Brian K. Seeley ‘02

Mrs. Jeanette M. Smith ‘06

Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Stofan

Mrs. Marian S. Seib ‘88, ‘91

Ms. Jennifer S. Smith ‘96

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Selzer

Ms. Joan (Neff) Smith ‘81

Stofan Agazzi & Company, Inc.

Ms. Joyce M. Senffner ‘60

Ms. Rebecca S. Smith ‘14

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stoiber

Sentinus, LLC

Mrs. Telanee Smith ‘14

Mrs. Edith T. Stoneking ‘79

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sepulveda

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith

Mrs. Anita L. (Nelson) Storie ‘68

(Mary M. Kroeger ‘03)

— Sr. Dolores Zemont, O.S.F.

(Edwina E. Pointer ‘71)

(Mary Jo Kinsella ‘80) (Deborah ‘09, ‘10) (Deborah Voyce ‘87)

Mrs. Dolores M. (Grenchik) Smolen ‘50

Ms. Jacqueline T. Storm ‘10, ‘13

Mrs. Helen A. (Jones) Settle ‘81

Mr. Mark T. Snodgrass ‘97, ‘00

Susan A. Stowe, Ph.D

Ms. Maryann Sevening ‘71

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight W. Snow ‘91

Mr. Paul D. Strle

Mrs. Deborah A. Sewald ‘99

Mrs. Marian E. Stromquist ‘75

Mr. Timothy Sewing

Mrs. Beverly A. Snyder ‘92, ‘97

Mr. John M. Strus

Mrs. Audrey J. Shaffer ‘86

Mrs. Linda R. (Stille) Soehnlein ‘96

Mrs. Alice A. (Glowacki) Strzalka ‘51

Mrs. Kristin L. Shamberg ‘00

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Soldan ‘93

Mrs. Minola C. (Williams) Sturm* ‘39

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Shannon ‘02, ‘05

Mrs. Rose L. (Barton) Suiter ‘96

(Ann Marie R. Golf ‘05)

(Anita Martincic ‘90)

(Christina ‘94, ‘05)

Dr. James M. Solofra ‘81

Mr. Charles J. Sullivan ‘06

Sharn Enterprises Inc.

Mr. Jorge Solorzano

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sharp

Sooper Lube

Mrs. Judith D. Shaw ‘07, ‘13

Ms. Patricia Sorg

Mr. Trakul J. Surapiboonchai ‘06

Fr. Ed Shea, O.F.M.

Sosnoski Exterminating, Inc. — Paula ‘73

Mrs. Marguerite Svenson ‘78, ‘91

Ms. Amber C. Shibley

Mr. Patrick D. Swaggerty

Mrs. Marjorie L. (Demiere) Shirley ‘42

Ms. Katherine Southworth

Mrs. Margaret A. (Sandberg) Swanson ‘87

Mrs. Anna (Buckstegge) Shockey ‘76

Mrs. Lucinda A. (Conz) Spang ‘91

Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Swanson ‘99

Mrs. Marie Shroba

Mrs. Karen M. (Plese) Speckman ‘83

Mrs. Shirley M. (Fry) Shubat ‘93

Mrs. Valerie D. (Geckle) Spence ‘00

Mrs. Tara E. Sweeney ‘11

Abul H. Siddiqui, M.D. ‘03

Mr. and Mrs. David D. Spesia ‘05, ‘08

Syl’s Restaurant

Mr. and Mrs. Paramjit S. Sidhu

Spesia & Ayers

Mrs. Mary Grace (Morrotto) Szczypta ‘67

Mrs. Margaret R. (Quinn) Siefert ‘73

Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Spiezio

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Szoke ‘78

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Siefert

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sieger

Mrs. Judith Spiezio ‘86

Mrs. Edmee (Pallares) Sienkowski ‘79

Mr. Paul W. Spiezio ‘82

Mrs. Jeanne M. Sierka ‘92

Ms. Amanda Spillie

and Paul Boley

(Verna Fretty ‘64)

(Margaret Bacon ‘96)

(Lisa Burla ‘99)

(Donna M. Musich ‘80, ‘04)

Mrs. Karen (Loftus) Szukalski ‘94

T T. Castro Produce Ms. Ramonda F. Talkie ‘71 Dr. Allison M. Tan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Tapak Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Tarizzo Mrs. Ann B. Taylor ‘96 Mrs. Noreen (Flynn) Taylor ‘57 TCBY Mr. James P. Teach ‘12 Mrs. Juliann M. (Torkar) Teasdale ‘63 Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Teresiak Ms. Tracie M. Terlep Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Thanas Mr. and Mrs. Reece Thayer The Gammon Group, Inc. The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate —

Mrs. Susan Bornhofen

The Norine E. Mahlburg Trust The Three Sissies: ‘54, ‘64, ‘71 The Times Weekly The Village of New Lenox —

Mayor Timothy Baldermann

Sr. Julia J. Theobald, O.S.F. ‘72 Mrs. Kimberly A. Thomas ‘06 Mr. Miles and Dr. Sandra Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Jason Thormeyer ‘96, ‘97, ‘05

(Theresa Tierney ‘01)

Three Rivers Title Co. Ms. Bernadette Tiapo Mr. Fritz Ticala Mrs. Patricia (Harrigan) Tierney ‘89 Tix 4 Cause Mrs. Patricia Tomac Dr. Carolyn M. Tomazic Engers Ms. Anne-Christine Tompkins ‘14 Mrs. Mariangela (Sanelli) Tompkins ‘85 Mr. and Mrs. Rodney A. Tonelli Mr. and Mrs. Arnold J. Tracy Mr. Alan A. Trantina ‘02 Tri-K Supplies, Inc. Ms. Antonette Trinchese ‘57 Mr. and Mrs. Devendra Trivedi Mrs. L. Jean Troyer Mr. James L. Trudeau Ms. Kayla H. Trujillo ‘14 Mr. John M. Trusty ‘75 Truth Financial Inc. Truth Restaurant — Ms. Kate Mohundro Mrs. Phyllis A. Tschumper ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. John M. Tures Mr. Thomas J. Turigliatto ‘84 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Turk

(Celeste Konecny ‘65)

Mrs. Mary Kay (Mores) Turrentine ‘81 Ms. Michelle C. Turvey Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Tyler

(Kathryn R. Wrobel ‘95)

Mrs. Kathryn R. (Wrobel) Tyler ‘95 Ms. Terri Tyner ‘73

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Honor Roll: Gifts from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 FRANCIS ANNUAL FUND: GIFTS UP TO $999

U Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ullian

(Kathleen Tadey ‘74)

USF Security Officers

V Mr. Gino J. Vaccarella Ms. Galynn M. Vaksdal ‘08, ‘12 Mrs. Joann D. (Franey) Van Antwerp ‘56 Mrs. Judy R. Vanmeter Mrs. Mary J. (Bergan) Vann ‘79 Mr. and Mrs. David VanWingeren Dr. Richard J. Vaughan Mr. Mike Verbic Mrs. Marilyn R. (Beales) Viator ‘64 Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Victa Mrs. Nancy K. (Lander) Vidmar ‘62 Mrs. Norma J. (Uremovic) Vilutis ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Chris Vincent Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Vironda ‘03

(Jill M. Allen ‘04)

Mrs. Linda S. Visser ‘15, ‘12 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Vogen Mr. and Mrs. George W. Voitik Mr. and Mrs. David C. Vollmer Mr. and Mrs. David R. Vollmer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vollmer Mr. Michael P. Voss ‘13 Mrs. Barbara A. (Modaff) Votaw ‘67 Dr. and Mrs. Gary F. Voyce (Beverly ‘87) Mrs. Suzette (Staggs) Voyta ‘68 Mr. Robert A. Vroegindewey, Jr. ‘93

W Mr. and Mrs. Brent Wagner Ms. Marie A. (Schuch) Wagner ‘87 Ms. Patricia Wagner Mrs. Debra A. Wahl ‘97 Mr. Mark A. Waldrop ‘97 Mrs. Diane Walker ‘92


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Mrs. Kelly A. (Douglas) Walker ‘84, ‘06

Mrs. Caroline A. Williams

Ms. LaDonna K. Walker

Ms. Melva M. Williams ‘92

Mrs. Patricia (Sullivan) Walkley ‘80

Mrs. Nancy M. Williams ‘88

Mrs. Doris A. (Pohl) Wallace ‘48

Mrs. Peggy A. Williams ‘82

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Walsh

Mr. Timothy E. Wills ‘92

Representative and Mrs. Lawrence M.

Mr. Charles J. Wilson

Mrs. Mona M. (Hilsabeck) Wilson ‘68

Walsh, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn T. Walsh ‘00 (Amy ‘03)

Mr. Mark S. Wiltgen

Ms. Janice M. Walters

Mr. Gerald V. Winbush

Mr. Scott M. Walton ‘93

Ms. Denise E. Winfrey

Mrs. Tami (Murphy) Wanless ‘98

Mrs. Karen E. (Germer) Wirka ‘80

Mrs. Janet G. Ward ‘90

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wirt (Alice Davies ‘66)

Mr. Michael L. Ward ‘88

Mrs. Judith S. (Kollar) Wisinski ‘69

Ms. Denara A. Watson ‘13

Mrs. Jeannine M. Witowski ‘98

Dr. Barbara Watters ‘79 and Dr. James H.

Mrs. Linda K. Woda ‘91


Mrs. Loretta C. Wojtak ‘73

Mrs. Phyllis A. (Schultz) Wear ‘75

Mr. Stephen S. Wolff

Webb Boys Leasing Corp. — J. Bradley

Dr. Linda L. Wolter


Mrs. Keun O. (Youm) Woo ‘98

Mrs. Anne J. (Hutchings) Webster ‘50

Mrs. Arlene S. (Axvig) Woodson ‘82, ‘85

Mrs. Marilyn Weeks ‘92

Dr. Debra Workman

Mrs. Catherine M. Wehrle

Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ‘45

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Weis ‘90

Ms. Diane Wright

Ms. Erayna J. Wright

(Donna Guderyahn ‘91)

Mrs. Margaret (Rozman) Weiss ‘61

Mrs. Julie A. (Biasetti) Wright ‘80

Ms. Judith A. Weitzer

Mrs. Peggy A. (Myers) Wright ‘61

Mr. Laurence R. Wells ‘03

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wurzer

Mr. James F. Werner ‘00

Colleen A. Wyse ‘75 & Stephen Klasko, M.D.

Ms. Virginia R. Wessling ‘81

Ms. Donna M. Wysock ‘75

Mr. Steven S. Wettergren

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Wysocki

Mr. Patrick L. Wharry

Mr. and Mrs. David Wyss

Ms. Harlene L. White Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. White

(Cynthia A. Wagner ‘97)


Ms. Kathy N. Whiting ‘05

Mr. Jeffrey Yackley

Mrs. Sally (Busker) Whitley ‘84

Mrs. Marilyn (Nelson) Yankey ‘59

Dr. Ben B. Whitlock

Ms. Pauline M. Yatsko ‘53

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wielbik

Mr. and Mrs. Gezae Ydnekew ‘03, ‘05

Ms. Kimberly (Marks) Wigley ‘05

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Wilhelmi ‘88

Mrs. Clarice E. Yetter ‘82

(Margaret Sullivan ‘86)

Mrs. Karleen (Meents) Yohnka ‘70

Mrs. Marie (Gergen) Wilkerson ‘87

Ms. Sharon A. Yuska ‘06, ‘08

Mrs. Ella B. (Kelly) Wilkey ‘75

(Kathleen Hecht ‘05)

Z Mr. James Zabloudil Ms. Margaret M. Zak ‘96 Ms. Yvonne Zambrano ‘15 Mr. Anthony J. Zanelli ‘14 Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Zasada ‘08

(Julie A. Sowiak ‘98)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Zech, Jr.

(Paula Martin ‘92)

Mr. Alex J. Zemansky ‘80 Mrs. Daria (Hubiak) Zender ‘84 Dr. Ling-Yi Zhou Ms. Carol J. Zier Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Zier Mrs. Lya E. Zinn ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zolecki Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Zordan Mr. Mark Zubov ‘14 Mrs. Susan A. (Zydek) Zupanic ‘80 Mrs. Joan J. (Reckendorf) Zupec ‘85 Mr. Anthony Zurek

Three Oaks Legacy Society Three Oaks Legacy Society members support the university’s mission and vision by including the University of St. Francis in their estate and financial plans up to May 31, 2015. For more information, visit Anonymous ‘46

Mr. Thomas B. Adams

Miss Rose E. Mancuso

Anonymous ‘49

Mrs. Marilyn (Schmotzer) Auth ‘48

Mrs. Anna Louise Masching ‘46

Anonymous ‘52

Mrs. Jo Ann McDonald Barber ‘52

Mr. Vincent K. McGirr

Anonymous ‘52

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore

Anonymous ‘53

Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ‘59

Anonymous ‘61

Mrs. Kay (Cox) Bissonnette ‘46

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer

Anonymous ‘61

Ms. Mary Kay (Softcheck) Blake ‘70

Anonymous ‘61

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Blessent

Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl

Anonymous ‘62

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ‘79

Anonymous ‘62

Mrs. Marlene (Stepaniak) Bremmer ‘59

Ms. Marlene A. Skau ‘98

Anonymous ‘65

Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne* Brown (Dorothy)

Mrs. Deborah A. Sterling ‘06

Anonymous ‘66

Mr. Richard L. Chavez

Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ‘59

Anonymous ‘66

Mrs. Sally (Terman) Cohan ‘71

Mrs. Celeste (Konecny) Turk ‘65

Anonymous ‘68

Mrs. Marcy (Moloney) Cromley ‘68

Mr. Duane R. Walker

Anonymous ‘68

Mr. and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy

Anonymous ‘71

Mr. James E. Walsh (Donna M.

Anonymous ‘74

Mrs. Mary Ann (Bonkowski) Duderstadt ‘68

Anonymous ‘81

Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ‘70

Matthew E. Wetstein, Ph.D. ‘85

Anonymous ‘84

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler

Anonymous ‘92

Anonymous ‘09

Mrs. Dolores (Torres) Kenney ‘56

Mrs. Marjorie (Freiburg) Wiemels ‘60

Mr. John H. Leach (Cecily*)

Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ‘45

(Margaret Kennedy ‘69)

(Jeanette O’Donnell ‘49)

(Mary Lou Lechowich ‘66)

(Margaret Connor ‘61) (Marcille Pasdertz ‘67)

(MaryAnne Krawchuck* ‘70) Kaminski* ‘64)

(Patricia Sexton ‘67)

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Financial Statements



2015 Cash and Cash Equivalents




2014 $


Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets Restricted Cash and Investments

6,679,941 4,216,181





Other Investments



Property and Equipment (Net of Depreciation)





$ 79,186,185

$ 76,372,932

Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust









Deferred Revenue



Other Liabilities







Total Liabilities






Temporarily restricted



Permanently restricted







Debt-Related Liabilities U.S. Government Student Loan Funds




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2015 $


2014 $


Less Scholarships and Aid



Net Tuition and Fees






Grants and Contracts





Distribution from Trusts Held by Others Investment Return












Academic Support



Student Services



Auxiliary Enterprises















Auxiliary Enterprises Other Income

Total Revenues, Gains, and Other Support EXPENSES

Total Educational Program Services Institutional Support Fundraising

Total Expenses CHANGE IN NET ASSETS BEFORE OTHER REVENUES (EXPENSES) OTHER REVENUES (EXPENSES) Unrealized Investment Gain Unrealized Loss on Real Estate Held for Investment


Change in Fair Value of Interest Rate Swap Agreement





Change in Value of Split-Interest Agreements Loss on Extinguishment of Debt









$ 41,671,256

$ 39,771,623

A Year of Integrity • 2015-2016


Events and Activities

59th Annual

Caritas Scholarship Ball and Dorothy Brown, Byron and

our students with more than $18

Marilyn Lee and Patrick and Eileen

million in institutional assistance


each year,” said Johnson. “We are,

Sue’s parents, Jack and Janice

thus, thrilled and extremely grateful

Patterson, had a long-time com-

to welcome Terry and Sue D’Arcy

mitment to the university’s athletic

as this year’s chairpersons. Their

programs. They helped to schedule

energy level and creativity bode

travel for athletic teams and

well for the success of our event,”

participated in the golf outing and

continued Johnson.

Brown & Gold fundraisers as well.

As servant leaders in Joliet, Terry

event, including post-event

and Sue are proud to carry

photos, can be found at

on their legacy of involvement

More information about the

with this great event.

“Caritas is historically prominent

for being one of the oldest philanthropic events in the area,” says D’Arcy. “USF is a pillar of the com-

Terry and Susan D’Arcy


munity and we are looking forward to helping it grow. By helping USF

s this magazine is be-

are fifth generation Joliet residents

continue its scholarship program-

ing printed, USF will

with a strong tie to the community

ming, we are strengthening the

be celebrating its 59th

through the many charities and

caliber of the graduates that enter

annual Caritas Scholarship Ball on

organizations both they and their

our community.”

Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Bolingbrook

parents have supported. The D’Arcy

Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Ill.

family has been in attendance at

attendance and helped to raise

University of St. Francis

In 2015, 360 guests were in

every Caritas since the event’s

$350,000 for student scholarships.

President Arvid C. Johnson and

inception in 1958. Terry’s parents,

his wife, Anne, will host the event.

John and Jeannette ’49, chaired

support of Caritas Scholarship Ball

Event chairpersons are Terry and

Caritas in 1980, 1981 and again in

sponsors and guests, the University

Susan D’Arcy of Joliet. The D’Arcys

1987 with longtime friends LaVerne

of St. Francis is able to provide

“Thanks, in part, to the generous

“Thanks, in part, to the generous support of Caritas Scholarship Ball sponsors and guests, the University of St. Francis is able to provide our students with more than $18 million in institutional assistance each year.” — Arvid Johnson


University of St. Francis Magazine

Calendar of Events FEBRUARY 2016 1 Art Gallery: Jaime Foster’s “Telluris Corda” Opens

4 6 11 12 13 15 24 25 26

MARCH 2016 3 Will County Regional Office of Education Licensure Seminar

Family Association Event: The Second City at USF

Freshman Scholarship Comp. Alumni Service Opportunity: Valentine Bingo Party

The USF community witnessed a surprise marriage proposal on the Quad in December. Congratulations to Trevor Cherwin ‘14 and current student Daniela Acamovic!

7 Art Gallery: Rita Grendze Fiber Installation Opens

African American Alumni Association Meeting Bernie Campus Visit Day

Open House: Adult & Transfer Alumni Networking Dinner Cocktails for Caritas Music at Moser: Chicago a Cappella


Music at Moser: Kaleigh Jerkatis student recital

7-11Spring Break: No Classes 10 Alumni “Sips and Splatters” 12 READ for Educators

Little Saints Weekend Begins

APRIL 2016 1 Music at Moser:

18 19 24 25

Easter Eggstravaganza Music at Moser: The Hatfield Sisters Freshman Campus Visit Day Holy Thursday: No Classes Good Friday: No Classes

Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Candlelight Cabaret” Open House: Adult & Transfer

14 15 22 24

are brief Saturday campus visits which include a short

Alumni Blackhawks Game

tour. Space is limited to three per family.

Musical “Music Man”

FEBRUARY 13, 20, 27

7-9 Music at Moser: Spring 8 11

Saturday Info Sessions

USF Career Fair Art Gallery: USF Art & Design Awards Exhibition Opens Music at Moser: New Music Concert and Student Recital I

MARCH 5, 12 APRIL 2, 9, 16, 30

RSVP: 815-740-2270

USF Relay for Life Music at Moser: Schola Cantorum and the Singing Saints Alumni Gathering: Duns Scotus Alums at Blue Man

Multi-Cultural Graduate Reception

30 Albuquerque


Music at Moser: Joliet Symphony Orchestra

Admissions event information or registration: 800-735-7500 | | OR /openhouse Alumni event information or registration: 877-811-ALUM | | Athletics information or game schedules: 815-740-3464 | USF Art Gallery exhibitions: 815-740-3787 | | Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and by appointment. For information about all other university events and activities: 800-735-7500 |

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The official magazine of University of St. Francis 2015-2016, Issue 2

Engaging Mind & Spirit  

The official magazine of University of St. Francis 2015-2016, Issue 2