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2016–2017 Issue 2

Service and Leadership at USF


Called to Serve… Called to Lead

I, also, think that it’s appropriate that you’ll be receiving this issue shortly after our country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and shortly before the 49th anniversary of “The Drum Major Instinct”

Dear Members of the USF Family,

speech that he delivered on Feb. 4, 1968—exactly two months before he was taken from us. In this speech,

Welcome to the latest issue of Engaging Mind &

he not only called upon all of us to aspire to “Jesus’

Spirit—our University of St. Francis magazine and one

new definition of greatness” but also to recognize that

way that we strive to remain connected to you:

true, authentic service is love and that this is the

our alumni, our friends, our parents, our employees,

agape love, the leadership, the greatness to which

and our supporters…in short, our USF family.

Jesus calls us. It is through service that Dr. King called upon us to recognize the Good (the Divine, the

In the inaugural issue of this magazine (2013–2014

bonum in the Franciscan tradition, our God) both in

Issue 1), I wrote:

ourselves and in each other—because this recognition

I have dedicated my Inauguration and my presi-

is what enables us to put others’ needs before

dency to the theme “Called to Serve…Called to

our own. This is a service based in joy and love, not

Lead” as these are the very spirit of USF—from its

obligation and servitude.

founders, the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. President University of St. Francis

Immaculate, to the students, faculty, employees and

As always, please know that I continue to consider

staff who shepherd the institution today.

myself incredibly blessed to SERVE as your

Together, we serve as ambassadors for the Catholic

president and promise to work hard to earn the trust

Franciscan higher education that the University

that you have placed in me.

of St. Francis provides. Together, we can ensure that USF has both relevance and impact in its coming second century. When people ask or I speak about “the USF difference”—i.e., what makes USF the warm, wonderful place that it is to learn about yourself, about the world, and about the goodness of God—I anchor my comments in our mission of “preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.” Then, I explain that we do this inspired by our Catholic Franciscan values of respect, integrity, compassion and service. It is through service that we integrate the other values with a bias toward action. This issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit is a celebration of our integration of the value of service…as it’s being “made real” by our students, our alumni, our faculty and staff members, our friends, and our donors-on-campus and across Will County, the State of Illinois, our country and the world. While we’re only able to capture and share a small part of the breadth and depth of activities of the USF family, I think that you’ll be able to look with pride upon how we’re living our mission and honoring our Sisters’ legacy.

Peace and all good things,


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ON THE COVER Fighting Saints volleyball players Brenna Perinar (left) and Leah Alles serve breakfast for guests at Joliet’s Daybreak Center shelter for the homeless.

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compassion, and peace-making. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.

A Year of Compassion / 2016–2017



USF Gains Ground on LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall


Even folks on campus have been amazed at the fast progress being made on the new science hall, being constructed at the corner of Wilcox and Douglas Streets! Students are looking forward to the completion of this state-of-the-art structure and for courses to begin next fall. To keep checking in on progress, visit

For many years, University of St. Francis employees and students have celebrated the start of the Christmas season by gathering downtown the Friday after Thanksgiving and participating in the Light Up the Holidays Parade & Tree Lighting. The parade, hosted by the Joliet City Center Partnership, has been sponsored Construction on the LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall continues. Lower left: Will County Executive Larry Walsh and Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk sign a steel beam at USF’s Ambassador Day in October. The beam was raised into the construction site a few days later.

MOCK T RIA L S U CC E S S The Mock Trial Team has been off to an amazing start, with Mock Trial Team Captain Miranda Castro bringing home a Top Five Attorney Award from the Coastal Carolina Mock Trial Tournament, held Oct. 15–16 in South Carolina. The team has had numerous competitions since then, and will host its own annual collegiate Mock Trial Invitational tournament Jan. 21–22, 2017. Team members are co-captains Miranda Castro and Alejandra Medina, Landus Anderson, Marcos Ayala, James Considine, Courtney Joyce, Mayra Marin, Myra Perez Hernandez, Irma Sandoval Vizcaina and Alexandra Wyss.

by the University of St. Francis for 12 years. Bernie the St. Bernard, who regularly takes the role of the parade’s Grand Marshall, was in his element—donning a Santa hat and waving to the crowds from the front of the USF float.

Jessica Conte, from USF’s

Marketing Services Office, attended her first parade as a USF administrator this year. “USF sponsoring the parade was a great way to show the university’s involvement and dedication to the city, and it was very fitting that the parade marched, in part, through USF’s St. Bonaventure Campus.”


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Alumni: Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game

60th Annual Caritas Scholarship Ball

Director of Advanced Programs for COE,

Admissions: Freshman Scholarship Competition


Alumni: Sunny Hill Nursing Home Volunteer Night & Valentine’s Party


Alumni: Tennis Alumni/Student Match and Reunion


Admissions: Bernie Campus Visit Day


Alumni: Career Networking & Etiquette Dinner


Music at Moser: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

candidate truly demonstrates the four Franciscan values of respect, service, integrity and compassion. Rolinitis’s colleagues contributed to the writing of her nomination by

highlighting how she lives USF’s core values every single day. Some excerpts are as follows: Respect is a Franciscan core value that Missie truly embraces in how

she helps to create a caring community at work by respecting the dignity and efforts of each individual. Missie can be seen each and every day visiting with everyone in the office to be sure that all needs are being met and sharing, too, how appreciative and grateful she is for all the work that is being accomplished. Missie embodies service in how she actualizes the golden rule of

servant leadership: “Lead others the way you would like to be led, serve others the way you would like to be served, teach others the way you would like to be taught.” She places the needs of others above her own and genuinely cares about those that she serves. Missie exhibits integrity with apparent ease, presumably because

it is deeply woven into who she is as a daughter, wife, mother, friend and co-worker. It is evident to all who work closely with Missie that her personal interactions are both authentic and meaningful. She listens intently, thinks proactively, speaks truthfully, and approaches decisions fairly. Missie displays compassion, believing that teachers teach PEOPLE first

and subjects second, and that is the approach she takes in all she does—never forgetting the human element and extending compassion and grace to the educators she teaches in her courses and those whose academic programming she helps to plan.

ST U D EN T S D O “ O LYM P I C-S I Z E D ” P RO JE C T University of St. Francis Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA) instructor, Alby Odum, with students Gabe Jaskowiak, Jake Taheny, and Jack Murray, had their music arrangements of classic Christmas songs aired on ABC and ESPN during Disson Skating’s “Holiday Movie Skating Spectacular 2016.” Olympic gold medalists and world champion figure skaters


Alumni: Alumni Network Meetings

service and is bestowed only if the

Alumni: 5th Annual Recreation & Sport Management Alumni Gathering


who enrich the lives of others through their

Alumni: LuLaRoe Pop-Up


share that Melissa (“Missie”) Rolinitis,

Award. The award recognizes individuals



of the university’s Franciscan Charism

Alumni: Phantom of the Opera & Petterino’s Lunch

USF’s College of Education is proud to

was recognized as the 2016 recipient


March 2

Alumni: “The Secret to Managing Stress,” sponsored by Education Alumni Network

Music at Moser: Senior Recital—Chloe Miller, Viola


Admissions: Transfer, Adult Degree Completion and Graduate Student Open House

USF Career Fair


Admissions: Freshman Campus Visit Day


Alumni: “Mass Communication Degree...Now What?” Panel Discussion


Emerald Ball Social Work Fundraiser


Music at Moser: Spring Musical—Godspell by Stephen Schwartz (through April 2)

April 1

Alumni: Alumni Network Meetings

Alumni: Duns Scotus Alumni and Student Brunch

Alumni: Alumni Service Day at The Joliet Hope Center


Alumni: Easter Eggstravaganza


Admissions: Transfer Registration

Music at Moser: Spring Student Recital I


Music at Moser: Spring Student Recital II

22–23 Music at Moser: JSO Concert in Celebration of Spring 28

Music at Moser: Spring Concert Featuring Schola Cantorum & Singing Saints

29–30 Admissions: Freshman Registration

Saturday Info Sessions Brief Saturday campus visits which include a short tour. Space is limited to three per family. RSVP by calling 815-740-2270 January 21 & 28 • February 11, 18 & 25 • March 4, 11 & 25 • April 1, 8 & 22

performed routines to DARA-produced music! Wow! Their music featured vocals by Italian pop star Romina Arena, who has sold over four million records.

For more detailed information or to confirm any changes that may occur with these scheduled events, visit or see the back cover of this magazine for phone numbers and email addresses to contact specific departments.


WCSF FM Offers the “Spirit of Christmas” and Much More Tune to 88.7 FM on any given day and you

live music from touring national and interna-

may hear a jazz show, an author interview, a

tional artists, directly from DARA’s recording

public affairs program or a local newscast.

studio on the fourth floor of

Students, administrators, faculty, alumni and

Tower Hall.

staff, under the guidance of station manager

Anthony Musiala and faculty advisor Dr. Scott

segments such as:

Marshall, are upending what a “normal” college

• “Check It Out,” a discussion about libraries

radio format sounds like. Make no mistake,

New public affairs programming includes

and current books, hosted by USF librarians

however, most of the time WCSF pumps out an

• “Eco Shock,” an ecology based program

interesting mix of indie/alternative rock music.

• “Counseling Corner,” featuring USF counselors

“But,” says Musiala, “we’re encouraging

discussing various mental heath topics

anyone, especially alumni who really want

• “Saint Of The Day,” and “Christopher

to try their hand at radio broadcasting, to

Close Up,” religious programming from

contact me. We are looking for on-air talent

the Franciscans

who have a point of view and can add

something to our community.”

magazine have collaborated on writing

and producing a weekday, noon-time news

Bob Kase, dean of the College of Arts and

WCSF and “The Encounter” student news

Sciences and a Grammy-nominated jazz

broadcast. Student Andrew McDilda anchored

musician, hosts a regular jazz show on WCSF.

the broadcasts in the fall and hopes to

He recently got the opportunity to interview

pass the torch on to a new student for the

legendary trumpeter and record executive

spring semester.

Herb Alpert. Alpert was promoting a new album and Kase jumped at the chance to talk shop

You may have enjoyed 88.7 FM for the

“Spirit of Christmas,” but in the new year,

with one of the greats.

continue to give the station a try! WCSF is a

music discovery station—whether new or old,

In conjunction with the Digital Audio

Recording Arts (DARA) program, WCSF

WCSF is your place to discover your next

periodically broadcasts “The DARA Sessions”—

favorite song. For a complete list of specialty shows and other programming visit

A DMIN IS T RAT O R S HO N O RE D Eric Ruiz, director of freshman admissions,

Carlos Aquino, director of USF’s

was honored by the National Association

Counseling and Wellness Center, was

for College Admission Counseling in

named Site Supervisor of the Year at the

September with its “Rising Star Award.”

Illinois Counseling Association conference

More than 6,500 individuals attended

in Springfield in November. Aquino

NACAC’s National Conference in

was nominated by counselors-in-training,

Columbus, Ohio. NACAC’s Rising Star

Alex Morgan and Kurtis Simonich.

Award recognizes leaders and

There are more than 45 master’s coun-

programs that exemplify excellence and

seling programs in Illinois working

dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition to

with community agencies to provide training for intern students, and of

college. Ruiz, along with his committee and volunteers, were recognized

the hundreds of clinical sites that accept interns, Aquino was the

for their work in educating admission and high school professionals

only professional chosen for this honor. Said his staff, “Carlos works

on issues related to undocumented students through the “Sharing the

tirelessly to assist counselors-in-training transition between student and

Dream” conference, held annually each year at USF.

professional. He provides education, supervision, consultation and support in a scaffolding manner throughout their developmental process.”


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PSYCH O LO GY H O N O R SOC IET Y IN D U CT I O N Four outstanding students from the USF Psychology Department were inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology, in October. The new inductees were Alexandra Catalano, Diana Czech, Courtney Tidwell and Mary Travato.


The university’s Eta Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society, inducted new members in November. The guest speaker was Sarah Reznicek, the director of family faith formation and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) at St. Jude Parish in Joliet. Reznicek lives and works in Lockport at Nativity House, a Catholic Worker community and a house of hospitality for first-time expectant mothers, committed to living out the Church’s Catholic Social Teaching. Inductees were Karina Alonso, Genevra Barrett, Doreen Begley, Heather Domanski, Medelia Garcia, Skyler Kern, Cheri Keuck, Abby Kieffer, Allison McDermott, Ashley Montgomery, Abygail Padilla, Benjamin Pringle, Fernanda Quevedo, Tiffany Scott, Patrick Sennett, Hannah Tadey, Cailee Tylin, Anna Wahdan, Caitlyn Waite, Janelle Weikel and Jorie Welsh.

In October, the USF TV Club and Communication & Media Arts Department hosted Justin Jackola, of Jjack productions, who presented a workshop on drone videography. Jackola talked about different commercial uses and then participants went outside for a demonstration. Jackola captured some stunning footage of the USF campus. The footage inspired USF to hire alumnus Brendan Walsh ’05 to take drone footage of the USF main campus and the new St. Clare Campus. The footage will be used by the USF admissions team and is being used as opening credits for the USF cable series “Exploring Joliet” (which can be viewed by visiting the “Campus Media” tab on the USF website). A Year of Compassion / 2016–2017



Social Work Club to the Rescue


The Social Work Club, in conjunction with the Social Work Department, reached out to the Salvation Army in December about participating in the Angel Tree project. The Salvation Army said they were swamped with new organizations wanting to participate and mentioned that another way to help was to donate to their food bank, which was running extremely low. Without hesitation, the social work students took action. They talked with SGA, promoted the drive in classes, and sent out emails to the university asking for assistance in collecting items. Many non-perishable food items were donated in addition to toiletries and other useful items.

The students also raised almost $200 last month in a bake sale. All

items were baked by students and sold on campus over a period of two days. The bake sale took place around Veterans Day, and all proceeds will be given to The Soldiers Project to benefit veterans.

International students from France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Switzerland, China, India and Spain gather for an American-style Christmas party.

Alumni, has it been “ages” since you’ve been to the USF campus? Take a virtual tour! Haven’t visited St. Francis since your graduation? Wondering what your old stomping grounds look like now? What are they referring to when they talk about USF’s downtown St. Bonaventure Campus? What type of technology is in the new Leach College of Nursing facilities in Guardian Angel Hall at St. Clare Campus? If you have some of these same questions and feel compelled to know, why not take a virtual campus tour of your alma mater? Released in December, the new online tour gives visitors a student-led tour of the campus and facilities, including the newest additions of Sts. Bonaventure and Clare Campuses. You’ll also get a glimpse of the new LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall, now under construction. At each of the 20 building stops, you will have options to explore facilities further with either 360 views of a location, still photography or a link to a YouTube video. And if you want a special experience, use your VR (virtual reality) gear for a really exciting tour! If you enjoy the tour, share the link with a prospective student—your son, daughter, niece, nephew or neighbor. Even a colleague considering an adult degree completion program or grad program might enjoy learning more about the University of St. Francis. The next time someone tells you that they haven’t heard of the University of St. Francis, please share the link to the virtual tour, available by visiting, so they can “see” our top-notch university for themselves.


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Four biology students who attended the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance workshop last June, presented at the International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Symposium in Charleston, S.C. in October.

Dr. Steve Morrissette’s Business

They mathematically modeled age class changes and possible vaccination

Policy Capstone project students

strategies for devil facial tumor disease in Tasmanian devils.

have excelled, once again, in the CAPSIM Global Balanced Scorecard Tournament. The eight teams from USF outperformed 70% of the 3,600 teams from around the world that were participating. The winning team, including students Morgan Karwoski-Flaherty, Han Ling, Joseph Parochetti, Shannon Walker and Janice Zabala, placed in the top 10% after competing against teams from schools including Notre Dame, University

Left: Workshop attendees, seated left to right: Chris Bruno, Kait Weihofen, Adjo Tomeklo, Vashni Vasquez and faculty advisor Megan Powell. Right: Vashni Vasquez gives a presentation on Tasmanian devils.

of Illinois, Indiana, DePaul, Penn

USF Society members

State, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, Michigan State, and even schools

enjoy a luncheon before

in Israel and Hong Kong. Gleamed Morrissette, “Every semester

a special, donors-only

for the last 10 semesters, USF has

Christmas at the

had at least one team in the top 10% of the world.”

Motherhouse performance

Students prepared for the

competition by working intensely

in December.

in small groups for 12 weeks. At the end, they were asked to draft reflective essays discussing what they learned about teamwork. Said one student who participated, “I learned that

60th Annual Caritas Scholarship Ball in January

working with an effective group

Just as this issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit is arriving in homes, USF will be celebrating its 60th annual Caritas

is far more productive than

Scholarship Ball on Jan. 28 at Bolingbrook Country Club. Tom and Michele Vana of New Lenox are serving

doing everything yourself, and I

as event chairpersons, and University of St. Francis President Arvid C. Johnson and his wife, Anne, are hosting

also discovered that differences

the gala.

in perspective that are held

by two different people can come

event,” commented Tom Vana. “We are honored to assist in the raising of money that funds scholarships for

together to complement each

the students of the University of St Francis. The students that walk the halls of this fine establishment are our

other nicely. I can honestly say that

future community leaders, and there isn’t a worthier cause to invest in than our future.” In 2016, a record amount

this group and the work we did

of more than $360,000 was raised for student scholarships, and the event committee hopes to surpass that

together was the highlight and the

this year.

culmination of my schooling.”

“Michele and I consider it a great privilege to be chairing Caritas on this 60th anniversary of such an important

“The incredible generosity of the Joliet and Will County communities continues to inspire and affirm the

important work that is being done by the University of St. Francis,” said President Johnson. “Each and every dollar raised at Caritas directly supports our students’ preparation to contribute to the world through service and leadership.” A Year of Compassion / 2016–2017



he University of St. Francis has a long history of calling students

and faculty. Laura Lagreid facilitates all religious aspects of ministry,

to serve and lead. Even before current President Arvid Johnson

including inspiring liturgies and reflective retreats, making the practice of

made “Called to Serve, Called to Lead” his inauguration theme

service a dimension of our faith. Then finally, there’s Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh,

in 2013, the Franciscan charism has inspired generations of students

the university’s chaplain.

to help others in need. That is what stands the University of St. Francis

apart from other Catholic schools in the area: USF is uniquely, and

mission calls him to walk the halls every day and make God’s presence

proudly, Franciscan.

visible and known to those who he encounters. Deffenbaugh also plays an

active role in service on campus. He coordinates campus-wide days

Service is a huge component of “being Franciscan.” Francis of Assisi,

Some have likened Deffenbaugh to Francis himself, as his personal

the university’s patron saint, embraced humility and poverty and was

of service during both semesters; and, according to Imler, the spring event

known to follow the example of St. Clare by going to the leper colonies

each year is scheduled on Holy Thursday—“the day in which Jesus

on the outskirts of Assisi to live among and serve those who were sick.

demonstrated a foot-washing experience, which both Francis and Clare

The book “First Life of St. Francis” by Thomas of Celano, an Italian,

imitated, giving us all models to do the same.” This summer, Imler

Franciscan friar who lived at the time of Francis, described Francis’s

and Deffenbaugh developed a program called “Pay it Forward,” which

selfless work with the lepers and added, “Of other poor, too, while he yet

brings student leaders from area high schools to the USF campus for

remained in the world and still followed the world, he was the helper,

discussions about service and leadership, then out to various locations in

stretching forth a hand of mercy to those who had nothing, and showing

the community to do hands-on service work.

compassion to the afflicted.”

are stewards of USF’s founding sisters’ legacy. The Sisters of St. Francis

The University Ministry team, led by Vice President for Mission

The University Ministry team is guided by the understanding that they

Integration and University Ministry Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF, carries

of Mary Immaculate still play an active role on the USF Board of Trustees

out the work of Francis on campus on a daily basis. Joe Wysocki is the

and Alumni Board, but none of them work at the university, so “Our job is

primary coordinator of campus service projects and initiatives for students

to fill that gap as best we can,” says Wysocki. “We promote issues of


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social justice, equality and education which are at the core of the Sisters’

New Orleans each year and coordinates with the Diocese of Joliet to

mission. We provide a space outside the classroom where students

make a winter mission to the Philippines and summer mission to Bolivia a

can better understand their relationship with themselves, with God and

reality for some USF students. The diocese has a long-standing

with others. The school motto is ‘primo unctio et postea speculatio’

connection to the Archdiocese of Sucre, Bolivia, where USF students have

(‘first holiness, then learning’). We provide our students, faculty, staff and

helped to make improvements at daycares and orphanages. They once

administration opportunities to live out that motto—to grow in holiness

helped to build a hospital. The Philippines mission is newer, started

as they serve our community, pray together, share time together and

only in the past 10 years. There, USF works with an organization called

build community together.”

Gawad Kalinga, which according to Wysocki, is similar to Habitat for

Humanity. Students work to build homes for the poor. Each year about 20

Wysocki, through service, helps to bridge the campus community with

the local community. He coordinates weekly breakfasts at the local

students participate in one of the three experiences.

Daybreak Center homeless shelter on Thursdays and Fridays. Thursday

shifts are mainly filled by groups of faculty, staff and administrators,

students in their first semester of study. This includes a service project

either individuals or departments/divisions—

On campus, University Ministry organizes service work for all freshman

during freshman orientation, and service hours required for the university’s “Foundations” course. In just the Foundations course alone, University

and Friday shifts

Ministry coordinates over 1,500 hours of student service. Besides service

are staffed by student

tied to classwork, peer ministry-led service opportunities throughout the

volunteers, corralled by

semester have included trips to the Greater Chicago Food Depository,

USF peer ministers.

Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in Chicago and Feed My Starving

On a broader scale,

Children in Aurora. In the past, groups have volunteered more locally at

Wysocki plans a spring

Sunny Hill and Our Lady of Angels nursing homes, visiting residents and

student mission trip to

bringing holiday cards. A Year of Compassion / 2016–2017




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Dani Aurit places bricks on a foundation at a construction site in the Philippines.

Saints Among Us

USF’s Schmitt Scholar program, in its current format, was established at

between serving and serving and leading. Service is a great thing, whether

USF four years ago. The program is made possible by an annual grant from

or not you feel the call to lead. However, when we serve AND lead, we

the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation, which is used to award scholarships

encourage others to serve as well. It takes a leader to do and encourage

to 15 students in the prestigious USF program. To be a Schmitt Scholar,

acts of service on a daily basis to start a chain of action.”

students must go through a rigorous application process. Once selected,

they embark on a research and service project journey, guided by a

Through the opportunities and experiences USF has provided her, she has

social change model of leadership, according to VP of Student and Alumni

developed goals for her future that include serving others.

Affairs Damon Sloan.

tion. I also hope to continue in events and small acts of kindness.

Students choose a service project, research the topic, journal about it

Aurit elaborated on the leadership factor. “There is a difference

Aurit plans to continue living a life of service beyond graduation.

“I plan to go on at least one mission trip per year, even after gradua-

and meet monthly to discuss their work. They receive leadership

Feed My Starving Children and Daybreak (or any other kind of homeless

training along the way, too. Some of the projects have focused on poverty

shelter or non-profit organization) are great ways to serve—giving your

awareness, healthy living and women’s empowerment. The experience

time to these kinds of activities is an incredible thing to do!”

culminates with a presentation given to the Schmitt Foundation about the project to demonstrate how the scholarship dollars were used. The

Alumni Legacy of Service

experience instills a lifelong love for service, according to Sloan.

Alumnus Corbin Orr ’14, married fellow Saint Jessica Tankyo ’14 in 2016

and the couple now lives in Indiana. Five years ago, as a young

“Schmitt Scholars become deeply involved in the communities they

serve. They suggest change, then get to see those changes happening.

USF student and peer minister, Orr was instrumental in developing the

There is such a culture of service embedded in them that I can’t imagine

partnership between USF and the Daybreak shelter. His experiences

them not serving after they graduate,” he stated.

helped to shape him tremendously.

Senior Estefani Gonzalez is in her last year of the program. She and

“My service experiences made the idea of service a concrete goal in

her project partners, Miranda Castro, Alejandra Medina, Nicole Miller

my life, rather than an obligation, or a side thought. They helped

and Hailey Peterbok, are mentoring young girls after school at a local

me to step out of my shoes and see life from someone else’s perspective.

junior high. During their meeting sessions, they focus on themes such as

The homeless population is a very misunderstood demographic.

leadership, self-reflection or character. They focus all activities on the

I still don’t have a perfect picture of what it is like to be homeless, but now

theme and talk about the importance of having those characteristics.

that I’ve met people going through it, it has become much more real,”

stated Orr.

“I have learned how to communicate a lot more with a professional

community. I have gained the confidence to take initiative in projects

like the one we are doing through the program. I feel that I am responsible

Daybreak. Orr led kitchen teams at Daybreak nearly every Friday morning

to serve as a role model for those in my community, and I hope to

for two years. Volunteers had one hour to cook a meal for 50–100

be able to continue to serve them. I hope to teach in the local district so

people, so “striking a balance between getting food ready quickly and

I would love to continue to mentor the girls or even start another program

communicating needs to volunteers politely, while still loving on

similar to this one in my own school,” said Gonzalez.

the people we were serving was a learned art.” Orr also mentioned that

leading peer groups helped him to hone his leadership skills. To be a

Another student who’s not a Schmitt Scholar but who makes her own

His leadership abilities grew in a variety of ways while helping out at

positive impact is junior Danielle “Dani” Aurit, a nursing major who is

good leader, he learned he had to be a team member first.

active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. She participated

in the Philippines mission and will attend the Bolivia mission trip this

him how badly people want to volunteer and give back.

upcoming summer.

opportunities to give back is important,” said Orr.

Aurit feels service has allowed her to help others in ways they need it

His experiences setting up volunteer opportunities at USF also showed “All of us have so many resources beyond money, so helping to create

most. Seeing and experiencing the appreciation of those she serves

has inspired her to encourage other students to participate in service

community. He is also involved in many events through his church.

Currently, Orr volunteers as a mentor for an at-risk fifth grader in his

activities. “USF has helped me become a better leader through service.

He participates in adult retreat programs and mission work, including an

We, as students, have so many opportunities to serve and lead, which

anticipated trip next November to Haiti, where he and his wife will serve

has helped me to grow into the person I am today. It is my greatest desire

at a school for left-behind children through Project 117.

for other USF students to realize the opportunities and take part in them,” she said.


Throwback photo of Corbin Orr, as a USF student, volunteering at the annual “St. Francis Serves” Thanksgiving dinner on campus.

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Albuquerque Physician Assistants Make Service Their Practice The Physician Assistant students at the

populations. They also serve to build a sense

University of St. Francis in Albuquerque have

of community and responsibility in the

long been known for serving their community.

class,” says Mike Domino, P.A. program director

The current class has participated in many

in Albuquerque.

projects as a group. First, they helped clean

The Theology & Philosophy Department incorporates service into its academic programming. In addition to regular volunteering at the Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet, some groups have trekked to Chicago for service opportunities and some have traveled as

sleeping mats and served food at Joy Junction,

far as the East Coast for the Pro-Life March.

New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless

All of this is tied to Catholic Social Teaching,

shelter. They next packaged food at

says long-time professor Dan Hauser.

RoadRunner Food Bank of New Mexico, the

largest food bank in the state which distributes

According to the United States Council of

Catholic Bishops, Catholic Social Teaching is a

more than 30 million pounds of food every year

set of Church teachings that reflect the “rich

to the hungry. In their third quarter, students

treasure of wisdom about building a just society

volunteered at University of New Mexico

and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges

Children’s Hospital, and in their fourth quarter,

of modern society.” Confronted with challenges

they staffed a flu vaccine clinic. St. Francis P.A.s

of modern life, the Church defends the sanctity

are true examples of servant leaders.


and dignity of human life, the importance of

“Community service is a requirement every

marriage and family, responsibility for the poor,

quarter for the didactic class. Student service

the importance of the dignity of labor and

projects are reflective of the P.A. program

the worker, human solidarity, and the care for

mission of outreach and service to underserved

creation. These are basic human goods that


need to be protected and fostered in order to achieve a just society.

Students in USF’s Outdoor Leadership course

principles and outdoor living skills during

get to serve in a unique way each year. These

the trip. Said Dr. Syd Sklar, department chair,

often are the foundation in which service

students, through fulfilling the curriculum

“The service project is one of the most

Explained Hauser, “At USF these principles

activities are understood. They reflect the

for their Recreation & Sport Management major,

meaningful parts of the learning experience.

university’s commitment to the service of others

travel approximately 50 miles by canoe in

When students give back by contributing

within our Catholic Franciscan tradition.

the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in

to land management efforts, they help protect

One finds this in many sections of Introduction

Minnesota along the Canadian border. The last

the integrity of the wilderness area and enhance

to Theology and in the new freshman-year

group of Saints to make this journey improved

the recreation experience of future travelers.

course called ‘Foundations I—Bona Ventura:

a portage trail as a service partnership with

This effort deepens students’ appreciation

The Cosmic Journey.’”

the U.S. Forest Service. Students learned and

for the surrounding natural beauty and their

applied a combination of servant leadership

commitment to conservation.”

more about annual activities, such as the

Department Chair Tim Weldon added

Pro-Life March in D.C. “The Pro-Life March can be life-changing. Some of our students have found it to be the highlight of their time here at USF. Volunteerism at USF begins the path for a lifetime of service… a disposition of the heart and mind to make the world a better place, one volunteering opportunity at a time.” Weldon expressed that while these things are taught in the classroom, they are also “lived” Left: Outdoor Leadership students “prepare to paddle.” Right: After a hard day’s work, one student takes time to document her journey.


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outside the classroom.


Business Course Embraces Service Learning Service learning is an important aspect of education for students at the University of St. Francis. All members of the USF community, from faculty to students to administrators, strongly support the initiative as a means of course enrichment and personal development. Joseph Ferrallo, instructor in the College of Business and Health Administration, is doing his part to provide his students with meaningful interaction.

Ferrallo teaches “BSAD 277-Business Research,” a course that spends

the semester addressing a strategic plan initiative for an area not-for-profit organization. Within this course, students are challenged to conduct a customer drive feedback questionnaire for their client. The students hope to achieve four things with their findings: identify new program marketing opportunities, identify and develop new processes to increase the client’s marketing efficiency in their current marketing efforts, identify opportunities to increase fundraising efforts and provide suggestions to

The client gets to address an identified strategic initiative by conducting a

increase volunteer opportunities.

client questionnaire to gather valuable programming and agency

feedback, and USF students receive real-world practical experience.

While conducting this research, the students also engage in fund-

raising for their client. This year, the class was able to donate $200

In addition, the service component adds to the student experience.”

(photo from check presentation at right) and sports equipment to their

client, South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA).

Braasch, was definitely impressed by the entire project and course

as a whole. “I have never taken such relevant knowledge and experience

Throughout the course students assist in developing the questionnaire

Business student and project manager for the semester, Kennedy

utilizing SurveyMonkey software, interpret the data, conduct research,

away from a class so far,” remarked Braasch. “This course has presented

develop a final report and present their findings to the client. Ferrallo and

me a real-life example of how to manage employees, projects, clients, and

his class presented their findings to five employees of the SSSRA who

events—better than any homework assignment or group project ever

plan to take this information back to their agency and act as a subcom-

has in the past.”

mittee to further research the results and identify which outcomes can

become initiatives.

service learning becomes integrated into more and more courses

throughout the university.

Ferrallo has been teaching Business Research under this format since

Thankfully, future students will continue to have this opportunity as

fall of 2013. He decided to utilize his corporate background in training and

development to help enhance the course.

entrepreneurship, finance, health care management, international

business, management, marketing and transportation and logistics. Adult

“Twenty-first century employers demand students come prepared

COBHA offers undergraduate majors and minors in accounting,

with requisite skills to function with necessary independence. Skills

undergraduate, graduate, graduate certificates, dual and bridge

such as data analysis, excellent oral and written communication skills,

programming are all offered as well. All of the degrees offered are

research skills and effective presentation skills to name a key few,”

considered carefully and support COBHA’s mission of “empowering YOU

Ferrallo observed. “It is a win-win for the not-for-profit and USF.

to change the world.”

STU D EN T PRO J E C T E D U C AT E S G RU N DY COUN T Y FAMI LI E S Ten Health Care Management students are

and chronic disease prevention. Solicited

working with instructor Dr. Michael Stowe

through area churches, the young people and

develop the survey instruments, statistical

and the Grundy County Health Department to

their parents/guardians will participate in a

analysis and reporting to meet the requirement

conduct a project called “Healthy Families

three-hour workshop which includes a basic

of the project. The hands-on component is

2016.” The program aims to address chronic

health screening, hands-on cooking demon-

valuable and it is the type of experience that

disease prevention through teaching youth

stration to emphasize nutrition and impact

will be of great benefit to the students as they

12–18 years old and their parents/guardians

on overall health, and general information about

begin their career in health care.”

about nutrition, preparation of healthy foods

chronic disease prevention.

Stowe explained, “The students will help

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Cathedral Neighborhood Education Partnership: A Distinctive Catholic Program The University of St. Francis has developed a unique partnership with the Cathedral of St. Raymond of Nonnatus School in Joliet, Ill. The Cathedral Neighborhood Education Partnership (CNEP) began with a common goal—to encourage and support each other with a shared commitment to Catholic identity, innovation, collaboration, reflection and professional development.

Student achievement is at the center of

both institutions, and the partnership has

USF teacher candidates tutor St. Raymond students in reading during USF’s Reading Clinic.

benefitted all students through unique activities such as classroom observation and the USF

Connected to observing in St. Raymond

Reading Clinic. USF teacher candidates learn

classrooms is another distinctive activity, the

include internship opportunities for USF teacher

about research-based best practices for

USF Reading Clinic, coordinated by Dr. Donna

candidates and activities for St. Raymond

teaching in their USF course and spend time at

Metlicka. During this free clinic, USF teacher

students on the USF campus. The partnership is

St. Raymond observing classroom teachers

candidates welcome St. Raymond students to

only a few years old and both schools anticipate

using best practices with their students, allowing

campus for tutoring sessions where students

it will grow stronger by continuing to offer more

candidates to see theory put into practice.

work in small groups to enhance reading skills.

opportunities each year.

A SP ECIA L CO N N E C T I O N W I T H A S P E C I A L F I RST GRADE CL ASS Just how early should students start thinking

Annette Jelinek made arrangements for

about college? According to USF alumna

USF’s mascot, Bernie, to be a special guest at

and impending master’s degree recipient

the school’s College and Career Night.

Melissa Hilliard, the answer is FIRST GRADE!

future graduate program alumna to have

Hillard, a first grade teacher at

“It makes me so proud as an undergrad and

Independence Elementary School in

USF adopt my students,” stated Hillard. “I always

Bolingbrook, reached out to the College of

have my USF banner hanging outside my

Education to ask if they would consider

room along with my bachelor’s degree. When

“adopting” her class. “We really try to get

we received the other USF materials, I began

students to believe that they can go to college

decorating my door [pictured at right] with it

and succeed,” remarked Hillard. “I am trying

and all day my students kept asking me when it

to get my first graders, who are 58% high

would be done—they were so excited!”

risk in a school with a 75% poverty rate, to

understand that no matter what, they can go to

Office learned of Hillard’s dedication to USF,

college and be successful.”

they approached her about becoming an

alumni mentor, and she graciously accepted.

The COE quickly sprang into action,

When USF’s Alumni & Family Relations

gathering USF promotional items such as a USF

In that capacity, Hillard will be able to help

pennant, and various other “goodies” that

and support other USF education majors on

could be used as rewards and raffle prizes for

their journey to becoming similarly inspiring and

Hillard’s students. Welcome Center Coordinator

committed educators.


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Additional benefits offered through CNEP


SNA Serves During Fall Semester


The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) carried on the legacy of LCON’s

The 2016 Chicago Chapter of Oncology

history of service last semester. One Saturday a month throughout the

Nursing Society (CCONS) awards were

semester, several students visited residents at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in

presented in November. Jessica Farrell

Joliet as part of the Stella’s Stars volunteer program. SNA started the

received a Professional Nursing Education and

semester by hosting a community blood drive by Heartland Blood Centers

Development Scholarship. Farrell is currently

in the Turk Theater, where 31 units of blood were collected. In September,

an LCON student nurse and serves as the

they held the first “Stock the SIM Lab Fundraiser” at ATI Memorial

vice president of the Student Nurses’

Stadium in Joliet during the USF Homecoming game, and also at Potbelly

Association. She demonstrates leadership skills

restaurant in Joliet. The $806 raised from those efforts is being used

and devotes time and talent to this association through community

to purchase a “flat abdomen” for the SIM mom mannequin in the new

service activities and was selected to speak at the university’s ground-

simulation (“SIM”) labs in Guardian Angel Hall. This piece of equipment will

breaking ceremony for the new campus. She also received the Alma J.

enable the extension of the use of the female mannequin beyond

Labunski Leadership award. Jessica’s passion for oncology nursing arose

pregnancy scenarios, allowing nursing students the opportunity to perfect

from witnessing her grandfather’s battle with cancer. She aspires to work

their assessment and clinical reasoning skills. SNA also donated $256 to

in hospice, earn certification through the End of Life Nursing Education

the Lynn Sage Cancer

Consortium (ELNEC) and become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Research Foundation after selling water bottles during the month of October. To close out the semester, SNA spearheaded a campus-wide coat drive for Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet.

LCON S E N I ORS GE T A TE ACHI N G OPPO R TUNIT Y Senior nursing students recently presented information on sexually transmitted infections and contraception, with an emphasis on abstinence, to sophomores at Joliet West High School. Each group of three to four nursing students taught health class students and were responsible for content to fill the whole 50-minute class. Some groups designed games to enhance the learning environment, which the high school students were very receptive to. Overall, LCON students were successful in discussing important yet sensitive health topics in a light-hearted way, so the high school students could gain understanding without being intimidated to ask questions.

N URSI N G N OTE S Congratulations to DNP student Abigal Ault for being named one of Peoria’s “2016 40 Leaders Under 40.” Ault is a nurse manager at UnityPoint Clinic-Family Medicine and enrolled in the USF DNP program last spring. Rosa Lindsey has received a Health Resources and Services Administration’s NURSE Corps Scholarship. Above: Michelle Gostkowski (left) and Megan Seil with Bernie at Homecoming. At right: SNA supported the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation by selling pink water bottles.

The home of online instructor Christina L. Nordick DNP, FNP-BC was featured in a Quad City Times article. The story highlighted Nordick’s Beacon Woods Farm, where she lives with husband, Gary, and their children, Ben and Ally. On the farm, located in Milan, Ill., the Nordicks plant and harvest flowers, vegetables and fruit, including more than 1.5 acres of blueberries; tend to 15 bee hives; and raise free-range chickens. Visit to learn more.

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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Serves and Leads The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

(SAAC) is an organization on campus that grants

was proud to participate was the “It’s On Us”

student-athletes a voice in the athletic

campaign. It’s On Us is a nationwide campaign

administration and gives them the opportunity

that focuses on sexual assault awareness and

to become involved in their community.

prevention on all college campuses.

One recent service initiative in which SAAC

SAAC further strengthens the bonds within the

student-athlete community and helps

ball player and SAAC co-vice president

student-athletes to develop and grow their

with Kayla Garritson, “At St. Francis we really

leadership skills.

take It’s On Us seriously by opening all of

The organization is comprised of 42

our students’ eyes to the reality of this topic.

members, representing all of USF’s Fighting

It is a really tough thing to talk about, but is

Saints sports teams. Members are chosen

Said Renee Martin, junior women’s basket-

necessary for us all to hear.”

Over 200 students signed an It’s On Us

by their coaches at

banner and took an online pledge. In addition,

the beginning of the

35 students participated in an activity led by a

year. Usually,

USF counselor, which discussed ways for

captains are chosen

bystanders to handle uncomfortable situations.

because of the

leadership they

on campus with the It’s On Us campaign,

already possess, but it

Haunted Hoops, homecoming tennis ball toss

is completely up to each

“Overall, SAAC has made a huge impact

and annual eating contest…and our input on

coach to recommend someone to represent

campus matters,” stated Nichols.

their team in the SAAC.

the volunteering extends beyond SAAC activities

Something unique about SAAC lies in its

And it’s valuable to note that in many cases,

mission statement. The group vows to

to the team level.

serve in a leadership role by recruiting student-

athletes to serve the campus and the

coach, Sam Quigley, has us doing all kinds of

surrounding community through a variety of

volunteering—from shaking cans for charity to

community service programs and events.

volunteering at Daybreak to wrapping Christmas

So in addition to their school work, their

presents for Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project.

Said Martin, “Once or twice a semester my

practice and game time, and their leadership

“This is a great

within the SAAC, members also find time

time for our team

to serve others.

to not only

appreciate what

Says Jeffry Nichols, senior bowling team

captain and president of the SAAC, “I think that

we have but also

service plays a big role in the growth of an

appreciate the

individual, especially to a student-athlete. Often,

time we get to

as a student-athlete, the focus can become

spend together,

very centralized on sports and grades. With the

working towards

incorporation of service, we get to stay

a good cause.”

grounded and be grateful for the opportunities we have been given.”


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2016–17 SAAC MEMBERS Andriana Acosta Leah Alles Landus Anderson Taylor Barsz Alyssa Bridleman Breanna Brotkowski Christo Cadet Ashleigh Campos Danielle Conrad Kendall Cunningham Daniel Darling Nichole Davidson Katie Deluka Gabby Demchenko Lauren Douglas Jordan Duncan Courtney Fowler Kayla Garritson Vice President Destinee Gonzalez Casey Harris Hunter Hofmann Brenden Kiernan Matt Kramer Kyle Kurdziolek Eva Lopez

Lesley Lopez John Lund Sarah Maddox Ivana Markovic Renee Martin Vice President Aysia McCondichie Pat Michalak Jeffry Nichols President Angelica Osusky Camille Paperlera Shannon Pedone Madesyn Resendiz Taveon Roberson Mary Rouse Peter Rufo Michael Santillo Anthony Skrip Patricia Stritzel Logan Timmons Lauren Troha Ken Vandewerken Cierra Volpendesta Justin Walker

FIGH T IN G S A IN T S RO U N D U P Led by senior All-American Joey Santillo, the University of St. Francis men’s cross country team finished runner-up at the 2016 NAIA National Championship meet in November at North Farm Cross Country Course. Santillo crossed the line in 25th place among 331 runners with an eight-kilometer time of 25:10 to earn a spot on the All-America podium in his final collegiate cross country race. Juniors Cam Knudsen and Brian Blaylock finished 24th and 38th, respectively, to round out the Saints’ top three. The University of St. Francis women’s cross country team captured 21st place at the 2016 NAIA National Championship meet in November at North Farm Cross Country Course. Junior Ashlee Knott covered the five-kilometer course in 18:05 to lead the Saints’ contingent with a 39th place finish among 334 competitors. Junior Catherine Crosson was next for USF, placing 68th, and junior Lesley Lopez finished 94th to round out the Saints’ top three. In November, University of St. Francis junior defensive back Josh Woodard was selected to the 2016 Academic All-America College Division Football Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Members of the University of St. Francis women’s volleyball team were recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association during its 2016 NAIA postseason honors in December. Junior Leah Alles was named an honorable mention All-American and the Mideast Region Libero of the Year, while senior Alyssa Bridleman joined her on the All-Mideast Region First Team. Head Coach Cara Currier was chosen as the Mideast Region Co-Coach of the Year.

SAAC’s Superstars These USF coaches and administrators really stand out to SAAC leaders as individuals who exhibit service and leadership. ACCORDING TO JEFFRY NICHOLS: “Art Campos, head athlete trainer and SAAC advisor. He really looks out for the student-athletes and makes sure that we stay on track as a club on campus. He truly cares for the students and their success on the playing field and in the classroom. He often says "he hears it all" and it’s true because of the atmosphere in the training room. Students talk about their classes and daily lives while getting treatment. Personally, I have looked up to Art as a mentor during my time at St. Francis…he is truly dedicated to the success of athletes!”

ACCORDING TO RENEE MARTIN: “Sam Quigley. Sam is always involved with not just the university but also the community. She helped implement the first annual Haunted Hoops with United Way, volunteers at Daybreak, helps at Operation Christmas and Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project, and much more. Sam is always giving of herself and her time to others and really exhibits the qualities of a great leader. Sam is always pushing us (the women’s basketball team) to not only be better athletes, but better people. She is always willing to help us personally with papers, changing schedules for our classes, internships, and just being there for us. I couldn’t imagine having a better role model as a coach.”

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Everyday Hero: Allie Rios Joliet woman described as ‘an ordinary person doing extraordinary things’ Reprinted with permission from The Herald News. Story by Allison Selk, Shaw Media correspondent. Allie Rios graduated from USF in 2001.

sacrifice one coffee out each week for a year, and by Christmas, they would have money for gifts.”

Last year, Rios’s efforts extended into helping the mothers at the

To honor her mother’s memory and make

shelter as well. She and her group helped more than 40 children as well as

Christmas a fun holiday again for her family

20 mothers.

after the loss, Allie Rios of Joliet took it

upon herself to provide for women and

have on their lists,” she said. “There are

children in her community who struggled.

always a few ‘normal’ kid requests, but the

rest are items like socks, pajamas and

Eight years ago, Rios and her husband,

“What touches me is what these kids

Jaime Rios, began buying Christmas

clothes. My 9-year-old can’t quite

presents for children at Lamb’s Fold shelter

understand why a kid would ask for these

in Joliet.

things. I respond by telling them that

“I thought to myself, we could make this bigger and more people

these kids have nothing, and their wants

could do this. I put information on Facebook of what the children needed

are basic need items.”

and we had over 20 people respond,” Rios said. “And, they didn’t just buy

one toy. Most of them took it to the next level and bought clothes,

Director for Lamb’s Fold, has worked

pajamas, coats, toys and more.”

with Rios for years and said Rios is a gift

from God.

High school friend, Heather Warthen, said even though she and Rios

Debbie Shelian, former Development

haven’t kept in touch in the 15 years since their time together at

Providence Catholic High School, she always keeps a close eye on what

to the plate to meet the needs of the

she is up to throughout the year for Lamb’s Fold.

residents. When we needed anything, I

would call her, she would put out the

“She will create spreadsheets with information and post it on

“She is always the first one to step up

Facebook where each person can comment on what they are going to

information to her friends and our needs

buy for the children,” Warthen said. “She is an ordinary person doing

would be met almost immediately,”

extraordinary things.”

Shelian said.

Rios has Christmas gifts on her mind year-round for the women and

children of Lamb’s Fold.

“I will find good sales and deals at the end of the seasons and post

I went to a Catholic “grade school and high school, and then of course, St. Francis. The focus has always been on ‘people’ and mission, and giving back to the community. I’ve lived in Joliet my whole life and I feel it’s really important to take care of the town you live in.

Rios said she gets her drive from her mom because, she, too, liked to

help those less fortunate in their community. “I can remember my mom going into McDonald’s and buying meals

them so people can buy and save it for Christmas,” she said. “I know

and passing food out to the homeless on Christmas,” she said. “Doing

people work hard for their money, but one way to be able to help is

what we do makes me feel like a part of her is there with us at Christmas.”

C ALL IN G A L L U S F CO L L E G E O F E D U C AT I O N ALUMN I Are you a USF education alum or currently working in a school? Are you looking for a way to promote USF in your classroom and share the university with your students? Would you like our mascot, Bernie the St. Bernard, to visit your class, or spend some time with your class at USF? The Alumni & Family Relations Office can help you do all of this and more…they can even provide you with an alumni pennant or goodies for your students. To connect, submit a teacher request form at or contact the office at 877-811-ALUM or


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Rita Guzman ’02, ’10, ’11, ’15, assistant principal at Independence Elementary School in Romeoville, Ill., with her students


Shawn Walsh ’00, ’15 President-Elect

Keith Schomig ’13 Past President

Alumni Awards

Karen Ciarlette ’94, ’97 Vice President for Constitution

In November, USF and the Alumni & Family Relations

2016 Presidential Alumni Award

Joseph Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07

Office honored six talented alumni for their profes-

Brendan ’05 and Jessica (Saraga) ’05 Walsh

Vice President for Programs

sional achievements. Nominations were received

(Mass Communication)

from family members, coworkers, fellow alumni and

Nominated for their continued service and support of

others who could testify to the nominees’ achieve-

USF. Brendan is co-owner and camera freelance

ments. The recipients were selected by the

operator and Jessica is co-owner and producer at

association’s executive board of directors, based on

Great Lakes Media in Joliet, Ill.

outstanding professional and personal successes as well as involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities. The most prestigious award, the Presidential Award, is awarded by the university president. In

2016 College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award Robert Zak ’83 (Journalism/Communications) Radio Personality, Marketing Executive in Plainfield, Ill.

addition, one alumnus from each of the university’s

2016 College of Business and Health Administration Award

four colleges is honored each year, highlighting the

Lisa Nichols ’07, ’09 (Health Arts,

diverse disciplines of a comprehensive university.

Health Services Administration) Administrator at St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital in Pell City, Ala.

Caroline Portlock ’02, ’04 Vice President for Scholarships

Judy Bulat ’72 Vice President for Young Alumni & Student Engagement

Candice Quinerly ’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 Jeremy Grachan Taylor Ringo

2016 College of Education Alumni Award Suzanne Knoelk ’05, ’10 (Education, Reading)


Reading Specialist at New Lenox School District 122

Dominique Annis ’00, ’02

in New Lenox, Ill.

Matthew Bisek ’10 Patricia Bracken ’73, ’86, ’94

Left to right: Suzanne Knoelk, COE Dean John Gambro, LCON Dean Carol Wilson, Sheri Pieroni, President Arvid C. Johnson, Jessica Walsh, Brendan Walsh, Bob Zak, CAS Dean Bob Kase and COBHA Dean Orlando Griego.

2016 Leach College of Nursing Alumni Award

Sharon Dewart ’78

Sheri Pieroni ’09 (Nursing)

Elmer F. Eddy ’80

Vascular Access Specialist at Presence Health

Jacqueline A. Edmonson ’63, ’88, ’94

in Joliet, Ill.

Laura Eggert ’09, ’13 Ysenia Gallegos ’13 H. Richard Hagen, J.D., ’90 Linda M. Kilroy ’72 Eric Lawhead ’07


Lynley Louzensky ’10

The USF Alumni Association Board of Directors

weekend, scholarships, and young alumni and

Danielle Martin ’08

serves the university and fellow alumni. The group is

student engagement). And, of course, active support

Erika Martinez ’11, ’15

comprised of 30 volunteer members, one Sister of

of alumni events and programs is expected of

St. Francis ex-officio member, and three student

Alumni Board members for a three-year term.

representatives—all of whom work directly with the

Service is also an integral part of that involvement.

Alumni & Family Relations Office. The Alumni Board is

Visit for more.

Frances H. Naal ’58 Jan Novotny ’67 L. Scott Pekol ’99 Alan Randolph ’07 Corey Richardson ’09

the governing body of the association as a whole,

Susan Rogina ’94, ’99

hosting five meetings per year (three full board

Anne-Christine Tompkins ’14, ’15

meetings and two committee meetings). Interested in

Jason Whiteside ’00

getting involved? Attendance at a minimum of three (of five) meetings per year is required as well as


financial support of the Francis Annual Scholarship

Send news and class notes to or call 877-811-ALUM.

Fund that directly supports current students. Members are advised to select membership on at least one committee (constitution, nominating and membership,

To read about what other alumni and old friends have been doing, visit

alumni engagement, homecoming and reunion

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This report reflects gifts received between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016

Honor Roll

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


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F Mrs. Lillian M. Fair ’78 Farmers Weekly Review Mr. Patrick E. Farritor ’96 (Janice E. Fahlstrom ’96) Mrs. Rachael G. (Grant) Favero ’82 Mrs. Margaret C. Fay Mrs. Natalie R. (Stark) Fears ’93 Mrs. Evelyn F. (Skul) Felbinger ’61 Mrs. Carol J. Felix ’80 Mr. Michael A. Feminis ’90 Mrs. Janet Fennewald ’97 Ms. Joan L. Ferguson Mr. Joseph G. Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07 Ms. Janice M. Fetter ’89 Mrs. Cheryl M. Fey ’88, ’98 Mrs. Donna L. Fielder Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Filotto Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gerard) Filut ’93 Ms. Arlene J. Finkle ’09 First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Mrs. Rojeanne A. (Majewski) Fischer ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Fisher Mr. Lawrence J. Fitzgerald ’78 Gloria J. Flathom ’91 Mrs. Maureen E. Flatley ’96 Mr. Thomas M. Flavin Mrs. Kristin A. Fletcher ’08 Foley Consulting, Inc. Fr. Roland F. Follmann Mr. David B. Foose ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Foote (Carol Koziol ’86) Mrs. Gertrude A. (Lenz) Ford ’65 Mrs. Lygia (Dominik) Ford ’75 Mr. David B. Foreman Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Foreman Mrs. Amy (Papesh) Foreman ’64 Chief Joseph W. Formhals ’86 Ms. Tanice L. Fort Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Foster (Patricia McCormick ’60) Mrs. Catherine A. (Strom) Fox ’68 Mrs. Susan L. (Brite) Fox ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Casey J. Fraher ’07, ’12 Mr. Kevin J. Frain ’91 Mr. Paul M. Franzen ’03 Fraternal Order of Police

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G Mr. Stanley A. Gagliardi ’89 Ms. Virginia Gale Mrs. Amy Galetti ’97, ’16 Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gallagher (Marianne Gallagher ’83, ’87) Ms. Ysenia Gallegos ’13 Mr. Arthur Galli, Jr. ’80 Ms. Charlotte R. Galuska ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Gamperl Mr. Heladio Garcia Mrs. Elodia Garcia Ms. Rebecca A. Garcia ’93 Mr. Daniel Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Garland ’09 (Rebecca R. Fleischman ’99) Mrs. Christine Garritson Mr. Melvin V. Gatch ’92 Mrs. Patricia R. Gedeller ’95 Mrs. Robert E. (Stratz) Gehrke ’88 Gene May Heating & Cooling Genuwin Sports Training Mr. Peter D. Geoghegan Ms. Allie P. George ’14 Mrs. Kathleen L. (Cooper) Gerz ’74, ’97 Mrs. Margaret E. (Gallagher) Gier ’79, ’86 Mrs. Anna C. (Meyer) Gill ’58 Mrs. Frances A. (Hawkinson) Gilles ’68 Mrs. Joan A. Gillespie Ms. Rose C. Gilroy ’05 Mrs. Joyce A. Gilson ’99 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gimbel ’81 (Cheryl Szymczak ’78) Mrs. Regina M. (Dudzinski) Giometti ’58 Mrs. Mary C. (Cawley) Giroux ’92 Mrs. Mary J. (Devereux) Gisch ’59 Mrs. Shirley (Ludrovec) Glascock ’75, ’96 Mrs. Patricia A. (Kelly) Glass ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Glenn Miss Eugenia V. Glowacki ’51 Mrs. Pamela S. Godbout ’87 Mrs. Jodie Goebel

Mr. Martin J. Golby ’82 Mrs. Madeline F. (DePodesta) Golobitsch ’64 Mrs. Mary Ann (Feeney) Goolsby ’71 Mrs. Janice M. (Johnson) Gora ’83, ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Gorbold Mr. Michael K. Gorman ’98, ’99 Mr. Adam Gorniak Gould Brothers, LLC Mrs. Cynthia R. (Himes) Grabow ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Grachan Mr. James M. Grady ’08 (Ashley L. Grady ’09) Mrs. Cecilia M. (Manuel) Graham ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Grant Ms. Denise J. Gray ’98 Mrs. Classandra M. Green ’12 Ms. Jane Green ’49 Ms. Jill Green Mrs. Penny (Hickey) Greene ’65 Mrs. Sandra Greenham Greg Signs Mrs. Joanne M. (Donovan) Gregorash ’54 Mrs. Dawn M. Gregornik-Garcia ’15 Mrs. Susan R. Gregory ’95 Ms. Gwendolyn D. Grice ’89 Mrs. Margaret A. Gricus ’08 Orlando V. Griego, Ph.D. Mrs. Sharron K. Grodzinsky ’87 Ms. Florence M. Grogan ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gross Mrs. Eileen J. (Gourley) Grove ’57 Mrs. Janet M. Gruben Ms. Julie A. Gruca ’15 Scott M. Gruenbaum, Ph.D. Ms. Diane Gryglak ’14 Ms. Rebecca L. Grynevich ’16 Mrs. Phyllis (O’Brien) Gubbins ’58 Ms. Maria L. Gulas ’86, ’96 Mrs. Helen E. (Danner) Gumble ’65 Mrs. Sheila B. Gunderson ’92 Mrs. Rosina Gutierrez ’11 Ms. Erika Guzman ’10 Rita Guzman, Ph.D. ’02, ’10, ’11, ’15

H Mrs. Mary C. (Cleary) Hagemann ’67 Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Hagen ’90 Mrs. Frances M. (Kararo) Hakey ’62 Mrs. Patricia H. (Stavins) Haldorson ’68 Mr. John R. Hale ’02 Mrs. Amy Hall ’94 Mrs. Suzanne R. (Bieschke) Hall ’71 Mrs. Kathleen E. (Finnegan) Halleck ’85 Hampton Inn Joliet I-80 Mrs. Nancy E. Hanik ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanlon Ms. Maureen J. Hanlon ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Hanson

Mrs. Sandra C. Hardaway ’89 Mr. Carl D. Harms ’96 Mrs. Catherine D. Harms ’87 Mrs. Mary Ellen Harrell ’93 Harris Bank Foundation Mrs. Lorraine A. Hart ’86 Ms. Sandra Hart ’80 Mrs. Mary Jean (Lafond) Hartlep ’49 Mrs. Mary Anne (Wilhelmi) Hartnett ’73 Ms. Kay Hartung ’62 Mrs. Susan Hasler Miss Mary Ann Hasse ’55 Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Hauser (Lori ’09) Mrs. Mary M. (Fairbairn) Havens ’77 Mr. Sherman F. Hayes ’02 Ms. Kathleen R. Hayes ’14 Ms. Ruthanne Hayes ’14 Ms. Elizabeth L. Healy ’14 Ms. Maribeth Hearn Ms. Clarice Hearne Ms. Pamela Heavens Dr. Lisa Hedrick Mrs. Pauline L. (Jendraszak) Hefer ’66 Mrs. Phyllis H. Heim ’90 Mr. Wayne A. Heldebrandt Mrs. Margie M. Heldt ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hellstrom Mr. Thaddeus D. Henderson ’10 Mrs. Marion C. Henderson ’76 Mrs. Sylvia H. (Heimann) Henken ’55 Mrs. Colette A. (Moudry) Henley ’68 Mrs. Sarah E. Henning ’01 Mrs. Delores K. (Giovanine) Henry ’60 Ms. Carole A. Hepner ’63 Mr. Juan C. Hernandez, Jr, Mr. Rick S. Hernandez Mr. Steven Hernandez & Mrs. Marisel Ayabarreno Hernandez Mrs. Georgiana (Craven) Herr ’48 Mrs. Marilyn M. (Seidl) Herzing ’65 Mrs. Catherine S. Hewett ’79 Dr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Hicks (Nancy ’79, ’91, ’99) Mrs. Janine M. (Lukowski) Hicks ’73, ’98 Mrs. Jeanne M. (Wise) Hicks ’48 Mr. David J. Hilbert Ms. Dana C. Hill ’14 Mrs. Diane M. Hindman ’07, ’12 Ms. Donna K. (Lewis) Hoch ’88 Mrs. Barbara J. Hodalski ’78 Mrs. Mary Ann (Bruzdzinski) Hoffmeister ’83 Mrs. Joan (Sherron) Hofman ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Hogan ’82 (Linda S. Frye ’81) Ms. Rita A. Hogan ’72 Home Arts By DJ Inc. Home Cut Donuts

Mr. and Mrs. Sean C. Homolka ’03 (Katherine Blotnik ’04) Mrs. Margaret M. (Brown) Honiotes ’83 Betty J. (Beggs) Horton, Ph.D. ’78 Mrs. Chantal (Peel) Host ’97 Mr. Sheldon F. Howard ’94 Mrs. Katherine L. (Park) Howardson ’77 Mr. Arron Howat ’91 Mr. Justin S. Hucek Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Block) Hucek ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Huck III Mrs. Michelle A. (Jerome) Hudson ’84 Mr. Frank J. Huette ’93 Mrs. Gladys (Wright) Hughes ’67 Mrs. Patricia A. (McElligott) Hughes ’95 Mr. and Mrs. John Huinker Mr. Joel D. Huizenga ’07 Ms. Candy A. Hull ’90, ’13 Mrs. Patricia R. (Reavley) Hunnewell ’69 Ms. Diane Hunt ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Huss (Carolyn Kaslewicz ’59) Mrs. Carol J. Huston ’93 Mrs. Charlotte A. (Marquardt) Hyer ’79 Mrs. Jennifer M. (Fennell) Hyland ’93

I Mrs. Debra A. Ignaut ’95 Illinois Securities Company Mrs. Mary Clare (Ludwig) Incardona ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Ingold (Barbara Seib ’96, ’09) Ingredion Charitable Foundation Mrs. Betty L. Inman ’92 Integrity Restoration, Inc. Internal Medicine & Family Practice, SC International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Interstate Batteries of Southwest Chicago Mr. and Mrs. John T. Irwin Ms. Judy G. Isett ’93

J Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Jack Mrs. Carol K. Jackson ’87 Mrs. Jeanne Jacobs Mrs. Diane (Kozak) Jager ’67 Mrs. Maureen D. Jagmin ’96 Ms. Caryn Jakielski ’03, ’06 Mr. Frank Jakosz Mr. Anthony P. Janik, Jr. ’76 (Kathleen M. Boyd ’77) Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Jankowski Mrs. Carol L. Janovyak ’56, ’84 Mrs. Joan A. (Young/Liebner) Jansen ’47 Ms. Rachel N. Januska ’14 Mr. Mark D. Jastrzab Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Jaworski

Mr. Joseph Jelinek Mr. Grant M. Jenkins ’15 Mrs. JoAnne Jenkins ’00 Ms. Amanda L. Jensen Jensen’s Liquors & Lounge Ms. Joan M. (Senffner) Jevitz ’63 Dr. Maria Jevitz Patterson ’66 Jim Darguzis—State Farm Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Warren T. Jivery Joe’s Hotdogs, Joliet Mr. Ricky Johnson ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Johnson Mrs. Angel R. Johnson ’11, ’14 Mrs. Jean T. Johnson ’89 Mrs. Jo Carol Johnson ’80 Mrs. Lorell A. (White) Johnson ’61 Mrs. Marianne P. Johnson ’89 Mrs. Mary Jane (Shield) Johnson ’54 Ms. Amanda M. Johnson ’98 Ms. Janet G. Johnson ’00 Ms. Loretta M. Johnson ’78 Joliet Bank & Trust Joliet Catholic Academy Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association Joliet Chamber of Commerce Joliet Fire Department Joliet FOP Labor Council Joliet Tent Company Joliet Town and Country Lanes, Inc. Mrs. Laura Jeannette (Holcombe) Jonaitis ’91 Dr. and Mrs. George T. Jones Mr. Richard J. Jones ’99 Mrs. Carol Jones ’90 Mrs. Cora L. (Thomas) Jones ’78 Ms. Gwyn L. (Jones) Jones ’64 Mr. Stephen L. Joutras ’75 Mr. John Juhant ’16 Ms. Nanc K. Junker ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Just ’73 (Denise Holthaus ’72) Mrs. Caryn (Armbruster) Justick ’74

K Mrs. Theresa M. (Long) Kaestner ’72 Ms. Karin M. Kaiden ’05 Mr. Michael J. Kalata ’87 Mrs. Dolores (Sochacki) Kalayta ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Kalisik, Sr. Mrs. Joni (Christianson) Kaluza ’84 Ms. Loren A. Kaminski ’08 Mr. James J. Kamrowski ’92 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kane Ms. Ronda L. (Stegenga) Kanne ’92 Mr. William T. Kaplan Ms. Lori O. (Osmus) Kappmeyer ’77 Mrs. Mary (Elsner) Karafin ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Kararo

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Mrs. Mary A. Knutson ’90 Ms. Diane Knutson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Koch ’02, ’09 (Allison Tuider ’03, ’11) Mrs. Carol A. (Kuban) Koch ’61 Mr. Michael Kocinski ’87 Mrs. Carol C. Kodiak Mrs. Laura (DeZee) Koga ’03, ’06 Mrs. Christine A. Kohanzo ’03 Mr. Jeff Kohl Mr. Todd Kokes Mrs. Sylvia M. Komyatte ’85 Mrs. Ruth E. Kopec ’90, ’03 Mrs. Beverly (Bajt) Kopman ’66 Mrs. Elise A. (Bukowski) Korst ’06 (Kevin R. Korst ’05) Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Kourtidis ’03 (Joanna Schroeder ’05) Mrs. Barbara J. Kovach ’83 Mrs. Donna K. Kozak ’05 Mrs. Joan Kozar Mrs. Mary Lou (Bourg) Kozar ’49 Kozol Bros, Inc. Mr. Todd R. Kranpitz ’86 Ms. Katherine Kraus ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Kreisl Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Krejci Mrs. Candida E. (Galeaz) Kresl ’75 Mr. Oscar H. Krieger Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Krieger (Dolores Carpenter ’71) Ms. Barbara L. Kristin ’73 Dr. Marianne T. Krumdick ’97 Mrs. Joan M. (Spolorich) Krumpoch ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Krupa Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kubacki Mrs. Rita M. (Hirsch) Kubalewski ’65 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kucinic ’78 (Patricia Schwiesow ’65) Mr. Richard A. Kuehn Mrs. Lillian A. (Rafac) Kuhajda ’49 Mrs. Patricia E. Kumazawa ’91 Mrs. Patricia S. Kupina ’92 Mrs. Catherine E. (Schwarzman) Kutzler ’96, ’99

L Mrs. Adolphine T. (Gryzlo) Labate ’63 Mr. Frank Labno ’91 Laborers Int’l Union of North America Local 75 Mrs. Susan LaCroix ’89, ’92 Ms. Patricia Lafeldt ’75 Ms. Dana L. Lahart Mr. Richard P. Laib ’06 Mrs. Anne Laketa Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. LaLonde (Elizabeth J. Polyak ’82) Mrs. Mary (Kennedy) Lamb ’79


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Mr. Jacob A. Lambert ’04 Mrs. Barbara J. (Hills) Lambert ’91 Mrs. Janis M. (Dusell) LaMont ’84 Mrs. Katherine (Gregg) Lampe ’83 Mr. Tizoc Landeros ’99 Ms. Patricia A. (Mansfield) Lang ’87 Mrs. Jeanette (Peterson) Langebartels ’79 Mr. Joseph Langenderfer Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Lanham Mr. Jimmie D. Lansford ’79 Mrs. Leona A. (Kowalski) Laouras ’64 Ms. Mary Ann Larsen ’92 Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Anselmino) Larson ’55 Ms. Linda L. Larson ’88 Larson & Associates Ltd. Mr. Gerald Last Mrs. Barbara A. (Sylvestor) Lathrop ’85 Mrs. Janet L. Lauer ’78 Ms. Jessica M. Laurel ’14 Mrs. Rebecca R. Laurent ’86 Ms. Debby Lavazza Mr. Daniel K. Lavey ’08 Law Offices of Randolph M. Gordon, LTD. Mr. Eric J. Lawhead ’07 Mrs. Donna M. Lawien ’06, ’13 Lawn Works of Joliet, Inc. Mr. Stephen T. Lawrence Mrs. Theresa A. (Armstrong) Lawson ’77 Mrs. Anita A. (Kasarda) Le Claire ’71 Mrs. Barbara Mutz Lecky ’69 Mrs. Jennifer Y. Lee ’15 Legacy Group, LLC Mr. Brian G. Legan ’01 Mrs. Catherine A. (Babicki) Leggero ’69 Mrs. Donna J. Lehrfeld ’85 Mr. Corbin R. Leininger ’01 Ms. Mary Ann Leodoro ’87, ’06, ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Leonard Mrs. Margaret A. Lewandowski Mrs. Helen R. (Audette) Lewis ’63 Ms. Kathryn A. (Schmidt) Lewis ’83 Mrs. Stephany D. Lichter ’15 Mrs. Marion F. (Brokish) Licwinko ’78 Mrs. Margaret M. Likar ’81 Mrs. Nancy (Pierce) Limbach ’65 Carol A. Lindee, Ph.D. Ms. Kathryn I. Lindgren Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Lindquist Mr. Eric D. Lindstrom Linear Operations, LLC Mr. William M. Linz, III ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Lipke (Billie (Gillespie) Schimanski-Lipke ’85) Mrs. Michele A. (Biszak) Lippert ’89, ’93 Mrs. Constance L. Litwiller Mr. Eric W. Lofdahl ’92 Mrs. Marianne (Jonaitis) Loftus ’57

Mrs. Beth Lohmar Mrs. Vicki L. Lohmiller ’05 Mrs. Andrea Loker ’94 Mrs. Doris J. (McDermott) Lonergan ’71 Mr. Luis R. Lopez ’15 Dr. JoAnn K. Lopykinski ’89 Mrs. Julie L. (Palleschi) Lorenc ’49 Mrs. Shirley J. (Van Valkenburg) Lott ’46 Ms. Lynley K. Louzensky ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lovgren ’99 (Robin Bickett ’98, ’07) Loyola University Medicine Mrs. Erica M. Lucio ’03 Ms. Florence L. (Schrage) Luechtefeld ’62 Mr. Richard L. Luenemann Lucille M. (DeVisme) Lugowski, D.D.S. ’70 Ms. Marsha Luster-Smith Mrs. Geraldine M. (Ganek) Luszcz ’61 Mr. Douglas Luttrell Ms. Susan Lynch ’93

M M&W Accounting Mrs. Nora J. Maciejewski Mrs. Diane K. MacMillan ’80 Mrs. Rosalie J. Maehrer ’95 Mrs. Angela Maffeo Ms. Patricia J. Magee-Burford ’94 Mrs. Lucille M. (Augulis) Mahoney ’46 Ms. Michelle L. Mahoney Mrs. Renee M. Maiberger ’15, ’16 Ms. Molly A. Makowski Mrs. Janet F. (Scharousch) Malik ’65 Mrs. Mary F. (Granich) Malinoski ’67 Mr. Ryan Malkowski Mrs. Jayne (Glass) Malloy ’40 Ms. Janet B. Maloney ’80 Ms. Karen L. Mancke Miss Kathleen B. Mangiaracina ’77 Ms. Audrey Manley Mrs. Linda M. Mann ’83 Mr. William J. Manner ’96 Marathon Sportswear Mrs. Deborah A. (Lohmar) Marketti ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Arlie J. Marks ’02 (Christine ’99, ’02, ’09) Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Markun Mrs. Rosemary A. (Lucenta) Markun ’63 Mrs. Jean A. (Frank) Marquette ’84 Mrs. Suzanne M. (Slifka) Marsh ’02 Mr. John P. Marshall ’90 Mrs. Patricia (Sorgani) Martin ’50 Ms. Barbara J. Martin ’66 Mrs. Phyllis (Black) Martinec ’79 Ms. Anatolia S. Martinez ’16 Ms. Erika M. Martinez ’11, ’15

August Martinucci, M.D. (Livia M. Martinucci* ’75) Mrs. Judith G. Martis ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Masterson Ms. Patricia E. Masterson ’16 Ms. Janice K. Matay ’77 Ms. Mary L. Matchett ’93 Mrs. Jo Ann (Felbinger) Mathews ’64 Ms. Darlene D. (Lowther) Mathews ’80 Ms. Colleen D. Mathy ’15 Mrs. Lois V. Matson ’77, ’89 Mr. Eric R. Mattson Mrs. Beverly (Pomatto) Matuszewski ’80 Dr. Jean M. Mau ’80, ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Dale Max Mrs. Jeri A. (Donovan) Maxwell ’67 Mrs. Janis B. Mayfield ’00 Mrs. Carol P. (Schiffmann) Mazure ’59 Mr. Matthew A. McArthur ’06, ’14 Mrs. JoAnne (Zumer) McAuley ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. McCafferty (Carol Ann Ardaugh ’65) Mrs. Linda A. (Sparks) McCain ’65 Mrs. Geraldine C. (Jordan) McCarney ’52 Mr. Daniel E. McCarthy ’08 Ms. Mary R. McCarthy ’04 Mrs. Mary (Doyle) McCauley ’53 Mrs. Diane (Dargin) McCormick ’80 Mrs. Rhonda McCormick Mr. Earl L. McCoy ’00 Mr. and Mrs. David L. McCoy (Janice M. Kaiser ’83, ’86) Ms. Danielle L. McDermott ’03 Mrs. Mary V. (Coghlan) McDevitt ’96 McDonald’s - Cam and Gail Kennedy Mrs. Alice A. (Ahler) McEwen ’82 Ms. Kourtney McGhee ’13, ’16 Ms. Ruth A. McGinley ’92 Mrs. Patricia A. (Keca) McGinnis ’60 Ms. Catherine M. McGlauchlin ’08 Mr. Timothy J. McGrath McGrath Office Equipment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. McGrogan Mrs. Kim A. McQuire ’10, ’16 Ms. Mary Ann McGuire ’89 Senator and Mrs. Patrick McGuire ’87 Mr. Brien J. McHugh ’00 (Kathleen McHugh ’92) Nancy K. McKenna, J.D. Alicia McLaughlin, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. James K. McLeer ’88, ’99 Mr. Neil P. McManus Lorri S. McMeel, Ph.D. Mrs. Elaine M. (Low) McMullen ’77 Ms. Mary C. McNamara ’89 Mr. Shaun M. McNulty Ms. Kelly McPartlan Meade Baltz Paints Mrs. Jody M. Mech ’07

Ms. Darla K. Medernach ’80 Mrs. Catherine M. (Bryant) Medina ’84 Medtronic Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Meehan ’80 (Joan M. Travers ’80, ’04) Mr. Mark P. Meers Mrs. Judy Mele ’80 Ms. Nora Melesio ’04 Mrs. Sharon I. (Chmielewski) Melko ’69 Ms. Karen Mellon ’78 Ms. Sarah J. Memmesheimer ’12 Mrs. Noreen M. (Mroczkowski) Meravy ’97 Mercedes-Benz of Westmont Merck Parternship For Giving Mrs. Nancy (Schwarz) Merrill ’63 Ms. Roberta J. Messer ’86 Dr. Donna Metlicka and Thomas Metlicka ’07 Metro Staff Inc. Ms. Judith K. Metzger ’82 Mr. John R. Meyer Mrs. Natalie M. (Bieniasz) Meyers ’86 Michael W. Hansen, P.C. Mr. Brian J. Michalak ’83 Mrs. Barbara A. (Radosta) Michalski ’55 Mr. Lawrence W. Mickas ’96, ’98 Mickey’s Tire & Service, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Midlock Mr. Mark Midlock ’85 Mrs. Amy L. Mihelich Mrs. Karen R. (Aschenbrener) Miklic ’90, ’99 Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mikula (Sharon Bedford ’82) Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mikuska Dr. Patricia L. Miller Mr. Al Miller Mr. Richard B. Miller Mr. Vernel Miller ’09, ’11 Mrs. Donna M. (Rodeghiero) Miller ’63 Mrs. Yvonna Miller ’16 Ms. Christine A. Miller Mrs. Mary (Mistro) Miller-Roed ’80 Mrs. Claire L. Millweard Mrs. Linda L. (Quartuccio) Milzarek ’65 Minarich Graphics & Supplies, Inc. Mr. Bret D. Mitchell Mr. Diego E. Mogrovejo ’15 Mrs. Paula J. (Felbinger) Molinaro ’68 Ms. Christine M. Monaco ’98 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mondrella Mrs. Arlene L. Mongrain ’95 Ms. Cindy L. Monroe Ms. Raquel Montoya Mr. Daniel A. Moody Mrs. Amy A. Moore Mrs. Nancy L. Rosenberger Moore ’79 Ms. Maricela Morales

Mrs. Constance (Gilmore) Morgan ’66 Ms. Linda S. Morganson ’05 Mr. Donald J. Morin ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morison Mrs. Sharon B. Morselander ’84 Mr. John P. Mosier ’99 Mrs. Fredereike A. (Maleski) Moskal ’67 Mrs. Barbara L. (Bieschke) Mozan ’63 Mr. Submarine Mr. Michael F. Mravle ’97 Mrs. Nancy A. Mucha ’91, ’14 Mrs. Dorine M. (Berta) Muenzing ’57 Mrs. Rebecca (Daugherty) Muhs ’88 Ms. Laura Munoz ’16 (Princess S. Clemente ’14, ’16) Mr. Robert J. Murnick Ms. Carol M. Murnick Madonna M. Murphy, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy Mrs. Jane M. (Furdek) Murphy ’70 Mrs. Marianne (Herringer) Murphy ’62 Mrs. Mary K. (Kelley) Murphy ’60 Mr. Nicholas J. Murray Mrs. Genevieve K. Murray ’06 Ms. Mary Lin Muscolino Mrs. Cari A. Mussay Mr. Adam C. Mutsch ’10

N Mrs. Jennifer A. Nally ’01, ’05 Naper Grove Vision Care National Association of Student Personnel Adm.-Region IVE Mrs. Lorie F. (Ferrari) Natyshok ’91 NECA-IBEW Local 176 Ms. Jeanette K. Nedelsky ’54 Catherine Jo Nelson, Ed.D. Mrs. Minnie L. Nelson ’91 Mrs. Patricia G. (Ford) Nelson ’78, ’87 Ms. Celeste M. Nelson ’71 Mrs. Arlene R. (Brummel) Nethery ’55 Mrs. Beth L. (Thornton) Nettles ’96 Mrs. Peggy A. Nevin ’75 New Look Floor Coverings, Inc. Mr. John Neyer Mrs. Tien Nguyen ’14 Mr. Jeffry L. Nichols Mrs. Mary A. Nichols ’15 Mrs. Sherene L. Nicolai ’03, ’06 Mrs. Margaret (Tully) Nicosia ’81 Ms. Sara A. Niedrich ’93 Mrs. Margaret A. Nields ’90 Mrs. Barbara E. (Veverka) Nielson ’64 Ms. Diane D. Nilan ’73 Mrs. Pamela J. (Kolada) Nogal ’68 Mrs. Christina K. Nolan-Dado ’78 Mrs. Peg Norcross Mrs. Marcia E. Nordmark ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Nork

Ms. Katherine E. Nork Mr. and Mrs. David W. Norman (Sandra M. Mule’ ’89) Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ’59 Ms. LaDonna E. Norstrom ’70 Mrs. Loretta M. (Rasp) Norton ’69 Ms. Rita J. Nortrup ’77 Mr. Ronald J. Novak ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Novak (Julie L. Barron ’94) Mrs. Melissa M. (Versetto) Novak ’08 (Jason W. Novak ’08) Mrs. Janet R. (Schroeder) Novotny ’67 Mrs. Eileen M. (McCandless) Nystrom ’93, ’97

O Mrs. Michele D. O’Boyle Mr. William D. O’Brien ’02 Ms. Lisa M. O’Brien ’91, ’10 Mrs. Georgette O’Connell ’90 (Brent J. O’Connell ’97) Mrs. Sheila J. O’Dell ’93 Mr. Kevin A. O’Donnell Mr. and Mrs. William F. O’Donnell (Patricia Coughlin ’61) Mrs. Celeste (Clark) O’Donnell ’57 Mrs. Linda P. O’Donnell ’05 Odyssey Transportation Mrs. Virginia A. Ogan ’79 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 Mrs. Patricia A. (Leonardis) Oleson ’84 Mr. Steven G. Olivere ’90 Mr. Michael P. Olson Mrs. Myra J. Olson ’79 Ms. Jennifer M. Onderisin ’08 Mrs. Marcia R. (Halloran) O’Neal ’69 Kent L. Oots, Ph.D. ’78 Mr. Steven E. Osborn ’85 Mrs. Rosemary (Tyl) Osmulski ’62 Dr. and Mrs. George R. Osterberger Otis Elevator Mr. Richard M. Ott David J. Ottensmeyer, M.D. ’85 Our Lady of Angels Senior Living Center Dr. Carol A. (Veverka) Overman ’63

P Mr. and Mrs. Scott Paddock Mrs. June F. Paeth Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Paglione Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pakosz Mrs. Maria Palaszynski ’04 Mrs. Sharon A. Palmer ’94, ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Panayotovich

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Paolucci & Co. Mrs. Judith V. (Gruca) Papandria ’69 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. and Mrs. Harold D. Partain (Joyce A. Crader ’76) Mrs. Elyse J. Passwello ’81 Bertha L. Paul, DNP Mr. Jonathan D. Paul ’04, ’11 Mrs. Sharon M. Paver-Nepote ’02, ’07 Mrs. Patricia Z. Pavlina ’90 Mrs. Kathleen N. (Koelsch) Pawlowski ’66 Mrs. Paula M. (Ciomei) Pedersen ’60 Mrs. Helen V. (Haas) Peindl ’84 Mrs. Judith A. Peistrup ’87 Ms. Diane M. Peltzer ’87 Mrs. Donna M. (Elphick) Pemberton ’84 Ms. Valerie L. Penn Mr. Russell D. Penny Pet Envy Spa Peterek & Howse, LLP Mrs. Anita M. Peters ’90 Debra S. Peterson, Ph.D. Mrs. Phyllis M. (Kleinhoffer) Peterson ’72, ’98 Mary T. (Lauric) Petrella, ND ’78 (Bradley J. Petrella ’90, ’97) Mrs. Janine M. (Liptak) Petric ’73 Mrs. Annette M. Phelan ’83 Mr. James Phillip Pi Sigma Alpha Mr. Thomas J. Piasecki ’04 Piazza & Mannerino Masonry Mrs. Amy R. Piccoli Mr. Fred Piediscalzi Mr. and Mrs. Jeff R. Pierson ’01 (Lisa L. Rogers ’86) Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pierson Mrs. Anna M. (Carey) Piper ’93 Ms. Virginia C. (Cronin) Pitts ’54 Mrs. Mary M. (Maes) Plaine ’90 Mr. Lawrence A. Pluth Mr. George T. Pobuda Sr. Geraldine M. Podobnik, O.S.F. ’61, ’70 Ms. Nancy Pohlman & Mr. Alan Zordan Mrs. Jennifer P. Polka ’06 Ms. Penny Poninski Mrs. Charlotte G. (Ginnetti) Ponto ’63 Mr. Joshua A. Porter ’04 Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Molloy) Porter ’72 Mrs. Caroline L. Portlock ’02, ’04 Mr. John W. Pour Ms. Cathy Pour Mr. Charles R. Powell ’01 Ms. Trecia L. Powers ’82


Sr. Lois Prebil, O.S.F. ’61 Ms. La’Cresha D. Morris ’12 Mrs. Arretta M. (Workman) Price ’82 Mrs. Barbara S. Price ’93 Mrs. Marilyn S. (Schneider) Price ’62 Prime Time Marketing Mr. Kenneth Prince ’94, ’10 Mr. Anthony L. Pristas Mrs. Julie A. (Nelson) Pristas ’93, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. James R. Prosise, Jr. Mr. John M. Przybyla ’92

Q Ms. Maria F. Quevedo Mrs. Therese S. (Ryan) Quick ’53 Mr. Timothy J. Quigley ’87 Ms. Samantha M. Quigley Ms. Candice R. Quinerly ’10 Ms. Amanda M. (Klotz) Quinn ’02

R Mrs. Kathleen A. Rader ’99 Mrs. Christine A. (Seper) Rados ’67 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rakoski ’02 Mr. Matthew A. Ramuta (Joan Nahas* ’56) Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Randich ’79 (Ann Reedy ’80) Mrs. Beverly J. Randle ’92 Mr. Alan C. Randolph ’07 Ms. Kathleen M. (Bolte) Randolph ’69 Ms. Sharon A. Ranshaw ’00 Mrs. Ruth A. Rapposelli ’07 Dr. and Mrs. Albert W. Ray Mrs. Judith R. (Reynolds) Raybeck ’93 Ms. Lu Anne Rayl ’80 Recovery Management Services, Inc. Mrs. Marilyn K. Reese ’79 Mrs. Mary Jane Reese ’91 Mrs. Roberta L. (Dow) Regan ’57 Mrs. Kathryn E. Reginier-Bacidore ’83 Mrs. Linda J. Reichert ’80 Mrs. Mary B. (Devine) Reiter ’73 Ms. Loraine Renfroe ’95, ’01 Mrs. Anna Mae (Trizna) Repke ’60 Mrs. Maria Divina Resurreccion Mrs. Susan J. (Kreshock) Retseck ’61 Mrs. Mary L. Reuss ’77 Ms. Allison E. Rhodes ’15 Ms. Antonia D. Rhodes ’16 Rev. Dennis Riccitelli Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Richards Mr. Corey M. Richardson ’09 Mrs. Dorothy (Hall) Richardson ’80 Mrs. Ruthann M. Richardson ’96 Ms. Margie (Beggs) Rickey ’78 Ms. Elvia Rickmon Mr. Kevin J. Rigney ’78 Ms. Maria Riha ’88


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Dorothy A. Ritter, M.D. ’66 Mrs. Judith Ritter Darr ’93, ’13 Mr. Donald G. Rittof Mrs. Kathleen A. Ritzman ’96, ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Rizzo John and Jean Roach ’78, ’82 Mr. David R. Robbins Robert Juris & Associates Architects, LTD Mrs. Mary Lou (Bost) Roberts ’82 Ms. Claudette L. (Patheal) Roberts ’78 Ms. Delois Robinson ’90 Ms. Linda S. Rocke ’04 Mrs. Arlene J. (Matson) Roderick ’85 Mr. and Mrs. David F. Rodgers Mrs. Susan C. (Urbanik) Rodriguez ’73 Ms. Virginia Rodriguez ’12 Mrs. Patricia K. (Dunne) Roe ’58 Mrs. Margaret A. (McClure Engblom) Rogers ’93 Ms. Elizabeth F. Rohlsen ’80 Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rolinitis (Michael L. Rolinitis ’15) Mrs. Joan (Opyt) Romanus ’59 Mrs. Linda Kay Romberg ’73 Mrs. Donna M. (Volpo) Rominger ’86 Mrs. Susan E. Rosenberg ’91 Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Frederic R. Ross (Mary T. Cushing ’57) Mr. Robert J. Roszyk Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rotnicki Mrs. Norma T. (Wilhelmi) Rourke ’47 Mrs. Mary Kay (Walter) Rowe ’69 Mrs. Mary C. (Cronin) Roy ’61 Sudipta D. Roy, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rozanski Ms. Mary Ellen Ruane Mrs. Monica J. (Benoit) Ruder ’58, ’93 Mrs. Celeste E. (Blaskievich) Rudman ’61 Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Ann T. (Faivre) Ruggaber ’67 Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ruhaak Mr. Flavio Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Ruiz ’07, ’09 (Jennifer Horn ’10, ’13) Mrs. Sandra (Hodel) Runtz ’75 Ms. Mary Ann Russ ’73 Mr. Patrick E. Ryan ’80 Mrs. Faith A. Ryan ’96 Mrs. Paula T. (Krzicnik) Ryan ’61 Ms. Sara M. Ryan ’87

S S&J Door, Inc. Mrs. Mary Ann (Meehan) Sabatini ’95 Mrs. Donna G. Sabo ’87 Mrs. Sheila M. (Caddigan) Saccomanno ’74

Mrs. Therese M. (Klawitter) Safavi ’70 Ms. Joyce A. Sala ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Salas Robles Major Peggy S. Salinas ’04, ’10, ’15 Mr. Thomas E. Sallay, Jr. Mrs. Marcie L. (Larson) Sallmann ’79 Mrs. Therese Sanborn ’02 Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl (Marcille M. Pasdertz ’67) Mr. Kevin M. Sandal ’86 Mr. Kevin C. Sanders ’09 (Ashley R. Sanders ’10) Sanofi Aventis Ms. Kimberly A. Sansone ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Santillo Mr. Joseph R. Santos ’92 Mrs. Betty L. Sarhan ’87 Ms. Kati A. Sari ’13 Mr. Mike Sazama Ms. Dana Scalione Mrs. Carol J. (Lewicki) Schaffer ’79 Mrs. Judith J. (Jerger) Schatz ’71 Mr. Alban C. Scheuber Mr. Mark A. Scheuber Mrs. Elizabeth Schinderle ’74 Mr. Thomas R. Schmitt Ms. Sharon R. Schneider ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Schoeberle ’03 (Angela Barrows ’01) Mr. Keith Schomig ’13 Mrs. Colette M. Schrank ’10 Mrs. Amy J. (May) Schroeder ’90, ’04 Mrs. Michele P. (Piazza) Schroeder ’95 Drs. Mark and Cathleen Schultz Dr. Debra Daniels and Mr. Norman Schussele Mrs. Robin M. (Bartolomeo) Schuster ’66 Mrs. Gina L. Schwartz ’92 Ms. Patricia M. Schwerdle Daniel D. Schwert, Ph.D Ms. Margaret M. Schwiesow ’63, ’80 Mr. George H. Scott, Jr. Mrs. Rhonda L. Scott ’97 Ms. Evalina Scott ’95 Ms. Wendy S. Scott ’06 Mrs. Mary Patrice (Crane) Scully ’70 Mrs. Ritha E. Seabron ’83 (Sylvester Seabron* ’89, ’96) Mrs. Virginia A. (Greenup) Seaholm ’80 Mr. Brian K. Seeley ’02 Mrs. Marian S. Seib ’88, ’91 Ms. Mary Louise Sejda ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Selzer Ms. Beatrice A. Semrov ’65 Ms. Joyce M. Senffner ’60 Dr. Janet L. Seper ’87 & Dr. Charles Beckenstein Mrs. Mary M. (Kroeger) Sepulveda ’03 Mrs. Deanna K. (Ferrari) Serdar ’60

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Ms. April M. Smith ’99 Ms. Barbara J. Smith Ms. Joan (Neff) Smith ’81 Ms. Kathy O. Smith Ms. Maura T. Smith ’60 Ms. Rebecca S. Smith ’14 Mrs. Dolores M. (Grenchik) Smolen ’50 Mrs. Beverly A. Snyder ’92, ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Soldan ’93 (Christina ’94, ’05) Reverend Chung H. (Park) Song ’77 Drs. Alex & Maria Sosenko Sosnoski Exterminating, Inc. Mrs. Joyce E. (Andrews) Southall ’95 (Barry Southall ’92) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Southcomb Mrs. Holly A. Souza ’06, ’11 Mrs. Sharon L. Spagnola ’94 Mrs. Lucinda A. (Conz) Spang ’91 Mrs. Cathleen D. Spangler ’00, ’04, ’07 Mrs. Karen M. (Plese) Speckman ’83 Mrs. Valerie D. (Geckle) Spence ’00 Mr. Tyke Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Christian Spesia Mr. and Mrs. David D. Spesia ’05, ’08 Mr. Paul W. Spiezio ’82 Mrs. Barbara A. (Brausch) Sprenger ’63 Mrs. Terri K. (Grossen) Sprout ’91 St. Mary Magdalene Church Mrs. Tiffany M. Staab ’03 Mrs. Adrienne M. (Lessard) Stack ’92 Mrs. Kathryn L. (Tylka) Stafford ’02 (Arthur E. Stafford ’02) Mrs. Sharon A. Stafford ’94 Dr. Arleen M. Stahl ’73 Mrs. Margaret D. (DuFour) Standard ’81 Standard Bank and Trust Company Mrs. Bette L. Stanek ’85 Mrs. Doris A. (Walledom) Stangland ’79 Mrs. Janice M. (Jaksetich) Staniszewski ’70 Mrs. Lola J. (Stoltz) Stanley ’79 Mrs. Edith J. (Hudak) Stark ’60 State Farm Companies Foundation Mr. Kent J. Staver ’91 Mrs. Carmeen (Blasey) Steiner ’61 Pamela K. Steinke, Ph.D. Dr. Belva J. Stelk Mrs. Marguerite M. Stephenson ’93 Ms. Allison M. Sterka ’15 Mrs. Deborah A. Sterling ’06 Mrs. Janice L. (Hinkleman) Sterling ’95 Mrs. Cynthia Stevens ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Stevenson Mrs. Margaret M. Stevenson ’05, ’07 Mrs. Marilyn L. (Laverty) Stewart ’65 Ms. Linda A. Sticklen Mrs. Edith T. Stoneking ’79 Mr. Daniel Storie (Anita L. Nelson* ’68)

Ms. Catherine J. Guiney Susan A. Stowe, Ph.D. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Streitz Mr. Paul D. Strle Mr. and Mrs. Don J. Strle ’80 (Christine (Prieboy) Quigley-Strle ’83) Mr. and Mrs. William W. Strom ’82 (Carol ’82) Mrs. Marian E. Stromquist ’75 Mr. John M. Strus Mrs. Alice A. (Glowacki) Strzalka ’51 Mrs. Rose L. (Barton) Suiter ’96 Mr. Charles J. Sullivan ’06 Mr. Daniel W. Sullivan ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan (Margaret Bacon ’96) Mrs. Carole M. (Hodgson) Sunde ’82 Mrs. June M. Suriano ’81 Mrs. Marguerite Svenson ’78, ’91 Ms. Mary Sue Swarthout Mrs. Mary Grace (Morrotto) Szczypta ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Szoke ’78 (Donna M. Musich ’80, ’04)

T T. Castro Produce Ms. Mary F. Tadey ’84, ’05 Mrs. Sarah E. Tafoya ’05 Mrs. Kathleen M. Talkie ’96 Mr. Anthony C. Talley Ms. Adjo S. Tameklo Ms. Lydia Tamez ’07 Mrs. Dina Tanner ’93 Ms. Allison A. Tapak ’14 Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Tarizzo Mrs. Doris (Dusuau) Taylor ’94 Mr. James P. Teach ’12 Mrs. Juliann M. (Torkar) Teasdale ’63 Mrs. Gayle P. (Duchene) Tennant ’72 Ms. Hannah A. Terlep Ms. Tracie M. Terlep Deborah A. Terrell, Ph.D. Ms. Deborah Tessone Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Thanas Mr. and Mrs. Reece Thayer The Gammon Group, Inc. The Inn at Willow Falls The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate The JAY Group, Inc. The Manna Group of Illinois The Rodgers Group The Voyager Group, Ltd. Ms. Debra R. Themig ’02 Ms. Alison M. Thoma ’16 Mrs. Kimberly A. Thomas ’06 Mrs. Maryellen C. (Held) Thomas ’50 Mrs. Carol A. Thomason ’03 Ms. Victoria A. Thomason ’04 Mrs. Kelly A. Thompson

Ms. Susan D. Thompson Mrs. Marion A. Thoresen ’80 Ms. Mary J. (Funk) Thuma ’62 Mr. Sebastian J. Thurner ’14 Mr. and Mrs. Federico C. Ticala Mrs. Noreen T. (Kennedy) Tierney ’57 Mrs. Patricia H. (Harrigan) Tierney ’89 Ms. Cosima M. Tines ’07 Mrs. Patricia Tomac Mrs. Ruth (Kramer) Tomala ’74 Ms. Donna Tomasic Mrs. Lisa A. (Tomko) Tomko ’93 Mrs. Mariangela (Sanelli) Tompkins ’85 Ms. Anne-Christine Tompkins ’14, ’15, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tonelli (Florence Moore ’60) Mrs. Elizabeth Tosh ’98 Mrs. Karen A. Towns ’03 Ms. Annette J. Tramel TransUnion Mr. Alan A. Trantina ’02 Mr. and Mrs. William C. Triantafel Tri-K Supplies, Inc. Ms. Antonette Trinchese ’57 Mr. Isaac Triska Mr. and Mrs. Devendra Trivedi Ms. Carol A. Trotter ’87 Troutman Excavating Mrs. Ivadelle M. (Noel) Trude ’53 Mr. James L. Trudeau Mr. John M. Trusty ’75 Truth Financial Inc. Mrs. Nancy J. Tschiggfrie ’15 Mr. Frederick W. Turk ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Turk (Celeste Konecny ’65) Mrs. Amanda A. (Helland) Twait ’94 Mrs. Kathryn R. (Wrobel) Tyler ’95 Ms. Terri Tyner ’73 Mr. Anthony Tyus ’78

U Mrs. Karen A. (Reilly) Udell ’73 Mr. Scott E. Ullian ’94 (Lisa M. Novak ’95) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ullian (Kathleen Tadey ’74) Ms. Arlene A. Ulrich ’60 Ms. Stacey A. Uremovic Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Uremovich

V Mr. Gino J. Vaccarella Mrs. Kimberly A. Vaccaro ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Valek Maribel Valle, Ph.D. Mrs. Joann D. (Franey) Van Antwerp ’56 Ms. Anne E. VanderVelden ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. VanDolson

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Mr. and Mrs. David VanWingeren Dr. and Mrs. David W. Veenstra Mr. Jason J. Verde ’02 Mrs. Joann Verdeyen ’77 Mrs. Marilyn R. (Beales) Viator ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Victa Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vidmar (Wilhelmine McCarley ’68) Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Vidmar ’72 Mrs. Nancy K. (Lander) Vidmar ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Villa ’93 (Kendall R. Hibner ’93) Ms. Kelly R. Villier Ms. Grace J. Vincent ’05 Mrs. Nellie Vinson ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Eric B. Vogel Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vollmer Mr. Dennis Vovos Dr. and Mrs. Gary F. Voyce (Beverly ’87) Mrs. Suzette (Staggs) Voyta ’68 Mr. Robert A. Vroegindewey, Jr. ’93

W Mrs. Lynda A. Wagner ’05 Ms. Marie A. (Schuch) Wagner ’87 Mrs. Debra A. Wahl ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Sean Waite ’86 (Lynn Disparte ’87) Mrs. Diane Walker ’92 Mrs. Kelly A. (Douglas) Walker ’84, ’06 Mrs. Patricia S. (Sullivan) Walkley ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Shawn T. Walsh ’00, ’15 (Amy ’03) Representative and Mrs. Lawrence M. Walsh, Jr. Ms. Janice M. Walters Mrs. Tami (Murphy) Wanless ’98 Mr. Michael L. Ward ’88 Mrs. Janet G. Ward ’90 Mrs. Doris V. (Glad) Warren ’67, ’98 Ms. Stewart Warren Mrs. Latisha S. Washington ’03 Mrs. Anne M. (Brady) Watson ’87 Dr. Barbara Watters ’79 and Dr. James H. Watters Mrs. Phyllis A. (Schultz) Wear ’75 Mrs. Anne J. (Hutchings) Webster ’50 Mrs. Marilyn Weeks ’92 Mrs. Kathleen M. (Doolin) Weiss ’68 Mrs. Margaret (Rozman) Weiss ’61 Mrs. Carol A. Wells ’00 Mr. James F. Werner ’00 Ms. Virginia R. Wessling ’81 Mr. Steven S. Wettergren Mr. Patrick L. Wharry Wheeler Law Firm, Ltd. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. White (Cynthia A. Wagner ’97)


Ms. Marilyn A. White ’81 Ms. Kathy N. Whiting ’05 Mrs. Sally B. (Busker) Whitley ’84 Dr. Ben B. Whitlock Mr. Joseph Wieczorek Mrs. Marjorie F. (Freiburg) Wiemels ’60 Ms. Kimberly M. (Marks) Wigley ’05 Ms. Ann J. (Holland) Wilcox ’81 Mr. and Mrs. David C. Wilhelmi ’88 (Margaret Sullivan ’86) Mrs. Jean C. Wilhelmi ’04 Dr. Phillip H. Wilkinson Mrs. Nancy M. Williams ’88 Mrs. Pat M. Williams ’79 Ms. Dana K. Williams ’11 Ms. Melva M. Williams ’92 Mrs. Karen A. Williamson ’78 Mrs. Vicki A. Wills ’95 Mr. Christopher E. Wilson Mrs. Beverly C. (Auther) Wilson ’81 Mrs. Mona M. (Hilsabeck) Wilson ’68 Ms. Denise E. Winfrey Mrs. Cathy Winkofsky Mrs. Karen E. (Germer) Wirka ’80 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wirt (Alice Davies ’66) Mrs. Judith S. (Kollar) Wisinski ’69 Mr. Edward J. Wisniowski ’10 Ms. Kathleen J. Witkowski ’82, ’89 Mrs. Jeannine M. Witowski ’98 Mr. and Mrs. James E. Witty Ms. Rose A. Wlos ’64 Mrs. Linda K. Woda ’91 Ms. Carol Wojciechowski Ms. Carol L. Wojcik ’97 Mrs. Loretta C. Wojtak ’73 Mrs. Joan (Bisenius) Woksa ’77 Ms. Kelle Wolf ’15 Mrs. Traci A. Wolfe ’12, ’15 Mrs. Kathleen M. Wolz ’76 Mr. Donald C. Wood ’93 (Kathryn M. Russell ’93) Mrs. Arlene S. (Axvig) Woodson ’82, ’85 Mrs. Joan V. (Payton) Workman ’96 Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ’45 Dr. and Mrs. James D. Wright Mrs. Judith K. Wright ’81 Mrs. Julie A. (Biasetti) Wright ’80 Mrs. Peggy A. (Myers) Wright ’61 Mrs. Suzanne Wright Ms. Diane Wright Dr. and Mrs. Leo A. Wrona Mrs. Anne M. (Rademacher) Wulf ’54 Mrs. Dorothy M. Wutt ’80 Mrs. Barbara M. Wutzer ’95 Ms. Donna M. Wysock ’75 Mr. Alan G. Wyss ’95, ’03


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Y Ms. Amy Yamasaki Ms. Pauline M. Yatsko ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Gezae Ydnekew ’03, ’05 (Kathleen Hecht ’05) Mrs. Susan M. (McComb) Youhn ’75 Sr. Mary Jo Young, O.S.F., Ph.D. ’66 Mr. Daniel G. Younker ’07, ’08 Mr. David W. Younker ’05 Mrs. Barbara S. (Tandecki) Yug ’90 Ms. Terry B. Yushinsky ’02

Z Mrs. Ladona (O’Neill) Zack ’54 Mrs. Patricia K. (Sherman) Zajac ’65 Ms. Margaret M. Zak ’96 Mrs. Kathleen T. Zarate ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Zasada ’08 (Julie A. Sowiak ’98) Mrs. Paula (Martin) Zech ’92 Dr. Ling-Yi Zhou Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Zier Ms. Alexandra F. Zilli ’14 Mrs. Alice E. (Breen) Zilly ’64 Mrs. Lya E. Zinn ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Zlomie Mrs. Joan J. (Reckendorf) Zupec ’85

In-Kind Gift 2ND & Charles Ms. Kayla M. Alarid Apple Butter & Shugie’s Mayor Timothy Baldermann Barnes & Noble at St. Francis Mr. Mark Bass & Ms. Tracy Kontos Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Beck ’03 Ms. Constance L. Beckwith Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bellah ’82 (Patricia Banks ’83) Benihana Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ’79 Mr. Michael J. Bone ’92 Bonefish Grill—Nick Kapellas Buchar, Mitchell, Bajt Architects, Inc. Mrs. Patricia A. (Pasich) Butterbach ’65 Mr. Jerome D. Byrnes Mr. and Mrs. Cesar D. Cardenas Mr. Harold J. Carlson (Carol A. Mirenic* ’68) Cemeno’s Pizza Chicago Pizza Department Chicagoland Speedway Mr. Joshua Coleman Cooper’s Hawk CVS Pharmacy Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O. D’Arcy D’Arcy Automobiles David Nelson Exquisite Jewelry, Inc.

DePaul University DuPage Medical Group Mr. Thomas J. Dwyer, Jr. Ellis House & Equestrian Center Ms. Joann A. Entwisle First Community Bank Mr. David B. Foose ’77 Franciscan Learning Center Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart Gale McTee Hair Design Gigi’s Mr. Charles Grace Great Lakes Media Ms. Jill Green Mr. and Mrs. Cyril W. Habiger (Diane Felbinger ’77) Half Price Books Haunted Trails Heroes West Sports Grill Holabird & Root, LLC Hollywood Casino Home Cut Donuts Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Huss (Carolyn Kaslewicz ’59) Dr. and Mrs. Arvid C. Johnson Joliet Area Historical Museum Joliet Area YMCA Joliet Country Club Joliet Fire Department Joliet Park District Juliet’s Mr. and Mrs. Jerome G. Kenney (Dolores Torres ’56) Mr. and Mrs. James Klang Mrs. Suzanne M. Kerfin-Knoelk ’05, ’10 Mr. Michael Kobart Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laken (Elizabeth Briick ’84) Mr. Michael J. Lapikas Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. LaRocco (Kathleen ’81, ’96) Mrs. Myrtle L. Larson Mr. Rich Lusk Massage Envy Spa Shorewood Ms. Kristi Mathre Mickey’s Tire & Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mikuska Milano Bakery Co., Inc. Mistwood Golf Club Morris Country Club Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Mudron Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Murphy Mr. Carey Neal OtterBox Palmer Florist, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Panayotovich Paolucci & Co. Mr. Norbert Phillips

Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. Prime Time Marketing Mr. Joseph C. Pursel, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Qualio (Stephanie ’05) Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Randich ’79 (Ann Reedy ’80) Ms. Marylee Reid Remco Medical, Inc. Repair Logic Rialto Square Theatre Rich Harvest Farms Mr. Michael F. Rittof Dr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rosen (Candice Polovina ’88) Serenity Fr. Ed Shea, O.F.M. Sherwood Oaks Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Sleckman Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates Mrs. Nicole Sowa ’14 Mark S. Streitz, D.D.S. ’85 Sue Regis Glass Art Syl’s Restaurant TCBY The Voyager Group, Ltd. Ms. Mary Jane Thompson Tim Wallace Landscape Supply Company, Inc. Tin Roof Traditions Restaurant & Pub Truth Restaurant Turk Furniture Turtle’s Tap Ulta Beauty Van Duzer Jewelers Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vidmar (Wilhelmine McCarley ’68) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Vogen ’93 (Tracey L. Carmack ’92) Wine & Cheese by TCC WineStyles Mr. Jim Wong Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wyllie

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Anonymous ’46, ’49, ’52, ’52, ’53, ’61, ’61, ’61, ’62,

Mr. John H. Leach (Cecily*)

members support the

’63, ’65, ’66, ’66, ’68, ’68, ’71, ’74, ’81, ’84, ’92, ’09

Miss Rose E. Mancuso

Mr. Thomas B. Adams

Mrs. Anna Louise Masching ’46

Mrs. Marilyn (Schmotzer) Auth ’48

Mr. Vincent K. McGirr

by including the University

Mrs. Jo Ann McDonald Barber ’52

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore

of St. Francis in their estate

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Murphy (Marianne Herringer ’62)

Mrs. Frances Naal

university’s mission and vision

and financial plans up to May 31, 2016.

For more information, visit

(Margaret Kennedy ’69)

Mrs. Kay (Cox) Bissonnette ’46

Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ’59

Ms. Mary Kay (Softcheck) Blake ’70

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Blessent

Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ’79

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross (Mary Cushing ’57)

Mrs. Marlene (Stepaniak) Bremmer ’59

Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl (Marcille Pasdertz ’67)

Mr. LaVerne* and Mrs. Dorothy Brown

Ms. Marlene A. Skau ’98

Mr. Richard L. Chavez

Mrs. Deborah A. Sterling ’06

Mrs. Sally (Terman) Cohan ’71

Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ’59

Mrs. Marcy (Moloney) Cromley ’68

Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Turk (Celeste Konecny ’65)

Mr. and Mrs. John W.* D’Arcy

Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne Krawchuck* ’70)

Mr. James E. Walsh (Donna M. Kaminski* ’64)

(Jeanette O’Donnell ’49)

(Margaret Connor ’61)

Mrs. Mary Ann (Bonkowski) Duderstadt ’68

Matthew E. Wetstein, Ph.D. ’85

Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster

Mrs. Marjorie F. (Freiburg) Wiemels ’60

(Mary Lou Lechowich ’66)

(Patricia Sexton ’67)

Mr. and Mrs. John Kender (Carol Vischak ’70)

Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ’45

Mrs. Dolores (Torres) Kenney ’56


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Financial Statements Years ended May 31, 2016 and 2015



ASSETS 2016 2015


Cash and Cash Equivalents

Tuition and Fees





Receivables 11,079,487 6,546,439 Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets



Restricted Cash and Investments



Other Investments



Property and Equipment (Net of Depreciation) 48,798,604


Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust



Total Assets 99,102,132




$ 59,415,093

Less Scholarships and Aid (19,385,188) (18,315,229) Net Tution and Fees 40,864,639 41,099,864 Contributions



Grants and Contracts



Disrtibution from Trusts Held by Others



Investment Return



Auxiliary Enterprises



Other Income



Total Revenues, Gains, and Other Support 53,584,030 51,200,037


Accounts Payable



Accrued Expenses



Borrowing on Revolving Line of Credit



Deferred Revenue



Other Liabilities



Debt-related Liabilities



U.S. Government Student Loan Funds



Total Liabilities 54,634,403


Net Assets

EXPENSES Instruction





Auxiliary Enterprises



Total Educational Program Services 40,450,818 40,215,333 Instititional Support



Fundraising Expenses



Total Expenses 49,347,629 48,697,348

Temporarily Restricted




Permanently Restricted




Total Net Assets 44,467,729


$ 78,935,163


Student Services

Unrestricted 29,467,224 28,810,763

$ 99,102,132


Academic Support

Total Liabilities and Net Assets


$ 60,249,827



OTHER REVENUES (EXPENSES) Loss on Disposals of Property



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



Total Other Revenues (Expenses) (1,439,928)







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$ 41,671,256

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Engaging Mind & Spirit  

The official magazine of University of St. Francis 2016-2017, Issue 2

Engaging Mind & Spirit  

The official magazine of University of St. Francis 2016-2017, Issue 2