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TOGETHER, IN OUR SECOND CENTURY! Dear Members of the USF Family, We hope that this issue finds you safe and healthy, even in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to begin by thanking our students, faculty, staff and partners for everything they have done to ensure that our return to on-campus learning has been as safe and successful as it has been. As “Saints United,” we’re wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, and self-screening daily… and the compassion that we’re showing for each other through these actions is working! Although this has not been the centennial year for which any of us wished or prepared, we have continued to celebrate and mark this milestone utilizing virtual formats when possible. We’ve also had to shift some events to 2021. (In an extended Centennial format, I’m calling next year “2020.1!”) More information on those will be forthcoming, but one upcoming centennial event in which all of you can participate is the virtual Caritas Scholarship Ball on January 30, 2021. This event will officially close our originally-planned centennial year with an opportunity to come together (albeit, virtually) as Saints United, in support of our most important scholarship fundraiser. See the inner back cover for details. Since you received the last issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit, we have... • dedicated the Centennial Gateway on Main Campus, which recognizes the 100 alumni and friends who made it possible and features a one-of-a-kind statue of St. Francis of Assisi; • opened the “Benoit Commons” as a new entrance to our Quad, which offers a peaceful setting in which students, alumni, and friends can gather, study or share a meal; • held several virtual “Saints Across the States” gatherings for our alumni in various parts of the country, with more such gatherings to come; and • made substantial progress on the Centennial Campaign to raise funds for student scholarships. This issue lists our “Honor Roll of Donors” as of the end of last fiscal year (May 31, 2020), but there is still time to add or increase your support to the Centennial Campaign! Before you enjoy this issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit, I wanted to share how thrilled I was to see the statue of St. Francis featured on this issue’s cover. You see, to me, this statue captures so much about where we’ve been and how we’ve made it to where we are... while at the same time, looking to our future. The sculpture was created by the same artist who sculpted the Mother Alfred Moes statue in front of Tower Hall, and incorporates many of the elements (the nose, long fingers and toes, patchwork habit) associated with the work of one of our Sisters, the late Sr. Kay Francis Berger, OSF. In that sense, it celebrates our founders and sponsors. At the same time, it is a youthful St. Francis—perhaps at the start of his ministry and at the age of many of our students—who is enjoying a moment of joyful interaction with a Saint Bernard, which represents our athletics mascot. And of course, he is looking outward… forward. I would say he is looking to the future as he offers his hand in greeting and welcome. That’s a great encapsulation of the University of St. Francis… at least to me! I hope you can stop to see it if you haven't already. As I noted in the last issue, throughout its first 100 years, USF has maintained its focus on offering a Catholic, comprehensive educational experience—rooted in the liberal arts and challenged by our Franciscan values and charism—to each and every student. This focus, this commitment is as strong, alive and well today, as at any other time in our history!
Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. University of St. Francis President
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JOLIET'S U FROM THE 80s TO THE PRESENT by David Veenstra, USF Associate Professor of History
The cultural, political, and educational revolutions of the 1960s and 70s brought dramatic changes to the College of St. Francis (CSF) by the 1980s. Enrollment for only women had given way to co-education. More lay faculty were hired. The college, which began as an extension of the congregation, was now incorporated as an independent institution. Courses and degree offerings multiplied. Student life changed, as well. Many commuted to and from campus. Dress codes gave way to the latest popular fashions. And athletics became a visible part of campus life.
Joliet changed, too. The city's steel industry and many of the manufacturers vanished, forcing unemployment rates as high as 20 percent. Numerous downtown businesses shuttered. Population and housing patterns shifted with urban sprawl and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annexation of adjoining regions causing increases in both diversity and numbers. During the mid-1980s, Dr. John C. Orr, who had become CSFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president a decade earlier, spearheaded a three-pronged campaign to remodel Tower Hall, increase scholarships, and build a gymnasium.
Initially, monies poured in, allowing the college to reach the first two goals. But a reluctance to borrow the additional funds needed threatened to stall building the new gym. Only after several late-night phone calls did the president and trustees decide to press forward. Construction of the Recreation Center in 1986 (later renamed the “Pat Sullivan Center” to honor the longtime coach and athletic director) proved pivotal for the college. CSF’s athletics teams, most of which had been practicing and competing off-campus, came home. Men’s
football was also added, fulfilling a goal established since becoming coeducational. This gave Joliet high school players the opportunity to continue competing locally. It also allowed for more recruitment nationally. The new facility quickly became the de facto campus center. Sports teams practiced and competed in and around the three-story complex, with intramural games taking place between scrimmages. Community events such as political debates, guest speakers, and a 2006 town hall
HISTORICAL TIMELINE 1975 | CSF’s athletes became “The Fighting Saints.” 1976 | Women’s sports resurrected. Women’s basketball, tennis and volleyball started at CSF along with men’s tennis. Cheerleading began as a student activity in 1976 with seven cheerleaders who cheered for the men’s basketball team, forming the CSF Spiritline. 1979 | Men’s golf and softball were added to CSF’s growing list of sports. 1980 | CSF gained graduate degree-granting authority and a master’s program in health services administration was offered. In the 1960s, a master’s degree in Franciscan Studies was offered. CSF pushed to grow Black student representation, as reflected in the demographics of the local community. 1982 | The Computer Science program began. CSF men’s soccer and women’s cross-country began competing. 1986 | A recreation center was constructed for the athletic program and the men’s football program was created. The deed for Tower Hall was transferred from the Sisters of St Francis of Mary Immaculate to CSF. 1987 | The School of Nursing approved to award a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and changed its name to Saint Joseph College of Nursing (SJCN), with Lois Benich serving as its first president. Since 1920, 1,860 students graduated from the SJCN diploma program. Cheerleading became another CSF intercollegiate sport. 1993 | The Moser Performing Arts Center was built as an addition to Tower Hall. CSF’s baseball team claims the school’s first-ever NAIA National Championship. Head coach Gordie Gillespie becomes college baseball’s all-time winningest coach. 1995 | Dr. James Doppke was named the college’s seventh president. The athletic department adds women’s soccer. 1997 | Saint Joseph College of Nursing’s affiliation with CSF began effective January 1, 1997. The Board of Trustees of the College of St. Francis voted in May to move to university status, effective January 1, 1998. 1998 | The College of St. Francis gained university status and adopted a new name: the University of St. Francis. Colleges within the university were created: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Professional Studies, Saint Joseph College of Nursing & Allied Health, College of Health Arts, and College of Graduate Studies. USF, a pioneer in online learning, offered its first online courses and degree programs.
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At an open house, Professor Lisle Hicks, who served in a variety of capacities including chair of the Recreation & Sport Management department and head tennis coach, talked about innovative recreation programs at USF.
by then-Senator Barack Obama brought new guests to campus. The space also accommodated commencement exercises, which often provided the only on-campus experience for distance leaners. In fact, many of the improvements were fueled by growth in distance programs, with on-campus enrollment remaining steady as Joliet grappled with job losses and demographic changes. CSF had long offered various degree completion programs, including courses on evenings and weekends. When Illinois and other states began requiring school nurses to have a bachelor's degree, students in Rockford asked CSF to provide the coursework, and requested they do so locally. Sr. Vincent Kirk, OSF, who taught as a biology professor for 41 years, developed a curriculum in Health Arts for R.N.s to fulfill the requirements—the only such Bachelor in Science program in the nation. Demand for these distance courses exploded—first regionally, then across the country. Dr. Arnold Good, a professor in the mathematics department, took over administrating the program. Utilizing the relatively inexpensive air travel from Chicago, he and his team traveled nationwide setting up sites in classroom space leased from hospitals and supervising instructors. Courses for the Health Services master's degree often followed, with the program ultimately being offered at 100 sites in 19 states. The heightened enrollment and exposure provided CSF unique opportunities, such as a radiation therapy program affiliation with Swedish American Health System in Rockford.
It also allowed forays into technology on campus. CSF had long been an early adopter of education technology dating back to the launch of its electronic foreign language lab in the 1950s, then timesharing computer mainframes with regional school districts for registration during the 1970s. In the 80s, leasing gave way to owning, growing both the computer science program and on-campus technology. By the 1990s, the college’s name and reputation were well established nationally. Over two dozen majors and minors were offered along with a similar number of clubs and honors societies. CSF athletics teams had won national and regional championships, and graduates dotted the map. The college added the Moser Performing Arts Center, attached to Tower Hall, in 1993, providing increased space for the music department and theater productions. In 1995, Dr. James A. Doppke was inaugurated as the seventh president of CSF, having previously served as the academic dean. Almost immediately, the college began a process of tremendous change. CSF and the Saint Joseph College of Nursing, which had also been founded in 1920 and had at times affiliated with the college, decided to merge in 1996. With the added programs, the new faculty body voted to change to university status. After approval by the board of trustees, the college officially became the University of St. Francis (USF) on January 1, 1998. Soon thereafter, the university restructured, creating separate colleges, which eventually became the
HISTORICAL TIMELINE 1999 – VP of Mission Sr. Rosemary Small, OSF and a broad committee identified USF’s four core values of respect, integrity, compassion and service.
Employees and representatives of the Sisters of St. Francis honor Sr. Margaret Duffy, OSF, on "Sr. Margaret Duffy Day" in 1996. CSF's registrar from 1963-1996, Sr. Margaret saw record-keeping change from typed notes to punch-cards to computers, and her memory was legendary—she could recall student names even 10-20 years after they graduated.
present College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Health Administration, College of Education and the Leach College of Nursing. With the new status came added pressure to expand course offerings. Dr. Michael LaRocco, who had taught business since 1978 and later served as the college’s dean, approached USF’s so-called “whiz kids,” including members of the computer science program and the information technology department, to discuss putting his MBA class online. After piloting the class in 1997, the business college moved the entire MBA program online—the first of its kind in Illinois and an early pioneer on the national level for online learning. Other programs followed quickly, offering online courses of their own, creating an educational and enrollment niche at USF mirroring what the Health Arts degree had provided earlier. At the dawn of the new millennium, USF’s “High Tech-Broad Reach”
online program reached students in 19 states. The university also opened a physical campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a newly created Physician Assistant program, and purchased additional land in Joliet on Ridge Road for potential expansion. Joliet also boomed into the early 2000s. New casinos attracted thousands of visitors a month, making Joliet and Will County one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Hotels sprang up along the interstate highways. Developers constructed homes in the city’s recently acquired subdivisions. And a new minor league baseball stadium was built, along with a NASCAR racetrack nearby. Amidst the changes, questions about USF’s goals surfaced. Since the 1980s, Saint Francis seemingly had aims in two directions: national and local. Sr. Rosemary Small, OSF, who served in various education and administrative capacities, became USF’s first vice president for mission integration—an office that linked the university with the Sisters. Sr. Rosemary initiated a task force of students, staff, faculty and board members to focus the mission. They made a deliberate decision to promote the principles of a Catholic Franciscan university and identified USF’s core values: respect, compassion, service and integrity. Shortly thereafter, the board also adopted a new mission statement for the Harold & Margaret Moser, generous donors of the Harold & Margaret university. Moser Performing Arts Center, with then-CSF President Dr. John Orr.
2000 – USF pushed to grow Latino/a student representation, as reflected in the demographics of the local community. Teacher education programs are separated from the College of Arts & Sciences to establish a College of Education, and restructuring creates this college with the College of Health Arts, Graduate & Professional Studies, College of Nursing & Allied Health, and College of Undergraduate Programs. A physical campus and programs were added in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a newly created Physician Assistant program, and 40 acres were purchased in Joliet on Ridge Road for possible future expansion. Graduate nursing education program begins for advanced practice nurses with tracks as clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner. Women’s golf and track & field programs started. 2002 – Dr. Michael J. Vinciguerra becomes eighth president. The historic Motherhouse building and adjacent land was acquired by the university from the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. A new mission statement was adopted by the Board of Trustees. 2004 – USF purchased 17 acres on Wilcox and Taylor streets. 2005 – The Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF was established. 2007 – The City of Joliet erected the Mother Alfred Moes statue in the roundabout in front of Tower Hall, to honor of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. USF offered a four-course online certificate in Franciscan Studies, initiated through an AFCU grant. USF athletics added men’s track & field. 2008 – College of Education programs were accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the College of Nursing moved from the Saint Joseph Medical Center complex to the newly acquired and remodeled south wing of the Motherhouse. 2009 – USF granted doctoral degree-granting authority. The university’s first doctorate, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, was established. The Art & Design Department opened the Center for Art & Design in a renovated space in downtown Joliet’s historic Rialto Square Theatre building. The south wing of the Motherhouse was renamed Donovan Hall. USF’s new Alma Mater, “Our St. Francis,” was composed and first performed by Dr. Robert Kase, Grammy-nominated dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. An agreement with the Veterans Administration was developed, and USF became a “Military Friendly School.” 2010 – The Welcome Center opened in the Motherhouse. USF dedicated the campus as a peace site and ritualized it with the placement of a peace pole on the Quad. 2011 – The nursing college was re-named the “Cecily and John Leach College of Nursing” and the library was named “LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Library.” The Ed.D. program was established.
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HISTORICAL TIMELINE 2012 – Men’s cross country won the NAIA National Championship (cited in the U.S. Congressional Record). The recreation center was renamed the “Pat Sullivan Center” in recognition of Sullivan, a longtime basketball coach and athletic director. USF pushed to grow international student representation. The Board of Trustees approved a Sustainability Statement on February 9. 2013 – Dr. Arvid C. Johnson was named the university’s ninth president. The university’s first overseas MBA program was established with Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. The USF Art Gallery opened at 25 E. Van Buren Street in Joliet. USF men’s and women’s bowling teams began competition. 2014 – The “St. Bonaventure Campus” opened in downtown Joliet with the added dedication of the Robert W. Plaster Center in Joliet’s old Mode Theatre building. The Business Incubator opened on the first floor. USF welcomed social Greek life, beyond already-existing academic organizations, to campus as a new student activity. The Alumni Center and Alumni Gathering Room were dedicated in the Motherhouse. 2015 – USF began anti-racism training, following the corporate stance of its sponsors. 2016 – Guardian Angel Hall opened to students at St. Clare Campus, located at 1550 Plainfield Road. It became the new home of the Leach College of Nursing, and the College of Education moved into the nursing college’s former Donovan Hall location. Competitive dance became USF’s 22nd sport. 2017 – The USF women’s bowling team won the NAIA Invitational in its fourth season of competition. 2018 – The LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall opened to students on USF’s Main Campus. 2019 – The Charolotte Codo Prairie was donated to the University of St. Francis for natural science and biology studies. 2020 – Centennial celebrations began at the University of St. Francis to celebrate 100 years of Catholic, Franciscan education. Members of the university community became "Saints United" as they endured the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Centennial Gateway and Margaret (Kennedy '69) & William C. Benoit Commons were dedicated on campus, including the commissioning and placement of a statue of St. Francis of Assisi with a Saint Bernard at the gateway.
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Sr. Rosemary Small, OSF, accepts a plaque in 1980 from James Jeffers, director of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, for CSF's efforts to make the campus more accessible to the handicapped.
With the new mission statement, USF increasingly embraced the idea that “local was national.” Dr. Michael Vinciguerra became the university’s eighth president in 2002, and affirmed this outlook, referring often to USF as “Joliet’s University.” Dr. Vinciguerra, who had been raised in the Bronx, New York, connected quickly with the community. He was inaugurated on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and began his presidency by having breakfast with the Sisters—acknowledging their continued connection to the university. Since its founding, USF had shared the campus with the congregation, who remained in the Motherhouse. Soon thereafter, the Sisters made an agreement for the university to purchase the historic limestone convent from the congregation, along with the campus land. Almost immediately, renovations began on the iconic building, creating student residencies, administrative offices, and classrooms—located in the same spot where Assisi Junior College opened, and where the College of Education now resides. A new Welcome Center was opened in the structure in 2010, effectively making the Motherhouse the campus’s new front door. Internally, the Catholic Franciscan Charism Council was created, consisting of members from the university, the founding congregation and the Diocese of Joliet. An Administrators and Staff Council was also formed so all employees could participate in governance. Tenure for faculty members, which had ended during the 1970s, was reinstated. And funding and participation of student clubs and
activities—often targeting commuter students— increased substantially. Outside the Cathedral District, where the main campus was located, the university developed a public-private partnership with Joliet to lease space downtown in the historic Rialto Square Theatre building for the Art & Design degree program and create an art gallery. This lease, which provided individual artist studios—an unusual opportunity for undergraduates—helped in renovating the iconic landmark, a key to the Joliet City Center redevelopment plan the city had adopted decades earlier. USF continued to expand its degree portfolio in 2009, establishing its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Two years later, a Doctor of Education leadership program was created. Still, there were challenges. The so-called “Great Recession” starting in 2008 caused financial stress and uncertainty in student enrollment figures from year to year, leading to a series of painful reorganizations at USF. Competition increased from neighboring colleges and upstart for-profit institutions for both online and traditional students. Nationally, the number of students declined, and more attention focused on the rising costs of higher education. Joliet also experienced changes. The revenue bubble created by the casinos and other tourist developments dissipated. The population diversified. And municipal planners, looking for greater stability, focused on attracting long-term businesses and revisited the Joliet City Center plan.
Left: Dr. Michael Vinciguerra and look on while Deena Nardi, faculty member and program director, and Maria Connolly, dean of the college of nursing, cut a cake to celebrate the establishment of USF's first doctoral program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Right: A group of students, employees, friends, donors and city/county officials, including John Leach and his family and representatives of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, at the Guardian Angel Hall grand opening.
USF inaugurated Dr. Arvid C. Johnson as its ninth and current president in 2013. He connected easily with the university, frequently dining in the cafeteria with students, staff and faculty, and holding Town Hall meetings for the campus community. He also bonded with the Sisters. Since moving out of the Motherhouse, the Sisters’ presence on campus had waned noticeably. Dr. Johnson welcomed them back regularly for campus events, particularly the annual convocation, and trustees’ meetings, underscoring their continued role as USF's sponsors. Throughout the remainder of the decade, USF focused on expanding enrollment, constructing new learning environments, and further developing partnerships with the community. Recruitment accentuated the increasing ethnic diversity of Joliet, including enrolling first-generation college students. But USF also increasingly viewed itself as an international-reaching institution. Students from overseas began attending in record numbers. Dr. Johnson also initiated individual and corporate partnerships to fulfill several university aspirations. In 2013, USF established its first international MBA program with Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. The following year, the university renovated the former Mode Theater building in downtown Joliet to house several academic programs. Located just down the street from the Rialto facilities, the complex, which includes a business incubator and mock trial courtroom, allowed for numerous collaborations with
Joliet and Will County. It was renamed the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, and all the downtown facilities, together, became USF’s St. Bonaventure Campus. In 2016, the St. Clare Campus, which included the historic Guardian Angel Home and several smaller buildings, opened a few miles northwest of the Main Campus, becoming home to the Leach College of Nursing. A shuttle service was established to help students travel between the three campuses. Most recently, in 2018, the LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall—the first freestanding building constructed since 1986—opened on USF’s Main Campus. In 2019, St. Albert Hall was demolished, and in its place, the Margaret (Kennedy '69) and William C.
Benoit Commons was built, offering a true college “quad” experience. Nearby, the Centennial Gateway, including a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, was made possible through USF's Centennial Campaign, creating a welcoming entryway to the campus. In 2020, as the University of St Francis celebrates its centennial and the many, many changes of the past 100 years, a clear path to its origins persists. USF remains in its original location, continuing to function as Joliet’s University. The Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate remain visible and involved. Many learners enroll as first-generation college students. And the Franciscan Catholic values remain deeply embedded and visible in all of the University of St. Francis’s activities.
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PRESIDENT #9: Arvid Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. became the ninth president of the University of St. Francis in 2013. Arvid, who strongly prefers for people to call him by his first name, came to USF with a rich background in not only academia, but also corporate leadership. Arvid holds four degrees in areas including physics, engineering and business. His early career gave him over 15 years of engineering, manufacturing, senior management and consulting experience in a variety of business environments, and he holds 14 U.S. numerous foreign patents. In 2001, Arvid left the for-profit world to serve first as a professor of management, then as dean of the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. In his time at Dominican, Arvid became increasingly passionate about the concept of servant leadership. Servant leadership is a philosophy—an approach—to leadership in which one aspires to serve others, and based upon that service, is then called by them to lead. It has guided many of Arvid's actions and decisions throughout his career. After 12 years at Dominican, Arvid realized he enjoyed academic administration. The concept of becoming a university president became appealing to him and he was intrigued when a friend who was on the board of trustees at the University of St. Francis told him about USF’s open presidency, adding about the university, “It’s got a lot of potential—it’s an undiscovered gem.” Recalled Arvid, “I still remember that when I pulled up the job description, the word ‘service’ was used dozens of times… I counted them! The concept of servant leadership was there, so I decided to apply.” He knew immediately after the interview that the University of St. Francis was the right fit, and obviously, the university felt the same. He was hired, and his inauguration took place in October of 2013. Since then, Arvid has helped the university to grow, thrive and succeed. “I feel I’ve really helped us discuss and decide who we are and where we want to go as a university. I always say that I am USF’s storyteller-inchief, and I think we’ve gotten better about telling our story and about being what we want to be. We are a Catholic, Franciscan institution, and I feel we have deepened our commitment to that. In today’s environment, that matters more to people. People are looking for an institution that resonates with their values, and at USF, we truly live our values.”
EXPANSION & STABILITY New academic programs and accreditations have been added to the university’s portfolio during Arvid's presidency, and he's also proud of the facilities improvements made under his watch, though he is fast to say that USF isn’t about its brick and mortar. “People sometimes ask if I’m proud of the new buildings or new spaces on campus, but those are physical things. Universities do need physical facilities to deliver on their mission, but it’s about the people that are
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inside the buildings,” he says. “I love the new science hall, but I love it more when I get to see science happening inside.” Many deferred maintenance projects were quickly completed when Arvid arrived. Tower Hall and other spaces were upgraded with new paint and flooring and some previously closed-off wings of the Motherhouse were renovated and opened for use. USF’s one campus soon became three with the addition of the St. Bonaventure Campus in downtown Joliet, followed by St. Clare Campus just northwest of campus, which included a $9M renovation of Guardian Angel Hall to create a state-ofthe-art learning space for Leach College of Nursing students. The LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall was also completed on the Main Campus in 2018. All in all, USF’s facilities and assets have increased by 80% during Arvid’s presidency. Another thing that’s happened under Arvid’s watch is the strengthening of the university’s fiscal position through more discipline and rigor in USF’s budget and planning processes. “I’m proud to say that we’re in better shape than ever before. Fundraising is up significantly—we've seen a 50% increase in annual funds received. We’re in a great financial position, but that only matters when we are successfully carrying out our mission,” he said. Arvid is now also able to put “leading a university through a global pandemic” on his resume after COVID-19 emerged this past spring. The most challenging part of the ordeal, according to Arvid, was the forced distancing that was required in order to slow the spread of the virus. “It’s tough to be a warm and welcoming community of learners when we have to observe physical distancing. Having said that, I’ve been inspired by the way the community has come together to overcome the obstacles,” he said, giving a nod to the dozens of faculty and staff members who came together in working groups over the summer to figure out how the university would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to make sure the campus was as well-positioned as possible for a return to operations. “I am more proud of that than any building that we’ve put up on campus, or anything else I’ve done. The fact that we have a culture in which everyone can adapt and roll up their sleeves to do what needs to be done…that’s impressive."
YET TO COME Arvid has been at the university for seven years, and his contract extends until 2027. “My intent is to continue to serve here until I’m in the way,” he says. As USF enters its second century, Arvid has challenged university leaders to identify and explore three key initiatives that could shape the university’s future: 1) Growing the Joliet campus. Options like establishing a privately developed residence hall for students in downtown Joliet, or erecting a new building to house the College of Business & Health Administration has been discussed as well as building a field house. 2) Strengthening online and international programs. As a pioneer in online learning, USF was well-positioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changeover to online learning and will continue to grow and expand its online programming to make learning convenient for degree seekers. 3) New partnerships. USF currently offers degree programs in the Czech
Republic and is starting programs in Vietnam and China. USF also has local academic partnerships with several community colleges, where students can more quickly, easily and affordably earn a degree from USF while completing some coursework at their community college. That said, Arvid also feels the university's partnership with the Joliet region is extremely important. "We are Joliet’s only four-year university, and we want to be more tightly interlocked with our community," he said, noting USF’s new Will County Access Initiative scholarship, which provides qualified Will County resident students with a no-cost USF education, and the Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship, which was recently established for leaders of local not-for-profits or non-governmental organizations who want an MBA.
TELLING OUR STORY Arvid’s goal as storyteller-in-chief is to keep telling USF’s story to the world. He initiated the publishing of the Engaging Mind & Spirit magazine in 2013 to connect more regularly with alumni, donors and friends, and has been communicating more frequently with the community and peer educational institutions. He’s talking about USF nationally through his board work—he currently serves the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (his second year chairing its Council of Presidents), the Council of Independent Colleges (presently vice president of investments), and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (presently secretary/ treasurer). He’s also talking, always, with our students. “Our students motivate me each and every day. I try to spend as much time with them in a non-interfering way as I can. Our students are the reason we do what we do. In a past magazine we were challenged to say what we love about USF in 10 words. My words were, ‘Because I work for and with people about whom I care.’ In a formal way, I try to show I care by attending athletic events, performances and honor society inductions. I visit with the SGA [Student Government Association] E-board and other groups regularly, and I often lecture in the Ed.D. program on leadership— servant leadership in particular. Overall, I just try to be there for students. Sometimes that’s nothing more than a ‘Hey, how are you doing?’ or a ‘Have a great day!’ Remember, being the president is not the same thing as the presidency. The presidency is going to survive me. It was here before I got here, and will be here after I’m gone. I’m just Arvid…here to serve the university in this role for as long as I’m not in the way.”
Off the Cuff Arvid, who helped you along the way? "I was called here in part due to the work of Sr. Noel Dreska, OSF, who was not only a former professor, but also a close friend to my family… a quasi-aunt to my boys and a wonderful friend to my wife, Anne. As a new college president, you also rely on a network of presidents to help you. I’ve known Br. James Gaffney [former Lewis University president] for over 30 years and Donna Carroll from Dominican University for nearly 19 years. Both were always a phone call away as I was questioning things early in my presidency. After transitioning with Michael Vinciguerra, I could also draw upon the guidance of former USF presidents Jim Doppke and Jack Orr—who also still live in the area and continue to support the university. I clearly also rely on my team at USF." What’s your favorite place to contemplate on campus? "If it’s rainy or blustery outside, it’s Santa Sala Chiara, which is the private meeting room adjacent to my office. If I really need a quiet space for contemplation, I go to the small chapel behind the altar of the St. Joseph Chapel and think about the San Damiano Cross—it keeps me grounded. When I need a pick-me-up, I go to the Terrace Café to see our students." Guiding words? “Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brown or gold? "Gold! Brown is Franciscan, but gold represents excellence. I will always bleed Franciscan brown, but as a university, we need to be golden and tell our story, and take credit for the great things that we do. I also look better in gold than brown! [Laugh.]"
PORTRAIT OF Chester Alamo-Costello has been working on a special centennial projectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a book titled, "University of St. Francis: Portraits at Centennial." Alamo-Costello, who started working at USF in 1999, has taken roughly 600 portraits since 2002, and a sampling of those images will be used, along with images of the campuses. The book will also include an introduction by AlamoCostello, essays by faculty and staff members, and other USF content. The book design is being produced by Art & Design students in Alamo-Costello's "Publication Design" classes, though the work was cut short in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the book is still in production. Surrounding these pages are some of Alamo-Costello's images. This page: Paul Erschen, professor of art & design; Allison Heard, director of institutional diversity. Facing page: Top row - Jessica Cuevas '14, Nikka Gonzales '20. Bottom row - Amber Mustoe '05; Sarah Haley '13; Dr. Bill Bromer, recently retired professor of biology and environmental science; Austin Hines '20.
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Mr. Jim Wong Mr. Paul Wood Ms. Martha L. Woodbury '83 Mr. Jeremy C. Woolman '96 Dr. Debra Workman Mrs. Marilyn Worsham '94 Ms. Katherine Wozniak '19 Mrs. Judith K. Wright '81 Mrs. Peggy A. (Myers) Wright '61 Ms. Dorine W. Wright '76 Ms. Nancy Wruk Mr. Robert Wunderlich
G E N E R O U S Ms. Kimberly Wurst Mr. Jeffrey T. Wynne '07 Ms. Donna M. Wysock '75 Mr. Richard Wysocke Mr. Jeffrey Yackley Mrs. Linda S. Yakacki '96 Ms. Linda L. Yardley '95 Ms. Pauline M. Yatsko '53 Mrs. Karleen (Meents) Yohnka '70 Ms. Linda L. York '90 Sr. Mary Jo Young, OSF, Ph.D. '66 Mrs. Barbara S. (Tandecki) Yug '90
D O N O R S ! Ms. Patricia Yulkowski '03 ZT Enterprises Inc. Mrs. Patricia K. (Sherman) Zajac '65 Ms. Margaret M. Zak '96 Zanies Comedy Club Ms. Emily M. Zawacki '98 Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Zech, Jr. (Paula Martin '92) Mrs. Trina M. Zeitz Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Zelinski '84 (Debra A. Korczak '83) Ms. Stephanie Zelinski '16
Ms. Mary Lynn Zembruski Sr. Dolores Zemont, OSF Mr. Michael Ziadat Ms. Natalie H. Ziegenhagen '95, '02 Ms. Christine Zielinski Zink Foodservice Mrs. Lili Ann Zisook Ms. Bettylou Zmudka '04 Mrs. Joan J. (Reckendorf) Zupec '85
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Mary Catherine Ward Abegg Endowed Scholarship
Dr. James P. McCabe Endowed Scholarship
Phyllis & Buel T. Adams Endowed Scholarship
Rachel and Harold McDonald Memorial Scholarship
Donald C. Anderson and William W. Manion Endowed Scholarship
Jean Miles ’40 and Nan Miles ’47 Endowed Scholarship
Harold and Joyce Anglemire Endowed Scholarship
Carolyn and Bart Murphy Endowed Scholarship
William and Jean Anson Endowed Scholarship
Frances Naal-Sczepaniak ’58 Endowed Scholarship
JoAnn (McDonald) Barber ‘52 Endowed Scholarship
Kathy Patton Oelrich Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Margaret (Kennedy) ’69 and William C. Benoit Endowed Scholarship
Sheryl (Kocher) Paul ’70 Endowed Scholarship
Jennifer K. Bily Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Sister Joan Preising Endowed Scholarship
Lloyd J. Bowden Endowed Scholarship
Remco Medical Endowed Scholarship
LaVerne S. & Dorothy M. Brown Endowed Scholarship
Candice Rosen Endowed Scholarship
Helen Antonini-Bruskas ’64 Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Ivo E. and Evelyn Rowland Endowed Scholarship
Michael J. Bryant Endowed Scholarship
Nancy J. Russell Endowed Scholarship
Joseph and Angeline Bydalek Endowed Scholarship
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Endowed Scholarship
William and Marieta Carroll International Student Scholarship
Virginia J. Saxon Trust for Scholarships
Richard L. Chavez Endowed Scholarship
Sister Beatrice Schiller Endowed Scholarship
Richard Cheek Endowed Scholarship
Mary Clare (Gordon ‘57) Sczepaniak Endowed Scholarship
Jason Chonacki ‘90 Endowed Scholarship
James R. Sefcik Endowed Scholarship
Charlotte Codo ’74 Endowed Scholarship
Margaret “Peggy” (Schmitt ’48) Sickley Endowed Scholarship
Margaret Coleman and John Philip Coleman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Arthur and Vera Smith Endowed Scholarship
Amy Lynn D’Amico ’98 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Virgil L. Smith Endowed Scholarship
Patricia Getson Endowed Scholarship
Jane Engleton Snyder ’35 Endowed Scholarship
Gordie Gillespie Memorial Scholarship
Clair and Josephine M. Southgate Endowed Scholarship
Shawn Green Memorial Scholarship
Spirit of St. Francis Endowed Scholarship
Nancy K. Gosselin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Mona Minard-Stephen Endowed Scholarship
Samantha Harer Memorial Scholarship
Patrick J. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship
Annalise Hathaway ’12 Endowed Scholarship
Terrell Multicultural MSW Scholarship
Sheldon and Marie Hauck Endowed Scholarship
Trizna/Vargo Family Endowed Scholarship
Charlene M. Huffman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Rita (Baranowski) Tylka ’60 Scholarship
Sonja Jezidija Endowed Scholarship
Lillian M. Tunze Scholarship Endowed Fund
Starr Johnston Endowed Scholarship Fund
Michael J. Vinciguerra Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Karen Kietzman ’66 Endowed Scholarship for Music and Theater
The Wadsworth Endowed Scholarship
Dave Laketa Athletic Scholarship
Packey and Eileen Webb Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Michael V. LaRocco Endowed Scholarship
Lawrence W. Wiers Endowed Scholarship
John and Cecily Leach Endowed Scholarship
Jeanette A. Wirt Endowed Scholarship
Marcita and Joseph A. Ley Endowed Scholarship
Marie Zielinski ’07 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Bill Manner Student-Athlete Endowed Scholarship
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THREE OAKS Legacy Society Three Oaks Legacy Society members support the university’s mission and vision by including the University of St. Francis in their estate and financial plans. These legacy gifts ensure that countless students will benefit from the gift for years to come.
Benefits to being a member of the Three Oaks Society include: » The satisfaction of knowing that your legacy will provide much needed support for the University of St. Francis and its students. » A special certificate which can be proudly displayed at home or at the office. » Invitations to the university’s special USF Society events. » Special recognition. You, too, can explore peace-of-mind benefits through a gift in your will or other tax and family-friendly plans. For more information on how you can leave a legacy at USF, visit stfrancis.giftplans.org.
Anonymous Donors ’46, ’49, ’52, ’52, ’53,
Mr. Vincent K. McGirr
’61, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’65, ’66, ’68, ’68, ’69, ’71,
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore
’74, ’81, ’92, ’94, ’06, ’09
Dr. Mary Jo Moran '69
Mr. Thomas B. Adams
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Murphy
Mrs. Marilyn (Schmotzer) Auth ’48
(Marianne Herringer ’62)
Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ’52
Mrs. Frances (Tures) Naal ’58
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit
Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ’59
(Margaret Kennedy ’69) Mrs. Kay (Cox) Bissonnette ’46
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer (Margaret Connor ’61)
Ms. Mary Kay (Softcheck) Blake ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ross (Mary Cushing ’57)
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Blessent
Mr. and Mrs. David Sandahl
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ’79 (Regina Block)
(Marcille Pasdertz ’67) Ms. Marlene A. Skau ’98
Mrs. Marlene (Stepaniak) Bremmer ’59
Ms. Cheryl (Schroeder) Stepney ’70
Mr. Richard L. Chavez
Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ’59
Mrs. Sally (Terman) Cohan ’71
Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Turk
Mrs. Marcy (Moloney) Cromley ’68 Mr. and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy (Jeannette O’Donnell ’49) Mr. and Mrs. Peery Duderstadt (Mary Ann Bonkowski ’68) Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster (Mary Lou Lechowich ’66)
(Celeste Konecny ’65) Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne Krawchuck* ’70) Mr. James E. Walsh (Donna M. Kaminiski* ’64) Mr. Matthew E. Wetstein ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler (Patricia Sexton ’67) Mrs. Marjorie F. (Freiburg) Wiemels ’60
Mr. and Mrs. John Kender (Carol Vischak ’70)
Mrs. Margie (Benoit) Wilson ’45
Mrs. Dolores (Torres) Kenney ’56
Mrs. Lee Ann (Heidenbluth) Wozniak ’45
Mr. John H. Leach (Cecily*) Miss Rose E. Mancuso
Mrs. Anna Louise Mashing ’46
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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Years ended May 31, 2019 and 2020 S TAT E M E N T O F F I N A N C I A L P O S I T I O N
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Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust
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LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Total Revenues, Gains, and Other Support
Borrowing on Revolving Line of Credit
U.S. Government Student Loan Funds
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Total Educational Program Services
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SEE HOW YOU'VE HELPED US! 1,282 UNDERGRADUATES received assistance
received need-based grants
143 BUSINESS STUDENTS
EDUCATION STUDENTS received assistance
USF NEWS USF GLOWS, ONCE AGAIN, IN NATIONAL RANKINGS U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT The University of St. Francis has once again been recognized as a top university by U.S. News & World Report. This year’s recognition marks the second year that USF has been honored in the publication’s “National Universities” category. Last year's shift to the new category was a result of USF's awarding of at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees during the most recent update year. An increase in the number of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees awarded by USF, which are classified as research/scholarship doctoral degrees, played a large role in the reclassification. USF was ranked #227 on the list. In Illinois, USF was ranked ninth among the 17 Illinois schools included in the report, sixth among private schools in the state, and second among the state's Catholic schools. “We are pleased that outside organizations continue to recognize the quality of a University of St. Francis education, especially as we celebrate our centennial this year,” said USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. “While being recognized for our quality in these rankings helps to validate the efforts of our faculty and provides us with many points of pride, the most important indicators of our success as educators are that our students have a great learning experience, graduate, are considered top prospects by employers, and find jobs that launch their careers.” For the second consecutive year, U.S. News also ranked USF in its “Top Performers on Social Mobility” list. According to usnews.com, "Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. Some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.” “Being recognized for Social Mobility is one of those measures every staff and faculty member at USF can be proud of,” said USF vice president for admissions and marketing, Eric Wignall. “It continues to demonstrate our commitment to serve people from every background and income level. It shows just how solid our educational programs are that our graduates truly make more and do more to improve their lives.” PRINCETON REVIEW The Princeton Review recently named USF on its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list’s Midwestern category. This is the 13th consecutive year USF has been named to this national listing. It recognizes over 650 colleges and universities that the organization considers both academically outstanding and a valuable collegiate option.
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Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief, indicated that academics and overall campus experience play an important role in assembling this annual listing. “We chose the University of St. Francis and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” he said. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added. MONEY In the era of COVID-19’s disruptions and growing concern about student debt, the University of St. Francis was recognized by Money for its high value college degrees that help their graduates launch valuable careers and earn more. USF was included in the publication’s 2020 “Best Colleges in America for Your Money” listing. “High school students looking at college, parents, and adults looking at graduate school are right to be cautious about investing time and money into an educational program. A college degree can be worth millions of dollars over the course of one’s career. We have designed degree programs that help our graduates launch truly valuable, meaningful careers,” said Eric Wignall. “As an investment, the value of a degree from the University of St. Francis continues to climb. It’s really gratifying that Money again recognized USF for offering high quality, award-winning degree programs in its latest rankings,” he said.
USF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM IN ALBUQUERQUE The USF Physician Assistant program's Class of 2022 made USF proud by volunteering recently at Santuario de Karuna in Tijeras, New Mexico. The service project was organized by PA student Taylor Kettle. Santuario de Karuna is an animal sanctuary where a variety of animals have been rescued from kill shelters and cruel environments. The efforts consisted of clearing the pathways around the property, washing food bowls for winter, laying down posts for a fowl coop, restoring the local artwork, cleaning stalls, and bathing the local donkey, Hondo.
I WEAR MY MASK FOR 3 REASONS H U M I L I T Y I don’t know if I have COVID-19, but I do know that people can spread the virus before they have symptoms.
K I N D N E S S
DON’T FORGET EXERCISE APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL DISTANCING Keep six feet between you and others.
I don’t know if the person I am near has battled cancer, has a heart condition, or returns home to elderly or sick family members. While I might be fine, they may not be fine.
C O M M U N I T Y I want USF to stay open, and I want USF students, employees and campus visitors to stay healthy.
KEEPING A LID ON COVID-19 HELPS US ALL!
In August, the University of St. Francis was blessed to have a safe return to campus after the long Illinois shut-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks is extended to USF's hard working administration and the employees who joined together on committees and teams to focus on various aspects of the return to campus. Thanks, too, to students and employees for following the new guidelines... because of their diligence, and respect for USF, the university has been able to remain open for learning. We are #SaintsUnited!
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USF NEWS USF CONTINUES TO INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF JOLIET & WILL COUNTY
Veronica Gloria, Joliet's Spanish Community Center executive director, recipient of USF's Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship.
JOLIET AGENCY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP USF again demonstrated its investment in the Joliet/Will County area by introducing the Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship. The new initiative was announced on 1340 AM–WJOL's "Slocum In The Morning" show. “The Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship is designed for local, not-for-profit agency directors and leaders who serve the greater Joliet community and assists them with earning their MBA through USF. This is a direct way for Joliet's university to impact Joliet community members,” said Tracy Spesia, Ed.D., USF professor and Spanish Community Center board president. At least one scholarship will be awarded annually—subject to demand and external funding support. Recipients must commit to maintaining a board-approved leadership position at their respective agency for two years beyond degree completion. While future recipients of the scholarship will be determined through an application-based review process, the inaugural recipient of the Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship is Veronica Gloria, Spanish Community Center Executive Director. Gloria sees the opportunity the scholarship presents and the lasting impact it, in turn, can create within the local community. “What excites me most about this opportunity is that it creates sustainable access to higher education for myself and other professionals dedicated to the public good in Joliet. The more prepared we are as a sector, the more we can strategically make a difference in our local
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community. A quality education at USF can provide us with essential tools to creatively face challenges as change agents in our institutions, communities, and broader systems,” Gloria said. The Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship is offered under a sharedcost structure with financial responsibilities assigned as approximately 25% to the recipient personally, 25% to the Joliet-area agency sponsoring the recipient, and 50% to the University of St. Francis, with the expectation that half of USF’s commitment will be donor-/business-funded. To that end, USF is proud to announce that the first community business sponsor of the Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship is Joliet-area business owner and philanthropist Terry D’Arcy. “Terry D’Arcy has long been a strong supporter of the University of St. Francis and so many other important organizations and causes in the Joliet area,” USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., said. “Through his support of the Joliet Agency Leadership Scholarship this year, Terry is continuing to invest in the ongoing growth and development of the greater Joliet region by partnering with USF to help one of our bright, young leaders to advance her education.” Additional details on this scholarship will be made available to local service and community agencies in early 2021. For more information, contact Eric Wignall at email@example.com or 815-740-3444.
FOUR COLLEGES, FOUR UNIQUE SPINS ON LEARNING COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS » Dr. Stacy Dewald, Assistant Professor
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL NEEDS » Dr. Srimani Chakravarthi, Professor
"Prior to coming to the University of St. Francis, I worked as an Investigator with the Will County Public Defender’s office which informed my views of the criminal justice system. Racism, conviction of the innocent, political pressure, and lack of funds for the defense of the indigent are a few flaws in the system that transformed my understanding of criminal defense and the system in general. Therefore, I designed a Topics course called 'Wrongful Convictions.' This course covers the causes of wrongful conviction, including eyewitness misidentifications, false confessions, scientist misconduct, junk science, official misconduct, and racism. Case studies are used to illustrate the causes and make suggestions for reform. Students have covered such cases as Juan Rivera, The Norfolk Four, and The West Memphis Three. I also use guest speakers in the course, such as Innocence Project attorneys and exonerees. We were supposed to take a field trip to the Joliet Forensic Science Laboratory in March, but you know...COVID... so that was cancelled." -Dr. Stacy Dewald
Teacher candidates in Dr. Srimani Chakravarthi’s Introduction to Special Needs course are gaining knowledge and experience applicable to their future classrooms through a partnership with a group of special needs students at Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. The class began in spring of 2015 and runs every semester. Students come together for lunch at USF, allowing teacher candidates the chance to gain perspective on the range of disabilities they might encounter when working in an inclusive classroom setting or as a special education teacher. The partnership also gives Lincoln-Way students the opportunity to work on important skills outside their familiar and comfortable school environment. This collaboration is much more than just lunch. It is a rich learning experience for all participants and serves to further USF’s commitment to building an inclusive community through acceptance, flexible thinking, respecting differences, and finding common ground. Dr. Chakravarthi finds it to be one of her favorite experiences. “I love watching my candidates grow comfortable in talking to students with disabilities and demonstrate a newfound way to respect them and note what they are capable of doing, instead of their ‘need’ areas which are apparent.” Chakravarthi and Dr. Lisa White-McNulty recently co-authored a research paper about this experience which will soon be published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION BECOMING A FRANCISCAN COLLEGE » Dr. Orlando Griego, Dean
What makes a college "Franciscan?" COBHA Dean Griego can tell you. While the colorful new decor in his hallways has surely brightened spirits, his goal is much deeper than a can of paint. To start, COBHA has developed a Franciscan business ethics course called “Just Business” (a play on words for justice) about how organizations can give back to the community, operate around sustainability, and apply Franciscan ethics to business practices. A master's level course is being developed with that same Franciscan ethics perspective. "We created a Servant Leader program," said Griego. "These leaders are students who focus on three things: 1) Jesus Christ and the work of St. Francis; 2) promoting Franciscan values within the college and university; and 3) service to others. These leaders are overseen by 'Faculty Shepherds,' who guide the students to keep focused on those three objectives." Griego says program participants have donated over $2,000 to help with the feeding of the homeless and many hours have been dedicated to volunteering at shelters. The group posts positive, Christ-centered messages around campus, working hand-in-hand with University Ministry, and will provide the chapel with two new sets of altar clothes for daily Mass. The group also participates in annual spiritual retreats. The commitment is so strong that the college is hoping to hire a service coordinator to help faculty locate service learning opportunities, highlight and assist with service needs in the college, and identify service needs in the community.
LEACH COLLEGE OF NURSING THE SIM LAB » Dr. Jennifer Wills-Savoia, Director of Clinical & Simulation Learning
LCON students start getting hands-on experience as juniors, when they get to start visiting the "Sim Lab." They get a minimum of one simulation per each clinical course they take, which means a minimum of eight simulation days. It is considered clinical time for both USF and the State of Illinois. USF has three high fidelity mannequins, used for actual patient care and assessments, and nine low fidelity mannequins, utilized to practice nursing skills. In high-fidelity simulation, there are typically three to four students in each four-hour session. They have a pre-briefing period with their instructor, where they get acquainted with the simulator and the environment. Then a simulation is run with faculty and the simulation technician in the room. The students do a debriefing of the scenario and patient situation with their instructor. Explained Wills-Savoia, "Our high-fidelity mannequins have palpable pulses, audible lung, heart and bowel sounds, and our newest mannequin also blinks. We can give them medications, IV fluids, catheterize them, give them a nasogastric tube or a number of other interventions as needed. We use the assessment findings and the vital signs of the patient to guide the student as they begin to make nursing judgments about how to intervene or care for their patient. This allows the students to put into action all that they are learning in class. It is one thing to learn it in class, but quite another to put that knowledge into practice!"
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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI A W A R D S
PRESIDENTIAL ALUMNI AWARD
Julie McCabe-Sterr '75 (B.A. Social Work)
Retired President & Chief Technology Officer at
Problem Solving Court Coordinator at the Office of the
Empowerment Associates, LLC
Will County State's Attorney
Cheryl Stepney obtained bachelor’s degrees in History and English and a minor in Education. She went on to work at large firms in Chicago and then obtained a Computer Science degree from Roosevelt University and became one of the first female pioneers in the technology industry. Her employer, AT&T, sponsored her in the Executive MBA Program of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. After filling multiple roles at AT&T, she came across a small, 25-person firm in California and accepted the position of chief trainer. Moving from one million employees at AT&T to a startup proved challenging but paid off in stock option investments. That small firm was Oracle Corporation, which grew to over 40,000 employees by the time Cheryl was recruited to move to Minnesota for another startup opportunity. She had implemented a sound methodology for delivering database applications to business. She was hiring manager to over 10,000 consultants. She had started Oracle University, a profit center certifying customers had the knowledge to build the same systems the consultants could build. And, she did product management for a suite of tools to automatically build systems, the earliest Machine Learning capabilities. Upon moving to Minnesota to become the vice president of professional services for Macromedia, she leveraged her abilities to design database-enabled computer learning systems for large companies. Having been on the leading edge of technology for over 20 years, she then established her own consulting company, Empowerment Associates, for the next 20 years. Empowerment created systems that would reward individuals and teams with tangible data points on which their salaries could be derived. Clients included some of the largest firms in finance, health care and package delivery logistics. Empowerment became a data warehouse and business intelligence company known internationally from Europe, to the U.K. to South Africa. Stepney sold Empowerment to Microsoft Corporation and held positions on the Database Team as a power business intelligence consultant. Rounding out her 50-year career, Cheryl continued to do consulting until her retirement in 2020. She has been a dedicated volunteer throughout her career years for Loaves & Fishes, creating the Girl Scout Technology Badge, March of Dimes, and leading the 300 Minnesota volunteers teaching Safe Driving through AARP for nine years. She served two terms on the Board of Trustees for the University of St. Francis, which Stepney has included in her legacy gifting plans.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ALUMNI AWARD
Cheryl (Schroeder) Stepney ‘70 (B.A. History)
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After obtaining her B.A. in Social Work, Julie McCabeSterr began her career working with emotionally disturbed children in Virginia and California. Returning home to Illinois, she worked with the Franciscans at the Center for Correctional Concerns in the Will County Adult Detention Facility from 1989 to 2004. In 2004, Julie joined the Office of James W. Glasgow, Will County State’s Attorney, as drug court coordinator, which allowed her to bring together her passion for working with the criminal justice involved population and her compassion in helping those less fortunate. Using her aptitude for leadership, strategic thinking and program creativity, she worked with State’s Attorney Glasgow and the community to expand the Drug Court into the Will County Problem Solving Courts, a program that is relevant, sustainable and effective. In fact, Will County is the only Problem Solving Court in the nation to have both a women’s and men’s sober living residence and an apartment building for transitional housing. During her career, Julie relies on her Franciscan values, recognizing the unique dignity and needs of each individual and their family. For instance, as part of the programming for the Problem Solving Courts, Julie developed and works collaboratively with the University of St. Francis on a reading project for inmates’ children, day programming and internship opportunities. A three-time cancer survivor, Julie has spent the last 20 years volunteering with the American Cancer Society by serving in leadership roles for the Relay For Life of Joliet, as well as community outreach for those suffering with cancer. Besides spending time with her children and grandchildren, in her spare time, Julie loves to garden, swim, and hike the national parks with her husband.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION AWARD Teresa Andrea '15 (M.S. Health Administration) Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Silver Cross Hospital
Teresa Andrea is currently the vice president and chief information officer at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. Teresa received her B.S. in Nursing from Bradley University, and then received an M.S. in Health Administration from University of St. Francis. With a strong technology background and diverse clinical roots, Andrea offers a futuristic and adaptive perspective as people, process and technology are connected. Her experience in multiple roles has allowed her the ability to problem solve through various perspectives. Known for her transformational and innovative approach, she has
successfully implemented numerous organizational projects to support business strategy while incorporating data and analytics to identify opportunity as we transform to value-based care. Whether it is digital innovation, workflow optimization or technical infrastructure, Andrea successfully fosters conversation in the context of business transformation to secure commitment and engagement which ultimately brings success in deliverables.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ALUMNI AWARD Dr. Peter Sullivan '15 (Ed.D. Educational Leadership) Assistant Regional Superintendent at the Will County Regional Office of Education
Dr. Peter Sullivan has served as the assistant regional superintendent for the Will County Regional Office of Education since July of 2018. During his education career, spanning 30-plus years, Sullivan has served as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and district superintendent in the Chicago Public School System, Lockport Township High School, Lisle Senior High School, and Will County School District 92. He has been an adjunct faculty member at USF since 2015, teaching courses in research methods and educational leadership as well as mentoring doctoral candidates through both the dissertation process and superintendent internship. As Will County assistant regional superintendent, Sullivan works to support school districts throughout Will County. He focuses on establishing networks of Will County educators to share their experiences and learn from one another. This effort was guided by his belief that the greatest experts in meeting the needs of students are the outstanding teachers and educational leaders who commit to their success on a daily basis. Sullivan serves as president of both the Will County School Administrators Organization and the Bradley University Parents Association Board of Directors. He is a past-president of the Rotary Club of Lockport and has been active in a range of youth athletic programs. Sullivan and his wife, Chris, reside in Lockport and are the proud parents of four wonderful young adults, the youngest of whom will be graduating from high school this spring. He cites his wife, Chris, a first grade teacher who has spent her entire career in the Chicago Public School System, as his greatest role model in education. He is truly humbled and honored to be the recipient of this recognition from USF—an institution which has meant so much to him.
LEACH COLLEGE OF NURSING ALUMNI AWARD Raquel (Pedric) Prendkowski '02 (BSN Nursing) Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital
Raquel Prendkowski says while some people knew they wanted to be a nurse even while playing make believe as children, she did not. Her parents told her she needed to choose a major and suggested nursing, so Prendkowski followed their lead. She found the content to be interesting, and admired the experience and passion the instructors brought to each rotation, but she did not think nursing would be her life’s path. During school, some sage advice from an instructor regarding a heartwarming patient-nurse interaction Prendkowski had experienced drove her to want to be a lifelong nurse. The words were simple: “She told me that being a nurse is about making connections and helping people no matter how big or small the action might be. This resonated with me and I felt great purpose. Being a nurse meant having the opportunity to do God’s work every day. This was my calling, I just didn’t know it.” Prendkowski graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Nursing 18 years ago and says she sometimes feels like a new grad. Every day, she enjoys waking up and learning something new, which she says is one of the most exciting and humbling aspects of being a nurse. She started her career at a large teaching university as a pediatric intensive care nurse. Over the next decade, she served in PICU, NICU, Hem/Onc, general pediatrics, cardiac ICU, and ED. The experience and educational opportunities provided to her were priceless. She then joined the pediatric ICU team at a safety net hospital with extremely limited resources. After being at the bedside for 14 years, she moved to the manager of pediatrics, then to emergency department director, system emergency department director, and now ACNO. In administration, she gets to help in different ways. She is able to drive policies and practice to ensure her patients are receiving the best care even with scarce resources. She is able to tell stories to donors, legislators, and media about how her institution has been helping the city’s most vulnerable populations for over 100 years and what this means to our community. She is able to help those without a voice due to violence and socio-economic barriers. “But what I love the best is being with my nurses,” she said. “I am able to take their frontline voices of what is best and drive myself to be better for them.”
GIVING BACK CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE USF continues to work diligently toward reaching its Centennial Campaign goal. The campaign, which coincides with the university’s centennial celebration, includes initiatives to beautify campus, increase scholarships, and honor USF’s heritage. These initiatives have an important role in USF’s ongoing efforts to enhance the learning environment, demonstrate its commitment to affordable excellence, and ensure a USF education remains within reach of bright, hard-working students and their families. Although construction has been completed on the new Centennial Gateway and the Benoit Commons, USF continues to raise funds for student scholarships. Last year, USF reported that over 96% of full-time undergraduate students received need-based financial assistance. Additionally, approximately $20.6 million in institutional funds are invested annually in undergraduate student scholarships. Your gift will make a much-needed difference and will help to provide USF students with financial assistance that is needed more now than ever before, especially as the ongoing impact of COVID-19 continues to affect USF families. Visit stfrancis.edu/centennial-campaign to make your gift to support scholarships through the Centennial Campaign.
CENTENNIAL GATEWAY AND THE MARGARET (KENNEDY ’69) AND WILLIAM C. BENOIT COMMONS VIRTUAL DEDICATION This past June, construction commenced on the Centennial Gateway and the Margaret (Kennedy ’69) & William C. Benoit Commons. Construction proceeded quickly throughout the summer, allowing USF to celebrate these new additions to campus with a virtual dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The Centennial Gateway, located at the corner of Plainfield Road and Wilcox Street at the north end of the main Joliet campus, and the Benoit Commons, located between the Pat Sullivan Center and Tower Hall on the main Joliet campus, were fully funded by USF donors through restricted funds raised as part of the Centennial Campaign. USF is grateful for the donors to the Centennial Campaign who made the Centennial Gateway, the Centennial Quad and the Margaret (Kennedy 69’) & William C. Benoit Commons a reality. These initiatives are an important part of how USF is preparing itself—as well as its students—for its second century of service and leadership. Visit stfrancis.edu/ centennial-campaign to view the recent dedication ceremony for these two beautiful campus spaces.
Centennial Campaign chairpersons Bill & Diane (Felbinger ’77) Habiger and Gloria & Edward J. Dollinger stand in front of 100 donor names that are displayed on the Centennial Gateway. Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow; Sisters of St. Francis President Sr. Dolores Zemont, OSF; Diane (Felbinger ’77) & Bill Habiger; William C. & Margaret (Kennedy ’69) Benoit; USF President Arvid C. Johnson; Gloria & Edward J. Dollinger.
Saint Francis statue donor James R. Sefcik, Jr. in front of the newly unveiled statue.
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Margaret (Kennedy ’69) & William C. Benoit in front of the new Benoit Commons.
PLEASE JOIN PRESIDENT ARVID & ANNE JOHNSON AND CARITAS CHAIRS, ANN & STEVE RANDICH AND COREY & STEVE CARBERY, FOR THE
January 30, 2021 6:30 p.m.
USF Jazz Band
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