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2018–2019 Issue 2

2017–18 Annual Report The Centennial Campaign 20 Years of Online Learning


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Building a Franciscan Future… Together, in Our Second Century!

even as we look forward to our second century. Some of these events will look familiar—“centennial-ized” (if that’s a word?!) versions of your favorites—but many will be one-of-a-kind opportunities, including at least

Dear Members of the USF Family,

one world-premiere musical performance.

Welcome to the latest issue of Engaging Mind and

Indeed, the theme for USF’s 2019–2024 strategic

Spirit—our University of St. Francis magazine and one

plan—for which we’re about mid-way through the

way that we strive to remain connected to you:

planning process—is “Building a Franciscan Future…

our alumni, our friends, our parents, our employees

Together, in Our Second Century.” While this explicitly

and our supporters…in short, our USF family.

recognizes that the university is celebrating its centennial, it’s even more important that we do this in

A particular focus of this issue is to begin to lay the

alignment with our mission—as passed on to us by

groundwork for the celebration of the university’s

our founding and sponsoring congregation, the Sisters

100th anniversary in 2020—the planning for which is

of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. For this reason,

well underway.

our focus is on “Building a Franciscan Future”—which, by the way, is an outgrowth of the theme of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities’ Symposium that we hosted last June—as we aspire to be a leading Catholic Franciscan university. The last component of the strategic plan’s theme—

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

which may be easy to overlook but remains critical—is that we’re doing this “Together.” This includes not only our present students, professors and staff members, One key aspect of this planning is our targeted

but also our alumni, friends, community/employer

Centennial Campaign—which looks to raise funds to

partners and donors—each of whom plays a key role

support three key initiatives with which we hope

in realizing our mission…and for whom we are ever

to launch our 100th year of service and leadership.

grateful. (Speaking of donors, please be sure to check

The first is to raise at least $1 million in additional

out the Honor Roll of Donors, which accompanies this

(endowed) scholarship funding for our students, most

year’s annual report at the back of this issue.)

of whom remain the first in their families to attend college. The second is to establish a “Centennial

So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy

Quad” in the space being vacated by St. Albert

this latest update about what’s happening at your

Hall—linking the campus from the Motherhouse

USF. And, as always, please know that I continue to

to Tower Hall to the Brown Science Hall to the Sullivan

consider myself incredibly blessed to serve as your

Center—with new gathering areas and open spaces.

president and promise to work hard to earn the trust

And, finally, we plan to establish a new “Centennial

that you have placed in me.

Gateway” on the northern edge of the campus— complete with a monument sign and a welcoming statue of Saint Francis. (Please see this issue’s feature article for some exciting sketches of our plans.) Another aspect of the planning will be a series of events—indeed, a whole year’s worth!—in which we’ll celebrate the university’s history and the impact it has on its students and the communities it serves,

Peace and all good things,


IN TH IS IS S U E

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FEAT U R E S TO RY

USF Embarks on a Centennial Campaign

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2 U S F N EW S

16 THE FIG HTING SAINTS

3 C A L EN DA R O F EVEN TS

18 STAY IN G CO NNECTE D

12 CO L L EG E O F

19 FAITH, M ISS ION & DIV E RSIT Y

A R T S & S C I EN C ES

20 20 17 – 18 HO NOR ROLL

13 CO L L EG E O F B U S IN ESS &

O F DO N O R S

H EA LTH A D M I N I STR ATIO N

31 THR EE OAK S LEGACY

14 CO L L EG E O F ED U CATIO N

SO CIET Y

15 LEACH COLLEGE OF NURSING

32 20 17 – 18 FIN A NCIAL

STATEM EN TS

ON THE COVER Leading up to the university’s 100th anniversary in 2020, USF has launched a Centennial Campaign to raise money for student scholarships and campus beautification.

Content Dave DiLorenzo Julie Futterer Michelle Madura Alicia McLaughlin Kristin Short Luke Tanaka Sue Thompson Sabine Wetzel Eric Wignall Other USF employees, students & friends Imagery Gloria Allen Cherry Hill Studios Jessica Conte Dave DiLorenzo Don Bersano Photography John Patsch Miguel Rayos del Sol Other USF employees, students & friends

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Design Adam Middleton Printing & Distribution Courier Graphics / CEREUS—Phoenix

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Our Mission As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation,

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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.

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USF N EWS

USF’s New Student Registrations Up 10 Percent in 2018 Bucking the trend of lower college enroll-

ments across Illinois, the University of

families at college nights, talking to more

opportunities. USF students have personal

St. Francis grew by two percent on strong

counselors, hosting more on-campus events,

learning experiences in small classes, averaging

new student enrollment.

and being very clear about how much value

just 13 students per class. Our students and

we offer to our students,” said Eric Ruiz, director

alumni tell us, again and again, how important it

competition from out-of-state schools, and

of undergraduate admissions.

is to be treated as a person, as someone who

state budget woes have created a challenging

matters,” Ruiz said.

environment for enrollment staffs at public

beginning of the fall semester grew to

and private universities.

2,934 students enrolled in 30,395 credit hours.

internships and learning experiences in nearby

Fewer high school graduates, strong

“We are reaching out to more students and

Total enrollment for the university at the

“We are a small school that offers enormous

Located in Joliet, USF offers access to

This represents a two-percent increase in

Chicago, and through a growing list of interna-

percent this fall across undergraduate,

enrollment, up from 2,872 students taking

tional study abroad options.

transfer, and graduate programs. Applications

29,349 credit hours in fall of 2017.

USF saw new student registrations jump ten

to USF grew 14.7% over the previous year.

“The university offers a mix of on-campus

and online bachelor’s, master’s, certificate and doctoral programs that meet the needs of busy working adults,” said Sandee Sloka, director of graduate admissions.

“Our graduate programs in nursing and

business are very popular because we have so many great degree options, changing for what people want and need. Our education and social work programs are some of the best in the Midwest, let alone Illinois, so we are marketing these widely,” Sloka said.

The university has also had a run of

recognitions and high rankings from national education publications like U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine, the Princeton Review and others. Most recently, U.S. News & World report honored USF’s adult undergraduate bachelor’s programs and graduate education, nursing and business programs— including the MBA—in its “Best Online Programs” ranking.

“Since its founding in 1920, the university

has graduated tens of thousands of wellprepared nurses, teachers, business leaders and educated citizens who live and work in your communities. Our impact will continue to grow as the university grows,” USF President Arvid C. Johnson said.

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January 19

Illinois High School Art Competition Reception and Awards (Art Gallery)

Tennis Alumni & Student Match & Reunion (Alumni)

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7th Annual Recreation & Sport Management Alumni Gathering (Alumni)

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62nd Annual Caritas Scholarship Ball (Institutional Advancement)

February

USF CELEB RAT ES C HRI S T MA S

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Exhibit Opening: “Burned Mind: New Figurative Work from Jenny Hansen, Manal Kara and Caleb Yono, through March 15 (Art Gallery)

celebrate the Christmas season. During the annual campus lighting

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Freshman Scholarship Competition (Admissions)

ceremony on the Quad on Nov. 19, the campus was lit with festive lights

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Alumni Network Meetings (Alumni)

and the crèche was blessed, with a special live nativity performance

Basketball Alumni Reunion (Alumni)

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Discover USF Day (Admissions)

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Career Networking & Etiquette Dinner (Alumni)

Faculty Recital Featuring Jiafeng Yan, Piano (Music at Moser)

by students from the Unidos Vamos a Alcanzar (UVA) club and University Ministry. The day after Thanksgiving, USF sponsored the annual Light Up the Holidays parade in downtown Joliet, with friends and families of USF riding on and walking alongside the university’s float. USF’s mascot, Bernie the St. Bernard, served as Grand Marshal and led the parade. Prior to the parade, USF President Dr. Arvid Johnson joined Joliet’s mayor, Bob O’Dekirk, in lighting the City of Joliet’s Christmas tree in Van Buren Plaza.

Top: Joshua Rutnicki from the Recreation Club floats like an angel over Kayla Callahan, Michael Nickel, Lauren Tims and Tobias Alcaide. The students presented a live nativity scene at USF’s annual blessing of the crèche in the Quad. Bottom: Bernie served as grand marshal in Joliet’s holiday parade.

C ALE N DA R O F E V E N TS

Once again, the USF community enjoyed some popular holiday events to

March 12

Transfer, Adult Degree Completion and Graduate Student Open House (Admissions)

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KAIA String Quartet: “Music of Latin America” (Music at Moser)

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Career Week at USF (Career Services)

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Mass Communication Alumni Presentation (Alumni)

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Top Golf Night (Alumni)

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USF Swingin’ Saints Explore the Heavens (Music at Moser)

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USF Student Art Exhibition, through April 12 (Art Gallery)

April 5–7

Spring Musical: “The Little Shop of Horrors” (Music at Moser)

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Alumni Network Meetings & Alumni Service Day (Alumni)

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12th Annual Computer Science Alumni & Student Event (Alumni)

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Jazz Ensembles (Music at Moser)

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Breakfast With the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt (Alumni)

USF Choirs: “The World in a Concert” (Music at Moser)

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Transfer Registration (Admissions)

Spring Student Recital I (Music at Moser)

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Wishing you Easter blessings!

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Spring Student Recital II (Music at Moser)

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Exhibit Opening: USF Art & Design Senior Thesis, through June 27 (Art Gallery)

27–28 Joliet Symphony Orchestra: “War and Peace” (Music at Moser) 28

Freshman Registration (Admissions)

May 4

Spring Commencement

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Broadway in Chicago’s “Chicago” and Lunch at Italian Village (Alumni)

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England & Ireland Cultural Trip—Alumni Students/Employees/Students Welcome (Music & Performing Arts)

Saturday Info Sessions These are brief Saturday campus visits which include a short tour. Space is limited to three per family. RSVP by calling 815-740-2270. January 19 & 26, 2019 February 2, 16 & 23, 2019 March 2, 9 & 30, 2019 April 6 & 13, 2019 For more detailed information or to confirm any changes that may occur with these scheduled events, visit stfrancis.edu/usf-calendar or see the back cover of this magazine for phone numbers and email addresses to contact specific departments.


USF N EWS

USF W ELCO M ES N E W D E A N, D R . L I RI M N E ZI ROSKI

RSM’ S SY D SKL AR B E COME S PRI N CIPAL FO R A DAY

The University of St. Francis recently

Dr. Syd Sklar, chair of USF’s

welcomed Dr. Lirim Neziroski as its new

Recreation & Sport

dean of teaching and learning outcomes.

Management program,

Neziroski’s responsibilities include

represented USF in Joliet

coordinating the assessment of general

Elementary School District 86’s

education program outcomes, collabo-

districtwide “Principal for a

rating with academic departments to

Day” program in October.

develop continuous improvement in

Sklar was placed at Thomas

assessment and program reviews,

Jefferson Elementary School

overseeing first-year experience (called “Foundations”) courses, and

and had the opportunity

supervising first-year experience program coordinators. He also oversees

to visit with his wife, Bev, and

the Department of Academic Technology and coordinates faculty

her class (Bev received her

development activities.

master of education from USF

in 2011). After visiting the

“As I begin my tenure at USF, my main focus is on university outcomes,

which is what the university promises to produce in students outside of

school, Sklar attended a

their major studies,” Neziroski said. “It is a focus on the holistic, broader

luncheon with all the princi-

development of students.”

pals, honorary principals

and district leaders and was

Neziroski holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia, an

MBA in Organizational Leadership from the University of

given the opportunity to

Massachusetts, a master’s degree in English-Humanities from

represent USF and speak to the

the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in English from

crowd about his experience.

Augustana College.

GRA N T AWA RD ED T O JO L I E T S YM P HO N Y ORCHE STRA WI LL E X PAN D PE RCUSSI ON S E CTI ON The Joliet Symphony Orchestra has close to 60 members and is comprised of members of the USF Orchestra and individual community members. It is also the only orchestra for adults in Will County. Its percussion section will be expanding thanks to a grant worth more than $4,600 from the Community Foundation of Will County, through the Jay and Lori Bergman Charitable Fund.

Alexandra Dee, USF’s director of orchestral activities and JSO’s music

director and conductor, was presented with the grant award on October 25 at Mistwood Golf Club.

“We sincerely thank the Community Foundation of Will County and

the Jay and Lori Bergman Charitable Fund for this generous grant,” Dee said. “The grant will allow us to expand our percussion section through the purchase of a vibraphone and a set of tom-tom drums. These additions will also allow us to increase the diversity of music we perform.”

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USF PRO FES S O R S P E A K S A BO U T C HA R AC TE R E DUCATI ON IN ARG EN T IN A

ALB UQUE RQUE S TUDENTS WIN ME DI CAL CHALLE NG E BOWL

helps bring professors from

challenges: cities with some

The New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants

the U.S. to Argentina for

people financially secure,

(NMAPA) annual primary care conference was

an exchange of research and

and many very poor people;

held in September, and USF’s Physician Assistant

ideas that may be of benefit

good families trying to raise

students participated in the Student Medical

to the country. One major

their children but still seeing

Challenge Bowl. They were asked medical

area of concern for Argentina

drug abuse among them.

questions and had to buzz in to answer. The USF

is the growing problem

I just hope that the character

team won the challenge and received a trophy

of substance use by school-

education ideas I shared

to be kept for the year until it is passed on to next

aged children. Information

from the U.S. Schools of

year’s challenge bowl winners.

Dr. Madonna Murphy, a

shared by Murphy included

Character can help them in

professor in the University of

her research on the U.S.

their goal of educating

St. Francis College of

Schools of Character

moral young people, the

Education, visited Universidad

program and how a compre-

future citizens of their

Católica de Santa Fe in

hensive approach to

country and of our world,”

Santa Fe, Argentina, in

character education that

Murphy said.

mid-October to speak about

engages schools, families,

character education.

media, and the community

Director of International

can help change student

Programs, worked with

presentations to university

attitudes toward casual

Murphy to apply for this

faculty and administration,

drug use.

opportunity and hopes to

and shared information with

begin a faculty and student

the public on the importance

experience. Everyone in

exchange with Universidad

of character education

Argentina was so friendly,

Católica de Santa Fe in the

for students as citizens of the

dedicated and hard working.

near future.

future. This opportunity was

It is interesting how globally

made possible by a grant that

we all seem to have the same

Murphy gave two

“It was an amazing

Angie Maffeo, USF

P.A. students Caitlyn Duran, Kathleen L’Heureux and Gabriela Kerwin proudly hold their challenge bowl trophy.

DARA’ S J EFF JA SKOW I A K O U T F I T S RE CO RDI N G STUDI O DON ATE D T O CH ICAGO S CHO O L BY MU S I C I A N JU S TI N TRAN TE R The Chicago Academy of the Arts received a donation from well-known musician and songwriter, Justin Tranter, to build a cutting-edge recording studio. Jeff Jaskowiak, director of USF’s Digital Audio & Recording Arts (DARA) program, agreed to direct the project as a consultant.

“Jeff is a terrific ambassador for USF, and we were eager to model our

new program after USF’s DARA program,” said Jason Patera, head of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, in a letter to the USF’s Provost Frank Pascoe.

Above: USF alumnus Jack Murray ’18 was named director of the Recording Arts and Commercial Music program at The Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Over the course of many months, Jaskowiak designed and led the

install of a control room, a tracking room, a four-station music production classroom and additional modern recording technology in the facility. The icing on the cake? USF alumnus Jack Murray ‘18 was also hired to be the first director of the academy’s Recording Arts and Commercial

Left: Jason Patera, Justin Tranter, and Jeff Jaskowiak gather in the studio Jaskowiak helped develop for the academy.

Music program.

“Jack is clearly one of the best hires we’ve made in many years, and

the early successes and momentum of our new program have been stunning,” said Patera.

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USF Embarks on a Centennial Campaign Building a Franciscan Future... Together, in Our Second Century!


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lmost a century ago, the College of St. Francis was founded by a group of pioneer women, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Mary Immaculate, with a determination of providing high quality education

to capable young women. During the course of those 100 years, the university has carried on the traditions of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare by educating young women and men with the values of respect, integrity, service and compassion. The university’s 49,000 alumni have, in turn, carried out those values and made the world a better place. In the past century, St. Francis became a coeducational institution in 1971, developed an affiliation with the Saint Joseph College of Nursing in 1997, and was re-named University of St. Francis (USF) in 1998. Along the journey, this university has maintained its focus on offering a Catholic, Franciscan value-centered education to every student. In 2020, the University of St. Francis will celebrate its rich history and 100-year anniversary. As part of this 100-year celebration, USF is embarking on a Centennial Campaign that will support the next 100 years. It includes three strategic initiatives that will increase scholarship support, honor USF’s Franciscan heritage and further beautify the main campus in Joliet. This campaign is critical to USF in enhancing its learning environment, showing is its dedication to award-winning, high quality education and ensuring a USF degree remains within the reach of smart, motivated students ready to make a difference in the world. It inspires the hopes and aspirations of young people today and into the future. The Centennial Campaign officially kicked-off on September 25, 2018 with an introduction of campaign leadership and volunteers ready to spread the excitement and share the plans with fellow alumni and friends.

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP From left: Bill Habiger, Diane (Felbinger) Habiger ’77 (USF Trustee), Gloria Dollinger, and Ed Dollinger (USF Trustee)

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STRATEGIC INITIATIVE #1:

SCHOLARSHIPS—$1 MILLION As the cost of higher education continues to rise, economic barriers have remained a major factor in college accessibility for students. At a time when a college degree has become essential to success, the University of St. Francis remains committed to assuring that every student who seeks a USF education is able to afford it. A college education, namely a USF education, remains an important investment. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Focusing Higher Education on Student Success” fact sheet, college graduates with a bachelor’s degree typically earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma and are also far less likely to face unemployment. Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education. By 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require postsecondary education or training. The highest priority of the Centennial Campaign is raising $1 million dedicated to scholarships, which is essential to the enrollment of hundreds of students each year. More than half of USF students are the first in their families to attend college. The availability of scholarships often determines whether many talented young women and men are able to attend USF and earn a degree. USF seeks hard-working students with unique talents, brainpower and the desire to make a difference in the world. Scholarships make the USF experience affordable for these students. Saint Francis of Assisi said, “For it is in giving, that we receive.” The mission of this campaign will be carried out by those who care deeply about the university and understand that endowed scholarships are critical to ensuring the tradition of educating current and future students with Franciscan values continues for the next 100 years.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE #2:

CENTENNIAL GATEWAY—$500,000 The new Centennial Gateway will honor the university’s 100-year heritage, recognize USF supporters and provide a warm welcome to campus. The landscape design features a stone gateway and signage, a stone patio and seating area, a bronze statue of Saint Francis of Assisi and thriving plants and trees. These special features will welcome current students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to campus. Statues on college campuses become an important way to communicate heritage, pride and tradition. USF believes the statue of Saint Francis and the area around it will enhance the campus environment and help bolster recruitment efforts. The university also believes the charm, color, and beauty of the landscaping will be a fitting remembrance of USF’s patron, who was known for his love of nature and creation. Spaces, such as this one, will be the heart of USF’s mission as a welcoming community of learners. USF aspires to reach 100 alumni, in honor of the university’s 100th anniversary, who will make the Centennial Gateway possible.


STRATEGIC INITIATIVE #3:

CENTENNIAL QUAD—$500,000 The Quad on the main campus will be transformed. The space will create an attractive outdoor gathering area and walkable link between USF’s LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Science Hall, Tower Hall, the Pat Sullivan Recreation Center and the Motherhouse. With the removal of St. Albert Hall, the campus will be opened up and the Quad will create a peaceful setting conducive to learning. Illinois native plants and gardens will be incorporated into the landscape design as well as a new water feature that will enhance the overall beauty of campus. The commons seating area will provide space for students to study, collaborate on projects and enjoy fellowship. This space, where relationships will flourish, is a critical means by which student success is made. A variety of naming opportunities in the new Quad are available to recognize supporters and make this vision a reality.

Pay Your Blessings Forward

“You want to pay your blessings forward,” he continued. “If you have

When you love something, you support it the best you can. That’s the lens

blessings, you share them while you can. That’s what it’s all about.

through which Margaret (Kennedy) ’69 and Bill Benoit look at USF, and

Whether it is $10 or $10,000, you have an opportunity to touch someone’s

that is why they have chosen to support the Centennial Campaign and

life and they will, most likely, pay that blessing forward and impact the

name the new commons seating area in the transformed Quad.

lives of others.”

“When I was a student at St. Francis, I majored in English and minored in Music and Education. I had excellent teachers who provided me with a strong foundation in the liberal arts,” Margaret said. “Because of this, I was well prepared for a rewarding career as a teacher. I am looking forward to attending my 50th class reunion in 2019!”

As for the future of USF, the Benoits hope to see the next 100 years be just as good, if not better, than the first 100 years. “We want to see the University of St. Francis continue to grow and thrive,” Margaret said. “We realize that a lot can change over the course of 100 years, but it is our hope that USF will continue to provide the

Although Bill is not an alumnus, he began working at USF as an adjunct

wonderful educational opportunities and Franciscan values that it is so

field experience supervisor in the College of Education after retiring from

well known for.”

Joliet District 86 in 2000. He has since developed an affection for the university on a different level.

stfrancis.edu/giving/centennial-campaign

“There is a great group of people at USF who are dedicated to preparing students to be successful teachers and leaders,” Bill said. “What is accomplished in the College of Education classrooms each day is truly remarkable.” Regardless of how they individually arrived at it, Margaret and Bill’s love of USF is a common bond they have now shared for years. They also know their support of USF makes a difference and helps to provide opportunities to students that might not otherwise be available to them. This opportunity to impact the lives of those students is important to them. “We love supporting USF because we know there are students here who are going to make a difference in this world and continue to live the Franciscan values they are learning here,” Margaret said. Added Bill, regarding their choice to show that support though the Quad project, “When you walk through the Quad, everyone is welcoming. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place, and the new seating area will be a

Margaret (Kennedy ’69) and Bill Benoit at the Centennial Campaign kick-off event.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Online Learning at USF in 2019

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019 marks the 20th year of online

operate on its own. There is a team of USF

presence in the online environment by checking

learning at the University of St. Francis,

employees responsible for maintaining the

in to the course on a daily basis,” explained

and some students couldn’t fathom

system and servicing both students and

Gummess. “They make their presence known by

life without it.

instructors with its use. The Department of

responding to what students are saying and

Academic Technology (DAT) includes

asking provocative and follow-up questions,

master of social work (MSW) program, is

Christopher Glenn, who provides faculty

which models an atmosphere of interaction so

an adult graduate student who is completing

consultation on the design and development of

students are inspired to exhibit the traits that

her degree in the university’s weekend

online courses; Glen Gummess, who trains

online learning exemplifies.”

program while maintaining a full-time job as at

instructors; and Chris Marks, who provides daily

the Association for Individual Development.

support to Canvas users as “the voice on the

USF since—or not long after—the inception

Cornstubble, a mom and the proud grand-

other end” when individuals call for assistance.

of online learning in 1999. Other notable

mother of two young girls, feels overwhelmed

individuals who helped bring online learning to

at times trying to juggle her studies, her family

especially considering there are more

USF include Dr. Jim Doppke, former USF

life and her job as a behavioral health case

than 2,000 adult undergraduate and graduate

president; Carolyn Murphy, former Board of

manager, but the ability to learn in weekend and

students at USF who, in most cases, are

Trustees chair; Jeff McCune and Mark

online courses has provided her with peace of

studying almost completely online. Their work

Snodgrass, former data processing teammates;

mind in spite of a rigorous routine.

certainly seems to be making a positive impact.

Jerry Kickul and Jeanne Washburn from the

USF has been leading the way as a “Quality

then-Center for Instructional Delivery; and

the house no later than 6:30. I work a 10-hour

Matters” institution for two years now. Through

Dr. Mike LaRocco, who was a professor in the

day and arrive back at home in the evening

this international program, USF joins nearly

College of Business & Health Administration.

sometime after 7 p.m. I settle in quickly and

1,000 institutions in 47 states and six countries

immediately begin my schoolwork in order to

in a commitment to the achievement of

USF as director of Network Support Services,

stay on top of assignments. My workload

established standards and continuous improve-

carries me late into the evening hours and

ment processes for online and blended course

AT&T server and the purchase of Lotus Notes.

certainly requires a bit of balancing. The online

design, according to Glenn.

The chair of our board at the time, Carolyn

learning platform is designed for convenience,

Murphy, arranged it for us. It was Jim Doppke’s

but it still requires a tremendous amount of

only from the expertise of the DAT team,

dream, and Carolyn helped to fulfill it.”

self-discipline and responsibility,” she remarked.

but also from the dedication of professors who

Cassandra Cornstubble, a student in the

“I am up and moving at 4:30 a.m. and leave

This small team delivers a mighty punch,

The quality of USF’s courses comes not

All three individuals have been working at

Said Snodgrass, who continues to work at

“The program got started by a donation of an old

Doppke and his predecessor, Dr. John Orr,

teach in the online learning environment.

were already hard at work preparing the

busy adult students, that “online learning

university for this state-of-the-art move to

platform,” also known as Canvas, doesn’t just

model good discussion habits and create

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“It is the instructor’s task to lead by example,

online learning long before the launch in 1999.


It was LaRocco who became inspired at a

conference to build an online class for his MBA

application process.

students, igniting a fire at the academic level.

With Doppke’s support, and assistance from

first contact with the admissions office, to

McCune and Kickul, the project moved forward.

academic advising, to their major advisor,

students always have someone they can go to

“Jeff helped me cobble together the

The support doesn’t end there. From their

framework for an online environment with a

with questions or concerns. Sloka says that

bulletin board, email feature, and tool to upload

adults have many of the same questions that

papers. After that, Jerry set up the actual

traditional students have—how long it takes and

learning space, and we did a dry run with one of

how much it costs. However, they are also

my graduate marketing classes,” said LaRocco.

concerned about how the coursework and

“The students who took the online classes really Dr. John Orr (left) and Dr. Jim Doppke

additional students during the registration and

degree will help them in their current positions

enjoyed them.”

and with career advancement.

Overall, the benefits then were the same

“I would absolutely love to make more

then as they are now. Ease. Flexibility.

money,” Cornstubble says, “but after graduating

through the 1990s, in John Orr’s presidency

Convenience. Sixteen-year USF veteran Sandee

I mostly hope to find meaningful employment,

and then in my own, USF had upgraded

Sloka, who has served as director of graduate

where I can successfully apply the knowledge

computer equipment, created and expanded

admissions for 13 of those years, has seen

and wisdom gained from my education to

student computer labs and classrooms, and

firsthand how important online learning is to

improve the conditions for those in need.”

helped faculty and students develop computer

today’s adult audience.

skills,” remarked Doppke, under whose

potential students to get started as soon as

“Beginning in the late 1980s and continuing

leadership online learning was launched. “Developing classes and programs taught online

“Helping them figure out how to fit school

into their very busy lives is key,” said Sloka. “The typical profile of an adult student is an

Sloka urges interested students and

possible to make the most of their learning experience.

thus was a natural development for a campus

individual who is juggling home, work, school

community committed to using computers

and many other responsibilities. Many of them

‘right now,’ but every semester you wait puts

appropriately and effectively to improve

have been out of school for a while, so they are

you that much further away from that end

students’ educational experiences. In addition,

apprehensive about starting back.”

campus-based students were trending older,

becoming more diverse, often working full- or

four graduate admissions counselors are

started and take one or two classes. It will get

part-time, and having family or other responsi-

cross-trained to work with all populations,

much easier to keep plugging along.”

bilities. Study of both these student populations

with each counselor having expertise in a

made it clear that they had similar needs:

specialty area. The graduate staff enrolls

and USF’s graduate programs, visit stfrancis.edu/

both needed access to high-quality education

approximately 900 new students each year, on

admissions/online-students.

offered in ways that were flexible and conve-

six different start dates. They work with many

To ease that worry, she and her team of

“There’s always an excuse not to get started

goal of getting your degree,” she advised. “Sometimes the best thing to do is jump in, get

For more information about online studies

nient and met their complex schedules.”

Another factor that influenced Doppke’s

thinking was the opportunity for curricular improvement. Integrating a new delivery system, identifying its strengths and limitations, and evaluating its effects on student learning would allow faculty to rethink individual courses and even entire programs, and thus lead to the strengthening of the overall quality of USF education, he explained.

“That of course was related to what was

arguably the most important element in the decision to start an online education program: USF’s continuing commitment to identifying and meeting the changing needs of students for effective, high-quality education,” said Doppke. USF’s Canvas System

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Graduate Student Shares her Journey to Becoming a Physician Assistant by Sabine Wetzel “Hold out your hand and stay still,”

Eager to learn more about the profession, I shadowed a surgical

whispers my grandfather in Swiss-German

physician assistant. who demonstrated compassion for her patients,

as he angles the lamp to illuminate

expansive clinical knowledge and a proclivity for patient education.

my injury.

We rounded on critically ill patients with a team of attending surgeons,

My failed attempt to whittle a roasting

and would return to each patient after rounds to review and further

stick for my bratwurst left me with a

explain what had been discussed earlier. This experience solidified my path

superficial laceration and tear-stricken

to becoming a physician assistant.

face. He swings open the bathroom closet

to reveal a myriad of concoctions in glass

my eye, including its emphasis on small, interactive classes and its

When applying to schools, several facets of the USF program caught

jars ranging from Chinese teas to onion extract. A few drops from a

commitment to preparing students to provide primary care in rural

carefully selected bottle are applied to my wound with the reassurance

settings. While the USF faculty has offered constant support and

that I will heal quickly.

encouragement, the most significant support I’ve received has come

from my fellow classmates. The Class of 2019 is made up of

My grandfather’s illustration of Swiss home remedies first sparked my

enthusiasm for health and medicine. When he was eventually diagnosed

compassionate, intelligent, inspiring future providers, and I am humbled

with pancreatic cancer, there were always family members, friends, or

and ever-grateful for my journey with them over these last two-and-a-half

neighborhood hospice workers by his side. I remember thinking that

demanding years.

everyone deserved a strong network of support comparable to what he had received. I began to see health care as a collaborative network of care that encompassed the support of family, health care providers, and an entire community.

After graduating from college, I began volunteering and working in

various health care positions to investigate my potential role in the field, including medical scribing and providing direct patient care as a phlebotomist with the American Red Cross. But it was during a routine health visit where I was treated by a physician assistant that my future career presented itself. The individual’s scope of practice was remarkable, and I was astonished to discover that a physician assistant’s could be

The Class of 2019 from USF’s physician assistant program in Albuquerque poses for a mid-year photo.

the provider of one’s medical needs.

MA S T ER O F S O C I A L WO RK P RO G R A M P RODUCI N G S KI LLE D, COMPAS S I ON ATE S OCI AL WORK ER S USF’s Social Work program includes under-

interdisciplinary, multicultural settings. No other

one of the program’s biggest strengths is its

graduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) degrees in

program in the area can make such distinction,”

student-focused approach to advising and

social work and certificates in forensic social

said Professor Alicia McLaughlin, who has

teaching. Students enter USF’s program at

work and gerontology. The BSW degree trains

served as the MSW program director since

various levels of understanding and potential,

students on generalist social work practice for

returning from her time as a Fulbright Scholar in

and instructors work with them to provide

entry-level social work duties. The MSW degree,

Guyana, South America in January of 2018.

sensitive feedback and mentoring so they can

on the other hand, trains social workers to

achieve their goal of becoming a social worker.

perform on an advanced level, as social service

Francis, according to McLaughlin, is the diversity

program directors at social service agencies or

of the faculty because diversity and inclusion

students. The world needs more social workers

as private practitioners.

are tremendous values of the profession. USF is

to bring about positive change that will reflect

also unique because it offers a weekend MSW

and honor those who have been systematically

generalist practice, with specific aims to create

program, aimed at working professionals who

marginalized from the mainstream.”

social workers who can work proficiently in

want to learn while maintaining a job. However,

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A big strength of the MSW program at St.

Said McLaughlin, “I enjoy training our


CO LLEG E O F BU S I N E S S & H E A LT H A D M I N I S T R AT ION

Spotlight: Emily Egizio ’15, ’18 Emily Egizio was a bright student in the College of Business & Health Administration (COBHA), and is now sharing her talents with the corporate world. After earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing and management in 2015, she continued on to obtain her MBA in 2018. She now works as an events manager for Bowlero Corporation.

Egizio felt a natural and practical progression while transitioning from

the undergraduate to the graduate program at University of St. Francis. She enjoyed her small classes and the personal attention she received from her professors as an undergraduate, noting that her instructors truly got to know her and understand her learning style.

“They knew the best way to help me and pointed me in the right

direction when I needed help,” she described.

After graduating, Egizio dove straight into her MBA work. She

completed COBHA’s “3 to Degree” program, in which some of her undergrad courses counted toward her MBA, and she was able to finish in

success at USF. I can say that I would not be as successful as I am today

a shorter timeframe. She noted that her undergraduate courses were

without all of their help,” expressed Egizio. “I still do the ‘power poses’ we

building blocks for her graduate program, and her graduate program was

learned in Dr. Brown’s class, and I’m never nervous or scared to give

a strong foundation for her career. Egizio not only worked full time

presentations or have hard conversations with employees because I have

while completing her MBA, but she even completely changed careers

great lessons to fall back on.”

during that time.

Bowlero Corporation. She has nine centers that she oversees events

“I would not have been able to do it without online learning. Working

Egizio is now the regional event manager for Chicago and Houston at

full time and having to complete classes to finish my degree was a lot to

for—four in Chicagoland and five in Houston, Texas. Bowlero’s mission

handle,” she said.

statement is, “We strive to be a world-class provider of delightful guest

experiences, and to provide a dynamic work environment where talented

Egizio appreciated the fact that even though they never met in a

classroom, her online professors and classmates made topics come to life

and ambitious associates will thrive,” and Egizio feels her company truly

while they participated in online “discussions” about their jobs and

lives its mission.

workplaces. She was impressed by the fact that many of her professors

came from big corporations and were therefore able to offer their

successful. Every day when I go to work, I know I’m going to have a good

real-world expertise and knowledge to students. The rigorous workload

time. I truly enjoy what I do. I love training and developing staff and

was also helpful because it taught her how to meet deadlines and

keep looking forward to the next step,” said Egizio. “One month into

multitask on multiple projects, which is a helpful skill in the workplace.

working for the company, I was promoted. A year after that I was

Egizio feels every one of her COBHA professors was influential in

promoted again. I have only been in my position for two months and

some way.

I recently went from working with four centers to nine. It’s really amazing

to feel so prepared and confident!”

“I learned a lot in Dr. [Rich] Vaughn’s marketing classes. He was also

“Bowlero believes that all employees have value and can be

the advisor for the Student Business Association, which I was a part of.

Dr. [Shannon] Brown, one of my main management professors, was the

also crafts, sews, enjoys scrapbooking, and just generally likes being

When she gets free time, Egizio loves to read and watch movies. She

advisor for F.R.E.E., which I was the president of, and she was a personal

creative. But most importantly, after being born and raised in Joliet, she

mentor of mine. Dr. [Bonnie] Covelli was the advisor for Enactus, which

loves Chicago’s sports teams—especially the Cubs and the Blackhawks.

I helped start at USF. Professor [Joseph] Ferrallo, Dr. [David] Gordon,

“Cubs for sure!” she replied, after being asked which she liked best.

Dr. [Steve] Morrissette, Dr. [Tony] Zordon…all of them contributed to my

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CO LLEG E O F E D U CAT I O N

Q&A with Mary Fran Oskvarek ’89, ’11, ’18 Mary Fran

Stewardship, Leadership, and Learning concen-

experiences exceeded my expectation—truly

Oskvarek

tration was an ideal fit for me, given its focus

living up to the mission, vision and values of the

became a

on servant leadership. I saw it as an opportunity

university. What is most impressive about the

registered nurse

to further support my growth within health care

university is the support provided by professors

at the age of 19

leadership and gain additional tools to assist my

to ensure the success of every student.

after feeling

teams. Servant leaders care for those whom

called to serve

they lead and I find great personal satisfaction in

University of St. Francis has positively influenced

and advocate for

mentoring, guiding and supporting my staff.

my career path and professional success. The

Without a doubt, my educational journey at

Stewardship, Leadership, and Learning curric-

the sick. With time and experience, she was keen to recognize

IT IS EVIDENT THAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE

ulum is applicable to all professions and

that caregivers need support from leadership

ABOUT SERVING OTHERS. HOW HAS THE

organizations. My cohort included professionals

teams to be successful and provide excellent

SERVANT LEADERSHIP COMPONENT OF THE

with careers in education, marketing, finance,

care to others. She wanted to become one of

DOCTORAL PROGRAM INFLUENCED

social work and health care. Skills taught in the

those leaders, and was led back to USF to

SUCCESS IN YOUR CURRENT ROLE?

development of the dissertation foster critical

pursue advanced studies…four times, in fact. As

The ideals that embody servant leadership have

thinking and the importance of research, while

the proud holder of four USF degrees, Oskvarek

helped me to elevate each department I have

analytics and literature review lend additional

has learned a lot from the University of St.

led. Servant leaders mentor team members

support to leaders in all roles. Beyond these

Francis through the bachelor’s in Health Arts

to become more engaged, autonomous, and

skills, the servant leadership dynamic promotes

that she earned 1989, the master’s in Health

ultimately align themselves to the mission,

a healthy leader mindset to compassionately

Administration that she earned in 2011, the MSN

vision, and purpose of the organization. I am

care for those they lead and the organizations

degree she earned in 2018, and the Ed.D. in

most proud of the relationships that I have

they support.

Stewardship, Leadership, and Learning that she

developed as a servant leader and how I have

received from the College of Education at

contributed to the growth of associates at

the same time she was completing her MSN.

the hospital including those on my leadership

What are five things people might enjoy

She is quick to acknowledge the University of

team. As a servant leader, I focus on both the

learning about you?

St. Francis as playing a key role in her success.

professional and personal health and wellbeing

1. I enjoy cruising in the Caribbean with my family and fishing in the Northwoods.

of my staff. Caring for my team in this manner WHAT AND WHERE IS YOUR CURRENT JOB?

leads to higher satisfaction within the depart-

I am excited to share that I very recently

ment, which decreases turnover and improves

accepted a promotion to director of nursing

care for the patients we serve.

services and magnet research at Advocate

Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. In my

the doctoral program are servant leaders

previous role as manager of clinical operations

themselves. They use their extensive experi-

for day surgery, the post-anesthesia care unit,

ences to encourage practical candidate

and the O.R. holding room, I was responsible

exploration of how servant leaders respond to

for the oversight of approximately 25,000

a variety of situations.

I appreciate that the professors within

surgical cases annually while managing nearly 100 team members.

HOW DID YOU KNOW UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS WAS THE RIGHT PLACE TO PURSUE

WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR

AND EARN YOUR DOCTORAL DEGREE?

PURSUING A DOCTORAL DEGREE?

This was an easy decision. I completed my

I have always had a strong desire to continue

undergraduate degree at USF as well as my M.S.

developing professionally in an effort to support

in Health Administration. Along with my

my goal of mentoring others as a leader within

doctoral degree, I also earned an MSN in

an organization. USF’s Ed.D. program and the

Nursing Administration this past year and all four

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2. I was a musician and played trumpet for 10 years, which was how I met my “rock star” husband of 31 years. 3. I enjoy supporting my husband and the various local bands that he performs with. 4. I volunteer at a local homeless shelter twice a month. 5. “Oskvarek” means “bacon bits” in Slovak!


LEAC H CO L L EG E O F N U RS I N G

Dean of Graduate Nursing Programs Illustrates Benefits and Challenges of Online Nursing Instruction

Teaching nursing online is both exciting

obtain quiz statistics once all of the students have completed the

and challenging, according to Sue

examination. Recently, the graduate nursing program implemented

Thompson, assistant dean of graduate

Proctortrack, which is an online proctoring system. This system records

nursing programs at University of St.

the student, via a webcam, as they are taking their exam and notifies the

Francis. The Master’s of Science in Nursing

instructor of any examination violations.

(MSN) is delivered totally online at USF and

Thompson is no stranger to the online

challenges—but most of them have easy solutions or workarounds.

delivery of the program, after having taught

online courses in the Leach College of

because they may feel lost or alone in the online classroom. Creating

Nursing since 2012.

group assignments is an instructional strategy that greatly enhances

“I have experienced the positive impact of teaching with technology,”

While there are endless benefits of online learning, there are also Students can face challenges while learning in the online environment

student-to-student interaction.

she says.

on a group case study, which stimulates creativity and allows the students

USF’s learning management system, Canvas, allows both the student

“In USF’s Advanced Pharmacology course, for example, students work

and faculty to interact with each other and access to course material

to work collaboratively. Students create a PowerPoint audio lecture based

anytime, day or night. It allows students to participate in the course at their

on a specific scenario, allowing students to not only interact with each

convenience while they balance work and family life with their studies.

other but also with technology,” says Thompson.

Likewise, faculty can enjoy flexibility while monitoring, participating in, and

grading course discussions or assignments on campus or in their home.

teaching presence. The development of modules with learning

activities and assignments is an effective way to create that presence in

The development of online courses in Canvas, including the prepara-

The main challenge for instructors is typically the ability to create a

tion of assignments and exams, is completed before the beginning of a

lieu of meeting with students in person. Additionally, the instructor’s

course to provide continuity for all sections. The classroom is essentially

daily facilitation of and involvement in class discussions, as well as the

“built” online in Canvas, according to the instructor’s wishes. The depart-

recording and delivery of weekly course summaries for students,

ment of academic technology will even copy previous courses so that

are other effective ways to enhance their teaching presence in an

changes to courses can be made easily by the course chair, who is

online environment.

responsible for updating course material. Instructors must also check all

the technology features, such as links to course resources, to assure that

interaction always makes things better. For instance, written communica-

they are working properly.

tions and emails can be hard to understand, or they may have an

unintended “tone.”

Another advantage to online course delivery for students includes the

Sometimes communication can be challenging, but personal

ability to work ahead in the course. They can do this by exploring

recorded lectures, which are a great feature in the online environment.

something I’ve written in a course discussion or an email,” says Thompson.

This provides students with unlimited access to view and listen to lectures

“I always instruct students to call me if they are not understanding

“Oftentimes, talking to the student on the phone alleviates all their fears

whenever they have time. Students also have the ability to upload videos,

and concerns.”

PowerPoint presentations, or voice recordings as part of their assign-

ments. Canvas also provides a conference button that allows students

to move forward in their studies and their careers while giving

and/or faculty to meet asynchronously. Students can create a conference

instructors like Thompson more options and flexibility while teaching in

to meet with their peers or their instructor, providing a more traditional

the online environment.

“classroom” feel.

A great benefit for instructors is the ease of grading. Once the

Overall, online instruction has allowed thousands of LCON graduates

“Teaching online has come a long way since 2012 and I am looking

forward to the technological changes ahead!” she said.

instructor creates an examination, Canvas automatically calculates the student grade. The instructor can easily perform an item analysis and

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THE F I G HT I N G S A I N T S

Fighting Saints Roundup The USF cross country teams posted their best combined finish at the

for 1,942 yards, 22 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He finished

2018 NAIA National Championships. The Saints took third on the

the season 16th in the NAIA in passing efficiency (148.2) and added five

men’s side and a program-best eighth in the women’s race, leading to a

rushing scores. Butkus wrapped up his time with USF among the

school-record second-place performance in the combined standings.

program’s career leaders in passing yards (6,630), passing touchdowns

Freshman Omar Paramo and senior Gabe Ceballos were both named

(62) and completions (537).

NAIA All-Americans, finishing 20th and 27th respectively in the men’s race. The teams also swept the CCAC Championships for the third straight year.

USF football players Brandon Ruffin and Dwayne Milton both set multiple program records in the fall. Ruffin became the Saints’ all-time leader

St. Francis quarterback Don Butkus was the first player from the NAIA to

in receiving yards (2,597) and touchdowns (34), passing former teammate

be nominated for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year award.

and 2017 NAIA All-American Lexus Jackson. Milton broke a pair of

Butkus was one of 30 student-athletes from all levels of college football

31-year-old school records, rushing for the most yards in a game (249 vs.

chosen for overcoming injury, illness or other challenges. After suffering a

Lindenwood-Belleville) and a single season (1,059). USF alumnus John

season-ending hamstring injury early in the 2017 campaign, Butkus

Larsen set both rushing records in 1987. Both Ruffin and Milton will return

returned to action in 2018 and completed over 57 percent of his throws

for their senior seasons in 2019.

Above: The Saints cross country teams had another successful season, including sweeping the CCAC Championships. At right, top to bottom: Fighting Saints football standouts Don Butkus, Brandon Ruffin and Dwayne Milton.

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GARY F E N CI K V I S I TS US F AS GUE ST SPEAK ER AT B ROWN & GOLD 2 0 18 Student-athletes from USF’s six fall sports brought in a multitude of accolades during the first semester. On the field, the Saints totaled 37 all-conference honors and 15 player of the week awards. In addition, 17 USF student-athletes were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 43 earned all-academic recognition from either the CCAC or MSFA. The University of St. Francis women’s basketball team earned its third consecutive preseason top-10 ranking, checking in at No. 9 in the NAIA Division II Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Saints have made back-toback trips to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals. Honorable mention All-American Kaitlin Aylward returns for her junior season after averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last winter.

Gary Fencik, the starting safety from the Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl XX championship team, served as the guest speaker at the 42nd Annual Brown & Gold Night on December 6. Nearly 500 people attended the event at the Sullivan Center which raised better than $20,000 for USF athletics. The night was emceed by local radio personality and friend of USF, Scott Slocum, from 1340 WJOL.

Fencik, who played 12 seasons with the Bears, recently earned a

No. 16 ranking on the Chicago Tribune’s list of the greatest NFL players that played prep ball in the Chicago area. He was a key piece of Buddy Ryan’s 46 defense that turned in one of the most dominating performances in NFL history in 1985. After a 15-1 regular season, the Bears allowed just 10 total points in the postseason, including shutting out the New York Giants (21-0) and Los Angeles Rams (24-0) before thrashing the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. Above: The women’s basketball team was again ranked in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll. At right: Kaitlin Aylward.

Fencik joined an impressive list of football players and coaches who

have been featured at the Brown & Gold event. That list includes his former teammates Jim McMahon (2012), Dan Hampton (1986) and Tom Thayer (1986, 2005) as well as his former coach Mike Ditka (1982, 2007). NFL Hall of Famers Dick Butkus (1980), Bart Starr (1994), Carl Eller (1983) and Paul Hornung (1989) have also headlined the event. Other notable speakers have included longtime Marquette University basketball coach and network television analyst Al McGuire (1977, 1987), basketball coaching legends John Wooden (1978) and Ray Meyer (1979), college baseball’s all-time winningest coach and USF’s own Gordie Gillespie (1996), Olympic wrestler and coach Dan Gable (2002), and Baseball Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins (2008) and Frank Thomas (2013).

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STAYIN G CO NNEC TED A LU MN I N E W S

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

Keith Schomig ’13, ’17 President-Elect

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Beshel ’06, ’08, ’14 Michael Beshel has

extremely important as my new role kept me in the

been a model USF

office 60–70 hours per week. I needed to be able to

graduate student…

do my classwork at my time, and at all hours of the

three times! Beshel

day and night,” explained Beshel.

received his master’s

degree in Health

beckoned to Beshel again as he started looking into

Administration in 2006,

doctorate programs. Many of them required

his MBA in 2008, and

students to have an MSN. He once again reached out

then decided to return

to USF to explore his options. Since he had many

Two years later, the University of St. Francis

Caroline Portlock ’02, ’04 Past President

Shawn Walsh ’00, ’15 Vice President for Constitution

Jason Whiteside, J.D., ’00 Vice President for Programs

Erika Martinez ’11, ’15 Vice President for Scholarships

Karen Ciarlette ’94, ’97 Vice President for Young Alumni & Student Engagement

Candice Quinerly ’10 Secretary

Wihelmine Vidmar ’68

master’s credits through his previous degrees, it made

Sisters of St. Francis Representative

obtaining an MSN through USF easy. He was able to

Sr. Lois Prebil, OSF ’61

like Beshel exhibits hard work, loyalty, and a true

complete it all online.

Faculty Representative

commitment to the Franciscan values of respect,

Joseph Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07

integrity, service and compassion.

knowledge that helped to prepare me for new roles,

and helped me to become a great leader in the health

and obtain an MSN in 2014. Often referred to as a “triple-alum” at USF, an individual with three degrees

Beshel’s first degree was obtained in a traditional

“Each one of these degrees gave me different

Student Representatives Victoria Daugherty Ava O’Connor

three-year program at a satellite campus in

systems I was working for. In fact, it allowed me the

Roberto Santillan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was very close to the

opportunity to move up in the organization to the

Alumni & Family Relations Office

hospital facility where he worked at the time. He

highest role in the nursing department for several

Aubrey Knight ’04, ’07, Director

learned about the University of St. Francis through

years, which actually has afforded me the opportunity

some advertising materials that came to the hospital.

for an early retirement,” he said.

“I was so appreciative of the flexibility of the USF

When asked for advice on how to keep balanced

Ashleigh Dillon ’13, ’15, Assistant Director

GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS

Matthew Bisek ’10

program. It allowed me to continue with my very

while obtaining a degree, Beshel had good suggestions.

busy schedule as a nurse executive, and also maintain

my family life while raising three children at the time,”

will gain you. Second, be sure that you have a

he said.

good contact with the university who can guide you

Sharon Dewart ’78

through the correct order of classes. Through all

Elmer F. Eddy ’80

advocated for USF and shared information with the

of my degrees, USF staff members were always

Jacqueline A. Edmonson ’63, ’88, ’94

nurses he oversaw, to see if he could get more

outgoing and helpful, ensuring that we, as students,

Laura Eggert ’09, ’13

of them signed up for the USF experience. That first

were obtaining our goals,” advised Beshel. “And

H. Richard Hagen, J.D., ’90

degree also got him promoted from director of

finally, make sure you only take on as much as you can

Linda M. Kilroy ’72

nursing to chief nursing officer. With the promotion,

handle in your work, school and family life.”

Eric Lawhead ’07

and the business responsibilities that came with

Frances H. Naal ’58

the role, Beshel felt strongly that he needed to

relocated to Florida. He may consider some type of

Jan Novotny ’67

return to school again—this time to enhance his

part-time role in the future, but for now, he’s happy

L. Scott Pekol ’99

business background.

and comfortable.

Alan Randolph ’07

Corey Richardson ’09

Beshel liked the program so much that he

“I returned to my alma mater to obtain my MBA.

The program offered by USF was amazing and allowed

“First, always make sure you know what the degree

After his retirement, Beshel and his wife

“The education I received from USF has given me

a life that many could only wish for,” he said.

me to complete the entire program online, which was

Patricia Bracken ’73, ’86, ’94 Judith M. Bulat ’72 Danielle Ciechanski ’08

Susan Rogina ’94, ’99 Anne-Christine (Tompkins) Day ’13, ’14

STAY IN TOUCH

Upcoming alumni events are listed at stfrancis.edu/alumni/events.

Check out what’s coming up on the schedule, including the Career Networking & Etiquette Dinner on February 21!

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Send news and class notes to alumni@stfrancis.edu or call 877-811-ALUM.

To read about what other alumni and old friends have been doing, visit stfrancis.edu/alumni/successstories.


FA I T H, M I S S I O N & D I V E RS IT Y

DISTIN GU IS H ED A LU M N I HO N O RE D

Over 115 students, 18 LCON faculty members

The University of St. Francis, through the USF Alumni & Family Relations

and staff members, 38 other employees and

Office, honored six outstanding alumni with annual Distinguished Alumni

students, and 11 Sisters of St. Francis

Awards as part of the university’s Homecoming & Reunion festivities in

attended the 2018 “St. Clare Day” at St. Clare

September. One alumna/us from each of the university’s four colleges is

Campus. The event took place on Oct. 4,

honored each year, highlighting the diverse disciplines of a comprehensive

during SS. Francis & Clare Week. Participants

university, and the prestigious Presidential Alumni Award is selected by the university’s president.

donated $224 and 228 pounds of food to the Illinois Food Bank in order to help feed

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES ALUMNI AWARD

LILLIAN (DOLESHEK) BUCKLEY ’72

the poor. In addition, 36 pints of blood were donated to Life Source Blood Bank.

“We are very fortunate to be able to put food on our table and have a roof

over our head when we go to sleep. It is important that we give to those who COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ALUMNI AWARD

do not have these blessings. Small gestures make large ones, and St. Clare Day

BRIAN BAIN ’02

nursing student Alivia Tessari. “Giving back to the community and

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ALUMNI AWARD

HOLLY BONTOWSKI ’93 PRESIDENTIAL ALUMNI AWARD

BILL ’82 & TRISH (BANKS) ’83 BELLAH

LEACH COLLEGE OF NURSING ALUMNI AWARD

DAYNA (BERNSTEIN) JAYNSTEIN ’09

# STFRA N CIS FRI DAY Join our students and show your USF pride by wearing brown and gold USF gear on Fridays! If and when the alumni staff sees students in Saints attire on Fridays, they get a fun prize. Alumni can participate, too, from anywhere in the world. Take a Friday photo in your Saints attire while on vacation, at a football game, at work or with friends and post it on social media using the hashtag #StFrancisFriday. You’ll receive a gift from the Alumni & Family Relations Office for showing your school spirit and may get featured on our social media pages. Go Saints! stfrancis.edu/alumni/stfrancisfriday

SAIN T S S W EET HE A R T S Love is in the air! There are over 500 Saints Sweetheart couples who met and fell in love at USF. Did you meet your spouse during your time on campus or connect after graduation? If so, we want to learn more about your love story so we can share and celebrate it with your USF family. Sweetheart stories and photos are being collected and will be featured on social media for Valentine’s Day week as well as online. Submit your story or learn more about our happy couples at stfrancis.edu/alumni/sweethearts.

was one of the events that represented the good we can do for others,” said volunteering your time is important— it is a representation of what it means to be a student at USF.”


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Honor Roll of Donors

The generous support of the following donors has enabled the University of St. Francis to advance its mission, vision and goals.

This report reflects gifts received between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. 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 815-740-4287.


USF Society Gifts of $1,000 and above annually qualify for membership in the USF Society, the University of St. Francis’ annual giving society. Lifetime USF Society Member

$100,000+

Those who have given over $100,000+ cumulative gifts.

USF Society President’s Circle

$25,000–$50,000

USF Society Francis & Clare Circle

$10,000–$24,999

USF Society Assisian Circle

$5,000–$9,999

USF Society Brown & Gold Circle

$1,000–$4,999

LIFETIME USF SOCIETY MEMBER $100,000+ Ms. N. Jeanne Anderson* ’68 Anonymous Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Associated Colleges Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ’52 Mr. and Mrs. George Barr Dr. and Mrs. Noel Bass Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bellah ’82 (Patricia Banks ’83) Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit (Margaret Kennedy ’69) Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Bergman Mr.* and Mrs. LaVerne S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Norman Codo (Charlotte ’74) Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O. D’Arcy Department of Health and Human Services Fifth Third Bank First Midwest Bank Gosselin Family Mr. and Mrs. Cyril W. Habiger (Diane Felbinger ’77) Harrah’s Joliet Casino Hotel Hollywood Casino Dr. and Mrs. Arvid C. Johnson Mr. John and Mrs. Cecily* Leach Leach Nursing Scholarship Trust Lilly Endowment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Mallof Mr. and Mrs John T. Manner Mr. William J. Manner ’96 Mrs. Carolyn (Tomecek) Murphy ’65 Robert W. Plaster Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Ryan James P. Sczepaniak Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate Mrs. Vera Smith* Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ’59 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Vana Virginia J. Saxon Scholarship Fund Mr. and Mrs. Brent H. Wadsworth Wadsworth Golf Construction Company

Mrs. Eileen C. Webb* Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler (Patricia S. Sexton ’67) Mr. Leon A. Wirt

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $50,000 & ABOVE Ms. N. Jeanne Anderson* ’68 Dr. and Mrs. Noel Bass Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bellah ’82 (Patricia Banks ’83) Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit (Margaret Kennedy ’69) Department of Health and Human Services Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Mallof Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Vana Virginia J. Saxon Scholarship Fund Wadsworth Golf Construction Company

USF SOCIETY PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $25,000–$49,999 Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Associated Colleges Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Dollinger Mr. and Mrs. Cyril W. Habiger (Diane Felbinger ’77) Dr. and Mrs. Arvid C. Johnson Dr. Karen M. Kietzman* ’66 Leach Nursing Scholarship Trust Ms. Cecilia A. Trizna-Vargo ’59

USF SOCIETY FRANCIS & CLARE CIRCLE $10,000–$24,999 Mr.* and Mrs. LaVerne S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Buchanan ’89 (Karen M. Hammond ’89) Mr. and Mrs. William Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Norman Codo (Charlotte ’74) Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O. D’Arcy

ECON Illinois Mr. Steven Hernandez & Mrs. Marisel Ayabarreno Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Holdman ’01 Joliet Rotary Club Ms. Rosemary A. Lux ’52 Dr. Cheryl and Mr. Kevin McCarthy (Cheryl ’86) Mrs. Carolyn (Tomecek) Murphy ’65 Old Plank Trail Community Bank Presence Health Mr. James R. Sefcik, Jr. Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate Dr. Billie P. Terrell ’77 Wintrust Commercial Banking

USF SOCIETY ASSISIAN CIRCLE $5,000–$9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Arellano Barnes & Noble at St. Francis Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Bergman Mr. and Mrs. George R. Block ’79 Mr. Drew R. Bradle ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Brennan ’81 Ms. Margaret J. Cockbill ’62 Mr. Richard Cronholm Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. DeMint (Judith Pavell ’60) ExxonMobil Foundation Fifth Third Bank Mr. Joseph M. Gaul ’16 Hollywood Casino Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Inserra Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Kenny ’81 Mr. Dave Laketa ’90 Mr. and Mrs John T. Manner Ms. Charlotte Marks* Mr. and Mrs. Gordon E. Marsh (Suzanne M. Slifka ’02) Mickey’s Tire & Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Mikuska Pepsi-Cola Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Qualio (Stephanie ’05) Rich Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rosen (Candice Polovina ’88) Ms. Cheryl A. (Schroeder) Stepney ’70 Drs. Daniel and Stephanie Streitz Ms. Kathleen P. Sullivan ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Turk Mr. Duane R. Walker (MaryAnne Krawchuck* ’70) Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler (Patricia S. Sexton ’67) Dr. Phyllis M. Wilson Colleen A. Wyse ’75 and Stephen Klasko, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Zordan

USF SOCIETY BROWN & GOLD CIRCLE $1,000–$4,999 Mr. Michael L. Abegg Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Adler ’80 Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Andrejasich (Carol Slana ’59) Archer Highland Post No. 698— The American Legion Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ’52 Mr. and Mrs. George Barr Mr. Rob Bauer Mrs. Arlene Benigni Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Beutel (Denise Clemens ’85, ’96) Mr. Michael Bily & Ms. Christy Ford Mr. George R. Black Dr. and Mrs. William R. Bromer Brown & Brown of Northern Illinois, Inc. The Honorable and Mrs. Robert P. Brumund Sr. Susan Bruno, OSF ’79 Ms. Judith M. Bulat* ’72 Mr. and Mrs. William F. Burich Mrs. Elizabeth F. (Freiburg) Burke ’48 Dr. Patricia F. (Forsythe) Campbell ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Carlson Mr. Robb Carlson Mr. Tom Carstens Cathedral Area Preservation Association CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Illinois Champion Drywall, Inc. Mr. Richard L. Chavez Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Connor (Josephine Giacchino ’56) Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Cox (Mary Lagger ’73) Mr. and Mrs. Scott S. Crowther Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal CTC Trading Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. William Cunnea Mr. and Mrs. James D’Amico Mr.* and Mrs. John W. D’Arcy (Jeanette O’Donnell ’49) D’Arcy Motors Mr. and Mrs. James J. Darguzis Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. DeGroot Dr. and Mrs. James A. Doppke, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Duerinck (Patricia Bird ’52) Dr. Carolyn M. T. Engers Enterprise Holdings Foundation Excel Electric, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fedo ’80 (Georgene Policandriotes ’74, ’80, ’85) First Community Bank *deceased

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First Midwest Bank Franciscan Foundation Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart Mr. Carl Frenskensky Ms. Rebecca Fry Mr. and Mrs. John J. Futterer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gard Ms. Anna Gasparich GCA Service Group, Inc. Mr. Michael F. Gende ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Gorbold Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Grabavoy (Marisue Cordano ’83) Mr.* and Mrs. Harold P. Graham (Patricia A. Liker ’64) Mr. and Mrs. Shane E. Green ’97 (Kerri Rochowicz ’97) Dr. Barbara Greenham-Conway ’53, ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Hansen (Beth Shankland ’73) Harrah’s Joliet Casino Hotel Mr. Tom Hastings Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Herkert ’81 Mr. Jack R. Hermanski Mr. and Mrs. Max Hershbarger (Elaine T. Kick ’67) Sr. Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF Interstate Batteries of Southwest Chicago Jacobs, Burns, Orlove and Hernandez Ms. Annette M. Jelinek Johansen & Anderson, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Johnson Joliet Township Government Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster (Mary Lou Lechowich ’66) Mr. Michael J. Kalata ’87 Mr. and Mrs. James H. Karges (Cyndi A. Rutkowski ’80) Karges Realty Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Keating ’94 (Cynthia A. Rios ’95) Mr. and Mrs. John S. Kender (Carol A. Vischak ’67) Mr. and Mrs. Jerome G. Kenney (Dolores Torres ’56) KGG, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Wayne G. Klasing (Barbara Franey ’64) Mrs. Marilynn F. (Jilek) Klotz ’68 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knapczyk Ms. Jean Konrad Kresge Foundation KSKJ Life, American Slovenian Catholic Union Kurtz Ambulance Service, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Laken (Elizabeth Briick ’84)

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Dr. and Mrs. Michael V. LaRocco (Kathleen ’81, ’96) Lawn Works of Joliet, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. George Lehman (Carol (Pubentz) Sterr-Lehman ’56) Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Leracz (Bernice Borek ’62) Liberty Mutual Mrs. Billie Limacher Loyola University Medicine Dr. Rosemary Lucas ’49 Mrs. Tawnya R. (Christensen) Mack ’99 Miss Rose E. Mancuso Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Manley (Marianne E. Busse ’57) Mr. William J. Manner ’96 Martin Whalen Office Solutions, Inc. Ms. Jean Matoura Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. McCafferty (Carol Ann Ardaugh ’65) Mrs. Kathleen H. (Baye) McCrohan ’71 Mr. Vincent K. McGirr Dr. Terrance P. McGuire and Ms. Kathleen J. McGowan Nancy K. McKenna, J.D. Ms. Claretta F. Meier ’59 MetLife Foundation Midland States Bank Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Miles Mrs. Magdalyn (Woolfe) Miller ’61 Mrs. Sandra (Novak) Montrose Olivier ’61 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Morrissette ’83, ’86 (Maureen Briscoe ’84, ’96) Office Justice Programs Dr. and Mrs. John C. Orr (Madonna Plese ’56) P.F.C. Post 8821 Dr. and Mrs. Jesse K. Park Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Pascoe Mr. Larry Patrick PNC Bank Presence Health Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Rakers (Anita Heimann ’63) Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Randich ’79 (Ann Reedy ’80) Remco Medical, Inc. Mr. Michael F. Rittof Rockdale Automotive Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet Mrs. Mary Kay (Walter) Rowe ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Ruth ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Schager (Jodi C. Zier ’96, ’02) Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Scheuber ’95 (Kathleen ’80, ’87) Mr. and Mrs. Keith Schomig ’13, ’17

School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King Mr. and Mrs. David D. Scott (Diane M. Kiefner ’80) Mr. and Mrs. David Short Sidelines Sports Bar Mr. and Mrs. Paramjit S. Sidhu Silver Cross Hospital Mr. Damon M. Sloan and Ms. Ana Rossetti Miss Elaine T. Smith Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Soldan ’93 (Christina ’94, ’05) Ms. Barbara A. Speiser ’60 Mrs. Loretta J. (Wiesbrook) Spesia ’65 Ms. Susan K. (Scarcelli) Spurgeon ’78 Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Sterling Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Sullivan Mrs. Chieh K. Tan ’00 Tezak Funeral Home The Flooring Guys Tim Wallace Landscape Supply Company, Inc. Mr. Rodney A. Tonelli Turk Furniture Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vidmar (Wilhelmine McCarley ’68) Dr. Michael J. Vinciguerra Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Vogen ’93 (Tracey L. Carmack ’92) Mr. and Mrs. George R. Vogrin (Shelby J. Brown ’60) Mr. and Mrs. Brent Wagner Mr. Timothy J. Wallace ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Shawn T. Walsh ’00 (Amy ’03) Mr. Scott Walsh Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Ward Dr. Barbara Watters ’79 and Dr. James H. Watters Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Whalen Mr. Jason M. Whiteside ’00 Mr. Eric Wignall Mr. David Williams

ANNUAL FUND GIFTS UP TO $999 Major John Aaron, Jr. (Ret.) ’80 Accents Lighting Acton Institute Mrs. Sue A. Adair ’91 Mrs. Ruby D. Adams ’89 Advanced Family Dental & Orthodontics, PC Aetna Foundation Ms. Michael Agilebu Ms. Linda S. Aguilar

Mrs. Janice A. Aimaro ’78 Ms. Sarah E. Alag Mr. James J. Albritton ’80 Mr. Saad Aldawsari ’18 Mr. Fawaz Alfawaz ’18 Mrs. Dianne L. (Rastello) Allen ’66 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Allen (Patricia Judnich ’64) Dr. and Mrs. Mark Alles Ms. Leah M. Alles ’18 Mr. Robert P. Alley Ms. Therese Alm ’16 Mr. Phillip W. Alonzo ’10 Mr. Ammar Alsharif ’18 Mr. J. Thomas Alves Mr. Vincent Ambrose ’17 Anchor Fence, Inc. Mrs. Helen I. (Hogan) Anderson ’61 Ms. Mary K. (Bentley) Anderson ’02, ’04 Mr. Elijah A. Anderson ’18 Mrs. Torian Anderson Ms. Elna Anderson Mary Ann Andrade-Bekker, Psy.D. ’07 Mrs. Angela A. (DeSandre) Andreshak ’57 Mr. James Andricopulos Ms. Selena Angeles ’18 Mrs. Ruth B. Antony ’05 Mr. Omar Aqel ’17 Arch Payment Solutions Ms. Patricia Arias ’08, ’11 Mr. Walter J. Arnhold ’74 Mrs. Barbara J. Ashton ’03, ’06 Associated Insurance Plans International, Inc. Mr. Abraham Atiq ’18 Mrs. Shannon M. Atsinger ’12, ’17 Mrs. Darice E. (Avakian) Augustson ’74 Ms. Danielle Aurit ’18 Ms. Kimberly C. Autrey ’08 Ms. Janet Avila

B Ms. Alicia Baca ’18 Ms. Evelyn Baca-Kight ’81 Mr. Brian G. Badke ’96 Ms. Christine Bailey Ms. Kathleen Bailey ’18 Ms. Marissa Bailey ’17 Mrs. D. Anne (Sonnefield) Bailie ’64 Mrs. Dollie A. (Badovinich) Bajusz ’54 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Baker ’90 Mr. Steven Baker ’18 Ms. Alice Balandis ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Baltz ’96 (Lauren A. Mueller ’95) Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Bank Mrs. Marilyn J. (Majorowski) Baran ’71 Mr. Perre’ Barbarin


Mr. and Mrs. William Barbier Mr. Nicholas J. Barello ’13 Mr. Jeffery P. Barker Mr. and Mrs. John J. Barkoski Mr. Grayson Barnette ’18 Barolo Ristorante Ms. Ana Maria Barreto ’17 Ms. Morayma Barron Ms. Dorothyanne Barry ’86 Mr. James J. Barto ’06 Robert S. Barwa, Ed.D. Ms. Ruthann Baskerville ’63 Mrs. Anna Marie (Di Monte) Bates ’59 Mrs. Dorothy (Pulo) Batka ’58 Mr. Michael R. Battaglia ’99 Mrs. Natalie M. Bayci Mr. Kenneth J. Bazarnik ’78 Mr. Anthony J. Becich ’86 Ms. Virginia L. Beckner-Rush ’90 Ms. Rayann Bedford ’18 Ms. Loryl Bedinger ’16 Mrs. Mary L. (Meisinger) Bednarz ’63 Ms. Jennifer R. Beegle ’99 Mrs. Loretta A. (Zumer) Beinhoff ’58 Mr. and Mrs. William P. Bekker (Mary Ann Andrade-Bekker ’07) Mrs. Lois G. (Oelhafen) Bence ’78 Ms. Virginia M. Bender ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benedick Mrs. Julia (Yording) Benoit ’72 Mr. Chris Benson Bentley Systems, Incorporated Mrs. June M. Benton ’82 Mrs. Carol J. (Link) Bergin ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Ted C. Berman Berman Capital Management & Research Ms. Margaret Berry ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Don Bersano Dr. Lynn Bertino-Neville ’73 Sr. Jeanne Bessette, O.S.F. ’77 Mr. George W. Beverly, Jr. ’84 Ms. Caleigh Beverly Mr. Ravanna Bey ’18 Mr. and Mrs. William K. Biciste Bill Jacobs Joliet Ms. Joan C. Billing ’82 Ms. Eloise Billups ’05, ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Brett J. Binkowski ’94 (Shawna Batus ’94) Mrs. Marianne (Legan) Birgersson ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Bisek ’10 (Michelle Gearhart ’10) Ms. Elizabeth A. (Bill) Bispo ’76 Mr. Lawrence R. Blackburn ’77 Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Ltd. Mrs. Laura J. (Sanders) Bladel ’73 Mr. Bryan Blair ’17

Mr. Kirk A. Blakney ’96 Mr. Jorge Blanco ’18 Mrs. Eileen (Brennan) Blasing ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Blatti (Patricia L. Lee ’84) Ms. Joyce D. Blau ’91 Mr. Brian Blaylock ’18 Mr. Ronald A. Block ’91 Ms. Abigail Blome ’18 Mr. Erik R. Blomstedt Ms. Laura Blum ’18 Bobby’s Tap Ms. Renee Bodach Boeing Dr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Boeke (Catherine ’82) Mrs. Frances J. (Dornik) Boese ’62 Mrs. Stacey E. (Evans) Boland ’99 Mrs. Eleanore C. (Kijowski) Bolanowski ’48 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boley (Paula Sosnoski ’73) Ms. Victoria Bolonkowski Mrs. Mary C. (Alexy) Bonadio ’96 Mr. Ian Bond Mr. Henry E. Boraks ’05 Mr. Robert Borgstrom Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Borkowski Ms. Nancy Bottino Mrs. Rita J. (Herbst) Bottomley ’86, ’04 Mr. JP Boulos Mr. David Bowman ’15 Mrs. Denise F. Boxleitner ’95 Mr. William Bozue Ms. Patricia L. Bracken ’73, ’86, ’94 Mrs. Carol L. (White) Brady ’62 Dr. Gina M. Brandolino ’94 Ms. Lindsey Brashler Mr. and Mrs. Saul Brass Mr. Kevlin B. Braun ’01 Mrs. Mary Ann (Kull) Brecht ’71 Mrs. Kathleen Breen-Garcia ’59 Mrs. Marlene M. (Stepaniak) Bremmer ’59 Mrs. Geri A. Brent Ms. Alyssa Bridleman ’17 Mrs. Georgia L. Brinkmeier ’88 Mrs. Margaret P. (Kent) Broach ’79 Mrs. Angelee (Mouhalis) Brooks ’90 Mrs. Joan C. (Wallace) Brosnahan ’69 Dr. Virginia M. Brouch ’61 Mrs. Doris (Lewis) Brown ’50 Ms. Marilyn A. Brown Mrs. Deborah J. (Surinak) Brozman ’74 Ms. Jennifer Brubaker Mrs. Michelle P. (Petrelli) Bruggeman ’87 Mrs. Kathryn A. (Mistrik) Bryan ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bryant Mr. Kenneth D. Buck ’02 Mrs. Lillian J. (Doleshek) Buckley ’72

Mrs. Susan M. Buckley ’85 Mrs. Darlene F. (Grybash) Bull ’78 Mrs. Margaret (Sanderell) Bump ’62 Mrs. Joyce L. (Piggush) Burdge ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Burich (Susan K. Murawski ’87) Ms. Bridget W. Burke ’18 Ms. Mallory Burke ’18 Mrs. Margaret A. (Owing) Burnett ’68 Ms. Phyllis M. Burrell ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burt (Marie A. Goeller ’70) Mr. Donald Butkus Jr. ’17 Ms. Alexis Butler ’17 Ms. Jeanne M. Buzinski ’78

C Ms. Ashley Cady ’16 Mr. Joe Caffarini Mrs. Donna G. Cairone ’03 Mrs. Miriam (Ore) Caithamer ’78 Mr. Derrick A. Caldwell II ’15, ’17 Mrs. Barbara A. (McDonnell) Callahan ’57 Ms. Kalya E. Callahan Mr. Edwardo Callejas ’18 Mrs. Ashley Callister ’14 Ms. Jeanine C. Calogero Ms. Mary A. Campaigne ’72 Ms. Cristina Camphouse ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Arturo F. Campos ’06 (Christine M. Campos ’92, ’17) Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Cannata (Julie A. Schmidt ’68) Mr. Albert Canva ’18 Mr. George W. Capps Ms. Brenda Carbajal ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Carbery Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Carbery (Corinne Carbery ’97) Mrs. Margaret R. (Murphy) Carey ’56 Ms. Kaitlin Carlton ’17 Ms. Janet I. Carr ’68 Ms. Laura Carrillo Mrs. Mary Jo (Talarico) Carroll ’77 Mrs. Phyllis E. Carroll Mrs. Ashley S. Carter ’09 Ms. Trudy E. (Copeland) Carter ’86 Mr. Patrick W. Casey ’86 Ms. Kristen A. Castelloni ’96 Caterpillar Foundation Mr. David Caulfield ’75 Mrs. Sylvia R. (Bernacki) Cavanaugh ’57 Ms. Erica Ceballos ’18 Cemeno’s Pizza Ms. Carol L. (Janke) Cenar ’60 Central Valley Studios Ms. Olivia Cervantes Srimani Chakravarthi, Ph.D. ’17

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Chandler (Meghan M. Chandler ’05) Mrs. Betty J. Chapko ’80, ’85 Mrs. Lisa A. Chapman ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Charvat Mrs. Helen H. (Hubbell) Chase ’71 Ms. Tiffani Cheehy ’18 Mr. Jeffrey A. Chiapello ’10 Mrs. Mary Lou Chipongian ’85 Mrs. Diane Chonacki-Schultz Ms. Meera Chouhan ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Chovanec ’93 (Marissa Franzen ’95) Mrs. Marlene N. (Moran) Christ ’60 Mrs. Cynthia R. Christensen ’91 Mr. Joseph Christian Mrs. Charlotte C. (Eckland) Christiana ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Ciarlette (Karen L. Christianson ’94, ’97) Ciarlette & Robbins LLP Ms. Danielle I. (Martin) Ciechanski ’08 Ms. Patricia A. Cipriani ’54 Ms. Ashley Clement ’15 Ms. Laura Munoz ’16 and Ms. Princess S. Clemente ’14, ’16 Ms. Jennifer S. Clements ’04, ’10 Ms. Kelly Clucas ’18 Mrs. Shirley E. (Eich) Colaric ’53 Mr. Jason Coleman Mrs. Nancy R. (Dolan) Coleman ’68 Mrs. Nancy J. Colombo O’Donnell ’70 Comcast Business Committee to Elect Lawrence Walsh Community Chiropractic Center Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Ms. Jane Condon Ms. Caitlyn Coneset ’18 Mr. Keith Conroy ’86 Ms. Helen M. Conroy ’87 Mr. Joseph P. Considine Ms. Jessica L. Conte ’13 Ms. Crystal Contreras ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cook, Jr. (Linda Petrakovitz ’65) Ms. Khadija L. Cooley ’17 Mrs. Carol M. Coolidge ’78 Mrs. Rebecca “Kaye” Coop ’95 Mrs. Mary Kay (Bourrie) Cooper ’70 Ms. Gwendolyn Copeland ’71, ’98, ’01 Ms. Santa Corral Ms. Frances (Trainor) Corrigan ’51 Ms. Sheila Corrigan ’86 Mrs. Beth A. Corsetti ’13 Ms. Nadya Cortes ’18 Dr. Joseph N. Costa ’94 Mr. Frank J. Costa, Jr. ’89 Mr. Nathan A. Costello ’18 Mr. Cadet W. Cottingham

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Mr. and Mrs. Terrance L. Cottrell ’99, ’03 (Michelle ’09, ’10) Countryside Contractors Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Courtright III ’92 (Kerri A. Lundeen ’91) Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Covelli (Bonnie ’09) Ms. Michelle L. Cox ’13, ’17 Cox Livery Service Mr. Jacob Crabb Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Craig (J. Robin Nevin ’70) Ms. Julie A. Cramer ’72 Mrs. Shirley A. Crawford ’88 Ms. Shirley Creamer ’01, ’18 Ms. Keirston Creek ’16 Crest Rent A Car Mrs. Laura J. (Girard) Crouch ’71 Mrs. Patricia M. Culloton ’91 Mr. Thomas E. Currier Ms. Karen Curtin ’82 Mrs. Carolyn L. Cusumano ’92 Mr. Nicholas Cutro Ms. Anne (Wolf) Cvrkel ’62 Mrs. Nancy G. Cwik ’91 Mr. Craig R. Czerkies Ms. Angela Czub ’18 Ms. Morgan Czyzewicz

D D Construction, Inc. Ms. Jean Dahlben Ms. Jane E. Dalton ’74 Mrs. Donna M. (Dunn) Daly ’62 Mrs. Ursula Damico Mrs. Mary H. (Riley) Danaher ’72 Mrs. Elizabeth W. Danielczyk ’99 Mr. Daniel Darling ’17 Ms. Mary Arletta (Ginter) Daugherty ’57 Ms. Lori A. Davidson ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Davidson ’06 (Jennifer ’01, ’05) Dr. Elizabeth W. Davies Mrs. Cathy (Andrews) Davies ’72 Mr. Shawn C. Davis ’91 Mrs. Julie A. Davis ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Davis Mrs. Marilyn A. (Lucas) Dawson ’72 Dr. Elva M. Dawson Ms. Anne-Christine (Tompkins) Day ’14, ’15 Mrs. Paige D. De La Cruz ’15 Mrs. Clare L. (Greenwood) Deardorff ’58 Mr. Walter Dearie ’74 Mr. Richard Decamp ’18 Mrs. Carol Ann (Archibald) Deck ’55 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Decman

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Dr. Alexandra Dee Fr. Terry A. Deffenbaugh, O.S.A. Mr. Jeff DeGraw Ms. Linda Deiss ’69 Mr. Timothy Delacy ’18 Ms. Margaret A. DeLany ’68 Mr. and Mrs. J. Anthony Delgado Mr. Jerred A. Delgado Ms. Crystal Delgado ’18 Mr. John Dellorto Ms. Elaine DelMastro ’96 Mr. Timothy Delrose Mr. and Mrs. Glenn A. DeMario Ms. Gabriella J. Demchenko ’18 Mrs. Barbara P. Denman ’80 Mrs. Suzanne L. Dennehy ’07 Ms. Leslie A. Dennis ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Dernulc Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. DeRosa ’06 (Melissa N. Matthews ’06, ’11) William C. Deskin, Ph.D. ’89 Mr. Dusko Despot ’18 Mrs. Kathleen A. (Hamann) Devitt ’81 Mrs. Patricia T. Devron ’99 Mrs. Sharon (Kaplan) Dewart ’78 Ms. Elizabeth Deyoung ’18 Mrs. Blanca A. Diaz ’93, ’02 Ms. Suzanne M. Dieter Mary DiFilippo, M.D. ’68 Ms. Elaine B. DiGiusto ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dileto Mrs. Ashleigh Dillon ’13, ’15 Mrs. Judith A. (Gato) Dillon ’70 Ms. Nicolina Diorio ’18 Mr. Michael F. Dittmer ’86 Mr. Bradley Dizonno ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Dodd Mr. Michael Doherty ’18 Ms. Dawne A. Doll ’96 Mr. Mark S. Dombeck ’88 Dr. Richard J. Dombrowski Mrs. Maureen M. (Paul) Dombrowski ’72 Ms. Dianna Donelson ’17 Mrs. Lisa M. (Wyglendowski) Donofry ’87 Double J Sports Bar Ms. Jaclyn Doumanian ’18 Mr. William E. Dow Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Dow Mr. Robert A. Downey ’83 Mr. Paul Downey Ms. Karley Draheim Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Dressler (Joanne Dupuis ’53) Mrs. Stefanie A. Drozd ’05 Ms. Joyce A. Drzal Mr. Harry J. Duncan Mr. Jordan Duncan ’18 Mrs. Alice M. (Chrzastowski) Dunford ’63 Mr. Miguel A. Duran ’18

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Durish Mrs. Kathleen Dutton ’94 Ms. Patricia J. Dziedzic ’77

E Mr. Zachary Earls Mr. Elmer F. Eddy ’80 Ms. Jan Edgar Ms. Janet O. Edman ’69 Mrs. Deborah A. (Bailey) Edmondson ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Edmonson (Jacqueline A. Simon ’63, ’88, ’94) Edward F. Larkin Family Foundation Inc. Mrs. Ardith D. (Davis) Efner ’70 Ms. Laura A. Eggert ’09, ’13 Mrs. Mary Ann (Gosack) Egizio ’66 Mr. Ronald R. Eichelberger Ms. Diane Eilers ’73 Dr. Jean E. Eisel ’68 Mrs. Janet J. Eisenberg ’98 Ms. Kristin Elliott ’18 Mrs. Emily Ellis Mr. Adham Hassan Elshalakany Ms. Paula J. Elsner ’05, ’13 Mrs. Karen A. Ende ’14, ’18 Mrs. Linda M. (Reinhard) England ’77, ’86 Ms. Stephanie English ’18 Mr. Kenneth Engstrom Ms. Dale W. Eppling ’87 Mrs. Jeanne T. Erfft ’06 Mr. Bob Erickson Mrs. Virginia M. Ertle ’88 Mr. George Escobarete ’96 Mr. Miguel A. Espinoza, Jr. ’18 Ms. Celine Espinoza ’18 Mr. Omar Esquivel Dr. Eric E. Essick Mrs. Dee J. (Grover) Estep ’80 Mrs. Terese W. (Welch) Esterheld ’64 Ms. Brenda Estrada ’18 Ms. Christina Estrada Ramirez Ms. Jennifer Ethridge ’89, ’09 Exelon Corporation Exelon Foundation Matching Gift Program

F Farmers Weekly Review Mrs. Rachael G. (Grant) Favero ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fears (Natalie R. Stark ’93) Mrs. Evelyn F. (Skul) Felbinger ’61 Mr. Michael A. Feminis ’90 Mrs. Janet Fennewald ’97 Mrs. Joan (Riordan) Fenske ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fernandez ’92 (Lisa A. Happ ’92) Ms. Martha Fernandez ’18 Mr. Joseph G. Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ferro, Sr. Ms. Lauren Ferry Ms. Kara Ferry Abarca ’16 Ms. Janice M. Fetter ’89 Filotto Construction, Inc. Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gerard) Filut ’93 Mr. Andrew Finein ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Hal M. Finkle (Arlene J. Finkle ’09) Mrs. Barbara J. (Mikyska) Fiore ’62 First String Enterprises, Inc. Mrs. Rojeanne A. (Majewski) Fischer ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Fisher Mrs. Janet M. (Johnson) Fitzgerald ’77 Mr. Lawrence J. Fitzgerald ’78 Mr. Jake Fitzgerald Ms. Gloria J. Flathom ’91 Mrs. Maureen E. Flatley ’96 Mr. Jacob Fleischauer ’17 Mrs. Kristin A. Fletcher ’08 Mr. Ivan Flores ’17 Mr. Sean Foley ’18 Mr. David B. Foose ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Foote (Carol Koziol ’86) Mrs. Lygia (Dominik) Ford ’75 Mrs. Amy (Papesh) Foreman ’64 Mr. Joseph W. Formhals ’86 Mrs. Catherine A. (Strom) Fox ’68 Mrs. Kathleen A. (Gomez) Fox ’80 Ms. Leesa Fox ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Casey J. Fraher ’07,’12 Mr. Kevin J. Frain ’91 Ms. Jane H. (Wilczek) Frank ’91 Ms. Mallory Frankovich ’17 Ms. Carole Frazier Mr. and Mrs. Jim Freckleton Dr. Florida Freeman Mr. William B. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. John J. Fremeau (Joyce Goron ’70) Mrs. Kathleen A. French Friedrich Jones F.H Mrs. Dominica (Balio) Fromholtz ’64 Ms. Susan R. (Vedra) Fulton ’87, ’91, ’13 Ms. Julie A. Futterer ’93, ’18

G Ms. Sheryl Gallaher Mr. Arthur Galli, Jr. ’80 Ms. Charlotte R. Galuska ’10 Dr. and Mrs. John S. Gambro Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Gamperl Mrs. Elodia Garcia Ms. Rebecca A. Garcia ’93 Ms. Alejandra Garcia ’18 Ms. Nancy Garcia ’17 Mrs. Kay L. Gardner ’04 Ms. Stefanie Gardner ’00


Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Garland ’09 (Rebecca R. Fleischman ’99) Mrs. Karen A. (Gerharz) Garvey ’61 Mr. Melvin V. Gatch ’92 Mrs. Kay F. (Snyder) Gauble ’79 Mr. Maxwell Gawenda ’17 Mrs. Patricia R. Gedeller ’95 Mr. Michael W. Geers ’89 Mr. Albert J. Gegenheimer ’83 (Pamela J. Holbrook ’85) Mrs. Robert E. (Stratz) Gehrke ’88 Mr. Robert Gelles Mrs. Nicole R. Gerrick ’01 Mrs. Kathleen L. (Cooper) Gerz ’74, ’97 Mr. Todd Giarrante ’84 Ms. Jordan Giddings ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Giegerich Ms. Kathryn Giegerich Ms. Ashley Gilbert ’17 Mrs. Frances A. (Hawkinson) Gilles ’68 Mr. Nicholas Gilliam ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gilliam Mrs. Joyce A. Gilson ’99 Mrs. Regina M. (Dudzinski) Giometti ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Giovannelli Mrs. Mary J. (Devereux) Gisch ’59 Mrs. Shirley (Ludrovec) Glascock ’75, ’76, ’93, ’96, ’97 Mrs. Connie Glass ’98 Mrs. Patricia A. (Kelly) Glass ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Glenn (Deborah M. Glenn ’17) Miss Eugenia V. Glowacki ’51 Mrs. Jodie Goebel Mr. Adam Gorniak Ms. Michelle Gostkowski ’17 Gould Brothers, LLC Mr. Charles Grace Mr. Jeremy J. Grachan ’17 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Grady ’08 (Ashley L. Grady ’09) Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Grant Mr. John Gray Great Roofing, LLC Mrs. Classandra M. Green ’12 Ms. Taylor Green ’18 Mr. and Mrs. James J. Greenan Ms. Alexis Gregorash Mr. and Mrs. John E. Greuling Mrs. Eleanor (Wujek) Griegel ’62 Dr. Orlando V. Griego Mr. Evan N. Griffin ’14 Ms. Jane Griffin Mr. Guy C. Grimmer ’91, ’99 Mrs. Eileen J. (Gourley) Grove ’57 Mr. Ely Grubisich Dr. Scott M. Gruenbaum Mrs. Phyllis (O’Brien) Gubbins ’58 Ms. Maria L. Gulas ’86, ’96 Mrs. Helen E. (Danner) Gumble ’65

Ms. Molly L. Gunning Mrs. Katherine J. Gurrola ’12, ’16 Mrs. Heather M. Gutierrez ’07 Ms. Kathryn Gutzman Ms. Erika Guzman ’10 Ms. Erica Guzman

H The Honorable and Mrs. Herman S. Haase (Shelly J. Haase ’03) Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence G. Hackett Mr. Michael J. Hackiewicz ’10 Mrs. Mary C. (Cleary) Hagemann ’67 Mr. and Mrs. H. Richard Hagen ’90 Mrs. Frances M. (Kararo) Hakey ’62 Mr. John R. Hale ’02 Mrs. Suzanne R. (Bieschke) Hall ’71 Ms. Nancy C. Hall ’91 Mrs. Deborah A. Hamer ’12 Mrs. Madonna A. (Hakey) Hamilton ’92 Hampton Inn Joliet I-80 Ms. Maureen J. Hanlon ’81 Mrs. Leonora C. Hantke ’95 Mrs. Kathleen F. Harley ’89 Mr. Carl D. Harms ’96 Mrs. Mary Ellen Harrell ’93 Ms. Sandra Hart ’80 Mrs. Lorraine A. Hart ’86 Mrs. Mary Jean (Lafond) Hartlep ’49 Mrs. Mary Anne (Wilhelmi) Hartnett ’73 Ms. Kay Hartung ’62 Mrs. Mary E. Hartzer ’79 Mr. & Mrs. James W.Hathaway Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Hauser (Lori ’09) Mrs. Mary M. (Fairbairn) Havens ’77 Mr. Sherman F. Hayes ’02 Ms. Allison Heard Ms. Maribeth Hearn Dr. Lisa Hedrick Mrs. Pauline L. (Jendraszak) Hefer ’66 Mr. Eric J. Heim ’06 Mr. Charles Heintzelman ’18 Mr. Richard Heinz Mr. Rudolph Hejny Mr. Wayne A. Heldebrandt Mrs. Margie M. Heldt ’84 Ms. Courtney L. Hendricks ’07, ’10 Mrs. Sylvia H. (Heimann) Henken ’55 Sr. Grace Henneberry Mrs. Carol A. (Vitkus) Hennessey ’77 Mrs. Jillian A. Herbert ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Herbst Ms. Kayla Heriaud ’17 Ms. Kellie Hermann ’17 Mr. Mateo Hernandez ’18 Ms. Heather M. Hernandez ’06 Mrs. Georgiana (Craven) Herr ’48

Mrs. Marilyn M. (Seidl) Herzing ’65 Mrs. Catherine S. Hewett ’79 Mrs. Janine M. (Lukowski) Hicks ’73, ’98 Dr. and Mrs. Lyle L. Hicks (Nancy ’79, ’91, ’99) Mr. Mahmoud Hijazi ’18 Mr. Donald R. Hildebrand ’83 Ms. Elizabeth A. Hills ’08 Mr. Jeff Hinthorn Mrs. Judith A. (Keilman) Hisick ’73 Mrs. Mary Hodson Mr. James E. Hoff, Jr. ’97 Mr. William Hoffman ’18 Mrs. Sharon L. Hoffman ’79 Mrs. Mary Ann (Bruzdzinski) Hoffmeister ’83 Mrs. Joan (Sherron) Hofman ’84 Ms. Rita A. Hogan ’72 Mr. Frank A. Hohenadel ’05 Holabird & Root, LLC Ms. Suzanne M. Holland ’02 Ms. Olivia Hollander Ms. Louise T. Hollins ’83 Home Cut Donuts Mrs. Margaret M. (Brown) Honiotes ’83 Mr. Zachary Hoover Ms. Jessica A. Horn ’10 Dr. Betty J. (Beggs) Horton ’78 Mr. Joseph Host Mr. Bruce Hoster Mrs. Katherine L. (Park) Howardson ’77 Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Block) Hucek ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Huck III Mrs. Michelle A. (Jerome) Hudson ’84 Mrs. Gladys (Wright) Hughes ’67 Ms. Candy A. Hull ’90, ’13 Mrs. Patricia R. (Reavley) Hunnewell ’69 Ms. Maureen D. Hunt ’02 Dr. Kelly K. (Wentz) Hunter ’91 Mr. Robert Hunter Jr. Mr. Brian D. Hurry ’96 Ms. Emily Hurtuk ’18 Mrs. Carol J. Huston ’93

I IBM Corporation ICoin Ms. Patricia Iler Ingredion Charitable Foundation Mrs. Betty L. Inman ’92 Intermodal Maintenance Group L.L.C Irish American Society of Will County Iron Workers Local Union 444

J J.D. Brown and Company Mr. Darrell Jackson II Mr. Lexus Jackson Mrs. Carol K. Jackson ’87

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Jacob Henry Mansion Mrs. Jeanne Jacobs Mrs. Sharon L. Jacobs ’95, ’99 Mrs. Linda R. Jacobs Mrs. Diane (Kozak) Jager ’67 Ms. Caryn Jakielski ’03, ’06 Mrs. Ralphine P. James ’14 Dr. Gail M. (Scholtes) Jamieson ’61 Ms. Sandra Jankowski ’18 Mrs. Carol L. Janovyak ’56, ’84 JC Licht Paints Mr. and Mrs. S. Patrick Jendraszak Ms. Amanda L. Jensen Mr. Dennis L. Jensen Ms. Joan M. (Senffner) Jevitz ’63 Ms. Jinu John ’17 Mrs. Carol Johncours ’77 Mrs. Jo Carol Johnson ’80 Mrs. Lorell A. (White) Johnson ’61 Ms. Amanda M. Johnson ’98 Ms. Janet G. Johnson ’00 Ms. Loretta M. Johnson ’78 Mr. Ryan Johnson ’17 Ms. Bryzhane Johnson Ms. Lisa Johnson Ms. Megan Johnson ’18 Joliet Cabinet Co., Inc. Joliet Catholic Academy Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association Joliet City Tavern, Inc Joliet Country Club Joliet Firefighters Local 44 Joliet Park District Joliet Public Library Joliet Tent Company Joliet Town and Country Lanes, Inc. Mr. Jailen Jones ’18 Mr. John Jones Mr. Rasheed Jones II ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Ian C. Jones ’08 (Jennifer K. Jones ’09) Mrs. Marilyn J. (Plavec) Jones ’67 Mrs. Nancy J. Jones ’84 Ms. Titiana L. Jones ’07, ’09, ’13 Ms. Kamari Jordan ’18 Mrs. Lisa (Eichelberger) Journigan ’94 Judy’s Little Blossom Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Just ’73 (Denise Holthaus ’72)

K Mrs. Theresa M. (Long) Kaestner ’72 Mr. Jon D. Kahney ’08, ’17 Ms. Karin M. Kaiden ’05 Ms. Nicole Kainz Mrs. Dolores (Sochacki) Kalayta ’69 Mrs. Joni (Christianson) Kaluza ’84 Ms. Loren A. Kaminski ’08

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Ms. Fiona Kanam Mr. Kim D. Kannaday ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Kapinus Ms. Lori O. (Osmus) Kappmeyer ’77 Ms. Hannah Karkos Ms. Jennifer M. Karkos ’97 Ms. Linda Karlson ’00 Ms. Kendall Kastler Kathy Miller State Farm Insurance Dr. Marvin Katilius-Boydstun Mrs. Mary Ann (Huelsmann) Kauling ’62 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kavanagh Mrs. Evelyn A. Kealey ’77 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Keane (Maureen T. Barry ’74) Mrs. Maureen A. Keating ’78, ’84 Mr. Brian J. Keaton ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Keehn ’00 (Marcy Canada ’98, ’07, ’12) Mrs. Roberta C. (Wlodarski) Kehret ’61 Mr. and Mrs. John Kella (Patricia Sowa ’73) Mrs. Sharon R. (Gooding) Kelleher ’80 Mrs. Amy R. (Tungett) Kelley ’99 Sheriff Mike Kelley Mrs. Jean (Dallas) Kellison ’82 Dr. Margaret M. Kelly ’70 Mr. Daniel J. Kelly ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nosal (Mary Jo Kelly ’88) Mr. and Mrs. Dan S. Kennison Mrs. Mary A. Kepchar ’80, ’99 Ms. Skyler Kern ’18 Mrs. Marlene (Schaab) Kernwein ’59 Mrs. Michele A. (Sullivan) Kibble ’79 Sr. Martha Kienzler, O.S.F. ’58 Mrs. Karen O. Kiesel ’85 Mrs. Erin L. Kieszkowski ’14 Mrs. Jane F. Kilander ’90 Mr. Tom Godsey and Ms. Linda (Archambeau) Kilroy ’72 Mr. Joseph L. King ’74 Ms. Emma M. (Crawford) King ’75 Mr. Arthur K. King III ’18 Mrs. Jo Ann (Egger) Kingsley ’50 Ms. Hannah E. Kirk ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kirkeeng Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Klawitter Ms. Sarah Klawitter ’17 Mr. William Klebenow ’16 Ms. Elizabeth Klein ’62 Dr. Joyce E. Kleinaitis Ms. Joyce M. Klinger ’67 Dr. Richard J. Kloser Ms. Ashley L. Kloster ’08, ’14 Ms. Julianne C. Kmetz ’64 Mrs. Andrea Knapp Ms. Lillian Knapp Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knick (Laurie J. Knick ’94)

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Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Knight ’07, ’18 (Aubrey L. Durish ’04, ’07) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Knorr, Jr. Mr. Cameron Knudsen ’17 Mrs. Mary A. Knutson ’90 Mrs. Carol A. (Kuban) Koch ’61 Mr. Michael Kocinski ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Vern Koepke Mrs. Rita R. Koerner ’82 Mrs. Laura (DeZee) Koga ’03, ’06 Mrs. Christine A. Kohanzo ’03 Mr. David M. Kohler, Jr. ’18 Mr. Jeremy Kollross Mrs. Bettie J. (Gilbert) Komar ’76 Mrs. Sylvia M. Komyatte ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koselleck Mrs. Barbara J. Kovach ’83 Mr. Timothy Kowalski ’16 Mrs. Donna K. Kozak ’05 Mrs. Mary Lou (Bourg) Kozar ’49 Mr. Greg Kozlak Kozol Bros, Inc. Ms. Louise N. Kraft ’05 Mr. Matthew E. Kramer ’18 Mr. Todd R. Kranpitz ’86 Mrs. Rosemary A. (Jeans) Krass ’50 Ms. Katherine Kraus ’86 Ms. Cynthia Krawulski ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Duane A. Krieger (Dolores Carpenter ’71) Ms. Barbara L. Kristin ’73 Robin Krynicki Mr. and Mrs. James Kubalewski (Rita M. Hirsch ’65) Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kucinic ’78 (Patricia Schwiesow ’65) Ms. Maria G. (Kump) Kump-Faren ’67 Mr. Kyle Kurdziolek ’18 Mrs. Catherine E. (Schwarzman) Kutzler ’96, ’99 Mrs. Christina Kuzava Mrs. Nancey D. Kwiatkowski ’00 Mr. Ralph J. Kwilosz

L Mrs. Adolphine T. (Gryzlo) Labate ’63 Mrs. Michaeline (Kostyra) LaBuda ’72 Mrs. Susan LaCroix ’89, ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Don Ladas Ms. Patricia Lafeldt ’75 Mrs. Ruth C. (Heimann) Lager ’55 Ms. Dana L. Lahart Mr. Richard P. Laib ’06 Ms. Allyson Lakota ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. LaLonde (Elizabeth J. Polyak ’82) Mrs. Barbara J. (Hills) Lambert ’91 Mrs. Janis M. (Dusell) LaMont ’84 Mrs. Katherine (Gregg) Lampe ’83

Ms. Patricia A. (Mansfield) Lang ’87 Ms. Teresa Lang Mrs. Jeanette (Peterson) Langebartels ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Lanham Mr. Jimmie D. Lansford ’79 Mrs. Leona A. (Kowalski) Laouras ’64 Ms. Patricia J. Larranaga ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Larson (Sharon V. Engel ’78, ’06) Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Larson Ms. Kelly Larson Ms. Barbara Las ’17 Ms. Susan C. Andrews ’08, ’17 Ms. Debby Lavazza Ms. Jennifer Law ’18 Mrs. Donna M. Lawien ’06, ’13 Mrs. Alberta Lawson ’15, ’18 Ms. Lorraine Lawson ’18 Mr. Kevin Le ’18 Mrs. Anita A. (Kasarda) Le Claire ’71 Mrs. Barbara Mutz Lecky ’69 Ms. Theresa Lee ’57 Ms. Sarena Lee ’17 Mrs. Catherine A. (Babicki) Leggero ’69 Ms. Christine A. Legler ’84 Ms. Donna J. Lehrfeld Ms. Joanne M. Lendvay ’95 Mrs. Charlotte H. (Cathcart) Lenz ’66 Ms. Dalia Leon ’18 Ms. Kay Leonard Ms. Leia Levy ’18 Mrs. Nancy (Pierce) Limbach ’65 Dr. Carol A. Lindee Ms. Joyce A. Lindeman ’03 Ms. Kathryn I. Lindgren Mr. and Mrs. William M. Linz, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Lipke (Billie (Gillespie) Schimanski-Lipke ’85) Mrs. Michele A. (Biszak) Lippert ’89, ’93 Mr. Mark Littlejohn Mr. Eric W. Lofdahl ’92 Ms. Haylie Lohmar ’18 Mrs. Vicki L. Lohmiller ’05 Mrs. Doris J. (McDermott) Lonergan ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Long Mr. Joshua Lopez ’17 Mr. Ospaldo Lopez Ms. Eva Lopez Benedi ’18 Dr. JoAnn K. Lopykinski ’89 Mrs. Julie L. (Palleschi) Lorenc ’49 Ms. Heather Lorenca ’18 Los Dos LLC Louis Family Restaurant Ms. Margaret Lucas Mr. Thomas J. Ludrovec ’92 Ms. Florence L. (Schrage) Luechtefeld ’62 Dr. Lucille M. (DeVisme) Lugowski ’70 Ms. Lisa A. Lukasevich ’87, ’02

Mrs. Geraldine M. (Ganek) Luszcz ’61 Ms. Lauren Lynch ’18 Ms. Susan Lynch ’93

M Mrs. Nora J. Maciejewski Ms. Cheryl Maciejewski Mrs. Diane K. MacMillan ’80 Mrs. Michelle A. (Mudron) Madura ’94 Mrs. Rosalie J. Maehrer ’95 Mrs. Angela Maffeo Ms. Michelle Magana ’91 Mrs. Joan A. (Rimmele) Magda ’63 Mr. Matthew R. Mahalik ’02 Mrs. Lucille M. (Augulis) Mahoney ’46 Ms. Molly A. Makowski Ms. Janet B. Maloney ’80 Mr. Kevin Mampe ’18 Ms. Audrey Manley Mr. Yifan Mao ’17 Mr. Nick March Ms. Joan E. Marchetta ’57 Mr. Ryan H. Marks Mrs. Rosemary A. (Lucenta) Markun ’63 Mr. Johnathan Marquardt ’18 Mrs. Jean A. (Frank) Marquette ’84 Mr. John P. Marshall ’90 Ms. Barbara J. Martin ’66 Mr. Robert T. Martin ’06 Ms. Katherine Martin ’13 Ms. Renee Martin ’18 Martin & Associates— Ameriprise Financial Mrs. Juanita V. (Kinder) Martin-Davis ’54 Ms. Paulina Martinez ’12 Ms. Erika M. Martinez ’11, ’15, ’18 Ms. Valeria Martinez ’17 Ms. Natalie Mateja Mrs. Jo Ann (Felbinger) Mathews ’64 Mrs. Carol A. (Sasso) Matlak ’86 Annette M. Mattea, DNP ’13 Dr. Jean M. Mau ’80, ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Dale Max Mrs. Carol P. (Schiffmann) Mazure ’59 Mrs. Gloria N. Mbanu ’01 Mr. Matthew A. McArthur ’06, ’14 Mrs. JoAnne (Zumer) McAuley ’61 Mrs. Kathryn A. McCarter ’02, ’13 Ms. Mary R. McCarthy ’04 Mrs. Elizabeth A. McCarthy ’90 Ms. Megan McCarthy ’17 Mrs. Mary (Doyle) McCauley ’53 Ms. Sophia McClanahan Mrs. Judith P. McCleery ’85, ’89 Patricia McClintock, Ed.D. ’93, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. David L. McCoy (Janice M. Kaiser ’83, ’86) Mr. Earl L. McCoy ’00 Mr. Jacob McCreary ’18


Ms. Danielle L. McDermott ’03 Ms. Allison McDermott ’17 Ms. Tracy Mcdermott Trevino ’18 Mrs. Mary V. (Coghlan) McDevitt ’96 McDonald’s—Cam and Gail Kennedy Ms. Esther McDowell ’18 Mrs. Alice A. (Ahler) McEwen ’82 Mrs. Patricia A. (Keca) McGinnis ’60 Mr. Patrick McGowan Mr. Timothy J. McGrath Mrs. Patricia A. (Cummings) McGrath ’87 McGrath Office Equipment, Inc. Mr. Michael J. McGreal ’01 Mrs. Kim A. McGuire ’10, ’16 Ms. Mary Ann McGuire ’89 McGuire for Senate Mr. Brien J. McHugh ’00 (Kathleen McHugh ’92) Mrs. Joanne L. McIlvaine ’80 Ms. Haley McLain ’18 Ms. Hannah McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. James K. McLeer ’88, ’99 Mrs. Gerri R. (Rzansa) McMahon ’62 Mr. Wayne McMillan Mrs. Cassandra R. McNair ’06 Ms. Mary C. McNamara ’89 Ms. Christine McNulty Ms. Mary McSheffery Ms. Kathryn P. McVey ’05, ’16 Ms. Denise E. Mcwhorter ’11, ’18 Mr. Robert M. Meader Ms. Darla K. Medernach ’80 Mrs. Catherine M. (Bryant) Medina ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Meehan ’80 (Joan M. Travers ’80, ’04) Mr. Mark P. Meers Mr. Marcus Melancon Jr. ’18 Ms. Karen Mellon ’78 Mrs. Mary Ellen (Tatro) Mendoza ’76 Mr. Jacob Menegon ’18 Ms. Roberta J. Messer ’86 Dr. Donna Metlicka and Thomas Metlicka ’07 Mr. John R. Meyer Ms. Amanda Meyer ’18 Ms. Danielle Meyer ’18 Mr. Francisco Meza Jr. ’18 Michael W. Hansen, P.C. Mr. Brian J. Michalak ’83 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Midlock Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. Mrs. Amy L. Mihelich Mrs. Karen R. (Aschenbrener) Miklic ’90, ’99 Ms. Samantha Mikrut ’17 Mrs. Rosann M. (Buswell) Miller ’76 Mr. Al Miller Mr. Eric E. Miller ’76 Mrs. Deborah A. Miller Ms. Nicole Miller ’18

Miller Mechanical, Inc. Mrs. Mary (Mistro) Miller-Roed ’80 Mrs. Patricia Miller-Wilson ’95 Mrs. Claire L. Millweard Mrs. Cindy Milton ’06 Ms. Cary Misner ’16 Ms. Sopheap L. Mitchell ’06 Dr. Judith and Mr. Richard Mitchell Mrs. Maryellen Mitchell ’03 Mrs. Paula J. (Felbinger) Molinaro ’68 Mr. Kevin Molitor Ms. Pauline Mondragon ’18 Ms. Ashley Montgomery ’17 Dr. Jessica M. Monu Mr. and Mrs. David Moody Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore Mrs. Nancy L. Rosenberger Moore ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Moore Mrs. Amy A. Moore Mary Jo Moran, Ph.D. ’69 Ms. Brisa Moreno ’16, ’18 Mr. Matthew Morgan ’18 Mrs. Constance (Gilmore) Morgan ’66 Ms. Linda S. Morganson ’05 Mr. Donald J. Morin ’75 Mr. Iain T. Morison ’18 Sr. Mary Jean Morris, O.S.F. ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Morris Ms. Rita Morris ’15 Ms. Amber Morrison Mr. Adam Morrison ’17 Mr. Jeff L. Morrissette Mrs. Sharon B. Morselander ’84 Mrs. Brandi Morzuch Mrs. Fredereike A. (Maleski) Moskal ’67 Dr. Brian Moskalik Ms. Natalie M. Moxley Mr. Submarine Mr. Michael F. Mravle ’97 Mr. Anthony J. Mravle ’95 Mrs. Nancy A. Mucha ’91, ’94, ’14 Mrs. Dorine M. (Berta) Muenzing ’57 Mrs. Rebecca (Daugherty) Muhs ’88 Mr. Kevin J. Mundo ’93 Ms. Traci Munkvold Ms. Laura Munoz ’16 and Ms. Princess S. Clemente ’14, ’16 Ms. Brittney Munoz ’18 Ms. Daniela Munoz ’17 Mr. Steven Murchek Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Murnick Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy Mrs. Jane M. (Furdek) Murphy ’70 Mrs. Marianne (Herringer) Murphy ’62 Mrs. Mary K. (Kelley) Murphy ’60 Dr. Madonna M. Murphy Mr. Connor Murphy ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Murphy Mrs. Genevieve K. Murray ’06

Mr. Jack Murray ’18 Mrs. Marie U. (Ferk) Murray ’69 Mr. Anthony J. Musiala Ms. Kylie E. Mussay

N Ms. Frances Tures Naal ’58 Ms. Kathleen (Marsh) Nagle ’92, ’06 Ms. Betty T. Naples Mr. Alexander A. Narciso ’14 Ms. Beth Nardi Mrs. Lorie F. (Ferrari) Natyshok ’91 NECA-IBEW Local 176 Mr. John T. Nee ’99 Mr. James C. Neicheril ’87 Mr. and Mrs. David Nelson Ms. Ruth D. Nelson Catherine Jo Nelson, Ed.D. Ms. Celeste M. Nelson ’71 Mrs. Beth L. (Thornton) Nettles ’96 Ms. Margaret H. Neumann Ms. Michelle C. Nevin ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Newsome Ms. Susan M. Newton ’14 Ms. Kaitlyn Nickel ’17 Mrs. Sherene L. Nicolai ’03, ’06 Mrs. Margaret (Tully) Nicosia ’81 Mr. John B. Nikchevich 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 Mr. and Mrs. David W. Norman (Sandra M. Mule’ ’89) Mrs. Jeanette C. Normandt ’85 Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ’59 Ms. LaDonna E. Norstrom ’70 Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nosal (Mary Jo Kelly ’88) Ms. Tory Nosal ’18 Mr. Ronald J. Novak ’77 Mr. Mark Novak Mrs. Janet R. (Schroeder) Novotny ’67 Ms. Danielle Nowak NuMark Credit Union Ms. Angelica Nunez ’18

O Ms. Deborah A. Obecny Mrs. Michele D. O’Boyle Mr. William D. O’Brien ’02 Mrs. Marie T. (O’Connor) O’Brien ’83 Mrs. Marjorie (Tiernan) O’Brien ’80 Ms. Lisa M. O’Brien ’91, ’10 O’Charley’s Irish Pub Mrs. Marcia J. (Real) O’Connell ’57

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Ms. Lorrie O’Connor ’66 Ms. Maureen O’Conor O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates, LLC Mr. and Mrs. William F. O’Donnell (Patricia Coughlin ’61) Mrs. Linda P. O’Donnell ’05 Mrs. Irene M. (Planinsek) Odorizzi ’55 Odyssey Transportation Mrs. Virginia A. Ogan ’79 Mr. Mike O’Halloran Mrs. Sallyann Okuno Bacchiere ’80 Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County Mrs. Patricia A. (Leonardis) Oleson ’84 Mr. Steven G. Olivere ’90 Ms. Jenna O’Malley ’18 Kent L. Oots, Ph.D. ’78 Mr. Aaron Ortega ’17 Mr. Jose Ortiz ’17 Mr. Steven E. Osborn ’85 Mrs. Mary F. Oskvarek ’89, ’11, ’18 Mrs. Rosemary (Tyl) Osmulski ’62 Ms. Patricia Osusky ’17 Mr. Richard M. Ott Dr. Carol A. (Veverka) Overman ’63 Mr. Marshall L. Oxentine III ’17

P P.T. Ferro Construction Co. Dr. Keith R. Pain ’15 Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pakosz Mrs. Sharon A. Palmer ’94, ’97 Mrs. Judith V. (Gruca) Papandria ’69 Mrs. Rosalie (Fonck) Park ’82 Mrs. Frances E. Parker ’91 Ms. Kelly Parker ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parmigiani Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Partain (Joyce A. Crader ’76) Ms. Peyton Paterson ’18 Ms. Madelyn Patten Mr. Jonathan D. Paul ’04, ’11 Mrs. Karen A. Paul ’85 Mr. Mario V. Paulino Mrs. Sharon M. Paver-Nepote ’02, ’07 Ms. Deena M. Pavinato ’78 Mrs. Helen V. (Haas) Peindl ’84 Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Pekol ’99 (Jeana R. Carrico ’00) Ms. Valerie L. Penn Ms. Ricarda Perez Mrs. Constance R. Pericht ’11, ’17 Ms. Brenna Perinar ’18 Mr. Adam Pesavento ’18 Mrs. Anita M. Peters ’90 Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Wubben) Peters ’02 Debra S. Peterson, Ph.D. Mrs. Phyllis M. (Kleinhoffer) Peterson ’72, ’98

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Ms. Samantha Petkunas ’18 Mr. George J. Petrovic ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Pfaff ’09 (Julianne N. Pfaff ’08, ’14) Mrs. Catherine J. (Schramm) Pfister ’56 Mr. James Phillip Mrs. Maureen (Donahue) Phillips ’57 Ms. Diana Phiri Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. Mr. Michael Photakis Jr. ’17 Mr. Thomas J. Piasecki ’04 Mrs. Sandra M. Piatak ’87 Piazza & Mannerino Masonry Mrs. Amy R. Piccoli Mr. Fred Piediscalzi Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pierson Mr. Casey Piper Ms. Virginia C. (Cronin) Pitts ’54 Mrs. Mary M. (Maes) Plaine ’90 Mr. Kenneth A. Plese Mrs. Arlene Plese ’71 Mrs. Diana L. Plisic Mrs. Catherine (England) Plomb ’57 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Plummer Mr. George T. Pobuda Mrs. Jennifer P. Polka ’06 Ms. Penny Poninski Mrs. Charlotte G. (Ginnetti) Ponto ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pope Mrs. Caroline L. Portlock ’02, ’04 Dr. Nancy M. (Papesh) Potempa* ’72 Mr. Stanley J. Potempa (Nancy M. Papesh* ’72) Mr. and Mrs. John C. Potts Ms. Trecia L. Powers ’82 Premier Events and Banquets, Inc. Mrs. Arretta M. (Workman) Price ’82 Mrs. Marilyn S. (Schneider) Price ’62 Ms. Angelia Price ’18 Ms. Meghan J. Price ’18 Mr. Kenneth Prince ’94, ’10 Mrs. Julie A. (Nelson) Pristas ’93, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pritz Providence Bank & Trust Mr. John M. Przybyla ’92

Q Robin Quatrano Qubit Networks, LLC Mrs. Therese S. (Ryan) Quick ’53 Mr. and Mrs. Don J. Strle ’80 (Christine (Prieboy) Quigley-Strle ’83) Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Quinn (Amanda M. Klotz ’02)

R Ms. Sheila Raddatz ’18 Mrs. Kathleen A. Rader ’99 Mrs. Christine A. (Seper) Rados ’67

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Mrs. Jean P. Rakey ’86 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rakoski ’02 Ms. Tenita E. Ramey ’10 Mrs. Donna (Stuczynski) Ramirez ’79 Mr. Matthew A. Ramuta (Joan Nahas* ’56) Mr. and Mrs. John A. Randich, Sr. ’76 Ms. JessAnn Randich Mr. Alan C. Randolph ’07 Ms. Sharon A. Ranshaw ’00 Mrs. Deborah C. Raschi ’13 Rax Restaurant Ms. Lu Anne Rayl ’80 Recovery Management Services, Inc. Mrs. Linzette M. Red ’01 Mrs. Rosemary Y. (Lamb) Reed ’67 Mrs. Mary Jane Reese ’91 Mr. Nicolas Reese ’17 Mrs. Marilyn K. Reese ’79 Mrs. Roberta L. (Dow) Regan ’57 Mrs. Linda J. Reichert ’80 Mr. Timothy J. Reilly ’11 Ms. Simone R. Reis ’14 Dr. Susan M. Renner Ms. Rebecca Renton ’18 Mrs. Anna Mae (Trizna) Repke ’60 Retired Nurses of St. Joseph Hospital Mrs. Susan J. (Kreshock) Retseck ’61 Ms. Shirley Revis Mr. Daniel Reyes ’17 Rialto Square Theater Mrs. Mary M. (White) Rice ’60 Mr. Joshua Rice Ms. Kayla Rice ’17 Mr. Corey M. Richardson ’09 Mr. James Richmond Jr. Ms. Betty Richter Mrs. Marianne C. (Clark) Riehl ’72 Mr. Kevin J. Rigney ’78 Ms. Maria Riha ’88 Ms. Sandra Rincon ’18 Mr. Gilson Rios Mrs. Allison P. Rios ’01, ’12 Dr. Dorothy A. Ritter ’66 Mrs. Judith Ritter Darr ’93, ’13 Ms. Celia Rivera-Kapost ’17 Ms. Anna Rizzo ’18 Mrs. Mary F. (Rodriguez) Roa ’59 Mrs. Mary Lou (Bost) Roberts ’82 Ms. Claudette L. (Patheal) Roberts ’78 Ms. Jessica Roberts ’18 Mrs. Peggy A. (Kweiser) Robidoux ’79 Mr. Larry Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Drew Rockafellow ’15 (Mollie Rockafellow ’15) Ms. Linda S. Rocke ’04 Ms. Autumn Rodely ’18 Ms. Katie (Thayer) Rodriguez ’15 Ms. Virginia Rodriguez ’12, ’14

Mrs. Patricia K. (Dunne) Roe ’58 Ms. Lauren A. Rogers ’05, ’12 Mrs. Tricia L. Rogge ’10 Mrs. Susan M. (Doyle) Rogina ’94, ’99 Ms. Elizabeth F. Rohlsen ’80 Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Rolinitis ’15 Ms. Amy Roloff ’17 Ms. Jillian Roman ’18 Mrs. Patricia (Clark) Rombach ’71 Ms. Leah Rose ’18 Mrs. Susan E. Rosenberg ’91 Mr. Michael Rosenwasser Mrs. Mary Beth Ross ’00 Mrs. Deborah (Struck) Roth ’71 Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rotnicki Ms. Mary Rouse ’17 Royal Palm Title Mr. James Royalty, Jr. ’00, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rozanski Ms. Mary Ellen Ruane ’18 Mr. Ray Rub Ms. Jeanette P. Rudderow ’98 Mrs. Celeste E. (Blaskievich) Rudman ’61 Ms. Leslie C. Rueda ’17 Ruettiger, Tonelli & Associates, Inc. Ms. Jennilyn Ruhaak Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ruhaak Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Ruiz ’07, ’09 (Jennifer Horn ’10, ’13) Mr. Flavio Ruiz Sr. Gayle Rusbasan Ms. Mary Ann Russ ’73 Mrs. Janet M. (Benedick) Russ ’67 Ms. Geradette L. Russ Mrs. Grace R. (McGowan) Russell ’57 Ms. Marie B. Russell ’81 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ryan (Faith A. Ryan ’96) Mr. and Mrs. Michael George Ryan (Paula T. Krzicnik ’61) Mr. Jeffrey T. Rzasa ’96

S S&J Door, Inc. S. Fisher Properties, Inc Mrs. Donna G. Sabo ’87 Mrs. Sheila M. (Caddigan) Saccomanno ’74 Mrs. Amy C. Saelens ’07 Mrs. Therese M. (Klawitter) Safavi ’70 Ms. Vanessa Sager ’13 Sibu P. Saha, M.D. ’03 Ms. Joyce A. Sala ’70 Mr. Carlos Salas Salas ’18 Mrs. Marcie L. (Larson) Sallmann ’79 Mr. James V. Salvatori ’09 SAMTA—Southwest Area Music Teachers Association Mrs. Therese Sanborn ’02

Mr. Aaron Sanchez ’18 Mr. Antonio L. Sanchez ’85 Mr. Eduardo Sanchez ’18 Mr. Kevin M. Sandal ’86 Mr. Anders Sandberg ’17 Ms. Canisha Sanders ’18 Mr. Donald Sargent Mrs. Betty L. Sarhan ’87 Mrs. Jacquelyn G. (Will) Sartoris ’85 Ms. Lindsey Sayner ’17 Mr. Edward J. Schaffer Mrs. Carol J. (Lewicki) Schaffer ’79 Mrs. Judith J. (Jerger) Schatz ’71 Ms. Alice K. Scheffler Ms. Karen M. Scherer ’09, ’13 Mr. Alban C. Scheuber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Schiffler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Lipke (Billie (Gillespie) Schimanski-Lipke ’85) Mr. Timothy P. Schlenger ’07 Mr. Eric A. Schmitt ’07, ’12 Ms. Sharon R. Schneider ’86 Ms. Allison Schneider ’17 Ms. Linda Schneider ’92 Mr. Joseph Schomer Mr. Kyle P. Schomer ’13 Mrs. Colette M. Schrank ’10 Mrs. Amy J. (May) Schroeder ’90, ’04 Ms. Theresa (Wright) Schueler ’16 Mrs. Joan Schultes ’00 Ms. Pauline E. Schumacher Mrs. Robin M. (Bartolomeo) Schuster ’66 Mrs. Gina L. Schwartz ’92 Ms. Cassidy Schwartz Ms. Hannah Schwerdle ’18 Daniel D. Schwert, Ph.D Ms. Margaret M. Schwiesow ’63, ’80 Mr. Andrew Scordo Mrs. Rhonda L. Scott ’97 Ms. Evalina Scott ’95 Mrs. Mary Patrice (Crane) Scully ’70 Ms. Laura Scully ’16 Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sears Mrs. Lillian R. (Barnas) Sedgwick ’55 Mr. Brian K. Seeley ’02 Mrs. Marian S. Seib ’88, ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Selzer Ms. Joyce M. Senffner ’60 Mr. Noah Senffner ’18 Dr. Janet L. Seper ’87 and Dr. Charles Beckenstein Mr. Nathaniel Serven ’18 Ms. Maryann Sevening ’71 Mrs. Deborah A. Sewald ’99 Ms. Sara Shan Martin J. Shanahan, Jr., J.D. ’94 (Gabriella L. Shanahan ’12, ’15) Mr. David P. Shea ’84 and Dr. Rita Tamulis-Shea ’83


Fr. Ed Shea, OFM Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Shea Ms. Carol Sheetz ’18 Sheri Law Art Glass, Ltd. Mr. Matthew K. Sherriff ’15, ’18 Ms. Kacey Short Ms. Patricia Shue Mrs. Sara E. (Carney) Sieczkowski ’87 Mrs. Margaret R. (Quinn) Siefert ’73 Mrs. Edmee (Pallares) Sienkowski ’79 Ms. Virginia A. Sigler ’83 Sikich LLP Mr. Lucas R. Sillar ’04 Mrs. Paulette (Coons) Simmons ’71, ’90 Mrs. Grace A. (Gozder) Simonaitis ’60 Ms. Jorja Simonich Mrs. Carol A. Simpson ’94 Mrs. Janet L. (Zenkus) Simpson ’69 Mrs. Noralee M. (Lyons) Singer ’71 Mrs. Maureen (Dewane) Sinkler ’84 Mr. Nikolas Siple Mr. Ted Skodol Ms. Mary Lou (Oliphant) Skoglund ’86 Mr. Anthony Skrip ’17 Ms. Linda Jo Skuban ’75 Ms. Jeanette L. Skul ’59 Mrs. Nancy (Ward) Skuta ’58 Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Slade Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Sloan (Edwina E. Pointer ’71) Dr. Cindy O. Sloan ’04 and Ms. Lea C. Sloan ’04 Ms. Sarah Sloan ’17 Ms. Sandra L. Sloka ’06 Mrs. Audrey A. (Wujek) Slusarczyk ’69 Ms. Martika S. Small ’17 Mrs. Clarice M. (Krawczyk) Smedley ’62 Jamie Smigel Mrs. Catherine W. (Weberg) Smirnoff ’64 Mr. Robert C. Smith Mrs. Judith A. (Hunt) Smith ’79 Ms. April M. Smith ’99 Ms. Rebecca S. Smith ’14 Mrs. Susan E. Smith ’04 Ms. Joan (Neff) Smith ’81 Ms. Katherine Smith ’18 Ms. Maura T. Smith* ’60 Ms. Macy R. Smock ’18 Mrs. Dolores M. (Grenchik) Smolen ’50 Ms. Rachel Soares Mr. Nathan Sobey Mrs. Mary K. Solon-Goers ’73 Reverend Chung H. (Park) Song ’77 Ms. Shrijal Soni-Modi ’17 Sooper Lube Sosnoski Exterminating, Inc. Mr. John Sosnowski Mr. David A. Soto ’91 Ms. Kaitlyn Soto ’18

Mrs. Holly A. Souza ’06, ’11 Mrs. Mary Spacht ’17 Mrs. Lucinda A. (Conz) Spang ’91 Mrs. Cathleen D. Spangler ’00, ’04, ’07 Mr. Tyke Spencer Mr. and Mrs. David D. Spesia ’05, ’08 Mr. Paul W. Spiezio ’82 Mrs. Judith Spiezio ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Spreitzer ’06 Mr. Devry A. Spreitzer ’92 Mrs. Barbara A. (Brausch) Sprenger ’63 Mrs. Terri K. (Grossen) Sprout ’91 St. Mary Magdalene Church Mrs. Adrienne M. (Lessard) Stack ’92 Mrs. Sharon A. Stafford ’94 Dr. Arleen M. Stahl ’73 Mrs. Margaret M. (Glos) Stancel ’68 Mrs. Bette L. Stanek ’85 Mrs. Janice M. (Jaksetich) Staniszewski ’70 Mrs. Lola J. (Stoltz) Stanley ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Starosta ’98 (Catherine B. Starosta ’98) Mr. Kent J. Staver ’91 Mrs. Carmeen (Blasey) Steiner ’61 Dr. Pamela K. Steinke Dr. Belva J. Stelk Mrs. Marguerite M. Stephenson ’93 Ms. Taylor Stercay ’18 Mrs. Janice L. (Hinkleman) Sterling ’95 Mr. Erik A. Sternisha ’03 Mrs. Jo Anne M. (Donnelly) Sternisha ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. Stevenson (Birdella A. Daily ’66) Mrs. Margaret M. Stevenson ’05, ’07 Mrs. Marilyn L. (Laverty) Stewart ’65 Ms. Linda A. Sticklen Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stiglich ’79 (Mary Jo Kinsella ’80) Ms. Cynthia J. Stoneberg ’05 Dr. Susan A. Stowe Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Streitz Mr. David Streitz Mr. and Mrs. Don J. Strle ’80 (Christine (Prieboy) Quigley-Strle ’83) Ms. Winnie Stromberg Mrs. Marian E. Stromquist ’75 Mr. John M. Strus Mrs. Alice A. (Glowacki) Strzalka ’51 Mrs. Rose L. (Barton) Suiter ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Sullivan (Margaret Bacon ’96) Mr. Charles J. Sullivan ’06 Ms. Susan M. Sullivan ’71 Mrs. Kathleen T. (Brennan) Sullivan ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Truman Sunde (Carole M. Hodgson ’82) Mr. Ivan Surlina ’18 Mrs. Marguerite Svenson ’78, ’91

Mrs. Margaret A. (Sandberg) Swanson ’87 Ms. Clarice Swanson ’18 Mr. James E. Swicionis ’93 Mrs. Judith M. (Jasien) Swicionis ’67 Ms. Elizabeth M. Switalski ’05 Ms. Chloe Sylvestre ’18 Ms. Molly Szajerski ’17 Mrs. Mary Grace (Morrotto) Szczypta ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Szoke ’78 (Donna M. Musich ’80, ’04) Mrs. Karen L. (Loftus) Szukalski ’94

Ms. Bonnie Trudeau Mrs. Debra A. (LaDue) Truskey ’75 Mr. John M. Trusty ’75 Tuam Inc. Mr. Joseph Tujo Mr. Scott Tujo Mr. Thomas J. Turigliatto ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Turk (Celeste Konecny ’65) Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Tyler (Kathryn R. Wrobel ’95) Ms. Terri Tyner ’73 Mr. Anthony Tyus ’78

T T & D Bowling Specialist, LTD T. Castro Produce Mrs. Sarah E. Tafoya ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tague Ms. Ramonda F. Talkie ’71 Mr. Troy D. Talkington ’08 Ms. Joanne Tallarico Tallgrass Restaurant Ms. Adjo S. Tameklo ’18 Mr. David P. Shea ’84 and Dr. Rita Tamulis-Shea ’83 Ms. Janette Tan ’18 Mr. Luke Tanaka Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Tarizzo Mrs. Juliann M. (Torkar) Teasdale ’63 Mrs. Gayle P. (Duchene) Tennant ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Teresiak Ms. Deborah Tessone Testing Service Corporation Mr. Matthew J. Thayer ’18 The Community Foundation of Will County The Little Traveler Mrs. Sharlene A. (Wise) Thomas ’93 Ms. Susan D. Thompson ’17 Mrs. Marion A. Thoresen ’80 Ms. Mary J. (Funk) Thuma ’62 Mr. Keith Thurston Tips ’N Toes Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tkaczyk Ms. Therese Tobin Mrs. Patricia Tomac Mrs. Ruth (Kramer) Tomala ’74 Ms. Donna Tomasic Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tonelli (Florence Moore ’60) Mrs. Elizabeth Tosh ’98 Tri-City Wolverines Youth Association, Inc. Ms. Antonette Trinchese ’57 Trinity Services, Inc. Mr. Isaac Triska Ms. Nicole Troha ’18 Miss Geraldine A. (O’Connor) Troutman ’69

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U Mrs. Karen A. (Reilly) Udell ’73 Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ullian (Kathleen Tadey ’74) Ms. Arlene A. Ulrich ’60 Unimin Corporation United Health Group Mr. Jesse Unzueta ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Uram Urban Tile & Carpet Corp.

V Mr. Gino J. Vaccarella Mrs. Ann Vaksdal Ms. Isabela Valentin ’18 Mrs. Joann D. (Franey) Van Antwerp ’56 Ms. Lauren Vandelinde ’18 Mrs. Mary J. (Bergan) Vann ’79 Dr. Carol Wilson & Mr. Charles Vasconez Dr. Richard J. Vaughan Ms. Maylee Vaughn Mr. and Mrs. Bradley H. Veerman Mrs. Joann Verdeyen ’77 Ms. Rosalba Verdin Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Victa Mrs. Nancy K. (Lander) Vidmar ’62 Village of Bolingbrook Ms. Diana Viveros ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Eric B. Vogel Ms. Natalie Vogel ’18 Mr. Dennis Vovos Dr. and Mrs. Gary F. Voyce (Beverly ’87) Mrs. Suzette (Staggs) Voyta ’68 Mr. Robert A. Vroegindewey, Jr. ’93

W Mrs. Maureen Wadowski ’96, ’09 Ms. Sulbha Wagh Ms. Marie A. (Schuch) Wagner ’87 Ms. Jill Wagner ’17 Mrs. Debra A. Wahl ’97 Ms. Caitlyn Waite ’17 Mrs. Diane Walker ’92

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Mr. Brett Walker ’18 Ms. Elizabeth Wall ’18 Mrs. Doris A. (Pohl) Wallace ’48 Ms. Roseann Walsh Mr. Kevin Walsh ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Brendan J. Walsh ’05 (Jessica Saraga ’05) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walsh Mrs. Susan M. (Ardaugh) Walsh ’77, ’87 Mrs. Susan M. (Breskovich) Walters ’80 Mr. Michael L. Ward ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Washburn (Jeanne ’99, ’01) Mrs. Anne M. (Brady) Watson ’87 Ms. Lynn Watson Ms. Lisa Wax ’18 Mrs. Phyllis A. (Schultz) Wear ’75 Ms. Barb Weber Mrs. Anne J. (Hutchings) Webster ’50 Ms. Jean M. Wedgbury ’86 Mrs. Marilyn Weeks ’92 Ms. Amy Wegrzyn Ms. Kaitleigh Weihofen Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Weis ’90 (Donna Guderyahn ’91) Mr. Nicholas A. Weis ’91 (Patricia H. Weis ’08) Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Weiss (Margaret R. Rozman ’61) Ms. Riley Weitendorf ’18 Ms. Natalie Welch ’18 Ms. Ruth Weldon Mrs. Carol A. Wells ’00 Mrs. Darcy J. Welsh ’04 Ms. Jorie Welsh ’18 Ms. Shannon Pohrte Wenzel Mr. Duane Werner and Mrs. Bonnie Johansen-Werner Ms. Virginia R. Wessling ’81 Mr. and Mrs. David West Lisa White-McNulty, Ph.D. Mrs. Sally B. (Busker) Whitley ’84 Dr. Ben B. Whitlock Mr. Grant R. Whybark ’12, ’13 Mrs. Marjorie F. (Freiburg) Wiemels ’60 Ms. Sharna Wilkerson Dr. Phillip H. Wilkinson Mrs. Nancy M. Williams ’88 Ms. Melva M. Williams ’92 Mr. Jarrell Williams ’18 Mr. Jason Williams Mr. Travis Williams Mrs. Pat M. Williams ’79 Mrs. Karen A. Williamson ’78 Ms. Mary Jo Willis ’70 Ms. Kim Willow Dr. Carol Wilson & Mr. Charles Vasconez Mrs. Penelope S. Winnick ’92, ’05

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Mrs. Karen E. (Germer) Wirka ’80 Mrs. Judith S. (Kollar) Wisinski ’69 Mrs. Jeannine M. Witowski ’98 Dr. Jacqueline K. Wittke-Thompson Mr. Michael Wojcik Mrs. Joan (Bisenius) Woksa ’77 Ms. Nicole Wold ’18 Mr. Nathan J. Wolff, Jr. ’97 Ms. Erin Wolz ’18 Mr. Jim Wong Mr. Joshua Woodard ’17 Ms. Melody A. Woods ’13, ’14 Mrs. Arlene S. (Axvig) Woodson ’82, ’85 Mr. Jeremy C. Woolman ’96 Ms. Kathleen L. Wozniak ’72 Ms. Lauren Wozniak Mrs. Suzanne Wright Dr. and Mrs. James D. Wright Mrs. Judith K. Wright ’81 Mr. Terrence Wrona Mrs. Dorothy M. Wutt ’80 Ms. Donna M. Wysock ’75

Y Ms. Pauline M. Yatsko ’53 Mrs. Karleen (Meents) Yohnka ’70 Sr. Mary Jo Young, O.S.F., Ph.D. ’66 Mr. David W. Younker ’05 Mrs. Barbara S. (Tandecki) Yug ’90

Z Ms. Margaret M. Zak ’96 Mrs. Stella M. Zappavigna ’13 Mrs. Kathleen T. Zarate ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Todd J. Zasada ’08 (Julie A. Sowiak ’98) Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Zech, Jr. (Paula Martin ’92) Mrs. Trina M. Zeitz Ms. Stephanie Zelinski ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Zier Ms. Casey Zimmerman ’17, ’18 Ms. Jeanene M. Zuffa Ms. Jacqueline Zuniga ’18 Mrs. Joan J. (Reckendorf) Zupec ’85

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Mary Catherine Ward Abegg Endowed Scholarship Phyllis & Buel T. Adams Endowed Scholarship Donald C. Anderson and William W. Manion Endowed Scholarship Harold and Joyce Anglemire Endowed Scholarship William and Jean Anson Endowed Scholarship Margaret (Kennedy) ’69 and William C. Benoit Endowed Scholarship Jennifer K. Bily Memorial Endowed Scholarship Lloyd J. Bowden Endowed Scholarship LaVerne S. & Dorothy M. Brown Endowed Scholarship Helen Antonini-Bruskas ’64 Endowed Scholarship Joseph and Angeline Bydalek Endowed Scholarship Richard Cheek Endowed Scholarship Jason Chonacki ‘90 Endowed Scholarship Charlotte Codo Endowed Scholarship Margaret Coleman and John Philip Coleman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Amy Lynn D’Amico Memorial Endowed Scholarship Patricia Getson Endowed Scholarship Nancy K. Gosselin Memorial Scholarship Annalise Hathaway Endowed Scholarship Sheldon and Marie Hauck Endowed Scholarship Charlene M. Huffman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Sonja Jezidija Endowed Scholarship Starr Johnston Endowed Scholarship Fund Dr. Karen Kietzman Endowed Scholarship for Music and Theater Dr. Michael V. LaRocco Endowed Scholarship John and Cecily Leach Endowed Scholarship Marcita and Joseph A. Ley Endowed Scholarship Bill Manner Student-Athlete Endowed Scholarship Dr. James P. McCabe Endowed Scholarship Rachel and Harold McDonald Memorial Scholarship Carolyn and Bart Murphy Endowed Scholarship Frances Naal-Sczepaniak Endowed Scholarship Kathy Patton Oelrich Endowed Memorial Scholarship Sister Joan Preising Endowed Scholarship Remco Medical Endowed Scholarship Dr. Ivo E. and Evelyn Rowland Endowed Scholarship Nancy J. Russell Endowed Scholarship Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Endowed Scholarship Virginia J. Saxon Trust for Scholarships Sister Beatrice Schiller Endowed Scholarship Mary Clare (Gordon ‘57) Sczepaniak Endowed Scholarship James P. Sczepaniak Endowed Scholarship James R. Sefcik Endowed Scholarship Margaret “Peggy” (Schmitt ’48) Sickley Endowed Scholarship Arthur and Vera Smith Endowed Scholarship Virgil L. Smith Endowed Scholarship Jane Engleton Snyder ’35 Endowed Scholarship Clair and Josephine M. Southgate Endowed Scholarship Spirit of St. Francis Endowed Scholarship Mona Minard-Stephen Endowed Scholarship Patrick J. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship Dr. Billie Terrell MSW Scholarship Trizna/Vargo Family Endowed Scholarship Lillian M. Tunze Scholarship Endowed Fund Michael J. Vinciguerra Endowed Scholarship The Wadsworth Endowed Scholarship Fund Packey and Eileen Webb Endowed Scholarship Jeanette A. Wirt Endowed Scholarship Marie Zielinski Memorial Endowed Scholarship


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. For more information, visit stfrancis.edu/support. Anonymous ’46, ’49, ’52, ’52, ’53, ’61, ’61, ’61, 62, ’63, ’65, ’66,

Miss Rose E. Mancuso

Mrs. Anna Louise Masching ’46

’68, ’68, ’69, ’71, ’74, ’81, ’84, ’92, ’94, ’06, ’09

Mr. Thomas B. Adams

Mr. Vincent K. McGirr

Mrs. Marilyn (Schmotzer) Auth ’48

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Moore

Mrs. Jo Ann (McDonald) Barber ’52

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

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Benoit (Margaret Kennedy ’69)

Mrs. Frances (Tures) Naal ’58

Mrs. Kay (Cox) Bissonnette ’46

Mrs. Esther (Heimann) Norrenberns ’59

Ms. Mary Kay (Softcheck) Blake ’70

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Peifer (Margaret Connor ’61)

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Blessent

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

Mr. George R. ’79 and Regina Block

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

Mrs. Marlene (Stepaniak) Bremmer ’59

Ms. Marlene A. Skau ’98

Mr. LaVerne* and Mrs. Dorothy Brown

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 (Celeste Konecny ’65)

Mrs. Marcy (Moloney) Cromley ’68

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

Mr. and Mrs. John W.* D’Arcy (Jeanette O’Donnell ’49)

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

Mrs. Mary Ann (Bonkowski) Duderstadt ’68

Mr. Matthew E. Wetstein ’85

Mrs. Ardith (Davis) Efner ’70

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wheeler (Patricia Sexton ’67)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Juster (Mary Lou Lechowich ’66)

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*)

*deceased


Financial Statements Years ended May 31, 2018 and 2017

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

S TAT E M E N T O F A C T I V I T I E S

ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

2018 2017

3,593,672

$

5,930,177

Receivables 6,782,140 10,410,043 Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets

413,095

387,443

Restricted Cash and Investments

1,306,289

8,421,547

Other Investments

23,582,376

17,257,941

Property and Equipment (Net of Depreciation)

62,460,738

55,626,303

Beneficial Interest in Perpetual Trust

2,451,186

2,428,262

Total Assets 100,589,496 100,461,716 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Accounts Payable

918,868

2,025,711

Accrued Expenses

2,673,914

3,141,741

Borrowing on Revolving Line of Credit

0

0

Deferred Revenue

4,063,090

4,115,851

Other Liabilities

1,283,214

1,329,167

Debt-related Liabilities

39,006,797

39,651,848

U.S. Government Student Loan Funds

967,650

997,427

Total Liabilities

48,913,533

51,261,745

Net Assets Unrestricted 35,688,833 33,405,318

Temporarily Restricted

6,727,629

6,790,422

Permanently Restricted

9,259,501

9,004,2316

Total Net Assets

51,675,963

49,199,971

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

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Tuition and Fees

$

$ 100,589,496

$ 100,461,716

2018 62,321,115

2017

$ 62,652,999

Less Scholarships and Aid

(20,302,875) (20,144,854)

Net Tution and Fees

42,018,240 42,508,145

Contributions

1,865,196

2,084,987

Grants and Contracts

589,864

743,190

Disrtibution from Trusts Held by Others

136,391

144,381

Investment Return

675,553

761,139

Auxiliary Enterprises

3,923,267

4,126,457

Other Income

1,218,520

1,084,050

Total Revenues, Gains, and Other Support

Liabilities

REVENUES, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT

50,427,031

51,452,349

EXPENSES Instruction

18,545,408

17,416,479

Academic Support

6,981,980

7,356,380

Student Services

9,078,439

9,445,972

Auxiliary Enterprises

4,192,465

4,052,118

Total Educational Program Services Institutional Support

38,798,292 38,270,949

8,591,817

8,669,383

Fundraising Expenses

696,872

704,302

Total Expenses CHANGE IN NET ASSETS BEFORE OTHER

48,086,981 47,644,634 2,340,050

3,807,715

Loss on Disposals of Property

(984,246)

(589,290)

Unrealized Investment Gain

427,723

952,007

Unrealized Loss on Real Estate Held for Investment

0

(177,000)

Change in Fair Value of Interest Rate Swap Agreement

668,396

620,734

Change in Value of Split-Interest Agreements

24,069

118,076

Total Other Revenues (Expenses)

135,942

924,527

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

2,475,992

4,732,242

REVENUES (EXPENSES) OTHER REVENUES (EXPENSES)

NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR

49,199,971 44,467,729

NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR

51,675,963

$

$ 49,199,971


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