Un i v e r s i t y of
sa i n t M a ry
USM Installs Its First
Fully-Endowed Faculty Chair
from the president
Dear Alumni and Friends,
This fall, Saint Mary will take another step in securing its liberal arts tradition and moving ahead as a full-fledged
university. Sister Susan Rieke, C’68, Ph.D. and chair of the language and literature department, will be installed in the
Sister Mary Janet McGilley Endowed Chair in Liberal Studies.
The process of establishing a chair began when Sister Mary Janet retired in 1996. At that time, $300,000 was raised
for the chair. Later, we committed ourselves to raising an additional $700,000 so that the chair in Sr. Mary Janet’s honor
would be fully endowed. As a brilliant teacher, capable president, and creative scholar, she deserved no less. She was one
of our finest.
As Saint Mary continues to pursue its strategic focus on healthcare with our pre-professional health programs,
our marquee nursing programs, and our first doctorate—in physical therapy—in the works, the McGilley Chair in
Liberal Studies strengthens the university’s commitment to its educational foundation, the liberal arts. In a time when
institutions of higher education are being pushed to forsake liberal arts education in favor of pure career preparation,
the McGilley Chair stands as a testament to our belief that the best preparation for any career is a strong liberal arts
foundation. Make no mistake: technical skills are important, but those skills alone are not enough for students to reach
their full potential our in complex global society. To flourish and contribute to our world, students need
To know and come to truth
To be opened to the good and the beautiful
To understand the past
To confront and help shape the future
To be called to justice
To be more fully and completely human and Christian.
— Constitution of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Students need a liberal arts foundation. Then they can pursue their nursing, business, pre-med, and teaching degrees.
The combination of a strong liberal arts background and first-rate professional education is a winning combination
that serves both our students and our world. Our strength as a university is directly related to the strength of our
undergraduate liberal arts foundation. As we move into the future, the McGilley Endowed Chair in Liberal Studies—the
first of many such chairs, I hope—reminds us to stand firm in our conviction that the humanities are essential building
blocks of peace and the Reign of God.
Peace and blessings to you,
Diane Steele, SCL, Ph.D., C’83
The University of Saint Mary educates students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepares
them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society.
We value: community, respect, justice, and excellence.
Sr. Diane Steele, SCL, Ph.D., C’83
Bryan Le Beau, Ph.D. 2 | View from the Spire
Vice President and Dean
for Academic Affairs
Dale L. Culver 6 | Alumni Reunion Recap
Vice President for Finance and
Laura Davis 8 | McGilley Endowed Faculty Chair
Vice President of Marketing and
Communications 8 13 | 2010 Honor Roll of Donors
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
26 | Class Notes & Memoriams
Sr. Maureen Hall, SCL, C’70
Sr. Nancy Bauman, SCL, C’70
28 | SpireFest 2010
Sr. Eileen Haynes, SCL, C’77
Sr. Eileen Hurley, SCL, C’71
Sr. Jean Anne Panisko, SCL, C’69
Sr. Peg Johnson, SCL, C’71
28 For Your reFerence
Board of Trustees class codes
*Charles Berkel A - Academy
*Mary Alice Bramming, C’65
Sr. Nancy Bauman, SCL, C'70
C - College
Giddeon Brown U - University
Joseph Contrucci, C'94 M - Master’s Degree
Andres Dominguez, C’82
Col. (Ret.) Stanley Evans
Sr. Maureen Hall, SCL, C’70 (Vice Chair)
Sr. Jean Panisko, SCL, C'69
Michelle Piranio, C’81 (Sec./Treas.)
Joseph Snyder (Chair)
Sr. Diane Steele, SCL, C’83 (President)
Dr. Peter Wong
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USM Emphasizes Student Success
This fall, the University of Saint Mary academic excellence, and in turn help them
is rolling out a program designed to ensure grow into our leaders of tomorrow.”
that all incoming students achieve the The office is managed by Moore.
highest possible level of academic success. Aiding her are Sister Kathleen Wood,
The initiative, developed after a recently retired chair of the USM theology
lengthy study of current best practices in department, and Justin Seever, assistant
education, is designed to help all students men’s and women’s soccer coach. They’ll
reach their full God-given potential. work with students to help them create
There are two key components: personalized academic success plans.
the Student Success Office—where “We know from our experience at
students will map out their own path to USM and from national reports that
success—and a set of mandatory First students are most likely to fail in their
Year Experience courses, designed to help pursuit of a college degree in their first
students manage the challenges of year,” said Dr. Bryan Le Beau, USM’s
higher education. academic vice president and dean.
“This program shows that the University of Saint Mary “I am confident that our First Year Experience, with the
is committed to doing everything possible to help our support of the Student Success Office, will not only result in
students succeed,” said Mandy Moore, USM's new academic fewer failures but also in higher level of success for those who
success coach. “We don’t want students to come here and enroll at USM.”
struggle academically. We want them to succeed, achieve
Alum Returns as University Chaplain
Fr. McEvoy, recently In his new role, Fr. many memories of USM, and
named pastor of St. Francis McEvoy hopes to be able to was particularly impacted
de Sales in Lansing, Kan., reach out to students. by theology professor Sister
will minister at the regular “Even though I am full- Mary Jude Redl.
masses offered on the Saint time pastor at St. Francis de “She was so kind and
Mary campus, as well as at Sales, I am hoping that the patient and gentle with her
key university events. students know I am easily students, especially those
“This is a dream available if they’d like to who were struggling in their
assignment,” Fr. McEvoy said. talk. I’ll have an office in studies,” he said. “She just
“Saint Mary has a deep place Berchmans, which will make didn’t want them to pass a
Father William McEvoy, in my heart, and to come it very convenient to meet. test, she wanted them to grasp
C’83, is enjoying a here and serve as chaplain is And like everything in my the subject and integrate it
homecoming of sorts this fall. both humbling and exciting. priesthood, my goal and into their lives…
He’s taking over as campus To be able to give back to the mission is to connect people “It’s been very touching
chaplain, taking over for students, faculty, and staff with Jesus.” that so many of my former
Father Mike Stubbs, who is through ministry is a blessing Fr. McEvoy, a classmate professors have gone out of
embarking on a six-month to me, because I am indebted of USM President Sister their way to welcome me back
study sabbatical that includes to Saint Mary for giving me Diane Steele’s and a fellow home. It’s a blessing to be part
international travel. such a strong foundation.” theology major, says he has of the USM family.”
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Class of 2010
Representing a student body of diverse backgrounds and bright futures,
the Saint Mary Class of 2010 became USM graduates at Commencement
May 8 in McGilley Field House.
In sending off the graduating students, USM President Sister Diane
Steele wished them well in their future endeavors.
“Today is a great day for all of us,” she said. “We believe that what we
have done is plant a seed that is yours now to value and cherish.”
Among the highlights of the ceremony—that began with the traditional
procession from Saint Mary Hall, to McGilley Field House—were reflections
from students who followed both traditional and non-traditional paths to
USM and their degrees.
Catrina Osei, of Leawood, Kan., who returned to school in 2008
to finish her degree in applied psychology, praised Saint Mary and the
education the school provided her.
“I hope I can make the same kind of impact on people in my profession
that the faculty here have had on my life,” she said.
The 2010 commencement ceremony recognized the USM’s graduating
class of 317—a group composed of 154 undergraduate and 163 graduate
degree recipients. More than 140 attended the day’s festivities.
During commencement, USM also honored several students and faculty
members for their achievements in the classroom. The honorees included
Michaela Forge, a third-generation Saint Marian
who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was heavily
involved in campus activities, and earned
the 2010 Mother Mary Ancilla
Award for Student Service.
Michaela comes from a long line
of Saint Marians, including
her older siblings, mother, five
aunts, and maternal and paternal
grandmothers. Her great aunt,
Sister Helen Forge, previously
served as chair of the Saint
Mary education department.
Michaela’s younger sister,
Kerianne, starts as a
Saint Mary freshman
in the fall, and her
begins the USM
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Sister Kathleen Wood Looks Back on
Her Decades of Teaching
As he announced “I will miss having a class of my own,” she said. “I
her retirement at Spring always learn more than I teach in every class. There are so
Convocation, USM Academic many ways students think, and the connections they make
Vice President Bryan Le and the questions they ask can be eye-opening.”
Beau offered a simple—and Sr. Kathleen will now transition to working in spiritual
definitive—take on Sister enrichment at the Marillac Center. She’ll keep her office in
Kathleen Wood. the USM theology department, and continue to serve on
“If there is one among us the USM Mission Council, and work with the new student
who was born to teach, it’s Sister success team.
Kathleen,” Dr. Le Beau said. Teaching was a natural calling for Sr. Kathleen.
Sr. Kathleen, C’70, retired at “My mother and my grandmother and a lot of my aunts
the close of the spring semester were teachers,” she said. “It seemed like it was a fit for me.”
as chair of USM’s theology and pastoral ministry programs, During her tenure at USM, she oversaw the creation
and, upon her retirement, the university named her a of the university’s pastoral ministry program and won the
Professor Emerita of Theology. Sullivan award for teaching excellence.
She taught at Saint Mary for much of the past 28 years, Her favorite part of the job: “I think the day to day
and taught at various levels of the education system since journey with a group of students that you meet with
1959, starting out at a primary school in Los Angeles. frequently, and get to see how they grow,” she said. “I’ll
New Leadership for Starr GSI
director's post last held by “It will take me away
Dr. George Steger, who from the classroom,” he said.
retired following the 2008- “And that’s a shame, because
2009 academic year. it’s something I love. But
He said he would I will still be teaching two
consider his tenure at classes a semester.”
the helm of the institute In announcing the new
a success if the institute director, Academic Vice
makes measurable strides President Dr. Bryan Le
in furthering its mission of Beau said “Ken is a great
The university has promoting global awareness. pick. He has been involved
selected a familiar face to “There’s so much in the GSI in one form or
take the reins of USM’s potential in the GSI. Its another since its founding,
Lawrence D. Starr Global mission and focus are vital to and shows a great enthusiasm
Studies Institute (GSI)— the students of today’s global for its future. Ken is widely
Professor Ken Mulliken, society,” he said. “In every respected by both students
chair of the department of discipline, global connections and faculty.”
history, political science, and are increasingly important.”
global studies. The only downside to
Prof. Mulliken this the new post? A reduction in http://gsi.stmary.edu
summer assumed the time spent teaching.
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Take a Grand Tour of Vatican City
Europe with Saint Mary
Alums and Students
Your itinerary? England, France, destinations while enjoying a top-of-
Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Greece. the-line trip.
Your travel companions? Saint Mary Sr. Kolich says she’s hoping to get
alums and current students. at least 25 to 30 participants so Saint Paris
Interested? Contact Sister Mary can have its own dedicated tour
Rosemary Kolich, the driving force group. A smaller contingent would have
behind USM’s participation in The to join another group. She’s hoping that
Grand Tour—Education First’s premier students will get credit for the excursion
study tour. as well as develop a greater appreciation
“I actually went as a student on of the larger world.
one of the study tours,” Sr. Kolich said,
“and it was a wonderful experience. We The deadline for the Tour of
started talking about the idea this year, Europe participation is
and it quickly became a reality.” Oct. 1, 2010.
The Grand Tour will take London
participants on a whirlwind month- Participants can expect to spend
long sightseeing extravaganza in about $5,000 on the trip.
Europe, starting late next May. The
Contact Sr. Kolich at
trip includes three days in the Greek
isles, and tourists will learn about their
(913) 758-4377 for more info.
an Inspiring Sr. Rosemary Kolich
Teacher Assistant Professor of English
On receiving the 2010 Sullivan Award for Teaching Excellence:
"It was an honor—and very humbling—to join
all of the previous years’ recipients of the Sullivan
award. I felt like I was getting rewarded for
something that I love doing."
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Saint Mary A
School Days ate Their
at 2010 Reu
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he Saint Mary Alumni Reunion Weekend never fails to inspire some joy, rekindle a few friendships, and
bring beloved memories back to the forefront.
More than 120 alums gathered for the 2010 alumni reunion June 4-6, enjoying a fresh look at Saint
Mary through campus tours, a tasty ice cream social, enlightening student presentations, and a trip down
memory lane during storytelling with Sister Barbara Sellers.
The Saturday evening of Reunion weekend was capped by the traditional awards banquet and dinner
with university President Sister Diane Steele, C’83, presenting the annual alumni awards.
Jane Ellen Liebert, C'97, and Anne Miller, C'64, and Marina Garcia O'Sullivan, C'75
Sister Diane Steele, C'83 Dr. Michael Heynes
Jane Ellen Liebert, C’97, won Anne Miller, C’64, received the Marina Garcia O’Sullivan,
the Sister Mary Janet McGilley Sister Mary Mark Orr Pioneer C’75, won the Saint Vincent De
Service Award, which recognizes Spirit Award, which honors an alum Paul Award, which honors an alum
an alum who has helped advance the who has achieved great success in her/ who exemplifies the Saint Mary mission
university by giving freely of their time his professional career. through their contributions to society.
and talent to Saint Mary. At Saint Mary, Anne majored in Marina was a strong student at
As a professional and volunteer, chemistry and dabbled in the fine arts. Saint Mary. After school, she moved
Jane gives generously to both the She was also senior class president. on to a 20-year career in service with
university and the non-profit world. Professionally, Anne spent her the Federal Aviation Administration,
Jane’s classmates remember her for first few years following Saint Mary where she managed the FAA’s end of
her successes in school, as she won both teaching chemistry in California, first the NAFTA program and conducted
the Students Appreciating Students and at a San Francisco high school and then cultural communications workshops.
the Mother Mary Ancilla awards. at San Jose State University. She also made time for Saint Mary,
After graduating from Saint Mary In 1978, a connection at San volunteering at SpireFest and the annual
College, Jane earned a master’s degree Jose State hooked her up with the golf tournament, among her many
in English and returned to USM to semiconductor industry, and she’s community volunteer activities.
work with alumni in the university’s blazed her trail there ever since. Marina turned personal tragedy
development office. Today, Anne is owner and manager into another opportunity to give
Her charity to her alma mater did of Semiconductor Services—a training generously to others. In 2007, she lost
not end when she left that post. She organization—and founder and owner her husband, Thomas O’Sullivan, to
remained committed to Saint Mary, of marketing company Semiconductor colon cancer. Marina responded by
and performed frequent volunteer Marketing Services. creating the not-for-profit Thomas P.
work with SpireFest, alumni reunions, Her career accomplishments O’Sullivan IV and Marina O’Sullivan
golf tournaments, and many other include designing and implementing Family Foundation, which she leads,
university events. production lines, developing chemicals and holds annual fundraising events
Jane personifies and carries on the for semi-conductor lithographic for colon cancer research and early
giving spirit that Sister Mary Janet processes, and co-authoring a book, detection in conjunction with the
displayed years ago. “Demystifying Chipmaking.” University of Kansas Cancer Center.
USM’s next reunion weekend is tentatively scheduled for June 3-5, 2011.
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Sister Mary Janet McGilley
his fall, as the Saint Mary community gathers to
A Connection celebrate one tradition with the heartfelt “coming
together” of convocation, they’ll bear witness to the
inception of a new one—the installing of the holder
with of the university's first fully endowed faculty chair.
Earlier this year, university leadership selected Sister
Susan Rieke, chair of USM’s language and literature
department, to fill the Sister Mary Janet McGilley Endowed
Chair in Liberal Studies.
For Sr. Rieke, C’68, it’s a considerable honor. Beyond
the historical significance of the moment—the post is, after
all, USM’s first fully-endowed chair of $1 million—sits a
Sr. Susan Rieke great deal of personal resonance. The beloved former Saint
Mary president wasn’t just a leader and colleague of Sr.
Takes on a Rieke’s. She was a friend, a co-author of a book of poetry;
Weighty Task: an instructor during Sr. Rieke’s own school days, and—it
wouldn’t be a stretch to say—an exemplar.
Honoring the Memory of
“It’s a deep honor to be in any way connected with
Sr. Mary Janet McGilley as Holder Janet’s career,” Sr. Rieke said. “She was a great woman, and
of USM's First Endowed Chair: I don’t use that lightly. And to be in any way given this in
connection with her is something I can’t even explain how
deeply humbling it is.”
Saint Mary established the chair in honor of Sr.
McGilley in October 2008, following a $1 million
fundraising campaign. The goal was always to install a
senior USM faculty member in the post, using interest
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Sister susan rieke
earned from the chair’s endowment funds to help the chair- “She’d be very pleased with the choice of Susan,” said
holder promote USM’s liberal studies. The chair-holder has Sr. Miller, a close friend of Sr. McGilley’s. “She not only
the position for three years, renewable. taught English also, but I think she recognized in Susie
Besides honoring Sr. McGilley, creating the endowed some of the gifts that Janet herself had in poetry and writing
chair is a boon for Saint Mary, said Dr. Bryan Le Beau, and administration and learning.”
USM’s vice president and dean for academic affairs. The parallels, for Sr. Rieke, are a serious bonus to
“Establishing an endowed faculty chair is really the earning the post.
mark of maturity for a university,” Dr. Le Beau said, noting “It just seems right—it just feels right—to be able to
that the tradition dates back to the early 16th century at continue her legacy in some way,” she said.
Oxford (and to the 1700s in America, with Harvard’s first “She and I and Mike Novak published a book together
endowed chair). of our poetry, and I did many readings with her,” she added.
“It’s the hallmark of a great university, and it’s a real “I just personally felt very fulfilled and humbled to have
milestone,” he said. “It shows we’re building momentum some connection with that greatness.”
toward even greater accomplishments… It establishes Sr. Rieke’s students are similarly pleased that she’s been
a certain permanence and set ups an endowment to named chair.
consistently fund a particular program.” “Sr. Susan Rieke is the type of teacher who keeps
Dr. Le Beau said Sr. Rieke, who holds a Ph.D. in pushing you,” said Saint Mary senior Jenna Schwinn, “She
English from the University of Iowa, impressed university somehow makes you realize that you are a better student,
leadership with her thoughts on the chair and its role at writer, and all around person. When I was ready to give up,
Saint Mary. she encouraged and helped me to continue. I’m going on to
“I’m sure that Sister Susan will do a fine job,” he said. graduate school and I have Sr. Rieke to thank for that.”
“It’s nice that Sister Mary Janet was a poet, like Sister Susan. Sr. Rieke said she plans—among other things—to use
But that connection certainly wasn’t intentional.” the chair to promote the university’s liberal studies programs
Sister Sue Miller, C’64 and Saint Mary academic dean by taking a more active role in the greater community.
under Sr. McGilley, said the chair’s namesake would greatly
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approve of the selection of Sr. Rieke.
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Mark McGilley, a nephew of the former Saint Mary president, said he was
honored to participate in the fundraising campaign to establish the chair, and
is thrilled the entire program has come to fruition.
“I was really excited about this,” he said. “When it first came up, I said ‘I
don’t know how we’re going to get to $1 million,’ but we did… Sr. Mary Janet
taught for years before she was president, and again after she was president.
“It’s a first for the university, and it’s a great thing.”
For her part, Sr. Rieke is excited by the opportunity.
“Personally, I love writing, I love poetry, and I love Saint Mary,” Sr. Rieke
said. “If I can do something through that that makes us—and our humanities
programs—more visible and more attractive, I’d very much like that.”
Sr. Rieke will be installed during a ceremony at a special liturgy celebration
at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in Annunciation Chapel.
Sr. Mary Janet McGilley's writing desk sits outside
Sr. Susan Rieke's Saint Mary Hall office.
In Their Own Words
The Poetry of Sister McGilley and Sister Rieke
here are several parallels between the careers of Sister Mary Janet McGilley and Sister Susan Rieke, not least of which
is their gift for poetry and their standing as published poets. In 1996, Sr. McGilley and Sr. Rieke—along with
longtime Saint Mary English Professor Mike Novak—published the poetry collection “From the Tower: Poems from
Saint Mary College.”
Two poems from that collection are reprinted here.
“Tiger Lily” “November”
You walk an uneven brick path, avoid I think I understand most clearly
Pine needles, November.
And come to the cemetery The woods are leafless then
Open the gate, go inside. and the paths clear to the end
none of April's green distraction
Inside the wall a century of great women lie. or the trackless white of December.
You take a tiger lily to the stone of one There is something essential
You knew well. She would scorn the sentiment. about November
You should if you learned from her.
But you allow small indulgences —Sister Mary Janet McGilley, Saint Mary, 1964
Such as the tiger lily.
Walk and wonder where your stone will be.
The iron gate whines as you leave.
—Sister Susan Rieke
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About the Remarkable Woman
Behind the McGilley Chair
ister Mary Janet McGilley was a constant presence
at Saint Mary, a beloved leader, a caring and dedicated
instructor, and a woman as much at home outdoors as
she was behind the imposing desk of the school president.
In fact, her impressive resume aside, one of Sr.
McGilley’s most lasting impressions was as that of the
learned sister and Saint Mary College president who most
embraced retirement as an opportunity to wear jeans and
cowboy boots. She became president of Saint Mary in 1964.
“She was probably the most wonderful person who I “She was our president for 25 years, and she shaped
ever knew and worked for,” said her close friend, Sister Sue Saint Mary,” said Sister Susan Rieke. “And she shaped it
Miller, until recently the community director for the Sisters in a wonderful way. She was a great and recognized leader,
of Charity of Leavenworth. and she led with her kindness. She knew everyone on this
“She loved young people and she saw potential in them. campus, and everyone knew they could come to her.”
Her general attitude toward everyone was welcoming, but Former students remember Sr. McGilley as always there
she wanted their best out of everyone: students, faculty, and for them, a welcoming presence who aimed to know every
other administrators," Sr. Miller said. "I think her natural student by name.
bent was to do everything she could to lift people toward And, her friends said, she possessed something of a
their highest potential.” “renaissance personality.”
Above all else, the much-honored namesake of USM’s “She was bigger than life to some people, partly because
first fully endowed chair (and of its fully modern athletic she had a wonderful gift for speaking and poetry and the
field house), Sr. Mary Janet was a champion for Saint Mary. arts,” Sr. Miller said. “Her presence is still very much alive.”
She was a Kansas City native who lost her mother at the Sr. McGilley died in 2003. She was 78. In November
tender age of 12. 2007, she was posthumously inducted into the Mid-
She graduated from SMC in 1945 with dual degrees America Regional Education Hall of Fame, with presenters
in English and drama. She went on to make her vows with describing her as “a quiet, caring, dynamo of achievement
the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1948, earned her and purpose… as its president for a quarter century, she
master’s in English from Boston College in 1951, and her transformed Saint Mary into a dynamo of education and
Ph.D. in English from Fordham University in 1956. culture in Mid-America."
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Sisters of Charity
Pick Saint Mary Alum
Sr. Maureen Hall as New
ister Maureen Hall, a Billings, Mont., native,
previously served in a leadership role as a councilor
of the religious community from 1992 to 1998 and
2004 to 2010.
She entered the SCLs in 1961, and her early ministry
included elementary education at Catholic schools in
California, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Wyoming.
Sr. Maureen earned her bachelor’s in education from
Saint Mary, her master’s in religious studies from Gonzaga
University, and has done continuing education work in
theology at the Chicago Theological Union with a practicum
at Holy Family Catholic Worker House in Kansas City, Mo.
Sr. Maureen currently serves on boards of directors
of the Charity Federation, the Sisters of Charity of
Leavenworth Health System, and USM Board of Trustees.
She is a past member of the boards of St. Mary’s Hospital
& Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo.;
St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.; and St. Francis
Health Center in Topeka, Kan.
The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth gathered this June for the 2010
Chapter—a weeklong opportunity to consider their ministry, re-assess and
re-affirm their mission, and select new leaders. In picking their new leadership,
the sisters elected Saint Mary alum and Board of Trustees member Sister
Maureen Hall, C’70, as the new SCL community director.
Sr. Maureen said the Sisters of Charity naturally would remain the greatest
friend and supporter of the University of Saint Mary.
“I am very committed to the University of Saint Mary, first because I am an
alum, and second, because it is rooted in our Vincentian Charism,” Sr. Maureen
said. “As one of our sponsored works, the university reflects who we are as Sisters
In re-assessing and re-affirming their mission at Chapter, the sisters built off
the planks established at the 2004 Chapter, opting to renew and fine tune their
focus on creating and cultivating right relationships. The target relationships
cover everything from those with their fellow sisters to their relationship with the
Earth, with the church, and with the global community.
“In all things charitable, there is the call to right relationships,” said Sister Peg
Johnson, SCL community secretary and former USM Board of Trustees member.
Back row, l-r, First Councilor Nancy Bauman and
Sr. Maureen said the sisters will convene in Atchison, Kan., in late August to Councilor Sr. Eileen Haynes.
continue planning and focus on team building and strategic planning. Middle row, l-r, Treasurer St. Jean Anne Panisko and
“These times call for bold and courageous action,” Sr. Maureen said. “My Councilor Sr. Eileen Hurley.
hope is we listen well enough to one another and to the needs that are presented Front, l-r, Community Director Sr. Maureen Hall and
Community Secretary Sr. Peg Johnson.
to us, and that we respond with the gifts that have been given us.”
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University of Saint Mary
Honor Roll of Donors
from the president
Dear Alumni and Friends
As we prepare to install one of our esteemed faculty members, Sister Susan Rieke, as the Sister Mary
Janet McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies—a chair endowed through the generosity of our supporters
and our first fully endowed faculty chair—we pause to recognize the mighty and greatly-appreciated
support of our most generous alumni and friends.
It is through your support that we are able to fulfill our mission, that our students receive the
financial opportunity to earn a quality Catholic education.
Your continued support of the Saint Mary educational mission is an inspiration. With it, we are
able to continue to walk the path forged by our pioneer Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, serving the
educational needs of our students who come to us from diverse backgrounds.
Our Sisters of Charity heritage demands that we always adapt so that we can meet the changing
needs of our neighbors. Today’s students have different needs than those of a generation or two ago, and
society’s educational needs have shifted. In order to serve our students and meet societal needs, Saint
Mary is focusing on building health science programs while strengthening its liberal arts foundation.
Thanks to your investment in the University of Saint Mary, we are able to honor our heritage while
helping our students realize their God-given potential, professionally and personally.
Diane Steele, SCL, Ph.D., C’83
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Honor Roll of Donors
We offer tremendous gratitude to the many benefactors and friends of the University of Saint Mary
who make our work each year possible. Thank you!
Mother Xavier Society - $250.000+ Thomas & Mary Jo Gregory Dr. Maureen Roos C'75
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Dr. Paul & Doris Hund Isabel Ryan C'57
Kathryn E. Klug C'84 Kathleen Schloeder
$50,000+ Dr. William Krusemark Michele Stauffer
Charles Berkel Robert E. & Carol Miller Helen Steele
Margaret Donohue C'47* Betty Milroy C’65 Ernest Straub III & Susan Straub
Kristie M. C'92 & John D. C'92 Ossello Dr. Alice M. Vargas C'76
Heritage Society - $25,000+ Carolyn A. C' 84 & David Parmer Mary Ann Westhoff C'56
Robert E. Doran III & Sharon Doran Charla Reilly C'67 Margaret Meyer White A'43
Michelle Marie Piranio C'81 The Manning Family Trust
Mary T. Rau C'49 * Marlene C'62 & William Trenkle
Martha C’52* & Charles A. Roult Visitation Church Front Circle - $500+
R. Michael & Mary Shanahan Dr. Judith K. Vogelsang C'74 David & Nancy Alzheimer
Andrew & Gwynn Atterbury
Founder’s Society - $10,000+ President’s Circle - $1,000+ David Atterbury
Ed & Linda Barker Armed Forces Insurance Exchange Jennifer Atterbury
Michael & Macia DeFreece Denis & Kathy Baumstark George Margaret Basler
DST Systems, Inc. Lisa C'84 & Richard Bowers Eileen (Cox) Begle C'84
ExxonMobil Education Foundation Ruth Boyd C'42 Harry J. Briscoe
Frank Farnsworth Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation Clara Marie Brogan C'45
Fox Family Foundation (Willard B. Snyder) Mary Chenovick C'64
John A. & Marilyn Gordon Kitty G. A'50, C'67 & Len Bronec Bob & Karen Donaldson
Latino Kansas City Citizens Saving & Loan Association Bill Elvin C'04 & Rachel Elvin C'93
Frances Kelly C'46 & Robert Mannix Dolores Cox C'49 Lawrence & Frances Engel
Sally and Ramon Murguia Dale & Mary Culver Stan & Saundra Evans
Bill & Doreen Murray Decision Insight, Inc. Julie A. Fallon C'70
SCL Health System, Inc. Sally C'67 & Joseph Dorsten Eileen C. Greene C'45
W. K. Kellogg Foundation Dysart Taylor Lay Cotter & McMonigle Lynda & Michael Grimm
Geiger Ready-Mix (Bill & Cindy Geiger) Hazel R. (Maes) Grose C'70
Trustee’s Society - $7,500+ Minette C'38 & Robert Goldsmith Mary Jo Guinan C'62
Joseph L. C'94 & Rami C'96 Contrucci Lorraine Gordon C'69 & Mary Anne C'49 & John Henke
Brotherhood Bank & Trust Thompson Nelson Joan Hess C'59
Joan Hauserman A'45 Kathy Hirsch
Spire Society - $5,000+ Marlene J. C'64 & Ronald Hoch Dr. Con Hogan
Sharon C'65 & Tony Albers Greg & Connie Kaaz Holy Angels Parish
Michelle T. Friend-Coon C’94 Kaaz-Lexeco Management, Inc. Roberta Ann Horning C'60
Charlotte Hill Steve & Vicky C'88 Kaaz Rebecca C'74 & Daniel Huber
The International Brotherhood of Susanna Laundy C'78 Theresa M. Jaksetic C'72
Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Pat A. Lester C'58 Morgan Johann U'07
Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers Mary Levenson C'70 Louise C'60 & John Julius
J.E. Dunn Construction Jane Ellen Liebert C'97 Kansas City Alumni Council
Kansas Independent College Fund Linda Loeffler C'74 Kimberly Kelley C'75
Michael & Nina Rowe Lozenski Custom Homes, Inc. Eloise Elizabeth C'49 & Tom Kipp
Joseph Snyder & Marilyn C'72 Page Christine M. C'69 & Jim Mansour Knights of Columbus Council No 9349
Elaine (Pat Solomon) C'57 & Hubert B. Matthew & Janet Matson Bryan & Chris LeBeau
Willman Mark & Kathy McGilley Mimi C. C'63 & Thomas Lowrey
Bill & Kathy Yarrow Dr. Teresa Mehring C'74 Michael C'00 & Hannah Lu
Karl H. C'73 & Shirley Meisel Mike P. C'98 & Mollie E. C'99 McNally
Rita & Bob Mika Medtronic Foundation
Saint Mary’s Society - $2,500+ Jim Murphy Bea Marie Mejia-Mayer C'80 &
Mary Catherine Bosanatz C'44 Irma Napoli Stephen C. Mayer
Mary Alice Bramming C'65 Petrus Development, LLC Eugene & Barbara Mika
Anita Chestnut Patricia A. Pixley C'47 Don & Susan Murphy
Francis Family Foundation Providence Medical Center Rosemary & C.H. Nichols
Loral & Kirk Frohme Reilly & Sons Marina O'Sullivan C'75
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Sharon Owens Thomas J. Brown Joan C'56 & Eldon Deardorf
Rosemary W. Peterson C'66 Terry M. Brungardt & Karen Baker C’87 Deborah Smith and Mark Myron
Mary Beth Rogers David & Glendyn Buckley Thomas DeCoursey
Laura Sandoval-Adams C'81 Teresa C'85 & Larry Buessing James Delozier C'92
Valerie Schroer C'77 Sally & John Bukaty Joanne Devore C'52
Larry & Renee Stafford Mary Bushbaum C'78 Anne E. Doerr C'75
Dalvin Tobin Terri L. Mauton C'79 Dominion Foundation
Dr. Judith L. Turgeon Mary Cain C'47 S. Ellen Dore SCL
UMB Bank, N.A. Marilyn A. Cameron A'51, C'65 Mary Dorr C'78
Toni K. Walters C'58 Marita Campbell C'00 Mike & Susan Dorsey
Margie Cannon C'79 Joan Dowdall C'52 *
Tower Club - $100+ Ralene Canty C'61 Jeannie Downs C'70
3M Foundation Virginia Carosone C'56 Nora Drbal C'68
Catherine C'55 & Truman Abram Patricia Carr C'46 Rob D. & Jeannette Drury
Deborah C'82 & Steven Aitken Ann M. Carroll C'50 Kathleen C'90 & Bill Ducey
Robert Adkins John & Marilyn Carroll Dan & Judy Duffin
Catherine Akright C'47 Frank E. Carroll III Betty Ann Duffy A'44
Elizabeth Alex Mary Carol Carter C'57 Marilyn Arend Duncan C'70
Janet Alex Casey's General Stores, Inc. Joyce C'64 & Keith Eagar
Maggie Alex-Moran Sal & Doris Castaneda Katie J. Edgington C' 68
David Alexander Jesse G. Castro III Barbara Emert C'63
Martha Allen Laura C'69 & John Caulfield Gail A. Erickson C'85
Patricia L. Amberg C'63 CBA Enterprises, LLC Katherine & Ross Fapp
Diane M. Anderson C'71 Rose Marie C'62 & Donald Champeau Frances Feasel C'50
Marjorie Armstrong C'69 Alice S. Childers C'59 Leo Fecht C'61
Agnes Elizabeth Arnold C'58 Fran Chupalio C'71 Margaret Mary Feely C'69
Ramona Arroyo C'79 Church of the Annunciation JoAnn Felts C'54
LTG (Ret.) Robert & Lois Arter Jane L. Cindric C'77 Laura C'51 & Lucian Ferguson
Evelyn C'66 & Larry Frelow Mary Clark A'41, C'45 Michael J. Fisher
Richard Aylward Charles E. & Virginia Clark Maggie Fitzgerald C'99, M'01
Letty Lynch Baker C'62 Brenda J. Clary C'79 Marak Folkner C'53
Sr. Therese Bangert C'73 Catherine Cochrane C'67 James Foster
Alison Banikowski C'75 Colgate-Palmolive Company Jean Frainey C'56
Catherine Barmann C'65 Kathy C'74 & David Compton Amy Christine Freeman C' 84
Sr. Nancy Bauman C'70 Maryellen Connor C' 51 Kathy Frey C' 70
Barbara A. Beatty C'63 Conoco Phillips Tammy C'91 & Timothy Fulmer
Helen Beausoleil C'69 Carolyn Conrath C'73 Kevin & Machele Gantt
Lisa Beckenbaugh William Cook Cookie Garbs C'78
Nancy Beha C'54 Margaret A'50 & Richard J. Cook Sandra C'94 & Mario Garcia
John V. Bell Corner Pharmacy Shirley Garrah C'58
Mary (Brady) Bennett C'66 Corpus Christi Community Marie (Duffin) Garrison A'38
Alleta M. & Don E. Biggs Marilyn G. Costigan C'60 Agnes C' 46 & Don L. Giese
John Bird June M. Cotter C'41 Patricia Hogan Gilbertson C'75
Louise Birt Louwane & Mark Courtney Dorothy C'58 & Robert Gillan
Mary Jo Black C'79 Daisy C'63 & Charles Coxon Kathy Goldak C' 71
Steve Blair Anne Crisp C'69 Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Michele M. Blank C'80 Barbara Crouse C'74 Jeffrey Goodwin
Judith C'58 & David Bledsoe Patricia A. Cuddinton C'64 Jace K. Grabouski U'04
Mary Kaye Blickenderfer C'60 Catherine Cuddy C'60 Ruth M. Graefing C'45
Thomas Boeding Cushing Memorial Hospital Kathleen L. Graham C'52
Jean Bomstad C'51 Beth C'77 & William E. Cutburth Frances M. C'58 & James E. Granahan
Eileen Mary Boos C'56 Mary Dalpes C'66 Virginia M Gravatt C'56
Lisa Claire Bosch C'80 Anna Mae Danner C'64 David Greenamyre
Jenean Bowen C' 68 Danny Zeck Ford (Danny & Dinah Zeck) Nicky Gribilos
Elizabeth C'83 & Thomas Bowes Gisela C'85 & Steven Davis Carlene Grieshaber C'49
Mary Ruth Bradford C'71 & Paul Kleene Lu Ann Davis C'84 Dr. Jill M. & Shawn Hackett
Mark Brandmeyer Patricia Davis C'47 Melvin & Joann Hagan
Joyce Brennan C'51 Dorothy M. Davis C'47 Marilyn Lucille Hail C'56
Sr. Marie Brinkman, SCL C'48 Sugar Davis C'73 Patrice C'74 & Kevin Halbach
John & Donna Brookhart Mary Davis C'68 Sr. Maureen Hall C'70
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Chris C'93 & Michael Hamm Kathy Ann Kerr C'70 Joanne Mayfield C'88
Phylis A. Hancock C'81 Gary Kessler Julie Ann McBride C'88
Randi Hanly C’81 Nancy C. King C'65 Chuck McCann
June Hanna C’75 Joyce C'99 & Howard Kirk Ellen Kearns McCarthy C'51
Margaret Hardy Patricia A (Meyer) Kirlin C'58 Skip L. McCarthy C'47
Joseph Harrington Robert Kirwin C'92 Ann McCarthy C'75
Evelyn Harris Fernand Klein C'49 Melanie McClure
Marihelen Hatcher C'77 Thelma Eckelkamp Kline C'54 Toni McEnroe C'49
Marian Hatcher C'53 Kay C'58 & James R. Kline Rosalee McEntyre C'59
Loretto Hayes C'64 Joan C'71 & Ron Kloppenberg Shirley McGeary C'57
Molly Greene Haywood C'68 Sue Knott C'82 Shirley McGlinn C'66
Joanne Heise C'59 Carole A. Kobets C'77 Darlene McMahan
Patricia Ann Hennessey C'46 Michele Kobus C' 81 John & Pam McNally
Michele C'88 & Scott Henry Joan Koenig-Martz A'49, C'51 Lou McNamara C'54
Mary Ann & John Hense Sylvia Koepke C'57 Donna J. McVeigh C'76
Betty Jean C'60 & Dennis Herrick Libby Kolaz C'76 Karen Rae Mead C'70
Sandy Hick Pat A. Komer C'65 Doris C'59 & Raymond Meier
Jean Hiesberger C' 63 Kathleen Konda Barbara Meitner A'34, C'38
Patricia C'56 & Gene Higgins Eileen Kottenstette C'75 Joan Mendenhall C'65
Dr. Carol L. Hinds C'64 Rita & Jim Kowalewski Devri C'75 & David Merello
Carla M. Hoagland C'63 Joy Kozak C'53 Julia Meyer C'72
Sr. Margaret Hogan C'59 Janice Marie C'60 & Larry Kramer Elaine Michaels C'47
Sally C'69 & Ted Holy Rosa Abbott Krissek C'44 Jo Mihailovich C' 76
Lucille Hoppe C’55 Lorraine T. Kroetch C'62 Robert & Rita Mika
James & Suzanne Horner Colleen R. LaPorte C'50 Mike's Repair LLC
Joseph & Anna Hotujac Jason C. C'97 & Daynen J.C'98 Lalicker Margaret Ellen Milano C'63
Sarah Hotzel Paul Lamborn C'97 Anne Miller C'64
Ginger Hernandez Howard C'95 R. Wayne Lampson Joan S. Miller
Mary C'67 & Robert Huber Emmy M.Landolt JoeAnn F. Miller
Verlyn & Mary L. Huenink Judith Landwehr Joan F. Mills C'52
Leslie & Jeannie Hunnel Lang Insurance Service Chris Peschka Milyard C'68
Danny R. Hupp Lario Oil and Gas Company Mary Jeanne Minhondo C'59
Mary Helen Hurley C'76 Rita Krueger Larkin C'62 Ministry Leadership Center
Ellen C'70 & Keith Hustings Mary Larson C'82 Marjorie & Darwin Minnis
Carole Ingroum Joseph A. Lastelic Mary Ann Mitchell C'70
J.J.C.T.M. Foundation Maizie Margaret Lee C'56 Colleen W. Mockler C'59
Margo Jackisch C'59 Margaret Lenahan C'49 Rose Mary C'57 & Bernard Mohr
Linda Jackson Betty Ann Leonard C'50 Ella L. Moore A'50
Shawn Jacobs Thomas Lester Nancy S. Moran C'50
Cheryl & Russell Jacobson Margaret C'46 & Al Liebeno Laura Morehead C'73
Sandra James Dorothy Linz C'55 Mary C. Morin C'64
Virginia S. Jennings C'48 Jeff Loeb Geneviere Morris C'60
Beverly Johansen C'61 Dr. Ron L. & Barbara Logan Mt. Olivet Stone Company
Marguerite C'73 & Allen Johnson Wanda C'59 & Donald Logsdon Ginny Muehlbach C'62
Brandon Johnson M'09 Lily Loh C'63 Dan Muehlberger
Joyce M. Jordan C'73 Penelope Lonergan C'70 Alice J. Mumford C'67
Timothy & Joan Joyce Dr. Richard & Linda Lopes Dr. Gayle Murphy C'69
Dr. Martha Jundson C'69 Betty J. Ludwig C'74 Mary Alice C'52 & Kevin Murphy
Doris Jean Juhl C'49 Shannon Macioroski C'60 Pat C'49 & Dr. Mansour Naime
Jeanne Juliet C'68 Mary Mackin C'56 Ann Nance C'56
J. David Kaaz Karen Maclean Bonnie & Myrl Nardinger
Carmen Kaaz C'68 Elizabeth Mary Madeo M'02 Margaret Neff C’89
Joetta Kaaz Sr. Lilian Maguire C’56 Cathy Newton C'70
Zita Kaiser C'38 Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant Rosalie Nichols C'71
Mary Kallman C'79, M'97 Alice M. Marcum C'67 Mary Alice Nicholson C'61
Kansas City Life Insurance Company Carol Marinovich C'72 & John & Carole Noble
Margery Lesnik Karp C'64 Ernest L. Johnson Carlotta Noonan C'70
Mary Ellen C'60 & Henry Kenaga Thomas G. Matyok C' 95 Gloria Nussman C'92
Mary Murnane C'66 Jean Marie C'70 & John Matzeder Kay O'Connell C'65
Patt C'63 & James Kerr Jean R. Maupin A'42 Thomas & Lorrie O'Donovan
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Sr. Roberta O'Leary C'65 Scott & Associates Lisa Tostevin
Janet Osborne C'73 Dolores R. Seerey C'52 Pat Townsend C’66
Jill M. Otto C'04 Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee Karen Tyler C'74
Jeanette Marie Peck C'62 Sr. Barbara Sellers Betty A. Tyrrell C'45
Kaye Townsend Pedziwater C'64 Sheffield Agency Inc Michael & Marilyn Unrein
Kathy Schawang Perkins C'79 Judy Shields C' 64 Carl Unrein
John Peterson Karen Shippey Lucy Urlacher C'78
Betsy Phelan A'34, C'38 Clara Faye Siefken C'64 Mary Ann Vance C'88
Agnes Phelps C'60 Sr. Mary Siefken C'57 Kelly Vance C'92
Joanne C'62 & Steven Pojman Joan Siegert Warton A’49, C'53 Aimee Vaught A'44
Joan Porter C'57 Dolores Sillimon C'70 Mary Vermillion C'86
Anne T. Potter C'71 Rick Silvey Joan I. Vidmar C'64
Margaret Presley C'44 Mary E. Siman C'52 Ellen Viens C'59
Marsha Puleo C'70 Marilyn Sinclair C' 78 Theresa Vitt C'84
Leta Pyle Kathy T. Sinclair C'84 Collin Vorbeck C'02
Eugene Quinn Barbara Sindo C'63 David & Michelle Vuncannon
Jean Ann Quinn E. Crichton & Martha Singleton Mary Walker-Baptiste C'67
Cheryl A. Rader C'91 Regina Sinsky Rick & Sara Wallace
Stevan & Pat Ramirez Nikki Ray Sisson C'69 Louise Warakomski A'40
Dr. Pamela Ramsey SKF USA, Inc. Joan Ward C'59
Septimia Rapking C'45 Mary Ann Slattery C'65 Keith & Sandi Warman
Mary Ann Rastorfer C'61 Sally C. Smart C'76 Beverly Warzecha C'59
Marie Raths C'45 Ursula I. C'54, M'58 & William E. Smith Virginia B. Wasson A'40, C'44
Molly Reardon C'79 Sr. Mary Lex Smith C'71 Pat C'69 & Doug Waters
Marie Reece C'75 Sr. Sharon Smith Debra & James E. Watson
Skip Reed C'78 Sara E. Sochran C'63 Mary Alice C'59 & Clyde Waylan
Phyllis Reed C'92 Joyce Ann Solomon C'56 Sherry A. Wells
Pat Regan C'74 Betty Sosna C'48 Brenden Wells
J.R. Reilly Marianna Spain C'58 Charles Welsh
Beth Reust C'70 Speedway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Mary Elizabeth Wempe C'48
Sr. Susan Rieke, SCL C'66 David Spehar C'77 William B. Wente
Mary Riordan A'40, C'44 Sprint Foundation Linda Whelan
Robert F. Guyette, MD., DMD St. Francis de Sales Frank & Teresa White
Palmeda Fay Robinson C'73 Margie St. Germain C’78 Kenny Wilk
Carolyn M. C'68 & Raymond J. Roettger Noel Stanton C'65 Annabel J. Willcott A'46, C'50
Judy Lawrence Rogers C'70 Kathleen Stark C'56, M'65 Carolyn C'58 & Paul Willingham
Marilyn L. Ronnebaum C'61 Sr. Diane Steele, SCL, C'83 Rosemary & John J. Wilson
Kathleen C'67 & Davis T. Rowe Cindy Stergar C'78 Nancy Wilson C'50
Susan P. Rowland Kathleen Stevens C'67 Kay Windsor
Mary Rueb C'62 Gary Stone Mary Sue Winneke C’65
Mary Lynn Rulle C'77 Storage Box, Inc. Jennifer Wright C'01
Patricia Rumer '74 Joanne F. Stout C’62 Sarah Jane Brown Wyrick C'68
Bob C'95 & Marian Russell Marguerite B. Strange Ramona Youngblood C’75
Joann Ruybal C'83 Myra Straub C'61 Linda C'54 & Gabriel Zablatnik
Mary C'85 & Harold C'80 Ryan Ann Strecker C'65 Mary Inez Ziller C'61
Mary Ryan C'85 Doreen Strizic C'50
Stephen Salinger Stan Strizic
Barbara M. Sample C'67 Fr. Michael Stubbs
Yvonne Samson C'82 Rosalie A. Stull C'60
Ann Sanders C'67 Marigene C'45 & John Suellentrop
Phillip Sanders C'04 Brian & Diane Sullivan
Phyllis Germaine Sandy C'60 Barbara Sullivan C'53
Helen Santos C' 55 Darlene Summerour C’73
Ellen Scalet C'53 Cookie Sutter C'65
Marie Therese Schaefer C'61, C'63 Sharon D. Takacs C'58
Dr. Daniel & Miriam Scharf David & Lucy Terry
Jeffrey L. Scheurich C' 99 Dolores Marie Free Theis A'51
Annette Marie Schlaf C'76 Larry Tice
Sheila Schmeits C’70 Lucy Tobben C'75
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Saint Mary Legacy Society
June Ambauen C'40 * Sandy Hick Dolores R. Seerey C'52
Adele Anderson C'71 Ann C. Hogan C'75 Mary E. Siman C'52
Charles Berkel Mary Kay C'75 & Roger Hoppe Marigene C'45 & John Suellentrop
Steve Blair Jeanne Juliet C'68 Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Tompkins
Mary Catherine Bosanatz C'44 Kathryn E. Klug C'84 Virginia B. Wasson A'40, C'44
Mary Alice Bramming C'65 Mary Louise C'44 & Charles* Knoblauch Pat C'69 & Doug Waters
Harry J. Briscoe Sue Knott C'82 Mary Ann Westhoff C'56
Clara Mae Brogan C'45 Ann Kresse C'83 Sarah Jane Brown Wyrick C'68
Kitty G. A'50, C'67 & Len Bronec Rosa Abbott Krissek C'44 Carolyn C'63 & Jon Zimmerman
Theresa L. Mauton C'79 Mary Margaret Lynch C'43 * Mary Kathleen Bushbaum C'78
Bertina Byers C'60 * Dorothy Lynch C'54 Rebecca C'74 & Daniel Huber
Frank E. Carroll, III Mary Margaret C'45 & Robert Malley Patricia A. Lester C'58
Mary Eileen Chenovick C'64 Frances Kelly C'46 & Robert Mannix Rita & Bob Mika
Orsoline Chiappetta A'32, C'36 Jean R. Maupin A'42 Cathy Newton C'70
Carolyn Conrath C'73 Karen L. McIver Wilson C'87 & Walter Joyce Ann Solomon C'56
Helen Marie Corcoran C'46 Wilson Elizabeth W. Bishop C'44
Deanna C'61 & Julian Cowley Barbara Meitner A'34, C'38 Lisa C'84 & Richard Bowers
Mercedes (Foster) A'50, C'69 & John Nancy M. C'75 & Ken Mellard Jane Feuerborn C'59
Craughwell Jeannine A. Mock C'51 Loral & Kirk Frohme
Jim Dhooghe * Dr. Rosalie Nichols C'71 Dr. Teresa Mehring C'74
Richard H. Dierks Carolyn A. C' 84 & David Parmer Anne Kathleen Miller C'64
Joan Dobel C'45 Mary T. Rau C'49 * Paula C'85 & David Poirier
Joan Dowdall C'52 * Patricia A. Regan C'74 Michele Stauffer
Sharon Garbs C'78 Mary Riordan A'40, C'44 Sharon D. Takacs C'58
Minette C'38 & Robert Goldsmith Carolyn M. C'68 & Raymond J. Roettger Edna Wood C'48
Gloria Lescault Grenier C'75 Martha* C'52 & Charles Roult
Kathie Gribble C'66 Annette Marie Schlaf C'76
Marilyn Lucille Hail C'56 Geraldine Schultz C'39 *
Matching Gift Companies
Medtronic Foundation Sprint Foundation Andrews McMeel Universal Fund
DST Systems, Inc. 3M Foundation Abbott Fund Matching Grant Program
Procter & Gamble Matching Gift Colgate-Palmolive Company State Farm Companies Foundation
Pfizer Foundation ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil Education Foundation
Dow Corning Corporation Dominion Foundation Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation
SKF USA, Inc. Microsoft Matching Gifts Program IBM Corp. Matching Grants Program
John Bell Mama Mia's Italian Resteraunt Bob Donaldson
Dale & Mary Culver Mr. Goodcents - Subs & Pastas - Dave Gover Mike's Repair LLC
Dr. Con Hogan Pepsi-Cola Genl. Bot., Inc. Western Robidoux
Cheryl & Russell Jacobson Ryan Lawn & Tree
Rita Kowalewski Karen Shippey
Dr. William Krusemark Tampico Authentic Mexican Restaurant
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Endowed Name Scholarships
Platinum - ($100,000 or more) Bowman Family (Eleanor & Pat) Mulligan Scholarship
Scholarship Rose Inza Kim Surh Scholarship
$1,000,000+ Kushan/Stempski International Memorial Virginia Sheahan Gateley Scholarship
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Scholarship Marie Laurvick Scholarship
Jubilee Scholarship John & Lillian O'Shaughnessy Scholarship Marie A. Gaiser Scholarship
Lawrence D. Starr Scholarship Nona B. and Chas A. Frankenhoff Archbishop James Keleher Scholarship
Dr. Agnes Sirridge Scholarship Constance Welling Jones Scholarship
$250,000+ Mary Alice Passman Murphy Scholarship Ernestine M Sheehan Pinkham Scholarship
Joseph Jon Delaney Scholarship Mary Agnes DeCoursey Scholarship Terry Brungardt Scholarship
Mathew Howard Doran Scholarship Father Stephen Lee Scholarship
Jean Gerweck Scholarship
Eileen Horner Scholarship
Goppert Scholarship Ruth Biggerstaff Scholarship
Celia Saunders Murphy Scholarship
Sr. Mary Janet McGilley Scholarship Rosemary Rieke Scholarship
Sr. Dorothy Harvat Scholarship
Alvara Ramm Scholarship Kitty Goeters Bronec Scholarship Henry J. & Marilyn Miller Meiners
Gilbert & Geraldine Schultz Scholarship Audrey & Clarence Malone Scholarship Scholarship
Lee Farnsworth Scholarship Patricia Connor Naime Scholarship
$100,000+ Don & Marie Maahs Scholarship William B. DeCoursey Scholarship
Hearst Scholarship t Scholarship Ralph & Jeanette Van Goethem Family Richard Besel Greenamyre Scholarship
Elpha Meyer Carney Scholarship Scholarship John & Ruth Kehoe Scholarship
General Scholarship Florence & Edward Maronick Scholarship Bette Lee Warta Scholarship
Genevieve Degan & Owen Horner Rose Marie McWilliam Scholarship Sr. Mary Paul Fitzgerald Scholarship
Scholarship Emil Babinger Scholarship
Agnes, Harriet & Alfred Kramer Bronze Level - ($10,000 - $24,999) Sr. Mary Carlo Scholarship
Emilie Gordon Scholarship Colwell-Calvin Endowed Scholarship
Masterson, Maryhelen Carlo & Felicia Colibraro Scholarship
Marlene & Ronald Hoch Scholarship Rev. Daniel Colibraro Scholarship
Diamond Level - ($75,000 - $99,000) Col. & Mrs. Leo Conner Scholarship Rev. Pietro Philip Colibraro Scholarship
Frances Kelly Mannix Endowed Scholarship Katie Mika - History Scholarship Mother Mary Peter Dwyre Scholarship
Kalhorn-Guinta Scholarship Barbara Feth Scholarship
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health
Mary Ann Julich Scholarship Fink Family Scholarship
J. & Mary Morrell Winter #2 Scholarship Margaret Freese Scholarship
Gold Level - ($50,000 - $74,999) Mary Tierney Miller Scholarship Greenamyre Family Scholarship
Loretta Schad McGovern Scholarship Doris Turgeon Scholarship V.B. Greenamyre Scholarship
Ray Miller Scholarship Carol Thorson Hartegan Scholarship
Sr. Rose Tomlin Scholarship
Agnes Finn Kocour Scholarship Edward & Shirley Maronick Scholarship
Leo & Mae Brinkman Scholarship
Max & Lillian Pollner Scholarship Bernadette and Richard Miller Scholarship
Lewis & Marguerite Humphreys
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship Harley C. & Rena Fogarty Russell
DeLaSalle Christian Brothers Scholarship
Sterling-Hail Scholarship Sr. Marie Owen Scholarship Olive Ann Beech Scholarship
Archdiocese of KC Scholarship Mary Jo Springe Scholarship Margaret Burke Scholarship
Genevieve Francis Fox Hug Scholarship Heather Coult Scholarship Cora Spence Scholarship
Philip T. Lawlor Scholarship Lear-Siegler Foundation Scholarship Ralph & Joan Young Scholarship
Danette Quinn Scholarship
James & Isabelle Hollow Scholarship
Silver Level - ($25,000 - $49,999) Class of 1952 Scholarship University of Saint Mary has made every effort to
Mary L. Robbins Scholarship Oliver Steele Memorial Endowed ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Honor
Sr. Mary Julie Casey Scholarship
Scholarship Roll of Donors. Despite our best efforts, errors may have
Edith & Harry Darby Scholarship occurred. If you wish to contact us about this report,
Union Pacific Scholarship
Katie Mika - Fine Arts Scholarship George L. & Frances R. Kelly Scholarship please do so by email, mail, or phone.
Regina Anne & Matthew Flynn Scholarship Muriel M. Burzle Endowed Scholarship
Jane Claudia Keegan Scholarship Bray Murphy Endowed Scholarship University of Saint Mary
Art Schouten Scholarship The Ryan Scholarship Development Department
John & Sylvesta Welling Scholarship Carroll Scholarship 4100 South 4th Street
Martha Miller Roult Scholarship David and Michael Greenamyre Scholarship Leavenworth, KS 66048
J/M O'Donnell Scholarship Mary Goetz Ryan Scholarship (913) 758-6126
Sr. Mary Edwin DeCoursey Scholarship Marcella Reilly Cooke Scholarship ShupeS@stmary.edu
Marjorie Markey Blair Scholarship H.Schafly- Weimer and Elizabeth Weimer
Helen & Austin Johnson Scholarship Bishop Scholarship The list of donor names are strictly for the purpose of
Marjorie Besel Greenamyre Scholarship Eleanor M.Higgins & Mary Catherine acknowledgement by the University of Saint Mary.
Sheila McGovern Scholarship Higgins Schloeder Scholarship Any other use is prohibited.
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USM Fall Sports Sch edule
Date Team Location Time Date Team Home/Away Time
Sept. 4 Southern Nazarene Bethany, Okla. 6 p.m. Aug. 28 Alumni (Exhibition) Home 3 p.m.
Sept. 11 Bethany Home 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2 Grace Away 4 p.m.
Sept. 4-5 Spire Classic
Sept. 18 Kansas Wesleyan Salina, Kan. 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 York Home TBA
Sept. 25 Southwestern Home 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 William Woods Home TBA
Oct. 2 OPEN OPEN OPEN Sept. 10 Avila Home 4 p.m.
Oct. 9 McPherson McPherson, Kan. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 William Penn Home 4 p.m.
Oct. 16 Bethel* Home 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Central Methodist Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 Central Christian Away 5 p.m.
Oct. 23 Ottawa Ottawa, Kan. 6 p.m.
Sept. 25 MO Valley Away 3 p.m.
Oct. 30 Friends Home 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2 McPherson Home 3 p.m.
Nov. 6 Sterling** Home 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Friends Home 4 p.m.
Nov. 13 Tabor Hillsboro, Kan. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 Tabor Away TBA
Nov. 20 NAIA Playoffs 1st Round Oct. 11 Oklahoma Wesleyan Home 4 p.m.
Nov. 27 NAIA Playoffs 2nd Round Oct. 13 Bethany Home 4 p.m.
Dec. 4 NAIA Playoffs Semifinals Oct. 16 Kansas Wesleyan Away TBA
Oct. 20 Bethel Away 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 NAIA Playoffs Championship
Oct. 23 Ottawa Away TBA
* Homecoming Oct. 27 Sterling Home 4 p.m.
** Armed Forces Day Oct. 30 Southwestern Home 3 p.m.
Nov. 2-13 KCAC Tournament TBA TBA
Dec. 1 NAIA National Tournament TBA TBA
Date Team Home/Away Time Date Team Home/Away Time
Sept. 8 Sterling Away 7 p.m. Aug. 28 Alumni (Exhibition) Home 1 p.m.
Sept. 14 Southwestern Home 7 p.m. Sept. 4-5 Spire Classic
Sept. 16 McPherson Home 7 p.m. Sept. 4 York Home TBA
Sept. 20 Bethany Home 7 p.m. Sept. 5 William Woods Home TBA
Sept. 22 Kansas Away 7 p.m. Sept. 10 Avila Home 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 Tabor Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 William Penn Home 2 p.m.
Sept. 30 Bethany Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 17 Central Methodist Away 5 p.m.
Oct. 2 Bethel Away Noon
Sept. 21 Central Christian Away 3 p.m.
Oct. 5 Ottawa Home 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 Friends Away 7 p.m. Sept. 25 Missouri Valley Away 1 p.m.
Oct. 11 Sterling Home 7 p.m. Oct. 2 McPherson Home 1 p.m.
Oct. 13 Southwestern Away 7 p.m. Oct. 6 Friends Home 2 p.m.
Oct. 19 McPherson Away 7 p.m. Oct. 9 Tabor Away TBA
Oct. 22 Kansas Wesleyan Home 7 p.m. Oct. 11 Oklahoma Wesleyan Home 2 p.m.
Oct. 29 Bethel Home 7 p.m. Oct. 13 Bethany Home 2 p.m.
Nov. 1 Ottawa Away 7 p.m. Oct. 16 Kansas Wesleyan Away TBA
Nov. 3 Friends Home 7 p.m. Oct. 20 Bethel Away 5 p.m.
Nov. 6-13 KCAC Tournament TBA TBA Oct. 23 Ottawa Away TBA
Dec. 1-4 NAIA Div II Nat'l Tournament TBA TBA Oct. 27 Sterling Home 2 p.m.
Oct. 30 Southwestern Home 1 p.m.
*The above schedule includes only conference games. Nov. 2-13 KCAC Tournament TBA TBA
Dec. 1 NAIA National Tournament TBA TBA
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’40s ’70s Francine Orr, C’88, Los Angeles, was
Patricia (Leahy) Candace Ann (Grotzinger) named a co-finalist this spring for a
Carr, Sun Lakes, Arrington, C’70, Tucson, Ariz., is the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding
Ariz.; Mary proud grandmother of 10 beautiful Investigative Reporting along with two
(Manning) grandchildren, ranging in ages from six Los Angeles Times colleagues. Francine’s
Maher, Scottsdale, months to 18 years. She currently serves nominated work focused on the plight
Ariz.; Margaret as manager for the contract to cash of civilian contract workers hurt while
(Cassidy) department at a large defense industry assisting the U.S. Army.
Piacentine, Phoenix; and Dr. Suzanne company in Tucson.
Carroll, Kansas City, Mo.; all C’46, Susan Loyacono-
gathered in Phoenix in November 2009. Darlene (Frederick) Summerour, C’73, Honeywell, C’88,
Shawnee, Kan., recently retired after Mission, Kan., and
Carlene (Leeds) Grieshaber, C’49, teaching junior high choral music for 35 husband Chuck
Metairie, La., celebrated her 62nd years. Many of Darlene’s students were successfully adopted
wedding anniversary last September. selected as members of district, state, and a baby boy this
She and her husband have six children, national-level youth choirs, including spring. Jack Charles
nine grandchildren, and five great- performing at Carnegie Hall. Darlene has Honeywell was born May 26, 2010,
grandchildren. They still try to visit their been honored in “Who’s Who Among weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz., and measuring 20
oldest daughter twice a year in Maryville, American Teachers,” and was selected inches long.
Kan., where they own a house. as Olathe School District Teacher of the
Year in 1995. She is currently pursuing a ’00s
’50s career teaching master teacher classes at Ward Mitchell, C’00, Newton, Kan.,
Catherine Abram, metro-area colleges. is working as a programmer/analyst
C’55, and husband at AgVantis in Wichita, Kan., doing
Truman Abram, Karen (Kremers) Tyler, C’74, Fort programming on GL Ledger for bank
Prairie Village, Smith, Ark., and over 20 other members accounting firms.
Kan., celebrated of the class of 1974 met in Kansas City
their 53rd wedding for a weekend long reunion this spring. Elizabeth Madeo, C’02, Kearney,
anniversary this past February. Mo., recently completed her master’s in
Alison Banikowski, theology from the University of Notre
’60s C’75, Olathe, Kan., Dame. She will begin her ninth year as
Jean Marie Hiesberger, C’63, Kansas is the associate director of youth ministries in Kearney,
City, Mo., had her latest book this spring. superintendent and is still enjoying what she describes as
“52 Saints to Pray With” was published by for teaching and the best job in the world.
Paulist Press. learning for the
Olathe School Jennifer Kolb, teaching licensure
Anne K. Miller, C’64, San Francisco, District. students ’05, Lansing, Kan., was
has owned and managed a leading named Lansing Primary School Teacher
technical training organization that offers ’80s of the Year by the Lansing Educational
learning products for integrated circuit Janet (Umbarger) Grinage, C’81, Foundation this spring. Jennifer is the
manufacturers and their suppliers since Farmington, N.M., is happily married to daughter of Kay Kolb, director of USM’s
1988. Prior to this, she held positions in husband, Rob Grinage. They have twin Academic Resource Center.
research and development, engineering, 12-year-old daughters. Janet retired from
manufacturing, and technical marketing public school teaching in 2008, and felt Mary Bohnert, U’08
within the semiconductor industry. called to teach at a small Catholic school and Andrew Hood,
in Farmington. U’08, Leavenworth,
Susan (Erickson) Walsh, C’65, Kan., were married
Staunton, Va., has taught second and Nancy Kay (Sims) Hayden, C’81, on June 12, 2010, at
third graders for 22 years in both Belmullet in County Mayo, Ireland, Saint John LaLande
Catholic and public schools. Susan spent three years in the U.S. Air Force Catholic Church in
continues to substitute teach, teach CCD after graduation, then practiced as a Blue Springs, Mo.
to parish first graders, remains active with neonatal and pediatric intensive care
Meals on Wheels, and enjoys spending nurse until 1999 when she moved to
time with her grandchildren. Ireland. Nancy has three children and is
a full-time mother and homemaker since
making the move.
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13 USM Alums Celebrate Golden Jubilee
The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth recently honored the
13 sisters who are celebrating their Golden Jubilee—the
50th anniversary of their vows—this year. All 13 are Saint
Left to right, seated: Sisters Bonnie Bachle, C'65, Eileen
Hurley, C'71, Charlotte White, C'67, Ruth Ann Hehn,
C'72, Ann Victoria Garcia, C'71, and Nancy Bauman,
C'71, USM board of trustees.
Left to right, standing: Sisters Virginia Jakobe, C'73, Sue Retherford, C'69, Frances Juiliano, C'72, USM education dept. chair,
Irene Skeehan, C'62, Mary Jo McDonald, C'70, Jane Jackson, C'72, and Mary Lex Smith, C'71.
Irene (Coughlin) Young, A’25, Wichita, Kan., March 27, 2010. Joseph L. Piranio, 79, father of USM Board of Trustee Member
Michelle Piranio, C'81, Kansas City, Mo., July 9, 2010.
Sister Catherine Louise (Frederic Marie) Lebhart, C’41, Friends
Leavenworth, Kan., June 13, 2010. Ellen McCarthy, Saint Mary College director of recruitment
1966-1977, Topeka, Kan., May 27, 2010.
June (Mullen) Brosnahan, C’44, Kansas City, Mo.,
March 31, 2010. Patricia Dennehy Neaves, a Saint Mary attendee in the 1940s,
Oklahoma City, May 23, 1923.
Charles Knoblauch, husband of Mary Louise (Welling)
Knoblauch, C’44, La Quinta, Calif., April 30, 2010. Nancy Jones, voice teacher at Saint Mary College in the 1970s,
Columbia, Mo., May 22, 2010.
Richard Tucholski, husband of Helen (Galvin) Tucholski, C’47,
Toledo, Ohio, June 13, 2010.
Sister Mary Kathleen Stefani, C’51,
Edith (Warzel) Gorman, C’42, Mound City, Kan., May 12, 2010. Leavenworth, Kan., May 1, 2010.
Sister Lorraine Leist, C’47, Leavenworth, Kan., May 27, 2010. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
During her lengthy career in education, Sr. Lorraine served as this spring mourned the loss of a leader
director of student teachers for USM’s off-campus program. and friend, Sister Mary Kathleen Stefani.
Sister Mary Kathleen died May 1 at KU
Elizabeth Marie “Betty” (Hardy) Regan, C’47, Kansas City, Medical Center. She was 84.
Kan., April 9, 2010.
Sister Mary Kathleen made her
’50s profession of vows in 1947, and was
Sister Michael Mary Whelan, C’51, Leavenworth, Kan., elected community director of the
June 12, 2010. Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1986. She held that
post for two terms through 1998. Most recently, she served
Martha Miller Roult, C’52, Overland Park, Kan., Feb. 20, 2010. as assistant to the Mother House administrator beginning in
2002 and also volunteered part-time at Saint Vincent Clinic
Lewis Edward Mingledorff, husband of Mary Lou (Draher) in Leavenworth.
Mingledorff, C’53, Athens, Ga., March 19, 2010.
Sister Mary Kathleen was a 1951 graduate of Saint Mary
Sister Mary Trinity Jackson, C’57, St. Louis, Mo., April 28, 2010. College, receiving her bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She
later earned a master’s in secondary education-physics from
’60s USM and a master’s in chemistry from Notre Dame.
A.J. Quastler, husband of Nancy Quastler, C’68, Prairie Village,
Kan., Feb. 24, 2010. She taught and worked as a school administrator in Denver,
Billings, Mont., and locally at Bishop Ward and Hayden
’70s high schools.
Brad Alvadj, son of Mary Lou Alvadj, C’73, Pensacola, Fla.,
April 8, 2010. “Sister spent her life educating young people and leading our
community,” said Sister Diane Steele.
Ruth Cuevas-Martiznez, C’78, Chesapeake, Va., Feb. 16, 2010.
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Jillian Warman Falcon Punch Larkin Reilly Hrvatski Obicaj
Ryan Harris-Hernandez Tom Jacobs Savannah Miller Bill Robinson
Talent Contest Brings in Thousands for Student Scholarships
Buttressed by a generous outpouring of support from • Kansas City, Mo., baton-twirling champ
Saint Mary alums, friends, and supporters, USM raised Savannah Miller
tens of thousands of dollars toward student scholarships at • Ryan Harris-Hernandez, a gifted tenor and
the university’s SpireFest fundraising gala this spring. USM grad from Kansas City, Kan.
This year’s event, dubbed “Saint Mary Has Talent,” Several Sisters of Charity also lent their talents
represented several changes for SpireFest. to the event—including Sister Anita Sullivan, Sister
The gala is traditionally presented in a charity Anne Callahan, Sister Peg Johnson, and Sister Gloria
auction format. For 2010, USM put together an on- Solomon—as did the USM Concert Chorale, which sang
stage showdown between some of the area’s best and twice during the evening.
brightest performers. The 2010 edition—held at USM’s Area news anchors Elizabeth Alex of NBC Action
McGilley Field House—also marked SpireFest’s return to News KSHB-TV and WDAF-TV Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn
Leavenworth after being held at the Hyatt Regency Crown composed the competition’s all-star panel of judges. The
Center in Kansas City for several years. honorary chairs for the evening’s event were Lt. Gen.
When the evening’s ballots were tallied, Leavenworth (Ret.) Robert Arter and his wife, Lois Arter.
native and Xavier Elementary School fifth grader Larkin USM President Sister Diane Steele expressed gratitude
Reilly won the night with her singing and dancing. to the donors who gave so generously at the event as well
Other local acts that put in a strong performance at as to the talent that made the contest possible.
the 2010 SpireFest included: “This truly was one of the university’s most
• Leavenworth’s own Motown singing sensation memorable SpireFests,” she said. “The generosity of
Bill Robinson donors was on the same level as previous years, and we’re
• Falcon Punch, a pop/rock quintet of very happy we did so well even with transitioning the
Lansing, Kan. high schoolers event to a new format.”
• Leavenworth native and USM sophomore
Jillian Warman on the violin and vocals
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PERMIT NO. 31
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY
USM FALL FINE ARTS CALENDAR
17 USM Faculty Art Show opening reception, 3-5 p.m., Goppert Gallery. Show
runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 8
26 USM Faculty Recital, 7 p.m., Walnut Room of Mead Hall
15 USM presents the Art of Beth Kleene, opening reception 3-5 p.m., Goppert
Gallery. Show runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 19
26 USM Halloween Concert, 7:30 p.m., Xavier Theatre 28-31 USM presents
“Dracula,” 7:30 p.m., Xavier Theatre
7 Founders’ Day Concert, 7 p.m., Annunciation Chapel
2-5 USM presents “The Nutcracker,” 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.,
7 USM Band Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Saint Joseph Dining Hall
10 USM Student Art Show opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Show runs
10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 15
12 Christmas Choral Vespers, 7 p.m., Annunciation Chapel
Tickets for USM Theatre productions cost $10 for adults, $5 for children, or $25
for season passes. Call (913) 758-6152 or visit www.stmary.edu/tickets online for
more information or for tickets.
USM music and art events are free and open to the public. Call (913) 758-6320
for more information on music presentations. Call (913) 758-6151 for information on
Visit www.stmary.edu and click on Calendar of Events for a full listing of USM
events and athletic events.