Aspire Un i v e r s i t y of Summer 2010 sa i n t M a ry Making History 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 MISSION STATEMENT 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. Administrative Council Sr. Diane Steele, SCL, Ph.D., C’83 President contents 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 Administrative Services 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 Corporation Members 26 | Class Notes & Memoriams Sr. Maureen Hall, SCL, C’70 Community Director 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 Thomas Gregory Sr. Maureen Hall, SCL, C’70 (Vice Chair) Greg Kaaz Ken Karr Susanna Laundy Charles McCann Sr. Jean Panisko, SCL, C'69 Michelle Piranio, C’81 (Sec./Treas.) 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Summer 2010 | 1 VIEW FROM THE SPIRE 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.” 2 | Aspire 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 cousin, Megan, begins the USM nursing program. Summer 2010 | 3 VIEW FROM THE SPIRE 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 miss that.” 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. 4 | Aspire 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. Words from 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." www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 5 A'50 C'60 Remember. C'65 Relive. C'70 Rejoice. Saint Mary A lums Celebr School Days ate Their at 2010 Reu nion Weeken d C'75 6 | Aspire C'85 T 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. www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 7 Sister Mary Janet McGilley T 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 Greatness 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 8 | Aspire 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 (continued on page 10) approve of the selection of Sr. Rieke. www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 9 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 T 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 10 | Aspire ‘A Renaissance Personality' About the Remarkable Woman Behind the McGilley Chair S 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." www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 11 Sisters of Charity Pick Saint Mary Alum Sr. Maureen Hall as New Community Director S 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 Moving 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 Forward 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 of Charity.” 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.” 12 | Aspire University of Saint Mary Honor Roll of Donors 2010 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. Gratefully, Diane Steele, SCL, Ph.D., C’83 14 | Aspire 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. 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Nov. 2-13 KCAC Tournament TBA TBA Nov. 16- Dec. 1 NAIA National Tournament TBA TBA Summer 2010 | 21 class notes ’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. 22 | Aspire 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 Mary alums. 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. in memoriam ’20s ’80s 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. ’40s 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. www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 23 Jillian Warman Falcon Punch Larkin Reilly Hrvatski Obicaj Ryan Harris-Hernandez Tom Jacobs Savannah Miller Bill Robinson SpireFest Success 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 24 | Aspire www.stmary.edu Summer 2010 | 25 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID LEAVENWORTH, KS PERMIT NO. 31 4100 South 4th Street Leavenworth, KS 66048 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE DO NOT DELAY USM FALL FINE ARTS CALENDAR September 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 October 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 November 7 Founders’ Day Concert, 7 p.m., Annunciation Chapel December 2-5 USM presents “The Nutcracker,” 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Xavier Theatre 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 art events. Visit www.stmary.edu and click on Calendar of Events for a full listing of USM events and athletic events.
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