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Fall 2006 A Look Ahead New Chapter Inside: Begins Annual Report 2005–06 2 President’s View I WAS NOT SURE WHAT I WOULD FIND WHEN I ENTERED HILBERT COLLEGE’S CAMPUS DINING HALL on Oct. 13 with the noise of the generator in the background and the windows the only source of light. Yet the tables were filled with resident-students eating their hot lunches, albeit on paper plates, while sharing strategies for living without computers, television and phones. President Emeritus Sister Edmunette Paczesny and her family occupied another table celebrating her birthday by sharing lunch with students and staff rather than the gala dedication for Paczesny Hall and the William E. Swan Auditorium that was cancelled by the October surprise snowstorm. Staff shared stories of how they walked to campus in the midst of the storm and prepared meals for students in a kitchen illuminated by flashlights. Facilities staff cleared downed trees and maintained generators to provide heat for resident-students and the Campus Center. Hilbert Campus Safety maintained contact with local officials to coordinate emergency response efforts. What a powerful example of our mission and Franciscan values. Despite adversity, student well-being was our primary concern. This year Hilbert celebrates 50 years of building a learning community that has This year Hilbert enabled graduates to make a positive impact on their professions and communities. As we prepare for the anniversary celebration and presidential inauguration on April 20, 2007, the Hilbert community will complete a strategic plan to guide celebrates 50 decisions through 2012. A recent story in The Buffalo News discussed the challenges confronting Western years of building a New York’s seven Catholic colleges and universities, including the competition for enrollment, affordability and the need to remain distinctive. The most important learning community thing we need to accomplish in this academic year is to establish Hilbert’s top priorities and identify how we will measure and track our performance. We will face a difficult challenge in this strategic planning process – the challenge of choice. that has enabled Often colleges that are struggling today are those that have tried to be all things to all people. That’s not Hilbert’s approach. We will develop a plan that will graduates to make build on the legacy of Sister Edmunette to keep Hilbert an efficient, effective and thriving college. a positive impact I’m energized by the conversations we are having about the importance of our Catholic and Franciscan identity, about the best way to enhance the learning environment, about what new academic programs would be the best additions to our on their professions portfolio of offerings, about the role athletics plays in the lives of our students, and about the ways faculty and staff can work together to strengthen Hilbert. and communities. I’m grateful for the warm hospitality that has been extended to me in these first few months of my presidency and look forward to the crucial conversations we will be having regarding the future of Hilbert. I’m confident that just like the staff who put students first during the October snowstorm, we will remain student-centered throughout this planning process. We need each of you to help us achieve our goals and welcome your input during this strategic planning process. Cynthia A. Zane, Ed.D. President 3 Contents Features Sailing Along . . 4 Student takes voyage of a lifetime on European waters A Publication for Alumni, Family, and Friends Published three times annually by Hilbert College 5200 South Park Avenue Hamburg, New York 14075 Cover Story TEL (716) 649-7900 A Look Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 FAX (716) 558-6381 www.hilbert.edu Meet new President Cynthia Zane as she talks about the path that led her E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to Hilbert and the college’s future Editor/Writer Paula Witherell Public Relations Director Publication Design Peter Gariepy Photographer Nancy J. Parisi Cover Story Contributing Writer Grace Lazzara Sports Information Director Robert deGrandpre O∞ce of Institutional Advancement Thomas P. Honan Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mark Bindig Director of Development Annual Report 2005-06 . . . . . . . . . . 15 Craig Harris Alummni Relations Director Turn to our special section for Hilbert’s annual list of donors Karen Procknal Coordinator of Research and Records In Every Issue President’s View 2 Faculty and Staff File 12 Around Hilbert 4 Alumni News & Notes 13 In the Sports Zone 11 Remember When 20 4 Sailing Along S ailing the waters toward France on a sunny July day, William Haas and his fellow young crew July. Courtesy of the HSBC Edu- cation Trust and the internation- al Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) members tend to setting the sails, organization, he took part in the steering the ship and other hands- European sailing voyage with 47 on sailing duties aboard the massive other SIFE participants from 10 200-foot tall square rigged ship. countries from as far away as Rus- The 10-day voyage, designed as a sia, South Africa, Brazil, and Egypt. working crew adventure aboard the A challenging and rewarding ship Prince William, was an edu- experience, the voyage gave Haas, cational and life-changing journey president of Hilbert SIFE, a chance that took the Hilbert College student to hone his beginner sailing skills to ports in England, France and Bel- while developing stronger leader- gium. ship, teamwork and communication Haas, who applied for this rare abilities. opportunity earlier in the year, was “I always considered myself a one of only five U.S. college stu- good communicator and leader but dents selected to participate in this being out on a ship with people from summer’s Tall Ships Youth Trust many different countries and cul- Voyage of Understanding held in tures taught me a great deal about Welcome! This Way to Christmas H ilbert College welcomes Craig Harris as our new alumni relations director. He comes to the IT’S GETTING CLOSE TO THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. Christmas will be here before you know it and so too will Hilbert College’s annual Christmas at Hilbert celebration, college from Long Island Univer- featuring a traditional Live Nativity and children’s party. sity’s C.W. Post Campus where Festivities for the 9th annual event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 10. he was director of student life and leadership education. He Helping the Christmas story come alive, the Live officially started at Hilbert in September. Nativity will take place at 2 p.m. only on college grounds Before C.W. Post, Harris was associate director of co- outside Franciscan Hall. Nativity participants will portray curricular programming and education at St. Lawrence the Holy Family, shepherds, angels, and the three wise University. men, all joined by a few animals in the outdoor stable. He’s received several honors, including the C.W. A children’s Christmas party will immediately Post Association for Campus Programming Appreciation follow the Live Nativity in the Franciscan Hall atrium. Award and the Provost’s Certificate of Recognition for Santa Claus will hand out bags of goodies to Exemplary Service. children, who can have free pictures taken with Harris looks forward to connecting with Hilbert St. Nick. alumni and helping you stay connected with the college. Activities will include Christmas He may be reached at (716) 926-8888 or cookie decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, and much more. email@example.com. 5 Around Hilbert leading and communicating in ways “We did everything 24/7 – sailing the ship,” Haas says. I’ve never used before,” says Haas. charting, steering, serving as look- Now back home in Hamburg, “At one point,” he recalls, “I outs, stowing and unstowing the N.Y., Haas, who earned a Royal was assigned to teach some of my sail, even cleaning the ship. I didn’t Yachting Association’s Competent fellow crew members how to do expect to be doing that much but Crew certificate, contends the expe- knots used for stowing and securing I loved it all. It was an incredi- rience has left an indelible impres- the sails. Although English was the ble experience to be able to climb sion on him. main language used on board, it was the rigging while at sea and set the “The voyage exceeded my expecta- not the first language for many so I sails 200 feet above the water. Being tions. Most remarkable was devel- learned to adapt by giving instruc- that high up and looking out at oping a greater understanding about tions in a way the students could the waters is something I’ll always people from other countries and better comprehend.” remember,” says Haas, a communi- diverse cultures, something I learned The first day on board the two- cation studies major. first-hand from having stayed with mast Prince William, which holds a At each of three port destina- eight guys in 13-by-15 sleeping crew of 68, consisted of training for tions to where the Prince William quarters,” Haas jokes. the working crew members, many of sailed, the students had the opportu- The reality, he adds, is “we live whom were novice sailors with little nity to do some sight-seeing. On all in a global business world. I now or no sailing experience. A seven- but one day, the weather was sunny have extra confidence in myself and member permanent crew served as and warm during the voyage. will take the knowledge I gained expert guides on the voyage. “The one day when the seas were into my career after I graduate. The Once out at sea, Haas and the really rough and it was raining, friends and contacts I made on the other student participants were put about half the working crew was out voyage have opened up many possi- to work in one of three watch crews of commission due to sea sickness. bilities for me.” on four-hour shifts overseen by 13 Being among those who weren’t volunteer crew members. sick, we kept very busy that day Building a Better Hilbert Donations of nonperishable food items for area food F or the past year or so, the Hilbert College community has watched construction on the eagerly and theater space. In many ways, it has dramatically changed the campus landscape. pantries will be accepted at anticipated academic-auditorium Officially opened with a gala the event. complex emerge into the magnifi- building dedication this fall, a glimpse cent facilities that now exist – of the new complex is pictured here Paczesny Hall and the William with a closer look to come in the E. Swan Auditorium. Together, Winter 2007 Hilbert Connections. the facilities, which are central to Hilbert’s campus renewal, signify growth, new ideas and a commitment to students and the community. The $6 million complex has doubled the college’s classroom space and created a state-of-the-art performance 6 Cover story photos by Nancy J. Parisi Inspiration comes in many forms. For new Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, it’s being a part of educating and changing the lives of young people who have an eye on the future. by Grace A. Lazzara P erhaps the link between Cynthia Zane, Ed.D., edu- self the new president of Hilbert College, where she has cation and young adults was created while she was the ultimate responsibility for the education of hundreds in graduate school. In those days, she and her two of students. young sons studied side-by-side in a college library. “I took my doctoral exams when I seven months pregnant Very good ﬁt with my third child,” she says, laughing. The match between Zane and the institution seems Maybe the bond was cemented during Zane’s proud- almost tailor made. The presidential search consul- est professional accomplishment: helping create a grass- tant Hilbert engaged told Zane that Hilbert was a spe- roots program that saw teams of college students provide cial place, that he’d heard about Zane from colleagues much needed health services to inner-city schoolchildren. and thought the school might be a good fit with her The tie that connects Zane and education has flour- strengths and interests. “He sent me materials,” she ished and grown stronger as her professional success has says, “and I was intrigued. Hilbert has positioned itself allowed her more opportunities to make a difference. Her very well. It clearly is thriving, with a growing enroll- tenure in higher education has been marked by a will- ment and diverse academic programs.” ingness to find new ways to help students succeed: the A native of Johnstown, Pa., Zane lived in Erie as development of new programs, initiatives to improve a teen and later worked in Cincinnati so she was access to education and efforts to enhance the ways that familiar with the Western New York area. She visit- educational institutions interact with and provide servic- ed Hilbert and talked with the presidential search com- es to students. mittee. Afterward, she did research on Franciscanism, However the connection began, Zane has reinforced Hilbert’s history and Mother Collette Hilbert, found- it in myriad ways over the years. Today, she finds her- ress of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, the college’s 7 founding congregation. “I cago. Wonderful teach- remained interested, and ers there prompted her to they were interested in think that practicing nurs- Photo courtesy of Cynthia Zane me,” she says. “It all came ing and teaching future together.” nurses would be a reward- Karen Gaughan Scott, ing career. She knew, chairperson of Hilbert’s however, she’d need a Board of Trustees, served master’s degree to teach. on the presidential search With a 3- and 5-year-old committee, which was at home, “I wasn’t think- chaired by fellow trustee ing about grad school,” Dennis Black. “We were President Zane with sons Ravi, Srikant and Jaidave, and daughter- she says. truly overwhelmed with in-law Amy. What changed her mind the number and quality of was something she terms applicants we reviewed,” says Scott, “approximately 60 “pure serendipity.” St. Xavier’s dean taught her senior from all over the country.” seminar and, says Zane, “saw something in me I’d not Committee members were, of course, looking for known about myself. One day after class, she asked me someone with experience, knowledge and a proven track where I was going to grad school. I told her I thought I record in higher education. Scott notes the search com- would practice nursing. And she said, ‘No you’re not; mittee also was determined to find someone who, though you’re going to Rush (a Chicago university).’ She lit- he or she might not be a member of a religious order, erally called the dean at Rush and said, ‘I’m sending a understood the importance of preserving Hilbert’s Fran- new grad student.’ Then she said, ‘You get your master’s ciscan tradition. degree, and I’ll hire you. And she did.” “We had many people who met our criteria,” Scott says. “Cynthia stood out as the preeminent candidate. Affecting lives She’s highly intelligent, very accomplished and has an After 10 years on the faculty at St. Xavier’s School innate understanding of the importance of Franciscan of Nursing, Zane was promoted to assistant dean of the values to Hilbert. She has a great appreciation of Hil- school’s Continuing Studies Program and director of its bert’s past along with a vision for the future. That’s a Weekend College. Two years later, she assumed the role powerful combination.” Zane says that during her own decision-making pro- cess, Hilbert’s people impressed her most. “The facul- ty, staff, board — their excitement about Hilbert’s future is unanimous. I gained respect for the work they were doing and their excitement for the future, and I wanted to be a part of it.” What she feels makes Hilbert great, however, is its students. “They’re often first generation, which is a commitment for me,” she says. “I was the first genera- tion in my family to get a degree. These are very serious Photo courtesy of Cynthia Zane students; they value education, coming here with a sense of where they want to be. It’s a privilege to be around young people and see them grow and prepare for life as adults.” Zane has had a long and venerable career helping students do precisely that – prepare for their futures in work and, often, in life. Though she was trained as a nurse, Zane knew she wanted to teach by the time she was in her second year at Saint Xavier College in Chi- President Zane and husband, Stephen Mazurak. 8 of dean at the McAuley School of Nursing and associ- another point of pride. Over five years, a team Zane ate dean at the College of Health Sciences at the Univer- led identified where the curriculum was successful and sity of Detroit Mercy, where she later became dean of where it needed to improve. The information they gath- the College of Health Professions and the nursing school. ered drove decisions of quality improvements through- She also practiced nursing until the demands of her job out the entire college. at Detroit Mercy no longer allowed it. Further, she stresses, “It’s not enough for a college— After another decade passed, Zane became chief aca- or anyone else—to say students are learning. Today demic officer and dean of the faculty at the College of you have to have evidence.” So Zane’s team developed Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, a role she occupied until assessment tools to provide that data. The proof of their her move to the president’s office at Hilbert. success was in the pudding. During the school’s bi-annu- Her proudest accomplishments during those years al accreditation process, Zane relates, “We received 10 all involve affecting the lives of young people. While years of continuing accreditation with no recommenda- at the University of Detroit Mercy, she oversaw the tions. Very few colleges go through that process without Urban Health Education Center (UHEC). That initiative any recommendations.” brought together students from the university’s dental, Finally, Zane points to a project at the Mount nursing, physician assistant, social work and other pro- that focused on the period of adjustment freshmen go grams in wellness clinics in urban elementary schools. through after entering college. “Students nationally are Student teams were assigned to a classroom and, over finding it more difficult to adjust to the college learning the course of three years, gave each child in the class- experience,” she says. “Research tells us it’s so important room physicals, dental exams and other health services. for freshmen coming in to feel connectedness. If they “I’m most proud of that work because we gave an don’t feel that, the probability of their staying is lower.” underserved population an understanding of good health To aid the Mount’s freshmen in their transition, behaviors for a lifetime,” says Zane. “We’d go into a Zane led the development of a structured “first-year classroom of 30 kids, ask how many had a toothbrush, experience.” It included a seminar, which she co-taught and one hand would go up. So it was a grassroots effort. for three years that helped freshmen develop skills to Also, UHEC prepared our students to go into healthcare enhance their success in college. It also included pre-col- professions as collaborators and to develop and practice lege summer reading and discussions of the books—with their skills while they were still in school. I know they the authors—once students reached campus. were better prepared when they graduated.” The benefits were tangible, she says. For instance, Zane cites the revision of the College of Mount St. one year students heard Nicole Bailey Williams, author Joseph’s core curriculum and assessment program as of the summer-read A Little Piece of Sky, talk about how 9 hard it was for her to write. “That was so encouraging Joseph have done to maintain Hilbert. “This responsibil- for students,” says Zane. “They learned they weren’t the ity is a sacred trust. I’m very humbled by that and have only ones struggling.” committed myself to do the best possible job here.” Zane is a layperson, a major transition for Hilbert. The ﬁrst 100 days She nonetheless has a “strong faith tradition. It’s an According to Zane, her own first-year experience at integral part of my life.” Zane’s experiences at the Uni- Hilbert has been anything but a struggle. “Sister Edmu- versity of Detroit Mercy, St. Xavier and the Mount, all nette (Paczesny) and the board of trustees truly planned Catholic institutions, gave her insight and sensitivity to for this over several years,” she says. “They went to the special roles such places can play in the lives of their great lengths to prepare for this transition, and it has students. been mindful and very smooth.” “Catholic colleges, including Hilbert, are committed Zane began visiting campus on a regular basis in to providing a holistic experience, not just in classroom February, participating in Hilbert’s accreditation visit in learning, but also in personal and spiritual development. April. She speaks often with Sister Edmunette, who has The best learning environments try to do that,” she says. been “a wonderful coach and mentor.” In addition, Hil- “Look at the challenges we face in our world today. We bert’s board set up a transition committee, which creat- need people with the ability to look at issues and resolve ed an ambitious plan outlining with whom Zane would problems with ethical insight and technical and/or ana- meet in her first 100 days. That list included legislators, lytical expertise. That’s the kind of students we’re edu- community leaders and other key Hilbert stakeholders. cating.” Zane has made an intensive effort to reach out to She points to Hilbert’s Franciscan Pilgrims Pro- the campus community, according to Christopher Holo- gram, the college’s courses in Franciscanism and other man, Ph.D., Hilbert’s interim vice president for aca- key efforts as an important way of maintaining Hil- demic affairs and professor of political science. “We feel bert’s Franciscan tradition. “It’s evident,” she explains, very much like we’re encouraged to speak our minds “even in how we approach our students. For example, we and provide full input. Her commitment to openness treat them as adults, giving them opportunities to grow has increased everyone’s comfort level. That’s been very not just within their academic areas but also within their beneficial because people can be worried in times of transition.” Though following in the footsteps of a beloved predecessor might seem daunting, Zane says she experienced no trepida- tion “because of Hilbert’s Franciscan values, and the sense of caring, openness, hope, and joy here.” In fact, when Sister Edmunette left last spring for retreat, says Zane, smiling, “she told me that she was praying for me and that I should pray for her.” More seriously, Zane adds that she’s deep- ly respectful of what the Franciscan Sisters of St. 10 Zane describes the way she leads as “somewhat eclec- tic. I’ve found that you have to be situationally respon- sive, given the complexity of organizations.” She does, however, point out the mode that works best for her. First, she values a participatory, team approach. “I’ve certainly established that in terms of Hilbert’s Admin- istrative Council, which is made up of the college’s vice presidents and operates based on a team approach.” Second, she’s committed to helping associates become leaders. Says Zane, “One of my points of pride is that with every institution I’ve left, my associate deans succeeded me. I feel very proud that they were ready to step in. I hope I can continue to develop leaders at Hil- bert.” Ultimately, she focuses on strategic planning, goal- setting, assessment and evaluation. Indeed, Zane’s faith life. Franciscanism is an integral part of the fabric response to a question about her vision for Hilbert’s here. The challenge for all of us is to deepen it.” future is to point to the school’s new strategic planning initiative. “Our current plan ends in 2007,” she notes. Eclectic leadership “The new plan will take us through 2012, and the vision Zane’s leadership style already seems evident within and direction for the college will emerge from that pro- the campus community. Holoman says, “She’s certain- cess.” ly providing leadership, we know what her goals are and Zane oversees a strategic planning committee that her goals for the college. And I’m having a great time will talk to alumni, area employers, students, facul- working with her. We’re both new in our positions and ty, and staff to explore how Hilbert needs to focus its enjoy bouncing ideas off one another.” resources. But, she asserts, “We’re in a wonderful posi- Says Scott, “I’ve worked very closely with her over tion because we’re building on a very strong, healthy the past few months, and I’m impressed with her energy, foundation. Our key question is, how do we take Hilbert the scope of her knowledge and her expertise in higher to the next level?” education. I’m also impressed with her network of experts in the field of higher education. Hilbert will be the bene- Grace Lazzara is a freelance writer and public relations ficiary of the contacts she’s developed over the years.” consultant residing in Buffalo, N.Y. Interestingly, although her background as a nurse seems light years away from her new role, Zane asserts strong parallels exist. “Hilbert is student- centered, just as patients are the center of nurses’ thinking. Nursing is a pro- fession that teaches you how to prioritize, multi- task, make decisions, work on teams, and be a vision- ary and creative. Some- times you have to come up with solutions quickly, all of which help me be a good administrator.” 11 In the Sports Zone 2006-07 Basketball Home Double-Headers Date Opponent Time DEC 6 Penn State Behrend 6 PM (W) 8 PM (M) DEC 9 La Roche College 4 PM (W) 6 PM (M) JAN 2 D’Youville 6 PM (W) 8 PM (M) JAN 13 Frostburg State 2 PM (W) 4 PM (M) JAN 18 Pitt-Bradford 6 PM (W) 8 PM (M) There’s a new Hawk JAN 20 JAN 24 Penn State Altoona Lake Erie 2 PM (W) 6 PM (W) 4 PM (M) 8 PM (M) on campus FEB 3 FEB 7 Mount Aloysius Pitt-Greensburg 4 PM (W) 6 PM (W) 6 PM (M) 8 PM (M) H ilbert College has unveiled a new Hawks image with a more contemporary look as the official logo for the college’s sports teams. FEB 17 Medaille ** W – Women’s Basketball 2 PM (W) 4 PM (M) The updated logo shows a bolder, more aggressive- M – Men’s Basketball looking, determined hawk than the previous version. Using a consistent, unifying look, the modernized rendering has the word “Hawks” shown boldly behind it. “This is something we’ve wanted to do to be more recognizable as an NCAA Division III institution and She’s Got Game! as a relatively new member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference,” said Richard Walsh, director of athletics. “We needed a more fierce-looking graphic H ilbert College women’s soccer player Kelly Goodwin ‘09 was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Goalkeeper of the Week for the identity that’s easily recognizable and can be used in a variety of ways, from uniforms to merchandise.” week ending Oct. 29. James Sturm noted that “with the new logo, we’ve Goodwin posted back-to-back shutouts to boost the moved to a visual image that’s more symbolic of the Hawks into the semifinals of the AMCC women’s soc- competitive nature of Hilbert’s sports teams and is a cer tournament (see more mature representation of college athletics.” the Winter ’07 mag- The unifying logo will appear on athletic uniforms, azine for tournament athletic department publications and stationery, clothing, results). She turned including t-shirts, hats and gloves, and other athletic- away four shots in the related materials. season finale against Formally unveiled at Hilbert’s Fall Fest pep rally, the the University of logo was designed by freelancer Peter Gariepy, who has Pittsburg at Bradford worked on many other Hilbert design projects, including and blanked Medai- Hilbert Connections. lle College with nine saves in the tourna- 12 Faculty & Staff File THOMAS ALGOE, assistant professor has been accepted by the Cambridge on library outreach initiatives at the of economic crime investigation, pre- Scholars Press. annual conference of the Western sented on “Intelligence-Based Policing New York/Ontario chapter of the JAMES JAGER, adjunct instructor – Will it Work in the United States?” Association of College and Research of economic crime investigation, has at the Oxford Roundtable. Libraries. passed the certified fraud examiner’s SISTER JACQUELINE BENBENEK, exam. DEBORAH PALUMBO, assistant director of campus ministry, attended professor of mathematics, has been CHEYENNE JUMANAH, who most the Catholic Campus Ministry named to this year’s Who’s Who recently was secretary to Hilbert’s Association’s conference in Atlanta on Among America’s Teachers. vice president for student life, has “Forming Faith Communities: Inside been named to the newly created posi- KATHLEEN PIERINO, associate pro- & Outside the Box.” tion of director of multicultural affairs fessor of criminal justice, has earned BARBARA BONANNO, director of in the Office of Student Life. a doctorate from the University at mission integration, attended a course Buffalo’s Department of Sociology KIMBERLY KLINE, Ph.D., director of on “Praying With Francis, Clare institutional research and planning, JAMES RUGGIERO, head women’s and Bonaventure” at the Franciscan participated in a value added assess- soccer coach, has been inducted into International Study Centre in ment colloquy in New York City held Kenmore East High School’s Athletic Canterbury, England. by the Teagle Foundation. Hall of Fame. ELIZABETH CURRY, previously a A presentation on “Retention: PAULA WITHERELL, public relations part-time reference librarian in Strategies and Student Success” at the director, has received a 2006 Award of Hilbert’s McGrath Library, has been Association of Franciscan Colleges and Excellence in the media kit and news named the library’s information liter- Universities conference was conducted writing category in the APEX Awards acy coordinator/reference librarian. by KIMBERLY KLINE, Ph.D., director for Excellence in Publication competi- ROB DEGRANDPRE, sports informa- of institutional research and planning; tion. tion director/head men’s basketball KERRY LEVETT, director of residence coach, coached the Western Open life and judicial affairs; KATE men’s basketball team to a silver MUNROE, director of aca- medal at this year’s Empire State demic services; and James Games in Rochester, N.Y. Sturm, vice president for student life. YVONNE DOWNES, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice, attended the KATHYRN American Sociological Association’s MARAGLIANO, annual meeting. librarian at McGrath MAURA FLYNN has been named Library, director of human resources at the presented college. Previously, she was corpo- a poster rate human resources manager at session Delaware North Companies, Inc. A book proposal on Fashionable Films and the Endless Cutting Edge by ANTHONY HUGHES, Ph.D., associate professor of English, 13 News & Notes From the To contact the Hilbert Ofﬁce of Alumni Relations: e-mail ‘00s firstname.lastname@example.org Alumni President MARK ADAMCHICK, BS ’03 is senior associate at ’60s Gaines, Kriner, Elliott LLP, in East Aurora, N.Y. The Hilbert College Alumni CATHERINE Association has been as busy (NESTEROWICZ) CAFFERY, SARA ANTHIS, BS ’01 AA ’68 recently retired from received a joint master’s as ever planning and hosting teaching. in social work/law degree events. This summer we held our from the University at fifth annual Hilbert Day at Dunn Buffalo. Tire Park. More than 160 alumni ’80s MELISSA AUGUSTINE, BS and guests cheered on the Buffalo KATIE (ALEXANDER) ’05 is completing a master’s MANNS, AAS ‘86 has degree in high technology Bisons and watched a spectacular been chosen as Paralegal crime investigation at fireworks display. of the Year by Legal George Washington Univer- Assistant Today magazine sity in Washington, D.C. and is featured on the We also hosted our first set of financial seminars, helping cover of the September/ ELENA (KAROVSKI) to educate our alumni and the community on important October 2006 issue. BELL, BA ’00 is an English To read the story, go to: teacher and chairperson retirement and college planning information. www.legalassistanttoday.com. of the West Seneca East Senior High School English Hilbert has a new addition to its alumni family – Craig ANTHONY MCBRIDE, Ed.D., Department. AA ’89 has published a Harris (see page 4), who is the college’s new alumni rela- children’s book entitled LINDA DEPASQUALE, BS tions director. Although Pat Baubonis left big shoes to fill, Shaheana. ’05 received the Achiever’s Club Award and the CEO we are confident Craig will do a wonderful job. He joins us ROBYN MCCRAY, AA ’84 is Award from Azerty, Inc. with much experience and we are really looking forward to a student in the University working with him. of Colorado at Denver ROBYN DUNHAM, BS ’02 Health Services Center is a paralegal/compliance School of Nursing. specialist at Pulte We have many more exciting events to come and would Mortgage in Denver. love for you to join us. Check out our alumni Web site for ’90s MARTIN GLINSKI, BS ’05 is all the details. Remember, you are always welcome to come pursuing a master’s degree JEANIE GUSTAFSON, AAS home to Hilbert! in education from D’Youville ’98 is a paralegal in the College in Buffalo, N.Y. employee beneﬁts practice group at Phillips Lytle in MARK GOLDEN, BS ’03 Buffalo, N.Y. received an MBA from Northeastern University in BARBARA (LANDERS) Boston, Mass. Nicole M. Becker WEIBEL, BS ’96 is a email@example.com paralegal in the legal CANDACE JENSEN, BS ’06 department at Osmose, Inc., is a bankruptcy paralegal in Buffalo, N.Y. at the law ofﬁces of Jeffrey Freedman in Buffalo, N.Y. THEODORE VANDEUSEN, AAS ’90 has been JESSICA JUREWICZ, BS ’05 elected to a two-year is administrative assistant term as president of the to the vice president of Southtowns Coalition of sales at Independent Community Services in Health in Williamsville, N.Y. Western New York. KAREN KEPPEL, BS ’02 has been promoted to recovery service center manager–asset protection 14 department of Winn-Dixie ASHLEY MAGUDER, BS ’05 MALEKA NASHIR-NORMAN, MARTIN GLINSKI, BS ’05 to Stores, Inc., and has is a program assistant at BS ’04 is administrative Sarah Guzzo passed the certiﬁed fraud Buffalo Prep in Buffalo, N.Y. assistant to Hilbert’s vice examiners exam. president for student life. ELENA KAROVSKI, BA ’00 KIMBERLY MANSFIELD, to Christopher Bell NICOLE KOGUT, BS ’03, BA ’01 is director of LAUREL SETZER, BS ’06 is an Erie County deputy ﬁnancial aid and ﬁnance for is a designer at Repp MICHAEL PHELAN, BS ’05 sheriff in Buffalo, N.Y. adult education at BOCES Construction in Orchard to Jamie Dils II in Cattaraugus, N.Y. Park, N.Y. ALLEN LEIGHT, BA ’06 KELLY STEWART, BS ’03 to showed his documentary MATTHEW MARKOTT, BS MICHAEL TYSZKA, BS ’02 Aaron Stack on Letchworth State ’06 is a consumer banking is a staff accountant at Park at the Holland Land representative at HSBC Freed, Marx, and Battaglia JENNIFER YAW, BS ’02 to Ofﬁce. He received several Bank in Evans, N.Y. in Buffalo, N.Y. Jon Ferguson mentions in the media, including the front page of MELISSA MCCAFFERY, JASON WADE, BS ’02 is a the Batavia Daily News. BS ’03 is an intelligence senior mortgage consultant Births analyst at the FBI in Buffalo, at Nickel City Funding in JONATHAN LOCKHART, BS N.Y. Orchard Park, N.Y. ROBYN DUNHAM, BS ’02 ’05 is a police ofﬁcer in the and her husband, Rehan, Atlanta Police Department. SALLY MONHEIM, AAS CHRISTY ZEITLER, BS welcomed a son, Darius, ’05 received the Student ’04 is an associate in the who joins older brother, JESSICA MACRI, BS ’05 of the Year award from development department Auron. is a district manager at the Western New York at the SPCA Serving Erie Associated Healthcare Paralegal Association. County. PATRICK KEEM, JR., BS Systems, Inc., in Buffalo, N.Y. ’94 and his wife, Jody, welcomed a son, Travis, Weddings who joins big brother, Hunter. STEPHANIE BIERUT, BS ’05 Alums Among New Leaders to Michael Massucci JASON WADE, BS ’02 and his wife, Colleen, welcomed W ith the new Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph CARMEN GIARDINA, BS ’97 a daughter, Hannah, who to Gretchen Scholes joins older sister, Emma. leadership in place, there’s again a good representation of Hilbert College alumnae from the 1960s serving on the congregation’s General Council. video on the college’s history is This follows the previous leadership in the works. Nothing touches the team made up of all Hilbert alumnae heart like stories you can share also from the ‘60s era. so we’re looking for some of your Elected to four-year terms are favorite memories of your days Sister Judith Elaine Salzman ’68, at Hilbert, including your funniest general minister; Sister Martha stories, to be considered for this Marie Olszewski ’67, associate general special video project. minister; and councilors Sister Joyce Photos during your time at Kubiniec ’69, Sister Lynne Anne Hilbert or college memorabilia are also welcome. All items provid- Schimminger, and Sister Jean Marie Cherry. Memories ed will be handled with care and The FSSJ, which is Hilbert’s and More returned to you in the condition in which they are received. founding congregation, elected the What are some of your most To s h a r e y o u r s t o r i e s , leadership team during its general memorable moments at Hilbert contact Craig Harris , alumni chapter, the congregation’s governing College? Who will you never forget relations director, at 716-926-8888, body that meets every four years, to from your time at Hilbert? firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to set the direction for their life, mission In celebration of the college’s Harris at Hilbert College, 5200 and ministries. 50th anniversary being marked South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY in April 2007, a commemorative 14075. 15 Annual Report 2005–2006 (Total Giving from June 1, 2005–May 31, 2006) $100,000 and over James Sturm $500 - $999 Joan Eustace-Reeverts Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Ann Swan Cleo Alexander Kathleen Fairbanks (Hamburg, NY) Mr. and Mrs. John Wabick Alliance Construction of WNY Charlotte Filipiak Margaret Wendt Foundation Waring Financial Group AXA Foundation Dr. Martin Floss Thomas & Bridgetta Waring Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Black Frank Gaglione, PC $75,000 - $99,999 West Herr Automotive Group Barbara Bonanno Gateway Printing and Graphics, Inc. John R. Oishei Foundation Mary Lee Campbell-Wisely Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gesko $1,000 - $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Catanese Antonita Graci $15,000 - $34,999 Brooke Anderson-Tompkins Dr. Michael Degnan Steven Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donough Sandra Augustine Dr. Yvonne Downes Sally Harrington First Niagara Bank Foundation John Babi Excellus Health Plan, Inc. - Univera Harris Beach, LLC NYBDC Charitable Foundation Baillie Lumber Co. Follett Higher Education Group Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Hartnett Vincent and Harriet Palisano Scott Bieler Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gong William Haslinger Foundation Brown Security Designs, Inc. Hallmark Management Service Heavy Duty Parts, Inc. Margaret M. Gaughan and Stanley J. The Buffalo News Suzette Hino Hickory Meadows, LLC and Karen Gaughan Scott Family Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Castiglia Steve Jackson Patrick Hoak Carolyn Craig Cheyenne Jumanah Marshall Houck ElderWood Senior Care Kathleen Kazmierczak Dr. Anthony Hughes $10,000 - $14,999 Immaculata Academy Mr. and Mrs. G. Gary Berner Maurice and Pearl Emerling Richard Langenfeld Flynn & Friends Advertising Lumsden & McCormick, LLP Maia Kapuszcak Barbara Conners Gernatt Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Mazurkiewicz Michael Karas Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. H & R Block Foundation James McGowan Mr. and Mrs. John Kociela Mary Ann Hobar Hamburg Women’s Democratic Mr. and Mrs. John Michalek Eleonore Kolodziej Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mansell Club Mr. and Mrs. Richard Minekime Dr. Julie Kusmierz-McGillicuddy Mr. and Mrs. Merle Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hanley New Era Cap Co., Inc. David Lanz Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Heraty David Pulcini Largo Real Estate Advisors, Inc. $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hiegel Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Roland Patricia Lehman Ann Allen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Honan Russo Development, Inc. M & T Charitable Foundation Kathleen Balus James Iglewski Gordon Schultz M. Wile Factory Direct Fashions Biddle Family Foundation Ilio DiPaolo, Inc. Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Mader Construction Corp. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drago Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP - National Maureen McCarthy Evans National Bank Mr. and Mrs. George Johengen Dr. Amy Smith Jean McGowan Dan Gernatt, Sr. Lawley Service Insurance St. Francis High School Ann Marie Milazzo Dan Gernatt, Jr. Lucernoni, Schulz & Co., LLP Roger Stone Monroe Title Insurance Corp. Mr. and Mrs. John Hayman M & T Insurance, Inc. Try-It Distributing Co., Inc. Kate Munroe Mr. and Mrs. Richard Higgins Milton Cat UBS Foundation USA Matching Mr. and Mrs. Dan Murphy Lorraine Hritcko Multisorb Technologies, Inc. Gift Program Murray Rooﬁng Co., Inc. Novartis Consumer Health/Gerber Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murrin Bernard Walsh New York Life Foundation Products Co. Maureen Mussenden Richard Walsh Dr. and Mrs. Carmen Notaro Edward Qualey National Fuel Gas Distribution Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Way The Rev. Msgr. Richard T. Nugent Dr. Stanley J. and Karen National Property Management Anthony Wiertel John Oehler Gaughan Scott Association, Inc. Rosemary Orton Northeastern Appraisal Associates, Inc. $200 - $499 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pachucinski $2,500 - $4,999 Dr. Anthony Ogorek Mr. and Mrs. Gary Paczesny Allied Mechanical, Inc. Accumed Technologies, Inc. PCI, Inc. Aldrich & Cox, Inc. Gloria Paczesny Michael Bonilla Carol Palczewski Petri Baking Products, Inc. Tom Algoe Alan Booth Kathleen Parker Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Blaine & Allasen Carpet E. F. Burke Co. Joseph Parkinson Huber American Wire Tie, Inc. First Niagara Bank Robert Pawelski Ron Picciano Anderson Equipment Co. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gacioch P. E. Behringer Diamonds, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pinkowski Anderson Funding Limited Goya Foods Great Lakes PEL Industrial Supply Inc. Power Drives, Inc. Barbara Bargmann Anthony Habib Pepsi Cola Buffalo Bottling Corp. RealtyUSA Nichole Becker Carol Jennings Margaret Plesh Mr. and Mrs. James Rebmann Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beltz M & T Bank Pooley Inc. Rosina Food Products, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John Bevilacqua MassMutual Finance Group Dr. Edward Pristach Russo Family Charitable Trust Richard Bonenfant Evelyn Naughton Estate Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Qualey Seneca Hawk - Barry Snyder Denise Brill NCAA - National Collegiate Edward Reska Silvestri Architects, PC Phil Buffamonte Athletic Association Riverside Men’s Shop Judith Slon California Closets The Rev. Dr. Bernard Olszewski, Runner’s Roost Dr. Joan Sulewski Mr. and Mrs. Michael Conway OFM Conv. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Russo Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Crime Stoppers, Inc. Roger and Carol Palczewski Josephine Sewastynowicz United Insurance Agency, Inc. Crinzi & Gullo Jewelers Richard and Karen Penfold Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shaver Verizon Foundation John D’Amico Picone Construction Corp. Sharon Sisti Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Dearlove Dr. Kathleen Pierino Marc Smith West Herr Automotive Group – Ethel DiPaolo Dr. Richard J. and Maureen W. Saab Southside Trailer Service, Inc. Brad Hafner Wendy Edson Patrick V. Scott, D.D.S., M.D. St. Bonaventure University Richard Wipperman Maureen English Mr. and Mrs. William Shults Senator William Stachowski Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Soluri Dr. Ron Eskew Kathryn Eskew Superior Lubricants Co., Inc. 16 Trocaire College Marian Meyers Amy Barton Jay Deveau Marianne Vallet-Sandre Sharon Moffat Amy Bartz Susan Devlin Villa Maria College Eugene Mruk Teri Bass Betty Dicembre Datta Wagle Roseann Mumbach David Bastine Julie Diehl Mrs. William Wells JoAnn Murrin Patricia Baubonis Joseph Dioguardi Wheaton Franciscan Sisters Betty Newell Beckes Optical & Hearing Aids Kevin DiPirro WKBW-TV James O’Donnell Dawn Bellezza Margaret Dix Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wright Mitchell Olszewski David Bellissimo Julie Dixon James Zielinski Alfred Pachucinski John Bellissimo Danielle Doan Amanda Pachucinski Eve Benn Annette Doell $100 - $199 Vickie Pachucinski-Wilson Herbert Berlin Thomas Donovan Margaret Awald James Paczesny Linda Bernstein Joseph Doody Robert Beatty Valerie Pallay Biehler’s Village Square Liquors, Inc. Edward Drabczyk Fred Becker Angeline Pantera Charles Binaxas Eric Drabinski Sister Jacqueline Benbenek, CSSF Leah Pappas Biscuits & More Heather Earl Mark Bindig Thomas Pasternak Helen Black Brenda Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Bobseine Jean Peterson Catherine Blaser Lynn Englund Buffalo Games Karen Procknal Timothy Bley Jason Enser Isaura Campos Jack Quinn III Cynthia Bobseine Elizabeth Escott Daniel Chiacchia George Riedel Sister Dorothy Bogdanowicz, FSSJ Marianne Fecio Chudy Paper Co., Inc. Celine Robak Kimberly Bonnett David Feeney Robert Cieslica Rodems Construction Co., Inc. Vicki Boreanaz John Fiutko Cindy Claar James Ross Karen Borland Elizabeth Flaherty Beth Cole Sister Joanette Rutkowski, FSSJ Dawn Boudreau Shannon Flynn Michael Cole Catherine Rybczynski Susan Boyla Linda Forti Catherine Cooley Dr. John Rydzik Brant Braeges Bethany Fox Patrick Cunningham Fran Schmidt Christopher Brown Susan Frawley Daemen College Dr. Peter Schreier Barbara Bublyk Marcella Fugle Mary Dafchik Siena College Linda Budd Funk Lawn Care Barbara DeLaRosa Ginger Smathers Nicholas Budney Bonnie Gabel Phyllis Dewey James Sobol Buffalo Crushed Stone Mary Ganci Gary Dillsworth Michele Sojda Ann Burke Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ganci Dr. Charles Ernst Jeffery Stanes Jerry Buscarino Michael Gandy Janet Facklam The Rev. Paul Steller Gina Busch Karen Gaudy Rita Falkensteen Mr. and Mrs. John P. Synor Bill Bushen Frederick Gaunder Mrs. Paul Fenzl Elaine Szczepanski Kathleen Cady Anne Gavin Franciscan Friars Provincial Fund Sister Claire Ann Torla, FSSJ Dr. Thomas Callaghan Rosanne Gawronski Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Toys R Us Rosette Camillo Julia Geerkin (Kenosha, Wis.) Dr. Teresa Trimarco Frank Cammarata Spencer George Joseph Giambra Betty Vogel A. Terrance Campbell Kathleen Gietzen Dr. James Golden Lawrence Wade Kelly Canaski Gilbane Building Co. Mr. and Mrs. William Gray Sheila Walsh Carleton Technologies, Inc. Christine Giroux Greenauer Development, Inc. Mary Weissﬂach James Carr Donna Girts Marne Grifﬁn Donna Wier Richard Carron Anne Golden Marie Grisanti John Wiertel Rosemary Cerabone Theresa Gonsiorek William Haas, Jr. Nancy Williams Patricia Chambers Mark Gordon Hamburg New York Development Nancy Wojtanik Anastasia Chavez Raymond Gorski Dr. Thea Harrington Peter Wolfe Barbara Checkoski Irene Granica Hilbert College Campus Ministry Jerome Wszalek Claudia Childs Thora Graybeal Kathy Hochul Thea Zastempowski Christ the King Seminary Melanie Grotke Dr. Christopher Holoman Beverly Chudy Sally Gurney HSBC Philanthropic Matching Gift $1 - $99 Tammy Claar William Haas Program Mr. and Mrs. Seth Abbott Peggy Clark Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hahn Levarn Hunter Georgina Adamchick James Cocina Martin Halpin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson Richard Adle Wilma Collins Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hammer Kenneth Jonmaire Randy Ahmed Concord Nurseries, Inc. Margaret Hanson Robert Kajdan Curtis Ahrens, Jr. Robin Connolly Ann Hartnett Bonita Kehler Air San Ronald Conrad Patricia Harvey Kathryn Kelder Jennifer Allen Carol Cook Christina Heiman Joan Kesner Jordan Alves Carolyn Cross Jeff Heinfeldt Valerie Koch Amy Anderson Mr. and Mrs. George Cross Marlene Heinfeldt Paul Koessler Anonymous Dr. Joan Crouse Philip Hendrix Landmark Signs Leda Ansbro Karen Crouthamel Peter Henley Bryan Maggs Nicole Aquino Amy Cudmore Amy Henry John Maley Lisa Avolio Lisa Czerniak David Heraty Martin Mann Lucia Avolio Lisa Dagostino Jonathan Heraty Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. Angela Baco Brian Danahy Carol Herzog Douglas Marky Amy Bailey Katie Darter Daryl Hess Joanne Marzec John Bailie Rosanne Dee Ronald Hestdalen William Mc Donald Kimberlie Ball Rob deGrandpre Eric Hirsch Eileen McCormick Mary Balsavage Elizabeth Deinzer Janice Hood Michael McDermid Joan Banach Carolyn Delacy InBev USA Medaille College Kathleen Barreca Elizabeth Delity Antoinette Incorvaia Merchants Mutual Insurance Group Patricia Barry Patricia DePasquale Carmella Irick Robin DeRosa Kerry Isett 17 Tracy Jackson Kathleen Michalek Marina Scott Luncheon Sponsorship Edward Jacobs Sandra Mihallofski Erik Seeger Kulback’s Construction,Inc. J. Jager Gloria Miller John Sennott M. Jarosz Dr. Kathleen Miller Sue Shade Dinner Sponsorship Patricia Jenney Robert Miller Gloria Sibenik M & T Bank Falean John Eloise Milligan Cynthia Sikorski Roberta Jones Sally Monheim Helen Slazyk Tournament Gift Sponsorship Katherine Jonmaire Joseph Mooney Douglas Smith Patrick V. Scott, D.D.S., M.D. Mary Jordan Michael Moravec Kimberly Smith Sister Michael Marie Jordan, FSSJ Tunita Nelson Dr. Gordon Snow Amber Justice Sarah Neudeck Candie Snyder Supporting Sponsorship Baillie Lumber Co. Walter Kaczor Paula Newcomb Claudia Sodaro E. F. Burke Realty Co. Sister M.Geraldine Kaczynski, FSSJ Sandra Newton Anna Sokolinski Evans National Bank Judith Karmelek Thomas Nicholson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Spinuzza First Niagara Bank Joziu Karpowicz Donald Nitto Stone & Associates Flynn & Friends Advertising Herb Kauderer Allison Nowak Dale Stresing Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph James Kauderer Amanda Nuding Elisabeth Strong HSBC Bank USA Brian Keicher Mr. and Mrs. Fred Occhino Elizabeth Stupski Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP Jody Kelley Annette Olday Gerald Tashieka The McGuire Group Christine Kennedy David Olday Joseph Terrana Milton Cat Joann Kick Leona Olszewski Donna Terryberry National Property Management Mary King Sally Oshier Sister Anzelma Thomas, FSSJ Associates Mr. and Mrs. John Klass Matthew Ovitt Dominique Thompson Northeastern Appraisals Associates Charles Klaus, Jr. Sister Edmunette Paczesny, FSSJ Dr. Kenneth Tobey Roger and Carol Palczewski Brigit Knott Ann Padlo Kathleen Tomaszewski PCI, Inc. Ellen Koessler Donna Padowski Alea Trice Phillips Lytle LLP Gretchen Koester Deborah Palumbo Shari Troidl Ron Picciano Margaret Kosowski Robert Palumbo UPS Foundation Power Drives, Inc. Craig Koval Michelle Parker Zanna Vaida Realty USA Joan Kozina Nicholas Pasquarella Theodore VanDeusen Dr. Richard J. and Maureen W. Saab Susan Krantz Maryann Perram I Villa Dr. Stanley J. and Karen Michael Krawiec Joy Peterson Susan Vincent Gaughan Scott Connie Kruse Robert Peterson Joshua Violanti Waring Financial Group Justin Kruse Kathryn Petrinec Mary Weinar West Herr Automotive Group Robyn Kulczyk Pﬁzer Foundation Matching Gifts Elaine Weintraub Annette Kullman James Pierce Amanda Weir Colleen Kumiega Jane Pigut Audry Weronski Tee/Hole Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kushner Ellen Pinker Jessica Westfall Ad Works Eugenia La Rusch Ann Pinkowski Joan Whalen Allasen Carpet Co., Inc. David Lanfear Thomas Potwora Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wiatrowski Alliance Homes Matthew Lanfear Justin Proudman Susanne Wiencek American Wire Tie, Inc. Rachael Langerman Marie Proudman Lois Wilkins Anderson Funding Limited Julie Lanski Wilson Prout Denise Williams Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP Ann Marie Lapaglia Donna Puma Erin Williams Brown Security Designs Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laskie Richard Qualey Bruce Wilson Buffalo Bills Annie Lee Sandra Quinlan Lois Wilson Buffalo Truck Center, Inc. James Lee Margaret Rawski Marilyn Wilson California Closets Timothy Lee Joann Rebrovich Paula Witherell The Barnes Firm Yin Li C. Recktenwalt Brian Wojcik WKBW-TV Alfred Liberante Monica Redeye Chrystal Wright Crinzi & Gullo Jewelers Jennifer Light Kara Rehbaum Lou Anne Wright Elderwood Senior Care Aleatrice Louie Carol Reinard Karen Young First Niagara Risk Management, Inc. Allen Mack Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reinard Eleanor Yurchak Frank T. Gaglione, Esq. Ashley Maguder Nora Renda Linda Zaborowski Gateway Printing & Graphics, Inc. Jason Maier Karen Rhoades Christine Zacher Hallmark Management Service Patricia Malone Nancy Rice Mark Zanghi Harris Beach, LLP Francis Manning Cynthia Roland Gerald Zasowski Hiscock & Barclay, LLP Joseph Marinello, Jr. John Romanello Mary Ann Zawier Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant Daniel Marth Pauline Rondinelli Christine Ziem Immaculata Academy Theresa Martinez Dilma Rosales Donna Zimpfer Jim Murphy Pontiac-GMC Truck, Inc. Yolanda Maxwell Dolores Rose Margie Zywiczynski Largo Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Sabrina May Kathleen Ross Lawley Service Insurance Susan May Alexis Rouse Lumsden & McCormick M. Wile Fashion Outlet Gloria Mazur Joseph Sacco 2005 GOLF TOURNAMENT Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc. John McAlpine Safe Harbor Chiropractic Patricia McCabe Anne Saldanha Mass Mutual Finance Group Major Event Sponsorship Monroe Title Insurance Corp. Clifford McCartan Sister Judith Salzman, FSSJ Gerber Products Priscilla McIsaac Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sampson Murray Rooﬁng Donna McKee Heidi Sanderson New Era Cap Co., Inc. Golf Cart Sponsorship The Rev. Msgr. Richard T. Nugent Edward McKee Peter Saraceno Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. Karen McKee Elizabeth Sasiadek Paulus & Co., CPA Judith McMahon Gail Schaab Richard C. and Karen E. Penfold Registration Sponsorship P. E. Behringer Diamonds, Inc. Anna McQuaid Matthew Schamann Goya Foods Great Lakes Pine Hill Coffee Service, Inc. M. Melton Richard Schara Angela Meyer Jacqueline Scott Pooley, Inc. 18 Rieﬂer Concrete Products, LLC Former Trustees Riverside Men’s Shop Jerry and Barbara Castiglia Silvestri Architects, PC Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Donough Sysco Food Services Mr. and Mrs. Robert Drago Toys R Us Mr. and Mrs. George Johengen TMSI Logistics Dr. Richard J. and Maureen W. Saab Union Medical Pharmacy Paul and Norma Weaver West Herr Automotive Group – Contributors Brad Hafner, Scott Bieler Brown Security Designs Barbara Bonanno Faculty/Staff The Buffalo News Anonymous Phil Buffamonte Sandra Augustine Marge Cieslica John T. Babi Michael and Gwen Conway Sister Jacqueline Benbenek, CSSF Gernatt Asphalt Products Linda Bernstein Paul and Linda Gesko Mark Bindig Goya Foods Great Lakes Barbara Bonanno Hallmark Management Services Michael Bonilla Patrick Heraty Denise Brill Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP Dr. Joan Crouse Rajini Jeyapalan John D’Amico JimBall Pontiac.Buick.GMC, Inc. Katie Darter Kathleen Krasowski Dr. Michael and Sarah Degnan Landmark Signs Dr. Yvonne Downes James and Ann Sobol Waldemar J. Kaminski Estate Leader Professional Services Wendy B. Edson Michele Sojda Robin Kulczyk Maureen McCarthy Jason Enser Roger Stone Luceroni, Schulz & Co., LLP Mellon Bank, N. A. Dr. Charles and Mary Ernst Elisabeth Strong M & T Charitable Foundation Merchants Mutual Insurance Group Dr. and Mrs. Ron W. Eskew James Sturm John and Deanna Malloy New Era Cap Co., Inc. Janet Facklam Bernard Walsh MassMutual Finance Group The Rev. Dr. Bernard Olszewski, Kathleen Fairbanks Richard Walsh Bob, Ann, and Dan McCarthy OFM Conv. Marne and Patrick Grifﬁn Sheila Walsh Jerry and Barbara Mazurkiewicz Pepsi Cola Buffalo Bottling Corp. Dr. Thea Harrington Anthony Wiertel The McGowan Family Picone Construction Corp. Craig Harris Cynthia A. Zane and Stephen Mazurak Richard and Susan Minekime Margaret Plesh Wayne and Patricia Harvey Sharon Moffatt Daniel Roland Ann and Patrick Heraty Friends Montague Family Charitable Rosina Food Products, Inc. Hilbert College Campus Ministry Randy G. Ahmed Foundation RSM McGladrey, Inc. Suzette M. Smith-Hino Cleo Alexander Thomas and Margaret Murdock Russo Development, Inc. Mary Ann (Hoby) Hobar Allied Mechanical, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Carmen Notaro in Toys R Us Dr. Christopher Holoman Anna Urban Allen honor of Sister Tiburtia Gorecki, Try It Distributing Co., Inc. Thomas Honan Margaret Awald FSSJ Thomas Waring, Jr. Dr. Anthony Hughes Amy Bartz NYBDC (New York Business WKBW-TV Levarn Hunter Nicole Becker Development Corporation) Zahm and Matson, Inc. Kerry Isett Carol Bellanca Charitable Foundation The Jackson Family Dawn Bellezza Gary and Carol Paczesny CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Kenneth Jonmaire Biddle Family Foundation Gloria Paczesny PLEDGES/GIFTS through Jumanah Family Sister Dorothy Bogdanowicz, FSSJ The Vincent and Harriet Palisano Alan Booth Foundation Oct. 31, 2006 Maia Kapusczcak The Parent Child Connection Herb Kauderer Patricia Brammer Kathleen Kazmierczak James Carr Richard C. and Karen E. Penfold Trustees Wilma Collins Pﬁzer Foundation Matching Gifts Brooke Anderson-Tompkins Dr. Julie Kusmierz-McGillicuddy Richard and Lisa Langenfeld Crime Stoppers, Inc. Phillips Lytle LLP G. Gary and Judy Berner Power Drives, Inc. Evelyn Mahoney Carolyn Delacy Dennis and Leilani Black John R. Powers Estate Douglas Marky David Demmerly Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Catanese Mr. and Mrs. James Rebmann in Kate Munroe Donald Davis Foundation Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph memory of our granddaughter JoAnn Murrin Elizabeth Drozd Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Gacioch Lindsay Ann Rebmann Michael Murrin Brenda Ellis Dan Gernatt, Jr. The Russo Family The Rev. Dr. Bernard Olszewski, Joan Eustace-Reeverts Anthony Habib Rutkowski Family OFM Conv. Evans National Bank Mr. and Mrs. Vincent O. Hanley Lorraine Sturdevant-Hritcko Deborah Palumbo Rita Falkensteen James and Diana Iglewski in memory Dr. Joan Sulewski Kathleen Parker Charlotte Filipiak of Jenna Grace Dominique Thompson Joseph Parkinson First Niagara Bank Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mansell Sister Claire Ann Torla, FSSJ Robert and Diane Pawelski Flynn & Friends Advertising Maureen Mussenden UBS Foundation USA Dr. Kathleen Pierino Mr. and Mrs. William Gacioch Roger and Carol Palczewski Theodore F. and Mary I. VanDeusen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pinkowski Margaret M. Gaughan Stanley J. and Karen Gaughan Scott Betty and Robert Vogel Karen Procknal Daniel Gernatt, Sr. Family Jerome Wszalek Edward Qualey Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc. Ronald Soluri Margaret Wendt Foundation The Roland Family Gernatt Family Foundation William E. and Ann L. Swan Lois Wilson Josephine Sewastynowicz Harry and Danielle Gong Foundation Richard Wipperman Nadia Shahram Antonita Graci Thomas and Bridgetta Waring, Jr. Sharon Sisti Andrew and Kathy Hiegel West Herr Automotive Group – *The compilers have carefully Judith Slon Mr. and Mrs. Richard Higgins John Wabick reviewed the names that appear Dr. Amy E. Smith HSBC Philanthropic Program Merle and Janice Whitehead on this list. However, omissions or Dr. Gordon Snow Carol J. Jennings Joziu Karpowicz errors may occasionally appear. 19 Financial Highlights 2005-06 Board of 2005-06 2004-05 Trustees REVENUES: Karen Gaughan Scott, Chair Tuition & Fees — Gross $12,824,200 $12,032,800 Thomas Waring, Jr., Vice-Chair —Net $10,597,700 $9,975,600 Phillip T. Catanese, Secretary Gifts & Grants $1,464,100 $1,408,300 Auxiliary Enterprises $887,700 $1,245,700 Brooke Anderson-Tompkins James Balon Investment Income $722,900 $579,200 G. Gary Berner Other $520,800 $384,700 Dennis Black Total Revenues $14,193,200 $13,593,500 Sister Emily Therese Bloom, FSSJ Deborah DiMatteo Michael Gacioch EXPENSES: Edward Gelia, Jr. Daniel Gernatt, Jr. Instruction $5,085,200 $4,563,400 Anthony Habib Student Services $2,217,100 $1,957,400 Vincent O. Hanley Academic Support $1,082,300 $637,100 Sister Ann Marie Hudzina, FSSJ Other $3,660,900 $3,987,400 James Iglewski Paul Mansell Total expenses $12,045,500 $11,145,300 Maureen Mussenden Net Surplus (Deficit) $2,147,700 $2,448,200 Sister Edmunette Paczesny, FSSJ Carol Palczewski OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Jeffrey Russo Sister Lynne Anne Schimminger, FSSJ Net Assets $18,380,575 $16,232,865 Ronald Soluri, Sr. Barry E. Snyder, Sr. Investments, $9,217,100 $7,565,900 (Market Value on 5/31) Ann Swan Sister Paulette Tirone, FSSJ Endowment $2,912,300 $2,825,700 John Wabick Enrollment 1,110 1,107 Merle Whitehead Tuition and Fees $15,700 $14,300 Trustees Emeriti Room and Board $5,800 $5,550 Sister Andrea Ciszewski, FSSJ Robert J. Donough Robert Drago, Sr. Bradley Hafner George Johengen Maureen Saab William Shults Paul Weaver 20 Remember When the ‘90s It“Seinfeld,”decade of the hitthe O.J. Simpson was the grunge bands, TV show trial and the Oklahoma City bombing. Technology in the ‘90s also took another huge leap forward, prompting many changes at Hilbert College. In 1990, McGrath Library’s online catalog was in its infancy with only two computers available to access the catalog, making the traditional card catalog, shown here, still a needed resource. As the decade progressed, additional computers with Internet-access were made available for student use and CD-ROMs were phased out for Internet databases, among many other improvements. To share some of your favorite memories as a student during the ‘90s, contact the Ofﬁce of Alumni Relations at 716-926-8888, or e-mail email@example.com. 5200 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 Return Service Requested Parents: If newsletter is addressed to a grad- uated son or daughter who no longer main- tains a permanent address at your home, please clip the address label and return it with correct address to the address shown above.
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