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              yoUth lEadErship
                                  ‘pays it ForWard’
Through different forms of media,                                           spent their holiday
the concept of “Pay It Forward” has                                         vacation benefiting
become increasingly popular. Celebri-                                       our community. The
ties such as Oprah have encouraged                                          program which in-
this growing trend. Youth Leadership                                        cludes sophomores
                                                                            and juniors from our
                                                                                    nine area
                                                                                    high schools,
                                                                                    divided into
                                                                                    eight groups.
                                                                                    Each group was
                                                                                    given $100 dol-
                                                                                    lars and told to
                                                                                    “pay the money Program Director Pan Newman poses with the posters created by Youth Leadership participants.
                                                                                                                            items.
                                                                                    forward”.
                                                                                                                            Some groups approached the project
  Corey Walz looks on as Bob Cassady, Eugene Staples, Emily Ehlers, and Patrick
     O’Hayer discuss how they decided to “Pay It Forward” in our community.
                                                                                    Because of this program, or-
                                                                                                                            more personally by performing ran-
                                                                                    ganizations such as Hannah’s
                                                                                                                            dom acts of kindness. One group went
                                                                                    House, the Center for the
                                                                                                                            to Martin’s Supermarkets and paid for
                                                                                    Homeless, Woman’s Care Cen-
                                                                                    ter, Chiara Home, Little Flower random people’s groceries.
                                                                                    Church Food Pantry and a
                                                                                    fund for Kennethy Riles, Jr.            our experience in the Leadership
                                                                                                                            program has helped us gain the skills
                                                                                    (the Washington High School
                                                                                                                            necessary to become better leaders.
                                                                                    football player who was shot
                                                                                                                            We would like to encourage others to
                                                                                    and killed last year) received
                                                                                                                            “Pay It Forward” and give back to the
                                                                                    some form of a donation.
                                                                                                                            community.
                                                                                    These donations included                                         -By Elizabeth Ehlers, Emily Ehlers,
    Kyaira Jackson and Karly Armentrout present their project to their classmates.
                                                                                    food, diapers and other needed                                             Ally Hellyer and Kelsey Mast




                                                                                        a speCiaL thank you
            “    We ourselves feel that what
                 we are doing is just a drop
                in the ocean. But the ocean
                would be less because of that
                                                                                        A special thank you to Amy Hill, Pam and Chip Newman, and
                                                                                        Carsten Schmidt for funding “Pay It Forward”. Your generosity is
                        missing drop.
                                                 ”
                                             - Mother Teresa
                                                                                        greatly appreciated!!!



                             Thank you to the 2007 Leadership Visionaries: Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, The Cressy Foundation, The Clements Foundation, TCU and TRANSPO.



                                                                                    The Cressy                 The Clements
                                                                                    Foundation                  Foundation
                                                                    NeWs From the prEsidEnt
    south bEnd/ mishawaka
   2006-07 board of dirEctors                                       greeTings at the mid-point of our           If Leadership
                                                                    current Leadership year. Whether you        can’t set the bar
 president                                                          are a parent of a Youth participant or a    high, then who
 Ryan Matthys...........................RSM McGladrey               sponsor of an Adult participant, hope-      can? We must be
                                                                    fully you have already received positive    the example of
 Vice president                                                     feedback on the respective experiences      stretching limits
                                                                    of each participant. I’ve had the plea-     and boundaries.
 Mindy Todd..................... Kruggel, Lawton & Co.
                                                                    sure of seeing our Leadership staff and     Too often, it feels
                                                                    class participants in action on program     as though excuses
 secretary                                                                                                                           Leadership Board President
                                                                    days and other events. I can tell you       and acceptance of      Ryan Matthys, Class XXVII
 Juliana Newbill.....Crowe, Chizek and Company LLC                                                              the status quo prevents us as a society
                                                                    we are as committed as ever toward our
                                                                    mission of instilling servant leadership    from demanding excellence. Within
 treasurer                                                                                                      our strategic plan, we are aiming to
                                                                    in every participant.
 Becky Summers ................. Teachers Credit Union                                                          build a vision and a program that trains
                                                                    speaking of our mission, we are in          our participants to reach for the high-
 past president                                                     the process of redefining Leadership’s      est of expectations. We expect our
 Carsten Schmidt..............St. Joseph Capital Bank               Strategic Plan. As with every organiza-     program to drive participants to make
                                                                    tion, change and innovation must not        positive change and impact in the com-
 director Emeritus                                                  only be accepted but also embraced.         munity. If we as Leadership graduates
 Pat Cressy                                                         The Leadership program and organi-          wait for others to make things happen
                                                                    zation as a whole must be relevant to       or allow ourselves to settle for unmet
                                                                    societal trends and our community at        or lowered expectations of what can be
 directors
                                                                    large. Our goal is to develop a strategy    achieved, then we have not done our
 Rolla Baumgartner...................Higher Education
                                                                    that is responsive to preparing today’s     job. In addressing our strategic plan,
 Cara Brook. .............................. Baker & Daniels
           .                                                                                                    we will make every effort to continue
                                                                    participant to be tomorrow’s leader
 Gene D. Bruce..........................Higher Education                                                        being an organization that expects the
                                                                    given the challenges of our commu-
 Todd Bruce..................................Lake City Bank                                                     highest of results.
                                                                    nity. And make no mistake about it,
 Stacy Clark..............................Memorial Hospital
                                                                    the challenges are great. In updating
 Christian Davey..... Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett                our strategic plan, we are trying to take   This year’s graduation is just around
 Mark Eagan ..... Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County          these into account. At times, we find       the corner. I’m thoroughly enjoying
 Amy Hill. ....................... South Bend Silver Hawks
         .                                                          ourselves wanting to be realistic and ac-   the opportunity to be surrounded by
 Matthew M. Kahn......................... Merrill Lynch             cepting certain limitations in what the     so many good people. Hope to see you
 Mark Leblang...................James Childs Architects
             .                                                      Leadership program can accomplish.          soon and thanks for being a part of
 Jane Mason................. Our Lady of Peace Hospital             However, therein lies the danger of         Leadership South Bend / Mishawaka.
 Natalie Mast....................... Prudential Real Estate         lowering our expectations.
 Sara Miller............................ Burkhart Advertising
 Colin Reilly........................Jones Obenchain, LLP
 Tom Ross.................................. Fifth Third Bank        wElcomE nEw board
 Jackie Rucker................. University of Notre Dame            mEmbEr JaNe masoN
 Tim Ryan................................ Holy Cross College
 Joyce Stifel. ............. South Bend Symphony Orchestra
             .                                                       leadership South Bend/Mishawaka would like to extend a
 Laura Wagley..........................City of Mishawaka             warm welcome to the newest member of our board of directors,
                                                                     Jane Mason. Jane is a graduate of Class XXIV and has served as
 staff:                                                              Vice President of Patient Care at Our Lady of Peace Hospital for
 Juliann L. Jankowski................ Executive Director             the three last years. Jane has been involved in providing service to    Jane Mason

 Pamela Newman........................Program Director               our community through many organizations including Rotary and
 Trish Ross........................ Administrative Assistant         as President of the St. Joseph County Health Department. Jane also serves as
                                                                     curriculum chair for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Leadership University.


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adULt CLass xxxiii

                                                     From the opening
                                                     retreat to community       Class XXXIII participants engage in a rendition of the “Super Bowl Shuffle”. The group’s positive thinking must have led
                                                                                                                              the Bears to the Super Bowl.
                                                     history, collaboration and
                                                     servant leadership, Class
                                                     33 has been busy
                                                                                         november brought a day devoted to collaboration
                                                                                         and the arts. Class XXIII graduates Matt Kahn, Chip Lewis
                                                     absorbing all there is
                                                                                         and Dean Bergeman, presented information on how their
                                                     to learn about our
                                                                                         task force started DTSB. A great
                                                     community and the role each
                                                                                         example of what can happen when
                                                     of us plays as leaders
                                                                                         you bring together a small group
                                                     and community members.              of committed leadership gradu-
                                                                                                              ates! Participants also toured the
                                                     highlighTs of the year                                   newly renovated South Bend Civic
                                                     so far include the tremendous
Sarah Stockton and Linda Swanson show off                                                                     Theatre, the Morris Performing
                                                     knowledge obtained - even with
         their Superleader apparel!                                                                           Arts Center and the South Bend
                                                     the wind, rain and cold                                  Regional Museum of Art.
                                                      temperatures - on the history
                                                      day with Pat McMahon.                                   as always, Lou Nanni was
                                                      Participants enjoyed learning                           very inspiring as he shared the
                                                      why and how certain deci-                               importance of servant leadership
                                                      sions were made that shaped                             with the adults and youth during
                                                      our community into what it                              the December program day. Par-
                                                      is today as well as some of the                         ticipants also had the opportunity
Kelly Ball listens intently while his father Steve    challenges and opportunities                            to visit some not-for-profit agencies
Ball, Class 32 tells him what he must do to get
items from the food pantry during the “Moving         as we look to the future.                               and experience a simulation of
       Through the System” simulation.
                                                                                                              what it is like to maneuver through
                                                                                                              the welfare system.                                           Diane Davidson smiles as she ascends to the top of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  pyramid during a team building exercise.

amber adkinson........................ City of Mishawaka                   John Foegley .............................. Foegley Landscape, Inc.    Jean perrin.................................. Ivy Tech Community
kelly ball...................................... Pathfinders Advertising   Chris garber................................ The Troyer Group                                                         College
                                                 and Marketing             Joe gastaldi................................ MFB Financial             michelle peters ......................... Saint Joseph Regional
Theresa bode ............................. Teachers Credit Union           Janet horvath ............................. Jones Obenchain                                                           Medical Center
doranna byrd.............................. Covering Kids &                 brad humphries......................... IN Security Systems            John pinter .................................. American Red Cross
                                                 Families/United Way       daniel Jordan............................. Calvary Baptist Church      scot purkeypile ......................... Actor/Director
sharon Calahan ......................... Towne Air Freight                 sara kassen ................................ Holy Cross College        John raab.................................... Martin’s Super Markets
Carolyne Call .............................. Saint Mary’s College          maria kaczmarek...................... Dismas of Michiana               karen shirk ................................. Northern Indiana Center
mike Charbonneau................... NIPSCO                                 Jim lopez..................................... South Bend Fire                                                        for History
Catherine Cooper-weinder.... Memorial Hospital                                                                             Department             michael stack............................ Saint Joseph Regional
brent Craig .................................. KeyBank                     Jo ellen mcCoy.......................... Cassady Neeser and                                                           Medical Center
diane davidson ......................... Gibson Insurance Group                                                            Brasseur               alan steele.................................. Goodwill Industries
gershom davis........................... Crowe                             karen moscato .......................... Notre Dame Federal            sarah stockton .......................... 1st Source Bank
oliver davis................................. Andrews University/                                                          Credit Union           linda swanson .......................... TCU Insurance
                                                 TRANSPO                   anthony obringe........................ 1st Source Bank                dan Tychonievich ..................... Baker & Daniels
angie Cressy deane................. Center for the Homeless                victor ortiz................................... South Bend Tribune     david vanderveen..................... Hope Rescue Mission
Colleen denbow........................ WSBT/Junior League                  michael palmer ......................... Barnes & Thornburg            mike watson .............................. RSM McGladrey
steven Fay ................................... I/N Tek & I/N Kote                                                                                 Cheryl wibbens, m.d. .............. Memorial Hospital




Leadership iN action!
board member and recent Leadership graduate, Jackie rucker, Class 32 was so moved by the history day she helped coordinate the new south
Bend city bus tours for University of Notre dame students. students are now realizing the tremendous amount of cultural activities and entertainment
options the city has to offer.
Jerry sCoTT, Class 32 and a member of the Leadership programming committee, was a presenter at the health day in January. Last year,
Jerry was so inspired by Captain mike Neller, he immediately began putting the information he learned into action and was able to share his personal
experience as well as what towne air Freight is doing to promote a healthier workforce and a healthier community. Way to “move to action!”

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                                                                aLUmNi spotLiGht – Lisa GreCo,
        class notEs
        Becky Summers, CLass 30
                                                                    class xxix
        has been promoted to vice president of market-
        ing for teachers Credit Union.
        Tim Wall, CLass 24
        of ken herceg and associates, inc. was elected          direCTor of Special Events and            the curriculum at
        president of the executive board of officers of         Conference Services at Bethel College,    Washington High
        the indiana Chapter of the american institute                                                     School as a tool to
        of architects.                                          Lisa Greco is a class liaison and one of
                                                                the founding members of the Leader-       help improve the
        Paul Baranay, yL CLass 13                                                                         graduation rate.
        was named a state science competition finalist.         ship Alumni Association. A graduate of
                                                                                                                                        Lisa Greco
        Greg Conrad, CLass 32                                   Class XXIX, Lisa found her Leadership lisa received her
        received Bethel College’s alumnus of the year           year to be extremely rewarding due to
        award and the adjunct Faculty of the year                                                          undergraduate degree from the State
        award.                                                  the connections she made and the eye-      University of New York. She has since
                                                                opening experiences                                        completed two Master’s
        Natalie Mast, CLass 30
        is now a business consultant with prudential
        real estate and relocation services.
                                                                she gained. One of the
                                                                most valuable lessons           saVe the                   degrees from Bethel
                                                                                                                           College and is current-
        Chad Holbrook, CLass 32
        has accepted a position with m.a. mortenson
                                                                was on the importance
                                                                of collaboration and
                                                                                                 datE                      ly pursing a doctorate
        Company. he will be assisting with the design                                                                      in Leadership at
        of the new saint Joseph regional medical                how to bring to the           CommenCemenT 2007 Andrews University.
        Center in mishawaka.                                    table the different in-
        Amy Hill, CLass 29                                      dividuals you need for           Thursday, may 17          lisa’s philosophy is
        and a member of the Leadership Board of di-
                                                                inclusive decision mak-          11:30 am – 1:30 pm        first and foremost to
        rectors is president of the board of directors of
        Big Brothers Big sisters of st. Joseph County.          ing. Lisa was actively            Come celebrate the       have a servant’s heart.
        Mike Mancini, CLass 26                                  involved in the task               achievements of         “We are really at our
        has been named as executive director of the             force responsible for              Class XXXIII and        best when we are serv-
        michiana Chapter of ronald mcdonald house
        Charities.                                              bringing Stephen Covey Youth Leadership Class XIV. ing others and helping
                                                                and his philosophies to                                    them to be their best.”
        Mark Noeldner, CLass 23
        has been promoted to vice president of com-
        mercial lending for teachers Credit Union.
                                                                South Bend.                               when asked her advice to partici-
        Todd Bruce, CLass 30                                    besides the Leadership Alumni             pants, Lisa smiled and exclaimed, “En-
        and a member of the Leadership Board of                 Association, Lisa is involved in many     joy it and absorb it! You’ll be amazed
        directors, was presented the Banker of the              activities including working with the     the information and contacts you use
        year award by the Business development Corp.
                                                                Mishawaka Fire Department on              down the line. The program is very
        Pete Owsianowski, CLass 23                                                                        well thought out and it takes a while to
        is the president elect of the downtown south            Leadership training. She is also work-
        Bend rotary Club.                                       ing with the SBCSC to bring the 7         absorb all there is to learn from
                                                                Habits for Highly Effective Teens into    each day.”
        Geoff Newman, CLass 2
        has returned to the working world after being
        retired for six years. Geoff is endowment
        director for the Jewish Federation of st. Joseph
        Valley.
        Angie Cressy-Deane, CLass 33
                                                                2007 distiNGUished aLUmNUs aWard
        is a new board member for st. Vincent de paul
        society of st. Joseph County.                           nominaTions are               to lead
                                                                                            • See the big picture
                                                                                                                        pasT reCipienTs
        Karol Griffin, CLass 18                                 now being accepted for
                                                                the 2007 Distinguished        and act for the           inClude:
        serves as the president of the board for Credit                                       common good               Dr. Virginia Calvin
        Union Centers of indiana and was recently               Alumnus.                                                Pat and Don Cressy
        named a CUes rising 100 winner.                                                     • Empower those served
                                                                                                                        Gladys Muhammad
        Alison Fox, CLass 32                                    CriTeria inClude:           • Have a vision to
                                                                                              strengthen and            Patrick McMahon
        has been named partner at Baker and daniels             • Alumnus of Leadership                                 Sharon Scuzzo
                                                                  South Bend/Mishawaka        transform
        LLp.                                                                                  the community             Lou Nanni
                                                                • Nominee must hold the                                 Karl G. King III
        Sean O’Brien, CLass 27                                    community in trust        • Current members of
        and his wife Julie moved back to pennsylvania                                         the board of directors    Ed Henry
                                                                • Have a desire to serve                                Luther Taylor, Sr.
        and welcomed their third child megan Grace in             first and only then         are not eligible
        december. Congratulations sean!                                                                                 Claude Renshaw


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                                                                          yoUth CLass xiV
                                                                          The challenges fac-
                                                                          ing today’s youth are
                                                                          great but when you
                                                                          look into the hearts
                                                                          and minds of our
                                                                          future leaders you
                                                                          know there is hope
                                                                          for tomorrow. It has
                                                                                                                      Alex Flores, Peter Stefelbach, Chris Bishop, Michael Ward, Liz Ehlers, Jaimee Works, Patrick O’Hayer
                                                                          been so wonderful to                                                 and Ally Hellyer enjoy a break during Leadership activities.
                                                                          see youth from differ-
                                                                          ent schools working
                                                                          together and building
                                                                          bridges as they share
                                                                          their experiences with
                                                                          one another.

              Classmates help push Damon Wilder from Adams High
                                                                          The youth are now                            Morgan Hiler from St. Joe, Meridith Alexander
                                                                                                                       from Marian and Patrick Guibert from Adams
                                                in the action phase
                   School over the wall at Camp Friendenswald.                                                                 enjoy the popcorn campfire.

                                                of their class project.                                                                                                        Eugene Staples from Clay High School demonstrates his
             This year they have chosen to refurbish the family room at the Hope Rescue Mis-                                                                                   skills at the piano during the group resume exercise at the
                                                                                                                                                                               youth retreat. Eugene is also an accomplished magician!
             sion. From fundraising to logistical planning the group is off to a great start! We


                                                                                “
             look forward to seeing the fruits of
             their labor later this year!!                  Everyone has the power for
                                                          greatness, not for fame but for
                                                          greatness because greatness is

meredith alexander..................... Marian High School
                                                              determined by service.

danielle archer ............................. Mishawaka High School
karly armentrout ........................... Mishawaka High School
                                                                                                                      - Martin Luther King, Jr.


                                                                               allyson hellyer............................... Penn High School
                                                                                                                                              ”                           sarah raciti .................................... Trinity School
                                                                                                                                                                          peter staffelbach .......................... Trinity School
                                                                                                                                                                          eugene staples .............................. Clay High School
patrick asdell................................. Marian High School             morgan hiler .................................. St. Joseph’s High School                   Tranee Taylor ................................. Washington High School
Christopher bishop....................... St. Joseph’s High School             patrick holmes .............................. St. Joseph’s High School                     Todd Taylor, Jr. .............................. Adams High School
bob Cassady ................................... Marian High School             kyaira Jackson .............................. Washington High School                       Corey walz ...................................... Marian High School
Jack Chartier .................................. Marian High School            Jennifer James .............................. St. Joseph’s High School                     michael ward ................................ Adams High School
liz ehlers .......................................... Penn High School         elise Jordan .................................... St. Joseph’s High School                 scott waterhouse ......................... Adams High School
emily ehlers .................................... Penn High School             Tom kostielney .............................. St. Joseph’s High School                     sharane watson............................ Clay High School
alex Flores ...................................... Marian High School          rachel lott....................................... Adams High School                       Jordan weidner............................. Marian High School
austin gammage........................... Clay High School                     matt mancini.................................. Marian High School                          damon wilder ................................ Adams High School
patrick guibert............................... Adams High School               kelsey mast .................................... Penn High School                          adam williams .............................. Riley High School
brigid halloran............................... St. Joseph’s High School        patrick o’hayer.............................. Trinity School                               Jaimee works................................ Clay High School




a speCiaL thaNk yoU to shEry purkEypilE
a hearTFelT thank you from Leadership goes out to Shery Purkeypile.                      Shery is a
graduate of Class XXXI and served on the Board of Directors until last October when she began
her new position as executive vice president/administrator of Saint Joseph Regional
Medical Center in Plymouth. Shery was instrumental in helping with Leadership development
and marketing efforts and is truly a servant leader. We look forward to seeing Shery at Leader-
ship Alumni Association events!                             Shery Purkeypile, Class 31, displays the recognition plaque given to
                                                                                                                                         her by Executive Director, Juliann Jankowski.




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  serVaNt Leadership
    at work
                                                    NeW year nEw hopE
                                                    i love the start of a new year!       It                                seeing that every child is educated
 parTiCipanTs of Leadership                         always begins with the hope that                                        and has hope for tomorrow; ensur-
 Class XXXIII, Sarah Stockton, Chris                we can do better and be better                                          ing that people can live in safe
 Garber, Diane Davidson, Linda                      people. Martin Luther King was a                                        neighborhoods within a strong,
 Swanson, Sara Kassen and Jim Lopez                 true builder and believer in hope.                                      vibrant community; finding ways to
 participated in the Make a Difference              He said, “If you lose hope, somehow                                     improve race relations and ridding
 Michiana Day by working at the St.                 you lose the vitality that keeps life                                   ourselves of prejudice; ensuring
 Vincent de Paul Society.                           moving, you lose the courage to be,                                     that people have good health care
                                                    that quality that helps you go on in                                    and affordable housing. I believe,
                                                                                                  Executive Director
                                                    spite of it all. And so today I still    Juliann Jankowski, Class XXIV  as Harwood does, that there is a way
                                                    have a dream.”                                                          back to authentic hope and that the
                                                                                                               answer lies with us – as everyday Americans.
                                                    during our strategic planning for Leader- These are the key perspectives he says must
                                                    ship we spent time dreaming about “what                    guide our civic renewal:
                                                    could be?” The dreams we came up with truly                • We must embrace people’s realities (find the es-
                                                    encompass the hope we have for the future                  sence of their concerns) as the starting point from
                                                    of the people in our community. We quickly                 which to rethink their engagement and trust in the
                                                    realized, however, it is not just one Leader-              public realm.
                                                    ship class or even all the Leadership alumni               • We must turn our urgent attention to the mes-
 St. Vincent de Paul is a faith-based               that can make these dreams a reality. True                 sages of hope that can be found in the public’s
 nonprofit organization that serves                 trusteeship of our community will only happen conversations and let them guide our next steps.
 families who are in need of emer-                  through the collective work and engagement                 • We must design new opportunities for people
 gency food, clothing or financial                  of all of us, as we pass that “Leadership buck”            to involve themselves in politics and public life.
 assistance.                                        and share what we know and what we believe.                (Leadership will begin including more about gov-
                                                                                                            ernment in both the adult and youth programs).
                                                    i JusT finished reading the book Hope
                                                    Unraveled by Robert Harwood. Over a twenty              • We must change politics, news media coverage
                                                                                                            and people’s engagement.
                                                    year period, Harwood tracked the way people
                                                    understand their role as citizens. Summariz-            harwood believes “If we are to tap the
                                                    ing his book, David Matthews, President of the          power of individuals in our society, we must be-
                                                    Kettering Foundation stated “Americans feel             gin to engage people in ways that actively ask
                                                    pushed out of politics and have become even             them to think about and weigh their interests
                                                    more dispirited because of what they believe            in relationship to those around them; to see
                                                    is a serious erosion of our sense of community          the larger societal needs at work; and to imag-
                                                    and responsibility for one another. Citizens            ine the possibilities for what can be achieved
                                                    seem to have become more consumers than                 when those individuals come together to act.”
                                                    producers of public goods. They appear
                                                    less inclined to look to themselves and more            on behalf of the staff and board of directors
                                                    disposed to look for leaders or heroes who will         of Leadership, we promise to extend the reach
                                                    do for them what they do not think they can             of Leadership, to continue the dialogue, and
                                                    do for themselves. Confidence that citizens             the “movement to action” that can and will
                                                    together can ‘overcome’ whatever the odds,              lead to authentic hope for us all.
                                                    enjoyed a brief revival after 9/11, but waned           hope Unraveled is available for loan to
                                                    soon thereafter.”                                       Alumni Association members through the
                                                    The major tasks in our nation are also the              Leadership Resource Library.
                                                    major tasks we also face in our community:



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                                                   oVer 100 memBers aNd
 thank you
                                                         growing!
    to our 2006-07
     sponsors!!!

Visionaries
                                                                                                       Look for more alumni opportuni-
  $1,500 and above
                                                                                                       ties this year including an updated
The Clements Foundation
                                                                                                       bus tour with Pat McMahon, an
The Cressy Foundation
Memorial Hospital                                                                                      alumni community service project,
Saint Joseph Regional                                                                                  e-newsletter updates and more!!!
  Medical Center
Teachers Credit Union
                                                                                                       iF you have other ideas for alumni
                                                                                                             activities, please e-mail Natalie Mast
  Foundation
                                                                                                             at natalie.mast@comcast.net.
TRANSPO
generous benefactors                                                                                         Alumni association committee
 $500 - $1499                                                                                                members include: Chair Natalie
Bethel College            Mark Eagan, Class 25; John Foegley, Class 33; Shawna Thomas-Neilson Class 32       Mast, Class 30; Shelli Alexander,
                               and Founder Chuck Roemer enjoy discussing their Leadership experiences.
CB Richard Ellis                                                                                             Class 24; Mark Andrews, Class 30;
Cressy and Everett Real   your alumni association committee has                                              Cara Brook, YL Class 2; Jennifer
   Estate                                                                                           Davenport, Class 32; Kris Ermeti, Class 28;
                          been hard at work since the formation of
Crowe Chizek and                                                                                    Lisa Greco, Class 29; Jim Holland, Class 26;
                          the association was officially announced
   Company                                                                                          Claude Renshaw, Class 4; Shawna Thomas-
Sara Miller               last May. The first kickoff event was a
                                                                                                    Neilson, Class 32; Christopher Rowland,
Pam and Chip Newman       workshop entitled “Six String Leadership”.
                                                                                                    Class 18; and Matt Urbanski, Class 29.
Notre Dame Federal        Participants learned to make courage our
   Credit Union           compass, make trust our trademark,
St. Joseph Capital Bank   stop withholding the truth, make
Carsten Schmidt           connections that count, be a constant
Teachers Credit Union     inspiration, and develop our action
contributing partners     attraction.
 $100- $499
Rolla Baumgartner         in September, alumni association
Cara Brook                members enjoyed the opportunity to
Gene Bruce                meet Class 33 after their orientation at
Todd Bruce                the Upper Deck at Coveleski Stadium.
William Cushwa            In December, another social event was
Christian Davey           held at Morris Park Country Club.
Mark Eagan                                                                    Board members Christian Davey, Class 29; Laura Wagley and Tom Ross, Class 30
                          In January, alumni had the opportuni-                            discuss the program day devoted to Servant Leadership.
Amy Hill
                          ty to hear Captain Mike Neller speak
Juliann Jankowski
                          about nutrition and the effect it has
Sharon Kendall
KeyBank                   on our leadership performance. This
Mark Leblang              February, alumni association members
Ryan Matthys              will have the opportunity to sit in on a
Mary McLain               panel discussion addressing the root
Shery Purkeypile          causes of violence in our community
Tom Ross                  with members of Men of Scars.
Trish Ross                An alumni e-newsletter was also
Tim Ryan                  launched in October featuring alumni
Jerry Scott               news, continuing education opportu-
Joyce Stifel              nities and other class notes. You can
Mindy Todd
                          view a copy of the newsletter on-line at.
Becky Summers                                                                 Chad Holbrook, Jennifer Davenport, Sharon Callahan, Jerry Scott (back row) Patty
                                                                               Collingwood and Amy Hill (front row) enjoy time together at the holiday alumni
                          www.sjchamber.org/leadership..
Laura Wagley                                                                                            gathering at Morris Park.



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