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Getting to Know President Pamela Trotman Reid
performing arts series spring 2008
Yu Wei: CHinese DAnCe ColleCTion Sunday, January 27 3:00 p.m. Womens GlobAl Film series: The Namesake bY mirA nAir Monday, February 18 7:00 p.m. THe Duquesne universiTY TAmburiTzAns Saturday, February 23 7:15 p.m. * Sunday, February 24 2:00 p.m. *This performance is in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and includes a reception and silent auction to begin at 6:00 p.m. Womens GlobAl Film series: ResisTiNg PaRadise bY bArbArA HAmmer Monday, March 3 7:00 p.m. Womens GlobAl Film series: Whale RideR bY niki CAro Monday, March 10 7:00 p.m. P.v. oDonnells sT. PATriCks DAY CelebrATion Sunday, March 16 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sinGer FrAnC DAmbrosio TWo ClAssiC rePerToires Saturday, April 19 2:00 p.m. Franc DAmbrosios Hollywood Saturday, April 19 8:00 p.m. Franc DAmbrosios Broadway THe CAPiTAl ClAssiCs sHAkesPeAre FesTivAl: OThellO AnD A one-ACT moliere ComeDY July 10 - 27 Thursdays Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
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dear readers, Thinking about the message i wanted to communicate in this letter, i was struck by a sense of gratitude and excitement for this particular time in the life of Saint Joseph college. in this issue of Outlook magazine (and, indeed, in the life of Saint Joseph college) we must say goodbye to one outstanding leader and welcome another. Both president pamela Trotman reid and president carol J. guardo represent all the qualities of excellence that Saint Joseph college stands for: intelligence, compassion, leadership and vision. in the ten months that dr. guardo served as interim president, she brought invaluable expertise to her almamater. with a steady hand and a calm gaze to the future, dr. guardo evaluated the state of the college and set it towards an even more promising future. during her tenure, dr. guardo established a strategic vision, oversaw the new england Association of Schools and colleges (neASc) re-accreditation process, launched the 75th Anniversary year, and prepared the way for our new president. for her dedication and hard work, Saint Joseph college is forever grateful. Standing on the steps of the coleman Carol J. Guardo (left), Philip Schulz (center) and Pamela Trotman Reid lobby on october 11 as i waited to introduce our newly-named president, i was moved by the genuine response that welcomed president reid. The faculty, staff, students and alumnae/i in attendance felt the same sentiment that the presidential Search committee members had recognized that pamela reid will lead the college into a new age and a vibrant future. i invite you to celebrate this time in our history. get to know a bit more about president reid by reading her interview on page 16; participate in any and all of the colleges upcoming Anniversary and alumnae/i events. These are wonderful days at Saint Joseph college and i invite you to celebrate our mercy mission in the 21st century.
philip J. Schulz chair, Board of Trustees
ThE 75Th ANNIvErSAry SOCIETy
his year we celebrate 75 years of Saint Joseph college, and in doing so, we honor the hallmarks of a Saint Joseph college education: academic excellence, commitment to women, and compassionate service in the catholic tradition. To commemorate this milestone, the 75th Anniversary Society was founded. Society members champion the college by making a two-year commitment to increase their giving to the colleges Annual fund. Thank you to the following pioneers of the 75th Anniversary Society: leonard J. and elizabeth J. Agnew patricia l. Berberich 49 Josephine madaffari cormack 54 dennis h. 69, m76 and marie fredericks derby 70 elizabeth cotter ehrich 75 louis and carolyn Suprenant genovese 61 christine maznicki golaszewski 55 pierre and mary ellen murphy guertin 75 esther and Joseph J. haloburdo m94 lily yuli Shao lin 54 mary f. lowery 57, m63 helen m. lynch 41 loren and elaine vesco otter 63 lucia lim rees 61 marguerite A. riley 38 nellie uccello romaine 54 m. Jane ryan 54 marita A. ryan 50 Susan guilbault Santangelo 65 Barbara Zuchowski Schnabel 83 louise motto Setaro 53 Antonina p. uccello 44, h71 Thomas J. and rosemary Arcari wall 69, m76 John w. and Beverly A. walton p92 hazel canfield weiner 46 nancy crowley wilde 59
Tobea champion, jointhe 75th Anniversary Society today. Contactthe Officeof AnnualGiving at 860.231.5364 or email@example.com for information.
Outlook Advisory Board The Editorial Advisory Board welcomes your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to send them to the Office of College Relations. Chair: Rosemary Arcari Wall 69, M76 Members Nell Bourgoin Reverend Joseph Cheah, OSM Reverend David Cinquegrani, C.P. Janet Bailey Faude Dr. Catherine Hoyser Laurel Kendzior Chris LeGates Diane Morton Kishana Pinnock 09 Outlook Staff Janet Bailey Faude, Executive Editor Laura M. Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief Kathryn Gaffney, Art Director Cheryl A. Rosenfield, Class Notes Editor Photography Tim Coffey Jeff Feldmann Thomas Giroir Steven Laschever Printed at Wolf Colorprint, CT Outlook is published twice a year for alumnae/i, students, and their families. Opinions expressed in Outlook are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the College. Alumnae/i news, pieces written by alumnae/i and alumnae/i photographs are welcome. If you want them returned, please mark them clearly with a return address. Signed letters to the editor will be considered for publication. Send correspondence to Editor, Outlook, Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Alumnae/i News should be directed to the Office of Alumnae/i Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Outlook is published by the Office of College Relations, (under the auspices of the Office of Institutional Advancement, Janet Bailey Faude, V.P.): Laura M. Sheehan, Staff Writer/Editor; Kathryn Gaffney, Manager of Publications and Design; Cheryl Rosenfield, Communications Coordinator; Connie Seehoffer, Support Specialist; Kishana Pinnock 09, student aide. The office may be reached by calling 860.231.5334; fax: 860.233.5695; e-mail: email@example.com. Saint Joseph College Mission Saint Joseph College, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Roman Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women. The College is a community which promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
gENgrAS CENTEr hONOrEd AT My SISTErS PLACE rEACh OuT ANd rEAd!
in celebration of the grand opening of its reach out and read (r.o.A.r.) library, The School for young children hosted a book signing with connecticut authors Janet lawler and dana meachen rau. for two mornings in late november, young readers visited with the authors and lined up for autographed copies of their works. Janet lawler wroteIfKissesWere Colors and AFathersSong, among other titles. dana meachen rau, a prolific childrens author, has written many books for young readers including A BoxCanBeManyThingsand Circle City. The r.o.A.r. lending library was created in 2006 by r.o.A.r. volunteers and program coordinator, carol collins. The goal is to promote early reading skills by making the experience enjoyable and giving children the opportunity to select their own books to bring home. The r.o.A.r. library also connects the generations through literacy. eleven senior School for Young Children volunteers student Luke Wadsworth, visit assigned age three, hears a story read by his mother, Amy, at classrooms the opening of the Reach weekly, escort Out and Read Library. children to the library, read to the children and assist them in checking out their book selections using their r.o.A.r. library cards.
MAyOr EddIE PErEz MEETS LATINAS OF SJC
members of the student group latinas of SJc participated in the Brazilian parade where they met hartford mayor eddie perez.
Members of The Gengras Center celebrate the receipt of the Allison Chase Award. From left to right are Anne Marie O., Jennifer G., Mrs. Enid Corash-Mikulski, social worker, and Brittany M.
The gengras center student body was honored on September 25 by a local non-profit organization, my Sisters place (mSp). The gengras center received the mSp Allison chase Award, given each year to young people who demonstrate a caring spirit and help others through generous acts of kindness. each month throughout the academic year, gengras center students visit mSp to deliver cookies and personal items to residents. mSp, which is located in hartford, works to eliminate homelessness. it hosts an emergency shelter, residential housing and transitional living programs. in a letter notifying The gengras center of the award, mSps executive director diane paige Blondet wrote, we are always so inspired by the students of The gengras center. it takes a special kind of spirit to be so generous and thoughtful throughout the year.
Surrounding Mayor Perez, from left to right, are Joanna Adorno 11, Katherine Reina 09, Rachel Epstein 08, Alicia Aponte 10, and Neishly Figueroa 10.
A rITE OF PASSAgE
investiture was celebrated on october 14 for members of the class of 2009. A traditional event in academia, investiture commemorates the advanced academic standing of members of the junior class by dressing the students in the scholars garb for the first time. Juniors processed to The connor chapel of our lady in academic gowns and received their caps from faculty members. Tami rafaniello 09 addressed her peers on the meaning of investiture and Assistant professor of nursing Joyce fontana 81 spoke on the significance of investiture in the life of a scholar. interim president carol J. guardo and vice president for Academic Affairs/ dean Billye Auclair also addressed the congregation. The ceremony featured the music of the Saint Joseph college combined choirs and the instrumental ensemble, led by reverend david cinquegrani, c.p.
celebrating our mercy Tradition
A CALLINg TOgEThEr
members of the class of 2011 began their academic journey on August 29 when they celebrated the ceremony of convocation. here, dr. carol J. guardo, interim president, welcomes attendees and asks students to ponder the deeper meaning of the days event. She said, in its simplicity, convocation is a calling together to reaffirm and celebrate community more elegantly, convocation is the calling together of scholars and learners in what binds us together. read dr. Karen palmunens convocation Address on page 23. Angel gabriel Said members of the college community read Bible verses interspersed with songs and instrumental selections. The final two sections god in our midst and christ, the light of the world featured the talents of Students in the Festival of Lights in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady. the SJc dance ensemble, on the first Sunday of the Advent instrument ensemble, Queenes season, the college hosted its companye Theatrical Troupe and The annual festival of lights celebration gengras center choir. a ceremony that combined music, dance, and prayer. under the vALuES IN ACTION artful direction of reverend david each autumn, Saint Joseph college cinquegrani, c.p., the festival soared celebrates its mercy roots with a week with orchestral beauty and featured devoted to community service. mercy performers from throughout the Saint week 2007 ran from September 22 Joseph college community. - 26 and included a host of activities presented in the form of a fiveboth on and off campus. act play that chronicles the birth of The traditional day of service christ, the service opened with a took place on Saturday, September gathering in which congregants 22. more than 100 people volunteered sang o come, o come emmanuel, at 12 different non-profit locations guided by the Saint Joseph college throughout greater hartford. This combined choirs (chamber, was followed by an on-campus day of Alumnae/i, liturgical and concert service where students and staff hosted choirs). in the second and third acts projects to benefit the connecticut A child Shall Be Born and The
IN LOvINg MEMOry: STEvE WAITkuS
The Saint Joseph college community mourns the passing of Steve waitkus, housekeeping supervisor at the college for more than 30 years. Steve, who passed away november 21, 2007, was beloved by many. he will be remembered for his warmth, humor and gentle spirit. A mass of
Steve received his 30-year employee recognition award from President Evelyn C. Lynch in 2005.
remembrance was celebrated with family and friends at The connor chapel of our lady on november 29.
childrens medical center, Aid-a-pet, soldiers abroad and more. Below, Josni mistry 11 (left) and Alyssa Sharky 11 (right) decorate autumn wreaths for catholic family Services at a table hosted by the office of Academic Advisement.
ThE MINISTry OF NurSINg
The 2007 mcAuley lecture was subtitled finitude, Suffering and hope: A prescription for despair, but in truth, it was an antidote to despair. carol r. Taylor, rn, ph.d., who received an honorary degree and addressed the graduates at Saint Joseph colleges may 2007 commencement ceremony, returned to campus october 18 to propose strategies for cultivating hope. i speak primarily as a nurse, dr. Taylor said, as someone who has stood in that sacred, naked space where a vulnerable human being stands before the healer. She encouraged her audience which included most of the colleges nursing students and faculty not to become indifferent to the suffering of others, no matter how overwhelming our culture of gloom and doom may sometimes feel. insisting that one persons care can have a deep and far-reaching impact, dr. Taylor said: do work not only with your heads, but with your hearts and spirits in an attempt to dispel despair. when people suffer, they dont like to suffer alone, she said. intimacy is a path out of the darkness. dr. Taylor thanked the student nurses in the audience for choosing the career path of patient care and advocacy. for a lot of people, she told them, the only divine they will ever know is you or me. established in 1951, the mcAuley lecture series features distinguished scholars and researchers who reflect the educational mission of Saint Joseph college and the compassionate service of the Sisters of mercy. The lecture series is named in honor of catherine mcAuley, foundress of the Sisters of mercy. The lectures theme is chosen annually by the sponsoring academic department; this year, the division of nursing served as sponsor. students. virginia also devoted her energy to the mentoring resource group, the Bloomfield Senior center, and to providing support for students. She died in 2005, leaving many friends in our human development and gerontology programs. vincent Amodeo was a retired social worker and faculty member who spent 20 years teaching systems and networks in support of human development. during his time at Saint Joseph college, he taught more than 400 students, often staying in touch with them long after graduation. its hard out there and they need support, he would say. vincent died in 2006 and is
By Mary Alice Wolf, Ed.D., professor of Gerontology and director of the Institute in Gerontology
on the evening of october 18, more than 60 graduates and students from the human development/gerontology program gathered to commemorate the lives and careers of two beloved colleagues: virginia hallisey (1929 - 2005) and vincent Amodeo (1920 - 2006). The group met in front of The pope pius Xii library to plant a weeping cherry tree and several bushes
Alumnae/i and professionals in the field of Human Development and Gerontology celebrated the lives and careers of Virginia Hallisey and Vincent Amodeo. From left to right are Barbara Price M97; Dr. Mary Alice Wolf; Mary Mitchell M94; Sister Virginia Sposito M86; Mary-Jane Eisen M91; and Gayle Kataja.
as a living memorial to their friends. virginia hallisey worked as an accounts administrator at cigna for 35 years. After retirement, she completed the undergraduate certificate in gerontology at Saint Joseph college and devoted her time to the college and activities related to advocacy for older adults. She sponsored many student activities including SigmaPhiOmega, the honor society for gerontology
fondly remembered by all. After the ceremony, the group recovened at the home of interim president carol J. guardo for a reception. Alumnae/i photos were shared, and a living memory videotape was created with students and graduates sharing their experiences in the human development/gerontology programs during the past 25 years. They networked, laughed and reminisced for several hours. The group celebrated
the reinstatement of the master of arts degree in human development/ gerontology at Saint Joseph college and made plans to gather again next year.
A dAy dEvOTEd TO NurSINg rESEArCh
Student nurses participated in the expose them to a scholarly research SJc nursing research day Seminar, conference format. sponsored by the division of nursing dr. fontana noted that student evaluations were overwhelmingly on november 28. Students heard positive: They were unanimous in research presentations by SJc and visiting faculty members on topics including psychiatric nursing, end of life issues, chronic pain, the history of nursing, and more. dr. Joyce fontana 81, Nursing students listen to Dr. Linda Barile, associate professor of Nursing, assistant as she discusses teaching strategies in Nursing education. professor of their opinion that this should be a nursing, said the day was created to expose students to various research yearly event. one students comments made the whole day worthwhile. She methodologies common in nursing research and to illustrate how research said, This really makes me want to guides practice. it was designed to do research and pursue my passion. be informational, to stimulate the That is the whole reason we created the students interest in research, and to nursing research day Seminar. international education week (iew) was organized by the colleges office of international Studies and programs. An annual event, iew is a joint initiative of the u.S. department of State and the u.S. department of education intended to recognize the global exchange environment between the united States and other countries. The week-long schedule of events also included other lectures, film screenings, and art exhibitions. recent graduate linh duong 04 spoke to the class during a recent visit home to connecticut. currently employed at the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) in Atlanta, gA, linh shared the story of her career and the interesting path her life has taken since she left Saint Joseph college. in addition to receiving a masters degree in public health, linh was selected to participate in the cdcs emerging leaders program (elp). elp recruits potential employees and trains them for leadership positions in the department of human health and Services. her goal in visiting dr. vozzolas students was to share with
TOPICS OF gLObAL CONCErN
international education week at Saint Joseph college focused on two topics of global concern: migration and slavery. on november 13, gaye moorhead, rSm, discussed the former in a talk entitled, The wall: if we Build it will They come? A graduate of notre dame law School, Sister gaye is president of the Sisters of mercy of the Americas regional community of rochester, where she represents children in family court and immigrants in deportation proceedings. in her talk, Sister gaye addressed the complexity of opinions surrounding the issue of migration to the united States. her talk followed a panel discussion in which immigrants shared their personal stories about coming to America. later in the week, author and activist Kevin Bales shared his plan on how to end human slavery as detailed in his latest book, EndingSlavery:How WeFreeTodaysSlaves. dr. Bales is president of free the Slaves, the u.S. sister organization of Britains AntiSlavery international, and is professor emeritus at roehampton university in london. After discussing how and why slavery exists in contemporary society, dr. Bales spoke of an optimistic future. The time is right to end human slavery, he said. laws are in place, governments agree, and the world economy is strong enough to make a change. we are standing at the precipice of freedom for humanity if only we are brave enough to reach out.
A CArEEr IN PubLIC hEALTh
Students in dr. elizabeth vozzolas honors psychology course received a meaningful visit from one of their own.
them the many options available in the field of public health. The one thing i want you to take away from my visit is that public health is an open field, she said. There are careers in research, journalism, health inspection, environmental issues, and law. She encouraged them to keep all options open and to pursue a wide array of interests. youre in a great place, linh said. i was an honors student all four years at Saint Joseph college. i liked that the program offered a wide variety of events and topics that introduced me to things outside of science. it enhanced my ability to think creatively. dr. deborah ortega, director of the university of denver latino center for engaged Scholarship and research, delivered the keynote address. dr. ortega spoke (in both english and Spanish) on the topic of health, money, love and Time to enjoy Them. Sharing personal moments of joy, suffering and growth, dr. ortega chronicled her life through the prism of health, money and love. She cited statistics on education, health care and quality of life for latinos and advocated that society pay greater attention to their needs. ive come to realize that health and education are political issues, she said. in closing, dr. ortega thanked the elders in her life for instilling her with a love for her culture, a desire to succeed, and a propensity for humor. following the keynote speech, the participants attended workshops on topics as diverse as salsa dancing, outstanding contributions to the promotion of latino health. The caritas conference was founded through the generosity of dr. elizabeth lewis 44. The 2007 conference was co-sponsored by the university of denver latino center for engaged Scholarship and research, with additional support from the university of connecticut School of Social work.
LICENSurE grANTEd TO ThrEE PrOgrAMS
The college was granted licensure from the connecticut department of higher education for three academic programs: masters degrees in Biochemistry and nutrition, both offered in an online format; and its latino community practice graduate certificate program. Building upon the colleges 75-year history of educating students in the sciences, the graduate Biochemistry and nutrition degrees offer the benefits of an intensive academic experience combined with the flexibility of online education. The 30-credit Biochemistry program serves the needs of students and professionals looking to develop careers in the interconnected fields of Biology and chemistry. it is designed to be completed in two years and includes course work in chemical thermodynamics, biochemistry, and genetics. The m.S. in nutrition enhances the knowledge of professionals working in the field and meets professional credential requirements. The 30-credit curriculum includes the study of health promotion, nutrition through lifes stages, and the latest research on nutrition-related diseases. Students design an individual plan of study to meet their needs.
IN PrAISE OF LATINO/A ELdErS
The caritas conference celebrated its fifth anniversary on november 9 with a day-long symposium dedicated to the health and well-being of latino/a elders. An initiative of the colleges Social work department, the annual conference bridges the college with the greater hartford community through a host of outreach initiatives. The 2007 conference united latino families, health care Malena Perdomo, R.D., C.D.C., Latino Nutrition Spokesperson for professionals, and the American Dietetic Association (center) works with members of the community volunteers Catholic Charities, Hispanic Senior Center in a healthy-cooking class at for activities designed the Caritas Conference. to promote education healthy cooking, mental health and and cross-cultural understanding storytelling. The awards luncheon related to latino health. The bilingual in mcgovern caf, attended by conference also honored the catholic Archbishop henry mansell, honored charities institute for the hispanic the institute for the hispanic family/ family/hispanic Senior center. hispanic Senior center for their
buSINESS AdMINISTrATION dEPArTMENT hONOrS ITS OWN
our 75th anniversary. it is fitting that we also form a chapter of Sigma BetaDelta, an international society for business, administration and management, professor Jarett said. its quite impressive that we are the 285th chapter formed. i believe it says a lot about our students and alumnae/i who will now have full recognition of their work by this prestigious society. prior to swearing in the inductees, professor Jarett explained the relevance of the Societys name. Accordingly, sigma means wisdom; beta means honor; and delta means aspiration. The college also bestowed honorary memberships on interim president carol guardo and vice president for Academic Affairs/dean Billye Auclair. dr. guardo and dr. Auclair are honored today for their unwavering support of Saint Joseph college, said professor Jarett. They both exemplify the principles of SigmaBetaDelta: wisdom, honor and aspiration.
Recent graduates of the Colleges M.S. in Management are: (back row left to right) Brian Heavren M07 , Robert Kovach M07, Scott Aronson M07, and Dean Marino M07; (front row, left to right) Cynthia Teixeira M07, Sharon Sekawaabe M07, Gloria Silansky M07, Shonya Harrison M07 and Patricia , Stephenson Gordon M07.
The department of Business Administration celebrated the accomplishments of 35 students, some of whom graduated with a masters degree in management and others who were inducted into the SigmaBeta The graduate certificate program in latino community practice is the regions only specialized credential for bilingual, multicultural practice in the areas of health, law, education and human services. The 18-credit program helps professionals achieve proficiency in english and Spanish in order to effectively serve connecticuts latino population.
Delta Business honor Society. All were recognized at an event on october 23. professor and chair Steve Jarett welcomed and congratulated the attendees. This is a special year for Saint Joseph college as we celebrate
COLLEgE hELPS CrEATE NursiNg Now WEbSITE
Saint Joseph colleges nursing department collaborated with the States workforce development initiative to create a new website entitled NursingNow. The site available at www.nursingct.org is designed to inspire middle and high school students to consider nursing as a field of study. NursingNow features useful information like: A day in the life, which chronicles the experience of nursing students; its not what you Think, which debunks common nursing myths and promotes the profession for men as well as women;
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list of Attractions, which covers job benefits like flexibility and the impending nursing shortage; and The Journey, which covers the academic path. in the future, the site will include postings of community-based projects completed by SJc nursing students, video testimonials, and a scrapbook page showcasing student nurses completing their clinicals at Saint francis hospital and medical center. The project was funded by a grant from the department of higher educations health and education initiative program.
dEdICATINg MErCy WAy
By Samantha Gonzalez, communications coordinator, The School for Young Children
Students from The School for Young Childrens classroom 1 stand with teacher Linda Campbell (back row, left) at the dedication of Mercy Way. Also shown are David and Christina Bolio (back row, center) and Sister Fay OBrien (back row, right). The Bolios son, Alex, stands in the front row with the orange and blue striped shirt.
in September, The School for young children held the annual dedication of the entryway to The School. The naming of the entryway is part of an auction held by the parent Advisory committee as an effort to raise funds for additional school improvements. david and christina Bolio, parents of Syc student, Alex, purchased the auction item and chose to honor Sister fay oBrien for her years of service to The School. Sister fay decided to name the entryway mercy way in keeping with the celebration of Saint Joseph colleges 75th Anniversary of the founding of the college by the Sisters of mercy. The signage and installation was generously donated by west hartfords department of public works. in addition, the public works staff took time to show the children all of the equipment they use daily to keep the town of west hartford looking beautiful.
ALTErNATIvE ENErgy AT SJC
Saint Joseph college was awarded $481,000 in federal funds from the u.S. department of energy to serve as a demonstration site for alternative sources of energy. As a model for other small colleges interested in implementing renewable resource practices and cost-saving energy techniques into their operations, the college will install a solar thermal system on the roof of The oconnell Athletic center. The solar thermal system will generate energy to heat the pool in the Bruyette natatorium and the domestic hot water for the building. visitors to The oconnell Athletic center will have the opportunity to observe the amount of energy produced by solar panels through a monitoring system that will be set up in the lobby. As part of the demonstration project and the colleges commitment to educating students in green concepts, Saint Joseph college will
include alternative energy concepts and practices in its science curriculum. The Alternative Sources of energy demonstration project exemplifies the effectiveness of green energy practices and their place in the life of small, private college operations. in addition to modeling efficient renewable energy practices, the project will also serve as a model to approximately 1,800 students. Through professional development workshops, high school educators will also benefit from the project. Approximately 7,000 individuals visit the Athletic center each year and through the projects alternative energy sources, non-renewable energy needs for this facility will be reduced by approximately 12,000 hundred cubic feet (ccf) of natural gas for the solar hot water project, and 2,400 kwh per year for the solar electric arrays. The project is highly leveraged for maximum impact. it benefits the larger community by decreasing non-
renewable energy demands at a facility that has cross-community purposes a recreation and health center for town residents and an athletic center for students from both the college and visiting competitor schools engaging in athletic competitions. The facility is also used by students from The gengras center who have special education needs and are drawn from 50 different towns throughout connecticut. dr. peter markow, professor of chemistry, and Sister clare markham 40, ph.d., professor emerita, were instrumental in designing the project and selecting the most effective means of utilizing alternative energy methods for the college. The college is indebted to the work of Senator christopher dodd and Senator Joseph lieberman who supported the colleges request for funding. Additional support for the project was provided by the daphne Seybolt culpeper memorial foundation.
NEWS FrOM ThE ArT gALLEry
s Saint Joseph college observes its 75th anniversary and the Art gallery marks the 70th anniversary of its founding gift of art, we have much to celebrate. many of you have seen the gallerys fall exhibition, which featured collection highlights ranging from objects included in reverend Andrew J. Kellys 1937 donation to a selection of very recent acquisitions and promised gifts. This winter we are focusing attention on our collection of works of art on paper. Although original prints (e.g., etchings, engravings, woodcuts), watercolors, and drawings constitute the bulk of our collection, relatively few are on public display at any given time. works on paper are very vulnerable to damage from prolonged exposure to light: watercolor pigments may fade; paper can yellow and become brittle. we therefore rotate the collection so that no one work stays on display for more than eight to ten weeks at a time. The challenge for a collection like ours, whose mission includes serving as a resource for teaching and lifelong learning, is how to make works on paper available to students, faculty, and the general public for study and enjoyment while maintaining these professional standards of collection care. fortunately, we have the dr. vincent J. and gloria marcello Turco 45 print Study room. Several years ago, with the help of a grant from the federal institute
By Ann H. Sievers, M.A., Director and Curator
of museum and library Services, we began re-housing most of our prints, watercolors and drawings in acid-free, museum-quality window mats that will allow them to be safely stored, studied, and exhibited. This project was begun
A visitor studies an etching in the Turco Print Study.
by conservation technician Sara Bisi 04 and continued by Katie Sofrin (granddaughter of mary Berglund Sofrin 49). we also had a number of significant works professionally treated by a paper conservator to remove harmful mounts, repair tears, and to treat staining from old acidic matting materials. now that the collection is ready to be consulted safely by visitors, we are pleased to make the Turco print Study rooms services available. open by appointment for individual or group visits monday through friday, the Turco print Study is on the second floor of The Bruyette Athenaeum. visitors can consult the Art gallerys collection database for a range of information on objects they would like to view. Thanks to the efforts of
collections manager rochelle oakley and Art gallery interns and work study students, substantial progress has been made in expanding our collection records. This year Jacquelyne Boucher 08 researched political cartoons of Thomas nast; Stacey doukas 08, cassandra Sandoval 10 and highschool intern Kara Auclair all helped prepare the database for public use. Also available in the print Study is a small research library acquired through purchases on the vincenza A. uccello library fund, as well as through gifts. As part of our winter celebration of the Turco print Study, the Art gallery is offering a three-session seminar on Collecting andCaringforOriginal Prints (february 7, february 21 and march 13, 2008). in addition, the exhibition TOPAINTING/ALA PINTURA:RobertMotherwells AquatintsforPoemsbyRafaelAlberti will be on view through march 16. featuring the complete suite of prints from motherwells famous 1972livre dartiste inspired by Spanish poet rafael Albertis cycle of poems celebrating famous painters and the tools and colors they use, this exhibition honors the late gloria marcello Turco 45, whose family has generously lent Alapintura. for appointments in the Turco print Study or further information on programs call rochelle oakley at 860.231.5743. we look forward to your visits!
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Sandra G. affenito, Ph.d., r.d., associate professor of nutrition, is a member of the editorial board of TheJournaloftheAmericanDietetic Association(JADA). recently, dr. Affenito co-authored two full-length peer-reviewed journal articles related to the national heart, lung, and Blood institute growth and health Study (nghS): longitudinal patterns of Breakfast eating in Black and white Adolescent girls was published in The JournalofObesityand The relationship between meal frequency and Body mass index in Black and white Adolescent girls: more is less appeared in The InternationalJournalofObesity. KriStine Barnett, ed.d., writing portfolio coordinator for the center of Academic excellence, successfully defended her dissertation on the sustainability of writing portfolio programs and earned her doctorate degree from Johnson and wales university in november. denniS Barone, Ph.d., professor of American Studies and english, published the following works: The common good, a short story, appeared in the fall issue of The PatersonLiteraryReview; an article Translating identities: The italian as other in Two early American films was published in Metro, Australias oldest film studies journal; an op-ed essay good Thing great-granddad not returned appeared in TheNew HavenRegister; TheHartfordCourant published two commentaries in its place column no getting Away from city issues and Town And gown: philadelphias Success Story; a review of Betsy Andrews long poem new Jersey was published in RainTaxi; and ContemporaryLiteraryCriticism reprinted his 1981 PartisanReview interview with gilbert Sorrentino. dr. Barone continued his streak of fine running in the hartford halfmarathon, placing second in his age group. for eight years in a row, he has also published a book review in the journal PeaceandChange (July 2007) and presented the paper exclusionary historical narratives of the german nation: construction and contestation of national identity in the geschichtsscreibung of Bismarckian germany at the new england historical Association conference held may 5. members of the counseling department attended the Association for counselor education and Supervision (AceS) national conference in columbus, ohio this fall. judith durham, Ph.d., associate professor of counselor education is president of the international organization; riChard halStead, Ph.d., professor of counselor education is treasurer; and graduate assistant SuSan leSter m08 is a volunteer. dr. durham delivered the welcoming address in which she named concern for the disadvantaged as a founding principle of the counseling profession and called for creativity and action towards justice. The Saint Joseph college institute in gerontology was ably represented at the Annual Scientific meeting of the gerontological Society of America in San francisco this november. Adjunct faculty member Cynthia Gruman, Ph.d., presented, informing State policy through needs Assessment; joanne C. GraBinSKi, m.a., adjunct faculty, conducted a book signing for her recent publication, 101CareersinAging; and mary aliCe Wolf, ed.d., professor of gerontology, presented a paper, learning and the older Adult. Alumna Kathy Kellett m03 presented identifying the long
finished first or second in his division and out of 16 races in 2006, dr. Barone placed first or second in his division in 12 of them. he is shown here (center) at the start of the hartford halfmarathon. in July, thomaS BorjaS, m.a., senior development research manager in the office of institutional Advancement, presented The intelligence cycle: A conceptual Approach to prospect research, at the Association of professional researchers for Advancement 20th Annual international conference. A former intelligence analyst with the u.S. Army, Tom applied the approaches of intelligence analysis to fundraising in this paper. Kevin j. Callahan, Ph.d., assistant professor of history, served as the program co-chair for the conference engendering war, peace and Justice held at georgian court university in october. dr. callahan
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Term care needs of people with mental illness; fran into m03 presented influence of a multimedia fall prevention program for Seniors on recognition of fall risks; current student noreen ShruGue m08 presented provider perspectives on current and future long-Term care needs. PatriCia Kiely m09 presented a poster session on hospice care and Pamela Smith m09 attended the conference. miKe GeSSford, m.S., adventure education coordinator at Saint Joseph college and teacher at The gengras center, contributed a cover endorsement and forward to a new book, Tips&Tools,TheArt ofExperientialGroupFacilitation, by Jennifer Stanchfield, m.S. in november, mr. gessford and juStin mCGlamery, gengras center teacher, presented a workshop entitled hocus pocus, focus your locus at the new york State outdoor education Associations annual conference. lorrie GreenhouSe Gardella, j.d., m.S.W., a.C.S.W., professor of Social work, participated in a panel presentation on Second life: exploring virtual worlds for Social work education, at the Annual program meeting of the council on Social work education in San francisco. BarBara d. henriqueS, ed.d., assistant professor of education, is president of the American professional partnership
for lithuanian education (Apple), a non-profit organization that works with lithuanias ministry of education and Science to provide in-service education to lithuanian teachers, staff and administrators. dr. henriques has been involved with the organization since 1990 as a volunteer, board member, program director and coordinator of the lithuanian Scholars program. joan m. hofmann, Ph.d., associate professor of Special education, was named to a two-year appointment by the commissioner of the connecticut department of education to the Scientific research Based interventions Advisory panel. dr. hofmann was also appointed to the learning disabilities Advisory Task force. She continues her service to the following organizations: the connecticut comprehensive System of personnel development council (cSpd), where she sits on the steering committee; the council for exceptional children, where she is a member of the representative assembly; and as a board member of the learning disabilities Association of America and the council for educational diagnostic Services. This summer, dr. hofmann participated in: a writing seminar with the Amherst writers and Artists at Salem college in north carolina; the 2007 Summer institute on Student progress monitoring hosted by The national center on Student progress monitoring; and the State department of educations educator preparation program Approval visiting Team Training. john hunt, Ph.d., retired professor of history and political Science, is teaching history at Salve regina university in newport, rhode island. one of his classes is an honors course on western civilization for
students on pell grant Scholarships. dr. hunt currently resides in charlestown, rhode island. C. joanne GraBinSKi, m.a., adjunct faculty member in the department of human development and family Studies, published a book, 101CareersinGerontology. described by Springer publishers as a career guide, the book combines profiles with interviews to help readers explore professional opportunities in the field of gerontology. linda Geffner, m.l.S., director of The pope pius Xii library, was elected vice chair, chair elect of the council of connecticut Academic library directors. dorothy Keller m85, C97, m.ed., professor of fine Arts, received the Anchor Award from the university of hartford Alumni Association, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves by having the highest level of professional accomplishments and who possess absolute standards of integrity and character. professor Keller led art history and architecture tours to: the cloisters museum; The metropolitan museum of Art; Saint patricks cathedral; coltsville, hartford; The wadsworth Atheneum museum of Art. professor Keller also presented the following slide lecture/presentations: egypts Treasures: history and mystery at
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The mcAuley; furs, feathers, faith: The Animal world of the egyptian pharaohs at Saint Joseph college; The San damiano cross: history, Symbols and faith at the franciscan center for urban ministry; renaissance florence: ghibertis doors in context at the university of hartford; and The legacy: Saint Joseph college Architecture to alumnae/i at the colleges reunion. professor Keller participated in the colleges Teacher Quality preparation grant project, funded by the connecticut department of higher education. She delivered presentations at The new Britain museum of American Art, Barrio museum and museum of modern Art as part of the program, The Art museum: gateway to history, Journey to expression. Bernard lindauer, ed.d., director of The gengras center, served as a special education portfolio scorer for the State department of education Beginning educator Support and Training program (BeST). dr. lindauer is currently in his second year of service as vice president of the connecticut Association of private Special education facilities, where he also co-chairs the strategic planning committee and finance committee. harry mCKone, Ph.d., professor emeritus of chemistry, serves on the fulbright peer review committee for grants to Scandinavia. in october, he attended a fulbright review panel meeting in washington, d.c. dr. mcKone was recently married in new Brunswick, canada, in a ceremony that was celebrated with other past Saint Joseph college faculty members. sessions. in october, she taught two sessions of Shakespeare performance techniques to students at Trinity college. Wayne Steely, Ph.d., associate professor of Spanish and chair of the department of foreign languages, traveled to peru and chile this summer to present at two international language teaching conferences. The first, at peru TeSol in Tacna, peru, was entitled embedding cultural context into oral Testing. dr. Steely then led a workshop on infusing oral Testing with cultural content at the X CongresoInternacionaldeProfesoresde Ingls in Arica, chile. Between the two conferences, dr. Steely traveled through southern peru, visiting Arequipa, cuzco
Shown here, from left to right, are Dr. Mil Thompson, Delores Peters, Mr. George Flanders, Dr. Harry McKone, and Dr. Maryann Thompson.
judith PerKinS, Ph.d., professor of foreign languages/ humanities, presented two papers this summer: projected Justice: competing heterochronies at a colloquium in plettenberg Bay, South Africa and imperial identities at a conference entitled imperiality: Theorizing empire at the university of South Africa (uniSA). dr. perkins was also appointed a research associate in the department of new Testament at uniSA. She serves on two steering committees for the Society of Biblical literature: re-describing early christianity and violence and representations of violence among Jews and christians. laura Sheehan, m.a., Staff Writer/editor, conducted several Shakespeare workshops for students in the greater hartford area. in may, she worked with eighth graders at hartfords fox middle School for four
and Aguas calientes/machu picchu. he is shown here at machu picchu. This fall, dr. Steely presented embedding Authentic cultural images into the opi framework at the Annual convention of The American council on the Teaching of foreign languages in San Antonio, TX.
erry driscolls life as a mark Twain scholar began with what she calls a seemingly inconsequential moment. nearly 20 years ago, as an assistant professor of english at elmira college, dr. driscoll was invited to speak at the colleges new center for mark Twain Studies. i was surprised because i wasnt a Twain scholar, i was a modernist, she recalled. i questioned the director about this and he responded by asking me what i was currently teaching. my answer was native American literature, and he said, well, what did Twain have to say about native Americans? Thus began an academic pursuit that led dr. driscoll to her current scholarship, a book in progress entitled MarkTwainamongtheIndians. Scheduled for completion within the next year, the book explores an aspect of the writer that has never before been fully analyzed: his views of native peoples. And what dr. driscoll is discovering is potentially uncomfortable. Twain holds iconic status in our culture, she said. he is often thought of as a racial progressive, but his own fiction, journalistic essays, and personal correspondence reveal the complex, and at times, racist attitudes he had regarding native Americans. more than a literary analysis, the book combines criticism with history. The archival research has taken me far afield of literary studies, dr. driscoll said. indeed, she has spent countless hours sifting through historic newspapers and records of congressional debates from the 1870s and 1880s seeking to not only unearth Twains perspective, but to also understand the societal treatment of native Americans during that time. last year, dr. driscoll received a national endowment for the humanities faculty fellowship, which allowed her two semesters of research and writing time. She traveled to carson city, nevada where Twain lived and where his older brother, orion, served as Territorial Secretary and Superintendent of indian Affairs. dr. driscoll also dug through the archives at the connecticut State library, the Stowe-day center, and the mark Twain papers at the university of california, Berkeley searching for evidence of the ways in which Twains attitudes about indians evolved over time. in all her research, dr. driscoll is guided by a desire to gain a more accurate understanding of the writer, including his inconsistencies and his complexities. Along the way, she has uncovered some amazing documents, such as the following 1880 note to HartfordDailyCourant editor, charles hopkins clark:
DearClark IhaventeverkilledanyIndians...Ithinkitisan entirelyvisionarything,gottenupbytheIndiansthemselves ...Theyarenonetoogoodforsuchtricks.Yearsago,Iwas accusedofloadinganIndianupwithbeanslubricated withnitro-glycerine&sendinghiminanoxwagonover astumpyroad.Thiswasimpossible,onitsface,fornoone wouldriskoxeninthatway.Butitshowshowfarmalice willdeflectanaboriginefromtheequatoroftruth. Yrs.SLC ouch, dr. driscoll laughed, shaking her head in disbelief. oxen more valuable than humans? This is certainly mark Twain at his most politically incorrect. Although years divide their lives, a thread of coincidences connects dr. driscoll to her subject. dr. driscolls first academic position was in elmira, n.y., the town where Twains beloved wife, olivia, was raised. from elmira, both Twain and dr. driscoll eventually moved to the hartford area, where they settled, raised families and established careers. And then, of course, there is heidelberg, germany. earlier in her academic kerry driscoll discovers career, dr. driscoll received two fulbright scholarships (in 1986 and 1993), that allowed her to teach at the university of heidelberg. coincidentally, Twain also lived in heidelberg and chronicled his time there By Laura sheehan in his 1880 memoir, A TrampAbroad. As dr. driscoll moves forward on the final writing phase of her book, she continues to teach and lecture on the topic of Twain. with a mark Twain seminar scheduled for the spring semester, dr. driscoll looks forward to sharing her ongoing discoveries. i see my role as being a provocateur and eye opener for students to question what they think they know about our history and our culture, she said.
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Pamela Trotman Reid
By laura Sheehan
A Conversation with
rom the time she was named president of Saint Joseph College in October to when she began her tenure in January, much has been written about President Pamela Trotman Reid. The basic facts
graduating from college was as a head Start teacher. having a class of 12 three-year-olds opened my eyes to how distinctive personalities existed in little children and how readily they could be influenced. while i taught them colors and numbers, they were teaching me lessons that brought developmental psychology theories to life. from my preschool classes, i formulated ideas about children that influenced my research and teaching for many years. how does your background as a developmental psychologist factor into your work as a college administrator?
of her career are well known due to coverage in the local and higher education media. most members of the SJc community are aware that president reid is a developmental psychologist and that she recently served as provost and executive vice president of roosevelt university. other aspects of president reids life have captured the attention of national media outlets like Diverse and UniversityBusiness magazines namely that she and her husband, dr. irvin d. reid (who is retiring as president of wayne State university), are the first African-American couple to simultaneously serve as college presidents. Such tidbits only whet ones appetite for more; in respect to the excitement and expectation that has been building throughout the campus and alumnae/i community, Outlook magazine invited president reid to participate in the following interview. She graciously accepted. we invite you to get to know president pamela Trotman reid as she speaks in her own words about her family, education, career and hopes for Saint Joseph college. what attracted you to the field of developmental psychology?
A. As a psychologist, i am trained to look at data
A. i first fell in love with psychology as a
and not to rely solely on anecdotal information. This training has been helpful to me as an administrator, because it leads me to look for more information when making decisions. my approach to understanding human development also considers social and cultural influences as very salient. This leads me as an administrator to work to understand the college culture as an important part of how relationships are built and work is done in one institution compared to another.
discipline because it allowed me to combine my curiosity about people with the scientific approach to answering questions about them. i actually did not focus on developmental until i was in graduate school even though i have always enjoyed working with children. it was pure happenstance that my first job after
Q. what attracted you to a career in higher A. As a first generation college graduate, i
entered undergraduate school with a very limited idea about what was possible or available in the way of careers. i had never considered teaching at any level, but as i followed my affinity for
psychology, the opportunities for college teaching evolved during graduate school. i realized that with a masters degree i was qualified to teach at the local community college. i was hired to teach an evening introduction to psychology class. i think i was not very good at lecturing in that first class, but i loved the students and the task of trying to get them to understand psychology. i was hooked and i worked hard to get better! happily, i did improve and even received two outstanding professor awards which were given to me by the Student government Association. what inspired you to move from teaching into administration?
felt supported or inspired or mentored by me as my most rewarding accomplishments. As a researcher, i am most proud that i have contributed to the understanding of how girls and women develop academically and personally. clearly as an administrator, being named as the eighth president of Saint Joseph college is my greatest professional accomplishment!
scientist for university of michigans institute for research on women and gender? particularly, any projects you worked on that you deemed most meaningful? project, which is still ongoing, is called gaining options - girls investigate real life (go-girl). This program was initiated with colleagues at the um institute for research on women and gender. it began as a summer program to build girls confidence and ability in math and scientific thinking. with funding from the national Science foundation i was able to transform the small summer program, which served about 20 girls in each of the first two summers, into a service-learning class for college students, enabling them to mentor more than 40 girls in detroit on 10 Saturdays each semester. now in its seventh year, go-girl continues through the efforts of faculty colleagues with over 60 girls enrolled at wayne State university. replica programs were developed by my colleagues at roosevelt university, howard university, and the university of pennsylvania. A new site is planned for Alaska pacific university this year and it would give me great pleasure to help to develop a go-girl program at SJc. what obstacles have you faced in your career and how did you overcome them?
Q. can you talk about your role as a former research A. my most meaningful
A. i taught for many years
and moved up the professorial ranks to full professor before i ever thought about being an administrator. As a senior faculty member, i served in a department which had outstanding faculty, but unfortunately some serious internal issues. i was trusted enough by all sides that they asked me to be department head. The opportunity to facilitate the development of our department and to improve our departmental reputation in the university was exciting. As an administrator i could see and learn about what all the colleagues in my department were doing, and through college meetings, i could also learn about other departments. i have to admit that this appealed to my social nature. i also found that administrators could sometimes use their different perspective to build coalitions, facilitate programs and projects, and connect people who might not have been able to make those connections without support. i found these possibilities exciting and the successes very rewarding. what has been your greatest professional accomplishment so far?
A. As a professor, i count the success of students who
A. i was fortunate to have a number of supportive faculty
Developmental Psychologist Professor of Psychology and Department Chair, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor of Psychology, City University of New Yorks Graduate Center Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs, City University of New Yorks Graduate Center Interim Provost, City University of New Yorks Graduate Center Professor of Education and Psychology, University of Michigan Research Scientist at Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan Head of Womens Studies Program, University of Michigan Provost/Executive Vice President, Roosevelt University
and employers over the years who encouraged and promoted me. i think the obstacles i faced were similar to those that other women had who began careers in the 70s and 80s. women were still fewer than 20% of the faculty on most campuses and there was suspicion about our commitment to the profession, as well as a lack of any accommodations for family responsibilities. for example, when i was an assistant professor in one psychology department, the weekly colloquia was always set at 3:00 p.m., the time i needed to pick up my daughter from school. day care for my children while i was a graduate student was also a major challenge. So the biggest obstacle was balancing my work and research with family, particularly children. happily, my husband has always been a most supportive partner and a very involved father. however, there were a few occasions when i was confronted by senior colleagues about my priorities and occasions when i had to choose family responsibilities over professional advancement. i think i succeeded because i worked to maintain a clear set of priorities for myself and for my work. i put my family at the top, but i also had high expectations for what i could achieve and pushed myself to do more.
Q. how do you describe your management style? A. As a manager i have an informal style. i work to develop a group
spirit based on collegiality, mutual respect, and mutual support. i particularly value honesty, responsibility, and diligence. i try to get the best people into the right position and then allow them to do the job.
much has been written about your family life, especially you and your husband as a dual career couple. how has your husbands experience as president of wayne State prepared you for this next step in your profession?
A. my greatest preparation has been my years of experience as an
Bachelor of Science, Howard University Master of Arts, Temple University Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
educator and administrator. That said, having been the spouse of a president has given me significant insights on the tasks faced by a college president and made me more aware of important issues that a college or university president must manage. having served in a variety of institutional settings, i am also very comfortable in meeting new people and experienced in the challenges of joining a new community.
society has finally begun to realize that we all, women and men, have to make choices. we all make dozens of choices every day, about what to eat or not to eat, how to spend our time, how to live our lives. i think that you cannot be the best, or even good, at anything if there is not sufficient effort and energy devoted to that task, but while you are working on one task, there are others that are left undone. each person has to balance competing
Q. do you believe women can have it all? A. i do not believe that women or men can have it all. i think that
goals and figure out what will work out best for her or him, what is most important for each person to devote her or his time and energy to doing. what tips would you give to women who are juggling family life with career goals? research shows that women often spend considerable time taking care of others and not themselves. i strongly suggest that women who are juggling make some time just for themselves, even if it is only 30 minutes a day of walking or exercising. Try to eliminate those tasks that are really not necessary, e.g., how often do you really have to clean the house? delegate some tasks to your partner, children, supporters, even visitors, and live with the results, even if they are not exactly what you would have done yourself. recognize when and where good-enough is fine and distinguish this from when you have to have the best.
Married to Dr. Irvin D. Reid since 1966 Two children: Nicole Reid Gore, married to Gabriel Gore both lawyers in Saint Louis, MO, with two children, Grace (8) and Zachary (5). Dexter Reid, married to Celsa Gonzalez Reid, live in San Francisco where Dexter is a computer engineer and Celsa is a college student.
Q. what brings you the greatest joy? A. personally: spending time with my grandchildren; riding my bicycle
on a beautiful day; walking on a beach near the ocean. professionally: facilitating new program development; helping faculty to achieve goals they did not think possible; seeing students graduate at commencement.
Q. what are you looking forward to about living on the east coast? A. i am a native new yorker. i was born in the Bronx and grew up in
Brooklyn and Queens. i also lived in new Jersey and was affiliated with the graduate center of the city university of new york for eight years as a professor and associate provost. This is my second return to the east coast. i have many friends and family in this area, in fact, my mother, one of my sisters, and several cousins live in connecticut. So i look forward to being closer to my family who live near here.
Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid and her husband, Dr. Irvin D. Reid
Q. what was it about Saint Joseph college that attracted you to the A. i was attracted by the Saint Joseph college mission and goal to
educate women and prepare them for leadership. Additionally, the mercy values, the commitment to diversity, and also, the fact that it is small but still has room to grow in terms of students and programs, made it very appealing.
President Reid enjoys the company of her grandchildren, five-year old Zachary (left) and eight-year old Grace (right).
Q. what is your ideal vision for Saint Joseph colleges future? A. i would like to see Saint Joseph college attain greater recognition in
the region for our excellent academic programs, our outstanding faculty, and our successful alumnae/i.
ike so many students, molly moskal 08 started her college career without a declared major or a clear vision of what she wanted to study. i was very, very undecided and probably drove my advisor crazy, she said with a laugh. if i was forced to choose, i would have selected english or something along those lines. luckily, everyone was very patient and allowed me to discover my interests. The moment of discovery came for molly during her sophomore year when she enrolled in her first Business Administration By laura Sheehan course, Business in a changing world, taught by professor Steve a way that Themoment Jarett. That class appealed to me in especially was surprising, she said. i became ofdiscovery interested in how a career in business would allow camefor me to work with other people, to lead and to make a difference in their lives. Molly Based on that experience, molly enrolled duringher in a second course human Behavior in organizations. i underwent a lot of personal sophomore growth in that class, she said. we were taught yearwhen to examine our own management and leadership styles, which taught me about my own abilities. sheenrolled right after that, i declared myself a management inherfirst major. molly breath since. business Together has hardly taken aAdministration with her Business course. colleagues, she formed the new SJc Business
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Managing the Future
Society. The student-run organization works to develop business skills and knowledge in todays students. As president of the club, molly helps plan relevant workshops, lectures, and service projects. She is also a member of the colleges honors program and works as an honors assistant to director Agnes curry, ph.d. mollys energy, enthusiasm and keen intellect served her well at an internship she completed for the Springfield public forum. from may through november 2007, molly worked part time as a marketing and community outreach intern. The forum hosts an annual lecture series in Springfields Symphony hall. molly wrote press releases, media advisories, web content and organized the forums first group of volunteers. looking back at the experience, molly said, my work with the forum helped reinforce the importance of practical skills like writing. The executive director, patricia canavan, was a great boss and mentor. i learned a lot from her. Apparently, the feeling was mutual. ms. canavan wrote to professor Jarett and enthusiastically evaluated mollys participation. molly was stellar, ms. canavan wrote. her maturity, work ethic, written and oral communication skills and initiatives are those of a seasoned professional. molly is poised to graduate this spring and will do so as a member of the colleges business honor society SigmaBetaDelta. with the future wide open, she is looking at all options. im very interested in working in marketing and community outreach, because i want to combine my love of writing with my love of business, she said. whatever i do next, i feel fully prepared. The quality of the education i have received at Saint Joseph college is outstanding and i especially appreciate my professors. what i have learned here, i will carry with me always.
o far, rachel delacalzadas life has taken more than a few interesting twists and turns. not too long ago she was a student athlete and a nursing major at American international college in Springfield, mA. Today, she is a nutrition major at Saint Joseph college and a successful fitness model with the agency Silver model management in new york city. how she went from one to the other was a combination of serendipity, luck, and fate. rachel was born in hawaii to a military family and raised in Southern california. At the age of 14, she moved to the east coast when her grandfather retired as an Air force major and her grandmother as an Air force nurse. As college loomed near, rachel naturally turned to nursing. There are a lot of nurses in my family, she explained, and as a freshman in high school i began to work as a nurses aide and received my license. She worked for several years at a Sisters of mercy nursing home in windham, nh. during this time, rachel was also an avid volleyball player. growing up in hawaii and Southern california, beach volleyball is a way of life, she said. i received a full scholarship to American international to play volleyball. A few years into her exhaustive schedule of studying, training and competing, rachel felt burnt out. i took a leave of absence from school and headed to florida to try and play professional beach volleyball, she explained. After six months of training and tournament play, she grew homesick. i really, really missed my family and wanted to come back home, rachel said. once back in the northeast, rachel returned to her old fitness center, golds gym, and began to focus on a segment of bodybuilding competition called figure. what i love about figure competition is that you are also evaluated on your nutrition, rachel said. This fit in with my interests. Throughout my nursing studies, i always looked at nutrition as a way of healing an illness or injury. in April of last year, rachel entered her first competition and walked away with the unexpected a modeling agent. i wasnt thinking about a career in modeling at the time. Things just seemed to
happen quickly, rachel recalled. only three months later, she found herself at her first audition in new york city. She landed the job, beating out 300 other models for an Adidas and lady footlocker print ad. her biggest job to date was an eight-page spread in the november 2007 issue of Shape magazine. There, rachel demonstrates a new workout based on the book BodyBar: 133MovesforFull By BodyFitness. The photo shoot took about four hours and it was intense, rachel said. i was in an empty white room with just myself, the photographer and a director who would talk me through the fitness poses. it was hard work, but a lot of fun, too. As a result of her success, rachel travels in and out of new york about three times a week for auditions and photo shoots. i was afraid at first that i would have to put my studies on hold, but the professors at Saint Joseph college have been amazing in helping me work it out, she said. rachels long term goal is to complete her degree in nutrition and to work as a nutrition and fitness coach or instructor. She said, The college is giving me so much: scientific knowledge on the field of nutrition, but also skills that i never expected. im learning how to communicate, how to share my ideas and how to look deeply at the things i value. i guess thats what i most want to do with my life: be a teacher and a guide. i believe everyone is entitled to a happy and balanced lifestyle.
Rachel Delacalzada 09:
Rachel entered herfirst competition andwalked away withthe unexpected a modeling agent.
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t was 40 years ago when matt dellomo m71 first met professor John cassell. in the moment he came face-to-face with the man who would become his teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend, matt felt a bolt of recognition. looking back, he said, in that instant, we just clicked and i knew John was going to be a very important person in my life. Although John cassell passed away on christmas day in 2000, his role as a mentor lives on in the work that matt and countless others do in the field of Special education. John came to the college in 1963 as a professor of Special education and chair of the department. during his tenure, the By laura Sheehan college opened The gengras center, which began with a $750,000 gift from the gengras family. with 15 years of Everyone direct experience in educating students with whostudies special needs, John was the perfect person to lead the institution. he also helped the college Special receive state approval for a teacher preparation Education[at curriculum that evolved from the child Study program. what the college then called this new SaintJoseph venture into special education, evolved into its highly successful Special education program. College]is prior to attending graduate school at SJc, matt was teaching science in a junior high school in aproduct manchester, cT. we were without one of our ofJohns two Special education teachers and i volunteered free dedicationto to fill in during ato do,period, matt recalled. i wasnt sure what so i modified a science experiment and the students were spellbound. i thefield. was hooked instantly and decided i wanted to teach special ed.
John Cassell and Matt Dellomo M71:
Coming Full Circle
Although he was unaware at the time, matt instinctively followed the components of John cassells special education curriculum: meet the students where they are and inject who you are and what you know into the lessons. matts instinct was cultivated further during the years he studied under John at the college. As part of his studies, matt observed the small group of dedicated teachers who worked at The gengras center. i was awestruck by the gengras teachers and saw them as masters in the field, he said. matt was flattered and surprised, then, when John invited him to join the teaching staff in 1969. At first, i didnt think i was up to their level, but John reassured me. his confidence in others and his ability to bring out the best in people were some of Johns gifts, matt said. matt taught at The gengras center for six years before leaving to take a position at connecticut valley hospital. Today he is the education director at the futures School in hartford, doing the same work that John did so many years ago at The gengras center. it really gives me a sense of coming full circle, matt said. i carry so much of what John taught me and use it every day in my work. i think its worth noting that five of the six educators on faculty at futures School hold Saint Joseph college degrees. every one who studies Special education there is a product of Johns dedication to the field. matt also notes Johns influence in his own family: of his five children, four became Special education teachers and two, norine cassell Burns 73, m78, nancy cassell philipp 75, m79, are Saint Joseph college alumnae. Johns grandchildren are also keeping the tradition alive with two pursuing the field: morrigan Burns teaches in maine and emily Teffs will graduate from Saint Joseph college in may with a Special education degree. There is so much good to say about John cassell, matt said. he was a wonderful communicator who instilled confidence in others and who saw the lighter side of life. he was able to communicate that to both children and adults. John was a joy to know and to work with.
Pictured: Professor John Cassell, Ph.D.
Let Yourself Be Surprised
By Karen Palmunen, Ph.D.
AtCommencementlastMay,AssociateProfessorofFrench KarenPalmunenreceivedtheReverendJohnJ.StackTeaching ExcellenceAward.AsistheSaintJosephCollegecustom,Dr. PalmunendeliveredtheConvocationAddressatthestartofthe academicyear.Excerptsofherspeecharereprintedhere. t is said that a good teacher models what she teaches, so right now, im going to try to do that for you. i encourage you, as you start or continue your college career, to stretch your comfort zone and allow yourself to be surprised. i can assure you that the person you see before you is in the process of doing these things herself. now, i may look comfortable up here, but let me tell you, looks can be deceiving. i enjoy teaching classes, but to give a supposedly inspirational speech to the whole college community? well, thats another thing entirely. for years i have told people, if for some reason, you get the urge to nominate me for the teaching award, forget it! if i won, id have to give that speech at convocation. Theres no way i could do that. well, i thought i was safe, but there i was last may being congratulated by my colleagues nearly all of whom added, And now youll have to spend the summer thinking about that speech. well, i guess there is nothing left to do but practice what i preach, so here i am, stretching my comfort zone, ready to be surprised, and encouraging you to do the same. why should we be open to surprise? Because life doesnt always play by our rules. Take our careers, for example. we may plan for one career and end up doing something very different. A good college experience not only meets your initial expectations, but also surprises you. it helps you discover the full range of your potential, encourages you to stretch your comfort zone and to be open to new experiences. This college is a safe place for such exploration. So let me suggest briefly now three ways you might open yourself to the surprises these four short years of college have to offer: first, let yourself be surprised by people. i know it can be overwhelming to find yourself surrounded by new faces. Sometimes its tempting to hide in your room, reaching out to that old support network at home. Although its certainly important to maintain those ties, let me challenge you to discover the new support network that awaits you here.
Second, let yourself be surprised by those courses, events, and campus experiences that introduce you to new worlds courses outside your field that reveal unexpected connections to your interests. Success in college depends not only on what goes on inside the classroom, but what goes on outside. it may be those explorations into different disciplines and new activities that will ultimately bring you the greatest satisfaction. finally, let yourself also be surprised by places. Think seriously about study abroad. Study abroad is one of the most transformational experiences you can have in your life, one that will change forever your understanding of yourself, your country, and the world. go on a Semester at Sea and study at ports around the world; or travel to france and let yourself be surprised by that countrys endless variety and sensual appeal; or use your nursing, nutrition, education, counseling, or family Studies skills to make a difference in guyana. yes, we send students to france, to guyana, and to countries all around the world. Stop by the Study Abroad office and learn where you might go. The world awaits you. So open a window in that box of expectations youve constructed for yourself and let the possibilities flow in. Take a chance; stretch your comfort zone; and let yourself be surprised by all that a Saint Joseph college education can offer.
n the past year, Saint Joseph college raised more than $700,000 from corporate, foundation and government partnerships. The colleges success with this funding segment lies in its capacity to produce sustainable, effective projects and programs. funding for these endeavors recognizes the talented faculty and staff who are engaged in projects that contribute to the surrounding community and leverage the knowledge within the institution. Three recently funded projects exemplify the collaboration and social innovation that is being driven from within the college: the latino community practice program, the nursing education improvements project, and the Teaching learning and Technology project. All three address an identified need for the college and for the broader community. The larger societal benefit is where each partnerthe college or the funderwould fall short without the help of the other. The colleges latino community practice graduate certificate received three grants from sources that are new to the college, signifying funders confidence in the programs future. Awards received include: $16,567 from the Aetna foundation; $27,126 from the connecticut health foundation; and $3,500 from newAlliance foundation. All three gifts support the program, which provides its graduates with a specialized credential bilingual, for multicultural practice in health and human services. in developing the graduate certificate, Social work professor lorrie greenhouse gardella
met with many latino professional and community leaders to assess the labor force needs of health and human services organizations. The shortage of bilingual health care providers had reached crisis levels, she said. The graduate certificate will alleviate disparities in health and human services by preparing bilingual professionals with knowledge and skills
funding projects for the greater good
to serve connecticuts diverse latino communities. The college also received $113,000 from the davis educational foundation in support of its Teaching, learning and Technology project. developed by dr. Billye Auclair, vice president for academic affairs/dean, in collaboration with members of the information Technology department and faculty, the project offers an integrated redesign of technology, space and teaching/learning practices that will provide skills for success in the 21st century. it allows faculty and students in all disciplines to advance their knowledge and use of technology. it will equip classroom spaces with smart technology, enabling students and faculty members to confidently communicate
information and to consider new ways of sharing data in and outside of the classroom. The project was a perfect partnership for the davis educational foundation and Saint Joseph college, two organizations committed to providing students with the highest quality education while keeping educational expenses for students low. in April, the division of nursing received a $100,000 grant from the connecticut health and educational facilities Authority (chefA) for the continued advancement of its work in nursing education. The funds received renovated a nursing classroom to establish a learning environment that communicates the value of the colleges nursing program and the importance of educating future nurses. This grant leveraged additional funds from the State of connecticut department of higher education to assist in the classroom renovation, to support the divisions Summer nursing institute, and to develop a website that promotes the profession, and a nursing ambassadors program for middle schools. ultimately, the strength of recent funding speaks to the communitys high regard for the college and the funding communitys recognition of the colleges bright future. vice president for institutional Advancement Janet faude notes that funders want to know that their resources will have a longterm impact. This past year, we have seen that this segment of funders shares our belief, not only in the college as it exists today, but also in what it is poised to accomplish in the future, she said.
Whats Past is Prologue
75th Anniversary of Saint Joseph College
Faith in the Future
By Laura Sheehan When Saint Joseph College celebrated the start of its 75th anniversary year on September 24, it was a significant enough event to attract dignitaries and media: President George W. Bush sent a proclamation of congratulations; Governor M. Jodi Rell, Mayor Scott Slifka and Archbishop Henry Mansell all personally delivered their congratulations at the noon ceremony; local CBS affiliate WFSB broadcast coverage of the event on their evening news. But to those who exist within the heart of Governor M. Jodi Rell congratulates Saint Joseph College Saint Joseph College, September 24 was on its 75th anniversary year; Interim President Carol J. Guardo and President more than a day commemorating a shared Emerita Consolata OConnor, RSM, 36 look on. history. It was as much about looking to the future as it was about acknowledging the past. In her welcoming remarks, Interim President Carol J. Guardo urged the community to boldly shift its focus to the future in order to effectively prepare students for success in the 21st century. At the same time, Dr. Guardo acknowledged the importance of the day: Today holds special significance not only because its Mercy Day, but because September 24 is the precise day that Saint Joseph College opened its doors in 1932. Governor Rell congratulated the College and said, What a milestone! Think about 75 years thats a long time for Saint Joseph College to be doing what is does: preparing leaders and educating women, every day for 75 years! And the College is still running on all cylinders and evolving with the times.
Yesenia Santos 09 celebrates at the College-wide picnic.
The celebration continued with a community-wide picnic on the quad. Staff members for the Colleges Archives collected hundreds of signatures of attendees as they documented the day. Students like Monica Lynch 09, dined with friends and reflected on the days meaning: Its interesting to see the timeline and to understand everything that the College has been through over the years all of the history it has been part of helps me to understand why Saint Joseph College is such an important place.
Sharing in our History
Over the past 75 years, Saint Joseph College has hosted an array of extraordinary speakers and visitors some, like President George H.W. Bush and Madelaine LEngle H87, were world renowned at the time of their visit; others, like poet Susan Howe H03 and journalist Richard Rodriguez H99 were known primarily throughout their circle of expertise; and others still, like Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, who was later named Pope Pius XII, moved on to distinguished positions. Some of the many distinguished speakers to visit our campus in the past 75 years included: Amy Brenneman H00 The Honorable Frederica Brenneman H00 Mary Higgins Clark H02 Jacques dAmboise H03 Thomas Dodd Marian Wright Edelman H85 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gray H97 Reverend Andrew Greeley Eunice Groark Marion Heard H05 Monika Hellwig H02 Katharine Houghton Susan Howe H03 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy H65 Barbara Kennelly Eunice Kennedy Shriver Wally Lamb Dr. Henry Lee H96 Madelaine LEngle H87 Clare Booth Luce Dr. Thomas Malone H89 Reverend Richard McBrien Ralph Nader The Honorable Ellen Peters H86 Michael Peters H97 Helen Prejean, CJS, H98 Chaim Potok Faith Ringgold H04 Geraldo Rivera Richard Rodriguez H99 Robin Roberts H01 Dr. Bernie Siegel H93 Maurice Sendak Antonina Uccello 44, H71 In honor of the Colleges 75th anniversary, the following people sent congratulations and best wishes. Congratulations! Saint Joseph College has done a wonderful job throughout those 75 years. Blessings on your future. - Sister Helen Prejean H98
President George Herbert Walker Bush speaks on the steps of McDonough Hall in 1988. To his right is former Saint Joseph College President Paton Ryan, RSM.
I truly enjoyed the spontaneity that evolved related to my Commencement talk and the reaction of the graduates. One thing I truly felt was that Saint Joseph College, its students and faculty, all have a heart. Dr. Bernie Siegel H93 The outreach activities by Saint Joseph College over the years have contributed significantly to the pursuit of a harmonious interaction between humanity and the life-supporting resources of planet Earth. I rate this contribution to the Future of Humanity as one of the many notable achievements of the College over the years. Dr. Thomas Malone H89 I have thought of the faculty of Saint Joseph College as guardians, bringing young women to the point of departure into the world of work but always ready to provide whatever support is needed for them to take the next step and the next May you have many more years of acting as guardians to the motivated students educated there. Judge Frederica Brenneman H00
Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (at far right) meets with students of the Class of 1937. from left to right are Count Enrico Galeazzi, Bishop Maurice McAuliffe and Cardinal Pacelli; at rear, Mary Downing 37, Anita Charbonneau 37 and Alice Callahan 37.
Robin Roberts H01 (center) celebrates Commencement 2001 with President Emerita Winifred E. Coleman and Board of Trustees President John Meehan.
75th Anniverssary Events
75th Anniversary co-chairs Nell Bourgoin (left) and Rosemary Arcari Wall69, M76 (right) invite all members of the Saint Joseph College community to participate in Anniversary and other College events. For a complete calendar of events, see page 48 or visit the 75th Anniversary Website at www.sjc.edu/75.
Pen and Ink Sketch of the Saint Joseph College Campus by Sister Constance OMeara 48, C74
PRotECting thE FLAME WhiLE EMbRACing thE FutuRE
By Rosemary Arcari Wall 69, M76, co-chair, 75th Anniversary Planning Committee
For many Saint Joseph College alumnae/i, The Connor Chapel of Our Lady is the heart of the campus while the holy liturgy celebrated therein constitutes its soul. This belief was reinforced during the Reunion 2007 Liturgy celebrated in honor of the Colleges 75th Anniversary on a glorious autumn afternoon in late September.
His message was as simple as it was important. His words underscored the importance of storytelling, tradition, or, more to the point, the responsibility we all bear as SJC alumnae/i to tell the story of this fine institution its sacred past and its hopeful future.
As Father David so elegantly said: To stay in (the past) risks the possibility that we Amber McSparren 09, Danielle Cowee 09 and Melissa Reardon 09 miss what God is creating now participate in the 75th Anniversary Mass. The entire College family, in the present moment and While many who attended might recall including staff, students, faculty, what God calls us to in the future I the hymns sung by the combined student alumnae/i and Trustees, participated love the words of Pope John XXIII, the and alumnae/i choir or the sacred in this holy and historic celebration of author of Vatican II, when he speaks music played by numerous professional the Eucharist. Each College constituent about tradition. He says this: We need musicians, most were profoundly moved played an integral role in the Mass to protect the flame not preserve the by the poignant homily delivered by Saint that was specifically meant to give ashes. Joseph College Chaplain and Choral thanksgiving to God in honor of the start of our 75th Anniversary year. Director Reverend David Cinquegrani, C.P. *All entries are subject to fact checking prior to posting. To read Father Davids complete homily, visit www.sjc.edu/anniversarymass.
lthough ross Boland never studied or worked at Saint Joseph college, it holds a special place in his heart. An almost familial relationship exists between ross and the college, one that was created a generation earlier through hard work, shared interests and professional respect. ross father, James J. Boland, Sr., was an established glass blower who made most of the original glass instrumentation in the chemistry department. he worked closely with Sister claire markham 40, professor emerita, and other members of the department. ross father, James, was the primary glass blower and he worked for all the colleges in the area, Sister claire said. he was invaluable to us. in addition to the glass, he designed several pieces of equipment for the physical chemistry lab. James also worked with the science students, demonstrating glass blowing and assisting the post-doctoral students. James owned and operated the Boland neon and customized glass company. my father was a self-taught glass blower who had a lifelong interest in chemistry and the sciences, ross said. even as a kid, he was always experimenting. while growing up in new york he built a water barometer in the dumbwaiter shaft of his parents apartment building, flew solo at the age of 11, and in seventh grade achieved the only perfect score for the new york regional exam. ross followed in his fathers footsteps, helping out with the sign company from the age of six and experimenting whenever he had the chance. one of my earliest memories of Saint Joseph college was of being in the chemistry lab with my father and helping to set up the mass spectrometer in the instrument room, he said. Another interest they shared was the restoration of world war ii vintage aircrafts. i still have my Photo: Ross fathers 1946 plane in the garage, Boland with Sister Mary Ellen ross said. i remember flying in Murphy 50 it over Auburn road and seeing [left], professor the tower of the college. my of Chemistry, brother, Jay, took pictures during a and Dr. Billye Auclair, vice similar flight. The pictures are the president for earliest known aerial photos of the academic campus. affairs/dean.
ross went on to study metallurgy and mechanical engineering, earning a B.S., m.S., and ph.d. from the university of connecticut. in the years since, he worked as a metallurgist in the aerospace industry and for large companies By laura Sheehan like gillette and Schick. ross is named as inventor on patents for the coatings of razor blades and nanostructured composite materials. he works as an Oneof independent engineer and researcher in the field of nanotechnology. myearliest James Boland and his wife, Stephanie, stayed in close contact with the college for many years, memoriesof as friends and donors. After their deaths, ross made the decision to carry on his parents legacy SaintJoseph of giving. Around the same time, the college was securing funds for a renovation of the old Collegewas chemistry lab. ross made a significant gift in honor of his parents. ofbeing my family always held a deep respect for Saint Joseph college, he said. my gift to the new lab inthe was a way of honoring my parents and the work the college does in science education. when Chemistry the new Alumnae/i laboratory and hanaghan chemistry center opened last April, ross labwithmy returned to the place where, years ago, he dabbled in science and bonded with his father. i have a father... positive association with Saint Joseph college, he said. im happy to contribute to its future success.
A Family Friendship
By laura Sheehan
InOctober,theCollegesBoardofTrusteesapprovedInterimPresidentCarolJ.Guardos comprehensiveResidenceHallProject,afacilitiesplanthatincludesmultipleconstructionand renovationphases.PhaseIistheconstructionoftwonewresidencehallbuildingsonthewestern edgeofcampus.Designedaroundtheconceptofcommunalliving,thecomplexwillfeaturesuitestylehousing,sharedlivingspaceandcommunalareas.ZoningwasapprovedbytheTownofWest HartfordinDecemberandconstructionbegansoonafter.PhaseIIconsistsofrenovatingcurrent residencehallsandimplementinglandscapearchitecturethatwillofferthecampusacohesive, connectedanduser-friendlydesign.PhaseIIIincludestheconstructionofathirdresidencehall, whichwillcompletethecampusnewquadrangle.
ational data shows that students who live on campus all four years of college have a more positive college experience than those who move off. These students are less likely to drop out, are more active in their campus communities, and establish deeper ties to their almamaters. Those who move to off-campus housing or return home, tend to be less involved in campus life and increasingly distracted by work and family responsibilities. off-campus students across the nation take longer to earn their degrees and cross the commencement stage. enticing students to remain on campus all four years, though, requires certain structural amenities. Truly effective campus housing must cover the entire spectrum of students developmental needs. during the first two years of college, students adjust to living away from home and in the midst of a new community. The colleges current residential halls adequately assist students in this process. Students in their first year of college need to meet as many people as possible in order to find what we call their affinity group, said dr. cheryl Barnard,
dean of students. The existing residence halls with long hallways, shared baths and multiple common areas assist in this process. Students are living in large groups and are meeting fellow students in greater numbers. After the first or second year, they tend to find their selected group of friends and want to move into more independent living. The challenges many institutions face lies in meeting the needs of upper-class students as their housing requirements change. The colleges residence hall project evolved from careful consideration of the current state of the college. one of our strategic goals is to move from being a commuter-based institution to a more residential institution, said cheryl. currently, 40% of our undergraduate students are residential and most of them live on campus during their first two years of study. As they move
into the upper classes, these students leave campus housing and find other arrangements. our goal is to flip the numbers so that 60% of undergraduates live and stay on campus. in order to do that, we need to provide different housing alternatives for the upper class students. The residence hall project supports the colleges strategic direction and provides updated housing options for students. construction is currently under
third phase. All three new halls will be two stories, in keeping with the current scale of campus. The first two residence halls will house 75 students in suites consisting of four to five bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom. Suite-style housing gives the older students the opportunity to live within their affinity groups and to develop skills that are needed for life beyond college, cheryl said. it also opens up a future possibility for the college:
will modernize the bathrooms and common areas, add new lighting and overhaul the landscaping around each hall. if you drive along the loop road now, you see the backs of the buildings because they were designed to open up on the quad. our goal is to enhance the back sides of the residence halls by adding patios and landscaping, so both sides of the buildings offer a welcoming entrance. As the campus expands, students will want to access
way for two new buildings located west of mcAuley hall and north of The connor chapel of our lady. The plan will expand the footprint of campus westward toward Trout Brook drive. The colleges loop road will curve west once it passes The chapel and reconnect to the existing roadway at mcgovern hall. This allows adequate room for the construction of the first two buildings, scheduled for completion in August 2008, and a third building, which is part of the
to create learning communities where students studying the same disciplines live together. By intentionally creating opportunities in the residence halls that support the learning that occurs in the classroom, students have a richer academic and social experience. The projects second phase includes renovations to the existing four residence halls mcAuley, rosary, Assumption and madonna. chuck mann, vice president for finance and administration, explained the plan: This phase will integrate all residential buildings on campus and make the old as attractive as the new. The renovations
the buildings from all angles. finally, when all construction is complete, the college will embark on a landscaping plan intended to further connect the old with the new. The new quad will be landscaped to include a sunken garden, extensive sidewalks, and new patios. when all is said and done, the georgian Brick exterior of the new buildings will blend beautifully with the existing buildings. visitors will assume the buildings have always been there and most importantly, students will live on campus and benefit from the breadth of experiences that Saint Joseph college offers.
Welcome, New Trustees
ShEILA W. hOrAN 69
Saint Joseph college appointed Sheila w. horan 69 as a member of the Board of Trustees. ms. horan, who retired in 2002 from the fBi, holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the college and a masters degree in education from fairfield university. ms. horan joined the fBi in 1973 and was one of the first women to become a field agent. when she retired, she had held several senior executive positions, notably acting assistant director of the national Security division and deputy assistant director for Administration. during her tenure, ms. horan served in the areas of foreign counterintelligence, counterespionage and counterterrorism. After leaving the fBi, ms. horan joined the united States conference of catholic Bishops as deputy executive director of the office of child and youth protection. most recently, she started a business, cape and islands Senior move managers. ms. horan received a distinguished Alumna Award from Saint Joseph college in 2004. She is married to walter mcdonough, who is retired from the office of the inspector general in the u. S. department of labor, washington, d.c.
MAry McCArThy, rSM
mary mccarthy, rSm, joins the Board of Trustees with extensive experience in education. currently serving as the principal of mercy high School in middletown, Sister mary holds a bachelors degree in education from diocesan Teachers college, a masters degree in latin from Trinity college, and a sixth year certificate in Administration and Supervision from Southern connecticut State university. She is a member of the Sisters of mercy and previously served on the colleges Board from 1985-1997. prior to being named principal of mercy high School in 1978, Sister mary served the institution as dean of studies. She was also a teacher and assistant principal at lauralton hall in milford, cT. Sister mary currently sits on the Boards of St. Bernard School (new london), the hospice of St. Joseph (haiti), lauralton hall (milford), Saint Augustines School (hartford) and catherine mcAuley high School (Brooklyn, ny). She is a member of the network for mercy education, the mercy Secondary education Association, the new england Association of Schools and colleges, the national catholic education Association, the national Association for the Advancement of colored people, and the connecticut Association of catholic Secondary School principals.
Whats Past is Prologue
dear friends, Shakespeare filled every line with rich possibilities; how appropriate that Shakespeares words reflect our Saint Joseph college 75th Anniversary year. As we begin the new year, 2008, we embark on a new era as the only catholic college for women in new england. Whatspastisprologue. we bid adieu to interim president carol J. guardo 61 ph.d., who led the college with devotion and consummate skill. As alumnae/i, we are grateful to her in a special way. After all, she is one of our own, and she has made us proud again. dr. guardo ably charted the course for our new president, pamela Trotman reid, ph.d. Whats pastisprologue. Along with the entire college community, we welcome president reid. The Alumnae/i Association offers her our commitment and our talents. we are prepared to lend our support, along with the students, faculty, staff, and administration, to assist her as she constructs and implements her vision for the future of Saint Joseph college. we are the connection to the colleges past; we are the legacy of its catholic Tradition and mercy mission; we can be the key for a dynamic transition to the future. Whats pastisprologue. part of that future will be a three-phase construction for new residence halls, plans for which were unveiled by the Board of Trustees and interim president guardo. The design was carefully managed to accommodate the buildings in a new quadrangle, which incorporates the current residential buildings. The buildings will be state-ofthe-art, yet fit smoothly into the plan so elegantly conceived by the olmsted Brothers design firm some 75 years ago. Whatspastisprologue. There is a role for each of us, as alumnae/i, to play in this transition. Join with the councils efforts; offer your services; engage your skills; help with the underwriting of new initiatives. plan to attend the leadership retreat scheduled for Tuesday, march 25 (check the Alumnae/iE-newsletter for specifics). help us chart an exciting and meaningful course for alumnae/i involvement for years to come. i invite you to contact the office of Alumnae/i relations and step up. There is work to be done and you can be a part of a fresh new beginning on campus. So here we are, poised on the brink of a new era. The Alumnae/i Association welcomes your support. let us herald the life and spirit of Saint Joseph college for we are thepastandtheprologue! warm regards,
roselee B. fanelli 61, m66 president, Alumnae/i Association
ReunIOn & FaMIly Weekend
r. Antoinette Toni iadarola 62 is about to start a new chapter in her life. on June 30, 2008, she will retire as president of cabrini college after 16 years at the helm of the residential, catholic college in radnor, pA. looking ahead to a free and unfettered schedule makes Toni understandably nervous. After 35 years in higher education, im not used to having a lot of time for myself, Toni said. im going to take some time and consider my options. The news of Antoinette Toni iadarola 62: Tonis retirement spread well beyond the philadelphia area. Stories appeared in TheChronicleofHigher Education, LATimes.com, and Forbes.com. Believe it or not, the story and my photo appeared on the screen above Times Square in new york, she said. indeed, reuters press picked up the story and posted it in lights five times during the first weekend. gene castellano, vice president for marketing and communications at cabrini college, attributed Tonis popularity to By her phenomenal success as president. president laura Sheehan iadarola is very well known and respected in the philadelphia area, he said. She has personally distinguished cabrini college due to the many successes of her tenure. Throughout the 16 years she served, Toni oversaw three capital campaigns and raised more than $100 million. She expanded academic offerings, constructed state-of-the-art facilities, and raised its regional and national profile.
Her Name in Lights
cabrinis Board of Trustees chair Theresa A. cavanaugh said, Toni iadarolas impact on this college has been extraordinary. her leadership, vision, dedication and commitment have propelled us forward in ways the founders of the college could only have dreamed. with the recent capital campaign closing (and exceeding goal) and with a strategic plan in place through 2012, Toni thought it was time to move on. i am ready to close one wonderful chapter of my life and start another, she said. i will miss the students and the college community, though. Tonis presidency capped a distinguished career in higher education one that originated at Saint Joseph college. After graduating from SJc in 1962 with a degree in history and political Science, Toni earned a masters and doctorate from georgetown university. She was a fulbright Scholar from 1971-73 at the london School of economics and completed post-doctoral studies at yale university. prior to her position at cabrini, Toni served as provost of colby-Sawyer college in new hampshire. over the years, Toni stayed in close contact with Saint Joseph college. She was a professor and department chair in the history department and also served a half time position as director of grants. in 1982, Saint Joseph college named her a distinguished Alumna. A generous supporter, Toni established an endowed a scholarship in memory of her mother, dora, and chaired the Sister mary consolata oconnor Archives steering committee, where she and a band of dedicated volunteers raised $250,000 for the faithful to the vision campaign. following her retirement, Toni plans to return to her home state of connecticut and reconnect with her almamater. Saint Joseph college provided me with so many opportunities for leadership development, she said. i consider Sister consolata (oconnor) a powerful mentor in my life. She was an outstanding teacher who implemented the Socratic method and exemplified the latin meaning of the word education, which is to lead, to draw out the very best. i learned it from her and it is what ive always tried to do.
springtime walk across campus almost always elicits comments about the colleges exquisite gardens. indeed, the SJc landscape bursts with the beauty of bulbs crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, tulips and more the first signs that the long winter has passed. what is less known, perhaps, is the fact that Saint Joseph college has its very own Bulb lady a gardener committed to the care of bulbs across America and the united Kingdom. debbie van Bourgondien, a member of the class of 1968, is the Bulb lady, a name she wears with pride as vice president of retail catalogue sales for K. van Bourgondien & Sons. A family business now in its seventh generation, K. van Bourgondien & Sons is one of the nations largest bulb and perennial import companies with offices in new york, virginia, holland and england. customers include home depot, lowes, walmart, Target, martha Stewart, the city of washington d.c. and many other municipal parks. Although its been nearly 40 years since she left Saint Joseph college, debbie has maintained contact in a way that reflects her interest through the donation of more than 6,000 bulbs. her gift aptly represents the place Saint Joseph college holds in her heart. A native of Torrington, debbie came to college to study history and political Science. Although i never worked professionally in those fields, so much of what i learned at Saint Joseph college helps me in my career today, she said. debbie regularly lectures to garden clubs and organizations and she writes an online column for her companys website. i credit my success in public speaking and other forms of communication to my Saint Joseph college experience, she said. The college helped me to develop a strong sense of who i am. in the time i was a student there, i focused on myself, built my confidence, and learned how to express my ideas. Saint Joseph college was also the place where she met her husband, John van Bourgondien. John was the former boyfriend of debbies roommate and close friend, ruthanne Stack marchetti. ruthanne determined that she and John were better off as friends and they stayed in touch while both were off at college, debbie recalled. ruthanne kept telling me about him and saying that he would be perfect for me. The pair finally met when John was in town making a delivery for his family business. i first laid eyes on him in the parking lot of madonna hall. This truck pulled up and he was dirty from work. i remember ruthanne leaning over to me and saying, heres prince charming. i said, yeah, right, and didnt pursue it any further. A few years later we met again and the rest is history, debbie said. That history
now includes 39 years of marriage, three sons and three young granddaughters. when she married John, debbie had no gardening experience. i think i come from the only italian family that didnt even plant tomatoes, she said. After John completed his degree at cornell university, debbie stayed home to raise their
debbie van boys. She began designing and planting gardens as a hobby and as a means to Bourgondien: stay busy while John was at work. once her youngest son went to school, debbie started working with the company; soon, her self-discovered passion for bulbs and her professional career merged. Today, debbie oversees all catalogue and internet sales for K. van Bourgondien & Sons. her sons, John Jr., fred ii, and nick, all work for the company, representing the familys seventh generation. when not working or By traveling for work, debbie is busy laura Sheehan planting her own two-acre homestead. i plant about 100,000 bulbs a year, she said. her home garden has been featured in Country LivingGardener and SouthernLiving magazines. i find great solace in gardening, debbie said, it brings everything back to the basics. i love taking something small and onionlooking like a bulb, planting it in the ground and having it become a beautiful flower. Thats a great metaphor for life.
A Gardener in our Midst
JOAN MCgrATh dONAhuE 56 NeverinmylifedidIfeelasaffirmedasIdidatSaintJosephCollege.
The mission of Saint Joseph college lives on in Joan more than 50 years after her graduation. A mother of five, grandmother of ten, activist, volunteer and friend, Joan is forever doing for others. She has been active in the Alumnae/i Association, the Alumnae/i club of hartford, the Alumnae/i choir; she volunteers at the Saint francis hospital gift shop and works regularly in prison ministry. orphaned at a young age and raised by her grandmother, Joan found another family when she came to the college as a child Study major. After graduating, Joan taught in hartford and new Jersey before raising her own children. The core message of Saint Joseph college stayed with me for life, she said. its one of christianity, of spreading love. The college so affirmed me that i, in turn, went on to affirm others.
bErThIEr bErT bOSSE M70 OfalltheinstitutionsIattended,mystudiesatSaintJosephCollegewerethemostbeneficial.
in a midst of his long career as an educator, Bert came to Saint Joseph college to earn his masters degree. he had just finished a three-year national Science foundation institute for math Teachers and was eager to complete his graduate studies. Bert would teach all day in lebanon and attend classes well into the evening. Those were long days, but professors like Betty markham 51 and father lescoe made it a pleasant experience, Bert said. The colleges courses were challenging, though! i had to take five credits in philosophy, write a thesis and pass a comprehensive exam. i came out extremely well prepared. Bert went on to earn a sixth year certificate from the university of connecticut and was principal of lebanon middle School until his retirement in 1995. After that, he worked at SJc as a part-time supervisor of student teachers. retired again, Bert now supervises student teachers for the States Alternate route to certification. i always say that Saint Joseph college educated teachers are the best prepared, he said.
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MEg WhALEN FrANCIS 64 AtSaintJosephCollege,Ilearnedhowtothink,toquestion,andtoserve.
from her days as a Sociology undergraduate, to her position now as a bond fund manager for the connecticut department of economic and community development (d.e.c.d.), meg has stayed true to her passion. i always wanted to work in government, she said. After graduation, meg worked in personnel for the insurance industry, married her husband, Stephen, and then took a position editing military manuals for the navy at general electric. She stayed home for a number of years to raise her three children, and, 30 years after graduating from SJc, earned a masters degree in urban planning. getting a government position was tough, meg recalled, but i met the mayor of derby through my work at Sacred heart university and he later hired me. After that, i took a position with the d.e.c.d. meg has also been involved in local politics and served 16 years on the fairfield Town council and Board of finance. Active as a volunteer with numerous organizations in her community, she credits her commitment to service to her time at Saint Joseph college. each day i try to do something productive, something beyond my job and my life, something that helps someone else, meg said.
70th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Marguerite Riley. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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gloria Scriminger Maloney and her husband, John, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on September 26, 2007 They . have seven children and 21 grandchildren. A feature article on the couples courtship and marriage appeared in The Hartford Courant on October 21.
rita Merlet barrows (pictured here with her cat) celebrated her 90th birthday on July 27 2007 , . gathered at the reunion for this photo. Shown above is Miss Rosetta (seated at center) along with her class. Her sister Fran Rosetta sits to her right, and friend Fay OBrien, RSM, is on her left. and Margaret. In 1979, Alice began working for Exxon Production Research, where she held a variety of positions which included working on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Task Force. Alice retired in 1997 and has been involved as an active volunteer with Lighthouse of Houston and the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County. I think this shows that it is possible to take a break, have a family and then return to the field of science, she said.
55th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Jane Stanke, Alice Marie Dennis Pandozzi. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or alumnae@ sjc.edu.
60th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Elizabeth Smyth Clark, Elaine Lowry Neubelt, Constance OMeara, RSM, Colette Schauss DiLorenzo. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
50th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Betty-Rae Fitzgerald King, Carol Ecklund Quinn, Patricia Rooney, RSM, Kathleen Daly Stingle, Gloria Labesky Farrell, Margaret Reilly
October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Jean Lowry Walsh, M. Frances Blackall Blanchfield, Mary Ahern Tamoney. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or alumnae@ sjc.edu.
Ann rosetta celebrated a reunion with members of her first kindergarten class (1944 -1945) from Charter Oak Elementary School in West Hartford. The former kindergarteners gathered in McGovern Hall at the College on October 6 to reminisce about the hallmarks of kindergarten with their former teacher including: graham crackers and milk, a fish pond built into the classroom, and singing songs accompanied by Miss Rosetta on piano. An article on the reunion was featured in The Hartford Courant on October 7 The classmates .
helen Carone bucior - See story to right.
Alice Pattinson Sullivan is currently residing in Houston, TX and writes, Ive been so out of contact with Saint Joseph College because of distance, that I thought you might be interested in what was done with the education SJC gave. Upon graduation, Alice worked at the Food & Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. and at Catholic University. She and her husband, Jim, raised four children: Anne, James, Mary
helen Carone bucior 50 and Lauri Jordan Miller M99, visiting instructor of Biology, are shown in this photo (at center) surrounded by family and friends when they visited Israel this past summer, from August 1 - 12, 2007 Lauri comments, . Jerusalem, in particular, was magical; it is indeed the center of the world. Within a small area of the Old City are the holy sites that we have read about in the Bible, connecting to the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith streams. Helen was deeply moved by our visit to the Stations of the Cross. As for me, it was very powerful to feel the history, standing at the Western Wall of the second temple, where people have prayed for centuries.
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(1958 continued) Zikowitch, Diane Basney Carroll, Mary Lou Rice Weidl. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. cause of the canonization of Bishop Simon Brut de Rmur, first bishop of Indiana.
barbara kavanagh haight is the co-author of The Handbook of Structured Life Review with her husband, Barrett S. Haight, J.D. The book, published by Health Professions Press, guides people in reflecting on their lives from early childhood to the present and especially benefits individuals who are experiencing stress, undergoing change, coping with grief or dealing with a traumatic event. Barbara Kavanagh Haight, Dr.P.H., is professor emerita at the College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina.
kathleen driscoll Amatangelo (above right) greeted her daughter, Holly, who completed the 2007 Chicago Marathon.
Ellen Amaio Sayers artistically designed one of the fiberglass cows in Cow Parade 2007 , in West Hartford Center. A calligrapher, Ellen partnered with sponsor Lincoln Financial to create the nations most eloquent man of words, Abraham Lincow, outfitted complete with a stovepipe hat! Ellen shares, The challenge had to do with the fact that calligraphy pens only work on flat horizontal surfaces, so with the help of my son, Drew, my husband, Clem, and our friend, Gary, poor Abe had to be held in every possible position, including on his nose with his hind feet up in the air, to give me a writing surface!
Inc. (CCCI), has been appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Connecticut Homecare Option Program for the Elderly (HOPE Fund). A resident of Wethersfield, Molly has 30 years of experience in community long-term care and has served as CCCIs president for more than 10 years. Joan kelly has been selected to fill the newly created position of director of campus ministry at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. Dr. Kelly earned her B.A. in Child Study from Saint Joseph College, her M.A. in Religious Studies from Catholic University, an additional M.A. in Counseling and Psychology from Fairfield University, and a D.Min. in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
45th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Carroll Flaherty Cisek, Anita Mirto Sapnar, Joan Sparaco Reynolds. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
Molly rees gavin, president of Connecticut Community Care,
Mary Ann Shine Mcdonald recently retired as district Language Arts coordinator for Southington Public Schools. Mary Ann and her husband, Bob, have eight grandchildren and reside in Fort Myers, FL. karen Mellon Oddi works part-time with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as an associate archivist. She is a member of the historical commission for the
40th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Maureen Dziados Kreh, Susan Conti Root. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or alumnae@ sjc.edu.
Linda kautz Macy writes, Both children have now graduated: my daughter received a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 2006; my son earned a B.F.A. in Photography from Maine College of Art in May 2007 My time is . split between substitute teaching and looking after my parents in West Hartford.
CONgrATuLATIONS - Births and Adoptions
Michele duval beers 95 and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of Lily Isabelle, born on April 24, 2007 She joins big . sister Olivia. Christina Silva 95 announces the birth of her twin daughters, Gabriella and Angelina, on October 25, 2006. Ellen drake rustico 97 and her husband, John, welcomed their first child, Grace Andrea, on March 14, 2007 . Andrea rizzo velez 98 and her husband, Eric, are the proud parents of Eric Jr. (also known as E.J.), born on May 22, 2007. Pictured in this photo (right) taken in November 2007 is Eric Jr. (5 months) with his the birth of their son, Connor Lee, on October 4, 2007 . Connor joins big brothers JT (5) and Riley (3). The family lives in Deep River, CT where Tracy is a social studies teacher at Valley Regional High School. big sister Gabriela (9 ). Tracy Farrar dickson 99 and her husband, John, announce heather Johnston-kidwell 03 and her husband, Pete, welcomed a son, Ian James, on April 4, 2007 .
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35th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Lisabeth Milewski, Barbara Yost Titus. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or alumnae@ sjc.edu. legal system and its perspective on the administrative process. While in China, Jan also visited many historic sites. She writes, It was fascinating to see the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the extensive preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Colleges 1997 Distinguished Alumnae/i Award recipient, Jan is the director of the Office of Adjudications for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Association of Realtors, Inc. (CAR), where she has been employed for the past 20 years. She is responsible for directing CARs internal and external communications and oversees the Issues Advocacy Program, the associations Website and manages all media relations and public relations. The proud mother of three sons, ages 1422, Lisa, her husband, Luciano, and their family reside in Unionville.
CONgrATuLATIONS Marriages and Engagements
Andrea rizzo 98 married Eric Velez on April 22, 2006.
Joanne Marcantonio Crater and her husband, Terry, own the Buck Shoals Vineyard & Winery in Hamptonville, NC.
30th Reunion October 34, 2008
Class Reunion Committee: Deborah Fischer Thompson, Lydia Aureli Crepon. Reunion 2008 Hotline: 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
25th Reunion October 34, 2008
Planning and Class Gift Committees forming now! To volunteer, contact the Reunion 2008 Hotline at 860.231.6765 or email@example.com. diane baah kyle, MSN, rN, was named director of nursing for the Hospital at Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford. In this capacity, Diane will have oversight of the 23-bed medical hospital unit, 22-bed behavioral health hospital unit, and the outpatient clinic. Prior to joining Hebrew Health Care in 1999 as a nursing supervisor, Diane worked for 14 years in homecare as a staff nurse, supervisor and later as a clinical nurse specialist. She has 15 years of experience in the acute care setting as a staff nurse and nurse manager. Diane has also served as assistant professor of Nursing and later as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Joseph College.
20th Reunion October 34, 2008
Planning and Class Gift Committees forming now! To volunteer, contact the Reunion 2008 Hotline at 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christina zarrella 03 married Kevin Hartmann on June 29, 2006 (shown above). kimberly Nelson 06, M08 is engaged to Francisco Perrotta. An October 12, 2008 wedding is planned. Melissa ziewacz 06 married Kevin Martin on September 1, 2007 . language arts supervisor for Manchester Public Schools in May, 2007 She lives in Hebron . with her husband, David, and their two children: Evan (11) and Emma (8).
dolores bruscino Szyszko received a masters degree in Divinity (M.Div.) from Bethel Seminary of the East (Auburn, MA) in 2003. She was called to pastor The Church of the Good Shepherd, Congregational in West Woodstock, CT on April 8, 2007 Rev. Szyszko was . ordained on June 10, 2007 at Union Congregational Church in Rockville with full standing as a minister in the United Church of Christ.
Liese Franklin zitzkat received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Hartford this fall.
Janice beatson deshais, Esq. was part of a four-person delegation from the Yale Law School China Law Center that traveled to Beijing, China in July, 2007 Jan shares, Presenting . the American point of view was very interesting, but I also learned a great deal about the Chinese
Lisa gothers governale was named to the 40 Under Forty listing that appeared in the Hartford Business Journal on August 20, 2007 Lisa is the vice . president of communications and technology for the Connecticut
Norma Eccellente has joined Peoples United Bank as a vice president in the small business lending department of the banks commercial division. She is responsible for expanding the banks portfolio of small business loans in several counties. A resident of Glastonbury, Ms. Eccellente holds a bachelors degree in Management from Saint Joseph College and a masters degree in International Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a volunteer with the House of Bread and the World Affairs Center.
15th Reunion October 34, 2008
Planning and Class Gift Committees forming now! To volunteer, contact the Reunion 2008 Hotline at 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
Ann Carvalho Fuini M93 was named K-12 reading and
valerie Okrent (M) participated in the 2007 Student Affairs
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was entitled, The Power of Our Authenticity.
Michelle Cutrali works in investments for TD Banknorth. She lives in West Hartford, near the Saint Joseph College campus. Tami devine Fagan joined Saint Joseph College as assistant director of the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). Previously known as the Academic Resources Center, the newly renamed CAE offers students an array of services including
Professional Development Conference: Knowledge is Power II at California State University, Fullerton. Valeries workshop
writing support and tutoring. It also operates the Colleges awardwinning Writing Portfolio program. In her position, Tami also teaches two sections of English 104. She previously taught nine years at Rocky Hill High School where she was named district Teacher of the Year in 2003 and was one of four finalists for Connecticut Teacher of the Year. Tami earned a masters degree in Humanities from Wesleyan University and a sixth year from the University of Connecticut in Educational Leadership. She also holds a Connecticut Administrators Certification. Tami is married to
Michael Fagan, a physics teacher at Rocky Hill High School. Melissa Provancher gilbert is a special education teacher in Plymouth, CT. She lives in Plymouth with her husband, Lee, and daughters, Samantha (4), and Alexa (1). Jennifer Fraulo hoffman serves as chair of the support services department at the Metropolitan Learning Center/Interdistrict Magnet School for International Studies in Bloomfield, CT. She lives in Winsted with her husband, Jay, and sons Parker (2), and Caden (5 months).
katherine kay Sullivan 36 July 5, 2007 harriet root Schneider 37 August 18, 2007 ruth E. buckley 39 June 13, 2007 Mary Constance deManbey, rSM, 40 October 19, 2007 Margaret Ward delluomo 42 April 28, 2007 Marilyn E. rush 43 October 16, 2007 Alice Sheehan Schmid 43 January 10, 2007 Mary helen Edward Muldoon, rSM, 44 April 14, 2007 Lois M. Colli 45 August 3, 2007 Alice M. Manion 45 September 19, 2007 Phyllis brennan Mangines 46 August 11, 2007 Joan Wallace deSilva 47 September 20, 2007 Elizabeth betty J. howard 47, M78 September 19, 2007 barbara OConnell Orris 47 October 22, 2004 Mary Milluzzo hennessey 49 September 15, 2007 barbara doody holland 50 May 11, 2007 Frances banulski Mancino 50 April 23, 2007 Maura Joseph rose, rSM, 50 August 4, 2007 Patricia Wittrup hall 51 October 31, 2007 M. Patricia Small Lane 53 June 1, 2007 Ann Marie golino Lobello 53 July 8, 2007 Elizabeth Tracey Mckenna 56 August 6, 2007 Mary beth Carroll Mihm 56 March 30, 2007 Marion Joseph Murphy, rSM 56 November 3, 2007 Jacqueline A. Cole 58 September 27 2007 , Patricia Mallon graf 59 June 1, 2007 Patricia r. Cotter 61 August 21, 2007 Mary Mihaley Fedak 64 July 5, 2007 Janet LeClair dunn, M67 September 4, 2007 M. Anita Clare Farrell, rSM, 67 September 20, 2007 helena Quinn, rSM, 70 August 29, 2007 Jean McNulty donnelly, M74, C82 July 11, 2007 katherine gregory, rSM, C76 July 15, 2007 reverend Alan h. buttaro, M81 October 13, 2007 Nancy J. Parent 84 August 18, 2007 Marianne T. bolger, M85 August 5, 2007 Ann E. Shapiro, M87 April 27 2007 , kathryn giglio M88 May 20, 2007 Lucille C. Nalbone, MPF, M92 August 16, 2007 Ann L. deFalco 97 August 11, 2006 Irina Sheyner 99 October 17 2007 , Meagan dammers McCormick, M05 May 31, 2007
SPrINg ChAPEL bELLS MASS ANd rECEPTION
The spring Chapel Bells Mass and luncheon reception will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady at 12:05 p.m. Alumnae/i who have recently passed away will be remembered. If you would like to have someone included in the Chapel Bells Liturgy, contact Rita Bayer 05 at 860.231.5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Stevenson Pelletier teaches elementary school in Vernon, CT. She lives in Willington with her husband, Shawn, and son, Carter (2).
10th Reunion October 34, 2008
Planning and Class Gift Committees forming now! To volunteer, contact the Reunion 2008 Hotline at 860.231.6765 or email@example.com. karen vengruskas Wilson teaches elementary school in Wethersfield, CT. She lives in Ellington with her husband, John, and son, Owen. Courtney reid Quigley, a first grade teacher at Tariffville Elementary School in Simsbury, CT, received the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics on May 17 , 2007 in Washington, D.C. She was one of 94 teachers from across the United States to receive this prestigious honor. In a citation given to Courtney, President Bush commended her for embodying excellence in teaching, for devotion to the learning needs of the students and for upholding the high standards that exemplify American education at its finest.
Pamela krist Atwood (M) was named to the 40 Under Forty listing that appeared in the Hartford Business Journal on August 20, 2007 A gerontologist . specializing in memory loss, Pamela is the director of dementia care services at Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford and teaches at Saint Joseph College as an adjunct faculty member. Pamela and her husband, Tom, are the proud parents of Tommy (5) and Charlotte (2); they reside in Newington. Mitchell Orkin (M) joined the leadership team at South Windsor High School as the new associate principal. He holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Special Education from Saint Joseph College, and a sixth year in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut.
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published in the September 2007 issue of the International Journal of Healing and Caring.
Linh duong was hired by the Department of Health and Human Services under the operating division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in the Scientific Career Path. Linh was one of 42 individuals accepted into this program from a total of 2500 applicants.
Irene garneau (M) was quoted in an article entitled, Mental Health Consultants Add to Teachers Toolkits which appeared in the August 2007 issue of Early Childhood Report. Ms. Garneau is the pre-school director at The School for Young Children on Asylum Hill in Hartford. ruthann bruno horvay (M) was selected as the 2007 Laurel Festival Honorary Parade Marshal in Winsted, CT due to her ongoing efforts to help benefit the communitys children through the Family Resource Center. A lifelong resident of Winsted, she joined the Family Resource Center in 1996 to focus on early childhood development. With level funding from the state for the past 11 years, Ruthann has written the centers grants which have resulted in grant awards of over $2 million.
Stacy Potter participated in the 79th annual Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant in June, 2007 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Stacy competed
Sabrina Colangelo graduated with a masters of science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in December, 2006 from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. She is currently employed as a physician assistant at the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center in Hartford.
Petra-Ann Clarke was recognized by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants with its CSCPA Merit Award, given to the top-ranking senior Accounting major graduating from each Connecticut college and university with a qualified Accounting program. as Miss Rocky Hill. She earned a masters degree in Clinical Social Work, magna cum laude, from Columbia University and a bachelors degree in Social Work, summa cum laude, from Saint Joseph College. She has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and works at Lake Grove at Durham, a residential facility for adolescents. Sage Lally (M) is a long-term substitute Special Education teacher at the F.M. Kearns Primary School in Granby, CT. She earned her B.A. and B.S. from Roger Williams University and completed her student teaching in the West Hartford Public Schools. Send Class Notes to Cheryl Rosenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauri Jordan Miller (M) - See story on bottom right of page 39. heather Starkey (M) was quoted in an article entitled, Mental Health Consultants Add to Teachers Toolkits which appeared in the August 2007 issue of Early Childhood Report. Ms. Starkey is an assistant program manager of Advanced Behavioral Healths Early Childhood Consultation Partnership.
5th Reunion October 34, 2008
Planning and Class Gift Committees forming now! To volunteer for your Reunion, contact the Reunion 2008 Hotline at 860.231.6765 or alumnae@ sjc.edu. Claudia Pina wrote an article entitled, Through the Eyes of a Young Therapist which was
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ProfeSSor of fine artS dorothy BoSCh Keller m85, C97, m.ed. delivered a presentation entitled, fur, feathers, faith: The Animal world of the egyptian pharaohs. The talk was based on her recent trip to egypt and Africa, where she explored animal images, their significance in egyptian culture, and their migration patterns. A reception followed, hosted by the graduate and prime Time committee, to benefit the committees Scholarship fund. c97, m.ed. eleanor mlynarski payton 69, of the Alumnae/i club of Bristol, in the Accounting field where women earn more than 50% of the Accounting degrees awarded. he also delivered an update on the department of Business Administration. Several former alumnae/i shared their experiences in the business world with the group; all present expressed their affection, dedication, and ongoing commitment to Saint Joseph college, its faculty, and its programs. Save the date ...
Nancy Famiglietti Testa 84 and Sonia Famiglietti Finnegan 82 tour the New Britain Museum of American Art.
members of the alumnae/i CluB of fairfield gathered for their annual event a brunch with SiSter m. ConSolata oConnor 39, PreSident emerita, at the river house Tavern.
and linda mare 03, a former student of dorothys and coordinator of tours and school services at the museum, assisted with the event coordination.
networking cocktail parties will take place periodically; the next is April 10, highlighting careers in law, 6:008:00 p.m., The hartford, Tower Suite. watch your mail or Alumnae/iE-News for details. reservations required.
Alumnae/i and friends traveled with professor of fine Arts dorothy Bosch Keller m85, c97, m.ed. to the WadSWorth atheneum to view the FestivalofTrees and the museums featured exhibit, faith and fortune. The event was great fun and is on the calendar for next december.
Gold alumnae/i (GraduateS of the laSt deCade) gathered at The hartford, Tower Suite for the first career networking cocktail party which featured careers in business and alumnae/i speakers seasoned in the profession. ProfeSSor Steven jarett led a group discussion about the increasing success and visibility of women in the business world, especially
Nancy Maloney Lenoce 57, Margaret Sullivan Florence 55, Carol Ecklund Quinn 58, M. Jane Ryan 54, Sister Consolata OConnor 39, Marita Ryan 50, and Carolyn Spellacy OMara 54 gather at the River House Tavern in Westport, CT for the Fairfield Clubs annual fall event.
Alumnae/i and friends gathered at the neW Britain muSeum of ameriCan art for a slide lecture/ presentation and tour by professor of fine Arts dorothy Bosch Keller m85,
From left to right, Rebecca Dew Hayes 07 , Natasha Ettienne-Modeste 07 Professor Steven , B. Jarett, M.P.A., C.P.A., Sarah Ellsworth Gutierrez 06, and Michelle Johnson Allen 07 catch up at the GOLD Networking Party.
Professor Dorothy Bosch Keller M85, C97 M.Ed., , and Rosemary Zazzaro Cardwell 51 visit the Festival of Trees at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Mary Abbott Lacy 41
Jean Molloy Palin 79 Lorraine abbott MoLLoy 46
Katherine SpencerMolloy M07
Marjorie Sackett Abbott 47
marjorie married ron Abbott, mary and lorraines brother
Joan Abbott Nelson 80
Marian Sackett 51
are you part of a saint Joseph College legacy?
Be sure to let us know. register as a legacy at 860.231.5364 or email@example.com. watch the mail for details on the presidential Brunch celebrating legacies, scheduled for Sunday, may 4, 2008. Margaret Peg Sackett 54
note: The fonts used for each alumnas name match the font used in her Saint Joseph college yearbook. SaintJoSephCollegeoutlook|Winter2008
ALuMNAE/I EvENTS & ACTIvITIES
ThE dISTINguIShEd ALuMNAE/I AWArd
NomiNatioNs due may 31, 2008 each year, the college president and the Alumnae/i Association recognize alumnae/i who have made outstanding contributions to the college, the community, and/or their profession. The award is presented at the Alumnae/i Association annual meeting which takes place during reunion weekend in September. Award recipients receive the prestigious distinguished Alumnae/i medal. Alumnae/i are encouraged to nominate those who may meet award criteria. Award criteria and nomination forms are available online at www.sjc.edu/ alumnae.
ALuMNAE/I ASSOCIATION CALL FOr NOMINATIONS: PrESIdENT ANd vICE-PrESIdENT
pursuant to the Alumnae/i Association Bylaws, the offices of president and vice-president will be elected this fall at the Annual Alumnae/i Association luncheon on September 27, 2008. for a complete copy of the bylaws, contact the alumnae/i office at 860.231.5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org completed nominations are due to the nominating committee of the Alumnae/i Association council by march 1, 2008 and must include candidates home and employment contact information and a complete history of the candidates demonstrated leadership at SJc and elsewhere. Additionally, nominations should
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speak to the candidates ability to meet the following criteria for Association leadership, as defined by the bylaws: be a committed, informed, and positive representative and ambassador of the college; attend meetings as outlined in bylaws and/or operating procedures; carry out responsibilities and duties as outlined in bylaws and/or operating procedures; set a philanthropic example by annual participation in the Annual fund. participate actively in securing financial support for the college and increasing alumnae/i participation in the Annual fund; identify potential alumnae/i volunteers, leaders, and leadership gift prospects;
CALLINg ALL bLuE JAyS!
The 2008 Annual fund phonathon wrapped up its fall semester with tremendous results. The team raised more than $50,000 from 650 + alumnae/i. This comprises nearly 10% of the 2007-2008 Annual fund goal. The Blue Jay phonathon team members celebrated their success with an internationalthemed holiday party, featuring foods from around the world and activities in which they learned of different cultures holiday customs.
LOOkINg AhEAd: FOuNdErS CIrCLE gAThErINg
The founders circle members annual party is on the horizon. This very special event (scheduled for late April or early may) will be a cocktail party and will take place on campus. in addition to celebrating a tremendous year for our college, the event will feature student research symposia projects. watch for further details.
Shown here are: (back row, left to right) Liz Bessette 09 (Supervisor), Abigail Boulrice 11, Nora Allen 11, Melyssa Searcy 11, Andrea Rhymer 10, Courtney Burns 10, Keisha Powell M08 (Supervisor, Graduate Assistant); (front row, left to right): Nicole Simmons 09, Heather Zemke 08, Shelby Lata 11, Stephanie Scott 11, Deborah Jensen 10, and Casey Miranda 06, M08 (Supervisor, Graduate Assistant). Not pictured: Dao Nguyen 09 and Jessica Racine 08.
ALuMNAE/I EvENTS & ACTIvITIES
represent fellow alumnae/i and collaborate with other alumnae/i volunteers to encourage support for the college, its leadership, event participation and fundraising efforts. five copies of each completed nomination should be mailed to: Jodi warner fyfe 71, chair, nominating committee, Alumnae/i Association council, c/o office of Alumnae/i relations and Annual giving, 1678 Asylum Avenue, west hartford, cT 06117. Anonymous nominations will not be considered. for additional information, contact Jodi at 860.231.5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STudENTS OrgANIzE rELAy FOr LIFE: CALL FOr vOLuNTEErS!
By Danielle Cowee 09
MONThLy ALuMNAE/I LuNChEON SErIES AT ThE MCgOvErN CAF
All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series at the mcgovern caf (student dining hall). Attend one or attend all these informal gatherings offer the opportunity to reconnect with special friends and visit your almamater. diners can see professors and staff who dine at the caf regularly; meet some of todays students and hear about their experiences at the college in the 21st century; call a few friends and simply enjoy lunch together. lunch is compliments of the office of Alumnae/i relations. upcoming Alumnae/i luncheons are scheduled for: february 12, march 12, April 16 and may 7. noon, mcgovern hall, mcgovern caf. To make a reservation contact the Alumnae/i events hotline 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
from April 1819, Saint Joseph college will host its fourth annual relay for life event the 24-hour walkathon that raises funds for the American cancer Society. last years relay raised more than $30,000 and was entirely student run! As chair of the publicity committee, i invite all SJc alumnae/i to join in Members of the Saint Joseph College and greater Hartford our fight against cancer. communities participate in the 2007 Relay For Life on campus. please consider forming a team of walkers (or sponsoring a team) as we celebrate this years relay theme: celebrate, remember, fight Back. To register for Saint Joseph colleges relay for life, visit main.acsevents. org/rflctsaintjosephcollege. if you have any questions, feel free to call me at 860.231.5622. i hope you can join us and i hope to see you on the track at The oconnell Athletic center on April 18th!
3S ANd 8S MArk yOur CALENdArS NOW FOr yOur CLASS rEuNION
Alumnae/i from class years ending in 3 and 8, mark your calendars now, call a classmate and plan to attend reunion weekend on october 34, 2008. reunion provides the ideal opportunity to celebrate with one another to renew old friendships and to make new ones. with the combination of festive and scholarly events, the weekend presents a time for recalling the past, enjoying the present and gaining insight into the future of Saint Joseph college. Are you interested in joining the program and/or reunion gift committee? contact diane Burgess, assistant director of alumnae/i relations, at 860.231.5502 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEE ThE bEAuTy OF ITALy!
Tour florence, italy with our own professor dorothy Bosch Keller m85, c97, m.ed. and fellow SJc alumnae/i and friends from may 20 29, 2008. only a few seats remain, so call the office of Alumnae/i relations today at 860.231.5364. experience the art and culture of italy in a Saint Joseph college tour led by Art historian dorothy Bosch Keller. The fee includes ground transport from the college, air transportation (to/from Boston), accommodations, breakfast buffet daily and numerous guided excursions.
ALuMNAE/I ANd FrIENdS bOOk dISCuSSION CLub 6:00 p.m., Faculty Dining Room, McGovern Hall Join Dr. Karen Palmunen, associate professor of French, as she leads the group in a discussion of Suite Francaise by Irene Nemarovsky. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for March 18 and May 15. Books to be discussed will be selected at the previous meeting. A light supper will be provided. Reservations are required; call the Alumnae/i Events Hotline at 860.231.6765 or e-mail email@example.com.
11 75th Anniversary Events
hELEN PrEJEAN, CSJ, h98, AuThOr OF DeAD mAN wALkiNg 7:00 p.m., The Bruyette Athenaeums Hoffman Auditorium Sr. Helen Prejean will address the topic of capital punishment and follow with a book signing. COMMuNITy PArTNErS IN ACTION PrESENTS PrisoN Art The Winifred E. Coleman Lobby of The Bruyette Athenaeum.
NOMINATIONS FOr ALuMNAE/I ASSOCIATION PrESIdENT ANd vICE PrESIdENT duE
SPrINg ChAPEL bELLS MASS ANd LuNChEON rECEPTION 12:05 p.m., The Connor Chapel of Our Lady Mass will be followed by a luncheon reception at the McGovern Caf. If you would like to have someone remembered during the Liturgy, contact Rita Bayer 05 at 860.231.5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALuMNAE/I CLub OF hArTFOrd MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA
ALuMNAE/I LuNCh Campus Dining Hall All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series. Noon, McGovern Caf and compliments of the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. Reservations required: 860.231.6765 or email@example.com. FLOrENCE, ITALy TrAvELErS 5:156:15 p.m., AV Classroom, The Bruyette Athenaeum A pre-tour get-together with tour guide Dorothy Bosch Keller M85, C97 M.Ed. Join , fellow travelers for an informal yet informative presentation previewing sites in Florence, Pisa and Sienna. We will discuss all questions relating to the tour and international travel. Afterwards, we have dinner with a Q & A discussion in the Faculty Dining Hall in McGovern Hall from 6:307:30 p.m. This will be six weeks pre-travel the perfect time to get lists started and to form group connections.
ALuMNAE/I LuNCh Noon, Campus Dining Hall All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series. Compliments of the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. Reservations required: 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ALuMNAE/I ASSOCIATION COuNCIL MEETINg, 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA
ALuMNAE/I LuNCh Noon, Campus Dining Hall All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series. Compliments of the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. Reservations required: 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
ALuMNAE/I ANd FrIENdS bOOk dISCuSSION CLub 6:008:00 p.m., location TBA
grAduATE SChOOL ANd PrIME TIME ALuMNAE/I COMMITTEE MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA rEuNION 2008 PLANNINg COMMITTEE MEETINg 6:00 p.m., location TBA Calling all 3s and 8s. Help plan the most spectacular Reunion ever. Subsequent meeting dates TBA. Contact: Diane Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.231.5502.
grAduATE SChOOL ANd PrIME TIME ALuMNAE/I COMMITTEE MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA
yOuNg ALuMNAE/I hAPPy hOur Time and location TBA Join in the fun and meet alumnae/i from area colleges.
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ALuMNAE/I CLub OF hArTFOrd MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA grAduATE SChOOL ANd PrIME TIME ALuMNAE/I COMMITTEE MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA
dISTINguIShEd ALuMNAE/I AWArdS COMMITTEE MEETINg 5:307:00 p.m., location TBA Subsequent meeting dates TBA.
gOLd ALuMNAE/I (grAduATES OF ThE LAST dECAdE - 19972007) 6:008:00 p.m., The Hartford, Tower Suite Cocktail parties have begun! Highlighting careers in various professions, these parties are a great way to meet fellow alumnae/i who are seasoned leaders and professionals in selected fields. This party will highlight careers in Law. Watch your mail or Alumnae/i E-News for details. Reservations are required.
24 75th Anniversary Event
SISTErS OF MErCy 50Th ANNIvErSAry rENEWAL OF vOWS 12:00 noon, The Connor Chapel of Our Lady
PlaNNed GiviNG CorNer
the golDen Dome society
25 75th Anniversary Event
ANNuAL SPrINg ChOrAL CONCErT 7:00 p.m., The Connor Chapel of Our Lady
Bequests are the cornerstone of any planned giving program, and Saint Joseph colleges record in bequest gifts is outstanding. last year, the college received nearly $1.5 million from the estates of our alumnae/i and friends. The golden dome Society recognizes those who have indicated that the college is in their will or is a beneficiary of an insurance policy, irA, trust or other planned giving instrument. please join the 85 members of the golden dome Society at a private event to meet president pamela Trotman reid. This will be held in the spring for all current and new members. Kindly contact mary Kate cox, director of major gifts, at 860.231.5206 or email@example.com for more information on joining the golden dome Society.
PrESIdENTIAL bruNCh CELEbrATINg LEgACIES 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m., location TBA Calling all moms, grandmothers, daughters, and sisters connected by SJC. As legacies, your connection to the Saint Joseph College family is deep and meaningful in a unique way. All legacy alumnae/i are cordially invited to attend this event to celebrate your family within the Saint Joseph College family. If you have questions or would like to register as a legacy, call 860.231.5364 or alumnae@ sjc.edu. Watch the mail for your invitation.
ALuMNAE/I LuNCh Campus Dining Hall All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series. Noon, McGovern Caf and compliments of the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. Reservations required: 860.231.6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
brOAdWAyS FrANC dAMbrOSIO PErFOrMANCE 8:00 p.m., The Bruyette Athenaeums Hoffman Auditorium Best known for his roles in The Phantom of the Opera and Godfather III, singer Franc DAmbrosio is coming to SJC! The Alumnae/i Club of Hartford is selling tickets to benefit the Scholarship Fund. Following the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Mr. DAmbrosio at a private reception. Tickets are $30.00 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Judy Guarco at 860.651.2127 or jguarco@ prudentialct.com.
73rd COMMENCEMENT OF SAINT JOSEPh COLLEgE The Class of 1958 will begin celebrating its 50th Anniversary by gathering for a very special breakfast prepared in their honor prior to the Commencement ceremony.
rEd SOx vS. SEATTLE MArINErS AT FENWAy PArk, bOSTON 10:30 a.m. Bus departs campus 1:35 p.m. Game time For more information, contact the Alumnae/i Events Hotline at 860.231.6765 or alumnae@sjc. edu.
ALuMNAE/I LuNCh Noon, Campus Dining Hall All alumnae/i are invited to participate in the monthly alumnae/i luncheon series. Compliments of the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. Reservations required: 860.231.6765 or email@example.com.
ALuMNAE/I TOur OF FLOrENCE, ITALy WITh dOrOThy bOSCh kELLEr M85, C97, M.Ed.
COMINg NExT FALL
FACuLTyS LAST WOrdS OF WISdOM A group of faculty will each offer a ten-minute lecture as if it were their last lecture. This is an event not to be missed. A reception will follow.
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By chris legates, head Soccer coach/Sports
The Saint Joseph college soccer team finished the season with a 9-6-2 record and qualified for the great northeast Athletic conference (gnAc) tournament for the eighth consecutive season. Susie mcKenna 10 was selected to the gnAc Allconference first team while cait witham 10 and eva peart 11 were selected to the All-conference Second team. first-year student paige Briglia was named the gnAc player of the week in early September. The team graduates seniors megan fuller and Shelby rogers in may.
FAll SportS WrAp up
cross country returned to Saint Joseph college after a one-year absence. led by coach Kyle fuller, the team completed a solid season, placing eighth overall at the great northeast Athletic conference (gnAc) championship meet in maine. rebecca mitchell 08 finished 22nd while teammate Ashley debella 10 placed 26th. The Blue Jays recently competed in the ecAc championships at williams college.
The Blue Jays tennis team rebounded strongly in 2007 by making it back to the gnAc playoffs and compiling a competitive 6-10 record overall. Sarah Kowalchuk 08 ended her college career by being named to the great northeast Athletic conference (gnAc) All conference Second team. She posted a 7-5 record at firsttiers singles and an 8-2 record playing in doubles matches.
Sarah Kowalchuk 08
Taryn Avery 11, named as the teams most improved, runs cross country.
Shelby Rogers 08
Blue Jays Sportspages
The colleges volleyball team returned to the gnAc playoffs in 2007 after a four-year drought. The Blue Jays compiled an overall record of 1116 marking a dramatic turnaround of seven additional wins from the previous season. first-year student Brittany Souza was selected to the great northeast Athletic conference (gnAc) All-conference third team in volleyball. She ranked sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.242) and seventh in the conference in kills per game (2.74).
FAll SportS AWArdS
Congratulations to the following student athletes who were honored at the annual Fall Sports Awards ceremony.
Most Valuable Player: Susie McKenna 10 Most Improved Player: Joanna White 10 Coachs Award: Laura Conover 09 Four-year Senior Award: Shelby Rogers 08 Megan Fuller 08
Elyse Allard 09 (center), winner of the Coachs Award for tennis, with head coach Tom Walsh and assistant coach Stacey Brown.
Most Valuable Player: Sarah Kowalchuk 08 Most Improved Player: Laura Curley 08 Coachs Award: Elyse Allard 09
Most Improved Player: Taryn Avery 11 Coachs Award: Ashley Debella 10 Four-year Senior Award: Rebecca Mitchell 08
Most Valuable Player: Catherine Irwin 10 Most Improved Player: Cayla OMara 10 Coachs Award: Courtney Burns 10 Four-year Senior Award: Jessica Racine 08
Most Valuable Player: Rebecca Mitchell 08
STudENTS MAkINg STrIdES
Swim team members Sarah wheeler 11, Amy olson 08, and Anne weeks 09 (shown here from left to right) participated in the American cancer Societys making Strides for Breast cancer walk, held in october in hartfords Bushnell park. All three are also members of the Student Athlete Advisory committee.
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NatiONal WOmeNS BaSKetBall team ON CampUS
n november 1, Saint Joseph college played it gave me ideas on how to run future practices. i noticed host to the Senior national womens Basketball that the communication and friendliness between the Team the players who will be representing players had an impact on their play. Also, the practice our country at the 2008 was very structured and Summer olympics. Team each player knew what drill uSA, under the leadership came next so everything of Anne donovan and flowed together without any mike Thibault (coaches interruption. of the wnBA Seattle christine invited her grandmother, lucy, to watch Storm and connecticut Sun, respectively) spent an the practice with her. my grandmother always attends afternoon practicing in The my basketball games, here at oconnell Athletic center. only days earlier, SJc Saint Joseph college and at high school. we share a great Athletic director Bill passion for the game and i cardarelli received a phone knew shed want to see these call from coach Thibault. players work, christine said. he was calling from russia where the team was playing, other members of the and said they were looking college community invited the fans in their lives to to fit in another practice see Team uSA in action. before they headed up to Bill cardarelli sat with his uconn, Bill said. weve had the cT Sun practice daughter, megan; interim here before, so it was natural president carol guardo that mike would think to watched with her sister, call us. Anita Satriano 53; and members of the Blue Jays gloria Trotman, the mother basketball team were invited of president pamela reid, to watch the team practice. also attended the practice. Diana Taurasi, of Team USA, practices in The OConnell Athletic Center gym, while members of the Blue Jays basketball team watch its a great opportunity for i think its a testament to our players to see that caliber the popularity of womens of player, Bill said. i think it motivates them and shows basketball that it draws fans of all ages and walks of life, them just how hard these players work at their sport. said Bill. it was no small draw that Team uSA includes Student athlete christine Begey 07 said, As a player several connecticut favorites: former uconn huskies and a coach i got a lot out of watching the team practice. diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Swin cash.
By laura Sheehan
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