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President’s Message

1 14 HNU Today is published by the Office of


Marketing and Communications at Holy Names University. In November 2017, I was appointed interim president of Holy Names University,
after having served as your vice president for finance and administration. Since
­ D ianne Dobbs: EDITORS
2 Committed to public service
­ Melody Hudson:
Stephanie Silva, university communications manager
Sonia Caltvedt, director of marketing and communications
then, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to lead a university community that is both
supportive and extraordinarily visionary.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE Advocate for women's equal rights DESIGN
As we celebrate the founding of Holy Names University 150 years ago, it is
­­ H
 oly Names & Samuel Merritt: Maria Theren, graphic designer
Two universities. One campus. 16 CONTRIBUTORS
an ideal time to reflect on our responsibilities as a university today, and plan
together for our future. I’d like to share some of our current initiatives with you.
HNU adopts new academic model
Stephanie Silva, university communications manager
Many of you have received the exciting announcement regarding our exploration
6 ­ J ahan Bayramova:
Sonia Caltvedt, director of marketing and communications
Kelsey Lindquist, assistant director, annual giving
of an alliance with Samuel Merritt University (SMU), in which we would share
Champion from Turkmenistan Carol Nicklas, SNJM ’64, alumni relations volunteer
­ Shaylah Ellis: Inspired to educate Alison Mundy, director of advancement our campus, including modernized facilities, but remain distinct universities.
­ HNU's Digital Learning Initiative In this issue, we’ve provided a window into the mission and the values of SMU,
18 The opinions expressed in HNU Today do not necessarily
which are very similar to our own. I’ve been encouraged by the enthusiastic
represent the views of the editors nor policies of
Holy Names University. Comments for the editors support and interest in opportunities for collaboration that we’ve received so far,
may be sent via email to:, or in writing to:
HNU FIRSTS and look forward to sharing more as our discussions progress.
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Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd.
With our digital learning initiative, we have the opportunity to offer a Holy
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Names education to more people, and to deliver it in a way that is responsive
As we celebrate the founding
of Holy Names University 150
CAMPUS NEWS to the realities of life as a working adult. Employers seek digital literacy as well
Michael Groener, interim president
as collaboration skills, both online and offline, and workplace demands will years ago, it is an ideal time to
 ather Sal Ragusa, ministering
in the 21st Century
24 Luis Guerra, vice president for facilities and events
Rob Kinnard, vice president for finance and administration continue to change. It is our job to provide all of our students with opportunities reflect on our responsibilities
Alan Liebrecht, vice president for enrollment management
HAWK NEWS to attain relevant skills at Holy Names. as a university today, and plan
11 ­ HNU Wrestlemania 2018!
Lizbeth Martin, PhD, provost and vice president for
academic affairs
together for our future."
Michael Miller, vice president for student affairs Provost Lizbeth Martin began working with our academic deans last summer
and title IX coordinator Michael Groener
Carol Sellman, SNJM ’69, MM ’78, EdD, vice president for
on a reorganization of the University into schools that take advantage of our
­ Leading
 us into the future: Interim President, Holy Names University
mission integration academic strengths and that offer students what they need for today’s careers.
interview with Michael Groener THE LAST WORD
ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESIDENT This new academic structure supports our belief in the value of an undergraduate
12  teven Borg appointed
Chairperson of the Board
Ana Raphael-Scott ’89 educational experience grounded in the rich traditions of the liberal arts.
That’s where our students develop the critical thinking, communication, and
­ Celebrate 2018 Jubilarians Steven Borg ’86, MA, chairperson of the board I The collaboration skills they will need to succeed in their working lives.
 nne F. Walker, PhD,
A Honorable Carol A. Corrigan ’70, JD, vice chairperson
assistant professor of English of the board I Barbara A. Bray, SNJM ’68, MA ’89, MEd
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary demonstrated incredible
­ Timothy Weekes, EdD, I Miguel Bustos ’93, MBA, MA I Steven A. Callaway I fortitude and foresight when they founded the University on the shores of Lake
assistant professor of education Cynthia Canning, SNJM ’68, MA I Rachel O’Dwyer Flynn, Merritt in 1868. And today, we continue to fulfill their mission to transform
James Stryker, PhD, associate MPA I Barbara Hood ’70, MPA I Alan Hyman I Mary Pat
professor of management LeRoy, SNJM ’68, MEd ’75 I Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM, PhD lives, shape leaders, and improve society.
I Maureen (Nikki) Maziasz ’01 I Martha E. Rolley, SNJM ’72,
­ Maree Hennessy, MM, Whether you are a current student, an alum, or a friend of the University, you
EdD I Kathleen Ross, SNJM, PhD I Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 I
director of the Kodály Center
Nicki Jean Thomas, SNJM ’71, MA I Agnieszka Winkler ’67, inspire us to continue to innovate in order to serve our community as best we
Rick Patrick, MA, professor of art
possibly can.
Holy Names University is a private, co-ed university located
on 60 acres in the hills of Oakland, California. An academic It is an honor to be your president at this exciting time in our history.
community committed to the full development of each
student, HNU offers a liberal arts education rooted in the
Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for
leadership and service.

Michael Groener
Interim President, Holy Names University
Cover photo: HNU student, Victoria Camarena
HNUTODAY Photo by: Stephanie Silva HNUTODAY I 1
Planning for the Future

Samuel Merritt University

Like Holy Names, Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has deep roots in Oakland. Founded in
1909, SMU is a private, not-for-profit, health sciences institution. The University offers degrees
in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and podiatric medicine.
In addition to its main campus in Oakland, it also has campuses in Sacramento, and San
Mateo, California.


Two Universities. Samuel Merritt University, an affiliate of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Sutter Health,
is one of the largest sources of new registered nurses in California. The University is also the

One Campus. largest provider of physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, and podiatric
physicians in the greater East Bay.

Endless Possibilities. SHARED VALUES

The mission of Samuel Merritt University is to educate students to become highly skilled and
compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in
LAST NOVEMBER, Holy Names University and Samuel the financial benefits and operational efficiencies of as the library and dining areas, and enjoyment diverse communities. Like students at Holy Names, SMU students are committed to serving
Merritt University announced that they are exploring an working together, they also share an aspirational vision: to of the natural setting and open space. The both their local communities and those in need across the globe. Students and faculty
alliance that includes sharing the Holy Names campus. provide a premier educational environment for a diverse universities envision a vibrant, collaborative
regularly provide free healthcare through volunteering at local churches, hosting free public
Early in March, the two universities agreed to undertake a population of students and to deepen their relationship community with expanded intellectual and
with the Oakland community. social opportunities for both institutions in the health clinics, and offering youth mentorship programs. SMU faculty and students also travel
joint master plan for the campus renovation.
spectacular setting of the Holy Names campus. internationally on medical missions to deliver supplies and provide clinical care.
Holy Names and Samuel Merritt have compatible This unique collaboration—two separately governed
missions and values. Both universities are dedicated to universities sharing a single campus and investing Planning for the campus renovation is in the A COMMON COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, and community together in expansion and development—could be a new early phase; Samuel Merritt hopes to relocate ­Diversity and inclusion are integral to the SMU experience, another important commonality
engagement—all of which are necessary to prepare model for higher education. its main campus to the Holy Names site in 2023.
with Holy Names. SMU demonstrates this commitment by:
today’s graduates to play active roles in their communities. Both universities will keep faculty, staff, students,
Each university would remain independent, with distinct ­ Creating a strong sense of belonging for all campus members
alumni, and the Oakland community informed as
Samuel Merritt is at capacity in its current facilities in governing boards, faculties, administrations, and students,
they move through the process. A draft master ­ Educating a diverse and culturally responsive healthcare workforce
downtown Oakland and has long sought a new site for its but the schools would take advantage of their common
plan for the shared campus will be available for ­ Developing culturally competent leaders that reflect community demographics
main campus; Holy Names seeks to improve and update campus through complementary programs and resources,
review in late spring. ­ Working to reduce healthcare disparities in underserved communities
its existing campus. While both universities recognize coordinated community service, shared facilities, such
To learn more about the alliance, Holy Names is inspired and energized by exploring the possibilities of a shared campus with
visit an institution with such a compatible mission.



HNU adopts new academic school model

IN JANUARY OF 2018, Holy Names University began “The academic school structure makes us more Dean of the School of Nursing, Health,
educating our students within a structure of four academic ‘understandable’ to credentialing bodies,” says Dean and Natural Sciences Edith Jenkins-
schools: Business and Applied Social Sciences; Education; of the School of Education Kimberly Mayfield. “Our Weinrub discovered that the Math
Liberal Arts; and Nursing, Health, and Natural Sciences. operations and roles are clearer now.” Beyond the and Science faculty in her school
The academic school structure is common in universities opportunity to speak a common language with our could take advantage of the anatomy
and allows HNU to concentrate on our academic strengths peer institutions and with outside agencies, Mayfield and physiology assessment tool and
while providing more opportunities for student learning feels that the new structure also provides better lines of exam that she’s found so helpful for
...this new structure will
and for interdisciplinary collaboration. communication for faculty members. Deans can now serve nursing students. Says Dr. Jenkins- enable us to move forward
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lizbeth as champions for faculty who are closer to the day-to-day Weinrub, “Math and science provide
Martin was at the helm of the restructuring, and believes functioning of their school. an important foundation for a nurse’s faster and adjust to the
education, and determine student
that the focus and efficiencies that it brings encourage Weekly Deans’ meetings offer opportunities to
success, so being in the same school is
demands of the ever-
healthy growth. In addition to consolidating administrative collaborate, and standardize practices. “We can now ANN ALDERMAN, PhD
functions, each school has been defining its identity, be more intentionally interdisciplinary,” says Martin. For
helpful.” accelerating higher education Dean, School of Liberal Arts
including developing mission statements and strategic example, Dean of the School of Business and Applied Within the School of Liberal Arts,
plans. Advisory boards are also being formed for each Social Sciences Charlie Sarno sought feedback from Dr. HNU is now offering concentrations,
climate. We can move more
school in order to support them with fundraising and Mayfield regarding a new proposal for Diversity Studies. providing an opportunity for students nimbly to seize opportunities
program development. to take a focused set of classes in a
discipline outside of their major. The that serve students better."
concentrations, which range from
12-18 units, provide an opportunity Lizbeth Martin,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
for students to take a focused set of
classes in one or more disciplines
outside their major in order to
complement it or to broaden their CHARLES SARNO, PhD
Dean, School of Business
career opportunities. Dean of the within each school. For instance, we and Applied Social Sciences
School of Liberal Arts Ann Alderman can evaluate educational success
has been working with students, within Education and Nursing by
SCHOOL OF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SCHOOL OF NURSING, SCHOOL OF faculty, and advisors to create these focusing on a deep analysis of the
LIBERAL ARTS AND APPLIED SOCIAL HEALTH, AND NATURAL EDUCATION new options. For example, students professional competencies that
Undergraduate SCIENCES SCIENCES Undergraduate passionate about Latino/a Studies students gain in their program, their
Undergraduate Undergraduate suggested new courses in Pre- success on licensure exams, and/or
Majors Majors
Columbian Mesoamerica and in Afro- their internship field performance.”
Communication Studies Majors Majors Liberal Studies
Latinx Cultures. Students interested in
Communication Studies, Accounting Biology Says Martin, “What I am most excited
Credentials Professional Writing requested courses
emphasis in Digital Media Business (emphases) Community Health Sciences about is the fact that this new structure
Bilingual Authorization in sports blogging and online editing.
Interdisciplinary Studies Finance Kinesiology will enable us to move forward faster
Mild/Moderate In the future, the school may create EDITH JENKINS-WEINRUB, EdD
Self-Designed International Business Nursing and adjust to the demands of the
Credential an Interdisciplinary Studies major Dean, School of Nursing, Health,
Concentrations* Management Post-licensure, RN to BSN ever-accelerating higher education and Natural Sciences
Multiple Subject that would combine several of the
Digital Arts Marketing and ADN to MSN climate. We can move more nimbly
Credential concentrations.
Diversity Studies Sports Management Pre-licensure, Generic BSN to seize opportunities that serve
Single Subject
Criminology The new school structure also allows students better, while maintaining a
Latino/a American Studies Graduate Programs Credential
International Relations the University to be more effective liberal arts foundation that teaches
Literature MSN/MBA
Politics and History Graduate Programs in assessing student learning and problem solving skills, communications
Music MSN (concentrations)
Psychobiology Education achievement. Associate Dean for skills, and how to become a lifelong
Philosophy Administration
Psychology Music, Kodály Institutional Effectiveness Kevin learner. These days people have no
Religious Studies Management
Sociology Vocal Pedagogy Gin says, “Instead of a one-size- other option than to continue learning
Writing for Professionals Care Transition
fits-all model of assessment that is as society changes more and more
Graduate Programs Family Nurse Practitioner
applied to all academic disciplines,
*Concentrations available rapidly. When our students graduate,
Counseling Psychology Informatics
school structures allow us to define they will need the ability to teach KIMBERLY MAYFIELD, EdD
across schools Counseling and Forensic Nurse Educator
learning that aligns with the academic themselves the additional skills they Dean, School of Education
Psychology (dual degree)
disciplines and emergent pedagogy need down the road.”
Educational Therapy
Forensic Psychology
Feature Story

There’s a mythology that everyone under the age of 30
is a tech whiz. The reality is that there is a digital divide
in our country.”
Katrina Fullman, Instructional Designer


PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE HNU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Students interacting with different technology platforms are also

Digital Learning Initiative

(CETL) was founded in 2014 to advance evidence-based gaining the skills they need to be successful in a professional setting.
pedagogy, technology-enriched learning, and holistic
“There’s a mythology that everyone under the age of 30 is a tech
assessment. CETL is powering tech-based developments
whiz.” says Fullman. “The reality is that there is a digital divide in
in HNU’s classrooms by awarding grants to innovative
our country. Those with higher socio-economic status enjoy greater
faculty members each year. Faculty have used grants
COMMITTED TO BRINGING TECHNOLOGY-enhanced BUILDING ON OUR MISSION access to digital devices and tools. They also have greater digital
to develop projects ranging from a series of basic math
education to students on and off campus, Holy Names literacy. It’s our job as educators to guide students that need it across
The initiative builds on HNU’s tradition of bringing quality videos to hybrid and fully online courses.
University launched the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) this divide.”
education to non-traditional students. In 1981, HNU
this year to stimulate new, accessible, ways of learning “Today’s students use digital technologies in every part of
launched the Weekend College (WECO) for adult learners TILT (Technology in Learning and Teaching), a faculty senate
through online coursework. their lives and expect their university experience to reflect
and busy professionals. The weekend program was committee, was formed in 2015 to help faculty implement tech-
this. I create multimodal writing projects for my students
The initiative is aligned with exciting campus-wide plans revolutionary at the time and helped many working, adult enhanced education and help students improve their digital literacy.
that incorporate text with digital images, videos, maps,
to better integrate technology in the classroom, increase students complete a bachelor’s degree. The DLI continues In the future, the committee plans to play an important role in
and other visual elements.” says Anne Walker, assistant
HNU’s educational reach, and collaborate with industry the mission of the weekend program by using modern implementing the DLI, as the University scales up a fully online
professor of English.
partners. technology to develop an accessible, fully online, bachelor’s undergraduate degree completion program.
completion program. Faculty members are developing classes that blend
in-person interactions—such as class discussions, PARTNERING WITH TECH LEADERS
The campaign to raise funds for the DLI has been hugely
group work, and lectures—with web-based or digital
successful thanks to the generous support of alumni and HNU has partnered with a leading Silicon Valley tech company and
technologies like online course materials and assignments,
The HNU community contributed friends, and a grant of $603,250 from the Fletcher Jones five other small liberal arts colleges around the country to pilot a
videos, web conferencing, group discussion boards,
Foundation, an organization dedicated to the support of new data science class this year. Students participating in this lab
well over $1 million to the Digital websites, and blogs.
private, non-profit colleges and universities in California. class are using tools and platforms that will make them qualified for
Learning Initiative! Special thanks to Using tech in the classroom helps keep content fresh high-paying, in-demand, jobs in the tech industry.
“We are thankful that The Fletcher Jones Foundation
and engaging and improves student learning and
The Fletcher Jones Foundation, Ann supports our vision to promote innovative learning
engagement. With tech-enhanced instructional formats,
Laura Plunkett, assistant professor for math and science, is
opportunities for all students,” said Provost and Vice teaching the class, “I am thrilled with how engaged and committed
Reynolds, and Alan Hyman, whose students can take in information at their own pace before
my students are. They are mining real datasets—child poverty
President for Academic Affairs Lizbeth Martin. “The digital
coming to the classroom, and then use class time to
leadership gifts and bold vision drove learning initiative will reinvigorate an important piece of
process, integrate, and apply their knowledge—a flipped
rates, NBA salary data—and are responding to the challenge with
HNU’s history and mission by providing accessible, quality enthusiasm, even though what they are learning is new and difficult.
this highly successful effort. classroom.
Students appreciate that they are helping future students.”
education for non-traditional students, in addition to
HNU’s traditional population.” Chantilly Apollon, assistant professor of biological
Digital learning is the now and the future. HNU is embracing
science, has developed hybrid courses that use a flipped
HNU’s Instructional Designer Katrina Fullman says the technology to provide greater access to higher education, enhance
classroom model. In a recent classroom survey, Apollon's
University will develop unique online classes that blend learning, and provide students with skills for the 21st century
students said that hybrid activities help them better
HNU’s signature “high touch” personalized approach with workplace.
understand course material and retain information.
new and engaging technology.

Campus News 2004

"Holy Names University"

First year at new campus on

Mountain Boulevard & First weekend college
first year with residence halls offered
SNJMs arrived at Lake First tweet
First year accepted for full
Merritt in Oakland

membership in the

First time Sisters were served First visit by royalty

strawberries & cream (Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii)

First graduation ceremony First year men allowed in all programs

Holy Names University
celebrates 150 years


 ister Sophia Park enjoys traditional

strawberries and cream every year on
HNU's Founders' Day

Feature Interview

21st Century

FATHER SALVATORE RAGUSA, SDS, is campus minister for 28 of his 30 years
co-director of campus ministry and as a priest. He served at Saint Mary’s LEADING US INTO THE FUTURE
chaplain for the University. As chaplain, College of California for 24 years
he facilitates celebrations of the Mass before joining the HNU community.
and sacraments and as co-director
of campus ministry, along with Jenny
Fr. Sal said, “Coming to HNU was the
best thing that ever happened to me.
Michael Groener
Girard Malley, he fosters a sense of Collaborating with the Sisters of the Holy
community at HNU through storytelling, Names--women actively committed to
meal sharing, and service opportunities. social justice--and serving such a diverse
Fr. Sal felt called to a life of service from institution is a blessing. Students and ON NOVEMBER 1, 2017, Michael Groener (pronounced "Gray-ner"), who served as vice president for finance and
a young age. At four years old he stood staff are overwhelmed with the issues of administration at Holy Names University since the summer of 2016, was named interim president of the University.
on a church pew and proclaimed that our times: immigration, homelessness, Groener has more than 35 years of experience working at the vice president level in higher education finance and
he wanted to become a priest. He went broken families, financial and food administration. He has a wealth of experience in the development and implementation of strategic plans and projects that
on to receive both his bachelor’s degree insecurity. I leave my door open to have helped universities attain financial sustainability. Groener has drawn on his passion for challenges, glass-is-always-half-full
and master’s degree in theological provide them with spiritual direction and optimism, and strong work ethic to succeed throughout his career.
studies with an emphasis on liturgy and pastoral counseling. I let them know they
sacraments, from the University of Saint are not alone, there is a God.”
On his 35+ years of experience On HNU and the HNU On where we are headed
Thomas in Houston, Texas. Fr. Sal lives on campus and believes
working in higher education community and how we will get there
After he was ordained to the his continued presence in everyday
priesthood in 1988, he met members spaces, like the laundry room and I started working in higher education Since joining HNU in July 2016, I have As I assume responsibilities as interim
of the Society of the Divine Savior (the cafeteria, helps to open new lines of just four years out of college. enjoyed the seemingly limitless radical president of Holy Names University, I
“Salvatorians”). He immediately felt communication. He also connects with Dissatisfied with some of the practices hospitality. I feel very welcome here. remain as optimistic as when I arrived
at home amongst the Salvatorian’s students in the digital world through at the financial institution I worked I have gotten to know and respect two years ago.
diverse membership of priests, social media, texts, and emails. “This for, I accepted a position in trust my Cabinet colleagues and the It’s an incredibly challenging time
brothers, sisters, and laypeople, and is how we need to preach in the 21st administration at Claremont Colleges. I dedicated faculty and staff who report in higher education. We are in a
he appreciated that they offered century” says Fr. Sal. “We need to expected to stay a couple years before to them. HNU is fortunate to have an new economic reality. Society is
service to the community while living translate the richness of Catholic moving on…Twenty-seven years later, experienced community of academic questioning the value of a higher
in the community. Fr. Sal joined the traditions to a new audience and meet after serving as vice president for and staff professionals. education and our challenge is to keep
Salvatorians and has served as a them where they are.” business and finance, and treasurer, I
I am enjoying working here more than the holistic education of the individual
took an early retirement.
I have enjoyed working anywhere. This alive, and provide students with clear
The early retirement didn’t last long. is the first time I have been so deeply professional and vocational direction.
I was offered new opportunities as involved in the strategic direction HNU’s financial sustainability can be
vice president for administration of an institution and I find that very enhanced through strategic affiliations
and finance at Occidental College, stimulating and very challenging. I feel and collaborations with other
where I served for seven years, and fortunate and honored to take on this institutions on academic programs and
then as CFO and vice president of position at HNU. on co-curricular and support activities.
finance at Drew University. In these
As we celebrate our 150 year We’re in the initial stages of exploring
positions, I was involved in managing
milestone and march together an exciting collaboration with Samuel
many exciting campus construction
into HNU’s future, a future that will Merritt University. This creative alliance
projects, facility renovations, and
Top to bottom: continue to embody the Sisters of would improve student opportunities
establishing a financially beneficial
Father Sal blesses a new the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary’s and help expand and modernize the
joint-venture partnership.
student. (SNJM) mission of supporting the Holy Names campus.
Father Sal takes a selfie with
Every institution I worked for prided poor and marginalized, I know the
themselves on the immersion of SNJMs will reaffirm their dedication I feel my career has prepared me well
students at Convocation.
I leave my door open to provide spiritual their students in the liberal arts and commitment, inspiring the rest to take advantage of the opportunities
Father Sal poses at HNU's
in front of us. This is such an exciting
annual Wrestlemania event. and pastoral counseling. I let them [students] and I became a strong believer in
that throughout my career. I remain
of us in the HNU community to follow
their good example. time at HNU and I look forward to
Father Sal wears a crayon
costume for Halloween. know they are not alone, there is a God.” convinced that a liberal arts education making my own contributions to the
life of the University.
is the best education a person can get.
Father Salvatore Ragusa

Faculty Watch

PERFORMANCE James Stryker, PhD, associate professor of management co-authored a
Anne Walker, PhD, assistant professor of English, had her poem, “To research paper, "B Corps and the Language of Responsible Leadership"
Red Rock Beach,” published in the literary journal, MARY: A Journal of that was accepted for presentation at the 16th Annual Hawaii International
New Writing. These 100-word prose poems concentrate attention on the Conference on Education in January 2018.
precision of image, narrative, and language. The research paper explores the mission and vision statements of B
Corps, for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of
An interactive art performance based on Walker's poetry was presented
corporate social responsibility, against the mission and vision statements
at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in February 2018. The poems
of Fortune 100 companies to determine if there is an identifiable
presented reflect on landscape and bodies and the memories rooted there.
language of socially responsible leadership.
The performance, “beating heart of the track,” was designed by Dawn Trook
and included readings by Walker, images-in-motion by Trook, spontaneous
music by Devi Jimenez, visual art and performance assistance by Tonya
López-Craig, and was documented by photographer Misha Bruk.


Rick Patrick is truly a man

for all seasons. He teaches
T in many areas including art 45 years of service
PAPERS history, jewelry, ceramics,
Timothy Weekes, EdD, assistant professor of education was selected graphic design, and 3D
to present two research papers at the American Education Research design and printing. He
Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in New York City in April 2018. is a licensed, practicing
Weekes co-presented his paper, “Re-Envisioning the EdD Dissertation: MAREE HENNESSY IN DEMAND architect and recently gave
Practical Action, Visions for Leadership, and Reflections on the Journey” AT MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL a lecture on design at an
with the San Francisco State Educational Leadership Program Chair, Barbara CONFERENCES international conference in
Henderson. This paper builds on research Weekes completed at SF State,
Maree Hennessy, MM, director Barcelona. We like him in
where he analyzed dissertations written by students from a California
State University’s educational leadership program to determine if their of the Kodály Center, has been in spite of these Renaissance
dissertations were mostly practical, as compared to theoretical. The findings demand as a clinician at various talents. His classes are
recommended that EdD programs should adopt a four-chapter dissertation local and international conferences among the most popular
format, ideal for practical dissertations. and universities this year. She has
on campus, and he is one
presented at music education
The second paper presented, “Urban Charter School Pedagogy” was based conferences in Seattle, San Jose, and of our most respected and
on Weekes’ dissertation research, which investigated high performing Canada. Later this year she will be the convivial colleagues.”
charter schools that served low-income African-American students. keynote speaker at a national music Ann Alderman,
education conference in Australia. Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Alumni News

Dianne Dobbs Melody Hudson
fights for women’s equal rights MELODY HUDSON, MBA ‘12
Holy Names University alumna Melody Hudson, MBA
‘12, founded The Equal Balance Movement to fight
for equal pay for women. The movement has inspired
women across the nation to take action. In March
2018, Hudson shared her message with world leaders
at the 2018 United Nations Global Engagement
HNU was, and is, a community Summit in New York.
Governor Brown recently appointed Holy Names committed to social justice. My “HNU was, and is, a community committed to social
University alumna Dianne Dobbs ‘96, MBA ‘98, as a justice. My education prepared me to become
Commissioner to the Board of Parole Hearings. This education prepared me to become a strong voice in the global community and an
advocate for women’s equal rights. I spent years
The thing that stood out about appointment is the next step in Dobbs’ successful
a strong voice in the global working for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley
career of public service and advocacy.
HNU, and stuck with me, was Dobbs was driven to make a strong public impact from a community and an advocate for
startups and my experience in these male-dominated
industries highlighted the gender pay gap crisis. I
young age. Her family immigrated to the US from Jamaica
the emphasis on making our to escape political upheaval, and she watched her women’s equal rights.” founded The Equal Balance Movement to fight for
equal pay for all women,” says Hudson.
community a better place. It was parents work hard to build a better life for their family. Melody Hudson, MBA ‘12
Hudson has lived in the Bay Area for the last 20 years
Though she was intent on going to college, she made and is passionate about using her voice to make
the thread that ran through all an impulsive decision in her second year at college to a positive impact in the community. She started
drop out and join the Army. The army brought her to
the programs and classes.” California, where she was stationed as a secretary at the
working with the Women of Impact team at Girls Inc.
to help empower young girls from disadvantaged
Dianne Dobbs ‘96, MBA ‘98 Presidio army base. She met her former husband and backgrounds, and started a production company,
moved to Louisiana, Texas, and Germany before settling Head Not the Tail to create films and branded media
down in Oakland. that address important social issues.
Dobbs worked in various administrative and secretarial In 2016, she wrote and directed a documentary,
roles in the Bay Area until she realized she could only Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman in Corporate
move up so far without a degree. It was time to go America, that highlights the race-related issues
back to school. She enrolled in the weekend business impacting black women in the corporate workplace.
program at HNU and earned both her bachelor’s degree Her documentary premiered at HNU and received
and MBA. critical praise at film festivals across the country.
“HNU was the best thing that happened to me,” Dobbs During the making of the documentary Hudson
said. “The thing that stood out about HNU, and stuck honed in on the issue that would become the focus of
with me, was the emphasis on making our community her next project—pay inequality.
a better place. It was the thread that ran through all The Equal Balance Movement is actively promoting
the programs and classes. The instructors challenged support for the Lady Liberty Bill, a bill that proposes
students to bring our responsibility to the community increased pay transparency in the workplace. “We
into the classroom.” can’t fight for what we don’t know.” says Hudson.
After going on to earn her Juris Doctor degree, “This is the first step to fighting for what is right. My
Dobbs worked as an attorney for Sacramento work is aligned with the Sisters of the Holy Names
Child Advocates and the California Department mission to serve women and children.”
of Consumer Affairs. She took a position as Visit to learn more
Deputy Commissioner at the Board of Parole about the movement and how you can get involved.
Hearings in February 2017 and was appointed as
a Commissioner to the Board of Parole Hearings
later that year. Dobbs feels fortunate to be part
of the rehabilitation process for inmates.

Student Stories

A Champion from Turkmenistan Inspired to Educate
STUDENT-ATHLETE JAHAN BAYRAMOVA is a star tennis player. She is SHAYLAH ELLIS, an English major, lives by Ghandi’s
resident assistant, sophomore class president, junior class
SPOTLIGHT ranked number one in her home country, Turkmenistan, words, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
president, community outreach coordinator and president
of the Black Student Union, and vice-president of the Gay-
and first on the HNU women’s tennis team. She is a
As a child, Jahan's doctors junior and will graduate next year with a bachelor’s
Shaylah Ellis knew from an early age that she wanted to Straight Alliance Club called PROUD. She has also created
become an English teacher. Her mother, Robyn, taught her a new club to help the homeless community in Oakland.
degree in sports management.
said it was a miracle for her to to love language and stories and encouraged her to read Next year, she will proudly represent the student body
After finishing her bachelor’s degree, Bayramova wants regularly. She developed a passion for books. In grade as president of the Associated Students of Holy Names
be alive. They recommended to complete a graduate degree at HNU. She hopes to school, when students were asked to bring their favorite University (ASHNU).
gain the education and skills needed to open her own book to class she couldn’t pick just one and brought a
physical activity to help her stay tennis and sports academy. Her dream is to offer free heavy book bag full instead.
“By staying active in the HNU community and meeting
new people I am always teaching and learning. I believe
coaching to children and inspire a love of tennis and
healthy. She discovered tennis other sports.
Ellis’ teachers also encouraged her passion for reading. that everyone is simultaneously a teacher and a student.”
She was continually inspired by the great teachers she Ellis said.
and never looked back. Bayramova’s athletic ability is surprising. At 11 months came across through the years. Their powerful and
Ellis’ first year at HNU coincided with another major life
old she was diagnosed with meningitis and experienced positive influence on her and her peers showed her that
event: she met her biological father for the first time.
three clinical deaths and 16 days in a comma before if she wanted to make a real difference in the world she
Unfortunately, their time together was cut short when he
recovering. Her doctors said it was a miracle for her should become a teacher.
passed away earlier this year. This difficult loss has further
to be alive and not disabled, and they recommended
When deciding on a college to attend HNU seemed like an motivated Ellis to make a positive impact in the world and
that her parents emphasize physical activity to help
obvious choice. Ellis knew she wanted to stay in Oakland— do something great for her community.
her stay healthy. She tried swimming and dance before
the city she grew up in and loves—and that she wanted
discovering tennis at eight years old. Thanks to a generous scholarship Ellis received from Mr.
to be on a smaller campus with plenty of opportunities
and Mrs. Marinshaw, she will continue to make a positive
Tennis quickly became a focal point in her life. At eleven, to get involved and lead. As a junior, Ellis has already
impact at HNU and, after she graduates, in the Oakland
she moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to train, been involved in a staggering amount of groups and
community as a teacher.
and joined a tennis academy in Villena, Spain, two years clubs on campus. She is, or has been, a peer mentor,
later. She lived in Spain for the next five years, following the
academy’s strict training regime and schedule. During this
period, she traveled to 37 countries and represented her
country on the national team in world cup events.
Bayramova felt she was destined to attend HNU after
By staying active in the
learning that two friends, one a fellow Turkmen, would HNU community and
also be attending. Bayramova said, “HNU is home, it
feels like a family to me. Since day one the community meeting new people
here has been warm and friendly. My first year here
was difficult, I sustained an injury that kept me from I am always teaching
playing tennis and required a long and painful recovery.
I am thankful that my physical therapist, coach, and and learning."
teammates were supportive in helping me come back.” Shaylah Ellis ‘19
In addition to her studies and tennis, Bayramova is the
Red Cross Club president and HSAAC representative,
works as a student assistant for Upward Bound, and is a
self-described chocoholic.

A N N U A L R E P O R T O F D O N O R S : C A L E N D A R Y E A R 2 017
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Mother Marie Rose Society President’s Circle Jeanie Watson Clara McGary White Club Sally McEachen ’70 Kathleen Kemp Forrest ’60 Susan Madison ’93
Eileen ’62 and Ron Weston Kathryn McKown ’65 Paul Baranowski Heather French Ilona Magyary
($250,000 and up) ($1,000 to $2,499) Judith White ’67
($250 to $499) Margaret Claire Melanephy ’54 Michel Frey ’75 Kevin Marlatt
Nancy Bartelme Haney
The Fletcher Jones Foundation Anonymous (4) Jayne and Carl Williams Anonymous (3) Laura Mendes Moore ’69 Jeremey L. Bedford ’65 Lorraine Furay ’66 Frances Souza Matarrese ’49
The Estate of Jane Gilmer Logan Elizabeth Arden Allen ’63 Mara and Chris Winiarz Ann Louise Alderman, MA ’93 Octavio Morales Geraldine Berkvam ’08 Alfred K. Gales ’87 Beverly Matson
and R.H. Logan Angela Campbell Backman ’58 Betty Woo ’78 Frances Pahl Alling ’67 Michael O. Mosby ’88 Elizabeth Blasius ’71 Anita L. Gandolfo ’46 Gina Matthews
Elaine ’64 and Robert Benoit Eric Anderson Mary Ann Murphy ’76 Christine Bonavolonta ’93 Patti Gant Tommie Mayfield ’71
($100,000 to $249,999) Betsy Fabro-Borg ’86 and Steven Borg ’86 Corinne ’58 and Gerald Arthur Jennifer Nelson Myra S. McPherson ’72
Adele Keys Gibson Club Eva Borocz Leslie Alano Garcia ’87
Alan Hyman Paul T. Boyd Associated Students of Jeanne Nixon Diane Ilardi Bozzini ’62 Margaret Humbracht Garner ’75 Carol Meagher
The Estate of Mona McDaniel ’37 Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 ($500 to $999) Holy Names University (ASHNU) Kristin and Gene O’Callaghan Jacqueline Bradley ’66 Catherine Meister Garrison ’70 Irene Meagher
The Estate of Carolyn J. Wall and Anthony Bryant Kathleen A. Adleman ’68 Gordon Baranco Rusty Oetinger Jessica Brown Sandy Gasca Theresa A. Meagher
Joanne Mahoney Carder ’64 Zoltan D. Barany Mary Ann Benson Janice Ornellas ’96 Virginia Jurgens Brown ’55 Kathleen Gerner ’61 Jani MacGregor Medeiros ’83
($50,000 to $99,999) Aimee and Chad Carveiro and Patricia L. MacLachlan Dorothy Letcher Bentley ’69 Miriam Ravnik ’63 Eugene Buck Judith M. Goff Roveda ’66 Leticia Mendez ’80
The Beaver Foundation Kathleen Connelly ’64 Elaine Bauer Marcia and James Berryman Gail and Ronald Rubenstein Susan and John Bussard Lisa Gonzalez Katherine Meyers ’14
Bill Hannon Foundation and Parkes Johnson Betsy Sullivan Bazdarich ’71 Maryanne Bertram ’62 Monica Jepson Satterthwaite ’70 Barbara Butko ’75 Shirley Gould ’05 Susan Mirtoni
Agnieszka Winkler ’67 Paul J. Cortese W. Beckwith and John Ayer and Larry Satterthwaite Richard Byrne Patricia and Robert Greene Carina and Masamitsu Miyagi
and Arthur Lund David Covell ’03 Joel Beland Mimi Tieburg Bini ’65 Victoria Settles Susan Kroske Bystrom ’66 Patricia and Frank Gwerder Paul Monahan
Michelle and Michael Denobriga Elizabeth Blair ’66 Judith Botelho Cain ’64 Theresa Shackelford ’71 H. M. Cake Teisha and Mark Gwerder Carolyn Moore
($25,000 to $49,999) Joyce Dobbel Debora and Christopher Booth Michaele Powell Call ’64 Nancy Damlos Silva ’65 † Graeme Campbell Marcie Haduca Mae F. Moore ’70
Dr. Cornell C. Maier Maureen M. Dunn ’70 Rita Meagher Chappelle Roseanne Chamberlain ’72 Debbie Snell Marlene ’60 and Cass Candell Donna L. Hall ’81 Maria E. Morales ’82
Nikki Maziasz ’01 Michael Ferro ’07 Barbara Fahey Chase ’56 Judith C. Chan ’94 Theresa Soares Annie Carrancho Rosemary Knight Harrar ’58 James Moritz
Joan Corey Semonella ’67 Rachel O’Dwyer Flynn and Vernon Chase Joan Ruddy Ciccarelli ’61 Kathleen ’94 and Richard Soublet Mary and Darren Carrington Judit Hartyanyi Judith Farnsworth Moyer ’67
Sisters of the Holy Names Fremont Bank Foundation Richard Crevani Suzanne Meagher Clark Ruth and David Stimson Mary Lucey Carson ’44 Eva Ennis Healey ’51 Alison Mundy
of Jesus and Mary Clara Felix George ’63 Robert De Cesare Iris and Fructuoso Contreras Julie Stohlman ’86 Elizabeth Meagher Cholerton Monica ’56 and Carl Heller Dolores Maribo Murphy ’48
Sheila and Phillips ’73 Gibson Patricia L. Dombrink ’63 Mabel Costa ’48 Linda Ramezzano Story ’64 Kathleen Meagher Clapp Claire ’60 and Terry Hill Theresa Nelson and Bernard Smits
($10,000 to $24,999) Robert Giomi Daniel Droke David Covell ’03 and Fred Story Marjorie Clennon ’50 Lassandra and Jeffrey Hill Judy S. Nguyen ’99
Dolores Grunbaum Kathleen Gallagher Dunlap ’60 Judy A. Craig ’66 Dan Terry The Reverend Elizabeth W. Colton ’78 Rebecca M. Hinkley ’97 Puakea Nogelmeier
Melanie Laine Andersen ’65 and Michael
Maria Panesi-Guerra ’02 Anne C. Dunlap-Kahren ’88 and Mark A. Sherry Crevani Kathleen Tobin ’67 Leslie Connelly ’70 Margaret A. Hoffman ’71 Barbara Norris ’71
and Luis Guerra ’02 Kahren ’88 Michael Curtis Susan Toth Helen L. Conroy Seth Holm ’13 Elvira Nothdurft ’53
The Estate of Lucillia Bezerra Boyd ’42
Mary Hester Margaret Houlihan Focha ’51 Kris E. David Donna Erickson Vercesi ’68 Julie Wellington Contestable ’61 János K. Horváth Judith ’51 and George O’Brien
Margaret S. Branson ’62
Gabriella and E. Glenn Isaacson Carolina Fontes Darlene Marich Delucchi ’65 and Gerald Vercesi and Pat Contestable Rosanna Ho Hsi ’64 Robert A. O’Brien III
Council of Independent Colleges
Mary M. Joyce ’58 Cindy and Craig Gnos and John Delucchi Mark Wright Lana Halstead Cooney ’62 Sidney Hsu Paul Oetinger
Barbara E. Hood ’70
Agnes and Andrew Katanics Kathy Kusters Herrington ’64 Sandra Duffy ’57 Patricia Canty Zavadil ’57 Alfred J. Cooper ’69 Carol Hughes Cromwell ’79 Samuel Oetinger
J. C. Kellogg Foundation
Rosaleen Collins Kelly ’55 Marguerite McKinnon Hill ’52 Julie ’75 and Thomas Echaniz James Cooper ’73 Mary B. Hurd ’69 A. Kathleen Oliver ’61
Neil and Amelia McDaniel Charitable
Cynthia LeBlanc ’70 Mary Ann Hoffman ’10 Ira Feldman Cupola Club Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 Teresa Martinucci Hurlbut ’75 Kyoko Omori and Steve Yao
Stella Liang Zee ’73 Diane Diaz Hopkins and Darin Hopkins Susan Schmoll Fitts ’66 Angela Cruz Mattie Ignacio ’72 Mary Oppedahl ’68
Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 ($100 to $249)
Deanna Louie ’64 and George Golden Jean Matula Jardim ’62 David Frank Kalman A. Cseuz Joyce Iverson Ellen Pacleb
George Zimmer
Carol Costa Mahoney ’69 Mary Meagher King ’67 Gayle and Rodger Fujinaga Anonymous (4) Sigmond M. Csicsery Marguerite Bargiachi Jacklich ’62 Cynthia Pal ’93
Mary and John Marinshaw Eileen Leo ’67 Scott Gale and Nina Nygaard Mary Ann Abreu ’77 Fatema Dadgar ’14 Russell Jacobus Paula M. Pardini ’67
Founder’s Society Lizbeth Martin Naomi Matsuda Levenson ’68 Kathleen Grandi King ’67 Patrick Alegre-Thiry Ethel M. Parker
Barbara Dale ’64 Janis Jang ’74
($5,000 to $9,999) Patricia McLoughlin McMahon ’64 Harlan Lopez Renee L. Haynes and Lawrence Tehero Barbara J. Anderson Ann Toothman Damaschino ’62 Katherine W. Jarrett ’75 Elza L. Paul ’61
Lowell Berry Foundation and Steve McMahon Maureen Lubben Michael Herman Gail Andrade Cecilia ’95 and James D’Ambrosio John Jaureguito Gayle Peterson
Joanne ’71 and Terry Dale Mary Van Valkenburgh McNamara ’53 Susan and Brian Maecker Beth Harris Hoenninger ’88 Mercedes Avila ’07 Valri Davidson ’72 Mose Jennings ’14 Marilyn and Michael Phalen
Martha Frank-Jones Mary Burke Morris ’62 Shannon McKay Lyons ’08 Betty Jean Bloom Hopkins ’61 Linda Babin Jackie Ferreira Davis ’66 Carol Johnson Wayne R. Phillips
Bob and Marie (Damrell) Gallo Mary Alice Muellerleile Diane Zinsky Middaugh ’67 Carol A. Hubert ’59 F. Louise Baczuk ’67 Susan Galasso Davis ’64 Colleen Corcoran Johnston ’57 Adrienne Pierucci ’71
Thomas and Judit Jackovics Ellen ’64 and Gerald Oicles Colleen Mitchell Maureen Sullivan Jacobs ’58 Patricia Balue ’47 Mary Byrne Dawe ’75 and Jack Johnston Rochelle LaFleche Pola ’61
Marisa A. McDonald ’78, OSF Barbara Patterson ’88 Karin Moeslein-Torres and Ricardo Torres Kathi Cummings Jordan ’64 and Clay Gabriela de La Riva Alicia Graham Jones ’64 and Robert Pola
The Schaeffer Family The Estate of Cdr. Julia E. Pickering ’71 Christina Moulson ’69 Jordan Charleen Silva Delfino ’62 Madeline and Sterling Jones Barbara Polk ’82
The Spellman Family Fund Karl S. Pister Stacy and Michael Murphree Judith Kendall ’11 Katherine Mary Delucchi Patricia A. Kammerer ’07 Bekeny Posta
Ella and Moshe Sternberg Mary Ann Bareilles Quittman ’55 Pasadena Community Foundation Jackie Stevenson Kennedy ’00, MBA ’03 Jonelle Soon DeNike ’65 Larry Kanne Mary Maguire Pult ’67
Katalin Voros Judith Radovcich ’63 John Reinthaler Kristie ’97 and Fredrick Knoll Barbara Zimmerman Dev ’61 Mary Karne ’76 Rachel V. Quinto ’10
Theresa Rush Woo ’85 San Francisco Musical Fund Society Cynthia Ebbesen Savell ’61 Pamela Dresen Koehler ’70 Cari Dominguez Marla Kearsley Kathleen Faherty Recupero ’64
and Stephen Woo Kristin Schnieders ’67 Elizabeth ’57 and Al Selfa Angela Maffeo Korpela ’85 Laurie F. Donegan ’53 Eileen Kimani ’62 and David Recupero
Y & H Soda Foundation Mary Louise Schuster ’62 Patricia L. Taormino ’64 Kathleen Kovach ’83 and Ed Kovach † Heidi Ehrman Donner ’71 Ivor Kingsley Cecilia J. Rekay
Wu Chen Lew Zurinaga Fund Francesca Simon-Windy ’65 The Leo J. and Celia Carlin Fund Barbara Grappo Lampe ’63 James Doyle Rob Kinnard Bebe Faas Rice ’53
Lindy and Gary Sitzmann Tides Foundation Marianne Landis ’75 Adrienne and Dell Duckworth Steven Kovacs Ron Robinson
Robert Slyker Darlene Torres Evelyn LaTorre ’64 Therese Joyce Dunleavy ’63 Li-Lin Wang Kuo ’97 Francine Rodgers Cunneen ’61
Regent’s Circle Barbara Wisnewski Smith ’62 Rosemary Randall Trei ’66 Sherann Lauchland Iren Romoda
Earlene Faye Dutton ’60 Dean Larson
($2,500 to $4,999) Marian Rago Smith ’60 and J. Carden Anne and William Trudel Susan E. Lawrence ’66 Lake Ellis Anne Laskey ’85 Karin Ross
Mary Frances Corcoran Barranti ’66 and Smith Cdr. Walter A. Truxler † Colette Van-Lan Vu Le ’80 John P. Erreca ’87 Maureen A. Lavengood ’64 Anne Haviland Ruona ’64
Richard Barranti Richard Stoykovich ’13 Marilyn ’74 and Hikmet Ucok Louise Finello Lehman ’65 Sonia Estrada ’04 Stacy Leier-Valentine ’04 and Kit Ruona
Joanne Hartenstein Dickson ’70 Joan Suzio ’67 Ann Feyen Walsh ’66 Kathrine J. Lewis ’67 Claudia Galliand Fairbanks ’68 Sharon Bastiani Levaggi ’59 Mary Gilpatric Russell ’51
Elana Hunter Hall ’60 Rose M. Tassielli ’58 Stephanie A. Whalen ’66 Louise Linford Barbara S. Fields ’74 Cecile and Rulon Linford Diane W. Ryken ’62
The Estate of Eleanor G. Locke Thomas C. Thatcher Steven Wright Gertrude Lopes Teresa C. Fiorentini ’61 Frances and Vincent Liu Angela Salem ’05
Cecelia Tutt ’62 Debra and Daniel Zeisler Arai Machiko Ludovic Fodor Edlin Lopez Patricia Johnson Savage ’69
Michael J. Vartain Michael Marinak Roberta Fogerty ’72 Lima and Ronald Lopez Patricia O’Hara Schmidt ’57
Susan M. Vinella-Brusher ’91 Laurene and Charles McClain Latonya and Michael Ford Kathleen Kosiorowski Lovell ’69 Christopher Schroeder
Patricia Murphy McCormick ’51 Stuart Maclntyre Maureen Schwartz ’69

Gary Harris ’07 Debra Cringle Motta ’76 Joanne Stainberg ’06
Beverly Lagorio Sereda ’55
Ashley Settles
Phyllis Boyle ’78
Barbara Bray, SNJM ’68 Kristal F. Harrison ’12 Jeanne A. Mulgrew ’59 Jeanne Stark
Non-Cash Donations
and Gifts in Kind
Jason Shelton Rosemary O’Connor Brennan ’65 Patricia N. Havel ’88 Jo-Ann Murdach ’89 Shaun Stipp
Anonymous Honorees listed in bold
Rita Bedoya Shue ’79 Sheryl Brinkley ’99 Leslie and Mark Hazelwood Grace Murphy-Jenkins ’02 Russell Stopper
Aimee and Chad Carveiro
Rachel Shull Jerry Bruce Frances Heaton ’69 Eva Murray ’76 Joy Osborn Stuchlik ’50
Angela and Esteban
Roma Shupe Kelli Buck Sherrell Hildreth Lindsey Murray Marcia and Warren Sugrowe
Maria F. Simon ’69 Helen D. Calhoun ’08 Lillian G. Hill ’17 Melissa Muzio Thomas Swartz ’76 Gifts have been received in honor Paulina Mary Kennedy, SNJM ’35
Robert De Cesare Mimi Tieburg Bini ’65
Coral Morris Siverson ’54 Dorothy Siri Callaghan ’69 Suezhen Hong ’08 Sean Nixon Mary E. Taylor of the following:
Scott Smith Patricia Calloway ’95 Carol Hopkins Suellen G. Noland ’81 Maryll Telegdy Eleanor G. “Toni” Locke
Sandy Gasca Class of 1960
Emily Solis Sonia Caltvedt Wes Hopkins Carrie O’Connor Daniel Thomas Karen Woodward Arlen ’83
Cindy and Craig Gnos Kathleen Gallagher Dunlap ’60
Jennifer Stahl Sarah Cane Mary Agnes Meader Huston ’62 Billi Oberg Christine M. Thompson ’93
GoKart Racer Neil and Amelia McDaniel
Xenia and Gregg Stephens Beatriz Carballo ’04 Mary Sexton Hutton ’47 Joseph M. Oesterle ’98 Margaret Thornton Class of 1962 and Cecelia Tutt ’62
Adriana Lewis The Neil and Amelia McDaniel
Kathleen R. Stevens ’51 Grace Carino ’17 Ed Jones Chris Oetinger Michael S. Tierney ’88 Mary Burke Morris ’62
Livermore Wine Trolley Charitable Trust
Mary Jane Stolte ’72 Elizabeth Cavallero ’75 Mary E. Jones ’71 Dolores Padilla ’95 Emese Tivadar
Gina Matthews Roy Bogas
Patricia White Sunseri ’52 Elaine P. Chen-Ramirez ’93 T. Ann Jordan ’66 The Reverend Edward Palumbos ’89 Thomas L. Toleno Maria Katanics Mohay
McGuire and Hester The Leo J. and Celia Carlin Fund
Angela Tarbat Fiona Cheng ’90 William J. Joyce Kimberley Pannke ’75 Csaba & Katalin Toth Agnes and Andrew Katanics
Metropolitan Golf Links
Mary L. McPherson Taylor ’42 Carole Chicoine ’65 Marjorie Kane ’84 Sophia Park, SNJM Todd Trask Joanne Hartenstein Dickson ’70
Steven Moen Jane Meagher ’70
Norman Therkelson ’77 Barbara Cobarruvias Kenneth Kantor Ellen Parkinson Ildiko Tritsch-Ciurea Maureen M. Dunn ’70
T. Morris Rita Meagher Chappelle
Suzanne Thoreson ’62 Ariel Contreras Elmer and Gloria Kaprielian Monica Peirson-Holmes ’07 Elizabeth Turner ’92
Nor Cal Metal Fabricators János K. Horváth Elizabeth Meagher Cholerton
Mary Tigh ’55 Angela and Esteban Contreras Kevin Kavanaugh Kevin Pejoumand Ken Urdahl Zoltan D. Barany Kathleen Meagher Clapp
Elizabeth Tobias Saloma Guesnon Cordero ’62 Cheryl A. Keller ’06 Gloria Perez Alexis Valencia
Pinot’s Palette Suzanne Meagher Clark
Magdolna and Sandor Trajmar Helen Bilse Cox ’51 Paul Kennedy Margaret Perez ’86 Natalyia Valencia Gifts have been received in
Plank Mary Meagher King ’67
Gretchen Maeshner Trent ’55 Mary Angeli Craig ’71 Veronika ’71 and Barnabas Kerekes Bryce Perkins Elizabeth M. VanEerde ’94
Rock Wall Wine Company memory of the following: Carol Meagher
Dean Uecker Virginia Crinnion ’40 Cathy Keyawa Vicki Perry Samantha Vax ’17
Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 Irene Meagher
Teri and Allen Umbarger Eva A. Csoboth Thomas S. Kite ’77 Douglas Phenix Malou Velasco Catherine Bareilles Ball ’60
Alyssa Smoke Theresa A. Meagher
Martina ’76 and Edward Urquides Jeremiah Cunnningham Beverly Kluger Debbie Phillips Daryl Vercruyssen Virginia Crinnion ’40
Martin Soares Kristin Schnieders ’67
Wendy Vasquez Emma Curtis James Koeppen ’67 Jacquelyn Phillips Philip Vercruyssen
Sugar Bowl Resort Arnold and Lillian Baranco
Carrie S. Vawter-Yousfi ’97 Tammy J. Dain ’09 Ingrid Lai The Piedmont Seniors Rene Vercruyssen Jean Finnegan Mullin ’60
The Tech Museum of Gordon Baranco
Susie and Ernesto Velarde Derrick Dalan Lori Landberg Liza Pierre Karen Viallanueve Joan Simon Spalding ’60
Ethyle Vercruyssen Melissa Del Rosario ’16 Carol L. Larkin ’65 Andy Pire Maria Vinee Margaret Batt
Allen Umbarger Michael A. Petrini
Kathryn L. Vierra ’80 Micki Dias Carolyn L. Harrison Lawrence- Betty Piver Nancy Walters ’17 Mary Ann Benson
Winchester Mystery House Julie ’75 and Thomas Echaniz
Judith Vinci ’62 Ronaliza Diokno ’17 Murphy ’65 Jana’e Proctor ’17 Margaret Warnke
Amy and Phillip Wright Lucillia Bezerra Boyd ’42
Margaret K. Vinson ’69 Lynne ’89 and Michael Dirk Sheri Lee JoAnne Quinlivan, SNJM ’60 James Weiking Frank and Louise Ramezzano
Zaragoza Family Paul T. Boyd
Elizabeth Voros Gail Kindblad Dold ’65 Michelle Lehman Joyce Ramacciotti Quinn ’64 Virginia L. Whitfield ’98 Linda Ramezzano Story ’64
David Wainwright ’14 Kimberly ’94 and William Douglas Christine Lemos Alice Leilani Quiocho ’59 Jeannette Wilkin-Tietze Tom Branson and Fred Story
Gwyn Weisberg Rosemary Hibel Emmerling ’67 Katie Lemos Maria Rachidi Sheila Scanlon Wilkins ’58 Margaret S. Branson, MA ’62
Joan A. West ’73 Samantha Esparza ’17 Kelsey Lindquist Rabbi Ferenc Raj Tracy Williams David Ramm
Nancy Lineburgh ’82 Sara Ramirez Cheryl Wilson-Talford ’15 Rose G. Buck, MBA ’89 Georgia Johnston Ramm ’62
Patricia ’59 and William Wiegmann Dolores Sousa Esposito ’52
Patricia Loftus Allegretti ’68 Georgia Johnston Ramm ’62 Jamell Woodard ‘04 Eugene Buck
Vilma Wimbley ’02 Patrick Fahy Margaret “Peggy” McPhee Reich ’39
Michele Winter ’87 Gertrude Robbins Fator ’82 Carolyn Cranston Lott ’72 Christopher Rascon ’06 A. Bernice Woodhead ’76 Margaret Campbell, SNJM ’53 Carolyn Moore
Pat Lundy Wipf ’64 Muffie Pennisi Fendler ’89 Corrine Lotz and Uta Lorenzen-Rascon Irene Woodward ’55 Ann Louise Alderman, MA ’93 The Piedmont Seniors
Joanna Maze Woelffer ’57 Norman A. Fernandes ’82 Steve Lovato Judy Rielly Sala G Wyman ’99 Carol B. Sharon ’70
Thomas Lubrano Jim Ritter Alyssa Yanez Claire Patricia Croak Cipriano ’40
Kathy Wrona Brooks ’70 Carol and Jerome Fischenich Cindy and Bud Smith
Jocelyn Ly Amy Rose-Damas Carol M. Zell ’90 Patricia Cipriano ’68
and Stephen G. Brooks Bethany Fitelson James Weiking
Jacqueline Larm Yin ’57 Ellen Florey ’00 Robert Machado Dante Ruiz ’00 Patricia Zonca ’51 Francis and Pauline Corcoran
Jean Wright Young ’66 Cindy Foley Rosemary Machado ’61 Nikole Ruiz Mary Frances Corcoran Barranti ’66 Stephanie A. Rivers
† Deceased Darlene Marich Delucchi ’65
Marie Frisbie ’58 Marleen Maffeo Michael Runier and Richard Barranti
Tracy Gaitan Patricia Mahadevi ’15 Zolton Saary and John Delucchi
Chapel Bell Tower Club Corporate and Matching Gifts Mary Ambrose Devereux, SNJM ’35 Katherine Mary Delucchi
Therese Gander ’72 Esteban Maravilla Jose L. Sanchez ’91
(Up to $99.99) Sandy Garcia Jan Renee Marcoux ’68 Lucille Rinna Santi ’59 Cal Pacific Pools & Spas, Inc. Kathrine Johnson Lewis ’67 Paul Giacoletti
Anonymous (2) Stephanie Garcia Colleen ’53 and Peter Marelia Jennifer Santos Chevron Humankind Corporation Albert and Ava Ebbesen Angela Maffeo Korpela ’85
Maria Abiera ’16 Carmen Garrett ’70 Mark A. Walsvick, CFP Charles R. Sarno Church of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Cynthia Ebbesen Savell ’61 Lori Landberg
Michelle Allen Jane Gates ’67 Marion Marshall Rachelle Schauben ’15 DMS-CA LLC Marleen Maffeo
Carolyn ’78 and Blair Anderson Mio Matsuhisa and Jeffrey Levy Susan Schnieders ’68 Enterprise Holdings Foundation Anthony P. Finch Michael Marinak
Diego Gavino ’16
Mike Anderson John Mayer ’17 Diane Macchitelli Schubert ’59 Etude Club of Berkeley Marilyn ’74 and Hikmet Ucok Christopher Schroeder
Lucy Geer
Megan Ankuda ’17 FaTima Geeston ’17 Marquetta McCleod ’09 Kimberly Scott ’08 Genentech, Inc. Betty Moffitt Grady ’43 Margaret Thornton
Ena Andrea Arce ’17 Marice George Elizabeth McClure ’63 Wendy ’64 and John Seaver GIV, LLC Patti Gant
Google, Inc. Tae Sawada
Karen Woodward Arlen ’83 Paul Giacoletti Patricia McDowell ’64 Carol A. Sellman, SNJM ’67 Marice George Anonymous (HNU Faculty)
Eleanor Armstrong Regina Gibbs ’04 Gertrude J. McEwen ’77 Christine Shaghafi IBM International Foundation Leslie and Mark Hazelwood
Intel Corporation Marion Marshall
Sabina J. Aurilio Ray Gilcrest Tony McGhfere Carol B. Sharon ’70 Elmer and Gloria Kaprielian Charles R. Sarno
Dorothy Rossick Bachand ’47 Carmen LaMalfa Gilson ’62 Patricia McGuigan ’54 Susan Giannotti Shelton ’65 Kasaria Jewelers Jacquelyn Phillips
Helen Baumgartner ’56 Denise Go Carol Melka McKinstry ’67 Jessie Shields ’62 Minerals Technologies, Inc. Frances Singer Barbara L. Slyker, MA ’96
Evelyn Bautista May Belle Golis ’79 Jane Meagher ’70 † Verne Simmons Northeast Utilities Foundation Jeanne Stark Robert Slyker
Nate Beach Tereza Gonsalves Laura Brown Meiser ’67 Alexander Sing ’12 PG&E Corporation Foundation Marcia and Warren Sugrowe
Soloway Chiropractic, Inc. Patricia Frommelt Streblow ’50
Montel E. Beeson ’79 Dena Gonzalez Kim Mertle Frances L. Singer Sweeney Kovar, LLP Marjorie Clennon ’50
Adriena Bel Leonardo Gonzalez ’13 Judy Kusby Middelkoop ’67 Joan Arri Slattery ’64 Sparro’s Clean-Ups & Excavation Margaret Warnke
Louise R. Berman ’79 Mary Louise Gormly ’84 Shiela Curtis Millhollon ’58 Christine Knight Sloane ’87 Sweeney Kovar, LLP Nancy Teskey, SNJM ’68
Iris Bettis ’76 Sandra Marian Miraglia ’63 Cindy and Bud Smith Tesoro Companies, INC Gertrude Mary Gray, SNJM Lizbeth Martin
Angelika Grazutis ’08
Ann Binning Matt Mirtoni Chelsea Smithback ’17 Tuff Boys Leasing Margaret S. Branson, MA ’62
Jacqueline Griego Chavez ’05 Kim-Thoa Vu
Louise Zanardi Birch ’62 Marianne K. Griffin ’52 Barbara Miyao Cesar Solis ’15 Uecker Insurance Michael R. Hopkins
Wells Fargo Bank Colette Van-Lan Vu Le ’80
Lucretia Bobo ’16 Matthew Halligan ’17 Catherine J. Molnar Laszlo Somogyi Betty Jean Bloom Hopkins ’61
Jim Boddy Theresa Handis ’07 Ozzie Moralez Bernice F. Sousa-Carden ’73 Xerox Corporation
Lavinia Savwoir Bornor ’74 Adrienne D. Harley ’66 Mary Jane Morgan ’63 Joan Simon Spalding ’60
Barbara Brandi Boyle ’65 Edward Harris Tyler Morley Margaret Spool ’05
* Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing; however, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of University Advancement at 510-436-1014.

Recognizing lifetime giving totals of $100,000 or more L EG AC Y SOCIET Y Notices received after September 22, 2017

The Adams Family Nadine Burrell Lipson Anonymous (13) Maura E. Kelly Koberlein ’84 Gretchen Maeshner Trent ’55 1940s Family and Friends
Agnes Vinson Anderson ’46 and David E. Lipson Melanie Laine Andersen ’65 and Derril L. Koberlein ’84 and James † Trent
and Michael Andersen Marie Bechtold Roth ’42 (December 27, 2017) Ross Cadenasso - friend (February 1, 2018)
Mary T. Vinson Anderson ’44 † Jane Gilmer Logan † and Rock † Logan Inger Marie Kroman ’32 † Mary † and Walter † Truxler
and Harold † Anderson The J. M. Long Foundation Agnes Vinson Anderson ’46 Charlene Robbins Kunitz ’83 Cecelia Tutt ’62 Sarah O’Brien Crinnion ’43 (December 6, 2017) Shirley Clemmons - mother of Nancy Clemmons,
Anonymous (3) Joseph and Vera Long Foundation Mary Vinson Anderson ’44 † and Don † Kunitz Donna Erickson Vercesi ’68 Marion Wallace Bruce, MM ’45 SNJM, former student (December 30, 2017)
The Bank of America Foundation Thomas J. Long Foundation Donna McNeill Baylor ’64 Iris Montano Leonard ’33 † and Gerald Vercesi (October 17, 2017) Valerie Corpus - former faculty
The Beaver Foundation Cecilia Lucas † Donald E. Bell † and Patrick H. † Leonard Lea Vergano †
Rose Batori Bertolero ’38 † Claire McAleer Canning ’48 (December 20, 2017) (September 20, 2017)
Leah Bigalow ’50 † The MacGillivray Family Betty J. Lewis † Vivian Fiske Wake ’89
Gertrude M. Blackstock ’32 † Alice Macrae ’37 † Gertrude Blackstock ’32 † Nadine Burrell Lipson and David E. Lipson Carolyn Wall † Mary McEnhill McInerney, MA ’48 Irene Giovanetti Crosetti - former student
Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 Dr. Cornell C. Maier Betsy Fabro-Borg ’86 James Loebl † Dolores Meader Walters ’51 † (November 30, 2017) (January 3, 2018)
and Anthony Bryant Margoes Foundation and Steven Borg ’86 Jane Gilmer Logan † and Rock † Logan Barbara Church Wickhorst ’49 Jean Prouty Doolin – former student
Dorothy W. Buckley ’33 † Rose Adelle Marsh ’35 † Lucillia Bezerra Boyd ’42 † Marty Loquvam † Harriet Williams ’29 † 1950s (January 13, 2018)
The California Endowment Marna A. Maynard ’56 † Kathryn Wrona Brooks ’70 Gertrude Raab Lucia ’51 Beth Noia Wiseman ’48 † Patricia Frommelt Streblow ’50
California Postsecondary Nikki Maziasz ’01 Fannie Garrett Brown ’69 † Aileen Mackie ’64 Richard J. Woodward Jr. † Marian Slyngstad Esser - sister of Sally Slyngstad,
(October 27, 2017)
Education Commission Mona L. McDaniel ’37 † Andrea Brearcliffe Bryant ’60 Alice Macrae ’37 † Noreen Yamaoka ’91 SNJM ’71 (February 2, 2018)
and Anthony Bryant Dr. Cornell C. Maier Margaret Ann Martin Shaw ’51
Clorox Company Foundation Barbara ’96 and Neil † McDaniel Diane and Michael ’86 Zum Brunnen Thelma Ferreira - mother of Doreen Ferreira Jones
Flo Ann Hackim Connors ’46 † Eva Rita McLean ’50 † Dorothy Walsh Buckley ’33 † Louise Marstall (January 17, 2018)
† Deceased ’67 and Jacqueline Ferreira Davis ’66
The Honorable Carol A. Corrigan ’70 and Glenn E. † McLean Lillian and Ross † Cadenasso Lizbeth J. Martin Helen Clare Howatt, SNJM ’55 (September 7, 2017)
S. H. Cowell Foundation The Joseph and Mercedes Claire McAleer Canning ’48 † Sharon Hawn Mata ’67 † (former HNU librarian) (January 11, 2018)
Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 McMicking Foundation Edith † and Gene † Carney Marna Maynard ’56 † James Foos - husband of Jean Salamon Foos ’69

Carmelo Carone † Lu McCabe ’50 † Joan Brien Lamasney Henderson ’56 (November 11, 2017)
and John W. † Coykendall Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Paula Deluca † Ursula M. Moran ’30 † Barbara Fahey Chase ’56 Barbara ’96 and Neil † McDaniel (February 2018) Donna Johnson, OP – former student
Rosalyn M. † and John N. † Demling Loretta P. Morgan ’39 † and Vernon Chase Mona McDaniel ’37 † Catherine “Diane” Johnston Wassmann ’57 (February 15, 2018)
Patricia W. Engstrom ’50 † Barbara † and Edward † Morrill Kai-Yun Chiu ’61 † June Hardy McFaul ’44 † Raskob Learning Institute and Day School
(January 30, 2018) Cletus Kurtzman - husband of Mary Ann
Dawn M. Erdelatz ’50 † Mary Alice Muellerleile, PhD Sandra Wilslef Conley ’66 and Howard † McFaul Apple Computer, Inc.
and John S. Erdelatz † Grace A. Murphy † and Robert Conley Elenore E. McGorty ’39 † Vanessa and Brandon Taffy and Kristopher Johnson 1960s Dombrink Kurtzman ’60; brother-in-law of
Helen Trahan Farschon ’65 Rosemarie Nassif, SSND, PhD Kathy Connelly ’64 Patricia McGuigan ’54 Bergmark Sandra and Douglas Jones Patricia Dombrink ’63 and Kathleen Dombrink ’67
and Parkes Johnson Amity Karim Jean Finnegan Mullin ’60 (December 24, 2017)
William E. Figara Lucille E. † and Olliver O. † Orrick Eva Rita McLean ’50 † David Birnbaum Family (November 27, 2017)
Gerald Fox † Joan A. Payden Flo Ann Hackim Connors ’46 † Margaret Mealey ’33 † Giving Fund Nancy Larson Helen O’Sullivan, SNJM ’61 (January 4, 2018)
Jeff Lipton Donna Grace Mahood Hendricks –
Martha Frank-Jones and Wesley L. Jones † Christina Pehl and Mark Headley Mary McDonald Coykendall ’48 Jani MacGregor Medeiros ’83 Andrea and Mats Bodin Carole Cruz Jobe ’64 (January 5, 2018)
and John W. † Coykendall Kimberly Mahoney former student (November 8, 2017)
Fremont Bank Foundation Josephine and Edwin † Raphel Sandra Marian Miraglia ’63 Gregory Bohm
Dorothy E. Dati † Sara and Barry Mohn Cathy Cohagen Dawson ’65 (December 20, 2017) Guy “Butch” Markell - husband of
Margaret G. Sweeney Gardiner † Dolores H. Raskob † Loretta Connors Morgan ’39 † Isabella Brown
Barbara Carlin Glaser ’47 and Dudley R. † Kennedy Carol Gates Olney Dean ’70 Sheila Perkins Moura ’51 Linda Brown Jennifer Nadeau and Susie Gehring Janice Anne Kassell Kay ’65 (February 17, 2018) Mary DeVincenzi ’69 (February 27, 2018)
and Jules Glaser † Elizabeth M. † and James B. † Rettig Debra and Michael Delaney and Joseph † Moura Amy and Christopher Christina Pehl and Mark Headley
Nancy Damlos Silva ’65 (October 27, 2017) Laura Michels, SNJM - former student
Mabel W. Goode † Ann and Jon Reynolds Rosalyn M. † Eileenmarie Bay Mueller ’43 † Callaghan Lori and Douglas Perlstadt
Maria Pflaum and Vincent Jurgens Mary Catherine Toomey Dunn ’67 (February 7, 2018)
Margaret Stuart Graupner † Virginia Robles ’88 † and John N. † Demling Kathrine L. Butterfield Murphy ’67 † Andrew Cameron
and Adolphus E. Graupner Jr. † Laurance Rockefeller † Lucina A. Dineen † Maxine Murray † Rebecca Castelli and Jon John Phillips (January 5, 2017) Bernie Mullins - brother of Lorraine Mullins,
Bill Hannon Foundation Ronald V. Rosequist Marguerite Cunningham Dobbins ’31 † Mary K. O’Leary ’38 † Burnett Medea Pluim Helena Schreurs Henry ’68 (July 12, 2017) RSM, former student (December 5, 2017)
The Heafey Family Irene † and Charles R. † Sargent Eva Lohmann Dodd ’48 † A. Kathleen Oliver ’61 Chevron Humankind Linda Pollack
Elizabeth Shields, SNJM ’68 (October 4, 2017) Elsie Malsoff Nielson - former student
William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Schaeffer Family Cari Dominguez Germaine Orlando ’54 Corporation Christine Puccio
Red Hat (November 9, 2017)
HEDCO Foundation Claire Ahern Shaklee † Nancy Langan Edmonds ’51 † Frances Hart Cummings Paganini ’74 † Mary Coleman 1970s
Patricia W. Engstrom ’50 † Catherine ’68 and Don † Peery Conyes Foundation Adina R. Rose Joan Raftery - sister of Ruth Raftery, SNJM
Michael and Maureen Hester Foundation and Raleigh † Shaklee Marcia Canning ’70 (January 4, 2018)
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Albert T. Shine, Jr. † Dawn Evans Erdelatz ’50 † Eldora Perry Peters ’40 † Beth and David Covin Tina and John Sachs ’37 and Fr. Paul Raftery, former HNU chaplain
Wyn Ernest † and Frank † Peters Joseph Salvador (February 23, 2018)
Geraldine T. Hobgood ’48 † Frank N. Sim † Carla Dartis and Steven
Molly Sampson
Jean L. Hunter † Sisters of the Holy Names of Helen Trahan Farschon ’65 Cdr. Julia E. Pickering ’71 † Carter Keith ‘Cynan’ Roberts - husband of Kimberly
Rita M. Felix ’62 † Lisa Scheffer Diane Vinella Lloyd ’88 (January 23, 2018)
Alan Hyman Jesus and Mary Betty Powell † L. Crossley Dellis Malin Roberts ’96 (January 11, 2018)
Independent Colleges of Northern Loretta R. Smith ’87 Anne Sanchez Fleming ’59 † Mary Ann Bareilles Quittman ’55 and Donald G. Dellis and Danny Sam Carole Peccorini, MA ’88 (October 19, 2017)
California Y & H Soda Foundation and John J. Fleming Ann Leary Ragus ’29 † Deborah DeMott Margaret Schilling Walter A. Truxler - friend; father of Patricia
The James Irvine Foundation Robert W. Summers † Martha Frank-Jones Rashaun Raymond ’81, MBA ’95 and Jonathan Garfield Amy Schoenblum and 1990s Truxler Coleman ’88, grandfather of Laura Truxler,
The William G. Irwin The Sweeney and Gardiner Families and Wesley L. † Jones Ann Reynolds Mark Devito Jonathan Carey Joyce Lee DeFrenn Locke ’94 (February 6, 2018) HNU faculty (December 25, 2017)
Charity Foundation Nancy Sweetland Russell T. Frazer Virginia Robles ’88 † Sarah Eslinger Eric Seyfarth
2000s Robert Wilhelm - HNU trustee; father of Julianne
Helen B. Jackson † Theresa Towey ’55 † Dr. Joyce Galeno ’53 † Louise † and Ron Rosequist Christina Feliciana Susan and Mitch Silvani
Mary and Lincoln Silver Wilhelm ’66 (November 22, 2017)
Mary M. Johansen † Catherine † and Eugene † Trefethen Mabel W. Goode † Irene Sargent † and Chris Chan Curtissa Luckey Clay ’01 (December 31, 2017)
The Fletcher Jones Foundation Upward Bound Elana Hunter Hall ’60 Patricia Johnson Savage ’69 Margaret and F. Christopher Evagelia Spathis
Kaiser Permanente Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation Rosemary N. Hallum Joan Corey Semonella ’67 Gelini Mary and Eric Stephens
W. M. Keck Foundation Carolyn Wall † Mary B. Harley † and Gary J. † Semonella Genentech, Inc United Lutheran Church
The J. C. Kellogg Foundation The Whalen Family Foundation Shirlese Hayes ’96 Albert T. Shine Jr. † GIV, LLC of Oakland
Rosaleen Collins Kelly ’55 Harriet Williams ’29 † Grace N. Heisler † Shirley L. Silvani ’55 † Jill and Taggart Gorman Jennifer Vedock
and James † Kelly Agnieszka Winkler ’67 and Art Lund Jeanne Poe Henderson ’62 Barbara Wisnewski Smith ’62 Joanne Gouaux Kimberly Voisin and
Maura E. Kelly Koberlein ’84 Beth Noia Wiseman ’48 † Geraldine T. Hobgood ’48 † and Roger Smith Tiffin L. Groff David Woodruff
and Derril L. Koberlein ’84 and Richard Wiseman Linda Bellini Howson ’64 Loretta Reilly Smith ’87 Julia Gumina Terry and Jason Weinstein
Gerry † and Howard † Korth Irene Campbell Woodward † Jean L. Hunter † Elizabeth Anne Sousa ’42 † Kathryn Hecht Lesley West
Kresge Foundation and Richard J. † Woodward, Jr. Sonja and Alan Hyman Robert Summers † Lisa Hess Paige Wheeler-Fleury and To share a death notice with the University, please contact the
Noelle Leca and Michael Moradzadeh George Zimmer Mary Louise Hynes † Lorena Fragley Thorup ’51 † Delia E. Hewins Gregg Fleury
Dr. Elinor R. Ives ’25 † and Robert Thorup Dennis Johnson
HNU Alumni Association at (510) 436-1240 or
Margaret L. † and Dean S. † Lesher
† Deceased Lois Akers Johnson ’53 † Mary Tigh ’55
Betty J. Lewis †
Mary M. Joyce ’58 Theresa V. Towey ’55 †
Olive S. Kinley †

Hawk News The Last Word

HNU Wrestlemania! Appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

The most electrifying event in HNU history HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Borg ’86, MA, as the
chairperson of the board of trustees. He succeeds outgoing chair Barbara Hood ’70 who has relocated to
THIS YEAR HNU’S WRESTLEMANIA IV raised $5,600 dollars for
Morro Bay, CA, but will continue as a member of the board.
Make-A-Wish Bay Area, and helped grant a wish for a young child
in Alameda County. This fundraising event, currently organized by Steve has served on HNU’s board since 2008, and most recently served as vice chair, along with California
the student athletics committee HSAAC, has won the Make-A-Wish Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan ‘70. He is a senior vice president and corporate marketing director
Award from the NCAA Pacific West Conference for the past two with California Bank & Trust, a division of Zions, and has over 30 years of financial service industry
years and raised a total of $11,300. experience, with a focus on marketing communications, strategy, product/channel management, and
customer experience. Steve attributes his creative and strategic thinking, business leadership, and active
The idea for HNU’s first Wrestlemania originated in a 2015 hallway
collaborative and communicative approach to his experiences as a student at Holy Names University.
conversation between Josh Hammer, an education student, and
Justin Vacca, director of housing and residence life. Hammer A key tenet of Steve’s core values is that we stand on the shoulders of others, and benefit from the work of
proposed bringing a fully choreographed and story-driven those who have come before us. This is a calling to share talents and time. “It was at HNU where I was introduced to the philosophy
wrestling event to HNU. “I’ve always believed that school spirit and values of the servant-leader. It was an invitation to share one’s gifts in order to enrich the lives of others, and build better
and pride is of the utmost importance. How could I say no to organizations that ultimately create more just and caring communities and world.”
one of my student leaders wanting to put on an event like HNU Steve has served on and led various board committees including advancement, marketing and enrollment, mission integration, and
Wrestlemania?” said Vacca. finance. In addition to the HNU board of trustees, Steve is on the board of Oakland School for the Arts and is finance committee
The initial idea spawned late-night training sessions and chair for Corpus Christi Church in Piedmont.
adventures hunting down spandex costumes, and culminated in The University gratefully acknowledges Barbara Hood’s leadership and passionate dedication for over three years as board
a legendary match between Captain Hawk (Hammer) and the Evil chairperson. Barbara has served on HNU’s board for more than a decade, and is a caring philanthropic partner to her alma mater.
Boss (Vacca). When all was said and done, the inaugural event had We thank her wholeheartedly for her generous spirit.
raised $1,200 and enough community support to continue to the
Over the years, HNU’s Wrestlemania has steadily grown bigger On Saturday, April 7, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church
and better, thanks to the support of staff, faculty, volunteers, and
donors. This support has allowed for equipment upgrades, like a
professional wrestling ring and training sessions donated by Gold
2018 Jubilarians in Los Gatos, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and
Mary rejoiced with their Golden Jubilarians:
Rush Pro Wrestling, enhanced costumes, dramatic plotlines that Sister Annamarie Thérèse Colapietro ’69
extend beyond the ring, and ever more creative matches—like the (former HNU Director and Regent, 1994 – 2004)
first-ever mascot rumble between the Dominican Penguin and the Sister Ann Gilchrist
HNU Hawk. Sister Marilyn Miller ’69
Hammer explains that HNU student participants are passionate Sister Cheryl Milner ’70
about the event because they want to make a difference in a child’s Sister Susan Marie Maloney ’70
life. “The event,” he says “is aligned with the SNJM core values and Sister Carol Sellman ’69
HNU’s mantra, ‘Enter to Learn; Leave to Serve.’” (HNU Vice President, Mission Integration)
HNU Wrestlemania will be back next spring as HAWKMANIA V.
We congratulate these six Sisters of the Holy Names who
Get ready for another thrilling ride!
will be celebrating their Jubilee of Grace in June:
70 Years of Religious Profession
Top to bottom: Sister Carol Sellman with HNU students
Sister Colleen Kern ’62
Josh Hammer, aka "The Hammer" disputes a referee call.
Sister Collette Carroll ‘62
Jake Ward inspires his fans.
Sister Juliana Lucey ’54
Jamie Lopez, aka "Jamie Hawk" makes a devastating slam. (former HNU Professor of Mathematics, 1965 – 1969)
The entire Wrestlemania team poses after a successful
night of fundraising. 60 Years of Religious Profession
Sister Jo’Ann De Quattro ’66
Sister David Emmanuel Paula ’56
Sister Marianne Viani ’66

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