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Vol. 9, Issue 2

sPRING 2005

The Glynn Years:

he chose the greater good

Making a Difference

Message from the President
By Rev. Edward Glynn, SJ

The importance of successfully achieving our mission as a Catholic and Jesuit university is a conviction I often expressed as president and one I return to in this last message. John Carroll’s mission as a Catholic and Jesuit university is grounded in the deepest desires of the human heart for love, life and communion, which desires are simply and profoundly expressed in the poem Helen by Daniel Mark Epstein.

“Tell us a love story, Pleaded the class in chorus. “Our lessons are all done, Now don’t lecture us or bore us,” They prattled, except for one, Helen, whose gaze looked lost In the maze of willow branches, The girl the boys liked most For the faraway blue of her eyes And brown hair straight as rain. “Tell us a love story, please,” They begged the teacher again. He frowned and longed for the bell, Saying “All the love stories I know End in heartache, or death –” Then Helen, from the back row Called at last from her daydreams In the voice of an innocent lover, “Tell us a love story anyway And stop before it is over”

This poem thus raises the question: will our deepest desires for love, life and communion be satisfied? Can we be hopeful? Are these desires that create the mystery of each person grounded in a larger reality? Or are they destined to be frustrated? Does our story end in heartache? In death? Do we think “that without faith, without the eye of love, the human world seems too evil for God to be good, for a good God to exist?” * As Christians we believe there is a love story being told that ends not in heartache. Life is not a love story turned bad. We proclaim the final word spoken to us is God’s fullest, absolute selfcommunication. It is the Word that becomes human, transforms human experience and human history and renews creation. It is the Incarnate God promising us that our desire for life, for love

and for communion will ultimately be fed by Someone. This love story is at the heart of this university. This love story grounds who we are, what we do and how we do it, as individuals and as a community. As Catholic and Jesuit, John Carroll educates students for vision, for hope and for responsibility by proclaiming the Good News that God’s final word to us is life, love and communion and not separation, alienation and death. Indeed to proclaim this love story is the mission of the Church. Consequently, John Carroll teaches its students about this love story and this mystery of God, who, as Elizabeth. A. Johnson in her book, She Who Is, points out, “As the focus of absolute trust, one to whom you can give yourself without fear of betrayal . . . undergirds and implicitly gives direction to all of a believing person’s enterprises, principles, choices, system of values and relationships.” The principles, choices, system of values and relationships that constitute the enterprise of John Carroll share in the Church’s mission and are shaped by the Church’s mission to proclaim the love of a steadfast God. As Jesuit, John Carroll shares in the worldwide mission of the Society of Jesus to promote between individuals, groups, cultures and religions relations that reflect God’s steadfast and transforming presence. John Carroll, as Jesuit, seeks to promote the conversations that are necessary for achieving such relations of respect and reverence. God’s steadfast and transforming presence in human history teaches us that the mystery of God has been “throughout the whole of human history, touching every religion, every culture, and every person, including those who do not know [God] and those who, in conscience, cannot bring themselves to have faith in [God.]” * The Catholic and Jesuit mission of John Carroll thus “touches something fundamental in the human heart: the desire to find God in a world scarred by sin” and seeks to foster “the instinct to live fully in God’s love and thereby to promote a shared, lasting human good.”* The opportunity to work with so many others at fostering successful achievement of the university’s mission – with students and graduates, with members of the faculty, administration and staff, with members of the boards of directors and regents and with benefactors and friends of the university – has been for me these past seven years a great privilege. My thanks to all of you. Proclaiming the Good News of God’s love story is a work worth giving one’s life to. *Quotes are from Documents of the Thirty-Fourth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus.








Shakespeare famously wrote the headline’s last three words for King Lear, but when they were offered as a description of the still ripening life of the 55-year-old director of counseling services, the guy they called “Ropes” back in ’72 said the Bard’s words fit well. Minutes later, John Ropar reared back the mustachioed head atop his long lanky body, offered a burst of boyish, high-pitched laughter and said, “If any of my peers from ’72 read this and find I’m doing spiritual direction, ‘Oh my God!’” Maybe, but if you listened carefully in the interview with the counselor, you could hear the strains of Amazing Grace – Ropar would confirm the tune’s distant presence. He says of his undergraduate experience, “I could have been anywhere. The Jesuit influence didn’t wash over me at that point.” Nonetheless, he did graduate with a history degree. He made a couple of brief forays into sales, but mostly was a high school teacher and basketball coach (played a little at Carroll). He taught in his native Pittsburgh, and at Folsom Prison. His work ethic was evident when he was head hoops coach, AD, social studies teacher and vice principal at Southside Catholic. As with so many of us, green Ropar was wandering in the wilderness even when he seemed to be a solid citizen: “I’m the worst example of career development because there was never a thoughtful moment in any decision. My decisions were always based on, ‘That sounds cool.’ There was always the sense that what I was doing wasn’t what I was going to be doing, though I had no idea what that was going to be.” At 34, “This priest says, ‘Did you ever think of being a counselor?’ Three days later I’m taking out thousands of dollars in student loans, being hired for a research job, and then, in my first counseling course, I’m thinking, ‘This fits.”’ Like a glove that you pull on slowly: a master’s at Duquesne, group home work, doctoral studies at the U. of Akron, an internship here in ’92 with Dr. Chris Faiver of Education and Allied Studies’ counseling program. Faiver tells how Ropar said, “I’m going to make myself indispensable so they hire me.” They

John Ropar ’72: Ripeness is all!

did, and the old I-Chi became a fixture at the Counseling Center, eventually director. Ropar took a sharp turn in ’84 when he discovered counseling. Returning here was a second. A third course change occurred in ’94 when he married for the first time to Eileen and accepted responsibility for raising her daughters – 9, 11, 13 then. A fourth turning happened when he took the Ignatian 19th Annotation Retreat that helps integrate the Spiritual Exercises into everyday life. A fifth came two years ago when he became a member of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute’s first spiritual director training program. Those turnings seem to have taken Ropar to the center of himself, where he smiles often and serves. It was Ropar who spoke on TV last night about binge drinking and how a student’s awareness of how that happens can lead to it not happening. It is Ropar who leads students on immersion trips to be with the poor in Ecuador and Florida. It is Ropar who speaks about letting go to parents gathered in auditoriums. It is Ropar who confronts three or four searching students in extended clinical sessions every day – “The issues these young people bring are profound.” The mission of the clinical sessions, an analogue of everything he does, is to see that “every kid who comes into my office leaves feeling a little bit better, feeling she or he is a loved creature of God.” Of the spiritual exploration, Dr. John says, “There was no profound call; it was just, ‘I want to do this stuff.’” He says, “I have had this wonderful experience of having this sense of congruence in everything I do – from counseling to being a step-dad to the Ignatian Spirituality Institute.” He says it’s a challenge for his understanding Eileen because he gets here early in the morning for “prayer, reflection and journaling,” and he’s often away on an immersion trip, a retreat, a night time JCU activity, or training for or running one of his 38 – so far – marathons. But, he says, Eileen’s is proud that he’s as good a surrogate dad at JCU as he is a step-dad, and that he’s ... well ... ripening so very nicely. j.p.

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John Carroll University President Edward Glynn, SJ vice President for Development and alumni relations Timothy T. Shannon, SJ Director of Public affairs Jerry Sheehan editor Jerry Pockar alumni Journal Michele McFarland advisory Board Sr. Mary Ann Flannery, VSC Ed Walsh ’61 John Sheridan ’63 it is the mission of the magazine to provide an engaging and accurate reflection of the university and its extended community for its alumni/ae and the other members of the John Carroll family. John Carroll University magazine is published quarterly by John Carroll University, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, Ohio 44118. Periodical postage paid at Cleveland, Ohio, 44118 and additional mailing offices. ISSN 1542-0418 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: John Carroll University magazine Department of Public Affairs 20700 North Park Blvd. University Hts., OH 44118 (216) 397-1886 or 1-800-736-2586 fax: (216) 397-3085 E-mail: [email protected] Please send your letters to the editor at the above address.

Vol. 9 Issue 2

Spring 2005


28 Making a Difference

The Glynn Years

24th President Selected

Making a Difference
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Barbara ’62 and John Schubert Captain Jon Powers ’00 Jim Myers ’80 norma Geller ’87 Monique ogletree ’96G students Making a Difference taleiza Calloway ’05 Sarah Wagner ’05 Jodie Bowers ’06 the Cleveland Clinic & JCu Dr. a.J. Cianflocco ’72 listing of JCu alumni at the Clinic Bill Gagliano ’77 Jeanne Mullin ’96 Kathy henkels ’04 Paul Kantz ’63 robin Baum ’87 Jim Adair ’66 Jason therrien ’01 Paul Federico ’88 linda Conley Chambers ’81 Jim Walpole ’66 JP ii’s Funeral - Bob Kovach ’84 a reflection - Doris Donnelly

3 8 9 10 12 14 15 48 49 68 71 72 university news admissions John Gladstone Departs Development Q & a with Frank navratil athletics hall of Fame inductees alumni Medals alumni Journal Class notes In Memoriam the late news My turn - Paul lauritzen


Back inside cover: Profile: John ropar


John Carroll is a Catholic and Jesuit University dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve.

Contributing photographers: John Reid, Barney Taxel, Paul Tepley, Rob Wetzler

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rev. robert niehoff, sJ,
will be the 24th president of John Carroll university
“Jesuit education is something that is worth my life,” said rev. robert l. niehoff, sJ, who was recently selected to be the 24th president of John Carroll university. Father niehoff’s words brought smiles to the faces of many gathered to hear him speak for the first time in an open forum on campus in late March. “Bob is a person with vision, heart and energy. he has the set of personal and professional skills and strengths that really fit with the challenges that we are facing right now as a university,” said Dr. Jim lissemore, associate professor of biology and a member of the presidential search committee. “on the professional skills side, he has great strengths in planning and budgeting. With respect to his personal strengths, Bob has passion for Jesuit education and for people. he’s looking forward to working with people to build community here.” niehoff, 51, is currently serving as vice president for planning and budget and associate provost for academic affairs at the university of san Francisco (usF). the announcement of his appointment came following a special meeting of John Carroll’s board of directors on april 7. “he is an experienced executive and a spiritual leader committed to the highest values of Jesuit education,” said Charles “Bud” Koch, chairman of the university’s board. “the board looks forward to working hand-in-hand with Fr. niehoff as he provides the administrative, academic and spiritual leadership John Carroll needs to continue to offer excellent education to its students and to serve the Greater Cleveland community.” Koch also thanked vincent a. Chiarucci, the former chairman of the university’s board, for “the direction and leadership he provided while working on the presidential search committee.” in addition, Koch expressed the board’s deep appreciation for the leadership of rev. edward Glynn, sJ, who has served as president since 1998: “Father Glynn provided the university with solid leadership and helped prepare it to face current and future challenges. We are grateful for his leadership and commitment to John Carroll over the years.” niehoff will assume his presidency in early fall 2005. When asked about his leadership style, he said, “My experience has centered on inclusiveness and transparency in decision-making, and a large piece of that process is the ability to actively engage the university community in the process, including faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni and the board. engagement of the entire JCu community means learning together how best to respond to the community around us to fulfill the Jesuit mission, which calls us to help build a kingdom in which justice is a reality for all people.” Dr. James swindal, who also served on the presidential search committee, remembers meeting Father niehoff when they were both members of the oregon Province of the society of Jesus. “i’ve always thought of Bob as a very warm and astute person,” said swindal. “i was really happy when i saw him as one of the people on our list of presidential candidates. i knew that he would have strong skills and that he would be committed to a place like John Carroll and to a city like Cleveland.” Prior to joining the university of san Francisco in 1996, Father niehoff worked in higher education, non-profit organizations, and church and Jesuit community administration. the president-to-be joined the society of Jesus in 1972 and completed a B.a. degree in philosophy, two master’s degrees in theology, an MBa at the university of Washington, and a Ph.D. at Gonzaga university. since ordination in 1982, he has served as: treasurer of the Jesuit school of theology at Berkeley; associate treasurer of the oregon Province of the society of Jesus; financial officer of the archdiocese of nassau, in the Bahamas; financial analyst, co-director for mission and identity, and assistant to the vice president for student life at Gonzaga university. Joining usF in 1996 as associate dean in the school of education, he became associate provost of the university in fall 2000. in January of 2002, he was given the additional title and duties of vice president, planning and budget. “We were hoping to keep Bob niehoff a ‘secret’ for just a few more years, but such was not to be,” said rev. stephen Privett, sJ, president of the university of san Francisco. “John Carroll gains what usF loses: a caring, committed, competent and hardworking Jesuit priest who is able and ready to take a leadership role in Jesuit Catholic higher education. Congratulations to Bob and to John Carroll university – you both made very good decisions.”

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andy Welki honored with Distinguished Faculty award
Dr. andrew Welki, assistant professor in the Department of economics and Finance, received this year’s Distinguished Faculty award at the university’s commencement ceremony on May 22. Welki has been a member of the John Carroll faculty since 1982. in 2003, he became the first university faculty member to become a three-time recipient of the Wasmer teaching award, presented annually to an outstanding professor in the Boler school of Business. Welki has been a mentor to many in the Boler school. John Carroll magazine highlighted Welki’s work with nick Detore ’03 in the spring 2003 “Mentoring” issue. “Dr. Welki is an excellent teacher, but there are many excellent teachers, said Detore. “More importantly, he is a role model because of what he does outside of the classroom, and you will hear that from a lot of people on this campus. First of all, he makes himself available to students – he is very approachable. sure, he taught me about hypothesis testing and multiple regression but the most important things i learned from him can’t be found in a textbook.”

Dr. Ortega receives 2005 Culicchia Award
Dr. Mariana J. Ortega, associate professor of philosophy, has been honored with the 2005 Lucrezia Culicchia Award for Teaching Excellence. In a message to the campus community, Dr. Linda Eisenmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said: “Dr. Ortega was nominated and supported by a group of students, faculty, and alumni who have attested to her contribution to the pedagogical and intellectual life of the university through extraordinary and creative teaching.” Dr. Ortega will receive the award officially at a college meeting in October.

James Martin wins Wasmer outstanding teaching award
Dr. James h. Martin, professor of marketing, is the recipient of the 2004 Wasmer outstanding teaching award. the Wasmer award, established in 1992 to recognize teaching excellence, is awarded annually to a member of the faculty of the John M. and Mary Jo Boler school of Business. “Jim appears to be a quiet, mildmannered person, but the students who

have him find that he is a very tough professor who makes you learn what you didn’t want to learn about statistics. they have to work very hard in his class and they appreciate him for that in the end. he’s one of the good guys that students talk about years after they’ve left the university,” said Dr. Frank navratil, outgoing dean of the Boler school of Business.

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tim Grose ’05 wins Fulbright award to study in Xinjiang region of China

Dr. Jeanne Somers is the new director of Grasselli Library
Dr. Jeanne Somers has been named director of the Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center. Dr. Somers currently serves as the associate dean of libraries and media services at Kent State University, a position she has held since 2000. Before that, she held various positions within the Kent State University library system, including curator of special collections and archives for six years and assistant director for technical services for four years. Dr. Somers received a B.A. degree

Tim Grose ’05 poses with Tibetan children near the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe Gansu Province, China. Grose’s first trip to China occurred when he was a freshman.

Four years of hard work are paying off for senior tim Grose ’05. the honors student was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue research in China. Grose first appeared in John Carroll magazine in fall 2002, just after his freshman year. the story documented a summer research trip to China. that trip was Grose’s first taste of what would become his passion: the people and the culture of China and its border lands. tim returned to China in the fall of his sophomore year to study at the Beijing Center, a Jesuit consortium that offers study abroad opportunities in China. “i got a year’s worth of Chinese in a semester, explained tim. it was pretty overwhelming. Just being there and speaking the language every day was the biggest help. i tried to get out in the town once a day to talk with people and that forced me to get my grammar and my sentence structure down.” When Grose returned from China, he wanted to continue his study of the Chinese language. to do so, he made

a connection with Jie Zhang, a native Chinese speaker who is the multi-media/ education leader for Grasselli library. through independent study, Grose was able to continue learning Chinese with Jie Zhang as his guide. as a junior and senior, he took upper division courses at CWru. Grose also designed his own major in east asian studies. “tim is very bright and directed in his interest in east asia,” said Dr. susan long, director of the east asian studies Program. “he’s very mature and works very hard. his Chinese is quite fluent. tim has gone out of his way with his commitment and the result is very impressive.” Grose will study the economic and technological development in the far northwest of China in a border area known as Xinjiang. the Fulbright Program was created in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the united states and other countries through the cultural and educational exchange of persons, knowledge and skills.

from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. She holds three degrees from Kent State University, a Ph.D. in English as well as master’s degrees in library science and public administration.

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The Carroll News wins record number of awards
The Carroll News set a record this year by earning 10 national and regional awards, the best mark in the paper’s 80-year history. recognition came from the society for Collegiate Journalists (sCJ) and the society of Professional Journalists (sPJ). “it’s wonderful that these national organizations have honored our hardworking, dedicated student journalists for the high quality product they have provided the JCu community this school year. i’m very proud of our staff of reporters and editors this year,” said robert noll, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communications and advisor to the CN. the awards from the society for Collegiate Journalists include first place in the overall excellence category; a third place award for the editorial, Our Game Plan; a second place in the features category for senior editor Beth stallings’ Battling Terror; a first place in the sports category for junior Kevin yanik’s piece on senior cross country runners shannon McConville and elie Fernandez; an

Carroll News advisor Bob Noll in the paper’s Lombardo Center office with next year’s editor Tricia Graham (l) and this year’s editor Beth Stallings (r).

honorable mention in sports for yanik’s story about the basketball team’s trip to the nCaa iii Final Four; a third place in the news category to junior Greg hoener, and an honorable mention in the news category to junior lisa schwan. at the society of Professional

Journalists’ region 4 Conference, the staff was honored with a second place in the best all-around non-daily category, and yanik took a third place in sports photography.

Dr. Dick Fleischman of accountancy wins international manuscript award
Dr. Dick Fleischman, an historian and professor of accountancy, is the recipient of the 2004 ahsiG Manuscript award for a paper he co-authored with Dr. David oldroyd (university of new Castle Business school, uK) and Dr. thomas n. tyson (st. John Fisher College, rochester, ny). the annual award is given by the australian journal, Accounting History, which is published by the accounting history special interest Group of the accounting association of australia and new Zealand. Dr. Fleischman’s article, “Monetising human life: slave valuations on u.s. and British West indian Plantations,” won the award for being the best article that appeared in the three issues of the journal in 2004.

Accountancy majors keep the tradition of tax excellence alive
Three of the Department of Accountancy’s graduating seniors have been offered full-tuition scholarships to the University of Denver’s premier Graduate Tax Program. Emily Lyons, Kyle Hazen, and Stelianos Elenis each participated in the 2004 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. While John Carroll seniors have received this scholarship in the past, Dr. Jerry Weinstein, chair of the Department of Accountancy, said this will be the first time we have had more than two students from a single class accept the University of Denver’s offer.


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Cultivating Community course takes students beyond the classroom
Who knew that saturday, april 23 would see snow falling on tulips? Certainly not Dr. Peggy Finucane, assistant professor of communications, and the over 150 JCu students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers who turned out in driving wind, rain and snow for Cultivating Community Outreach Day. the service day was the culmination of Finucane’s semester-long, multi-disciplinary course called Cultivating Community. over the semester, eleven faculty members and community leaders took turns exploring the history of Cleveland and the cultivating community theme. subsequently applying what they learned, students worked with residents to create a community garden in the hough neighborhood. Despite the muddy mess and frigid temperatures, the volunteers fulfilled their promise to the neighbors along east 95th Street and ansel rd. they picked up trash, raked and weeded yards, and planted flowers for residents. they also built gardens at two sites in the neighborhood. residents will maintain the gardens and use them as a gathering place. “they’re the ones who are going to carry forward on the little bit we do,” Jim Kaliszewski, a John Carroll junior told the Plain Dealer. “For many of our students, it was a transformative experience,” said Dr. Finucane. “they had never had an opportunity to meet people living in central Cleveland or to learn from them or talk with them. Many students said to me, ‘this is what it means to live the mission.’” the outreach project was part of a partnership between John Carroll university, st. thomas aquinas elementary school and the Famicos Foundation, a u.s. housing and urban Development

• Dr. Christopher Faiver, education professor and coordinator of the community counseling program, has been elected to the board of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASEREVIC). The organization, which began in 1974, is devoted to professionals who believe that spiritual, ethical, religious and other core human values are essential to the full development of the person, as well as to the discipline of counseling. • The university’s Circle K International Club’s Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others through Physical Education) won the Single Service Project Award from the Ohio District of Circle K International. Project H.O.P.E. brings over 100 mentally and physically handicapped people from throughout the Cleveland area to John Carroll for a day of fun activities. • Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of academic and counseling professionals. The university’s Beta Chi Chapter is this year’s winner of both the society’s Outstanding Web Page Award and also its Outstanding Individual Program Award. • Dr. Penny Harris will be the new chairperson of the Sociology Department. She will succeed Dr. Ken Eslinger. • The Boler School student members of Blue Streak Advertising placed first in the regional competition of the annual National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. The team will compete against other regional winners at the American Advertising Federation annual meeting in Nashville in June. • Linda Gojak, the director of the Center for Mathematics & Science Teaching Technology (CMSETT), is the president of the 4000-member National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics education. Gojak has a two-year term.
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Center. Dr. Mark Falbo, director of John Carroll’s Center for Community service, first introduced Dr. Finucane to Famicos and the hough community. Dr. Finucane plans to continue the connection with the neighborhood by teaching the course again next spring.

Neuroscience students shine again in science competition
seniors timothy Joyce and erica newbould took first-place awards at the 59th annual eastern Colleges science Conference (eCsC) at Central Connecticut state university on april 8-9. in 17 of the past 18 years, neuroscience students of Drs. Cyrilla Wideman and helen Murphy have been awarded first place for a “research Paper in Biology,” “Chemistry” and/or “Psychology” at the eCsC. this record of first place wins becomes more impressive when the caliber of competition at the eCsC is considered. Joyce and newbould took first place awards for presentations in, respectively, psychology and chemistry. the 300 participants were evaluated by faculty judges from various universities and research institutions in the eastern section of the country.


admission’s Gladstone departs for oregon
John Gladstone, the associate academic vice president for enrollment services, is leaving June 30 to become president of Jesuit high school in Portland, oregon. he will be among a small by John’s departure. i have been especially privileged over the years to observe John’s unparalleled interaction with students at the various stages of their John Carroll experience, from the time he first meets them at high school open-houses to their pre-admission visits to campus and then, of course, throughout the years of their stay at the university. “he knows thousands of students by name and by city. he knows most of their parents. he voluntarily helps and advises students in need. and he continues his correspondence with them long after their graduation. i wish to emphasize here how grateful i am for the many ways in which John has contributed to John Carroll, most especially for the unique manner in which his day-to-day activities here have reflected what lies at the heart of the university’s mission.” tom Fanning, who was appointed Gladstone’s interim replacement, said: as a teacher, mentor, friend, and confidant, John has been a huge part of the fabric of life for me and so many at John Carroll.” Gladstone’s wife, Gina, is from the northwest and nearly two decades ago John worked with incoming university president robert niehoff, sJ, in the northwest. Gladstone said he has profoundly ambivalent feelings about his departure: “By far the hardest part of my decision to leave is leaving the friends who have touched my life in so many ways over the years. how can i ever thank all of these people – students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, colleagues in administration, and so many others? the greatest miracle of this place lies in the hearts of the people who everyday make a difference in the lives of others, including mine. i feel very blessed.” Gladstone, the father of five children and two stepchildren, graduated from st. ignatius high school in Cleveland and from Xavier university. he has a master’s degree from John Carroll and was previously employed at st. ignatius and Walsh Jesuit high schools in this area.

Tom Fanning to be interim dean of enrollment services
Tom Fanning, a Buffalo native who is approaching his 20th year in the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, will be the interim dean of enrollment services of that office pending the outcome of a national search. Fanning has been the director of admission and has played a central role in the day-to-day operations and strategy of the office. He and Gladstone have been extraordinarily close co-workers. Fanning, who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, says that he may be a candidate to succeed Gladstone.

number of lay people to be president of a Jesuit secondary school. For 15 years Gladstone has been the leader of the office of admission and Financial aid. he is responsible for many innovations in practice and for overseeing the transition to an internet-based admission communication process. During his tenure, Gladstone’s office generally brought in classes strong in number and quality. Gladstone is perceived by the university community as someone extraordinarily committed to the well being and success of the students who enter the university through the admission gate. in making the announcement of Gladstone’s departure, Dr. David la Guardia, the academic vice president, wrote in an e-mail to the campus community: “i make this announcement with mixed feelings. While it is clear that the board at Jesuit high school has made a wise selection, the John Carroll community will be affected significantly
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Preliminary enrollment numbers are positive
As of May 1, the number of students in the Class of 2009 stood at 781. This is one more than the goal in the university budget. However, Tom Fanning, director of admission, said that the staff will be working throughout the summer to build the class. He also said that the freshman class is likely to be more than satisfactory in generating tuition revenue, and that its diversity and academic quality are notable. One goal of the Office of Admission and Financial Aid was to elicit more applications. The 3,022 who applied represent an increase of approximately 275 over the previous year.

a new trio to develop JCu’s alumni relations
three new development officers have joined the development and alumni relations team. two of the three, David Pratt ’85 and Bishoy Mikhail ’97, are returning to a campus community they cherish and where they recorded notable achievements. the third, Perry Clark, is a veteran relationship builder who distinguished himself in the publishing and advertising industries. Pratt was a senior soccer co-captain on one of the loveliest afternoons in Blue streak sports history. With his squad tied 2-2 in the waning seconds against the hallowed Fighting irish in south Bend, Pratt fled downfield, snared a teammate’s pass and conclusively demonstrated that the shortest distance to a JCu victory against nD is the line between Dave Pratt’s foot and the irish goal. it was as close as Pratt would get to a walk-off home run in the World series. a marketing major, Pratt was in sales in l.a.; was transferred to Dallas, where he and a friend started what became a successful music production company for the fitness industry, a firm in which he still has an equity stake. David Pratt Family ties pulled Pratt, his wife, Jenny, and their two boys back to this area, and when he returned, he learned of an opportunity on the campus where he had left his heart. “i do think the program should be developing alumni relations,” says Pratt. the more our alumni are able to see JCu as an ongoing resource for them, the more we are engaged with our alumni on a regular basis, the easier it is for them to send their children here or to support us financially – development dollars flow from alumni relations and we’re going to try our best to strengthen those relations.” Perry Clark, a Chagrin Falls resident was a longtime executive with Penton Media in Cleveland and reed-elsevier in atlanta. he also has a solid background in ad sales, and has been a communication consultant, as well as a fund raiser. Perry’s wife is also named Jenny and she is both a poet and the mother of their two just grown daughters. “i think this is a great institution and the right place for me to be,” says Clark. “it’s clear that the alumni have a very strong feeling for this school, and that they want to help and Perry Clark participate in the life of the John Carroll community. they feel great affinity, and there is a reason for that: this is an institution that changes lives. We’ve just begun, but i’m very eager to spend more time implementing our alumni relations development program” Bishoy Mikhail ’97 was the Millor orator at his commencement. he served as chief justice and vice president of the student union and had a happy, notably successful four years here. as american names go, Bishoy Mikhail is not John smith, and Mikhail’s background has an exotic dimension. although he was born here and educated in Catholic schools, Mikhail is the son of a Coptic orthodox priest, and Bishoy was born months after his parents emigrated from Cairo, egypt. his family retains strong ties with egypt and the aroma of turkish coffee flavored with cardamom seeds emanates from Bishoy’s rodman hall office most afternoons. Bishoy is the ecumenical officer of the Coptic orthodox Diocese of north america. as such, he has been a delegate to World Council of Church meetings in Zimbabwe and Brazil. he is also the author of Peace with Nature: Orthodoxy and the Environment. Mikhail is a lawyer who Bishoy Mikhail practiced in both new york City and Cleveland, but he discovered along the way that he doesn’t enjoy litigation. he says he is more comfortable helping build a university that he loves and whose Christian values he is deeply committed to supporting. like Clark and Pratt, Bishoy believes that his primary mission is creating and recreating relationships. to those who have encountered them, it is clear the trio have the gifts to realize their collective mission, and that their presence will be felt in the JCu community. “the hiring of three new development officers reinforces our efforts to build relationships with our alumni and friends. i am delighted to have such mission driven individuals on our team,” said rev. timothy t. shannon, sJ., vice president for development and alumni relations.

Casimir Bukala, SJ, will be inducted as an honorary member of the Blue Streak Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend, October 1-2. The main concourse of Don Shula Stadium will also be named in Fr. Bukala’s honor. There is still time to be a part of the tribute to Fr. Casey. To make a donation, please contact Robert P. Kirschner at 216-397-4198; [email protected] All donations received by August 1 will be recognized on the plaque located in the concourse.
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with Dr. Frank Navratil
Dean Frank Navratil concludes 20 years at the helm of the Boler School

Dr. Frank navratil, who just concluded 20 years of service as dean of the John M. and Mary Jo Boler school of Business, recently offered his perspective on his two decades as the school’s leader. after a year’s sabbatical the nebraska native will return to the economics classroom. Looking back over the two decades you’ve been dean of the Boler School of Business, what are some of the developments that give you satisfaction? There are so many reasons for satisfaction, as many as the number –thousands – of graduates we have prepared for careers and for life. University colleges are complex works in progress, and sometimes it’s hard to get a read as to where you are on the path. I think, however, that there are
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clear indicators that the Boler School has had a great 20 years, and that we are now poised to be recognized by all as “among the best.” The list that follows is not organized in order of importance, but one thing I reflect on with satisfaction is our three AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation reviews. We did it three times and every time was different. In 1987-88 we went through the process with flying colors. The second time we were reviewed, the AACSB changed the standards and we were one of the first schools to be re-accredited under the new standards. That frame – ’9394 – was also when Accountancy was initially accredited. The last time, a couple years ago, we went up under a new process called maintenance of accreditation that requires us to manage the school as if we are always being reviewed – it’s less disruptive to our operational routine than the conventional process. The mindset fostered by the accreditation processes has made us more mindful of the standards we had to observe in our effort to build a better business school. Another fact that elicits pride is the gradual recognition that Boler is a very good school of business. When we received the word last year that U.s. news and World report had said we were “among the best,” undergraduate programs, I was smiling more for a few days. What we have accomplished in building our faculty is a third source of pride. We’ve been able to attract very good teachers who are also excellent researchers. I could name a half dozen or more professors who have very strong reputations in their academic disciplines – it’s unusual

for a school our size to be able to say that. Those people are also very effective in the classroom. Another development that gives me satisfaction as I think back on these two decades is the way we have moved to integrate technology into the classroom. I think we have been ahead of the curve in that respect. There was initially some skepticism about the usefulness of our efforts to create higher technology classrooms in the late ’80s – a computer and a projector, not anything like what we have today. We have found that these tools are more than whistles and bells; they actually enhance the learning process. The achievements of the Boler graduates are a testament to the quality of the faculty. I really feel we add value, and so much of that is not a matter of adding value in strictly academic terms, but by affecting student behaviors; for example, coaxing them to better understand the vital importance of ethical behavior. If you look at the number of business leaders we’ve produced – from CEOs on down; if you consider the achievements of our graduates in the academic world; if you take account of our high placement rate – almost 90 percent within three months of graduation, in a challenging job market – you have to feel very good about our graduates and the faculty who have educated them. That placement rate, by the way, is a reflection of the time we spend with our students, coaching them on the job market and the graduate school admission process, internships, etc. Our students are clearly proud of the Boler School. They feel good about the place and they see themselves as effective competitors. In my perception they have a healthy

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bit of an attitude. I think our faculty also have some of that. Strong competitors do have a bit of an attitude. We feel that we are at the top of our game, that we can go out and compete. The good that we’re reaping today is a reflection of the work we did in the ’80s and ’90s to refine our understanding of the school’s mission and core values. Personal integrity, by the way, is number one of the seven core values we determined. Another aspect of our growth that I find satisfying is the way we have built the school’s endowment. When I came in, I think we had a couple million in endowment; now we have $23 or 24 million specifically for the Boler School. My only frustration is that we don’t have more. Endowment is like equity in a profit making organization. To the extent you have equity, you have more control over your destiny; you have available funds. It makes you a much more solid program, and it offsets some of the costs of education for the university. It is a vital part of the Boler School’s strategic plan that we raise another $30 million in endowment to use for student scholarships and other purposes. We are also committed to further building the strength of our faculty. One important way of doing that is to give outstanding researchers an opportunity to do more research. You achieve that by reducing class load. To do that, we have to hire more people. What is the status of the school’s strategic plan? I think we have a great plan. What really underpins the plan is the vision of becoming recognized as among the best Catholic business schools in the country. As part of that process, it is necessary to demonstrate that

we really are good. How do you do that? A lot of it comes from research. Another crucial element is recruiting excellent students, and then creating a structure where the faculty interact intensely with a smaller number of students. The mainstay of the education of junior and senior students at Harvard is seminars with eight to ten students. At the really good schools, it’s not a matter of choosing between teaching and research; faculty are asked to do both. But to move with commitment in that direction, we will need additional resources. Another very important aspect of our strategic plan involves improving the Boler School’s facilities. This building has served us very well, but for the 21st century, we are going to need new facilities. The process of creating our strategic plan was a very successful collective activity, and it clarified our understanding of what we need to do to further develop the Boler School. For you these 20 years have also been a story of strong personal relationships? Personally it all starts with my wife, Jean. We met as undergraduates at Iowa State in the spring of 1967, and were married in 1970, three years before we came to JCU. Our three children followed: Lisa, the woman doctor working with the homeless; Joe, the software engineer in the Bay Area; and our youngest, Mike, the baseball coach. And three grandchildren. The great joy of this job is working with great people. Three Jesuits have been very important. Mike Lavelle was a mentor. Joe Zambor was a wonderful man who figured importantly in my life, and Tom O’Malley gave me the opportunity to be dean. Jerry Clifford was another

Jesuit who had great influence on me and left me with wonderful stories. There are so many students who occupy a warm place in memory – both before and after I became dean. It wasn’t always the star students you bonded with. I very much appreciate the kids who took hits and kept coming. As a group, though, I strongly believe that the students who walked these halls during my tenure as dean are extraordinary human beings. It has been a great privilege to serve them. Advice for the future? We have a great school of business and a wonderful university, and I do think we need to devote more of our energy to marketing them. The effort to do that has recently intensified and I applaud that. As regards the Boler School, I hope we implement our strategic plan. It will help lead us to additional funding for tuition assistance, and that’s very important. As is taking the aforementioned steps to building an even stronger faculty. The plan also has provisions for endowing several named university chairs – Endowed chairs greatly reduce the stress on our budget. The Boler School is rapidly becoming international. Our semester in London program is a great success, one of many similar ventures I’m sure. We need to move forcefully to fully realize the international scope of the Boler School. Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not mention that the Entrepreneurs Association just honored me with the Jack Kahl Award. I’m grateful for that and for so much else over these 20 years. I offer deep gratitude to all who joined with me in this adventure. Now, after a year to regroup, it will be back to the classroom.

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McConville wraps up a great track career
By Mike Scanlan ’06

she is a two-time all-american cross country runner and the 2004 oaC Women’s Cross-Country runner of the year. a six-time university record holder and three-sport athlete, shannon McConville holds a number of impressive titles. in this winter’s oaC indoor championship, McConville again won four titles. she won three in the outdoor championships. But for McConville, it’s the human dimension that has made her career at Carroll so special. take, for instance an e-mail she received from Bob Zajac, father of former John Carroll student athlete Julie Zajac, who died of cancer the summer before her senior year. after receiving an award created in Julie’s memory, McConville was taken aback by an out-of-the-blue communication from her dad. “he e-mailed me after i received the award to say that his daughter would be so happy to look down and see i had won,” McConville said. “it was so unbelievably touching to me.” after following shannon’s career on the JCu athletics Web site, Zajac noticed McConville’s signature on a plaque that his daughter received from some of her runner friends. Julie Zajac wanted McConville to know he thought that she was completely deserving of the honor named in his daughter’s memory. The Julie Zajac Award for Incredible Performance is given to the most outstanding female runner in the ohio athletic Conference. “the award is usually given to sprinters, so that being the case, it was a great honor to receive it,” McConville said. “obviously, her (Julie) being affiliated with John Carroll made it that much more

special. she was the perfect model of an athlete and person.” as a standout athlete for the past four years, McConville has etched her name in the record books and the hearts of Carroll sports fans. she accomplished more than most collegiate student-athletes can ever hope to. McConville also repeated in the oaC championship in cross-country this year in a time of 22:43.19. amazingly, everything is still in perspective for the graduating senior. “i’ve had the privilege to be a part of such

a great thing,” she said. “i helped select the coaches. i always thought of myself as very lucky.” in the process of racking up a wall full of hardware, McConville was also the foundation of a program that now boasts two all-americans. teammate and friend ellie Fernandez accompanied McConville to the nCaa cross-country championships in eau Claire, Wisconsin, this past fall. Both finished in the top 35, earning all-american honors. McConville placed fifteenth with Fernandez only seven seconds behind at nineteenth. “Being an all-american carries a lot of prestige, but i hope that this is a start to a longstanding tradition of success,” McConville said. “i would much rather have the team be at nationals than myself as an individual.” Few can argue with a consummate team player like McConville. individual success, in her case, has led to the improvement of a program and national recognition for John Carroll. While running events may not receive the same attention as some other sports, her accomplishments have nonetheless been recognized. McConville says her experience at Carroll has been an extraordinarily positive one. “i can honestly say i don’t have any regrets.” it is safe to say that McConville will be remembered as one of the most dedicated and humble athletes ever to grace the campus and playing fields of John Carroll university. Junior Mike Scanlan, a native of LeRoy, NY, is the sports editor of the Carroll news.


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Winter Sports Summary
John Carroll’s men’s cagers, who have had a long, happy run over the last few years, again knocked on the door of glory. unlike last year when they made it to the Final Four, this time Mike Moran’s guys came to a stop when they encountered albion, which needed a last seconds three-point shot to defeat JCu 80-79 and advance to the final Division iii eight. once again, though, John Carroll went deep into the nCaa tourney and demonstrated that they are nothing less than an elite basketball team. the women’s basketball team led by Coach Kristie Maravalli finished at 10-15 overall and 7-11 (6th) in the oaC. Junior Shayla Bell was the standout, leading both her team and oaC with a 19.9 ppg. average. shayla was first team all-oaC, the teams’ offensive Most valuable Player and she set a school record (498) for most points in a season. senior Meagan Heller was named the team’s Defensive Most valuable Player. also all-oaC, heller led the team with eight rebounds per game and her scoring average was 12.6 the grapplers under Kerry Volkmann notched their 10th ohio athletic Conference tournament championship this year. individually, sophomore Ryan Summers had an exceptional year, culminating in his second place finish at the national championships. summers’ record was 29-6. senior Mark Hawald concluded a stellar career with a 29-7 mark, earning his fourth oaC title. Junior heavyweight Derek Ankney had a 22-8 mark and took his second oaC crown. hawald was named the oaC’s Most outstanding Wrestler and the team’s Most valuable Wrestler. summers and ankney won team outstanding wrestler honors. Both the men’s and women’s teams were runners-up in the oaC tournament. since, in the 16 years that John Carroll

has been in the conference, our aquanauts have been as dominant as Mount union has been in football, two second-place results are a bit shocking. Lindsey Meier again won three titles and the oaC Women’s swimmer of the year award Matt Dorsch matched lindsey, taking three crowns and the Men’s swimmer of the year award. Ben White was the only other titlist. the women’s indoor track team finished fourth, but if it had been up to shannon McConville they would have dominated. McConville entered four events – 1000-meter, 1500-meter, 5000-meter, 4x800-meter relay and won four times. ellie Fernandez, Gen Kahn and Connie Balzano were McConville’s teammates in the relay. the men’s squad finished 8th in the oaC tourney held at Marietta College.

Spring Sports Summary
• senior Michelle Petrillo was named oaC Women’s tennis Player of the year in a season in which the women’s tennis team came oh-so-close to taking the conference crown. they finished at 17-5,7-2 in the oaC and lost to ohio northern 5-4 for the championship. the men’s squad wound up 11-10, 5-3 and lost in the tourney quarterfinal. • the men’ golf team finished fifth as senior Michael Coyne made all-oaC for the second time. the women came in at eighth. • the women’s softball squad recorded its third straight winning season, going 17-15 overall and 8-10 in the conference. senior Bridget Knazek and junior Janine Solomon were named all-oaC. • in the oaC championships, the JCu women’s team finished fourth and the men’s team eighth. Shannon McConville again won the 800meter, the 1500-meter and the 5000 meter, and Ellie Fernandez won the 3000-meter steeplechase. McConville repeated as the winner of the Marcia French Most outstanding track athlete award. the 4x800-meter relay team of Chris Hoban, Greg Adams, Mike Charlillo and Michael Juker took first.

The Streak nine did not fare any better at Jacob’s Field than this year’s edition of the struggling Indians. On May 3, JCU fell 4-2 to neighboring Notre Dame College of Ohio, which has emphasized baseball since it began admitting men and possesses a good team. Coach Marc Thibeault’s squad showed more than a few flashes of excellence this season, but they finished at 17-18, 6-12 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and were eliminated from the playoff hunt in their first game against Marietta.
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the Blue streak hall of Fame Class of 2005
it’s an octet for the hall of Fame, the largest class ever. the number of entries precludes saying a great deal about each, so to learn more, see this Fr. Casey Bukala group includes Rev. Casimir “Casey” Bukala, SJ, ’54, the longtime football and wrestling chaplain. Fr. Casey was celebrated in the last issue. Eddie Kramer ’74 was a two-time all Presidents athletic Conference selection, the winner of the Most outstanding lineman award Eddie Kramer and the Cleveland touchdown Club local player of the year. David Buckiso ’92 was twice a wrestling all-american. he was the national runner-up in 1990, and his 79 career wins placed him 12th all time when he graduated. he was the ohio athletic David Buckiso Conference (oaC) Most valuable Wrestler in 1992 and a four time conference champion. a men-of-themat teammate, Mike Gillmor ’94, became John Carroll’s 15th Division iii national champ when he took the nCaa title at 142 pounds in 1992. a three-time letter winner and national qualifier who finished with 85 Stacey Mullally victories, Gillmor also earned all-american honors in 1993 when he placed third nationally at 150 pounds. Gillmor was a two-time oaC champion and his teams won oaC titles each of his three years. Stacey Mullally ’95 is the only JCu volleyball player to be named an all-american. Mullally was accorded that honor twice over the final two seasons of her career. she was oaC Player of the year twice and all-oaC first-team three times. she graduated as the oaC record holder for kills in a season and a career and was instrumental in leading her teams to both the round of 16 and the round of eight in the nCaa iii championships. three-sport star Danielle Sluga ’95 earned 11 letters. in soccer, she was twice an academic allamerican and a third-team all-Midwest region selection. in cross country, she was a threetime Division iii national scholar athlete and all-Great lakes region. in track, she won 10 oaC titles and was Ryan Haley the oaC Most outstanding Women’s track athlete. in all, she was a 20-time all-oaC honoree. Ryan Haley ’95 was a four-time allamerican punter. his 42.8 punting average led Division iii and was third among all divisions in his 1994 senior season. he remains the school record holder for season and career. he joins his grandfather, the late

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Carl estenik ’41, in the hall of Fame. P.J. Insana ’95 is the last of four inductees from the sterling class of ’95. P.J. was a four-year letter winner who guided the streaks to a 23-7 record during his three years as a starter. During his senior year, he broke 13 school records, including career passing and career total offense. he led JCu to a share of the oaC title that year and was first-team all-oaC.
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JACK BREEN ’56 Jack Breen ’56 is remarkable for his achievements, his generosity and his faithfulness to his vision. Breen became a bold and creative Ceo for sherwin-Williams, taking control of a company that was losing money and transforming it into a multibillion dollar great american business story. in service to his alma mater, Jack has been a capital campaign chairman, the chairman of the board of directors and a strong, clear voice who has been indispensable in helping the university create and realize its visions. he and his wife, Mary Jane, have been models of generosity, leaving a legacy that is manifest in the Breen learning Center, the institute for Catholic studies and essentially every facet of this university. John Carroll has been blessed because it has long been able to rely on Jack Breen’s deep affection for his university and his fierce determination to make it a great university.

LEONARD CALABRESE ‘68 the injunction is: If you want peace, work for justice. it is a directive central to the Gospel’s cry for justice. it is the mission that has animated the long and tireless walk of faith of Leonard Calabrese ’68, who since 1987 has been the executive director of the Commission on Catholic Community action of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. For 18 years, Calabrese has walked with the strikers; he’s been at the center of countless meetings searching for antidotes to the poison of racism; he’s led marchers seeking to stop pain being inflicted on children, the old, the disabled and those who have the misfortune of being different; he’s been the passionate voice of Catholic social teaching at an all but endless series of conferences, symposia, crisis meetings and street corner discussions – all with the sole purpose of creating justice so that peace may flower.

JOHN BOLER ’56 John Boler ’56 thrived here and after he left, he made a bright mark in the business world, culminating in his creation of the Boler Company, one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the transport industry. over the last 20 years, he has amplified his attention to John Carroll. the philanthropy of he and his wife, Mary Jo, led to the student center being named after Mary Jo’s father, D.J. lombardo, and the school of Business being named in honor of the Bolers. John Boler’s generosity is by no means limited to his treasure. as a board member, his intelligence, vision, and high principles have been central to John Carroll’s deliberations and decisions during a critical period in the university’s history.

MARY POWER PATTON ’83 Mary Power Patton ’83 has had a long run as a leader at John Carroll: class agent, class columnist, officer on the board of directors of the alumni association, member of the executive committee of the advisory board of the entrepreneurs association (ea) and the supervisor of the development of the ea’s Web site, as well as the creator and editor of the association’s electronic newsletter. Mary has been a grounded, willing, indefatigable presence at her university. those who work in conjunction with the alumni office have long understood that when the need is clear, Mary is inevitably here. in recognition of that long running fact, Patton was a precocious recipient of the alumni service Medal some years back. her dedication continued and intensified, so that this spring she was awarded the alumni Medal.

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the Glynn years:

he chose the greater good
at ease in an arm-chair in his wood-paneled office, with the manifestation of his seven years of leadership – the Dolan Center for science and technology — visible over his shoulder, rev. edward Glynn, sJ, the 23rd president of John Carroll university, offered a philosophical smile and observed, “there’s always more work to be done, and that’s why you never worry about having a sloppy desk.” it was a statement that captured the 69-year-old Jesuit’s understanding that his role has been to serve an ongoing mission at this center of higher education, a mission that will present new challenges to another Jesuit president as soon as the irish/alsatian native of Clarks summit, Pennsylvania embarks at the end of august on the first sabbatical of his long and distinguished career in higher education.

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‘Capital improvements are the most visible signs of leadership and in that respect the Glynn years were a particularly productive span.’

the signature of his presidency
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as Fr. Glynn spoke of his Jesuit provincial’s directive to take a year off, this forceful and decisive leader made clear that he is but part of the Company of Men, and that if there remain challenges on the presidential desk, this chief executive can depart carrying the confidence that another member of the Company, serving the same mission, will arrive to do his share of the work, after which there will remain more work to be done. While triumphs of personal leadership are inevitably surrendered to mission in secular circles, the Jesuits have a particularly profound understanding that submerging self in mission is a reassuring and, indeed, liberating phenomenon – one aspect of what it means to be “a man for others.” none of which means that it is not entirely appropriate for John Carroll’s 23rd president to depart in august carrying a bundle of satisfactions and good memories.

Fr. Glynn said regrets will not be included in that load. the Dolan Center is only one of edward Glynn’s achievements in this his third university presidency, but it is unquestionably the signature of his presidency. he said that before he received the call to serve as John Carroll’s acting president in the spring of 1998 –“acting” was removed in December of that year – he visited with a high school senior, a friend of the family, who had just returned from a JCu tour. the young man said he loved the school, but that the science facilities were worse than those of his high school. so, when his call came from former board chair Joe sullivan ’53, ed Glynn, sJ, had foreknowledge of one of the challenges he would face. there is no need to reprise the often told story of the Dolan Center’s planning, funding and creation. Fr. Glynn says John Boler was “great” in the personal assistance he provided in the early stages of the campaign in 1999. that’s when discussion

was occurring with Charles and helen Dolan about the $20-million gift that became the cornerstone of the $135- million Choosing the Greater Good campaign. the Jesuit said he “finds great satisfaction in Charles and helen’s satisfaction” with the building, which was so evident to the president at the september 5, 2003 dedication of the $67.5 million science and technology center, a ceremony that occurred approximately three-and-one-half years after the Dolan gift was announced in the early spring of 2000. Fr. Glynn said that another critical moment occurred earlier when the Board of trustees (now directors) decided that renovating Bohannon science Center was a questionable enterprise and instructed the science Center Planning Committee to offer a bolder initiative than their first proposal to work within Bohannon’s existing structure.

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‘he put the relative ease of the campaign in perspective when he noted…the great affection people have for this university.’

shula stadium: spectacular


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the president said he deems shula stadium “spectacular,” and an essential addition to John Carroll’s physical plant. he said he is extraordinarily pleased with all of the results of the campaign. he observed that as a veteran of so many campaigns at so many institutions, he was somewhat surprised at how smooth the five-year Choosing the Greater Good effort turned out to be. however, he put the relative ease of the campaign he led in perspective when he noted, as he did several times in conversation, “the great affection people have for this university.” Capital improvements are the most visible signs of leadership, and in that respect the Glynn years were a particularly productive span. in addition to the Dolan Center and shula stadium, during the 23rd president’s tenure there was a major renovation of what became the DeCarlo varsity Center gymnasium; the multi-million-dollar conversion of rodman hall, formerly the Jesuit

residence, to offices housing three university divisions and information services; a similarly ambitious renovation of the administration Building; and the early stages of the long-term project of renovating John Carroll’s residence halls. the president observed, “at one point, i said to someone that there was so much renovation on campus that one had to be very careful: if you stop momentarily there is the risk of being renovated yourself.” the Dolan Center was the largest capital improvement project in the history of John Carroll by a factor of approximately six. the notably troublefree process of its creation is a tribute to Fr. Glynn’s capacity for executive stewardship, as well as to his habit of “delegating aggressively” and choosing the right people in whom to place his trust. in so many ways not easily detectible to a cursory observer, the leadership of the 23rd president reflected his lengthy

experience as the chief executive of st. Peter’s university in new Jersey; Gonzaga university in spokane, Washington; and John Carroll; as well as his stint as the provost at the large Boston branch of the university of Massachusetts. Moreover, he has been a member of boards of over 20 educational institutions, so there are few aspects of leading an american university that he has not encountered on more than one occasion. another aspect of “the signature of his office” is that the Dolan Center changed the center of gravity of the campus. the yet to be completed quadrangle between the administration Building and the Dolan Center and the purchases of properties immediately beyond John Carroll’s western border have, together with the Dolan Cener, begun a process of transformation of the campus that will continue. edifice building is vital and it snares

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‘He said perhaps his greatest satisfaction is that the culture that is conducive to teaching and learning has been sustained.’

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the eye. somewhat less visible were the institutional developments during Fr. Glynn’s days in university heights. he guided the creation of a number of vital new university components: the institute for Catholic studies, the Bishop Pilla Program in italian-american studies, the Center for Global education, the institute of ignatian spirituality, the edward M. Muldoon Center for entrepreneurship, the Center for science and Mathematics education, teaching and technology (CMsett). other branches of the great tree that is the university that were young when the president arrived have since thrived. Dr. Doris Donnelly, the director of the Cardinal suenens Center for theology and Church life, said of Fr. Glynn’s leadership: “he never missed an opportunity to be present at our international gatherings. the international outreach that the suenens Center enjoys is factored on personal presence and Father Glynn was not only present but he also found a way to participate actively at a conference we

sponsored in louvain, Belgium, several days after he took office. he gave a major address at that gathering and set a tone of involvement, interest, and commitment to build relationships so that the “edifice” at university heights would be complemented by “edifices” in other parts of the world.” reviewing his effort to create new ways of satisfying the mission, Fr. Glynn, who honors the warrior nature of his prizefighter father, said of one of those programmatic innovations, CMsett: “My reaction was incredulity when someone asked whether the Center for science and Mathematics education, teaching and technology served the mission of John Carroll. i am so proud of the outreach by CMsett, the math and science partnership with the Cleveland schools, the literacy Project, the Cleveland Carroll Philosophers Program and all of the other ways this university is having an impact on the community at large.” Fr. Glynn expressed his delight at the

richness of the intellectual life on campus, as evidenced, in part, by the number and variety of national figures who grace the university’s lecture halls. he said perhaps his greatest satisfaction is that, “the culture that is most conducive to teaching and learning has been sustained.” he also observed that over the past seven years he has spent notable “emotional energy defending the autonomy of the institution from those who have sought to compromise that autonomy.” in respect to university governance, Fr. Glynn’s perspective is that he took significant steps to create a more participatory system. “i delegate aggressively,” he affirmed. “i do trust process. one of the best things about the university’s strategic Plan is the process of arriving at a plan, the institution-alized conversation. i like people to get involved, but on the other hand, i don’t think universities can be run as town-hall meetings. once you have obtained the best information and wisdom, then it is necessary to act. “

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Fr. Glynn streamlined the organizational chart so that whereas there were seven vice presidents reporting to the president, now there are four. he strengthened the university Planning Group by increasing faculty representation from three to six, and by asking this important university entity to report directly to him. he created the university Budget Committee, which includes both faculty and administrators, and gave that committee a mandate carrying power and responsibility. in november of 2002, he announced the formation of the university Council, which is charged with overseeing the communication of information germane to important university-wide issues. Coexisting with ed Glynn’s powerful idealism is a mordant wit he reveals in more private moments. in speaking of governance and of his understanding that “i cannot have my own way all the time,” he offered a quotation from the French existentialist

albert Camus, who, in the president’s recollection, said, “the only true democracy is where everyone shares the guilt.” Diversity is an aspect of the university that troubled Fr. Glynn when he arrived in 1998 and still troubles him today: “i was shocked when i met the vice presidents and deans, and, with the exception of sally Wertheim, they were all white males. i had never worked in an institution like that.” he said he believes significant progress has been made, and that it was a very satisfying period last year when women were hired virtually simultaneously to be the dean of arts & sciences, the athletics director, and the dean of students. acknowledging the financial and cultural challenges of creating a more ethnically and racially diverse campus, Fr. Glynn reiterated his often stated observation that, “What we call the minority now are the majority of the people coming out of high school

nationally,” and for that reason alone the university’s future health is unquestionably linked to its ability to become a more diverse community. Commending Fr. Glynn for the leadership he has demonstrated in working toward a just and equitable society, Myron robinson, president of the Cleveland chapter of the urban league and a member of the university board, said: “Fr. Glynn is really a giant among us. he came to town and assumed leadership, serving, for example, on the executive committee of the urban league. he understands the plight of the african-american community, especially as it relates to wealth creation, and in that connection, he established a partnership with the urban league to create a multicultural business development center, which has now expanded to a home at John Carroll. if everyone in Cleveland demonstrated their belief in positive race relations as Fr. Glynn does, we would be a much better community. i hate to see him go.”

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in respect to the university’s location in the Cleveland metropolitan area, looking back at his eight years in office, Fr. Glynn restated the concern expressed in his recent President’s letter in John Carroll. in that letter, he quoted the analysis of Moody’s financial service, which said: “Generally, colleges in demographically stagnant or declining areas such as ohio…are greatly disadvantaged in recruiting students, unless they are one of the more selective institutions that draw a significant percent of students from outside its local markets.” in John Carroll’s conversation with the president in mid-april, Fr. Glynn said again that, “We have to extend our recruiting reach beyond this region or we are going to have to pay the consequences.” President Glynn said, however, that his deep conviction is that John Carroll will have every opportunity to grow, thrive and continue to achieve

multi-faceted excellence in the future. he said he will leave behind a superb faculty, an institution that possesses the tools to succeed in a challenging educational environment, a large body of alumni who feel deep affection for their alma mater, and a broad community of women and men who have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to choose not just the good, but the greater good. he also expressed his profound gratitude to Joseph sullivan’53, vincent Chiarucci and Bud Koch, the three chairmen of the board of directors with whom the man from Clarks summit has worked during his years as president of John Carroll. Chairman Koch said, “Father Glynn provided the university with solid leadership and helped prepare it to face current and future challenges. under Father Glynn’s leadership, the university completed its largest development campaign to date, raising $135 million, and erected the Dolan

Center for science and technology and Don shula stadium. We are grateful for his leadership and commitment to John Carroll over the years.” John Carroll as a university and a community is unquestionably stronger for having experienced the forceful leadership of a Jesuit with a particular passion for working toward the greater good. so many of us will cherish the memory that after so many years of frustration, ed Glynn’s beloved red sox rewarded his devotion in his last year as president of John Carroll. so many will cherish the awareness that rev. edward Glynn, sJ, the 23rd president of John Carroll university, encountered not the frustration of his hopes and plans for John Carroll, but rather their impressive fulfillment. he carries with him as he departs not just a bundle of satisfactions and good memories, but the admiration and gratitude of the community he well served. j.p.

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What is important remains the same, and that is our ongoing desire to acquaint the members of the John Carroll community with the remarkable record of the alumni of this Jesuit university, exemplars of ignatian ideals, difference-makers in the world.
We have three students this year, young difference makers who are at the very beginning of their path of being people who move in the world in such a way that the world is changed, made a better place by their presence in it. the criteria for our selection is not length of time laboring in the vineyard, but the quality of intention and impact. this selection, though it contains no member of the clergy or religious, is especially reflective of commitment to service and ignatian ideals. For the fourth year, we will conclude by quoting what we said by way on introduction in the very first Making a Difference: “throughout the land and beyond our borders, John Carroll graduates are making a profound difference. they are leading america’s major corporations, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, discovering our scientific knowledge, teaching our children, informing, entertaining and ministering to us. they are an increasingly diverse legion of women and men, manifestly driven, as our president, edward Glynn, sJ, is wont to say, by a desire to do the greater, the more lasting, the more universal good. they are models of excellence in their chosen fields.”


his is the fourth annual edition of Making a Difference. in the interest of keeping the format fresh, each year has brought changes in structure.

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Barbara ’62 and John Schubert: tutoring in tanzania
the photo illustrating this article is misleading. it was chosen because it is one of the few that Barbara ’62 and John schubert brought back from tanzania that captured both of them in the same frame. it was also chosen because it is high on the charm scale and charm is hard to resist. Be that as it may, the photo is misleading. the Cleveland heights couple, teachers and philanthropists, did not travel to tanzania to cosy up to giraffes, though giraffe cosying is clearly a pleasure. the schuberts, grandparents, traveled 40 hours one-way by air (torture for Barbara), lived for three-and-a half months in a spartan room with uncertain utilities in a neighborhood where it wasn’t safe to walk about at night in order that they would be able to teach and engage in community service with the children associated with the loyola high school community in tanzania’s largest city, Dar es salaam. “Being able to give almost individual attention to a small number of youngsters was really a gift,” said Barbara in retrospect. she related that when they arrived they were told that they would be assigned eight classes. they collectively rejoined, “We did not come all this way to teach eight classes a week.” in addition to the eight classes, the schuberts pulled together 16 other small (3-5 students) groups of 12-15 year-olds who needed help with english and math. the schuberts are veterans of teaching and remedial tutorial situations in a range of schools. so, they worked with 24 classes, but there was more ... John drew a coloring book, which they had reproduced; friends from Cleveland answered the appeal for a treasure of markers; the schuberts brought books and markers to younger children, offering learning tools and their hearts. unhappy with available materials for the loyola students, the teachers composed stories – about themselves, the kids, the neighborhood. the elder schuberts, who received honorary doctorates from the university, were extraordinary combinations of scholar, philanthropist, volunteer. While they dedicated so much of their resources to Catholic education, the arts, racial justice, and a host of other causes, the schuberts personally labored in the vineyard in ways that luminously defined being men and women for others. For example, helen, a literary scholar and pianist, tutored innercity kids; leland, an author and college professor, taught himself Braille and translated 150 books into it. “they were exceptional role models,” said Barbara of her in-laws. “one thing i learned from them is that you don’t attach strings to gifts.” John and Barbara, who met when he was teaching at Gilmour academy and she was helping coach the Beaumont debate team, went to tanzania ten years ago with Joe Daoust, sJ, the former Detroit Province provincial. they were there again five years ago. this time: “it sounds so pompous to say i thought we could help, but somehow i did.” When they had a parent teacher conference, the parents asked them to stay; the kids asked them to stay, saying, ‘you can go back and see your grandchildren, and then come back to us.’” Barbara said an adorable boy asked how old she was, and when told said, “if you lived in my village, you’d be dead now.” so many kids told her there is no hope. What surprised her most was, “the unending poverty; it’s just like being beat up every day. ... When you think of these people who have so little, and they are so generous and so loving ... the kids are just wonderful, they’re really wonderful.” John and Barbara are talking about going back. jp

Barbara trekked through challenging terrain to the orphanage, from which she returned – late – to find an anxious Dick Cherry, sJ. When Cherry said, “Where have you been?” – with some energy – she said, “oh, Dick, i was at the orphanage,” and burst into tears, momentarily overwhelmed by the unutterable pain she had witnessed. “i don’t know what i expected, but i was devastated by the orphanage,” she said in retrospect. in 2002, John and Barbara schubert pledged $450,000 to the university for minority scholarship assistance; it was by no means the first of the couple’s donations to the school from which Barbara has three degrees and for which John taught. Barbara schubert has been a member of the board of directors since 1990. though they are sharply defined personalities, John and Barbara become even more vivid when seen in the context of his late parents, leland ’90h and helen Dwan ’90h schubert.

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Captain Jon Powers ’00:
army Captain Jon Powers came through the fire in iraq. after 11 months, he left the scalding Middle east land with a full heart for his fellow soldiers and the iraqi people and a desire to serve the truth. that desire and the young captain’s heart were evident during the six-week publicity tour the Buffalo native made with the documentary film Gunner Palace. in joining director Michael tucker to introduce the movie across the country, Powers answered questions at venues like Cleveland height’s Cedar lee theatre. tucker and Powers were also interviewed by a host of electronic and print media: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, MTV, NY Times, LA Times... “Gunner Palace,” said film critic roger ebert, “is a ground-level documentary, messy and immediate, about the daily life of a combat soldier in iraq. it is not pro-war or anti-war. it is about american soldiers, mostly young, who are strangers in a strange land, trying to do their jobs and stay alive.” Powers, who has a modest amount of time on camera, said he likes Gunner Palace because, “it is a very apolitical movie. it is just the truth and it is just the soldiers’ experience. it shows the struggle when you’re on the ground. it doesn’t matter whether you’re republican or Democrat when the bomb goes off...” Power’s artillery unit was stationed in uday hussein’s shattered pleasure palace – hence Gunner Palace. the Gis in the palace have a pool into which they escape from Baghdad’s brutal heat, a pool where they are occasionally joined by mortar shells from insurgent gunners. Powers saw friends die and lived daily with the terror and heartache that were the companions of those on both sides

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of the garbage clogging the streets of his sector – after long weeks a contract was let for $10,000. “When you’re on the streets and you’re dealing with these people every day, you want to make their lives better, and to not be able to do this was painful to us,” Powers says now. Painful also was the moment when a nun at st. hannah’s orphanage took the officer aside and said the equivalent of: “Please don’t come back. if you do, the bad guys will kill the children.” among many awful moments, Powers says that darkness stands out in memory. the memory is, however, leading him in a direction that promises to make a real difference. Powers recently testified before several senators in Washington about his proposal to aid iraq’s orphans and establish a consolidated iraqi orphan association. Working with the vietnam veterans of america Foundation, our alumnus hopes to bring the promise of the Beatitudes to iraq’s orphans. aside from the remembered faces of those children, what fills Jon Powers’ heart these days is pain at the fact that people are not paying more attention to the men and women he left behind in iraq: “you watch the news coverage, and it is very ‘30-second news clip.’ now when a soldier dies, it goes on page four or five. it is starting to affect more and more families, but the percentage is still very small...” Because he served his country and came through the fire with a heart for his fellow soldiers and the people of iraq as well as a mission to call our attention to the terrible complexities of war, Jon Powers has and continues to make a difference. jp

of the doors during the street patrols his troops conducted in Baghdad’s adhimaya neighborhood. When he wasn’t ferreting out insurgents, he was a leader of the reconstruction effort in his sector. later, promoted to captain, Powers served as an adjutant to a battalion commander during the bloody battle of najaf. in interview, Powers is careful not to stray into partisan territory or to get stuck in harsh judgment. nonetheless, he is clear that he and his fellow soldiers were, initially, not given adequate equipment to protect themselves: “We had five armored humvees for 600 guys and the rest of us bought iraqi steel. We started out with no doors on our vehicles...” he also decries the fact that the, “reconstruction plan was completely not there when we first came in. the lack of planning really affected us.” he cites as evidence the bureaucratic thicket that prevented him from securing the pittance – $30 per week – that would have paid for the removal

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Jim Myers ’80: caring for america’s animals
Jim Myers ’80 is an accountant whose present mission is caring for america’s animals. Myers is Ceo of PetCo animal supplies, inc., one of the two leading purveyors of pet food and just about everything else anyone would need for the care and feeding of dogs, cats, ferrets, fish and many other creatures who boarded noah’s ark. the society spent about $30 billion last year on the other parties to their interspecies relationships. PetCo’s 700 plus stores in 47 states garnered almost $2 billion of those dollars. PetCo is sufficiently high profile in its san Diego base to have the naming rights to the san Diego Padres’ nifty new Petco Park. Myers became the Ceo a year ago, after being the executive vP and CFo. he joined the PetCo menagerie in 1990 as a vP and controller. in his first decade out of JCu, he was a KPMG ace whose auditing assignments took him to Detroit, lubbock, and new york before san Diego. Myers has been a key PetCo leader during its run of 48 consecutive quarters in which PetCo has delivered comparable store sales increases of 4.6% or greater, “a record unmatched in retail...” the company will open 81 new stores this year, and Myers recently stated, “We now believe that there is the potential for 1,500-1,600 PetCo stores nationwide.” Myers and his wife, Josie, are the parents of, as the company bio puts it, “five – three sons and two dogs.”

Norma Geller ’87: the power of “we”
norma Geller was a 40-something mother of three when she matriculated at John Carroll in the late ’70s. a John Carroll mailing piece triggered the expression of a long held aspiration for a college education, though norma was daunted at the prospect because she doubted her ability to conquer tests and papers and also wondered how a Jewish mother would fit at the Catholic university. the answer was: splendidly. though she slipped gradually into the deep waters of higher education, Geller showed herself to be a superb performer, graduating summa cum laude in sociology. she went on to earn a master’s in social work from Case Western reserve university. she was initially a psychology major,
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but says that her foray into that discipline taught her, “i’m a we person, not an i person.” the comment opens a window into the philanthropy of norma and her husband, albert, who until his retirement was president of the family-owned furniture store in the Cleveland area. Geller gifts to John Carroll have funded an annual lecture series focused on improving human relations and a hunger awareness program operated through Campus Ministry. “everything we have done,” says norma, is aimed at bringing people together.” Mrs. Geller is a cancer survivor and the Gellers have also supported cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic and cancer support organizations in Cleveland and Florida. that focus is another aspect of the

Geller’s belief in the power of “we.” their convictions and generosity have created a difference – at John Carroll and elsewhere.

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Monique Ogletree ’96G:
What’s right with this picture? young african-american woman, raised by a single mother, product of the Cleveland and east Cleveland schools, becomes an emerging star cardiovascular researcher at the Cleveland Clinic – where she demonstrates that heart failure is not irreversible – and then at prestigious Baylor College of Medicine and texas Children’s hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric facility. answer: everything’s right with that picture; as the nBa used to say, “it’s all good!” Monique ogletree ’96G likes it, though the ex-shaw high cheerleader says that fact doesn’t preclude her someday choosing another way of serving: politics, lobbying… Moreover, there are challenges. Monique left for texas with now four-year-old Gregory after her divorce was final. and, passionate scientists, and Monique is that, always struggle to keep from being consumed by their quests. even so, ogletree is soaring, and she attributes her elevation in no small measure to her experience at John Carroll. ogletree said she was imbued with confidence by three strong women: her mother, aunt and grandmother. her father wasn’t a member of the household, but was a positive presence. Monique did not feel particularly affirmed as an undergrad, so she regards her experience here as crucial. What happened here is that Dr. Cyrilla Wideman installed herself in ogletree’s head and “Cyrilla communicated that mediocrity is not acceptable. i learned important lessons from her about empowerment.” the biology master’s student was also a residence assistant, and in that capacity she found warm mentoring relationships with Donna Byrnes, now associate director of residence life, as well as with the late Joe Farrell, dean of students then. Dr. Chris Moravec ’78 substitute-taught a Wideman class, and the encounter led to ogletree working with Moravec at the Cleveland Clinic while

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Monique earned a Ph.D. at Cleveland state. the research scientist now says, “i achieved a lot without them (her mentors), but it’s just phenomenal what i achieved with them.” Part of what she achieved was the confirmation that heart muscle seemingly in the grip of heart failure regained some functionality if the heart’s work load was shouldered by a ventricular assist device. heart failure is a common, slow, fatal process. ogletree’s work with Moravec on discarded human hearts taken from transplant patients “is big because previously we thought that there was nothing we could do, but this opens the door for many other treatment options.” at texas Children’s hospital, ogletree, the director of the Cardiovascular anesthesiology research laboratory, works on hearts removed from children. specifically, she works on how the sacrcoplasmic reticulum structures in muscle fibers interact with calcium in regulating heart contractions; or, more specifically, on the cardiovascular consequences of the fact that those sarcoplasmic reticulum organelles are not fully functional in children’s hearts. asked to spell sarcoplasmic reticulum she said, “are you sure you want to go there? they’ll be like, ‘huh?’” she’s right. With apologies to rocket scientists, their specialty may be a piece of

cake compared to what ogletree, Moravec and company are doing in their labs. Just know the latter are doing valuable work that has real life ramifications in treating heart disease. Monique’s grandmother elsie had heart failure and a disproportionately high percentage of african-americans suffer from that condition. Monique also says that the bodies of different genders and ethnicities often respond differently to pharmacological therapies, and often that diversity is not reflected in drug testing. there is a part of the scientist’s motivation that flows from her wanting to illuminate the particular medical mysteries of the community into which she was born. ogletree says that she works very hard. she also affirms, “the thrill for me is coming up with a theory, designing a study to test the theory, and then seeing that your theory is correct.” at 37, ogletree is emulating Wideman, Moravec and Wendy sweet ’92 (page 36) in being a mentor for young women scientists. it is, the texas researcher says, a profoundly important commitment. she also observes: “i couldn’t do anything without him. i think there is a plan, and that i have been put in places for good reasons. at John Carroll, maybe to come in contact with Cyrilla Wideman.” jp
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TaLeiza Calloway ’05: building relationships
Cleveland native taleiza Calloway debuted in these pages in 2001 when she was a freshman. Characteristically, she was featured as a volunteer; in that case with open Doors after school Program at st. Paul’s episcopal Church, where she volunteered for three years and also started a drill team. “i’m drawn to children,” taleiza affirms. “i listen to them and pay close attention to what they need. i want to help give them a voice.” she says that her listening and attention elicit a positive response from the kids and go a long way toward creating a relationship. the graduating senior was a tutor with the Carroll Cleveland Philosophers Program (CCPP) that enhances the education of inner-city youth, and she is now a CCPP teaching assistant. she has also been a volunteer with the through the eyes of a Child program that pairs mentoring college students with schoolchildren.

Sarah Wagner ’05: this year’s renaissance woman
sarah Wagner ’05, who donned her cap and gown two weeks ago, is a young renaissance woman. the Boardman, ohio, native served on the student union for four years and was the president in 2004. the biology major, who plans on attending ohio state’s College of optometry in the fall, was a summer science institute scholar. the woman of faith walked spiritual paths during her undergraduate years, participating in an eight-day ignatian retreat and a Christian life community. the volunteer did tutoring, co-directed a 5-K run for charity and was one of the leaders of Project hope. For all she is and has been, sarah was chosen to be this year’s recipient of the Beaudry award, named in honor of robert Beaudry ’50, who died in a plane crash the year after his graduation. Graduating
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seniors select the Beaudry recipient on the basis of the candidates’ multi-dimensional excellence. “sarah is an exceptional woman and has served the John Carroll community well over the past four years,” said Campus Ministry’s Dan Bizga, who chaired the Beaudry award Committee. With self-effacing charm, sarah said, “i deserve this award no more than the other nominees. the Beaudry award is a tremendous honor. it makes me thankful for all the gifts that i have been given, especially for those i have received from the John Carroll community. everyone around me has motivated me – other students, faculty – they inspire me to follow their good example and do the best that i can.” that best is clearly good indeed.

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Jodie Bowers ’06G: a fool for Christ
as a sophomore, she made an immersion trip to south Dakota to work with native american youth. she’s a leader of her sorority’s Girl scout troop. taleiza, a Dolan hall ra, is a recipient this year of a s.t.a.r.s. (student achievement in research and scholarship) award. in the course of her research, she co-wrote with philosophy’s Dr. sharon Kaye, an article for Dialogue magazine on aquinas’ first proof for the existence of God. taleiza plans on journalism grad school, followed by a writing gig with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Jodie Bowers graduated in finance and marketing from loyola Marymount in 2001. he began a corporate career with nissan and three years into it realized that wasn’t his path. he came home, hooked up with the young alumni Corps (yaC) at st. ignatius high school and found himself living in community and working at the arrupe house near his alma mater. a big step during his two years of service was joining the “labre vets.” named after the 18th century’s st. Benedict Joseph labre, the yaC’s labre Project brings food to the homeless, but its primary object is achieving warm contact. Bowers says of the project: “We try to share friendship, compassion, a listening ear; instead of fearing the homeless, we try to dissolve the us and them and create an us and us. We ask their name and it goes from there.” there is light in Bowers’ eyes as he speaks passionately about the program. he’s now a grad student in religious studies at JCu. six months ago he brought the labre Project to campus. each Friday he leads a group that prepares a meal, prays and sets off making the rounds of the homeless. the university now has about 150 labre vets. Bowers says he wants to be a fool for Christ, to spend his life working in campus ministry, and to face with an open heart and a spirit of service “whatever the day may bring.” John Carroll university • sPrinG 2005


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The Cleveland Clinic and John Carroll
the Cleveland Clinic is one of the world’s medical jewels. Founded 84 years ago by four Cleveland physicians, the complex health care system that operates under the rubric of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) includes 11 hospitals in northeast ohio and two medical campuses in Florida, with over a thousand physicians on staff at all campuses. the not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical system is animated by a vision of providing outstanding patient care, “based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.” the Clinic was recently assessed as being among the top four american hospitals and in cardiology and heart surgery is widely regarded as being the best. John Carroll graduates constitute an important subset of the thousands of CCF staff members who make the Clinic the largest employer in northeast ohio. the seven people in the adjacent photo were chosen to represent the current CCF staff members who sport John Carroll degrees. John Carroll alumni appear in virtually every one of the health care giant’s professional categories: nurses, doctors, researchers, occupational therapists, administrators, marketers, lawyers, and even an artist in residence – Dennis Garriga ’69. they include leaders like Chris Coburn ’79, whose vital role is assuring the CCF continues to develop state-of-the-art medical technology; Mike Minnaugh’82, the CCF’s treasurer; and Dr. leonard Calabrese ’70, one of the
A representative sample of JCU at the CCF. Vertical left, from top: Mike Minnaugh ’82, Victoria Vance ’79, Jack Sherwin ’58, Wendy Sweet ’92; vertical right, from top: Chris Coburn ’79, David Golden ’83, Connie L. Robinson ’90G. Kate Callahan ’88G, J.T. Garabrant ’94. Callahan is a former John Carroll Development and Alumni Relations staff member; she suggested the CCF feature and made arrangements for the photo.


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University: a healthy partnership
nation’s premier aiDs researchers. it should be noted that the people listed on page 39 are only the John Carroll graduates working at the CCF of whom the university is aware and that some of those named may no longer be at the CCF. neither the Clinic’s database nor the university’s is completely reliable in matching the health care institution and John Carroll’s alumni John Carroll graduates also constitute an important force on the Clinic’s board. three members – Jack Kahl ’61, umberto Fedeli ’82 and sam Miller ’99h – of the CCF’s executive Committee are Blue streaks, and they are joined on the complete Board of trustees by John sherwin, Jr.’58, Patrick auletta ’72, and Joseph Callahan ’95h. the lines of connection between the CCF’s researchers and John Carroll’s undergraduate researchers are particularly strong. Dr. Chris Moravec ’78, ’84G, who was featured in last year’s Making a Difference, is not only an outstanding cardiovascular research scientist, she is also a vital mentor who every year works to place John Carroll science students in summer CCF research positions. Moravec has frequently noted that Dr. George stark, the now retired director of the CCF’s lerner research institute, has said that the JCu students, “have been so wonderful, such a great addition to our program.” Moravec works with Wendy sweet ’92, who is also a fine scientist as well as a superlative mentor of young scientists in the university and in the lab she shares with Moravec. Monique ogletree ’96G, the cardiovascular researcher now at Baylor College of Medicine is a product of both John Carroll and the Moravec/sweet lab. the Cleveland Clinic is both a remarkable medical institution and a primary economic engine in northeast ohio. it is an institution increasingly important to the region’s health at a time when the people of the region are seeking to make a transition to a post-industrial economic base. John Carroll’s alumni are making vital contributions to the CCF and to the well being of the region’s citizens. in turn, the university’s students are being afforded world-class research opportunities as its graduates continue to find Clinic career paths that offer usefulness, satisfaction and healthy remuneration. the partnership that has evolved between the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and John Carroll university is a bright example of how a university and a community institution can establish a relationship of great mutual benefit.

An orthopedic sextet
The six alumni who work in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s various orthopaedic (they use the English spelling) components are illustrative of the penetration of John Carroll alumni in various medical specialty areas of the giant health care complex. As is illustrated on the next page, Dr. A.J. Cianflocco ’72 is equipped for both family practice and orthopaedics. Dr. James Sferra ’84 is the head of the foot and ankle surgery section at the CCF’s main campus. His Blue Streak classmate Dr. Alfred Serna ’84 works in sports medicine and total joint replacement at the Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health and Ambulatory Surgery Center. Dr. Wayne Daum ’67 treats low-back pain and orthopaedics for which surgery is not recommended at the main CCF campus. Dr. Daniel Single ’92 is also at the Lorain facility. Like Serna, Single works in orthopaedic reconstruction. Colleen Brej ’93 is an RN at the main campus. Dr. Jeffrey Pay ’98 was until recently a resident in orthopaedics, but he has moved on to an ER residency at the Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital. The JCU/CCF orthopaedics contingent is larger than it is in some other departments, but it’s indicative of the presence of the university’s graduates in the CCF system.

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Dr. A.J. Cianflocco ’72: sports medicine for the Cavaliers and streaks
a.J. Cianflocco said he came to John Carroll for “the sole purpose of getting into medical school.” that may have been Dr. alfred J. Cianflocco’s intent when he migrated here from erie at 18, but it didn’t work out that way. the medical school part of the mission was an unqualified success, but the “sole purpose” part of the agenda of the man who is now the JCu team doc was a complete failure. in his years here from 196872, Cianflocco became enmeshed in this community, and it’s difficult to imagine that ever changing. sitting in his euclid office, looking out over lake erie, Cianflocco talked about how he and his ’72 buddies, Marty schreiber and Jim Myers – each Wake Forest Medical school grads and Clinic doctors now – made what Cianflocco described as a “pilgrimage,” driving from Winston salem, nC, on a thursday so they could attend homecoming at JCu. Cianflocco is someone who makes pilgrimages. to illustrate this article, he offered a moody shot of himself, back to the camera, peering through the barbwire at auschwitz – he’s pleased that the national hockey league all stars, with whom he traveled in eastern europe in late winter, chose to make a dash to the concentration camp, though it meant they needed a police escort to make their game. Cianflocco is a sports doctor and he loves that, but he also dreams of retiring so he can perform the dangerous and heroic service of being a long-term volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. For now, though, the doc is the one ministering to leBron when “the chosen one,” breaks a cheekbone; the healer who stays overnight at alma, Mi, to care for senior Jaime Gluss after the JCu gridder breaks his leg in a game with hope College; and the friend who scours europe
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to find and bring back religious icons for his buddy, Carroll philosophy professor Casimir Bukala, sJ ’54. as a boy, Cianflocco’s little league B.a. was a “horrendous .065. Physically slight, the doctor did play rugby here, and he’s an ardent golfer, but he blossomed in sports as the man who keeps the troops going, whether they’re streaks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the touring hockey stars or the figure skating luminaries who often turn up in these parts. Cianflocco had a complicated postmed-school route. Before he found his niche, the doctor did an internal medicine internship, a pathology residency; practiced pathology for three years; did a family practice residency and then trained for a year in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Which means that while he is in the Clinic’s Department of orthopaedic surgery, he is really another definition of “general practitioner,” with extensive

training in a number of medical disciplines. Cianflocco doesn’t do surgery – the streaks also utilize the skills of the Clinic’s orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. James Williams – but he is well equipped to deal with an athlete’s flu, back problems or just about any other ill to which the human body is prone. he’s been at the heart of many memorable streak moments: when P.J. insana’s tooth tore through his lip in the heidelberg game back in ’94, Cianflocco was the one who instantly stitched the quarterback up so he could return to the fray and lead the gridders to the winning touchdown. the doctor is a consummate professional. the Clinic has a contract with the streaks as they do with the Cavs, and Cianflocco gives total attention to all his sports patients, but he doesn’t hesitate to say that his best memories are of Blue streak contests and athletes, and those who work with him here, like trainer Don McPhillips, are not shy about noting that Cianflocco goes well beyond the call of duty in serving his alma mater’s teams. “i think it has been an opportunity to pay back to the school what they gave me an opportunity to do,” says the doc. “taking care of the kids and watching them grow up is very satisfying, and it’s a great pleasure to see them come back with their children.” another dimension of Cianflocco’s attachment to JCu arises from the fact that he met his wife, lawyer Mary anne Garvey ’77 at what is now Pizzaz – “september 24, 1988,” said the physician. “We lost to Washington and Jefferson 24-17 that day. the booth where we sat no longer exists.” Cianflocco’s voice and face reveals that if it did he would buy it or make a pilgrimage. jp

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Peter e. adamski nancy agacinski Christine e. agaibi Kathleen M. alcorn Joyce M. antal Dr. louise aquila Patricia a. Bates Kenneth W. Becker susan e. Belley Gerald F. Blankschaen Colleen K. Brej Kenneth J. Brichacek timothy P. Brogan amanda G. Brower Barbara a. Busi Dr. leonard h. Calabrese Katherine Callahan Donald a. Caserta Dr. alfred J. Cianflocco nick Cirillo Dr. anthony J. Cirino elaine h. Clayton Christopher M. Coburn Mary ann Conway Christine M. Cottier Dr. thomas l. Crawford Diana M. D’alessandro adrienne D’angelo Dr. Wayne G. Daum ann e. Davis Patricia M. DiBello Penny DiBiasio Dr. James a. Dolak Michael a. Drozeck andrea M. Duffner Jon r. englander thomas M. Fields Joseph M. Formica suzanne t. Fortunato sally Jayne Fullmer J.t. Garabrant Dennis P. Garriga David s. Golden Joseph a. Goletz Barbara h. Gustafson ina J. hardesty Jennifer a. hayek Denise M. haynik John J. hendricks Dr. eileen F. herbert Megan hetman anjali isaacs Kala thomas B. ivanc shannon F. Jerse esQ Dr. robert s. Juhasz Gregory a. Kall sheryl M. Kamis alfred M. Kelly Mary Jane Kennedy

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Kate a. Kenny Kristen M. Keptner Kenneth P. Konet rolande M. Kreit raymond F. Kress Cynthia May lamb sean J. leneghan Julia e. lundy David G. Mapes allen P. Maragliano William a. McCarthy Dr. Brian t. McDermott Michael J. Meehan CPa Mary Kay Merk-Kusner Catherine B. Merriman Gerald e. Miller Michael J. Minnaugh Dr. Christine s. Moravec Dr. James e. nousek Jr. ronald e. ochoa neil t. ormiston Dr. Jeffrey l. Pay Frank J. Petrovic lynnette r. Piech Margaret e. Popa Claudene M. Pritchard Pamela h. Profusek Jacqueline a. reghi Catherine a. reinhard Dr. edwin t. reyes Kristin r. riebe Dr. Dan single lisa M. scaffide Dr. Christopher J. schaeffer Dr. Martin J. schreiber Dr. alfred serna Mary louise e. sferra Dr. James J. sferra amy l. shealy George r. sibel Bradley e. skilton Dr. rudolf M. snajdar timothy J. sobol robert P. stall sarah a. stamp Dr. nicholas t. stowe steven M. supanick Wendy e. sweet Phillip l. syracuse scott P. tennant Dawn M. thomas Dyanne M. thomas Christopher t. trudell suzanne M. tschetter Michael J. tuason victoria l. vance Darlene e. White Marcia ann yeip Dr. Jerome B. yokiel

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Director, Physician recruitment & Physician outreach Department analyst systems engineer Medical technologist systems Programmer nurse Finance Manager, research Physician assistant social Worker Medical radiation Physicist resident assistant secretary Pastoral Care Coordinator Fiscal Coordinator systems analyst treasurer assistant staff scientist ophthalmologist Physician’s assistant systems analyst emergency Medicine administrator Billing supervisor Cytogenetic technologist surgeon/Physician anesthesia Control registered nurse technician research technologist Market Development orthopaedic surgeon Manager radiologist nephrologist Physician (lorain office) speech-language Pathologist orthopedic surgeon Genetic Counselor Physical therapist Pathology assistant research scientist account rep ii Division administrator administrator operating room rn research Biologist Cert Clinical Perfusionist Media relations specialist research technologist Palliative Medicine Project Manager Finance Manager Programmer/analyst attorney, office of General Counsel social Worker Medical technologist Physician

This is an unavoidably out-of-date-list, and some alumni on it may no longer be employees of the CCF. The list is being used to reflect the scope of the JCU-CCF connection.

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Bill Gagliano ’77: leading the red Cross
“Together we can save a life,” promises the american red Cross on its Web site. Bill Gagliano ’77 was captured by that promise 20 years ago. Gagliano’s important “day job” is being a real estate lawyer. he’s the chair of the real estate Group and a partner in the large Cleveland firm of ulmer and Berne, llP. he is highly respected for the wisdom he offers in print and at the podium, as well as in consultation and litigation. But it was Gagliano’s red Cross service that snared the attention of the MaD judges. Bill’s late father-in-law led him to red Cross service. Gagliano has served in scores of capacities for the organization, whose chairman is appointed by the President of the united states. in 2000, the husband of lorrie and father of Margeaux, Cara and Charlie, was named to a six-year term on the Board of Governors of the organization. Gagliano is chair of the Governance Committee. service at this level is a high responsibility. the red Cross collected over a billion dollars for the victims of september 11 alone, and the scope of the human suffering it endeavors to alleviate is astonishing. Just recently the lawyer was the man on local point at a Cleveland media telethon that raised over a million for tsunami victims. Gagliano says, “What is moving is the unbelievable support of the american public. you realize your responsibility, and it makes you very proud of the american people.”

Jeanne Mullin ’96: young lawyer serving her old school
of defending malpractice suits. reminger and reminger made her their youngest partner ever. not altogether surprising for a woman who says, “People make fun of me because it’s so dorky, but i actually used to play ‘law office’ when i was a girl.” Jeanne learned at urban Community school (uCs), Magnificat high school, John Carroll, and ClevelandMarshall College of law, and thrived at each institution. urban is a wonderful, diverse elementary school in downtown Cleveland. the feminist convictions that Jeanne traces to her mother, Judith, were nurtured at urban, and Jeanne, who is also the daughter of tom Mullin ’68, is now nurturing future uCs generations. she’s on the board, on the development committee, and is actively spreading the gospel of urban, which is creating a new campus near st. ignatius high school on Cleveland’s West side. Jeanne and her husband Dave (“Don’t call him David”) Gray are the parents of twin 15-month old boys. another child will soon arrive. the lawyer-mom-volunteer commutes to her firm’s sandusky office. it is not a simple, nor a boring life, but it is one that is unquestionably making a difference.

Jeanne Mullin’s voice is strong, alive and she speaks in sentences that would fall into diagrams. it’s a good voice for a young lawyer who loves the combat and drama of the courtroom. her practice is mostly one
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Kathy Henkels ’04: being sanded smooth
if you want a crash course in John Carroll’s mission, spend minutes with Kathy henkels ’04. henkels is med-school bound, but she put it off for a year so she could live in community with latino refugees at houston’s Casa Juan Diego homes operated by the Catholic Worker Movement. there are 12 homes under the banner of Casa Juan Diego, and at Kathy’s, where she did everything, most of the residents were battered women and their children. the Casa is where survivors from the incident in which 19 refugees asphyxiated in the back of a truck wound up finding refuge. henkels says now: “serving at the Casa was an experience like being under sandpaper for seven months. it was not comfortable, but after a while, you’re smoother for it.” she also observes: “i realize i will not be able to go back into the world and ignore the enormous number of people who don’t have access to health care. this may sound ambitious, but i would love as a physician to start medical facilities and medical schools in other countries or in poor areas.” Kathy was part of three World youth Days with John Paul ii. she says, “that’s where my faith really got lit, and i became a Catholic because i chose to be.” talking to her, it becomes clear that the Gospel is indelibly present in her soul. But she also wants it known that “you don’t have to be a saint to do a year of service.”

Paul Kantz ’63: feeding the hungry
When he retired in 1999, Paul Kantz ’63 had been JCu’s vice president for development for 18 years. he and his wife, Kay, migrated to Melbourne, Florida, where he followed the men and women for others thread to the Daily Bread (DB) hunger center. he assumed he was signing on for a simple, straightforward volunteer activity. he learned otherwise. he was asked, in short order, to be building manager on his volunteer days, a board member, and then board prez. the center feeds hundreds daily, but it also distributes food to 26 county agencies. Donning his development hat, Kantz secured a $1 million donation to build a new center, and then things got interesting. everyone agrees that feeding the hungry is a great idea ... until it’s revealed the miracle of loaves and fishes is to be replayed in their hood. “When i came down here, i wanted to give something back,” says Kantz. i never thought i could get as deeply involved as this, but it’s very satisfying. i think doing this is part of the Jesuit ideal. one thing you learn is that those people who you’d meet on the street and avoid looking into their eyes are just like you and me. it’s going to be a tough fight, but i think we’re going to come out alright. once again i have a full-time job, though now i don’t get paid.”

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Robin Baum ’87: bringing order with numbers
like a fellow honoree who played law office instead of school, robin Baum’s was a startlingly precocious vocation. the woman who was the very first female managing partner of a top 20 northeast ohio accounting firm proclaimed to her mother when robin was in kindergarten that she wanted to be an accountant. according to robin, “Mom later said, ‘you wanted to be an accountant before you knew what that meant.”’ Maybe so, but she learned rapidly. she was tracking billable hours when she was in high school and she never looked back. she joined Zinner & Co. llP in 1990, and she quickly distinguished herself as a wise and meticulous expert in the areas of financial analysis and financial services, taxation and family-owned businesses. she ascended to the managing partner plateau in 2003, before she was 40 – another manifestation of precociousness. robin said her gender has really not been a significant impediment to her advancement: “establishing credibility is tricky with some clients, but i’ve never looked at my situation as being tougher because i’m a woman, and i have not had bad experiences. Baum, the wife of luke ’86 and the mother of evan and Mitchell, said she enjoys “bringing order to the world with numbers.” she also observed, though, that her greatest pleasure is working with people, not numbers, and that her practice is wonderfully varied – “everyday it’s a different story.”

Jim Adair ’66: a creator driven by faith
Jim adair’s complex story will be revisited down John Carroll’s journalistic road, but the simple facts speak volumes. adair, the father of eight, “retired” in his 30s after being a condominium converter who reaped the benefit of selling 2,500 units in 19 buildings. a man of deep faith, adair vowed to turn his energies to serving the Church and its people. he felt gratitude to Benedictine high school in Cleveland, and started his extended “pilgrimage” by assuming the chairmanship of what was expected to be Benedictine’s five-year $5 million campaign. he completed it in 18 months, and then, having joined the Blue army of our lady of Fatima, he was moved by “the fire” of Fatima’s promise of peace. he began organizing ‘pilgrimages to her shrine in Portugal, which led to his success with regina tours. several years ago, business
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complexities led to the separation of adair from regina, and he established the Catholic tour Company, sending travelers to the holy land and other pilgrimage destinations. adair is about to mark his 100,000 tour participant. adair has also bought and rebuilt, an online shopping service with 360 stores. Churches and other organizations sign on and receive a commission on whatever their members buy. adair created a component that allows parents of Catholic schoolchildren to reduce their tuition bills through online shopping. now, adair is at least temporarily back in the condo game. he continues to be a daily communicant and a man who is “on fire.”

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Jason Therrien ’01: thunder::techies on the march
Jason therrien hit the entrepreneurial deck running as hard as he did as a streak fullback. Back at the turn of the century Jason and Christine holderbaum smith ’02 started pleasing Web design clients from their campus base. six years later, with smith on board, president therrien’s thunder::tech has morphed into “one of the fastest growing marketing studios in the Midwest. “We have accomplished this,” proclaim the self-marketers, “by combining the left and right brain sides of marketing: data and design.” tt has mastered being hip and userfriendly. With mind hooks such as: “Clear is our favorite color. except for plaid,” they advertise that they speak advertising Zen fluently and that absolutely no moss grows on their ideas. the complimentary message, however, is that the thunder::tech gang are old-fashioned kids committed to working their tails off so that their clients are perceived as hip and userfriendly. e.g., those four nifty dots connecting the concepts of thunder and technology in tt’s brand are a “checkerberry” symbol of the arts and Crafts movement from the turn of the previous century. the checkerberry loudly whispers craftsmanship. therrien and company are smart; they have a vision; it’s taking shape. revenue, staff and office space doubled last year. therrien’s marketing mantra is:

“Customizing your presence,” using Web, database, design and advertising tools. it’s happening for thunder::tech; Jason therrien has become a shining presence in the region’s entrepreneurial world.

Paul Federico ’88: a master at what he does
the Greater Cleveland Partnership (formerly the Greater Cleveland Growth association) is one of the nation’s largest organizations in the chamber of commerce category. these bodies of business people and other civic leaders often play a crucial role in an urban area’s collective effort to nurture its economy, culture and well-being. the partnership’s earlier incarnation, the Growth association, was instrumental in Cleveland’s effort to meet the challenges of the final decades of the last century. old challenges remain; there are new ones. the Greater Cleveland Partnership is at the center of the response to those challenges, and Paul Federico ’88, the partnership’s vice president for member service operations, is a low profile but central figure in the partnership. Federico has a genius for recruiting association members. When Paul began his career in 1989, the Growth association had approximately 8,000 member companies. today it has well over 16,000 members. Paul has not been alone in that recruiting effort, but he has been indispensable. Federico is recognized as and has received awards for being the #1 membership sales producer among chambers of commerce in the nation. he tops the lifetime sales list with more than $2 million in membership fee sales. in 2002, the national association of Membership Development honored him with a lifetime achievement award for alltime sales by a chamber executive. Federico was a Crain’s Cleveland Business “40 under 40” honoree and he is a civic leader on other boards.
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Linda Conley Chambers ’81: faith and friendship
When she became ill, linda Chambers was a physical therapist; the wife of tom Chambers ’81, an optometrist who gathers eyeglasses and takes them to the poor of Mexico; and the mother of their four charming children. house in the country, a life rich in faith and friends: a model of the american Dream. Fourteen months ago the scourge of breast cancer came to linda. the tumor defied detection; it was very large; many lymph nodes involved; double mastectomy; greater than usual chemo dose...there is now great promise. the story, however, is not the disease or the prognosis, but about the faith and friendship that sustained linda. she says: “i’ve always experienced strong faith, but i never felt the power of intercessory prayer. My network was just phenomenal. i told God i never wanted to be alone and i never wanted to be afraid, and i never felt either. i felt safe, felt that i would be okay whatever the outcome. i always knew that it was important to pray for other people, but i didn’t understand. i would go into chemo and the doctor would say, ‘you look like a breath of fresh air: this is unbelievable.’ Didn’t cook a meal for a whole year “i’d go to Mass every morning and i always had that community. so many friends in tiffin; my friends from John Carroll have been amazing.” she is working on keeping everything – faith, family, friends – in balance, and she says the understanding the illness brought about was a great gift.

The ’81 gang. Clockwise, from top left: Suzie Schoup, Linda Conley Chambers, Lynn Haggerty, Chris Somosi, Claire Grady.

Jim Walpole ’66: the Fed’s lawyer for the oceans and the skies
Jim Walpole ’66 was appointed general counsel of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa) by President Bush in 2002. Walpole leads 90 noaa attorneys addressing legal issues related to coastal zones, weather satellites, fisheries, oceanic and atmospheric data, endangered species. noaa is the largest bureau of the u.s. Department of Commerce, and Walpole’s office is anything but a bureaucratic backwater. if whales are crying out for protection; if russian fishing factory ships are encroaching on u.s. waters; if there is a class action suit against the agency (there is) because its Pacific tsunami Warning Center did not alert nations around the indian ocean of the December 26 catastrophe, you can be sure that Jim Walpole is looming in the background. he began his career serving as Cleveland’s assistant law director, in which position he was a principal author of the city’s air pollution code. Following that, he was a Department of Justice lawyer working on environmental issues. he spent 20 Washington years laboring in private practice and then moved on to high-level environmental roles with sears and the FMC chemical corporation in Chicago. Walpole says: “My career has been spent dealing with environmental and natural resource matters. the fundamental tools for this work derived from JCu – the ability to analyze and distinguish intricate matters (those dreaded philosophy courses!), to communicate clearly in writing, and to comprehend the scientific aspects of decisions made.


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Bob Kovach’84: with Cnn at the pope’s funeral
by Bob Kovach ’84

My passport expired in December, and i told my wife, ‘i need to get it renewed because there’s a chance i might go to rome.” i’m a Washington-based Cnn producer and i was visiting my sister Mary Kovach ’89 and her husband, Major Michael taylor’91, in Ft. Bragg. We were at the PX having lunch when i got the call from the special events unit in atlanta. they said, “Can you go to rome tonight?” later they called and said they were sending me out tomorrow, which gave me a chance to make some preparations. i’m one of the people who handle live production, whether it’s a live shot with a reporter, an anchor, an interview. i’m the traffic cop. it’s a stressful job, but it’s exhilarating. When i was at Dulles, i learned the pope had died. in rome we went straight to our work station at the Collegio, a seminary for third World students. our work space was in a tent on the roof overlooking st. Peter’s. We started working seven years ago to get this location. Cnn never covered the death or funeral of a pope because this pope had been around longer than Cnn. i split the 24–hour day in half with another producer. We get John allen of National Catholic Reporter in the chair and he goes on; or Cardinal Mahony, other priests, politicians. We had a beautiful view of st. Peter’s square. i carry binoculars all the time and used them to relay information to our control room at our world headquarters in atlanta about what was going on, so they could have the analysts describe the event. When President Bush came, our White house correspondent, John King, was there and he voiced it over. i wasn’t on the roof the entire time. the night they took the pope’s body in, i went downstairs and that was amazingly moving, seeing those lines forming and the people standing there hour after hour. the first couple days it was mostly

italians; the day before the funeral, the Poles started coming on buses; groups of students with backpacks from everywhere, making this pilgrimage. the lines got longer and serpentined through the square. it was more a celebration of a life than a funeral. the intensity of emotion was incredible. What turned me off was that when you looked at the people coming in to view his body, you saw phone cameras, digital cameras, video recorders –i don’t think we saw that when reagan was lying in state. the night before the funeral there were people everywhere with sleeping bags on the sidewalk. the sheer number was amazing. the day of the funeral i got very little sleep. they put me on the plaza with a crew. there was an alley we used to get to our workspace, but when i was 25ft. from this alley, everything stopped and it started getting scary. People started to push. i heard a priest coming up behind me saying in various languages, “i’m going to Cnn.” i said, “Father, i’m going there too and he said, “Well, i’m going to Canadian television but nobody knows that; they all know Cnn.” i put my arm on his shoulder and said, “i’m going to follow you and the two of us are going to get through this crowd. …”

the director in atlanta wanted close ups – they sent us a field camera and cable and we went after tight shots: people praying, crying, lying prostate, singing. you’d see a child and i’d say, “Wait a minute; we have someone here.” … someone lying down, overcome with emotion, face on the pavement; or a group of nuns praying – shot after shot. We tried to bring the emotion of the event to the world without being invasive. i couldn’t participate in the Mass, but there were 320 priests giving communion, and i was able to receive communion. right after the funeral people didn’t want to leave. they wanted to sit and visit. no one wanted to leave until the rain came down. they said it was going to rain all week, but it didn’t rain until after the funeral and then it poured. it was so nice those people in line for six to eight hours didn’t get rained on. i went back on the roof after Mass and flew out the next day. i tried to call Fr. Bukala from our rooftop location to tell him about the events, but didn’t get him; i called him from Washington. … it was the most powerful experience i’ve had in 20 years in the business.

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reflecting on the papacy of Karol Wojtyla,

Pope John Paul ii
read from the altar of the Church of the Gesu at noon Mass on april 8, 2005
By Dr. Doris Donnelly, professor of religious studies and director of the Cardinal suenens Center for theology and Church life

nce in a while we say about an athlete that he or she changed the way the game is played. We don’t say it often and we don’t say it only about stats – although stats matter. We say it when style and substance combine. We say it when an athlete has strength, commitment, confidence, charisma and sometimes (we gravitate to this most of all) a touch of humility, as if to say, “What i can do better, faster, more creatively than anyone else is a ‘gift’ from somewhere else and all i do is work hard
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at it and give thanks for it every day.” Michael Jordan. tiger. Martina. lance armstrong. annika sorenstam. ali. Mia hamm. some people think they changed the way the game is played. it’s a little after 6 p.m. in rome right now and the city is still teeming with people wanting to be near the body of John Paul ii, wanting to say goodbye. they are there for many reasons but all of them are aware that John Paul ii changed the papacy. He changed the way the game, so to speak, is played. he did that from his first week as

pope, when he said, “Get me out of here. i want to hit the road.” (that might be a loose translation but it was the gist of what he said.) “i want to be near the people not only in rome but all over the world,” so he traveled far more often and to far more places than any pope in history, to Zambia, Brazil, sweden, Madagascar, new Zealand, Mexico and on and on. he came to the united nations and to nations devastated by war. as soon as he de-planed, he kissed the ground, as if to say, “i’m glad to be with you.”

and in the last weeks of his life when antibiotics failed to halt a life-threatening infection, he not only decided against hospital but also against secrecy, and allowed – for the very first time – medical reports of his failing body to be broadcast as the world watched. Watched him die. He changed the way the game was played. if i were to single out three out of many ways he changed the way the game was played, i’d offer these: he did it by affirming young people. they and their culture may have been under siege and dissed elsewhere, but never by the pope. John Paul ii trusted young people. he loved being near their energy, their enthusiasm, their optimism. they in turn loved being near him. he knew the future was in their hands and he encouraged them to shape it into a peaceful kingdom of God. he didn’t scold, nag, accuse or berate – he embraced them as a grandfather, provided wisdom, told them to be true to themselves, to dream big dreams for the world, to correct injustice wherever they found it, to follow the path of the Gospel, and then he set them free. no wonder young people responded. it delighted him at Madison square Garden when a team of cheerleaders from harlem greeted him this way: “rack ‘em up, stack ‘em up, bust ‘em in two: John Paul the second we’re here for you!” and if some vatican officials might have thought the pope could spend more time doing other things, his gut told him that investing time with young people would pay dividends for the future of our Church and planet. He changed the way the game was played. he did it with eyes focused always on the poor, the dispossessed, the persecuted, and he knew that prayers without action were empty. he may not have berated young people but he didn’t mince words

with adults. in 1979 he told a packed yankee stadium that it is unfair for the developed world to lap up luxuries that deprive some of our brothers and sisters of food and shelter for survival. those expecting a pep talk should have been disappointed – some were, although reports say that most went back to business as usual – but the pope was never interested in polls or personality contests. he represented a Jesus who came to feed the hungry and clothe the naked and he traveled around the world to remind rich nations that the work of Jesus is still to be done, and to remind poor nations to hold on tight until the rich nations got their act together. as we know, he ignored the implorings of the White house to sanction the Gulf War and the iraq War and through his most trusted staff made his disapproval crystal clear. at the same time, as a pastor he held every soldier in action in his heart. he was on message all the time: love, not war is the way. the only way. He changed the way the game was played. he did it by admitting mistakes – his and those of the Church – and he asked forgiveness many times but most significantly at a service of Pardon in March 2000, in preparation for the millennial year. in this, he certainly changed the way the game was played because popes, we may have been led to believe, don’t make mistakes and don’t need to ask forgiveness. We have documented information that some cardinals on staff at the Curia balked at the pope’s planned service but the pope won out. one by one, cardinals representing offices that dealt with Jews, Muslims, peace and justice, and women asked pardon for sins of the past committed against these constituencies. some critics said they didn’t go far enough and that’s probably true but it was a powerful, impressive, touching and

“i want to be near the people not only in rome but all over the world”

historic beginning. it came from a papacy that never lost the human touch, that knew suffering, that knew what oppression felt like, that understood how valuable are the healing words, “We are sorry. We ask your forgiveness.” and maybe also, although they were not said, “We won’t do it again.” if Pope John Paul changed the way the game is played, the fact is that there are still innings to go, the shot clock is still ticking – there is lots of work to do, crucial issues to be faced, new approaches to be tried, listening to be done, and action on behalf of the suffering to be taken. a new play book will be written by the next pope but let’s trust that it will always be turned to the acute needs of the world with the moral force that was part of John Paul’s legacy. Moral principled force – that’s one part of John Paul ii’s play book we don’t want to lose. ever.
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ALUMNI JOURNA a message from rev. timothy t. shannon, sJ, vice president for development and alumni relations
i am happy to Paul hulseman of the Class of 1982 has accepted the presidency of John Carroll university’s national alumni association. J O H N C A R R theLheart of my O L message is that Paul has accepted another important leadership position with the university and that is very good news





announce that C A R R O L L


indeed. as Paul assumes the presidency, i want to thank nikki Bondi ’72 for her vital and productive service during her presidency. Most of her tenure predated my arrival, but i have learned that she was a strong and caring presence, and i thank her on behalf of the university. i am still learning my way around the alumni community, but one of the things i am certain of is that Paul hulseman has profound affection for and dedication to John Carroll. i have heard Paul’s passion for building this university into an even greater

institution. i have felt his excitement as he speaks of helping create a more dynamic city club program. i know how focused and energetic Paul will be in pursuing ambitious goals during his time as leader of the association. With the arrival of rev. robert niehoff, sJ, at summer’s end, John Carroll is entering a transitional period. Paul’s acceptance of the association’s presidency is another important dimension of the change that is occurring. as we go through this exciting and promising change, we need your help more than ever – in so many ways.

May John Carroll be a better place because we’re here
By Paul Hulseman, President of the John Carroll National Alumni Association

i had a life-changing experience at John Carroll. i came here as one of 10 children who had always been someone’s brother or son; in those early years it was not easy to simply be me. at this university i found a place where somehow i absorbed permission to open up and become myself. Most of what i learned about spirituality, relationships with others, leadership and so many other aspects of life i picked up at the university in university heights. i love this place! i walked across campus as i was picking up my oldest son Colin the other day, and i spoke with Bill Bichl, sJ, and then, a little later, Casey Bukala, sJ. i was reminded that these Jesuits, and the schells, the lavelles, the Birkenhauers, the Whites and so many others, are extraordinary human beings. We all have

been blessed to have them in our lives. have you ever noticed that people walk around this campus with their heads up, making eye contact? it’s unusual, and you don’t know that until you go some place else and see people watching their shoes. you come to JCu, you make eye contact, you say hello, and over time it does something to you – it binds you. this simple gesture welcomes you back with an overwhelming sense of belonging. everyone’s experience of a university is different. My three siblings who graduated from here had good experiences, but they don’t feel as intensely about it as i do. the same can be said for my wife, Patrice McCauley hulseman ’80. there is an ongoing discussion in our house whether attending JCu reunions was part of our wedding vows! My oldest two sons will be students here in august. i hope they leave here feeling as blessed as we did, but even if they do, they will have their own take on the place. as i move into the role of president of the national alumni association of John Carroll university, i need to remind myself

that we all feel differently about our alma mater. We absolutely need everyone who values this institution. this university has given us all so much that it merits – and needs – the participation and the service of anyone who walked the Quad or sat on the chapel steps. My mission is to invite and channel that service and participation. For starters, we should focus on what we can do to enhance alumni efforts in the admission recruitment process, build scholarships, and invigorate the city clubs program. there may be other programs receiving attention – existing ones that receive new emphasis, new ones that we create together. admissions, scholarships and the city clubs are going to be a big part of the action, though, and i invite you to come along. Please contact me with your thoughts and ideas: [email protected] or 847.867.9322 the Prayer of a John Carroll Student ends with, “May John Carroll be a better place because i’m here.” i think those words apply equally to alumni; we owe it to our alma mater!


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The Golden Years


send your notes to: larry Kelley 16213 Marquis ave. Cleveland, oh 44111 216-941-1795


send your notes to: larry Kelley 16213 Marquis ave. Cleveland, oh 44111 216-941-1795

In my last column I said that I would list those with “address unknown.” I’ll start with the class 1929 as I knew most of them — if not by name then at least by sight. If anyone can furnish any information on the following, let me, the Alumni Office, or Joan Brosius at 216-397-4332 know so we can update the records (if deceased or whatever information you can supply). Class of 1929: Mieyal, Stanley John — Class of 1930: Savoca, Anthony J.; Sheehan, Nicholas R.; Waldron, James J. — Class of 1931: Eredics, Louis; Evans, Joseph F.; Muller, Herman — Class of 1932: Hennessy, James R. — Class of 1933: Karnes, James J.; Wolf, John W. — Class of 1934: Fallon, Chris J.; Tetalman, Samuel — Class of 1935: Downey, Thomas E. Sr. — Class of 1936: Goodman, John L.; Gross, Ervin J.; Hearns, Frank E.; Muni, Anthony B.; Shultz, Richard C. ... This is the list of the alumni from the classes of 1929-1936 listed as “unknown address.” It is very important to know where you are as you are always a member of the alumni. It helps especially when it comes to matching funds from foundations. ... The next time a new “directory” is printed, add a person (or persons) who will be able to give us information about you if you’re unable to reply. ... The only classmates I heard from were my faithful classmates Jim Darling and Dr. Francis Burns — They are still praying for my wife, Frances. She has an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic in May. By the way if we both make it to May 8 th we will celebrate our “60 th wedding anniversary.” We were married on “V.E.” Day in Southport England — she was in the American Red Cross. A native of Canton, OH, she graduated from Kent State in 1940. By the way, last February 23, I reached the big “90.” ... We lost another one: Stanley Kynkor passed away last month. He’d been living in Maine. Pray for him and for the rest of us. ... Just keep praying! Larry

I am sad to report that the most recent author of this column, Paul J. Hribar, passed away suddenly on March 18th. He was at home; ready to go to his law office as he had most mornings of his 64-year legal career. Paul was scheduled to meet with the other eight lawyers of his Euclid law office, including me, his daughter, to discuss office matters and future plans. Unfortunately, he never made it to that meeting. A heart attack took his life instantly that morning. ... Over the next few days, hundreds of people from all walks of life came to pay their respects to this kind and caring man that had affected their lives in some way. His first concern was always to help people solve their problems and work hard for their cause. He left behind five children: Paul B., and John, both of Euclid, my sisters, Janet Hull of Philadelphia, Nancy Matz of Richmond Heights and me, Joyce Hribar Fiebig, of Willoughby Hills. He also enjoyed watching his seven grandchildren grow. His companion, Agnes Turk, accompanied him to many social functions in the past few years. His wife, Mary Ann, passed away in 1983. ... Just a month before he passed away, he embarked upon another of his adventures, a Caribbean tour on the brand new Queen Mary 2. He stated that he had now boarded all of the great Cunard liners. We are so blessed by the fact that he lived his life to the fullest right up to the end. ... My dad received a note in the mail recently from Hugh McCaffrey, of Fairhope, AL. He is proud to report that at the age of 90 he is in excellent health and finds time to play golf and exercise at a local wellness center. He also volunteers at a hospital, delivering equipment throughout its various departments. Hugh lives in an independent living facility operated by the Sisters of Mercy. Hugh enjoys spending free time with his lady friend, Nancy Jackson. They often attend the Mobile Symphony orchestra concerts. In fact, that is where they met about one year ago. Hugh’s wife of 52 years passed away eight years ago. ... My dad was very proud to be a John Carroll graduate and greatly enjoyed his association with the university. Thanks to all of the John Carroll family from whom we have received sympathy and remembrances. Joyce Hribar Fiebig

22, 2003. She was sorry she did not notify JCU. ... John contributed a unique idea. He suggested that a thumbnail sketch of the meeting of our classmates and their wives would be of interest. Jim Fleming married Jim Schlecht’s sister, Mary, in May 1943. John Kenney and Patricia McTorray met at an Ursuline - JCU function and married on April 15, 1944. Jim McMahon and Marianne Keber were childhood sweethearts and married on October 15, 1943. James O’C Morgan and Mary Lawton first met in 1936 and married on December 15, 1943. Harry Svec and Edna Bruno met while they were in grad school at Iowa State. Edna was seeking her master’s and Harry was studying for his doctorate. They married October 27, 1943. Dick Breiner and Ruth Hauser were introduced by Dick’s next-door neighbor in 1937 and married in 1944. Jim Schlecht met Jane Kay in 1945 on a blind date, where they danced the night away (not totally). They married on June 25, 1949. Lou Sulzer met Beatrice Cohen, married her on December 31, 1939 and started producing future students for JCU. Remember the Trianon Dance Hall? John Sweeney was apparently armed with a load of tickets when he met a pretty girl from Painesville, Mary Mansueto in 1939. They were married April 27, 1943. Jack Brennan and Lenore Kelley met at a “mixer” in 1936 and married in 1943. Bud Britton married his next-door neighbor, Mary Barkin, in October 1951. Ray McGorray and Dolores Felder met at a family gathering in 1935 and they married on October 9, 1943. Lu Przybysz and Noretta Siwinski were introduced at a Notre Dame - JCU affair. She waited for Lu to complete his military service and they married on November 21, 1945. ... Check these facts out: Lloyd Boymer, Simon Nekic, and Vic Tomc all entered the seminary in 1937 and were ordained on December 18, 1943. You will also notice that 1943 was a big year for the 1940 graduates to begin married life. ... Take care of each other, Carl


send your notes to: art Wincek 3867 Floral Court santa Cruz, Ca 95062 831-475-1210 e-mail: [email protected]

The relationship of Larry Kelley ’36 and his Frances transcends time, but —for those who insist on keeping score — it was 60 years ago in England, at war’s end, that they were wed. This is the image from their recent 60th anniversary celebration.

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Got a letter from James O’C Morgan. His cousin Bob Muth and wife, Ayleen, drove out to visit the Morgans in Keller, TX. Jim says that visit was welcome but too brief. ... Our Cleveland bureau chief, John Sweeney, sent me three sets of notes in code — the following is the best attempt to figure it out. ... He talked with Bob Fogarty’s wife to learn that Bob died on February

The late Honorable John V. Corrigan ’43 former judge of the Eighth District Court of Appeals, former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge, and former Judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court, started with the Class of ’42. He dropped out after his freshman year and returned to graduate with ’43. His brothers, the late Msgr. Thomas Corrigan ’39, former pastor of St. Charles, Parma, OH, and the late Dr. Peter Corrigan, MD ’43, internist, were also Carroll grads. Msgr. Tom was a member of the famous debate teams of the ’30s under Charles Ryan, SJ, (affectionately known as Pappy), former chaplain of the N.Y. Rainbow Division in WWI — they vanquished Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Emory, etc. When Fred Friendly, former NBC executive, put on a Constitutional Law panel at JCU, Judge Corrigan was unerring and quick in applying the law to unusual fact situations. ... Al Musci would have had his recent surgery in Akron
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instead of Ft. Myers, FL, had he anticipated the loneliness of rehab without members of his family around him. ... An excerpt, the first quarter of a letter from Frank Honn follows: Good to hear from you again! As I recall, you missed our last reunion (60th in 2002) when we had about a dozen turnout. I had the dubious honor of reading off a long list of those who had departed in the previous five years. Some of them I knew as far back as grade school and/or high school. Now for an update from these quarters ... After 61 years in industry and academia, I finally retired for the third and last time, in June 2003. My first retirement took place in 1986 when I stepped down from the executive committee in BASF/USA at age 64. Over the years I had worked as a bench chemist, R&D manager, R&D VP, division general manager and senior executive in the chemical industry. My employers included General Cable, M.W. Kellogg, 3M, Carter’s Inc., Olin, Mennen, and BASF. En route I had earned an MS from Brooklyn Poly and Ph.D. from Pitt. While at Pitt I served as a Fellow at the Mellon Institute, which allowed me to study at Pitt without charge. Over the years in R&D, commercial development and business management, I was involved in several significant innovations, the most visible being the ubiquitous yellow hi-lighter. (more from Frank next time)... I thought it would be appreciated if we could learn about Ken Fitzgerald’s professorship at Syracuse U. That will have to wait but I learned what occurred between military service and arrival at Syracuse U. First of all, Ken said the late sociology prof., Louis Weitzman, SJ and Dr. John Murphy of the JCU faculty stirred and engaged his interest in the field. He applied for and received a scholarship and eventually a doctorate in social work at Catholic U of America. He was among the first 100 to receive the degree. He spent three years with Red Cross and in August 1953, he became the first layperson to be Diocesan director of Catholic Social Work of the Savannah/Atlanta Diocese. His layman presence early on, was unsettling. On one occasion a Msgr. ordered him out of a meeting but Msgr. O’Grady, Catholic U, came to the rescue, introduced him and gave a forecast of layman participation. The balance will be held for my next column. ... Our prexy, Bill Jacoby, and I talked. He’s had hip and back surgery. The back surgery has not been successful and he’s had to resort to a walker. He’s also dealing with Myasthenia Gravis. Hopefully, he’ll mend sufficiently to lead us in our 65th reunion in ’07. He’s extremely grateful to his wife of eight years, Katie, for all her help. God bless good spouses. ... Bob Trivison called and left Easter greetings on the answering machine. We later talked briefly and he and Susan had a great cruise in the Caribbean. ... Art


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It saddens us to report in consecutive issues of this journal the death of another ’43 classmate, Joseph J. Wolff, Ph.D. Joe was an honors graduate, active in various student societies, and campus life. He was our companion, our
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friend. His post WWII career took him to Loyola University, (Chicago) where he was a professor of English for 39 years. We offer our sincere condolences to the Wolff family. ... Thanks to those responding to my “urgent” plea for bits of news. About 10 years or so ago one of the columns commented “what an active group we of ’43 are.” Despite our having grayed, and turned over a frightening number of calendar pages, it is enjoyable to hear that many of you are on the go enjoying life as befits happy octogenarians, even if having to use a cane etc. ... John Whelan called from his San Francisco area home where he is enjoying a sabbatical year prior to returning to Hastings College of The Law (U. of California). He reminisced about previous professorships at Georgetown, Virginia, Wisconsin, U. of California (Davis) and the U.S. Army Judge Advocate School. One of his more interesting experiences was writing for Jimmy Carter during his presidency. ... Jerry Sullivan called. Spending so much time at his Naples, FL, condo he changed his primary residency from Ohio to Florida, taking advantage of Florida’s more favorable tax structure. He maintains his home in Walden of Aurora near Cleveland. ... Ed Kipfstuhl writes that his wife, Grace’s, year plus confinement to a nursing home commands his constant attention. He sends warm greetings — and we will each respond with a prayer for you Ed and Grace. ... On May 11 th Dick and Rita Moriarty and Bruce and Mary Ruth Thompson celebrate their mid-April 61st wedding anniversaries over a quiet dinner. ... January 2005 will be a month for Wally and Rosemary Schwarz to remember. They celebrated their 60 th anniversary and Wally had a knee replacement. ... Ray and Florence Lanigan, after living many years in Venice, FL, are back in Cleveland to be closer to their family. Record their new residence in your ’43 class directory: R. J. Lanigan, 24799 Lake Shore Blvd., Apt 305-A, Euclid, OH 441234239, 216-732-9448 ... Speaking of anniversaries: Leo Bedell’s son and daughter represented him at the 60th anniversary remembrance of the WWII battle of Iwo Jima. His ship was severely damaged suffering 65% casualties. Leo was decorated with the Silver Star for bravery. We salute you Leo. ... Ed Hurley is up, around, and on the road to a fast recovery following January’s triple bypass surgery. That’s good news as is word that Ed now holds membership in the Magis Society (those who have named JCU as a recipient in their estate). When I told Don Coburn and Pete Diemer that Ed Hurley was “re-habbing” following triple bypass. Don said, “What a coincidence, so am I.” Good thing that Don is fit and ready to face the world. June is a busy month for the Coburns. Following a granddaughter’s wedding in Oberlin, Don and Elaine leave for their summer home on Cape Cod, as they have for over 30 years. They have seven children and as their progeny increased so did the size of that home. Five Coburn children are JCU grads. Son Dr. Miles Coburn is a professor of biology at JCU. Advanced degrees abound in the Coburn family. Again about that wedding: they have chartered a bus to transport the entire family to Oberlin. May the sun shine brightly on the wedding day. ... Take care, Bruce


send your notes to: don Mcdonald 3440 south Green rd. Beachwood, oh 44122 216-991-9140

Marty Franey and I seem to be meeting more often these days at wakes and funerals. The latest was Jim Sennett ’50, a great man and outstanding alum. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Helen and her family. ... John V. Corrigan’s ’43 was shortly before Jim’s — another outstanding John Carroll man. Our best to Eileen and Clair, Mary Ann, Jack and all of his family. ... Hope to see you at the upcoming events. In the mean time take care and lets all pray for the new Pope. Don


send your notes to: ed Cunneen 22020 halburton rd. Beachwood, oh 44122 216-561-1122 e-mail: [email protected]

Hey! Classmates of ’47 – I’m looking to hear from anyone from ’47 that is planning to attend the REUNION this summer. I’m sure that somewhere out there in ’47-land there must be a few “old soldiers” that would enjoy downing a pint or two and remembering the good old days. Drop us a note and let us know you are on the way. ... Ed


send your notes to: Julius sukys 440-449-8768 e-mail: [email protected] Charley eder e-mail: [email protected]

I received a call from Merrill Otterman requesting information concerning Bill Otterman who was mentioned in the last column. This name of Bill was an error — there is no Bill Otterman that I know of. It was interesting to learn that Merrill was a V-12 student at Carroll and was here for four months. He eventually graduated from the University of Louisville. He is now a semi-retired attorney in Kokomo, IN. He still has fond memories of his time here and is very much interested in John Carroll. ... Heard news of Bob Munley, who lives in Venice, FL, from Paul Bohn ’49. He says everything is well and has been the editor of his church bulletin for many years. ... We are saddened by the death of Dan McDonnell and Jim Sennett ’50. ... Adios until next time, Julius


send your notes to: Tom harrison 3980 West valley Dr. Fairview Park, oh 44126 440-331-4343 216-881-5832 (fax)

Our Florida classmates endured the severe tropical storms with only minor inconvenience. Ernie Lewandowski, in Venice, lived nearest the storm paths and had only minor damage. Ernie plans to spend this summer in Stow, OH, where he leased a residence; this will enable him and Loretta to visit friends and relatives and enjoy the comfortable

summer weather of Ohio. ... Dave Gibbons located his residence scientifically, at Palm Coast, a coastal city north of Daytona, north of the storm pattern. Dave had two knee replacements 10 years ago. They allow all activities, except tennis and golf. Dave, a Mass. native was dismayed that Holy Cross didn’t make the basketball final 25 at the end of February; his only consolation was that Boston College had been successful to that point. ... George Wurm at Claremont, near Ocala, was safely away from the storm winds. George and Mary Jane missed last year’s reunion because of a promise to attend the First Communion of two grandchildren in Mass. Because all six of their children have moved to distant states, their travels don’t bring them back to Cleveland. ... Bob Logsdon, in Sarasota, was just north of the heavy storms. They had some excitement but no serious damage. Bob and Mary Jean are looking forward to a summer trip to Europe, where they will board a riverboat at Amsterdam, travel the Rhine and connecting waterways to Budapest. The boat, staffed by an English-speaking crew, stops daily at riverboat cities, providing guided tours of points of interest. Bob is unchallenged with the reality that the American dollar is worth 70 cents in Euros. ... I hoped I’d see Tom Gibbons, Naples, FL, native and other classmates visiting the area at the annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, until I learned the parade was to be held on Saturday, March 12. I didn’t attend the parade and read that it wasn’t the usual successful event. March 17 brought out a lot of green shirts on the golf courses but no great celebration. ... Charlie Cullinan at De Barry, FL, underwent an eye operation that slightly improved his limited vision. He maintains his car for his sharp-eyed and car-less neighbor, who drives him to church and to the store. ... Ray Fox stayed home in Westlake, and for excitement had some stents installed in his arteries. Ray told me that Bill Primavesi slipped on the ice and cracked a couple of discs in his back, so his activities are temporarily limited. ... I’m sorry to end on this depressing news. I had to travel to Florida for good news, and that wasn’t so great either — SEND NEWS good news preferred, all reported with reasonable accuracy, Tom

couldn’t make it! ... Conway tells the story that a couple years ago while Sennett and he were visiting Jack Gallagher in Coronado, Sennett threw a golf ball into the Pacific with the comment “that was the only water hole in 40+ years of golf he didn’t hit a ball into.” ... We are planning to make our 55th JCU Reunion, June 17-19, even better. Dr. Ken Callahan has agreed to be our master of ceremonies. His inspirational recollection of the influx of World War II veterans to JCU in 1946 was both fitting and nostalgic at our 50th. ... Even though your reunion is FREE please mail in the reservation form and indicate which lunches and dinners you will attend. If you have any questions call 1-800-736-2586 and ask for Rosalie Massey. ... CAB


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send your notes to: J. donald FitzGerald 2872 lander rd. Pepper Pike, oh 44124 216-765-1165 e-mail: [email protected]

First Friday Lunch at Nighttown brings out the Carroll alums — primarily from the late ’40s and early ’50s. From the class of ’51 Jim Coviello and Joe Stipkala. Happy to see Joe back in Cleveland. Could it be the presence of Art Modell drove him out of Baltimore? ... The golden alumni meeting at the Cleveland Playhouse brought out Don Carroll and Bob Revello. Not in attendance was Father Jack White, recovering from open-heart surgery and now rehabilitating at St. Ignatius. Jack had a call from fellow classmate Jim Livingston, also a recent inductee into the Zipper Club. Welcome fellows, it’s almost 18 years now for your correspondent. The wonders of modern medicine. ... Visited with Dan and Lois Sussen in Florida this February. Dan conducts fishing tours in the Palm Beach area. On a recent outing with Father Tim Kesicki, SJ ’84 president of Ignatius, they caught three sailfish. Score — Father Tim two, Dan one (first in 25 years!). ... See you at the 50+ Reunion June 17-19. Don

Dear classmates, I am back again. I thought I had done my duty by this column the last time when Paul Mooney took over from me, and who can remember back that far. At any rate, the arm/ shoulder is improving, as are my typing skills. I promised in the last column to tell more about Joe Lynch and Louis Colussi. It seems they are both lawyers — and having three children in the practice, I will stand for no smart remarks about lawyers! As you may remember, Joe was president of our illustrious class and has gone on from there. He graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and went on to get his MBA from Harvard. He and Vi have lived in the Boston area since 1967. Their nine children, four boys and five girls, live as far away as Texas and as near as the Boston area. They have 14 grandchildren, and two more are expected in 2005. Joe was here for the 50th Reunion in ’02 and wasn’t that a grand affair! Joe has asked me to include his e-mail address in case anyone would like to contact him - [email protected] ... Lou Colussi remembers rooming next door to Don Shula ’51 and Carl Taseff ’51 in Rodman Hall. After leaving Carroll, Lou served two years in Alaska, then went on to Georgetown Law School. He served 10 years as an attorneyadvisor with the U.S. Dept. of Justice in examination of the Federal District Courts throughout the United States. He is still practicing law in Erie, PA, and still enjoys working full time. ... Sam Wetzel is being awarded the Silver Quill on May 20 at John Carroll. I am planning on being there to cheer him on. This will be after I return from the West Coast; Portland, OR; Kennewick, WA; and Ramona, CA. Can’t just visit one or I would be in deep trouble. Till next time (unless I can convince one of you to take over) God Bless, Dorothy


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The Class of ’50 was well represented at Jim Sennett’s funeral at Gesu. Jim died on Friday, March 31. Mass was celebrated at Gesu with Bishop Edward Pevec ’56 as the main celebrant. The bishop was a life-long friend of Jim’s and a classmate from Latin ’43. Jim had been a partner at Jones Day for 35 years and retired in 1990. The Mass and Shaker Country Club luncheon was filled with Latin, Ignatius, and Carroll alumni and by Saturday luncheon “Mystic Knights” were present en masse: Jim Conway (pallbearer), Jack Reilly (president of our class), Jim Cullen, Ed Hawkins, and John Buckon. The classes of ’48 and ’49 were represented by Julius Sukys, Bill Coyne, Bill Sweeney, Charlie Eder, and others. Charles Byrne was ailing and

It’s obviously love between Bill Hoehn ’53 and his green ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona
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of his new condo. He says he recently spoke with Dick Bauhof, who had returned from a cruise including the Amazon river. ... Send in your news for the next issue. God’s blessings to you all, Jim

I requested from four of you some input as to what is happening in your lives. Thanks to Dr. Bill Hoehn for sending the following response – “After leaving John Carroll University, I graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and interned at the medical school. My wife, Laverne, and our two sons, Bill and Bob, settled in St. Louis. I was a family physician, then known as a general practitioner, for approximately twenty years with emphasis on obstetrics, pediatrics, and orthopedics. I then moved to the St. Louis Public Health Department where we were responsible for over 100,000 students in public, parochial, and private schools. My job also included working in regional health clinics. I am now retired and enjoying an active life with my family which includes five grandchildren. At least two days a week I spend restoring antiques. My 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which I bought new, is still fun to show and run on the circle tracks.” ... Pat Molohon lives in the Del Webb community of Huntley, IL, and is still active at practicing law. He is one of those guys who says he would not know what to do with his time if he were fully retired. He did get to spend a little time visiting in Tucson, AZ, this past winter. The Molohons have four daughters and seven grandchildren. ... Jim Martin is another resident of Illinois, living in the city of Gurnee. The Martins have six children and 13 grandchildren. Jim says that Pat Cullinan was recently in the area attending the funeral of Maynard Gamber, whom many of the guys in our class knew. Jim says he has also talked with Leonard DeMarco, who lives in Bloomfield, NJ. Jim calls Lenny “the wealthy Italian landowner” from Newark. Jim also asked me to send a message to Jack Bertsch now that Jack is retired he must have time to sweep the driveway under the kitchen window at Rodman Hall. This is since Jack has never seen the inside of the kitchen? Harry Gauzman remains on our alumni roster with address unknown. Has anyone seen Harry? ... Jerry Weber sends the following information: “After JCU, moved to Rockford, IL. Patricia and I have six sons. They take credit for supplying 15 grandchildren, ages one to twentyfour years, including twins and adopted Emma Lee from China. As you know, we can travel in any direction and run into someone we know! I retired twice: in 1993 from Graphic Controls Corp. (Buffalo, NY) after 28 years and in 1998 from First Boston Property Mgt. (Rockford, IL). Patricia and I are having fun — busy around the home and with church activities. We also enjoy an exercise class three times a week at Rock Valley College and I hope to continue to try golf and play clarinet at church and in local groups. Coming in June 05, hope to have a visit with fellow classmate, Fr. George Murray, S.J., M.D. in Boston.” ... Roger Sargent is in the process of moving to Aventura, FL, from his home of many years, Richmond, VA. When I spoke with him he was looking out over the inter-costal waterway toward the Atlantic from the seventeenth floor 52 John Carroll university • sPrinG 2005


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While many of us hibernate during the winter, some members of our class take time in warmer climates to improve skills they display when they return north, demonstrating these skills with money associated in the use of these skills ... I don’t mean bingo ... I mean a game called golf. Jim Sutphin has been working at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Naples, FL, and claims a week at the academy has changed his game. Jim is confident now when he says “God isn’t the only one that can hit a one iron.” At the same time he was sharpening golf skills his daughter Mary was the lead teacher at the Hudson Montessori Middle School. ... Bob Small is back from the Peterson case and says he might have enough material to write a book. ... Gene Burns is leading a senior kickboxing program at a local health club — his class motto is “its time to take names and kick a—. ... Gene says many members of his class are Cleveland school teachers. ... Lou LaRiche was in Rome for the funeral and had several Cardinals ask about prices on red Toyotas. ... Jake Blake, like friend Sutphin, spent some time in the sun working on his putting. Jake is great on the carpet in the winter but on grass he needs help. Jake spent time with teaching pro Jim McLean and after the twelve-week program lowered his scores by ten strokes. ... Dave Nilges in Centennial, CO, is still up to his hips in snow in the higher elevations — 24” in the last three days ... and I cheer when the forsythia begin to bloom. As a final note, it has been brought to my attention that Haggar (like in slacks) never made PJs. Well, I happen to know that in parts of this country, often the rural south, when darkness came you just unsnapped your suspenders and you and your Haggars slipped between the sheets ... keep the faith, Pete


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camp in March. You’ll have to go to sea to find Art Dister and his wife. They are fond of sailing the southeast coast of Florida during the winter months. Larry Wilson (Fort Myers) and Tom Jira (The Villages) make their home in Florida. I have been known to visit Sarasota (my son), Boca Raton (my mother-in-law) and Winter Haven (those Cleveland Indians) but again only during the winter months. Mike Scalabrino breaks the tradition and visits Arizona to play golf with his wife, friends and clients. ... WHERE ARE THEY AND WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN UP TO ... Fr. Leo Cachat, SJ has returned from the missions of South Asia. He served for three years in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and thirty-seven years in Nepal and is now located at the University of Detroit High School and Academy where he is the chaplain to faculty and staff. He is charged with furthering the Jesuit traditions among the mostly lay staff. This mission is being carried out at many of the Jesuit institutions to insure that the traditions so dear to the Jesuits are not lost. ... Never judge a book by its cover goes the old sage advice. That proved to be true for me recently. I always thought of John (Buck) Byrne as just another “———” football player. Recently John e-mailed me with some news and I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that he is a Greek and Latin scholar from Gonzaga High School in Baltimore and breezed through JCU with a very high average. One of my spies told me he attended the year long Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and with little effort was among the top percentile of his class. He recently wrote to Fr. Glynn concerning the purpose of an education and quoted Socrates, St. Ignatius and several contemporary authorities on education. His education obviously didn’t stop in 1955. Good job Buck. ... Recently heard from Stan Gorski. He retired in 1998 after a long career as an accountant with General Electric and Northrop Grumman. He works out at a fitness center three times a week and is a part-time teacher at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. After long walks in the park, he settles down to work on a novel that he is writing. ... Jerry Geiss sings in the West Suburban Barbershop chorus and has done so for over 10 years. ... If you didn’t see your name here, just send me an e-mail, call or write and we’ll get your name in the next column. Our 50th Reunion is June 17–19. We are looking forward to a great turnout. If you need to get your reservations in, please call Rosalie Massey (JCU Reunion Coordinator) at 216-397-3014 or 1-800-736-2586 to make arrangements or for information. And remember to pray for our many classmates who are suffering from the many physical ailments that are attacking us. ... Ray



In the ’50s there was a popular movie entitled “Where the Boys Are.” Apparently the boys of the JCU Class of ’55 have seen that movie and taken it to heart. If you want to see members of the class during the winter months, you better head to Florida. Jerry Donatucci, Bud Feely, Jack Kinney and their spouses, as well as Harold Ziegler and Phil Buchanan hang out around Panama City beach. Jerry Futty and Ray Boyert and their wives can be seen in Winter Haven during the Indians training


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We can be justly proud that our class will again be well represented among this year’s Alumni Medal winners. John Boler and Jack Breen will receive this coveted award at this year’s commencement ceremony. They have both served

as long time members of the university’s board of directors and have given unselfishly of their time and treasure to further the goals of this university. Both eminently deserve and will join classmates Al DeGulis, Denny Hoynes, Rip Reilly, Bishop A. Edward Pevec, Ralph D. Lach, and yours truly as Alumni Medal winners, thus giving the class of ’56 a total of eight Alumni Medal winners. This is the highest honor bestowed by the alumni and we extend hearty congratulations to these two latest winners. It is richly deserved. ... On March 16, Paul and Noreen Schlimm, Jim and Mary Kay Knechtges, John and Mary Jo Boler, Tom O’Neil and Mary Lou and I gathered at the Mucky Duck restaurant on Captiva Island, FL, for the second annual gathering of ’56ers in Southwest Florida. Sincerest apologies to Ed Daugherty for a mix-up in location. We expect this to be an annual event so stay tuned for details. ... On the other hand, if Florida is not for you in the winter and you want to get your rays out west here’s an answer in the form of an e-mail recently received from Bob Pascente as follows: “Since moving to Arizona two years ago I’m finally getting around to inviting our classmates to experience the wonderful winters which includes playing golf, seeing the Cubs and Sox during spring training and the FBR Phoenix Open. We have extra bedrooms and bath so anyone from ’56 is cordially welcome. My number is 480-634-4244.” You can e-mail Bob at [email protected] ... Now there’s an offer you can hardly ignore. ... On a more somber note, John Czechowski and Hank Strater passed away recently and we extend our sympathies to their families. ...Gippo Dick Giffels died May 11. He was a wonderful man. May God bless him.


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hospitalized at Fairview General Hospital with pneumonia. Chuck came home shortly thereafter and is doing fine. On March 11, Peter Bernardo ’67 called to inform me with the sad news that Tim Sweeney had died of kidney and liver failure shortly after going into a coma and being placed in hospice. Tim was an active attorney in the Greater Cleveland area after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1960. He was a past president of the JCU Alumni Association and the St. Ignatius Father’s Club. My gratitude is extended to the many class members who contacted me regarding Tim. His charm and wit will be greatly missed. Laverne and Richard Murphy came in for the funeral at St. Gregory the Great and the gathering after in the JCU faculty lounge. Dick and Bill Comiskey were honorary pallbearers. ... John Rae, Jack Lynch and Dan Collins informed me of the death of Dave Hurley on March 12. Arnie Lanza, godfather for Dave’s son, Connor, called me in late March and explained that Dave’s death was due to complications from cancer. He had survived pancreatic cancer about ten years earlier. Dave was an investment banker with his firm Westbridge Capital Partners in San Francisco since 1988. He developed the company from five to about 90 employees. Dave’s wife, Debra, had given birth to twins about nine years ago. Our sincere condolences are extended to both the Sweeney and Hurley families. ... On a happier note, my daughter Anita was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), December 1, while on active reserve duty. Her husband, Major James Kazmierczak, is serving his second duty tour in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division. Jim’s e-mail address is – [email protected] Anyone with family/relatives overseas in harms way, kindly send me their e-mail address which I will include in my column – our support is critical and necessary! ... Keep in mind, our 50th Class Reunion is only two years away and it is FREE. Father’s Day weekend (June 2007) will be our grand celebration. Please let me hear from you. God bless, Sal

still laboring for the betterment of society. He has taken on teaching classes at Dismas Charities. In his latest e-mail, he speaks about the response that the men and women there give to the Gospel of Christ. “Teaching there brings me a bi-weekly shot of INSPIRATION ... and a renewed hope for the human race.” Thanks, William, for all that you do down there along the boarder. To contact Bill, write him at [email protected] ... Finally, I did have a fascinating letter from one of our classmates who described a remarkable series of coincidences that have taken place over the years with another classmate — their children, families, etc. Well, I lost the letter. You know who you are, and I don’t want to give away the punch lines in your “Believe it or Not” saga, so could you send me that two-family history again. I promise not to misplace it. Thanks, and sorry! That’s it. On this day in 1947 you heard Superman solving the Mystery of the Lost Planet; in 1948 you heard the Escape broadcast of Rudyard Kipling’s The Drums of Fore & Aft” on CBS; and in 1949 you may have heard Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts winner that day — Lenny Bruce. I kid you not. ... Peace, JEC


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John Gormley returned from Florida in mid-March after playing some golf with Pat Keenan, who is doing well. In addition, John had a nice visit with Jerry Holzhall and his lady friend. Jerry is doing much better after suffering serious health problems. He still can’t walk very well, thus depriving him of playing golf, but he is getting around more and his spirits are good. John also visited with his daughter, Barbara, at the University of Miami. ... Marilyn and Jim Sturmi, in the Akron, OH, area, made it through our cold and “record breaking” season along with Jim’s health challenges. ... Bill Comiskey was totally surprised when his family honored him at a wonderful 70th birthday party at Ursuline College on Palm Sunday. Back in early February, it was Bill that first alerted me that Timothy Sweeney was in the Manor Care Nursing Home due to his serious health condition. Dick Huberty and I visited Tim and were shocked to see him very weak and down to about 163 pounds. Bill continued to keep me apprised of Tim’s condition. Tim was placed in University Hospitals (Cleveland) at the same time I learned that Chuck Novak was


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John J. Bachhuber is living in Appleton, WI, these days. He might like to hear from some of you at [email protected] How many of us put the year of our JCU class in our e-mail addresses? Not many, I reckon. I should also mention that John W. Moran recently moved from Hudson, NH, to Deerfield, NH. I got out my Oxford Essential World Atlas to look up those places to check out the length of the move. Couldn’t find either one. John received his MSW from Boston College many years ago, and is now retired from social work after 39 years of service. He credits Mr. Carpenter’s counsel and recommendation that led him to social work. I, too, recall with fondness Mr. Carpenter’s dedication to the betterment of society. May he rest in peace. John’s e-mail address is [email protected] ... I should also mention that William A. Kysela is still in El Paso and

Nick Antonazzo and wife, Donna, journeyed over to our nation’s capital recently where Nick was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Nick said it was a great honor and thrill to see the workings of the court. They also visited the new World War II Memorial which he described as “very impressive.” The Antonazzos look forward to their annual Hilton Head getaway with their entire family, which includes nine grandchildren. They are also planning a fall trip to Fatima and Lourdes. Nick still works as a consultant to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. ... In February Bonnie and I went out to Scottsdale, AZ, to visit Paul and Dolores Brust at their new home in the desert. We also got to spend some time with Jerry McGivern, who spends his winters in the area. ... While out there, we had lunch at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral in Cave Creek, AZ, which has become well known as a “home away from home” for displaced Pittsburgh Steelers fans to watch their beloved Steelers on TV. Over 1400 Steeler fans crowded into Harold’s to watch the Steelers/New York Jets playoff game. Pittsburgh mayor Tom Murphy sent a letter to Cave Creek mayor Vincent Francia, praising the restaurant for supporting the Steelers. Turns out Tom Murphy and Vincent Francia are long-time friends — they attended John Carroll together (both class of ’67) and served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay thirty-five years ago. ... Next we headed south to join Tom and Louise McGann and Bill and Ann Marks. We also got to visit Joe and Carolyn Ruble and spent a few days with John and Donna Breznai. Tom McGann, Joe Ruble and I also got to attend one of John Breznai’s famous Tampa Bay luncheons which included Jeff Rogo ’72, Jack Lyons ’60, Pete Pucher ’60, Don Podnar ’58, and retired chemistry professor, Jim Walsh. Jack Toronski
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was supposed to join us, but he was called back home for personal reasons. Seems like half our class is succumbing to the lure of Florida. The McGanns and Pagliones recently purchased part time homes in the Tampa area. Bob and Wendy McFaul are moving to the East Coast. ... Speaking of moving, Jack Ryan checked in to report that once again he has moved. He had a cup of coffee in Coral Springs, FL, before spending a few months in Virginia and has now located to Hilton Head, SC, where he has started an insect repellent business. (Bonnie is still convinced that he is “CIA.”) ... When the only hospital in Batavia, NY, threatened to close for financial reasons, the local Rotary Club came up with a unique fund-raising effort. They marketed a calendar featuring 13 pillars of the community wearing a few strategically placed props and not much else. Mr. March (Dennis Dwyer ’85, age 42), a shoe store co-owner, was chided by his minister for posing behind a pair of size 17 wing tips. This sounds suspiciously like the son of our own Tom Dwyer. Mr. June is John Gerace, which just might be our own John “Sam” Gerace. Some further explanation is due here, Dweasel. ... I get to point the car south again in a few weeks as the Dempseys, McGanns, Marks, Breznais, Burkes and Mattie Matthews join F.X. and Kathy Walton on the Chattanooga River for some white-water rafting. ... Have a great summer and remember – it takes only a few minutes to e-mail me. Peace, JB

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Flask and Reed Harmon sightings out there. One of John’s most interesting contacts came on a trip to New York City, where he ran into Dick Vogel in his dark glasses passing in front of the Plaza Hotel. Since then, he has wondered whether Dick appears there regularly, or owns sidewalk space. He will clear this up at the Reunion. Since John and family have outgrown their annual trip to Disney World by 30 years, he has missed seeing Tom and Judy Collins in Venice, FL. He has lost track of Terry and Ann Peters somewhere in the Carolinas as well as Bob O’Connor, last working for the FDA up in Seattle. John goes on to say that Jack and Evie Poplar maintain homes in St. Petersburg, FL, and Northville, MI. Jack has laid down his tennis racquet for golf clubs. John is looking forward to the Reunion, especially after the 40th where he was able to get reacquainted with all classmates, but especially Jim Patterson and Mickey Tegano as well as old teammates, Jim Keim and Jim Thailing. John and Marianne will celebrate 43 years of marriage this year, as will many of us. He has a tough time believing his children (all married) range in age from 34 to 41. Believe it John; believe it! Thanks for the lengthy report John, you wrote my column for me. Anyone else who might care to abuse me a little, feel free to do so as long as you send lots of news about our classmates along with the abuse. ... First to send in reservations for reunion - Greg Fisher, Dave Nichting, Denny McGrath, Bob Ulman, Tim Strader, Jim Powers, Bill Retterer, Bill Buescher, and Lenny Piotrowski. Way to go guys! Most recent to commit to the Reunion are Karl Rill and Warren Arthur. How about joining them? The Reunion Committee has decided to ban, for the weekend, all conversation concerning grandchildren and our health and/or bodily functions. Hopefully we can all think of something else to talk about that weekend! ... See you in June. Be well, Jerry

In the realm of being careful of that for which one wishes, I received the following information from old roomie John Slosar and I quote: Jerry – In response to your plea to former roommates – Yes you did set a record for roommates and Joe Morrissey and I made continuous sacrifices to provide a nurturing environment for your achievements academically, socially and, yes, in athletics. You will recall that it was so stressful on Joe that he spent a year after Carroll in a cloister seminary in Glen Ellyn. I always thought it was my example of spirituality that inspired Joe to enter. On the other hand, after hearing that another old roomie, Dave Marr, has entered the Augustinians in the recent past, I wonder if he could be a victim of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of our semester together in Pacelli. Dave has said he will be at the Reunion so we can all congratulate him on his decision. Slosar says that Tim Strader continues in venture capital investments and resides in Corona del Mar, CA, and Tim and his wife, Susan, provide exemplary leadership in the Orange County Diocese and in the parish, Queen of Angels. ... Russ Gorny continues his successful OB-GYN practice in San Clemente, while his wife, Robbie, continues to donate her services at the local animal shelter. John credits her with supplying his family with their great pets. He further reports Paul 54
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dren — nine of whom live in the Cleveland area. ... Richard Niedzwiecki retired from NASA Lewis Research Center after 34 years of service — he was supervisor of the Atmospheric Sciences Department. He is now a consultant for the United Nations and the National Academy of Science. He and his wife, Susan, have two children and three grandchildren and live in Brunswick, OH. When not involved in science, Richard collects stamps and coins and enjoys traveling with his wife to the Caribbean Islands. ... The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page recently praised Judge Harry Hanna for putting out a court rule that immediately set aside 80% of the Cuyahoga County’s 41,000 asbestos claims. “We’re paying the people who aren’t sick,” he explained. “If down the road, they get sick, they can ask for their claims to be reinstated and they will be.” The WSJ response: “Imagine that: A legal order in which the sick can make a claim, but those who aren’t sick (and may never be) can’t abuse the system in order to cadge a class-action windfall.” ... I was finally able to locate Dr. Daniel Hoy in Pawtucket, RI. When Dan graduated with us, he received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in philosophy and did graduate work at Tulane University. His first teaching assignment was at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, where he taught theology and philosophy. While there, he also received an M.A. degree in philosophy from Boston College and then taught philosophy at the University of Dayton and Rhode Island College. He then became a community organizer and planner, majored in counseling at Assumption College, and received a doctorate in psychology from Boston University. For the last 25 years, he has functioned as a licensed psychologist in a child guidance clinic and public school district. When Dan married his wife, Ellen, six years ago, she had three children and he had five. Between them, they now have 12 grandchildren. ... Keep us informed, Jack


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Don Baerwalde has retired from IBM after 40 years of service. He and his wife, Lee, have five children and ten grandchildren and reside in Kennesaw, GA. Don worked for IBM in both Cleveland and Atlanta. During his spare time, Don gardens and volunteers with his local church. ... Michael Pupa is now fully retired — he had been a mortgage broker for over 30 years prior to working recently at Cleveland Title. He and his wife, Anita, who owns a travel business, do much traveling — they have two children. ... Jon Tien and his wife, Marlene, live in Twinsburg and for the last several years have spent three months each winter in Bradenton, FL. The Tiens, who have four children and three grandchildren, recently traveled to North Dakota and caught up with John’s JCU roommate - George Arthur. ... Bill Tighe, who officially retired three years ago from Borromeo/St. Mary Seminary after 43 years of service, continues to function as the athletic director and a faculty member at the Wickliffe campus. He and his wife, Barbara, have five children and 12 grandchil-

I am saddened to report the death of two of our classmates, Tom Brazaitis in Washington, D.C., and Mike Poplar in Cleveland. Tom was a writer and author, working for Cleveland’s Plain Dealer Washington Bureau for nearly 30 years and known for his wit. Later as he discovered the nature and seriousness of his illness, he updated his newspaper readers on his struggle with kidney cancer. Tom died on March 31. He was basketball captain of the JCU Blue Streaks our graduation year. ... Mike Poplar, an executive with the Cleveland Browns died in early March, and was described by John Lewis as a really nice man. Mike had been CFO for the Cleveland Browns and had an intimate knowledge of what was going on with the Browns throughout the years, resulting in his authoring the book Fumble about Art Modell and the Cleveland Brown’s departure from Cleveland in 1995. ... For the past two years, John Lewis has been chairman of the JCU Entrepreneurs Association and during last summer served as acting director.

... We heard recently from Frank Cumberland ’65, now in Snowbasin, Utah, home of the speed events of the 2002 Olympics, where Frank and his wife, Pat, now work as ski instructors. In 1970, Frank graduated #2 from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; worked for Baker & Hostetler; subsequently started his own law firm, Kaufman & Cumberland; and then in 2000 transitioned himself into his current vocation. Frank fashions himself as a late bloomer and reformed lawyer, and has founded and is chair of the Great Salt Lake Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. in addition to his ski activities. ... Jim (J.B.) Brunner recently retired and is enjoying time with his wife, Margretta, visiting national parks throughout the country. Jim does volunteer work at his parish church; the local Denton, MI, library; and the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Ecological Education. ... Mike Leonard writes from New Jersey about visiting JCU campus in 2004 and being impressed with its recent developments, enticing him to consider attending the next class reunion. Mike, still working, and wife Patty purchased a condo in Bonita Springs, FL, and are looking forward to eventual retirement. ... Being in Florida this winter gave us the opportunity to spend time with Bud and Donna Meyers and their son, Matthew. After an excellent home dinner of grilled salmon, Bud, ever resourceful, and possessing the memory of an elephant, began telephoning old roommates, resulting in our previous referenced contact with Frank Cumberland. Bud’s conversation also precipitated contact with the Honorable Dan Donahue who was recently re-elected to serve his fourth six-year term as Circuit Judge for Clark County, IN. Dan and his wife, Barbara, married for 44 years have two kids and two grandkids. ... Recently, Bud Meyers was recognized by Arc of Brevard County, FL, for his participation in the first black tie “Petals of Love” gala which raised funds to help over 1200 adults and children with disabilities. ... Dave Torrence notifies us that he and his wife, Nan, are retired and spending the winters at Kensington Golf and Country Club in Naples, FL. …Until the next time, take care and keep your contacts coming. As we enter this stage in life, staying in touch with one another is essential. Bob

to “hook up” with Frank at that time. ... I also got a nice note from Carlos Genie - [email protected] hn - who received a photocopy of the article about him from John Dix - [email protected] Carlos was interested in reading about Tom Leahy ’64, Bud Meyers ’62, and Tom Ryan. Carlos wants information about Ed Bonk, Tom Ging, Ken Verbecky, and Jose Ortoll. I told Carlos that I had met a bit with Tom Ging at the 2003 reunion, but that I had no information on the others. As you may know, Carlos is in Honduras, but he does get to Florida a few times each year. Unfortunately, he has yet to make it to Cleveland. Well, Carlos, keep 2008 in mind — that’s our 45th reunion. Carlos also indicated that he recently spoke with Dean Noetzel, and he was very happy to have had the opportunity. Thanks for the note, Carlos. Get back in touch with me and let me have some more info. ... I also received a note from John Dix. John wanted Carlos Genie’s e-mail address, but I didn’t have it. John suggested that I publish any e-mail addresses that come through from anyone contacting me by e-mail. I told him I would try to include addresses when I have them, which I’ve started this time. I’m presuming, hopefully correct, that anyone who does contact me by email does not object to having the e-mail address in the column. John was enjoying some of the Arizona sun during the winter months. Given the weather in Columbus in the winter, I can’t blame you, John. ... Get in touch with me and let me know what’s going on in your lives. Until next time, have a great summer, Pete

you think. ... Tom Ungashick proudly advises that wife, Ellen, is up to her old tricks; check out the June edition of Better Homes and Gardens for Ellen’s latest efforts to bring class and dignity to greater Atlanta. Joanne and I will be visiting them in November and we will file a further dispatch at that time. ... Received a nice note from Woody Wachter who started at Carroll in ’58 and graduated with us in ’64 (we recognize everyone’s burning desire to be in the Class of ’64 and we magnanimously operate under a “big tent” philosophy). Woody married Notre Dame College grad Mary Kathleen Clark in 1965. Residing in Wheaton, IL, they will celebrate their 40th anniversary in October. Woody reports five kids and 14 grandkids. His greatest claim to fame in the quadrangle years was founding the annual “Fat Man’s Race.” More and more of us are eligible for that worthy event as time goes on. ... Lastly, in memoriam, we sadly note the passing of Donald (Terry) North, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics at JCU. Terry was head of the FBI Organized Crime Task Force in New York City, supervising a staff of 500 including 200 federal agents and 35 police detectives. He is credited as the prime mover of almost 300 convictions of top and middle echelon mafia leaders in New York and New Jersey during the ’90s, including John Gotti and Vittorio Amuso of the Gambino and Luchese families. Retired from the FBI, Terry was most recently working as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security. Well done, Terry. RIP. ... God bless all Streaks, Frank


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Just a couple of items to pass on to you this time. ... I received a nice note from Ken Marchini - [email protected] - just after I returned from Taipei around the third week of March. Ken said he was “... a first time caller as they say on the Score sports radio broadcasts in Chicago.” Welcome, Ken, and thanks for the update. Ken was also nice enough to sympathize with me and my pleas each issue for more input and updates from y’all (my 16 years in Texas is showing again!). Ken was commenting on the column related to Frank Grace and Frank’s vineyard that appeared a couple of issues ago. Ken has relatives in Tuscany that he visits often, and he was wondering if Frank was in the same region. Ken will be returning to Italy this October and would love

Eight of us, Bill Smith, Al Rutledge, Dave McClenahan, Ron Timpanaro, John Breen, Jim Heavey, Charlie Englehart, and yours truly are getting a head start on the next reunion, meeting in Myrtle Beach in late June to discuss handicaps, global economics, and Charlie’s whereabouts for the past 40 years. Watch this space for a full report on high jinks, low scores, and eagerly anticipated witty repartee. There’s a highly authentic German Gasthaus in Myrtle that will transport Smitty back to Munich ca. 1966, where he sheltered me and 25 7th Army truckers after a 20-hour snowblown convoy in January of that year. The owner promised that Heav could play the stump fiddle along with the ompah band. Also, esteemed barristers McClenahan and Rutledge are scheduled to debate the constitutionality of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. ... Russ Centanni has compiled a really great DVD of the ’04 Reunion Weekend; contact him for a copy; have your credit card handy to offset production and shipping costs. ... Anytime I see footage of our reunions I immediately think of the zenith, Dave Betz’s 25th reunion speech in 1989: “The nuns told me I’d go blind if I continued to do (that), so I asked if I could just do it until I needed glasses.” ... Two movies with nearly cult level following have recently received the coveted “FK recommends” designation and are hereby noted for your summer leisure - Sideways and Napoleon Dynamite. Tell me what



Just heard from Dan Burns. He and his wife, Anne, are still in Chicago. While the rest of us are contemplating retirement, Dan has joined DHR International, an executive search firm, as executive vice president in the Chicago office. He is also a member of DHR’s Nonprofit and Healthcare Practice Groups. He used to be the director of the Executive Search Division at Campbell & Company, a 35-member fundraising-consulting firm. Dan’s previous employment included assistant dean at Case Western Reserve University Law School; director of Legal Recruitment at Calfee Halter & Griswold, Cleveland, OH; and director: Professional Recruiting and Professional Development at Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm, in Chicago. ... The members of our Reunion Committee continue to make calls inviting you to attend our 40th Reunion in June. To date, mid-April, the following individuals have indicated they will be attending: Dan Burns, Dick Conoboy, Larry Guzy, Mark Hanket, Jack Kenesey, Paul Kochanowski, Roger Krumhansl, Hugh Largey, Ralph Nottoli, Chuck Prochaska, John Treter, Al Westendorf, and Joe Whelan. Many others have said that they may attend. You can still sign up for the Reunion on-line at the JCU Web site ... See you at the Reunion, Dick

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John Chojnowski. He and his wife of 40 years, Julie, are now retired and living in Utah. John reports that he spent 35 years working in the purchasing profession for Euclid Division of GMC, White Motor Corp., Volvo White Truck Corp., Envirotech Pump Co. and FMC Jetway Systems in Ogden, UT. He says that he and Julie have lived in Utah “where the mountain views are spectacular” for 27 years and that they really enjoy the lifestyle there. Their three children and five grandchildren live within a 25-mile radius of John and Julie. Currently, John is enrolled in a heating, ventilating and air conditioning program at Davis Applied Technology College, where he says, “I am having fun with the program and putting my gray matter to good use.” ... Chris Botamer’s new address is: 673 Devonshire Drive, State College, PA 16803-3202. Chris is president of the Botamer Financial Corp. in State College, PA. ... On a more somber note, Donald North ’64, a Graduate School member of the Class of ’66, passed away in January, after suffering a heart attack. Donald worked for the FBI in New York City and “was head of the organized crime effort that led to the conviction of John Gotti and other organized crime leaders,” according to Besides his illustrious 39-year career with the FBI, Donald also produced records for a Gaelic rock band called Speir Mor. ... Have a great summer! Fran

but still leaves many out there whose life’s trip we would love to share. In order to encourage hearing from you, I have an offer: if between now and July 31, 2005 I receive a minimum of 75 “here’s my story” e-mails from ’68 grads who have not written to me, I will place those names, along with the names of those who have written to me already, in a hat and pick one at random. The person selected will receive a one-week stay at the Daytona Regency (accommodations only — drinks and meals the winner’s burden), along with two round trip air tickets from anywhere in the continental United States, compliments of AAA Waterproofing and Building Products. The winner may pick the week, subject to availability. ... That’s all for now. Best wishes to everyone, Ray

Mickey Coyne ’68 was the man on 3/17 when the sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle gathered to celebrate themselves and The Grand Day. Coyne was named 2005 Member of the Year by the East Side Irish American Club, the center of it all unless you’re one of those Micks from across the Cuyahoga. Coyne was president of the club for eight terms.

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send your notes to: ray Burchyns 336 Golf view rd. #1106 north Palm Beach, Fl 33408 Well, spring has sprung and time for more news 561-622-3314 about our fellow classmates. The past few months e-mail: [email protected]

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send your notes to: Peter French 27955 Forestwood Pkwy. north olmsted, oh 44070 216-881-7882 On April 5th 216-881-7896 (fax) most snow in our we officially had the recorded history, including the years spent at JCU. e-mail: [email protected]

Now, I realize that other alumni around the country also have bad winters but on the 5th of April we clocked in at over 100 inches of snow for the season. Did someone say “golf.” ... I mentioned the Blue Streaks before but this year’s basketball team, under the leadership of coach Mike Moran, won the OAC division. JCU also reached the final 16 in Division III and provided fans with a great ride. I attended several of their games at JCU and a playoff game and it was exciting to be a part of these several sold out games. ... On March 18, I went to JCU to hear Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, the political party of the Irish Republican Army. He spoke about the peace process in Northern Ireland and presented a very interesting talk. ... That’s it for now. Please contact me at [email protected] We really need some info about your lives. Hope to hear from all of you soon. Don’t forget that Reunion Weekend is June 17-19. All are welcome Friday and Saturday nights after 9 p.m. — I go to see old friends. Take care, Peter

have uncovered several more of the lost. In no particular order, here they are. Pat Gnazzo was recently appointed compliance officer for Computer Associates. Pat previously worked in Washington, D.C., and Hartford, CT, with United Technologies. I remember my first meeting with Pat back in 1964. It was during the fall presidential campaign. He was a Johnson supporter and I, well, I was for Barry. On election eve we watched the results, me somewhat glumly and Pat with much empathy toward my losing candidate. Pat always had that special quality — the ability to relate to others, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see how far he has gone on his life’s journey. Congratulations on your success, Pat. ... Also heard from Gale McNeeley. Gale was a member of the Pacelli fraternity in freshman year and, like the rest of us, he enjoyed lots of laughs. Gale and I had the pleasure of spending three weeks in St. Louis over a semester break, compliments of the Smolek family. When we get you back to reunion, Gale, we shall insist you play the piano for us. Gale now lives in Southern California, where he spends his time working in the theatre and producing his original works. Success and creativity — more hallmark examples of the Carroll endowment. ... Mark Kadzielski, a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, has been named a fellow by the American Health Lawyers Association. Mark is one of four attorneys in California and one of 40 nationwide who have been accorded this honor. Mark specializes in representation of health care providers and institutions and is based in Los Angeles. Congratulations on your success. ... Since taking over the column I have heard from some dozen of the lost tribe of ’68. That is heartening

Plans are finalized for our upcoming 35th Reunion the weekend of June 17-19. In addition to the normal activities on campus, the reunion committee decided to have lunch Saturday at Hornblower’s followed by a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. While a list of reservations was unavailable at “press time,” the following classmates have expressed their intention of attending: Tom Ahern, Don Brown, Chris Carmody, Richard Cicerchi, James Day, Pat Hutchinson Evans, Bob Faught, Greg Ganslen, Ted Heutsche, James Hogue, Hector Marchand, Marty Mohler, Joseph Moran, Mike Pellegrini, Deroia Usar, and George Vourlojianis. The following reunion committee members are coming: Pete Beirne, Wes Catri, Sue Eagan, Ty Freyvogel, Bill Lynch, Jack O’Connell, Frank Piunno, Fran Ulrich. Don Brown and Wes Catri are in charge of the class gift portion of the reunion. ... The “dam broke” in terms of incoming news on our classmates. Pete Beirne emailed me that he is the recipient of the Bishop’s Distinguished Service Award from the Diocese of Columbus, OH, as a former board president of Catholic Social Services and as a trustee of the Catholic Foundation. Pete was also installed as a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, a Papal Knighthood. Congratulations can be sent to Pete at [email protected] ... Chris Carmody updated his alumni profile online at from his home in Alpharetta, GA, where he is a senior producer for Turner Sports. After leaving JCU, Chris got his MS degree from Syracuse in 1973. Chris has three daughters, Lark, Jamie and Robin. He wrote: “This will be my 32nd year in television. I have received seven National Emmy Awards, but working on the British Open at St. Andrews this summer will be one of the greatest highlights of my career.” Chris’ e-mail address is [email protected] ... Jack O’Connell happens to be Robin Carmody’s godfather. He writes that Robin is graduating from the Univer-




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sity of San Diego and hopes to pursue a career in drama and the teaching of drama after graduate school. Jack is retiring as of this June after 30+ years of teaching and moving to One Great Elm Rd, Sharon, CT, 06069 to a historic house “and the restoration has been a long process.” Jack said that he has no definite retirement plans other that a transatlantic crossing from Lisbon to Ft. Lauderdale via the Azores and Bermuda. Jack can also be reached at [email protected] ... Ty Freyvogel called me with a double dose of good news — In February, he was named to the JCU board of regents, and at the end of March he and his wife, Katherine, had their first grandchild, Theodore August Noethling. Ty said that “just two” of his seven children are married, and he has one in law school, several at Boston College, while his youngest, Bill, is a freshman at JCU. Ty continues to write and give motivational speeches. Check him out at ... Congrats can be sent to Ty at [email protected] ... Fran Ulrich e-mailed that she is now working at Notre Dame College after retiring from the county board of mental retardation after 31 years. She is a full time faculty member in the education division. Fran noted: “Sometimes I can’t seem to believe I am a college professor; oh by the way, my office used to be ‘Mother Superior’s, how fitting...” Fran can be congratulated on her retirement and her “new career” at [email protected] I am sure Fran’s dad would be proud of her. ... Finally, my wife, Karen, and I beat the Freyvogel’s. Our first grandchild, Braeden Thomas Hogan, son of John Hogan ’93 and Gretchen Heutsche ’93 was born on February 7th. ... Keep the notes, calls and letters coming. Regards, Ted

ing Puerto Rico to drop a note. A visit has to be worth at least something with rum in it. … No Sal Sirabella - [email protected] - has not retired to Sicily to live the life of a Don. Dom Iacuzio and I attended his wedding and it’s hard to imagine that daughter Angelica Rose is already 18. The sainted Maria still keeps an eye on Sal. I now know why I got that ticket this summer in Pittsburgh. Sal has left city hall and has joined the staff of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, Catherine Baker Knoll. I am willing to bet however that you can still find him having breakfast on the strip in Pittsburgh. ... Finally on a personal note, Jack Costello is still playing for the JCU tennis team and the season has been pretty good. Rose Costello, principal of Holy Cross Elementary School, has received the Paideia Award from the High School of St. Thomas Moore. This award is made in recognition of her 33 years of dedication to Catholic education. Yes, you are right I am often called to the principal’s office for disciplinary reasons. Have a great summer and remember if you have news - [email protected] Tom and Rosemary


Showin’ me the love ... seven letters/e-mails bringing me news from around the country – names like Mulkeen, Sophie, Sandrick ’70, Faems ’71, Burgh ’70, Ahern ’70, Bertges, send your notes to: the Browns,Johnand MarcusFr. Sandy, Ropar, Ray M. Gerbig, make the headlines. Not all from our class, 5707 trafton Pl. but what the heck, MD an equal opportuBethesda, I’m 20817-3738 nity columnist. Where to start? Let’s go to 202-296-0901

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send your notes to: As I write this I am listening to a tape of ColTom junior at John Carroll and this leen Kookoothe a and rosemary Costello 716 West Loyola in Rome semester a student at vermont ave. as she urbana, il 61801-4827 discusses the death of John Paul with a radio 217-344-2076 station WSPD in Toledo. Colleen did an outstande-mail: [email protected] ing job on the air. Did I mention that she is the niece of Cormac DeLaney - [email protected] com? I suspect that she is studying much harder than Cormac did during his junior year in Rome? As I recall, when our class left Rome there was a great sigh of relief by the carabineri. I suggest that my classmates speak with their children about their Roman adventure. Cormac reports that Bob Callahan an early years member of our class was John Negroponte’s press secretary in Baghdad. …Gary Hoover - [email protected], Tom Keenan - [email protected] and Ted Shalek - [email protected] - are all living in the Tampa Bay area. The JCU Tampa Bay alumni club should be thriving. Ted just recently moved to Tampa from Cleveland. I am sure he really misses that Cleveland weather. Fair warning: if Rose and I are at our place in Tierra Verde, you may get a call. … Just a reminder, Joe Russelburg - [email protected] - has finally settled in Maryland and works for the DEA. Ralph Krumhansl - [email protected] com - has offered an open invite to those visit-


Jose Feliciano ’72 given ABA’s Spirit of Excellence award
Jose Feliciano, a partner with the national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP, has been honored with the “Spirit of Excellence” award by the American Bar Association. Feliciano, who practices business and commercial litigation in the law firm’s Cleveland office, was one of only five individuals honored with the award, which celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession.

Robert Quart ’72, the sales manager of Alro Steel Company in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been inducted into the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. Quart began his steel industry career in 1974 and was associated with the former Republic Steel Company in Cleveland. He had extensive experience in steel production and product management, and later moved into the metal service center industry. Service centers acquire metal products from producing mills and distribute these products as is or processed to a broad manufacturing base in a diverse range of industries. Before joining Alro Steel in 2000, Bob had been in various sales and management positions with several metal distributors. Grosse Pointe, MI. Larry Ray writes that Bergy and Mark Pacelli came out for last summer’s Ryder Cup – and Frank (you can read about him in Russert’s book) Gerbig joined them. Larry is still keeping our cars together – he sells fasteners and screws and flat cold rolled steel products to the auto industry. Larry’s big news was the ’72 gathering at the ND/BC football game last fall, which was corroborated by a John Collins email. Collins is now living back in his native Rhode Island and wrote to apologize for my fellow classmates having “hung me out to dry” on news and correspondence. So he took it upon himself to write. He said that “he, Russert and Pat Hogan were pleased with BC’s upset of ND, as they all have kids there.” John said the group moved the next day to Michigan City and that the Hogans hosted a “wonderful brunch on Sunday after Fr. Sandy said Mass.” Collins mentioned that the one glaring no-show was Dennis Quilty – who, “for some reason chose to see the BoSox in the World Series instead.” I heard from Mike Mulkeen – not once, but twice. Mike left Kodak – I guess they ran out of film and wanted to transfer him back to Rochester. So now he’s a marketing consultant in Chicago. He saw Bill Sixsmith at a party at Ed Sandrick’s ’70 house – seems Sixy was on the development team at International Truck that brought that 7-ton $93,000 monster – the CTX – to production. (Can see the suburban soccer families snapping these babies up as a bigger/better SUV.). Said Sixy looks the same – which
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made me wonder if he still has that thing on the bridge of his nose from his football helmet hitting it. Also present at Sandrick’s: the Faems, Sophies, Browns, Heralds ’69, Aherns ’70, Burghs, and Pat Condon ’70, as usual, flying solo. ... Rich Butterly writes that he is twice a granddad with number three on the way. How would you like to have a grandfather who’s a dentist – not much candy and you gotta open your mouth and say “ahhhh” every time you see the guy. One of Rich and Candey’s kids is a pediatrician, another got her Ph.D. in accounting at Duke, and their youngest is at Marquette. Rich said he ran into Pacelli, Maggio, Hogan, Quilty, and Russert at a Cubs game. ... Oh, which reminds me – I’m not much of a TV guy, but did anyone see that our own Tim Russert was on Meet the Press last Sunday? ... And Jack Bertges wasn’t devoting enough time as my West Coast correspondent so he graciously quit his job and got one with a lighter workload at Bank of the West. ... And Polly Hackett-Morey is working as a freelance writer in Akron. ... Well, I’m overdrawn at the “word” bank so I gotta call it quits. Keep those letters coming. Take care, JM

might want to listen up, classmates. Bob buys most of his homes through referrals. He pays $300 to anyone who calls with an address and contact name (payable after he buys the property); then pays you $1,000 after the property is purchased by the next owner. His office number is 440-526-2133. Bob’s older son is a freshman at Mercyhurst College in Erie, and his younger son is graduating this spring from St. Ignatius, where he is waiting to hear from Yale (boo), Case (boo), or ... JCU (yea!!). That’s all for now, sports fans. Please send me some updates. Go Tribe! — gop


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“I’m a lineman, not a quarterback,” said Michael McGrath recently after being sworn in as the City of Cleveland’s 35th police chief, now quarterbacking some 1,600 police officers throughout the city. Maybe this attitude explains why the former Class of ’73 lineman — who, appropriately, wore number 73 — accepted Mayor Jane Campbell’s call to duty only after careful consideration and, at his insistence, at a lower-than-offered salary level. Mike became a policeman in 1975, joined the CPD in 1981 and became the 4th District Commander in 1997, the year in which he also was awarded the Department’s Medal of Heroism. It was reportedly the leadership skills and community trust he gained during the tragic Shakira Johnson case that convinced the Mayor that this fearless, trustworthy gentlegiant of a classmate of ours is the right man for the job. Congratulations, Mike! ... I’d also like to congratulate my daughter Christine, who led her University School of Milwaukee U19 girls ice hockey team to State runners up, and her underdog U16 Wildcats to the State of Wisconsin Championship! Way to go, Sis! ... In other news, Michael Lachman, with a CPA and MBA from CWRU in 1994, is the president and CEO of USB Corporation. Mike lives in Hudson with his wife, Sherrie, daughter Laura (21) and son Stephen (18). ... And finally, Robert Suazo reports that he has left the corporate world and now runs his own real estate investment company. Bob specializes in buying single-family homes; any condition; any location. Then he rehabs the homes into move-in condition and sells them. Now this is where you 58
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I had two great phone calls with Joe Tasse and Dan Sansone. Joe, is the president of administration, for St. John’s Hospital in Detroit. He was recently awarded his Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives, the highest honor bestowed on hospital executives. Joe and his wife, Karen, are planning for the graduation of their son, Mike, from U of D, Jesuit in Detroit — he plans to attend Loyola of Chicago this fall. Mike, lettered in soccer and was awarded a scholarship from Loyola for community service. Their daughter, Anne, attends Northfield High. ... Dan Sansone, is president of the Southern and Gulf Coast Division of Vulcan Materials Co, in Birmingham, AL. Dan and his wife, Carol, are looking forward to the graduation of their son, Michael, from Altamont University School this spring. He will be attending George Washington in D.C. this fall. Michael earned his Eagle Scout badge and was the stage director for Altamont’s musical production this past January. Dan praised the volunteer work Carol does to help provide care to battered and abused children in Birmingham. Dan has been in Birmingham for 17 years now, but trips back to “sweet home Chicago” are part of his annual calendar. Carol has six siblings back in the Windy City and a summer and Christmas trip are the norm. ... Leo Grim reports his family is fine. His wife, Joy, has her doctorate in education and specializes in childhood motor development. She works as a consultant in school districts in metropolitan Houston. Their daughter, Jill (9), is an avid horseback rider, and wants to go to Texas A&M to become a veterinarian. Leo and Joy will also be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. ... Also from Houston, Jim Weitzel was preparing to ride in the two-day, 150-mile bike-a-thon between Houston and Austin to raise money for MS, April 16-17. Jim had set a personal goal to raise $500 from friends and family. I’ll report his results in the next issue. ... Finally, Molly and I saw Christina (Kusiaka) Pichurko at a college fair hosted by Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Christina and her husband, Bohdan, have three children. Adrian is a junior at Michigan State, Alexandra, is a junior at Cranbrook, (we tried to convince her John Carroll should be her college of choice) and Andrew, who also attends Cranbrook and is in 7th grade. ... That’s all for now folks. Would like to hear from other classmates. Drop me an e-mail or give me a call. Happy Summer! Robby

Reunion 2005: It’s the homeboys (and girls) vs. the out-of-towners, or “those of us that stayed” vs. “those of us that got out of Dodge.” It’s a challenge of the non-celebrity kind, the JCU kind. Can the locals carry the Reunion? Or will out-of-towners put us to shame? The choice is yours, but the column is mine and my money is on the Cleveland faithful. No doubt out of town committee members Joe Bertolone, Molly Gibbons Robinson, and Mike Crotty can be convincing, but the Cleveland contingency has Joan Konewecke Ursic, and Dave Segerson answering the call. Have you gotten yours? Call that is. If not there’s always time and always room for one more. This is an ala carte event. You can pick and choose when you want to come, where you want to stay and who you want to come with (some of us do still have youngsters). This is the year to see Cleveland. We’ve had ten straight days of sun. That’s more sun than we had our entire freshman year. Maybe even freshman and sophomore years combined. JCU has blossomed. You won’t recognize the place, or some of your classmates. This is not the John Carroll you grew up on. Did you know JCU has a football stadium? A real live big time stadium. Much has changed, but not Murphy Hall. Take a trip to Reunion and revisit the dorm where men in leather jackets cleaned the bathroom and cigarette butts were put out between the bricks (don’t even tell me you don’t remember). It’s amazing the place is still standing after what it has been through over the years. That and the fact most of you haven’t been back is reason enough to get you back to Reunion 2005 — 30 years is reason enough. Get going, get back to JCU and “Back To Campus.” Looking forward to you at Reunion 2005! Nancy


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It was wonderful to hear from Joy Rogers - [email protected] - who is living in Pittsford, NY, with her teenaged children Matthew and Elizabeth Nojay. Joy is development director for Habitat for Humanity in Rochester. With hope this news will encourage other sisters of Lambda Chi Rho to send in information. ... Guess where we will be in about a year? Can you say REUNION? (Don’t say you weren’t warned that it was coming.) Start now to clear the calendar for that weekend in June 2006. Watch this space for more information. Don’t forget to send in the wedding and birth announcements, news of travel, retirements and even memories of when Murphy Hall was women only. Have fun until we meet in the next issue! Cools


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Ed Rybka’s son, Keith, was named the most valuable player on the Gilmour Academy varsity hockey team for the recently completed season. Keith, one of three seniors on the team, was cited as being a steady influence and team leader. ... Mike and Julie Hubish Marjenin’s son, Matt, graduates from St. Ignatius in May and will be attending Ohio University to study engineering. His sister, Jennifer, will be a junior at OU in the fall majoring in early childhood education. ... Tom O’Grady ’78, who is the Council president in North Olmstead, was chosen the acting mayor of that city when the current mayor retired in March. Tom, who is an 8th grade government and history teacher, plans to run for mayor in the May primary. ... Kim Petrovich, the head counselor at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, was recognized by Forest City Enterprises as a Community Champion at an Idealism in Action luncheon held in March. Forest City, the school’s corporate sponsor, chose Kim for the award because she is “A dedicated individual who has inspired countless young people” through her position.


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Kevin McCarthy, spouse, Dina, and son, Jack, live in Western Springs, IL. Kevin works for the Chicago Public Schools and coaches Jack’s soccer team. ... Phil Rist co-wrote When Customers Talk, Turn What They Tell You Into Sales - A Notre Dame marketing class uses the text. Phil’s business is BIGresearch in Columbus, OH. ... Steve Matusz’s book, International Trade and Labor Markets: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications ranks 1,266,623 on Amazon’s sales list! Steve is an economics professor at Michigan State University. His professional Web site is matusz.html. Steve and spouse Marie-France’s son Evan (8) enjoy sports. ... Janice Tuten is a freelance writer/editor; clients include government agencies and nonprofits like Catholic Radio Weekly in Washington, D.C. ... Vin Karl teaches Spanish at the Utica, NY, public high school (‘has a tough rep, but there are a lot of good kids’). Vin has three kids: Mary Carol, sophomore at U of Rochester; Kathryn, high school graduate deciding between Loyola-MD, and Fordham; Jim, high school junior. Vin continues athletic scouting/recruiting and is finishing a master’s of ed at Utica College. ... Karen Satko Edwards, spouse, Daryl, and son Ryan (high school junior) live in North Ridgeville, OH. Karen is an IT specialist at NASA in Cleveland. The Shannon Edwards Memorial Fund was established in memory of their daughter (who unexpectedly

died in 2001 at age 10 from complications of a rare neuromuscular disease) to support programs and students with special needs. ... William Peruzzi moved to Houston to be chief medical officer and AVP for medical affairs at Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospitals, an 825-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical School. Bill received a 2001 master’s degree in health care management from Harvard. ... John Martin is director of sales and marketing for Colortone Staging & Rentals – they produce and stage meetings and special events –www.colortone. com. His son, Dan, is an anchorman for a Fox-TV affiliate in Lima, OH, and Katie is a sophomore at Ohio U. John lives in North Olmsted with spouse, Colleen, and her three children (Ryan, Kelly and Maura). ... Larry Keck lives in central Florida. Larry is in the process of starting a couple new ventures doing contract R&D work for the government. ... Mike Merriman served as a member of the board of trustees search committee selecting Fr. Robert L. Niehoff, SJ, JCU’s 24th president. Thank you, Mike! ... Jim Bircher and spouse Patti (Kress ’77) are in kids’ graduation season: Brian receives a master’s in education from Notre Dame; Molly graduates from JCU and heads to Boston College (master’s in education); Meaghan graduates from high school (and on to John Carroll). Jim continues a 26-year career with Xerox Corp. managing third party software offerings; Patti is director of relocation for a real estate firm. ... Bruce Luecke and spouse, Mimi ’80, are also in kids’ graduation season: Tom graduated from University of Dayton and moves to New York to work in the private equity industry; Charlie graduates from Bishop Watterson and on to Xavier University; Annie is a Bishop Watterson sophomore. Bruce owns Action International (business performance enhancement company serving small and mid-size businesses) in Columbus, OH. ... Jack Schufreider gets married on July 23 in Littleton, CO, to Cathy Nall. Schuf will be “picking up” two new children in the deal, in addition to his own daughters, Katie, a freshman (U. of Colorado) and Maggie in middle school. The Lueckes and Kathy O’Brien Caplice will be attending. Jack is district sales manager for Molex Connector Corporation. Schuf is the boys varsity assistant basketball coach at Denver’s J.K. Mullen High School (with a 2005 Sweet 16 appearance at the Colorado State Tournament). Jack and his 1974 Loyola Academy Basketball Team was inducted into the Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame last October. ... Thanks! Tim

rally!) ... heard from a few classmates: John Ehrman - [email protected] - lives in Woodlands (about 30 miles north of Houston), TX, with his son John. He is still working in the oil business and primarily splits his time between offshore TX and LA, as well as Colombia and Venezuela. His son John spent two semesters at JCU and was third generation there. He just turned 23 and is finishing university in Texas and has been sworn into the USMC officer’s program and will report to Quantico in July. ... We thank him for his service and our prayers will be with him. ... Michael J. Kelly - [email protected] - is living in Mount Vernon, OH, and has a 12-year-old son, Daniel. ... Mary Nell Barrord Gorski - [email protected] net - is living in Liberty Township, OH (where is that Mary Nell?) with her husband, Jim ’77, and two daughters. Katie (21) is a senior at Miami University (OH) majoring in journalism with a political analysis minor and will graduate in May and is then going to attend law school next fall. Missy (20) is a sophomore at JCU majoring in biology and chemistry. Mary Nell says that she and Jim get a big kick out of visiting JCU as parents, saying “the campus has changed a lot but is still so beautiful and brings back so many memories. We love that Casey Bukala (who baptized her) is still on campus keeping an eye on her!” Mary Nell works for the Lakota Schools as a special education instructor. ... Great to hear from you all! Keep the news coming! fondly, Nancy


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I was traveling through the Cincinnati airport on my vacation in March and learned I was traveling with JCU students who were traveling to Rome for holiday! They were quite fun — so much energy. I was a tad jealous not to be traveling to Roma with them! ... have seen the Coburns (Chris and Nancy et al), Jeff Krouse and Patrice Aylward in the Cleveland area of late. All looking well! (natu-

We are coming down to the homestretch in getting ready for the 25 th Reunion which will be held the weekend of June 17-19. Activities range from a wine tasting, exploring Legacy Village, visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to hearing a presentation on the DaVinci Code by Religious Studies professor Joseph Kelly. You can enjoy a Rat Bar replay during Saturday lunch then take a dip in the pool before getting ready for the Saturday night dinner. Nightly entertainment will be ongoing in the Big Tent. Reacquaint yourself with the campus. Check out what is new and reminisce about the past. Be part of the fun and join your classmates for the best reunion ever. Information is always available at or via phone at 1-800-736-2586. ... Bob Knieriem is living in Cooper City, FL, with his family. Bob is the Southeast region manager for Specialty Foods Group. Bob ran a baseball program for 1500 kids in Cooper City. He also sits on the city’s Recreational Advisory Board. Bob’s wife started her own business called “Breakfast in Bed, Inc” that delivers a gourmet champagne basket by a white gloved, tuxedoed valet in the South Florida market. You can find info at ... George Elum is busy running Elum Music Company in Massillon, OH. However, he found time to have his own minireunion at Naples Lakes Country Club in Naples,
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FL, with Tom Sassler, Dan Dodds and Dan Liska. ... Uwe Botzki is buying everything from soup to nuts as a purchasing agent for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has been with CCF for 11 years. Uwe keeps in touch with Jim Nemeth and Bob Smriga. ... Bob Donelan is back in the Central Ohio area working as the controller for Owens-Corning. ... Guy Sanitate recently left the U.S. Air Force as a tt. colonel and is working with a defensecontracting firm in the Washington, D.C., area. ... Hope to see you at the reunion! Mfh

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Greetings from Chicago! Cheryl (Domasinski) Eynon started the master of management program at Ursuline. She is realizing that sleep is overrated as long as there are only 24-hours in every day. ... Rulx Ganthier, Jr., M.D. is at the Highlands Eye Institute in Sebring, FL. Last year he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Diabetes Advisory Council for the state. Rulx is a board certified ophthalmologist and a retina specialist. He was chosen among thirty thousand licensed physicians in Florida for this prestigious position. ... Mike Hermann, Niagara University’s athletic director, watched his school’s basketball team earn a #14 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament in March. The Flying Eagles lost in first-round action to a powerful Oklahoma University team. Mike ran into former JCU coach and athletic director Ron Zwierlein in December when Niagara beat St. Bonaventure. Dr. Z. was named as athletic director at St. Bonaventure last year after 20+ years at Bowling Green State University. ... Elizabeth (Poduska) Gruttadaurio moved to Lake Mary, FL. … Deborah (Futo) Kasberg is living in Centennial, CO, with her husband, Kevin, and three boys: Mike (14), Brad (12),

and Dan (9). Deborah got a teacher’s license for elementary education and competed in her first triathlon last summer. ... Keep Fr. Jack White, SJ ’51 in your prayers as he continues to recover from heart surgery and complications from it. As of this writing, he is back home at the Jesuit Community at St. Ignatius and is looking to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Whitey was VP of Campus Ministry while we were at JCU. Since that time he has been a Jesuit headhunter for the Detroit Province and Gesu Pastor – he built a beautiful chapel and community center while there. The last few years have seen him heading Jesuit Spirituality at that Jesuit high school on the near west side of Cleveland. ... George Antoon dropped me an e-mail. He moved to Florida three years ago and began a career as an independent business consultant. He and his wife have three daughters and would welcome any visitors to the Orlando area. George mentioned that Mark Basso has opened a new concept country club in Joliet, IL. The racetrack concept sold out and now has a waiting list – check it out at ... Mary Jo (Nieset) Cornell is living in Buffalo with her husband, Tom, and three daughters – 18, 11, and 9. Their oldest, Lindsay, signed an NCAA Letter of Intent and will play golf at Xavier University in the fall. Between rounds, Mary Jo is president/CEO of Linnstar, Inc. Linnstar consults with organizations on the design and implementation of security and identity verification and management systems. Mary Jo is also very active in a number of professional organizations around Buffalo. ... Mark Carpenter and his wife, Michelle, live in Fairview Park, OH, and have two boys. Their oldest is a freshman at JCU and their second is a junior at St. Ignatius in Cleveland. Mark and his wife both work at Forest City Enterprises, where Mark is currently operations manager for the Residential Division. Mark keeps in touch with Chris Ebert and Ted Wochna ’83 and would like to hear from other alumni. Contact him at [email protected] ... The class of 1982 is well represented in the current freshman class at John Carroll. My second son, Patrick, recently decided to join the class of 2009 and plans to dive for the Blue Streaks! (Yes, he had a choice – sort of!) ... Onward on! Paul


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JCU quintet leading Ronald McDonald House
Five JCu alumni are serving on the board of ronald McDonald house of Cleveland. the mission of the house is to support families whose children are receiving treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services, the five are: Ron Ambrogio ’81, David Conley ’62, Mary Ann Freas ’81, Mark Hauserman ’68 and Judy Hubbard ’89. hauserman is executive director of the university’s entrepreneur’s association. “Based on their proven track records, expertise, and leadership skills, we are confident that they are the right people to help lead the ronald McDonald house of Cleveland,” said Craig Wilson, executive director of the 25-year old Cleveland facility.

Here’s a column that had the same deadline as the IRS, April 15. I put my tax return in the mail and with a reprieve from the governor, submit these words, slightly post-deadline. ... Mary Schomisch Shafer took pity on me after the last issue appeared. She let me know she’s a school psychologist at a Catholic school in Cleveland. Stepahnie (14), Andrew (13), Nicholas (10), and Jeremy (5) keep her busy with scouts, swim team, and other school activities. Mary had a book published in 2000 and is currently working on book #2. (I’m working on parking both cars in my garage!) Mary keeps in touch with Cindy Dorsey who is a doctor in Mansfield and Janet Duszynski Miller who recently moved back to St. Louis with her husband, Dick, and five children. ... Deb Solyan, God bless her, took pity on me to a monumental level and provided much material for this column. In fact, let’s just call Deb guest columnist, the remainder of this column is the result of her e-mail updates. Congratulations on the new job w/MCI, client acquisition executive Solyan (that’s a nice title). After working at home for two years, I’ll bet you’re happy to be back in an office and seeing people every day. Deb reported Jim and Missy ’85 Kisthardt were doing well. Jim reported that he had recently spoken with both Rick Cenar and Kevin Savage and everything’s OK with them, too. ... Jack Carey recently had an angioplasty but is fine after the procedure. Jack and his wife, Denise, have five children, the oldest of which is considering JCU. ... Deb missed but reported on a fun girls’ weekend in Chicago. Sheila Nelson flew in from Minneapolis and joined Jane Broeren Lambesis, Sandra Ryan, Marie Lynch-Julius, Sheila Bigane Bauschelt, Therese O’Neill-Schmidt, and Colleen Hyland-Robertson and some others. The women of the village stayed downtown and took in the Jackie O exhibit. The men, no doubt, hunted and gathered. ... Deb visited with Jane Lambesis at Federated Investors annual sales meeting in Pittsburgh in Jan. ... Deb was also able to visit with Eileen McDonough over the holidays. They met at Eileen’s parents’ condo in Pittsburgh while Eileen was in town from Lisbon, Portugal, and then headed to the Cheesecake Factory. The group of high school and college friends enjoying the cheesecake and other items were: Michael and Mary Margaret Pearson Gleason, Carolyn and Tim Hutchison, and Chris and BethAnn McCombs Coughlin. Deb, thanks again for all the news. ... If anyone would like to relay info to me via Debbie, I’m sure that could be arranged. Enjoy your summer, hit your golf balls straight and not so often! Tony


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Judge John Russo ’87 has been elected to a term as a judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Russo graduated from ClevelandMarshall College of Law after John Carroll. He was admitted to the Bar in 1992 and had been in practice for 12 years prior to his election.

week in January. ... Rhonda (O’Neal) Melnik lives with her husband, Joe, who is an attorney, and their two children Max (7) and Claire (2) outside of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township. Rhonda is a busy stay-at-home mom. During a getaway weekend to Chicago this past December, Rhonda was able to visit with Ed Cooper and his family. Rhonda says she also recently spoke with her old pal, Dave Kubinski. Dave got a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 1995 and works at Ford Research and Development in MI. He and his wife, Debbie, have two kids - a boy and a girl. ... Alex Hostoffer, son of Karen (Weakland) and Bob Hostoffer ’81 was featured in March as the 2005 News-Herald Swimmer of the Year. The article in the News-Herald newspaper details that because of senior Alex Hostoffer, the Gilmour boys swimming program has really made a name for itself. His coach says that Alex is one of the better swimmers in Ohio and that he will “graduate as Gilmour’s all-time most decorated and successful swimmer,” breaking many school swimming records. He swam alongside his brother, Vince, a sophomore for the Gilmour Lancers. In addition to his swimming, Alex excels in academics and will combine his talents both in and out of the pool at Northwestern next fall. ... Send me your 40 something insights and enjoy the summer! Don


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his wife, Belinda ’86. He’s a sales manager for SealTech Block, a company that manufactures “green” (environmentally friendly) cement block. They have two children, Dante and Marco, and Morris says they’re growing like weeds and are sure to eat them out of house and home in the very near future. Dante is currently in pre-school and Marco will start pre-school in September. Belinda is a self-employed practicing CPA, who, according to Morris is “juggling the mom/work thing like any dedicated Type A person would.” ... Congratulations go out to Dave Pratt who is now a John Carroll employee! He recently joined the Development Division. He’s taken an especially active role with our reunion committee — thanks for keeping things moving along, Dave! … On a personal note, as the PR person for Yours Truly, whose ownership includes Art ’74 and Jeff ’78 Shibley, I had the pleasure of being involved in the visit of President Bush to the Mentor Yours Truly on April 15. He and his entourage were there following a round-table discussion with Ohio business owners. We spent the entire week preparing for the event. The President was personable with all the attendees, who included a host of national media, and he posed patiently with Yours Truly employees, including servers and kitchen staff. ... I look forward to passing the torch to Diane Nerem Wendel in the next issue. Good luck, Diane, and may your inbox always be overflowing with messages from classmates! ... Don’t forget to send in your check for Reunion. Come see how JCU and your classmates have changed over the years! Joy and love, Missy



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What have you noticed is most different about being over 40? Let me know. Meanwhile here are a few good ones: You get into heated arguments about pension plans. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge. People who call at 9 p.m. ask: “Did I wake you?” ... Of course some of the perks would be: There’s very little left to learn ‘the hard way,’ our eyes can’t get much worse and owning health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. ... Mary Ellen (Gates) Ott has been very busy! After going into social work right out of college, she went back to school to get her teaching certificate and master’s degree in education. She is employed as a reading specialist in Avon Lake City Schools. Prior to this she taught in a Catholic school and in Lorain Public Schools. Mary Ellen is married and has one son, Michael, who is a sophomore at Avon Lake High. Her husband has his own landscaping business. Mary Ellen recently has begun a new adventure; she went through training to be a registered holistic life coach, helping people achieve higher levels of health/fitness/wellness, spiritual and personal growth and development. Mary Ellen also works with people seeking career change, improved relationships, stress management, etc. She would love to hear from people and can be contacted at - [email protected] com. Mary Ellen asks: has anyone heard from P. Terry Gaffney? ... I received a quick note from Tom Guarente that he and his wife, Bridget, were in D.C. for the Inaugural Ball and events that

Greetings, again! We’re at the final countdown now until Reunion! If phone calls, cards and letters haven’t convinced you to make your reservation, check out the JCU Reunion Web site, which has an updated list of who’s coming. ... After a recent calling/mailing night, I received a nice e-mail from Paul Toutounji: “I would like to thank all the committee and Shirley Reynolds, as well, who wrote a little note card encouraging me to attend. I guess I wish I can make it as it is not that far from Paris — just a question of organization. I will sure try to. If work allows me to be there I will be very happy. Thanks for keeping the spirit alive!” Well, Paul, we hope you and many others will come to Reunion and show your JCU spirit as well! ... John Creamer sent a change in his e-mail address - [email protected] - along with a little note saying he looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion. From the address, we know one thing – he’s still in the real estate biz! ... Peggy Bertsch Currier sent an update to JCU sharing the news that she and husband, Joseph, and daughter Grace, have just moved back to the Detroit area after a 15month stint in Southern California. She’s in the midst of making plans with Maureen Menton, Susan Cahill, Diane Wendel, Teri Long, Dolores Kimberly and Maureen Rowley to attend Reunion, she says. ... Jeff Louis reports that he’s living in Hudson with his wife, Carmelina, and working for American Greetings Corporation as a pricing analyst. ... Morris Grassi is living in Concord Township with

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Happy Spring to the class of 87! I hope this column finds you thawed and ready for the warm weather. ... I want to thank Doug Labuda who sent a note in for his brother Scott Labuda, who is very busy with a new business these days. That must be the reason for Scott not getting back to me himself. Scott lived in California with brother Brad for several years and decided to come back to Cleveland a couple of years ago. They wanted to bring a part of California back with them so they decided to open a store that serves smoothies. Scott is part owner/operator, with his siblings Brad, Pam and Doug, of Cali Juice Company located in Hudson, OH. Cali Juice opened November 2004 and Scott can be found there seven days a week chatting with all the locals (some things never change!). So far things are going well with Cali Juice and they are looking forward to opening some other stores and then introducing franchise opportunities. We wish you all much luck, and if anybody is in the Hudson area, be sure to stop by to say hello and have a smoothie, soup or various
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Mario Beceerra ’87 and Sherri Kilarsky ’97 were the chairs of the Playhouse Square Partners benefit: Jump Back Ball on February 26. The ball benefits the enhancement of Cleveland’s theater district. The Jump Back review read: “This spectacular evening is a creative black tie affair with a reputation as one of the “hottest” annual events in town. Boasting sell-out crowds for the past five years, Jump Back Ball has become one of the most anticipated events of the season.” other west coast sundries. ... I also heard from Dave Clifford, who is in the fifth year of business for himself with Advantegrity, LLC. He does consulting work with executive recruiters, along with sales and marketing management consulting. It’s a lot of work, but he’s gaining some great experience. His wife, Shelli, is a nurse at Lutheran West Hospital, and his children David (13) and Tracey (10) are doing well. Dave has also started a scholarship fund in honor of his sister Lisa, who passed away last year. Dave started an annual golf outing to raise money for The Lisa Clifford Scholarship Fund. Last year they raised $9000 and are hoping to surpass that this year with the outing scheduled for September. Dave would greatly appreciate your taking part in the outing. He can be reached at 17502 Riverway Dr, Lakewood, OH 44107. ... Last, but not least, I heard from Sal Felice ’57, who wrote to me about his daughter Anita Felice Kazmierczak. On February 11, 2005 Anita was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Transportation Corps. She is currently on active reserve duty at Fort Stewart, GA. Her husband, Major James Kazmierczak, is with the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, and is presently deployed in Iraq. Upon graduating from JCU with a BA in Sociology and as a Distinguished Military Graduate, she began her military career as a Gold Bar recruiter at JCU. She then went on to receive her MA in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State Univ. in 1998. Anita and her husband reside in Hinesville, GA, with their 2 children Thomas James (6) and Alaina Rose (4). ... Well, for next month I would like to hear from Tim Reid ’85, Brigid McNeely, and Tim Conway. ... God Bless, Sue

Well, it worked. Jeanine McGratty-Lee and Colleen Connery Coyne called within hours of reading their Journals. And just when you think, no one reads our class column ... Colleen’s newest little one, Keeli, is already working on her SAT scores so she can get into JCU someday. Jeanine’s son, Liam (7), is keeping her busy and she would love to get to Cleveland sometime soon to get together with Sharon Byrnes Mixner and Gretchen Gibbons Nock. … We heard from Megan Leahy Tilles and all is well with her family in sunny California. ... Peter Anthony writes that all is well in Chicago. He has a little girl, Sofia, and he recently returned from an exciting trip with his wife, Susan, to Korea and Japan. He regularly keeps in contact with several classmates and promises additional updates. ... In February, Jeff King, his wife, Nicole, and two sons welcomed a little girl, Victoria. ... Mary Jo Bartolone Levand and husband, Paul, welcomed their fourth child, son Paul Andrew, in March. ... Mary Baugh Martin is living in Cincinnati with her husband, Tim, and their two children. Mary, your JCU friends in Cleveland would love to see you! ... Patrick Ryan writes to tell us he recently moved to New Paltz, NY, and started a new position as director of accounting service at State University of NY. ... Jerry Hoffer has been practicing law since 1991 in Tennessee. He just finished his fourth marathon in Disney World on January 10. He is married and has four daughters. He and his family are enjoying the mountains and scenery just north of Chattanooga and given the winter we had here in Cleveland, it sounds like a wonderful place to live. ... Speaking of Marathons, Kathy will not tell you, but she ran the Dublin Marathon in Ireland last year! Kudos to her and all others striving for that goal. Any more marathon runners out there? ... Keep sending information our way, so we can keep in touch. Jamie and Kathy

the past few months and continue to wait to hear from new folks. I got a very good e-mail from Adam Stuart, who now makes his home in Orlando, FL, and from the sound of it is quite busy. Adam has three children — Brosdene (8), Isabella (6), and Sofia (3) — and is a teacher in the inner city of the Orange County Public School System, where the average class growth rate is an astounding 200%. Adam’s class has received inspirational letters and signed photos from celebs such as Robin Williams, John Travolta and Denzel Washington. Adam himself has had several articles published on teaching and parenting and just completed his first children’s book My Name is Jack in honor of his nephew. He also is close to completing The Little Boss and Sofia Turns Three. By my calculations that makes two children’s book writers, Adam and Brian Donovan. Continued success Adam and keep up the excellent work not only with the books but for how you are helping the inner-city children better their lives. ... I received an update regarding Jeff Klimas, who resides in Jacksonville, FL, with his wife, Alice, and their kids Joe (8) and John (4). Jeff is a project manager with JP Morgan Chase. ... Mike Mastrian lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife, Theresa, and is a director for U.S. Senate Radio Gallery. ... David Fletcher is living in Saginaw, MI, with wife, Jill, and kids Hannah (9) and Lauren (7). Dave is a designer for Reder Landscaping; hey Dave who would have thought you and your freshman roommate John Reddington would wind up having similar career interests ? ... Sue (Zachary) Maher and her husband, Rob, welcomed baby #2, Jack Fenway Maher, to the family; Jack joins sibling Remi at home in Tiburon, CA, and if Jack is anything like the grandpa he is named after he will be a hell of a guy and have a tough reputation to live up to ... Congrats Sue! ... Well that is all for now and as I always say, I wish more of you would let us know how you are doing ... How about Brian Albenze, Brian Tierney, Don Stupica ’90, Lauree Popovich, Audrey Dubay Denk or Audrey Fonseca; drop me a line people ... Have a great spring! David


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Greetings class of ’89. I hope everyone has started the spring thaw as we had a LONG and SNOWY winter. ... For those of you who are not close by, Cleveland set a new snowfall record in 2004/2005 with 105 inches of the white stuff. It was not like we got pounded often but the snow seemed to fall every day without much relief. Spring is here now and the Cleveland Indians are off to a .500 start; go Tribe. ... I only heard from a select few alumni over

Hi class of 1990, I am writing this column in April but by the time it’s in your mailbox, it will be June. That means that Reunion is only weeks away! Don’t miss out on the fun ... it’s not too late to make your reservation and join us as we celebrate our 15 year Reunion. While on the topic of Reunion, many of the committee members have noted that the information the Alumni Office has isn’t always current, so take a few minutes and update your information! You can do it online at — click on the Alumni & Guests link at the left side of the page and there is a link at the top of the alumni page that will take you right to the update your record section. ... We all must be in hibernation from the cold winter but thanks to those who sent updates and news! Melissa (Missy) McGuire checked in between


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her Reunion phone calls. She and her husband, Kurt, are expecting their second child in July. Melissa and Kurt are the proud parents of son, Conner (2 _). Both are working at NASA Glenn Research Center on the West Side of Cleveland. ... I talked to Kathleen (Reichart) Laffey recently about reunion stuff (Kathleen and family will be there). She and her husband, Brian, are living in Chicago with their two daughters. For Easter, they were heading to Ashtabula to visit Brian’s family. Small world moment ... Brian and Tom DiSalvatore are friends from high school. It was at Tom and Sandi’s (Sabol) wedding that Kathleen and Brian met. Too cute! ... Pat Longo ’89 e-mailed with good news about our classmate, Brian Bishop. It seems Brian took the plunge and got married in November 2004! Brian married Pam Franklin in Washington, D.C., where they reside. Brian is working for a local D.C. power company in their IT department. Pat was groomsman in the wedding! ... Christine Raffaele checked in with news of her own. She and her husband, David Gorman, are in the process of relocating to the Columbus area. She just accepted the position of family law program manager with the Supreme Court of Ohio. In addition to her new job, Christine and David are expecting their first child in late August! Good luck with all the new happenings in your life and be sure to check in after the baby is born to give us the good news! ... Speaking of new babies: Sue (Zurkovski) and Scott Swain are expecting their second baby in June. They are living in Hudson with their daughter, Lily Madelyn, who is just about a year and half old! ... Hope to see lots of you at Reunion! Peace, Melissa


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Hello friends, I hope this article finds you smelling the fresh air and the many flowers we are blessed with. Please don’t forget to stop at JCU for Reunion Weekend this summer, June 17-19. Go back to see your alma mater, see friends, and reminisce. ... Bernard Chapin wrote in about his new book titled Escape from Gangsta Island: The Progressive Decline of an Alternative School. It is online at and is an insider’s look at the public school system. As an educator in the suburbs of north Chicago, Chapin reveals the state of American education today. ... Mary Pat Janowski of Beaverton, OR, is married and has one child born in 2005. Congrats on Anna’s birth, Mary. ... Ann Healey Bowen is married and resides in Madison, WI. She is working at Madison Symphony Orchestra as their general manager. ... Steve ’90 and Mary Beth Tirpak are expecting their fourth baby in July. They currently have three daughters. Good luck to you both! ... Last I saw Maria Kubinski she had two adorable daughters, was teaching, and waiting for her new home to be finished in Avon ... let us know how things are, Maria. ... Please continue to e-mail, write in, and correspond with your class — KEEP IN TOUCH! Go Blue Streaks. Remember, smile and the world smiles with you. Sincerely, Molly

Spring is in the air, the campus is beautiful and the JCU robins are singing to me the latest class news! I was excited to hear that Jeff Stiltner joined the partnership of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. Jeff started out there as an associate in 2001 and will continue to focus on business and real estate law. He and his wife, Heidi, have two children and live in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus. ... Pablo Ramirez works for Libbey Glass as the export territory manager covering Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Pablo visits the islands several times a year and has been with Libbey for nine years. He is married to Ann, and they have a 3-year-old boy, Logan Anthony, with one due in June. ... This past January Joe Rattay, his wife, Lori, son Joshua (4), daughter Allison (2) and Jillian (born on December 23) relocated to Jacksonville, FL. Joe will help start up KeyBank’s commercial real estate investment banking practice in the Southeast. What a great way to start the year off: new-born, new venture, new location with great weather! ... One great advantage of the Internet is instant up-to-date communication with all of your JCU 1992 alumni. Here are some recent posts from ... Michelene Fitzgerald Jardine says, “Hello from Cleveland, OH, to Bridget McGuinness, Jen Ritter, Megan Clifton, the Karens and everybody else’s name mentioned above that I knew at JCU! My husband and I live in Olmsted Falls with our soon to be three-yearold daughter and her brother due in May. I work part-time with my husband to keep my broker’s license, but I am looking forward to full-time mommy-hood next month! Kara Battaglia moved back to Buffalo with her family. So Katie Fornes, Colleen Quinn, Nicole Lucarelli ’94 and I got together with our kids to give her a proper send off. It was a nice day, but that’s the last JCU connection I’ve had! I hope all is well with everyone. Take care.” ... Kate (Evans) Zolikoff wrote: “I am happy to share the news that Cathy (Herman) and Rob ’91 Powers have a new boy, Ryan Michael, born on March 26! Liam (4) and Laura (2) are proud siblings of their new little brother. All is well here at the Zolikoff’s in South Euclid — Michael (11), Mara (8), Nicholas (5) and Justina (17 mos.). Chaos and happiness are the norm of which I try to manage and Nick is a buyer at Northern Haserot. Hope all is well with everybody – keep in touch!” ... Heidi (Klett) Speckhard wrote: “Greetings from Green Bay, WI. My Lutheran pastor husband, Pete, and I have lived here five years now and love it. We have four kids: Sam (8), Ella (5), Anna (2), and Rachel (6 mos.), so our house is loud and crazy and is getting girlier by the minute. Poor Sam... At any rate, I did manage to use my JCU training teaching Latin for five years, two in Cleveland and three in St. Louis. And since then I’ve been hanging out with and/or producing all these kinder. I lead a mom’s Bible study and a book group at church for which I will be shamelessly soliciting recommendations from anyone who wants to give them. We meet monthly and some of the group’s favorite authors include Kathleen Norris, Walter Wangerin Jr., Paul Maier, Anne Lamott...”


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On April 1 Dennis and I welcomed our 3rd child into the world, Joseph Roddy Reardon. We all are doing well — Jack (5) and Kate (3) are good big brother and sister. ... We see Rachel and Guy Manias occasionally at church with daughter Olivia (5) and son Dane (3). They had their 3rd child, a girl, in December. ... Gretchen Heutsche and John Hogan had a son, Braeden Thomas, on February 7. We received the birth announcement last week and at 2 months he is the most adorable 6-month-old I’ve ever seen! Gretchen is practicing podiatry and John is consulting on his own, they live in Michigan. ... Jim Brady was married to Amy Tuerk on October 23. He was also promoted to VP of Village Green Management Company and is living in West Chicago. Jim was featured on the Discovery Channel’s techknowledge and the Travel Channel’s Ten Best and CNN for innovations in urban apartment parking solutions. He’s also won seven industry awards for performance related to the field of property management/ real estate. ... Dan Hanson completed his Army training by earning a master’s in Asian Studies at the U. of Hawaii and will be heading to Newport, RI, for a one-year assignment at the Naval War College. ... Shannon (Barry) Heller received her MS is elementary education from Niagara U. in 2000, and her CAS in ed administration from SUNY Brockport in 2004. She is the principal at St. Michael School in Newark, NY. Shannon and husband, Daniel, live in Rochester with children: Shane (8), Dylan (6) and Aiden (9 months). ... Keith Kancar is living in New York City and works for Thomas O’Brien/Aero Studios as director of Licensing and Prod. ... Shawn Phillips is a senior manager for Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland; he and wife, Michele, have two children, Spencer (3) and Brice (1). ... Jason Stahl started a new job in February and is now an editorial manager for Medquest Communications in Cleveland, a trade publishing company. Jason is hoping to hear from Anthony Romano, Kurt Wolter and other guys he’s lost touch with - [email protected] ... Joanna (Tomazic) Bopp has Andrew (3), Kelly (2), and Katy (born in December). Joanna is working part time as an area supervisor for the Title I program in Northern VA. … Susanne (Seckers) Quallich was named 2005 Michigan Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. She is the first andrology-specialty nurse practitioner at the U. of Michigan. Susanne is an expert in the field of male sexual and reproductive health, sits on the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal, Urologic Nursing, and has published widely in her field. She and husband, Len, a gastroenterologist, daughters Danielle (7) and Brianna (22 mos.) live in Rochester Hills, MI. ... Barbara Roche Velasco and husband, Paul,
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live in Novi, MI, with daughter Sara Grace (1). ... Lynne (Wotzak) Baumgartner recently relocated to Albany, NY, from Boston with husband, Wayne, and Benjamin (19 mos.). She is working as an admissions counselor, but hopes to get back into school counseling in the fall. ... Sarah Drickhamer is happily living and working in Denver, CO, and just adopted a new puppy. ... Jennifer (Pracko) Leyva and her husband, Nick, welcomed their second child, a boy, last April. Jenn and her family relocated to Florida, where she is teaching. ... Sherry (Szelagowski) Foulkes is working as a school psychologist for North Olmsted schools and is busy being a mom to Louis (4). ... Shanna (Stephany) ’94 and Judd Smith recently moved to Sheffield Village, OH, with their daughter, Lauren (3). ... God bless, Julie

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It appears I made a GOLIATH error when I reported in my debut column that Shanon TringheseKneidel gave birth to her fourth child, Goliath. Turns out, Goliath is the latest addition to her family, but it is their family pet, a cute little white Bichon, not their fourth child. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Shanon has officially not gone off the deep end. By the way, Shanon sent me the photo of her three (adorable) kids, Nicholas, Isabella, and Gina holding the “new addition” that Monica Duflock Kwait mistakenly identified as the baby. It’s clearly a dog. Mike Lembach, if you are out there, give Monica a jingle; I hear you’re an optometrist and I think Monica might need some new glasses! ... Gretchen (Shields) Sterling married Ryan Sterling in October. They reside in Fairview Park, OH. After nine years as an auditor with Ernst & Young, Gretchen is now working for Hawk Corporation in Cleveland as the assistant controller. ... Lisa (Thomas) Cohen, of Twinsburg, gave birth to daughter Lauren Ann on February 27. ... Karen Morgan Sheehan lives in Chagrin Falls with husband Michael ’92, and sons Patrick (5) Connor (4) and Keegan (2 mos). ... Derek Diaz, his wife, Christine, and Ethan (3) live in Avon. He is an attorney for Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP in Cleveland. ... Jeff Sabrin and his wife, Tammy, live in Poland, OH, with sons Nicholas (5) and Dominic (1) and are expecting their third child in September. Jeff is a national retail accounts manager for Philips Lighting. ... Beyond Ohio, Pittsburgh is home for many of our former classmates. Gabe Galioto lives there with his wife, Karen, and Natalie (2). ... Bill Morycz, his spouse, Abigail, 64
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and daughters, Madeleine and Chloe, are in the ‘Burgh as is Ashley Maurer, working in sales for EHS. ... The Big Apple is where Cathy Gallagher hangs her hat these days; she works for Spinal Dimensions. ... Connie (Moore) Hubbard lives in Washington State with her husband, Charles, son, Thomas (3) and daughter, Grace, born in November. Eric Hennes and Sheila Sullivan ’96 are Grace’s godparents. ... Becky (Lasick) Adamczyk is living life California-style this year while husband Mark completes a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery in San Diego. Becky works as a stay-at-home mom to sons Mitchell (6) and Shane, born in October. This August they plan to return to Ohio, where Mark will begin practice at Akron Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Becky has lots to report about our fellow ’95ers — Greg Smith and his wife, Amy, have a oneyear-old daughter, Hailey. Greg is an ER doctor at Massillon Hospital. ... Molly (Cassidy) Kuczinski and her husband, Brian ’92, welcomed their first baby, Meghan, in November. Becky also mentioned that Mark ran into Todd Guth in San Diego. Todd serves in the U.S. Navy stationed on Coronado Island. ... John O’Block, Kevin Furlong, and Eric Boose recently visited Todd to celebrate John’s upcoming nuptials. ... Speaking of weddings, Jen Conahan is getting married June 17, in Chicago. I guess we can guess who we won’t be seeing at Reunion Weekend. ... Speaking of the Reunion, Adele Fini, our Reunion chairperson, is spearheading a calling campaign to encourage class members to attend our 10-year reunion this June. My portion of the list consists of 40 last names that begin with the letter “D.” Don’t be surprised, Monica Duflock Kwait, if between now and June 10 my name pops up on your caller ID. I’m not calling to harass you; just doing my job. ... Last but not least, credits to Carole for my opening line in this issue’s column. All I can say is “Thanks, Chandler!” Annie

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Dr. Harvey Sisler ’97G earned a master’s in education at JCU, but he was also the band director here from 1969-74 and again from 1976-86. Sisler has a new book, The Student’s Guide to Home Business Success, that explores the opportunities available for high school and college student entrepreneurs. Sisler provides guidance on setting up home-based businesses that are low in start-up costs, easy to begin and operate and student run. The book may be obtained by sending $12.95 to Hillcrest Publications, 1223 Bonnie Lane, Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124

I received quite a bit of news for this update, so let’s get right to it. Matt and Kelly Ericsson welcomed their new baby, Cole, into the world on January 20. Baby Cole is doing just fine. ... In another month, my wife, Annmarie Tirpak, and I will be heading to Pittsburgh for Kara Barauskas’ wedding. Kara, who moved back from Washington, D.C., to the Pittsburgh area a couple of years ago, is marrying Bob Maida on May 21, and they’ll be vacationing in Hawaii! Kara’s working at the law firm of Reed Smith in Pittsburgh as a business development specialist in the marketing department. I’m sure I’ll have some interesting stories from the wedding for the next column. ... Kevin Kinross has had a very busy year! He got

The ’97 gang cavorting at the Jessica Schjeldahl and Scott Paprzycki wedding in Calistoga, California in November

married last June and is currently in his second year at Duquesne University School of Law evening program. During the day he is chief of staff for Alleghany County (PA) Chief Executive Dan Onorato. ... Emily Daube Parlin let me know that she, along with her husband, Eric, welcomed their new son, Ryan Patrick, into the world on February 17. ... Lisa (Giannetti) Anghilante and husband John ’96 are expecting their first baby in May. They know the baby will be a girl and are planning on naming her Sophia. Lisa recently got a new job as the marketing services manager for Magnificat High School in Rocky River, OH. ... Brian Polian has accepted the position of special teams/assistant defensive backs coach at the University Of Notre Dame. ... Brent Miller is working as a real estate broker with Flanagan Lamee Real Estate in Englewood, CO. ... Emmanuel Teitelbaum is a Ph.D. candidate in government at Cornell. He recently accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington in Washington, D.C., where he will begin teaching in the fall. Manny’s wife, Lauren, is a student at the U. of Chicago Law School, and they just had a daughter, Olivia Reese, on January 14. ... Shannon (O’Malley) Corrigan has been living in Ireland for the past five years. She has worked in various parts of the country with children in residential homes, while she pursues her training in psychotherapy. She got married in October 2003. ... Eric Embacher is working as a residential director at the U. of San Diego. He wants to share his e-mail address - [email protected] ... Jessica Schjeldahl and Scott Paprzycki got married in Calistoga, CA, in November. Amy Williams, Emily Steince, Lucas Koffler, Jason Goldberg, and Matt Young attended the wedding. Jessica works as a consultant for Cap Gemini/Ernst and Young, and Scott works for Sherwin-Williams. Amy Williams is teaching fifth grade in Twinsburg, and Emily Steince is a freelance accountant and lives in Cleveland. ... Lama Alloush Zerhusen, who sent me the info on Jessica and Scott’s wedding, lives in Connecticut with her husband, Bryan. She finished her master’s in management in December from Albertus Magnus College, and works for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. ... Hope everyone has a great summer! Annmarie and I are house hunting, so hopefully by the time you read this, we’ll have a new place. Also, as a reminder, if you have any pictures of recent gatherings with fellow classmates, send them to me, and we’ll try to get them into the Alumni Journal. ... Brian


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Lots of wedding and baby news: Eric and Christy (Wilder) Babbitt were married on November 6 at Holy Rosary Church in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood. Wedding guests included: Sarah Bausch, Scott Copeland, Amy (Slisz) Hradek, Ann Hricko, Kara Keating, Mike and Becky (Durica) Kelley, Dave and Carolyn (Sprague) Kucharski, Rachel (Schneider) Mullis, Karen Salerno, George Schaefer, Kristen Schneidler, and Heather Scholle. The couple took a week’s honeymoon to Sardinia, Italy, and now

live in a small mountain town outside Heidelberg, Germany. They both work for the University of Maryland-University College-Europe, where Christy is an accountant and going to school for her master’s of public administration. ... Dan and Janeece (Anderson) Ansevin bought their first home in Vermont. Dan is in his neurology residency at Dartmouth, and Janeece teaches French at Hartford High School. Janeece writes that Mike and Becky (Durica) Kelley welcomed baby Aidan Michael Kelley on July 21, which was also their third wedding anniversary. ... Earlier this year Dan and Nyla Abu-Jawdeh Lambert welcomed daughter Rima to their family. They live in Hampstead, NH. ... Bryan and Michele (Leighton) Krajicek are expecting their first baby in late August. They both are in residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. ... Dave and Nicole (Damico) Powell were married on October 9. Bridesmaids included Janeece (Anderson) Ansevin, Beth Arakaki, Lisa Cassidy-Vu, Alexia Kapeluk, and Carrie (Tarantina) Labert. ... Mike and Jaime Swallow welcomed baby Natalie Lynn Swallow on Christmas Eve. ... Sandy Lobritz, a fourth grade teacher, is engaged to Jay Gaston and will be married on September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Carrie Greenplate and Melissa (Lanning) Patrizi will be in the wedding. ... Brian and Amy (Cachat) Koester are proud to announce the birth of Matthew Brian, born on February 28. ... Craig and Beckie (Williamson) Brown welcomed baby Craig “Aaron” Brown 11 days early on March 8. ... Darin Web Riter and Marcy Yanus ’99 were married April 23, 2004 and live near Grand Rapids, MI. They are expecting their first child in October. Marcy works as the associate executive director of the Visser Family YMCA. ... Brian Crego will marry Heather Lukaszewski this August in Brecksville, OH, and then honeymoon in Disney World. They got engaged at a Tim McGraw concert last July. ... Matt Lemieux married Stephanie Pemberton last July in South Bend, IN. They live in Euclid, OH, and are expecting their first child in October. Matt works in sales for Bristol-Myers Squibb. ... Marianna and Jason Macie also are expecting their first child in October. They live in Cleveland Hts. and Jason works at the Monarch School for Autism at Bellefaire, near JCU. He also is enrolled in the master’s program for physical education at Cleveland State. ... Lynn Sabol moved to Pensacola, FL, in 2002 to live near her boyfriend, Jim, an officer in the Air Force, and works as a marketing sales manager for a Gannett newspaper. When they married in February 2004, Jim took Lynn’s last name! A month after the wedding, Jim got orders for a three-year tour in Germany, and the Sabols now live in a small village outside of Spangdahlem Air Base. Lynn works as a substitute teacher at the elementary school on base and is a volunteer writer for the base newspaper. Lynn says they are enjoying their free time traveling throughout Europe. ... At press time, Barry MacEntee was running the Boston Marathon, for which he qualified at the Cleveland Marathon last year! Boston will have been his fourth marathon. Barry is an attorney at the law firm Hinshaw & Culberton in Chicago, IL, where he lives with his wife Ellen ’99. Thanks, everyone, for writing! Enjoy summer - Cherie


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Greetings class of ’99! This is Kathryn (Taylor) Guelcher. It is my honor to fill in as the first “guest columnist” at Marty Fox’s request. He cites my sense of humor as his reason for selecting me. While I am flattered, it is clear Marty’s ability to judge such things has disintegrated. ... He also did not consider my noted lack of popularity, which made getting updates rather difficult. Unfortunately, I received no responses to my requests for “felonies, extreme changes in weight, broken bones, or awful hairdos.” Perhaps I did not make it clear that folks could report on others as well as themselves — then I would have gotten the truth. Luckily, I know people who know people. ... This column will update more traditional accomplishments. As a challenge, I thought this should be done in either haiku or limerick, as suits my fancy. Because the haiku should be a three line poem with 5-7-5 syllables respectively, I must employ the use of / to indicate a break in the line. A ; will mark the end of the haiku. Without further ado, here is the news (most of it truthful) about our classmates. The haikus: Kara Schroeder and/ Kevin Comer did marry/ baby coming soon; Expecting also/ residing in Chicago/ Meghan*, Mike Murray; Melissa (Gaynor)/ second baby on the way/ married Robb Mastros; Megan (Sweeney) births/ PJ Insera’s the dad/ fie, they love baby; Carlye (Gardner) works/ in media relations/ married Bob Fallon; Susan (O’Leary)/ Seamus O’Mahoney** got hitched/ Live in Chicago. Footnotes: *Meghan Rogers. ** pronounced “O’Marney” for the syllabic sticklers. ... The Limericks: Ellen (O’Connor), we’d all agree/ is a fair and a graceful beauty/ She married Barry Mac ’98 just a few years back/ now she’ll finish her master’s degree. Jenny (Franklin) who wed Hammond, Todd ’98/ got promoted at her current job/ and MBA serves her well, that’s sure easy to tell/ but she’s never a boast or a snob. Katie Bresnahan said last in writing/ that her life was not very exciting/ but I’d sooner protest, that law degree serves her best/ since at the State Department, for children, she’s fighting. Michelle Nugent a lively, sweet sprite/ who’s a listener to each friend and plight/ Isabella’s her girl, with bright smile and soft curl/ travels she rather often by flight. Jenny Blumhagen and her psych M.A./ work behavioral problems all day./ She’ll gladly answer, that yes, she beat cancer./ Never lacks she for something to say. Katie Wilson, a friend loyal and true,/ set her heart on a southern boy who,/ has the first name of Jon, whom she oft’ leans upon,/ as they plan for their nuptials in June. Erin Herlihy’s personality is sunny,/ those antics, that sass ... Man she’s funny!/ I’m not being facetious, she recruits at Canisius/ Dennis Hartnett’s her fiancé, her honey. Ann Koch knows more folks than you’d guess./ She always has more friends, not less./ In Chi-town’s varied weather, she brings them together./ They are grateful they all must confess. Robb Giambrone while in JVC,/ Met his Helen, a fine lass is she./ In Nebraska or Ohio, they’ll live out their bio/
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and live there just so happily. Amanda (Slater) Polito’s out West./ There in Vegas, she’s put to the test./ The only femme director in her TV sector./ At their new home, she and Brian can rest. My husband Jim Guelcher is kind./ He sure was a heck of a find!/ Our new house is dandy, our son’s name is Andy./ Good Lord, I’m no good at this rhyme. KTG


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Reunion is just around the corner, but before the Class of 2000 reunites June 17-19, there is plenty of news. ... Lisa started a new job at the Cleveland Zoological Society in April as grant writer and foundation relations coordinator. ... Clare is excited that her husband, Jason Smith, will receive his J.D. from ClevelandMarshall in May and then study for the bar exam before he starts work as an associate at McDonald Hopkins Co., LPA in the fall. ... Among those planning to attend Reunion are Robin (Morris) Pacheco and her husband, Adan, and Jennifer (Capuano) Puffer and her husband, Brett. ... Jonathon Powers was featured in the documentary film Gunners Palace, which was shot in Baghdad in 2003, focusing on the soldiers of Jonathan’s unit, who lived in a partially destroyed palace that once belonged to Uday Hussein. Jon and filmmaker Michael Tucker toured the U.S. for screenings of the film prior to public release. Jon lives in Washington, where he is job hunting and trying to start an organization to assist Iraqi orphanages. Jon hopes to call his organization, “Orphans’ Hope International.” ... February 6 was a big day for Matt Kiedrowski; first he and Joy Marling were named the Paczki King and Queen of Lorain County and after being crowned, Matt proposed to Joy — fall 2006 wedding. Matt works as a senior laboratory technologist at the Cleveland Clinic. ... Holli Hamilton lives in Atlanta, GA and works for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Holli will pursue her MBA in international business at Georgia State. ... Christina Funk lives in Solana Beach, CA, and works for insurance brokers in San Diego. ... Maya (Boumitri) Merheb and her husband, Elie, welcomed Alexander on February 18. Maya will receive her M.D. in June and will begin her medical residency in July. ... Samantha Ricker lives in San Francisco and received her MSN in 2004 from Case Western. ... Mark Maceda is a doctor of physical therapy at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and lives in Miami. ... Jaime (Sperduto) and Jeremy Onk live in Lakewood, OH. ... Emily Shurilla lives in St. Louis, MO. ... Meghan Downs lives in Chicago, IL. ... Bridget Lynch also lives 66
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in Chicago and received her graduate degree from St. Xavier U. in 2002. ... Congratulations are in order for Ruth (Stanislawski) and Matthew Donner, who welcomed Anna Grace on March 16, 2004. Ruth and Matt live in Amherst, NY. ... Kathleen (Upper) and Michael Kovacina ’01 were married November 8, 2003. The wedding party included JCU alums (and student) Darby M. Dixon, III, Peter Kovacina ’07, Susan Filon ’98 and Julie Zeigler ’02. Kathleen works for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in the development department. ... Michelle Nigon will marry Peter Andolino ’98 on October 15 in Philadelphia. Michelle works in commercial real estate and Peter is a dentist. ... Melissa Solomon is a loan officer for Global Executive Mortgage in Twinsburg, OH. Melissa lives in Moreland Hills and is engaged to Tom Evans. ... Jeanna (Galante) married Matthew McQuillen on October 2. Angie (Sarris) Aivazis was a bridesmaid in the wedding. Jeanna graduated in June 2004 from Ohio State with a Ph.D. in pharmacy. Jeanna and Matt live in Stow, OH, where Jeanna works at Walgreens as a staff pharmacist. ... Christie DeCapite has the following message for Robin (Morris) Pacheco and Martisse Best-Dettmer, “please write me at [email protected]” ... Jeb Schmidt and Alyssa McGrath are engaged to be married June 11 in Pittsburgh. Carrie North, Laura McIntire and Lisa (Vielhauer) Miklich are bridesmaids and Michael Keys ’99 and Kevin Kuhar are groomsmen. ... A few notes about Reunion — remember that the Class of 2000 will host its own barbeque picnic lunch on Saturday June 18 and will sponsor “safe rides” to and from Lee Road on Saturday night. If you need to update your contact information to receive Reunion information, you can do so on the JCU Web site or by calling 1-800-736-ALUM. For those of you who started at Carroll in 1996 with the Class of 2000, but graduated in 2001, you can attend Reunion by simply updating your information to include 2000 as your “social graduation year.” Don’t forget to check out the JCU Web site to see who’s coming to Reunion, for FAQs, a list of events and to register! ... Lisa and Clare


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The 2001 alumni are busy with all of life’s changes and abundant goodness. ... Rami Ahmed graduates from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in June; Rami will then begin his residency in emergency medicine at Akron City Hospital. ... Nichole Giannios will soon graduate from medical school at Ohio University, and then begin an OB/GYN residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland. ... Alison Desmond earned her master’s in secondary education in May 2004 and now resides in Birmingham, MI. ... John Parrino is a fifth grade teacher in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools. ... Rachel Helmstetter is a fifth grade teacher in the Baldwin-Whitehall School Dis-

trict, and is also planning a June wedding with Jay Johnson. ... Aaron Piotrowski is in the LANCE program, Lasallian Association for New Catholic Educators, through Christian Brothers University and the Diocese of Memphis, TN. Aaron is simultaneously teaching literature and history to middle school students and earning his master’s degree. Aaron is also busy planning a June wedding with Shannon Audley, and the couple plans to reside in Memphis. ... Julie Zone earned her education specialist degree last August from Kent State, and is now a school psychologist in Columbus Public Schools. ... Lauren (Roberts) Wojnowski is married to David Wojnowski ’00 and lives in Pickerington, OH. ... Lisa Durlak is an admissions counselor for Vatterott College in Broadview Heights. ... Laura Graham is living in Akron. ... Ricardo Ramos lives in Cleveland with his wife, Brenda, and two children, Natalia (5) and Ricardo Julian (1). ... Pat Beard and his wife, Cara, live in Macedonia and Pat works in sales at EBI Medical Systems. ... Michael Hill is in accounting with Ventana Medical Systems in Tucson, AZ. ... Brendan Hotchkiss earned his MBA in real estate and is now the vice president of WexTrust Capital in Chicago. ... Adam Boor is employed by Freelance Film Production in Illinois, Adam also plays for the band Shamier — visit the band’s site at www.shamiermusic. com. ... Kate Campanelli is planning a wedding with Keith Kravec in June; her sister, Rachel Campanelli ’07 will be the maid of honor. Kelly Kiefer and Meghan Duffy will both be bridesmaids. Kelly is also planning a summer wedding and Meghan currently works for Comerica Bank in Beachwood. ... Rona Proudfoot is working as an editor for The Plain Dealer. ... Megan (Andrea) Moon and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed a baby girl, Brooke Ashley, on August 15. Megan is also sharing her friend’s good news: On behalf of Marisa Pocci, “After studying international law and arbitration in Italy and graduating cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Marisa passed the July 2004 Ohio Bar Exam, scoring in the 97 th percentile. She is now practicing with the law firm of Spike & Meckler LLP.” ... Anne Davet earned her JD and is now an associate with Baker & Hostetler LLP in Cleveland. ... Thomas Rennie is employed by Shost & Company as a tax manager, in Dallas, TX. ... Jillian Valerius is a homeowner in Charleston, SC; Jillian is the strategic accounts manager for Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., working directly with Kmart. Jillian is also studying for her MBA at Wake Forest University. ... Maia (Bosnar) Jerin is a marketing manager for Real Living GulfCoast Realty in Naples, FL, where she lives with her husband, Jacob. ... Kimberly Knausz is living in Fort Lauderdale, FL. ... To the class of 2000, the class I entered with, may it be a fabulous reunion. I will be celebrating my wedding that same weekend, so I will have to catch up with you all on another occasion. To all the readers, enjoy the changes from spring to summer and remember to bloom where you are planted. Maureen


send your notes to: Gina Ferrara 5409 Finkman Blvd. st. louis, Mo 63109 314.753.3816 e-mail: [email protected]

comes a move, as I will (finally) be able to move off campus, so please note the change of address and phone number above! Keep in touch! Best wishes, Gina

Hello, class of 2002! As always, our classmates have many exciting and admirable updates to share ... Tara Brucato will marry James Tatman, her high school sweetheart, this May. ... Jeremy Corcoran lives in Chicago, where he is an account manager for CDW, Inc. ... Ross Donadio ’01 recently completed his master’s in communications from Fordham. While in school, he interned with EMI Music and worked as a runway model for Guess. Ross lives in SoHo and has accepted a position in the Creative Division of Universal Music Publishing Group. ... Jake Gibson ’01 is a police officer for the El Segundo PD. He and his wife, Adrienne, are living in Carson, CA. ... Gretchen Grubb married Gerald Sabin on August 7 th in Toledo. The maid of honor was Erin (Zuercher) Marotta and Jim Potashnik ’01 was a groomsman. They now reside in Columbus, where Gretchen works as a program assistant in the mathematics department at Ohio State and Jerry is working on his PhD in computer science. ... Earl Johnson is living in Ruston, LA. ... Russell Kwitkowski is a religion teacher at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, and was recently honored by Who’s Who Among American Teachers. ... Ashlee (Rager) Lake received her RN from Case Western Reserve in 2003. She is now a labor and delivery staff RN at Licking Memorial Hospital. She lives in Newark, OH, with her husband, Michael. ... Melissa Ludwig ’01 and Andrew Galbraith were married on November 6 th in Pittsburgh. Among their attendants were JCU grads, Kristie Raynovich, Tara Brucato, Susie (Sauer) Skrowronski, and Brad Freeman. Melissa and Andrew are living in Pittsburgh, where Melissa is a marketing representative for MRI of Western PA and Andrew is a systems analyst for Wexford Health. ... Patrick Lynch will graduate from Mercyhurst College’s Institute for Intelligence Studies with a master’s in applied intelligence in May. In September, he will move to Vienna, Austria, to take a position with the International Atomic Energy Agency in their Imagery Analysis Department. ... Emily (Walton) Muttillo is a development assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Cleveland. She is also pursuing a master’s in public administration at Cleveland State’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. ... David Rothstein received his master’s from Kent State in 2004 and is now a researcher for Policy Matters Ohio. He and his wife, Nicole RossRothstein, live in Mayfield Heights. ... Susie (Sauer) Skowronski married, Nick, her high school sweetheart, last August, and they are living in New Jersey. ... Joseph Wise is traveling abroad serving the United States Army. ... and I will be leaving my current position as a hall director at Saint Louis University in order to pursue my master’s in counseling full time next year, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2006! With the job change, also


send your notes to: Theresa Jurak 20835 Chagrin Blvd., #8 shaker heights, oh 44122 e-mail: [email protected]

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) — I thought it would be appropriate to start our summer column with Thoreau’s words about success, since it seems that many of our classmates are enjoying it! Thanks to everyone who sent information to me, and I look forward to hearing from the rest of you! ... Jen Gardner, who is finishing her second year of law school at American University, will be returning to Cleveland as a summer associate at Climaco, Lefkowitz, Peca, Wilcox & Garofoli Co., LLP from May through August. ... Eric Heintz ’02 is hearing wedding bells – he popped the question to his girlfriend, Alison Deysher, whom he met at Emory. They plan to be married next summer. Eric finished a master’s degree at Emory in May 2004 and is teaching in the Atlanta area. ... Brad Piroli is headed to the chapel as well – he and Jennifer Kelley ’02 will be married on July 30 at Saint Francis Chapel at JCU. Brad is working for Pulte Homes as a land acquisition manager. ... Ryan Bennett has a good wedding date picked out as well – June 25 (same as me!) for a celebration with his fiancé, Kelly. Ryan works for Eaton Corporation in the treasury department and recently built a house in North Ridgeville. ... Everyone should watch the silver screen this summer for our classmate Tim Hoffman, who is living in Los Angeles and pursuing a career in film. He has been fortunate to partner with a family with 20 years experience in Hollywood, and since then has worked special effects on the Ring 2 (out in spring 2005) and Dark Water, starring Jennifer Connelly (in theaters July 8). He’s re-writing a feature film titled Pilot Jack, developing a TV pilot called Twisted Pets with some old Jim Henson puppeteers and working a script of his own, titled Jawbone Canyon. Congratulations Tim! ... Also out west, Ed Giles is finishing his master’s of philosophy at Oklahoma. ... Molly Vaughan is in Chicago. She writes “Thanks to a good recommendation by Dr. Jerry Schweickert, I just got a new job as the recruitment officer and alumni counselor for an enrichment program for low income middle school students at the Latin School in Chicago, called High Jump.” ... Amanda Marfise is an account executive at the Zeno Group in New York City. ... Kim Felosky is working as a territory sales manager at Newell Rubbermaid in Hoboken, NJ. ... Jeffrey Culliton is living in Baltimore. ... Erika (Russo) Snider ’02 is living closer to JCU; she and her husband Jason live in Sagamore Hills. Erika and Jason were married on April 24, 2004 and Erika is teaching first grade in Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools and pursuing a master’s of education in reading specialization from Kent State. ...

Monica Madden is also finishing up a graduate degree — at Case Western. ... Marie Shaver is living in Cleveland and works for Forest City Enterprises as a tax accountant. ... Dan Seifried is a litigation consultant for BBP Partners. ... Ann Ortega is living in Parma Heights. ... And I’m still living and working in Cleveland and loving every minute of it. Especially since all the snow has finally melted. As we move into summer, I wish everyone the greatest success, and when you find it, make sure to send me a note so we can all celebrate. Have a very happy summer! Take care, Theresa


send your notes to: Paul s. Clapp aol: ClapperJCu 440-812-3837 (c) e-mail: [email protected]

Hello class of 2004. Our 1 st year anniversary is almost up. You know it’s a great time of year because the Tribe is playing ball. I was able to shoot spring training in Mesa, AZ, for a photo agency just before I moved back to Northeast Ohio, where I am enjoying seeing all our fellow classmates around town. I’m working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Mentor and have run into a ton of Carroll alumni in the past few weeks. Keep the updates coming! ... I met up with Ryan Dieter during an Alumni-inAdmissions phone night at Carroll in March. He told me when he’s not hunting or fishing, he is working at his alma mater, Lake Catholic High School, as the director of alumni relations. ... After getting recruited at our career fair last February by the vice president of sales, Maura Roddy is selling homes for Pulte Homes at their largest division, called DiVosta Homes in Naples, FL, and is loving it! ... Mary Kate Lundeen is the marketing coordinator for Goldish Financial, a financial services company in Beachwood, OH. She recently moved to Brooklyn, and misses JCU a lot. ... Jim Lilly resigned from KeyCorp’s Analyst Program and made the move to National City Bank. Jim is going to continue working in corporate banking in Indianapolis and is excited about the opportunity and move. ... Matt Podkul started working for FedEx in January as an account executive and is back living in Pittsburgh. I’m sure you can e-mail him if your shipment is ever late. ... Anthony Garofalo recently started his own business, Precision Ink. He asked to pass along his company’s Web site - www., where you can “find great prices on ink and toner cartridges for your home and business.” He also wanted to thank alumni, friends and faculty for their support as he starts this new business. ... T.J. Kolba is working in Canton as an account executive for Wells Fargo Financial and is considering going back to school for his MBA, but that is yet to be determined. ... If you’re looking for a job in the D.C. area, Kate Ferguson is working in human resources for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C., four blocks from the White House. ... Now, for the wedding/engagement updates: Lisa
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Nau and Randall White got married at JCU on December 18. Caroline (Ortega) and Christopher Stull got married on March 5. They are living in Pittsburgh. Last July, Kim Cahill got engaged to Daniel Knoch from Eastlake, OH. Their wedding will be on July 23 at St. Gabriel Church in Concord. They bought a house in Eastlake, and will be moving in this summer. ... That’s it J O H N C is doing well! Clapp for now, hope everyoneA R R O L L



Mark Luttner ’04, a retail investment specialist with Marcus & Millichap, the real estate investment brokerage company, earned the Marcus & Millichap Pace Setter Award for his performance during his first four months following training. Mark graduated from the Boler School with a degree in finance. He began in the Cleveland office and has since been transferred to Chicago.



tom Brazaitis ’62, journalist
tom Brazaitis was a fine journalist of high achievement. he was also a model of courage, candor and grace. When he was diagnosed with kidney cancer six years ago, Mr. Brazaitis began documenting in Cleveland Plain Dealer (PD) columns the dark journey that concluded with his death on March 30. he captured his struggle in elegant, witty, richly human words that tied him with warm bonds to the multitudes who had long appreciated his political reporting and his opinion columns. Mr. Brazaitis was a sterling guard on the Blue streak basketball teams of the early ’60s. he was the all-PaC cocaptain of the ’62 team that almost beat the Division i national champs of ’63. he was also the sports editor of the Carroll News. after military service and some years of journalistic apprenticeship, in 1974 he became a Washington reporter for the PD and five years later its bureau chief. he retired several years ago because of his illness, but continued to do sunday columns, some of which were devoted to chronicling his cancer struggle. Mr. Brazaitis wrote two successful books with his wife, eleanor Clift. in her Newsweek column, Ms. Clift said of her husband, “he set such a grand example in how to face death and dying that i could do no less.” When we featured Mr. Brazaitis in last year’s Making a Difference, we noted that his cancer chronicle is available online at Mr. Brazaitis is survived by Ms. Clift; by his son, Mark, and his daughter, sarah; by stepsons edward Woodbury and robert Clift; and by five grandchildren.

Paul hribar ’37, attorney and columnist
Paul hribar ’37, who founded the golf team at John Carroll, was a marvel of vitality and successful aging. When he died unexpectedly at the age of 91 on March 19, Mr. hribar was still a very active attorney in suburban euclid. a world traveler who had visited more than 60 countries on six continents, he enjoyed a Caribbean cruise
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in February on Queen Mary 2. Mr. hribar wrote in a recent column: “People have said that helping others and being generous is one of the most rewarding activities a person can do during their lifetime, and i have found that the general practice of law affords a great opportunity to do just that.” the Cleveland native graduated from Cathedral latin, JCu and Cleveland law school. he completed his law degree in 1941 and was commissioned as an ensign with the

Coast Guard in 1942. During World War ii, he served on convoy escorts in the north atlantic and transport vessels in the Pacific. at the conclusion of the war, he worked as a title examiner and a savings and loan officer while he built his law practice. Mr. hribar’s wife, Mary ann, died in 1983. he is survived by his daughters Joyce hribar Fiebig, Janet hull and nancy Matz; his sons, Paul and John; by seven grandchildren and a sister.


Carl taseff ’51, hall of Fame
Carl taseff ’51 may have been fated to be seen as “the other one,” by those who did not live through his midcentury heroics on the playing fields of John Carroll, but in truth Mr. taseff was every bit as superb an athlete as his teammate, coaching colleague and friend Don shula ’51. Mr. taseff scored five touchdowns in a game against niagara university when he was a freshman. he won all-conference awards for each of his four years, was all-ohio and a member of the little all-american team. he continues to hold school records for points (361) and touchdowns (60). as Bob Dolgan ’56 wrote in the Cleveland Plain Dealer when taseff returned to campus in 2002: “taseff was the central figure in the 21-16 victory over syracuse in 1950, rated the greatest win in Carroll history. ... taseff led the rally, making a brilliant third-down catch to keep the final drive going. he also threw a touchdown pass to Joe Minor ’52 and ran for two scores, the last a 1-yard plunge with less than a minute left in Cleveland Municipal stadium.” During his 11-year nFl career with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts, Mr. taseff was a defensive back on two Colt



championship teams. after hanging up his cleats, for 23 years, he coached the Miami Dolphins backs under the leadership of Coach shula. he won two super Bowl rings during those seasons. the hall of Famer suffered a stroke six years ago and battled Parkinson’s disease, but when he returned to campus three years ago, he immediately reacquainted those who encountered him with his modesty, grace and warm humanity. Mr. taseff is survived by his wife, lucille; by his daughters, susie DeMuth and Cynthia heath; by a brother and three grandchildren.

tim sweeney ’57, alumni association president
timothy sweeney of the Class of 1957 was the youngest president of the John Carroll national alumni association. he took office in 1972 when he was 37 and then held a second term. Mr. sweeney was also the chairman of the university’s annual Fund at that time, and by virtue of his presidency was also a representative on the university’s board of trustees. Mr. sweeney died at the age of 69 on March 11. Mr. sweeney was a very active student at John Carroll, serving on the Carroll News, the Carillon, the Carroll union and on many other organizations and committees. after graduation and military service, he earned a law degree at the university of Detroit. early in his legal career, he represented a number of very successful rock and roll bands. he also handled the legal work of local radio and television stations. later he moved into corporate law and was the chief defense counsel of east ohio Gas. Mr. sweeney served on the board of the Greater Cleveland Growth association’s Council of smaller enterprises and was a past president of the st. ignatius Fathers Club. Mr. sweeney is survived by his daughters, Molly and Kelly; by his son, tim l.; and by four grandchildren.

Clement Miller, retired professor of music
Dr. Clement Miller was a distinguished musicologist who was a professor of music at John Carroll from 1966 to 1979. he was a distinguished scholar of renaissance music who published widely in scholarly journals. he was also a translator and editor of a number of european musicologists. Dr. Miller died on January 15 at the age of 89. Dr. Miller graduated from Cathedral latin high school in Cleveland, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Cleveland institute of Music, another master’s from Western reserve and a doctorate in musicology from the university of Michigan. Before moving to John Carroll, Dr. Miller was a teacher at the institute for 28 years. For a good portion of that time, he was chair of the Department of Music history and dean of the faculty. he was a performing pianist and the founder of the Collegium Musicorum, Cleveland’s first early music ensemble. Dr. Miller won an Outstanding Educator of America award, a Guggenheim fellowship and Guggenheim grant. he is listed in many versions of Who’s Who. Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, nancy; he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean; he is also survived by his children: neil, Paul, and Karen Goodwin; and by six grandchildren.
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Marty simmons, student affairs staff
Marty simmons was for two decades one of the warm and reassuring presences in the office of student affairs. she served as executive secretary for several student affairs leaders during the time span from 1984 to 2004, and each regarded her as a person of high competence and goodness. richard salmi, sJ, a former vice president for student affairs, came in from Chicago to officiate at Mrs. simmons’ memorial service. Patrick rombalski, who presently holds that office said, “Marty was one of the important people who was vital to our functioning well over the years, and who was so valuable in helping us create a community among our staff. she provided a warm and gentle presence and created an environment where everyone was welcome.” Mrs. sinmons’ friend Donna napoli of Development said, “she had a youthful soul and embraced everyone.” Mrs. simmons died after a long illness at the age of 57 on March 1. Mrs. simmons is survived by John, her husband of 34 years; by her sons, John, Jr. and Jeffrey; by her daughter, Michelle Gray ’00; and by four grandchildren.

Carolyn Clifford, sociology staff
For two decades from 1980 until 2000, Carolyn Clifford, who died on January 30, was at the heart of the Department of sociology. as the departmental secretary, Mrs. Clifford knit together a large and diverse population of faculty, students and staff and was, said former departmental chair Duane Dukes, wonderfully effective in helping everyone achieve individual and collective goals. “ she was a good lady,” said Mrs. Clifford’s successor Mary ann Bancroft. Dr. Dukes lamented that Mrs. Clifford’s heroic nearly ten-year battle with cancer might cause people to lose sight of her extraordinary vitality in earlier years. he also said: “she was a terrific individual. she was certainly exceptional in her service to the university because she gave herself entirely to that. she was a person of great faith and also very committed to her friends and family. she is hugely missed. We in the sociology Department all felt like we were part of the family.” Mrs. Clifford is survived by her husband, Jack; by her daughters, Karen Durham, alice Dugal ’85, Patricia Brennan ’86 and Donna Klein ’93; by her son, John ’87; by ten grandchildren; and by two sisters.

in Memoriam
Stanley E. Kynkor Paul J. Hribar John Macko Robert Fogarty Frank A. LaSalvia, Jr. Rev. John F. Neary George E. Hileman Andrew A. Mulwick Joseph J. Wolff James H. Nugent James C. Sennett Frank J. Buergler Carl N. Taseff ’36 ’37 ’37 ’40 ’40 ’40 ’41 ’42 ’43 ’46 ’50 ’51 ’51 3/2/2005 3/18/2005 2/20/2005 2/22/2003 4/2/2005 2/27/2005 2/25/2005 2/19/2005 3/29/2005 3/31/2005 2/5/2005 2/27/2005 Thomas F. Tobin Sr. M. Ernestine Chable Albert P. Knecht James T. Aylward Jerome G. Venesy John L. Czechowski Henry A. Strater David G. Hurley Timothy R. Sweeney John R. McGinness Thomas J. Brazaitis Rev. John A. Leahy Michael G. Poplar ’51 ’52G ’53 ’55 ’55 ’56 ’56 ’57 ’57 ’58 ’62 ’62G ’62 3/9/2004 3/29/2005 3/6/2005 3/3/2005 2/16/2005 3/5/2005 3/19/2005 3/12/2005 3/11/2005 7/26/2003 3/30/2005 4/3/2005 3/6/2005 James S. Timko Frank J. Soltis Robert J. Dietrich, SJ Karl R. Schneider Beverly Baer Mark L. Perry Richard L. Schaffner Carolyn A. Clifford Martha Simmons ’62 4/4/2005 ’66 3/8/2005 ’71 4/2/2005 ’74 3/12/2005 ‘75 1/27/2005 ’97 1/30/2005 ’98G 2/2/2005 Retired 1/30/2005 Retired 3/1/2005

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Gerry adams and the peace process in northern ireland

Christian battle of the bands hits campus
On Saturday, May 7, John Carroll University played host to a Christian “battle of the bands” competition entitled REAL MUSIC. The university worked in partnership with the Diocese of Cleveland for the event. John Carroll was one of multiple locations across the Greater Cleveland area hosting the semi-final talent searches. Christian bands competed for the chance to perform at The FEST 2005, which will be held on August 7, 2005 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership. The FEST 2005 is a day-long event of music and inspiration, liturgy, activities for all ages, refreshments, prayer, personal enrichment, outdoor sports, displays and fireworks. To learn more about The FEST 2005, visit

on March 18, a full house gathered in the DeCarlo varsity Center to hear Gerry adams, president of Sinn Féin, the irish nationalist political party, deliver an address on the peace process in northern ireland. Sinn Féin, Gaelic for “We ourselves,” is the oldest political movement in ireland. adams and his party are key players in the quest for peace in northern ireland’s six counties. adams was invited to the university by the participants in John Carroll’s Belfast summer institute in Peace Building and Conflict transformation, who met with the irish political leader in Belfast last summer. the event at JCu, which received heavy local publicity, was sponsored by student affairs. adams said that the members of the international community, especially irish americans, have a significant role to play in

the peace process and that he welcomed the opportunity to engage the JCu community in a dialogue. that dialogue took place in an on-stage interview by nPr’s David C. Barnett and a Q&a session by a panel of John Carroll students and faculty. adams stressed how difficult the conflict has been. he said that the long running suffering is a result of english colonization, and that genuine peace in ireland will necessitate the achievement of justice, but that the absolute requirement is careful, sensitive, open-hearted dialogue among all the principals. he said, however, the peace process, notwithstanding its fragility and profound obstacles, has already achieved a transformation of “enormous magnitude.” he also said that he believes the peace process will come to successful fruition. First there was a “Schell House,” now there’s a “Schell Shell.” The university’s crew team honored the former John Carroll president, Rev. Joseph Schell, SJ, this spring by naming their boat for the living legend, who is now at the Jesuit retirement center in Colombiere, Michigan.

Dan Clark, director of campus safety services, was named Person of the Year by The Carroll News. The chief was honored for his leadership, poise and sensitivity.
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Befriending death at the end of life
By Paul lauritzen, religious studies this past February marked the fifth anniversary of the death of the distinguished Jesuit moral theologian richard McCormick, sJ. i have thought of Fr. McCormick often in recent months as debate swirled around the case of terri schiavo, for McCormick’s clarity of thought and facility of expression were sorely missing from much of the public debate. and there is little doubt that, had he lived, McCormick would have had something instructive to say about the case. i remember, for example, a piece he published in America magazine shortly after the u.s. supreme Court upheld state laws in new york and Washington banning assisted suicide. entitled, Vive La Difference! the article applauded the supreme Court for recognizing and upholding the distinction between killing and letting die, a distinction the lower courts had dismissed. as McCormick put it, the fact that both physician-assisted suicide and turning off a respirator hasten death does not, as the lower courts held, make the two actions ethically identical. if it did, we would have to say that a patient who signs a do-notresuscitate order commits suicide and a physician who stops CPr kills. neither conclusion is plausible. yet, if we extrapolate from McCormick’s reasoning that there is a fundamental distinction between killing and letting die, we are likely to come to the conclusion that withdrawing food and hydration from a patient whose medical condition has rendered her incapable of eating on her own is to allow that patient to die; it is not to kill. indeed, that is precisely the conclusion McCormick reached in the case of nancy Cruzan, another young woman in a persistent vegetative state whose family sought to remove her feeding tube. McCormick bristled when commentators spoke about “starving” nancy Cruzan to death. in McCormick’s view, such language
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represented a basic confusion. of course, arguing that removing a feeding tube from a patient is not to kill but to allow to die is not to say that allowing to die is always morally acceptable. in fact, it is not – there are times when allowing someone to die would be morally repugnant and wrong. i cannot say whether McCormick would have thought that terri schiavo’s was such a case, but it is clear that he would have resisted talk – much of it coming from Catholic priests and bishops – that removing the feeding tube was a form of killing. as he put it in his usual erudite way: Qui bene distinguit bene cognoscit – the person who distinguishes well understands well. the converse is also true. the ability to draw careful distinctions about end-of-life treatment has always been a hallmark of Catholic teaching. For nearly 500 years, the Church has taught that when there is no reasonable hope of benefit from a treatment and when treatment is excessively

burdensome, it may be withdrawn, even when withdrawing treatment will bring about death. unfortunately, the issue of withdrawing food and hydration has led many, including apparently Pope John Paul ii, to rethink the traditional teaching. in his well known allocution in March of 2004, John Paul indicated that artificial food and hydration should not be considered medical treatment but should instead be treated as normal care that should not be withdrawn. a careful reading of that address suggests why the pope may have moved in this direction. For example, before the pope calls withdrawing food and hydration from a patient in a persistent vegetative state a form of “euthanasia by omission,” he objects to the very terminology that frames the discussion. according to the pope, to refer to a person in a permanent coma as in a “vegetative” state is to strip her of her dignity. Given this concern, it is not surprising that the pope would resist the removal of food and hydration from a person in a condition like schiavo’s. But while concern about treating comatose patients with the dignity they deserve is understandable, i wonder whether a wholesale ban on withdrawing food and hydration is the best way to safeguard that dignity. among other things, it will be hard to draw a line between removing a feeding tube and turning off a respirator or stopping any other form of medical treatment. in the memoir of his battle with cancer, The Gift of Peace, Cardinal Bernadin talked about the importance of befriending death at the end of life and about the idea of “letting go” by trusting completely in God. surely this is the great wisdom of the Christian tradition: death is not the ultimate evil and clinging to mere biological existence is a kind of idolatry. in the tumult over the schiavo case, we do well to keep this fundamental insight in mind.

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