Rev. Joseph J. Baxer, M.S., S.T.B. 1970, M.A. 1971 (THEO), has been named director of the Intercultural Institute of Connecticut. He also published a biography, An Intercultural Life: Robert Vachon: A Spiritual Journey Engaging Religions and Cultures (Xlibris Corp.), which was also issued in French by the publisher Mediaspaul.
Elizabeth (Salonick) Clark, B.A. 1970 (A&S), became the legal guardian to a 15-year-old young man, Dakota, after his father died. She is a senior editor at Corbett Accel Healthcare Group in Chicago.
Francisco J. Garcia Sanchez, B.E.E. 1970, M.E.E. 1972, Ph.D. 1976 (ENGR), has received the honorary distinction of professor emeritus of Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela.
Joan Clark, B.A. 1972 (A&S), has been promoted to deputy director of operations and planning of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. She previously was program manager for implementation of the Equal Access Libraries Initiative in Arizona. She also has 20 years of management experience with AT&T Corp.
Rev. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., Ph.D. 1972 (A&S), of De Pere, Wis., has published the book A Short History of the Mass (St. Anthony Messenger Press).
Sister Sheila McGinnis, B.S.N. 1972 (NURS), has been appointed executive director of the Center for Human Integration, a holistic wellness center in Philadelphia.
Sister Mary Emily McGlone, B.S.N. 1972 (NURS), is taking a sabbatical after 25 years as founding director of the Center for Human Integration, in Philadelphia. During this year she will continue her study and practice in the visual arts.
David Guttmann, Ph.D. 1974 (SOCSV), of Israel, has published the book Ethics in Social Work: A Context of Caring (Haworth Press).
Frank G. Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976 (A&S), CUA’s vice president of university relations and chief of staff, has been elected to the board of trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y.
Kathleen M. Tosco, B.A. 1974 (A&S), of Plainwell, Mich., is district governor nominee for Rotary Club District 6360 in 2007–2008, and will be district membership chair/governor-elect in 2008–2009 and governor in 2009–2010. The governor provides leadership for the 58 clubs in the district, which covers southwest and central Michigan.
Brother Paul Diveny, O.S.B., B.A. 1975 (A&S), has been named headmaster of the Delbarton School, Morristown, N.J.
Harry J. Dudley, S.T.B. 1975 (THEO), and Patricia Goodman Dudley, B.A. 1977 (A&S), live in the Washington, D.C., area again. Harry is director of religious education for the Archdiocese of Washington and Pat is an assistant to the chair of the politics department at CUA.
Joseph A. Ricci, B.S.Chem.E. 1975 (ENGR), of Abingdon, Md., has been working with the U.S. Army Environmental Command since 1978. He plans to retire on March 31, 2008, and is looking for a post-retirement job.
Carl Keehn, M.S.L.S. 1976 (LIS), retired in May from the Prince George’s County, Md., Memorial Library System after 30 years there. He now lives in Raleigh, N.C., where he is assistant regional librarian/public services librarian for the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Sister Mary Peter Kerner, O.S.F., M.S.W. 1976 (SOCSV), of Chester, Pa., is celebrating the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) of her religious profession as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia.
In July, Margaret Anne (Davis) Butterfield, B.M. 1978 (MUSIC), began a two-year term as president of the Delaware chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. She is also the upper school choir director, music instructor and 11th grade dean at Wilmington Friends School. She lives in Wilmington with her husband of 25 years, Stuart, and their two young sons.
Mary R. Woods, B.A. 1978 (A&S), has been host of “Archbishop’s Hour” on Catholic radio for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, N.M., for one year. She was previously interim morning edition host/news reporter for KUNM, an NPR affiliate in Albuquerque.
Mark L. Kraus, B.S. 1979 (A&S), has become vice president and chief operating officer of the Everglades Foundation in Palmetto Bay, Fla. The foundation has a science program that focuses on the greater Everglades ecosystem and provides grants to organizations that work on Everglades restoration issues. He lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife of 25 years, Doris, and their three teenage daughters.
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