Eileen Guenther, M.A. 1972, D.M.A. 1974 (MUSIC), of Vienna, Va., was elected president of the American Guild of Organists, reportedly the world’s largest professional association of organists and choral conductors, as well
as the largest organization on
the globe dedicated to a single musical instrument. She is an associate professor of church music at Washington, D.C.’s Wesley Theological Seminary and a
professorial lecturer in music at George Washington University.
Michael Evan Haney, B.A. 1972 (A&S), directed the play Around The World In 80 Days for the off-Broadway Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City. It was a production that he originally directed at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where he is associate artistic director.
Marie T. Hilliard, B.S.N. 1972 (NURS), J.C.L. 2003 (CLAW), of Philadelphia, director of bioethics and public policy for the National Catholic Bioethics Center, won second place in the 2008 scholarly essay competition run by the Catholic Press Association. Her essay, “The Duty to Care: When Health Care Workers Face Personal Risk,” was published in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.
Rev. Michael J. Conway, O.SS.T., S.T.B. 1973 (THEO), is beginning his fourth year in Cairo, Egypt, at the Trinitarian Order’s St. Bakhita Catholic Centre, which serves the Sudanese refugees in Nasr City’s Kilo Arbaa Wy Nus neighborhood with pastoral, educational and social services.
Jonathan Morse, B.A. 1974 (A&S), M.R.E. 1976 (THEO), of Stamford, Conn., is proud to announce that his son, Justin Morse, graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School in 2008 and headed to CUA as a member of the Class of 2012. As his father did, Justin will be majoring in religious studies.
Seán O’Connor, M.A. 1974, Ph.D. 1983 (A&S), retired from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., in May, having taught there since 1978. The college has bestowed upon him the rank of professor of education emeritus. In his work with the World Association for Case Study Application and Research, he has conducted workshops in many countries. Gratz College of Melrose Park, Pa., honored him for his commitment to interdisciplinary study and practice and his ability to cross cultural boundaries by giving him an honorary doctorate on May 18.
Donald A. Becher, B.A. 1976 (A&S), of Covington, Ky., was recently appointed an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
Honora Price-Laszlo, B.A. 1978, M.A. 1992 (A&S), of Arlington, Va., was a Virginia delegate for presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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