Fort Wayne Alumni Networking Event
The university will host a Fort Wayne alumni
networking event at YOLO Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St., on
Thursday, Dec. 9. Bower North Productions will entertain us
with a murder-mystery production, and Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain
will provide us with dessert. The event will begin at 6 p.m. To
RSVP, please call the Alumni Office at (260) 399-8037 or e-mail
The university will host a Fort Wayne
alumni networking event on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2011 at
a Mad Ants basketball game for alumni, employees of USF,
students, and family at the Memorial Coliseum. Game time is
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. To purchase tickets,
please call the Alumni Office at 399-8037 or email
Indianapolis Alumni Networking Event
Join us for a fun-filled day at the University
of Saint Francis Indianapolis alumni family event on Saturday,
Feb. 19, 2011 at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-12:30
p.m. The ticket price for the event is $10 per person, which
includes admission, lunch and carousel ride ticket. Contact the
Alumni Office at (260) 399-8037 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets today! Deadline for
reserving tickets is Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.
USF Men's Basketball is ranked #1 in the NAIA Coaches' Preseason
No pressure now. The University of Saint
Francis is just the NAIA Division II Preseason Top 25
No. 1 team heading into the 2010-11 season.
It's not the first time USF has been ranked No. 1.
The Cougars were No. 1 in the final 1999-00 Top 25 on
Feb. 22, 2000. It is the first time USF has opened the
season at No. 1, though it comes as no surprise. The
surprise came earlier this year in March when the
15th-seeded Cougars won five consecutive games in the
2010 NAIA National Championship including the 67-66
upset over then No. 1 Walsh University (Canton, OH) in
the Championship Game.
USF's previous highest ranking was in the 2000-01
preseason Top 25 at No. 4 after finishing with a
school-best 31-6 record in 1999-2000.
With every significant contributor back from the
Championship team, the Cougars got 16 of 19 possible
first-place votes and 432 total rating points. Walsh is
ranked No. 2 with 417 total points and the other three
"It is a great honor for our players and program,"
says first-year USF head coach Chad LaCross. "It is a
tribute to the hard work our group has put into this
program to receive a No. 1 ranking. Unfortunately, the
preseason rankings mean nothing to the success of this
season. We have a lot to prove a will be tested early.
Our schedule has always been demanding playing in the
toughest conference in the country. We will face seven
teams in the top 25 and five other teams receiving
votes. We have to play with a sense of urgency and play
every possession like it is our last. We have worked
hard as a group on coming closer as a team and on our
communication. All the players understand the target on
their back is huge. Every team we face will be gunning
to knock us off."
Under head coach Jeff Rekeweg (now head coach at NCAA
II Northwood University in Midland, Michigan) with
LaCross serving as associate head coach, USF became the
15th different program to claim a national championship.
The Cougars ended with a 28-9 overall record and was the
second lowest seed (No. 15) in tournament history to win
the hardware. Senior forward DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis
returns after ranking second in the Mid-Central College
Conference in scoring (20.0 ppg) and third in rebounding
(8.9 rpg) last season. He captured 2009-10 NAIA
All-America First team accolades and was the
Championship MVP scoring 18 points in the second half
helping USF rally from a six-point halftime deficit to
edge the Cavaliers.
USF's Top 25 challengers in the initial poll include
No. 4 Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI) at USF
on Nov. 16, No. 7 IU-Southeast (Albany, IN) at USF on
Dec. 16, at No. 12 Northwood University (W. Palm Beach,
FL) on Dec. 29, at No. 14 Cedarville (OH) on Nov. 20,
two games in conference against No. 17 Grace College and
No. 24 Indiana Wesleyan and a potential meeting with No.
25 Siena Heights in Day 2 of the Maple City Classic in
Adrian, Mich., on Nov. 13.
The Cougars open up their campaign on Nov. 2 at
University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio at 7 p.m.
UNOH is tied for 39th in the NAIA Top 25 received votes
category along with Aquinas College (MI). Other teams on
the USF schedule that received votes includes Huntington
University (32nd), Bethel College (39-T) and Spring
Arbor University (39-T).
team is ranked #8 in the NAIA pre-season poll
The University of Saint Francis women's
basketball team will start out its 37th season next
Friday as the No. 8 team in the 2010-11 NAIA Division II
Top 25 preseason ratings released on Monday. It's the
fifth time in the last six seasons USF has been ranked
in the Top 25 top 10 to start the season.
USF opens its 2010-11 season on Fri., Nov. 5 in the
second game Candlewood Suites Classic at Hutzell
Athletic Center at 6 p.m. against 20th-ranked
The Lady Cougars finished 23-11 winning 16 of their
last 19 games including their third Mid-Central College
Conference Tournament under the guidance of head coach
Gary Andrews. USF welcomes back eight members of the
2009-10 Lady Cougars, one red-shirt team member and five
talented newcomers after finishing a solid second in the
MCC, No. 12 in the final NAIA Top 25 and won the 2010
MCC Tournament Championship Game with a 78-62 conquest
of Marian University at Hutzell Athletic Center.
Returnees include All-MCC second team selection
senior Julie Seiss (Warsaw, IN / Warsaw H.S.), junior
Kayla Mullins (Lima, OH / Upper Sciota Valley H.S.), and
All-Freshman MCC team selection Meghan Prible (Keystone,
IN / Southern Wells H.S.).
Though an ill and injury-riddled Lady Cougar squad
dropped a heart-breaking 76-65 first-round NAIA
Championship game to Aquinas in overtime, it didn't
diminish a brilliant second-half of the season that
included senior Bessie Jenkins earning an NAIA
All-American second-team selection.
"We are excited about being ranked 8th in the
country," head coach Gary Andrews says heading into his
10th season at USF. "We feel that we have the potential
to have a great season. We know we have an extremely
difficult schedule but we feel if we stay healthy we
will be pretty good."
"This could be one of our best outside shooting teams
we have had since I have been here. We have a lot of
girls who can consistently hit the 3-point shot. That
will allow us to spread the floor and give our girls
that can drive to the basket room to drive the
basketball hard to the rim. That should allow us to be a
hard team to guard."
USF's schedule includes No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan
(twice), No. 6 College of the Ozarks, No. 7 Cedarville
(OH), No. 18 Bethel (twice), and four very good NCAA II
teams--Bellarmine, Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky
and the University of Indianapolis.
Victory Sports Network's NAIA Game of
the Week to Feature USF
The Victory Sports Network (VSN) will broadcast two
of the NAIA's biggest games of the season on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Missouri Valley will travel to MidAmerica Nazarene for a 1 p.m. CT
kickoff while the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) will travel to
Saint Xavier University for a 1 p.m. CT kickoff.
The Victory Sports Network will utilize a second
Livestream channel for the Nov. 6 broadcast between USF and SXU
which can be found at
www.livestream.com/victorysports2. Missouri Valley at MNU will
be featured on the primary VSN channel at
can't pass up the opportunity to bring the NAIA nation these two
games via our Livestream network," said Jason Dannelly, owner and
founder of VSN. "These games will determine spots in the NAIA
Championship Series as well as potential conference titles. The
demand from all four schools' fans to broadcast these games made us
realize we needed to be in Chicago and Olathe for both events."
All information on the live "VSN NAIA Football Game
of the Week" is available at
http://www.victorysportsnetwork.com. Pregame for both games will
be set for 12:45 p.m. CT with kickoff at 1 p.m. CT. John Thayer of
VSN will provide the play by play of Missouri Valley/MidAmerica
Nazarene while Jason Dannelly will provide the play by play for
University of Saint Francis -- Crown Point Campus
On Sept. 10 a groundbreaking was held
to begin construction for a new temporary home for the
University of Saint Francis-Crown Point.
campus will be located on Saint Anthony Medical Center
(SAMC) property on the south side of Franciscan Point, the
medical center’s outpatient health and sports medicine
complex, located along U.S. 231 about one-half mile east of
Approximately 75 people attended the ceremony, including
officials from the University of Saint Francis, SAMC, site
development representatives, local government officials and
the media. A reception in the main lobby at Franciscan Point
immediately followed the ceremony.
Construction is scheduled for
completion in December, with the facility's opening slated
for January 2011. It is expected that the new campus will be
occupied for up to five years, and then a larger, permanent
Crown Point campus will be established.
The University of Saint Francis
established USF Crown Point in the SAMC space in 2006, and
it is the only satellite campus of USF.
USF President Sr. M. Elise Kriss and
Sister Aline Shultz formed the partnership in 2004 between
the university and the Saint Anthony Medical Center.
of Saint Francis Health Services Executives Meet on USF Campus
Thirty-five executives from the Sisters
of Saint Francis Health Services (SSFHS) hospitals held
their regularly scheduled meeting on campus on Aug 31. The
group represented the 12 hospitals that comprise the SSFHS
system, with facilities located in Indiana and Illinois.
They met in the Doermer Health Sciences Building and then
had lunch in Brookside with members of the USF Leadership
Team before touring the newly renovated and restored
mansion. The hospital presidents and chief financial
officers thoroughly enjoyed their meeting in the classroom
setting (with the periodic table of the elements on
display!), and their lunch in the Brookside ballroom.
Crossing the Mirror Lake bridge at lunchtime to enjoy the
late summer beauty of the USF campus was a nice break from
University Names Executive Director for Development and Alumni
University of Saint Francis
announced that Jay E. Nussel has
joined the university as its
Executive Director for
Development and Alumni
brings a high level of expertise
and many years of experience to
his position. Before coming to
the University of Saint Francis,
he served as Executive Director
of Development for Manchester
College in North Manchester,
Ind., managing all fund raising
activities. Prior to that,
Nussel was first vice president
at Smith Barney, managing
investment professionals and
multi-million-dollar budget. He
earned bachelor's and master's
degrees in education at
University of Toledo.
many activities outside work,
Nussel participates in the major
gifts campaign, Legacy of Faith,
for the Fort Wayne-South Bend
report to Donald F. Schenkel,
Vice President for University
Relations. Schenkel, retired
chairman and chief executive
officer of Tower Financial
Corp., and former board member
of the University of Saint
Francis, appreciates the
experience and skills Nussel
brings to the university.
“I am so
pleased that Jay Nussel has
joined the University of Saint
Francis. With his strong
professional background in
education and development, I am
confident that he will do
wonderful things for the
university,” Schenkel said.
University of Saint Francis Fall Production of Diary of Anne
The School of
Creative Arts of the University of Saint Francis has announced the
fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank, a play by
Frances Goodrich and Albert
Hackett, based upon "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl," newly
adapted by Wendy Kesselman. In
partnership with the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the university
will host three exhibitions related to the Holocaust in memory of
all victims of genocide.
be held at North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St., Nov. 5, 6, 12,
and 13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Admission for the
public is $10. Tickets are half-price for those who bring a bag of
nonperishable food in support of USF Feeds the Fort. Doors will open
30 minutes before show time for general seating.
session will be held with Doris Fogel, president of the Jewish
Federation of Fort Wayne and survivor of the Shanghai Ghetto
Internment Camps from 1939 to 1947, after the Sunday Nov. 14
performance. Fogel will detail her experience, and members of the
cast, various members of the community with affiliations to the
Holocaust and the general public will exchange views and
In tandem with the performances, the university
will host two exhibitions from the New York City's Anne Frank Center
in the Lupke Gallery from Nov. 1 through 24. Anne Frank: A
History for Today visually tells the life story of Anne
Frank. The family's story reflects world events prior to, during,
and after the period of the Nazi dictatorship. The exhibit
juxtaposes photographs of the Frank family with images of historical
events at the time to show how persecuted people such as the Franks
were affected by political decisions and the actions of individuals.
The second exhibit, Art and Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland
is a vivid exhibit on Dutch resistance art and official propaganda
during the period 1940 through 1945. The Lupke Gallery is located in
the North Campus facilities and is open Monday through Friday: 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., when the exhibits can be viewed, in addition to the
play performance times. For more information, call (260) 399-7700,
School of Creative Arts presents the National Ceramics Invitational
The School of Creative Arts will hold an
opening reception for a new exhibit on Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. at the
John P. Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and
Visual Communication Center. This exhibit will feature the work of
over 50 ceramic artists from across the United States. Decorative
and figurative works, as well as works with a mechanical approach,
will be displayed. Featured artists are Dan Anderson, Tom Bartel,
James Tisdale, Richard Notkin, Ted Neal, Val Cushing, Jennifer
McCurdy, Julia Galloway, Tyler Lotz and Erin Furimsky. The National
Ceramics Invitational will run from Nov. 6 through Jan. 7, 2011. The
gallery will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Nov. 26 for
the Thanksgiving holiday. The gallery will also be closed from
Thursday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 for the Christmas
Christmas at USF
Bethlehem 2010 at the Schouweiler Planetarium
Dates and times:
Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.
Join us under the Mideastern sky of 3
B.C. and follow the star of the Wise Men.
During the live portion of the show, planetarium staff will
guide you to the wonders of
this winter’s Fort Wayne night sky. The Schouweiler
Planetarium is located in Achatz
Hall of Science. Parking is available off Leesburg Road.
Admission is $4 for adults; $3
for senior citizens and visitors under
18; and $14 maximum per family.
Christmas in the Castle
The historic Brookside Mansion will be
decorated for Christmas by local florists and
designers. View the various levels of the mansion as it
comes alive for Christmas.
The mansion is located near Mirror Lake on the Spring Street
side of campus. Parking is
across the street at North Campus. Admission is $5 per
person and $20 maximum per family.
Hours of operation:
Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1–5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1–5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 6 from 3–7 p.m.
Trade Alternative Shopping Bazaar
Sunday, Dec. 5 from 3-5:30 p.m.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will
present high-quality fairly traded handicrafts from
disadvantaged producers all over the world at the Fair Trade
Alternative Shopping Bazaar in the Pope John Paul II Center.
What does it mean to say that these items are fairly traded?
It means that the people who produce them earn a fair price,
get access to credit and training and maintain long-term
relationships with organizations rooted in the principles of
human dignity and economic justice.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
In 1223, on a mountain near the Italian
town of Greccio, Francis of Assisi led a group of villagers
at midnight Mass in recalling the poverty and humility of
Christ's birth by re-enacting the first Christmas. Thus
began the tradition of a Christmas crèche. As Advent begins,
members of the university community present a Living
Nativity as a witness to the power and presence of God's
love incarnate in the world. The character of Saint Francis
will narrate the Christmas story as it unfolds, and all
gathered will sing "Silent Night." The Living Nativity will
be presented in the amphitheater next to the Pope John Paul
II Center. Parking is available off Leesburg Road, and there
is no admission charge. A petting zoo with the animals for
the Living Nativity will be available for children from
5-5:50 p.m. free of charge at the Living Nativity site.
Lighting of the Lake
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
Vigil lights will encircle the area of
Mirror Lake closest to Spring Street for a shining symbol of
Christmas. You may dedicate one or more luminaries at $10
per luminary to a loved one, in memory of someone special,
in recognition of a special occasion, or just to wish a
student good luck with final exams. Call (260) 399-8037 to
order luminaries by Dec. 2. There will be no charge for
Alumni Awards and
Athletic Hall of Fame dinner 2010
Alumni Awards recipients
Back: Dr. Matt Hicks, Ed Schaab, Mark Pope,
Chad Rose, and
Terry Coonan. Front: Audrey Riley, Sister Elise Kriss, and
Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
Back: Ed Schaab, Mark Pope, Adam Sherman, and Jessica
Front: Natalie Wiegmann, Sister Elise Kriss, and Clarice
Lt to Rt: Michelle Boroff, Stefanie Vagedes, kely Sandels,
award recipient Natalie Wiegmann, Stacey Litzenberg, Krista
Lee, and Stephanie Hein.
Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Europe Trip
The Keith Busse School of Business and
Entrepreneurial Leadership is planning a European trip on
May 9-20, 2011. Destinations include London, Paris, Munich
and Dusseldorf. This trip will include 12 days of scheduled
cultural activities and two or more business and
organization visits in each city. Stops will include the BMW
Headquarters, Tower of London, Eiffel Tower, London Stock
Exchange, Louvre Museum and British Parliament. This trip
can be taken for USF credit for selected business classes.
For more information, contact Audrey Daenzer at (260)
399-7700, Ext. 8310 or e-mail
Tom Scribner (BS ’75) and
Linda (Garshwiler) Scribner (BA ’75) met at Saint
Francis. They were both in College Chorus and had some
classes together. In the fall of 1973, when they both
auditioned for "Little Mary Sunshine," Hal Gunderson knew
that they were interested in each other, but that they were
also a bit shy. He cast it so that they would play
sweethearts in the production. They started dating and
performed a few more shows at Saint Francis together,
including "Carnival" and "Godspell." They became engaged in
the spring of 1975 and were married in July 1976. Tom and
Linda have two sons, Paul and Patrick. They are also the
proud grandparents of four little girls and one little boy.
They celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary this past July.
Dedication of Old Saint Francis Library Lovely Return to Early '60s
Written by Patty Martone (MS ’66)
In the fall of 1962, I enrolled in a master's
degree program at Saint Francis College on Spring Street just over
the bridge from my North Highlands home.
I had taught language arts for seven years at both James H. Smart
Junior High and Central High School, had married, was rearing two
sons and knew it was time to earn an advanced degree.
The rather new campus on Mirror Lake seemed not only convenient but
also appropriate for me.
Son Michael was 7, and little Tim was 4 when I began fall semester
classes. My helpful husband shared dinner preparation, post-meal
dish washing, baths and homework supervision. It was back to school
I soon discovered my favorite time on campus was Sunday afternoon,
when the children and I shared time among the stacks in the lovely
Bass Mansion Library. I would choose a table in a quiet corner, and
while I read, wrote or involved myself in research, Michael would
study the week's spelling while Tim would draw or practice his
letters or numbers. We basked in the beauty and enjoyed our quiet
The library was magnificent. However, I never knew the full impact
of the artistic treasure because the massive shelving and endless
stacks covered much of the grandeur. Michael somehow recognized this
as he wandered about in awe. He knew we were in a special place.
Although that little boy has now been employed by four major
universities, he contends only his office at Harvard approached the
remembered elegance of those Sundays at Saint Francis.
I attended the recent dedication of my "old library," listened to
the review of the history of the Bass Mansion, now called Brookside,
once again and joined others in a room-by-room, floor-by-floor
walkthrough. It was a lovely return to the early '60s, when a busy
mom and two little boys studied spelling words, prepared papers and
designed cartoons together.
The small campus housing a few Franciscans, a smattering of
undergraduates and a small army of us working on graduate degrees
has seen phenomenal growth. Sister Elise Kriss and her talented
staff have taken the small school I remember into the new century as
a sprawling campus and a major university.
As I sat in the warm sunshine of early September on Brookside Plaza,
Saint Francis raised his arms in welcome. I felt I was home once
Amid all the growth, all the change, all the sprawl and spread, I
vividly recalled the early days when we as young educators found
this place of welcome, these classes of excellence, the warmth and
the comfort. Where else could a young family spend Sunday afternoon
together surrounded by such beauty?
We had no cell phones, no electronic hand-held games, only lists of
words, lined note cards and a box of Crayolas. We exercised our
phonics skills, explored the Dewey Decimal System and colored Mirror
Lake blue. How simple it was. How beautiful the memory remains.
"Brookside Memories" Booklets, 3rd Edition Now Available for
The latest edition of the "Bass Mansion
Memories" (now referred to as Brookside, the original name
given to the Mansion by the Bass family) is available to
purchase for $5. Proceeds will enhance our Christmas at USF
activities. This third edition now contains 50 stories
written by people who have wonderful memories of the Bass
Mansion. In order to expand the booklet for 2010, we need
your story to be included. As an alumnus of USF, as a
faculty or staff member, as a student or as a neighbor,
please send your story to Sister Marilyn Oliver at
email@example.com. You will receive your own
copy when your story is included. If you wish to purchase a
2009 edition, please e-mail Sister Marilyn or mail
to: Sister Marilyn Oliver, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN
from Alumni Events
There are many photos from Zoo Day, Homecoming
weekend, Christmas at USF, and the December networking event posted
on the Alumni website. Click on this link
http://www.sf.edu/alumni/ to view the photos. Enjoy!
Click here to shop for your favorite merchandise online.
Checkout the USF website
www.sf.edu and click on Alumni to view pictures from the year's
Summit Bank CEO dies at 87
Richard T. Doermer,
former board chairman and chief executive
officer of Summit Bank, died Monday evening.
He was 87.
Born in Fort Wayne in
1922, Doermer became president and chief
executive officer of Dime Trust and Savings
Bank in 1957. The bank eventually became
Summit Bank, and he became chairman of the
board and CEO of Summit Bank and Summcorp,
its parent company. In 1991, the bank
affiliated with NBD Bancorp Inc., and
Doermer remained with the company until his
retirement in 1993.
In 2006, IPFW named its
business school after him, calling it the
Richard T. Doermer School of Business and
Management Sciences. It was the first time
the university had named one of its schools.
In 1998, Doermer and
his wife of 51 years, Mary Louise, donated
toward the construction of a health sciences
building at the University of Saint Francis.
It was later dedicated as the Doermer Family
Health Sciences Building.
Mary Louise "Weezie," died in June 2000.
Patty Martone (MS ’66) published a
column in the News-Sentinel at the end of September.
Don Balka (MS ’71) is president-elect
for the School of Science and Mathematics Association Board of
Directors. Don has co-authored the following books: Mathematics
for All, Macmillian Elementary Mathematics Series K-5; A
Guide to Mathematics Coaching, Corwin Press, 2009; A Guide to
Mathematics Leadership, Corwin Press, 2009; Overcoming
Resistance to Change, 2010; and 2D & 3D Geometry with
Interlocking Shapes, Didax, 2010. Don has authored the following
books: Mathematics with Unifix Cubes Grade K, Didax,
2010; Mathematics with Unifix Cubes Grade 1, Didax,
2010; and Mathematics with Unifix Cubes Grade 2,
John Reinoehl (MSE ’74) received the
Leepoxy Award for Teaching Excellence at University of Saint Francis
for the 2009-10 school year.
Suzie (Wisniewski) Ebbing (ASN ’91) has
recently been hired to be the Executive Director of the Lamplight
Inn of Fort Wayne. The Lamplight Inn facility, previously known as
the Holiday Inn downtown, is a 14-story building and houses 170-bed
independent living/assisted living community.
Scott Flanagan (MBA ’97) was recently
promoted from Vice President for Planning and Enrollment to
Executive Vice President after 12 years at Edgewood College. Scott
also completed his Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in May
Jodie Dean (BLS ’99) has opened her own
business called, OurSpace LLC. It is a co-working space or shared
workspace, located at 825 S. Barr Street in Fort Wayne. OurSpace
operates like a gym. Instead of being filled with fitness equipment,
the space is filled with desks, tables, chairs, coffee and people.
Instead of a lease, co-workers obtain a membership that provides
them with access to a diverse group of individuals who are willing
to be collaborative when needed; desks and tables to work from,
either on a day-to-day or permanent basis; conference rooms for
internal/external meetings and presentations; high-speed Internet
connections (and Wi-Fi); professional and personal seminars; and a
Nick Yack (BBA '03, MBA '06) was
promoted to assistant vice president at PNC Bank.
Tony Yannitti (BBA '03) and his
wife, Mandie, welcomed the birth of their son, Carmine
Anthony Yannitti, on April 9, 2010. He was born prematurely
at 26 weeks, weighed 13.2 ounces and measured 9.75 inches
long (yes, that does say ounces not pounds). Carmine endured
103 days in the newborn intensive care unit at Dayton
Children’s hospital, and all along kept the faith that their
son would be OK. He came home to Tony and Mandie on July 19,
weighing 5 lbs, 1 oz. He is the smallest surviving child to
ever be treated at Dayton Children's Hospital. "He is truly
a miracle, and we are so grateful to have him in our lives
and home with us now," Tony said.
Tony gave us a recent status on Carmine's six month
checkup and he was 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Everyone is doing
Angie (Knerr) Winkel (BLS '06)
was married on the island of Providenciales, Turks and
Caicos on Jan. 21, 2010. Angie works at Walgreen's as an
executive assistant manager. She recently completed her
manager training through Walgreen's. She and her husband
reside in South Bend, Ind.
Nick Fowler (BBA ’09) has graduated from
Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., and was
commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Fowler is a
military intelligence officer with less than one year of military
Grant Hilliard (BBA ’09) has been
promoted to sales manager at Thompson International.
We have added the Love Connections
section to the e-newsletter, and are always looking for more
stories. We would like to collect stories of USF alumni who
married USF alumni. We would publish their stories in the
e-newsletter and Mirror magazine. If you would like
to submit a story, please e-mail Jessica (Meyer) Swinford
'98 and '10, assistant alumni director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: 2701 Spring
St., Attn: Jessica Swinford, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. We look
forward to reading your stories and sharing them with the
We added a new element to our
e-newsletters. Any alumni wishing to send in a prayer
request may do so by replying to this e-mail or e-mailing
email@example.com. The Sisters of St.
Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Ind., pray
around the clock every day for special requests sent to
them. These same sisters sponsor the University of Saint
Francis. The prayer requests will remain anonymous, and
will not be published in future electronic newsletters or
Alumni Newsletter Contest
A new year means new resolutions, and
for our e-newsletter, a new name! Be a part of the
e-newsletter's new direction by sending your name
suggestions to Jessica Swinford at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning entry wins a
USF sweatshirt, so don't miss this opportunity to win some
"swag" from your alma mater.
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