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November 2010





Future 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 hcrowley@sf.edu.


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 hcrowley@sf.edu.



Future 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 hcrowley@sf.edu 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 Poll


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 first-place votes.

"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).



USF Women's 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 IU-Southeast.

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 www.livestream.com/victorysports.


"We 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 USF/SXU. 



The 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.


The new 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 I-65.


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.



Sisters 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 their task.




University Names Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations


The University of Saint Francis announced that Jay E. Nussel has joined the university as its Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations.


Nussel 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 overseeing a multi-million-dollar budget. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education at University of Toledo.


Among his many activities outside work, Nussel participates in the major gifts campaign, Legacy of Faith, for the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.


Nussel will 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.


Source: insideindianabusiness.com



The University of Saint Francis Fall Production of Diary of Anne Frank


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.


Performances will 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.


A talk-back 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 information.


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, Ext. 8001.



The 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 holiday.



Christmas at USF

Star of 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.


Fair 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.



Living Nativity

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 admission.



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 Jessica Swinford.

Athletic Hall of Fame recipients
Back: Ed Schaab, Mark Pope, Adam Sherman, and Jessica Swinford.
Front:  Natalie Wiegmann, Sister Elise Kriss, and Clarice Koepke.

Lt to Rt:  Michelle Boroff, Stefanie Vagedes, kely Sandels, award recipient Natalie Wiegmann, Stacey Litzenberg, Krista Lee, and Stephanie Hein.



Homecoming 2010




The Keith 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 adaenzer@sf.edu.



Love Connection


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

Source: News-Sentinel.com

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 for me.

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 time together.

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 more.

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 Purchase


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 moliver@sf.edu. 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 46808.



Photos 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!



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Former 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.



News and Notes




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, Didax, 2010.


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 2009.


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 mailing address.





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 great.



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 service.


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 jswinford@sf.edu 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 USF family.



Prayer Requests


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 jswinford@sf.edu. 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 Mirror magazines.



Name the 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 jswinford@sf.edu. 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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