Class Notes

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1960s

Jane Ackerman Hoffman ’67 of Cincinnati was honored by the Cincinnati ProLife Committee in January with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented after the 28th Annual ProLife Rosary Procession in January. Jane serves as a founding board member and client advocate at Pregnancy Center East, which celebrates 30 years of ministry assisting those who face difficulties that may arise from an untimely pregnancy, offer life-giving alternatives to abortion, hope of healing to those wounded by abortion, and promotes chastity.

Mary Lee Layne ’68 of Old Town, Fla., married Eric Daniels on November 23, 2011, and gained a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren as well. 

Dorothy (Dotty) Darnall Reaves ’69 of Golden, Colo., was inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in January. Dotty, who retired as music coordinator from Jeffco Public Schools, was honored for her commitment to music education.

1970s

Anne Gassman Resenfeld ’71 of West Linn, Ore., is the associate dean for research at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. In November she presented the “State of the Science: Women and Heart Disease” at the American Heart Association annual scientific sessions. 

Barbara Ramey James ’78 of Cincinnati was honored during Black History Month by being featured in a spotlight display at the Kroger in Mount Washington. This display highlighted some of Barbara’s teaching accomplishments which include Time Warner Cable National Teacher, Tri-State Teacher of the Year, Excellence in Education Award, and Cincinnati Public Schools Lawrence Hawkins Educator of the Year. She was also featured in the February edition of American Teacher and has recently received two community service awards from Temple Bible College and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Cincinnati. 

1980s

Donna Eby ’81 of Cincinnati was named a 2012 Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Woman Magazine. The committee chose Donna for many reasons: the financial success of the company she co-founded, Sanger & Eby, as well as her community leadership and involvement in mentoring and giving back to help support other women in business. 

Richard Conley ’82 of Lawrenceburg, Ind., writes to say that he was one of the men who attended the Mount in the early years of coeducation. He began his program in 1977 and graduated with his double major in business management and human resource management in 1981. He was also one of the male members accepted into Kappa Gamma Pi. After spending the last 20+ years working for the Hillenbrand companies, Richard recently retired and now spends his time as an equine photographer. 

1990s

Matthew Godbey ’91 of North Hollywood Calif., has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fulfilling his dreams. Four years after graduating from the Mount. Matthew packed up and headed to LA in hopes of finding a career in the arts. Since then he has had much success, working as a painter, actor and producer. 

Maria Ann Bonno ’98 of Cincinnati married David Moya on March 25, 2011.

2000s

Mark Robbe ’00 and Erika Brosz Robbe ’04 of Harrison, Ohio, welcomed their child, a girl, on December 1, 2011.

Chris Winiarski ’01 of Cincinnati is the director of campus ministry at LaSalle High School. He recently received one of two regional Distinguished Lasallian Educator Awards for 2011 from the Christian Brothers of the Midwest at a national conference. One of his major accomplishments since joining LaSalle as a faculty member in 2001 is co-authoring and developing the school’s De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute (DLSFI), which is a comprehensive faith and student leadership program. 

Gloria Bailey Thornburg ’02 of Louisville, Ky., recently presented her final examination for the Doctor of Ministry degree at the Washington Theological Union.

Marcus Oldendick ’04 of Independence, Ky., and his wife, Charitie, welcomed their first child, a boy, on February 17, 2012.

Vanessa Pille Wellendorf ’05 and Andrew Wellendorf ’06 of Cincinnati welcomed their first child, a boy, in January 2012. 

Loretta O’Donnell Dees ’06 of Cincinnati was recognized as one of the Greater Cincinnati YWCA’s 2011 Rising Stars. The Rising Star program is a vehicle to recognize and support younger career women who demonstrate a potential to attain marked achievement in their chosen career. Loretta is the director of communications and program officer for the SC Ministry Foundation.

Emily Genung ’07 of St. Louis, Mo., is a criminal analyst with Interpol through the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Emily was part of a team responsible for the prosecution of three Pakistani citizens who pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. In December Emily and other team members were honored for their efforts with the Distinguished Service Award.

Kristen Stevens Post ’09 of Cincinnati was married in July 2011. She and her husband, Matt Post, welcomed their first child, a girl, in October 2011. 

Allison Rotundo ’09 of Loveland, Ohio, has been working in the legal office at Procter & Gamble for the last three years. She was recently honored with the 2010-11 P&G Compass Award for Innovation & Simplification for outstanding guidance, creativity and solutions. 

Megan Rae Smith ’10 of Cincinnati is the family life director at the M.E. Lyons YMCA in Anderson Township. 

Passages

Alumni

  • Margaret (Peg) Donley Dweyer ’34
  • Elinor McGinnis Gedney ’36
  • Agnes Spencer ’39
  • Lucille Flaherty Crumbaker ’44 
  • Frances Kopp Evans ’44 
  • Mary Patrice Mahoney, SC, ’44
  • Mary Catherine Kelsey, SC, ’49
  • Mary Scranton ’51
  • Mary Ann Pelzer Harter ’54
  • Mary Susanne Wittwer, SC, ’56
  • Marian Schlueter, SC, ’57
  • Margaret Mary (Marge) McCullough, SC, ’58
  • Mary Eunice McGreevy, SC, ’58
  • Kathleen Milleck Pohlman ’58
  • Kathleen Haggerty ’59
  • Virginia Welch Flanagan ’60
  • Marci Miller White ’60
  • Ann Paulette Burger, SC, ’62 
  • Mary Ann Gutzwiller, SC, ’63
  • Marie Hogan McCarthy ’64
  • Gertrudis Pfeiffer, SC, ’65 
  • Karen Holt ’68
  • Mariann Fieler Jenkins ’68
  • Helen Goldstein Levine ’86
  • Venus Courtney ’87
  • Barry Lee Arrasmith ’02
  • Kevin Bieszczak ’11
  • Husband of
  • Janet Luther Meyer ’51
  • Kathryn Murray Laukonis ’52
  • Phyllis Hess Buchwalder ’55

Mother of

  • Barbara Jean Dolan Meinert ’66
  • Anne Gedney Tyndall ’69
  • Patricia Schloss ’75 
  • Mary Carol Torbeck Iori ’78
  • Carmil O’Connor Mullaney ’81
  • Bridget Cate McCarthy ’00Elizabeth Kohake ’01

Father of

  • Karen Kiesewetter Olson ’71
  • Marty Dermody, SC, ’74
  • Cathy Feldhake Meyer ’76
  • Diane Koenig Krause ’95

Sister of

  • Claudine Scranton Robertson ’52 
  • Bernard “B.J.” Schmidt ’01

Daughter of

  • Peg Schmidt ’93 

We Remember – Charles Feldhake

Charles Feldhake was a well-loved chemistry professor at the Mount from 1950 until 1989. His former students include doctors, medical technologists, nurses, dieticians, and researchers across the nation. Over the years Charlie taught organic and general chemistry to freshmen and seniors alike. He challenged his students and celebrated the achievements of alumni. The alumni showed their appreciation by honoring Charlie with the Faculty Appreciation Award at Reunion Weekend in 2008. 

Charlie died April 3 at the age of 87. Memorials may be made to the College of Mount St. Joseph, Department of Institutional Advancement, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45233.

Messer Honors Alum For Service

Annie Barkley Horn ’08 of Cincinnati was honored by Messer with the Community Service Award in December. The newly created award is given to an employee in each region and in the corporate office who consistently displays the Messer attitude based on the depth of commitment and quality of service that exemplify the role Messer employees play in advancing the communities where they live and work.

Annie is active in a number of volunteer activities, such as Girls on the Run of Cincinnati. Her biggest commitment is with the Freestore Foodbank and its Power Pack program, which feeds children on the weekends when they would otherwise not have any food. Annie gathers colleagues from Messer and personal friends to volunteer their time and/or dollars to help the program. She has been employed at Messer, a construction company, since 2008, and currently serves as a sales support specialist.