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Marriages, new jobs, new children, new grandchildren — find out what fellow alums have been up to since the last Class Note Corner.


Kathryn Ann Connelly S.C. ’60 of Cincinnati is being awarded the Sr. Blandina Award for her work in the community of Price Hill. This award honors a creative thinker and doer who is persistent in overcoming obstacles, a champion of minorities, fearless against injustice, unbowed by failure, and able to involve the community.

Claire Caruso ’69 of New Richmond, Ohio, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, which is among the highest honors a nurse can achieve.


Ellen Fordham Kuebler ’70 of Cincinnati with her husband, Bill, and Rita Lewandowski Bennett ’70 of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, boarded the Queen Mary II in October sailing to the Northeast Harbors of New England and Canada.

Patricia Sibilia Steiber’76 of Aurora, Ind. recently got married.


Dwane Mallory ’90 of Cincinnati has just been re-elected as a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge.

Carolmarie Stock ’98 of Cincinnati is working part-time at the Cincinnati Museum Center as a children’s program presenter.

James Gerdsen ’98 of Cincinnati has just published his first book entitled, Squirrels, Boats, and Thoroughbreds: Lessons for Leading Change in Traditional Businesses.


Robert (RJ) Wissner ’12 of West Chester, Ohio, who is currently enrolled at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), returned to the Mount to answer students’ questions regarding preparation for the MCAT and his first year of medical school.

Julia Hall Bruggeman ’13 of Ft. Thomas, Ky., married Robert Bruggeman on October 4, 2013.

Jennifer Taylor ’12 of Cincinnati, is currently working as an intern on the stranding team at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida. Through her internship, she responds to distressed and injured wildlife, most recently assisting on the necropsy of a 32 foot sperm whale. Taylor is grateful for her education from the Mount, as it has served her well through her experiences.

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