Mount St. Joseph University

Classnotes Corner

Academics, Alumni & Giving



Peg Bradley-Doppes ’79 of Denver, Colo., is the co-recipient of the 2018 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Distinguished Service Award. Peg has served on the NCHC Athletic Council since the beginning of the NCHC, when it was founded in 2011. Peg has served as Denver’s Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation for 13 years before retiring on June 30, 2018.


Elizabeth Murray Ph.D. ’86 of Cincinnati, Ohio, assisted in discovering the identity of the mysterious ‘Buckskin Girl’. This case had remained open for 37 years until Dr. Murray and her team used groundbreaking technologies in genetic genealogy to identify the 21-year-old Marcia King of Arkansas. Dr. Murray is a professor of biology at the Mount and is a board-certified forensic anthropologist.


Judy Towne-Jennings ’92 of Murfreesboro, Tenn., released her second book titled; The Wonderful World of Widowhood… Except When It Isn’t, available from Westbow Press.

Aimee Cordrey ’95 of Cleves, Ohio, is now the Director and Chief of Privacy Offer for UC Health. She was recognized in the “Cincinnati Business Courier” as the new Chief Privacy Officer at UC Health.


Justin Roden ’00 of Lawrenceburg, Ind., has accepted the Head Football coach position at Noblesville High School, north of Indianapolis, a 6A program. Previously Roden coached East Central through a five-year winning record, including a 2016 4A state semifinals and a 2015 4A state runner-up.

Cathleen Cottrell ’04 of Saint Cloud, Fla. has received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in non-profit management. Cathleen continues her work at Johnson University Florida as the Assistant Director of Institutional Research.

DeAnna Hoskins ’07 of Arlington, VA, is the new president of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) as of July 15, 2018, after working in the justice system for years at the local, state and federal levels. She previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice and as Deputy Director of the Federal Interagency Re-entry Council.

Jeremy Adam ’09 of Boynton Beach, Fla., has been promoted to Associate Director of Marketing at Florida Atlantic University.

Elise Jesse ’12 of Cincinnati recently brought a little bundle of joy into her world. Congratulations Elise on your little girl! Elise also received an Emmy recently for on “The Personal Side of Sports”. Elise is a sports anchor and reporter for WLWT – Channel 5.

Rachel Jackson ’17 of Newtown, Ohio, was recognized as an Outstanding Student Abstract winner by Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice. Rachel is a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s Educational Studies program. Her concentration is in Educational and Community-Based Action Research. Check out her presentation, "What is Known about International Sexual Violence Prevention Programs? Findings from a Systematic Review" in October!