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Susan Schehl Schiller ’71 of Cincinnati received the 2016 Women of Influence Award. The award honors women who have helped shape their organization's success and demonstrated exceptional leadership. Award criteria are based on the individual’s invaluable contributions, professional achievements and continuous dedication. Susan is the executive director at Bethany House.

C. Renae Baker Phillips ’75 of Springboro, Ohio, received the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executive leader award in November 2016. Renae served as president and past president of OONE. She has since retired from nursing.


Catherine Soehner ’87 of Salt Lake City, Utah, co-authored a book about holding effective difficult conversations, which was published through the American Library Association.


Michael Pitman ’98 of Cincinnati was named the 2017 Salesian Guild Communicator of the Year and will be recognized on January 28, at the Salesian Guild Annual Meeting. He is a political reporter for the Journal-News (Cox Media Group Ohio). His work has appeared in the Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News-Sun and WHIO Radio.



Robb Stohlman ’01 and his wife, Natalie, of Cincinnati welcomed their second child, Robert Anthony Stohlman V, on May 28, 2015.

Rob Starkey '03 and Kelly Essen Starkey '03 of Cincinnati welcomed their daughter, Molly Elyse Starkey, on October 23, 2015.

Erin Shae Johns, Ph.D.,04 of Corning, New York, married Richard Grinstead, DO, on October 15, 2016.

Ross Whitman Parthemore ‘07 of Bellefontaine, Ohio, married Ali Nichole Purk on October 15, 2016.

Kevin Glenn ’08 of Atlanta, Georgia, received a Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University's Physician Assistant program.

Patrick  Sloane ’08 and Heather Bailey Sloane ‘08 of West Chester, Ohio, welcomed their second child, a boy, Abram Joseph, in October. He joins his sister, Norah.


Sondra  Presley ’11 of Cincinnati received a Master of Library & Information Science degree from Kent State University. Sondra is now the children's librarian at the Delhi Township Branch Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Jennifer Rotundo ‘14 of Loveland, Ohio, was awarded The Paying It Forward scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship, by The University of Phoenix on January 14, 2017. She was nominated by fellow alumnus, Anthony Walsh ‘10. She will use the scholarship to pursue a master’s in health administration/gerontology.

Jenn Luebbering ’15 of Cincinnati welcomed daughter, Evelynn "Evie" Donna Mae Luebbering, on August 26, 2015 

Rosemary Oglesby-Henry '15, '13 of Cincinnati received the Human Services Outstanding Community Partner Award from Gateway College. The award is given to human service non-profit advisors who host student interns.

Abby Stevenson Doench ‘16 of Cincinnati welcomed their daughter, Nadia Avalyn Stevenson Doench, on December 20, 2016.