Class of 1961 alumnae

Class of 1961 alumnaeThe Rosary Hill College Class of 1961’s reunion proved to have a theme: generosity.

On September 29th and October 1, 2011 Twenty-nine (29) members of the Rosary Hill College Class of 1961 reunited from around the country to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation. Friday’s activities included an intimate welcome reception in historic Rosary Hall where classmates could casually reconnect and reminisce.  Saturday included a campus tour, highlighting the newly constructed Research and Information Commons and concluded with a complimentary meal among classmates, a few friends and the President of the College, Dr. Edwin Clausen.

Reunion committee chair, Joanne Rogers Szwejbka, was pleased to present Dr. Clausen with a gift from the class of 1961 to benefit the Daemen College Scholarship Fund. An astounding $4,000 was raised from 83% of the class- an impressive feat!  As Sister Paula was celebrating a special birthday, the class presented their mentor and friend with a lovely birthday gift as well. The class of 1961 would like to thank Sister Gertrude Lacki ’70 for accompanying Sister Paula Fox to their reunion and for her wonderful company.

Class of 1961 alumnae

Many members of the class agreed that the highlight of Saturday evening was Sister Paula Fox’s presence  and lovely address. Sister Paula’s remarks about the courage and commitment of the Sisters Of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity and the vision of the college in its infancy blended so well with the President’s remarks about the vision and growth of the college today; each vision committed to the needs of society.

Many thanks to the following graduates of the class of 1961 for either supporting the class gift and/or attending:

  • Nancy Swierczynski Arno
  • Elizabeth White Bonsel
  • Mary Schwab Borgioli
  • Karen Brady Borland
  • Kathleen Coffey
  • Martha Moden Cole
  • Marilyn Mercer Collins
  • Barbara Ziolo Connolly
  • Lucy Curley
  • Barbara Baumgartner Domin
  • Anna Marie McHugh Dullea
  • Helen Miskell Ernst
  • Barbara Kubala Evans
  • Thelma Farley
  • Mary Richardson Gorman
  • Valerie Bast Guenther
  • Joyce Guinn
  • Barbara Pietraszek Gullo
  • Mary Ruth Leberer Haberman
  • Rose Marie Ostrowski Harrold
  • Linda Maher Kiely
  • Judy Jenkins Kilroy
  • Anne Corey Kohl
  • Bonny Mayer
  • Patricia Peters McCartan
  • Joanne Werner McCartin
  • Nancy Siepel McGee
  • Anita Bolick McManus
  • Gabrielle Miskell
  • Jeanine McLaughlin O’Neil
  • Mary Kay Pepe Poppenberg
  • Barbara Bruso Potter
  • Jane Burke Riga
  • Joanne Rogers Szwejbka
  • Marsha Wolf Szymanski
  • Joy Lembic Thrun
  • Norrine Christiano Waller

Class of 1961 alumnae