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  • Patricia Kucab Horvath 57 (M.S. 69)Benefactor in every way: Volunteer, Alumni Leader, Financial Supporter

    * President, Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2009-10* Member, Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2002-10

    * Dedicated volunteer for Marywood in New Jersey for decades* Investor, along with her late husband Mark, in scholarships for students

    INVESTIN

    G in MARYWO

    ODPatricia Kucab Horvath 57 (M.S. 69)

    Investments of timeand talent are vital,but equally importantis financial support ofour Alma Mater.

    HORVATH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS

    Steven and Elizabeth Collins Kucab Endowed Scholarshipestablished in honor of her parents by Pat Horvath in 1996

    Thumper Foundation Annual Scholarships (one for each of the Four Colleges at Marywood)

    established by Mark Horvath in 2000

    W. Mark and Patricia Kucab Horvath 57 Endowed Scholarshipestablished in memory of her late husband by Pat Horvath in 2004

    Patricia E. Horvath Annual Scholarship (for the School of Architecture)

    established by Pat Horvath in 2009

    Want to increase your investment in Marywood students with an annual or endowed scholarship?Contact Elizabeth Connery, Director of Planned Giving, at 1-866-279-9663, ext. 2622, or e-mail: connery@marywood.edu.

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    From the Editor

    The Presidents Page

    Marywood Digest

    Alumni

    Class Notes

    Where Is This?

    Best & Brightest

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    School of Architecture Opens Doors to the FutureAfter two years of planning, the first School of Architecturein Northeast Pennsylvania welcomed its inaugural class inlate August. Find out how green architecture at Marywoodwill impact the community, the region, and the world.

    Education: The Best Return on Your InvestmentCover Story

    In this challenging economy the very notion ofinvestment can cause discomfort. Find out about aninvestment that has a guaranteed return!

    Major League ImprovementGeorge Chip Toma, III brings major league experience insports groundskeeping to Marywoods new outdoor athleticfacilities.

    F E AT U R E S

    Fall 2009 THE MAGAZINE OF MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY

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    From the EditorThe Magazine of Marywood University

    is published by the Marketing andCommunications Office.

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 185091-866-279-9663 www.marywood.edu

    Magazine Staff

    Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sheryl Lynn Sochoka 92Executive Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peter KilcullenArt Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carrie Bowen ToomeyAssociate Editor . . . . . . . . .Juneann Greco 83 (M.S. 06)Associate Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ellen WolfeWriters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patricia J. Thomas

    Meghan CravathRene Gregori Zehel 91

    Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen AllenRich Banick

    Maryann Capone 06Tomlynn Fallon 06

    Executive Officers

    Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D.President of the University

    Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D., Provost and Vice Presidentfor Academic Affairs

    Joseph X. Garvey, C.P.A., M.S., Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

    Raymond P. Heath, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life

    Clayton N. Pheasant, D.Min., Vice Presidentfor University Advancement

    Sister Dolores M. Filicko, IHM, M.B.A.Secretary of the University

    College Deans

    Mary Anne Fedrick, Ph.D., DeanReap College of Education and Human Development

    Michael A. Foley, Ph.D., DeanCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Alan Levine, Ph.D., Interim Dean College of Health and Human Services

    Mathew R. Povse, M.F.A., Interim Dean Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts

    Read the Marywood Magazine online:

    www.marywood.edu/magazine

    Change of Address?

    MARYWOOD UNIVERSITYConstituency Relations Office2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509alumni @marywood.edu

    Marywood University, in accordance with applicable provisions offederal law, does not discrim i nate on grounds of race, color, national or i -gin, sex, age, or disability in the administration of any of its ed u ca tion al

    programs or activities, including admission, or with respect toemployment. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Patricia Dunleavy,

    Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Mary wood University,Scranton, PA 18509-1598. Phone: (570) 348-6220 or e-mail:

    dunleavy@marywood.edu.

    What Do You Think About Marywood Magazine? Let us know!MarywoodMag@marywood.edu

    Marywood has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Even atseven years old, I yearned for the chance to be a Marywood student. I livedlocally, and I used to ride my bike through the spectacular campus thatseemed, at the time, like a fairy tale to me.

    Most high school seniors apply to several colleges and then choose one. For me,there was only one that mattered: Marywood. I didnt have the need or desire to applyanywhere elseand I count receiving my Marywood acceptance letter among thedistinct honors of my life.

    I was not alone. When I walked Marywoods halls as a student from 1988-1992, I wasamong the many doing all I could to realize my dream of a college education. I wasfortunate to qualify for some grant and scholarship money, I worked part-time at a drugstore, did freelance news writing, lived at home to save money, and took advantage ofthe work-study program to earn extra cash for books and other expenses. I financed therest through student loans. More than that, I was taught by stellar faculty members,who cared about my personal and spiritual growth, as well as my academic success, andsupported me every step of the way.

    The need to finance a college education remains a vital priority. During the 16 yearsIve worked at Marywood University, Ive witnessed thousands of students pursuing theirdreams. Ive seen the construction or renovation of 25 facilities and the developmentand advancement of world-class programs, most recently the School of Architectureand so much more. Above all, I recognize the fundamental importance of giving backbetter yet, paying forwardso that others can have even greater opportunities.Todays Marywood students, 98 percent of whom receive some kind of financial aid,depend on generous support from you and me to attain their education, just as wedepended on others support to pursue our degrees.

    Search your heart and commit to making a meaningful difference in students lives. Ibegan by regularly supporting the Marywood Fund, and then, in 2003, established anannual scholarship to assist a student studying in my fielda commitment that Icontinue, even during economically challenging times.

    Its that important.

    Warm regards,

    SHERYL LYNN SOCHOKA 92 Editor

    WHY I GIVE

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    EDUCATION IS THE BEST INVESTMENT ANYONE CAN MAKE.

    We often tell benefactors about the tangible difference theirdollars make in the lives of our students, in academicprogram development, in research endeavors, and in othercapital and program initiatives that keep the Universitymoving forward. However, there is a human element to thisequation as well.

    Think about the 10,000 or so students who graduate eachyear from the 15 colleges and universities of NortheastPennsylvanianearly 900 of whom are MarywoodUniversity graduates. Think about this happening year afteryear. You soon begin to realize that there are hundreds ofthousands of college and university alumni out there,making large-scale contributions to our world, as well asday-to-day contributions to the betterment of our lives.

    We know that our Marywood alumni are living out the valuesof their education. A few of them are profiled in this issue,including our six outstanding alumni award winners andothers who have taken the time to reflect on the value of aMarywood University education.

    Marywood is only as strong as its people. As a universitycommunity, we gladly embrace the opportunities andchallenges put forward by our mission. We continue withconfidence the important work that began when weopened our doors in 1915: educating leaders in service toothers. The campus is busy welcoming its newest freshmanclass and many other returning students. Together with ourfaculty, staff, and administration, they are MarywoodUniversitythey are the future.

    When we invest in education, we become stakeholders inthis futurewhether by pursuing a degree on our own orby helping others to achieve that dream. We invite you tobecome active partners with us, so that significant dreamswill flourish and become meaningful deeds.

    Sincerely,

    SISTER ANNE MUNLEY, IHM, PH.D.President of the University

    in theSTAKEHOLDERS FUTURE

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    Four New Members Electedto Board of TrusteesSISTER ANNE MUNLEY, IHM, PH.D., MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, RECENTLYANNOUNCED THAT FOUR NEW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO MARYWOODS BOARD OFTRUSTEES. IN ADDITION, A NEW SLATE OF OFFICERS WAS ELECTED FOR THE 2009-2010 YEAR.

    Board officers for 2009-2010 include Richard P. Kane, Chair; Joan Banick Brooks 65, ViceChair; Antonia M. Schierling 60, Secretary; and Patrick A. Fricchione, Jr., Treasurer. Newly-elected trustees are Patrick J. Brier, J.D. 78; Lee A. DeHihns III, J.D.; Mary Ellen McLaneMcDonough 73; and John P. Sweeney, Sr.