Magazine Archive

Coach McDevitt rejoins the home team
Mike McDevitt '83 is back on home court, so to speak. The former basketball star and women's basketball coach at Saint Joseph's has returned to coach the women...
Alumna journeys to China
Talk with Deb Kramlich '09 by Peggy Roberts
Driving lessons
A severe head injury, resulting from a car accident when I was in middle school, forced me to try harder to master a key life skill by Matthew Pascarella '06 When I was 17, most of my friends began to drive, and I felt incredibly left out. I didn't feel like my own person....
Torey McPherson ’02
A love of the land by Anne-Marie R. Seltzer By age 10, Torey McPherson '02 was driving a full-size tractor and harvesting potatoes on his family's farm i...
Class Notes
60s Patricia Russell Luopa '67 of Saint Louis Park, Minn., was recently promoted to director of curriculum development at Plato Learning, Inc., in Bloomington, Minn. Bonnie Newman '67 of Portsmouth, N.H., was honored as one of six Distinguished Alumni by Pennsylvania...
Jean Szilagyi ’92,’99
Giving without borders
Behind the scene at L.L. Bean
by Charmaine Daniels James Gott '90 spends a lot of time looking at what people wear. He scrutinizes details, like a shirt's back yoke line, the size of a pocket, or the length of a placket. As the senior product developer for men's apparel at L.L. Bean, he launches new...
Class Notes
60s Some members of the class of 1968 who gathered on Cabbage Island are, standing, left to right: Mary Girard Noonan, Donna D...
Erby Mitchell '98 heads admissions at elite school and admits President Obama’s daughters
by Charmaine Daniels Erby Mitchell '98 had no idea he would meet and greet President Barack Obama's family when he moved to Washington, D.C., to take a new job in 2007. But last fall after the presidential election, Michele Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, came to visit Si...
At home in the big leagues
by Charmaine Daniels Both Business Week and Sports Business Journal have named Randy Freer ’82, president of Fox Sports Networks, as one ...
Dr. Susan Miovech ’82
by Anne-Marie Seltzer From the time she was 10 and faced weeks of hospital bed rest because of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Susan Miovech wanted to be a nurse. Today, she holds an appointment as associate professor of nursing at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. Her work in the health...
Alumna’s work with Hispanic community in Maine is her calling
Small and determined, she walks toward the altar as if drawn by the pull of a greater purpose. At the Spanish-language Mass where she assists - and in all her efforts elsewhere - her purpose is to honor the dignity of each human being, no matter their nationality or green card status. It...
Beyond the ‘cop shop’
Criminal justice major emphasizes sociology and social work background by Don Perkins
Class Notes
40s Lucille Emery ’47, of Buxton, Maine, writes that she and her husband, Louis, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6. 70s Mary Pat FitzGibbons ’76, of Binghamton, N.Y., writes that while she is working as a hospi...
Expert witnesses
Litigation consultants Kevin O’Brien ’01 and Cherie Fieri ’01 testify at trials around the country on complex issues relating to the health care and pharma...
Robert Donley ’03
Higher up in higher education Robert Donley's favorite moments in the graduate program at Saint Joseph's College were reading qui...
She has our vote
by Charmaine Daniels Ironically, Melissa Packard ’90, the head of Maine’s Bureau of Elections, has to vote with an absentee ballo...
Anatomy of a free clinic
After working more than 20 years as a nurse, Patricia Leavitt’s dream was to start a free clinic for people without health insurance. But along with passionate commitment, it took leadership, determination, networking, dollars, an eye for accounting and the ability to schmooze...
Class Notes
70s Claire Fraser Bowen ’70 of Claremont, N.H., recently advanced to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, representing professional development, excellence and leadership as a health care executive. Claire is currently the president and chie...
Jesse LaCasse ’03
Baseball star’s handmade bats hit it off with players Ask Maine native Jesse LaCasse ’03 why he makes custom wood...
Love, sweat and the theology of the hammer
Students pitch in to help alumnus dedicated to affordable housing for all Every year, Campus Ministry sponsors groups of Saint Joseph’s students to volunteer during Spring Break, and this time I had the privilege of seeing them in action in Westchester County, just north of New Yor...
High scoring runs in the family
Linda Freeman ’81 and daughter Carolyn Freeman ’10 both earned more than 1,000 points during their basketball careers at St...
Class Notes
70s Elizabeth Durgan Ballinger ’73 of Terre Hill, Pa., writes that she is working with the Vermont Historical Society to place a family quilt there. She enjoys sewing for friends and her grandson, as well as reading lots of good books. Joseph Loughlin ’75...
Finding parents for children
Helping adoptive moms and dads leads alumna from Boston to Addis Ababa Laura Wells '04 sat in her hotel room in Ethiopia's capital city trying to catch her breath. In the last 24 hours, she'd flown out of Logan Airport in Boston, traveled halfway around the world, and survived a wild ...
Biology majors succeed in many kinds of careers
Typical Saint Joseph's College biology graduates have known from an early age that they wanted to pursue a career in science, often influenced in their decision by family members, environment or even by childhood games.
Meet The Miss Demeanors:
St. Joe's Sixties singing sensation Instead of crowding the Alfond Center bleachers for basketball games, St. Joe's students in the 1960s gathered to listen to The Miss Demeanors, the college's all-female a capella group. Wearing navy polyester dresses, the singers entertained the cam...
Karen Nolan ’98
Mastering the physics of movement Photograph by: Lisa Godfrey Dr. Karen Nolan works as a research scient...
Former St. Joe's star plays pro basketball overseas
Chad Pulkkinen ’07 is playing professional basketball in England. While his classmates pursue graduate degrees or...
Monks Basketball Recognition Day
Greg Collymore ’94 is introduced to the crowd as one of the day’s honorees. The gym was filled on February 23 as the SJC ...