Stritch announces Alumni Award Recipients for 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00:00 PM

The Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Board of Directors is proud to announce the 2013 Alumni Award Recipients.

Through the awards program, Stritch annually honors individuals for their professional and personal achievements, which have made a significant impact in their field, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their peers and professional colleagues.

The honorees will be recognized at a reception and dinner on April 24 in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center on the University’s main campus. 

Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.)

Raquel Filmanowicz, B.S. Management, ‘03

Raquel Filmanowicz, one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2010, is the southeast regional vice president for community affairs at BMO Harris Bank. She is responsible for developing integrated community affairs plans, including strategic philanthropic outreach. Filmanowicz has also held positions with the City of Milwaukee Health Department and directed the department’s communications during public health crises. She is an active community member and volunteers her time with organizations such as the American Heart Association, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, and the United Way.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

Pamela Larde, Ph.D. Leadership, Advancement, Learning and Service, ’09

Dr. Pamela Larde is a certified life coach and professor of qualitative research at Mercer University in Atlanta. Dr. Larde has also served as a doctoral advisor and assistant professor in Stritch’s College of Education and Leadership where she provided academic advising to doctoral students and served on dissertation committees. She has authored numerous publications, presented at conferences across the country, launched her own publishing company, and received academic awards from the ACPA Foundation, Wisconsin College Personnel Association, and the Ignatian award for outstanding new professional in Jesuit student affairs.

Spirit of St. Francis Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service

Sister Jane Nesmith, M.E. Religious Studies, ’88 

Sister Jane Nesmith has devoted her career to teaching and community service. In 1964, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and since then, has taught a variety of grade levels. She currently lives in Indiana and serves as a board member for the Evansville Minority Community Development Fund, Catholic Charities, and the Mayor’s Domestic & Sexual Violence Committee. Sister Jane is also the executive director of the Neighborhood Education Enrichment Development Site and is committed to meeting the needs of low-income families. In July 2012, she published her first book, Feed the Multitudes.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Stritch

Barb Loberg, M.S. Health Administration, ’89 

Dr. Barb Loberg has extensive healthcare experience, including research in the theory and application of blood banking practices for the betterment of transfusions. She recently completed a second six-year term on the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Board of Directors and, in that time, has dedicated countless hours to Stritch and its mission. In addition to her board duties, she has been a stalwart advocate for Stritch and helped with student outreach programs, fund initiatives, and alumni mentoring. Dr. Loberg is also involved in the National Association of Professional Women, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and the church council for Kingo Lutheran Church in Shorewood.


For additional information on Stritch’s Alumni Association and past award winners, visit the Alumni Association online.