Stritch Magazine


ABC News' John Quinones speaks, helps honor retiring heroes

Friday, January 24, 2014 4:45:00 PM

John Quinones

Photo by John O'Hara

John Quiñones, Emmy Award-winning ABC News correspondent, visited Stritch for three successful events on Oct. 24 -25

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Kendall Lecture Series presented “Heroes Among Us: Creating a Caring Community.” During this event, Quiñones discussed the courage and bravery it takes to stand up for those around us. Quiñones reflected upon America’s can-do spirit and how, with the slightest good deed, each one of us harbors a hero within.

Milwaukee Channel 12 news anchor Craig McKee served as emcee of the event. 

Established through the philanthropy of Nancy, ’87, and Lee, ’88, Kendall, the Kendall Lecture Series honors the liberal arts tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi by underwriting speakers of national prominence. Past speakers included interfaith expert and Rhodes Scholar Eboo Patel, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, and medical ethicist Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy.

A special “Everyday Heroes” alumni reception followed the keynote address in the second floor Bonaventure Hall atrium. Stritch’s own heroes — several retiring members of the Stritch faculty and staff — were recognized: Paula Friedman, Pat Gilroy, Kris Hipp, Catherine Kiaie, Mary Ann Mosley, David Oswald, Gwen Rivkin, and Walt Wochos.

On Friday, Oct. 25, Quiñones spoke to a group of more than 140 people at the Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life’s Forums on Faith and Work. His presentation, “What Would You Do? Integrity in the Workplace,” took place at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Quiñones shared his powerful story and lessons learned about human behavior, tendencies for good, and changing ethics in the workplace.

Afterward, Quiñones held a town hall style Q&A with 200 First Year Experience students as well as prospective students and their families. Students read Quiñones’ book, which was tied to the Franciscan value of creating a caring community.

View a photo gallery of Quiñones' visit to Stritch.

Stritch's Heroes

Cardinal Stritch University gratefully acknowledges the following members of our faculty and staff who retired in the last year (listed below with their years of service to Stritch). We applaud them for their years of extraordinary service.

• William Andrekopoulos, instructor, educational leadership (22 years)
• Elouise Baylor, administrative assistant (7)
• Jill Braasch, ’93, associate director, Career Services (15)
• William Dahlk, instructor, history (16)
• Kristine Diener, instructor, instructional technology (19)
• Louise Diodato, serials and electronic resources coordinator (24)
• Pat Eckerstorfer, senior graduate admissions counselor (16)
• Paula Friedman, assistant professor, English (35)
• Harriet Flashinski, outreach specialist, College of Education and Leadership (10)
• Mary Flynn, assistant professor, education and languages (20)
• Ingrid Gillmeier, administrative assistant (9)
• Pat Gilroy, administrative assistant (21)
• Kris Hipp, professor, leadership doctorate (15)
• Ruth Ann Hoenick, instructor, language and literacy (26)
• Jude Kaider, application developer (6)
• Pravin Kamdar, professor, business and economics (30)
• James Kasum, professor, instructional technology (41)
• Catherine Kiaie, assistant professor, mathematics (31)
• Lesley Kinzfogl, advisor, special education (14)
• Marcia Laskey, assistant professor, academic support (29)
• Mary Ann Mosley, ’87, learning resource assistant (25)        
• Alice Neesley, senior graduate admissions counselor (17)
• Adrienne Nerad, assistant professor, special education (20)    
• Anna Nord, faculty scheduler, College of Business and Management (23)
• Claire Odishoo, director, art gallery (11)
• David Oswald, associate professor, theater arts (34)
• Gwen Rivkin, assessment analyst (21)
• John Sklar, assistant professor, education (25)
• Terry Thomas, instructor, education (9)
• Jean Marie Weber, director, educational programs/English (6)    
• Paul Weber, director, Teachscape program (10)
• Jeanne West, administrative assistant (11)
• Maria Wiesner, director, educational programs/Spanish (4)    
• Walt Wochos, assistant professor, College of Business and Management (22)