Brescia University https://www.brescia.edu Making a difference Wed, 04 May 2016 18:57:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Brescia University Celebrates Students’ Academic Achievementshttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15836 Tue, 03 May 2016 14:02:05 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15836 Brescia University held its annual Honors Convocation on Sunday to celebrate the academic achievements of its students and awarded a number of honors, scholarships and other recognition.

IMG_1517Brescia University alumna Kristiin Burden Reilein ’99 was the featured speaker and addressed the students on her advice to being successful; being all in in whatever you do, being willing to change your course when needed, valuing your education and thank your professors for what they have done for you and always working hard.

“Be bold, and take advantage of opportunities. Be the Brescia Difference,” Reilein said encouraging the honorees. “Value your education. I have firsthand knowledge of educational backgrounds, reading comprehensive, writing abilities and interview skills of potential employees and I am here to tell you that your education you received at Brescia is equal, and in many aspects, superior to any other educational institution.”

Reilein is an Intelligence Analyst for the FBI who has dedicated her career to protecting the national security of the United States. She earned a BA in history and professional writing from Brescia University, a JD from Thomas Cooley Law School, and an MA in national security from the University of Kentucky. She was also one of ten alumni recently inducted into Owensboro High School’s Hall of Achievement on April 22nd.

The following students received honors at the event: (pictures available upon request)

SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                         

Aaron Anderson, sophomore, Lewisport, KY  – Sr. Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship        

Leah Armstrong, sophomore, Bowling Green, KY – Sr. Mary Carmel Browning Scholarship          

Tonice Banks, sophomore, Radcliff, KY – Lincoln Service Business Scholarship      

Cheyenne Bennett, sophomore, Utica, KY – Sr. Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship 

John Bolin, freshman, Lewisport, KY – Margarite Hawkett Art Scholarship

Kayleigh Bowlds, senior, Utica, KY – Virginia Stout Fitzgerald Scholarship 

Olivia Conder, sophomore, Philpot, KY – Margarite Hawkett Art Scholarship

Haley Coons, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – William M. Elmer Business Scholarship

Larry Douglas, junior, Owensboro, KY – Suzetta Ebelhar Education Scholarship     

Antonio Figueroa-Martinez, freshman, Goodlettsville, TN – Robert McDowell Music Scholarship and Geoffrey Ferry Scholarship    

Hadley Fitzgerald, senior, Owensboro, KY – John D. & Anna Marie Byrne Family Education Scholarship

Shelby Franklin, junior, Franklin, KY – August C. Muckler Education Scholarship and Jack Keeney Civitan Education Scholarship

Kelly Gilmore, sophomore, Knottsville, KY – Mildred S. Field Scholarship   

Adam Hayden, freshman, Maceo, KY – Sr. Casimir Czurles Biology Scholarship and Gary Karr Music Scholarship     

Victoria King, junior, Radcliff, KY – Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship

Justin Maloney, sophomore, Lebanon, TN – J. B. Hocker Good Government Scholarship

Shelby Nelson, junior, Nolensville, TN – Delbert Murphy Alumni Scholarship

Lauren Reynolds, junior, Fordsville, KY – Sr. Robert Irene Golden Art Scholarship and Florence Henderson Music Scholarship

Justin Roberts, junior, Mayfield, KY – Charles E. Field Business Scholarship

Audrey Rock, graduate, Owensboro, KY – Gruelich Scholarship

Jennie Satterfield, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – Phillip Hayden Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Steckler, sophomore, Leopold, IN – Sr. Alberta Birkhead Memorial Business Scholarship

Stephanie Wall, junior, Owensboro, KY – Sr. Irene Hayden Music Scholarship and Delbert Murphy Alumni Scholarship     

Michael Warga, freshman, Cromwell, KY – Bill & Jacinta Garinger Scholarship     

 

AWARDS                                                        

Sarah Ackerman, senior, Thorntown, IN – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sarah Adams, junior, Henderson, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Preye Agbana, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes and Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Millicent Akere, senior, Port Harcourt Nigeria – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Jamie Alvey, senior, Munfordville, KY – Lucinda Clements Literature Honors Award; High Scholastic Achievement; Achievement in Original Fiction Writing       

Aaron Anderson, sophomore, Lewisport, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Painting and 3-D         

Jeribai Andrew-Jaja, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Drawing and Best of Show; Outstanding First Year Computer Science Student Award; Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Amber Banks, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Sara Barnard, senior, Princeton, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society & Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Dakota Barron, sophomore, Manhattan, KS – Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science Award and Outstanding Student in Mathematics

Kaitlin Bash, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Social Work Student    

Cheyenne Bennett, sophomore, Utica, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Sculpture and Stained Glass  

John Bolin, freshman, Lewisport, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Watercolor           

Carleigh Bright, senior, Gilbertsville, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Sara Brown, graduate, Lewisport, KY – Outstanding Clinical Practice Candidate – Special Education

Eva Burelos, senior, Nashville, TN – Outstanding Service in the Biology Area

Deborah Castle, senior, Youngstown, OH – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Arielle Chesnovitz, senior, Hamilton, NJ – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kayela Clark, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Certification in Public Child Welfare in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Haley Coons, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Georgiana Couden, senior, Roanoke Rapids, NC – High Scholastic Achievement and Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society 

Brent Crawford, sophomore, Clarkson, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes      

Patricia Crespo, senior, Henderson, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Spanish & Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities          

Jill Darsie, senior, Ithaca, NY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Veronica Duncan, freshman, Mt. Washington, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Catherine Dunn, freshman, Portland, IN – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Julie Dunn, graduate, St. Paris, OH – High Scholastic Achievement

Cynthia Foote, junior, Montgomery, AL – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Katie Ford, senior, Philpot, KY – High Scholastic Achievement

Kelsey Fox, senior, Cub Run, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Spanish and Achievement in Original Poetry and Accepted into the Western Kentucky University English and Literature Program

Dillon Geralds, sophomore, Tompkinsville, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes 

Lisa Gielow, senior, Medford, OR – High Scholastic Achievement and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society           

Shelby Goff, senior, Beaver Dam, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Ethan Hall, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Senior in Biology

Chandra Harry, senior, Owensboro, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Jessica Head, senior, Louisville, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Yo’Lauder Holt, junior, Springfield, VA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Haley Hopper, junior, Central City, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kayleigh House, freshman, Almo, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Lesli Huerta, senior, Clemont, FL – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Nathan Huff, senior, Philpot, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Connor Hundley, senior, Owensboro, KY – Fred. J. Clements Science Honors Award and High Scholastic Achievement  

April Ivy, junior, Brooklyn, NY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kathleen Jurkiewicz, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Accounting Student Award and Alpha Chi National Scholarship Honor Society     

Jonathon Kamuf, senior, Owensboro, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Victoria King, junior, Ratcliff, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Graphic Design

Keeley Kooken, senior, Monroe, GA – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Nicholas Krampe, senior, Owensboro, KY – Institute of Management Accountants Honors Award

Marketa Kreuzingerova, senior, Whitesville, KY – Outstanding Business Student Award and High Scholastic Achievement and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Lorel Lawrence, junior, Athens, GA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sarah Lawson, graduate, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Field Practicum Student in Social Work  

Wyatt Locke, junior, Orlando, FL – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Dulce Lopez, senior, San Diego, CA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Taylor Love, freshman, Hartford, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for 2-D and Juror’s Choice           

Justin Maloney, sophomore, Lebanon, TN – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Cleyardis McDonald-Amaker, senior, Sumter, SC – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Erica McFarland, senior, Owensboro, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities           

Caitlin Merritt, senior, Owensboro, KY – Achievement in Original Poetry Writing

Paige Mingus, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Accepted into the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s Program at Murray State University 

Tami Moreno, senior, Ann Arbor, MI – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Shelby Nelson, junior, Nolensville, TN – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Ryan Oates, sophomore, Hazel, KY – Freshman Mathematics Award

Deborah Ogulu, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Grace Omidiji, senior, Houston, TX – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Courtney Onwuzuruigbo, junior, Forestdale, MA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Marie Owens, senior, Cohocton, NY – High Scholastic Achievement

Trent Patterson, sophomore, Franklin, KY – Outstanding First Year Advocate Award

Sarah Pierce, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Photography

Kimberly Pierson-Hobart, senior, Virginia Beach, VA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Christy Probus, senior, Owensboro, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Shelby Radford, freshman, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Lauren Reynolds, junior, Fordsville, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Printmaking

Ratina Rich, graduate, Topeka, KS – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society Leadership

Andrew Roberts, junior, Utica, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Justin Roberts, junior, Mayfield, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Cameron Robinson, sophomore, White Plains, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities    

Deborah Sanchez, senior, Lindale, TX – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Jamie Seabolt, senior, Blairsville, GA – High Scholastic Achievement

Allison Simpson, senior, Belton, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Psychology; High Scholastic Achievement; Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society Leadership; and Accepted into the Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Chelsie Stewman, senior, Litchfield Park, AZ – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Savannah Stivers, senior, Marysville, IN – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Leticia Stone, senior, Charlotte, MI – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Amber Taylor, junior, Brandon, MS – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Abigail Thomas, senior, Owensboro, KY – Sr. George Ann Cecil Leadership Award and Outstanding Clinical Practice Candidate – Middle School Education

Caleb Tisher, freshman, Scott AFB, IL – LaVega Clements History Honors Award

Benita Tobin, junior, Lawrenceville, GA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sr. Anh Tran, senior, Maple Mount, KY – Maggie Clements Religious Studies Award

Jessica Vanhouten, senior, Port Orchard, WA – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Stephanie Wall, junior, Owensboro, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Taylor Wathen, freshman, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Josh Wetzel, senior, Metropolis, IL – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Margaret White, senior, Auburn, MI – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Jacob Whitfill, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Julie Whitfill, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Special Recognition in the Biology Area and St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Heather Wilkins, senior, Colorado Spring, CO – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Brenden Williams, sophomore, Clarksville, TN – Computer Science Sportsman Award

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Brescia Receives $15,000 Grant from PNChttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15823 Tue, 03 May 2016 14:00:43 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15823 Brescia University has been awarded a $15,000 grant from PNC Bank that will be used to purchase technology for the School of Education. Candidates will use the technology in conjunction with their studies in order to learn new, innovative ways to prepare for their career in teaching and address twenty-first century skills.

pnc“As with many professions, 21st Century skills have become a key component in classrooms,” stated Dr. Ashley Holland, Associate Professor of Education and the Chair of the School of Education. “With access to various technology tools and applications, our candidates will be able to incorporate technology in rigorous and relevant educational situations while they are completing their initial certification degree.  Our goal is to provide support for those 21st Century skills while candidates are here at Brescia University.  In return our graduates will continue to increase their impacts on education in our community.”

Brescia’s School of Education will purchase iPads and iPods with the funds that can be used in the higher educational setting to build lessons that candidates will implement in the field. Faculty members will provide hands-on learning for students in the program, as well as community partners’ students, to prepare candidates to teach the technology-literate learners that are currently in the P-12 setting. The overall goal is to increase the understanding and use of relevant mobile technology in the P-12 classroom setting.

“At Brescia, we have one over-arching goal and that is to make a difference in the lives of our students by providing them with a student-centered, quality education. And that means evolving our educational programs to fit the current needs of the discipline,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, Brescia University President. “It is because of our community partners, like PNC Bank, that we are able to do this. We are grateful to them for their support and dedication to education and our community.”

“PNC’s commitment to the Owensboro Community remains strong as exhibited by this $15,000 grant to Brescia University in support of the School of Education,” stated Becky Shelton, Vice President and Branch Manager. “Requests that support early childhood school readiness initiatives is a top priority of the PNC Foundation.   I am very proud to work for a Financial Institute that believes the development of our children for the future and is willing to support ways to assist with their educational readiness for the future.”

PNC Bank offers a wide range of services for all of their customers and has been committed to providing quality service for over 160 years. They have a long history of being invested in their community, customers, employees and shareholders. PNC Bank’s network includes 2,600 branch locations with three branch locations serving Owensboro.

 

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New Life Church Chosen to Receive Empty Bowls Fundshttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15783 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:24:16 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15783 Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky has selected New Life Church as this year’s recipient of the event’s funds. The annual fundraiser, which is part of a national initiative to feed the hungry, will take place Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Community Center, located at 609 East 4th Street.

IMG_1485The Empty Bowls Committee accepted applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries but chose New Life Church to receive the funds because of the diversity and reach of their program.

Their food cooperative is a membership program that provides families with a monthly food box. The group meets twice a week and receives up to 50 lbs. of food at each meeting. Not only do they receive food, but the meetings allow them to be become educated on their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. The program currently serves 30 families in the local community and they provide 600-800 boxes of food each year.

In addition to the cooperative, they also have community meals for those in need on Tuesday and Thursday. They also support a local non-profit called “A Simple Path,” that teaches homeless women the culinary art and trains them for jobs to help stabilize their lives. These women are residents at Adrienne’s House, the city’s only walk in emergency shelter for women.

With the immense dependability on their kitchen for each of these programs, the church is seeking funds to service and maintain their appliances to ensure the kitchen stays in working order. They currently rely on donations that are used solely to purchase supplies for the ministries.

IMG_1487“We are so thankful to the Empty Bowls committee for selecting New Life Church as the recipient of this year’s award. We plan on using the funds in a variety of ways. Along with supporting our food pantry, soup kitchen, and food co-op this will free up funds to replace and repair appliances in the kitchen. It is our goal to live out Matthew 25:40 with each arm of ministry here at New Life.”

In addition to their ministry to feed the hungry, New Life Church, located on Crabtree Avenue, seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the community through ministries such as a Thrift Store, Clothes Closet, and Adrienne’s House.

The funds provided to New Life Church will come from proceeds garnered by the Empty Bowls event, including tickets sales, t-shirt sales and silent auction donations. Tickets for the event are still on sale and any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are $15 and are available at the following locations:

Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow

1210 Burlew Blvd.

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Tina Taylor

Next Level Church

2613 Cravens Avenue

Owensboro, KY

Contact Amanda Graham at bonnie4g@hotmail.com for hours

Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 East 4th Street

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University.  Brescia’s Art Department supplies the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches.

 

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Brescia Seeking Applicants for High School Youth Theology Institute Initiativehttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15788 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 19:24:39 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15788 In Fall 2015, Brescia University received a grant of $462,227 to establish “Living and Leading with Love,” or L3, a high school youth theology institutes initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment. The key objective of L3 will be to provide Catholic leadership training, in an age-appropriate way, to interested high school students using this same “theology of charity” with the specific goals of helping young people to: discover Jesus’ call to love; explore the meaning of that love; and identify practical ways of putting that love into action.

The program will provide high school sophomores with a combination of theological reflection, online learning experiences, service opportunities, and social functions for the duration of one academic year. The culmination will be a 10-day, intensive on-ground experience at Brescia University.

Brescia is currently seeking applicants for the program. Students who will be sophomores during the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible.  Students should have a strong interest in religion and theology; desire to develop leadership skills; and an aspiration to learn more about themselves through reflection, projects, and service to their local communities. Only 15 students will be accepted into the program.

Those interested in applying should complete the online application, which can be found at www.brescia.edu/L3_application. Students will also be required to submit one recommendation letter from a church official, religious educator/teacher, or school counselor. Applications are due June 30. The L3 Steering Committee will review applications in early July, and applicants will be notified of decisions no later than July 15.

For more information, please visit the L3 website at www.brescia.edu/L3.

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Brescia to Host Day of Enrichment for Seniorshttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15797 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:45:21 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15797 Spirituality is a lifelong journey, and is experienced differently at each stage of life.  Brescia University is pleased to offer a Day of Enrichment that will focus on spirituality and aging.   On April 22nd from 10:00 – 3:00 pm in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Brescia University will host guest speakers focused on topics including Mercy, Centering Prayer and the Spirituality of Aging.  There will also be the opportunity for reflection and reconciliation.

Lunch will also be included. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required by April 21st.  A registration fee of $10 can be paid in advance or at the door.  Please dress comfortably, as light stretching will be incorporated into the program.

RSVP to Alexxis Ross-Logan at 270.686.2101 or alexxis.ross-logan@brescia.edu.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

10:00-10:30 am “Yoga, Spirituality and Healing” with Kay Corpus, MD 

10:30-11:15 am “Centering Prayer” with Sr. Marietta Wethington

11:30-12:15 pm “Spirituality of Aging” with Sr. Pam Mueller

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch

1:15-2:00 pm “Mercy” with Lisa Gulino

2:15-3:00 pm Reflection

Brescia University is pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:

Kay Corpus, MD

Kay Corpus, MD is a family physician specializing in Integrative and Functional Medicine as well as is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Kay completed family medicine residency at Penn State Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, the two-year Integrative Medicine fellowship with the renowned Andrew Weil, MD at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine with Mark Hyman, MD. She is also a certified practitioner with the Whole Health Medicine Institute with Lissa Rankin, MD.

Her approach to medicine involves uncovering the true root cause of illness and disease. She and her patients work together to illuminate how pathology occurs as a result of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual imbalances. She specializes in adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, thyroid disorder, anxiety/depression, allergies/food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorder,and women’s health. She founded the Center for Integrative Medicine in Owensboro and Henderson, KY where she guides patients to whole health transformation.

Kay has practiced yoga for nearly 18 years and has taught yoga since 2007. She studied with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute as well as Vinyasa Yoga with Sarah Gingrich and Lisa Taylor in Pennsylvania.  She teaches weekly yoga classes at her studio The Yoga Loft in Owensboro and is currently co-leading with Sarah the Transforming Health with Yoga-Leading the Change Through Personal Development & Community Empowerment 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She lives in Owensboro with her husband, Josh and two children, Bella and Luka. Please visit her website at www.kaycorpusmd.com and www.yogaloftky.com and follow her blogs and latest events on her Facebook pages ‘Kay Corpus, MD” and ‘Yoga Loft KY’.

Sister Marietta Wethington

Sister Marietta was born on a farm near Clementsville, Kentucky, in Casey County, the oldest of eight children (five girls and three boys) born to Frank and Odelia Wethington.

After beginning college courses at Brescia — majoring in elementary education — Sister Marietta began her teaching career at Immaculate School in Owensboro as a primary teacher. Sister Marietta’s teaching career continued at Saint Columba in Louisville for three years (first graders), Saint James in Louisville for two years (second graders), Saint Paul in Princeton for two years (first through fourth grades), and Saint Pius Tenth in Owensboro for four years (first grade). She moved on to Saint Joseph School in Bowling Green, where she taught fifth and sixth grade language arts for two years (the only years she was out of primary teaching) and first and second grade for two years. During this time she taught reading methods to teachers at Brescia during the summer months.

Sister Marietta came home to Maple Mount in 1980 as director of activities for the senior sisters for one year and then coordinator of the motherhouse for three years. She was elected to the Mount Saint Joseph Leadership Team in 1984 and served two four-year terms.

In 1992 she spent a one-year sabbatical at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and then continued her ministry as a pastoral associate at Holy Spirit Church in Jamestown, Kentucky, on Lake Cumberland, in the Southern Kentucky Missions region of the Archdiocese of Louisville. She spent seven years there, becoming active in the local ministerial association, Hospice, and Habitat for Humanity.

Sr. Pam Mueller

Ursuline Sister Pam Mueller is currently the campus minister at Brescia University.  She graduated from Brescia College, now University, in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing.  She also holds a Master’s Degree from University of Louisville in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Deaf Education, has completed the Spiritual Direction Institute from Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Owensboro and the Graduate Certificate Program in Pastoral Care from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

Sr. Pam has completed many certification programs in areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Teaching, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, QPR Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, and Catholic Campus Ministry.

From 1974-1979, Sr. Pam served as the itinerant speech therapist for Owensboro parochial schools.  She then taught as an Assistant Professor and served as Clinical Supervisor of Speech Language Pathology at Brescia University.  In 1992, she began as Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at St. Louis University, until 1994 when she moved into the position of Director of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.  In 2000, Sr. Pam moved back to the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Center and was the Director of the Office of Vocations.  In 2005, she took on a part-time position as Campus Minister and Director of Women’s Discernment Programs at Brescia University, and in 2006 moved into Director of Campus Minister at Brescia University, as position she still currently serves in.  In addition to this role, Sr. Pam was elected as Counselor, Leadership Member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.

Lisa M. Gulino

Lisa M. Gulino (D.Min. Candidate, The Catholic University of America) is the current holder of the John McRaith Chair of Pastoral Ministry and an Assistant Professor of Theology at Brescia University.  She holds the M.A. in Religious Studies from Providence College. Her ministry experience includes Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, Confirmation preparation, and R.C.I.A and work as a Diocesan Director for Evangelization and Faith Formation.  She has designed and implanted formation programs, intergenerational catechesis, pastoral planning for multiple parishes, liturgical catechesis, and mentoring programs for parish leadership teams. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Foundations of Religious Education, Family and Youth Ministry and Theology of Pastoral Ministry.

 

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Brescia Awards Diploma to Oldest Living Alumnihttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15678 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:57:40 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15678 Brescia University recently awarded an Associate of Arts Honoris Causa to its oldest known graduate, Cecelia “Dolly” Mischel Boarman, 102, during an Alumni Visit trip to Arizona.  Formerly of Owensboro, now of Prescott, Arizona, Boarman was awarded the degree 47 years after completing her last class at then Brescia College.

IMG_4582A 1931 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Owensboro, Boarman began her studies at Brescia in 1957 at the age of 42, hoping to complete her degree in Education and simply for the love of learning.  Dolly even attended classes alongside her daughter Jovita Boarman (Fine) who graduated from Brescia in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  She taught full-time in the Catholic school system for 11 years, before retiring and serving as a substitute teacher for several years following.

Tracy Naylor, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Brescia, learned about Dolly’s studies in talking with Fine regarding their upcoming visit.

“When Jovita told me that her mother lived with her and had also attended Brescia, I started doing the math in my head.  I knew Jovita graduated in 1966 so this must be a really special connection,” said Naylor. “When she said she was 102, I was truly at a loss for words.  I immediately checked her transcripts, calculated her credits, and asked Sr. Cheryl Clemons, Vice President for Academic Affairs, if there was any way I could deliver a diploma during my visit.  She was immediately willing and we were able to pull off a very nice surprise.  It was one of the best things I’ve had the opportunity during my career.”

“I am so thrilled to finally get a diploma after all these years,” said Dolly. “Thank you, to Tracy. And thank you to Brescia.”

This degree is the first of many to be handed out in 2016, commencement will be May 14th at 10 am at the RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro.

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Brescia Celebrates Capital Campaign Groundbreakinghttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15665 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15665 Today, students, faculty and staff, alumni, donors and friends gathered as Brescia University broke ground on The Moore Center following the community chamber breakfast. The ceremony celebrated the first phase of The Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century, a $10 million capital campaign designed to meet the evolving needs of students and the growing competitive landscape of higher education.

DSC_6036Hartz Construction of Owensboro was announced as the contractor for the project and will be leading the construction for phase one of the campaign.

The Moore Center is named for the Moore Family in honor of Board of Trustees member and donor Joe Moore for his contribution to the campaign. In 2014, the Moore’s pledged a $1 million dollar gift to the campaign, and in November 2015 was responsible for securing an additional $1 million gift from a Nashville foundation, a gift given in Joe’s honor.

Joe graduated cum laude from then Brescia College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.  He won an award for having the highest accounting GPA in a graduating accounting class.  In 2005, Joe was recognized by Brescia University with the Distinguished Alumnus award.

Joe served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council for approximately 10 years before being selected to Board service in February 2005. He is currently serving his third term as Trustee.  Joe is the Chair for Campaign Cabinet for the Gateway to Our Second Century Capital Campaign and is the past-chair of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Joe, a CPA, has more than 30 years of experience in hospital management and operations and recently retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Health Systems.  He now spends his time as a semi-retiree lending his expertise with Martin Ventures, a Nashville based venture capital firm. He was formerly Senior Vice-President, Development at Columbia/Hospital Corporation of America.

In October 2007, Joe and his wife Jeanne also made a $1 million dollar commitment to establish The Moore Presidential Scholars Endowed Scholarship.  Joe, a native of Morganfield KY, and his wife Jeanne currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee and have two sons.

The first phase of the capital campaign will include major renovations to The Moore Center, including an open concept living and dining area on the first floor that will include a remodeled cafeteria, as well as a brand new Snack Bar, and Spirit Shop. This floor will also see a new Athletics Hall of Fame and an expanded gymnasium to accommodate nearly 1,000 fans and will feature two full practice courts and a primary playing court. The addition of two new team locker rooms and an enrollment center will also be housed on the first floor of the building. The second floor will see extensive renovations as well, with the addition of a health and wellness center, expanded walking track and updated office space that include a new counseling center.

The second phase will include the construction of a new Signature Building on the corner of 9th and Frederica that will give a face lift, not only to Brescia University’s campus, but to Downtown Owensboro, serving as a Gateway to the thriving downtown area.

This building will feature an innovative digital learning studio, an auditorium that will be available for community use, state-of-the-art classrooms and computer laboratories, and will house the School of Business, the School of the Education and the School of Social Work. Innovation and technology will be hallmarks of this new state-of-the-art facility.

Construction on The Moore Center is scheduled to start this spring soon after the groundbreaking and is slated to be completed in January 2017.

The $10 million Capital Campaign kicked off in October of 2014. To date, Brescia University has secured $9.5 Million in gifts and pledges.

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Brescia Cross Country/Track & Field Team Partners with Local Parishhttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15621 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:19:41 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15621 The Brescia University Track & Field/Cross Country team has partnered with St. Joseph and Paul Parish of Owensboro to collect shoes for members of Saint Joseph Church in La Loma (Lalomas), Haiti. The shoe drive begins on March 28th and ends on April 15, 2016.

4“I think as athletes and coaches it is important to give back.  We sometimes take for granted all that we have and by doing the smallest of things, such as collecting old shoes, we can help those individuals in need,” stated Erin Gale, Brescia University Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coach. “I also thought this would be a great cause for us to get involved in because as a running team, we can go through almost 3 pairs of shoes a year so I know that we will have a great number in the collection bins.”

Any new or used shoes in wearable, clean condition for men, women and children are needs. Boots, high heels, sandals, and flip flops are included. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate by dropping off shoes at the donation boxes located at various locations on campus including: the Campus Center (located on Frederica Street), the Science Building (located on Frederica Street), and the Administration Building (located on East 7th Street).

Donations of cash are also accepted to help cover shipping costs which typically amount to approximately $3,000. These can be turned in at St. Joseph and Paul Parish.

La Loma is a small village in the mountains of Northern Haiti with a population that consist of mostly subsistence farmers and underprivileged families. Because of this, they do not have access to fundamental necessities.  There is currently no industry in the area, including manufacturing, and retail, and there are no job opportunities for these villagers.  The members of the village utilize a barter system to obtain food and clothing. There is a large population of children in La Loma and the national average life expectancy is 55 years.

“The relationship between Saints Joseph and Paul Parish in Owensboro and the mountain families in Lalomas, Haiti began in 2012.  At that time it was not unusual to see children at their homes or walking barefoot on the road, instead of being in school,” stated Lavida Mischel, member of Saints Joseph and Paul Parish and Missionary. “We quickly learned that children with no shoes were not allowed to attend school.  In 2012, there were 1700 children in the two schools supported by Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish and as a result of many generous donations, there are now over 2300 children in school.”

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Empty Bowls Tickets Now on Salehttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15609 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:28:00 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15609 Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street.  This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.

Tickets are $15 and available at the following locations:

Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow

1210 Burlew Blvd., Ste. A

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Tina Taylor

Next Level Church

2613 Cravens Avenue

Owensboro, KY

Contact Amanda Graham at bonnie4g@hotmail.com for hours

Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 East 4th Street

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only 300 tickets will be available for this event which has consecutively SOLD OUT prior to the event. If tickets are still available at the time of the event, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University.  Brescia’s Art Department has supplied the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created.

Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches. Available this year will be one vegan soup and three non-vegan.

Student volunteers from the Brescia Clay Club will wash your bowl for you when you are finished and it is yours to take home at the end of the evening.

T-shirts and silent auction items will be also be available at the event, including themed baskets and products from local organizations. Silent auction will be from 6:00-6:45 and you must be present to win.

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Brescia Receives $50,000 Gift from Old National Bankhttps://www.brescia.edu/news/15566 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:00:48 +0000 https://www.brescia.edu/?p=15566 Brescia University has received a gift of $50,000 from Old National Bank as part of the Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century. The gift will be used toward renovations of the Campus Center on Frederica Street, including naming the Admissions Reception area that will be part of the updates made.

The public phase of the Capital Campaign began in October of 2015 as part of a strategic plan by the university to meet the current needs of the institution, as well as position Brescia to excel in the years to come. The first phase encompasses updates to the current Campus Center, which opened in 1989, including an expanded gymnasium and walking track, the addition of a health and wellness center, a remodeled cafeteria, as well as a brand new Athletic Hall of Fame, Snack Bar, Spirit Shop, and Enrollment Center.

“Brescia is grateful to Old National Bank for its confidence in our mission to use education to make a difference in the lives of our students and community,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “Old National Bank’s generosity gives testimony to the bank’s deep commitment to this community and their willingness to support education as a powerful force for positive change.”

“Old National is pleased to partner with other local organizations and individuals to help make this important capital project a reality for Brescia University,” said Wade Jenkins, Old National Market President.  “These new and renovated facilities will help to accommodate the increased student enrollment while also improving the infrastructure and architecture of the campus and downtown Owensboro.”

Old National Bank was established in 1834 on the banks of the Ohio River in Evansville and today has more than 160 banking centers. Based in Evansville, Indiana, they provide services to individuals, families and businesses in the Indiana, Kentucky, Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois region.  As a community bank, they play a critical role in providing financial services to the community, placing value in their commitment to building long-term, highly-valued relationships with their clients.

Construction the Campus Center is slated to begin in early spring with a projected completion date of January 2017.

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