Brescia University Making a difference2016-05-25T20:20:52Z Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia MBA and MSM Application Process Now Streamlined]]> 2016-05-11T17:12:01Z 2016-05-11T17:12:01Z Brescia University has streamlined the admission process to both the MSM and MBA programs. Beginning Fall 2016, the MSM and MBA programs will no longer require a GRE or GMAT for admission.

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is delivered completely online, while courses within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program meet every other Saturday for 8 weeks. Both program formats make pursuing your graduate degree manageable even with the busy schedule of work, family, and daily life.

Tuition for each program is $500 per credit hour, and you can apply online for FREE!

To receive further information about Brescia University’s MSM or MBA, please contact Christy Rohner, Director of Admissions, at 270-686-4243 or

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Sr. Sharon Sullivan to Speak at 2016 Commencement]]> 2016-05-10T13:43:23Z 2016-05-09T20:01:16Z Brescia University is pleased to welcome Sister Sharon Sullivan, Congregational Leader for the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, back home to Brescia University as the 2016 Commencement speaker.

srSister Sharon was elected to a six-year term as the congregational leader in December 2009 and took office in July 2010 as the 15th canonically elected leader of the Ursuline Sisters. Her service at Brescia began in 1984 when she served as the Director of Housing and taught courses in special education, before she departed for Purdue University to complete her doctorate in special education.

Sister Sharon returned to Brescia University in 1993 as an associate professor of education and special education. In 1999, she became the chairwoman of the School of Education and remained in this post until being named the Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2007.

A graduate of Owensboro High School, Sr. Sharon received her bachelor of arts in history from Maryville College in 1969, her master of arts in elementary education from Western Kentucky University in 1982, her certification on elementary and special education from then Brescia College in 1975, and her doctorate in special education from Purdue University in 1993.

Born in Austin, Texas, she was often read to sleep from the law books her father studied at the University of Texas. She was the second child of Jack and Jane Sullivan, and has one sister and two brothers. Her family moved to Owensboro, Kentucky in 1960 when she was 13, after her father was offed a job as an officer with Texas Gas Transmission Corp. After being raised in the Presbyterian Church, she converted to Catholicism in 1973 and entered the novitiate of the Ursuline Sisters in 1982.

Sister Sharon served on the Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board and as a member and chair of Boards of Examiners for the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. She was appointed to and twice served as Chair of Kentucky’s State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children. She was Chair of Region 6 of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and served on the LCWR National Board.

Sister Sharon is currently a member of Brescia University’s Board of Trustees, an officer in the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, and an appointed member of the Greenwood Cemetery Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Impact 100 Board of Directors. She was inducted into the Owensboro High School Hall of Fame in 2012 and was presented with “Tough Cookie” award by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana in 2014.

Brescia University welcomes Sister Sharon Sullivan as she addresses the graduating class of 2016 on Saturday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the RiverPark Center. Commencement is open to the public and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Other graduation activities include a Baccalaureate Service on Friday, May 13th at 7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Information for Graduates]]> 2016-05-09T15:36:07Z 2016-05-09T15:30:50Z
  • Baccalaureate is the pre-graduation ceremony. It consists of a prayer service during which you’ll receive your tassels, alumni cards, and (for master’s graduates only), your hood. It is held at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church, 610 Locust Street  (at the end of 7th on the west side of Frederica opposite the Science Building).
  • Please meet in the Science Building Taylor Lecture Hall Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. for the class picture and to get lined up for the procession across Frederica, down west 7th St., and into the Cathedral.

    IN CASE OF STORMS, please meet in the St. Stephen Cathedral basement for the picture and lineup.

    Family and friends are invited to the Baccalaureate ceremony. It usually lasts about 45 minutes, and starts at 7 p.m.

    You should dress in your graduation gown and cap – it’s a great way to get your money’s worth!!

    1. GRADUATION is at the RiverPark Center down on the river (1st Street – but be advised, the Bar-be-que Festival will be in full spring, so you won’t be able to get on 1st You can park in the parking garage opposite the RiverPark Center, as long as you’re out by noon). The address is 101 Daviess St.

    You should be at the RiverPark Center by 9:15 on Saturday morning. This gives us time to get you lined up, and be able to check you off as present so that the diploma you receive will have your correct name on it!!  Go all the way through the RiverPark Center Lobby to the Jody Berry Theatre at the back of the Center; that’s where you’ll line up. There will be alphabetical pages taped to the wall… find you last name’s letter.

    If you are unable to attend the Baccalaureate to get your tassel, they will be available after 9 a.m. at the front coat-check desk of the RiverPark Center (Sr. Pam Mueller will be distributing them).

    1. For Seniors unable to be physically present, you’ve received the login information to watch the hour-long ceremony live as it occurs via the internet. On Friday sometime, the program for graduation will be posted on the Brescia website, so you can follow along with what you’re seeing and hearing. All graduates will be announced in alphabetical order, regardless of whether you’re present or not.

    Family members can also watch the ceremony at

    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia University Celebrates Students’ Academic Achievements]]> 2016-05-03T14:02:05Z 2016-05-03T14:02:05Z 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)


    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     



    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

    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Receives $15,000 Grant from PNC]]> 2016-05-03T14:03:57Z 2016-05-03T14:00:43Z 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.


    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[New Life Church Chosen to Receive Empty Bowls Funds]]> 2016-04-18T19:24:16Z 2016-04-18T19:24:16Z 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 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.


    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Seeking Applicants for High School Youth Theology Institute Initiative]]> 2016-04-18T19:25:27Z 2016-04-16T19:24:39Z 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 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

    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia to Host Day of Enrichment for Seniors]]> 2016-04-20T15:49:14Z 2016-04-14T15:45:21Z 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

    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 and 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.


    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Awards Diploma to Oldest Living Alumni]]> 2016-04-04T20:58:11Z 2016-04-04T20:57:40Z 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.

    Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Celebrates Capital Campaign Groundbreaking]]> 2016-03-31T16:22:14Z 2016-03-31T13:00:55Z 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.