I MMA C U L ATA MA G A Z I N E * W I N T E R 2 0 1 5
In the words of St. Francis de Sales, “Friendships begun
in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.”
These words ring so true every day in the Alumni Office
Much happens on and off The Hill with our alumni and
we have the opportunity to share in the joys, the sorrows, and
reconnect long lost friends. Immaculata is family and we feel
this bond every day and try to share it with all of you, no matter
the distance between us.
This year, the 100th anniversary celebration of Villa Maria
Hall was extra special with the attendance of our eldest living
alumna, Mercita Loyola Brett Kane ’35 and her family. What
a privilege it was for all of us to be in her company. In fact, we
enjoy seeing all of you when you return home to “thy Noble
Hill.” It is amazing to watch you pick up wherever you left
off—a week ago or even 50 years ago!
Your Alumni Board of Governors, led by President
Kathy Freney Smith ’90, along with 20 other members of
the Alumni Board work closely with the Alumni Office to
find meaningful ways for our alumni to remain engaged
with the Immaculata community. In fact, voting is underway for
our new slate of delegates. Be sure to visit the alumni website
and cast your vote by the March 15 deadline.
In this issue you are learning about Immaculata’s five-year
strategic agenda plan. Our alumni association plays an integral
role in all that we pursue. We ask your support in all ways—
financial, spiritual, and emotional—as we challenge ourselves to
be even mightier.
The Office of Alumni Relations encourages you to stay up-
to-date on all of the activities on and off The Hill. If you can’t
visit campus, perhaps we will be traveling to your area. If we
haven’t planned to visit your area, please let us know if you are
willing to help arrange a gathering of alumni. Please check our
, to stay current with our news
and upcoming events. We even provide you the opportunity to
stay connected with us through the latest and greatest in social
media and our electronic newsletter,
Highlights from the Hill.
We enjoy reconnecting all of you.
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2015 will be held April 24-26
when we will celebrate the class years ending in 0’s and 5’s. We
already know the 50th and 25th reunion classes are gearing up
for a memorable time. You don’t have to be a reunion class to
celebrate. All alumni are invited to attend—catch up with your
big sisters, little sisters, our IHM Sisters, and your Immaculata
family. You will know someone here!
Thank you for all you do for Immaculata. Best wishes in
2015. Visit soon ... our doors are always open to you.
Karen DeLucia Matweychuk ’83
Director of Alumni Relations
Karen D. Matweychuk ’83, Director of Alumni Relations