February 2014: Class of 1939 and Class of 1944
2014 marks a special anniversary for many of our alumni. In this Alumni Spotlight we recognize the graduates from the Class of 1939, celebrating their 75th Reunion, and the class of 1944, celebrating their 70th Reunion in 2014.
Immaculata College Class of 1939
An excerpt from the 1939 Gleaner:
” The graduating class of 1939 has forty-nine members, and the ‘beautiful place on the hill’ is the beloved Alma Mater of a great number of Catholic young women. It is the site of many happy memories, and the object of many grateful prayers. And no wonder. A school with such lofty ideals, such loving kindness, and such great ambitions for its students cannot help but merit the love and gratitude of those under her care. may her greatness ever be superlative, and the love of her children ever the pure, wonderful love that she has inspired.”
Immaculata College Class of 1944
An excerpt from the 1944 Gleaner:
“In every home, it seems, there is a spot dearer than all others – an indefinable something seems to cling to its very atmosphere. How true this is of The Green Room, Immaculata’s social hall. It is there we gather to exchange a word, to dance a few steps, to sing a song, or just to be an intimate part of its cozy friendliness. Just as this hall is so much a part of our college memories, so too, our motto, so prominently displayed on its wall, should be an enduring part of our lives.”
January 2014: Immaculata University Alumni Association Board of Governors
- 2013-2014 Alumni Board of Governors Members with Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., President of Immaculata University
The Alumni Association Board of Governors
The Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Governors; this board is made up of 21 elected delegates, honorary members, the immediate Past President, and up to four appointed members of the University community. Other members may be added as needed to keep pace with University growth and change.
The Board consists of 21 elected delegates, two honorary members (University President and Vice President for University Advancement), the Immediate Past President of the Association, up to four appointed members (including the Director of Alumni Relations and up to three representatives of University constituencies, one each from the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Lifelong Learning), and other members as needed to keep pace with University growth and change. Read More
October 2013: Letitia Huntzman Santarelli ’86 and Molly Lackman ’94
Showcasing its rich history of sports excellence, Immaculata University will host its second Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Among the inductees are Molly Lackman ’94 and Letitia Huntzman Santarelli ’86, two of Immaculata’s outstanding athletes. Immaculata University established an Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 for the purpose of recognizing individuals who have contributed to the success and growth of the athletic program.
During her four years as a member of the Mighty Macs women’s basketball team, Letty Huntzman Santarelli scored 1,128 career points and 955 rebounds, ranking her fourth all-time in rebounds for IU. During the 1985-86 season, she was the single-season scoring leader with 495 points, sixth on the single-season record and was also the single-season rebound leader with 330, fourth-most in single-season history. Read more…
As a natural athlete, Molly Lackman excelled on the court and on the field. While a student at Immaculata, Lackman was a member of the field hockey, basketball, and softball teams. She earned All-League status for all three sports. For field hockey, Lackman was honored by the Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (PAIAW) as an All-Star in 1991 and 1992. In 1993, she was named First Team All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. Read more…
Read more about Leticia and Molly, and the other 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees, on the Immaculata University Athletics Hall of Fame webpage.
September 2013: Dianne Majer Mundy ’64 and Dr. Margaret Monaghan Hogan ’63
Immaculata University is proud to recognize the 2013 Recipients of the Alumni Medal and Amethyst Awards. These prestigious awards are granted based on criteria set forth by the Alumni Association, and are bestowed annually by the University.
Dianne Majer Mundy ’64, Recipient of the Alumni Medal Award
For 30 years, Dianne Majer Mundy served in the Nassau County Probation Department, promoting social justice and ending familial and animal abuse. She investigated situations and filed court reports; supervised families in the child abuse, neglect and custody unit. During the Vietnam era, she volunteered to do adoption home studies for Holt Agency expediting Eurasian infant/children entry into the United States.
Following retirement in 1995, Mundy became a member of RENEW, a retiree’s group affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in New York City. She served on the board for more than four years and planned and participated in the groups many spiritual, social, advocacy, educational and recreational activities.
Mundy is active in Immaculata’s Alumni Association. She has planned and promoted alumni events, participated in the telethon, and supported Immaculata financially. She served for two terms on the Alumni Board of Governors and was second vice president for three terms. She has hosted several alumni gatherings, encouraging her fellow alumni to stay connected with Immaculata.
Dr. Margaret Monahan Hogan ’63, Recipient of the Amethyst Award
Margaret Monahan Hogan ’63, Ph.D., is receiving the Amethyst Award for her service to the Church, her academic achievements, and her contributions to Immaculata and the community.
Building on the intellectual foundations she received at Immaculata, Hogan earned her Ph.D. from Marquette University. She chaired the Philosophy Department at King’s college and was the founding director of the King’s College Center for Ethics and Public Life. She was later awarded an endowed philosophy chair at the University of Portland and became the founding executive director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture.
Hogan has written or edited seven books and numerous articles, and has given presentations in the U.S. and abroad about medical, business, and political ethics; Catholic teaching; and other topics. For 20 years she has served on the teaching faculty of the Notre Dame Medical Ethics Conference. Throughout her career, she has advised both general and Catholic hospitals on medical ethics. In addition, Hogan has advised church leaders as well as political leaders at the federal, state, and local levels.
She and her husband, Dr. Thomas P. Hogan, are the parents of six children.