The Challenge Summer Edition

THE CHALLENGE
 St. Cyril Academy Alumnae Association, Danville, PA 17821-1699 
Summer  2018
 
FROM THE MODERATOR
Dear Alums,
The date is getting closer and I am looking forward to seeing you at Homecoming on the 20th of October.  Father Heintzelman is planning to celebrate the liturgy.
 
Several grads were at our Summer Festival where they enjoyed the “best ever” waffles, corn, and lemonade at our Snack Shack stand.  It was like a mini-reunion!
 
We just completed our 40th year at the St. Cyril Preschool and Kindergarten.  Does time fly, or what? Our 50 three-, four-, and five-year-olds keep the Academy alive and keep me hopping!  Sr. Gloria Marie is joining me this year.
 
Get your voices in tune, circle the date on your calendar, contact your friends, and start packing for Danville.  I’ll be waiting for you!
 
Sister Donna Marie Ivanko, SSCM (’52)
Moderator
                                      
                                                             FROM THE EDITOR
Dear Friends,
 
As I am, generally, as tightly wrapped as a well-made cabbage roll, I’m already stressing over what to wear to Homecoming and hoping to see many people I know.  I’m also looking forward to meeting the alumnae who have been mailing in news over the past few issues.
 
Sr. Teresa was so well acquainted with all of you and your families!  As I label envelopes, I say each name to myself and try to tie it to its geographic location.  I’m flummoxed by married names; I knew you when you were “you,” not “we.”  I’ve been assured that, eventually, the fog will lift (Really?).  Right now I am keeping track of every piece of paper you send to backstop my reporting.  But mistakes creep in, for which I hope you will be understanding and forgiving.  Note, in particular, an amendment in spelling to the name of Alfonsas Radwill, beloved husband of Martha (Bensko) Radwill (’49).  I also call your attention to the item Cindy (Gelinas) Al-Qawasmi (’81) sent in for the last issue. 
 
Thanks to those who returned their questionnaires for educators and nursing professionals.  Numbers of returns were quite good!  If you haven’t replied yet, you can still do so.  Watch for the report in the fall.  I had planned to put out another questionnaire with this issue but decided to concentrate mainly on information surrounding Homecoming activities as the schedule has been revised and there are some important business items.
 
See you in Danville in October!
 
Mercy Kowalczyk (’64), Editor

ALUMNAE NEWS
 
Apologies to Cynthia (Gelinas) Al-Qawasmi (’81) who welcomed a new grandchild, Lillian Nicole Jones on 11 October 17.  In the previous issue I mis-reported daughter-in-law, Ashley, as Cindy’s daughter.  In fact, proud Dad Christopher Jones is Cindy’s son.
 
Additional good news from Cindy is that her daughter, Rachel Jones, has married Joah Hendrix.  The happy couple are living in Ft. Bragg, NC, where Joah is stationed.  Rachel and Joah are expecting their first child in November.
 
Yvonne (Kopecky) Comito (’64) welcomed a new grandson on 19 January 18.  Dean Charles Coffaro joins his 10-year-old twin brothers, Nick and Max.  The parents are Yvonne’s daughter, Marissa, and her husband, Colin.
 
Susan (Litavec) Gagne (’63) and her husband, Gerard, are delighted to report they welcomed their first grandchild, Benjamin Isaac Gagne, on 6 February 18.  Parents are Elijah and Sarah Gagne.

Best wishes for a very happy retirement go to Catherine Kane (’67).  After 26 years of teaching psychiatric nursing, research and theory, Catherine departed from the University of Virginia School of Nursing as Professor Emeritus of Nursing.  Retirement date was 24 May 18.
 
                                                 MAY THEY REST IN PEACE 
 
Please remember in your prayers the deceased and their families.
 
Sister M. Janet (Matlak), SSCM—12 May 18
 
Alumnae:
Bernadette (Sudol) Kitchen (’65)—19 November 12
Sr. M. Patricia Woll, IHM (’50)—28 December 13
Rose Marie (Hvisc) Dzurenda (’46)—16 June 17.  Rose Marie was the aunt of alumnae Audrey (Morrison) Sexon (’56) (d.7 July 17) and Aileen (Morrison) Dellacato (’56).
Frances (Reilly) Mayan Cesarano (’44)—22 January 18.  Frances was the sister of         Mary Reilly (’46).
Mary (Havas) Lazar (’41)—23 February 18
Helen (Komoda) Sabo (’49)—26 May 18
Gail Marie (Bassett) McGlinn (’75)—12 June 18

Family Members:

Alfonsas Radwill, husband of Martha (Bensko) Radwill (’49)—18 April 17
 
John W. Reckless, husband of Joyce (Bryer) Reckless (’65)—18 January 18
 
Rachelle Marie Quick Rivera, daughter of Roseann (Zawistowski) Quick (’64)—11 May 18
 
Elizabeth P. Dzurnak, sister of Sr. M. Thomas More (Marianne) Dzurnak, SSCM, (’61)—
7 June 18
 
Michael J. Dean, son of Marie (Sofianek) Dean (’60)—23 July 18
 
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR:
 
The special intention of Susan (Lechner) Shwed (’64).
The special intention of Margaret (Vitko) Turi (’47) on the death of her brother-in-law, Tom Fremature.
 
HOMECOMING DATE AND ARRANGEMENTS:
 
THE DATE IS 20 OCTOBER 18.  Invitations will mail mid-August.  Please contact Joanne Stahura directly if you don’t receive your invitation by the end of August or if you are aware of a classmate or friend who would like to receive one.  Please review the schedule and respond before your RSVP card has a chance to go astray!   It might be fun to bring your family or friends to acquaint them with the Academy and its beautiful campus.  Internet chatter indicates that this Homecoming will be an especially enjoyable and well-attended event.  I hope as many jubilarians as possible will attend.  The honored classes are:
 
1938-1939  80 years                          1952-1953  65 years                           1977-1978  40 years
1942-1943  75 years                          1958-1959  60 years                           1992-1993  25 years
1948-1949  70 years                          1967-1968  50 years                           1997-1998  20 years
 
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Pine Barn Inn. Please make your reservation as soon as possible and prior to 18 September 18 via www.pinebarninn.com.  Use promotion code SCA18.  The discounted rate for a single room is $125/night+tax.
 
Rooms in academy dorms will be available Friday and Saturday nights, 19 and 20 October 18.  If you would like to stay at SCA, please e-mail Sr. M. Michaelette:  smlsscm@hotmail.com, or write to Sister at Villa Sacred Heart, 1002 Railroad Street, Danville, PA  17821.
 
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE:
 
This year there is a new schedule.  Registration will be held in the Study Hall, concurrent with a continental breakfast buffet in the Dining Hall, starting at 9:00 AM (travelers don’t have to stop at a restaurant en route). Registration will be followed by the group photo and the business meeting.  A reception and dinner will begin at 1:30 PM and the (Sunday) Eucharistic liturgy will be celebrated at 5:00 PM in the Basilica.
 
HOMECOMING INVITATION RESPONSE:
 
It’s extremely important that you respond to your Homecoming invitation this year even if you are not planning to attend. These responses will be used to verify the Master Mailing List of alumnae and can affect your future mail from SCA, including whether or not you receive this newsletter in print. The matter of mailings will be discussed during the Business Meeting in October.  Please RSVP.  This summer issue of The CHALLENGE is mailing in hard copy to everyone for whom we have a valid address to assure that you know about this important action on your part.
 
HOMECOMING BUSINESS MEETING:
 
Nomination and Election of Officers:  One agenda item at the business meeting will be the election of Association officers.  The current officers are listed at the end of this issue and are eligible to be re-nominated for another term. 
 
The duties of the President are to represent the Association, to develop the business meeting agenda, and to run the business meeting. 
 
The Secretary keeps a record of meetings, produces minutes for the record, and presents minutes of the previous meeting for approval. 
 
The Treasurer maintains the accounts of the Association, provides archiving for certain financial and membership records, collects dues and donations and disburses monies as appropriate. 
 
Self-nomination is appropriate.  Typically, candidates for nomination are present at the business meeting.  However, if the nominee cannot attend, she must provide a statement in writing of willingness to serve if elected, must agree to be active in the post to which she is elected, and must attend the next homecoming.  
 
If you plan to nominate someone by mail, please make sure you have contacted that person first to determine they accept your nomination.  If the answer is “yes,” and if they cannot attend this year’s business meeting, they must provide, in writing, a simple statement saying they are willing to be nominated and will serve if elected.  Nominations and acceptances should be sent to Mercy Kowalczyk who will act as the collection point for this material.  Any nominations received by mail will be raised at the business meeting and must be seconded by a member present in order to be placed on the ballot. The nominations will then be acted upon by the members present.
 
Discussion of Alumnae Communications:  A discussion is expected to take place about how the alumnae and the Association communicate.  This means all forms of communication including information about homecoming and other Association activities; distribution of homecoming invitations; publication and distribution of The CHALLENGE; electronic communication including the website; and other communications in various forms that are relevant to the alumnae.  Those who will attend the meeting—usually about 100 alumnae—will be making these decisions through their votes.  If you cannot attend and have any ideas you want to share, or anything you feel strongly about, please send a note to Mercy Kowalczyk who will act as a collection point for your correspondence.
 
DUES:
By our numbers alone, we alumnae form an exclusive “club.”  In the school’s 73 years it graduated approximately 1550 students.  The graduates form the membership of the SCA Alumnae Association for which we are asked to pay dues.  Our dues support the website, publication of The CHALLENGE, expenses related to homecoming activities including supporting attendance of our alumnae religious, and a host of aperiodic expenses.  Dues have been $10 per year for many, many years, and payment is a matter of individual commitment to the SCA Alumnae Association.  This means no bills are sent and there is no requirement to pay dues in arrears. 
 
At this time, approximately 1160 Association members are eligible to pay dues.  It may trouble you to learn, then, that only about 130 alumnae are regularly meeting that commitment.  Attendance at homecoming seems to bring in dues, particularly from those who plan to attend.  But there is an imbalance between our numbers and the source of support for benefits derived by all. 
 
Please re-commit to payment of your dues.  Mark it on your calendar or do it in conjunction with another annual activity so that you don’t forget to pay your annual dues.  If you want to save a stamp this year, you can insert your dues check (a separate check from your Homecoming registration check, please) in the same envelope as your Homecoming RSVP.  You do not have to pay dues in arrears but if you wish to do so, they will be gratefully received.    Please write your dues check to:  SCA ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION, and mail directly to Joanne Stahura.  In the memo portion of the check please write:  “ Dues” and the year(s) covered by your check.
 
THE WEBSITE:
 
The official website for the SCA Alumnae Association is:  www.stcyrilacademy.org.  Join the website and take advantage of the significant amount of password protected information it contains.  You are encouraged to use the Facebook page, rather than individual pages for each alumna, to post messages and share personal news.  You can access the Facebook page directly from the Association home page.  Be sure you’re accessing the official SCA website as noted above as there are a number of sites out there on the web that are incorrect and inaccurate.
 
HAPPY TRAVELERS:
 
Yvonne (Kopecky) Comito (’64) and husband, Tony, traveled to Alaska in June 2017.  They visited Denali National Park and cruised to Glacier Bay, then took a “skiplane” up to a glacier.  Soaring through the skies in this six-passenger plane provided access to spectacular views denied most visitors because weather conditions obscure the mountains.  Did you know that Juneau is the only U.S. state capital not accessible by road?  Yvonne and Tony learned these and other facts as they moved from city to city; Yvonne, a former educator (yes, she responded to the questionnaire), wanted to share this info.  They also spent time in Victoria, BC, Canada, visiting the amazingly beautiful Buchart Gardens.  In Vancouver, they crossed the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  At 495 ft. long and swaying 230 ft. above the river, it proved a test for Yvonne who is not a fan of heights—or bridges!  After crossing, our travelers entered a rainforest where they were able to access the canopy via smaller suspension bridges.  Yvonne reported her relief that these did not sway.  Yvonne and Tony also visit their second home in Boynton Beach, FL, several times a year.  They often meet up with Rita (Miccio) Foglio (’64) and her husband, Domenick.
 
SUBMITTING NEWS:
 
Please include your full name, class, mailing address, phone, and e-mail (we will use this to keep mailing lists current as well as confirm receipt of your item and contact you with any questions/clarifications).
If you are reporting a death, please give the full name of the individual, their connection to you and/or other alumnae, the date of death, and any other salient information.    We are interested in the births of children/grandchildren and their educational and other major achievements.  If you travel, we’d like to hear about your adventures.  Please submit all items to Mercy Kowalczyk.
             
 
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE 2016-2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President:  Mary Teresa Berrettini-Molino ’74   745 Arthur Street, Hazle Township, PA 18201
570.578.7507   coco.74530@yahoo.com
 
Treasurer:  Joanne Stahura ‘59   1504 Poolside Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202
570.436.1839   joannestahura1@verizon.net
 
Secretary:  Elaine Kopecky Sweeney ’67   870 Echo Hill Road, West Chester, PA  19382
610.399.1140   lemmr01@aol.com
 
Alumnae Moderator: Sister Donna Marie Ivanko, SSCM ’52
Villa Sacred Heart, 1002 Railroad Street, Danville, PA 17821  570.275.3581 donnascasscm@hotmail.com
 
Newsletter Editor:  Mercy Kowalczyk ’64
441 Twin Streams Drive, Warminster, PA 18974 
mercykowal@aol.com  215.880.2972

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

         THE CHALLENGE

                                                               St. Cyril Academy Alumnae Association                                                                                                                           Spring  2018 

 

                                                                        FROM THE MODERATOR

Dear Alums,
Guess what?  The fialky are blooming!  Wondered if that would ever happen after the blustery winter we’ve had.  But the days are speeding by and it’s almost time to say goodbye to this school year.  Now, our thoughts really move on to Homecoming 2018.  You are thinking about coming, are you not?  We expect you and are looking forward to seeing you all.  Each time I pass the Homecoming photos in the corridor near the old study hall, I pray for all of you; recall each of you; and hope you’re happy.  You will be in the photo of the alums this year, I know.
By now I feel a part of the mortar of the building and the plaster on the corridor walls.  I have been here for 54 years—arriving in 1964—all of which have been exciting, challenging, and very happy.  From teacher, to principal, to Community leader, to preschool and kindergarten principal, I have never been bored.  The drama programs I enjoyed with the Academy students continue with the little ones each June.  I am blessed!
Mark your calendars for October 20th.  Contact your classmates; refresh your stories; be prepared to have a good time!
Lovingly with prayer,
Sister Donna Marie Ivanko (’52)
Moderator
                                                          FROM THE EDITOR
Dear Friends,
Thanks for your kind messages of support.  The news is beginning to flow!  You will see some notices that predate my editorship, published in the spirit of keeping you all informed. Thanks, too, for the news about your travels responding to an item published in the last issue.
In this issue, please note the changes to the Homecoming schedule.  These changes respond to requests by alumnae to spend more unstructured time together, and also accommodate travel plans.  Invitations will be mailed in August, but this early notice will allow you to better plan your activities for 20 October.
This issue also contains two questionnaires to help us get to know each other as the women we have become since leaving SCA.  The idea of exploring our “grown up” selves came from a conversation with Sr. Teresa Urda at Family Day a few years ago.  Sister was anxious that alumnae return to the school, at least for Homecoming, and enjoy the experience of seeing classmates and old friends again.  We came down on the side of leaving the past where it was and advancing relationships whence we stand.  Thus, the questionnaires, which I hope to continue for several issues until we all have a better profile of the WOMEN of SCA.
I hope you will participate by completing and returning a questionnaire when your category appears.  The questions are straightforward; the results are not meant to be exhaustive or scientific.  But your responses may help
engender new friendships and bring excitement to old associations through comfortable sharing of experiences and expertise.  Results will be reported out in a future Challenge.  I have started with what I perceive are the two largest professional groups among us:  educators and nursing professionals.
Another form of connectivity begins with this issue.  In an effort to help us appreciate the “quilt” of Academy families, alumnae connections will be reported when they are provided to me with a news item.
Mercy Kowalczyk (’64), Editor
 
ALUMNAE NEWS
Cynthia (Galinas) Al-Qawasmi (’81) welcomed a new grandchild on 11 October 17.  Lillian Nicole Jones joins big brother Landon Christopher Jones, age 3.  The proud parents are Cindy’s daughter, Ashley, and her husband, Christopher Jones.
Alina Rivera, granddaughter of Agnes (Drahovsky) Finkle (’56) and daughter of Eileen (Finkle) Rivera (’90) married in 2017.  She and her husband are expecting their first child in July.
                            MAY THEY REST IN PEACE 
Please remember in your prayers the deceased and their families.
Sister Maria Goretti (Hudak), SSCM, 16 February 18
Alumnae:
Joan (Dennen) Harner (’59)—14 September 16
Virginia (Kubko) Bryant (’59)—12 December 17
Helen (Horvath) McCarthy (’53)—17 November 17
Patricia (Lupinski) Andrezzi (’56)—30 January 18
Frances (Yenchik) Polchin (’46)—26 March 18, sister of Mary (Yenchik) Novotnak (’44), as well as Catherine (Yenchik) Bartol (’40) [d.] and Barbara (Yenchik) (’53) [d.]; aunt of MaryAnn (Novotnak) Askam (’67), Barbara (Novotnak) Mosca (’69), and Michelle (Bartol) Iobst (’73).
Family Members:
Alfonso Radwill, husband of Martha (Bensko) Radwill (’49)—18 April 17
Joseph Flaherty, husband of Terry Ann (Jacobs) Flaherty (’55)—20 October 17
Margaret Spodnik, sister of Josephine (Spodnik) Anderek (’51)—2 February 18
Michael Dean, husband of Marie (Sofianek) Dean (’60)—7 March 18
William Dolehide, son of Judy (Mensik) Dolehide (’59)—8 March 18
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR:
The special intention of Martha (Bensko) Radwill (’49)

HOMECOMING:
Please mark your calendar:  20 OCTOBER 18
The schedule has been revised as follows:
Registration in the Study Hall, concurrent with Continental Breakfast in the Dining Room, will start at 9:00 AM (travelers don’t have to stop at a restaurant en route). Registration will be followed by the group photo and the business meeting.  A reception and dinner will begin at 1:30 PM and the (Sunday) liturgy will be celebrated at 5:00 PM in the Basilica.
This year the following Jubilee Classes will be celebrated:
1938-1939  80 Years                          1958-1959  60 Years
1942-1943  75 Years                          1967-1968  50 Years
1948-1949  70 Years                          1992-1993  25 Years
1952-1953  65 Years
Please contact your classmates to assure broad circulation of these changes.  Homecoming invitations will be mailed in August.  If you don’t receive an invitation, or you know of a friend or classmate who would like to receive one, please contact Joanne Stahura.
DUES:
Alumnae Association dues remain $10 per year.  You are not required to pay any dues in arrears, just start with 2018.  Please send your dues directly Joanne Stahura. Make your check out to: SCA ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION.  In the memo portion of the check please write: “ Dues” and the year.
THE WEBSITE:
Alumnae are encouraged to participate in the Academy website.  The site is well maintained and contains information about alumnae, activities, photos, announcements.  You can also post messages to classmates. The site address is:  www.stcyrilacademy.org.  Sign in and select a password.
HAPPY TRAVELERS:
This summer, Agnes (Drahovsky) Finkle (’56) plans to head for Myrtle Beach, SC, for sun and sand, and to Cleveland, OH (where she will view a replica of the Ark). At the end of September, she will travel to Ontario, Canada.  Agnes enjoys being on the move and has toured numerous sites in the US and Canada, including Mackinac Island, Michigan, and Branson, Missouri.  Agnes will also be traveling to family weddings this fall with a son scheduled to be married in September and a grandson marrying in early October.
In the winter issue, Grace (Zaretti) Conti (’67) extended an invitation to any alumnae who wished to join the “Girls Only” travel group formed many years ago by members of her class.  Their most recent destination was Las Vegas.  The group usually includes the following, all from the Class of ‘67: Grace (Zaretti) Conti, Connie Gordon, Kathy (Hritz) Briant, Margaret Mary Baran, Ellen (Kerr) Ryan (and her sister-in-law Bette Ryan), Elaine (Kopecky) Sweeney, Eileen (Kusbel) Schneider, and Carol (Kessler) DeSilva (along with her daughter).  Other trips have included Patricia (Pachence) Gaebl, Cyrila (Gerdelan) DiGiovanni, and Janine Corbett.  Friends and relatives who are not SCA graduates join in from time to time.  Grace reminds us that all alumnae are welcome to join in.  Contact Grace directly for more information on future plans.
Most alumnae are familiar with the art of Kristyna (Szajowska) O’Hop (’62).  Kristyna has made gifts of her work to the Sisters; a limited edition of prints of “Angels of the Tower,” honoring SCA alumnae, was available at Homecoming a few years ago.  Kristyna has a particular interest in capturing less-widely-known religious figures.  Much of her work is donated to benefit religious sites and organizations, involving extensive travel for presentations.   In 2017, Kristyna presented paintings of San Bruno’s “Profession of Faith” to the Carthusian Monastery at Serra San Bruno, located in Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy.  She returned at a later date to attend the San Bruno Festival; this visit inspired new efforts.  Later, in Malaysia, at the Refugio en el Bosque (Shelter in the Forest), Kristyna designed a booklet as a guide for visitors.  A red maple, in honor of her late husband, Bill [d.2015], was planted there.
Christina (Valenta) Sams (’64) sent in a marvelous recounting of her family’s visit to the Czech Republic (her Father was born in Vresovice) and Slovakia (her Mother was from a border town near Vresovice), in 2013.  The trip included 10 family members and was planned by Chris’ sister-in-law who was interested in discovering her own ancestral roots.  The group was fortunate to have an excellent guide, Marie, who hired buses, arranged hotels, meals, passes, etc., for the 10-day adventure.  Marie diligently arranged visits to villages identified by the family as part of their history.  Then she went the extra mile and contacted the mayors of these places to assure that nothing of importance was missed.  Consequently, two cousins were located in a different part of Vresovice who, heretofore, were unknown to the family.  A proposed 20-minute meeting in the morning resulted in a delightful party that lasted deep into the afternoon, with the sharing of food and drink, family stories, and photos.  The “new” cousins, Josepha and Vera, remain in contact and hope to visit family in the US in the near future.
SUBMITTING NEWS:
Please include your full name, class, mailing address, phone, and e-mail (we will use this to keep mailing lists current as well as confirm receipt of your item and contact you with any questions/clarifications).
If you are reporting a death, please give the full name of the individual, their connection to you and/or other alumnae, the date of death, and any other salient information.    We are interested in the births of children/grandchildren and their educational and other major achievements.  If you travel, we’d like to hear about your adventures.  Please submit all items to Mercy Kowalczyk.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE 2016-2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President:  Mary Teresa Berrettini-Molino ’74   745 Arthur Street, Hazle Township, PA 18201
570.578.7507   coco.74530@yahoo.com
Treasurer:  Joanne Stahura ‘59   1504 Poolside Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202
570.436.1839   joannestahura1@verizon.net
Secretary:  Elaine Kopecky Sweeney ’67   870 Echo Hill Road, West Chester, PA  19382
610.399.1140   lemmr01@aol.com
Alumnae Moderator: Sister Donna Marie Ivanko, SSCM ’52
Villa Sacred Heart, 1002 Railroad Street, Danville, PA 17821  570.275.3581 donnascasscm@hotmail.com
 
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SEE BELOW FOR SURVEYS IN SPRING 2018 EDITION

 

Mail to:  The CHALLENGE

Mercy Kowalczyk, Editor

c/o 441 Twin Streams Drive

Warminster, PA  18974

 

     SURVEY OF ALUMNAE EDUCATORS

 

My full name is:  _________________________________________________________

First (maiden) married/last

 

I graduated from SCA in _________(year)

 

After graduation from the Academy, I pursued a career as an educator over the period of

_____years. 

 

My level of education is (circle one):

BA     BS     MA     MS      PhD       Other ________________________________________

 

My primary area of endeavor is/was (X one):

_____ Pre-K                    _____ Kindergarten             _____ Primary Grades

_____ Middle School    _____ High School                _____Trade School

_____Junior College     _____ Special Education      _____College/University

_____Other _____________________________________________________________

 

I teach/taught the following subject: _________________________________________

 

I decided to pursue a career as an educator because:

_____a family member, friend, or role model was an educator

_____I was encouraged by my parent(s), teacher(s), role model

_____other______________________________________________________________

 

I find/found my profession fulfilling because: (briefly describe)

 

 

My most meaningful experience as an educator was: (briefly describe)

 

 

 

VOLUNTARY:  I would be happy to be in contact with other alumnae who share my profession.  You may list me on the Circle of Contact sheet distributed only to other Circle members for the period ending June 2019.  My preferred means of receiving these communications is as follows:  address and/or e-mail address and/or phone: (please provide one or more means of contact below)

 

 

 

 

Mail to: The CHALLENGE

Mercy Kowalczyk, Editor

c/o 441 Twin Streams Drive

Warminster, PA  18974

 

SURVEY OF ALUMNAE NURSING PROFESSIONALS

 

My full name is:  _________________________________________________________

First (maiden) married/last

 

I graduated from SCA in _________(year)

 

After graduation from the Academy, I pursued a career in nursing over the period of

_____years. 

 

My level of classification as a nursing professional is/was (circle one):

LPN     RN     MSN     PA     NP     Other ________________________________________

 

My practice specialty is/was PRIMARILY in the following area (X one):

_____ Acute Care                 _____ Addiction Treatment              _____ Doctor’s Office

_____ Emergency Room     _____ Geriatric     _____ Hospice     _____ Military

_____ Pediatric                     _____ Post-Operative Care               _____ Private

_____ Psychiatric                  _____ Public Health                           _____ Surgical Suite

_____ Other ___________________________

 

I decided to pursue nursing as a career because:

_____a family member, friend, or role model was a nurse

_____I was encouraged by my parent(s), teacher(s), role model

_____it was one of few professional fields open to me

_____other_____________________________________________________________

 

I find/found my profession fulfilling because: (briefly describe)

 

 

My most meaningful experience as a nursing professional was: (briefly describe)

 

 

 

VOLUNTARY:  I would be happy to be in contact with other alumnae who share my profession.  You may list me on the Circle of Contact sheet distributed only to other Circle members for the period ending June 2019.  My preferred means of receiving these communications is as follows:  address and/or e-mail address and/or phone: (please provide one or more means of contact below)