Recent Clarke Alumna Shares ‘Unfolding Lessons,’ March 10

posted on March 2, 2009

Clarke College will host the alumni lecture of this year’s Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series, “An Unfolding Lesson: The World is My Neighbor,” presented by Jenny Martin Stiefel, a 2006 Clarke graduate, on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Based on the greatest commandment, Stiefel will explore what it means to love one's neighbor.  By looking at the unfolding lessons of her life, she reveals her understanding that the world is her neighbor.  Through experiences such as volunteering domestically and abroad, Stiefel discovers the reciprocal relationship human beings have and the responsibility we have to one another.
After graduating from Clarke, Stiefel spent a year volunteering in Durán, Ecuador where she taught English and worked in a medical dispensary.  She currently teaches religion and works with campus ministry at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque. Stiefel holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and secondary education from Clarke College and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in theology at Loras College.  She was married to her husband Kurt in June 2008.
The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in the spring of 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alums, Mary Mackin '34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander '20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The annual series consists of three lectures, including a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture and an alum lecture.

For more information, please contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.


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