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Chicago Holiday Gathering, December 5, 2010

Alumni and friends gathered for a holiday brunch at the beautiful Cheney Mansion in the historic district of Oak Park, IL.  The event was hosted by Clarke alumni Mary Ann Ludwig ’59, Mary Heidkamp ’71, Christen Sadowski ’90 and Rob Walton ’02. Clarke President Sister Joanne Burrows, Alumni Board President Sandy Blake ’82 and several Clarke faculty were in attendance including Sr. Kate Hendel, Sr. Joan Lingen ’61, Jill Pecoraro, Graciela Caneiro Livingston, Christ Chapin-Tilton and Katei Bahl '04. A “Clarke through the Years” display and the exquisite St. John’s Bible volumes were also available for viewing.

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Director of Alumni Relations Katie Bahl ’04, Dean of Undergraduate Studies Graciela Caneiro-Livingston and Resident Hall Director Jill Pecoraro.

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Clarke winter display.

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Sr. Mary Lou Caffery, grant writer and former chemistry professor, designed the Clarke winter display.

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Graciela and Chris Chapin-Tilton, executive director of institutional advancement

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Chris and alumni host Mary Ann Ludwig ’59

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Katie and Sr. Mary Lou pose with Christmas tree.

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The entrance to the Cheney Mansion.

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Cheney Mansion

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Jill Plotke ’03, Mary Heidkamp ’71 and Polly Matejovsky ’83 mingle.

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Jeff Williams and Marianne McGloon Williams ’66

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Janet Anne Bloom ’79, Vicki Krstansky ’84

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Sara Currie ’03, Rob Walton ’02 and Maureen Murphy ‘03.

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Mari Merker DiLillo ’80, Barb Scholle Ainge ’80, Katrine Laura Poe ’80 and Diane Scholle Lortie ‘79.

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Sr. Kate Hendel, Mary Ellen Foy  Brabec  ’75 and Kim O’Connor Mitzner ’75 look through the pages of the rare volume of the St. John’s Bible.

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Dianne Donnelly Rose ‘73, Sr. Kate and Mary Ellen Foy Brabec ’75.

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Timothy Callahan, Mary Tockstein Callahan ’68 and Clarke President Sr. Joanne Burrows.

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Charlie Sturm ’86, Polly Matejovsky ’83 and Katie Bahl ‘04

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Jill Pecoraro and Dan Abben ‘04

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Bottom to top: Mari Merker DiLillo ’80, Katrine Laura Poe ’80, Diane Scholle Lortie ’79, and Barb Scholle Ainge ’80

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Mary Pat Rich Bakker ’76, Kim O’Connor Mitzner ’75 and Sr. Joanne Burrows

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Dan Abben ’04 says a blessing

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St. John’s Bible display. Two of the volumes were brought to the event for viewing.

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