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Meletia Society 

July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013

Named in honor of sister Mary Meletia Foley, first dean of Notre Dame, the Meletia Society recognizes those individuals who generously support the University through annual contributions of $1,000 or more. Members of the Mary Meletia Society are philanthropic leaders in the dramatic growth and dynamic innovation taking place at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Theresa MThe Mary Meletia Society comprises Notre Dame’s most generous benefactors, and it is the University’s hope that our graduates will one day aspire to join its ranks. For Theresa M. “Tess” Maseda ’13, it took about six months. Ms. Maseda, who graduated in May with a degree in biology and a minor in music, recently became the youngest member of the Meletia Society, which is made up of donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Notre Dame Fund in a single fiscal year. She is now working as a lab technician at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before entering medical school in 2016.

It was during the busy time before Christmas when Ms. Maseda opened her mail and found an ornament from Notre Dame depicting the Grotto of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which she received because of her membership on the Alumnae and Alumni Association Executive Board. “It reminded me that, ‘Oh, it’s the season of giving!’” she says. “And I knew I wanted to give back to Notre Dame in as many ways as possible.”

Ms. Maseda made her gift to honor a professor who she says had a profound influence during her education at Notre Dame: Christy Izdebski, D.M.A., an associate professor in the music department. “I really had a wonderful experience in the music department as a science major, and that’s what made me decide to make a donation,” says Ms. Maseda, who is proficient on trumpet and piano. “They even let me have my own senior recital. “The music department has had such an influence on me,” she says. “I wanted to support that department as much as I could.”

New Meletia Members in 2013

 
  • Laura R. Brooks
  • Joan Develin Coley, Ph.D. and M. Lee Rice
  • Jane Cafone Dietche ’63
  • Susan Power Eavenson ’73
  • Susan Morris Hoag ’61
  • Jean Marie Diesenberg Hofstetter ’76
  • Maureen Casserly LaPorta ’10
  • Sally A. Lawrence ’71
  • Patricia Murphy Lewis ’69
  • Tess Maseda ’13 
  • Jo Vitrano Miller ’53
  • M. Marc and Victoria Munafo
  • Geraldine A. O’Brien ’59
  • Eileen P. O’Neill ’88
  • Jeredith Worthley Stifter ’68
  • Denise Flynn Weglicki ’73 and Timothy T. Weglicki
  • Linda Wickstrom

Meletia Society Members

 
  • Stanton G. Ades and Renee Ades
  • L. William Alter Jr.
  • Mary Lou Donnelly Armstrong-Peters ’60 and Joseph E. Peters
  • Ladonna Weisser Baginski ’66 and
  • Raymond J. Baginski
  • Sharon M. Barnard M’03
  • Polly E. Behrens ’98 and Bruce Behrens
  • Victoria Genco Bell ’69
  • Julie Courtney Ben-Susan ’69 and Paul Ben-Susan
  • Kathleen A. Beres ’70 and Miller D. Einsel
  • Leonor and Marc P. Blum
  • Patricia A. Bosse ’81 and Frank A. Gunther III
  • Andrea R. Bowden ’69, Ph.D.
  • Dorothy M. Brown ’54
  • Helen Manley Brown ’43
  • Patricia M. C. Brown and Joseph P. Gill
  • M. Kathleen Buetow ’50, M.D.
  • Mary Catherine Bunting
  • Anne Furlong Burke ’85 M’92 and James P. Burke Jr.
  • Mary Lou Caldwell ’58
  • Carol Knoeppel Callahan ’54
  • Patricia Kempton Caputo ’63
  • Elizabeth Ann Gessler Carpenter ’44
  • Deborah Manger Carski ’72
  • Dr. Theodore R. Carski
  • Paulo Carvalho
  • Kathleen Marsh Casey ’70 and Paul Casey
  • Valerie Choudhury ’58
  • Judith and Edward S. Civera and Diana Civera ’11 M’12
  • Mary Kathleen Clucas ’68
  • Caroline Abell Coleman ’91
  • Jane M. Conlon ’79
  • Sally Heitzman Conlon ’48 †
  • Drs. James and Becky Conneely
  • Rosalie Jones Connor ’51 M’92
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Constable, Esq.
  • Francis and Betty Contino ’89
  • Katharine Cook, Ph.D.
  • Mary J. Corey ’85 †
  • M. Gale Costa ’71
  • Winifred Lynch Coughlin ’46 †
  • Catherine Roloson Counselman ’41 and Charles C. Counselman Jr.
  • Susanna Peters Coy ’60, Ph.D.
  • Mary E. Crow M’91
  • Cathryn Archibald Curia ’69
  • Joan Beach Davidson ’93 and Thomas Davidson
  • Janice M. Davis ’92
  • Jane McIvor Deal ’69
  • Janice Fraser DiGrazia ’79
  • Judith Geilfuss Dobson ’62 and James W. Dobson III
  • Marie Corasaniti Dombrowski ’49 and William F. Dombrowski, D.D.S.
  • Carolyn Troy Donohue ’86 M’89
  • Edith McParland Donohue ’60, Ph.D.
  • Anna-Lisa Dopirak ’63
  • Kathleen Densmore Dubia ’71
  • Elizabeth M. Dugan, M.D.
  • Donna Ringger Easton ’70 and John J. Easton Jr.
  • Cynthia Egan
  • Elizabeth Williams Elder ’82, and Charles B. Elder
  • Ellen Florence Emery ’65
  • Missy Evans-Moreland ’84 and Richard T. Moreland
  • Joanne Power Falkowski ’68
  • R. Gene Farrington, Ph.D.
  • Eileen Atkins Fick ’39
  • Grace Vullo Finn ’52
  • Dr. and Mrs. Domenico G. Firmani
  • Joan Murphy Flaherty ’57
  • Taylor and Gary Foss
  • Debra M. Franklin ’76, Ph.D.
  • R. Gregory and Kathryn B. Freeland 
  • Lillian P. Freudenberger ’87
  • The Honorable Kathleen O’Ferrall
  • Friedman ’62 and Richard W. Friedman
  • Pat Fuchsluger ’00 and John Fuchsluger
  • Benita M. Furman ’70
  • Kathleen Herron Gansereit ’62 and Raymond Gansereit
  • Gino J. and Margaret Gemignani
  • Patricia Gibbons ’52 and Edwin C. Gibbons Jr.
  • Celia Read Gilmore ’54 and William G. Gilmore
  • Marguerite Getty Greenman ’06 M’08
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Greenman
  • Mary Adele Griesacker ’51
  • Frances Flannery Gunshol ’88 M’94 and
  • Lou Gunshol
  • Mary Ellen Steiner Gunther ’54 and Frank A. Gunther Jr.
  • Veronica Walker Hackett ’67 and John J. Egan
  • Rosemary Garrett Hartley ’48 and James P. Hartley, M.D.
  • Sheila Fahey Haskell ’59 and Donald F. Haskell
  • Janet Wagner Hauser ’62
  • Rose Marie Meadow-Croft Hellmann ’52
  • Charles E. Herget Jr.
  • Patricia Mosellen Hillman ’69 and Donald Hillman
  • Susan Morris Hoag ’61
  • Margaret Delaney Holland ’47 and Capt. John P. Holland Sr.
  • Rita Cooper Hubbard ’50, Ph.D.
  • Amanda A.M. Idstein ’97 and Kevin Idstein
  • Jane Roycroft James ’52
  • Brenda and William L. Jews
  • Ruth E. Johnson ’83
  • Susan Todd Johnson ’68
  • Harvey C. and Jeanne Morris Jones ’50
  • Susan Vosseller Jordan ’62
  • George Justice Jr.
  • The Honorable Irene Keeley ’65 and Mr. John P. Keeley III
  • Ann Gillespie Kelly ’46
  • Rev. Robert T. Kennedy
  • Randolph S. Kiefer
  • Nancy Kiehne
  • Janise A. Kilar ’03
  • Betty Wintz Klare ’43
  • Marion I. Knott
  • Susan Gardiner Larkin ’65, Ph.D. and James T. Larkin
  • Stephanie Poche Lawrence ’66
  • Katherine R. Lears ’81
  • Aaron and Anne Lin 
  • Dianne E. Francesconi Lyon ’60
  • Jean Schramm Monier Lyons ’53
  • Ann Shaeffer MacKenzie ’85
  • Carol A. Manfredi ’93 and Robert R. Manfredi
  • Christina O. Marsalek ’69 M’00 and Stephen F. Marsalek
  • Nancy Byrnes Martel ’58 and Thomas C. Martel
  • George and Dorothy Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Mason Sr.
  • Nancy E. McColgan ’92 and Francis L. Wiegmann
  • Melissa Menkel McGuire ’91, Esq. and Christopher McGuire
  • Paul R. McHugh, M.D. and
  • Jean B. McHugh
  • Mary Regis McLoughlin ’60
  • Mary Lu Schroeder McNeal ’50 and Edward J. McNeal †
  • Daniel and Donna Miscavige
  • James Mitchell
  • M. Marie Mitchell ’52
  • Patricia J. Mitchell ’69
  • Elizabeth B. Monroe ’46 and John H. Monroe
  • Madeline Morgan Moore ’64 and Ronald W. Moore
  • Ellen M. Murphy ’71
  • Pamela McCloskey Murphy ’64
  • Patricia Winter Natale ’57
  • Lauren Marie Nehra ’03
  • Joan Dobbins Nolan ’48 and John Nolan
  • Mary Clare Brannon Noonan ’58
  • Judith Murphy Norton ’65
  • Regina Hladky Novotny ’66
  • Anthony O’Brien and
  • Dr. Eva Simmons O’Brien
  • Mary O’Connor, Ph.D.
  • Sylvia Milanese Oliver ’68
  • Jane Griffin O’Neill ’59
  • Kathleen Kresslein O’Neill ’45
  • Margaret Bagli Otenasek ’85
  • Mildred Buzek Otenasek ’36, Ph.D. †
  • Frank R. Palmer IV
  • Helen Marikle Passano ’69
  • and E. Magruder Passano
  • Sue Ford Patrick ’67
  • Drs. Carl and Sheila Pirkle ’65
  • The Honorable Mary Louise Preis and Dr. Frederick G. Preis
  • Joseph L. Prosser
  • Aesha Tanzymore Ray ’03
  • Kathleen J. Renz ’63
  • Jennifer and George Reynolds III
  • Robert E. Roby Jr.
  • K. Patricia Slaughter Roe ’52
  • Heidi Fletcher
  • Robert Sabelhaus and Melanie R. Sabelhaus
  • Raphael J. Santini, Esq.
  • Renee Jakubiak Sass ’87
  • Rebecca A. Sawyer, Ph.D. and Jonathan Sawyer
  • Gisela Ruebenacker Schwab ’49, Ph.D.
  • Patricia Welter Servis ’59
  • Mary Pat and Bob Seurkamp
  • Margaret Kane Shaffer ’09
  • The Honorable Carol E. Smith ’68
  • Erin E. Smyth ’09
  • John C. and Geralynn D. Smyth
  • Patricia Knott Smyth ’51
  • Christine Hill Snyder ’77 and Larry Snyder
  • Kathie Donnelly Solomon
  • Eileen Mueller Spellman ’57
  • Margaret J. Steinhagen ’54,
  • Dorothy Forestell Streb ’55
  • Karla and Brent Swinton
  • Penelope Johnson Taylor ’85 M’99
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Taylor
  • Barbara A. Tipton ’66
  • Lynn and John K. Tolmie
  • Ruth Luddy Toro ’60, M.D. and Rodrigo Toro, M.D.
  • Diana M. Trout ’97 and Kenneth H. Trout
  • Josephine Trueschler ’49
  • Frances Smith Vitrano ’53 and Justin A. Vitrano
  • Alice Knott Voelkel ’54
  • Helen Knott Vogel ’88 and Stuart L. Vogel
  • Deborah Kus Wagner ’58 and Walter H. Wagner
  • Joseph B. Weatherstein ’08
  • Mary Erskin Weglian ’65 †
  • and John J. Weglian
  • Mary Lou Henritze Carter ’48 †
  • Mary Ann Chappie
  • Mary Louise Chesley-Cora ’64
  • Cynthia A. Child ’52
  • Joan Stanley Cipriano ’64
  • M. Kathleen Clucas ’68
  • Catherine Roloson Counselman ’41
  • and Charles C. Counselman Jr.
  • Agnes Dickhoff Cross ’59 and Robert C. Cross
  • Betti Ann Doyle Curlander ’50
  • Peggy Wilson Davis ’67
  • Ida Dee Davison ’55
  • M. Katherine DeGrange ’69
  • Thomas L. and
  • Carolyn Civish Wheeler ’54
  • Connie A. Wheeler ’00
  • Scott and Susan Wilfong
  • Joan M. Wilhelm ’03
  • Lt. Col. Tania Ricks Wilkes ’84
  • Mary Judith Simms Williams ’63
  • Barbara Lanza Wolf ’69
  • Lucy Babb Wright ’66
  • Rosemary E. Zuna ’68, M.D.
   

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