Class Notes

Check out alumni photos on our web gallery! Alumni.Franciscan.edu 1960s Joe Clark ’68 retired from teaching 6th grade in the Plum Borough School District, a Pittsburgh suburb, after 39 years in 2007. He says, “I’m still the basketball scorekeeper for the Plum boys’ and girls’ teams. I started in the mid-1970s and believe I’ve kept…

Of Grapes, Wine, and the Church

“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” -Hillaire Belloc By Emily Stimpson Chapman The Catholic writer Hilaire Belloc, like his good friend and fellow Catholic writer, G.K. Chesterton, was prone to the occasional exaggeration, especially if there was a rhetorical…

Baron Athletics

Kuzma Community Award At this year’s Baron Club Awards Dinner, the inaugural Kuzma Community Award was presented to the family that bears the award’s name. In the 1950s, the legendary coach Hank Kuzma brought national recognition to the Baron basketball team and later served Franciscan University as alumni director and in fundraising positions. Hiswife, Kay…

In Brief

Summer Mission Trips Perseverance. Trust. Planners of Franciscan University’s mission trips needed plenty of both as all 2021 spring break mission trips were moved to summer due to healthprotocols. From mid-May to August, 150 students traveled to Arizona, Belize (two teams), the Bronx, Denver, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, New Mexico, North Dakota, SanDiego, and…

Caring for Our Aging Parents

By Judy Roberts Members of the Franciscan University community share their wisdom on caring for elderly parents; plus, elder-care help from saints and a pope. Caring for Our Aging Parents Franciscan community members share stories and wisdom on caring for elderly parents.By Judy Roberts Tina Greathouse ’11 knows what it’s like to be stretched between…