Success Stories


Seton Hill Alumna and Star Athlete Receives Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award in June 2013

Kathleen Garde (SHU ’88) was a heavily recruited western Pennsylvania high school athlete who excelled in three sports at Seton Hill. She was a powerful hitter in volleyball, and exceptional rebounder in basketball and the offensive star on the softball field. She earned All-Conference awards for each sport. Chemistry major at Seton Hill, Kathleen earned her Master of Science Degree in nutrition in 1990 and her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1994 from Case Western Reserve University. She is the chief of staff-elect at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash., and will assume the chief of staff position in June 2014. At the hospital, she also serves as the chair of the Obstetrician/Pediatrics Committee. A practicing obstetrician/gynecologist at Fidalgo Medical Associates, Kathleen also gives back to her community. She serves on the governing board of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she is chair of the Stewardship Committee. She also volunteers as a math teacher once a week at Island View Elementary and coaches club volleyball for seventh and eighth grade students.

Click here for more information on the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award.