Campus and Community Events Recently Attended by President Finger
President Finger and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Director Terrence S. Orr attend a reception following the PBT performance of "Classical Romance" at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in November.
Sister Mary Norbert Long, Sister Susan Yochum, Diane Kondas, President Finger, Trustee Daniel J. Wukich and student Chloe Pohland cut the ribbon at the blessing and dedication of the Daniel J. Wukich School of Nursing on October 17.
President Finger joins with (left to right) Seton Hill Board Chair Karen Farmer White, scholarship recipient Amber Clemens, scholarship donor and alumna Tanya Moximchalk '95 at the annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring donors and recognizing student recipients on September 19.
President Finger and student Sarah Hester, Sister Catherine Meinert, Immediate Past Board Chair Ruth O'Block Grant and Bishop Edward C. Malesic unveil a plaque inside the new Sisters of Charity Residence Hall during the facility's blessing and dedication on September 11.
President Finger along with Toni and Lee Verstandig met with the inaugural Ruth O'Block Grant Scholars Kathryn Dzurik (far left) and Joshua Gottlieb (far right) to discuss the scholarship program started by the Verstandigs and their son, Grant. The scholarship program, which honors Toni Verstandig's mother Ruth O'Block Grant, an alumna and immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees, provides a comprehensive program for selected students to advance their leadership capabilities.
President Finger spoke with KDKA-TV's Jon Delano about Seton Hill's new Nursing program for a Sunday Business Page segment that aired on August 4, 2019.
President Finger honored the 2019 Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award honorees during Alumni Weekend in June.
President Finger is interviewed about Seton Hill's new nursing program by the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Jonathan Kersting for the Tech Vibe Radio show on May 17, 2019.
President Finger celebrated commencement on May 11, 2019 with featured speaker Sr. Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA; Bishop Edward Malesic; Sr. Catherine Meinert, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill; and Ruth Grant, Chair of the Seton Hill Board of Trustees.
President Finger participates in the 100th junior tree planting ceremony on May 6.
President Finger was interviewed by Bill Flanagan for Our Region's Business, a Sunday news magazine co-produced by the Allegheny Conference for Community Development and WPXI-TV. The interview, which aired on February 10, focused on Seton Hill's new Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
President Finger meets with alumni and friends at a luncheon in Bonita Springs, Fla. on January 19, 2019.
President Finger greeted alumni and friends at the Forward at Forty reception, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Seton Hill's Business program of study on October 18, 2018. She was joined by faculty members Paul Mahady, Doina Vlad, Lyz Marshall and Cathy Giunta.
Alumna Barbara Martin, founder and CEO of KMA Design, served as the speaker at the Farrell Lecture, sponsored by Seton Hill Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities on October 16, 2018. Martin's firm creates environmental wayfinding design for colleges and universities, hospitals, sports arenas and theme parks. President Finger welcomed Barbara (center) to campus with Debra Mason, director of the Wukich Center.
President Finger offered welcome remarks at Opening Liturgy on September 14. The Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Edward C Malesic and Seton Hill Chaplain Father Canice McMullen.
Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. and Linda Earnest, President of the Seton Hill Alumni Advisory Council present the Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, the university's highest honor, to Pittsburgh community leader Katherine Donahue Freyvogel on September 13, 2018 at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh. Katherine was honored for her tireless dedication to Catholic education, particularly as President of Oakland Catholic High School.
Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. and Linda Earnest, President of the Seton Hill Alumni Advisory Council present the 2018 Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship to Seton Hill junior Kennedy Kehew during the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award event at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh on September 13, 2018. The scholarship award was made in honor of Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal honoree Katherine Donahue Freyvogel. Kennedy is a forensic science major and environmental studies minor at Seton Hill who serves as President of the Student Government Association and Vice President of her class.
Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D., Seton Hill junior Kennedy Kehew and Pittsburgh community leader Katherine Donahue Freyvogel pose for a photo at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal presentation on September 13, 2018 at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh. Mrs Freyvogel received the Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, Seton Hill's highest honor, for her tireless dedication to Catholic education, particularly as President of Oakland Catholic High School. Kennedy, a forensic science major and environmental studies minor, was honored with the 2018 Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Freyvogel.
President Finger attends a reception for Founding Artists, a Centennial art exhibition featuring the works of former art faculty Stu Thompson, Raymond DeFrazio, Philip Rostek, Josefa Fikosky, and Sister Mary Frances Irwin. She is joined by current art faculty members Maureen Kochanek and Sister Mary Kay Neff.
President Finger celebrated the dedication of The Robert M. Brownlee Mathematics Enrichment Center on August 28, 2018 with Mr. Brownlee and members of his family. Bob Brownlee, a Florida resident who founded a series of barricade companies, committed $1,018,000 to Seton Hill to create the center and endow a scholarship. The nephew of Seton Hill founding Dean Sister Francesca Brownlee, his gift continues his family's legacy of service to the university.
President Finger hosted a luncheon for scholarship donors and student recipients on August 28, 2018. She was joined by (left to right) Lee and Toni Verstandig, Toni's mother and Seton Hill Board Chair Ruth Grant, and Toni's sister Ruth Ann Wargofchik. Toni Verstandig spoke at the event on behalf of her son, Grant Verstandig, who through the Verstandig Family Foundation made a seven-figure commitment to Seton Hill to create a scholarship in honor of his grandmother, Ruth Grant.
Seton Hill honored its 2018 Distinguished Alumni during Alumni Weekend in June. Pictured with President Finger before the awards ceremony are (seated) Mary Frances Senita Zadzilki '68 and Patricia Smiy '78 and (standing) Allegra Stasko Slick '88, Ellen Katter '73, Sean T. Garrity '08, Kathleen Rylander Sarniak-Tanzola '78, Walter Grushesky '98, Gloria Fiorelli Pollock '68, Patrice Tedescko '73, and Johnette Zappone DeRose '73.
President Mary C. Finger presented the Presidential Medal of Distinction to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill during May Commencement exercises for Seton Hill's 100th graduating class on May 12, 2018. Provincial Superior Sister Catherine Meinert accepted the medal on behalf of the Sisters, who were honored as the founding order of Seton Hill during its Centennial year.
Seton Hill's Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities hosted businessman and entrepreneur Michael H. Murray as part of the Farrell Lecture Series. Pictured are (front row) President Mary Finger, Seton Hill Trustee Miriam Arroyo Murray, Michael H. Murray and Wukich Center Director Debra Mason and (back row) students Fitzgerald Robertson, Mitch Eger, Sahara Duncan, Ashley Harrigan and Josh Gottlieb.
President Mary Finger is interviewed by Jonathan Kersting of the Pittsburgh Technology Council on Seton Hill's new programs in Cybersecurity and Data Analytics on April 12, 2018.
Seton Hill hosted a networking event for Region 4 the Pennsylvania American Council on Education's (PA ACE) Women's Network on April 11, which included a roundtable discussion of "Women Advocating for Women." Participating in the event were (front row) Rebecca Harris of Chatham University's Center for Women's Entrepreneurship and Jen Jones, SHU Communication faculty; and (back row) President Mary Finger; Seton Hill VP for Student Affairs Rosalie Carpenter; Martha Hartle Munsch, retired partner, Reed Smith LLP; SHU Dean of Humanities Debra Faszer-McMahon; SHU General Counsel Imogene Cathey; and Jessica Brzyski, SHU Biology faculty.
President Finger spoke at an Equal Pay Day Rally organized by members of the Seton Hill Feminist Collective in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse on April 10 to bring attention to the gender wage gap.
President Mary Finger with the winners and judges of the 2018 Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities Elevator Pitch Competition.
President Finger celebrates Seton Hill's Centennial at Lunch with Liz with special guest, Sr. Sylvia Thibodeaux, a Sister of the Holy Family and 1967 alumna, and students.
The Rev. Craig B. Mousin, University Ombudsperson at DePaul University, presented "Debating Immigration: Law in the Midst of Exile" as part of the Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture Series on March 15. Pictured are President Mary C. Finger, Craig Mousin, Sister Barbara Einloth and Sister Vivien Linkhauer.
President Finger meets with Alumni and Friends in Bonita Springs, Florida, during an event in February 2018.
Seton Hill Celebrates Heart Health Awareness on Go Red for Women Day.
President Mary Finger with Retired Pennsylvania State Trooper Kevin Mosley, who spoke about his experiences visiting important sites of the Civil Rights Movement at the Martin Luther King Jr. Education Day Program.
New York City Alumni and Friends gather with President Finger in December.