Lone Mountain Alumni Reunion

Lone Mountain alumnae returned to campus October 17 for their annual reunion and to honor two individuals who have been instrumental in the ongoing story of the Religious of the Sacred Heart and the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association.

Gertrude “Trudy” Patch, RSCJ, LM ’47, and Dolores McKeever Donahue, LM ’52, were honored for their impact on the lives of so many. Sr. Patch is a former president of the San Francisco College for Women (later renamed Lone Mountain College) as well as an English teacher. Donahue has been a long-time volunteer for Lone Mountain as well as the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Special recognition was given to the classes of 1950, 1960, and 1970, celebrating milestone reunions.

Reunion activities began with USF Chancellor John Lo Schiavo, S.J., celebrating Mass in the Del Santo Reading Room at Lone Mountain, followed by a wine reception and lunch.

Maureen Orth, journalist and contributing writer to Vanity Fair magazine, was a special guest and spoke after lunch about her life and philanthropic work in Latin America through her Marina Orth Foundation. Orth, the widow of Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” attended Lone Mountain in 1960-61.

This year’s reunion is scheduled for October 16 and will honor the classes of 1951, 1961, and 1971.

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