Lone Mountain alumnae returned to campus Oct. 18 for their annual reunion. Special recognition was given to members of classes celebrating milestone reunions: Class of 1969 (40th reunion), Class of 1959 (50th reunion), and Class of 1949 (60th reunion).
USF Chancellor John Lo Schiavo, S.J. celebrated Mass in the Del Santo Reading Room on Lone Mountain before alumnae socialized at a wine reception and lunch.
During their reunion, alumnae honored two individuals who have been instrumental in the ongoing story of the Religious of the Sacred Heart and the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association: Mary “Be” Mardel, R.S.C.J. and Elvera “Ellie” Fusco ’50. Sr. Mardel has had a long and successful ministry in Sacred Heart schools up and down the West Coast. Ellie was instrumental in making sure the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association did not fall by the wayside after Lone Mountain college closed.
The 2010 Lone Mountain Alumnae reunion is scheduled for Oct. 17.
(l to r) Valerie Ossetynska-Hunken ’69 and Cynthia Avelino ’69 next to a San Francisco College for Women Lone Mountain board.
Lone Mountain alumnae check out a memory board.
(l) Sr. Mami Jenkins, R.S.C.J. and Shirley Connolly ’58.
(l to r) Sr. Lawrence, Mary Magnano Smith ’69, Elizabeth Gumucio Bliss ’69, and Sr. Catherine McMahon, R.S.C.J.
Lone Mountain Class of 1949.
Lone Mountain Class of 1969.