Give to Honor Her 2021

What can one woman do? Change the world.

Each day, women everywhere inspire change. At St. Catherine University, we know this to be true because our founders, faculty, staff, students, and alumnae have been doing it for 116 years. 

This pivotal year, the momentum for positive change has already been set in motion. It is more important now than ever to celebrate the women leaders who inspire us and who are making history as changemakers, as well as to support the next generation of women who will transform the world.

On February 16, donors made gifts to the St. Catherine University Katie Fund in honor of 724 women. Their gifts will help fund scholarships and programs for today’s Katies and tomorrow’s leaders.

The women below were honored by gifts, and appeared in a tribute to women changing the world in the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune on March 14.

Note: Names of honorees reflect no endorsement by the University and appear as submitted by the donor.

We Honor Her

Margaret Thoennes Abler '54
Mary Jo Abler '87
Andrea Gonzalez de Abrego
Katherine Moline Ahern '33
Jessalyn Akerman-Frank
Lys Akerman-Frank '01
Megan Alexandra
Cheri Alholm
All Slave Women and Their Descendants
Becky Amble
LeAnn Anderson '78
Mary Jirik Anderson '86
Sydney Anderson '20
Karen Steman Andrews '66
Ashley Arcel
Dianne Arnold
Martha Goldberg Aronson
Jean James Arthur '40
Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ, '44
Pam Stegora Axberg '85
Harriette Helen Huettl Bach '80
Catherine Bacigalupo
Julie Jirik Balamut '80, MAT'08
Joann Bangs
Charlotte A. Banks
Cait Barnett
Gabby Barnett
Maureen Barry
Claire Ruth Carlson Bartoletti
Dorothy Edwards Batko
Nancy Baumgartner
Lisa Bayley
Beth Rank Beauchamp '76
Avonelle Alldritt Beckel
Bernadette Becker '34
Anne E. Bendel '83, MD
Catherine M. Bendel '81, MD
Kay Sullivan Bendel '56
Eli Bendel-Simso
Isabel A. Bendel-Simso
Mary Bendel-Simso '86, PhD 
Ellen Bendel-Stenzel '88, MD
Lilly Bendel-Stenzel '19
Emily Bendelsmith '19
Mary Hurrle Bennett '78
Nora Betcher '20
Erin Betts MBA'19
Ethel M. Beuch
Madeline Bianchi
Nicole Bissonette
Kiah Bizal '12
Sr. Clare Blanchette, CSJ, '42
Christine Blasky
Monica Hanlon Boerner '29
Catherine Steinert Boman '78
Allison N. Bowman
Iris Jane Bowman
Mavis E. Bowman
Lisa Montpetit Brabbit
Emily Brady '18
Mary William Brady, CSJ, '31
Catherine Clifford Brennan '70
Therese Bailey Britts '50
Mary E. Broderick
Ann Brombach '88
Anna Mary Gapp Brombach '57
Beth Brombach
Ruth Haag Brombach '60
Jean Bloch Bronk
Renée Broughten
Monica Brown
Kim Budde
Marcella Moore Buelow '31
Jayne Bunge
Sandra Burke
Theresa Burns
Corinne Burrell
Tracey E. Burton
Nancy Anne Bach Bussiere '80
Sandra Kamman Butler '56, MLS'57
Anne Butterfield
Annie Byrne '07
Isabel Cahill
Sheila Calloway
Cecelia Carnel, CSJ, Class of 1914
Beth Riedel Carney '82
Jeanne McGillis Casselman '43
Eva Chamberlin
Elizabeth Chaney
Rachel Chaney
Celine Charpentier '70
Monica Chiu '87
Marguerite Christie, Class of 1916
Margaret Chutich
Olivia Jenifer Wheeler Chutich
Dr. Beverly H. Claflin
Class of 1993 College for Women
Class of 1993 Leadership Team
Katie Claus '93
Vivian Clements
Beth Ann Clevenger
Jane Keefe Clifford '45
Anne Morris Clubb '82
M. Kathryn Clubb '79
Martha Coates
Carolyn Coby
Aileen Hynes Collins, Class of 1919
Courtney Colwell
Margaret Conant
Cindy Conley
Mary A. Conley
Mary G. Conley '33
Patricia M. Conley '72
Sara Antoinette Lyons Conley '40
Stefani Conyers
Catherine Duevel Cook '51
Elaine Corcoran '76
Helen Coughlan, CSJ, '46
Amanda Craig '96
Barbara Crosby
Genevieve Cummings, CSJ, '49
Kate Cummings CERT'04, MAOL'07, MNUR'07
Colleen Curran '75
Suzanne Daggett '91
Kira Dahlk
Piyali Nath Dalal
Kathleen Daniels '73
Kay Pieters Daniels '48
Evelyn Davitt
Meghan Davitt, RN, BSN, CNP '09, MNUR'12
Mary Davy '79, MAED'02
Amy Dean
Emily De Jong '17
Grace De Jong
Deloris Delage
Joan Demeules '87, MAT'01
Sr. Shirley Deutsch, CSJ, '65
Barbara Fehrenbacher Dewey
Christine Díaz-Higgins
Cindy Dischinger
Madelyn Docken '13
Sharon Doherty
Eileen Welch Donahue '26
Comfort Dudzai Dondo '15
Kathleen Donnelly '69
Eleanor Donovan '45
Kim Donovan
Pat Driver
Dr. Jennifer Duchschere
Anita Duckor
Olivia Dunn '20
Ada Lou Hedlund Dunnwald
Kay Duzynski
Sue Ahcan Edmonds '69
Virginia Edstrom
Katherine Egan, CSJ, '56
Becca Brice Egstad '07
Amanda Eldridge
Rebecca Roselyn Enrooth '15
Mary Kuszewski Evert '67
Carol Eyler
Carly J. Felicetta
Lucy Kay Felicetta
Michon A. Felicetta '03, MSW'07
Jeanne Steman Findlay '76
Janice Ann Fiola '69
LaVina Foss Fiola
Barbara Kueppers Fitzpatrick '57
Judie Martens Flahavan '60
Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Emma Flood '15
James Agnes Fogarty, CSJ, '30
Diane Forbes
Kayla Forbes MBA'17
Margaret Arola Ford '82
Carol Feather Francis
Frontline Healthcare Workers
Lily Fryling
Ruby Fryling
Margaret Coleman Gadient '69
Mary Gertrude Gage
Rita Gahr
Eucharista Galvin, CSJ, '24
Mary Galvin '85
Sara Garcia
Zita Brown Gardner
Elizabeth Winum Garry '47
Catherine Pavlak Garvey '75
Loretta Kelly Gavin '42
Sara Hietpas Gavin '77
Caroline Sisola George
Archelle Georgiou
Laura Lee Geraghty '66
Mary Madigan Gibbs '53
Meg Gillespie, CSJ, '65
Laura Gillund
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Rosalie Goldberg
Marilyn Grochala Gorham '76
Rejeetha Gort
Millissa Skemp Gould '88
Bitsy Jennings Govern
Eireann Govern
Elizabeth O'Mahoney Govern '20
Flynn O'Hara Govern
Tracey Gran
Jean M. Grant
Jenna Grey Eagle
Lisa Gross '94
Jean Guezmir
Kari Guida '01
Lakshi Gunawardena, Class of 2022
Shirley Gunderson
Joanne Haag '51
Elizabeth Hacker '11
Mikaela Haertl '12
Betty Halbach
Myrna Halbach
Marie Philip Haley, CSJ, Class of 1921
Beth Halloran
Marian Halloran
Mary Ellen Halverson '61
Beth Hamer
Susan Hames, CSJ, '68
Amy Hamlin
Loriene Hammond
Teresa Hanratty
Samantha Hanson
Martha Hardesty
Jodi Harpstead
Vice President Kamala Harris
Kathleen Hartmann '62
Marialice P. Harwood
Dorie Cline Hathaway '45
Helen Hathaway
Anna Hayes '14
Margaret Mary Healy '32
Sr. Mary Edward Healy, CSJ, '28 
Marita Heller
Izzy Hempler
Mary Henderson '80
Harriet Hentges '62

Rosine Hermodson-Olsen
Luz Maria Hernandez '83
Tina Herrara
Denise Herrmann '81
Marguerite Hessian-Gatz '49
Mary Odeen Heuer
Sally Hietpas
Dana Higgins '74
Anna Faye Hinderaker '19
Karyl Hinrichs
Sharon Bloch Hinze
Carol Hoeve
Colleen McHale Hoffman '90
Rita Hofmeister
Rev. Dr. Ora Hokes
Barb Holmquist
Claire Thompson Hoplin '17
Yvonne M. Houle-Gillard '91
Juanita M. Howell
Sharon M. Howell, CSJ
Alberta M. Huber, CSJ, '37
Audrey Lackner Hughes '51
Katharine Hughes
Rose Hughes '79
Maureen Hunt '54
Barbara Hustad '75
Diane Shelstad Huston '81
Patricia A. Hvidston '67
Anne Indrelie MAED'05
Helen Inman
Mandy Iverson
Dr. Maren E. Iverson
Mary Beth Muellerleile Iverson '85
Kelly Iverson-Egge
Mary Jacobs MAOL'10
Lavona Jasper
Inez Olson Jaspers
Terry Jepperson
Geraldine Baldwin Jesmer '40
Nasrin Jewell
Mary Lou Jirik '55
Kathleen Jobst '57
Allison Johnson, P.A.
Evelyn J. Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Dr. Josie R. Johnson
Kierstin Johnson
Pamela Ogren Johnson '80
Breanna Jones
Tessa Jones
Karen Jothen MAOL'06
Carol Juelfs
Melanie Juelfs
Suzy Kaback
Dina Kader
Hailey Karlovich
Agnes Keenan '31
Immaculata Keenan, CSJ, '31
Susan Kiener Keller
Anne Dolan Kelly '43
Catherine (Kate) Kelly
Joan Kelly '46
Florence Pretzki Kennedy
Molly Rea Kennedy '62
Antonius Kennelly, CSJ, '22
Colleen Keough
Sister Mary Kessler, CSJ, '48
Elaine Kaster Kiener
Kathleen Pritschau Kiener
Anne Kinate
Reatha Clark King
Taylor King
Connie Kishel '67
June Klaphake '91
Mary Louise May Klas '52
Billie Klentz
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Barbara Knapp
Mary Kearney Koehn
Betty Koenig
Joanna Koenig
Karen Koenig '76
Carley Kokal
Irene Marie Kolles
Shannon Kozubik MAT'09
Kristine Kubes '86
Colleen Lacey '91
Mary Alice Lacho
Phyllis LaHoud
Anne Roloff Lamppa
Jennifer Tate Lamppa
Julie Anne Larkin '94, MAHS'09
Joyce Laufer
Sally Laurion
Sister Leon Lebvre, CSJ
Andrea J. Lee, IHM
Jewelly Lee '10
Jill Leenay
MaDonna Koenig Leenay '81
Ellen Grisim Lenertz '38
Catherine Lennon, Class of 1919
D'Ann Urbaniak Lesch
Jill Jorgensen Levin '01
Karen Lignell
Sr. Catherine Litecky, CSJ, '46
JoAnn Lochner
Audrey Lomax
Kristin Loncorich '91
Kourtny Long MPAS'14
Mary Lou Lovegreen
Samantha Lucheck
Ellen Goldberg Luger
Stephanie Lunning
Catherine Pribyl Lupori
Gertrude Billion Lyons, Class of 1911
Geraldine Faricy Mach '43
Geraldine Mirocha Machowicz '53
Gloria MacRae
Dorothy Mahood '29
Lynn Halverson Maier '80
Shirley Malay '52
Angela Mallery '91
Cyrilla C. Malloy
Dr. Anne Maloney
Regina Malveaux
Bridget Manahan '78
Gina Mancini-Samuelson
Ann Forliti Marcelin '85
Ronda Marman
Marjorie Mathison Hance '70
Mary Theresa Mahowald Mattison '70
Lori Maxfield
Gini McCain
Lucille F. McCain
Beth McCaw
Congresswoman Betty McCollum '87
Shireen Sakizadeh McConnell '11
The McDonald Sisters, CSJ:
Brigid McDonald, CSJ, '62
Jane McDonald, CSJ
Kathleen McDonald, CSJ
Rita McDonald, CSJ
Jeanne McGuire '79
Kay McGuire
Mary Jo McGuire '78
Mother Antonia McHugh, CSJ
Peggy McIntosh
Alice H. Blackwood McKasy
Mary Esther Stephens McKay '32
Anne K. McKeig '89
Christine McKenna '15, MHI'20
Sr. Ellen Clare McKenna, CSJ, '52
Mary McKinley
Kathie McLaughlin, CSJ, '61
Bella B. McNamara
Blanche A. McNamara
Donna B. McNamara '68, PhD
Winifred McNamara
Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ
Jane Carroll McNinch
Maureen McPartland, OP '68
Odalys Garcia Mendoza
Janice Micek '70
Harriet Millay
Anne Ward Miller '63
Terese Steman Miller '51
Joy Milos
Delores Milotzky
Madison Ming '18
Joan Mitchell, CSJ, '62
Sandra Mitchell
Molly Baker Mohrbacher '80
Erika Molaro
Joan Molenaar '11
Nadine Winterer Molter '40
Rhoda Moncur
Bette Montgomery '86
Bryonie Moon
Anne Joachim Moore, CSJ, '37, MAT'01
Christine Webster Moore
Virginia Martin Morris '51
Susan Schmid Morrison '60
Rev. Sara E. Morse
Autumn Mortenson '20
Mai Moua
Margie J. Muelhaupt
Janet Koehn Muellerleile
Mary Alice Muellerleile '60
Tera Small Muellerleile
Mickey Mulcahy '71
Sister James Theresa Mullen, CSJ
Joanne Jirik Mullen '83
Patricia Mullen '61
Jane Zierden Muller '63
Janet Murcek
Holly Murphy '05
Ann Myers
Maeve Myers
Marcie Myers
Mari Daniels Myers
Michelle Myers
Patricia O'Connor Myser '56
Mary Henry Nachtsheim, CSJ, '37
Lorraine Majerus Nadler '53
Sr. Mary Agnes Nance, CSJ
Neela Nandyal
Ahna Neil '19
Jacqueline Neilson
Erin Avonelle Nelsen '20
Julie B. Nelsen '91
Jean Delaney Nelson '80
Kristine Nelson
Laura J. Nelson '09
Mary Newman
Anh-Hoa Nguyen
Bong Nguyen
Nhu Nguyen
Marguerite Nicol
Mary Nienow
Marianne Winter Nold '63
Amanda Kern Norris '09
Mary North CERT'17
Cindy Norton
Kathleen Norton
Molly Nuñez
Antonine O'Brien, CSJ, '26
Kathleen O'Brien '67
Susan O'Brien MNUR'13
Ethel Herold O'Byrne
Joan O'Connell
Patricia O'Connell
Tammy O'Connell '82
Mary O'Hara, CSJ, '45
Margaret Mary Conroy O'Leary '30
Colleen O'Malley, CSJ, '63
Sr. Ann O'Neill, CSJ, '57
Carol Berg O'Toole
Leah Obert '19
Dulce Ocampo '18
Galillea Ocampo
Marie E. Okstad
Anna Olsen '11

Virginia Tatro Olson '49
Tayana Cecelia Osuna
Elizabeth Otto
Julie Owen
Deanne Pace
Winona Palmquist
Anita M. Pampusch '60, PhD
Jessica Parisi
Apoorva Pasricha
Sanya Pasricha
Past, Present, and Future Katies
Isabel Pastoor '20
Patricia A. Perell '78
Theresa Pesch
Evonne Drotts Peterson-Stenberg
Mary Beth Burnett Pickett '81
Ann Piotrowski '73
Judy D. Piper
Kit K. Piper-Hauswirth
Paige D. Piper-Hauswirth
Mary Bloch Plante '90
Laura Podergois
Stacey Poirier
Michelle Pose-Anderson
Judy Potthoff
Kelly Povo '09
Achebe Betty Kelly Powell '62
Mabel K. Powers '25
Carrie Pratt
Helen Pratt
Patricia Pratt-Cook
Sister Margaret (Polly) Preston, CSJ, '62
Judith Prior
Edith Ritchie Pritschau
Marie Meahl Pritschau
Sheila Prokott '82
Sr. Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, '65
Catherine Foley Quigley '42
Sharon Radd 
Cathy Radzinski
Jessica Radzinski
Judy Radzinski
Lynn Radzinski
Mayra Radzinski
Teresa Rolling Radzinski '86
Sheryl Ramstad, JD, PhD
Mary Hayes Rank '43, MLS'59
Patty Ratelle '52
Nicolette Ratz
Karen M. Rauenhorst
Joanne Rausch
Trudy Rautio
Marlys Reetz
Mary Catherine O'Brien Reeves '49
Cheryl Lynn Register
Judith Travers Regnier '65
Sharon Hunt Reid '66
Kelley Conley Reiter MAED'07
Raine de Campeau
Nicole Richards
Ellen Richter-Norgel
Sheila Riggs
Angela Riley '84
Joan Rime
Jeannine Rivet
Dani Roach
Mary Alice Robasse
Jennifer Robinson
The 7 Rodman Sisters
Alexandria C. Rodriguez
Shirley Rodriguez
Nancy Bloch Roeder
Susan Roeder '91
Gertrude J. Roers '63
Lois Gross Rogers '63
Sharon Rolenc
Bernadette Rolling
Shirley Rolling
Kristi Rollwagen
Beth Roloff
Jeanne Roloff '86
ReBecca Koenig Roloff '76
Della Rose
Faith Moore Ross '46
Patricia Bohen Rowley '66
Janice Ruda
Peg Ruetten
Frances Rushton
Kathleen Shea Ryan '36
Julie Salmen '80, MLIS'11
Sondra Samuels
Alex Sanchez '20
Marie Ursule Sanschagrin, CSJ, '25
Sharon Sayles Belton
Alice Friedrichs Schammel '44
Betsy Scholl '83
Sally Habiger Schriver
Lynne Schriver-Sheedy '73
Abby Schultz, Class of 2036
Emily Schultz, Class of 2032
Jenny Schultz
Terri Schwintek '86
Julianne Deutsch Scott '79, MAOL'03
Marie Herbert Seiter, CSJ, '60
Kate Seng '84
Margaret Sharbonno
Nancy Sharbonno
Deb Sheats '75
Marlene Shelstad
Therese Sherlock, CSJ, '62
Nyah Sherman
Jeanne Laughlin Shields '44
Gertrude Shiely '42
Lauren Shier
Deep Shikha
Dorthey Shvelma
Marla Simmet '77
Julie Sims
Heather Simso
Susan Sisola
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province
Mary Skaden
Mary Jo Kisch Skaggs '61
Nan Skelton '66
Kathy Kennedy Slagerman '89
Angela Hall Slaughter '97
Marcia Smego
June Smeck Smith
Dr. Lashun Aron Smith
Margery Smith, CSJ, '49
Senator Tina Smith
Kristine Ann Smyth '71
Tina Snyder
Terry Vrabel Sonier '73
Diane Spande
Sally Spence
Ana Maria Spraggins
St. Kate's CSJ Founding Sisters
Jean McIlquham Stalcup '72
Dr. Tarshia Stanley
Hazel Stark
Kathryn Stark
Toccara Torres Stark MAOL'09
Sr. Florence Steichen, CSJ, '50
Ginny Steinhagen '80
Teresa Sterns '81
Carolyn Stitt
Margaret (Peg) Pieters Stringer '49
Minda M. Suchan '95
Diane Svenddal
Allys Swanson
Khaimook Pearl Swatbhakdi '75
Lynda Szymanski
Jennifer Tacheny
Maryhelen Tapio '88
Else Tennessen
Judi Druke Teske '66
Nou Thao
Yia Thao '01
Bo Thao-Urabe
Anita Jones Thomas
Elsa Thompson
Kimberly Thompson '91
Mare Thompson
Mary Thompson, CSJ, '50
Tracy Thompson
Lea Thornton MSW'07
Linda Theis Thrasher '88
Jacqueline Thurmes
Chelsea R. Timmerman
Jane Ellen Torres
Ky Thi Tran
Jean M. Trudeau '71
Anne M. True MLIS'00
Elizabeth A. True '86
Mary Laurel True '81
Mary Pat Delaney True '55
Carol Bissell Truesdell
Haley Tsuji '14
Jill Ann Underdahl, CSJ, '92
Mercedes Thyen Unger '54
Julie Urban
Colleen Urness '84
Allyssa Van Guilder '14
Bao Ka Vang '91
Ka Ying Vang
Pa Der Vang
Sandra L. Vargas '91
Judge Mary Vasaly
Muriel Vaughan
Annika Veum
Jane Vik
Joan Villella '60
Judy Von Arx
Mailee Vue
Helen M. Wagner '69
Barbara Bienvenu Wall '91
Erika Ann Wallace '20
Adelaide Walseth
Amanda Webb
Edie Weinstein
Ethel Jane Welle
Kristine West
Penny Wheeler
Pamela A. Wheelock '81
Annie Kathleen Whipple
Lindsay Whipple '09
Ellen Whitted '93
Julie Whitted
Karen Whitted
Allison Whittington, Class of 2021
Sunny Bach Wicka '55
Annette Wildenauer
Brynn Wildenauer
Kris Willardson
Kari A. Willey
Ethel Williams '22
Gina Wilson
Jean Wincek, CSJ, '62
Melissa Woehrle
Barbara Probst Wollan '58
Carolyn Self Wollan '91
Catherine Wollan
Elizabeth Wollan
Emily Wollan
Laura Woodington
Marie Guyer Woods, Class of 1918
Mary E. Woods
Brenda Grandstrand Woodson '80
Gloria Woog-Kamish
Doua Vang Xiong
Kate Yapp
Rachael Gasperetti Yates '13, MPH'20
Mary Frances Ybarra
Kaitlyn M. Young
Valerie Johnson Young '84
Lilia Zagal
Linda Davis Zelada '64
Tasha Rose Terry Zerna '08, MAOL'15
Patrice Zubas
Vanessa Zubas