Reunion 2017


Welcome back to the Blue & Gold! This year, we are proud to welcome our classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 back to Stone Ridge to celebrate.

Thursday, April 20

Stone Ridge Legacy Reception
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Hamilton House
The Legacy Reception celebrates alumnae sharing a family connection to other alumna, including mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, and grandmothers. They are invited to celebrate intergenerational connections and memories of their alma mater. The Legacy Reception is open to all legacy alumnae, not just those alumnae celebrating a special reunion year. Register here.

Friday, April 21

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Luncheon and Tour
11:00 am
Hamilton House
The Class of 1967 is invited to join Catherine Ronan Karrels ‘87, Head of School to celebrate their 50th Reunion. Invitation mailed separately. Alumnae of the Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962 are also invited to the luncheon to celebrate the Class of 1967.

The School has not planned any on-campus activities for Friday evening. Reunion Recruiters will organize class gatherings off-campus.

Saturday, April 22

Gators Go Back to Class
10:00 – 11:00 am
Come back to campus and relive your days in the classroom.
A family friendly ceramics class with Upper School Ceramics teacher Tom Doyle. Tom was recently featured in the November/December issue of Bethesda Magazine as "Ones to Watch: Leading Young Professionals".
A history class with Karen Olson, RSCJ.  Her talk is titled “The Story of St. Philippine's Life in Photos”.

5:30 pm
Hamilton House Chapel
Children are welcome

Reunion Celebration and Class Pictures
6:30 pm
Gym Pavilion
Come back to campus to Reconnect, Rediscover, and Reunite for a festive evening including, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with your classmates
Cocktail attire.  
Guests are welcome.

If you have any questions or would like to help recruit your classmates to attend, please contact:

Michael Anne Cullen ’95
Director of Alumnae Relations
301.657.4322, ext. 376

Who's attending?

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Reunion Weekend 2017 Awards

Outstanding Alumnae Awards
The Outstanding Alumna Award recognizes three alumnae who have made significant contributions to their community and/or profession. Each of this year’s Outstanding Alumna recipients have demonstrated dedication to the Goals of Sacred Heart education, commitment to excellence in their life’s work, a loyalty to Christian values, and selflessness in service to others.

During the Reunion Celebration on Saturday evening, Stone Ridge will recognize a Golden Outstanding Alumna (50 or more years since they graduated), Outstanding Alumna (11-49 years since they graduated), and a Young Outstanding Alumna (10 years or less since they graduated).

GO Gator Award
The GO Gator Award is awarded to the Reunion Class with the highest attendance at Reunion Weekend 2017. The GO Gator Award class winner will receive champagne throughout the Reunion Celebration.  

Furthest Traveled
During the Reunion Celebration on Saturday evening, Stone Ridge will recognize the alumna who has traveled the furthest to celebrate her special milestone Reunion.

Outstanding Alumnae Award Winners 2017

Karen Donovan-Godt ’62Golden Outstanding Alumna
Karen Donovan-Godt ’62

Karen Donovan-Godt ’62 is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation as well as the President & Creative Director of MG Studios.

In 2004, Karen and her husband, John, founded the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation with the mission to protect, inspire, nurture, educate, and challenge abandoned and disadvantaged youth, providing them the opportunities and skills to become self-sustaining, responsible leaders. Together, Karen and her husband have rescued and affected change for over 3,000 children. She lovingly embraces the poorest of the poor and teaches them the meaning of “hope” and “opportunity”. Each of her children is personally provided with encouragement, skills, and the necessary education to end the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities. Graduates of her Casa Noble Youth Transition Home have become policemen, accountants, a doctor, nurses, teachers, factory managers, and shop owners. In addition, her foundation provides sustainable support to five remote mountain communities.

Karen and John reside in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eleanor AlvarezOutstanding Alumna
Eleanor Alvarez ’72

Eleanor N. Alvarez, ‘72 has more than 30 years of management experience in the long-term care field, both as a provider and a consultant. Eleanor is a licensed nursing home administrator and has had operational management responsibility for more than 20 facilities. She has opened skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, developed numerous high acuity specialty units, and conducted the due diligence process for three large acquisitions for a national long-term care company. As the President of LeaderStat, Eleanor provides consulting and management support to more than 1500 long-term care clients in all 50 states and Canada.  

As an entrepreneur, she believes in driving innovation and growth in the world of senior care. Her current start-up, The Ganzhorn Suites, sets new standards for the care of Alzheimer’s and dementia residents in the assisted living setting. The Ganzhorn Suites specialized environmental design help residents maintain their cognitive function for as long as possible. Part of her inspiration for caring for our elders came from her experiences during her Social Action experience. She has learned that our elders have many stories and rich histories to share, and they need our care.

Aveen KarimYoung Outstanding Alumna
Aveen Karim ’07

Aveen Karim ‘07 moved back to the D.C. area after graduating from Wake Forest University to work at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a docket clerk. She moved on more recently to work at Sister Cities International (SCI), a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on citizen diplomacy. As Membership Manager at SCI, Aveen focused on the organization’s arts, culture, and youth programs as well as the education exchanges. She left SCI in 2015 to begin a master’s program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is expected to receive a degree in security studies with a focus in terrorism and sub-state violence in May 2017.

Aveen has maintained an active role in Kurdish affairs and is a member of the board of directors of the Kurdish Political Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. In addition, she volunteers at the Washington Kurdish Institute and actively helps with fundraising for her alma mater, Wake Forest. Aveen continues to support Stone Ridge in a variety of ways on and off-campus.

2017 Reunion Recruiters

A special thanks to our 2017 Reunion Recruiters for their tireless efforts, finding alumnae, connecting alumnae to each other, and organizing class gatherings.  

Dorothee Didden Riederer ’62     
Marilyn Muir Smith ’62
Pamela McCullough Zusi ’62
Rosario Alvarado Alzamora ’67
Anne Carey ’67
Mary Colbert Denger ’67
Elise Gillette ’67
Julia Sevilla-Somoza Hopping ’67
Lydia Almon Hornbaker ’67
Christine Coffey Ryan ’67
Marie Robey Wood ’67
Eleanor Nethken Alvarez ’72
Gretchen Bank ‘72
Kathryn Kavanagh Baran     ’72
Mary-Louise Tracy Coates ’72
Susan Farnsworth ’72
Virginia Hagan ’72
Amy Richardson ’72
Beverley Robinson Wheeler ’72
Tara Kalagher Giunta ’77
LaSandra Muldrow Hayes ’77
Nalini Thornton Rogers ’77
Stefanie Bachhuber ’82
Helen Freeman ’82
Susan Hilliard Brewer ’87
Nicole Escudero Christenson ’87
Maureen Daly Kelly ’87
Meghan McMurtrie Quinn ’87
Stephanie Shields ’87
Maria Doultsinos Spina ’87
Ann-Marie Wells Dorsey ’92
Elizabeth Emerson ’92
Colleen Quinn ’92
Allison Tobin Reed ’92
Ingrid Malchak Schultz ’97
Alison Caldwell Bliss ’02
Caitlin Miller ’02
Marjorie Betubiza ’07
Aveen Karim ’07
Claire Nowlin ’07
Ashleigh Canton ’12
Wynne Leahy ’12
Dylan Williams ’12

2017 Alumnae Ambassadors

We would also like to thank the 2017 Alumnae Ambassadors for their efforts encouraging classmates to support The Stone Ridge Fund through the Blue Gold Challenge.

Pamela McCullough Zusi ’62
Anne E. Carey ‘67
Mary Colbert Denger ‘67
Christine Coffey Ryan ’67
Marie Robey Wood ’67
Eleanor Nethken Alvarez ’72
Kathryn Kavanagh Baran ’72
Susan M. Farnsworth ’72
Virginia M. Hagan ’72
Amy C. Richardson ’72
Beverley Robinson Wheeler ’72
Maureen Daly Kelly ‘87
Dana Simeone Iandoli      ‘92
Christina Nash Leibrand ’92
Colleen Quinn     ‘92
Beth Emerson ’92
Caitlin J. Miller ’02
Marjorie T. Betubiza ’07
Aveen N. Karim ’07
Kristina M. Madarang ’07
Courtney McGlynn '07
Anna G. Mysliwiec ‘07
Claire Nowlin '07
Cara A. Sullivan ’07
Ashleigh D. Canton ’12
Wynne Leahy ’12

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