Alumni Soccer Game
The VMA Annual Alumni Soccer Game took place on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Villa soccer fields. The weather for this year's game was much more favorable than last year, and the players enjoyed a competitive game. Thanks to all the alumni, high school players and coaches who came out to play.
L-R: Alex Banta '11, Payton Lutz '11, Karl Weickgenannt '12, Greg Beymer '12, Kenny Kurzendoerfer '12, Connor Louis '11, Zachary Steinkoenig '10,
Jake Schubert '11, Michael Haynes '11 and Dennis Soard '96
VMA Booster's Golf Outing
The VMA Booster's Golf Outing took place on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Summit Hills Country Club. We were happy to see so many Villa alumni come out to participate in a fun day of golf.
L-R: Event chairman, Laszlo Pavel and Josh Ruth '02
L-R: Kenny Kurzendoerfer '12, David Schuh '10, Katie-Scarlett Skinner '11 and VMA Director of High School Admissions, Richard Skinner
gVMA welcomes new Chief Advancement Officer, Dennis F. ("Denny") Sketch
Villa is happy to announce Dennis F. "Denny" Sketch has accepted the position of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) at Villa Madonna Academy effective
July 9, 2012. Denny will provide people/project leadership and oversight for fundraising, alumni relations, public relations, recruitment, communications, and marketing. Denny's team will focus on revenue generation, prospecting and integrating overall academy objectives into communications and marketing. Denny brings much fundraising and business experience to Villa, including the not-for-profit, business association and education sectors (American Red Cross, AAA and Thomas More College, respectively). His experiences will serve the academy well as he develops internal and external relationships, cultivates major gift donors and increases funding for VMA. Please join us in welcoming Denny to the Villa community.
Class of 1982 30th Reunion
On Saturday, August 4, 2012 the VMA Class of 1982 celebrated their 30th Reunion at the Embassy Suites' Captain's View Room, Covington, Kentucky. These alumnae look fabulous - congratulations on celebrating your 30th anniversary since graduating from VMA!
Front Row (L-R): Patty Callahan Schneider, Jeannie Franzen Handelsman, Jennifer Frolo-Baker, Mary Blades, Colleen Guenther Wright,
Norma Linneman Haas, Gera Knoebel Bowen and Beth Beckman Mazza.
Back Row (L-R): Lisa Noll Clark, Doreen Reynolds, Robin Dierig Centner, Amy Gabriel Losey, Christi Due Doyle, Kathy Van Hagen Bunting and Susan Rice Early.
Class of 2002 10th Reunion
The VMA Class of 2002 enjoyed their 10th reunion with a weekend of fun activities. The pictures below are from a gathering at the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club on Friday, June 8. They also had a picnic on Sunday, June 10th at the Villa Montessori shelter and playground. Sr. Mary Carol Hellmann, OSB '52 led them on a tour of the school. Happy reunion year, VMA Class of 2002!
L-R: Matt Graessle, Josh Ruth, Michael Whalen, Matt Ford, Kyle Shumate and Lee Humphrey.
L-R: Alex Randall Lewin and Lee Humphrey
Sr. Dorothy Schuette, OSB '60 Celebrates her Golden Jubliee
Congratulations to Sr. Dorothy Schuette, OSB '60 as she celebrates her 50th anniversary as a Benedictine sister at St. Walburg Monastery. Sr. Dorothy has contributed in a myriad of ways since becoming a Benediction sister, but recently was honored for her work with the jail and prison ministry. Last month the KY Department of Corrections honored Sr. Dorothy with the 2012 Lucille Hurt Robuck "Commitment to Corrections" award. She has been a member of the national Exodus Prison Ministry for 20 years, and in 2009 was hired by the Diocese of Covington to coordinate its Jail Ministry Program. This program has nearly 50 volunteers and includes 14 counties in Kentucky. There are four functions to her ministry; to visit the inmates, to support families who have loved ones in prison, to counsel victims of crimes and to help former inmates as they transition back into society. Sr. Dorothy firmly believes this last piece of her ministry is essential. She says, "95% of the people who go to prison come out, and we want them to be good, active citizens, or they will go right back in. Without assistance, it's estimated that 66% of those who get out of prison will return within three years".
Congratulations on both your award and your Golden Jubilee, Sr. Dorothy!
Sr. Dorothy Schuette, OSB '60
2012 Annual Fall Craft Show
Start your Christmas shopping early with over 60 new and returning vendors!!!
The Annual Fall Craft Show will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Villa gym.
Come and check out the following:
Variety of Handcrafted Items
Home Decor Items
VMA Spirit Wear and much more!
Don’t miss out on one of Sister Nancy’s famous desserts!!! Admission ~ $3 for Adults (17 & under free)
* Bake Sale and Concession Stand Available
Sponsored by Villa Madonna Academy PTAO
Save the Date: Annual Alumni Homecoming
The Annual Alumni Homecoming will take place on Friday, January 4, 2013 as the Villa Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team takes on the Ludlow Panthers. Plan on coming back to Villa for a fun night of basketball and catching up with some of your fellow VMA alumni. More details to follow soon!
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The Class of 1967 is planning their 45th Reunion for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, 1-5 pm at the Lookout Farm party room in Crestview Hills, KY. If you have any questions please contact Regina Davis Grau at 859-689-2242.
The Class of 1972 is planning their 40th Reunion for the weekend of October 6-7, 2012. The class will meet at The Views Club House in Covington, KY from 7:00-11:00 p.m. on October 6. Alumnae from the Class of 1972 are invited to attend mass at St. Walburg Monastery followed by brunch at The Greyhound Grill in Ft. Mitchell, KY on Sunday, October 7. More details to follow when the invitations are finalized. Please contact Amy Therese Mistler at (859) 628-1509 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Villa is now on Twitter!
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