Spring 2008 - St. Joseph's Academy
St. Joseph’s Academy . . . . . Spring A PUBLICATION FOR ALUMNAE, PARENTS AND FRIENDS 2008 . . . . . In this issue... Outstanding Alumnae To Be Honored Alumna Wins Emmy Sonya Lockett, a 1982 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, won an Emmy Award for Rap It Up, the HIV/AIDS education initiative she manages for Black Entertainment Television (BET). page 4 Reunions Planned The SJA classes of 1958, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1998 will celebrate milestone reunions this spring and summer. page 5 Leave a Legacy Guest columnist Gail Gaiennie ’66 explains how, in 10 minutes’ time, you can leave a legacy gift to SJA in your will. page 6 Tribute Donations Gifts made between October 31, 2007, and February 8, 2008. page 8 Students Serve as Mentors More than two dozen members of SJA’s Science Club served as mentors to McKinley Middle Magnet School students as they prepared research projects for their school science fair. page 11 Alumnae News...2 Transitions...3 Alums Today...4-5 The SJA Community...6-9 Campus News...10-11 Five women who have made significant contributions to St. Joseph’s Academy and their communities will be honored at SJA’s Outstanding Alumnae Luncheon on Saturday, April 26, at Boudreaux’s beginning at 11 a.m. Sister Kathleen Pittman ’54, Mary Ann Cannatella Raudales ’55, Kathleen Daigre Meares ’64, Tara Nolan Messenger ’70 and Pat Carville Hoffman ’73 are SJA’s Outstanding Alumnae for 2008. Details about each honoree, as well as the luncheon, can be found on the SJA website at www.sjabr.org. Mary Ann Cannatella Raudales Class of 1955 Kathleen Daigre Meares Class of 1964 Tara Nolan Messenger Class of 1970 Sr. Kathleen Pittman Class of 1954 Pat Carville Hoffman Class of 1973 SJA Moves Forward with Master Plan Elements St. Joseph’s Academy is moving forward with two elements of its Master Plan: renovations to Mother Alice Hall for additional classroom and office space, and construction of the Academic Performing Arts Center. The Always the Academy Capital Campaign will soon be launched. SJA development personnel will be visiting local alumnae, parents, friends and businesses, as well as out-of-town alumnae, to share the exciting news. Alumnae living greater distances from Baton Rouge will receive information in the mail. Campaign leadership includes Sue and Bert Turner, honorary chair couple, and operational chair couples Debbie and Greg Gelpi, Kim and Mark Morgan, Sue Anne and James Cox and Kay and Roland Toups. They have provided tremendous talent and expertise to this effort. Another 100 people have vol- The proposed Academic Performing Arts Center unteered to help serve as campaign ambassadors. A public kickoff event is planned for fall of 2008. For more information, please call the SJA Development Office at (225) 388-2254.