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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Posts By Caroline Purtell

Political Bug

October 1, 2009 |

Erin McDermott caught the political fever on the 2004 presidential campaign trail while canvassing neighborhoods, attending rallies and phoning voters on behalf of the Bush/Cheney camp. And she still hasn’t recovered.

“In the last couple of weeks before the election, … Read More

Profile: Suzanne Kathman

October 1, 2008 |

SUZANNE KATHMAN Bachelor of Arts, 1990 Executive director, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Cincinnati

Basic Questions | After graduating with a nursing degree in 1974, Kathman began a 21-year career in critical-care nursing. She spent the last 15 years in the open-heart intensive … Read More

Designer Tea

October 1, 2008 |

Danielle DiBenedetto, a North Olmstead, Ohio, native and 2003 graduate, always knew she wanted to do something with graphics, but she also wanted to work in fashion. Inspired by the Victorian Era, the former art student researched this period and … Read More

Profile: Cleaster Mims

July 1, 2008 |

CLEASTER MIMS Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1971; Master of Education, 1976 Founder, Cleaster Mims College Preparatory School Cincinnati

Enterprising Start | Mims, who grew up in Enterprise, Ala., attended Tuskegee University for one year before dropping out because of a … Read More

Tub Time

July 1, 2008 |

When Sara Kranson’s son outgrew his infant tub, she upgraded him to a full-size bathtub, which was so big that he often slipped and hit his head. When the 2002 graduate couldn’t find a suitable alternative, she and her husband … Read More

Profile: John Cox

April 1, 2008 |

JOHN COX Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1968 CEO, Halfacre Construction Sarasota, Fla.

Starting Out | After graduation, Cox landed a job as a financial analyst trainee. “My first job was with NCR, and I got it out of the … Read More

A Step Ahead

April 1, 2008 |

In her tiny apartment kitchen, Rosie Swan creams butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in her stand mixer. After slowly adding flour and other dry ingredients, she forms the dough into round balls using a metal scoop, spaces them apart on … Read More

Viral Video

April 1, 2008 |

When an amateur video showing the explosive nature of Mentos candies when mixed with carbonated beverages hit the Internet and spawned hundreds of copycats, the company knew it had to capitalize on the unsolicited notoriety. But instead of trusting to … Read More

Super Speaker

April 1, 2008 |

When the highway patrolman approached the idling vehicle to hand the driver a speeding ticket, he couldn’t help but laugh. Sitting at the wheel was 1969 graduate Dave Leedy, dressed in a blue spandex jumpsuit, red knee-high boots with matching … Read More

Staying on His Toes

April 1, 2008 |

While most students spent the weeks before exams at the library, Calvin Thomas was in Detroit’s Fox Theatre performing the Christmas favorite “The Nutcracker” twice a day. The freshman began dancing at 7 years old in his native Maysville, Ky. Read More

Making New Friends

April 1, 2008 |

Nine years ago, Bill Buzek was sailing along I-71 when he noticed a car on the side of the highway that was dangerously close to the lane. He pulled over and offered the young driver his cell phone so she … Read More

The Planner

January 1, 2008 |

Tom Merrill is a planner. In addition to his duties as the director for choral activities in Xavier’s department of music, he directs the choir at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church. Every summer, he pores through stacks of sheet music at … Read More

Profile: Nancy Kinman

January 1, 2008 |

NANCY KINMAN Master of Business Administration, 1990 Vice President, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati

The Business Woman | Kinman manages the product support and implementation team for commercial operations at Fifth Third. “We provide companies the tools that allow them to manage … Read More

Joy in Film

January 1, 2008 |

When Elizabeth Weitz enrolled in Xavier’s M.B.A. program, she wanted to develop a business plan for her older sister’s film company that incorporated the non-profit system. “At the time it was like, ‘Well, this isn’t how movies are made,’” says … Read More

Dueling Entrepreneurs

January 1, 2008 |

Logan and Christie Wallace moved to San Francisco in 2004 to pursue new career opportunities, but what they found was a reason to return to Cincinnati. When they first settled in California, Christie took a job at a consignment clothing … Read More