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Xavier Magazine | February 21, 2018

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Posts By Caroline Purtell

Grace Gottenbush

October 1, 2007 |

GRACE GOTTENBUSCH Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989, Retired president, Servatti Pastry Shop, Cincinnati


Family Business | Gottenbusch comes from a long line of bakers and shop owners. In Germany, her great-grandfather was a baker and her grandfather had … Read More

Calling on M.B.A. Students

October 1, 2007 |

With cell phones steadily replacing landlines among consumers ages 21 to 29, Cincinnati Bell has struggled to maintain its market share with the younger generation. To combat the problem, the company staged a contest modeled after the reality show “The … Read More

Love and Life

October 1, 2007 |

Nancy Jones grew up on a street in suburban Cincinnati where six people at one time or another were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that affects the neurological system.


Watching her neighbors suffer from complications prompted … Read More

Profile: Anne Leugers

July 1, 2007 |

ANNE LEUGERS Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1975 Scientist, The Dow Chemical Co. Midland, Mich.


Breaking In | In 1984, Leugers joined a new area of research at Dow Chemical in fiber optic probe development and online spectroscopy and light … Read More

Trip Worldwide

July 1, 2007 |

While his family sleeps, Trip O’Dell places a call from his Milwaukee home to a 3-D artist in New Zealand. Another night he interfaces with a company in India that does 3-D modeling.


As the creative director of Nogginaut, … Read More

The Black Belt

July 1, 2007 |

When Ali Malekzadeh became dean of the Williams College of Business four years ago, he was, in a sense, closing a large circle. Although Malekzadeh studied and worked at universities across the United States, his educational roots lie in Jesuit … Read More

Teaching in the Trenches

July 1, 2007 |

At the bottom of Mike Moroski’s stairwell hangs a picture, which the 2001 graduate passes every morning on his way to teach at Moeller High School in Cincinnati. Taken last fall, it depicts the opening reception for a building in … Read More

On the Set

July 1, 2007 |

When Dudley Arbaugh graduated in 2005 with a degree in entrepreneurship, the last thing he envisioned was fetching James Gandolfini a piece of cheesecake from a local deli while on the set of “The Sopranos.” However, that’s exactly what happened.Read More

Golden Grainers

July 1, 2007 |

In 1962, a small group of suit-clad students stood shamefaced before Fr. Ratterman, the dean of men, waiting for him to pass sentence. The boys, founders of an unsanctioned club called the Golden Grainers, often hosted parties—some attracting upward of … Read More

Role Model

July 1, 2007 |

Bob Herzog is a man of many roles, including husband, father, lawyer, TV reporter, wish-granting genie and Greek fable writer—some of which require a little more makeup than others. Herzog, who works for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, also moonlights at the … Read More

Profile: Dr. Brian Lahman

April 1, 2007 |

Dr. Brian Lahman Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences, 1994 Staff Surgeon, Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Illinois


Quick Learner | Lahmann was one of the youngest students to ever attend Xavier. He graduated from high school on his 14th birthday and … Read More

Swimming and Winning

April 1, 2007 |

With each stroke April Kerley’s shoulder burned with pain. Born without her right hand, she often overcompensated on her left side, putting a lot of stress on the rotator cuff. However, this was an important race, and Kerley was determined … Read More

Now Showing

April 1, 2007 |

It’s not unusual to see a few brand names pop up in the middle of a TV show or movie—ET eating Reese’s Pieces, a Delorian in “Back to the Future,” Junior Mints on “Seinfeld.” Now, instead of occasional guest appearances, … Read More

President’s Residence

January 2, 2007 |

Click here to see a video slideshow narrated by the author of this piece.

Beneath a ceiling of stars, a colorful wooden lizard scales the wall while an iron buzzard perched on a high ledge surveys the landscape below. The airy office, … Read More

Profile: Kim Nuesse

January 1, 2007 |

Kim Nuesse Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 2001 Police Chief, Sandusky (Ohio) Police Department

Changing Times | While working at the local McDonald’s as a teenager in the late 1970s, Nuesse quickly took note of the female police officer who often stopped … Read More