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Xavier Magazine | November 15, 2018

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Posts By By Julie Irwin Zimmerman

Classic Poet

October 2, 2010 |

John Knoepfle was bitten by the writing bug in high school in the 1930s while studying Macbeth and other classic literature. “It was intriguing,” says Knoepfle. “By the time I was a senior I was trying to do some of … Read More

Changing the Game

October 1, 2010 |

Amy Gore admits she’s not crazy about running. But there she was in Disney World last January, running a marathon with a group of about 20 Xavier students. The reason? Distance4Dreams, which raises money through running for seriously ill children. … Read More

An Eye for Art

October 1, 2010 |

Every item in Cockerill Gallery, Vickie Cockerill’s eponymous store on Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati, reflects its owner’s discerning taste, honed over a career in advertising and travels in the U.S. and abroad. Cockerill, a 1968 graduate, specializes in contemporary art … Read More

Amazing Feat

October 1, 2010 |

In El Salvador last year for an Alternative Breaks trip, Kali Chatham decided to take a run through the rural community of La Cieba, and her host mother agreed to go with her. But when it was time to set … Read More

Profile: Grace Northern

July 1, 2010 |

GRACE NORTHERN  Bachelor of arts, 2006 Assistant to the Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel Washington, D.C.

Defining Moment | An English major at Xavier, Northern was headed for a career in broadcasting when she heard then-Illinois state Sen. Barack … Read More

Profile: Marcia Rusche Soule

July 1, 2010 |

MARCIA RUSCHE SOULE Bachelor of Science in psychology, 1974 Policy Analyst,  Innovations Insitute at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Ocean City, Md.

Basketball Beginnings | Soulé was on Xavier’s first women’s basketball team, formed just three years after women … Read More

Profile: Matthew Kendrick

July 1, 2010 |

MATTHEW KENDRICK Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1984 General Counsel, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Hoover, Ala.

Jack of All Trades | Kendrick is the only attorney employed by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. and is based at the automaker’s plant in Alabama. … Read More

Alumni Profile: Michael Phillips

July 1, 2010 |

MICHAEL PHILLIPS Master of Education, 1973 Retired powerboat-industry executive Benton, Ill.

Interest to Industry | Phillips made a career as a school teacher and administrator, and in the home-renovation business. But as a lifelong boating enthusiast, when his brother-in-law launched Celebrity … Read More

The American Dream

July 1, 2010 |

From his 35-year career in politics, Michael Ford knows that talking about the American Dream is a sure way to get a roomful of people to nod their heads, no matter what their politics, age or income level. So when … Read More

The Ultimate Feat

July 1, 2010 |

As a child, Kim (King) Andriole spent several hours in front of her television one Saturday afternoon, amazed at what she was watching: the Ironman triathlon from Hawaii.

She was mesmerized and inspired by the strength, challenge and passion of … Read More

Sustaining Life

July 1, 2010 |

As his friends and family in the U.S. were celebrating Christmas, Ben Krause was in the tiny Ethiopian town of Kalala, rolling out two things that most of the residents had never seen: a map and a plan.

Krause, a … Read More

Survival Mode

July 1, 2010 |

From hurricanes to blizzards to flu pandemics, disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Many people fail to plan for emergencies, but Richard Harris is ready to help. Harris is CEO and “sustenance guru” of P3 Secure, which supplies self-heating meals, shelf-stable … Read More

Prison Time

July 1, 2010 |

As he transitioned back to working in the family business in western New York, Tom Briody decided to take some time off and immerse himself in a grassroots ministry. While he searched for the right opportunity, a friend mentioned a … Read More

One Sweet Ride

July 1, 2010 |

As a student in Xavier’s entrepreneurial studies program, Tim Glockner vividly saw the relationship between academia and the real world: Glockner’s father, Andy, would send him the financial statements from the family business, and Glockner and his roommates would pore … Read More

One More Time

July 1, 2010 |

Jenny Vonasek’s interest in sustainability and the environment goes back further than most: she and her husband spent their honeymoon in 1982 at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., where she was intrigued by the exhibits on solar energy. In … Read More