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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Fall 2010

Jesuit Dialogue

October 1, 2010 |

They came to Xavier from 12 Jesuit colleges and universities spread across America’s heartland—Nebraska, Missouri, Belize. Wait. Belize is part of America’s heartland? Well, no. It’s more like an honorary member. But where they came from isn’t important. What’s important … 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

Profile: Thomas Hayes

October 1, 2010 |

THOMAS HAYES Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1975; Master of Business Administration, 1976 Professor of Marketing at Xavier; Co-Owner, SimpsonScarborough Cincinnati

Big Decision | When Hayes came to Xavier in 1972, his thought process went something like this: I’m one … Read More

Profile: Brig. Gen. Micheal Xavier Garrett

October 1, 2010 |


Bachelor of Science in Criminalistics, 1984

Chief of Staff, 18th Airborne Corps

Fort Bragg, N.C.

First Generation | “I was the first Garrett to graduate from college and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. … Read More

Profile: Kathrine Tepas

October 1, 2010 |

KATHERINE TEPAS Bachelor of Science in social work, 1991 Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, State of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska

Road Trip | After graduating from Xavier, TePas completed a year as a volunteer in the Jesuit Volunteer Service and then … Read More

Profile: Karen Meyers

October 1, 2010 |


Master of Business Administration, 1977; Master of Education, 1978

Partner, Little, Meyers & Associates


National Recognition | Meyers recently received the President’s Award from the National Structured Settlements Trade Association—the equivalent of a lifetime achievement honor from … Read More

Xavier wins Golf Meet

October 1, 2010 |

Xavier golf standout Sebastian MacLean defeated Danny Lewis 5 and 4 to win the 2010 Cincinnati Metropolitan Amateur Championship in June, becoming the best amateur player in Cincinnati. In the final match, MacLean birdied holes 9-12 before cruising to victory. … Read More

New Coaches

October 1, 2010 |

This season Xavier volleyball will have a new face net-side. Hawaii-native Mike Johnson starts his first season at Xavier this fall.

Last year Johnson led the Austin Peay State University volleyball team to a 22-9 record in his first season … Read More

Field of Dreams

October 1, 2010 |

Chalk up another victory for Xavier pitcher Tommy Shirley, who was drafted by the Houston Astros as the 273rd pick in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Shirley’s selection is the second-highest draft pick in Xavier … Read More

Home Sweet Home

October 1, 2010 |

Former men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser used to tell the story about trying to recruit players to Xavier before the Cintas Center was built. The Cincinnati Gardens was the team’s home court at the time, so he’d drive them over … Read More

Theology and Ecology

October 1, 2010 |

In an act as simple as driving to a food pantry to drop off some food, Elizabeth Groppe sees a tension: She is helping to feed the hungry, but at the same time she is contributing to environmental degradation through … Read More

Pool Life

October 1, 2010 |

The swimming pool you spent your summer in is probably safe from the bad effects of bacteria, but just when you thought it was safe to get back into the baby pool or hot tub, well, think again. They’re probably … Read More

Business Booster

October 1, 2010 |

Sometimes a great idea is enough, but often entrepreneurs need a little help to keep the lightbulb lit. They need a business plan, financing, advice and encouragement, which is why the Williams College of Business created Xavier-Launch-a-Business—or X-LAB for cleverness.

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Lessons Learned

October 1, 2010 |

Jayma George was nervous. It was her first week of college, and as she stared at her schedule of classes, there, in big, bold letters, was the one word that sent fear scurrying through her body: Biology. Even though she … Read More