Alumni Profiles

Profile: Richard Romanus

April 1, 2012 |

Richard Romanus Bachelor of Science in philosophy, 1964 Actor Skiathos Island, Greece

Claim to Fame | Romanus has the kind of craggy face that you recognize immediately, a mug shot captured in a plethora of television episodes and Hollywood moments. … Read More

Profile: Sr. Kate O’Leary

April 1, 2012 |

Sr. Kate O’Leary Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2007 Franciscan Novice in formation Chicago

West Side Story | “I was working as a nurse at Loyola Medical Center in a surgical trauma unit, the ICU,” says the 27-year-old. “I had … Read More

Profile: Patrica Kruse Herbold

April 1, 2012 |

Patrica Kruse Herbold Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Edgecliff 1962 Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Bellevue, Wash.


Embassy Row | Pat Herbold is a retired foreign envoy and attorney, but she’s hardly retiring. Active in both Republican politics and … Read More

Profile: Debra Homan Eschmeyer

April 1, 2012 |

Debra Homan Eschmeyer BSBA in marketing; Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, 2002 Co-founder, FoodCorps Inc.; owner, Harvest Sun Farm New Knoxville, Ohio

Farm Girl | The youngest of seven children, Eschmeyer milked cows, weeded gardens and prepared meals for … Read More

Profile: Scott R. Stiens

January 1, 2012 |

Scott R. Stiens Bachelor of Science in business administration, 1988; Master of Business Administration, 1990; Master of Health Services Administration, 1992 Project Manager, U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C.

One Thing Leads to Another | Stiens’ interests at Xavier were … Read More

Profile: Peter Holtermann

January 1, 2012 |

Peter Hotlermann Bachelor of Arts in communications, 1998 President, HolterMedia Inc. Jacksonville, Fla.

Solid Service | Pete Holtermann started working in pro tennis in college after a blind call to the ATP tournament. “I’m a student at Xavier,” he said. … Read More

Profile: Emma Caroline Fernandez-Albert

January 1, 2012 |

Emma Caroline Fernandez-Albert Bachelor of Science in elementary education, 1991 Special education consultant, Santo Domingo, D.R.

The Accident | When she was 12, she took her bicycle for a spin. Her tires caught in a rut, and she crashed into … Read More

Profile: John Logsdon

January 1, 2012 |

John Logsdon Bachelor of Science in physics, 1960 Professor Emeritus, political science and international affairs, George Washington University Washington, D.C.

First Job | After graduating from Xavier, Logsdon took a job in Los Angeles as a technical writer on military … Read More

Profile: Claire Slemmer

October 1, 2011 |

Claire Slemmer

Master of Education in elementary education, 1974

Actress, voiceover artist, Zen instructor

New York

Early On | After graduating from Denison University with an economics degree in 1970, Claire Slemmer took to the stage as a singer-guitarist at … Read More

Profile: Joe Stollenwerk

October 1, 2011 |

Joe Stollenwerk

Master of Education, 2002; Master of Arts in English, 2004

PhD candidate, Indiana University

Bloomington, Ind.

Life Is a Cabaret | Joe Stollenwerk has a one- or two-person cabaret show he creatively calls The Next Whiskey Bar. The … Read More