Spring 2009

Pay It Forward

April 2, 2009 |

Even on the most optimistic day, Denver is a long way from Cincinnati. But for an 18-year-old, deciding to leave the security of home in the high plains to start a new life as a Xavier student amidst the valleys … Read More

Blue Man Land

April 2, 2009 |

David Cranston had a dilemma. His astronomy lab was meeting the same night as a men’s basketball game. 

The junior’s a diehard Musketeer fan and hadn’t missed a single game since he first came to campus three years ago from … Read More

Northern Exposure

April 2, 2009 |

The academic highlight of Shane Hughes’ college career began, of all places, on Craig’s List. For sale: 1986 Subaru GL, manual transmission, 218,000 miles, $600.

Perfect. It met his two requirements—four-wheel drive and within his college-student budget. He bought it, … Read More

Profile: Gayle Heintzelman

April 1, 2009 |

GAYLE HEINTZELMAN Master of Human Resource Development, 2008 President and CEO, Mercy Clermont Hospital Batavia, Ohio

Bottom to Top | Thirty years ago, Gayle Heintzelman began working part-time at Mercy Clermont Hospital as a relief telephone operator. Today, she is president … Read More

Profile: Jean Lydon-Rodgers

April 1, 2009 |

JEAN LYDON-RODGERS Master of Business Administration, 1992 Vice President, GE Aviation Cincinnati

Engineering Meets Business | Jean Lydon-Rodgers is in charge of developing the most sophisticated fighter jet airplane engine in aviation history. She blends two areas of expertise—engineering and business—to … Read More

Profile: Karen (Smith) Wells

April 1, 2009 |

KAREN (SMITH) WELLS Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989 Vice President of Strategy and Menu, McDonald’s Chicago

Team Player | Karen Wells was a member of the Xavier women’s basketball team from 1986-1989, a position that, in hindsight, turned out … Read More

Profile: Jane Cooper

April 1, 2009 |

JANE COOPER Master of Business Administration, 1994 President, Herschend Family Entertainment, Park Management Division, Atlanta

Expert Guidance | At Herschend, Jane Cooper oversees corporate growth potential and provides management for the company’s regional theme parks, water parks, public and private partnerships … Read More


April 1, 2009 |

Receiving a scholarship often plays a large role in a student’s decision to enroll. Xavier offers a wide range of scholarships, including:

  • Endowed scholarships: Xavier has more than 100 endowed scholarships, which are named after the donors who created them. … Read More

Learning Commons honor Mike Conaton

April 1, 2009 |

Xavier University’s new Learning Commons is being named in honor of Michael J. Conaton, a 1955 graduate, former acting president of the University, chairman of the board of trustees from 1985-2004 and current board member. The naming of the building … Read More

Campaign at a Glance

April 1, 2009 |

To See Great Wonders: The Campaign for Xavier will enable the University to revolutionize the student learning experience and dramatically enhance the campus environment through:

Creation of the James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad. The centerpiece of a sweeping campus … Read More