Summer 2006

Brush with Cancer

July 1, 2006 |

By the time Richard Toohey got to know the radium dial painters, many were old and suffering from cancer. Others were already dead.

The women were casualties of World Wars I and II—at least indirectly. During the wars, women were … Read More

Book Drive

July 1, 2006 |

Betty Porter simply wanted to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. She had no idea her effort would involve several months, hundreds of people, thousands of books and a semi-truck driven by a guy named Chuck.

Porter, an assistant director in … Read More

Alumni in Action

July 1, 2006 |

The Cincinnati chapter has often planned its fall event at a local winery but decided that a change of venue was in order to attract a wider audience. So the chapter abandoned wine and opted for its frothy distant cousin. … Read More

A Tale of Three Statues

July 1, 2006 |

Everyone coming to the Cintas Center is greeted by the statue of D’Artagnan, the most famous musketeer in 17th-century France immortalized by Alexander Dumas in The Three Musketeers. D’Artagnan has been Xavier’s mascot since 1925 when Francis Finn, S.J., proposed the … Read More

Profile: Michael Lundy

July 1, 2006 |

Michael Lundy Master of Public Administration, 1987 | Executive Director for the Huntsville (Ala.) Housing Authority

Early Years | Lundy spent part of his childhood in Findlater Gardens, a public housing development in Cincinnati, before his parents were able to save … Read More

Profile: Tim Burke

July 1, 2006 |

Tim Burke Bachelor of Arts in political science, 1970 | Chairman, Hamilton County Democratic Party; chairman, Hamilton County Board of Elections; partner, Manley Burke LPA, Cincinnati

Political Junkie | When he was 12 years old, Burke was smitten by presidential candidate … Read More

Profile: Dianne M. Runk, M.D.

July 1, 2006 |

Dianne M. Runk, M.D. Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1989 | General surgeon, breast cancer specialist; Cincinnati

Visionary |Runk told her parents when she was in fifth grade she wanted to go to medical school.

Nova Knowledge | “My pediatrician was … Read More

Profile: Robert E. Manley

July 1, 2006 |

Robert E. Manley Bachelor of Science in economics, 1956 Partner, Manley Burke LPA, Cincinnati Deceased March 2006, age 70

Latin Roots | A sixth-grade course in Latin American geography triggered Manley’s lifelong fascination with South American culture that was later accelerated … Read More

Profile: Cliff Kersker

July 1, 2006 |

Cliff Kersker Master of Business Administration, 2001 | President, Graphel Corp., West Chester, Ohio

Upward Bound | In 1980, Kersker began working as a machine operator at Graphel Corp., which provides electrodes and machining services to the electric discharge machine industry. … Read More

Raising the Bar

July 1, 2006 |

The 1831 Society enjoyed a fourth-straight record-shattering year. This year, society members contributed more than $2 million to the University’s annual fund, up 40 percent over last year, says Leigh Ann Fibbe, assistant director for the annual fund. And membership … Read More