Alumni Relations


Thank you to all who attended this year’s event on Saturday April 20th, celebrating the wonderful legacy of Edgecliff College. We will be posting photos from the event soon.

We would like to congratulate Nancy Ochs McDonald, this year’s Sister Mary Sullivan Award recipient.


Nancy Ochs McDonald is a 1976 graduate of Edgecliff College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude. Nancy chose a life of service after graduation, becoming a social worker assisting clients entering the job market, doing home visits and assisting victims/children of abuse, sometimes putting herself in harm’s way.

When her son was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, she became deeply involved in the Tourette Association of Ohio and subsequently served as Executive Director. She was also a caseworker for the American Red Cross assisting military families and assisted fire, flood, and other disaster victims. Additionally, Nancy made an impact in her jobs at Medtronic Neurologic Technologies and most recently at Xavier University, where she worked for 15 years.

Throughout her various careers and busy family life, Nancy always found time to volunteer at places that were near and dear to her heart. Her work at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and School has been extensive. She has served on the PTO board, has been a Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister, and chaired the church festival’s bid & buy multiple years. She served as a home visitor and call taker for St. Bartholomew St. Vincent de Paul and as a volunteer for the Mt. Healthy Alliance Food Pantry.

Nancy has also always been a huge support to her family and extended family in so many ways. She is humble, gracious and kind hearted and truly deserving of the Sullivan Award. Congratulations Nancy!


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Sr. Mary Virginia Sulivan Award Recipients
Award Year Name Class Year
2022 Mary Margaret Kindel  1967
2021 Christina K. Klocke  1963
2020 Sr. Victoria Vondenberger, RSM  1968
2019 James W. Jackson '76 & Mary Margaret Mazza Jackson '77 76 / '77
2018 Martha Graf Teter 1968
2017 Helen Yeraout Vollman 1970
2016 Virginia  (Jinny) Power Berten  1962
2015 Paula Geers McIntosh 1971
2014 Charlene Firstos Dittrich Hatton 1961
2013 Margaret A. Clark (Hornschemeier)  1971
2012 Patricia L. Kruse Herbold, BA  1962
2011 Sr. Phyllis Ann Kemper OSU 1974
2010 Charles H. Matthews, PhD   1975
2008 Kathleen Frances Byrne Kammer 1961
2007 Cathy Croes Tepe  1966
2006 Frederick LaMont Martens 1977
2005 Susan Rains Garry  1957
2004 Barbara Widmeyer Trauth 1969
2003 Theresa Duwel Thiemann 1950
2002 Adele Gratsch Lippert 1954
2001 Rosellen Galterio Creighton 1971
2000 Joan Shirley Halloran 1950
1999 Mary Jo Beresford 1971
1998 Ruth E. Meyer 1940
1997 Theresa Stavale Bruemmer 1959
1996 Bonita Neumeier 1971
1995 Sylvia Sieve Hendon 1965
1994 Not Awarded  
1993 Anne Dammarell 1960
1992 Mary Jo Kramer Brauner 1964
1991 Joeline Adams Lecture 1969
1990 Margo Jill Dugan Bohnert 1964
1989 Pat Robinson Scherer 1953
1988 Margie Rack Richter 1949
1987 Sr. Mary Ellen Buchignani, R.S.M. 1967
1986 Adele Pohl Corbett 1936
1985 Laverne Muldrow Summerlin 1959
1984 Betty Dierker Hagerty 1946
1983 Sally Bunker Fellerhoff 1953
1982 Sr. Elaine Charters, R.S.M. 1954
1981 Sally Thompson Watson 1947
1980 Margie Ebertz Adams 1940
1979 Meg (Margaret) Duwel Mazza (Bollin) 1954
1978 Claire Arling Cahill 1963
1977 Louise Meyer Doering 1940
1976 Sr. Mary Dolora Brinker, R.S.M. 1936
1975 Joanne Homan Schweer 1945
1974 Jean Decker Kemper 1947
1973 Mary Burns Bohlen 1945
1972 Peggy Becker Jackson 1953
1971 Claire Bassman Seidenfaden 1944
1970 Mary Imm Labelle 1963
1969 Marjorie Ruff Christian 1943
1968 Mary Overbeck Bedinghaus 1948