The twenty-seventh annual Alumni Supper found the Reception Room of Kellenberg building filled with alumni, faculty, friends, and family. One of the scholarship winners, Mary A.K.T. Gallagher, was also present among the crowd of English lovers. The supper was held on Friday, September 22, 2017, and commenced at five o’clock in the evening. The night began with a brief introduction from Dr. Robert Kinpoitner. Several things were brought up for discussion, and among those were the possibility of becoming a university, possible implementation of a trimester system, and the film festival. Writer-in-Residence, Barbara Novack, also spoke about the various poetry events happening throughout the year, and the dedication of the Shakespeare Garden to honor Father Thomas Catania was also addressed. As for food and refreshments, as usual, the English Department never disappoints! Provisions were provided by Roger Mehr of Lackman and his chef Tom Schletz. There was a scrumptious spread of pasta primavera, stir-fried oriental beef, broccoli, garden salad, and dinner rolls. Of course, the main event was the cheesecake, all washed down with either water, soda, coffee, or tea. The supper was a joy to attend; it was wonderful to see old friends mingling and new students gaining advice from those who have already been there and done that. The event raised $2,565 for the Sister Mary Verity McNicholas English Scholarship Fund, and if you could not attend the supper this year, do not fret! There is always the 2018 Alumni Supper to look forward to, and all are welcome.
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