Dr. John Ebersole, '43, posthumously, graduated from St. Ambrose College and Indiana University Medical School. He had a 24 year career in the US Navy Medical Corps and served aboard two nuclear submarines. In 1963, he assisted at President Kennedy’s autopsy. Upon retirement from the Navy, he created and directed the John Hale Steinman Cancer Center, the first radiation treatment center in the United States. He was an avid gardener and photographer and helped form the Orange Street Improbables; a group of mystery enthusiasts. He passed away in 1993.
Mr. Thomas McGinn ’47, graduated from St. Ambrose College. He was selected for a three-year corporate manufacturing management program with General Electric. After 36 years with GE, he founded Thomas A. McGinn and Associates, a human resource consulting firm. He taught business and management courses at the University of Virginia and Piedmont Community College. Tom co-authored the book, Harrassed—100 Women Describe Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace. Mr. McGinn passed away peacefully at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ on April 6, 2017.
Catherine L. Crisham, ’92, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude from Georgetown University. She began her career as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Minneapolis and was an Associate Attorney for six years at Winston and Strawn LLP. In 2007, she became the Assistant US Attorney for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. She is an active member of her parish, is a mentor at Seattle Girls’ School and is a board member for Girls on the Run, Puget Sound.
Nichol Hill Hooker ’95, graduated with honors from Loras College and earned her Masters of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame. She completed her Doctorate of Education Degree in 2011 at Loyola University. Her dissertation was titled Service Learning and Jesuit Pedagogy: A Critical Analysis. She is currently a mathematics instructor at Loyola Academy where she is also the faculty advisor for student service trips in the summer. She and her husband have developed and facilitated an annual immersion trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Their son, Jacob, now joins them on these trips.
Rachel Hermes ’99, graduated cum laude from Harvard University and spent two years with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. While there, Rachel was responsible for the education and empowerment of girls and women. She returned to the United States to earn her Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, NY where she was selected by her classmates to receive the International Public Affairs Public Service Award. She worked for Catholic Relief Services in the Zambia and Darfur region of the Sudan and is currently serving with CRS in Haiti.