Alumni Awards highlight Reunion Weekend at Dominican

On April 21-22 hundreds of proud Dominican alumni returned to campus for the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Alumni Reunion Weekend was an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with friends and honor the outstanding recipients of this year’s Alumni Awards. Highlights of the weekend included the 50th Anniversary Golden Circle Dinner honoring the Class of 1967, alumni pub night, reunion Mass, the anniversary luncheon and awards ceremony, and the alumni boat dance.

Each year Dominican honors deserving alumni and friends by bestowing four awards for outstanding service to the Dominican community: The Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, The Sister M. Patricia Lyons Distinguished Alumni Service Award, and The Sister M. Aquinas Nimitz, O.P. Distinguished Service Award.

Maureen Sedonaen '08 MBA received The Distinguished Alumni Award. Maureen is CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco (HGSF), where she oversees all staff, partners with local and national organizations, and motivates HGSF volunteers and donors.  Prior to HGSF, Maureen was a national consultant serving foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government in social impact and driving innovation in the sector. Maureen also has served as CEO of Goodwill SF-Marin-San Mateo; as Regional Vice President for Revolution Foods; Founder, President, and CEO of the Youth Leadership Institute. Maureen currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Marin Community Foundation, The Agricultural Institute of Marin, The Youth Leadership Institute, and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.

Maureen "Mo" de Nieva-Marsh '07  received The Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. Mo is the Senior Program Coordinator for Health and Human Services for the County of Marin, where she blends fun and humor while spotlighting the County’s public health priorities with an equity lens. Mo serves as North Coast Regional Director for the California Young Democrats and Assembly District 10 delegate to the California Democratic Party. She is President and Charter Member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Evening. Mo received majored in political science with minors in pre-law and music.

The Bradley Sisters received The Sister M. Patricia Lyons Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

•    The late Susan Bradley Evans ’60 was an active in politics, in particular the League of Women Voters. Twenty years after graduating from Dominican, she earned an MA in Religious Education from Loyola Marymount. Susan passed away in 2001 but her memory and contributions live on in her two children and five grandchildren, all of whom carry Susan's strong values of truth, justice, and learning. Her daughter, Marianne Evans will be accepting the award in her mother’s honor.

•    Mary Bradley Horwitz ’63 began her career as a teacher focusing on literacy and job training for underserved populations. In 1981 Mary returned to school for an MA in Instructional Technology. Currently Mary volunteers with Childhelp, which works to prevent child abuse and treat its victims. Mary has been an active member of the small, but dedicated, Dominican Alumni group in southern California.

•    Peggy (Margaret) Bradley Davison ‘65 relocated to the Buffalo, NY area shortly after graduation. Her career spanned work in education, social services, and law. Peggy has volunteered with the International Institute of Buffalo, The American Red Cross, the Women’s TAP fund, and the Fisher Price Toys childcare center.

•    Jane Bradley ‘67 spent many years working as a paralegal before graduating from the San Francisco Law School at age 46. Jane’s work eventually focused on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She currently serves on the board of the AAUW (American Association of Women). Jane regularly attends and helps host and plan Dominican alumni events. This year she is serving on the committee to plan her 50th class reunion.

Willie Long received The Sister M. Aquinas Nimitz, O.P. Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 45 years of service to Dominican. A native of San Mateo, Willie has lived in San Rafael since he was five. He started his career with Dominican in 1972 and has worked throughout campus, from lovingly maintaining the grounds to ensuring the Conlan Recreation Center and Caleruega Dining Hall are kept in top condition. He also loves nothing more than to talk about his passion for sports, from collecting sports memorabilia to rooting for the Penguins. Today, his favorite tool is the broom – as he is often seen waving the cleaning devise to rally the basketball teams and the fans for a sweep.

April 10, 2017