Reunion Weekend Honors Alumni, Father Bob

Kat Skiles ’07, Mary Jane Burke ’74, Amiya Powell-Hodge ’11, and Marly Norris were honored as special award recipients while Father Robert Haberman was posthumously recognized as an honorary alumnus at Dominican University of California’s virtual Reunion Weekend April 16-17.

Dominican President Mary B. Marcy announced the awards in a video presentation.

Father Bob, who passed away in March at the age of 71 after 32 years at Dominican, was honored for his dedication and service to Dominican and its alumni. Alumni Relations and Campus Ministry on April 17 hosted a “Welcome, Blessing, & Remembrances” aimed at acknowledging Father Bob’s contributions to Dominican and all the alumni he impacted during his time on campus.

Reunion Weekend began on April 16 with the annual Golden Circle Cocktails & Conversation event, held virtually this year. President Marcy delivered opening marks.

On April 17, President Marcy and President-Elect Nicola Pitchford engaged in a lively conversation to honor President Marcy's 10 years of distinctive leadership as well as discuss the University’s accomplishments and future.

That was followed by the Alumni Awards Celebration via YouTube. Kat Skiles, the CEO  and Video Producer for Narrative Creative Agency, received the Distinguished Alumni Award, Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke was given the Sister M. Patricia Lyons, O.P. Distinguished Alumni Service Award, Amita Powell-Hodge, Assistant Director of Residence Life at Loyola Marymount University, was named the recipient of the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, and Marly Norris, Dominican’s Vice President for Advancement and Public Affairs, received the Sister M. Aquinas Nimitz, O.P. Award.

Reunion Weekend concluded when Dr. Paul Raccanello ‘96, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, led a panel of Dominican students to discuss what it is like to be a DU student today.

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