Saint Mary’s welcomed families to campus Friday for the annual Sophomore Parents Weekend. Despite rainy weather and Friday’s breaking news of College President Jan Cervelli’s resignation, students and parents gathered for a variety of activities organized by Saint Mary’s Class Council.Family members participated in activities spanning from a Saturday brunch to pumpkin painting and carriage rides at Saint Mary’s annual Oktoberfest. These events were followed by a closing mass Sunday morning. “Our main goal is to have events promoting unity for the school,” sophomore class representative Meg Hemmert said. “This year we have a brunch followed by Oktoberfest, [which was] sponsored by Student Activities Board. On Sunday morning, we have a sophomore class Mass at the Church of Loretto.” Tom Pantelleria, who attended the events with his daughter, sophomore Emily Pantelleria, said the Saturday brunch was an especially exciting event.“We got to meet [new interim College President Nancy Nekvasilt on Saturday], which was a relief to us parents,” he said. “We got to talk about the school’s mission of developing confidence and critical thinking amongst the women here. We’re all confident that these young women will grow up to be the next great leaders of our country.” Many families, including sophomore Alison Schibi’s, arrived on-campus from across the country for this weekend. “We flew from Kansas, which is always an adventure itself, but it’s always worth it to see Alison,” Kelly Schibi said about her daughter. “Every opportunity to come up and visit campus is exciting because we just love it here.” Eric Schibi, Alison’s father, said it was an interesting weekend to visit campus after the shocking news of Cervelli’s resignation.“We are so shocked to hear the news,” he said. “It’s very surprising and interesting that all this just happened.”Alison said she was “so happy” that she got to spend time with her family. “I loved having my parents and sister come visit me this weekend,” Alison said. “I know that a lot of sophomore students did not have parents come, so I am very thankful I was able to see mine and spend time with them.” For many families, the weekend was a special time to relax with their daughters.“I’m most happy about seeing my daughter,” Geri Pantelleria, Emily Pantelleria’s mother, said. “That’s most exciting because I have missed her so much.” Emily expressed a similar sentiment, voicing the joy she felt combining her two homes for the weekend.“I love every opportunity to blend my Saint Mary’s family with my real one,” Emily said. “Saint Mary’s is my second home.”Tags: families, parents, Saint Mary’s Class Council, Sophomore Parents Weekend
Image source: USACEThe Dredge Ellis Island, which is the largest hopper dredger in the U.S., is currently removing limestone from the entrance channel of the Charleston Harbor, as part of the Post 45 Deepening project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has just released this amazing photo of a skimmer on the dredger, removing water from the sediment and leaving behind large pieces of limestone, which will be placed to grow another mitigation reef.The Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project looks to address transportation inefficiencies by deepening and widening Charleston Harbor to allow for growth in the shipping industry with the influx of Post-Panamax ships calling on port in the Lowcountry.The Charleston District has been working with the project’s non-federal sponsor, the South Carolina Ports Authority, since 2010 to complete studies and move the project toward a 52 foot deep federal channel.This project is one of the first seven that Obama’s Administration expedited under its “We Can’t Wait” initiative for critical infrastructure projects.
Hallie Lou Seamon, 88 of Greentown formally of Dillsboro passed away Saturday July 23, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo; IN. Hallie was born Tuesday June 12, 1928 in Cleves, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Clayton) Barnard. She married her husband Harold Seamon December 24, 1950 and he preceded her in death April 13, 2005. She attended St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. She was a homemaker. Hallie was a former member of the Dillsboro 50 + Club, Dillsboro Civic Club, Dillsboro 50 + Exercise Club. She enjoyed camping, bowling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.Hallie is survived by son: Harold Jr. “Butch” (Holly) Seamon of Kokomo, IN. Sister: Ann Davis of Greentown, IN; 2 Grandchildren Aaron (Elizabeth) Seamon and Megan Seamon, 2 Great-Grandchildren: Natalie and Caitlyn Seamon. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, 2 sisters: Virginia Kirkwood and Marjory Warner and brother: Donald Barnard.Funeral services will be 11AM Thursday July 28 at St. Peter Lutheran Church 12963 North Street Dillsboro, IN 47018 with Mr. Keith Allhandes officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7PM Wednesday July 27 at the church. Also visitation Thursday from 10-11am at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main St. 47031; (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.