left to right Al Pogge, President Fr. Jim Wheeler OFM, Bill Gasser

The Quincy University Retired Faculty-Staff Association held its 10th Annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, April 3 in the Holy Cross Friary.

Dr. Barbara Schleppenbach ‘71, associate professor of communication, updated the group on the new US Dept. of Education Title III-A Strengthening Institutions Grant, the largest grant in school history, and the upcoming Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation process.

Officers were elected for the new year: Fr. Jim Wheeler, OFM, president; Mary Ann Klein, secretary; Pat Laytham, treasurer; Joanne Ortwerth, Joe Messina, Jean Green & Bill Postiglione, executive committee members.  Mike Smith is immediate past-president, Paul Brown is factotum and Julie Bell is university liaison.

The ten members of the original steering committee, who established the association in 2009, were also recognized:  Gary Carter, Paul Brown, Fr. John Ostdiek, OFM, Dave Costigan, Mary Ann Klein, Joanne Ortwerth, Janet Peters, Al Pogge, Bill Wismann and Julie Bell.

QU’s Retired Faculty-Staff Association is open to all retired persons, Lay and Franciscan, who have been full-time or part-time employees of Quincy University, and their spouses.  All individuals who worked at QU any time during their careers, regardless of where they worked when they retired, are eligible to participate.

For more information, please contact Paul Brown at 217 -617- 5460 or paulbrown2003@comcast.net.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.