by Rosemarie Emanuele, Mathematics Professor
Economists are sometimes compared to meteorologists in that both sometimes try to predict upcoming events, and both manage to do an acceptable job at this, but occasionally make mistakes. Neither can predict future events with complete certainty, as unforseen events tend to have an effect on the outcomes they are trying to predict. For economists, it may be a change in consumer confidence in a far off country that injects “error” into a prediction, while for a meteorologist, small changes, sometimes described as a “butterfly moving its wings”, can cause their predications to be incorrect.
I found myself thinking of this as Ursuline College approaches the one year anniversary of a destructive meteorological event, the arrival of a tornado to campus. This was a tornado that destroyed our athletic center, damaged much of the campus and radically changed plans for the future of the college.
Ursuline is pleased to announce that the College recently received a gift of $200,000 from the Saint Luke’s Foundation to endow a scholarship in honor of alumna Denise San Antonio Zeman.
“Denise Zeman is an outstanding leader in our community and we are extremely proud that she is a graduate of Ursuline College. This generous gift from the Saint Luke’s Foundation in honor of Denise will establish an endowed scholarship at the College that will allow future leaders of Cleveland to receive an Ursuline education. We are grateful to the Foundation for their investment in Ursuline and our future,” Kevin Gladstone, Ursuline College Vice President for Institutional Advancement, said.
The Ursuline ~ St. John College Alumnae Association recently held its reunion celebration, where two outstanding alumnae – Jane Soposky ’74 SJ and Sheryl Williams Zellner ’97 – were honored for their dedication to the College, service to the community and career achievements.
#ComingSoon Learn about Ursuline’s campus and the people who built it in the upcoming issue of VOICES Spring ’14.
#COMINGSOON Four Ursuline students spent their spring break volunteering with H.E.L.P. Malawi. Read about their experience in the upcoming Spring 2014 issue of VOICES Magazine.