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The Derrick for June 11th carrried a story about new jubilee Benedictine Sisters of Erie, one of whom has ties to Clarion County, Sister Kathryn Disbrow.  Declining to comment on how much I enjoy retirement, I thought it proper to congratulate her and say continue the good work.

Here is what The Derrick had to say, “Disbrow graduated in 1957  from Saint Benedict Academy, and she made her final profession of vows on Aug. 16, 1962.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College and a master’s degree in elementary mathematics from Clarion State University.  She also holds a master’s degree in administration from the University of Dayton and is certified in early childhood development.

Her local assignments included serving as an elementary teacher at Immaculate Conception school in Clarion and as both a teacher and principal at St. Joseph and St. Stephen schools in Oil City.  She also taught in CCD programs at Clarion.

Disbrow returned to Erie in 1981, first to administer the newly established East Coast Migrant Head Start program and then to assist in the Benedictine community’s business office.  She was later the community treasurer.

She is now the lead teacher in the infants’ room at St. Benedict Child Development Center; in that role she is serving as the children’s first teacher.”

Through the generosity of the Immaculate Conception Parish and Father Monty Sayers, the Clarion County Community Foundation holds Board meetings in the IC Parish Meeting Room, a place the good sister knows well.  Charles Marlin

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I can not claim to have found this tidbit on my own as another university retiree pointed out to me that Wikipedia gives and perhaps withholds unique information about the university.  Under Notable alumni, there are seven graduates associated with athletics, one deceased legislator, and one talk radio personality, but there is no one from science, business, academia, armed services, literature, philanthropy, or the arts.  Doesn’t that make for a rather strange picture?

Nothing is said of any past or present faculty who have distinguished national accomplishments.  Perhaps Wikipedia does not allow such listing or perhaps someone thought we had none to list.  Who knows?

No one has ever found Joe Grunenwald, our CU president, short on an answer to any question within a hundred mile radius of the university, so where are the answers Joe?  We’ve been around since 1867.  Ain’t we got’em?  Charles Marlin

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Clarion, PA’s loved and admired printmaker Mary Hamilton has taken a step back in history to show Hermie’s Corner Grocery in its heyday. Long a landmark at Wood Street and Eighth Avenue, Hermie’s was the gateway into the Clarion University campus for generations of students, faculty, and townspeople. In the beginning Hermie’s was a community grocery that also sold sandwiches to hungry students on very tight budgets. Its latter days were as the nearest source to campus for cigarettes, gum, candy, and soda. The store is empty now and the property has been sold so the future for the corner is unknown.
The linoleum block print is 10 x 16″, in seven colors, signed, in an edition of 54, matted for $60 or framed and matted for $120. Shipping and tax additional. Contact the artist directly at skyflower@penn.com   Charles Marlin

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Today, October 23, 2008, the Clarion University Chapter of The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Retired Faculty voted to create two scholarships of $1,000. each in memory of colleagues who died this past year.  Those remembered are Al Lefevre, Athletics, who died 08/08/08, and William Hurst Snedegar, Physics, who died 12/09/07.  The scholarships will be administered by the Clarion University Foundation.  This is the eleventh consecutive year the chapter has dedicated memorial scholarships to deceased colleagues.  Charles Marlin

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