Fall 2001
Volume 6 Number 1

Gerald A. Foster (’45M) and his wife, Betty, were honored this year by the Sunday Breakfast Mission and the American Leprosy Mission, both in Wilmington, Delaware. At the first event, more than 600 well-wishers attended and enjoyed the songs of Christian vocalist Wintley Phipps and the remarks of the Orlando Magic’s Pat Williams. Foster will continue as president emeritus of the mission, which feeds more than 265 men every day and houses more than 100 men every night. The second event was held in appreciation for the Fosters’ forty years of leadership with the American Leprosy Mission, an organization that seeks to show Christ’s love to people with leprosy and to eradicate the disease with multidrug therapy. 

Hugh MacKenzie (’73B, ’87M) was recently awarded the United States Army’s Meritorious Service Medal for his service in support of Operation Joint Endeavor (Kosovo). He is a reserve chaplain (LTC) and serves as the deputy officer in charge of the 113th Chaplain Support Team. His unit was mobilized for a 270-day tour of duty supporting the 1st Infantry Division out of Wurtzburg, Germany.

Daniel Erdman (’81B) and Iglesia Congregacional Unida in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he serves as pastor, received a $15,000 clergy renewal grant in December 2000 from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., so that he can use a four-month sabbatical to study hymns and liturgical music current in the Latino culture. The grant includes assistance to pay for an interim pastor during the sabbatical. When Erdman returns to the church, a concert featuring community musicians will be held. His email address is anne.daniel@juno.com.

Mary Liz Fitzpatrick Ivins (’88E) was among eight distinguished alumni/ae and one former principal inducted into the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) in March. She lives in Lawrence, New Jersey, and has served the school in many roles, including teacher, club moderator, department chairperson, and student government adviser. She is currently the assistant principal and chair of the curriculum council. Ivins has also introduced many students to the performing arts as director of local theater productions.

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