The Graduate Parent Organization is an organization that focuses on keeping parents of Regina Dominican connected with the school after their daughters have graduated. The organization’s mission is to provide opportunities for our past parents to stay connected with Regina Dominican and the mission of the school.
Regina Dominican Graduate Parent Organization Mission Statement
The purpose of the Regina Dominican Graduate Parent Organization (GPO) is to provide a means for parents of Regina graduates to stay connected with the school by maintaining active participation and association with the Regina Community. The GPO’s mission is to sponsor and participate when available in purposeful activities which include:
- hosting opportunities that allow Alumnae parents to return to the school to reconnect
- supporting the faculty and staff with time and talents
- attending fundraising events of Regina Dominican
- promoting the school to the community at large
Graduate Parent Committee
Diane and Dave Archibald (daughter Margaret, 2009)
Linda Baker (daughters Katie, 2008; Carolyn, 2005)
Patti and John Flaherty (daughters Elisabeth, 2005; Maura, 2009; Clare, 2013)
Maureen and Chris Griffith (daughters Emily, 2011; Mary, 2009)
Kathy and Mike Kaminski (daughter Krystyna, 2016)
Carol and Bill Kolodziej (daughter Lauren, 2002)
Laurie Baker ’74 and Dan Lawlor (daughter Annie, 2005)
Corinne ’70 and Bill McClintic (daughters Erin, 2011; Ceilidh, 2017)
Sheila Mickus (daughters Bridget, 1987; Colleen, 1991)
Katie and John Nicolau (daughter Ellen, 2007)
Karen ’86 and Jim O’Brien (daughter Shaun, 2016)
Joanie ’72 and Bob Reynolds (daughters Laurie, 2005; Eleanor, 2011)
Buffy ’74 and Rick Rock (daughters Madeline, 2011; Kathleen, 2015)
Nancy ’78 and David Strenk (daughters Jeanine, 2005; Molly, 2007; Ellen, 2009; Katherine, 2015)
Mardi and Garry Woodward (daughters Casey, 2002; Shannon, 1987)
The discussion will be facilitated by Pat Skoul, professor of English at Loyola University and mother of Carolyn ’09
Graduate Parent Organization Calendar of Events
Kelly Rourke Golden ’89, Neapolitan, Owner
September 6, 2017 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Kelly is the owner of fashion emporium Neapolitan. She is a Regina Dominican graduate, an Edgebrook native and a Kellogg MBA. Neapolitan is a fashion powerhouse. In the fast-paced fashion industry, Kelly must anticipate trends for her sophisticated clientele. Under her leadership, her store has quadrupled in size and sales have grown 2000 percent since 2003. She was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business in October 2016. She is the mother of three.
The Graduate Parent Organization is having an Opening Liturgy and Cocktail Party
20th Annual Booster Club Golf Outing at Wilmette Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:00am. Scramble golf format, golf games and prizes, live entertainment, with drinks and dinner.
John Brennan, Vanguard- Former CEO, University of Notre Dame- Chairman Board of Trustees
February 12, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
John J. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Vanguard. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982. He was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009.
Mr. Brennan is a director of General Electric Company, LPL Financial, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and American Express Company; chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame; a founding trustee of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); chairman of Vanguard Charitable; and a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission.
Mr. Brennan graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. He has received honorary degrees from Curry College and Drexel University.