Mount honors alumni and supporters at annual Jubilee

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The College of Mount St. Joseph honored several alumni and supporters of the College at the annual Mount Jubilee on April 30, 2014.

Courtney Jaspers Prince ’09, Juwana Hall ’09, Loretta O’Donnell Dees ’06, Paul James Volker III ’05 and Keith Carter ’05 were all honored with the Future Five Award, which honors alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years who have excelled in their professions and provided service to their communities.

Prince is a corporate finance and accounting HT specialist at Procter & Gamble, and also leads the recruiting efforts of Mount students for the company.

Hall was named the Social Work Student of the Year at the Mount in 2009, and is now the director of Batterers’ Intervention and Prevention Programs at the YWCA of Cincinnati.

Dees worked as the director of communications and as program officer at the SC Ministry Foundation, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in communication at Northern Kentucky University.

Volker played football for the Mount and was a three-time captain, All-Conference Football Player, All-North Region Selection and Defensive MVP in 2005. He is currently the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgia State University.

Carter is an account executive for The Schueler Group of Companies, and was recently nominated for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40, which honors young professionals who have distinguished themselves both in work and in the community.

Geraldine Vigil Chavez ’46 received the Ann Rasche Award, which is presented to a Mount alumnus who demonstrates the spirit of service and philanthropy embraced by Ann Rasche, class of 1947. In gratitude for her education, she has given back to the Mount in many ways, including establishing the Geraldine Vigil Chavez Endowed Scholarship.

Anne and Charles Carroll, and the Sedler family, were both honored with the Trustee Award, which recognizes supporters of the Mount who exemplify the long-standing commitment and leadership represented by the board of trustees. The Carrolls have been involved with the Mount Annual Fund and the Trustees Campaign, as well as the Vision 2000 Campaign Leadership Committee. They also established the Anne and Charles Carroll Endowed Scholarship.

The Sedler family has several Mount graduates, and in gratitude, Genny and Tom Sedler established the Home City Ice Scholarship to help students obtain a Mount education.

The Kroger Company received the Corporate Partner Award, which is presented to a company whose investment in the Mount embodies the spirit of the Mount mission and makes a difference in the lives of students. Kroger has supported such College initiatives as the Vision 2000 Campaign, the Mount annual fund and numerous scholarship benefits.

The Mount Jubilee is the annual scholarship benefit sponsored by the College of Mount St. Joseph. The event honored individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on the College, as well as celebrated the move to Mount St. Joseph University on July 1, 2014. The proceeds from this event help provide renewable scholarships to assist more than 700 Mount students finance their education each year.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.