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Class Notes Update

Historically, Xavier’s Class Notes has been featured in our Connections magazine. In a conscious effort to go green and maintain Xavier’s STEAM goals, Class Notes is now available online. Similarly, in order to maintain continuity as well as keep our community informed the featured notes will be updated twice a year (January and July). As the feature note is updated the prior will be archived as a viewable PDF available at all times. Class Notes featured prior to May 2017 are available through our Office of Alumnae Relations and are physically archived on campus in the Xavier Archive.

Help us keep our featured lists updated and accurate by updating your information and by contacting Polly Bayless Fitz-Gerald ’68 our Director of Alumnae Relations.

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Veronica Padilla is the Public Information Officer for the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. She has worked as a bailiff in Maricopa Superior Court and brings 10 years of broadcast journalism to her role.


Kate Blair is an advocate for her sister who was diagnosed with cancer. She started a podcst called “Raise A Voice” for childhood cancer which was named one of the top 15 podcasts for childhood cancer. Kate is co-authering a children’s book called Princess Pippa and the Crown of Kindness.


Elizabeth Monnig works as the Marketing Strategy Associate Manager at Disney Imagination Campus at Walt Disney World.


Brooke Lowry Ide and her husband own Vino Stache Winery in the Sonoita/Elgin area of Arizona. The winery won the AZ Wine Growers/AZ Republic Wine competition: a double gold for the Grenache, gold for the Graciano and two silvers for their Petit Verdot and Anglianico wines for the 2019 vintage.


Laura Pearl is the first executive director of Flip the Vote, a volunteer-driven organization that educates and engages peers to collectively maximize the impact of their political investments and activate their networks in furtherance of a more inclusive, equitable, and just American democracy.


Jenna Rousseau and husband Pat welcomed Benjamin William on March 8, 2022.


Beth Zipser Halpern and husband Trevor welcomed Michael Zachary on December 19, 2021.


Ainsley Ramsey is running a fundraiser benefitting STEM education for Arizona students at Title I schools, celebrating the importance and power of women in STEM. She is the founder of the Piece of the Pi fundraiser,

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Congratulations to Sister Joan, Sister Joanie and Sister Lynn for being awarded the 2022 Ines Pascual Award for Generous Service from Brophy College Preparatory. As the partnership with Inez Pascual and Ignatius of Loyola endured all those years ago, so has the relationship of Brophy and Xavier.

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Tennis coach Laurie Martin was named the Arizona Girls High School Tennis Coach of the Year and NFHS Western States Girls Tennis Coach of the year. Please keep Laurie and her family in your prayers. She passed away in early June from a fall.


Logan Clark graduated in December 2021 from Arizona State University with an MA in Political Psychology. She is also an alumna of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Logan separated from the Air Force in 2019 and is now a senior research analyst at ASU’s Center on Narrative, Disinformation and Strategic Influence, part of the Global Security Initiative. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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