Alumni in Action: Mary Dempsey ’75, M.L.S., J.D.

Commissioner of Chicago Public Library (1994-2012), lawyer Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Major: American Studies Mary Dempsey believes in lifelong learning. She is president of the Philip H. Corboy Foundation (founded by her late husband) which supports education, arts and...

Alumni in Action: Bob Hentzen ’57†

Spokesman, advocate, friend to the poor Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Major: Religious education Bob Hentzen made it his personal mission to end poverty, one step at a time. As president and cofounder of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), he embarked on...

Alumni in Action: Jon J. Kabara, Ph.D. ’48

Medical researcher, entrepreneur, professor Hometown: Galena, Ill. Major: Chemistry After graduating from Saint Mary’s, Jon Kabara earned an M.S. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. He dedicated...

Alumni in Action: Brother George Pahl, FSC ’36†

Educator, scientist, mentor, former Saint Mary’s president Hometown: Minneapolis Major: Biology Brother George Pahl joined the biology faculty of Saint Mary’s in 1942. Students remember him as being a great teacher and innovator, working closely with students as he...
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