My mother graduated in 1950, and I graduated in 1978, and my daughter will graduate in 2013 - a "TripliKate". In each instance, we made an independent decision to go to St. Kate's, not just because a parent or grandparent had gone. All three generations are made up of independent, intelligent women, and all have thrived in the encouraging, supportive atmosphere. My mom was a chemistry major, when women didn't go into sciences, and did research at a major university. I was an elementary education major, and because of St. Kate's reputation, was able to get a job when there were 100s of applicants and very few openings. And now my daughter is going because it increases her chances to get into veterinary school. The reputation of St. Kate's is impeccable, but the atmosphere makes you feel like you have come home. Attending St. Kate's was the best decision all three of us made. Nancy McIntire
I first stepped onto the campus of St. Kate's in 2001 as a senior in high school. Coming from a small town in Minnesota, I was apprehensive of the city - but found St. Kate's to be the perfect place for me. During all of my time as a student, I found professors to be passionate and helpful. I worked on campus in the Development Office, and the guidance I received from the other employees led me into my current career; I still keep in touch with many of those employees to this day. The mission at St. Kate's talks about educating women to lead and influence. During all of my experiences there, I felt that we were learning to live out that mission - encouraged to speak up, pursue our dreams and passions, and I know that they strive to continue this into the future. The mentoring I received and the amazing education is something I will cherish my entire lifetime.
St. Catherine's became for me my first home away from my Chicago home. Over the fifty years I have had several other homes. But no matter where I was, in my head and in my heart St. Catherine's was always a firm point of reference. The lessons I learned on Campus and in the Chapel -- especially the words in the Chapel, "Behold, I Make All Things New" -- have served my life well through all the years. Eileen Raidl Gordon 1960