1950s & 1960s


RITA FLYNN (B.A.) is a faculty member of UCLA’s Principal Leader-ship Institute, a master’s degree program for future urban school administrators. She is married to Ralph Frerichs, professor of epidemiology at UCLA’s School of Public Health.

MARGARET (D’AGOSTINO) THOMPSON (B.A.) retired from teaching music after 42 years, but still volunteers as teacher of a percussion ensemble called “Drummin’ Cats,” which she describes as a group similar to “Stomp.” Margaret recently completed 15 years as her parish’s wedding coordinator, and says she and her husband sing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Chorus. She has five wonderful grandchildren, mentors new music teachers for Clark County School District and loves to travel.


SISTER MARY FRANCES REIS (B.A.) says even though she received master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and Fordham University, she does appreciate her years at USD. The excellent biology program continues to impact her ministry as hospice chaplain for the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri. “In this time of environmental awareness, I deeply appreciate the early studies in ecology way back in the ‘60s,” she says. “Thank you.”

RENÉ LAMAR SCHEUERMAN (B.A.) is an investor in the Carrizo Gorge Railway, and celebrated its reopening to Imperial Valley in February 2004. On Jan. 19, 2005, Lamar welcomed the birth of his sixth grandchild, Ian Hyatt.


PAMELA (BECKETT) STAHL (B.A.) in 1973 assisted in founding a peer support group for amputees. The nonprofit organization, called Amputees in Motion International, primarily serves amputees and their loved ones and caretakers in San Diego County, but fields requests from around the United States and the world. The organization celebrated its 32nd anniversary in October. For information, call (858) 454-9300.