Maxine retired a few years before I joined the University Communications office, but I felt like she was an old friend and an adjunct staff member. Her regular visits to our office with news tips, encouragement, and praise lifted everyone's spirits. She had great instincts, a sharp mind, articulate style, and warmth in every encounter. St. Lawrence was lucky to have her. Love to her family and those who mourn her death.
I met Mickey at the First Presbyterian Church on the park, and was drawn to her lovely smile, sense of humor, and serene way of being. She always had nice things to say to the young and old, and she was a beautiful example of a woman who cared for herself - an inspiration. I still remember a women's get-together (which we did often, thanks to Linda Potter) at Mickey's house - hearing about her life and how she grew up. What a lovely woman I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to know.
Ginger (Noble) Sweeney '96
Mickey and I worked together in what was then the "PR Office" from 1977, when I returned to SLU as publications editor, until her retirement in 1984. She was a wonderful colleague and an excellent and patient mentor to this rookie, helping me learn whom to see about what, how to craft a news release when the stakes were down, and much more. She always had a smile on her face, no matter the deadline pressures. My condolences to her family; you carry her qualities on.
Neal Burdick '72