We are so grateful you have visited this page to help us celebrate Rebecca Hawthorne's outstanding leadership of the MAOL program at St Kate's! Please consider leaving a message on the Overview page, visit the LifeQs page to offer memories, wishes and gratitude, and/or add photos or videos on the photo/video location. Our collective efforts will continue to remind Rebecca of all the ways that we celebrate her leadership and contributions to the MAOL program and St. Catherine University. Thank you! Rebecca's Crew (Val Krech, Amy Ihlan, Louise Miner, Martha Hardesty, and Sharon Radd)
Rebecca K. Hawthorne
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What message do you want to send to Rebecca?
After working for you these last 10 years it goes to say that I will definitely miss you and your excellent work ethics. Your leadership has been an inspiration to us all. I will miss you but I do realize that exciting opportunities and challenges await you. It has been an honor to have you as my boss. We have all benefited from your wisdom and I wish you every success on your career path and future endeavors. I will long remember the hard work and happy moments we have shared. You have been a great role model to me.
My best to you always, Val
Thank you,with continued gratitude, for your inspiration for each of us to challenge the first interpretation of any set of "findings" that were possibly to quickly perceived as facts. Thank you for fostering a learning environment in which you helped us continually raise our own expectations and frequently exceed them. Most of all, thank you for being an advocate for each of us to meet our needs while at the same time being completely authentic with how you perceived the world and how a person should to navigate through academics, and life. BRAVA! I wish you the best that life has to offer as you leap into your next adventure!
Congratulations on retirement! You have worked so hard to improve the MAOL program these past few years, and we are all lucky to be reaping the fruits of your labor. Thank you so much for making a difference in our lives! I had an amazing time learning from you in South Africa and interacting with you these past two years. I wish you all the best in the next phase of your life, and I hope that wherever you go and whatever you do, you are happy! Keep in touch!
Describe one way Rebecca has inspired you.
All the best to you and the journey ahead,
What wish would you like to grant Rebecca for her retirement?
With love and best wishes,
What is the most important thing you have learned from Rebecca about leadership?
You are my #1 Role Model when it comes to thinking about leadership. In every interaction, you show compassion and warmth while at the same time you demonstrate and expect high standards.
Your leadership has shaped the program in both tactical and relational ways, and I'm extremely proud to be a part of such a great endeavor. Further, I am a much better leader and teacher because of these four years I have had working with and for you. I will always be grateful for this time and opportunity with you, and will do my very best to continue to build on your legacy.
With much love and admiration,
MAOL Alumna 2012
What are you grateful for in relation to Rebecca's leadership of MAOL program and service to St. Kate's?
I was so happy when you branched off for your trips to S Africa and to find out you were collaborating with Spiwo!!! and Zethu
Also your fierce drive to get Fairview back to support the mini ST Kate's leadership certificate program!
It has been and honor and pleasure to have known you Rebecca! I so hope our paths cross and Blessings Always, Kate
Kate Cummings Alum MAOL-2007
The only thing more valuable than that is the work that our alumni have accomplished in their time since the program. Best wishes to you, Rebecca!
MAOL Alumna, 2012
What is your favorite memory of Rebecca?