Beloved former Dining Services employee Dorothy "Dottie" Piper died Wednesday at 94 years old. She worked at St. Thomas from 1998-2014 as a card swiper outside the Café in Murray-Herrick Campus Center and The View in Anderson Student Center.
Please remember in your prayers Martin Olav Sabo, a former state legislator and congressman who helped to obtain $15.5 million in federal funds for the Frey Science and Engineering Center at St. Thomas. Sabo died Sunday.
She was the wife of George Williams, an administrator at St. Thomas for 35 years who retired in 2014, and mother of two St. Thomas alumni, Andrea Mitchell (Williams) '04 and George J. Williams '10, as well as Larissa Williams, a graduate of Purdue University.
Michael Jordan, 63, was a professor of English at St. Thomas who served as associate vice provost for undergraduate studies from 2005 to late 2015. He will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the lasting power of a liberal arts education and his passion for providing every St. Thomas student with an intellectually rigorous, soul-shaping core curriculum.
Though he looked the part of the stereotypical English professor – he rarely was seen on campus not donning his trademark uniform: a tidy sport coat and a bow tie – he was anything but. Mikolajczak, who died this past weekend, was one of a kind.