St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s annual Homecoming Weekend kicked off on Friday, April 25 with a Mass and reception on campus. On Saturday, April 26 an estimated 200 alum, representing 14 classes, attended the homecoming luncheon at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters where they also saluted two of their fellow alum. Loren Muhleisen Levet, a 1956 graduate, was honored as 2014 Alumna of the Year and Geri Emig Kolwe (’74) received the 2014 Sr. Mary Angela Mulhern, O.P. Service Award.
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Levet is the second of four generations of graduates from Dominican. After receiving a registered nurses diploma from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, she worked in hospital, nursing and clinic settings for 20 years. She married her childhood sweetheart, Sidney Levet and in 1965 they founded a successful radio broadcasting company. The mother of three is active at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville where she is a member of the choir, the congregational health committee, the Catholic Women in Action committee and serves on the annual Fleur de Fall gala committee. In 2010 Levet received the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion, presented by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond to honor those members of the laity who have contributed their time and talents to the church.
Kolwe was saluted for embracing the Dominican graduate ideals. The mother of two Dominican alum, Kolwe is a University of New Orleans graduate where she received a degree in accounting. Upon her retirement from a career in the oil and gas industry, she served numerous community groups, including Girl Scouts, United Way Campaign and Junior Achievement. She is an active volunteer for her alma mater and championed the Class of 1974 sponsorship of a student for the 2014 mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Kolwe is a volunteer at the Harry Tompson Center for the homeless and developed a team to provide school supplies for Boys Hope Girls Hope.
The Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary, received wood bowls carved from Spanish cedar and personalized by Dominican students who are in the National Art Honor Society.