Press Releases: Dominican University To Recognize West Suburban Community Leader Roberto Sepulveda Tomorrow, February 11th; Maywood Fine Arts To Host Spring Fundraiser, March 1st

Dominican University Will Recognize Alumnus Roberto Sepulveda as BSB’s Young Mazuchelli Model

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Monday, February 10, 2014 — Dominican University announced that to celebrate the memory and legacy of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, the pioneer missionary priest who founded the congregation of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, each of the university’s schools will recognize a recent alumnus whose characteristics echo that of “Fr. Sam.” Each of these alumni will be known as a “Young Mazzuchelli Model.” Dominican’s Brennan School of Business will present alumnus Roberto Sepulveda (MBA 2010) as its Young Mazzuchelli Model on the evening of February 11, prior to the annual lecture by the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics.

Born in , in 1806, Fr. Mazzuchelli came to in his early twenties, joining the priesthood and going on to bring the church to the far corners of the . He founded a number of parishes, as well as , which would later become . Fr. Mazzuchelli was known for qualities including his strong sense of purpose, intellectual curiosity, and community leadership.

 “‘Fr. Sam’ was a person of deeply strong character and commitment,” said Dominican president Donna Carroll, “and a hallmark of a Dominican education is that these traits are still evident in our students today. Though he passed away 150 years ago, his legacy lives on. The many ways in which our Young Mazzuchelli Models conduct their personal and professional lives attest to his continued impact on our efforts to create a more just and humane world.”

The announcement of the Young Mazzuchelli Models coincides with the university’s Brennan School of Business celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. “For more than 35 years, the Brennan School has emphasized ethics-centered management education,” said Molly Burke, dean of the Brennan School. “That focus has its foundation in the lifelong work of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli. So it is very fitting that our annual lecture by the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics include the presentation of alumnus Roberto Sepulveda as our Young Mazzuchelli Model.”

Roberto Sepulveda of Melrose Park earned his MBA from Dominican’s Brennan School of Business in 2010. He currently leads diversity and inclusion at United Stationers (a Fortune 500 company). His career has included diversity roles with Sara Lee Corporation and the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE). Sepulveda is also an active figure in his community, serving on the board of directors of the West Cook YMCA, the Triton College Community Advisory Committee, the Fenwick (High School) Diversity Committee and the Maywood Rotary Club.

The Christopher Chair Lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. on February 11, in the Springer Suites on Dominican’s main campus at 7900 West Division Street in River Forest. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required. More detail is available at Those interested in attending can also contact the Brennan School of Business at (708) 524-6810 or

Maywood Fine Arts To Host Pistols and Petticoats Fundraiser on March 1st; RSVP By February 24th

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Maywood, IL — Saddle up for this year’s Pistols and Petticoats fundraiser at Maywood Fine Arts on Saturday, March 1st. Wear your chaps, corsets, cowboy boots and spurs! The fun starts at 7pm and lasts until 1am at 25 North 5th Avenue in Maywood, IL. The show, featuring Stairway of the Stars Saloon Girls, begins at 9pm. Tickets are $30 for one and $50 for two, so bring a friend. Don’t miss out. RSVP by February 24th. Buy your tickets online, or call 708-650-0301 for more information.

The funds raised from this event will go towards securing a permanent home for our dance studio, Stairway of the Stars. A devastating fire destroyed the previous studio in March of 2010. Since then, the school has been operating in a temporary space, but thanks to help from State Sen. Kimberly Lightford and State Rep. Emanuel “Chris’ Welch, we are on our way to a new building. However, there is still a long way to go, so we’re asking you to ante up: join us with your boots on at this rootin’ tootin’ wild west party!

Come support MFA and its mission to provide affordable, quality arts and fitness education that will enrich the lives of children in Maywood and surrounding communities! For more information, please contact Katie Hills at 708-681-2788, or at VFP

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