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Doris Eleckonich Romanco
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Distributive Education Office Practice
Class of 1953 Class of 1944
Class of 1952
Dorothy Krolak Smith
Class of 1940
Foods and Institutional Service
Class of 1949
DORIS ELECKONICH ROMANCO CMRS. RALPI-D
The week before graduation Doris Eleckonich Romanco went to work
in the tailor shop at Lamson Brothers Company. She was employed
there until December, 1954. After a daughter was born, she returned
to complete a three year apprenticeship in the tailoring trade. She is now
working part time. When Lamsons need assistance she comes in a week
or two. To Mrs. Romanco, tailoring is one of the most rewarding facets
of the trade. She has never been sorry for choosing needle trades as
she used it in some way everyday. "It is nice to be able to supplement our
income occasionally," she says.
Karen Scheil's business career began when she co-oped at Tiedtke's,
starting in the handbag department. She has worked in the stockroom
and at bargain squares in main aisle. This kind of experience is very
valuable for learning the business. After working in 99 different de-
partments, Karen was placed in ladies sportswear. She had been there
since 1953, and has never lost interest. May, 1957, she was promoted to
assistant buyer. There is always something new to learn. Miss Scheil
plans to continue her career at Tiedtke's.
CHARLOTTE YENOR SHAFFER CMRS. HAROLD CJ
Charlotte Yenor Shaffer became interested in social work through an
organization at Whitney. She offered her services to the Lutheran Neigh-
borhood House. In senior year she did co-op work in this office. It was
during this time she decided to continue education in the field of social
work. After graduation from Whitney she attended the University of
Toledo. Charlotte worked part time during the year at Lutheran Neigh-
borhood House as office secretary and group leader. After graduation
she attended Western Reserve in Cleveland. After two years as director
of Lutheran Neighborhood House, she became director of the Volunteer
Bureau, Toledo Council of Agencies, in 1951. Now she is assistant execu-
tive secretary of Toledo Council of Social Agencies with responsibilities
as director of the Volunteer Bureau, as secretary of group work division.
She is president of the Toledo Quota Club, member of National Associ-
ation of Social Workers, American Association of University Women.
DOROTHY KROLAK SMITH CMRS ROBERT J .J
Dorothy Krolak Smith has been employed at Lamson Brothers since
October, 1943. She worked in the ladies hosiery, gloves, and knit lingerie
departments. After graduation she was named assistant buyer of these
departments. Dorothy has worked for the same buyer for thirteen years.
She feels that training at Whitney has helped a great deal.
Kathleen Stern continued her co-op job at Smith's Cafeteria in the
bake shop. The opportunity came to be a supervisor at University of
Toledo so she left Smith's. In 1953, she became assistant manager. She
was called to Los Angeles to work in the coffee shop of University of
California. She is back home now working at University of Toledo cafe-
teria as assistant.
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Esther Radecki Mielcarek
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Virginia Zolciak Nagy
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Needle Trades Office Practice
Class of 1950 Class of 1942
ESTHER RADECKI MIELCAREK CMRS. DANIELJ
Esther Radecki Mielcarek, former editor of Vtfhit-Miss, was employed
at E. I. duPont Company for four years as secretary in laboratory office.
Esther started her position as part time co-op. At present she is member
of Kay-C-Ettes and has been elected secretary of St. John School
Parent Teachers Association for 1957-1958.
Before finishing senior year at Whitney, Beverly Mock entered a
104 hour night school study course on preparation for national examina-
tion for certification of qualified dental assistants. She passed the exam-
ination, is a certified dental assistant and a member of the Toledo Dental
Assistant Society. A feeling of self-satisfaction comes from knowing
that she can assist others in time of discomfort. She is very interested
in her Work.
VIRGINIA ZOLCIAK NAGY CMRS. FRANK LJ
Virginia Zolciak Nagy received a Bachelor of Science degree in edu-
cation from the University of Toledo in June, 1952. She majored in home
economics, minored in chemistry and history. She has had the necessary
courses required by the American Dietetic Association. During four years
in college she worked part time as a floor supervisor of trays at Riverside
Hospital. During summers she worked full time at St. Charles Hospital
as a dietitian. After graduation she taught home economics for one year
in grade school and for three years at Waite High School.
MARY COWELL PENN CMRS. ROBERT WJ
Upon graduation Mary Cowell Penn did alterations and reweaving at
Melrose Cleaners. From September, 1950, to 1952, she studied at Toledo
University. During these two years she worked part time at Colony
Cleaners and as bookkeeper at Daly Heating. She spent one year at
Hampton Institute. Virginia. In 1953, she returned home and graduated
from University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Education. For
the past two years she has been teaching home economics at Scott High
ROSINA MAZZIOTTI RISLEY CMRS. WALTER BJ
Rosina Mazziotti Risley graduated from University of Toledo, College
of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of
Laws degrees. She was admitted to practice law before the courts of the
State of Ohio and the District Court of the United States for the Northern
District of Ohio. She has been given many awards and granted mem-
bership in honor societies. She worked in several places until she had
passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Rosina practiced law in Toledo, After
marriage she and her husband moved to Columbus. She is engaged in the
private law practice. She has been employed by the Bureau of Code
Revision and the Legislative Service Commission. She is working on the
revision of criminal laws. a book to be published soon. Currently. she is
practicing law and is called upon during the session of Ohio Legislature
to write various bills for submission to either the Ohio Senate or House
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Polly Diggins Sturdevant
Class of 1943
Josephine Armelle Turner
Class of 1948
Rosa Powell White
Class of 1952
After Twenty Years
Nancy Bowen Thyen Marlene Gozdowski Trafelski
Needle Trades Medical Assistants
Class of 1951 Class of 1954
POLLY DIGGINS STURDEVANT QMRS. WILBUR FJ
In Febraury, 1943, Polly Diggins Sturedvant received a license and
worked in Lasalles beauty salon. When she received her diploma, she
started a new job in the Lucy Ann Shop. After five years Polly purchased
the Edison Beauty Shop. She closed the shop because of illness. Follow-
ing a brief absence she is now a booth renter in Security Beauty Shop,
NANCY BOWEN THYEN CMRS. LEOJ
Nancy Bowen Thyen decided that she would learn more and have
greater opportunities in a vocational setup. At Whitney she made some
wonderful friends with whom she still has contact. The friendly atmos-
phere here impressed her. Nancy likes needle trades and inquired how
she could continue in this trade. When she was a senior, she co-oped at
Lion Store. She worked in drapery-slipcover department from January
to Septemberg when she entered college, she was transferred to men's
alteration. She majored in home economics at Toledo University and
graduated in 1955. After commencement she taught home economics at
Waite High School for two years. She has accepted a position in Rose-
ville, Michigan, because it offers more opportunities. Mrs. Thyen has
always been proud of her connection with Whitney and feels that she is
a better teacher because of this association.
MARLENE GOZDOWSKI TRAFELSKI
After graduation, Marlene Gozdowski Trafelski entered practical
nurse training. May, 1955, she received a diploma. She trained at St.
Vincent's Hospital. After leaving the hospital Marlene took a position
with Toledo District Nurse Association. Mrs. Trafelski is working on the
medical and surgical floor at Mercy Hospital. She is happy with her
work and plans to continue both careers-homemaking-motherhood and
J OSEPHINE ARMELLI TURNER CMRS. DONJ
Josephine Armelli Turner utilized her training in distributive educa-
tion at Tiedtke's. She started as a relief cashier and later combined this
with PBX operator and office work. Various other subjects are useful
in caring for her family and home. The individual interest the teachers
took helped strengthen weak points. In 1956, Mrs. Turner helped organize
the Distributive Education Alumnae with the thought that since Whitney
has done so much for her, she can do something in return.
ROSA POWELL WHITE
As a senior Rosa Powell White worked as a retail clerk at Petrie's
and continued part time while she attended Toledo University and full
time during summer months. At the university, she was elected to
Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education, and Pi Gamma
Mu, an honorary fraternity in sociology. This year Rosa was asked to join
the honor fraternity of Phi Kappa Phi. Mrs. White graduated with honors
and is teaching the fifth grade in Washington School.
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