Sister Martha Eckstein has retired after ministering for over 50 years in the classroom. She spent her last 15 years at Assumption Academy in Broadview Heights, located near Cleveland, Ohio. She was honored at the schools’ last assembly for the 2016-2017 school year. Mrs. Joanne LoPresti spoke of Sister Martha’s service to the school and said that Sister Martha had blessed them with her knowledge, grace, beauty and love of teaching. “She has been a source of inspiration, and motivation not only for her students but for her coworkers and parents as well. No matter what the challenge was, Sister faced it with dignity, compassion and kindness.”
A classroom at the University of St. Francis’ St. Clare Campus in Guardian Angel Hall, was recently dedicated in honor of Sr. Marlene Ambrose, thanks to the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dollinger. The recently renovated classroom contains state-of-the-art equipment which is used by the students in the Leech College of Nursing.
Ed Dollinger, a member of the Board of Trustees at USF, was Sr. Marlene’s first grade student at St. Mary Immaculate in Plainfield, IL. “She was a great teacher,” said Ed. He wrote about Sr. Marlene in a journal he had written while he was in 8th grade.
Pictured in front of the “Marlene Ambrose classroom” are Ed and Gloria Dollinger and Sister Marlene Ambrose.