John Dzik

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Dr. Antoinette Iadarola

Dr. Christine Lysionek
Vice President for Student Development

Robin Moll
Vice President Institutional Advancement

Cabrini College
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

January 16, 2005

Dear Dr. Iadarola, Dr. Lysionek and Ms Moll:

As a student at Cabrini College in the late 1980s, I was enthralled with the homey, small community atmosphere. Because of my love for the school, I had a desire to give back, and did, through my involvement as a student leader in Student Government, Orientation Committees, Resident Life, Campus Ministry and my participation in Kappa Sigma Omega.

Since my graduation in 1990, the College has undergone tremendous changes. While one cannot stand in the way of progress, it is only beneficial to all when it does not deter from the ethics and morals set forth by the founders.

As student leaders, we were sent to Leadership Camp each autumn to reaffirm our sense of community and to ascertain that we, as representatives of the College embodied the values the school had worked so hard to maintain.

Unfortunately, the ethics and values we worked so hard to demonstrate have been lost at the expense of progress. It is of utmost importance that while advancing into the 21st century, we remember those who set us on our path. John Dzik has always worked to be the ultimate representative of all the best aspects of Cabrini College. Your dismissal of him shows a blatant disregard for the educational programs and the character Mother Ursula set forth as a model for all students past and present.

While not a student-athlete, as a student I had a variety of opportunities to interact with Coach Dzik. It was not uncommon to find him sharing a meal with students or players or offering advice to athletes. The most vivid memory I have of Coach Dzik was during a field hockey game when one of the players became seriously injured and required immediate medical attention. However, due to a major traffic event in the county, an ambulance could not get through. Coach Dzik put the player in his car and drove to the hospital. He remained with the player until they could be returned home to campus. This event was one of many that demonstrate the high level of character that John Dzik exemplifies.

My husband, a former student-athlete, and I no longer wish to contribute to an institution that shows such a lack of respect for a man who set the school on its current path. Please remove our names from your mailing list. We will not contribute either financially or through our involvement in committees.


Heather C. Clowers

Class of 1990