Dr. Antoinette Iadarola
Dr. Christine Lysionek
Vice President for Student Development
Vice President Institutional Advancement
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