Lourdes Leadership Summit

Posted Mar 21st, 2012 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Community Interest


This spring, the Lourdes University Alumni Association is hosting its third annual Leadership Summit. This year’s event is titled “Partnering for Better Communities: How Local Nonprofits and Corporations Work Together” and features presentations from Stephanie Cihon (ProMedica), Mark Makulinski (Lockney Manufacturing ) and Mike Szuberla (Toledo Botanical Gardens).

Stephanie Cihon – Community Relations Director for ProMedica?In Stephanie’s 10 years with ProMedica, her role has evolved from communications into advocacy and public affairs. She is responsible for ProMedica’s community partnerships, including the obesity prevention initiatives and hunger-free community efforts. Stephanie has spoken at regional and national professional conferences to share the work ProMedica has done in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

Mark Makulinski – CEO of Lockrey Manufacturing
Lockrey Manufacturing is a local company with $15 million in sales and 80 employees. This employee owned company supports community service in a generous way. From 2002 to present, it has allocated 5% of the bonus pool toward community service activities which has amounted to upwards of $24,000 per year. Mark is personally involved in many of the education related charitable programs supported by Lockrey and is the chairperson of Toledo Rotary’s community service committee.
?Mike Szuberla – Manager of Toledo GROWs ?Mike manages the principal outreach program of Toledo Botanical Garden – Toledo GROWs. In this capacity, he helps to coordinate services to over 150 community gardens in northwest Ohio. Additionally, he helps to employ over 100 adjudicated youth a year through a collaborative job-training program with the CITE program of the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Division.

The Leadership Summit will be held in the Franciscan Center on April 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. $10 per person and free for Lourdes alumni. For more information, contact Alumni Relations Officer Erin Hafner at 419- 517-8971 or email

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, organizational leadership and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Life Lab, Lifelong Learning and Theater Vision. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in baseball and men’s and women’s basketball, golf and volleyball. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at or by phone at 419-885-3211. ?

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