Published twice a year, The Heidelberg Bulletin includes features about alumni achievements as well as news and events from across campus.
When Suzanne Reinhart’s first school therapy dog, Magic, died unexpectedly in June 2012, she thought she would never want another one. That lasted about six hours. Seven months later, Reinhart was paired with Kennedy. Together they are an inseparable team, providing comfort and companionship to elementary schoolchildren in Tiffin.
Jack Bertolino, ’51, ended up at Heidelberg because of a craving for blueberry pie a la mode. He had stopped at a diner in his hometown of Fair Lawn, N.J., for his favorite dessert when he was approached by two Heidelberg alums.
“They knew me from playing local high school football,” Jack said. “They said I should go to Heidelberg because it was a good school and I could play football. They’re the ones who talked me into coming.”
Bobbi Custer, ’14, changed her major three times in college. She was searching. For what, she didn’t know yet.
She had arrived at Heidelberg with a passion for the field of developmental disabilities and her mind set on being a teacher. But a classroom experience her freshman year changed that.
“I was in a classroom with 6-year-olds playing drums. I realized I couldn’t do this. I couldn’t be a teacher,” Custer said.
When he had to pick a topic for his informative speech in public speaking, Chris Lofquist, ’05, decided to research chiropractic medicine. As an athletic training major, Lofquist was being exposed to different health care professions, but he had never been to a chiropractor before. The speech changed the course of his career.
“It was the way I thought medicine was supposed to be practiced,” he said. “Trying the least invasive option first, treating the whole body. I wanted to pursue this.”
She may be petite in stature, but the sounds she produces from the magnificent pipe organ at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Findlay, Ohio, are mighty powerful.
Melissa Flowers, ’14, has found her niche as the associate director of liturgy and music at the 10,000-member parish. That’s not surprising, though, since she worked part time as a member of the music ministry team there during all four of her undergraduate years at Heidelberg.