MINNESOTA CATHOLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
2012 CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
Sessions and Speakers
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$135 individual non-MCEA member fee
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reservations at one of the following hotels to receive the
discounted rate for the MCEA Convention.
Kahler Grand Hotel - 800-533-1655
Standard $92.00 per night, plus tax
Economy $82.00 per night, plus tax
Kahler Inn & Suites - 800-533-1655
Standard $97.00 per night, plus tax
Mini-Suite $107.00 per night, plus tax
Downtown Rochester Marriott - 877-623-7775
$129.00 per night, plus tax
Double Tree - 507-281-8000
$112.00 per night, plus tax
Hilton Garden Inn -
Ask for the MCEA
Convention Rate when booking your lodging.
Brother William Mann, FSC, D. Min, is the 13th President of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Brother William began his presidency in June 2008 and, in addition to encouraging academic excellence at every level, he has focused on specific initiatives that strengthen the Lasallian Catholic nature of the University.
Brother William is a founder and long-term lecturer at the Buttimer Institute, a three-year formation experience in Lasallian history, pedagogy, and spirituality. Brother William inaugurated and serves as the editor of AXIS: A Journal for Lasallian Higher Education, an electronic journal serving the Lasallian world of colleges and universities.
Prior to coming to Saint Mary's University, Brother William served as Vicar General of the international order of Brothers of the Christian Schools, Catholic educators and followers of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers, an order who serve 900,000 students in more than 82 countries. Brother William will be addressing the MCEA Convention on the mission and value of Catholic education in the 21st century.
Bishop Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D.
Bishop Flores currently serves as bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. Prior to Brownsville, he served as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit from 2006 to 2009. In late 2011 he was named chairman-elect of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He has also served on the USCCB's Task Force for Faith Formation and Sacramental Practice.
In addition to degrees earned before ordination, Bishop Flores also holds licentiate and doctoral degrees in theology from the University of St. Thomas in Urbe (Angelicum) in Rome.
He is a brilliant and convivial man, and a dynamic speaker and evangelizer. He is also known to be a dead ringer for Frank Sinatra!
Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi
Father Ron Nuzzi is senior director of The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, Alliance for Catholic Education of the University of Notre Dame. Ordained in 1984, Fr. Ron has taught in Catholic schools, served as a high school administrator, and currently is the Director of Catholic Leadership Programs in the Alliance for Catholic Education at The University of Notre Dame.
A nationally known speaker, author and editor, he has written extensively about multiple intelligence theory in Catholic education, the spirituality of leadership, and inclusion in Catholic schools. His book, Gifts of the Spirit: Multiple Intelligences in Religious Education, published by NCEA, is now in its second printing. Father Nuzzi recently published a new volume with several colleagues entitled "A Handbook of Research on Catholic Education" published by Greenwood Press. Additionally, his most recent book, Catholic Schools in the USA, is a two-volume encyclopedia of Catholic education, the first ever of its kind, published by Greenwood Press in October 2004.
A regular presenter at national conventions in the U.S. and Canada, Father Nuzzi is in demand as a speaker, educational researcher, teacher, and retreat director.
Sr. Carol Cimino, SSJ, Ed. D.
Carol Cimino is a Sister of St. Joseph of Rochester, and currently serves as a national consultant for the William H. Sadlier Co. She has been a teacher and an administrator on all levels of Catholic education and was a development director for three Catholic high schools. In addition, she co-directs the Institute in Catholic Identity at Manhattan College in New York City.
Sister Carol served for 17 years as the Executive Director of the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State. Additionally, she has worked with association executives, groups of realtors, and directors of volunteer programs in developing strategic and marketing plans. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Nazareth College of Rochester, a master's in history from Syracuse University, a master's in administration and supervision from the University of Rochester, and her doctorate in educational leadership from St. Mary's University in Minnesota.
Currently, Sister Carol serves Catholic School Management, specializing in school administration, comprehensive development programs, enrollment management and communication programs. As a public speaker, she is known for her entertaining, witty presentations.
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