Celebrating 70 Years

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In September of 1954, sixty-four students entered St. Anthony’s school building as the pioneer class of Padua Academy.  Padua’s first class graduated in 1958, and since then over 8,000 alumnae have been part of 70 years of scholarship and sisterhood.
 
These seventy years have taught us how important each student, parent, volunteer, donor and staff member is to our “school with a soul.”  As we celebrate Padua, its 70 years, and the many individuals who make it what it is, we invite you into a full year of anniversary celebrations.
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All Alumnae Events

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  • Alumnae Happy Hour: April 12

    We look forward to once again celebrating our annual Alumnae Happy Hour on Friday, April 12, 2024.  We will reach out to all alumnae by email, as well as posting information to our social media.  So mark your calendars now and use the “Update Contact Information” button above to ensure we have your current email address!
  • Screening of A Man for Others: June

    Join us to celebrate the life and contributions of Father Roberto Balducelli: priest, war hero, builder and miracle worker.  This 90 minute documentary on Father Roberto’s life is directed by Nina Juliano Rudloff, a Padua alumna.  It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, and attendees can head over to the Italian Festival at the conclusion of the screening!
  • Welcome Back Weekend: Sept. 6 - 8

    From September 6 through 8, we want to welcome you back to your Padua home!  We have a weekend’s worth of different activities – come to as many as you’d like.  

    September 6, Friday 
    • Padua Home Volleyball game.  Link to purchase tickets will be updated closer to the date.
    September 7, Saturday
    • 5K:  Location is Rockford Tower. Registration begins at 9AM and race starts at 10AM.  More details and registration link will be available soon.
    • Padua Home Field Hockey game and Tailgate.  Link to purchase tickets will be updated closer to the date. Registration link will be available soon for the tailgate.
    September 8, Sunday
    • Sunday Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 5pm.  
    • Spaghetti Dinner in Padua’s Cafetorium from 5pm - 7:30pm.  Tickets will be available for purchase online.
  • Sip & Shop: December

    While the date is still being finalized, we plan to hold our Sip ’n Shop event again in December of 2024.  Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the fall of 2024 if you’d like to be involved as a vendor or as a shopper!

Thank You To Our Decade Sponsor

Decade Specific Events

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  • 50's Decade Celebration: Feb. 27

    Come together and celebrate Padua’s “fifties” history!  Members of the Classes of 1958 and 1959 are invited to our 50’s Celebration on Tuesday, February 27 at 10AM at the University and Whist Club.  All guests are asked to RSVP, as brunch items will be served.  We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 60's Decade Celebration: March 27

    Come together and celebrate Padua’s “sixties” history!  Members of the Classes of 1960 through 1969 are invited to our 60’s Celebration on Wednesday, March 27 at 2:30PM at the University and Whist Club.  All guests are asked to RSVP, as we will have refreshments as part of an afternoon tea.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Also, for any alumnae who wish to join us, you are welcome to pray with our students in our Stations of the Cross prayer service at 2:00pm at Padua before the Celebration.  Please let us know whether to expect you for prayer when you complete your RSVP.
  • 70's Decade Celebration: April 23

    Come together and celebrate Padua’s “seventies” history!  Members of the Classes of 1970 through 1979 are invited to our 70’s Celebration on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30PM at the University and Whist Club.  All guests are asked to RSVP, as we will have refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Also, for any alumnae who wish to join, you are welcome to attend Padua’s Evening of the Arts at 5:00pm at Padua before the Celebration.  The event highlights the artistic work of our current students, and is open to all who wish to attend.
  • 80's Decade Celebration: May 14

    Come together and celebrate Padua’s “eighties” history!  Members of the Classes of 1980 through 1989 are invited to our 80’s Celebration on Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30PM at the University and Whist Club.  All guests are asked to RSVP, as we will have refreshments.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

    Also, for any alumnae who wish to join, you are welcome to attend the second half of a Padua home soccer game after the Celebration.  Complimentary tickets will be available for any who wish to head to Abessinio stadium and cheer on the Pandas!
  • 90's Decade Celebration: September

    We are in the midst of planning an opportunity for you to come together and celebrate Padua’s “nineties” history in September of 2024.  Stay tuned for more specific information!
  • 00's Decade Celebration: October

    We are in the midst of planning an opportunity for you to come together and celebrate Padua’s “aughts” history in October of 2024.  Stay tuned for more specific information!
  • 10's Decade Celebration: November

    We are in the midst of planning an opportunity for you to come together and celebrate Padua’s “twenty-teens” history in November of 2024.  Stay tuned for more specific information!
  • 20's Decade Celebration: December

    We are in the midst of planning an opportunity for you to come together and celebrate Padua’s “twenty-teens” history in December of 2024.  Stay tuned for more specific information!
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Thank You To Our Bronze Sponsor

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