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St Genevieve Memories

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Sources and Acknowledgements


“Save the Ivy Building.” August 25, 2011.

“Toward Strong Things.” SGP brochure. Circa 1958.

University of North Carolina at Asheville. D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Special Collections/University Archives: Joynes, Dorothy. Voices of Asheville

The Asheville Citizen-Times:

“New Day Dawns with Completion of Large Four-Story Dormitory at St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines.” November 30, 1921.

Caine, James H. “Today and Yesterday.” April 17,1938.

“Mother Gossin Laid to Rest Near Fletcher.” October 16, 1939.

“French Gardener at St. Genevieve’s Has Innate Love for Soil.” April 21, 1941.

Mother Annie Colclough of St. Genevieve’s Dies.” December 1, 1942.

“Mother Alice Foret Will Observe Golden Jubilee Here Friday.” August 16, 1944.

“Mother Mouquet Will Celebrate Golden Jubilee.” August 25, 1945.

“Mother Jannin Is Transferred to Marycliff.” September 17, 1945.

“St. Genevieve Founder Dies at School Here.” September 30, 1946.

“Mother Sharry Heads Catholic Education Unit.” October 9,1946.

Mother Foret, St. Genevieve Founder, Dies.” May 9, 1948.

“St. Genevieve Started 42 Years Ago in Asheville as ‘Hillside Convent’.” May 19, 1949.

“Plans for New Grammar School for Boys At St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Announced.” August 29, 1949.

“St. Genevieve Has 500 Pupils.” May 26, 1953.

Shaw, Luther. “St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Founded 50 Years Ago.” January 5, 1958.

“Mother Gannon Dies; Was Beloved Educator.” January 26, 1958.

“Mother Terrier Appointed Superior at St. Genevieve.” August 25, 1958.

“Mother Mouquet, Teacher at St. Genevieve’s, Dies.” January 28, 1960.

“Joseph M. Lalley Chosen Gibbons Hall Headmaster.” May 15, 1960.

“St. Genevieve Building Start Set.” May 11, 1960.

“Mother Galvin Is Named St. Genevieve’s Superior.” January 29, 1961.

“Death Takes Mother Masse.” June 24, 1961.

“Asheville’s Victoria Inn Bows to Modern St. Genevieve School.” November 19, 1961.

“Dedication of New Building Set Nov. 27 At St. Genevieve.” November 19, 1961.

“St. Genevieve’s First Site On Starnes Avenue.” March 25, 1962.

“Mother Potts Is Named St. Genevieve’s Superior.” July 22, 1962.

“The Face Has Changed But Spirit Is The Same.” January 6, 1963.

“Mother MacSwiney Dies; Funeral Services Tuesday.” September 14, 1964.

“St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Consists of Four Schools.” March 19, 1965.

“Mother Masse, Former Teacher Here, Dies.” November 11, 1965.

“St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines Was Established Here In 1910.” March 27, 1966.

“St. Genevieve to Mark Order’s 150th Birthday.” November 20, 1966.

“Mother Potts Is Awarded Educators Medal.” February 23, 1967.

“Mother Potts Will Leave Post at St. Genevieve’s.” April 17, 1967.

“Mother Dorothy McGuire” (Photo caption). August 13, 1967.

“St. Genevieve’s Mother Muller Succumbs at 86.” November 22, 1967.

“Sister Schwoyer Takes New Post.” June 1, 1968.

“Mother Mabel Monk, Educator, Succumbs.” September 19, 1968.

“Church Teacher Mother Leible Is Dead at 75.” December 24, 1968.

Terrell, Bob. “St. Genevieve To Change Administration.” March 7, 1969.

“Culbreth Named Head Assistant.” April 20, 1969.

Cowles, Mary. “St. Genevieve to Drop 3 Grades.” February 2, 1971.

“St. Genevieve Begins New Adventure in Fall.” August 1, 1971.

Hensley, Jay. “67 Girls With Sticks… Learning To Be Ladylike.” October 15, 1971.

Luedtke, Peggy. “School Still Retains That Personal Touch.” January 27, 1974.

Brower, Nancy. “’Mother’ Potts.” August 6, 1979.

“Teacher of Life.” February 1, 1980. (Sister Anna Joubert)

Brower, Nancy. “Secretarial School Closes.” June 3, 1980.

Gunter, Rick. “St. Genevieve – Gibbons Hall: This School Makes A Priceless Contribution.” November 27, 1983.

Brower, Nancy. “A Celebration of History.” January 18, 1984.

Currie, Carole. “St. Genevieve School To Close Doors.” May 31, 1987.

Neufeld, Ron. “St. Genevieve of-the-Pines’ Centennial Stirs Up School Spirit.” September 24, 2008.

Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County

Extended conversations with Joe Lalley provided many details and clarified information about all of the RCE schools and the Asheville community. Mr. Lalley’s long career at Gibbons Hall, St. Genevieve of-the-Pines, and St. Genevieve/Gibbons Hall and his friendships with families, Sisters of the Religious of Christian Education, alumni, and faculty are the source of valuable history and stories. The thoroughness and accuracy of this project are the result of his generous dedication to the endeavor.

Tish Anderson, SG/GH faculty member, was responsible for hundreds of hours of painstaking research and constant engagement of others in our efforts. She deserves endless credit for her passion for this project and for her eloquent writing, which flows throughout this website.

Stephanie Smith, SG/GH ’86 and owner of the Brite Agency in Asheville, has enthusiastically and selflessly provided professional skills and knowledge to build this interactive website.

The St. Gen Memories website committee includes Joe Lalley, Stephanie Smith, Debby Wolcott, Millie Elmore, and Tish Anderson. Read more about how the website came to e-life.

The staff of Carolina Day School has generously assisted and supported the St. Gen. Memories Website committee in myriad ways and with a generous spirit:

Ashly Smith Maag, Director of Advancement, Carolina Day School.

Theresa Crowder, Records Manager, Advancement Office, Carolina Day School.

Zanne Garland, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, Carolina Day School.

Molly Milroy, Communications Coordinator, Carolina Day School.   

Robbie Francis, Media Specialist, Carolina Day School.


The dedication, expertise, encouragement and generous financial support of many individuals and families have made this undertaking possible:

Carolina Day School

The Brite Agency

Blue Ridge Solutions

Mary Alice Powell Adams

Ruth Wilkins Algary

Marty Anderson

Tish Anderson

Margaret Ellington Baggett

Bank of America Matching Gifts on behalf of Eric Ellington

Peter Baumgarten

Cecil C. Beumer

George and Diana Bilbrey

George Bilbrey

Neville Bilbrey

Shawn Boone

Laura Boosinger

Betsy Carpenter Boys

Alan Brookshire

Dick and Janet Burdette

Nat and Ann Burkhardt

Spencer Field Butler

Grady and Peggy Freeman Byrd

Stuart Camblos

Barry and Sheila Campbell

Eleanor Ivey Campbell

Kristin Lundblad Candler

David Capps

Margeva Morris Cole

Maria Lamprinakos Collias

Kevin Cook

Walter Dean

Todd Deweese

Deborah Anthony Dodge 

Alison Sawdon Douglas

Joann Lipinsky Edwinn

Douglas Ellington

Edward Ellington

Eric Ellington

Miles and Millie Bitter Elmore

Liz Ennen

Ben Eubanks

Nelson Eubanks

Paul Eubanks

Reavis Eubanks Jr.

Sherry Faires 

Leslie Byrd Farquhar

Mary Hahn Hendon Fetter

Emmie Field

Louise Fowler

Julie Pike Gellenthien

Peter and Jas Gentling

Mary Lou Gillum

Dan and Margaret Gissendanner

Maralee and Ron Gollberg

Courtney Hall

Brooke Lawrence Hata

Ward and Harriet Hendon

Ward Hendon Jr.

Michael Hinman

Sharon Hill Hogan 

Patrick Holland

Anne Hickman Imes

Nancy Indriso

David and Thorunn Ivey

George Ivey

Kitty Johnson

Barry and Becky Kempson

Joe Lalley Jr.

John and Dale Lawrence

Matt Lenoci

Tom Lenoci

Leonard Levitch

Mark Lewis 

Jean Ammen Lytle

Mary Jane Maloney Leone

Dori Maitland

Alex Maitland

Beatrice Maybank

John and Tina McGuire

Joyce McKeever

Jan Merryweather

Angela Brown Miotto

Kate Lawrence Mitchell

Robert Morgan

Dora Zeigler Nelson

Parsec Financial Management on behalf of Mark Lewis

Peggy Morgan Partin

Mimi Elmore Peabody

John Pinto

Ben and Jeanne Powell

Chuck Price

Jerry Prickett

Patsy Scott Riddle Prickett

Pam Reid

Sally Lewis Rhoades

Constance Richards

Bob and Kathy Riddle

Ann Robinson

Larry Rosenberg

Thomas (Longenecker) Roth

Kieran Rudy

John and Susie Ruhl

Charles and Jeanne Russell

Wade and Mary Margaret Saunders

Elaine Fitch Scagnelli

David Schandler

Nancy Schwoyer

Canie and Lynn Smith

Frank Smith

Jane Lawrence Spencer

John and Henny Steinfeld

Jane Stikeleather

Leo Stelten 

Helen Stockinger

Michael Strong

Jane Swicregood

Kent Thompson

Sidney Eshleman Thornton

Annetta Goodman Todd

Sandra Chidester Trevathan

Frank and Helen Turner

Sheila Taylor Walden

Eric and Lillian Wellisch

Bill and Debby Wolcott

Stephen and Mary Bruce Woody

Mary Frank Zane

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