The eldest of six children, Elise Bauer was taking the world by storm when she walked across the Memorial Auditorium stage to receive her high school diploma and embark on an undergraduate degree from Stanford. The only one of her siblings to attend a private school, Elise’s parents sacrificed plenty to provide her with a St. Francis education. Her father’s German background and her mother’s Hispanic background, coupled with their ingenuity and creativity, made the family dinner table a place of warmth and nourishment.
We had an opportunity to catch up with Dr. Sarah Tom ’98 to see where life had taken her since her days at St. Francis. To hear Sarah’s story is to understand the importance of resilience and learning from those that came before us, and appreciation of diversity.
May 28, 2018 wasn’t an ordinary Sunday at St. Robert’s Catholic Church in San Bruno, CA where they were celebrating the golden jubilee of Sr. Sheral Marshall ’65. Entering the packed church, Sr. Sheral radiated the warmth and joy she has become known for in her life of service to others. She was honored with words that spoke of her dedication to the message of Jesus, the smile and encouragement she spread, and her boundless energy, comparing her to the Energizer Bunny. With Sr. Sheral on staff, it is no wonder that St.