Mrs. Mary Runger works as an educator and pastoral minister in the Chicago suburbs.  Her focus has been on morality and chastity education for teens and on adult faith formation through book seminars and Bible study groups. She has held a number of leadership positionsin the Diocese of Joliet and in her parish, St. Margaret Mary, Naperville, IL as well as at Benet Academy, Lisle, IL.

Mary is a founding board member of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Greater DuPage, and served as the Community Service Coordinator. She is a recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award that acknowledged her efforts to begin “Christmas in April”, a volunteer organization that has rehabbed homes in Aurora, IL over the past 20 years.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Class of ’84, with a BS in Pre-Professional Studies.  She also earned a Masters of Leadership in Family Ministry from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

Mary lives with her husband, John (University of Notre Dame, Class of ’84) in Lisle, IL, and they have six children, ages 18-29. Her interests include travel, fitness, golf, and works of charity to those in need.

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Spring 2018 News

A Chinese immigrant carried his daughter into Hesburgh Hospital’s Emergency Room in mid-January. She had some cognitive delays and severe scoliosis, and now she was suffering extreme respiratory difficulty. We diagnosed influenza with pneumonia as a complication. She went downhill very fast and sadly died in the ICU within two hours of coming to the ER. Influenza is a concerning public health threat in the U.S., as you all know. It is generally a wintertime virus due, in part, to the concentration of people in warm, enclosed areas. Because the southern hemisphere’s winter falls during the U.S.’s summertime...

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