News Release


Mount Marty Announces Additions to Board of Trustees

Published Date4\7\2011

Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to the colleges Board of Trustees.

James Bream
Reverend James Bream, a priest of the Sioux Falls Diocese, was ordained 47 years ago; he retired after 44 years of active parish ministry in the Sioux Falls Diocese. He lives in Sioux Falls, where he was raised. He received a Bachelors degree from St. Marys University, Winona, MN; and then attended St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN, for four years. He was pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Yankton, from 1989-1999. His retirement from parish life came in 2008 from Immaculate Conception Parish, Watertown.

William Cahoy
William Cahoy, Ph.D. of Cold Spring, Minn. is currently Dean of Saint Johns School of Theology-Seminary in Collegeville, Minn. He has been on the faculty at Saint Johns since 1990, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Theology. Prior to that, he served as a Theology faculty member at Saint Marys University of Minnesota. Cahoy received his B.A. from Saint Johns University, M.A.R. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
He is active on various boards including the Louisville Institute, Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, and the Society for Arts in Theological and Religious Studies and is a member of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.

Clarice Korger, OSB
Sister Clarice Korger, OSB, is currently serving as Pastoral Minister at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Grand Island, Neb. She has been a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton since 1994, when she entered as a postulant. Prior to entering monastic life, Korger worked as a practical nurse for over ten years. She also served as a case manager with Lutheran Social Services Refugee and Immigration Center in Sioux Falls and as Family Life Director at a shelter for homeless pregnant women in Omaha, Neb. While in Omaha, she served as an Advisory Board member for the Omaha Catholic Worker House. Korger received a Diploma of Practical Nursing from Central Community College, Columbus, Neb. in 1984. She later attended Mount Marty College, then transferred to Augustana College in Sioux Falls and received a B.A. in Social Work. Korger continued her education in San Antonio, Texas receiving a M.S.W. in Social Work from the Worden School of Social Services at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Richard Foster, M.D.
Doctor Richard Foster, New Castle, Indiana, has been a practicing physician for 35 years and currently serves as a Doctor of Internal Medicine at the New Castle Clinic. Presently, he is also C.E.O. of Belleville Auto. Foster received his M.D. from the Indiana School of Medicine and did post-graduate training in Internal Medicine. He is a board certified physician with membership in the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, Indiana Medical Society and Henry County Medical Society. Foster spent his early years in Yankton, attended the Mount Marty Model School and is a graduate of Sacred Heart School.

Geraldine (Gerry) Likness
Gerry Likness, a 30-year resident of Watertown, SD, works in the insurance and investments industry at the Scott Munger Agency. Prior to her employment there, she worked with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in the non-profit division from 1995-2003 and as an Elementary Special Education teacher from 1974 to 1997. Likness received her B.S. in 1974 from the University of South Dakota, later attending graduate school at Augustana College, University of Sioux Falls and then Mount Marty in Watertown. She has served as a board member of the Avera Foundation Board and is an Ambassador/Wish Grantor for Region 4 of Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota. She has also served as Scout Master for both Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops in the Watertown area for over 12 years and was the second female Scout Master of a Boy Scout Troop in the United States. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and travel with her family.

Norma Norton, OSB
Norma Norton, OSB, is currently Chaplain of the Avera Sacred Heart Monastery Care Center in Yankton. She has been a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton since 1981. Prior to her work at the Care Center, she worked at Avera Saint Anthonys Hospital in ONeill, Neb. for 11 years and as Director of Chaplaincy at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls for seven years. Norton received her B.A. from Mount Marty College in 1986. She currently serves on the Sacred Heart Monastery Council and is on the Yankton Womens/Childrens Shelter Board.

Steve Slowey
Steve Slowey, Yankton, S.D. is the owner of Slowey Construction, Inc., Charlies Pizza House and several hotel properties including Holiday Inn Express of Yankton. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in Springfield. Slowey is involved in Yankton Area Progressive Growth and has worked in various capacities to encourage economic development for the city of Yankton. Throughout his years in Yankton, Slowey has been involved in numerous other organizations.