Rectors of Zahm Hall and St. Edward's Hall
By MELISSA LOU
The Notre Dame community is bidding farewell to two residence hall rectors who will not return in the fall, John Mojzisek of St. Edward's Hall and Father Tom Bednar of Zahm Hall.
Mojzisek, a Notre Dame alumnus, leaves St. Edward's Hall after one year there.
He said that although he has enjoyed his experience, his heart is in counseling and teaching. He plans to return to Baltimore, his hometown, to continue work in these areas.
"The students have been very supportive of my decision," he said. "[They are] exceptional young men who are creative and very energetic."
Mojzisek will also leave his position with the Masters in Divinity Program where he taught pastoral counseling, and his job as a leader in the Notre Dame Encounter retreats.
Bednar of Zahm Hall will also not return next semester after three years there. He is unsure of his assignment for next year.
"It's been a great experience here," said Bednar of his time at Notre Dame and Zahm Hall. "There's a great sense of community and service among the guys."
The Office of Student Affairs has named Daniel Parrish as Bednar's replacement.
Parrish is a University of Portland graduate who is completing his masters of divinity at Notre Dame. He will be ordained a priest next April.
Father Tom Eckert will succeed Mojzisek as rector at St. Edward's Hall. The Notre Dame alumnus from Huntington, Ill was ordained a priest on April 26.
Andrew Thagard contributed to this article.
All News Stories for Friday, July 11, 2003