Teresa Mask '93
Being the first person in
a family to graduate college is a major event. For Teresa Mask, the
accomplishment was greater because, with first cousins, that family
numbers around 200. Mask says that she knew she wanted to go to
college because her mother, who was one of 20 children, always
supported and encouraged her.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Mask's interest in becoming
a teacher was derailed in junior high when she produced her first
newsletter. From there it was on to Butler, where she majored in
Spanish and journalism and worked for The Collegian -
eventually as editor-in-chief.
Many professors influenced and motivated Mask along the way,
including journalism professors Art Levin and Kwadwo Anokwa. Mask
was active in the Black Student Union and ran cross country and
track. She was named one of Butler's Top 10 Outstanding Students in
both 1992 and 1993.
After graduation, Mask continued her involvement with Butler by
serving with the Butler Admission Recruiting Corps and the Alumni
Board of Directors. In 2001, she was honored with the Joseph Irwin
Sweeney Alumni Service Award.