Kathi Piekarski, Administrative Assitant
Kathi Piekarski is the administrative secretary for the Sociology and Anthropology Department, the Women’s Studies Program, Wolfson Press and the Center for a Sustainable Future. She received her B.S. in Secondary Education Degree from IU South Bend and has a License Practical Nursing Degree from Ivy Tech. Kathi has been employed at IUSB for the past 16 yrs.
She loves reading, is passionate about animals, and currently volunteers in the community with her certified therapy dog, Paris, a black Standard Poodle. Some of the places they visit include Memorial Hospital, Family Children Center, Juvenile Justice Center, St Mary’s and Inwood Hills Estates. Kathi has also developed the Read to a Canine Friend Program at the St Joseph County Public Library. This is a program where children can spend time reading to Paris and other certified therapy dogs at both the Francis Branch library and the main library in downtown South Bend.