The Women of D: Mrs. Emily Vogel
During the month of March, we are taking time to highlight several of our esteemed colleagues and reflect on all they do to ensure that De La Salle is a safe, vibrant, and wonderful institution of learning. The Women of D are a vital part of our community. We are grateful for your contributions.
Meet Mrs. Emily Vogel
She is the Director of Campus Ministry. She has been at De La Salle since 2007. She facilitates programming for our Lasallian mission – retreats, Liturgy, service projects, social justice initiatives, Peer Ministry, Lasallian Youth, immersion trips, etc. She also teaches Honors Theology for Seniors.
Background and Journey to De La Salle
“I was an active Lasallian Youth member at my Lasallian high school in Kansas City, MO,” says Emily. “One of my most profound experiences in Lasallian Youth was at a regional summer gathering at Lewis University. We did some service in Chicago and a seed was planted. After college I joined the Lasallian Volunteer (lasallianvolunteers.org) program which provided a number of experiences that eventually led me to De La Salle.”
What inspires you about De La Salle?
Mrs. Vogel has always admired the storied history of De La Salle. She goes on to say “that is rich in faith, service, community, and social justice. I love working in a school community which has always been intentional about providing a quality education to a diverse population of students.” Additionally, she confirms that some of her best friends are people that I get to work with each day, and they truly have become her family. “I’ve always found Meteors to be kind, authentic, generous, and a lot of fun. Working at DLS makes me feel that I am a part of a movement that is creating a more just and caring society.”
What Woman has been an inspiration to you?
“I think my first female hero (outside of my family) was Dorothy Day. I first learned about her when I was in high school and studied her some more in college. She led a life of faith and service, yet was criticized heavily for being “radical.” She had a strong and articulate voice, and always had the actions to back up her words. When I need courage in the face of injustice, I always think of women like Dorothy Day.”