Alumna Violeta Podrumedic, from 101.9 The Mix, to emcee the Celebration of the Century
Resurrection is excited to welcome back Class of 2010 alumna Violeta Podrumedic, from 101.9 The Mix, as our emcee for the Celebration of the Century on Saturday, April 29th!
After graduating from RES, Violeta went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication at the University of Illinois-Chicago. From college, Violeta worked as an associate producer at WGN Radio, and then advanced to a traffic reporter for The Roe Conn Show, Steve Bertrand's Business Lunch, and The John Williams Show. She is currently on The New Morning Mix on 101.9FM The Mix weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. She also has her own series called Volunteer with Violeta, where she invites listeners to volunteer with her at different organizations that are making a difference in their communities.
Violeta was born and raised in Lakeview. She is first generation, as her parents immigrated to the United States from Serbia right before having children. Violeta went to St. Alphonsus, and graduated 8th grade from St. Benedict's before going to RES.
While at RES, Violeta participated in and eventually became president of many clubs and activities, including, Model United Nations, Key Club, Seekers, and Orchesis (Dance). She was also in the National Honors Society and was a Kairos Leader.
When asked about her favorite RES memory, Violeta said “I don't know if it was a specific thing, but rather that idea of trying to find the best version of yourself. We were all constantly working on each other, and it was cool and fun for us to excel, to try hard, and to be proud of unlocking a new skill, talent, or interests. We were encouraged to lean into every project we did, every class we had, every club we went to.”
She said it was ‘cool’ to be smart, to help others, and to be passionate and goal driven.
“That idea of empowerment, determination, and grit can be rare in this world, especially for a young, shy, scared girl. I just remember all of us wanting to do well and really trying, we didn't always succeed, but we did apply ourselves and one way or another we figured it out,” Violeta said.
“It's not one memory for me, it's all the daily interactions with people who truly inspired me, we didn't always see eye to eye, but we all were working toward a purpose…Also who could forget the lunches and all those half-cooked cookies!”
Join Violeta and over 350 of our closest RES supporters for our Celebration of the Century on Saturday, April 29th for a night filled with food and drink, raffles, live and silent auctions, entertainment, dancing, and so much more. Tickets are on sale now at one.bidpal.net/rescelebrationofthecentury. Tickets are $175 per person or $150 per person for young alumnae who graduated from 2022-2012.
Tickets include an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and carving stations throughout the evening with over 300 of our closest RES supporters. Tables of four, six, and 10 are also available and include premium seating, table wine, and a prize. Doors open at 5 p.m. for alumnae attending on-campus reunions. The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Full details can be found here.