Steve Nicely

Class of 1959

After graduating from Donnelly, Steve Nicely spent a year at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver before transferring to Marquette University where he received a degree in journalism. His career with the Kansas City Star spanned more than 35 years. Steve has been involved in the community in many different ways and among his other volunteer activities he currently works with Donnelly’s Associate Degree Program at Lansing Correctional Facility.

“Many of us were awakened to the possibilities of the future at Donnelly. In my case, more than any other influence, I have the Benedictine sisters and lay faculty at Donnelly to thank for a career in journalism.” 

Steve Nicely was inducted in 2014.