In 1954 Sister Rosemarita Huebner began teaching in the primary grades. In 1963 she was sent to get her Masters of Fine Arts and Masters of Arts at The University of Wisconsin in Madison. She taught at Mount Mary College in 1965 and continued for thirty-eight years. She had a hiatus from academia when she was elected to the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s provincial council for eight years, two terms.
Rosie returned to the college and served as Art Department Chairperson for fifteen years. During this period, she developed several new majors: art therapy, graphic design and communication design. She helped get the interior design program national accreditation. She started Art for Youth, a children’s summer program, and the Layton Art Scholars Fraternity at the college. Her college service included many committees in which she was a valued member.
Sister did post-graduate studies at prestigious schools and did travel study in foreign countries. Her professional involvements include;
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council
Wisconsin Art Education Association
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Great Lakes Enamel Guild
Corporate Board, Mount Mary College 2006-2011
Sister Rosemarita exhibited her work regularly, often on an invitational basis. She has a long record of lectures/demonstrations, adjudications in art metals and enameling. Her awards and professional achievements are listed in numerous Who’s Who publications.
Sister Rosemarita’s involvement in Wisconsin Art Education Association was extensive. She was a longtime board member and was chairperson of the 1975 Fall Conference at the Art Center, recipient of the 1981 President's Award and 2003 Outstanding Art Educator Higher Education Award.
Besides her service in school related activities, her community volunteerism extended to Northwest Nursing Home (religious services), church ministry in her parish, elementary school advisory board, Inner City Council on Alcoholism, Guest House and others.
Sister Rosemarita Huebner will be remembered for her professional excellence in art and education, but deeply revered for her warmth, kindness and fun loving spirit.