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Celebrate the Memories
Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2007

Upcoming Events

Ireland Pub and Shopping Reunion Tour

A Golden Cardinals Luncheon

Tracking All Snowbirds!

Sorority Life … Then and Now

CUA to Induct Five Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Edward J. Pryzbyla Award to Be Given

Announcing a New Benefit for CUA Alumni

Class Notes:


Courtney E. Campbell, B.A. 2000 (A&S), has been promoted to vice president at Credit Suisse, a global investment bank, and has been based in London, England, since 2004.

David Rachleff, M.S.W. 2000 (SOCSV), is a development assistant at the University of California at San Francisco Foundation. He assists in raising funds for cardiovascular and biomedical research.

Denise Rathman, M.S.W. 2000 (SOCSV), returned from a two-week trip to Israel and Palestine as a member of an Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation, whose purpose is to educate North Americans about the region and its conflicts. She is a senior project manager for the Grassroots Solutions office in Washington, D.C., where she helps organizations advocate for change.

Dorcas C. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. 2001 (NURS), and Sharon Phillips, Ph.D. 2003 (NURS), were co-presenters at the Creative Teaching for Nursing Educators Conference in Memphis, Tenn., in March. Their talk, “Nursing Faculty — Collegial or Mean Girls?” was based on their research study, “A Descriptive Study of Faculty Collegiality in Nursing Educational Programs.”

Joseph A. Monteiro, B.S. 2001 (A&S), received his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in May 2006 and is a resident in diagnostic radiology at Boston Medical Center. He is married to Theresa Madison and they have two boys, Luke Xavier, 2, and Charles Joseph, born in September 2006.

Matthew E. Kriston, B.C.E. 2002 (ENGR), and Maria Ferraraccio, B.C.E. 2004 (ENGR), senior staff members at ONCORE Construction, L.L.C., of Bladensburg, Md., were notified that their efforts won their firm the cast-in-place concrete contract for Catholic University’s Opus Hall residence project. Matt and Maria say they were determined to win the bid because CUA is their alma mater.

Stephanie L. Lorenzen, B.S.Arch. 2002 (ARCH), of Toms River, N.J., works for the custom home contractor W.F.D Inc. as an estimator. In 2005, she began an interior decorating and home organizing business.

Meredith Castelli, B.A. 2003 (A&S), graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2006 and is now an associate at Furey, Kurley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani on Long Island.

Rev. Thomas P. Feeney, J.C.L. 2003 (CLAW), was named a chaplain to Pope Benedict XVI, with the title of monsignor, in April. He is the judicial vicar for the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Analena Valdes Graham, B.S.N. 2003 (NURS), of Ashburn, Va., was promoted to flight nurse on MedStar Medevac for the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center.

Lynda M. Richards, M.S.W. 2003 (SOCSV), has opened a psychotherapy practice in the Olney/Ashton area in Maryland. She specializes in play/art therapy and trauma work, and is certified in eye movement desensitization reprocessing.

Maureen Addeo, B.A. 2004 (A&S), is the new chef at Food & Friends, which provides home-delivered meals and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, D.C., area.

Yazmany Arboleda, M.Arch. 2005 (ARCH), works for Imagination, a New York City design company. In May, he had his first solo show in Manhattan at the Issey Miyake flagship store. Each work in the show is a “canvas” made up of thousands of balls inserted into a polycarbonate sheet. The show will travel to London for exhibition.

Stephen Czarkowski, G.A.D. 2005 (MUSIC), was named music director and conductor of the Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra and the Empowered to Excel program in Rockville, Md. He was nominated to serve on the board of trustees of the Conductors Guild and will guest conduct the All County String Concert in Hagerstown, Md.

Ken Dombroski, Ph.D. 2005 (A&S), of Monterey, Calif., has written Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime (Routledge Press), based on his CUA doctoral dissertation. Focusing on peacekeeping efforts to help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, the book investigates whether an international institution can alter the behavior of nations.

Andrea Weymouth, B.S. 2005 (A&S), of Manhasset, N.Y., received a promotion at Pfizer Inc. in New York City. She is working on clinical trials in the medical oncology department.

During his final months as a senior in CUA’s music school, Leo C. Sheridan, B.M. 2006 (MUSIC), booked a yearlong contract with the U.S. national Broadway tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He also appeared in the Touchstone Pictures movie “Step Up” and in the HBO series “The Wire.”

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