Catholic University Congratulates Student and Alumni Achievers
Studio art major Caileigh Nerney was taken aback when she heard on a podcast that on average 91 people a day are killed with guns — that’s two to three times more than the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S.
Junior Daniel Cooley spent last summer working as an intern for the Embassy to the Vatican in Rome.
Alumna and pastry chef Alexandra Mudry believes that making great mistakes is one of the joys of baking.
Doctoral candidate Anna Nizhegordtseva is an international competition winner who teaches piano to young students.
A history student shares her experience as an arts journalist and intern at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Law student Marques Banks was devastated by what he saw going on in Ferguson, Mo. So he decided to hop on a plane and help in any way he could.
John Meinert was awarded his Ph.D. in May. Now he is preparing for the fall semester as a new full-time faculty member at a small Catholic college.
As a politics major, Raymond Magorien developed a keen interest in the Middle East and spent time working and studying in Jordan.
After four years, roommates Vincent Mazzella and Matthew Simeone will take their architecture degrees in different directions.
Katie Lally met President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny all in one day.
One of Variety Magazine's 110 Students to Watch, drama grad student Tearrance Chisholm enjoys the creativity and collaboration of playwriting.
After completing his philosophy degree with honors in three years, Andrew Miller is headed to law school on full scholarship.
Senior Caroline Johnson will move to Costa Rica after graduation to complete a year of faith-based service.
Molly Allen, a senior vocal performance major, has a leading role in CUA's spring opera, which may have surprised her younger self.
Senior Kelly Barry spent a semester working as a cast member in Walt Disney World's Disney College Program.
Matthew Yost's piece "Ut Sol, Ut Luna" will open the music school's 50th Anniversary Gala this April.
After a successful summer internship, engineering major Kevin Hanula accepted a job offer with a construction firm.
Psychology major Larissa Scarpa has used her time at CUA to explore her passion for service.
As a young D.C. professional, Angela Chiappetta is staying true to her passion for theology.
Doctoral student Amy Soto spends her time researching the evolution of galaxies at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Recent grad Colleen O'Neill is putting her education to work as a nurse at Georgetown University Hospital.
Joseph Binck is using his architecture skills and his family's background in carpentry to design and build custom furniture.
Anne Schrandt aspires to a career in art conservation. She is on her way with two elite internships.
This summer, Allison Wetterauw traveled to Ireland to participate in the International Rose of Tralee Festival.
Suzanne Kwoka learned sign language, and now she is using that ability to help others.
Elizabeth Denholm is taking what she learned in her major and using it at her job with an art gallery.
Junior Connor Kurtz balances work for his hometown school board with his studies and role as speaker of CUA's student government.
Meghan Walsh returned to her hometown, where she now patrols the streets in the neighborhood where she was raised.
Recent graduate Taylor Boozan has already found a place in the high-glamour world of New York City, working in fashion public relations.
CUA grad Chris Urban is studying how to design environmentally sound architecture.
Meg McElroy took on a controversial topic for her senior seminar production project: the Washington Redskins name.
Katherine Warrick is about to receive her M.S.W. While working toward the degree, she battled cancer and worked full time.
Eager to explore new cities after graduation, senior sociology major Bernadette Poerio chose Memphis, Tenn., as a top choice on her Teach for America application.
Junior Tori Neill overcame illness to return to the field this season as a top player.
Senior biology major says she is fortunate to have found an environment that allows her to study science and continue her love for music.
Through theater, Annalisa Dias helped the people of a small village in Malawi share their stories. Now she is screening a film about that experience.
James Roche will travel with 10 other students to Jamaica, as part of a mission trip. He hopes to raise $29,000 to benefit disabled children.
Doctoral student Ryann Craig is part of a team at the National Archives that resurrected the legacy of Iraqi Jewish heritage.
Conor Hardy (B.A. 2012) is using his theology and religious studies degree from CUA in a surprising profession.
A musical theatre alum is called up from the ensemble at the last minute — to glowing reviews for his role in Miss Saigon.
At the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, John Henderson found success with performances of some of his original pieces.
CUA grad Timmy Le learned about culture within medicine while volunteering in Vietnam's National Acupuncture Hospital's pediatric cerebral palsy unit.
Elise Crawford planned on going to law school. Instead, she decided to enroll at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
Edward Leaf founded the Arlington Music Initiative to provide music lessons to children in need.
John McCarthy (B.A. 2013) runs Future Civic Leaders, a nonprofit dedicated to underserved high school students.
Rising senior Gabriella Solimine had an internship this summer at a performing arts center in Newark, N.J., a city that holds a special place in her heart.
As an undergrad, Briana Pashcow nurtured her idea to start a business. That idea is now a reality.
Emily Lazor's experiences at CUA led her to seek a path that combined her faith with a program that would create structural change in society.
Tara Lakeman sings for the Christian/Catholic ministry band Full Armor while studying for a graduate degree in medical physics.
Mark Thomas recently won a scholarship award for one of his photos. The studio art major already has his own photography business.