Catholic University Congratulates Student and Alumni Achievers
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.
Brett Garland, who was accepted to the seminary in his home diocese, says experiences at CUA helped him discern his vocation to the priesthood.
Chris Furman had the opportunity to begin a research project as an undergraduate that he completed while in the biology department’s five-year master’s program.
Sophomore Reanna Sealey explores service and a future career path at CUA.
Brendan Duffy will embark on a year of teaching English as a Fulbright scholar, but it’s not his first taste of international travel.
Salvatore Veniero, who earned dual degrees in secondary education and German, recently brought a group of American and German high school students to his alma mater.
Senior Lindsay Puvel has spent four years in service to the University and the community, culminating in her decision to pursue a teaching career.
Twins and student athletes Jenny and Mary McGann were reluctant to go to the same college, but at CUA they have strengthened their relationship.
Three alumni attend the same medical school, driven by a desire to serve others and treat the whole person.
Joshua McElwee is an award-winning reporter for the National Catholic Reporter.
In her time at CUA, senior media studies major Monica Pastores has had a chance to work next to some recognizable news figures.
Lacrosse player and master's student Katie Miller has managed to balance athletics and academics in her time at CUA.
Senior Jess Ford has pursued sport psychology research while at CUA and run four marathons in her spare time.
Wadad Alsalmi sees infectious disease research as a way to impact her world for the better.
Molly Thompson plans to use her knack for problem-solving as an operations analyst for J.P. Morgan when she graduates.
This past summer, Ajani Gibson spoke to youth at the National Black Catholic Congress. On campus, he expresses his love for the Catholic liturgy in many ways.
Junior Elizabeth Ratke and her brother, Pat (B.A. 2009), both made service abroad a priority this summer and returned with new perspectives.
At Catholic University, senior Alexa Doncsecz has had a chance to explore her passions: science, writing, and her faith.
At CUA, senior Trevor Falk has pursued opportunities that helped him decide how he might contribute to the world.
After an uncertain start, senior Kara Stauffer now considers CUA her home.
Matthew Buckley Smith combines poetry with playwriting in Catholic University's M.F.A. program.
Mary Swarthout had offers to play lacrosse for Division I athletics programs but came instead to Catholic University and found success.
Christine Chlebda was presented with the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects UNBUILT grand prize.
Rising junior Victor David revives pep band at Catholic University.