Catholic University Congratulates Student and Alumni Achievers
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.
Planning events at CUA has enabled rising senior Mary Rita McKenna to find her career path.
Walter Ware says CUA’s Musical Theatre Program gave him the opportunity to combine his two passions.
Jere Lorenzen-Strait was awarded the 2011 District of Columbia Public Schools New Teacher of the Year.
Sarah O'Brien revived CUA's Debate Society.
Carmelina Gilberto, a senior social work major, has spent the last four years making a name for herself in the social service field.
Anna Galati and Darrell Carroll were offered their dream jobs in New York City’s financial industry just prior to starting their senior year.
Mike McCarthy, a senior mathematics major and running back for the football team, came up with the idea of creating a mobile application about CUA while writing a research paper.
Junior politics major and philosophy and theology minor Sarah Morris is determined not to waste any time during her years at CUA.
In his time at CUA, Louis Phillips has studied in London, Rome, and the Italian island of Capri. And he's hoping to go abroad again.
Through her experiences at CUA, Teresa Nadareski has figured out what she wants to do after graduation.
Marshall Moya Designs was recognized with two out of five national awards given by the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Vin Cortese, a defensive lineman for CUA's football team, found success at the University after transferring from another school.
Chris Pierno, a 2011 graduate, gives back to his alma mater as an employee.
Vincent Larach's work at the Center for Global Education led to an internship at the Embassy of Spain.
Senior Erin Flynn met the goal she set as a freshman to take advantage of all possible opportunities at Catholic University.
Despite holding a grand title, Joe Hubbard measures success by how well he helps others succeed.