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Class of 2019

Class of 2019 alumnus Daniel Mahoney.Daniel Mahoney

While the nation tries to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, alumnus Daniel Mahoney spent his days getting food in the hands of those in need through his work as a full Cart Coordinator for the Full Cart Program of the nonprofit Feeding Children Everywhere. The Full Cart virtual food bank partners with donors to cover the cost of food and ships groceries directly to a person’s door. His responsibilities include managing inventory, fulfilling orders, packing meals, leading interns, creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), driving a forklift, communicating with FedEx about shipments, and much more. Click here to learn more.

Pictured is Katie Luczak at Safe Sitter, Inc.Katie Luczak

Living in a college dorm is a valuable learning experience. The journey to independence is filled with increased responsibilities, new friends, a taste of newfound cuisine, and inspiration to the next chapter in life. For alumna Katie Luczak, dorm life was her inspiration for future studies and a career path. Click here to learn more.

Class of 2018

Sara Musleh and Avonni Ward

A love for shopping and fashion, coupled with a desire to empower women, brought class of 2018 alumnae Sara Musleh and Avonni Ward into business together. The duo opened Sarae Boutique intending to carry clothing for people of various religions, cultural backgrounds, and sizes. Click here to read about their business venture.

Class of 2014

Terron Phillips, class of 2014 alumnus.Terron Phillips

After completing his undergraduate degree at Holy Cross College, completing internships in the admission’s office at Holy Cross, and working a few years in both undergraduate and graduate admissions, Terron Phillips began to realize that his belief that anyone participating in higher education was actually not the reality. Click here to read about his journey in higher education.

Francesa McCarthy during her days on the women's basketball teamFrancesa McCarthy

A love of sports took alumna Francesa McCarthy on a journey of pursuing a master’s degree in sports psychology in clinical mental health counseling at Indiana State University, but an impactful internship at a maximum-security men’s prison changed her path to pursue correctional psychology. Click here to read more.

 

Class of 2013

Michael Novitzki

The friendship of a father figure and a solid education background helped alumnus Michael Novitzki find his purpose and become a leader at one of the largest structural engineering water tower consulting firms in the nation. Click here to read about his journey.

Class of 2012

Headshot of 2012 alumna Dulce CurryDulce Curry

Dulce Curry is an immigrant who came to the states as a five-year-old. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, learning education was her ticket out of poverty, and a way to help her community. Click here to read about her journey.