Getting a Kick Out of Giving Kicks

“I get to go to work every day and find different ways to make people happy through sports, which is exactly what sports did for me—and exactly the reason why I went into sports management,” says Bridget Welz ’12, manager of community relations and the Union foundation for the Philadelphia Union soccer team. In this role, Welz connects the Philadelphia Union with community engagement projects and initiatives such as park clean-ups,...

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In Search of the Elusive Vaccine for HIV

How a recent biology alumna is working toward a vaccine that would protect people from one of the world’s deadliest and most feared viruses Immediately following her graduation last May, Christina Rosario ’17 was hired as a research specialist with a team at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine working toward developing a vaccine for HIV. “During the interview process, I was told that one of the reasons I stood out from other...

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From Challenges to Joy: Jane Tang, chair of Immaculata’s Division of Nursing
Feb06

From Challenges to Joy: Jane Tang, chair of Immaculata’s Division of Nursing

Jane Tang, Ph.D., R.N., never shies away from a challenge. As the division of nursing chair, she oversees the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, which constitute 21 percent of Immaculata University’s total enrollment. This job as a full-time administrator is heavy with responsibility and includes what some might consider speedbumps, but Tang is loving the ride. “We have lots of challenges, but I see those challenges as...

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Walking a Mile in the Shoes of a Refugee
Feb06

Walking a Mile in the Shoes of a Refugee

Your name is Matilde. You are from Sudan. You fled to Kenya during Sudan’s civil war. You left home and ran when you heard gunshots and saw people scattering everywhere, dead bodies in the streets. You lost your father and brother in the war, along with other relatives and friends. You walked for three days to get to safety in Kenya, and now you live in an overfull refugee camp with more than 180,000 people. You wonder which members...

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Staying on the Ball with Mental Skills
Feb06

Staying on the Ball with Mental Skills

Just nine minutes into the first soccer game of her junior year, Zena Tracey ’12, ’15 M.A., was facing off against an opponent headed down the field. The player cut the ball to the left, and when Tracey turned to follow, she heard her right knee pop and felt it buckle. As she walked off the field, Tracey knew something was wrong. She wasn’t in pain, but her knee felt loose. At half-time, her coach asked, “Do you think you can go back...

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