An Inspiring Life: Hayley Tuscai
May15

An Inspiring Life: Hayley Tuscai

The numbers are alarming: According to AAA, there are 328,000 crashes, 109,000 injuries, and 6,400 deaths each year from drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. Immaculata University student Hayley Tuscai is reflected in those statistics. During her senior year of high school, a time when possibilities are endless, she became one of the 109,000 people injured in a car accident. After graduating from West Chester East High School in...

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Getting Down and Dirty with Olivia Lopez
Apr12

Getting Down and Dirty with Olivia Lopez

Growing up on a farm in Maryland with chickens and horses has taught Olivia Lopez ’18 important lessons. First, she learned how to listen to the land. Second, she discovered the land is her passion in life. Recently transferring from another local college, Lopez, a dietetics major, is taking after her mother, a registered nurse with a B.S.N. and a master’s degree in public health who is working in that field. Providing people with...

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Fearless, Fabulous Fashion for a Cause
Mar24

Fearless, Fabulous Fashion for a Cause

You did it. Landed a new job. You have the job skills the company wants, and you’ve arranged daily transportation and child care. But what if you can’t afford the business attire you need? The non-profit organization Wings for Success has helped thousands of women in this situation by providing free, work-appropriate clothing that promotes a professional image and a sense of confidence. Immaculata’s Fashion Merchandising program has...

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Anderson Family Takes Advantage
Mar08

Anderson Family Takes Advantage

Enthusiasm can be contagious, and before you know it, the entire family is wearing Immaculata t-shirts, sticking IU magnets on their cars, and enthusiastically chatting about the University to friends, family and even strangers.  Ask Ken and Colleen Anderson about Immaculata. They have two children attending: Kenny, a senior, and Abby, a sophomore. Their youngest daughter, Grace, who is 13, aspires to be a Mighty Mac in a few years....

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My Sister Stories
Feb24

My Sister Stories

At first glance, perhaps one would not make a direct connection between the Hilton Hotel chain and the IHM Sisters. However, it is through such a connection that younger generations continue to bond with women religious, who have lifetimes of stories to tell. In spring 2015, six Immaculata sophomore students were each paired up with an IHM Sister living in Camilla Hall, the retirement home and rehabilitation center for the IHM...

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Journey to Paradise Lost
Feb24

Journey to Paradise Lost

This past year, Immaculata B.S.N. alumna Maureen Beail-Farkas, R.N., ’04 worked in a closed community on a remote Hawaiian island with people who had developed Hansen’s disease, the disease formerly called “leprosy.” This story is an excerpt account of her three-month assignment working with the nine remaining patients. I was in Hawaii on vacation in 2015 when I met another nurse [Paula] in a restaurant in Honolulu. Upon learning that...

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