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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Kelly Gross Owes IU Nothing
May03

Kelly Gross Owes IU Nothing

When someone from Immaculata University’s Admissions Department called to inform Kelly Gross that she had been selected to receive the Presidential Scholarship, she was at a basketball game with her teammates at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, NJ. Kelly’s mom was so excited about the news that she drove to the gym and motioned for Kelly to come over to where she was standing. “I was thinking, ‘I’m on the line right now, I can’t,’”...

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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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Big Fish Fights for the Common Man
Mar30

Big Fish Fights for the Common Man

Michael Sturdivant ’17 wants to know who holds companies responsible for their actions? After receiving and accepting a $90,000 scholarship to attend Drexel Law School, Sturdivant aspires to become a corporate lawyer specializing in consumer advocacy and to answer this important question. He wants to fight for the “common man.” “About a year ago, Wells Fargo and Mylan [pharmaceutical company who makes EpiPens®], were in the midst of...

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GetFIT@IU
Mar29

GetFIT@IU

One of the benefits of working for a small, private university is things seem to get accomplished faster – at least according to Laurie DiRosa, Ed.D., assistant professor of Exercise Science who started teaching at Immaculata in August 2016. When DiRosa wanted to bring the GetFIT Program to Immaculata University, she said it was “One big yes,” from faculty and staff and by January 30, the fitness program that promotes active living in...

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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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