Michael Sturdivant is Going Places
Mar30

Michael Sturdivant is Going Places

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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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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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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Believing in the Power of Being Mighty: Sister Pat’s Presidency
Jan31

Believing in the Power of Being Mighty: Sister Pat’s Presidency

On July 1, 2002, after weeks of meeting with campus officials and community leaders in preparation for assuming the presidency of Immaculata University, Sister Patricia Fadden arrived in her office, sat down at her desk, arranged her pencils and said: “Now what do I do?” After 15 years of service, Sister Pat will step down as the president of Immaculata at the end of June. Since that first day she has not looked back. Sister Pat has,...

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