Mary Beth Westmoreland Honored
Aug10

Mary Beth Westmoreland Honored

Mary Beth Westmoreland ’88 has been named one of the 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council — a definitive list that honors the most extraordinary female leaders, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry. Earning a degree in mathematics/physics, she states, “My time at Immaculata prepared me for the world of programming and engineering, but also gave me the confidence...

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Destigmatizing Mental Illness One Story at a Time
Aug10

Destigmatizing Mental Illness One Story at a Time

Everyone has a story. Everyone feels insignificant at times. Everyone has challenges. Everyone will experience both bad and good. Everything we experience and go through is a part of us, but it doesn’t have to define us. And, most important: Others have been where you are; you are not alone. From The People You Meet in Real Life, 2013, Brighton Publishing LLC Melissa Hopely Rice was back on the Hill and she felt great, although she...

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A Classic Game of Cat and Mouse
Aug08

A Classic Game of Cat and Mouse

What would Sherlock Holmes think of the hit CBS reality show Hunted? It has all of the classic detective story elements, and the sleuths meticulously analyze all of the clues. Of course, they are using more than a magnifying glass. In fact, as head of intelligence for the command center on Hunted, Theresa Major Payton ’89 utilizes advanced technological tools in her quest to catch the TV fugitives. She leads a team of cybersecurity...

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Barbara Lettiere, 10th President: Still Making a Difference
Aug08

Barbara Lettiere, 10th President: Still Making a Difference

It may not be too far-fetched to say that if it was not for Barbara Lettiere, female students at Immaculata University would still have to wear skirts and dresses to class. As junior class president in 1971, amidst the protest-hungry youth movement of the early 1970s, Lettiere and her fellow classmates yearned to make their own mark. Taking her leadership duties seriously, Lettiere was sent to discuss the dress code policy with the...

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Calling Dr. Kathleen Greatrex
Jul25

Calling Dr. Kathleen Greatrex

When Kathleen Greatrex ’80, M.D., was in third grade, her mother endured major surgery on her kidneys and bladder. Greatrex remembers referring to a book on human anatomy and asking her dad to explain where her mom’s problems were located, followed by wanting to know what would happen during surgery. He must have done a thorough job explaining these complex issues, because Greatrex was able to convey the surgery components, in...

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Y Enroll at IU?
Jun09

Y Enroll at IU?

Knowing that he would like to pursue a career in the growing field of Cybersecurity and that his goal was attainable and affordable, Joe Doran decided to enroll in Immaculata University’s online undergraduate Cybersecurity program. As a head lifeguard and swim instructor at the Coatesville YMCA, Doran receives a 20% tuition discount through the new partnership between the Greater Brandywine YMCA and Immaculata. Employees may pursue...

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