And The Winner is…Sara McDermott Jain
Apr08

And The Winner is…Sara McDermott Jain

When asked which essential films young people should watch—Casablanca or Citizen Kane—Sara McDermott Jain ’04 responds with an answer typical of an English major with a love of film. “I’d recommend Casablanca for anyone who wants to be a writer (it’s maybe the best script of all time) and Citizen Kane for anyone who wants to be a filmmaker (the shots and techniques are relentlessly innovative).” Film and writing—her two passions—have...

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Seeking Freedom Through Creativity: Jack Carr ’97 Ed.D.
Apr08

Seeking Freedom Through Creativity: Jack Carr ’97 Ed.D.

Just outside the entrance to String Theory Charter School in Center City Philadelphia is the famous “Break Through Your Mold” sculpture, one of the world’s top 10 public art works. The piece shows a man progressing through four different stages. At first, he is trapped within a mold, hands pinned behind him. In the next stage, he twists his shoulders free. Then he takes a step and leans forward, reaching out a grasping hand. At last,...

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Joyful, Joyful
Feb05

Joyful, Joyful

Sue Graves ’03 M.A. got a text one night from her boss at Melmark, an organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities. The Joybells have been invited to perform when the Pope is here…we’re in! Graves texted back, You’re joking, right? She wasn’t. The Joybells, a handbell choir made up of some of Melmark’s adult members with disabilities, had been chosen out of thousands of applicants to be one of the performing groups...

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Joe Slavick
Aug15

Joe Slavick

Printer Friendly JOE SLAVICK, a 2009 graduate of Immaculata with a B.S. in Marketing Management and a minor in Graphic Design, went on to pursue his master’s of design in design innovation (M.Des Design Innovation) at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and he has distinguished himself as a member of the winning team in a competition sponsored by the Audi Design Foundation. Sustain Our Nation put the challenge to young...

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Kerri McDonald
Aug15

Kerri McDonald

Kerri McDonald, a graduate student in psychology at Immaculata, has an interesting part-time job and a unique claim to fame. She may keep a low profile on campus, focusing on her classes and securing an internship, but she is definitely in the spotlight when she takes to the court as one of the dancers for the Philadelphia 76ers. This is the Bethlehem native’s second year with the team, but she has been dancing her whole life. “My mom...

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Theresa Major Payton
Aug15

Theresa Major Payton

An Immaculata alumna worked at the President’s home, The White House in Washington, D.C., a place revered by all Americans. According to Theresa Major Payton, Class of 1989, “It was truly an honor and a blessing to serve.” In 2006, the White House extended an invitation to Payton to serve as the first woman Chief Information Officer at the White House. Her duties included setting the business and technology information...

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