The Difference Music Makes
Feb06

The Difference Music Makes

“It can be really hard,” said Kathleen Esbensen Summers ’11, ’13 M.A. “But I look at it like it’s something positive I can do.” She provides music therapy services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), working with a range of patients, including infants in intensive care, children awaiting heart transplants, and teenagers undergoing dialysis. “I can’t change much about the situation that some of my patients are in, but I can...

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Jayson Hyman ’09: Life Coach
Feb05

Jayson Hyman ’09: Life Coach

To Coach Jayson Hyman, being able to lead a team is more about off-court role-modeling than the actual game itself. Don’t get him wrong, winning is very important, but how you win is equally important. These traits helped Hyman secure the job as the third head coach of the IU men’s basketball team. The Mighty Macs’ first men’s basketball coach, Jamie Chadwin, had a young player who excelled as a small forward, a power forward, and...

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From NCLEX Nightmares to Living the Dream at 22
Dec21

From NCLEX Nightmares to Living the Dream at 22

Ally Carmody ’17 B.S.N., R.N. It was the most important 90 minutes of Ally Carmody’s life thus far. Four years of hard work, perseverance and dedication was about to pay off…or at least all the indicators pointed in a positive direction. As a nursing student in the pre-licensure program at Immaculata University, Carmody took full advantage of the resources that the nursing faculty provided to help prepare for the National Council...

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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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