Getting Down and Dirty with Olivia Lopez
Apr12

Getting Down and Dirty with Olivia Lopez

Growing up on a farm with chickens and horses in Maryland 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 dietetic major, is taking after her mother who is a registered nurse with a BSN and a master’s degree in public health and 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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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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First World, Third World: Combining the Best of Both Worlds
Nov11

First World, Third World: Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Fadzai “Fuzzy” Kanyangarara ’16 might tell you that when he was growing up in Zimbabwe, he had a pet lion named Mufasa and a giraffe that eventually got too tall for the hut in which his family lived. But don’t believe him. His everyday life in Harare, the capital city, was pretty similar to that of most middle-class Americans growing up in the suburbs. But Kanyangarara’s parents were aware of at least one significant difference...

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