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Stories of Philanthropy
Alumni event with Mike Rizzo was a home run
February 05, 2024

On a chilly January evening, over 100 Cardinals joined the Catholic University Office of Alumni Engagement to learn about two of their favorite things: baseball and business.

Alumni from across generations mingled and enjoyed appetizers at the beautiful PNC Diamond Club in Nationals Park. There

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Two Endowed Chairs Join School of Engineering
January 29, 2024

In the fall of 2023, Catholic University’s School of Engineering gained two new endowed chairs. Both positions were funded through anonymous gifts directed by University Board of Trustees Member Leonard Leo, and made during Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University. 

First to be

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Looking Back at the Busch School 10th Anniversary
January 29, 2024

In early December 2023, the Busch School of Business celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special dinner that reflected on how far it has come and where it will go in the future. 

Launched in January 2013, it opened in the middle of an academic

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Now Open: Nominations for the Alumni Association Board of Directors
December 06, 2023

The Catholic University of America Alumni Association is seeking to fill at-large positions on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors builds Cardinal pride, shares good news about CatholicU, encourages prospective students, and serves the University in a variety of other ways. New

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Giving Tuesday 2023 was one of the best in CatholicU history!
November 30, 2023

The extended Catholic University community came together on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, to raise unrestricted funds in support of all of the University’s schools and various programs. Collectively, more than 320 Catholic University alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and students gave and raised over

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The Results Are In: CatholicU’s 2023 Athletics Giving Challenge Was Most Successful Ever
November 14, 2023

If you’re connected to Catholic University Athletics, then you probably know and love the Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge. For the past six years, all Catholic University sports teams have competed to see which one can raise the most funds for the CatholicU Athletics department. During

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Cardinal Alumni Flock Home for Cardinal Weekend
October 26, 2023

Cardinal Weekend 2023 was a resounding success, with more than 1,200 Catholic University alumni returning to campus this year.

Between receptions in many of the University’s 12 schools, special reunion parties for class years ending in three or eight, Alumni Awards, the Golden Cardinals Celebration

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School of Engineering Welcomes First-Ever Endowed Chair
October 22, 2023

The University celebrated the establishment of the School of Engineering’s first endowed chair Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. The inaugural recipient of the St. Albert the Great Endowed Chair in Engineering — made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor — is Santiago Solares, an

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Four alumni named to University Board of Trustees
September 19, 2023
The Catholic University Board of Trustees recently added five new alumni members: John Carvelli, B.A. 1984; Rashaun Martin, B.A. 2001, former president of the Catholic University Alumni Association; Julie McGurn, P ’25; Vice Admiral (retired) Mel Williams Jr., M.S. 1984, former associate dean in the School of Engineering; His Excellency Bishop Robert Barron, Ph.B. 1981, M.A. 1982, bishop of the Diocese of Winona–Rochester in Minnesota.
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Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University Surpasses $500 Million Goal
June 06, 2023
The University has bested its half-billion dollar fundraising goal for Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, raising $518,544,740. More than 300 donors and University friends attended the Campaign close celebration. Over the Campaign’s eight years, 28,654 donors contributed to its success.
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Lauren Maffeo, B.A. 2011, and Managing Your Data
May 25, 2023
As part of the CUOnline Lunch and Learn Series, we were joined by Lauren Maffeo, B.A. 2011, for a discussion on creating a data-driven culture in your organization and best practices for managing data. She also chatted about her new book, Designing Data Governance from the Ground Up.
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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Partnership Program
May 24, 2023
The Division of University Advancement and Office of Alumni Engagement hosted the 50th Anniversary Reunion Celebration for the Partnership Program at Catholic University on May 13 in Caldwell Hall. The celebration honored the first Partnership Program class, which graduated in 1973, along with all Black alumni. 
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CUOnline: AAPI Alumni Career Panel
May 22, 2023
To celebrate Asian Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage Month, a trio of alumni joined us for a career panel focused on career paths, workplace challenges, and company culture. You can now view the panel in its entirety. 
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Dr. Kenyse Lyons, M.A. 2005, and Studying Cultures
May 22, 2023
On March 30, we were joined by Dr. Kenyse Lyons, M.A. 2005, for the CUOnline Lunch and Learn series. Her presentation, "New Approaches to Italian Studies: Looking at the Overlooked," covered issues related to media, understanding minority communities, and supporting colleagues at work.
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Personal Finance Workshop with Cortney Heykoop, B.A. 1998
May 11, 2023
On April 27, we were joined by Cortney Heykoop, B.A. 1998, for a personal finance workshop designed just for CatholicU alumni. Take a look back and pick up some financial tips with the full webinar today.
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Bill and Joanne Conway support nursing faculty
April 18, 2023
Bill and Joanne Conway — the largest donors in Catholic University history due to their tremendous support of nursing scholarships and substantial funding of the new nursing and sciences building currently under construction — are again supporting the eponymous Conway School of Nursing (CSON) through a $10 million gift that will enable the school to increase the number of faculty positions.
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Cardinal Community Unites for Founders Day Giving Challenge
April 13, 2023
On Wednesday, April 12, the Catholic University family came together for another very successful Founders Day Giving Challenge, raising $417,326 through 538 gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends.
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The Exodus Reading at the Paschal Vigil
April 08, 2023

Celebrating the resurrection of Christ and the entrance of new members into the Church, the Easter, or Paschal, vigil is one of the most significant Masses of the entire liturgical year. 

Church history reveals that part of “keeping vigil” through the nighttime hours involves a

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CatholicU Baseball and Softball Teams Start Their First Season Under the Lights
March 23, 2023
Robert J. Talbot Field will welcome the upcoming season for the Cardinals with a new feature: stadium lights. Thanks to a generous gift from the Jones family, the baseball and softball teams will be able to utilize the field for longer, including hosting night games and practices.
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Women's Leadership Panel
March 21, 2023
On Wednesday, March 15, the Office of Alumni Engagement hosted a Women's Leadership Panel as part of a celebration of Women's History Month.
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