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Stories of Philanthropy
Supporting graduate scholarships: Hollee Hitchcock Becker
July 19, 2019

Making the decision to give toward graduate scholarships for Master of Architecture students was simple for Hollee Hitchcock Becker, associate professor and associate dean for graduate studies for the School of Architecture and Planning.

“I feel compelled to donate because I see the

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Renaming the School of Nursing in honor of Bill and Joanne Conway
June 05, 2019

When Catholic University Trustee Bill Conway addressed the hundreds of donors and scholarship students gathered at the University’s annual Scholarship Dinner event in December 2017 during his keynote, he said “If you get sick, I guarantee you want a competent and compassionate Catholic University nurse

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School of Architecture and Planning celebrates alumni success
Gathers in Las Vegas
June 03, 2019

In recent months, the School of Architecture and Planning invited a number of distinguished alumni to return to campus and speak about their careers as part of the inaugural Architecture and Planning Alumni Lecture Series. 

Over the course of four months, five alumni came back

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Msgr. John Wippel
Sharing his blessings
May 29, 2019

Monsignor John Wippel, B.A. 1955, M.A. 1956, S.T.L. 1960, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, has spent many years at Catholic University as a student, professor, and administrator. Through a planned gift he will continue to contribute to the success of the University and

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Robert Iannone, B.S. 1989
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
May 07, 2019

“Campus life was great but the greatest learning was absorbed from the city. What a great city! […] It was really the opportunity of our lives. That really was the time of our lives – the best of times in Washington, D.C.”

Robert Iannone, B.S.

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Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, B.S.Arch. 1983
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
May 01, 2019

"Whether you're conscious of it or not, your body is taking in sensory stimulation from every space that you're in and responding to it. It plays a role in how happy, productive, or healthy you are."

Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, B.S.Arch. 1983, understands how spaces affect

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Jeffrey Moreland, J.D. 1970
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
April 29, 2019

Catholic University strives to be a welcoming home to undergraduate and graduate students alike. But as many of you know, students rarely have the same affinity for their graduate schools as they do for their undergraduate school.

Attending night classes at The Catholic University of

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Kari Mastro, B.S.N. 1990
2019 Alumni Achievement Awardee
April 17, 2019

She came to The Catholic University of America as a pre-med major, but by her junior year, she knew she wanted to work in children’s healthcare as a nurse. And how she’s been a nurse!

Kari Mastro, B.S.N. 1990, is a leader and innovator

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Luigi Alvarado, B.S. 2009
2019 Young Alumni Merit Awardee
April 17, 2019

Many young alumni know him for his tennis prowess. For eight years, Luigi Alvarado, B.S. 2009, was an integral member of the Catholic University tennis team. As senior, he held the second-best singles record in NCAA Division III. For five years after he graduated,

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Serving on the Parents Council
Still engaged — from a distance
April 17, 2019
The Parents Councils is made up of highly engaged parents — like Kim and Marsha Pearcy Sperduto — dedicated to the mission of Catholic University and who seek to expand student opportunities.
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God Is My Light
Lenten Reflections with Fr. Frank Donio
April 16, 2019

At Catholic University we come together every day as a community that is called and animated by faith, service, and love of our neighbor. During this most holy and solemn season of Lent, we are called into prayer and reflection in a special way, whether

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What are we capable of? What brings us glory?
Lenten Reflections with Fr. James Sabak
April 05, 2019

At Catholic University we come together every day as a community that is called and animated by faith, service, and love of our neighbor. During this most holy and solemn season of Lent, we are called into prayer and reflection in a special way, whether

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Our future is you... but what about our past?
A Founders Day Quiz
April 03, 2019

How well do you know the early history of Catholic University?

In advance of Founders Day and The Founders Day Giving Challenge, which honors the University’s founding in 1887, we present the following quiz. Your prize? Glory. How many answers did you get right?

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Six facts about The Fund for Catholic University
Did you know?
March 27, 2019

Here at Catholic University, our future is you — the many varied individuals who, through the years, have called the University home, sent your children to school here, or simply love and support the many programs Catholic University offers.

Donors to The Fund for Catholic

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A centennial celebration of the National Catholic School of Social Service
March 27, 2019
This year, the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) celebrates a milestone — the 100th anniversary of its founding. Over the course of the last century, NCSSS has endeavored to serve others by preserving human dignity, seeking justice for all people by meeting them where they are, and preparing students to change the world.
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The University celebrates the new home of The Busch School of Business
March 20, 2019
Nearly 175 members of the Catholic University family gathered on March 18th to honor donors who made a grand vision possible—the renovation of Maloney Hall, the new home of The Busch School of Business.
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A gift of faith
Couple’s pioneering support key to The Busch School’s new home
March 13, 2019

Steve and Maryanne Means first heard about Catholic University and The Busch School of Business from fellow University benefactors Tim and Steph Busch, for whom the school is named.

“Through them, we got a chance to know Provost Andrew Abela, the first dean

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The Springtime of Hope
Lenten Reflections with Fr. Jude DeAngelo
March 06, 2019

At Catholic University we come together every day as a community that is called and animated by faith, service, and love of our neighbor. Today, we are called in a special way, whether on campus or online, as one Catholic University, to enter into this

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Check out our libraries!
(Yeah, that's an awful pun...)
February 27, 2019

No holds barred! Discover the hidden secrets of the University Libraries at The Catholic University of America. The University Libraries offer resources to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, enriching instructional, research, and service programs.

As you'll learn below, the University Libraries have a storied history

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Serving on the Student Philanthropy Council
Making an early impact
February 20, 2019

Liz Friden, B.A. 2018, former alumni/advancement liaison for the Student Philanthropy Council (SPC), joined the group as a student because she was “looking for different ways to get involved” at Catholic University.

Formed at the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year, SPC helps

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