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Stories of Philanthropy
The Miracles of Mary in Ethiopia with Jeremy Brown, Ph.D. 2019
March 17, 2022
On Thursday, March 17, we launched the Lunch and Learn series with a discussion that featured Jeremy Brown, Ph.D. 2019. Brown discussed his research on the Miracles of Mary in Ethiopia. Now, you can view the full discussion.
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Alumnae panelists share stories of success
March 09, 2022
On March 9, 2022, we celebrated Women's History Month with four talented, successful alumnae of The Catholic University of America. During a panel discussion, they shared how they achieved success in their respective careers. Now, you can watch a recording of the discussion among these extraordinary women!
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Alumni Career Panel (Feb 2022)
February 24, 2022
On February 24, 2022, we hosted an hour-long virtual career panel that helped alumni learn about life inside the WNBA bubble, the best way to coach leaders to success, and how to support diverse teams. Now, you may view the entire discussion.
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Be present — this Lenten season is a gift
February 22, 2022

Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season have arrived.

I remember thinking at some point — during these last two years of pandemic and societal strife — that I felt like we were in a perpetual Lent. It seemed that there was only suffering, pain, and

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Karen Coss Ridenour, M.S.N. 1972, provides opportunities for graduate students
February 22, 2022
Through several gifts to the University — a bequest to create an endowed graduate nursing scholarship in the Conway School of Nursing, as well as gifts to fund current graduate nursing students with scholarships, and others to support both the Conway School and the Busch School of Business — Karen Coss Ridenour, M.S.N. 1972, wants to make sure others have the same opportunity she did.
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The transcendent smile of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11, 2022
“My Lady, would you be so kind as to tell me who you are?” Only when Bernadette put the request to her a third time did the Virgin Mary answer with the momentous words, “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
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Winners: 2021 Reunion Class Challenge
January 27, 2022
We are so grateful to our alumni who celebrated their reunions by making gifts to Catholic University. Now, we're excited to announce the winners of the 2021 reunion class challenge.
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Bridget Power, B.A. 2017, M.A. 2020, installed as the first Jamie L. Roberts Endowed Assistant Coach for women’s basketball
January 24, 2022
Recently, Catholic University celebrated the installation of its first endowed athletics assistant coach: Bridget Power, B.A. 2017, M.A. 2020, the inaugural Jamie L. Roberts Endowed Assistant Coach for women’s basketball.
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Tim D'Silva memorializes his CatholicU Sweetheart with an endowed scholarship
January 19, 2022
Dr. Themistocles “Tim” D'Silva, Ph.D. Chemistry 1964, has made a gift to Catholic University in memory of his late wife, Dr. Rose Marie D'Silva, also Ph.D. Chemistry 1964, who passed away in June of 2019. The Rose Marie D’Silva Endowed Scholarship symbolizes her commitment to quality education for all.
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What a nativity scene at Christmas must mean for us
December 20, 2021
While Saint Francis did not invent the nativity scene or Christmas créche, he did popularize it, and as a Franciscan, I have a strong attachment to what this very familiar scene represents. It is a cherished tradition, and a family’s nativity scene becomes a very personal and very particular expression of familial faith.
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Meet Chris Pierno, B.A. 2011, M.S.M. 2017, the new Alumni Association president
December 17, 2021
For Chris Pierno, B.A. 2011, M.S.M. 2017, and new Alumni Association president, Catholic University permeates every aspect of his life. Pierno has been an undergraduate and graduate student, alumnus, employee, CatholicU Sweetheart, and now president of the Alumni Association.
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Groundbreaking ceremony for the new nursing and sciences building
December 15, 2021
On Monday, December 6, Catholic University and the Conway School of Nursing celebrated a special milestone: the groundbreaking for the new nursing and sciences building. The event was attended by University leadership, Board of Trustees members, project donors, friends, faculty, staff, and students, as well as by representatives of the firms involved in the building’s design and construction.
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Giving Tuesday raises $75,000 for student scholarships
December 01, 2021
On Giving Tuesday 2021, 189 donors contributed more than $75,000 to student scholarships at The Catholic University of America. These generous donors have opened the University's doors to even more young people.
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"Filling" fine with the Phanord fraternal twins
November 21, 2021
Kevin and Kyle Phanord, both B.S. 2016, biology, don't play much basketball these days. While they both played guard on the courts at the DuFour Center for the Cardinals, today they can be found working at their father's dental practice in South Florida.
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2021 Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge fuels tomorrow's legends
November 15, 2021
This year, 2,317 donors raised $313,614 for our athletics programs during the two-week Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge.
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The Church is the communion of saints: All Souls' Day
November 02, 2021
Throughout the month of November, we offer Masses for anyone in our Catholic University community who has died. We know by faith that our alumni in heaven are interceding for us as well.
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Cardinal Weekend 2021: Welcoming alumni back to campus after two years
October 25, 2021
Two years was too long! From Oct. 15-17, we welcomed our alumni family back to campus for our first in-person Cardinal Weekend since 2019.
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Now accepting gifts of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto
October 25, 2021
The Catholic University of America now accepts gifts of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and dozens of others.
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Campaign extended through 2023 with increased goal of $500M
October 18, 2021
On October 18, The Catholic University of America announced it will extend Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University through 2023 with a new goal of $500 million.
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Cardinal Weekend 2021: Virtual Activities
October 15, 2021
Cardinal Weekend 2021 includes two virtual activities: a virtual tour of campus and a virtual 5K and fun run. Participate in them now!
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