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Stories of Philanthropy
Honoring the best of Catholic University Athletics: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame
April 26, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, the energy and emotion were palpable within Maloney Hall's Della Ratta Auditorium, which was packed with a standing-room-only crowd. What better place to welcome the newest members of the Athletics Hall of Fame than a space named in honor of the alumnus often considered Catholic University's greatest athlete: Joseph M. Della Ratta, B.A. 1953.
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Brian Cashman, B.A. 1989: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Member
April 26, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Brian Cashman, B.A. 1989, was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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Kevin Ricca, Class of 1998: Class of 2020 Hall of Fame Member
April 25, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Kevin Ricca, Class of 1998, was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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Angela Gloukhoff Wentling, B.B.E. 1994: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Member
April 22, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Angela Gloukhoff Wentling, B.B.E. 1994, was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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Alumni panel discusses human dignity in the workplace
April 21, 2022
On Thursday, April 21, we hosted a panel with three alumni who shared their tips, experiences, and unique perspectives on how to be the best colleague you can be in the workplace. You can now view the hour-long discussion in its entirety. 
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The Challenge of Easter Joy
April 18, 2022
There is a lot that challenges the Easter season to, in fact, be an Easter “season.” Seven weeks of…JOY?!?! Impossible! Does this ask too much of believers? How is such a thing possible, especially when global, communal, and personal circumstances echo tragic and more virulent truths to mock such sentiments?
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Blackburn, Fisher, Homan, and Keating: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Members
April 08, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, James Blackburn, B.A. 1975, M.A. 1978, Joseph Fisher, B.A. 1975, Philip Homan, B.S. 1976, and J. Kevin Keating, B.A. 1973, were formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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Community brings success to the 2022 Founders Day Giving Challenge
April 06, 2022
The Cardinal family united to make 834 gifts in celebration of the founding of The Catholic University of America, and the results were amazing. We thank everyone who participated.
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Patrick Maloney, B.A. 2002: Class of 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Member
April 04, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, Patrick Maloney, B.A. 2002, was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was originally scheduled for 2020.
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First in-person Gratus celebration honors University's friends and benefactors
March 25, 2022
On March 21, Catholic University held its first in-person Gratus celebration honoring the University’s friends and benefactors.
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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
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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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