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Stories of Philanthropy
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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Federal Jobs Workshop
March 08, 2023
As part of the CUOnline Career Development Series, we were joined by Mark Arnone, B.A. 2009, on February 25, for a workshop on how to best navigate and secure jobs across the federal government.
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Fr. Christopher Seith, S.T.D. 2020, and the Beauty of Reality in a Screen-Saturated World
March 07, 2023
As part of the CUOnline Lunch and Learn series, Fr. Christopher Seith, S.T.D. 2020, joined us on February 21 for a discussion on the role of digital technologies in our careers and in our formation as people.
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NCSSS scholarship honors two long-time faculty members
March 06, 2023
The National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) established a new endowed scholarship last fall in honor of two beloved faculty members — Sr. Mary Vincentia Joseph, M.S.W. 1958, Ph.D. 1974, and Sr. Ann Patrick Conrad, Ph.D. 1985 — thanks to a gift of $1.7 million from their combined estates. 
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Black History Month Alumni Career Panel
February 17, 2023
On Wednesday, February 8, we hosted a career panel that featured a trio of Black alumni who shared their experiences and wisdom across the business, healthcare, and engineering industries for all alumni and students.
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Robert Towsend, Ph.D., and the Health of the Humanities
January 24, 2023
On Wednesday, January 18, we were joined by Dr. Robert Townsend, B.A. 1988, M.A. 1990, as part of the Lunch and Learn Series.
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Upskilling Workshop: Graphic Design 101 with Canva
January 23, 2023
On Thursday, January 12, we were joined by Alexandra Wertz, B.A. 2022, for an introductory workshop on graphic design using Canva.
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Garvey Hall officially welcomes the CatholicU community
January 23, 2023
December 5 was a red-letter day for Catholic University, when the Cardinal community celebrated the opening of Garvey Hall, the long-awaited new campus dining commons. It was also the day that Garvey Hall opened to hungry students as the University’s main dining space.
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The Metro School Receives Largest Gift to Date of $3.65 Million
January 06, 2023
This gift, made by the Sheehy family, will provide support for adult learners and is the first endowed scholarship of the Metropolitan School of Professional Services.
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