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Stories of Philanthropy
Celebrating scholarship donors and students
December 12, 2017

On Monday, December 11, 2017, Catholic University held the second annual scholarship dinner to celebrate and thank the donors who have given the precious gift of education and the students who have received that gift.

More than 200 donors, scholars, and friends attended the event.

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$5 million gift from the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary
November 06, 2017

The Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary has given The Catholic University of America School of Theology and Religious Studies (STRS) $5 million to establish an academic center that will conduct research and support the development of courses on the Carmelite charism

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Rolling Cards: A look back at #CardWknd17
October 30, 2017

You returned to campus from throughout the country and throughout the world to show your Cardinal pride. In all, 2,231 people attended the event. Suffice it to say: Cardinal Weekend 2017 was a huge success.

Thank you for joining us for Cardinal Weekend 2017! Thank

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125 Years of Psychology at Catholic University
October 24, 2017
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, The Catholic University of America Department of Psychology celebrated its 125th anniversary. In Caldwell Hall, faculty, staff, and alumni of the department gathered for a full day of activities, including three alumni panels, and a keynote address from the creator of the acclaimed children's television program Blue's Clues, Angela C. Santomero, B.A. 1990. 
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Murphy's Grill: Now Open!
September 27, 2017
After years of eager anticipation, Murphy's Grill is now open! On Monday, September 25, 2017, the grill officially opened its doors in the lower level of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
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Cardinals Tribute Dinner 2017
Celebration of the tremendous impact of philanthropy
August 15, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the second annual Cardinals Tribute Dinner was held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center in celebration of the tremendous impact philanthropy has on the University.

Andrea Roane, Trustee Emeritus and WUSA 9 anchor, served as the evening’s master of

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2017 Alumni Awards
April 28, 2017

The 2017 Alumni Awards, held April 8, 2017, celebrated the extraordinary work and service of six of Catholic University’s most distinguished alumni.

The Alumni Achievement Award was bestowed on three alums — Vinny Sica, B.M.E. ’83; Ellen Schultz, B.A. ’92; and Fr. Dave

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Sherman Abrams
Biomedical Engineering, Thaddeus F. Aubry and Leon A. LeBuffe Scholarship
April 10, 2017

ISherman Abrams am grateful for your investment in me through this scholarship. Not only does my scholarship contribute to my education in a financial way, but it is also extremely helpful for my continued success at Catholic University. The support is so meaningful to me and

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Katie Lally
Psychology Major, International Business Minor, Kast Family Scholarship
April 09, 2017

Katie LallyAt the start of my senior year, I was unable to register for classes because of a financial shortfall. The Kast Family Scholarship allowed me to come back to finish my degree at Catholic University. I am eternally grateful to the Kast family for this

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Rebecca Deucher
Columbus School of Law, The Charles and Louise O'Brien Scholarship
April 08, 2017

Rebecca DeucherReceiving the Charles and Louise O'Brien Scholarship played a definitive role in my decision to attend law school at Catholic University. Law school is both a meaningful personal challenge and a significant financial investment. Having this vote of confidence in my stewardship and work ethic

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Danila Tomassetti
Piano Performance, Marie F. Connor Scholarship
April 07, 2017

Danila TomassetiPutting my gratitude for the scholarship into words is nearly impossible. Quite simply, I would not have been able to leave Italy to study piano at The Catholic University of America without the scholarship I received.

I hold a Master of Music degree in piano

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Jordan Haddad
Systematic Theology, The Thomas and Marilyn P. Donnelly Scholarship
April 06, 2017

Jordan HaddadThe opportunity to study at Catholic University with its many brilliant and holy faculty and student body is a great joy. When I was looking at graduate programs, the most important factor for me was the quality of the faculty. So much of being a

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Abigayle Maser
Accounting, Busch School of Business and Economics, Baker Family Scholarship
April 05, 2017

Abigayle MaserI came to Catholic University knowing I wanted to study business, and I decided to focus on accounting in my sophomore year. In the Busch School, I saw the unique business education I would receive, one that would not only teach me how to make

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Marisa Coene
Biomedical Engineering, Edward M. Nagel Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering
April 04, 2017

Marisa CoeneI am incredibly grateful for the scholarship I received, and I am committed to succeed and do well. Scholarships are invaluable to a student’s success in his or her academic career. Easing financial burdens can allow students to participate more fully in research, leadership opportunities,

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Cardinals Tribute Dinner 2016
The inaugural celebration of the University's most generous benefactors
August 15, 2016

On June 6, 2016, the University community came together to honor and thank the year’s most generous supporters with the inaugural Cardinals Tribute Dinner held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Sheilah Kast, B.A. 1971, host of Midday (WYPR, Baltimore), was master of

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