Spring 2014 Magazine - Immaculata University - page 49

Outside, Sisters were making their way
to the concession stand ready to fill the
coolers and heaters with all of the food.
Up on the beach, the calming sounds
of the ocean waves were soothing to the
surfers lining the beach, ready to get into
the water.” Sara, Caitlin, and Kelly began
volunteering at Villa Maria by-the-Sea
two years ago. Both of those wonderful
years they were able to experience all
of the amazing people who have cre-
ated memories that will last a lifetime.
“Nuns Beach is truly a heavenly place
on earth,” they said. “The Sisters always
thank us for helping out, but the truth is
they are the ones who have helped us to
see the beauty in service and dedication
to a spectacular event. We are looking
forward to spending many more brisk
September weekends at Villa Maria by-
Matthew Poole
writes, “I accepted the
position of coordinator for adult faith
formation/new evangelization for the Dio-
cese of Trenton, and began in December
2013. I am very excited to work in this
ministry and utilize the gifts of theologi-
cal and historical research and interper-
sonal communication: gifts I learned and
developed at Immaculata and Villanova.”
Zachary Robie
shares, “On June 8, 2013
I got engaged to Lindsay Murphy ’12
after close to five years of dating. We
will be getting married on November 8,
Karina Ryabo and John Randazzo ’12
happy to announce their engagement
and are excited for their June 2014 wed-
ding. Since graduating from Immacu-
lata, Karina continued her education
at Thomas Jefferson University, where
she recently graduated with a Master of
Science in Occupational Therapy. She is
currently employed as an OT in the sub-
acute rehabilitation setting. Upon gradu-
ation from Immaculata, John decided to
continue in his family’s footsteps in the
restaurant business. He currently man-
ages and cooks at both of his family’s
restaurants, and he is excited to con-
tinue the growth of this family business
in South Jersey.
Justin Cusick
writes, “As of January 1,
2014, I received a career advancement
opportunity working as a sales consultant
for Bentley Systems, the leading provider
of comprehensive software solutions
for the infrastructure lifecycle. I am
responsible for managing and developing
relationships with plant owner operators,
and engineering, procurement, and con-
struction firms in the Midwestern United
States. I was hired by Bentley Systems
in March 2013 as a sales associate in a
pre-sales and marketing support role. I
currently live in West Chester, PA.”
Danielle D’Abbraccio
is a teacher at the
Huntington Learning Center.
Mike Dougherty
started a new job as a
senior reports developer at Universal
Health Services in King of Prussia, PA.
Christina Gresh
writes, “I graduated with
my M.S.N. in nursing education in 2012.
I was hired on January 13, 2014 as the
nurse coordinator for Abington Health
Adult Day Services at the Schwenck-
feld Manor Center. I also presented my
professional M.S.N. capstone nursing
poster at the Sigma Theta Tau Interna-
tional Honor Society of Nursing 42nd
Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, IN
in November 2013.”
Joseph Caria
writes, “Started my dream
job as a college baseball coach! Thanks
to all of my great exercise science pro-
Christina Fava
was recently appointed as
the Giant Food in-store nutritionist at the
Montgomeryville, PA store.
Michael Guglielmo
is a junior recruiter at
Courtney Hartney
writes, “I recently have
been hired by the cardiothoracic step-
down unit at the Hospital of University of
Kristyn Holmes
is a Family-Focused
Solution-Based Services (FFSBS) thera-
pist at Aldersgate Youth Services Bureau
in Willow Grove, PA.
owe a great debt to Immaculata University
for the life-changing values and academic
habits I formed as a student that have pro-
vided a foundation for my life and my career.
The University’s faculty inspired and challenged
me with their common goal to develop and
encourage excellent women; the friendships
formed during my college days have sustained
me throughout my life. I graduated from
Immaculata thinking that I could do any-
thing and be just about anyone I wanted to be.
Remembering the University now in our will
is one way in which my husband, John, and I
recognize the University’s quality and express
our hope for its future.
Moya Kaporch Dittmeier, B.A. ’81, Ed.D.,
Executive Director
Conference for Mercy Higher Education
Why We Give
to Immaculata
For inquiries about Planned Giving,
please contact:
University Advancement
Sister Rita O’Leary, IHM
Director of Planned Giving & Stewardship
610-647-4400, ext. 3124
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