Kerri McDonald
Aug15

Kerri McDonald

Kerri McDonald, a graduate student in psychology at Immaculata, has an interesting part-time job and a unique claim to fame. She may keep a low profile on campus, focusing on her classes and securing an internship, but she is definitely in the spotlight when she takes to the court as one of the dancers for the Philadelphia 76ers. This is the Bethlehem native’s second year with the team, but she has been dancing her whole life. “My mom...

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Theresa Major Payton
Aug15

Theresa Major Payton

An Immaculata alumna worked at the President’s home, The White House in Washington, D.C., a place revered by all Americans. According to Theresa Major Payton, Class of 1989, “It was truly an honor and a blessing to serve.” In 2006, the White House extended an invitation to Payton to serve as the first woman Chief Information Officer at the White House. Her duties included setting the business and technology information...

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Courtnie Williams
Aug15

Courtnie Williams

Even athletes who claim they’re not superstitious have lucky numbers. So why should singers and musicians be any different? For Courtnie Williams ’09, that fateful digit would be #113514, the number on the tag she wore for her “American Idol” audition in Philadelphia. Earlier this year, Williams—who earned a degree in music/vocal performance from Immaculata—made it into the top 42 at the television show’s Las Vegas competition....

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Mike Ventola
Aug15

Mike Ventola

Mike Ventola is living his dream. Only two years after earning his degree in communication from Immaculata, Ventola has already landed a baseball job as media relations director and on-air radio voice for the Miners, an Independent League team that plays home games at Rent One Park in Marion, IL. “Last summer, my job had me calling all 96 games, home and away,” said Ventola from St. Louis, where he was spending a rare day away from...

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Angela Steel
Aug15

Angela Steel

Angela Steel ’06, vice president, Infectious Diseases, for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), earned her master’s in organization leadership from Immaculata, and she refers to the experience in terms usually reserved for more esoteric studies. “It is a transformational program,” she said. “At its very core is learning what I can do to know myself better—how I can change—realizing that, ultimately, you can’t control anything but yourself.”...

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Family Affair
Aug15

Family Affair

Two stone sculptures, one white and one black, stand in the Rollisons’ family room. The black statue is of a man with gargantuan hands upraised, cupping an infant, as if receiving a gift. The white statue is a clump of two parents and two children, the wide, comb-like hands of the adults enclosing the children in a protective embrace. Sandra Rollison, who worked in undergraduate admissions and is now assistant dean of the College of...

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