Mike Ventola
Aug15

Mike Ventola

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly 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,...

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Angela Steel
Aug15

Angela Steel

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly 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...

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Family Affair
Aug15

Family Affair

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly 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...

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Marilyn Martone
Aug15

Marilyn Martone

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly In 1998, when their daughter Michelle was a senior at the University of Chicago, Larry and Marilyn Martone received a call saying she had been hit by a car and had a traumatic brain injury. Ironically—and also providentially—Martone was teaching health care ethics at St. John’s University in New York. “The things I taught in the classroom, now I’m actually experiencing,” she said. “I teach...

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Janelle Lacey
Aug15

Janelle Lacey

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly After self-described “foodie” Janelle (Steiger) Lacey graduated from Immaculata in 2008, she never imagined her career would bring her back to the campus. Now a licensed dietician/nutritionist, Lacey is employed by Williamson Hospitality Services, a division of CulinArt, Inc., through which she works at four religious nursing/long-term care homes in the suburban Philadelphia region, including...

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Todd Hassler
Aug15

Todd Hassler

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly The journey is the thing for Todd Hassler ‘12, even when that journey involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2-mile run. Hassler, who recently earned his B.A. in human performance management, took on the Ironman challenge in July 2012, shortly after graduating with honors from Immaculata’s College of LifeLong Learning (CLL). “The Ironman and returning to school were...

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