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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Marilyn Martone
Aug15

Marilyn Martone

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 people that children are gifts, not...

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Janelle Lacey
Aug15

Janelle Lacey

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 Immaculata’s own on-campus Camilla Hall,...

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Todd Hassler
Aug15

Todd Hassler

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 very similar experiences for me,” said...

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Thuy Tran
Aug15

Thuy Tran

Thuy Tran made the transition from a career in fashion to one in the hospitality industry, but that’s not the most remarkable life journey she has taken. Tran, who graduated from Immaculata with the Class of 1996, was born in Vietnam. “My family tried three times to escape to the United States,” she said of the year she turned 5. “The first time it didn’t work because they told us they didn’t have us on the list we needed to be on....

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