Thuy Tran
Aug15

Thuy Tran

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

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Faithful Learning
Aug15

Faithful Learning

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia went looking for its two newest school superintendents, church officials launched a national search. But the women chosen in July to fill the posts were found close to home, and both have strong ties to Immaculata. For years, the title of Archdiocesan superintendent of schools was held by one person. But now Dr. Carol Cary, who received her doctoral degree...

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Chalk Talk
Aug15

Chalk Talk

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly Roommates. Lifelong best friends. High school classmates. Mighty Macs teammates. All of those words—and more—describe Kelly Brown and Brianna Duffin, who both graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA (which won three Philadelphia Catholic League championships during their time there) and then from Immaculata in May 2012. Best friends since childhood who both happened to be...

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Sally Berenzweig
Aug15

Sally Berenzweig

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly “I truly believe that the child molesters killed who they could have been,” said Sally Berenzweig, M.Ed., M.A. ’95, referring to the abused women she worked with for her counseling psychology practicum at Immaculata. “Many of the ladies in our unit felt helpless, hopeless, [had] low self-esteem, [were] dually diagnosed—drugs and alcohol abuse—some were prostitutes.” Berenzweig’s work with...

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Synchronicity
Aug15

Synchronicity

[icon name="icon-print"] Printer Friendly Zanthia Reddish, Ed.D. and Orathia Bradley, Ed.D. are identical twins; not surprisingly, they share a few things in common. But the similarities between these two remarkable women take the concept of synchronicity to new—and uncanny—levels. Though raised in a loving and supportive environment, their extraordinary paths could not have been predicted by the past. “Nothing in our familial history...

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Jorge Bacigalupo
Aug15

Jorge Bacigalupo

Jorge Bacigalupo, a biology major with a minor in chemistry who plans to graduate in December, said he became interested in the topic of diabetes medication because his grandmother had the disease. “She hated syringes,” he said, “so I came up with the idea of developing insulin eye drops, and I learned that there is not much research on that topic. Then, once I felt I had a good working product, I wanted to figure out where it would...

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