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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Claudia May
Aug15

Claudia May

Just hearing the senior class president describe one of her typical days is exhausting. The fashion merchandising major has a double minor in business and entrepreneurship. She serves as Resident Assistant (RA), has a work-study position with University Communications and is publicist for The Fashion Group, a student organization. “My freshman year,” said the Highland Park, NJ, resident who learned about Immaculata from her school...

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Jimmesha Mack
Aug15

Jimmesha Mack

Described by her supervisors as someone who is “so pleasant, so positive, and works so hard,” Jimmesha Mack of Downingtown, PA, plans to graduate in 2015 with a degree in nursing and a minor in human resources management. Mack’s interest in nursing stems from her personal experience and her exposure to the field through her family members. “I have worked for a few years at a nursing home in Downingtown, I have an aunt who is a nurse...

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Nuri Jeong
Aug15

Nuri Jeong

Growing up in South Korea, Nuri Jeong ’14 never had any doubt of the importance her parents placed on education. Both are tutors, with her mother specializing in math and her dad in English. “I’m an only child,” said the junior allied health major who has a concentration in bioscience technologies. “So I know it must have been a hard decision to send me to a different country, but we talk on the phone a lot, and we Skype.” And...

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Jessica McCrary
Aug15

Jessica McCrary

Jessica McCrary has wanted to teach for as long as she can remember. “Ever since I got a ‘teacher kit’ when I was little, it was something I knew I wanted to be. I can’t picture myself pursuing another major.” Jessica’s mother can vouch for her daughter’s calling to the classroom. “Jessica always wanted to be a teacher,” said Susan McCrary. “I remember how she would line up her stuffed animals and dolls and play school. She never...

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Stephen Doherty
Aug15

Stephen Doherty

Stephen Doherty ’15 has a plan: To change the future. His dream is to bring everything he is learning as an early childhood education and special education dual major to the elementary school classroom. As a career path, it is the road less traveled; very few elementary school teachers are men. But Doherty is unusually clear-sighted and level-headed for someone his age, and he is accustomed to steering by lights not visible to...

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