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Sue Daugherty

From Nutrition Student to CEO: Sue Daugherty’s Inspiring Path to Advocating for Medically Tailored Meals

Sue Daugherty, an IU nutrition alumna and Metro Philadelphia Power Woman, reflected on food as powerful medicine and the people who helped her develop her power on her way to becoming the CEO of MANNA.


Achieving Goals, One at a Time

Following in the footsteps of his mother, Lynne Conlan, who graduated from Immaculata as an adult student in 2003, Mike Conlan decided to give college another try as an adult. Enrolling at Immaculata as part of a cohort of Wawa employees, he initially earned an A.S. in Business Administration in 2015. Conlan describes the cohort experience…


Importance of Networking

The word networking gets thrown around a lot. But what does it actually mean? According to the Office of Career and Professional Development, networking is a process in which you build and expand relationships with the intent of obtaining more opportunities, both professionally and socially. As the old adage says, it’s all about who you know…


A Tribute to Our Beloved #55, Rene Muth Portland ’75

Rene Muth

On Sunday morning, July 22, Immaculata alumna Rene Muth Portland ’75 passed away. Rene played on all three Immaculata Mighty Macs women’s basketball championship teams and went on to a successful coaching career.


Petrona Laporte: Adult Undergraduate Commencement Profile

Petrona Laporte

Petrona Laporte: I Kept Showing Up When Petrona Laporte’s daughter was just entering her freshman year of high school and her son was preparing to graduate, her daughter asked her a simple question: Mom, what college did you graduate from? As a single mom raising two children and working full-time, Laporte, who had attended college…


Jesse Main: Graduate Commencement Profile

Jesse Main

“Once I realized that all of human behavior, and the way we experience the world, happens in the brain, I was hooked!” says Jesse Main, Psy.D., of Lancaster, Pa. Early in his time in Immaculata University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, Main, who will participate in commencement exercises this Friday, took a class in biological…


Jacki D’Amico: Undergraduate Commencement Profile


To Jacki D’Amico there is nothing more precious than to see the world from a child’s point of view. “They are so carefree and see the world as an exciting place to learn and play,” states D’Amico who will be graduating with a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Immaculata University. Since she was…


Tim Schaffer: IU Associate Degree Opens Doors

Tim Schaffer

Tim Schaffer had studied machining at a trade school. He had worked hard and advanced in the ranks of his company. But he dreamed of having a job with more responsibilities.