Alumni Stories

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: A Therapist’s Growth Through Immaculata’s Counseling Program

Erica Ricciardi

Through Immaculata’s M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Erica Ricciardi improved her skills, grew in confidence, found her dream job and now shares her knowledge of specialized treatment with others in the M.A. program.


From Classroom to Patrol Car: How Immaculata’s Criminology Degree Shaped Alumna’s Journey to Policing

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Jasmine Hess loved her time at IU and appreciates how her criminology classes and a forensic science course helped her develop crucial skills for her job as a police officer.


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

Sue Daugherty

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.


Immaculata Nursing Program Prepares Graduates for U.S. Navy Medical Career

Michaela Dwyer

Immaculata University nursing graduate is serving on the United States Navy Hospital Ship as a commissioned officer and nurse. As a member of the medical staff, she helps train health hcare workers in various host nations.


Alumna Combines Psychology and Business to Help College Students

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Catherine Knoll ’22 graduated from Immaculata and accepted a dream job as director of outreach for a nonprofit organization that builds campus-wide networks that support college students. Her Immaculata education opened doors and molded her into the responsible leader she is today.


Immaculata Grad Cleo Hoey Creates Magical Moments at Disney

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Cleo Hoey ’22 used her leadership experience that she gained as a student at Immaculata during her internship at Walt Disney World.


Immaculata Alumna Helps Eagles Fly

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Rebecca Oulton ’15 works with the live eagles who attend the Philadelphia Eagles’ home games and serve as their mascots.


Alumnus Brian Troop, Ed.D. Named PA Superintendent of the Year

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The superintendent of the Ephrata Area School District earned his Ed.D. in 2007.