Dave Perillo ’00 drew cartoons everywhere … especially in margins of his schoolbooks when he was supposed to be listening—a concern for his teachers.
But doodling and pursuing his passion for illustration led to some big breaks and significant clients.
Like many parents of young children, every night Danelle Kressirer Matlack ‘05 tucks her son into bed and tells an inventive story to wind down the day.
Last year, Matlack used their favorite scaly character as the subject of a children’s book to raise awareness of an important children’s health issue.
“A Cabrini degree gave me options.”
Abel Rodríguez ’01 graduated from Cabrini College with a degree in Spanish and a minor in mathematics. He was then faced with a decision: Should he attend graduate school at Stanford or Harvard? He chose both, followed by Penn Law.
Cabrini College’s undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs were honored as a “Top College in Pennsylvania: Shaping the Next Generation” by The College Database, a non-profit that provides free information about education options both nationally and locally to students and parents.
Over the roar of the 27,000 cheering fans, while his fingers tap out official, real-time tweets, Shane Evans ’08 will tell you that going to Cabrini College has really paid off.
Voted “Best Singer” and “Most Talented” in the 1985 yearbook, John Doyle ’85 has certainly followed through with his reputation.
After performing in 40 plays since grade school, Doyle began a theatre company with a friend while attending Villanova University for a master’s in theatre. The company developed into Iron Age Theatre in 1993.
Diane Corallo ’83 and Tony Ciro ’83 met at Cabrini in 1979 and 10 years later they married.
Today they weave their love of people into their different professions.
On the last day of school, Giovanni Peña ’05, an admired and award-winning teacher at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington, D.C. wistfully packed away decorations and school supplies.
They will remain in storage for a year or longer as he takes a leave of absence to teach social studies and science in Spain.
Twenty-one-year-old Molly Enos ’10 is president of Paul Bunyan’s Maple Syrup, a company she founded more than two years ago.
Her family purchased a farm 10 years ago that contained numerous maple trees, and Enos suggested that they tap the trees for sap.
In a converted factory in New York’s Union Square neighborhood, vocalist Norma Garbo ’72 can be found teaching voice lessons.
Some famous students who have passed through her studios doors are country star Taylor Swift, former “American Idol” judge and songwriter Kara DioGuardi, and the rock band Scissor Sisters.
The average American university student commutes 16 miles to school.
David Wolf G’07 commutes 1,200.
As a kid growing up in the Philadelphia area, Eric Yeager and his buddies would head into the city, lace up their rollerblades, and engage in what he calls “aggressive skating.”
He'd also capture everything on video, add music and graphics, and turn it all into YouTube-worthy productions.
“I may not have realized it at the time,” Eric says, “but I was doing graphic design.”
Trustee Maureen Monaghan Matheson ’68 never envisioned a future as a successful attorney.
After 15 years as an educator, she decided to make a change.
Stephen Westhead ’87 earned an invaluable education at Cabrini College.
His learning experience at Cabrini extended his academic vistas and raised his awareness of global issues.
Far be it for Marilyn Meola Mazzarulli ’59 to consider herself a pioneer.
But, as a member of Cabrini College’s inaugural class and the first alum to start an endowment, Mazzarulli not only forged her own educational path, but a unique humanitarian one as well.
When Sharvon Urbannavage graduated from Cabrini in 2003, she was told she had a world of endless possibilities in front of her.
But after quickly learning that the corporate world may not be for her, she stumbled upon the world of spoken word poetry and jumped in headfirst.
Seventh-grade physics teacher Andy Virtue ’00 gathered with fellow teachers for a students-against-teachers basketball game. It was a sell-out, with more than 300 tickets sold in less than two days.
That first game raised $600 for underprivileged youth in Masaka, Uganda.
Of the many honors bestowed upon Craig Vagell Jr. ’05, there are a few that stand out: Who’s Who in 2004, the Mother Ursula Award, the Young Alumni Award.
What does a person as decorated—and dedicated—as this do for an encore?
He becomes CEO of his own company and manager of day-of-air operations at ABC in New York, where he coordinates programming across the country.