Connections is Cabrini College’s e‑newsletter for alumni, donors, and friends.
Letter from the Alumni Association President
Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2015 is off to a positive and prosperous start.
Did you know that the Alumni Association has an endowed scholarship fund that allows us to provide two annual scholarships to members of the rising junior class?
All current sophomore students are invited to apply for the award. Members of the Scholarship Committee, chaired this year by Elizabeth McNerlin Collins ’71, evaluate the applications based on academic, service, and leadership criteria.
The committee also looks to identify students who exemplify the values and spirit of Cabrini College. Finalists for the scholarship are invited for a personal interview with the committee, who then makes a recommendation for approval to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
At the Alumni Association annual meeting last May, scholarships of $1,500 were awarded to Jessica Austin ’16 and Justin Juliano ’16.
Jessica is an early childhood and special education major and actively involved in Cabrini’s Relay for Life team.
Justin is a business major, a student ambassador, and president of the Math Club. In addition to receiving the scholarship, the students are also invited to serve as student members to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
You can directly impact the amount of scholarship money that the Alumni Association is able to award each year. Every individual donation you make to the Alumni Association Scholarship helps grow the fund's principal, as does your participation in key fundraising events such as Team Trivia (scheduled for March 21, 2015) and the commencement flower sale.
To make a donation specifically to the Alumni Association Scholarship, you can complete the Make-A-Gift form at www.cabrini.edu/OnlineGiving (and designate your gift to the Alumni Association Scholarship) or send a check to the Institutional Advancement office with "Alumni Scholarship" written in the memo field.
Take care, and very best wishes for an extraordinary 2015!
Robert Salladino Jr., Ed.D. ’93, G’97 President, Cabrini College Alumni Association
Alumni Association Scholarship recipient Justin Juliano ’16 with Alumni Association Vice President John Gwiazdowski ’99, G’02.
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This year, the Office of Alumni Engagement & Development is teaming up with the Nerney Leadership Institute and the Center for Career and Professional Development.
Together, these departments will offer new workshops, networking events, webinars, and more.
To assist the Alumni Office in providing professional development offerings that meet the needs of Cabrini alumni, we ask for your feedback!
Let us know:
Answers to all of these questions will help the College create the best experience and services for alumni.
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Register for Webinar on Résumé and Cover Letter Writing
Alumni are invited to participate in a free webinar about résumés and cover letters on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at noon.
Assistant Director for the Center for Career and Professional Development Melissa Moravec will share tips on the proper layout, content, and structure needed to create an outstanding résumé and cover letter.
She also will discuss key factors employers look for when reviewing these documents.
Following the 30-minute presentation, alumni can participate in a Q&A with Moravec.
This webinar is part of the Cavaliers in Transition (C.I.T.) program and kicks off a yearlong series of monthly professional development webinars offered in partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement & Development and the Center for Career and Professional Development. C.I.T. offers free skill- or field-specific training workshops, networking events, and career seminars for Cabrini alumni in transition.
All webinars will be offered the last Wednesday of each month.
To register for the January webinar, email Nick Guldin, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement & Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will receive the webinar information.
Join Your Milestone “0” or “5” Reunion Committee!
Did you graduate from Cabrini College in a year ending in “0” or “5?”
Then believe it or not, it’s time to celebrate your reunion! Alumni Weekend will take place May 29-30, 2015.
Do you have ideas for creating an unforgettable reunion class event?
You are invited to serve on the Milestone Reunion Committee to help the Alumni Office:
Meetings are conducted via teleconference at times convenient for committee members, so alumni can participate from any location!
If you are interested in joining the Milestone Reunion Committee to help plan an unforgettable reunion for your class, contact Jackie Marciano ’10, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement & Development (610-902-8212, email@example.com).
Cabrini Faculty Highlights
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, published an article in WWII History Magazine, pictured right.
The article is titled “World War 2 Casualties: The Freckleton Air Disaster.”
Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, and the 2012 Convergence class, were featured in a HigherEdTechDecisions article titled “College Students Use Social Media for Social Justice Overseas.”
The article describes how students use Skype and Twitter to study and impact social revolutions across the globe.
Cabrini College multimedia students Mackenzie Harris ’16 and Sarah Czarnomski ’16 recorded a Skype interview with student protesters in Hong Kong.
Yungmann also contributed to a PBS.org article, “Advice for Making the Leap from Newsroom to Classroom.”
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, with colleagues from other institutions, co-presented a poster titled “The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP): An undergraduate bioinformatics research network providing transformative course-based research experiences” at the American Society for Cell Biology Conference in Philadelphia.
Alumni in the News
James Williams ’99 was featured in The Philadelphia Tribune article titled “Three More Vie for At-Large Council Seats.” Williams will run for an at-large council seat in the 2015 elections.
Jimmy Good ’06 was featured during the PHL17 coverage of the 2015 Mummers Parade. Good won first in the Captains category for Quaker City.
Fellow alumnus and host, Steve Highsmith ’88 of PHL17, acknowledged Good and their shared alma mater during the parade.
Julianne McDonald ’12 was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article titled “Delco Minister Fights for Justice and his Church.”
The article highlights how—after meeting a minister while in foster care—McDonald received guidance and encouragement to complete a college degree.
Andrea Treese ’07 was featured in a newsitem.com article for completing the international Ironman competition in Tempe, Ariz.
James Griffin G'13 was featured in a Williamson Herald article for his appointment to Head of Upper School at Battle Ground Academy in Haverford, Pa.
Annie Rivituso ’14 was featured in the Examiner article “Their Time Has Come: Recent Girls Scholastic Standouts Have Returned as Coaches.”
To submit news about you or other alumni, visit www.cabrini.edu/alumni or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cabrini Forges New High School and University Partnerships
Last month, Cabrini forged new partnerships with La Salle University and eight Pennsylvania high schools: AIM Academy, Archbishop Carroll High School, Bethlehem Catholic High School, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Hill Top Preparatory, Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, Pope John Paul II High School, and Woodlynde School.
Junior and senior students from partner high schools can earn up to 30 college credits at Cabrini through dual credit, summer programming, and additional educational programs.
Cabrini and La Salle University signed into effect a 4+1 MBA program allowing Cabrini business majors or students in the pre-cert MBA track to apply and enroll in the La Salle University MBA program, which can be completed in one year (after students graduate from Cabrini).
Cabrini Launches New High School and University Partnerships
Stephanie Farmer ’02, G’04 of Aston, Pa., shared this holiday photo of her dogs: Weaner Dog and Gertie Mae.
Alumni: To share a photo of your pet, email email@example.com.
Then and Now
In the mid-1970s, the bookstore carried T-shirts in support of the "Cabrini Mothers," the then-new men’s basketball team.
Nearly four decades later, the "Cabrini Mothers" basketball team might be gone, but "Cabrini Moms" are just as proud (as seen in this bookstore photo from 2012 Family Weekend).
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015C.I.T. Webinar: Résumé and Cover Letter WritingNoon–1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015Alumni Basketball Games Dixon Center, Nerney Field House – Women's Alumni Game at 10 a.m., Men's Alumni Game at 6 p.m.Basketball Reception at J.D. McGillicuddy’s in Wayne, PA, 8–10 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 Founder’s Day www.cabrini.edu/FoundersDay
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response Grace Hall, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Event partner: Main Line Health www.cabrini.edu/ChildHealthForum
Feb. 25, and March 11, 18, 25, and 31, 2015Lenten Lecture Series 2015 Cabrini will host a free series of speakers, honoring the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.
The document entails the Catholic Church’s teachings about humanity’s relationship to society, especially in reference to economics, poverty, social justice, culture, science, technology, and ecumenism.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Academy of Vocal Arts Performance Mansion, 3 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Cabrini alumni can pre-register for only $5 and receive early admittance at 9 a.m. via the Center for Career and Professional Development (firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-902-8306). For more information, visit www.DVEC.net.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Graduate Education Open House Iadarola Center, 6–8 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Saturday, March 21, 2015Team Trivia Dixon Center, Nerney Field House, 6–10 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Saturday, March 28, 2015Breakfast with the Bunny Grace Hall and The Commons, 9–11 a.m. www.cabrini.edu/AlumniEvents
Thursday, April 16, 2015SEPCHE Alumni Summit Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, 6–8 p.m. www.sepche.org
Friday, April 17, 2015 Climate Change Conference – “Faith, Climate, and Health: Creation Care for a Greener Future” Grace Hall, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/Climate
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Fire Pink Trio Mansion, 3 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar
Monday, May 4, 2015 Cabrini Classic Waynesborough Country Club www.cabrini.edu/CabriniClassic
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Graduate Education Open House Grace Hall Board Room, 6–8 p.m. www.cabrini.edu/graduate
Sunday, May 17, 2015Commencement: Flower Sale, Legacy Seating, & Reception Upper Athletic Field, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.www.cabrini.edu/Commencement
May 29–30, 2015 Alumni Weekend www.cabrini.edu/AlumniWeekend
All events are at Cabrini College, unless otherwise noted. Events subject to change.