Presentations, discussions, and a little friendly competition took place on Cabrini Day, Nov. 10, 2015.
The annual event celebrates Cabrini’s heritage and is used as a platform to raise awareness around a timely social issue: This year, the social issue was mass incarceration.
Recently, the College nominated professors Eric Malm, Ph.D., and Amy Persichetti, Ed.D., for national awards highlighting their commitment to civic engagement and social justice programs.
The two faculty members held pivotal roles in shaping the Justice Matters curriculum—specifically the Engagements with the Common Good courses—and have helped define the role of community partnerships at Cabrini.
As Jackie Neary enters her 20th season with Cabrini’s field hockey and women’s lacrosse programs, she has much to celebrate.
Using her own experience in pageantry as an example, Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., reflects on how beauty culture in our society has remained relatively unchanged over the past few decades.
“In order to understand the big picture, you need to understand the pixels,” said 2015 Woodrow Wilson Fellow Robert “Gus” Gusentine, retired U.S. Navy Captain and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Global Sounding Inc., a private enterprise designed to assess and monitor data surrounding the world’s fresh water supply.
In his October 6 presentation, “Water: Understanding the Challenge,” Gusentine elaborated on the challenges water scarcity poses. “The future of humanity depends on safeguarding and sharing potable water around the world,” said Gusentine, citing Pope Francis.
Father Carl Janicki, Cabrini’s Director of Campus Ministry, and students Lisette Hrappman ’18 and Katie Briante ’18 reflect on their experiences during the World Meeting of Families 2015 and visit from Pope Francis.
After the event, they are eager to put the Pope’s message into practice, building upon the College’s commitment to social justice to make a difference in local and global communities.
After decades as an educator and educational administrator, Joyce Mundy, Ed.D. ’90 is focusing on bullying prevention, which she hopes will help teachers, students, administrators, and families of school-age children.
Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, examines the teachings of Pope Francis through soccer, the environment, and living in a culture of encounter.
Two faculty members near and dear to Cabrini alumni and students retired at the end of the spring semester: Harvey Lape, instructor of philosophy, and Thomas Stretton Jr., Ed.D., associate professor of education and director of the Cabrini Theatre.
With just a few weeks until student-athletes return to campus to prepare for their fall 2015 seasons, we caught up with senior Kerry Anne Farrell.
One of the most decorated players in the history of the field hockey program, Farrell is poised to break the Cavaliers’ career points, goals, and assists marks.
After years of corporate work, Ken Cage ’98 longed for a company of his own.
With longtime friend Bob Weeks, Ken considered beer distributorships, golf courses, and mortgage companies—until a company that repossessed planes, boats, and luxury automobiles caught their attention.
Dangling 61 dizzying stories above Philadelphia’s streets, a workman carefully daubs caulk on One Liberty Place’s sky-high glass gables.
Vicki Lee ’92, owner of Old Philadelphia Associates, keeps a careful eye on the work, rigging, and necessary safety procedures.
Sandy Shihadeh ’89 earned an education degree at Cabrini and worked in preschool childcare before starting an organization connecting seniors and children that would benefit the entire community.
Krista Milito ’93 won the “Small Business, Big Ideas” contest for her dog-training business, The Philly Pack.
Now, she and her business partner are working to open a center to help dogs with behavior problems.
The Purple Feet Foundation is a Harrisburg-based nonprofit with a mission to inspire at-risk adolescents to explore the limitless possibilities that exist for their future.
Cabrini’s English students have been part of the foundation’s flagship “Thinc” Program, a weeklong residential event that brings children to numerous college campuses to be exposed to a rich variety of learning opportunities and careers.
“We let the Purple Feet Foundation kids experience a day in the life of a Cabrini College student,” said Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of English.
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.
On April 25, the Cabrini College Student Theatre completed an eight-performance run of “Lucky Stiff,” a murder mystery musical comedy.
Cabrini students from the Body Image Coalition hosted a fashion show to celebrate the beauty of all shapes and sizes.
Joe Dare took over Cabrini’s cross country programs in 2014 when former Head Coach Tom O’Hora stepped down after 31 years at the helm.
In just his first season as a head coach, Dare put his stamp on the program. He changed the structure of daily practices and weekly workouts.
“Our training was different than what was done in the past,” Dare says. “We probably doubled the amount of miles the team ran each week.”
First, a multicultural Mass with a blues band crooning hymns, followed by café au lait and beignets at Café Du Monde and a visit to a voodoo museum, and that was just the first day in New Orleans. The next day, they got to work.
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.
Putting the biscuit in the basket. That’s roller hockey lingo for scoring a goal.
And since 2002, The Cabrini College Roller Hockey Team has been putting biscuits in baskets, clashing sticks with seven local universities as members of the Philadelphia College Roller Hockey League (PCRHL).
“I like to get my hands on some spit and bone,” said Kimberly Boyd, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, grinning while she worked at Pi Dental Center during a 2013 sabbatical.
For Boyd, collecting and analyzing this spit and bone “is a human health issue” that could one day help improve outcomes for dental implant patients who smoke or have a history of smoking.
Middle school. It’s not for the faint of heart.
But where many fear to tread, Bob Salladino, Ed.D., ’93, G’97, principal of Owen J. Roberts Middle School in Pottstown, Pa., is excited about where he has spent his career.
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.