Many alumni know Nancy Gorevin Costello ’71—at least by name, if not personally. Costello has been a staple of the Cabrini community through her time as a student, as a Director in Institutional Advancement, and now as a Cabrini Trustee and Communication Director with the Stella Maris Province of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSCs).
Recently, Costello reflected on her time as a student, and how everything came full circle for her at Cabrini.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.