RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 23, 2011) — Junior Alexis DiCamillo and sophomore Greg Verde have been voted Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performers of the Year for women's tennis and golf, respectively. The Cavaliers boast seven student-athletes on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Teams for the Spring 2011 semester.
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.
When first-year students in Cabrini’s honors biology class have questions about mycobacteriophages (viruses that can affect tuberculosis-causing bacteria), they often turn to Catherine Mageeney.
Mageeney is not a faculty member at Cabrini; the senior biology/pre‑med major is a peer mentor, serving as classroom coach and tutor to students navigating the detailed layers of biology.
National publications are taking note of her talent and leadership skills: Mageeney’s peer mentoring has been highlighted in articles in the January 2011 issue of the scholarly journal BioScience, and in the winter 2010 issue of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s CUR Quarterly.
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.
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.”