You're Getting a Degree in What? From Where? Why?
An In-Depth Look at What Christendom Alumni Do with their Liberal Arts Degrees
[FACT] CHRISTENDOM ALUMNI ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HIGHLY EMPLOYABLE WHY? You’re Getting a DEGREE in WHAT? from WHERE? An In-Depth Look at What Christendom Alumni Do with their Liberal Arts Degrees “A Christendom College education opens endless opportunities and confers enormous obligations. The time I spent at Christendom enabled me to earn a valuable liberal arts degree, taught me intellectual discipline and effective work habits, and helped me to prioritize the important things in my life. Many students in American colleges and universities today acquire a narrow, overly specialized education, but employers and graduate schools are actively seeking well-rounded, liberal arts undergraduates. Following my graduation, I enrolled in Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting in Boston, MA, where 90% of students have liberal arts, non-business backgrounds. I encourage each of you to consider a future in business. A Christendom degree does not prohibit entry into the fi eld; on the contrary, it facilitates success.” Sean Kay Partner PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Class of 1997 Major: English / Political Science Don Prudlo Associate Professor of Ancient & Medieval History JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Class of 1999 Major: Theology “Christendom's core curriculum represents the best of all possible worlds for those striving to become professors and scholars in the humanities, for it grounds them in the permanent questions and educates them over the whole of the western tradition. My experiences at Christendom are foundational for my life as a professor and scholar engaged in dialogue with the non-Catholic world.” Introduction Christendom alumni, armed with their degrees in liberal arts, are prepared for the world postgraduation. A number go to graduate school, while most end up entering the workforce. Some join seminaries or religious orders, while others get married. No matter what they do, Christendom alumni are well-educated, and have the ability to take on anything that comes their way. In summary, about 15% of Christendom alumni have gone on to graduate school and attained a graduate degree. Some might mistakenly think that you would need to go to graduate school in order to get a job, if all you have is a liberal arts degree from Christendom. That is not true, since 85% of our graduates fi nd and hold challenging, well-paying jobs without graduate degrees. Interestingly enough, in the U.S. today, only about 27% of college graduates end up working in the fi eld in which they studied, and that is not surprising. It is very hard for someone about to graduate high school, or entering college, to know - for certain - what they want to do when they graduate. And so it is diffi cult to pick a college based on the major that you think you are going to “use” in your career. There are too many variables. People change. The world changes. Job descriptions change. Industries change. Technology evolves. Things never stay the same. A recent survey of employers by Hart Research Associates, one of the leading research fi rms in the nation, confi rms the value of education in the liberal arts. Check out the survey results in the box on the right. Almost all Christendom alumni are working in fi elds totally unrelated to their majors. And this is a good thing. Students normally do not choose Christendom because of this or that major, but rather, because they know that they will be given the tools to succeed in any fi eld they choose: written and verbal communication skills, ability to solve complex problems, to work well with others, and to adapt in a changing work environment. If our alumni who majored in English had to work in the “English fi eld,” or our philosophy majors had to fi nd employment in the “Philosophy fi eld” (whatever that is?), we’d be in trouble. But that is not the case. Our philosophy majors are now airplane pilots or computer engineers. Our Theology grads are running businesses or schools. And our philosophy majors, well, they do everything! You get the picture. This booklet is meant to give you an understanding of the very many possibilities there are for graduates of Christendom College - jobs, graduate schools, vocations. A Christendom liberal arts degree gives you a fl exibility and adaptability that employers like, as well as the communication skills, organizational habits, and work ethic needed for grad students, employees, husbands, wives, postulants, brothers, sisters, and priests. At Christendom College, we prepare our students for a life spent in pursuit of truth and wisdom, with a particular focus on enabling them to become leaders in society, thereby, giving them the tools they need to work to fulfi ll the College’s mission of “restoring all things in Christ.” Hart Research Associates Survey Results 95% of employers surveyed give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. 93% agree that “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.” Over 90% say it is important that those they hire demonstrate “ethical judgment and integrity, intercultural skills, and the capacity for continued new learning.” Over 75% want colleges to place even more emphasis on helping students develop critical thinking, complex problemsolving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings. Alumni & Careers Please note that this is merely a partial listing. EDUCATION/ACADEMIA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Frank Nicely ’86 - Theology - Principal, St. William of York School Lindsay Hurd ’10 - Philosophy - Course Development Editor, The Catholic Distance University Matthew Cuddeback ’88 - Philosophy - Philosophy Professor, Providence College Dave Brown ’92 - Philosophy - History/Government Teacher, the Heights School Megan Rolla ’11 - Philosophy - Teacher, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Christine Ascik ’12 - Classics/History - Latin Teacher, Seton School Joan Watson ’06 - History - Assistant Director of Catechetics, Aquinas College Donald Prudlo ’99 - History - History Professor, JSU of Alabama Matthew Walz ’95 - Philosophy/Theology - Philosophy Professor, The University of Dallas Elizabeth Wallace ’05 -History - AMI Montessori Directress at John XXIII Montessori Children’s Center Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo ’04 - Theology - Director, Institute of Catholic Culture Thomas Cole ’04, History - Academic Dean and Teacher, Holy Family Academy Sarah Marchand ’10 - History - Director of Religious Education, St. Andrew the Apostle Rachel Kujawa ’13 - History - Teacher, Ridgeview Classical Schools Louis Massett ’08 - English - Principal, Tyburn Academy Christine Nussio ’12 - History - Upper School History Teacher, Oakcrest School Mo Woltering ’93 - History - Headmaster, Covington Latin School Emma Boyle ’09 - History - Teacher/Dept Chair, Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School There are over 125 alumni working in the Diocese of Arlington,VA, in the field of education, religious education, and academia. LAW/LAW ENFORCEMENT • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Daniel McGuire ’03 - Classics - Senior Staff Attorney Matthew Akers ’03 - Philosophy - Attorney/Partner, McCarthy & Akers John Curran ’91- Philosophy - Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Steven Curtin ’08 - Philosophy - Security Officer, Inter-Con Security Systems Phil Menke ’01 - History - Associate Attorney at Coon, Purnell & McKennett PC Laura Scanlon ’03 - Political Science - Associate Attorney, McCarthy & Akers Tom McKenna ’85 - Theology - Asst. Commonwealth’s Attorney,VA Mary Patryn ’92 - History - Attorney, Law Office of Mary Patryn Nick Murphy ’90 - History - Agent, ATF Vince Verrocchio ’91 - History - Associate Attorney,Venable Adam Marchand ’06 - Political Science - State Trooper,Vermont Anthony Starkus ’01- Philosophy - Attorney Ted Eidem ’00 - Political Science - Police Detective, Louisville, KY John O’Herron ’06 - History - Law Clerk, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Virginia Noreen Daly Barrs ’11 - Political Science - Paralegal Matthew O’Herron ’93 - History - Attorney/Partner, Turbitt & O’Herron • • • • Kristina Brennan ’09 - History - Associate Attorney, Babst Calland Dominick Severance ’08 - Political Science - Associate Attorney at Fenton & Keller Nicholas Lowry ’11 - History - Uniformed Security Officer, Inter-Con Security Systems Andrew Tatum ’09 - Philosophy - Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection MEDICINE/NURSING • • • • • • • • • • • • • • John English ’06 - Philosophy - Surgical Resident Hope Johnson ’86 - History - Pediatric Nurse Teri Rusnak ’04 - Philosophy - Registered Nurse John-Paul Jansen ’00 - History - Oncologist Anne Jansen ’05 - History - Registered Nurse Sam Aronhime ’93 - History - Dentist Elizabeth Young ’05 - Philosophy - Emergency Room Nurse Neill Mollard ’97 - Philosophy - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist Joe Soos ’93 - Philosophy - Physical Therapist Jill Menke ’04 - Philosophy - Registered Nurse Erin MacEgan ’98 - Theology - Registered Nurse Celine Ament ’09 - English - Registered Nurse Tess Sciscilo ’07 - History - Registered Nurse Peter McNeely ’11 - Political Science - Medical School Student, Case Western Reserve MILITARY • • • • • • • • • • • • • Captain Andrew Cole ’09 - Philosophy - Communications Officer, USMC Lt Michael Inzeo ’11 - Theology - Studying to be an aviator, USMC David Bushey ’08 - History - Linguist, US Navy Captain Joe Mazzara ’08 - Philosophy - Artillery, USMC Kyle Greene ’08 - History - Avionics Sensors Journeyman in the US Air Force Captain Pat Vande Woude ’05 - History - Helicopter Pilot, USMC Captain Michael Moore ’05 - Political Science - F-16 Fighter Pilot, US Air Force LTJG Bree Dail ’07 - History - Surface Warfare Officer, US Navy Ist Lt Rand Brown ’08 - Political Science - Logistics Officer, USMC Lt Dave Long ’10 - History - Infantry, USMC Sarah Flamminio ’08 - English - Linguist, US Navy Captain Paul Provencher ’08 - History and Philosophy - Infantry officer, US Army Major Gabriel Young ’01 - Political Science - Major and Attorney, US Air Force JOURNALISM/EDITORIAL • • • Mary Beth Baker ’08 - Philosophy - Senior Staff Writer, The Pinkston Group Charlie Spiering ’05 - History - Commentary Staff Writer, Washington Examiner Lesly DePiante ’04 - History - Assistant Editor, Angelus Press • • • • • • • • • • • Heather Hambleton ’05 - Political Science - Freelance Editor Agnes Penny ’97 - English - Author Christian Tappe ’07 - English - Editor, St. Benedict Press Jaime Gorman ’03 - English - Freelance writer Theresa Fisher ’03 - English - Author Becket Adams ’08 - History - Business Editor, The Blaze Peter Jesserer Smith ’09 - Philosophy - Freelance Writer/National Catholic Register Christine Smitha ’04 - English - Assistant Editor, Seton Magazine Chris Wells ’97 - Theology - Broadcast Journalist, Radio Vaticana Lisa Szczechowski ’01 - English - Technical Editor, Leidos Ann Schneible ’04 - English - Journalist, Zenit • • • • • • MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA • COMPUTERS/SCIENCE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Greg Bodoh ’94 - Theology - Owner, Sole Solutions computer programming company Bennett Ellis ’91- Philosophy - Software architect and programmer, IBM Phil O’Herron ’00 - Philosophy - Neuroscientist Kenneth Baltrinic ’93 - Theology - Senior Software Engineer, Berico Technologies Brandon Vaughan ’05 - Philosophy - Web Developer at nclud Damian Fedoryka ’94 - Theology - Electrical Engineer, Senior Engineer, Praxis Engineering Bryan Hadro ’04 - Philosophy - Web Developer, ESPN Kyle Kelley ’10 - Classics - Computer Scientist, United States Department of Defense Anthony Smitha ’05 - Theology - IT Support Specialist, Manus Dei Sean Vieira ’09 - Philosophy - Analyst (Software Engineer), Lab49 Mike Rohan ’89 - Philosophy - Software Team Lead, KEYW Matthew Gelis ’87 - Philosophy - Owner,Veraprise web design Matthew Herter ’95 - Theology - Multimedia Specialist, Edge Digital Group Charles Shunk ’98 - Theology/Classics - Senior Software Engineer, eComEngine Kevin Fox ’04 - English - IT Manager, John C. Grimberg Company Michael Ferguson ’92 - Philosophy - Sales Application Engineer, PTC Aaron Tatum ’11 - Philosophy - Software Developer, Sole Solutions FINANCIAL/ACCOUNTING/HUMAN RESOURCES • • • • • • • • • Sean Kay ’97 - English/Political Science - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Michael Meridith ’97 - History - Accountant, Murray & Cavanaugh, P.C., CPA Mike Williams ’91 - French - President, Strategic Gold Corporation Arthur Dhanagom ’06 - Philosophy - Staff Accountant at St. John’s College High School Nick Oligny ’06 - History - Financial Advisor,VALIC David Hickin ’90 - Philosophy - Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets Kate Leonard ’02 - Philosophy - Accounting/ Human Resources Manager, The RSR Company Michele Velasco ’91 - Political Science - Vice President, Finance, Sirius XM Radio John Halisky ’04 - History - Team Manager/Consulting Group Analyst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Jeff Sciscilo ’04 - Political Science - Associate VP, McLaughlin Ryder Investments Dan Dancause ’98 - Philosophy - Director, Qualified Plans and Investment Research, GPS Investment Advisors Bonnie Wunderlich ’10 - Political Science - Human Resources Coordinator, CW Financial Services Sarah Akers ’00 - Theology - Senior Director of Human Resources, FOCUS Ron Klassen ’01 - History - Senior Account Executive, K&B Underwriters Brad Thrasher ’10 - Political Science - Loan Originator, Axia Home Loans • • • • • • • • • • • • • Niall O’Donnell ’03 - English - Associate Director of PR & Marketing, Christendom College Robyn Lee ’02 - Theology - Editor, CatholicMatch.com blog Adam Wilson ’07 - Philosophy - Director of Communications, Cardinal Newman Society Draper Warren ’08 - History - Marketing/Conference Project Manager, Seton Home Study Lauren Merz ’10 - Philosophy - Intern Coordinator, Media Research Center Chris Foley ’94 - History - Freelance Television Producer and Avid Editor Matthew Cameron ’93 - Political Science - Media Producer, Idobelieve.com Michael Hichborn ’99 - Political Science - Director of Defend the Faith, American Life League Anita Crane ’93 - Theology - Media Booking Specialist, Allen Media Strategies Adrienne Alessandro ’05 - English - Project Support Specialist III/Technical Writer, ASRC Federal Beth Wiener ’90 - Political Science - Marketing and Sales,Vienna Woodworks Katie Coyne ’12 - Philosophy - Marketing Consultant, CBIZ MHM Tara Bersnak ’09 - Philosophy - Founder, Fauquier Communications Andrew Ciskanik ’12 - Political Science - Graphic Designer,Voveo Marketing Group BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/SALES • • • • • • • • • • • • • John Gordon ’97 - Political Science - Franchise Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A Mark Rohlena ’00 - History - CEO, Catholic Charities, Colorado Springs Peter McGuire ’10 - Philosophy - District Sales Coordinator, Aflac Tim Coffey ’02 - Philosophy - General Manager, Stone Concepts Paul Almeter ’05 - Philosophy - CEO, Almeter Construction Jeremy Whitcomb ’09 - History - Store Manager, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Frank O’Reilly ’83 - History - CEO, Petrine Construction Joe Doyle ’87 - History - Vice President, Doyle Signs Ben McMahon ’04 - Philosophy - CEO, BSM Properties Tim Halisky ’01 - History - President, RLA Mid-Atlantic Alexander Knight ’07 - Political Science - Account Executive, TrueShred Andy McDonald ’05 - History - Director of Operations for Sarto Marble and Granite Patrick Dean ’98 - Theology - Partner/Owner, Hvalsoe Hardwoods • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Andy Day ’06 - Political Science - Regional Director, FOCUS Jenny Sladky ’88 - History - Business Manager, Tepeyac Title & Settlement, LLC Mark Schwerdt ’02 - Philosophy - Executive Director, Gallup Cultural Center, Southwest Indian Foundation Rob Brown ’02 - History - Business Manager,Virginia Polytechnic Institute JP Minick ’10 - Philosophy - Account Manager, immixGroup Michael Blackmer ’91 - History - Professional Territory Manager, Merz Pharmaceuticals Bernard King ’08 - History - Owner/Principal Agent, Spire Insurance Services Brian Hudson ’98 - English - Co-Owner/Director of Federal Sales, Federal Defense Solutions Matt Murphy ’91 - Political Science - Area Sales Manager, Morris Ginsberg Ben Ranieri ’11 - History - Business Development Executive at American Dream Restoration Agnes King ’08 - History - Director of Operations, World Youth Alliance Europe Zachary Gossin ’06 - Philosophy - Direct Sales Executive, Logi Analytics Denny Pregent ’07 - Philosophy - Executive Director, Springhouse Management Dan Arnold ’92 - Political Science - Vice President of Business Development, Salient POLITICS/PUBLIC POLICY/THINK TANKS/GOVERNMENT • • • • • • • • • • Emily Minick ’10 - Political Science - Policy Assistant, Senate Joint Economic Committee Nik Zylstra ’09 - Philosophy - Policy Advisor at Health Canada Chris Kopeck ‘90 - Political Science - Personnel Management, ATF Cyrus Artz ’10 - Political Science - Policy Advisor to U.S. Rep.Virginia Foxx (NC-05) Kerri Polce ’03 - History - Director of Grants Management, American Enterprise Institute Kate Alcantara ’07 - History - Associate Director, Student Division, The Federalist Society Tyler Lowe ’11 - Philosophy - Director of Online Education, The Federalist Society Daniel Clark ’86 - Political Science - Project Manager, ATF Gerry Zapiain ’85 - Political Science - Senior International Trade Specialist - Dept. Commerce Guy Smith ’89 - Philosophy - Diplomat, United States State Department Alumni & Graduate Schools Approximately 15% of Christendom alumni have attained a graduate degree. According to the 2010 US Census, only 9% of Americans over 25 have a graduate degree, so as you can see, those earning a graduate degree are certainly in the minority. Below is a sampling of the schools they have attended • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • American InterContinental University (Business, Curricular Development) Arizona State University (Business) Augustine Institute (Theology) Ave Maria School of Law Ave Maria University (Theology) Benedictine College (Business) Brussels School of International Studies (Business) Carnegie Mellon University (English) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Charlotte School of Law Christendom College Graduate School (Theology) Christian Brothers University (Business) Claremont Graduate University (History) Concord Career College (Nursing) Creighton University School of Medicine Dickinson School of Law Drexel University (Educational Administration) Duquesne University (Theology) Eastern Virginia Medical School Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Florida International University (History) Florida State University (Literature) Fordham University (Philosophy) Franciscan University of Steubenville (Theology, Counseling, Philosophy) George Mason University (Nursing, History, Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, International Commerce & Policy, Spanish) George Mason University Law School Harvard University (Classics) Holy Apostles College and Seminary (Theology) Indiana Wesleyan University (Business) Internationale Akademie für Philosophie John Paul the Great Catholic University (Business) Students Who Have Earned Graduate Degrees 15% Christendom College Students 9% National Average • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Johns Hopkins University (Neuroscience, Education, Politics) L’Academie de Cuisine (Culinary arts) Liberty University (Education) Loyola University Maryland, Sellinger School of Business (Business) Marquette University (Philosophy, Counseling & Educational Psychology) Marymount University (Nursing, Education) Montessori Training Center of Minnesota National University (History) Northeastern University (Business, Accounting) Oklahoma City University School of Law Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family (Theology) Providence College (Teaching) Quinnipiac University School of Law Saba University School of Medicine Seton Hall University (Theology) Shenandoah University (Business, Music) Southern Methodist University (Theology) State University of New York (SUNY) (Library Science) St. John’s College, Annapolis (Liberal Arts) St. Louis University (History) St. Luke’s School of Nursing St. Mary’s University School of Law Texas A&M University (MBA - International Trade) The Catholic University of America (Literature, Political Science, Library Science, Philosophy, Classics, Theology, Business, Church History, Early Christian Studies, Social Work) The Catholic University of America Law School The College of William & Mary Law School The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (Psychology) The Institute of World Politics (Political Studies) The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Theology) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Theology) The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome (Theology) The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome (Communications) The University of Dallas (English, Theology, Business, Psychology, Humanities) The University of Dayton School of Law The University of Denver (Library Science) The University of California Davis Law School The University of Colorado (French) The University of Indiana Law School The University of Louisville Law School The University of Maryland University College (Management/Accounting) The University of Memphis-Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law The University of Miami (Architecture) The University of Notre Dame (Educational Administration, Architecture, Philosophy, History, Theology, Business) The University of Notre Dame Law School The University of Oxford, England (English, Anthropology) The University of Richmond Law School The University of Virginia (History) The University of Virginia Law School The University of West Virginia School of Medicine The University of Western Ontario (Library Science) The University of York, England (Literature) University of Louisville School of Dentistry University of New Hampshire School of Law University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Business) Vanderbilt University (Nursing) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Physical Therapy) Virginia Tech (Business, Architecture, Accounting) Washington and Lee Law School Western New England School of Law Alumni & Vocations As of 2014, Christendom College has helped foster 152 religious vocations amongst its alumni ranks (68 priests, 50 sisters, 3 deacon, 3 brothers, and 28 men currently in seminary). Additionally, over the past 36 years, there have been over 360 alumna-to-alumnus marriages. Below is the list of all the known priests and religious who have attended Christendom College: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Rev. Mr. Zachary Akers, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Rev. Jacob Almeter - Diocese of Savannah Sr. Mary Immaculate of Eternal Father Almeter, OCD (Carmelite, NY) Fr. Fadi Auro - Archdiocese of St. Louis Fr. Charles Bak, MSA - Archdiocese of Hartford Sr. Mary Joannes Baptista, O.Praem (Norbertine, CA) Sr. Elizabeth Ann Barkett, SJW (Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker) Sr. Mary Christiana of Jesus Our King Barry, PCC (Poor Clares,VA) Fr. Attila Bartal - Romanian Diocese Sr. Sarah Belk (Benedictine, MA) Sr. Kristine Bennier (Carmelite, NE) Fr. Patrick Beno - Diocese of Green Bay Fr. Kevin Beres - Diocese of Arlington Rev. Msgr. Michael Bliss - Diocese of Peoria Sr. Suzanne Marie Bodoh, OP (Nashville Dominican) Sr. Juanita Cruz Bodoh (Missionaries of Charity) Fr.Vincent Bork - Diocese of Arlington Fr. Michael Bowman, OSB (Benedictine, France) Fr. Joseph Mary Brown (Community of St. John) Fr. Thomas Cahill, MJ (Miles Jesu) Fr. Ben Cameron, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Fr. Louis Caporiccio, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo (Melkite Rite) Fr. William Casey, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Fr. Michael Cermak (Maronite Monks of Adoration, MA) Fr. Jacinto Mary Chapin (Marian Friary of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Graces, WI) Fr. Dac Clement - Diocese of St. Petersburg Sr.Veronica Anne Cotter, OP (Nashville Dominican) Sr. Mary Grace of the Holy Spirit Curran, OCD (Carmelite, NY) Fr. Scott Daniels (Priests for Life) Fr. Michael Diemer, MJ (Miles Jesu) Madre Therese Dodge (Religious of Sacred Heart of Florence) Fr. Denis Donahue - Diocese of Arlington Sr. Catherine Joseph Droste, OP (Nashville Dominican) Sr. Maire K. Duggan, MJ (Miles Jesus) Sr. Juanita Marie of the Cross Flagg, OCD (Carmelite, NY) Sr. Elizabeth of the Holy Spirit Fields (Carmelite, MN) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fr. Christopher Foeckler, MJ (Miles Jesu) Sr. Mary Michael Fox, OP (Nashville Dominican) Sr. Immaculata Francis, OP (Nashville Dominican) Br. John Francis (Community of St. John) Sr. Mary Jordan of the Holy Family Friemoth, OP (Dominican, AL) Fr. Frank Fusare, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Sr. Mary Catherine Fye Sr. Agnes Marie of Eternal High Priest Gallagher, OCD (Carmelite, NY) Sr. Mary Magdalene of Jesus Crucified Gilbert, OCD (Carmelite, NY) Sr. Sarah Golden (Poor Clares) Fr. Jim Grau - Diocese of Detroit Sr. Emmanuel Gross, OP (Dominican, Mary Mother of the Eucharist) Fr. Fred Gruber - Diocese of Pittsburgh Sr. Juana Maria de la Cruz Guarnizo (Carmelite, Spain) Sr. Benedicta Marie Hain of the Holy Cross (Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, AL) Sr. Theresa Hartley (Carmelite, PA) Rev. Mr. Daniel Heenan, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Fr. Albert Heidecke - Diocese of Joliet Sr. M. Augustine Heisler (Carmelite, MO) Fr. John Heisler - Diocese of Arlington Sr. Mary Martha Hetzler, OP (Nashville Dominican) Fr. Michael Hickin (Spiritual Director, NAC) Fr. Marianus Hough (Community of St. John) Sr. Rita (Hannah) Kelly (Trinitarians of Mary) Fr. Joseph Kenna - Diocese of Arlington Fr. James Kyrpczak - Diocese of Metuchen Fr. Thomas M. Longua, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Fr. Bjorn Lundberg - Diocese of Arlington Fr. Joseph Mahoney - Archdiocese of Boston Br. John McFadden (Benedictine, Clear Creek Abbey) Fr. Stephen McGraw - Diocese of Arlington Sr. Mary Joseph of Jesus Mersch , OCD (Carmelite, NE) Sr. Patricia Metzger, OP (Nashville Dominican) Sr. Marie Dominique Mullen, OP (Nashville Dominican) Fr. Edward Murphy - Diocese of Jacksonville Sr. Melia Murphy, OP (Dominican, ME) Fr. Basil Nortz, ORC (Orders of Canons Regular) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Br. Robert Nortz (Maronite Monks of Adoration) Sr. Johanna of the Holy Spirit O’Donnell (Poor Clares,VA) Fr. Carroll Oubre - Diocese of Arlington Sr. Thomas Marie of the Passion Panalsek, OCD (Carmelite, SD) Fr. Kevin Peek- Archdiocese of Atlanta Sr. Mary Agnes of Immaculate Heart Mary Peek, OCD (Carmelite, SD) Fr. Francis Peffley - Diocese of Arlington Fr. Chris Pelster, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Sr. Auriesville Pennefather, SSVM (Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matera) Fr. Jerome Pilon - Diocese of Peoria Sr. Miriam Esther Podlinsek (Benedictine, KS) Fr. Joseph Portzer, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Sr. Agnes Mary Amy Quartararo, OP (Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne) Sr. Dominic Quinn, OP (Nashville Dominican) Fr. John Rader - Diocese of Sioux Falls Fr. Antonio Ramos - Diocese of Sioux Falls Fr. Greg Roth - Diocese of Saskatoon Fr. Michael Ruddick - Archdiocese of Ottawa Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) Fr. Romeo Salcido, MJ (Miles Jesu) Sr. Immaculata Scheidler (Community of St. John) Sr. Mary Charitas of Child Jesus Schneible, PCC (Poor Clares,VA) Fr.Victor Shoemaker (Community of St. John) Sr. Marie of the Incarnation Siegmund (Carmelite, MN) Fr. Brian Simon - Diocese of Sioux Falls • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fr. Christopher Smith - Diocese of Charleston Fr. Michael Stein (Institute of Christ the King) Fr. Anthony Mary Stelton, MFVA (Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word) Fr. Tony Stephens, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Fr. Michael Taylor - Diocese of Arlington Sr. Eileen Tickner, FMA (Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians) Fr. Robert Turner - Archdiocese of Hartford Fr. Thomas Vander Woude - Diocese of Arlington Fr. John Verrier - Diocese of Peoria Fr. Paul Vota, MJ (Miles Jesu) Fr. Justin Wachs - Diocese of Sioux Falls Fr. Kevin Walsh - Diocese of Arlington Fr. Mark Wenzinger, OSB (Benedictine, PA) Fr. Shaun Whittington - Archdiocese of Indianapolis Fr. Boniface Willard, OP (Dominican, Western Province) Sr. Michael Joseph of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Willen, OCD (Carmelite) Fr. Peter Williams - Diocese of Burlington Fr. David Wilton, CPM (Fathers of Mercy) Sr. Teresa Wolpert, LIHM (Sisters of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) Sr. Mary Pauline Wolpert, LIHM (Sisters of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) Sr. Mary Lawrence Wright, OP (Nashville Dominican) Fr. Michael Mary of the Trinity Wright (Carmelite, WY) Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbueler, OP (Nashville Dominican) Fr. Matthew Zuberbueler - Diocese of Arlington “As you move higher up the school, you have to make choices regarding the subjects you study, you begin to specialize with a view to what you are going to do later on in life. That is right and proper. But always remember that every subject you study is part of a bigger picture. Never allow yourselves to become narrow. The world needs good scientists, but a scientific outlook becomes dangerously narrow if it ignores the religious or ethical dimension of life, just as religion becomes narrow if it rejects the legitimate contribution of science to our understanding of the world. We need good historians and philosophers and economists, but if the account they give of human life within their particular field is too narrowly focused, they can lead us seriously astray.” – Pope Benedict XVI “It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” - Albert Einstein “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices.” - Steve Jobs The Truth about the Liberal Arts • Liberal arts students advance more quickly to middle and senior management positions than their colleagues who pursued other fields of study... these graduates become employees that are ready to learn (AT&T Management Study). • The liberal arts are more effective in teaching communication skills, general knowledge and information, an understanding of people, an appreciation of ethical concerns, an ability to organize and prioritize, and vital leadership skills (Fortune 500 study). • Business leaders value liberal arts grads for their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strong writing and speaking skills, self-discipline, exposure to diverse ideas, and global perspective (Hobart & William Smith Colleges study). • Strong communications skills are the single most important attribute a candidate can have - and also the one most lacking among job applicants (Poll of hiring managers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers). • A broad liberal arts education is preferred for future CEOs - blending knowledge of history, culture, philosophy, and economic policy, with international experience and problem-solving skills (The Wall Street Journal). • Employers focus on finding graduates with the right skills rather than the right major, as a new employee with the right skills can easily learn the specifics of an industry. Employers desire transferable skills, skills employees take with them to any job, such as written and verbal communication skills, the ability to solve complex problems, to work well with others, and to adapt in a changing workplace - and these are characteristic of a liberal arts education (Survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers). • The most desired employment skills (in order of importance): Teamwork, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Listening, Personal/Career Development, Creative Thinking, Leadership, Goal Setting/Motivation, Writing, Organizational Effectiveness, Computation, Reading (according to Fortune 500 Companies). “My Christendom education has given me the ability to discern things in the work place and then reason to different conclusions. I think the wide range of disciplines that are studied at Christendom make it easier to do a host of different things, and as a Marine pilot I have multiple jobs, both in fl ying and working with other Marines. True leaders need to be well grounded in the Faith and understand that the Catholic way of leadership is more in demand today than it has ever been. Christendom provides a haven to learn and grow before launching out into the current society.” Pat Vander Woude Captain / Pilot UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Class of 2005 Major: History Laura Scanlon Attorney MCCARTHY & AKERS, PLC Class of 2003 Major: Philosophy “My liberal arts education gave me a big advantage in law school and continues to aid me in my practice of law. As an attorney, you need to be able to reason by analogy—to be able to take the law and apply it to the actual facts that your client is facing. You also need to be able to write clearly and concisely about complicated matters. The skills I received from Christendom in analytical reasoning, as well as writing about scholarly matters, was really benefi cial.” 134 Christendom Drive , Front Royal, VA 22630 | 800.877.5456 | christendom.edu Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin.