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Reaching Amazonian Heights

Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, hired Mary Beth Westmoreland ’88 to protect its brand.

All Roads Lead to Immaculata

You may be surprised to learn how far students come to attend IU and more importantly, how far they go in life after they graduate.

Bypassing History

Discover how a girl from Funk, Nebraska became one of the nation’s leading bariatric surgeons in private practice in San Diego, California.

A Champion for All

Earning a Pharm.D. and MBA, Roy Ferrell, Jr. ’17 is determined to provide access to health care for underrepresented communities.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Summer 2021

Powering Through

Powering Through

John Barnes ’00 led Exelon Power Group to achieve financial and operational success with help from his degree in organization dynamics.

Faculty Panorama

Faculty Panorama

Since arriving at IU in 1998, William Watson, Ph.D., history professor, has assembled an office worthy of Smithsonian designation.

What’s New at IU: Summer 2021

Esports Championship In its first year, Immaculata’s Esports team won the Atlantic East Conference Rocket League championship. Juniors Stephen Bradley, Jacob Fitzgerald, and Zachary Malcolm helped the Mighty Macs defeat Cabrini University 3-0 to remain unbeaten in...

A Fond Farewell

Six retiring faculty members reflected upon their favorite lessons to teach and accomplishments they achieved, and the students who make them proud.

Seeing Eye to Eye

Seeing Eye to Eye

Karla Seiger McCaney ’87 accepted the position of president and CEO of the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) in 2017.

7 Tips for Food Freedom Without Dieting

Dalina Soto ’15 M.A., R.D.N., a Dominican American and bilingual dietitian, loves helping Latinas and people of all cultures learn healthy eating habits within their own cuisines. She wants her clients to enjoy traditional dishes with moderation and awareness, not...

Q&A with Madison McGrogan

Q&A with Madison McGrogan

Immaculata values its student leaders and the hard work they exhibit. A prime example is Madison McGrogan ’21, a music education major from Philadelphia.

Message From President Lettiere

As I enter my fifth year as president of Immaculata, I extend my appreciation for all who have supported me and the University. You are part of the excellent team I have had the pleasure to work with.

In this issue of the Immaculata Magazine, you will read about why students came to us. You will also discover what they have accomplished after their time here–– A shining example is Mary Beth Westmoreland, now vice president for brand protection at Amazon—the largest online retailer in the world. You can also read about alums who are leading Fortune 500!

My focus has always been on the students, and I will continue to make them the top priority of the University. One of my greatest pleasures as president is getting to know our students. I have found that an easy icebreaker is simply to ask the students where they are from. They usually answer with locations from all corners of the globe, and sometimes I am surprised to learn how they got to Immaculata.

What is it about Immaculata that makes people feel at “home under the dome?” For one student, her interaction with a friendly, supportive and knowledgeable admissions counselor and academic advisor convinced her to choose IU without setting foot on campus! For me, the journey to Immaculata brought me from my hometown of Trenton, New Jersey to Chester County. The 50+ miles between my home and my new college home provided me with a sense of independence along with the reassurance that my family was still close by.

Of course, no matter how far you travel from the Noble Hill, you are always an Immaculatan. I hope this issue of the Immaculata Magazine will inspire you to get back onto campus and that you plan to attend the Centennial Weekend festivities October 8-9, 2021. The time has finally come for us to be able to get back together to celebrate. Good things are happening here and we look forward to seeing you. In the meantime, please stay well.

Barbara Lettiere 72

Barbara Lettiere ’72

University President