Winter 2023 Issue
Medical Lab Lady Gill
Tiffany Gill ’04, MLS, finds creative ways to reach the medical lab technology students she teaches. She created a YouTube channel to post all her lab demonstrations and then she created the Cell Bowl competition.Read More
A Spiritual Home for All Students: Growth in Campus Ministry Programs & Participants
Immaculata’s campus ministry programs are thriving, with input from student leaders and a new emphasis on Alphonsian-IHM spirituality.Read More
Good Taste: Oncology Dietitian Prepares Foods That Comfort and Nourish
With her culinary and clinical training, Audrey Caspar-Clark ’00, ’09 M.A. helps oncology patients stay nourished and find foods they can enjoy.Read More
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
With the spring semester firmly underway, I hope our students recognize that it is not a sprint to May, but a journey to be enjoyed. As an alumna, I can attest that I spent many days worried about exams and projects and how to fit everything in. Looking back, I wish I would have worried less and enjoyed more— but often you don’t think about these things until after you’ve graduated.
However, our students have the wonderful resources of Learning Support Services to help them stay on track—and organized—so they can be successful. You can read about their efforts to serve our students in this issue of the Immaculata Magazine.
We recently announced the creation of a College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP). With nearly a quarter of our undergraduate student population majoring in nursing, and with exercise science and allied health in the top 10, it was important for Immaculata to recognize the growth and interest in these areas and provide resources to ensure student achievement. Mary Powell, Ph.D., CRNP, CDCES, has the distinction of being the founding dean of the new college, which opens in fall 2023.
In the magazine, we like to feature our alums and the amazing things many of them are doing. I hope you enjoy reading about several of them who are involved in everything from helping cancer patients with nutrition issues to offering virtual learning for medical laboratory students.
You will also read about a number of things taking place here on campus. I am always humbled by the outstanding work our faculty and staff do for our students to make them successful.
I wish each of you a happy, peaceful and prosperous spring. Please keep Immaculata in your thoughts and prayers.
Barbara Lettiere ’72
Head of the Class: IU Grad Percell Whittaker Opens Doors for Students
Percell Whittaker ’02 M.A., ’15 Ed.D., has helped schools adopt more equitable practices to serve diverse communities and has helped students access special and gifted education.Read More
Students Participate in Mass Casualty Simulation to Practice Life-saving Skills
Staged as a four-car collision with multiple casualties, the simulated accident scene helped Immaculata students practice their life-saving skills during realistic chaos.Read More
Learning Support Services at Immaculata University
Immaculata’s Learning Support Services provides curriculum-based support for students that includes peer tutoring, the writing and math centers, academic coaching, and academic accommodations through the Disability Services Office.Read More
Quiet Generosity, Enduring Impact
Tim and Anne McCarthy, long-time Immaculata employees, lived simply and helped untold numbers of students get a Catholic education. They noticed students’ unpaid balances and quietly paid them off.Read More
Students Explore, Experiment & Learn in New Applied Technology Lab
In fall 2022, Immaculata opened its new Applied Technology Lab, which is designed for students majoring in fields such as information systems, cybersecurity and data analytics.Read More
The First Mighty Mac Cadets
Last summer three students completed an Army Advanced Camp training. When they graduate from Immaculata, they will be the first students from IU to be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army and sworn into the Pennsylvania National Guard.Read More
The Evolution of Immaculata’s School Newspaper
Though it has evolved over the years, Immaculata’s campus newspaper has always been created by students, enabling them to gain professional experience.Read More
Alumna Marge Gill Energizes IU
Having spent 50 years working for Pennsylvania Power and Light, Marge Gill ’74 is now dedicating her time serving on the Alumni Board of Governors at Immaculata.Read More
What is the Best Diet?
Cecile Adkins, Ed.D., RDN, LDN assistant professor and undergraduate nutrition program director, answers the timeless question: what is the best diet?Read More
From Horror to Happiness: Motivating Yourself to Do Housework
Colleen Ciavola ’08 M.A. uses her degree in counseling psychology to offer motivational and practical housekeeping tips in her book, “Dancing with Housework.”Read More
This past year, several long-serving Immaculata faculty members passed away, including Kathleen Mulhern Clark, Sister Ann Coyle, IHM, and Sister Agnes Hughes, IHM.Read More
What’s New at IU: Winter 2023
Find out what’s happening across campus, including events, student scholarships and achievements and campus initiatives.Read More
See what Immaculata alumni have been up to with class notes, marriages and births, and death notices for alumni and family members.Read More