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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Faculty Farewell

This past year, several long-serving Immaculata faculty members passed away, including Kathleen Mulhern Clark, Sister Ann Coyle, IHM, and Sister Agnes Hughes, IHM.

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Class Notes

See what Immaculata alumni have been up to with class notes, marriages and births, and death notices for alumni and family members.

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