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 Atlantic East. The Mighty Macs then earned a bid to the Collegiate Esports National Championship Tournament.
Three New Degrees
The sport and business management major will help students develop strong business skills for careers in the sports realm or in other industries. The two new associate degrees will prepare students for careers or allow them to continue their education and transfer into one of IU’s bachelor’s degree programs. Tuition is $250 per credit for these new associate degrees as well as IU’s 12 other associate degrees in the humanities, sciences and business.
Nursing Faculty Earn Top Nurses Award
Two long-serving faculty members from Immaculata’s Division of Nursing, Chair Jane Tang, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, and Assistant Professor Pamela Hudson, DM, RN, have been named two of Main Line Today’s 2021 Top Nurses. Tang and Hudson were among the first honorees of the new Excellence in Nursing Award and were profiled with the other awardees in the May 2021 issue of Main Line Today.
Archbishop Pérez Visits Campus
Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, the new leader of the Catholic faithful in Philadelphia, was the main celebrant at the Welcome Back Mass to open the spring semester. The Mass, held in Alumnae Hall with limited attendance from the Immaculata community, was streamed live. Before Mass, the Archbishop enjoyed lunch and toured campus.
Saint Catherine Medal recipient
Lynn Krieger ’21 was awarded the prestigious Saint Catherine of Alexandria Medal for 2020-2021.
Kappa Gamma Pi, a national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, sponsors the Medal, which is offered to a student at the conclusion of his/her junior year.
Earning her undergraduate degree in pre-licensure nursing with a minor in music, Krieger is starting a position as a graduate nurse at WellSpan York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania where she will work in oncology.
Music Awards: Steinway and Presser Awards
Erin Gouak ’22 is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award. A rising senior, Gouak is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She was awarded a $4,000 scholarship fund to be used at her discretion for academic enrichment and musical performance advancement. The Presser Foundation, created in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser, is one of the few private foundations in the U.S. dedicated solely to music philanthropy and music education.
The recipient of the 2020-2021 Jacobs Music Company Steinway Award is Rachael Barnes ’21. The award is given to a graduating senior, chosen by the music faculty, in recognition of outstanding pianistic ability, musicianship, and artistic and academic scholarship. The recipient receives a cash gift and a plaque of recognition. Barnes is a music therapy major, with an emphasis on piano performance.
Three Immaculata seniors, Greg Dahl, Nate Nale and Adam Snyder, appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to virtually talk about and perform their TikTok dance sensation. The guys, who are roommates, created the dance in late 2019 when they started dancing to The Weeknd’s hit, “Blinding Lights.” They recorded the dance and eventually posted it to TikTok. Overnight they had over a million views and thousands of people posting videos of their version of the dance.
The Immaculata women’s tennis team won its second consecutive Atlantic East Conference championship title, defeating Marywood by a final of 5-0. This victory also marks the second year in a row in which Immaculata has gone unbeaten through Atlantic East Regular Season and Tournament play as the Macs end the year with an impressive 6-1 record with a mark of 3-0 in Atlantic East play.
Student Leadership Award Recipients
Club/Org Advisor Award
Club/Org of the Year Award
Student Government Association—represented by Kathryn Frederick ’22 and Zachary Drown
Engaged Student Leader Award
Catherine Knoll ’22
Mission and Vision Award
Francesca Kalie ’22
RACAPA Staff Award
Elizabeth Lipscomb ’21
Rising Student Leader Award
Tanis McDonnell ’22
Monsignor Harnett Medal
Margaret Hawbaker ’21
Senior Leadership Award
Madison McGrogan ’21
Legacy of 1920 Award
Randie Kuhar ’21
Jessica Morrell Superstar
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Jessica Morrell was among VISTA Today’s Millennial Superstars. This distinction recognized 40 emerging millennials from Chester County who are under 40 years old, who are shattering expectations and shaping the county’s future. VISTA Today shares stories shaping Chester County focusing on commerce, cultural and community news and events.