Summer 2018

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Exhibiting Excellence: W&J students hit it out of the park with exhibit for Flight 93 National Memorial

October 10, 2018
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Creating a museum exhibit for a national audience isn’t something most undergraduates have the opportunity to do, but nine W&J history students had that chance last spring and attended the debut of their exhibit, “Down but not Out: Baseball after September 11, 2001,” at the Flight 93 National Memorial in April 2018. Watch the video …  

Above & Beyond: Young alumni explore their passions and find ways to create change

October 9, 2018
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These four W&J young alumni are making a difference in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. Find out how they are reaping the benefits of a liberal arts education and succeeding in their careers, while still finding time to give back to their alma mater. Read more about their stories and how they have taken their …  

Alumni involvement key to engaging new Presidents

October 9, 2018
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On a cold Friday night in February, Nico’Lee Biddle ’12, John Frazier ’12, Rachel Mastromarino ’10, and Matthew Rudzki ’08 returned to their alma mater to share their journeys of discovery, scholarship, and success with prospective students. While what drew them to the College differed, the group was united in their appreciation for the experiences …  

Engaging Art: Rachel Mastromarino ’10 designs traveling exhibits for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

October 9, 2018
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Although Rachel Mastromarino ’10 considered a career in teaching, her interest in English and art led her to the museums of London where she found her future profession. A drawing course with Professor of Art Patrick Schmidt her freshman year led to a second art course, after which Schmidt encouraged her to pursue the major. …  

A global perspective: international experiences supplement success in tech and business for John Frazier III ‘12

October 9, 2018
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What can you do with an English and philosophy double major and a minor in east Asian studies? If you’re John Frazier III ’12, you do a little bit of everything. Frazier has taught in Asia, earned his master’s degree in public and international affairs, served as CEO of a technology startup, and currently works …  

Changing the system: Nico’Lee Rohac Biddle ’12 advocates for improvements in foster care

October 9, 2018
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After Nico’Lee Rohac Biddle ’12 had first-hand experience with the challenges of being part of the foster care system in the United States, she became determined to fix it. As she recounted in a recent article she wrote for Teen Vogue, Biddle was removed from her home at age 14. “By all outward appearances, I …  

There’s no place like home: Matthew Rudzki ’08 serves his hometown as mayor

October 9, 2018
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Many W&J alumni go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities, and Matthew Rudzki ’08 is no exception. He started his first term as an elected official in his hometown at age 24, before he graduated from Duquesne University School of Law. Rudzki now serves as the mayor of his hometown of …  

Pints with Professors

October 9, 2018
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Alumni from the Pittsburgh area and W&J professors came together at the Pints with Professors event at Southern Tier Brewing Company on the North Shore in June. The Office of Alumni Relations hosts events for alumni from coast-to-coast to reconnect with their alma mater, reunite with classmates, and meet other members of the W&J family. …  

Class of 2018 Works to “Give It Forward Together” in Senior Gift Campaign

October 9, 2018
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W&J’s Class of 2018 embraced the philanthropic spirit this spring by selecting the Give It Forward Together (GIFT) Scholarship Fund as the designation for this year’s senior gift campaign. The GIFT Fund was created at W&J in 2009, during a global economic downturn, to support students who find themselves unable to pay tuition or other …  

Class of 1968 reunites, remembers time on campus

October 9, 2018
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To celebrate 50 proud years as W&J alumni, 47 Presidents from the Class of 1968 came back to campus for a three-day reunion, May 17-19, 2018. The reunion weekend provided former classmates with the opportunity to renew old friendships, tour the campus to witness the changes that have taken place since their student days, and …