Student Stories

Willenborg Internship Gives Political Science Major Experience in Community Organizing

Preparing and serving food at a shelter for Chicago’s homeless gave Amy Villasenor her first taste of volunteerism as a high school student.

This summer, the rising sophomore and political science major at Dominican experienced community outreach in a new …

By Yasmin Silva
Yasmin Silva
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Student selected for Lincoln Laureate Award

Bianca Leon Selected for Lincoln Laureate Award

From helping students sharpen their writing skills, to learning the finer points of philanthropy, Bianca Leon has pursued a wide spectrum of interests during her time at Dominican University.

Leon, a rising senior …

By Guadalupe Rodriguez
Guadalupe Rodriguez
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Student Intern Receives Mulroy Award for Leadership

The Mulroy Award, named for Dorothy Reiner Mulroy ’31, is presented annually to a student who has shown outstanding academic achievement and leadership. This year the ward has been presented to Natalia Prato, a student with passion for education, justice …

By Jessica Flores
Jessica Flores Graduate Assistant
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Pre-med Student Uses Ancient Assyrian Remedies to Create Modern Beauty Products

With modern beauty in mind, Hannah Danha is tapping into the ancient remedies of her ancestors.

Danha, a senior biology major at Dominican University, is using her Excellence in Experiential Learning (ExcEL) Scholar Award grant to relaunch her small online …

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Marketing Student Secures Job Following Senior Showcase

The first annual Senior Showcase, hosted by The Office of Career Programs and Employer Relations in December, turned out to be a worthwhile and rewarding experience for students like current senior Alexandra Derlaga.

Alexandra Derlaga, a Marketing major at Dominican …

By Angela Magnelli
Angela Magnelli
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MLIS Alumna Named Director of La Grange Public Library

Jennifer Hovanec MLIS ’11, circulation manager at Northbrook Public Library, has been named the new executive director of the La Grange Public Library.

The library’s board of directors approved Hovanec’s hiring on Dec. 27 following a national search that began …

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MBA Grad Named Chief Financial Officer of La Rabida Hospital 

Brian Fredericks MBA ’10 was recently named chief financial officer and vice president of administration at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Fredericks, who assumed the role in December, has worked for more than 20 years in finance, healthcare and …

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Mock Interviews and Beyond

During the week of November 28th, The Office of Career Programs and Employer Relations hosted virtual mock interviews for students in the Dominican Career Development Program (DCDP) 200-level course, Leveraging Your Strengths. At these virtual events, held on Tuesday evening, …

By Jessica Flores
Jessica Flores Graduate Assistant
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Student-driven ‘DU Votes’ Registered More Than 100 Student Voters 

A student-driven initiative to increase voter awareness led to more than 100 Dominican University students registering to vote for the first time this year.

Last spring, Chloe Young, a senior psychology major and Willenborg Civic Learning Student Fellow, organized DU …

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At the Intersection of Profit and Purpose

When Dahlia Mijarez ’16 started her summer internship at MB Financial, she didn’t even know what commercial banking was, let alone where it would take her.

“It was an opportunity to go into the city, be at a bank and learn …

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