Celebrating Crusaders

Rose Hill '17 has found another home away from home. This past August, she left the United States for five months to study abroad in Madrid, Spain and Cape Town, South Africa. The Political Science major will study about the Arab world in Madrid and participate in a service learning project in Cape Town. (Read More)

Singer Nicole Zuraitis '03 has accomplished many dreams in a very short amount of time. Recently, she achieved one of the top honors that any musician can aspire. She and her husband Dan Pugach were nominated for a Grammy Award in the arrangement category for their version of Dolly Parton's classic song, "Jolene." (Read More)

John P. Lawlor, Jr. '83 was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Army Reserve. He was initially commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1987. Currently, Brigadier General Lawlor is the Director of Public Works and Facilities for Bloomfield, Connecticut. (Read More)

Jennifer Gugliotti '93, JD, LL.M and Associate Vice President and Senior Counsel at John Hancock was recently named co-chair of United Way's Women United Executive Committee by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Women United is comprised of a group of 2,000 accomplished women leaders in the Greater Boston area who bring positive change to those in need. (Read More)

Father Michael Casey '05 has developed a reputation in the Greater Waterbury area for his approachability, accessibility and natural ability to spread God's word to his modern-world congregation. He has been a pillar at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception since July 1, 2015. Recently, he has transferred to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford where he will serve as Parochial Vicar. (Read More)

David Linnevers '87 has always represented the underdogs. His advocacy and fight for the underrepresented student recently earned him The Joseph P. Allen Award by the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors. This award is presented to "an individual who has encouraged and supported traditionally underrepresented students in the transition from high school to college." (Read More)

"Football is my life," said Dan Mulrooney '07, Head Football Coach at Anna Maria College. "For me, it is God. Family. Football." Dan's love affair with football blossomed at Holy Cross where he was a two-time All-State Athlete and part of the 2016 Varsity Football's State Championship. (Read More)

Patrick McKenna '02 has a deep connection for his hometown of Waterbury. He grew up knowing about many of the local Brass City non-profit organizations including the Boys & Girls Club. Today, he helps many of these organizations as the Organizational Development Coordinator for Connecticut Community Foundation. (Read More)

Claire Buckley '15 recently spent three and a half months studying abroad in Italy through her school, Providence College and the Florence University of the Arts program. The experience surpassed anything Claire could have expected.  (Read More)

Once upon a time, Aileen Crespi '91 was part of the Corporate America machine. She worked for seventeen years at Beacon Health Options and Optum as a Director/Sr. Account Representative and Strategic Account Executive, respectively. Her portfolio included Fortune 500 Jumbo accounts including General Electric. She climbed the corporate ladder and landed as a VP within the health and wellness industry. (Read More)

Alanna Palladino '08, an Event Specialist for the Hartford Courant Media Group, got her first taste of event planning during her days as a Social Chair for her Sorority, Alpha Phi. She coordinated their formals, bar nights and other events. She learned how to balance budgets, perfect the aesthetics and handle insurance, among other things. She credits those early experiences for molding her into the person she is today. (Read More)

Rafael Ozdemirer '97 spent some time figuring out which profession he wanted to pursue. Originally, he wanted to be a police officer, but decided that wasn't for him. Shortly thereafter, he obtained his prelaw degree at the University of Maine.He had every intention of pursuing Environmental Law. He worked in a law firm for 2 ½ years to see if this was something he really wanted to do. He realized that it wasn't. (Read More)