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rofiles in Passion
Best Friends. Entrepreneurs. Business partners

Best Friends, Entrepreneurs, Business Partners

Kendall Farrell and Dimitri Thompson, fifth-year seniors at Marywood University, began their friendship during lunch at a recruiting basketball visit to campus. The friendship was ...

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In This Issue

Seen & Heard

The Latest Works of Marywood Alumni

the hugging army book cover
The Hugging Army: An Experience in Connection
Vanessa L. White Fernandes, 
1984
the things they've taken book cover
The Things They've Taken
Katie McElhenney, 
2000
award of excellence oil canvas
Streaming At Dusk
Steven S. Walker, 
2007

Class Notes

2017
Kimberly Szabo ’17 serves as an inspiration in more ways than one. As a hospice music therapist, she provides comfort to those in need; as a Miss Pennsylvania USA contestant, she’s inspiring women to reach for the stars.

2021
Alexis Palys ’21 held several leadership positions during her time at Marywood. Now as a recent graduate, in her new role, she’s using that drive to propel herself and her work to new heights.

2021
To know Brien McChesney’s faith is to know him.

McChesney, a member of the Marywood University Class of 2021, finds himself in a situation that can provoke a plethora of emotions. You’ve graduated college- now what?

2001
After completing her terminal degree from Marywood, Jean Dahlgren ‘01 left equipped to face challenges she never expected. The Masters with the Masters program, created for working professionals who wish to gain their MFA, helped Dahlgren push her limits and prepare for an unanticipated career path.

1988
Colleen Bennett’s '88 mission is to provide free music therapy to as many children afflicted with serious disease as possible.

The interesting thing, though, is that Bennett doesn’t view it as a job at all

2011
Jigarkumar Patel '11 overcame obstacles to make an impact in his community.

2019
Jenny Gonzalez '19 is fighting for equitable education and supporting local immigrant populations through Marywood's STARS program and beyond.

2010 and 2017
Amy Grocki Dastgheer '10 and '17 recently married Asim Dastgheer with a socially distant reception following.

2012
Jeremy Wescott '12 has co-founded an app that will solve an everyday problem for many.

2015 and 2016
Morgann Hadduck '16 and Ian Stout '15 were married on September 25, 2020.

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