“Success Can Be Defined in Many Ways”: An Interview with Daniela Martinez

I first met Daniela (CRSM ’10, St. Mary’s University ‘14) at an alumni party in downtown Chicago. She agreed to speak with me about her travels from North Chicago to Honduras to Minneapolis and back again. Her casual demeanor and winning personality belies an intensely independent and ambitious person who has her own definition of success. The following conversation has … Read More

New Alumni Opportunities

The New Alumni Services Program   =  College & Career Support CRSM students graduate with a rigorous college prep education and an unparalleled work experience entry on their resume. Yet our alumni face obstacles to their college degree and employment goals unknown to most of their contemporaries. Alumni can now reach out to Alumni Services for one-on-one help. College Support  – … Read More

“CRSM has always been there for me”: An Interview with Dulce Zarinana

Dulce (CRSM ’16, Carthage ’19) and I met at CRSM the afternoon of the Alumni Christmas party. We spoke about her involvement with Campus Ministry’s volunteer trips, her bachelor’s thesis, early graduation from Carthage College and her aspirations in politics.   The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   Thanks for meeting with me. This worked out well, meeting … Read More

“The Genuine Article – Something Greater Than Just Me”: An Interview with Angel Gomez

I had lunch with Angel (CRSM ’14, Dominican University ’18) down the street from where he works as an Executive Team Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Waukegan Public Schools. His journey with his family from Laredo, Texas to Zion to Waukegan was interesting, but the telling of his personal journey made me realize that he’s the genuine article. The … Read More

“To embrace accountability and responsibility”: An Interview with Liz Martinez

I met with Liz Martinez (CRSM ’12, Lake Forest College ’16) during her first visit to the new campus on Belvidere Road. Our conversation covered a lot of territory; from her extracurriculars at CRSM, through a family health crisis, to her successes at First Midwest Bank. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   First of all, thanks for … Read More