“Grateful, Resilient and 100% Committed ”: An Interview with Ryan Scott

Ryan graduated from CRSM in 2016, and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2020. He is now working with a non-profit that focuses on supporting the development, growth and success of students in under-resourced schools. He is a full-time student success coach, partnering with classroom teachers in the city of Chicago, doing one-on-one tutoring and helping students cultivate social, emotional and … Read More

“Don’t be intimidated. Ask questions. There’s good advice out there”: An Interview with Guadalupe Flores

Guadalupe (CRSM ’19) and I talked during a rare break from her intense schedule of work and nursing studies at the College of Lake County. As a recent graduate of CRSM, she has first-hand experience with the obstacles that the Covid-19 pandemic is presenting to college students across the country. She graduated with a high grade-point average and was accepted … Read More

CRSM Alum Proves Work Experience Creates Lasting Value

Twenty-year-old Erik Estela is a living example that Cristo Rey St. Martin’s work-based learning, where students gain important lessons about professionalism and employability skills in a real work environment, can create long-lasting advantages that often distinguish graduates from their peers. The Class of 2014 graduate attended Lewis University his freshman year, and while he had a generally positive experience, he … Read More