“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

Work Study Expanding at School and in the Business Community

The Corporate Work Study Department has been busy expanding relationships with existing business partners, ramping-up with new partners, prepping for Career Day, getting ready for business partner meetings, and making sure new programs are on target. Training & Workshops Resume Building  Peer Mentoring Program  (Seniors with Freshmen) E-mail Etiquette LinkedIn Sessions – profiles for Juniors Junior Resume Reviews Sophomore Career … 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 Events of POSADA 2019

Again this year CRSM celebrated Posada in two ways. At 5:45 am on Friday December 13, Campus Ministry took students to an immigration Posada Prayer Walk in downtown Chicago.  The posada was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity-Immigration Ministry, which connects the search of Mary & Joseph for shelter before Jesus was born with … Read More

2019 Alumni Christmas Party

The 2019 Alumni Christmas Party kicked off at 5:30 on December 18th. It was a well attended affair – dinner and libations were served up as well as two exciting announcements. 1) The Phase II Construction Project is scheduled to begin in February 2) A new and exciting initiative has begun: Mary Ann Hocter has been appointed as the Director … 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

CRSM DONORS CAN SUBTRACT 75% of a SCHOLARSHIP GIFT FROM 2019 ILLINOIS TAX BILL

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individuals and corporations to donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) – whose primary aim is to give scholarships to qualifying CRSM students. For their generous donation, donors receive a 75% credit on their Illinois taxes. Donors receive a direct credit, not a deduction. After just one year, 134 students have been able … Read More