Curran Center Alumni News

News from Recent Graduates

Stephen Kipp (2018) is the Creative Director for Flightless Bird Creative, a full-service video production startup founded by his high school friends. This year they completed projects for brands like Lyft and Aveeno, and are launching a platform for their own original comedy content called Flightless Bird Originals.

Tessa Bloechl (2016) recently returned from two years serving in Dodoma, Tanzania with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Her experience with JVC has inspired her to pursue a career in the field of youth development. She was recently admitted to the two-year Georgetown Global Human Development program, where she looks forward to honing her Swahili language skills.

Shannon Marcoux (2016) returned from two years teaching at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She is currently finishing her first year at Columbia Law School.

Grace Fredman (2015) graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received both the Campus Ministry Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

Louise Lingat (2015) is graduating from Hofstra University Law School this year, and has accepted a post-graduate position as an Agency Attorney Intern with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. Her article, “Keeping the Family Together: Why New York State Must Amend Evidence Rules to Protect a Parent’s Right to be a Parent,” will be published in Family Court Review in July 2019.

Harrison Pidgeon (2015) graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and will begin his Emergency Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center this summer.

Heather Foye (2014) completed a Princeton in Asia fellowship, during which she taught English courses for an academic year at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China. Currently she is the Administrative Assistant for the Tianjin Julliard School, based in the New York office.

Maria Stamatelatos (2014) graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar last year. She works at the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County.

Robert Sikorski (2013) graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School this spring.

Stephanie Pennacchia (2012) earned her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College’s Silberan School of Social Work in May 2018 and became a licensed social worker in July. She works as the Clinical Coordinator of Breaking Ground’s pilot homeless drop-in center in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Marcus Lindberg (2012) was promoted to Head of Investor Relations at the Swedish telecom company Tele2.

Kate Mroz-Weinstein (2011) has accepted a tenure-track job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Emmanuel College in Boston.

Anthony Talarico (2009) currently works as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit. He is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all homicide, arson, and fatal accident cases.

Joseph Marutollo (2007) is an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. This year he was selected to receive the U.S. Department of Justice’s prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, for his performance in leading the district’s civil immigration practice. Joseph was also selected to receive the Recent Graduate Award for Outstanding Advocacy Achievement in Public Interest from Pace Law School.

Dr. Tyler Reinagel (2007) was named Director of Planning and Research at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. He published several peer review research articles on the costs of higher education in public colleges and universities across the United States. He was also named President of the Fordham University Alumni Chapter of Atlanta.

Charles J. Nerko (2006) was elected to the Advisory Board of the Fordham University Alumni Assocation.

Fr. Gregory Rannazzisi (2005), a Roman Catholic priest, was named pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish in Port Jefferson Station, NY. The parish is celebrating its 50th anniversary by undertaking a capital campaign and building project to construct a new parish hall and church.