Curran Center Student News

From academic honors awards to outreach programs in Colombia and El Salvador, our students are making their mark at Fordham and beyond.

News for the Class of 2021

  • Julia Gayanelo was given the Rose Marie Bravo Scholarship, and has received an offer to intern with PwC’s Transfer Pricing Team as an intern for the summer of 2020.
  • Gregory Hopp presented his research “Democracy in Iraqi Arab Tribes” at the Fordham Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Hannah Lauer started volunteering at the Bronx-based non-profit Legal Hand, and has also been working in the office of New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres. She was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society. She plans to graduate this fall, and to apply to law school.
  • Anastasia McGrath presented her research, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Jesuit: Anti-Communist Operations of the Jesuits in America,” mentored by Dean William Gould, at the Jesuit Research Symposium in St. Louis this April.
  • Kaitlyn Radesca studied abroad with Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business in London, where she has enjoyed meeting people from many different cultures, learning in a globally-focused classroom, and traveling throughout Europe.
  • Shannon Zipfel received the Stark Travel Prize from Fordham’s Department of Art History to visit the Al-Andalus region of Spain and research Islamic art and architecture.

News for the Class of 2020

  • Rachel Nolan was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, the theology honor society Theta Alpha Kappa, and received First Honors on the Dean’s list for the fall semester. She presented her research, “Good Catholic: A Historical and Theological Exploration of the Term,” at the Fordham Undergraduate Research Symposium, and she led a Global Outreach trip to Mexico.
  • Finley Peay was nominated for an Undergraduate Appreciation Award at Fordham Lincoln Center, and was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society. She served as an executive board member for BeWell LC and Students Against Alzheimer’s. She spent this spring semester studying abroad at Fordham’s London Centre. This summer, she will work as an event manager at Lincoln Center’s Office of Student Involvement, and will serve as an Orientation Captain and the President of BeWell LC next year.

News for the Class of 2019

  • Emily Faughnan served as a New Student Orientation Captain and the fundraising coordinator for the Fordham Special Olympics Club. This fall she completed a government relations internship at Kasirer, a lobbying firm in New York. She is graduating cum laude, and has accepted a position as a Corporate Legal Assistant at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.
  • Emma Hooks will continue on the 5-year Education Track through Fordham's Graduate School of Education, working towards her MST and dual certification in Adolescent English and Special Education. She will be student teaching in New York City in the fall.
  • Robin Klueber will continue to serve as the Director of Religious Education at Ascension Church, where she has initiated three major community enrichment outreach initiatives during her time at Fordham: a homeless shelter, food pantry, and elder 'friendly visiting program.’
  • Lidia Michols was inducted into the honors societies Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha for Political Science, and Phi Sigma Tau for Philosophy. After graduation, she will be attending law school at the University of Connecticut.
  • Andrew Milligan served as an RA for his third year in a row, and performed in a total of ten plays during his time at Fordham. He is graduating magna cum laude, and has accepted a position as a Litigation Support Analyst at the Manhattan office of TransPerfect Legal Solutions.
  • Victoria Pascullo was inducted into four honors societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Theta Alpha Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. She received the Theta Alpha Kappa chapter award for excellence in Theology. Over the past few semesters, she was a White House intern in the Office of the Vice President and an intern in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Next year, she will be attending Fordham Law School.
  • Joseph Sullivan is graduating summa cum laude as an English and American Studies double major. He plans on working as a research analyst at an investigation firm after graduation.
  • Maria Trivelpiece was named captain of Fordham’s softball team and received Second Team All-A-10 Honors after the team competed in the NCAA championships. Next year, she will attend the Broadcast and Digital Master’s Program at Syracuse University.