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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 2018

  • Megan Townsend spent the summer of 2016 living and working at St. Joseph's House Catholic Worker in Manhattan. 
  • Katie McCrudden volunteered at St. Rita's Refugee Center, edited the journal Bricolage, and interned with Fordham's IBM Watson Computer Project and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in the Crime Strategies Unit. 

News for the Class of 2017

  • Nicole Kegley spent the fall semester of 2015 abroad with the Casa de la Solidaridad program in El Salvador and was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. 
  • Andrew Heinig spent last summer working as a group counselor at Valley Mill Camp, an outdoor kid's camp.
  • Margaret Sanford spent the last academic year volunteering as an inaugural member of the College Committee at the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea. Last spring, she competed in the Prix d'Eloquence at the French Embassy, giving a three-minute speech on bilingualism.
  • Mary Ross studied abroad with the International Political Economy and Development program in South Africa in August. She joined the Pedro Arrupe Faith and Justice Community, and was appointed a Council Member for this year. Mary and fellow CACS concentrator Erin Hunt volunteered at New Day Church this year.
  • Erin Hunt declared a major in Cognitive Neuroscience. This past year she continued volunteering with elderly Jesuists at Murray-Weigel Hall and playing violin in the Gloria Dei choir. This summer she will participated in a neuroscience research program at CUNY.
  • Marlena Gutierrez interned at an immigration law firm in San Antonio, Texas doing case work on employment and family immigration law. 

News for the Class of 2016

  • Katelyn Dooley is graduating with a degree in English. At Fordham, she interned with America Magazine and Campus Ministry, served at Rita’s Immigration Center and attended numerous service projects, and received a Senior Leadership Award. She will spend next year as a case manager for immigrants with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Phoenix, Arizona. She hopes to pursue a career in immigration law.
  • Nicholas Sawicki is graduating with a degree in Theology and History. He received a Student Leadership Award and is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. After graduation, he will work as an Advancement Programs and Events Coordinator at America Media.
  • Shannon Marcoux will be volunteering at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia for two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
  • Jennifer Venegas is graduating with a degree in International Political Economy. During her time at Fordham she volunteered with Corazon Puro’s Project Outskirts and interned with UBS Financial Services in the Wealth Management division. She will begin work in UBS’s Graduate Training Program in August as a Financial Analyst.
  • Tessa Blocchl with graduate with a major in International Political Economy and minors in Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies. At Fordham, she was active with the Center for Community Engaged Learning and Sigma Iota Rho Honors Society. Last summer, she went to Bogotá, Colombia, to work with the Fundacíon para la Reconciliación, a non-profit working to promote non-violent conflict resolution. After graduation, she will teach at St. Peter Claver High School in Dodoma, Tanzania with Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
  • Jennifer Beall is graduating with a major in Medieval Studies. She published a paper on Deevy’s critique of gender roles in Katie Roche for this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. In her time at Fordham, she volunteered with God’s Love We Deliver and the Irish Arts Centers. This summer she will walk the Camino de Santiago.
  • Mary Ryan is graduating with a degree in History. This year, she competed at the Debate World Championships in Greece. In her time at Fordham, she has interned in the Orleans Public Defense Office and was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society. This summer she will be walking the Camino de Santiago and travelling Europe before beginning her job search.
  • Stephanie Ali is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies. She volunteered with New York Cares at the Rauschenbusch Metro Baptist Church meal service. Next year, she will continue volunteering while working and preparing for the LSAT.
  • Devin Badolato is graduating with majors in Anthropology and Theology. While at Fordham, she has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Theta Alpha Kappa, and spent summers working at the Westchester Library System and Anthony F. Veteran Park. She will continue her education at Fordham next year in the five year Masters of Education program. 
  • John Caruso is graduating with a major in Chemistry. He began work as a research and innovation chemist with L’Oréal June of 2016. He received the American Chemical Society’s 2015 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry and is a member of Sigma Xi and Alpha Sigma Nu. 
  • Sarah Carr is studying abroad at the University of Sydney in Australia. She has been accepted into Fordham's Graduate School of Education for their 5-year Master's Program.
  • Grace Hulseman spent the spring semester studying abroad in El Salvador through Santa Clara University's Casa de la Solidaridad program. She spent two days of her week accompanying the community of La Javia, Tepecoyo, and the rest of her time learning the language, history, and culture of the nation. She was particularly happy to have been in the country for the beatification of Oscar Romero in May.