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Alumni Create ‘The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book’

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Two alumni from John Paul the Great Catholic University recently collaborated on a creative venture to launch the Ultimate Catholic Comic Book. Matt Martinusen (Business ’15) teamed up with Tom Gould (Animation & Gaming ’14) along with three other Catholic artists: Pat Cross, Jason Bach, and John Smillie. Their Kickstarter campaign surpassed their funding goal, and you can now purchase …

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Student Traveling to Ireland for Documentary on Teen Suicide

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Clara Shanley, an Acting student at John Paul the Great Catholic University (Class of 2019), will be traveling to Ireland this fall with her brother to create a documentary about the growing suicide epidemic in the country. They plan to spend five weeks in Ireland filming the documentary, which they hope to eventually screen in schools across the country. “Ireland …

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My Start in Hollywood: A Catholic’s Reflection

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— By Aaron McAfee — It’s always been a surreal experience driving past famous landmarks in Los Angeles. Disney’s animation studio, ABC’s tower, Sony’s lot, and Paramount have this daunting presence that’s hard for me to put into words. When I pass those studios I always think “Wow, every year something happens in these buildings that will eventually reach the …

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Untucked Workwear: Disrupting the Fashion Industry

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— By Hannah Dorss — Since graduating from John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2011, Colleen Monroe has kept busy pursuing a career in entertainment and fashion. In New York City, she began in costume design on HBO’s award-winning show Boardwalk Empire and then eventually moved out to L.A. to continue working in the design field for projects with Warner …

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JPCatholic Students Act in Emmy-winning PSA

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 – By Hannah Dorss  – This past spring, two media students from John Paul the Great Catholic University were walking down the street in Escondido when a film director suddenly approached them. JJ Schindler had been talking about his acting classes with Vince Salerno, and this man had overheard. They struck up a conversation, and the director, Kevin Caulfield of …

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Alumna Shares Faith as Producer at Ascension Press

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(Pictured: JPCatholic grad Maria Mitchell with Fr. Mike Schmitz on the set of an Ascension Press “Caffeinated Conversation” video). Name: Maria Mitchell Position: Producer at Ascension Press Year of Graduation: 2013 Degree: MBA in Film Producing   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the producer for our YouTube channel, Ascension …

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JPCatholic Europe Trip 2017

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This spring break a bunch of our students went on JPCatholic’s annual Europe Trip to England, Ireland, and Italy. Check out the video for highlights from their trip! Thanks to student Brigitta Sanchez O’Brien for helping out with shooting and editing the video! Song credit: “Wild and Free” by Gemini

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Directing ‘The Merchant of Venice’ – Summer Acting Project

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– By Hannah Dorss – From the time we began studying acting at JPCatholic, Katelyn Slater and I have been developing our sense of truth and our love for experiencing life through the medium of art. Katelyn wrote and starred in a one-woman show called Juliet; the hour-long, one-woman show was based on Romeo and Juliet, telling the story of Juliet’s …

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Local Non-profit Helps Victims of Human Trafficking

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–By Hannah Dorss – In 2013, Grace Williams, a graduate of JPCatholic’s Certificates in Philosophy and Theology, founded Children of the Immaculate Heart, a nonprofit organization serving victims of human trafficking. Children of the Immaculate Heart’s apostolate is small but growing steadily. At this time, Grace and some fellow JPCatholic alumni run the house. Jenna Christakis, a newly graduated business …