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Will Armstrong Discusses Crafting the World of ‘The Long Road Home’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

 – By Sam Hendrian – After graduating from JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing in 2013, Chicago suburbs native Will Armstrong has gone on to work multiple jobs in the Hollywood film industry. He has always had an eye for production design and most recently worked as an Assistant Art Director on National Geographic’s mini-series The Long Road Home. Having earned an …

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben West

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

Year of Graduation: 2015 Position: Graphic Designer at BAE Systems GXP, a company which provides high-tech software for global defense, aerospace, and security needs. Major/Emphasis: Communications Media Where are you from originally? Originally, I am from the White Mountains of Arizona. I loved growing up there because we got all four seasons, but not too much snow in the winter. …

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Alumni Successfully Launch ‘The Catholic Card Game’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Featured by Impact Admin

“Stop your prayers to St. Jude, because here it is: a game that is made by Catholics, for Catholics. Finally, a party game that is everything you could hope for. Well, it doesn’t guarantee salvation, but it’s fun, witty, and contains inside jokes that only Catholics would understand.” Matt and Lisa Martinusen both graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic …

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Alumni Create ‘The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus by Impact Admin

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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Untucked Workwear: Disrupting the Fashion Industry

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

— 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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Alumna Shares Faith as Producer at Ascension Press

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

(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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Alumni Spotlight: Leah Murphy

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Featured by Impact Admin

Year of Graduation: 2014 Major/Emphasis: B.S. in Communications Media, emphasis in New Evangelization Position: Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach at Life Teen, an international Catholic youth ministry. Where are you from originally? I am originally from San Diego, CA. Why did you choose JPCatholic for your education? I transferred into JPCatholic in my third year after attending Point Loma Nazarene University …

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The Art of Creating Commercials: Advice from a JPCatholic Alum

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

Name: James R. Compton, Jr. (pictured on the left) Position: Social Media Manager of Content Production Degree:  2014 Degree: MBA in Film Production Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? As Social Media Manager of Content Production at ELCO Chevrolet-Cadillac. I manage the social media pages and produce, direct, and write narrative …

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Integrating Story & Business: Alumni Company Spotlight

In Alumni Profiles, Featured by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: The Zen Garden team filming a documentary in the Dominican Republic, set to be released in December.) — By Hannah Dorss — People will pay to have their stories told. Alex and Christiana Lash at Zen Garden Productions realized that fundamental truth early on in their college career at John Paul the Great Catholic University, and have been employed …

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

In Alumni Profiles, Featured by John LaCrosse

Position: Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group Year of Graduation: 2010 Major/Emphasis: Business, entrepreneurship Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? In a very broad sense, my job is to build a framework that coordinates the line of products created (called a “range”) and sold by the Adidas Group around the world.  I …