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Alumni Spotlight: Myles Creek

Myles Creek is a 2016 graduate of the Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He is now teaching theology to students at a Catholic high school in Lafayette. The Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University challenged Myles Creek both intellectually and spiritually. Though Myles …

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Alumni Spotlight: Heather Fasnacht

— By Hannah Dorss — Heather Fasnacht credits an undergraduate theology class at the University of Louisiana with deepening her faith and changing her direction in life. It ultimately led her to pursue an MA in Biblical Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, which she described as an adventure and incredible leap of faith. Before her first theology …

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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Block

Joseph Block’s first assignment after graduating from West Point was at an Army base in Hawaii. He described his life at the time as enjoyable but lacking in virtue. However, Joe said he had no idea that God was about to start working in his life and change it forever. He says God’s grace broke down his walls and prepared …

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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …

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Alumni Spotlight: Fr. Simon Esshaki

Name: Fr. Simon Esshaki Position: Assistant pastor at St. Peter’s Chaldean Catholic Cathedral Degree/Year: MA in Biblical Theology, 2015   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it?  I am a Catholic priest, so I spend my time administering the sacraments to the people of my parish as well as doing other pastoral work …

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Early: A Reflection on Miscarriage & the Dignity of Life

This post was originally published on the blog “Timmerie: Catholic Speaker and Radio Host.” Timmerie Millington, who runs the blog, is a JPCatholic graduate who works at Life Choice Crisis Pregnancy Center and is the co-host of the Catholic Answers radio show “Hearts and Minds” with Trent Horn. This is a guest post by my dear friend Michelle Pallisco who works …

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Alumni Company Connects Authors & Readers

— By Hannah Dorss — Upliterate is an online platform that connects up-and-coming authors and readers through stories. The company started in the Launchpad Program at John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2014. Upliterate’s business model serves both authors and readers in a unique way. It gives authors a place to post their work, gain an audience, and gauge …

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Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Lappert Salisbury

Position: Communications Associate at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Year of Graduation: 2012 Major/Emphasis: Entertainment Media/ Emphasis in Producing     Could you describe what your job entails? I’m on the in-house communications team at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit, public interest law firm in Washington, DC that protects the religious freedom of people of all …

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Alumni Spotlight: Giovanny Miranda

Position: Jr Real Estate Developer at Lyon Living Year of Graduation: 2016 Major/Emphasis: Business, Leadership Current Project: www.livethefields.com Could you describe what your job entails? I work for the real estate developer Lyon Living, on a project in northern California.  My current project, called “The Fields,” consists of four multi-use apartment buildings and a 200 room hotel.  We are currently …

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A Culmination of Skills: Graduating Students Tackle Final Projects

The following short films and documentaries are Senior Projects and MBA Thesis Projects of students at John Paul the Great Catholic University graduating in 2017.  Both undergraduate and graduate students at JPCatholic must complete an extensive project that builds upon all the skills they have learned in their studies. Please use the links provided to learn more about each project.  To learn …