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Integrating Story & Business: Alumni Company Spotlight

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(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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Working Out Our Salvation

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Catholic Fitness Training: M.A. in Biblical Theology Student and Trainer By Hannah Dorss Jordan Friske, a current theology student at JPCatholic, isn’t waiting until he’s graduated to start ministering to Catholics; his passions are Theology of the Body, the unity of body and soul, the Catholic faith, and working out. Over the past year, Jordan has been translating his passions …

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

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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 …

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Learning the Ins and Outs of Alcon Entertainment

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  (Pictured: Alcon Entertainment’s new film, Blade Runner 2049, which will be released October 6, 2017). The following is a reflection from JPCatholic student Rachel Wostenberg, on her internship at Alcon Entertainment. How did you secure your internship?  When the internship search began I contacted Prof. Chris Riley, my screenwriting professor.  He gave me the email of his friend Ryan Dornbush …

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The 4-Hour Film Challenge

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(Pictured: A scene from the short film “Life,” which won the 4-Hour Film Challenge. The film was made by Maria Oscilowski, Colton Machado, Vince Salerno, Austin Matte, and Annie Bucheit. Watch “Life” here.) — By Hannah Dorss — We recently saw the inauguration of an event that will doubtless become a classic in the JPCatholic community. The event, called “The 4-Hour Film Challenge,” …

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Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

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JPCatholic Alumna Timmerie Millington speaks on her experience re-branding Life Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, where she works as the Director of Education and Outreach. Timmerie graduated from JPCatholic with a Communications Media degree focusing on New Evangelization in 2013.  She went on to earn her M.A. in Biblical Theology from JPCatholic in 2015.  Timmerie is also a Catholic Speaker and the …

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Bonnie Curtis: Studying Theology For Its Own Sake

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(Pictured: Dr. Barber, Professor of Theology & Scripture) — By Hannah Dorss — Bonnie Curtis didn’t enter JPCatholic’s MA in Biblical Theology program with career goals in mind, but rather because she was simply excited to study theology for it’s own sake. Although still in the program, Bonnie says she’s already deepened her faith, and learned to integrate philosophy and theology …

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Shades Republic: An Alumni Startup on the Rise

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— By Hannah Dorss — Tyler Pearson is an entrepreneur at heart and a graduate from JPCatholic’s Business program. In 2014, he started a novel, user-inclusive sunglass subscription company with the help of his wife. The company, Shades Republic, exists to permanently solve the problem of lost, broken sunglasses. He and his wife, who is the marketing director of the …

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Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Moeller

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Position: Lead Catechist for RCIA at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Year of Graduation: 2016 Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the lead catechist for our RCIA program.  The most rewarding part is the love and deep friendships I have developed with people who are becoming Catholic.  It has …