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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

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

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 – 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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Alumna Maggie Mahrt on her Award-winning Film ‘Unbound’

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– By Sam Hendrian – Since graduating in 2010, JPCatholic alumna Maggie Mahrt has achieved substantial success in the film industry. Her short film Chow Bella was screened at film festivals around the globe and took home the Audience Choice award from the San Diego IndieFest. She also worked for three seasons on NBC’s show Grimm as Assistant to showrunner David …

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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 …

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Both Feet in the Door: Internship Reflection

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— By Matthew Sawczyn — The highway dark gives way to the glowing headlights, and floral scents drift through the window on the cool, crisp air. The digital numbers on the dashboard read “5:36 am”. I already know I’m cutting it close. And I’m not the only one. By 7:00 am, traffic has halted to a standstill, as the sea …

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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 …