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The 4-Hour Film Challenge

(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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Interning at a World-Class Theatre: A Student’s Perspective

— By Hannah Dorss — Sometimes the most spontaneous, least-anticipated opportunities are the best ones. Although I had not planned on interning while at JPCatholic, God had other plans. When I randomly found the listing for internships at the world-renown Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, I knew that I was meant to intern there. Although I knew it was …

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Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

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 It’s Own Sake

(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

— 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

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 …

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Alumni Spotlight: Brian Chu

— By Hannah Dorss — Brian Chu left John Paul the Great Catholic University with much more than just an MA in Biblical Theology. In fact, he says his time here deepened his relationship with God and helped him discover how to connect theology and prayer. His journey began while studying history at UCSD, when Brian became fascinated with church …

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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 …