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Donor demonstrates “True Blue” colors by giving back

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Giffen Trotter (EDU ’95) came to DePaul with high hopes of becoming an educator. “Before I even started high school, I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” he says. At first, Trotter was drawn to Chicago because of its public school system—the fourth largest in the nation—but... Read More

MBA preps alumna to oversee observatory’s financial operations

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For decades, Margarita Scheffel (MBA ’95) dreamed of moving to Hawaii. “The aloha spirit just resonated with me,” she says. “The way people respond to each other … it’s just a very nice, welcoming and open environment.” She’d sit with her colleagues, daydreaming during the brutal Chicago winters about... Read More

Communication degree helps alumna snag national commercial

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Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu (CMN MA ’09) take turns in the kitchen, baking furiously to keep up with demand for their all-natural, preservative-free dog treats. All the while, Barley, their 5-year-old lab mix, waits patiently to perform her duty as vice president of quality control... Read More

The Theatre School paves the way for bilingual educator

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At any given time during the day, third-grade teacher Lauren Carranza (THE ’05) might be explaining a lesson in English, but answering a question in Spanish. That’s the culture of Denver’s Escuela de Guadalupe, a unique kindergarten through fifth grade dual-language program that stresses the importance... Read More

Building Robots, Building Community: Mike Ulinski Lives the Vincentian Mission

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Fans cheered and lights blared as the Electric Eagles took to the field at the Edward Jones Dome. The stadium was packed with thousands of supporters, sponsors and college representatives, but this was no football game. Along with 400 other teams, the Electric Eagles had arrived in St. Louis for... Read More

From DePaul to “Deadwood”: The Scene Stealing Characters of W. Earl Brown

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W. Earl Brown (THE MA ’89) is lying in a pool of fake blood in a New Mexico desert when he experiences a surreal flashback. The cast and crew of “The Lone Ranger” fade away as Brown’s memory leads him back to his Kentucky childhood. “We’re using my... Read More

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MBA preps alumna to oversee observatory’s financial operations

For decades, Margarita Scheffel (MBA ’95) dreamed of moving to Hawaii. “The aloha spirit just resonated with me,” she says. “The way people respond to...Read More

The Theatre School paves the way for bilingual educator

At any given time during the day, third-grade teacher Lauren Carranza (THE ’05) might be explaining a lesson in English, but answering a question...Read More