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Three hundred and fifty years after his death, St. Vincent de Paul's dream to improve the lives of others endures in the students, faculty, and alumni of DePaul University.

Their stories represent the many reasons — and many ways — that our individual dreams, when harnessed to the Vincentian mission of scholarship, inclusion, and doing good in the world, can help fulfill the dreams of others.

Ryan Dickerson
Ryan Dickerson
For Dickerson, art is about helping individuals and communities tell their stories. More
Aleene Morgenthaler
Aleene Morgenthaler
For a first-generation college student like Morgenthaler, a scholarship makes all the difference. More
Sam Rathke
Sam Rathke
A tragic loss in childhood set Sam Rathke on a path of education and service to others. More


Marwa Abed
Marwa Abed
Abed hopes to use her degree to address issues surrounding education worldwide. More
Chris Horsman
Chris Horsman (SNL ’08)
DePaul is helping Horsman, a successful business professional, achieve many dreams as an adult student. More
Gabi Mayorga
Gabi Mayorga (THE ’10)
Gabi Mayorga couldn’t see a route to acting professionally until she met a DePaul faculty member who helped show her the way. More
John Rooney
John Rooney (THE ’10)
Whether it’s theatre or American Sign Language, John Rooney is all about inclusion. More
Vincent Stokes
Vincent Stokes (CDM ’10)
Inspired by his Aunt Annie, Vincent is pursuing his dreams of education with the help of scholarships. More
Walter Young
Walter Young
From the Motor City to the Windy City, Young is on the road to his dream to be a surgeon. More
Nan Cibula-Jenkins
Nan Cibula-Jenkins,
head of costume design
For Cibula-Jenkins, theatre cultivates creative problem-solving that extends to all areas of life. More
Brian Branca
Brian Branca (LAS ’05, MA ’10)
DePaul provided Branca with the techniques and theories he needs to teach his urban students. More
Mauricio Banuelos
Mauricio Banuelos, business major
Banuelos excels at DePaul as a leader in community service. More
Nickole Miller
Nickole Miller, law student
Miller confirms that the Center for Public Interest Law “breathes a community that serves.” More
Vanessa Alvarez
Vanessa Alvarez,
graduate student
DePaul is a diverse community that supports students’ dreams, says Alvarez. More
Katherine West
Katherine West, student, School for New Learning
An Iraq veteran, West returned to DePaul to study psychology and help others transition home. More
Anthony Colon
Anthony Colon,
communication major
The first in his family to attend college, Colon relies on financial support to reach his dreams. More
Carl Luft
Carl Luft (BUS '75, MBA '77), associate professor of finance, Driehaus College of Business
A DePaul alumnus and son of immigrants, Luft says DePaul is the gateway to a better life for many Chicagoans. More
Dorothy Kozlowski
Dorothy Kozlowski, associate professor of biology
DePaul supports Kozlowski's dream of teaching and doing cutting-edge scientific research. More
Jacqueline Kelly-McHale
Jacqueline Kelly-McHale, professor and coordinator of music education
Kelly-McHale lives DePaul's mission by training teachers to give the gift of music to urban schools. More
Loresa Grigsby
Loresa Grigsby,
theatre major
Grigsby is set for L.A. “to touch people’s hearts” with a wealth of professional acting experience. More
Joe Schwieterman
Joe Schwieterman,
director of DePaul's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Schwieterman shares a passion for sustainability with students and public officials alike at DePaul. More
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