Honors Alumni

Geraldine Holmes '14

Doing scientific research with sea slugs, beetles and bacteria as an undergraduate at Dominican University helped Geraldine Holmes ’14 get accepted into a prestigious PhD program at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada—tuition-free, with housing and a generous stipend. Holmes is pursuing a PhD in evolutionary biology with an emphasis in plant genetics.

Kerri Doherty ’13

After double majoring in English Literature and European History, Kerri Doherty ’13 received funding from the Alpha Chi Benedict Graduate Fellowship to pursue her master's degree at the University of York in England. She says the Honors Program helped her make the most of her education at Dominican University.

Tera Chun ’08

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Theology and then teaching on the south side of Chicago, Tera Chun ’08 is now a religion teacher in Ohio. She says she uses what she learned in the Honors seminars to encourage her students who want to look deeper into things and investigate further.

More Alumni


  • Our three anglophiles Kerry Doherty, Angelina Patty and Jena Carvana are finishing up their master’s degrees at University of York, University of Liverpool and University of Leeds respectively.
  • Hailey LeBoulanger is studying at Northwestern.


  • Kelly Butler is a production and stage manager at Redmoon Theater.
  • Bilu Chen is a tax consultant at Deloitte.
  • Luis Garay is a student affairs practitioner.


  • Anna Walenski is completing an MBA in Film Production at John Paul the Great University in San Diego.


  • Patrick Hughes earned his medical degree from Midwestern University and is currently a pediatric resident at Comer Children's Hospital.


  • Tania (Mann) Geist is editorial coordinator at International Qur’anic Studies Association in South Bend, Indiana, and freelance editor at Now You Know Media.
  • Sara Schwatken earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University and is a doctoral intern at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders at Butler University.


  • Maksymilian Derylo earned his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington.

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