Success Stories

The ranks of Dominican Univeristy alumni are brimming with success stories. Meet just a few of the thousands of alumni putting their Dominican education to work in Chicago and beyond.


Student Success Stories

As one of Dominican's inaugural MB Fellows, business major Asad Azam is getting a career boost from MB Financial Bank through internships, mentoring by company executives and financial assistance.

Emily Wessell '14

Emily Wessell '14 credits landing her current position as a pediatric exercise physiologist at Loyola University Medicine to the many hands-on experiences she gained through Dominican's health science concentration.

Kate Brown '13

After visiting several universities as a community college transfer student, Kate Brown '13 chose Dominican for making her desire to pursue three majors financially possible.

Laura Lanzerotte '12

Apparel merchandising and design graduate Laura Lanzerotte '12 has sewn up some of Chicago's top fashion awards.

Through Dominican’s Bridge program, Michel Torres was able to complete her bachelor’s degree and MSW faster to jumpstart her career in school social work.

Mary Petrosko '09

Mary Petrosko says the opportunity to pursue cutting-edge neuroscience research as an undergraduate gave her an edge when applying to PhD programs in clinical psychology.

Seth Fallik '08

Seth Fallik '08 says a life-changing community-based learning trip at Dominican set him on a path to work for social justice through criminology.

Marzenka Styrczula Dominican University '06 MBA '13

Marzenka Styrczula '06 MBA '13 has risen through the ranks of the Tribune Company, from intern to director of one of its most cutting edge properties, with the guidance she got from her Dominican experience.

Tracy Samantha Schmidt

After working as a journalist for some of the country’s top media outlets, Tracy Samantha Schmidt '06 is now leading fellow media professionals through the digital age.

Hedi Belkaoui '04 MA '09

Hedi Belkaoui '04 MA '09 has devoted his career to leading schools that provide education to underserved communities.

Ernesto Ramirez BS ’11 wanted both a liberal arts education and a high-tech degree in engineering. He found both through Dominican’s joint engineering program.