John DeCostanza, Director, University Ministry
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Amy Omi, University Minister for Liturgy and the Arts
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Amy Omi is a 2003 alumna of Dominican University. She received her Master’s in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in 2008 and returned to Dominican in 2011 as Music and Liturgy Coordinator. As part of the University Ministry Team, she seeks to enliven the Dominican University faith community, foster spiritual development, celebrate diversity, and promote the Gospel values of service and justice. Not only is Amy dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the discipline of music, she is deeply committed to cultivating contemplation and prayer within the day-to-day life of the University campus. Through her work as Music Liturgist, she provides students with opportunities to strengthen their skills through public prayer and explore culturally competent approaches to liturgy and the arts. At home in Lyons, Amy finds great joy raising her beautiful children, Ella, Evan, and Eve with her husband Mark.
Claudia Guzman, University Minister for Catholic Formation and Community Outreach, Program Coordinator of Ministry en lo Cotidiano
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Mi nombre es Claudia Guzman, and I proudly come to you from the southwest side of Chicago. I strongly identify and proclaim myself as a hardworking Latina that is firm in her faith and lives life en la lucha. The experiences that have led me to Dominican have been long, fruitful, and filled with many turns. Before coming to Dominican University I worked in campus ministry at DePaul University, St. Joseph’s University, and University of Dayton, where I was a graduate assistant for the Center for Social Concern while studying for my MA in Theological Studies. My area of study has been exploring the role of Catholic Higher Education in accompanying students Latinamente. This passion for me, comes from my experience as a Latina student pursuing degrees in higher education at Catholic Predominantly White Institutions. Previously to working in campus ministry I did a year of service in St. Louis with Vincentian Mission Corps, where I worked as community health worker helping the undocumented community of St. Louis access health care. These experiences ultimately led me to Dominican University, a Hispanic Serving Institution. When I am not working at Dominican University you can most likely find me exploring new foods and coffee shops in Pilsen, visiting churches, or at the gym working out or doing yoga. Another major passion of mine is traveling, I can never say no to an opportunity to explore and discover a new place. My top three travel goals are, to hike and camp the Inca trail to Machu Pichu, walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland.