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Lorena Nuñez

Alumnae/i Spotlight: Lorena Nuñez
Every month we reach out to alums and ask them how they have carried the Dominican motto of Caritas et Veritas since graduation and the advice they would like to pass on to current and future Dominican Stars. See what Lorena Nunez '07 has to say for her spotlight! Read More.

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Dedication Ceremony: Cindy '82 and Kevin '79 Killips Welcome Center

April 25, 2023
A new chapter in Dominican University’s story was celebrated with the formal dedication of the Cindy ’82 and Kevin ’79 Killips Welcome Center. The university community came together on April 20 in Lewis Hall to thank Cindy and Kevin Killips—the center’s benefactors—and mark the completion of the space. Read more.

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Alyce Jackson MLIS ’03 Fighting Censorship and Book Bans

April 11, 2023 
Alyce Jackson MLIS ’03, Manager of Programming at the Peoria Public Library, is fighting censorship by challenging nationwide book bans. As chair of the Central Illinois Reads Committee, Alyce is teaming up with Central Illinois libraries to stress the importance of the freedom to read. Read more.

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Berto Aguayo ’16 named Red Cross Social Justice Hero

March 28, 2023 
Berto Aguayo ’16 was recently named the 2023 Social Justice Hero by the American Red Cross. Berto is a law student at Northwestern and is the Executive Director of Increase the Peace. Read more.

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Juanita T. Harrell MLIS ’12 named Executive Director of the La Grange Park Library

March 20, 2023 
Juanita T. Harrell MLIS ’12 has started her new role as executive director of the La Grange Park Public Library (LPPL). Juanita came to LPPL from the DuPage Law Library, where she has been the director for the past two years. Read more.

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Hugo Torres ’17 Appointed to the San Mateo County Board of Education

March 17, 2023 
Hugo Torres ’17 has been appointed to the San Mateo County Board of Education and will represent the Board’s Trustee Area Seven. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies and K-9 teaching certification from Dominican University. Read more.

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Meet Madeline Morrow ’22: Process Engineer at Brindley Engineering

February 24, 2023
Madeline Morrow ’22 joined Brindley Engineering in August 2022 as a process engineer. Fun Fact about Madeline: She played volleyball at Dominican! Learn more about Madeline.

Claire Stewart MLIS ’95 named Dean of U of I Libraries

February 17, 2023 
Claire Stewart MLIS ’95, dean of libraries for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), has been named the new dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning May 16. Read more.


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Vito DeFrisco MAEA ’06: Successful Career in Catholic Education

January 26, 2023 
Vito DeFrisco MAEA ’06, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Rockford, has announced plans to retire on June 30. He is concluding a long and successful career in Catholic education. Vito's education work also included service as an adjunct faculty member at Dominican. Read more.

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Brian Fredericks MBA ’10 Named CFO of La Rabida Hospital

January 13, 2023 
Brian Fredericks MBA ’10 was named chief financial officer and vice president of administration at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Fredericks most recently served as the vice president of finance for Chicago-based Medical Home Network. Read more.

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Jennifer Hovanec MLIS ’11 named La Grange Library’s New Leader

January 11, 2023 
Jennifer Hovanec MLIS ’11, circulation manager at Northbrook Public Library, has been named the new executive director of the La Grange Public Library. She is also a trustee for the Villa Park Public Library. Read more.

Tracy Williams ’10: Serving the Disability Community

January 4, 2023 
Tracy Williams ’10, a nutrition advocate, recently published an article in Disability Horizons about adaptive food plans for disabled people. Tracy has moderate cerebral palsy as well as other chronic conditions. She encourages other disabled people to be creative in finding ways to have a full life. Read more.