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Marianne Daniels Hansel
The Journey of Friendship

Lifelong bonds began at Dominican. Graduates of multiple eras share their stories of connection. Read more.


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A Boost for Business Owners

A new fund provides financial support for startups created by recent grads. Read more.

El Futuro speaker
Guided by Tradition

The PASOS Network aims to strengthen Latine Catholic leadership in the church and university ministries. Read more.

Felicity Sampson
AI Aiding Health Care

Student interns get help from artificial intelligence in epilepsy research project. Read more.


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City Immersion Campus to Open in Pilsen

The new campus will offer expanded education opportunities. Read more.

The Mound
Pending Sale for Mound Buildings

It’s a time of transition in the long and storied history of the Sinsinawa Mound. Read more.

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Freshman Enrollment Tops Record

On Aug. 28, the university welcomed—for the second year in a row—the largest freshman class in its 122-year history. Read more.

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Dr. Donna M. Carroll Accepts New Role

Dominican University’s president emerita joined the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities as its executive director. Read more.

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Gift Creates Scholarship for Women Leaders

The initiative is inspired by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, pioneers of women's higher education. Read more.

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Career Prep Programs Earn Awards

Preparing students for rewarding careers helped earn Brennan School of Business two prestigious awards. Read more.

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Rankings Put Dominican #11 in Midwest

U.S News and World Report also ranks the university #1 in the region for educational value. Read more.

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New Educational Opportunities for Nursing

Growing and diversifying Dominican’s nursing program will continue through a new partnership and a new class cohort. Read more.

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Six Join Dominican’s Board

A mix of leaders and familiar faces joined the board of trustees this year. Read more.


Troy Tonsil
Stars Welcome New Leader of DU Men’s Basketball

Alum Troy Tonsil is the program’s first new head coach since 2002. Read more.


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Faculty News

Dominican faculty help build awareness and boost the reputation of the university. We’re pleased to highlight some of their recent accomplishments. Read more.

Ada Cheng
Amplifying the Unheard

Storyteller, performer and professor Dr. Ada Cheng is the 2023-24 Lund-Gill Chair. Read more.


Patricia O’Neill Baker ’78, MBA ‘90

Joining the Rosary College Board as a student trustee in the 1970s was a hint of things to come for Patricia O’Neill Baker. Read more.

Sr. Cyrille Gill, OP 1922 and Carole Herzog Walton ’59

It was Sr. Cyrille Gill who unlocked a fascination in Carole Herzog Walton for the Middle-earth adventures of J.R.R. Tolkien. Read more.

Dr. Leticia Perez ‘18

Studying the memory of sea slugs in Dominican University’s Behavioral Neuroscience lab that put Dr. Leticia Perez on the path to her career. Read more.

Bernadette Stepnowski Freeman ’79

Since her time as a student at Rosary College, artist Bernadette Stepnowski Freeman has found joy combining her two passions: Collage art and the Beatles. Read more

Hugo Torres ’17

Hugo Torres serves on the San Mateo County Board of Education, representing several communities south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more.

Dr. Jonathan Dompeling ’15

Dominican’s post-baccalaureate medical studies program served as an academic bridge for physician Dr. Jonathan Dompeling. Read more.


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Explore Class News and More

Read the full, digital edition of the Fall 2023 issue of Dominican Magazine right here