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Protecting the Right to Read

MLIS grads are shining a light on the growing demand for library book censorship and standing up for intellectual freedom. Read more.

Building Diverse Library Collections

Dr. Andrea Jamison advocates for effective library policies to diversify materials. Read more.


Welcome Home

The new Cindy ’82 and Kevin ’79 Killips Welcome Center opened this spring with a dedication and blessing. Read more.

A Mission of Justice

Three Dominican graduates are pursuing justice, equity and inclusion in varying careers. Read more.

From Custodian to Head of the Class

With support from Dominican, Keith Reardon has found a new calling as a teacher. Read more.

2023 Trustee Benefit

Broadway legend Audra McDonald headlined the 2023 Trustee Benefit Concert supporting student scholarships at Dominican. See photos from the night here.


Upgrades for Student Underground

A gathering place for Dominican University students recently got a lot more fun. Read more.

Students Benefit from Grants

Awards totaling $6.5 million will advance student success in multiple ways. Read more.

Pavilion Named for Library Leaders

The Richard Tze-Chung and Dorothy In-Lan Wang Li Family Pavilion was formally dedicated on Nov. 2, 2022. Read more.

Campus Food Pantry Finds a Home

A permanent food pantry replaces the less frequent “pop-up” food distribution events previously held on campus. Read more.

Students Advocate for DACA in D.C.

Five Dominican students met with lawmakers last November to push for immigration reform. Read more.

Activist Dolores Huerta Inspires Students

The social justice leader visited Dominican with insights for a new generation of young activists. Read more.

Lecturer Rahel Bokretsion Awarded

The senior chemistry lecturer was the recipient of the 2023 Mother Evelyn Murphy Excellence in Teaching Award. Read more.


Achieving Her Grandmother’s Dream

Dr. Tamara Bland, dean of Borra College of Health Sciences, was honored this year for her work Addressing Healthcare Disparities. Read more.

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.


Susi Brucato ’01, MBA ’09

Small business owner Susi Brucato tapped into her memories of Dominican University when she created custom candles for last fall’s President’s Circle Dinner. Read more.

Jermaine Lawrence Anderson ’04

A gift for entrepreneurship led Jermaine Lawrence Anderson, a graphic design major, to establish I Am A Gentleman, an organization that aims to prepare Chicago youth and young men of color for careers, positive relationships, and productive lives. Read more.

Kristin Peterson ‘07

Exploring the inner world of a Pentecostal church in London while a Dominican University journalism student set the groundwork for Kristin Peterson’s professional career. Read more.

Louise Rider MLIS ’13

Louise Rider is proving that a master’s degree in library and information science can help advance a career beyond the walls of a traditional library. Read more.

Angelica Flores ’17

A childhood passion for writing led Angelica Flores to the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation, where she works as an education programs assistant. Read more.

Gabriel Avalos ’17

Gabriel Avalos is helping teens find their future through his role with Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Read more.

In Memory: Mary Catherine “Cathie” Ryan ’61

Mary Catherine “Cathie” Ryan ’61, trustee emerita and a champion of Dominican University for 60 years, died Jan. 30. She was 83. Read more.


Explore Class News and More

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