Alumni & Jobs – Christendom College

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Alumni & Jobs

You name a field. We’ve got someone there.

Christendom alumni are involved in just about every field possible. Here is a partial listing of our alumni and what they’re doing with their majors.

Approximately 18% of Christendom alumni have attained a graduate degree, having studied at such institutions as Notre Dame Law School, Harvard, University of Virginia, Fordham, William and Mary, The Catholic University of America, Johns Hopkins, The Angelicum, Oxford University, Washington & Lee Law, and the University of Dallas. See an extended list of Graduate schools where Christendom alumni have been accepted or attended. Interestingly, according to the 2010 US Census, only 9% of Americans over 25 have a graduate degree.

In addition to those listed below, there are over 100 alumni priests and religious, as well as 100s of stay-at-home alumni mothers who are doing great work by raising their families.

Sorted by Field (Below it is sorted by major)

EDUCATION/ACADEMIA

LAW/LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • Daniel McGuire ’03 – Classics – Senior Staff Attorney
  • Matthew Akers ’03 – Philosophy – Attorney/Partner, McCarthy & Akers
  • John Curran ’91 – Philosophy – Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
  • Laura Scanlon ’03 – Political Science – Attorney, McCarthy & Akers
  • Tom McKenna ’85 – Theology – Asst. Commonwealth’s Attorney, VA
  • Mary Patryn ’92 – History – Attorney, Law Office of Mary Patryn
  • Nick Murphy ’90 – History – Agent, ATF
  • Adam Marchand ’06 – Political Science – State Trooper, Vermont
  • Anthony Starkus ’01 – Philosophy – Attorney
  • Ted Eidem ’00 – Political Science – Police Detective, Louisville, KY
  • Noreen Daly Barrs ’11 – Political Science – Paralegal, LegalWorks Apostolate
  • Dominick Severance ’08 – Political Science – Associate Attorney, Fenton & Keller
  • Nicholas Lowry ’11 – History – Uniformed Security Officer, Inter-Con Security Systems

MEDICINE/NURSING

  • John English ’06 – Philosophy – Surgical Resident
  • Hope Johnson ’86 – History – Pediatric Nurse
  • Teri Rusnak ’04 – Philosophy – Registered Nurse
  • John-Paul Jansen ’00 – History – Internal Medicine
  • Sam Aronhime ’93 – History – Dentist
  • Joby Norton ’10 – Philosophy – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurse
  • Neill Mollard ’97 – Philosophy – Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist
  • Joe Soos ’93 – Philosophy – Physical Therapist
  • Erin MacEgan ’07 – Theology – Registered Nurse
  • Celine Ament ’09 – English – Registered Nurse
  • Tess Sciscilo ’07 – History – Registered Nurse
  • Peter McNeely ’11 – Political Science – Medical School Student
  • Catherine McFadden ’16 – Philosophy – Nursing Student, George Mason Accelerated 12-month Nursing Program

MILITARY

  • Captain Andrew Cole ’09 – Philosophy – Communications Officer, USMC
  • David Bushey ’08 – History – Linguist, US Navy
  • Captain Joe Mazzara ’08 – Philosophy – Artillery, USMC
  • Kyle Greene ’08 – History – Avionics Sensors Journeyman in the US Air Force
  • Captain Michael Moore ’05 – Political Science – F-16 Fighter Pilot, US Air Force
  • Ist Lt Rand Brown ’08 – Political Science – Logistics Officer, USMC
  • Sarah Flamminio ’08 – English – Linguist, US Navy
  • Captain Paul Provencher ’08 – History and Philosophy – Infantry officer, US Army
  • Major Gabriel Young ’01 – Political Science – Major and Attorney, US Air Force

JOURNALISM/EDITORIAL

  • Charlie Spiering ’05 – History – White House Correspondent, Breitbart.com
  • Lesly DePiante ’04 – History – Assistant Editor, Angelus Press
  • Anita Crane ’93 – Theology – Freelance Writer and Editor
  • Agnes Penny ’97 – English – Author
  • Christian Tappe ’07 – English – Editor, St. Benedict Press
  • Jaime Gorman ’03 – English – Freelance writer
  • Theresa Fisher ’03 – English – Author
  • Becket Adams ’08 – History – Commentary Writer, The Washington Examiner
  • Peter Jesserer Smith ’09 – Philosophy – Writer/National Catholic Register
  • Christine Smitha ’04 – English – Assistant Editor, Seton Magazine

COMPUTERS/SCIENCE

  • Greg Bodoh ’94 – Theology – Owner, Sole Solutions computer programming company
  • Phil O’Herron ’00 – Philosophy – Neuroscientist
  • Kenneth Baltrinic ’93 – Theology – Senior Software Engineer, Berico Technologies
  • Damian Fedoryka ’94 – Theology – Electrical Engineer, Senior Engineer, Praxis Engineering
  • Anthony Smitha ’05 – Theology – IT Support Specialist, Manus Dei
  • Sean Vieira ’09 – Philosophy – Analyst (Software Engineer), Lab49
  • Mike Rohan ’89 – Philosophy – Software Team Lead, KEYW
  • Matthew Gelis ’87 – Philosophy – Owner, Veraprise
  • Matthew Herter ’95 – Theology – Mulitmedia Specialist, Edge Digital Group
  • Kevin Fox ’04 – English – IT Manager, John C. Grimberg Company

FINANCIAL/ACCOUNTING/HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Sean Kay ’97 – English/Political Science – Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Michael Meridith ’97 – History – Accountant, Murray & Cavanaugh, P.C., CPA
  • Mike Williams ’91 – French – President, Strategic Gold Corporation
  • Nick Oligny ’06 – History – Financial Advisor, VALIC
  • David Hickin ’90 – Philosophy – Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Michele Velasco ’91 – Political Science – Vice President, Finance, Sirius XM Radio
  • John Halisky ’04 – History – Team Manager/Consulting Group Analyst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Jeff Sciscilo ’04 – Political Science – Associate VP, McLaughlin Ryder Investments
  • Dan Dancause ’98 – Philosophy – Director, Qualified Plans and Investment Research, GPS Investment Advisors
  • Bonnie Wunderlich ’10 – Political Science – Human Resources Coordinator, CW Financial Services
  • Sarah Akers ’00 – Theology – Senior Director of Human Resources, FOCUS

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA

  • Niall O’Donnell ’03 – English – Director of Marketing and Creative Services, Christendom College
  • Draper Warren ’08 – History – Marketing/Conference Project Manager, Seton Home Study
  • Lauren Merz ’10 – Philosophy – Development Manager, Live Action
  • Chris Foley ’94 – History – Freelance Television Producer and Avid Editor

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/SALES

  • John Gordon ’97 – Political Science – Franchise Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A
  • Mark Rohlena ’00 – History – Director, Domestic Social Development, USCCB
  • Tim Coffey ’02 – Philosophy – General Manager, Stone Concepts
  • Paul Almeter ’05 – Philosophy – CEO, Almeter Construction
  • Frank O’Reilly ’83 – History – CEO, Petrine Construction
  • Joe Doyle ’87 – History – Vice President, Doyle Signs
  • Tim Halisky ’01 – History – President, RLA Mid-Atlantic
  • Andy McDonald ’05 – History – Director of Operations for Sarto Countertops
  • Patrick Dean ’98 – Theology – Partner/Owner, Hvalsoe Hardwoods
  • Andy Day ’06 – Politcal Science – Regional Director, FOCUS
  • Rob Brown ’02 – History – Business Manager, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Michael Blackmer ’91 – History – Professional Territory Manager, Merz Pharmaceuticals
  • Brian Hudson ’98 – English – Co-Owner/Director of Federal Sales, Federal Defense Solutions
  • Matt Murphy ’91 – Political Science – Area Sales Manager, Morris Ginsberg

POLITICS/PUBLIC POLICY/THINK TANKS/GOVERNMENT

  • Emily Minick ’10 – Political Science – Policy Assistant, Senate Joint Economic Committee
  • Nik Zylstra ’09 – Philosophy – Policy Advisor at Health Canada
  • Chris Kopeck ’90 – Political Science – Personnel Management, ATF
  • Cyrus Artz ’10 – Political Science – Policy Advisor to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
  • Kerri Polce ’03 – History – Director of Grants Management, American Enterprise Institute
  • Kate Alcantara ’07 – History – Associate Director, Student Division, The Federalist Society
  • Tyler Lowe ’11 – Philosophy – Director of Online Education, The Federalist Society
  • Daniel Clark ’86 – Political Science – Project Manager, ATF
  • Gerry Zapiain ’85 – Political Science – Senior International Trade Specialist – Dept. Commerce
  • Guy Smith ’89 – Philosophy – Diplomat, United States State Department

Sorted by Majors (Grad school attended in parentheses)

Grads with BAs in Philosophy include:

  • David Hickin ’90 – Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Neill Mollard ’97 – Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist (Creighton University School of Medicine)
  • Tim Coffey ’02 – General Manager, Stone Concepts
  • John Curran ’91 – Supervisory Special Agent, FBI (Indiana University Law School)
  • Joe Soos ’93 – Physical Therapist (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
  • Teri Rusnak ’04 – Registered Nurse (St. Luke’s School of Nursing)
  • Matthew Walz ’95 – Philosophy Professor, The University of Dallas (The Catholic University of America)
  • Matthew Gelis ’87 – Owner, Veraprise
  • Phil O’Herron ’00 – Neuroscientist (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Anthony Starkus ’01 – Attorney (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Stephen Pilon ’92 – Associate Librarian, Christendom College (Catholic University of America)
  • Monica Clarke ’10 – Music Teacher
  • Andrew Cole ’09 – Captain, USMC
  • Matthew Akers ’03 – Attorney (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Fr. Fred Gruber ’05 – Priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Duquesne University)
  • Paul Almeter ’05 – CEO, Almeter Construction
  • Guy Smith ’89 – Diplomat, United States State Department
  • Corey Morgan ’07 – Custom Woodworking and Cabinet Making
  • Matthew Cuddeback ’88 – Philosophy Professor, Providence College (Catholic University of America)
  • Lindsay Hurd ’10 – Course Development Editor, The Catholic Distance University
  • Megan Rolla ’11 – Teacher, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Grads with BAs in History include:

  • Hope Johnson ’86 – Pediatric Nurse (Vanderbilt University)
  • Joe Doyle ’87 – Vice President, Doyle Signs
  • Tim Halisky ’01 – President, RLA Mid-Atlantic
  • Lisa Hudson ’10 – Production Assistant, Archangel Radio WNGL 1410 AM
  • Lesly DePiante ’04 – Assistant Editor, Angelus Press
  • Richard Allington ’11 – Graduate Student, Medieval Studies (St. Louis University)
  • Fr. Ben Cameron ’91 – Assistant General, Fathers of Mercy
  • Ann Marie Read ’99 – Human Resources & Payroll Administrator for a food distributor
  • Mary Sheiko ’05 – stay-at-home-mother, as well the Communications Coordinator for Lafayette, Indiana’s, 40 Days for Life Campaign and a free-lance writer
  • Elizabeth Wallace ’05 – AMI Montessori Directress at John XXIII Montessori Children’s Center (Montessori Training Center of Minnesota)
  • Andy McDonald ’05 – Director of Operations, Sarto Countertops
  • Michael Meridith ’97 – Accountant, Murray & Cavanaugh, P.C., CPA
  • Janet Purdy ’97 – Spanish Teacher at St. James Catholic School (George Mason University)
  • Nick Oligny ’06 – Financial Advisor, VALIC
  • Sam Aronhime ’93 – Dentist (University of Louisville School of Dentistry)
  • Frank O’Reilly ’83 – CEO, Petrine Construction
  • Sarah Marchand ’10 – Director of Religious Education, St. Andrew the Apostle
  • Ron Klassen ’01 – Senior Account Executive, K&B Underwriters
  • Fr. Stephen McGraw ’88 – Diocesan Priest, Arlington (University of Virginia Law School)
  • Jake Minick  ’06 – Attorney (Charlotte School of Law)
  • Fr. Thomas Longua ’92 – Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (Catholic University of America)
  • Donald Prudlo ’99 – History Professor, JSU of Alabama (University of Virginia)
  • Fr. Daniel Heenan ’05 – Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary)

Grads with BAs in Theology include:

  • Gloria Falcao Dodd ’87 – Lecturer-researcher, University of Dayton (Dominican House of Studies, International Marian Research Institute)
  • Sarah Akers ’00 – Director of Human Resources, FOCUS
  • Frank Nicely ’86 – Principal, St. William of York School (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Anthony Smitha ’05 – IT Support Specialist, Manus Dei
  • Tom McFadden ’90 – VP Enrollment, Christendom College (NDGS of Christendom College)
  • Gloria Zapiain ’85 – Director of Archdiocesan Catechetical Center, San Antonio (Notre Dame Catechetical Institute)
  • Anita Crane ’93 – Freelance Writer and Editor
  • Erin MacEgan ’98 – Registered Nurse (Concorde Career College)
  • Patrick Dean ’98 – Partner/Owner, Hvalsoe Hardwoods
  • Greg Bodoh ’94 – Owner, Sole Solutions computer programming company
  • David Wallace ’05 – Director of Religious Education at St. Bernadette Parish (NDGS of Christendom College)

Grads with BAs in Political Science and Economics include:

  • Andy Day ’06 – Regional Director, FOCUS
  • Paul Jalsevac ’03 – VP for  Advancement, Christendom College (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Guy Amisano ’02 – General Counsel, Salient Corporation (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Gabriel Young ’01 – Air Force Major and Attorney (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Jeremy Sheiko ’05 – Development Research Associate, Purdue University
  • Emily Minick ’10 – Policy Assistant on the Senate Joint Economic Committee (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Michele Velasco ’91 – Vice President, Finance, Sirius XM Radio
  • Peter Belleville ’95 – CEO, St. Joseph’s Roofing
  • Heather Hambleton ’05 – Freelance Editor, stay-at-home mother
  • Edel Finnegan ’91 – Director of Pro-Life Union of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Jesse Batha ’02 – Commercial Airline Pilot, SkyWest Airlines
  • Walter Janaro ’83 – Registrar, Christendom College
  • Laura Scanlon ’03 – Attorney (Catholic University of America)
  • Adam Marchand ’06 – State Trooper, Vermont
  • Captain Leo Michael Moore IV ’05 – F-16 Fighter Pilot, US Air Force (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
  • Nick Petersen ’11 – Seminarian, Diocese of Arlington

Grads with BAs in English Language and Literature include:

  • Sean Kay ’97 – Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Northeastern University)
  • Dan Dancause ’98 – Retirement Plan Advisor
  • Kelly Henson ’06 – Literature & Humanities teacher, St. Thomas More Academy
  • Maria O’Brien ’02 – Writer and Internet Marketer, Stay-at-home mother
  • Martha Cheng ’93 – English Professor, Rollins College (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Kevin Fox ’04 – IT Manager, John C. Grimberg Company
  • Hugh O’Donnell ’04 – English Teacher, St. Monica Academy (NDGS of Christendom College)
  • Agnes Penny ’97 – Author, Stay-at-home mother
  • Katie Urban ’10 – Administrative Assistant and Ecclesiastical Notary, Diocese of Arlington
  • Chris Young ’97 – Attorney (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Jaclene Akhurst ’04 – Legal Assistant at Blackstrad, Hrabe & Kirkorsky

Grads with BAs in Classics include: ­

  • Paul English ’08 – Assistant for Credit Administration, United Bank
  • Benoit Flippen ’99 – Information Assurance Engineer at SRA International (George Mason University)
  • Fred Fraser ’03 – Professor, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (Catholic University of America)
  • Daniel McGuire ’03 – Attorney (Ave Maria School of Law)
  • Elizabeth Black ’07 – High School Teacher, Oakcrest
  • Michael Schmitt ’03 – Stone Mason
  • Justin Stover ’05 – Fellow, Harvard University (Harvard University)
  • David Klostermann ’11 – Math, Religion, and PE Teacher
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