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In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

After a successful career as a dentist in the U.S. Airforce and Public Health Service, John Caudill enrolled at John Cabot University, where he majored in Italian Studies and minored in Art History and Classical Studies. 

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Demetrio Iannone is a double major in International Affairs and History. He was recently accepted to CUNY, The City University of New York, for a Ph.D. in History with a full scholarship plus stipend.

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

Professor James Schwarten recently contributed an article to Binario 95’s winter issue of Shaker, in which he explained the approach he adopts in discussing the topic of homelessness with students. Professor Schwarten teaches courses in Italian Studies and sociology.

Financing International Education: Alumni Omar Azabi and Enrica Pacitto Launch CoSign

Financing International Education: Alumni Omar Azabi and Enrica Pacitto Launch CoSign

JCU alumni Omar Azabi (Class of 2017) and Enrica Pacitto (Class of 2016) recently launched CoSign, the first financial guarantor that allows foreign students to access loans in the United States.

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Professor Paolo Soriani is a professional photographer who focuses on portraits and fashion. He recently received an Honorable Mention in the Annual Photography Awards’ Portrait Series for his work “Take a brush and paint your music.”

Create to Educate: Business Administration Student Lenora Biche

Create to Educate: Business Administration Student Lenora Biche

Lenora Biche (class of 2021) is a Business Administration student from Bamenda, Cameroon. The entrepreneurship classes that Lenora took at JCU inspired her to launch BICHEdesigns, a clothing brand that mixes street fashion with African traditional fabrics.

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

An English Literature Major, Marilù Ciabattoni obtained various internships with organizations such as the Dorothy Circus Gallery, the British School at Rome, and Marshall Language Services.

A World of Your Own: Study Abroad Alumna Amanda Frazier

A World of Your Own: Study Abroad Alumna Amanda Frazier

Alumna Amanda Frazier studied abroad at JCU in Spring 2016. She was an active participant in Italy Reads, a community-based English language reading and cultural exchange program. Amanda is currently a high school teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Accounting from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Professor Magnanelli teaches Accounting and Management at JCU.   

Long Walk to Education: Meet Alumnus Baryali Waiz 

Long Walk to Education: Meet Alumnus Baryali Waiz 

JCU alumnus Baryali Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, graduated in May 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Communications. He has been accepted at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.

Understanding Climate Change: Alumna Asia Guerreschi

Understanding Climate Change: Alumna Asia Guerreschi

Alumna Asia Guerreschi graduated from JCU in 2016, with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. She is Co-Founder of the ‘Rethinking Climate’ project.

Engage Your Target Audience: Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite

Engage Your Target Audience: Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite

Born and raised in Naples, Professor Michèle Favorite attended Brown University in the United States before continuing her studies in the United Kingdom. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

Originally from Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Professor Tetyana Kholod holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Management from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. She is Lecturer in Business and Management at JCU.

Teach to Learn: Study Abroad Alumnus Luke Harris

Teach to Learn: Study Abroad Alumnus Luke Harris

Born in Lake Tahoe, California, and raised in Sacramento, Luke Harris studied abroad at JCU in Fall 2019, where he participated in the Italy Reads program. He is currently teaching 8th grade at an elementary school in Stockton, California.

Stories Waiting to be Told: Professor Chloé Barreau

Stories Waiting to be Told: Professor Chloé Barreau

Born and raised in Paris, Communications professor Chloé Barreau studied French literature at La Sorbonne. She is a freelance creative producer, writer, and filmmaker. In Spring 2021, Professor Barreau will be teaching DMA 328 Promotional Video.