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Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Giacomo Sproccati, Class of 2015, participated in the Dual Degree Exchange Program in Communications between John Cabot University and the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is currently working as Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Italian Language at Florida State University International Programs in Florence.

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Born in Rome to an Italian mother and an American father, Alumna Marina Traylor graduated in December 2019 with a degree in English Language and Literature. During her time at JCU, she was president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. Marina has been working at the Keats-Shelley House since February 2020.

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta has recently been accepted for an M.A. in Directing at MetFilm School in Berlin, Germany. Mariolina graduated in 2020 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing.

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Born and raised in Rome, alumnus Dario Diofebi graduated from La Sapienza University with a triennale and a specialistica degree in Comparative Literature. In the summer of 2015, Dario did a graduate creative writing workshop at JCU. He then went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. Dario recently published his novel Paradise, Nevada (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Find your Road, Create your Space: Alumna Clarissa Cecchi

Find your Road, Create your Space: Alumna Clarissa Cecchi

Alumna Clarissa Cecchi (class of 2015) graduated from John Cabot with a major in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing. Before working as a Cybersecurity Information and Communication officer at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium she was a trainee in the Events and Creative department at Verve International in Shanghai, China.

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.