Alumni News

Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia graduated from JCU in 2003 with a B.A. in Business Administration and two minors in Economics and Computer Science.

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Alumna Canseli Yuce graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in International Affairs. She is currently working at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey while pursuing an M.Sc. in International Development at SOAS University of London.

Monetizing the Startup: Federico Giordani Discusses Venture Capital

Monetizing the Startup: Federico Giordani Discusses Venture Capital

On November 18, Business Professor Silvia Pulino welcomed alumnus Federico Giordani, Investment Analyst at Archangel AdVenture, for a talk called “Monetizing the Startup: The Financial Component.”

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Arianna Catti De Gasperi is JCU’s Director of Admissions. Born to a Roman father and a Greek mother, Arianna graduated from JCU in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications. She then earned an M.A. in International Journalism from City, University of London.

Alumna Annamaria Borelli to Perform in Puccini’s La Bohème in Rome’s Teatro Vittoria

Alumna Annamaria Borelli to Perform in Puccini’s La Bohème in Rome’s Teatro Vittoria

Alumna Annamaria Borelli earned a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2013 and is currently working as an English teacher in Rome. Annamaria will be performing the role of Musetta in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème with the company Vox Unica in Rome in January 2022.

JCU Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Flavia Frigeri and Federico Giordani

JCU Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Flavia Frigeri and Federico Giordani

JCU’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is pleased to announce that Flavia Frigeri (Class of 2007) and Federico Giordani (Class of 2017) are the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Economics and Finance and a minor in International Affairs. Francesco has recently been accepted to Georgetown University's Master of Science in Foreign Service in Washington DC.

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Amanda Rose Bush graduated from JCU with a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2010. She went on to earn an M.A. in Italian Studies at New York University and a Ph.D. in the same field at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Coordinator of Lower Division Italian.

JCU Welcomes Alumna Vittoria Notarbartolo di Villarosa, Founder of V.N.V. Sculpted Jewels

JCU Welcomes Alumna Vittoria Notarbartolo di Villarosa, Founder of V.N.V. Sculpted Jewels

JCU welcomed Vittoria Notarbartolo di Villarosa, Marketing graduate and founder at V.N.V. Sculpted Jewels On September 28.

Life Lessons from Golf: Alumnus Guglielmo Della Porta

Life Lessons from Golf: Alumnus Guglielmo Della Porta

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Guglielmo Della Porta graduated from JCU in 2021 with a B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Business Administration. Guglielmo and his golf team recently won the "Campionati Nazionali Assoluti a Squadre" championship.

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Alumna Stefania Piccialli graduated in 2017 in English Literature and Communications, and then earned her M.A. in Gender and Media from the University of Sussex. Stefania recently won the Translating for Change Video Essay competition.

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk, an app created by John Cabot University alumnus Enrico Barchiesi, was selected for a 9-month acceleration program with CesenaLab. EasyDesk is an app that allows students to book spaces on campus in order to maintain social distance.

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Jay Manari is a non-binary Italian director, writer, and filmmaker who graduated from JCU in 2015 with a B.A. in Communications. In September 2021 Jay will start a part-time Ph.D. program on the “Anatomy of a Politically Incorrect Directing Method: Feminism, Transfeminism and Beyond” at the University of Birmingham.

Being Part of the Change: Recent Graduate Ignacio Moreno

Being Part of the Change: Recent Graduate Ignacio Moreno

Originally from Venezuela, Ignacio Moreno is a double major in International Affairs and Business Administration who graduated in Spring 2021. Ignacio recently received a scholarship to pursue an M.Sc. in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics.

Digital Humanities Today: Alumna Giulia Maggiori

Digital Humanities Today: Alumna Giulia Maggiori

Born and raised near Rome, alumna Giulia Maggiori graduated in Spring 2019 with a degree in English Literature. Giulia is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes University, while also working as Assistant Supplier Operations Specialist at Oxford University Press.

Why Filmmaking: Alumna Paola Di Leo

Why Filmmaking: Alumna Paola Di Leo

Born and raised in Rome, alumna Paola Di Leo graduated from JCU in 2018 with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Paola won The New School’s ‘Fine Cuts 42nd Annual Invitational Film Show’ with her short film ‘Corona Love Story.’

Alumnus Daryush Arabnia’s Company Wins 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award

Alumnus Daryush Arabnia’s Company Wins 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Award

John Cabot University is proud to celebrate Daryush Arabnia, one of its exceptional alumni. The Manufacturing Leadership Council recently announced the winners of the prestigious 2021 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

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.

JCU to Welcome Diplomat Staffan de Mistura as 2021 Commencement Speaker

JCU to Welcome Diplomat Staffan de Mistura as 2021 Commencement Speaker

President Franco Pavoncello is pleased and honored to announce that John Cabot University’s 2021 Commencement speaker will be diplomat  Staffan de Mistura.

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.