Alumni Spotlights

Listed below are just a few of the many graduates from the department who have gone on to successful studies or careers in a variety of fields.

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Michelle Khawam (Class of 2012 - Theology) is a campus minister at Marist College in New York.  She completed a graduate degree in Pastoral Theology at the University of Dayton (OH).

Michael Chovanes (Class of 2011 - Theology) is the assistant director of the Newman Catholic Community at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

Kelly Schuster (Class of 2010 - Theology) taught in the Don Bosco Cristo Rey school in Washington, DC.  She is a novice with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco.

Matt Kuhner (Class of 2010 - Philosophy & Theology) is a Ph.D. student at Ave Maria University in Immokalee, FL.

Nancy Sayre (Class of 2008 - Theology & Marketing) is the business director and co-owner of Sayre Design company in Emmaus, PA.

Janna Fellmeth Kerr (Class of 2007 - Marriage and Family Studies & Spanish) is the Episcopal Services Project Manager for the Catholic Leadership Institute.

Jason Bach (Class of 2006 - Philosophy) teaches at Notre Dame High School in Bethlehem (PA) and in the Catechist program for the Diocese of Allentown.

Jon Slabek (Class of 2004 - Theology) is a teacher and assistant principal at Lansdale Catholic High School (PA). 

Brendan Laroche (Class of 2003 - Philosophy) completed his M.Div. and M.A. degrees at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA.  He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Allentown on June 6, 2015.

Marilyn Cassella Gomes (Class of 2001 - Marriage & Family Studies) is a hospice chaplain in Allentown, PA.

Nancy O'Keefe Colosi (Class of 2000 - Philosophy) is owner of La Belle Cuisine - Fine Cookware in Emmaus, PA.

Vivian Zumas, Esq. (Class of 1997 - Philosophy & Politics) is a lawyer with her own practice in Bethlehem, PA.

Rev. James Chern (Class of 1995 - Theology) is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark (NJ) and campus minister at Montclair State University.

Tom Vresics (Class of 1986 - Theology) teaches at the Salesianum School in Wilmington, DE.


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