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Xavier Magazine | February 22, 2018

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Posts By Caroline Purtell

Swimming in Talent

January 1, 2007 |

Last summer, senior music major Dana Hunter worked as a management assistant for Makin’ Music Inc., a music publishing, production and consulting company located on Nashville’s famed Music Row. She not only created set lists for performances and managed shows … Read More

Worldly Education

January 1, 2007 |

Matt McGrath knew he wanted to leave the country as soon as he graduated from college, so in 1996 he became certified to teach English overseas and landed a job in Surabaya, Indonesia. His first experience living abroad proved both … Read More

Team Jesuit

January 1, 2007 |

John McGruder didn’t want to just watch men’s basketball games or attend Mass for an hour on Communion Sunday; he wanted to do something. The retired 1968 graduate thought of a new way to unite fellow Florida alumni—and it only required a … Read More

Live from N.Y.

January 1, 2007 |

Don Archiable has the second-largest broadcast memorabilia collection in the country, all housed in a 4,200-square-foot building behind his Cleveland home. Included in the assembly are about 400 microphones and 60 television cameras. The makeshift museum, however, is not an … Read More

Chef’s Choice

January 1, 2007 |

As the executive chef at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla., 2002 M.B.A. graduate Brian Sode has a bigger challenge than most culinarians: “In a private club setting we’re constantly challenged to provide a world of styles and ingredients in … Read More

Behind the Madness

January 1, 2007 |

Alexis Henderson came to Xavier on a full scholarship in 2001 to play for the women’s basketball team and made it to the NCAA tournament two years later. Now she’s earned another spot in the tournament, but instead of on … Read More

Profile: Eileen Cronin

October 1, 2006 |

Eileen Cronin Bachelor of Arts in English, 1987 | Deputy director of the Peace Corps, Bangkok

Graduation Gift | In 1987, Loret Miller Ruppe, director of the Peace Corps, delivered the commencement address at Xavier that followed Cronin through the corporate … Read More

The Play

October 1, 2006 |

When Xavier sophomore Richard Kase walked into the Marshall University stadium in Huntington, W. Va., in 1971, an eerie feeling overtook him. Inside were numerous memorials commemorating the plane crash that killed 75 members of Marshall’s football team months earlier, … Read More

The Face of Success

October 1, 2006 |

Yolanda Webb struggled every morning when it came time to put on her makeup. The former model was living overseas, and the department stores didn’t offer makeup for women of color. “I couldn’t find things to match my skin, and … Read More

Priceless Experience

October 1, 2006 |

Every day until spring break, senior Brian Freas returned home from class, ate lunch and watched episodes of the long-running game show, “The Price is Right.” He wasn’t avoiding homework, but conducting valuable research: He and 11 friends would soon … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

October 1, 2006 |

A football scholarship brought Jim Brockhoff to Xavier in 1958, but it’s tennis that kept him here. “I got out of college and Xavier called and said they needed somebody,” says the men’s and women’s tennis coach. “I said I … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

October 1, 2006 |

Accounting professor Bill Smith is a numbers man. He’s lived in the same house for 55 years. He’s taught in Alter Hall, Room 324, for 45 years. He’s imparted accounting knowledge to more than 10,000 students. And this spring, Smith … Read More

Cootie Invasion

October 1, 2006 |

Kathleen Gerth uses anything and everything to teach her seventh- and eighth-grade students at Dater High School in Cincinnati about chemistry, astronomy and physical science.

Hula hoops demonstrate atoms. Board games help with proficiency tests. And Gerth performs a mean … Read More

Baking the World a Better Place

October 1, 2006 |

What do a psychology major and a lemon cookie have in common? More than you’d think.

After graduating in 1997, Christie Hosea’s grandfather approached her about helping start a family business. Hosea agreed, and along with her mother and brother, … Read More

By the Numbers

July 2, 2006 |

Perry Wiggins enrolled at Xavier in 1996 right after high school, but found himself undecided and unhappy. So he left his sophomore year, got married, had a child and picked up a temp job at Procter & Gamble. There, he … Read More