Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Sullivan and Alumni Association President Carrie Grundmayer, B.A. 1996, inducted the newest members of the CUA Hall of Fame on Jan. 30. Inducted were: Jeffery Clay Jr., B.A. 1998; John B. Douglas, B.A. 1995, M.A. 1997; Anthony “Tony” Gallis, Class Of 1986; Cristine (Waterhouse) Kosnik, B.B.E. 1995; and Brent Raue, B.S. 1996. (Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)
Members of the Catholic University community were encouraged to take solace in the depths of God’s love on Jan. 28, during the University’s annual Mass on the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, held in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., bishop of Youngstown, Ohio; chairman of the NCEA Board of Directors; and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education. Very Rev. John Langlois, O.P., president, and Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., vice president, of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, served as principal concelebrants. (Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)
Nearly 100 Catholic University students helped Jan. 21 at the National Prayer Vigil for Life in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, which draws more than 20,000 people every year. The next day, hundreds of students met in Caldwell Auditorium for a rally before heading to the annual March for Life in downtown Washington, D.C. (Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)
The Catholic University of America sent hundreds of members of the University community into D.C. neighborhoods to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18. Students, faculty, and staff — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne — spent the national holiday on service projects at one of approximately 20 locations throughout the city. (Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)
Employees of The Catholic University of America gathered on Dec. 21, 2015, for the annual Christmas party hosted by President John Garvey. The celebration began with Mass at 2 p.m. celebrated in Caldwell Chapel. Starting at 3 p.m., staff and faculty members enjoyed food, drink, and fellowship in the spirit of the season in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Vice President and Chief of Staff Frank Persico presided over the presentation of door prizes as party goers clutched their tickets hoping to hear their number called.
Take a look back at events that took place in 2015 at The Catholic University of America.
On Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, the 26th annual Christmas Concert for Charity took place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church. The concert featured CUA Choruses and Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Basilica Choir. A freewill offering was taken up to benefit the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts based in Washington, D.C. (Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)
Catholic University students celebrated at the Thanksgiving Cultural Potluck Dinner on Nov. 19 in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The potluck was organized as a collaboration between the Office of Campus Activities and the Center for Global Education. Approximately 350 students attended.
In preparation for Pope Francis’s upcoming visit, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Catholic University participated in “Serve with Francis Day” on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Washington, D.C., area. Approximately 530 people spent the day serving at locations such as Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Catholic University’s community garden, Archbishop Carroll High School, and the Franciscan Monastery, where University President John Garvey helped with work in the garden.
CUA Athletics had one of its most successful years in the history of the program — six conference championships, two Elite Eight appearances, eight teams in the NCAA tournament (the most ever in CUA history), and one in the ECAC tournament. The program had five All-Americans and four Landmark Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, and was the winner of the Landmark Conference Presidents’ Trophy, which recognizes the conference’s best overall athletics program. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Department of Athletics staff)