Theresa Buscemi is a sophomore Math and Theology/Religious Studies double major with an Education minor.  After graduation in 2020,she plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Mathematics and teach at the college level.  She is currently a captain of the women’s volleyball team at Marymount University, and participates in the music ministry of Marymount Campus Ministry.  Her favorite activities include playing volleyball, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends. 

Stephanie Downing is a criminal justice major with a research focus on terrorism analysis. She hopes to pursue a career in national security and/or the Foreign Service. Stephanie is from the island of O’ahu in Hawaii and enjoys hiking, Tahitian dance, and traveling around the world. 

Micaela Healy is a politics major with minors in French and Gender & Society.

Alexandra Holmes is a junior majoring in Communication with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in media production and journalism. Alexandra is from a small town in West Virginia and whenever she has free time she loves to go back and visit her family, the farm with all the animals, and her nieces, Hannah and Madison. Her favorite books are Gone with the Wind and The Book Thief.

Rebecca (Becky) Lake is a sophomore Media Design major with an emphasis in Graphic Design and minoring in History and Illustration. Becky is very involved around campus as the Vice President of the Finance Club, the Graphic Designer for the Student Government Association, and Designer for the BlueInk. When she graduates, Becky hopes to continue to design and create (with maybe a dash of history in there somewhere). 

Diana (Betsy) Lizotte is a senior Writing major and French minor. She will attend American University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Fiction starting in the fall. Betsy is a retired Army veteran, mother of two young adults, and the spouse of an Army colonel. Her hobbies are SCUBA diving and snorkeling, walking in the woods, reading, and watching comedies, most of which she prefers to do with her family and three miniature dachshunds.

Sarah Madanat is a sophomore at Marymount University pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Her strong passion for communicating with different people and interest in Fashion are what lead her to choose those areas of study. She is currently a work scholar for the School of Education and Human Services as a Social Media Marketer and Research Assistant.

Callahan Pels is a biology Major with a minor in writing. She grew up in D.C, but now lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her family. In her free time she enjoys drawing, reading, hanging out with friends, and going on hikes. She loves nature and one day hopes to find a career that can lend a helping hand to the environment.

John Renkiewicz is an English major graduating in May 2018. He hopes to continue his education to eventually teach English in a community college setting. John is a non-traditional student having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974 through 1987 returning to service after the 9/11 tragedy to serve in the U.S. Army from 2003 through 2012 when he retired with 22 years active service. His interests include working in service-orientated positions, watching old episodes of “Law and Order”, reading current best sellers and histories of the World Wars, biking with his wife Cathy and friends, and eating Oreos.

Julia Torrico is a double major in Information Technology with a specialty in Cybersecurity & Networking, and English with a focus in Literature & Languages, and Philosophy minor. She spends her free time reading, playing video games, watching movies and TV shows, writing for fun, and finds time to be with her family and friends.

Johnny Vaccaro is a senior English major with a focus in literature. After graduating, he will pursue a Master’s in education at Queens College. Johnny enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking. 


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