Alumni Corner

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: March 19, 2015

Written by Kyle Reynolds ’99, president-elect of the National Alumni Board   Getting old stinks. There’s really no way around it. I hurt when I wake up in the morning, and it’s not caused by a late night on Lee Road. I think that I have permanent damage in my feet from stepping on my…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner Oct. 2, 2014

  Five honest ways to succeed in the workplace: People go to college for a lot of reasons, but one of the main ones is to someday become a human being an organization deems “hireable” and worthy of receiving a bi-weekly transfer of funds known as “a paycheck.” With that, here are five brutally honest…

Alumni Corner: John Ettore, Carroll News Alumni Class of ’80

Alumni Corner John Ettore   For me, it all began on the first day of my freshman year, when I accidentally found myself in a 400-level history class. Courtly Dr. Ulrich welcomed us to his Civil War and Reconstruction class, briskly outlining what he called his “contract”—the work a student would have to do to…

Alumni Corner: The CN talks with 2012 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Emily Gaffney

The CN: What were you involved in during your time at John Carroll?   Gaffney: Mostly newspaper. That was the main thing that I spent a lot of my time on.   The CN: And were you Editor in Chief?   Gaffney: Yeah, my senior year.   The CN: What was your major?   Gaffney:…

Alumni Corner: The Carroll News chats with Kristen Jantonio ‘11

  The CN: What made you decide to apply for the “Meet the Press” Fellowship?   Kristen Jantonio: There was something that I just knew that I wanted it. I thought, “I want to do everything I possibly can to try and get this opportunity with ‘Meet the Press’ because it has such a lasting…

Alumni Corner: The CN talks with 2010 ‘Meet the Press’ fellow Joe Toohey

  The Carroll News: What were you involved in during your time at John Carroll University?   Joe Toohey: I was a communication major, political science minor and I worked for The Carroll News. I was the assistant world news editor. And I had internships. I interned at Channel 3 in Cleveland, I interned with…

Alumni Corner: Interview with NFL GMs Caldwell and Telesco at Senior Bowl

Last week I experienced the opportunity of a lifetime. With aspirations of pursuing a career in the professional sports industry after graduation, I was invited by Steven Burkett of Eye-Scout LLC (a professional scouting and sports software company) to travel to Mobile, Ala. for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.   I witnessed firsthand the top collegiate…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner – Tim Leddy

I fear writing anything that resembles advice. The thought of providing advice brings to mind my high school American History teacher, John Braucher. He said there were three things wrong with advice: too easily given, rarely taken, and usually bad.  He may have been quoting someone else. Five minutes worth of a Google search failed…

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What’s important in life? What kinds of things are going to happen after you graduate? If you want to take a peak into your possible future, John Carroll has been providing a way to do that for decades now. I know because I have played a small part in that. Live an average lifespan, and…

Alumni Corner: Ann Potter ’00

Take a look around you in the dining hall, dorms, classrooms, athletic fields. Who are your close friends right now at age 18? At age 22? Well, I’ve got news for you, chances are good they’ll be a part of your life for years to come. Since it’s the season of being thankful, I thought…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: Emily Gaffney ’12

I’m going to be honest with you all; I feel strange writing this column as an alumna – probably because I’ve only recently become one. It was less than six months ago that I walked across the stage on the John Carroll quad in the interminable sun (it was in the 90s that day) to…

Alumni Corner: Kate Vendemio ‘04

I fell in love with Washington, D.C. when I was in fifth grade. My scouting troop took a weekend trip to our nation’s capital, and I made up my mind right then and there that I would to move to Washington, D.C. when I grew up. When the time to pick colleges came around, I…

Alumni Corner: Rachelle Psznick ‘98

It has been 14 years since I graduated from John Carroll, and the memories from my time here are just as vivid today as they were back then. As I go through my daily life, there is always something that serves as a little reminder of those four very special years. It may be a…

Alumni Corner: Rona Proudfoot ’01

This may be your first year at John Carroll or your fifth. Either way, the new year means you’ve earned a fresh start. I urge you — seize the opportunity and try something new. Some of you are here with no idea what career path your college experience will take you down. Others of you…

Alumni Corner: Brighten up

Keeping your clothes on-trend can be a pricey and time-consuming endeavor. As a college student with stereotypically limited funds, I knew I could only make a handful of purchases each season. So each bangle had to count. Each top needed to have more than three wears in it. Full disclosure I am still very much…

Alumni Corner: Greg Murphy

I remember it like it happened yesterday. Sometimes I still see the baseball flying deep into the night. It was Oct. 5, 1997, and I was just over a month into my freshman year at John Carroll. The Cleveland Indians were hosting the Yankees in game four of the American League Championship Series. Trailing the…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: Lex Tomaszewski ’01

Hey you. Glad you’re picking up the latest edition of The Carroll News with the intention of reading it cover-to-cover. Or stuff it in your backpack and pull it out later during classes like film & communication, sports journalism or campaign issues and images (all some of my favorites). I did the same back in…

Alumni Corner: Alumni Corner: Clare Taft ’00, Carroll News Alumna

It is somewhat surreal to write a column for The Carroll News, sitting in my law office, rather than sitting in The CN office. I like to think that I did my best work while sitting at one of the Macs closest to the door, with the blinds open and Weezer’s “Pinkerton” playing in the…

Alumni Corner: Alumna Bridget Fitzgerald

Chicago-area alumnus Bill Burke may have said it best: “You can take alumni from 1957 through 2014 and they talk like they have known each other for years.” Attending my first “12 Blue Streaks for Dinner” event in Chicago sponsored by the JCU Student Alumni Association was a true example of this. We walked into…