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Summer 2012 Spotlight: Quigley Alumni

Joe Oliveri (Class of 2011)

Joe attends the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.  Joe first went to Dayton with the intention to major in engineering. After a successful academic semester as an engineering student, Joe spent part of his second semester exploring other career possibilities.  Joe credits his participation in religious retreats and volunteer work at a local afterschool center mentoring children for his decision to start investigating other paths in life.  After meditating on God’s call for him and his true joy in life, Joe switched his major to secondary education with a focus on catholic education.  He will be studying to become a math and religion teacher.

Along with going on retreats, Joe also led and co-directed a retreat second semester with his Kairos experience at Quigley as his inspiration. He will be leading another retreat for the incoming class of freshman at Dayton this fall.  Acting off of his religious and scholarly pursuits Joe applied for and was accepted into the Honors program as a Chaminade Scholar, a special program for those wishing to combine their academic studies with their faith (only 16 were accepted).

Joe also plays intramural basketball and soccer at Dayton and attends the many Division-1 sporting events at the university.  Joe also takes advantage of the large campus ministry program and volunteers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  Joe is also planning on continuing his support for juvenile diabetes research after completing a small scale awareness project for a communications class this past year.  This summer Joe is very excited to be counseling at a camp for young kids with juvenile diabetes.

If all of the above doesn’t keep Joe busy enough, he took his passion for music to a new level when he formed a band at school and performed once at a weekly music show, Thursday Night Live. He plans to continue performing in the years to come.  Joe is very optimistic about his future at the University of Dayton and the rest of his life and thankful for Quigley, especially for what his alma mater did to spark his religious spirit.

Allie Brooks (Class of 2010)

Allie is a student at Washington & Jefferson College in pursuit of a Biochemistry degree.  This fall, she will begin her Junior year.  Allie’s dream is to become a doctor.   With that dream in mind, Allie is participating in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua this August.  Allie cannot wait to help in the clinics and work with the doctors and nurses that will be traveling with her.  Many of the patients at the clinics have never before received help.

Allie is no stranger to traveling.  Last January, she went to England for a theater/literature class.  Allie was able to see 12 plays while there, including War Horse, The Comedy of Errors, and the House of Bernarda Alba (her favorite).  She also made time to see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The Globe, Hampton Court, Stone Hedge, and several museums and art galleries.  Allie recommends everyone making a trip to London sometime in their lifetime.

Next semester, Allie will be doing research with one of her Chemistry teachers synthesizing alkaloids from poison dart frogs.  Also next spring semester, Allie is planning on studying abroad in the Netherlands at Radboud University, where she will be able to travel to Europe and enjoy different cultures and food.

Lauren Peltz (Class of 2011)

Lauren has just completed her freshmen year at Duquesne University where she is a student in the Honors college.  Lauren made the Dean’s List for both semesters and is looking forward to starting her second year in the fall.  Lauren is enrolled in the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences and is studying to be a Physician’s Assistant.  She is also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity and the PASA (Physician Assistant Student Association).  Lauren also spends her time volunteering for the East Side Surgery Center and Greater Pittsburgh Orthopedic Associates.

Sarah Hein (Class of 2011)

Sarah is getting ready to start her sophomore year at Grove City College as a Pre-Dental Chemistry major.  She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and won a service award her freshmen year.  During the summer, Sarah will be shadowing at her dentist’s office.

Jeff Craig (Class of 2011)

Jeff Craig has been officially accepted into the Diocesan Seminary for the Fall of 2012.  This is a noteworthy achievement for one of the members of the Quigley family.

Thank you to the above alumni who provided information for our spotlight.