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BFA in Dance alumna earns Fulbright Fellowship to Israel
Casey Lee Thorne was once told she was too tall to be a professional ballet dancer. Now, as a successful teacher, choreographer, and inaugural class graduate of Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA Program in 2010, she is soaring to new heights.
Dominican grad returns to Spain for worldwide PR agency
As summer jobs go, John Sansone’s was in an international destination for lifestyle and leisure and food and culture. The recent Dominican grad was doing business in Spain.
Dominican wins fifth PacWest Academic Achievement Award
Dominican University of California received the PacWest Academic Achievement Award for an unprecedented fifth-consecutive season, as announced by the league office on Thursday. The Penguins displayed their prowess in the classroom once again with the highest cumulative grade-point average in the PacWest of 3.41, the highest mark in conference history.
Men’s soccer team gains talent from across United States
Dominican University of California men's soccer Phil Billeci-Gard has announced the signing of 11 student-athletes. Players come from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, and Hawaii.
Students, faculty collaborate on community research
Dominican’s service-learning program joined forces with local residents and non-profit organizations to support a community-driven research project designed to better understand the needs and interests of residents living in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and empower residents to take a proactive role in strengthening their community.
BFA in Dance students perform at Kennedy Center
Eleven juniors in the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program at Dominican were among 31 dance troupes selected to perform June 5-7 at the National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Dominican students return from Ugandan immersion trip
Since 2008, Dominican students and faculty have participated in an outreach trip to Kiganda, Uganda to help its people with its water purification system, its school lunch program, its educational needs and its health center.
Student broadcaster leads pro baseball telecasts
To 22-year-old Dominican Communications and Media Studies student Alex Swan, this was the big time.
Alumna engages in LeaderShape at Dominican
As a former LeaderShape participant, Dominican alumna Leighia Fleming returned to the University the week of June 2 as a way to give back to the influential program as a cluster facilitator in the LeaderShape Institute Bay Area Consortium at Dominican.
Dominican grad working at NBC Universal in New York
Less than two weeks after she walked on stage for Commencement to accept her BA degree in communications and media studies at Dominican, Mariah Chinchilla has stepped onto a bigger stage. She is working for NBC Universal in New York City as a marketing coordinator.
Leadership certificate program earns award recognition
The “Making of Leaders” certificate program in Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS), in partnership with County of Marin Department of Human Resources, has been named Honorable Mention in the second annual Innovation Recognition awards, also known as the INNY Awards, sponsored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
"Art of Dana King" exhibit at Dominican through August 26
An exhibit featuring the works of award-winning broadcast journalist and artist Dana King is on display through August 26 in the San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library on the Dominican campus.
Sports camp coach returns from NCAA Sports Forum
After a busy spring in which he played soccer at full speed and presented research in between, Dale Howard’s summer is even busier.
Dominican awards 576 degrees at Commencement 2014
Dominican President Mary B. Marcy awarded degrees to 576 students and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, actress and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom delivered the keynote address on May 17 during commencement ceremonies in front of hundreds of family, friends and guests at Forest Meadows Field.
President Marcy named Bay Area Influential Woman
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” for 2014 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 2 issue.
Seniors earn jobs with California's top U.S. senators
Even before they collected their diplomas on May 17, seniors Daniela Leyva and Carson Niello had landed jobs as in the offices of California’s two United States senators.
Identical twin sisters identify with Dominican ideals
Graduated seniors Alissa and Briana Gumbs are identical twins from San Diego who came to Dominican and immediately identified with its four ideals: Study, Reflection, Community and Service.
Elizabeth Warren speaks to sellout crowd at Dominican
Elizabeth Warren, Senior Senator from the state of Massachusetts, spoke to a sellout crowd May 10 at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.
Dominican partners with biotech firm for project
Dominican University of California has partnered with DesignMedix, a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, for a three-year research project aimed at advancing a new type of anti-malarial drug.
BFA in Dance students perform for "Spring Showcase"
In some ways, the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program’s annual season-ending “Spring Showcase” at Dominican April 25-26 represented a fresh start for Hayley Bowman.

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