Congratulations to students who received awards at our end-of-semester celebration on May 2nd, 2018:

Sr. Catherine Lilly O.P. Award: Rebecca Van Horn

Sr. Nicholas Maltman Award: Carina Romano

Composition awards:

Kaitlin Callorina
Terise Camasura
Alaizza Fernandez
Cassidy Marquez
Tamera McNeil
Germaine Semien

Spanish Language awards:

Briana Chavez
Adrienne Davis
Maria Alvarez Piñeda

Tuxedo Literary Magazine

Tuxedo Magazine is looking for submissions of prose, poetry, flash fiction, essays, diary entries, visual arts and audio/video recordings. 

Poetry: Submit 2-3 poems

Prose: Submit up to 1500 words
Visual Arts: any form of digital media
Audio Recordings: 3-4 audio files of music or spoken word

Email submissions and any questions to [email protected]
Please attach your submissions in a Word document.


Please include a short 3 sentence biography and your contact information.


Contact Amy Wong for more information:
[email protected] 415-482-1935

Spanish minor Global Education study abroad

Dominican Students in Spain

From June 13 to July 6, 2017, eighteen Dominican students and three faculty participated in the Summer in Spain program. They spent four days in Madrid and three weeks in southern Spain, taking classes at the Universidad de Murcia. Visit Dominican's Office of Global Education for more information about opportunities to study abroad.

Dominican Day at Marin Shakespeare Festival

On September 17th, Marin Shakespeare Company will again celebrate Dominican Day. Admission to the evening's performance of Love's Labour's Lost will be free for Dominican students and half price for faculty and staff. Marin Shakespeare performances are at Forest Meadows Amphitheater, on the Dominican campus.

Congratulations to Dominican Class of 2017 from the Department of Literature and Languages!

Dominican University 2017 commencement Literature and Languages faculty and graduate Stephenie Hendricks

Congratulations to students who received awards at our end-of-semester celebration on May 3rd, 2017:

Sr. Catherine Lilly O.P. Award: Melanie Carlson

Sr. Nicholas Maltman Award: Veronika Cuddy

Composition awards:
Kathleen Abieras
Shirin Ahmadieh
Monica Barry
Milani Bernardini
Jasmine Beyer
Yesica Diaz-Gomez
Tia Furness
Stacey Kayondo
Timothy Kwong
Gabriela Mendez-Lopez
Sophia Parra
Daeja Tillis
Noemie Von Kaenel
Trevor Yeh

Tuxedo awards:

Eamonn McCarthy
Maurisha Nicole
Jeff Wincek

Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society Inductions:
Alicia Daniels
Patricia Dillon
Keith Turnage
Rebecca Van Horn


Students at Literature and Languages end of semester celebration, 2016

Congratulations to students who received awards at our

end-of-semester celebration on April 25th, 2016

Composition awards:
Tawfiq Albalawi
Janelle DeJong
Sophia Root
Katherine Cabasal
Daniel Stockman
Lily Dubuc
Austen McGregor
Jorden Tahquechi
Dimitrios Camacho

Tuxedo awards:
Idalia Pagan
Deborah Aminifard
Jeff Wincek

Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society Inductions:
Janet Oelklaus
Matthew Harlin


Alumni News


Jessica Curlett ('13) is now is serving a year of full-time service with College Possible Milwaukee. She works with low-income first generation students to help them get into and through college. Curlett works with close to 40 high school seniors in the city of Milwaukee and helps them apply to college and various scholarships. Curlett graduated from DU with a degree in English and creative writing and a minor in religion.  While at Dominican, Curlett was involved in campus ministry, where she was part of the social justice and outreach branch.  She also worked to raise money for teen mothers studying to receive their GEDs. Curlett was also president of the Penguin Student Athletic Advisory Committee, where she led various community service projects such as coastal cleanups, children’s sports camps, and breast cancer awareness events. She credits her decision to serve with College Possible to these opportunities that she had at Dominican.

DU Alumna

Brooke Pellerin ('14), who earned her B.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis at Dominican, is currently student-teaching at Buchser Middle School, where she teaches 8th grade English to students in a middle-low income neighborhood. During her time at Dominican, she worked as a writing workshop volunteer with incarcerated youth at Marin County's Juvenile Hall as part of the Writing in the Community service learning class at Dominican. She credits this experience with solidifying her desire to become an educator.




Sydney Lewis ('13) is working as a Staff Assistant in the Sacramento field office of United States Senator Barbara Boxer. In the course of her work, Sydney is responsible for responding to constituent concerns and casework questions, managing interns, monitoring 70 local newspapers spanning 34 counties in Northern California, seeking local outreach opportunities, and performing special projects in the office.