Who is a St. Dominic Graduate?
An MD/PhD Candidate. Meet Meg Fabiszak '02: Meg is currently an MD-PhD candidate at the Tri-Institutional Weill Cornell | Rockefeller | Sloan-Kettering MD-PhD program. She is working on her graduate thesis in the lab of Winrich Freiwald at The Rockefeller University. Within this work, she is looking at the manner in which the face patch network, populations of neurons within the temporal cortex that specifically respond to faces, processes dynamic, socially relevant stimuli. Following this, it is her aim to gain an understanding of how this face patch network interacts with a network of areas along the superior temporal sulcus known to respond specifically during social interactions. Using fMRI, electrophysiology, and molecular techniques, she hopes to dissect the network interactions by which faces become socially relevant stimuli. Upon finishing her thesis, she will return to finish her clinical training at which point she hopes to establish a research based approach to exploring the biological basis underlying complex, clinical neurological and psychiatric disorders.
A teacher. Meet Mr. Tyler Cobb '05: Tyler knows and understands the importance of continuous learning and self-improvement. Since Mr. Cobb started teaching, he has been blessed with several opportunities to serve others in our world. After graduating from St. Norbert College, he went on a summer mission trip to serve the people of La Sagrada Familia, a parish in the Dominican Republic. While there, he assisted teachers in a nutrition center for children, built latrines for families in rural communities, and taught English to children and adults. Eventually, that overall experience led him to become the translator for a medical team from his home parish that has since returned twice to the same area. The connections Mr. Cobb made in the Dominican Republic also provided him with an opportunity to serve a community in Bogotá, Colombia in the summer of 2017. These opportunities and experiences have given him a greater understanding of the world, a more open heart, and a stronger sense of mutual understanding. He has gained a much broader perspective of other cultures, challenged his skills and abilities, and developed an awareness to respond to the needs of humanity.
An attorney. Meet Ann Rieger '78: Ann (Roccapalumba) Rieger is a Past President of the law firm of Davis | Kuelthau, s.c. and currently serves on its Board of Directors. With over 30 years of experience, she represents clients the areas of estate and business succession planning; corporate law; and tax exempt organizations. Her children, Sarah '06 (also an attorney), Katie '08 (a CPA), and Erin '12 (currently a college Junior), are second generation graduates of St. Dominic Catholic School. "My Catholic school experience was very important to me. The values learned - doing my best and always doing what is right, follow me silently wherever I go," Ann said. "I don't know that I fully appreciated this foundational base until I had been working in the real world for a number of years.” In addition to being an active member of St. Dominic Catholic Parish, Ann also serves as a director and officer of the Catholic Community Foundation.
A priest. Meet Fr. Jim Flaherty, S.J. '70: Fr. Jim is also a graduate of Marquette University High School and Marquette University. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1979, and was ordained a priest in 1992. After ordination, he served for a year as associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Milwaukee, and as campus minister at Marquette University. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 2003. He joined the philosophy faculty at Marquette University in 2002. He served as Rector/Superior of the Marquette University Jesuit community from 2005-2011. He served as president of Nativity Jesuit Middle School in Milwaukee from 2011-2013 and had been associate pastor of Gesu Parish starting in August of 2015.
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Students attending St. Dominic Catholic School are well prepared to succeed in school, in life, in college, and career.
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We wish to express our gratitude for those who supported St. Dominic Catholic School's 50th Anniversary (1959-2009).