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Amanda Blackwell
2015 Alumni

EEON Associate of the Year

Employed at Clark High School.

Major: English
Minor: History

About Amanda:
Amanda Blackwell majored in English and minored in History at Calumet College of Saint Joseph. Amanda came to us from Whiting High School, after spending her freshman year of college at Aurora University. While at Calumet College, she was a part of the Softball team and St. Gasper’s Honor Society. In her spare time, she tutored at Whiting High School, where she helped students with their studies.


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Amy Gasiorowski
2015 Alumni

Major: Life Science and Pre-Professional Studies

Attending Veterinary School in Indiana

About Amy: Amy Gasiorowski majored in Life Science Pre-Professional Studies and also played on the Women’s Soccer team as the goal keeper. After graduating from Calumet College of St. Joseph’s, Amy is continuing with her plans to attend graduate school in Veterinarian Science to become a Veterinarian Technician. Amy served as an intern at a veterinary hospital to get experience in her career interest at Valparaiso Animal Hospital.


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Taylor Young
2015 Alumni

EEON Location: Ohio business firm.

Major:  Business Management


Minor: Computer Science

About Taylor: Taylor Young, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, went to Villa Angela at Joseph High School. Taylor joined the Student Government Association at Illinois Valley Community College. At CCSJ, he was a student athlete. Taylor majored in Business Management and minored in Computer Science.


Glauber Borrachini
Glauber Borrachini

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: CCSJ Business Management Program

First Major: Business

Second Major: Psychology

Extracurricular Activities: Glauber plays soccer, tennis and was a member of the International Students Club.

About Glauber: Glauber  garnered honors such as the St. Gaspar’s Honors Learning Community, along with an athletic scholarship for soccer and tennis. He speaks three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English, and his professional interests focus on companies with sports affiliations–soccer, in particular.


Angelique Cassell

Angelique Cassell

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: REGIONAL Federal Credit Union 

Major: Business Management

Extracurricular Activities: Angelique was active in the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Black Student Union.

About Angelique: Angelique’s professional interests include banking, hotels, non-profit organizations benefiting children and dogs. Her interest in banking and hospitality management has instilled in Angelique a strong desire to participate in an organization that provides change and makes a difference in the community.


Kali Weyer
Kali Weyer

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: Prasco & Associates, PC

Major:  Accounting and Criminal Justice

Extracurricular Activities: Kali has been a member of the Honors Program and CCSJ Softball team.

About Kali: Kali was serving as an intern at the East Chicago Police Department when she first learned about the EEON program. In 2015, she was recognized as Outstanding Student in Deviant Behavior and for being the Hardest Working Student in Scientific Criminal Investigation.  She currently is a member of the CCSJ softball team.  Before coming to our campus, Kali attended Junior College in Colorado.


Jalon Briscoe
Jalon Briscoe

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: Lakeshore Focus Valparaiso (KPM Group)

Major: Business Management

Extracurricular Activities: Jalon has served as President of the CCSJ Black Student Union and is a Mentor.

About Jalon: Jalon’s professional interests lie in industrial design, production/marketing, sales/management, and media.  After her baccalaureate studies are completed on our campus, she plans to pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering, possibly at Purdue University in West Lafayette. One day she hopes to start a brand and create a positive    movement in order to better society.


Allen Walker

Allen Walker

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: CCSJ Department of Science

Major:  Computer Information Systems

Minor: Applied Science

Extracurricular Activities:  Allen’s interests are Undergraduate Research, Cross Country and Track.

About Allen: Allen’s professional interests include “big” data analysis, chemical engineering and medical research. Allen has served a tutor in the Student Success Center.  He has been a member of the track-and-field and cross-country teams at CCSJ.  At school, Allen did undergraduate research in theoretical and applied spectroscopy.


Patricia Monarrez
Patricia Monarrez

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: East Chicago Police Department 

Major: Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Science                                  

Minor: Computer Information Systems

Extracurricular Activities: Patricia has been on the Dean’s List and received recognition as the “Hardest Working Student in Criminal Profiling” in 2014. She played softball at CCSJ and has served on the Criminal Justice Team.

About Patricia: Patricia’s professional interests are law enforcement, Homeland Security, and systems analysis.


Bradly Hamm

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: NWI Veteran’s Action Council

Major:  English

Extracurricular Activities:  Brad’s interests include music, writing and advertising. He was a member of the St. Gaspar Honors Learning Community.

About Brad:
Brad has served as Editor-in-Chief of CCSJ’s newspaper, The Shavings, and has served as Vice President of the Student Government Association.


Ana Pena
Ana Pena

2016 Alumni

EEON Location: East Chicago Police Department 

Major: Criminal Justice

About Ana:
Ana’s professional goal is to become a probation officer and work with juveniles.  She is motivated to continue to advance in her chosen profession of Criminal Justice.


Danielle Weems

2017 Alumni

EEON Location: Communities in Schools of Lake County

Major: Psychology

Job Description: Tutor/Mentor; Shadow to School Psychologist

Extracurricular Activities: Danielle runs cross country, and also is a member of the Track and Field team.

Professional Interests: Danielle wants to become either a school counselor, or go into social working. She mainly wants to deal with children, helping them succeed in their lives.

Additional Information: Danielle is a student athlete and is currently interning at Washington Elementary as a mentor/tutor for Communities in Schools of Lake County.


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Thomas Manyek

2015 Alumni

EEON Location: East Chicago Police Department

1st Major: Criminal Justice

2nd Major: English

Thomas currently is a police officer with the East Chicago Police Department–the same ECPD for which he served as an EEON Associate!

 


Luke Matulewicz

2017 Alumni

EEON Location: NWI Oilmen

Major: Psychology

Second Major: Theology

Extracurricular Activities:  Luke is the Student Body President for his second year and a member of the St. Gaspar’s Honor Learning Community. Luke has a strong passion with Science Olympiad and volunteers much of his time with the nationwide organization by helping the Whiting High School team and running numerous events at local tournaments.

About Luke: Luke Matulewicz is a Whiting native. He graduated with honors from Whiting High School in 2013. He is entering his senior year at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond, where he is majoring in psychology with plans to attend graduate school for a Masters in Statistics. While at Calumet College of St. Joseph, Luke has been on the President’s list for the third consecutive semester. During his free time, Luke likes to travel. He has now been to Europe on three different trips, visiting eight countries, and over 15 cities. Some of his main goals include give a TED Talk, obtaining a Ph.D., and shaking hands with the President of the United States. Luke is still not sure what career he wants; however, he is not worried, just excited to see where life will take him.


Santiago Castaneda

2017 Alumni

Major: Business Management

EEON Location: Jack Gray Transport

Job Description: Marketing and Sales Specialist

Extracurricular Activities: Santiago plays tennis. He is a member of rowing club. He is a member of the International Students Club.

Professional Interests: Santiago is interested on working as an international business man. He also likes human resources and marketing.

Additional Information: Santiago is bilingual and learning French now. He also won two times as the Most Outstanding tennis player (2014, 2016), and Top Team GPA (2014, 2015, 2016).

 


Brian Contreras

2017 Alumni

Major: Business Management

EEON Location: CCSJ – Business Management Program

Extracurricular Activities: Brian is a member of the Golf team.

Professional Interests: Financial Markets, and Real Estate.

Additional Information: Brian is from Caracas, Venezuela. He studied Economy for two years in the Universidad Metropolitan in Caracas until he got a call from the Men’s Golf coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph, and decided to transfer. He enjoys playing sports, especially golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. These activities are why Brian considers himself very active.

One of Brian’s most important goals is to come back to Venezuela in the future and help re-build the whole country. He is very interested into politics, and thinks that his country needs a new set of politicians with a different outlook of the country and the world.

Brian considers himself very responsible, self-controlled, honest, competitive, and realistic. He thinks that getting to know people, learning from other cultures, and creating new social networks are key to being successful at any business. This is why Brian would like to work in the financial markets once he finishes his major.


Nilson Cano

2017 Alumni

Major: Business Management

EEON Location: CCSJ Athletics

Job Description: Sports Communication Intern

 

 


 

David Felipe Espinosa Tellez

2017 Alumni

Major: English, Writing and Professional Communications

EEON Location: CCSJ

Job Description: Sports Communication Intern

Extracurricular Activities: David is a tennis player, is a contributor to the CCSJ Student Newspaper, The Shavings as Managing Editor, and has served as a basketball Manager.

About David: He is interested in being a Journalist, News Reporter, or Anchor.


Samantha Castellanos

2017 Alumni

Major: Digital Art

 EEON Location: CCSJ Institutional Advancement

 

 

Job Description: Marketing and Digital Intern

Extracurricular Activities: Samantha plays tennis. She is the vice president of the International Students Club.

Professional Interests: She is really interested in graphic design.


Ana Elisa  de Francisco

2017 Alumni

Major:  Business Management

EEON Location: Wolf Lake Initiative (CCSJ)

Job Description: Wolf Lake Initiative Business Intern

 


Nick Barango

2017 Alumni

Major: Communications

EEON Location: CCSJ Athletics

 

 

 


Amanda Delinck
Amanda Delinck

2017 Alumni

Major: Media and Fine Arts
Second Major: Philosophy/Psychology

EEON Location: CCSJ Office of Disability Services

Extracurricular Activities: Amanda has served as the Vice President of the English Club. Her professional interests include photography, working with G.I.V.E. Club and has performed dedicated community service work.

About Amanda: Amanda  received the St. Gaspar for Honors Students Scholarship.  She is an artist who is accomplished in painting with acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and pen-and-ink. Amanda has eight years of  experience using various types of digital media. She has entered the Lake County Fair competitions and has won multiple first place ribbons.