Mia Lopez, Class of 2020, shares her experience as an undergraduate student at Dominican University of California by recounting the most memorable moments year by year.
Father Bob, D. Min., has been at the University for over 30 years. He has done a variety of roles and has had the opportunity to interact with over 20 Dominican sisters of San Rafael. Father Bob shares his story of working with the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
today we come to tell our story through the experience of Lynn Sondag.
Lynn is an associate professor in the school of liberal arts and education. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. Lynn starting teaching at Dominican in 2002. She believes that students learn from a dynamic range of individual and collaborative exchanges between artists, artwork, and audience, in order to discover personal and alternative points of view. One of the audiences that she has encountered here are the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and their Dominican story.
Lynn shares her personal story and how her path led from the American Midwest to San Francisco and Dominican University of California. She reflects on the Dominican values of Study, Reflection, Community, and Service and how her artistic practice fit with those values.
Mark has spent most of his career in higher education. Begin in Student Life, and then serving as the Director of Housing and Student Activities at Dominican in 1986 and 1987. Mark rejoined Dominican in the fall of 2004 as the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund and currently serves as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations.
Mark tells his story of growing up in Sacramento and the importance of family. He shares how his path was leading him to culinary school and the food industry, when he made a sudden turn into working into Student Life and ended up at Dominican University of California.
Sister Margaret Diener, a member of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and currently the Director of Santa Sabina Center, the Dominican Sisters' retreat center adjacent to Edgehill Mansion.
Sr. Margaret is also a Dominican alumna, former faculty member and current member of the board of Dominican's board of trustees.
Sr. Margaret has named her reflection, "Roots for Life". What she knows is that her roots were and continue to be family, farm, faith and education - these inspired and sustain her commitment to what we celebrate today as Dominican values.
Briana Chavez of the Class of 2019 talks about her experience at Dominican through the lens of a first generation college student majoring in biology. Briana discusses her love of research, her time studying abroad in Spain, and her growth as a leader.
Based on Campus Ministry’s lecture series, “We Come to Tell Our Story,” Heritage and History podcasts share through storytelling the rich heritage of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and others who have nurtured and empowered our university throughout the years. This series is curated by Sr. Mary Soher, O.P. and is made possible through a partnership of Campus Ministries, The Department of Communication of Media Studies and Penguin Radio.
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