Four Cabrini alumni have been featured this week on the Archdiocese of Detroit’s facebook page. These alumni were chosen to show the success that former Catholic School students are having after college and in the professional world. Below are excerpts from the Diocese’s facebook page. Couldn’t be prouder of these former students and athletes! #monarchpride
Raymond Wojtala‘s Catholic education connected him with the wider world outside of his hometown in Southeast Michigan. He pursued his graduate studies in International Relations at the University of Wroclaw, where he played first base/pitcher for the Polish
National Baseball team, after graduating from Cabrini High School and Michigan Tech.
“My Catholic Schools experience… taught me to embrace change, which has given me the opportunity to study in Europe and play baseball for a national team. The education Catholic schools provided me taught me to treat everyone with respect and to trust in God when things are going good and bad.”
Karie Altman is pursuing her PhD at Oakland University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, conducting environmental research. Altman is a graduate of Cabrini and Madonna University.
“My passion for learning began in Catholic schools and now continues in graduate school, where I conduct scientific research and teach laboratory courses.”
Amanda Chidester, Cabrini graduate, professional athlete and coach, credits her Catholic education with instilling the values of discipline and accountability.
“Accountability was instilled in me at a young age. I learned to turn assignments in on time and make sure they were done right, anything less was not acceptable.”
These values aided in Chidesters success as a Big Ten athlete and as a USA National Softball Team member.
“My Catholic education taught me core values of honesty, integrity and ethics that push me to hold my work as an engineer to a higher standard.”
Kyle David‘s intellectual curiosity was sparked starting at St. Albert the Great and then on to St. Frances Cabrini. Kyle continued his education at Kettering University, and is now an electrical engineer at a major tier one auto supplier.
“As a hospice nurse, my Catholic education taught me how to care for my brothers and sisters in Christ. I learned the foundation that everyone deserves the compassion and dignity at the end of their life..”
Erin Camilleri is a graduate of St. Frances Cabrini and Madonna University and now works as a Nurse at Beaumont Hospice. As a mother, she sends her children to Catholic Schools “so they can benefit from the same wonderful experience.”