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The John Carroll Journey

Joining the John Carroll University community means entering a professional network of 45,000+ thinkers, doers, and leaders. Our proud, connected alumni community shares the common bond of Jesuit education that calls us to think beyond ourselves. John Carroll graduates bring knowledge, perspective, and understanding to every industry, community, and relationship.

Learn more about JCU alumni and their success below.


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Success after Graduation


One year after graduation

Of known undergraduate alumni are employed, involved in an educational program or have committed to a Jesuit year of service.



Median Earning Salary


of students complete two or more high-impact experiences like internships and study abroad


service activities

completed each week in conjunction with the Center for Service and Social Action


unique employers

Just a few of our 45,000 plus alumni worldwide

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Angela Bucci Angelica Bucci '16 Program Manager in App Attribution, Google Entrepreneurship & Communication

Angelica Bucci ‘16 says JCU provided her with the resources she needed to determine her path in college and into professional life. Angelica says the deep connections she developed with faculty, advisors, and coaches were the network of support she needed to get where she is today. Now, she works as a Program Manager in App Attribution with Google.

Marcello Hernandez Marcello Hernandez '19 Saturday Night Live Entrepreneurship & Communication

Marcello is a first-generation Latino comedian who joined the cast of SNL in 2022, played for the John Carroll Men’s Soccer team, and graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship & Communication, concentrating in TV & Screenwriting.

Jonathan Cooley Jonathan Cooley ’11, ’15G Defensive Back Coach, Carolina Panthers Finance

During his time at JCU, Jonathan majored in Finance and earned his MBA in 2015. He previously served as the Assistant Coach for the 2022 Super Bowl champion LA Rams, but is now the Defensive Backs Coach for the Carolina Panthers.

Amy Buehner Amy Buehner '08, '09G Demand Planning Manager, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Marketing & Logistics

Amy was able to attend John Carroll by receiving a financial aid package, but due to her family’s financial situation, she was afraid that her JCU opportunities would disappear at any moment. However, she has said that “the Lord kept providing another way – another mentor, another opportunity, another financial solution, another semester,” which guided her through her four years. Amy credits JCU’s dedication to morality, faith, and service for providing her with the opportunities to advance and succeed.

Ernest Petti Ernest Petti '97 Head of CG, Walt Disney Animation Studios Computer Science

Ernest Petti ‘97 supervises several computer generated graphic teams for Walt Disney Animation Studios. He was a double major at John Carroll in Engineering Physics and Computer Science and he has worked on films such as “Tangled”, “Bolt” and “Big Hero 6”. Petti says his Physics major and overall liberal arts education were crucial in teaching him how to problem solve and adapt to change and new possibilities.

Janae Warren Janae Warren '13 Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, University Hospitals Biology

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at John Carroll, Janae went on to earn two Master's degrees from Case Western Reserve University which helped to propel her career as a Registered Nurse in several different Ohio hospital systems. She specializes in women's health which aligns with her underlying passion.

Outcomes Page Stephen Alexander '16 Senior Accountant, Patagonia Accounting

Stephen Alexander '16 is a senior accountant for Patagonia, one of the world's leading outdoor clothing companies. He says his involvement in two immersion trips at John Carroll developed his desire to work for a company that puts mission ahead of profit. Since 1985 the company has given 1% of sales to environmental groups to "save our home planet."

Jenny Bassa Jenny Basa '03 Director of IDEA Partnering (inclusion, diversity, equity, action), lululemon Psychology

Jenny's passion for teaching and providing for others, as well as her drive to simplify complicated human problems have served her well as the Director of IDEA Partnering (inclusion, diversity, equity, action) at lululemon.

Spencer Furin Spencer Furin '17 Electrical Engineer at NASA Engineering Physics

Exploring the final frontier is no longer science fiction. Spencer Furin '17 designs power systems for spacecraft as an electrical engineer for NASA's Glenn Research Center. Spencer says working for NASA is fulfilling a childhood dream. Despite Spencer's highly specialized field, he says the communication and humanities classes he took at JCU help him daily.

Outcomes Page Cedric D.T. Jackson, Jr. '14 Senior Engineer for Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology, Walt Disney Company Computer Science

Cedric earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems at JCU in 2014 and went on to work at Disney Streaming Services as a Senior Video Software Engineer. His job entails writing code for the Disney Plus app, as well as optimizing video-player performance by working with a team of world-class computer engineers.

Outcomes Page Patrick Hackett '17, '19G Operations Analyst, Axuall, Inc Mathematics

Patrick is currently an Operations Analyst at Axuall, Inc. in Cleveland. He received a BA in Mathematics, and an MBA. He has said that a JCU experience is one that "deeply influences you to be a person for others," which is a mentality he has continued to embrace well into his career.

Outcomes Page Kathryn Hoepfner '18 Forensic Nurse Examiner, OhioHealth Forensic Psychology

Kathryn graduated from JCU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology. During her college years, she always adored her pharmacology and biology courses, and gained invaluable nursing exposure through senior year internships. Ultimately, nursing allowed her to blend her science passion with the ability to positively impact the lives of others.

Luke Powers Luke Powers ’08 Founder and CEO, Gearflow History

Luke studied History and Marketing at John Carroll, and went on to become the Founder and CEO of Gearflow, a company that minimizes supply chain disruptions. He credits an ethics class he took at JCU for significantly influencing the way he runs his business.

Outcomes Page Chad Kanakkanatt '19 Account Coordinator, Drake Cooper Marketing & Logistics

During his JCU years, Chad participated in intramural sports, was a member of the JCU Men's Soccer Team, attended retreats with Campus Ministry, and studied abroad for a semester at Regent's University in London. He currently serves as the Account Coordinator for Drake Cooper, an independently owned marketing and branding agency.

Landry Snead Landry Snead, '18 Backend Engineer, Spotify Computer Science

Landry’s John Carroll Computer Science degree has allowed her to work for companies including the Cleveland Clinic, The J.M. Smucker Company, and Spotify where she is currently a Backend Engineer.

Jackie Sosnowski Headshot Jackie Sosnowski '16 Program Manager, Valtronic Technologies (USA) Inc Business Management

Jackie Sosnowski ‘16 exemplifies contributing to the greater good. During her time at JCU, she earned her way into the Arrupe Scholar program and co-founded the Female Carroll Ballers her sophomore year, which teaches life skills and instills confidence in young women inside the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. The program's creation earned Jackie the Outstanding Senior for Service award from the Boler College of Business, and her commitment to service continues today. She balances her career as a senior project manager for a technology company with volunteer efforts.

Andrew Nahra Andrew Nahra '17 Dentist, Fioritto Family Dental Biology

Andrew graduated with a B.S. in Biology from John Carroll and went on to lead his own family dental practice in Northeast Ohio. During his time at JCU, he was part of the Dental Club and the Middle Eastern Student Association. After JCU, he obtained his DDS from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. 

Esther Esther Salata '13 Founder, Benesafe Solutions Environmental Science

Esther Salata '13 is an entrepreneur using her Environmental Science degree to advocate for pet safety. She founded Benesafe Solutions, which produces environmentally friendly, plant-based lawn care products. She came up with the idea after her dog dealt with severe bug bites while spending time in her garden. She credits her John Carroll experience for growing her desire to create positive changes in her community and believes education can help make a safer world. 

Nurse - Alumni Outcomes Page Corey Large '18 Intensive Care RN, Aya Healthcare Exercise Science

Corey graduated from John Carroll in 2018 and credits his professors who cared deeply about his education, and helped him learn how to manage multiple responsibilities at once. He went on to work in the ICU at the Cleveland Clinic during the pandemic. His advice to future nurses is to "not be intimidated and go for it." 

Michael Hollins Michael Hollins '17, '24G Founder, Endurance Training Academy Exercise Science

Michael's story began far before entering JCU's campus, but through trial and triumph, he made it through his college years with a renowned sense of confidence and clarity on what his future would hold. He started his own company: the Endurance Training Academy, where he serves as a speaker, holistic wellness coach, youth advocate, and mentor.

White man with square face and black hair smiling at camera in business suit Dan Zeolla '02, '04G SVP, Internal Audit Director at PNC Accounting

Dan graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting focus in 2002, and completed his Master's degree in Business Administration in 2004. Since then he has served in multiple leadership roles for finance companies, and he has been with PNC Bank for over 7 years.

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