Showing posts from October, 2018

Alumni Feature - Alex Poole '16

Alexandria Poole ’16 has never been the type of girl who chases after fame and money. Instead, she is dedicating her life to putting the spotlight on others. After all, they say it’s not what you know, but who you know that can make all the difference. It was true for Alex’s journey in the communications field and now she hopes to make it true for others too.

As a mass communications major with a focus in radio and TV broadcasting, Alex’s journey to the big leagues started with her own late-night show with WLRA, the Lewis student radio station. While the station originally featured country music, Alex took a chance and played her own pop music, gaining quite the following while doing so.

In addition to being involved in the communications world, Alex was also a part of the Lewis Women’s Basketball team. Her junior year the Women’s basketball team made it all the way to the Elite 8. Playing in the Elite 8 tournament with her closest friends was by far the highlight of her career at Le…

Alumni Feature - Theresa O'Carroll ('96, '00)

Theresa O’Carroll named Moraine Valley vice president of Financial and Business Services
As Moraine Valley Community College’s new vice president of Financial and Business Services and college treasurer, Theresa O’Carroll is eager to face this change in her career while continuing to help the college remain fiscally strong. When she first arrived on campus in 2000, O’Carroll was the assistant controller. Two years later she became the controller and remained in the position until her recent promotion. O’Carroll earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting and graduate degree in Business Administration from Lewis University before working at Rush University Medical Center in various accounting positions for 21 years.
            As the controller, O’Carroll did mostly detailed work in the background. In her new role, she is more involved in the planning process and working at a more strategic level.
            “I’ll be more involved in conversations about where the college wants to go. I…