High-Flying Falcons: Stephen McDonough

stephenAt OLMC, we’re delighted to celebrate our falcons, even after they fly the nest. Our alumni are the pride and joy of our community, and Stephen McDonough, OLMC Class of 2009, is no exception.

Stephen graduates Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University later this month, having earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English: Literature after just 3 ½ years.

In addition to his English studies, Stephen minored in philosophy, received a certificate in writing, held a part-time job, and volunteered at St. Andrew’s Parish, where he attends Mass and works with the baptism preparation ministry.

As part of his degree program, Stephen participated in two internships. The first was with the PEN Project, where he edited and critiqued inmates’ creative writing and taught a creative writing seminar at the Arizona Department of Corrections in Globe, Arizona. The second was for the Superstition Review, an online literary magazine, where Stephen served as blogger for two semesters.

Stephen was awarded the prestigious Moeur Award –which recognizes students with a 4.0 GPA who graduate after 8 consecutive semesters–and the Dean’s Medal from the Department of English for Stephen’s outstanding commitment to academic excellence. On behalf of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, we’d like to congratulate Stephen on his superior accomplishments and wish him well in his future endeavors.

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