The Eugene Constantin Rome campus will welcome three new faculty members and two new resident assistants (RAs) this year. New Rome RAs Renee Davis '13 and Michael Tann '13 are both former Romers with fond memories of the semester's challenges and opportunities, including rigorous course work and European travel with lifelong friends.
Biochemistry major Tann, who spent his 10-day vacation, the traditional mid-semester break for independent student travel, venerating saint relics around Europe, including St. Sebastian, St. Paul, St. Bernadette, St. Maria Goretti and St. Peter, also loved experiencing the mystical body of Christ in a different part of the world.
"We witnessed the Catholic faith in many churches throughout Europe," said Tann. "The gentleness of prayer and comfort found in these churches mixed excitingly with the different cultures and languages."
"I most look forward to making this semester an incredible academic, spiritual and personal experience for all students attending," said Davis, who majored in politics and served as Student Government president her senior year.
Marianne Siegmund, an affiliate assistant professor of theology in Irving, is no stranger to the Eternal City, having earned a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. She will teach Western Theological Traditions in Rome.
William Tullius, who received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research and his master's and bachelor's degrees from The Franciscan University of Steubenville, will teach Philosophy of Man. A new Art & Architecture professor will join the Rome faculty in the fall, as well.