Alumna Messineo’s fast-track to novelist

By Jaci Wendel News Editor After she graduated from DeSales in 1995 with a degree in English, Teresa Messineo took a Mensa self-test for kicks, and scored in the top two-to-three percentile. It was only then that she recognized “an innate talent and intelligence” that she possessed and pursued everything from coming back to DeSales to study to become a physician assistant … [Read more...]

Where are they now: Alum Dom Carlineo talks “Rachel Ray Show,” coaching at Lehigh

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Alumnus Dom Carlineo ’15 and his mom Nina of Philadelphia, Pa. won the first-ever mama’s boy cookoff in a “Rachel Ray Show” episode that aired Jan. 4. Getting on the show was a completely random process. “A great friend of mine from pre-school through high school worked on the show after college,” says Dom. “She heard how they … [Read more...]

Golden Gala Raises Money in Style

By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief This article was originally published in Issue 11, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 24, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. DeSales University hosted its 35th annual dinner dance on Saturday, March 19 at Billera Hall. In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, the theme this year was “Golden Gala.” The black tie … [Read more...]

Homecoming Reconnects Past and Present

By Alexander Lingle Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 3, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (October 8, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. What is homecoming? For students, it’s a time to relax and enjoy themselves before the weekly homework grind starts all over again. For alumni, it’s returning home; a family reunion. And for the staff … [Read more...]

Sara Hulse: To DeSales and Back

By Eric Starrs Contributing Writer   She went with big dreams ahead of her, not knowing at the time she would end up back at DeSales University, guiding young minds to think more deeply about their faith. When theology professor Sara Hulse was deciding where to attend college, she had no clue where to begin until she heard of DeSales. “I first heard about DeSales … [Read more...]