Alumni Success Stories

Kathryn Uliciny '18
Criminal Justice Major
Master of Science

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My experience at Molloy College encouraged me to pursue a legal career and continue learning. When I transferred to Molloy my junior year, I knew I wanted to pursue Criminal Justice but was unsure exactly what I wanted to do. During my first meeting with Dr. Maloney, she explained that I would be able to major in Criminal Justice while being able to get a Minor in Legal Studies as well as my paralegal certificate. This was extremely exciting news because as a transfer student I did not want to get behind.  I am currently enrolled at Quinnipiac University School of Law as a 2L. I am excited to learn and grow as a lawyer and help others. Molloy offered many fantastic Criminal Justice and Legal Studies classes. I was able to prepare for law school while completing my undergraduate studies. The professors at Molloy such as Professor Ewald, Dr. Russo, Dr. Maloney, and Professor Gibbons to name a few are incredible and so motivating. Some of my criminal justice classes were a foreshadowing of law school and I am tremendously grateful for that experience. I am thrilled to use education and experience at Molloy during law school and in my future career. I am grateful for my time and experience at Molloy College. 

Rayaz Khan  '18
Philosophy Major

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Rayaz Khan - Majoring in philosophy at Molloy put me on the path to pursue a meaningful career because it empowered me to realize a fulfilling post-grad lifestyle. After graduating from Molloy in May of 2018, I spent an enriching gap year working: 1) as an instructor with Long Island Chess Nuts, a non-profit afterschool organization, 2) as the quality assurance manager for a local catering business, and 3) (somewhat to my surprise) as a freelance musician while preparing grad school apps. Currently, these pursuits are funding my studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan, where I'm due to graduate with my MAPhil by 2021. Long term, I aspire to involve myself in career advocacy, policymaking, or even practicing law, while also adjuncting courses in ethics (if possible!), so I think the next logical step will be a dual JD/PhD program. But the whole point of studying philosophy was to keep my options open, so who knows what's next?

Philosophy is adjacent to everything, so studying it is beneficial no matter who you are. But on top of that, there is no substitute for the genuine investment that Dr. Ponzer, Dr. Russo, Dr. Yanovich, and Dr. Engels have in a student flourishing. Their guidance directly led to my success, both professionally and personally, because it gave me the confidence to apply my critical thinking and problem-solving skills to a variety of pursuits. (It's also worth mentioning that these are the exact, real-life skills that I honed in their classes!)

Javion Hutchinson '15
Criminal Justice Major
Master of Science

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Javion Hutchinson - my studies in Criminal Justice at Molloy College has facilitated my career opportunity in retail Loss Prevention. I am currently a Regional Manager for Physical Security Operations for a large pharmaceutical retailer. This career opportunity allowed me to travel the country for multiple company initiative projects, conferences, and trade show events. I have also networked with many different business partners internally and externally, which has significantly enhanced my retail business acumen. Recently I began sharing my work experiences as an Adjunct Professor at Molloy. The course "Private Security - Loss Prevention and Asset Protection in Retail" is currently provided online, and this new endeavor has led me to pursue a Doctorate in Education at Molloy College. During my leisure, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful family (wife and 3 kids) in our Long Island community and playing soccer.

Arissa Viola
B.S. Criminal '15

I attribute my success to Molloy College. Molloy has prepared me to become very successful in starting my career after graduation. They instilled confidence in me in addition to my studies.

I am currently employed as a paralegal at Falcon, Rappaport & Berkman, PLLC, in Rockville Centre. I started as a paid intern and was hired to work full time.

I am grateful to have been a part of the legal studies program at Molloy and to receive a paralegal certificate in addition to my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. The course work has helped me greatly to prepare me for the work that I am doing within the law firm.

The professors were superb at Molloy and gave me a great foundation to build upon. I graduated magna cum laude in May 2019. I learned to carry my work ethic toward my career and my time management. 

I enjoy working with estate planning matters, litigation matters and other administrative matters. I also enjoy speaking with our clients and being able to update them regarding their matters at hand.  

I am in the process of studying now for my upcoming LSAT in April so that I may pursue law school and become an attorney with a JD title. Molloy College was there for me and I will always be thankful for the opportunity I had being a part of the legal studies program and the internships that gave me great insight.

Madalino Yellico
B.A. Psychology/Criminal Justice '10
M.S. Criminal Justice ' 11
Phd, Clinical Psychology

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Madalini Yellico - My experience at Molloy College set me on a pathway not only to success, but to a genuine love of learning. This experience was due to the personalized attention I received while at Molloy as well as the passionate and caring professors I had in the Psychology and Criminal Justice Departments, such as Dr. Gebbia, Dr. Camenzuli, Dr. Guarcello, Dr. Eterno, and Dr. Sullivan. Since my education at Molloy, I have completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I would not have been able to gain acceptance into a doctoral program if it wasn't for the professors at Molloy. When my acceptance required more research experience, my mentors at Molloy came together to provide an abundance of experiences. I owe a lot to Molloy College...cherished memories, life-long friends, and a career helping children through psychology is all thanks to Molloy. 

Dr. Madalina Yellico is a clinical psychologist trained in evidence-based practices, including Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Yellico specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families, frequently with a parent-training component. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient units and outpatient centers throughout the New York area. These included Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center, Andrus Children's Center, and NYU Lutheran Family Health Center. Dr. Yellico furthered her training through a postdoctoral fellowship at the private practice of Dr. Jill Rathus and Dr. Ruth DeRosa called Cognitive Behavioral Associates in Great Neck, NY. She completed her Ph.D. at St. John's University with an expertise in the study of anger, rumination and impulsivity in relationships. Dr. Yellico graduated Summa Cum Laude in both her Bachelors and Master's degrees from Molloy College before completing her doctorate at St. John's. 

Though her experiences in the mental health field working with individuals from varied background, Dr. Yellico has come to understand firsthand the importance of hope. Her passion for encouraging personal growth and psychological health in others has also inspired a devotion to fostering hope on a societal and individual level. 

Patrick Shand '09
English Major

Pat Shand is a content creator best known for his work as a novelist and comic book writer. He has written for Marvel characters Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, and Spider-Man. In addition to his work on licensed properties, such as Adventure Time, Charmed, and Joss Whedon's Angel, Pat has created many of his own properties. From crowd-funded hits like the ongoing series Destiny, NY to the subversive crime thriller Snap Flash Hustle, Pat's work focuses on humanity, empathy, and ambition in the face of struggle. As a playwright, he has produced more than 10 short plays off-off-Broadway in New York City, and has worked as a screenwriter, a college professor, and an editor. He runs Space Between Entertainment -- a collective that produces graphic novels, podcasts, and video content -- in New York, where he lives with his wife Amy and their army of cats.

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