July 10, 2019

Three Duffy Alums are VIPs at 2019 Commencement and Reunion

“What makes a good society?” is the guiding question of the Beloit College Duffy Community Partnerships.  Three Duffy alums, Ruth Hamilton’07, Erika Weiss Moczulewski’09, and Mauricio Sosa Cardenas’19 give compelling answers in terms of the work they do to make the world a better place. They were honored for their accomplishments at the 2019 Commencement and Reunion.
  • Erika Weiss Moczulewski receives the Young Alumnae award, 2019.
  • Ruth Hamilton, 2019 Commencement Speaker.
    Andy Manis
  • Mauricio Sosa Cardenas receives the Martha Peterson award 2019.
    Andy Manis

Ruth Hamiltion’07 was a Duffy scholar at the Rock County Job Center working with low income job seekers.  After commencement she attended Harvard Law School and now works as an advocate on behalf of incarcerated mothers.  Her work was featured in a 2018 New Yorker magazine article. The 2019 grads were challenged by her to use their BC education to promote justice.

Erika Weiss Moczulewski’09 helps not for profit organizations make a plan and find resources to accomplish their mission. As a Duffy she worked with Caritas Food Pantry, helping them not only with direct service but also developing a marketing and branding plan. She honed these skills getting an MBA at Roosevelt University and working in organizations addressing issues from the hunger and the environment to health and the arts.  She now works as a consultant with Giving Tree Associates in Chicago.

Mauricio Sosa Cardenas’19 received the Martha Peterson Award as a recognition of how he exemplifies the College’s mission.  As a Duffy, Mauricio worked at Community Health Systems. While there he completed his certificate in medical interpretation and conducted research on ethics and efficacy of physician, interpreter and patient interaction.  Mauricio has launched his career as an interpreter at the Heartland Alliance in Chicago. 

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