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In 2009, we celebrated the Commencement of JPCatholic’s first 19 alumni. Since then, over 600 alumni have graduated, prepared to impact culture for Christ.

JPCatholic’s project-based degree programs and well-rounded core curriculum are forming students for a variety of career paths. Our alumni have found success in a variety of paths, ranging from Hollywood to independent media organizations, and from large corporations to their own entrepreneurial start-ups. Some of our alumni have discerned a religious vocation and joined seminary or religious communities.

In all of these paths, JPCatholic alumni have been formed to have a positive impact on their family, Church, communities, and the culture at large.

Where Have JPCatholic Alumni worked?

We’re incredibly proud of our hard-working alumni and their diverse accomplishments.
Below are a sampling of employers our graduates have worked for or with:

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By The Numbers

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705

Degrees Awarded 1

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88%

Placement Rate 2

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23%

Alumni Met Their Spouse at JPCatholic3

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2%

Undergraduate Alumni Following a Religious Vocation

Alumni Companies

JPCatholic’s Creative Entrepreneurship program offers students the opportunity to take their ideas through the Business Launchpad, and some alumni continue to grow and earn revenue from businesses they developed at JPCatholic.

Yellow Line Digital

Yellow Line Digital

Originally formed in 2011 as a collaboration between faculty and students, Yellow Line Digital is a social media marketing company that has employed numerous alumni. They have worked with clients such as the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Leo Diamond, and various Catholic Dioceses.

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Zen Garden Productions

Zen Garden Productions

Founded by alumnus Alex Lash within JPCatholic’s Business Launchpad, Zen Garden is a full-service production company specializing in film, animation, and photography. They have worked with clients such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Rotary Club, and Ready America.

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Vandal’s Games

Vandal’s Games

Founded by alumnus Chris Carvalho, Vandal’s Games buys and resells vintage video games and consoles. Chris took his company through the Business Launchpad to increase sales and profitability, and continues to operate the company.

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Graduate Studies

JPCatholic students are also well prepared to pursue further education, and a number have taken that path, being accepted to prestigious and selective grad programs. Alumni have pursued master’s degrees from:

Meet Our Alumni

Maggie Mahrt

Maggie Mahrt

B.S. in Communications Media ('10) | Director & Filmmaker

“I am particularly grateful for the great mentorship I received from the professors at JPCatholic.”

Nate Sjogren

Nate Sjogren

B.S. in Communications Media ('11) | Creative Director + Founder at Akimbo Studio

“JPCatholic gave me the creative, professional and spiritual platform that I needed to begin my career. Everything I’ve learned and experienced has been the product of top-notch mentorship through the university. I owe everything to the incredibly talented and influential faculty members.”

Leah Murphy

Leah Murphy

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in New Evangelization (‘14) | Content Coordinator for Archdiocese of Detroit

“JPCatholic prepared me for this job by giving me an incredibly firm intellectual foundation in my faith.”

Neil Watson

Neil Watson

B.S. in Business, Emphasis in Entrepreneurship (‘10) | Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group

“JPCatholic also changed me as a person by infusing a lasting entrepreneurial spirit in me, equipping me with the tools to be a creator and collaborator in any and every role.”

Leah Murphy

Yssa Mitra

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in Game Development (‘21) | Production Coordinator at Drive Studio

“One of my favorite things about studying Game Dev at JPCatholic is the collaboration that occurs among the students. While our professors provide us with plenty of feedback on our digital work, they also encourage us to observe and critique our peers so that we can all help each other improve.”

Fr. Simon Eshaki

Fr. Simon Esshaki

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in New Evangelization (‘12) | Chaldean Catholic Priest

“I always tell people that JPCatholic is the best school in the world, and I truly believe that.”

Maggie Mahrt

Maggie Mahrt

B.S. in Communications Media ('10) | Director & Filmmaker

“I am particularly grateful for the great mentorship I received from the professors at JPCatholic.”

Nate Sjogren

Nate Sjogren

B.S. in Communications Media ('11) | Creative Director + Founder at Akimbo Studio

“JPCatholic gave me the creative, professional and spiritual platform that I needed to begin my career. Everything I’ve learned and experienced has been the product of top-notch mentorship through the university. I owe everything to the incredibly talented and influential faculty members.”

Leah Murphy

Leah Murphy

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in New Evangelization (‘14) | Content Coordinator for Archdiocese of Detroit

“JPCatholic prepared me for this job by giving me an incredibly firm intellectual foundation in my faith.”

Neil Watson

Neil Watson

B.S. in Business, Emphasis in Entrepreneurship (‘10) | Senior Manager, Concepts-to-Consumer for Adidas Group

“JPCatholic also changed me as a person by infusing a lasting entrepreneurial spirit in me, equipping me with the tools to be a creator and collaborator in any and every role.”

Leah Murphy

Yssa Mitra

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in Game Development (‘21) | Production Coordinator at Drive Studio

“One of my favorite things about studying Game Dev at JPCatholic is the collaboration that occurs among the students. While our professors provide us with plenty of feedback on our digital work, they also encourage us to observe and critique our peers so that we can all help each other improve.”

Fr. Simon Eshaki

Fr. Simon Esshaki

B.S. in Communications Media, Emphasis in New Evangelization (‘12) | Chaldean Catholic Priest

“I always tell people that JPCatholic is the best school in the world, and I truly believe that.”


1 The total degrees awarded includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

2 Data covers 3 years and includes the classes of 2017-2019. Six months after graduation, alumni were surveyed on their employment status. 88% of alumni were working full-time, part-time, or pursuing further education within 6 months of graduation. Reported employment is not necessarily related to the students' field of study.

3 The total number of alumni from our undergraduate degree programs who are married or engaged to another student or alumni from JPCatholic, divided by the total number of undergraduate degrees conferred.