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A Unique Student Experience w/ Rich Meyer

JSerra Catholic High School in California has merged innovation and a grounded student experience in ways that help the human person thrive.

In this conversation, Rich Meyer, president of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss the unique model of the high school and their core charisms. Rich shares how, while they have an innovative founding story, they try to ground their student experience in interpersonal connection with one another.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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A Presidential Conversation w/ Dr. Peter Kilpatrick

Innovation in Catholic schools is alive and well, particularly at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

In this interview, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, president of Catholic University of America, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss Peter's journey to the presidency and how it is going so far at Catholic U. They discuss a few innovative initiatives at Catholic U and how being authentically Catholic is the important thing.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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AI as a Tool w/ John Rocha

Artificial Intelligence can be a valuable tool ... if seen as just that.

In this interview, John Rocha, Head of School at Ozark Catholic Academy in Arkansas, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss John's role at Ozark Academy. A University of Saint Thomas alumnus in Master in Liberal Arts program, John and Richard talk about the Catholic intellectual tradition and how the wonder of history and classical arts infuse education. Even with the advances in artificial intelligence, they discuss how AI is a tool to be utilized without replacing the basics tenets of education.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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How Hallow Combines Traditional Prayer, Innovation w/ Anne Foster

Can technology make you more prayerful? This is a question to be explored through the Hallow App, the number one prayer app in the world.

In this interview, Anne Foster, Partnership Executive with Hallow, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of Saint Thomas, to discuss Hallow. Anne shares how she had to overcome her biases with attachment to technology and already having her prayer routine, to give Hallow a try and how that that led to her working for Hallow. They also discuss how Hallow provides a "healthier option" for people when they are on their phones and allows people to explore a myriad of ways to pray - combining innovation and traditional methods of prayer.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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The Uniqueness of Catholic Education w/ Mary Pat Donoghue

Mary Pat Donoghue has traveled the nation telling people about Catholic education and learning more about how Catholic education works in all walks of life.

In this interview, Mary Pat Donoghue, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), talks with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston. They talk about Mary Pat's path to the USCCB and the importance of telling children who they are in God's eyes to give them hope for the future. They discuss the importance of developing the human person through Catholic education and what's up next for the Secretariat.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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Why Catholic Education at the Duc In Altum Summit

MAX Studios was able to interview several Catholic educators and supports of Catholic education at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

See what they had to say about the summit, Catholic education and the hope for the future generation.

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Mission-Driven Schools w/ Andy Tylicki

Andy Tylicki leads a mission-driven school in Kansas that helps high school students begin to understand their relationship with Jesus.

Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, sits down with Andy Tylicki, president of St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kansas, at the 2023 Duc In Altum Summit in Washington D.C. They discuss the importance of developing the hearts and minds of young people to do what God created them to do and how Catholic education fits into that.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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Grace Abounds More w/ Kate Sell

Kate Sell says, "Where sin abounds, grace abounds more." After working with many Catholic organizations across the nation, Kate enjoys using her knowledge and wisdom to help others share the Gospel.

In this interview, Kate Sell, Managing Partner of Mission Advancement Partners, sits down with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, to discuss how Catholic schools have an opportunity to form the whole family. Kate talks about millennial families and how a Campus Minister can aid in Catholic culture at all levels of schooling.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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Zealous without being Zealots w/ Bishop Thomas Daly

In this special interview from the 2023 Duc In Altum Summit, Bishop Thomas Daly shares his path to where he is today as the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Catholic Education.

Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, and Bishop Daly, bishop in the Diocese of Spokane, Wash., discuss why Catholic education is crucial for Catholics and the wider world. Bishop Daly describes Catholic school as "essential" in this day and age and shares how Catholics can be "zealous without being zealots."

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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Excellence Over Mediocrity w/ Kyle Pietrantonio

Catholic schools have the opportunity to be the centerpiece of education, formation and Catholic culture for a community.

In this interview, Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of University of St. Thomas-Houston, sits down with Kyle Pietrantonio, Executive Director of the Duc In Altum (DIA) Schools Collaborative. They discuss DIA and its value to Catholic educators, the DIA Summit they are attending, the impact of meaningful Catholic education, and how UST and DIA will work together in the future. They also discuss how Catholic schools are called to excellence and not mediocrity.

This interview took place at the Duc In Altum Summit in October 2023 at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative, an association of Catholic schools striving for a faith-centered culture, offers an annual summit for professional development for Catholic school and diocesan leaders.

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