Loyola University Chicago

Catholic Studies


Major Minor of The Month

Major/Minor of the Month - Mary Kate Clifton
Mary Kate Clifton
Major & Minors
Major: Special Education Minors: Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, Catholic Studies
Springfield, Pennsylvania

Why did you choose to become a CS Minor:  Because my advisor told me I couldn’t.

What is a fond memory you’ve had as a CS minor: Chicken and waffles at the Beauty Itself forum

Favorite Saint: St. Katherine Drexel

Career Goals and Aspirations:  Open a network of schools to bridge the gap between Catholic and Special Education

Favorite Catholic Author: Dorothy Day

Best Catholic Studies class taken at Loyola:  Cath 296

Favorite Service Experience:  ABI to L’Arche Daybreak

Most important idea of all time:  "Because nice matters" – my grandma

Most important invention:  Weighted blanket

Inspiration to do Good:  Children specifically my students

Central idea of Catholic thought that intrigues you: Real presence of God in the Eucharist

Favorite Movie:  Forrest Gump

Pet Peeve: People - specifically people who leave the lights on when they are not in use.

Favorite Food: Peanut butter

Favorite type of Music/ Favorite Song:  Country music/ Show tunes

Any Body Piercings or Tattoos:  4 holes in each ear

Crazy fad went through in the past: Wearing mismatched knee-high socks and Soffe shorts with my vans

Qualities valued in a person:  intentionality, timely, good listener

If named the president of Loyola, what would you do as your first presidential act: No class on Fridays

Nicknames: MK

Most Delicious Item at Portillos: Italian beef/sausage combo

Pizza Topping: Spinach and ricotta

Favorite Season: Fall (Basic)

Dream Travel Destination:  Grand Canyon

Guilty Pleasure: Eating in bed

Favorite Green Vegetable: All of them!

Meet anyone past or present, who would it be? Jean Vanier  

If you could be omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, or omnibenevolent, which would it be?  I don’t know what any of these words mean :/

Favorite Olympic Sport (Summer or Winter):  Beach volleyball

Favorite movie quote: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna’ get”