Congratulations to CCS major (emphasis in the Comparative Study of Religions) Dominic Counihan, our spring 2022 Outstanding Senior! Dominic previously received the Lakeview United Methodist Scholarship in 2020. He is from Tehachapi in California and also pursued a major in Military Science. Dominic chose to major in CCS out of his desire for promoting interpersonal relationships and says that he “wants everyone to feel accepted and respected, which is why I chose to study CCS- so that I could gain a better understanding of people and the communities/values that exist between them.” Dominic also remarked on how his experience in CCS has helped him gain perspective of other cultures and “I can honestly say that I have become more open-minded and accepting of change, adversity, new concepts, and especially of different religions and their beliefs.” After graduation, he will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He will initially be a Chaplain Candidate with an Education Delay to his active duty service obligation as he completes his seminary education to become a Catholic priest. The Diocese of Phoenix recently accepted Dominic as a seminarian and he will attend St. John Vianney’s Seminary in Denver, Colorado in the Fall of 2022.
We are so proud of all you have accomplished Dominic!