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A perfect ten

A perfect ten

Nicole L. Craw April 01, 2024

Members of the third cohort of 10 Under 10 honorees each represent the quality and character of a University of Dayton graduate through their own interpretation of the University’s call to learn, lead and serve. These 10 alumni, who have graduated from UD within the last 10 years, exemplify Flyer excellence in work, volunteerism, mentorship and service.

Their UD stories did not end when they graduated but rather just began. From providing jobs for individuals with disabilities to helping businesses build a better work culture, these alumni embody the Flyer spirit, as chosen by the day10 young alumni executive committee for 2024.

Members of the third cohort of UD's 10 Under 10 honorees; Johanna Hartley ’17; Samantha Evers ’14; Ben Heigel ‘14; Dan Ratterman ‘15; Dr. Cristinia Santiago Loza ‘16; Katie Norman-Miwa ‘16; Catherine Sulecki ‘17; Joe Twiner ‘18; Ellen Gerstner ‘19; Cierra Stewart ‘20


Johanna Hartley ’17

Business Development Manager,

Messer Construction Co.

Guiding the next wave of community leaders

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Samantha Evers ’14

Lead Principal,

Julie Billiart Schools Network

Impacting the lives of students with learning differences

More about Samantha Evers '14
Ben Heigel ‘14

Director of Recruiting,

Improving Ohio

Ensuring job candidates are treated with dignity and respect

More about Ben Heigel ‘14
Dan Ratterman ‘15


Shady Rays

Fighting food insecurity in his local community

More about Dan Ratterman ‘15
Dr. Cristinia Santiago Loza ‘16

Psychiatry resident and author

Helping young minds cope with mental health struggles

More about Dr. Cristinia Santiago Loza ‘16
Katie Norman-Miwa ‘16

Health Access Services Manager,

Jewish Vocational Services

Guiding refugees as they navigate the U.S. health care system

More about Katie Norman-Miwa ‘16
Catherine Sulecki ‘17

Marketing and Communications Director,

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio

Ensuring all Ohio children have access to reading


More about Catherine Sulecki ‘17
Joe Twiner ‘18


Peachtree Farm

Serving individuals with disabilities

More about Joe Twiner ‘18
Ellen Gerstner ‘19

Senior Operations Manager,


Facilitating how one of the largest companies in America gives back

More about Ellen Gerstner ‘19
Cierra Stewart ‘20

Legislative Aide,

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Advocating for civil rights of Ohioans in Washington

More about Cierra Stewart ‘20

Comfort of community