Honorary Alumna

Elisa Carrillo, PhD, GSAS '53

Elisa Carrillo, Ph.D., GSAS '53

A native of Brooklyn, Elisa Carrillo received her bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College, where she majored in history and minored in French and Spanish. She later earned her doctorate in history from Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She pursued additional graduate studies at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Rome.

From 1945 to 2000, she spent most of her teaching career at Marymount College. She taught courses in European, Russian, Middle Eastern, and women's history.

Her publications have included books on Modern Italy and articles on various topics for The Journal of Modern History, The Catholic Historical Review, and America. She has contributed entries to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, the Dictionary of Modern Italian History, The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History, and The Encyclopedia of New York State.

Elisa has held various positions in professional organizations, including president of the New York State Association of European Historians, vice president of the American Catholic Historical Association, and president of the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Modern Italy. She also served as a member of her parish council and as secretary and president of the Tarrytown Literacy Volunteers organization.

She's been involved in government work as a member of the U.S. Fulbright Committee for Italy and consultant to the New York State Education Department. Elisa's hobbies include travel, theater, teaching ESL, and ceramics.

Rosemary DeJulio, Ph.D., GSAS '90, GSE '00

Rosemary DeJulio, Ph.D., GSAS '90, GSE '00

Born and raised in the Bronx, not far from Fordham's gates, Rosemary joined the University community in 1980 and has served in various administrative capacities at all three of Fordham's campuses, including assistant dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center and associate dean of Marymount College.

Since 2007 she has served as assistant to the University president.

In 2001, she received Fordham's Archbishop Hughes Medal commemorating her 20 years of service to the University.

Rosemary received her bachelor's degree from The City University of New York. A two-time graduate of Fordham, she earned a master's degree in history from the Graduate School of Arts and Science in 1990. Ten years later, she earned a doctorate from the Graduate School of Education, focusing her research on the history of women's participation in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy.

For the past six years, she has served as the faculty adviser for the Fordham University chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society.

For nearly four decades, Rosemary has been an active member of Kiwanis. A past president of the Fordham chapter, she serves as the chair of leadership and education for New York state, and is an honorary member of the Kiwanis International committee celebrating the 25th anniversary of women in Kiwanis. Her husband of 37 years, Tom DeJulio, general counsel at Fordham, serves as president of Kiwanis International.

Rosemary enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theater, reading historical literature, solving the New York Times crosswords, and watching Jeopardy!