Alumni Profiles

Dr. Robert Maruca ’80 and Deb Maruca: Why They Support Bishop Carroll

Rob and Deb MarucaDr. Robert Maruca ’80 and his wife, Deb Maruca, have been loyal supporters of Bishop Carroll for years. Rob graduated from Bishop Carroll in 1980 and continued his education at Juniata College, followed by Georgetown University, ultimately becoming a Doctor of Dental Surgery.

All four of Rob and Deb's boys attended Bishop Carroll: Robert Jr. ’09, Mark ’11, Nicholas ’12, and David ’14.

Much of Rob’s contributions to BC have gone towards the Huskie sports programs, largely because of his four boys’ participation in athletics. “I donated a lot to the weight room,” he says.

Deb has filled a need at Bishop Carroll by being available for whatever the kids need. For years, she has provided baked goods for the annual Fall Dance, Carrollian Gala, and concession stands at sporting events.

Rob and Deb both speak passionately about BC. “I was always impressed with BC because I always felt at home and like part of the family,” says Deb.

“Everyone looks at the price, but there are a lot of intangibles there,” Rob remarks. “It’s a family-oriented school and it comes with a community of individuals who are invested in giving students the best educational experience they can get. At BC, you’re not just a number. People care about you and are invested in your success. Of course, you have to put forth the effort too.”

As a BC alumnus, Rob can testify to the high quality education BC provides. “My time at BC prepared me well for college. In those influential years, Bishop Carroll made me work toward a higher standard. The environment taught me a lot of character, and sports taught me a lot about failure and how you have to work hard to get what you want in life.”

“BC provides a professional atmosphere, including a dress code, that kids can take pride in. Students at BC lift each other up, and parents take an active role in the school,” he continued. “The kids strive to do well here.”

Rob advises students to “always put your best foot forward at whatever you do. Don’t ever look back and think ‘I wish I would have.’”

“I give back because I want to give these kids the same opportunity I had,” says Rob.

Rob and Deb have made a significant impact on Bishop Carroll, helping us to fulfill our mission. We’re proud to have them among the Bishop Carroll community!

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