Alumni Profile: Kara Gorey ’05


Kara Gorey ’05, PT, DPT, OCS

Kara Gorey ’05, PT, DPT, OCS


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University, 2012
Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences, Ohio University, 2009

Current Profession:

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Senior Physical Therapist at University Hospitals

What activities were you involved with as a student at Holy Name?

I played varsity soccer all 4 years, was actively involved in campus ministry and Eucharistic ministry, and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Who was your favorite teacher and/or what was your favorite subject?

While I truly valued most of my teachers at Holy Name, two stand out as I reflect on this answer:

1. Mr. Weaver who I had for chemistry and physics. Two very challenging classes that he was somehow able to get me to understand. I also greatly appreciated how readily available he made himself to me when I was a freshman at OU and struggling through my college physics series. Even though he was no longer my teacher, he was still there to help me. I would email him questions and he was able to still explain everything to me in a way that I understood. He went above and beyond behind the scenes to help out a former student.

2. Mr. Latona who I had for theology freshman year. I’ve always been a little more outspoken and certainly opinionated. Instead of being reprimanded for “arguing” my point or ignored, Mr. Latona would always hear me out and then would even award me bonus points for effectively and respectfully pleading my case. I vividly recall him even offering to pay my way if I decided to go to law school! It was important to me that I had a voice, regardless of how insignificant the matter may have been, and Mr. Latona always allowed me to have one.

Kara Gorey ’05, PT, DPT, OCS

What is your fondest memory of Holy Name?

Spirit Days; coming back to HN after football games to greet the team and pray by Mary; anything having to do with soccer season; and obviously the warm chocolate chip cookies!

How did Holy Name prepare you for your life as an adult?

Aside from the curriculum and teachers preparing me to successfully complete college and graduate school; Holy Name is the foundation on which my faith, knowledge, loyal friendships, and acts of service have been securely built upon.

What does Holy Name mean to you?

Holy Name is home. There is always a sense of comfort and belonging even as I walk her halls today.