Articles by University of Saint Mary

Matt Astleford Named Vice President for Advancement

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Throughout his career, Matt Astleford has been mission driven. From his work aiding constituents as a U.S. Senate staff member to raising funds as a development officer for Catholic health care organizations, he’s always aimed to make an impact. He now brings that goal to the University of Saint [...]

New Agreement with JCCC Eases Transfer Experience

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

In recent years, a significant number of University of Saint Mary students have shared one thing in common – they started their educational journeys at Johnson County Community College. These talented students have made up as much as 10 percent of the USM transfer class and matriculate on to [...]

New Memories, Lifelong Friends

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nine members of the class of 1973 gathered in June for a mini-reunion in Chicago. The laughs and good conversations took them back to 1971 when they gathered in Maria Hall before leaving Saint Mary for the summer. “Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together,” they wrote. [...]

Letter From The President – Fall 2019

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Alumni, Our beginning this August was bittersweet. We lost our No. 1 Spires fan, Sr. Madonna Fink, and welcomed the largest freshman class in years. Sr. Madonna, C’54, retired from Saint Mary as a reference librarian, but she was so much more to our students, particularly our [...]

Guardian Angel Leaves Behind Legacy of Devotion

November 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

She’s known for her loving spirit and a kind smile that often trailed into a giggle. For her generosity and chocolate chip cookie recipe. For her devotion to the University of Saint Mary and the many students that occupied it. The admirable qualities of Sister Madonna Fink, C’54, go on – as [...]

A New Era In Sim Education

November 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

Saint John Hospital and USM Collaborate for a New Nursing Lab His real name is Apollo, but on an August morning, a team of health care providers call him John Smith. At 9 a.m., he’s a 67-year-old veteran with a long history of chronic heart failure and lung disease. By the afternoon, he uses a [...]

In Memoriam – Summer 201

June 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

’40s Marjorie Ellen Donahue Wortham, A’42, Aurora, Colo., died Feb. 9, 2019. Patricia A. Ryan Gillispie, A’48, Cheyenne, Wyo., died on Dec. 24, 2018. Virginia Anne Welling Krpan, A’48, Leawood, Kan., died on July 8, 2018. Rosa Abbott Krissek, C’44, Dublin, Ohio, died on [...]

The Voice of Marshallese Women

June 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Mona Levy-Strauss, C’80, Following Her Call Empowered by her Saint Mary education, Ramona “Mona” Levy-Strauss (C’80) has dedicated her life to the advancement of women in the Marshall Islands—a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls located in the central Pacific Ocean, [...]