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Spires Recognized as NAIA Champions of Character

June 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

COVID-19 testing, multiple quarantines, and canceled competitions will be noted in the record books of University of Saint Mary Athletics for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Despite the many challenges of the past year, Spires persevered – earning conference championships, academic awards, and [...]

Luke Skinner’s Leadership Reflects on Program Success

June 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

University of Saint Mary student-athlete Luke Skinner has been a consistent standout on the cross country course and track for the Spires. The 2021 biology graduate has earned several national accolades based off dominant performances during his career. In 2020, Skinner was the National Association [...]

Saint Mary Strong

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

A Snapshot of Spire Stories during the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has strained nearly every aspect of life in recent months. But the Saint Mary spirit remains stronger than ever. Members of the USM community have stepped up in numerous ways during the global health crisis. Here are [...]

Saint Mary Through and Through

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

USM Alumni Are Shaping Education at Their Alma Mater On a bitterly cold November morning, Sister Rosie Kolich huddled in quiet reflection with a small group of students. She had intended to meet around the fountain on the University of Saint Mary campus, but snowy weather and a thin sheet of ice [...]

Virtual Spirefest Raises $215,000 for Student Scholarships

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

  The 17th annual SpireFest gala broke tradition this year. Out of concern for the community, the University of Saint Mary transformed SpireFest into a virtual event. Despite these new challenges, the gala raised more than $215,000 for student scholarships. From April 20-25, alumni and friends [...]

Saint Mary Excellence on Display During Day of Giving

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

On Feb. 20, University of Saint Mary alumni, friends, faculty, and staff gathered for a common goal – supporting USM students. During the inaugural Day of Giving, Saint Mary raised more than $20,000 within 24 hours. Whether donors gave to the Annual Scholarship Fund, the Athletic Department, or a [...]

Building a Fabric Bridge

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

How Quilting Helped Jean Ameduri, C’69, Establish Lasting Cultural Connections As soon as Jean Ameduri crossed the threshold, she could tell how different her life was compared to those of her new friends. She had heard and read about life in Russia in the early 1990s. She even had a brief [...]