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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 [...]

Best In The Midwest

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Princeton Review Ranks USM as a Top Regional University for 15 Straight Years For 15 consecutive years, outstanding academic programs, personalized education, and positive student outcomes at the University of Saint Mary have helped it earn recognition as a “Best Midwestern College.” The [...]

Honor Roll of Donors

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

As the vice president for university advancement at Saint Mary, I extend my deepest thanks and sincerest gratitude to those who are listed in this year’s Honor Roll of Donors. Your generosity instills pride in all of us as we reflect on such a distinguished community of supporters who are [...]

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 [...]