Feature Stories

Letter From the President

June 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Alumni, Finally, there is a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we have a vaccine. Like you, our lives were upended in March 2020 when the reality of COVID-19 hit. Our amazing faculty transitioned to remote learning in a week, and we all [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Empowered by a Saint Mary Education

June 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Free spirits, super planners, sports fanatics, trailblazers, Olympians, scientists, and singers. Every graduating class is unique, and the class of 2019 is no exception. The University of Saint Mary bid farewell to 426 graduates this May—each one now empowered with the mission and values Saint [...]

Success in the Sciences

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saint Mary is an anomaly to right- or left- brain dominance theory—we’re strong in every subject, from history to accounting, art to biology. And though the strength of the humanities will always be important (as our commitment to the liberal arts is very much alive), our strength in the [...]

Teaching With an Impact

June 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Justin Bode, U’05 teaches a lesson on dissection … and life to Leavenworth High’s Honors Anatomy students. Used to standing in front a classroom of students, two alumni, Justin Bode, U’05, and Brenden (BJ) Olesen, U’16, proved to be an inspiration to not just high schoolers, [...]

Building The Campus For Tomorrow

June 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The University of Saint Mary launched the $30 million Campus for Tomorrow capital campaign in Summer 2014 to provide our students with the learning and living environment they need to maximize their success. Twenty-first Century job readiness begins here at USM—and for our students to continue to [...]

Making a Great Investment

October 5, 2017 // 1 Comment

Big Impact with Donating Long-Term Appreciated Stock Giving doesn’t always involve a checkbook. Consider donating appreciated stock to Saint Mary. Why? This strategy provides not just one but two tax benefits: 1. You can claim a charitable deduction equal to the stock’s fair market value. 2. [...]

Keeping Saint Mary Strong

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The achievements of the University of Saint Mary are a testament to all those who believe in our students and the liberating power of a Saint Mary education. We are here to create the leaders of tomorrow, and it is your commitment to our mission and the magnitude of your giving that keep Saint Mary [...]