Feature Stories

A Letter from the President

October 19, 2022 // 0 Comments

The years seem to go by so quickly. In June of 1923, Mother Mary Berchmans founded Saint Mary Junior College. A century later, her vision of “an education for the times” still rings true. As I sit in her office in Saint Mary Hall and look out over the front campus she designed, I am struck by [...]

Giving Via Stock & IRA

October 19, 2022 // 0 Comments

Giving to USM Via Stock Stock owned for more than a year with increased value is worthy of donating to the University of Saint Mary. Suppose you invest $2,500 in shares, and 10 years later, it is worth $5,000. You might owe $750 to Uncle Sam if your tax bracket has a 15 percent capital gains tax [...]

By Straight and Twisting Ways

October 19, 2022 // 0 Comments

Sister Susan Rieke, C’66, opens with a warning: “This book is a book of love: I blessed and cursed it simultaneously throughout its writing.”Although not a historian by trade, the professor emerita in English was an ideal candidate to tell the story of Saint Mary’s first 100 years. She just [...]

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 [...]