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Leave a Legacy

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

As a 1997 graduate of Saint Mary, I feel indebted to my professors, classmates, and the Sisters of Charity. I want the university to be shared with generations to come, so including Saint Mary in my final plans felt natural. The Legacy Society exists to recognize people who have made this special [...]

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

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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 [...]

And the Survey Says…

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Thank you to everyone who completed the 2020 Friends of Saint Mary Survey! We were amazed by the number of responses and are so grateful for all of you. We learned so much, but here are the top five lessons you shared with us. #1: More than 80 percent of you indicated that you often read the [...]

Class Notes

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’40s Clara Lemm Brogan, C’45, Concord, N.H., celebrated her 96th birthday on Dec. 31. She is still storytelling to second graders at her local school. Patricia Denk Biasotti, C’49, Citrus Heights, Calif., enjoyed a magnificent 14-day cruise to Alaska in August. She recently spent a week at [...]

Letter From the President

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Alumni, Many of you have reached out during this challenging time of COVID-19. You have provided words of encouragement, supported student scholarships, and asked how you could help our community. I send my sincere gratitude for your support, concern, and prayers. Your generosity [...]

Alumni Calendar

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Homecoming* Oct. 17 | 1 p.m. Charles J. Berkel Memorial Stadium 2021 SpireFest April 17 Olathe Embassy Suites Conference Center 10401 S. Ridgeview Road Olathe, KS 66061 2021 Alumni Reunion June 10-13 Saint Mary Campus All alumni welcome More Event Info Visit stmary.edu/alumni-events or contact [...]

Virtual Spirefest Raises $215,000 for Student Scholarships

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  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

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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 [...]

In Memoriam – Summer 2020

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’40s Mary Riordan, A’40, C’44, Scottsdale, Ariz., died on Nov. 8. Marjorie Kinney, A’41, Kansas City, Mo., died on Oct. 5. Jean Burke Maupin, A’42, Leawood, Kan., died on April 14. Sr. Mary Vincent Fritton, C’43, Leavenworth, Kan., died on March 10. She was the sibling of Florence [...]