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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 [...]

Alumni Calendar

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

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

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 [...]

New Agreement with JCCC Eases Transfer Experience

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

In recent years, a significant number of University of Saint Mary students have shared one thing in common – they started their educational journeys at Johnson County Community College. These talented students have made up as much as 10 percent of the USM transfer class and matriculate on to [...]

Varsity eSports Launches At Saint Mary

November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Competitive gaming—electronic sports played on computers and consoles—is a huge and growing interest among Americans. In 2018, two-thirds of people over the age of 13 claimed to be gamers, according to Nielsen. From coast to coast, colleges of every size are launching teams and building eSport [...]

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 [...]

A New Center of Excellence

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Focused on Instructor-to-Student Engagement and Peer-to-Peer Learning For decades, university libraries have served as a centerpiece to campuses across the nation. These buildings withstood the test of time, providing abundant up-to-date resources along with quiet environments conducive to [...]

Changes to the Endowed Scholarship Program

July 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Board of Trustees voted in February to change the minimum amount required to establish an endowed scholarship from $10,000 to $20,000 (one-time gift) or $25,000 (a period of five years or less). All endowed scholarships created prior to Feb. 28, 2017 are automatically grandfathered and will [...]

Spring 2017 – Class Notes

July 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

’40s Annabel Crawford Willcott, A’46, C’50, Leavenworth, Kan., was honored in November 2016 for 15 years of service to the Sisters of Charity. Annabel answers the main telephone/switchboard at the Mother House. She is the mother of Sr. Amy Willcott, C’83, Leavenworth, Kan. [...]

In Memoriam

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

’40s Anna Mae Mahoney Turnipseed, C’41, Fesno, Calif., died Sept. 6. Sr. Kathryn O’Neill, C’44, Leavenworth, Kan., died Oct. 6. She served the SCL community for 75 years. Margie Russo Burras, A’46, Overland Park, Kan., died Oct. 11. Gladys Ranney Sullivan, C’47, [...]