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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 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 [...]

And the Survey Says…

June 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Empowered by a Saint Mary Education

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rachel Thomas was hard to miss on a warm August morning. With a wide smile, USM lacrosse T-shirt, and light cascading around her from the Keleher Learning Commons windows, she stood out among the selection of students gathered in the space. The senior’s noticeable grin could have been the result [...]

Stock Talk … and Yes, It’s Easy!

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Donating appreciated stock is one of the most sensible ways to give. Appreciated stock is simply stock increased in value from the date of purchase – e.g., you bought 10 shares in 2015 valued at $25 per share. Today, those 10 shares are valued at $50 per share. You made money! Congrats! And, you [...]