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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 [...]

Matt Astleford Named Vice President for Advancement

November 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Throughout his career, Matt Astleford has been mission driven. From his work aiding constituents as a U.S. Senate staff member to raising funds as a development officer for Catholic health care organizations, he’s always aimed to make an impact. He now brings that goal to the University of Saint [...]

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 [...]

SpireFest 2019: A Record-Setting Night

June 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another amazing night goes down in history! This year marked the 16th anniversary of SpireFest, the largest scholarship fundraiser at the University of Saint Mary. SpireFest 2019 brought more than 400 guests together, raising more than $285,000 (a record high) for USM student scholarships. Guests [...]