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Aug 3 2015
The monument in Orsan

A Sacred Duty

Group of History students solves the mystery of a downed American pilot from World War II by Andrew Festa He was their champion, yet they never saw him alive. They never saw his face. They knew only…

Jul 22 2015
Leopold estimates he has touched the lives of about 10,000 law students over the years.

Leopold makes – and breaks – the mold for law faculty

by Jennifer R. Lloyd Professor of Law Aloysius A. Leopold (B.A. ’70, J.D. ’62) espouses the firm opinion that teaching is not learned. “It’s a talent you are born with, but you can always refine it.” Since…

Jul 21 2015
Dr. V treats a child's foot injury

The Good Doctor

Fifteen years after a planned retirement, alumna Sylvia Villarreal is helping patients as a pediatrician and owner of a small-town clinic in New Mexico. by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) Every year, thousands of children come from miles…

Jul 21 2015
StMU Faculty Kathleen Gallagher

Actions Reflect Passion

Professor spearheads transformative initiatives by Anndria Flores (B.A. ’12) Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D., has lived a life filled with adventure — and a bit of danger. She spent seven years trekking around Nepal, lived through a strong earthquake…

Jul 21 2015
Judy Reyes outside the Rockefeller Center in New York City

An American Dream

Alumna works to improve well-being of humanity by Anndria Flores (B.A. ’12) Judy Reyes (B.A. ’01) was just 4 when her family moved to the Texas border town of Mission from Mexico. Her dad, a professor in…

Jul 21 2015
From left, Rick Diaz (B.B.A. '09), Albert Cruz (B.B.A. '06), Matt Sisneros (B.B.A. '12), and Alfonso Diaz (B.B.A. '07)

Rattlers of Wall Street

by Jasmine Garcia (B.A. ’11) A Wall Street work week is not your typical work week. It means long hours — 70 to 90 per week — in a fast-paced and competitive atmosphere. But there are St….

Jul 21 2015
Erika Rendon, on the National Mall

Tweet, Post, Repeat.

by Jasmine Garcia (B.A. ’11) Just a few years after graduating from St. Mary’s University, Erika Rendon (B.B.A. ’12) is doing things she only dreamed of as a student. Now assistant press secretary to Julián Castro, Secretary…

Jun 3 2015
Matt McClain

Rattler Pitches a Perfect Tribute

by Robin Johnson and Chad Peters On Feb. 21, 2014, St. Mary’s baseball pitcher Matt McClain had a game for the ages, tossing a nine-inning no-hitter against Rogers State. He struck out 12 in Rattler baseball’s first…

Apr 30 2015
Malak Abouhenidi, the creator of the app

Alumna Helps Patients “Live Happy”

by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) Inspiration can come from unexpected places. For Malak Abouhenidi (M.S. ’14), it was from reading a novel titled Before I Go to Sleep, a psychological thriller about a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s…

Apr 28 2015
Rattler staff members holding their hard-earned awards

Student Newspaper Brings Home 18 Awards

The Rattler newspaper won 18 awards at the 2015 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention, held at the El Tropicano Hotel in San Antonio. The Rattler again took first for overall excellence in its division. The event included…

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