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Apr 27 2015
first-year undergraduate student, Barbara Falcon-Mendoza (left) with Rep. Justin Rodriguez (right)

St. Mary’s Students Experience the Legislative Process

By Anndria Flores Each year the Frank Madla & Irma Rangel Texas Legislative Internship Program at St. Mary’s University provides St. Mary’s undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to experience the state legislative process through hands on…

Apr 6 2015
Pre-K Special Education Teacher, Lori Mayfield (B.B.A. '12)

Alumna continues to live out the mission of Teach For America

by Jasmine Garcia (B.A. ’11) Before becoming a full-time special education teacher, Lori Mayfield (B.B.A. ’12) was actively involved in the St. Mary’s University community and a part of the Greehey Scholars Program. Mayfield has always had…

Mar 23 2015
Trinidad Agosto

The New Guard

As the population of professed Marianists in the United States continues to decline, two recent St. Mary’s University graduates are among the few, but proud, who are stepping up by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) The numbers are stark:…

Mar 23 2015
Hardberger stands near the Medina Lake dam

More Than Rain

Law professor advocates for access to water as a basic human right by Jennifer R. Lloyd Assistant Professor of Law Amy Hardberger does not remember a time when she wasn’t obsessed with water. While other little girls…

Mar 23 2015
Anamaria Suescun-Fast in front of some of her pieces of collateral

We Are Chameleons

Alum enjoys the changing environment of a PR agency by Nicolette Good On any given day, Anamaria Suescun-Fast (B.A. ’91) could be talking about water quality, groceries or diaper rash cream. But that’s life in a marketing…

Mar 9 2015
StMU Faculty David Turner

Tapping into Sustainability

by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) Environmental Science prof leads way to St. Mary’s first water-sustainable tank When St. Mary’s University revealed its first rainwater harvesting tank – a 5,050-gallon, 10-foot-tall container that irrigates landscaping previously irrigated by…

Feb 24 2015
Bertrand reads to a group of San Antonio elementary students during a recent visit.

Professor Fills Gaps in Children’s Literature

By Anndria Flores When St. Mary’s professor and writer-in-residence, Diane Gonzales-Bertrand’s children were growing up, she realized she couldn’t find many children’s books her family could identify with. In the early 1990s when she started working at…

Feb 5 2015
Assumption Chapel

A Pivotal Part of St. Mary’s History

When Ruben M. Escobedo (B.B.A. ’60) was a student at St. Mary’s, he often turned to Assumption Chapel in Reinbolt Hall for a place to reflect. “I spent a good deal of time in prayer prior to…

Nov 20 2014

Let There Be Light

Gala and art sale benefiting art education scholarships The beauty of The Saint John’s Bible, acquired by St. Mary’s University last year, seems to move everyone who experiences it, so imagine the creative inspiration San Antonio’s favorite…

Nov 19 2014
StMU Faculty David Sommer

Business professor inspires students professionally

by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) Students of David Sommer (B.B.A. ’89), Ph.D., Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management, will tell you he’s the best at what he does in the classroom, but in the field of insurance,…