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Spotlight Stories

Feb 5 2013
John Santikos

Alum Made His Mark in the Movie Theater Business

In 1900, L. Frank Baum published the children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In the story, it is revealed that the Wizard isn’t an all-powerful master as others believe;…

Feb 5 2013
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Twenty Years of PREP Work

For more than 14 years, San Antonio teacher Marisa Medellin (B.A. ’00) has spent her summers teaching technical writing to promising middle and high school students. But for Medellin, it’s…

Feb 5 2013
Paul Saenz (B.A. '79)

At the Top of His Game

Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford: Three names that are synonymous with the San Antonio Spurs’ championship successes. But there’s another name you might not know, that of a…

Feb 5 2013
Mary Ellen Londrie

CEO Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Improve Lives

Few people’s to-do lists include training flight surgeons, setting up military computer networks, and responding to life-threatening pandemics. But these are only a sampling of a routine day for Mary…

Feb 5 2013
Former MARC student Crystal Loya

The Secret to Their Success

For almost 30 years, a federally funded program with a long name and lofty goals has been quietly helping talented St. Mary’s University students find their purpose in research careers…

Jan 25 2013
Mark Bagg

Healing and Innovation Go Hand-in-Hand

When Mark Bagg (B.A. ’81) looks back on his 26-year career as an orthopaedic hand surgeon in the United States Army, he has plenty to be proud of. Perhaps the…

Jan 25 2013
Switchgrass as biofuel diagram

From the Ground Up

You could say that watching grass grow is as exciting as, well, watching grass grow. But for Zack Valdez (B.S.’10), it is not only stimulating work but also the focus…

Jan 25 2013
Tina Garza (B.S. '91)

From At-risk Undergrad to Chief Mentor

Tina Garza (B.S. ’91) came to St. Mary’s University as a third-generation American, but a first-generation college student from a family with an income she delicately described as “of a…

Jan 25 2013
Bjorn Dybdahl (B.A. '70)

Alumnus Known as Retail Trailblazer

Bjorn Dybdahl is big in San Antonio, but he’s a giant in the world of consumer electronics. Dybdahl (B.A. ’70), the founder of Bjorn’s Audio Video, entered the Consumer Electronic…

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