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Spotlight Stories

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…

Jan 24 2013
StMU Faculty Marshall McCue

Form Meets Function

Biological sciences professor Marshall McCue, Ph.D., wants to learn not just how living things work, but why they work the way they do. Why can a snake survive without food…

Jan 24 2013
Student researcher Ewa Nowara

Pursuing Her Passion

Ewa Nowara, a junior Biophysics major and a citizen of Poland, had wanted very much to perform undergraduate research at St. Mary’s. However, because most undergraduate research is funded by…

Jan 24 2013
StMU Faculty David Sommer

Risks and Rewards

David Sommer, Ph.D., knows that good risk management is essential to business success and survival. Bad risk management? Well, that’s what happened in 2008. “The entire financial crisis of recent…

Jan 22 2013
Dr. Colette Daubner in her office

More Than Meets the Eye

Biological Sciences Professor Colette Daubner has a doctorate in biological chemistry and spends hours squinting at spectrophotometer readings to find clues about how enzymes influence ways the human brain works….

Nov 15 2012
Evelynn Mitchell, Ph.D., instructs students at Enchanted Rock.

No Boundaries

By Andrew Festa In the new Environmental Science program, classrooms don’t always have walls. For professors Evelyn Mitchell, Ph.D., David Turner, Ph.D., and Melissa Karlin, Ph.D., who are leading the…

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