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Spotlight Stories

Jun 12 2018
Aisha Denis

Law student juggles motherhood, volunteering, work

by Destinee Russell (J.D. ’18) St. Mary’s University School of Law student Aisha Denis (B.A. ’17) — a single mom and frequent volunteer — knows a bit more about time management than the average J.D. student. In…

Apr 16 2018

Law student’s art book brightens futures for refugees

By Frank Garza When the Syrian refugee crisis seemed to reach its peak, future St. Mary’s University School of Law student Annie Bright felt compelled to do something. One particular scene shown on TV struck her: a…

Apr 12 2018
Student Rebeca Gurrola stands with research group at Yellowstone.

St. Mary’s student produces hot research on supervolcano

Deep Impact by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) A small team of scientists, including St. Mary’s University student Rebeca Gurrola, embarked on a journey at Yellowstone National Park in Summer 2017. The sights at the nation’s first…

Mar 29 2018
Brother Brian Zampier with his origami cranes.

Marianist creates flocks for peace

by Amanda Bustos Each day, Brother Brian Zampier, S.M., handcrafts an origami crane, decorated with colorful designs, and places it somewhere on the St. Mary’s University campus, to be discovered by someone as a gift. After completing…

Mar 26 2018
Minerva De La Garza's photo from a yearbook.

Breaking Molds

Early St. Mary’s alumna’s love of chemistry leads to career in aerospace, cancer research by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) Minerva De La Garza (B.S. ’67) ranks among the first female undergraduate students to earn her degree…

Mar 23 2018

Coaching for Impact

Women’s Tennis player and Greehey Scholar forms bond with Vietnamese children by Chad Peters (B.A. ’06)  Hannah Petersen heard stories of how difficult it would be to say goodbye to her new friends in Vietnam after a…

Mar 23 2018

Mona Mengler leads St. Mary’s #HarveyHelp efforts

by Andrew Festa Days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Mona Mengler opened a box containing a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush and a bar of soap. She thought, “Why bother?” when Hurricane victims needed so much more….

Mar 22 2018
Michael T.

Business alum heads international wool empire

by Melanie Skaggs (M.A. ’02) It was 10 a.m. and Michael T. “Terry” Martin (B.B.A. ’81), president of Anodyne Wool, was on his way to the hardware store to pick up supplies. Freezing temperatures in San Angelo…

Mar 22 2018

Privacy Pioneer

Former Texas chief privacy officer Elizabeth C. Rogers ensures her clients meet data privacy laws. by Frank Garza The learning curve can be steep when someone becomes the first in any given role. Elizabeth C. Rogers (J.D….

Mar 22 2018

Bow ties in Burma

Law professor and Fulbright Scholar Vincent R. Johnson brought democratic ideas to a university in Myanmar, also known as Burma, this spring. by Frank Garza Checks and balances. Ethics in government. Freedom of speech. These ideas are…

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