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Spotlight Stories

Dec 1 2016
Sherry Clegg

Law Success Instructor plays with fire

by Jennifer R. Lloyd It might look dangerous, but for Sherry Clegg, J.D., hula hooping with the added element of fire is downright relaxing. Clegg, a Law Success Instructor at the School of Law, said fire hooping…

Nov 30 2016

Ideas and Opportunities

by Jasmine DeLeon (B.A. ’11, M.A. ’15) Paula Gold-Williams believes in being ready to take on whatever challenges life throws her way. She has guided her career with a balance of careful preparation and a willingness to…

Nov 30 2016
Eddie Vega

All Wrapped in One: Tacos and Social Justice

by Robin J. Johnson (B.A. ’11, M.A. ’13) Taco ’bout a delicious hobby. Eddie Vega, a self-proclaimed taco aficionado, is often on the hunt for Texas’ best tacos. When he’s not doing that, Vega can be found…

Nov 30 2016
Young Louis Cousins sit alone in auditorium

Not Alone: Stepping up for Social Justice

Alumnus Louis Cousins Sr. saved lives in Vietnam and managed labs for Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, but as a sophomore in a Virginia high school, he became something he never imagined — a civil rights hero….

Oct 11 2016
Dean Winston Erevelles with students living in Marian Hall.

More Than a Dorm

by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) During the day, the halls of Marian Hall — one of 12 student residences at St. Mary’s — are quiet. But at night, the scene is much different. As St. Mary’s…

Sep 6 2016

Brews and Bros

by Melanie Skaggs (B.A. ’01) The small-batch craft beer movement is big business, and four St. Mary’s University alums are in the thick of it. What started as a friendship among St. Mary’s classmates — and a shared love…

Aug 9 2016
Under the watchful eye of coach Tom Zabel, Jessica Brower and an opponent prepare to spar.

You Don’t Know Sumo

Think you know what a sumo wrestler looks like? Think again. by Andrew Festa Jessica Brower has, perhaps, the best icebreaker in the history of conversation. The diminutive St. Mary’s University senior tells people, quite matter-of-factly, that…

Aug 2 2016
Students at Alternative Spring Break in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Breaking for Service

Alternative Spring Break programs give students options besides the beach Story and photos by Robin J. Johnson (B.A. ’11, M.A. ’13) Spring break is not often synonymous with volunteerism and sacrifice, but since 1999 groups of St….

Jul 28 2016
Katie Hambleton

The Stars Aligned

by Anndria Flores (B.A. ’12) As a public affairs officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Katie Hambleton (B.A. ’04) gives the public the inside scoop on the latest space initiatives, like a new capsule…

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