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Jul 24 2013
Homer Ahr with a model rocket

Homer’s Space Odyssey

Name: Homer Ahr (B.S. ’68) Hometown: Corpus Christi, now lives northwest of Austin in Horseshoe Bay Major: Computer Science Occupation: Retired IBMer You’d never know that: He and his wife, Carol, have been foster parents to more…

Jul 24 2013
Developing Telekinesis to Overcome Gravity

Behind the Magic Eye

Artist James Joffe, M.F.A., must have a soft spot for viewers who, as children, flipped through the newspaper to the funnies just for the Magic Eye. On first viewing, the wild movement and colors in his paintings…

Jul 24 2013
Dr. Johnson in his office in front of a world map

All the World’s a Classroom

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D., is a well-versed expert of foreign entrepreneurial practices. As director of the Center for Global Business Studies in the Bill Greehey School of Business and an Associate Professor of International Business, that’s to be…

Jul 24 2013
Samantha Bezdek eating a bowl of rice

Peace Corps Volunteer Finds Family 9,000 Miles From Home

There’s no electricity in the hut that Samantha Bezdek (B.A. ’10), a Peace Corps volunteer, calls home. Stationed in the impoverished coastal village of Manafiafy, Madagascar, Bezdek gets fresh water from a well down the road, and any…

Jul 24 2013
Steve Acevedo

Director Makes His Own Luck

Steve Acevedo (B.A. ’00) knows how fortunate he is to have a rising career as a director and cinematographer in Hollywood. “It’s a difficult industry to break into, and I’m grateful I can make a living doing…

Jul 24 2013

A Rancher’s Call

Alum Continues Family’s 200-year Struggle on the Texas Range Sometimes, when he’s driving through South Texas, Rafael Ricardo “Rick” Ramirez feels his jaw clench and his grip tighten on the steering wheel. It happens when he’s spotted…

Jul 23 2013
Rebuilding the lives of wounded warriors

Bowed Not Broken

Aleigha Barrera is executive director of a nonprofit with big plans, but she’s not your typical CEO. It’s more likely you’ll find her wearing sneakers and workout clothes than a business suit. Barrera (B.A. ’97), who earned…

May 20 2013
An E-Scholar on an international trip

Earning A’s For Entrepreneurial Effort

The Texas Economy (TE), a publication of the Texas Comptroller’s office, wanted to learn more about the E-Scholars Program offered at the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies located in the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s…

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