Fall 2019

Business professor helps Ethiopian nonprofit brew up business

What struck Professor of International Business Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D., most was the orphans’ joy. “They were amazing, happy, always smiling, always wanting to play volleyball or soccer,” Johnson said of the 160 African children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Professor and student research St. Mary’s Hispanic-serving history

Gerald E. Poyo, Ph.D., resolved to tell the story of St. Mary’s University’s history with the intention of uncovering its Hispanic historical narrative. What he found was the University’s foundation, from the very start, was rooted in a call to serve Mexican children.

Multitalented law alum rises to the top of his field

Claude Ducloux (J.D. ’76) of Austin is all these things but, most of all, he is the “Dear Abby” for lawyers who need advice on handling sensitive situations. He educates more than 900 attorneys each month through a legal education webcast. 

Law professor champions civil rights, education issues

The public school education finance case, Edgewood ISD v. Kirby, had previously been won at the district court level, but was overturned by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas. Now, it was before the Supreme Court of Texas in 1989.

Student from Nepal forges a community far from home

Shirish Amatya, a senior Computer Science major in the Marianist Leadership Program, is a long way from home. That’s because Amatya grew up in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, nearly 8,500 miles away from St. Mary’s University.

Cutting-edge Anatomage Table helps students study anatomy

In Fall 2018, St. Mary’s, with the help of a Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program – Title III grant, purchased the University’s first Anatomage Table — the only life-size virtual dissection tool available in the market.

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