Spring 2015

Alumna Helps Patients “Live Happy”

Inspiration can come from unexpected places. For Malak Abouhenidi (M.S. ’14), it was from reading a novel titled Before I Go to Sleep, a psychological thriller about a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Student Newspaper Brings Home 18 Awards

The Rattler newspaper won 18 awards at the 2015 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention, held at the El Tropicano Hotel in San Antonio. The Rattler again took first for overall excellence in its division.

St. Mary’s Students Experience the Legislative Process

Each year the Frank Madla & Irma Rangel Texas Legislative Internship Program at St. Mary’s University provides St. Mary’s undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to experience the state legislative process through hands on application.

Alumna continues to live out the mission of Teach For America

Before becoming a full-time special education teacher, Lori Mayfield (B.B.A. ’12) was actively involved in the St. Mary’s University community and a part of the Greehey Scholars Program.

St. Mary’s alumnus named chief criminal investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office

Willie Ng (M.P.A. ’10) recently became chief criminal investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office after more than 20 years in law enforcement. He’s also the CEO of Blue Armor Security, a successful and growing security services company he founded in 2003.

Law professor advocates for access to water as a basic human right

While other little girls would have been throwing tea parties for their dolls, a young Hardberger and her dad, former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, would run outside in the rain and dance in what she described as impromptu “thunder parties.”

We Are Chameleons

On any given day, Anamaria Suescun-Fast (B.A. ’91) could be talking about water quality, groceries or diaper rash cream. But that’s life in a marketing agency. “We are chameleons, and we have to work on all cylinders,” she said.

Tapping into Sustainability

When St. Mary’s University revealed its first rainwater harvesting tank – a 5,050-gallon, 10-foot-tall container that irrigates landscaping previously irrigated by pumped water – David Turner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, couldn’t have been happier.

Professor Fills Gaps in Children’s Literature

When St. Mary’s professor and writer-in-residence, Diane Gonzales-Bertrand’s children were growing up, she realized she couldn’t find many children’s books her family could identify with.

A Pivotal Part of St. Mary’s History

When Ruben M. Escobedo (B.B.A. ’60) was a student at St. Mary’s, he often turned to Assumption Chapel in Reinbolt Hall for a place to reflect. “I spent a good deal of time in prayer prior to my examinations,” says Escobedo.

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