Spring 2016

Lasting bonds of brotherhood and barbecue

Jeff Rankin (B.S. ’15) has formed life-changing bonds throughout his life: in the Air Force, at St. Mary’s University, and even during barbecue cooking competitions.

The Business of Helping

Joan Lamm-Tennant believes hard work should pay off. But she also knows that for many hard-working people living in poverty, disaster can be just one drought season or medical emergency away.

St. Mary’s Grad Becomes Youngest Head Coach in Mexican Professional Basketball History

It might not seem like an obvious connection, but for Eric Weissling (B.B.A. ’10), his St. Mary’s University business education is a perfect match for his career as a professional basketball coach.

Young alumna recognized for outstanding leadership

Jenna L. Saucedo-Herrera’s rise in the ranks at CPS Energy – which is the largest publicly owned utility in the United States – is nothing short of meteoric.

The Law Clinics at 25: The Hon. Karin Crump

From inexperienced undergraduate to seasoned alumna, the Hon. Karin Crump (J.D. ’97), Presiding Judge of the 250th District Court in Travis County, credits the civil justice clinical program for the significant role it played in her transformation.

Law Clinics at 25: Attorney Marisol Pérez

On an evening in December 2000, Marisol Pérez recalled gathering in prayer for the resolution of a case the School of Law’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic had filed on behalf of factory workers from Matamoros, Mexico.

Diplomat urges graduates to give back

St. Mary’s University alumna Ariel Vaagen (M.S. ’06), Deputy Director of the Office of International Media Engagement for the U.S. Department of State, was keynote speaker at the 15th annual Fall Commencement in December.

The Law Clinics at 25: Attorneys Sam and Jeb Lock

Brothers Sam Lock (J.D. ’98) and Jeb Lock (J.D. ’05) still recall the first cases they handled while students in the St. Mary’s Law Criminal Justice Clinic — from traffic tickets to alleged assaults.

The Robot Maestro

Matteo Borri (B.S. ’07) has clear ideas for the future of his robot-building company. Stay small enough that customer interaction is personal. Create high-quality, tough machines that find new ways to get things done – from projects as small as delivering a pizza to those as big as building custom sensors for NASA.

St. Mary’s Law student Eric Michael Garza’s pro bono efforts add up

Even among St. Mary’s University School of Law students, where a commitment to public service and social justice is the norm, Eric Michael Garza’s dedication to service stands out.

St. Mary’s Law student Stephanie Green strives to increase student engagement

For some students, achieving a top class ranking and taking the helm of the St. Mary’s Law Journal as editor-in-chief would be the ultimate triumph.

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