Arts and Humanities

Forensic Science transfer student finds path to community impact

As a St. Mary’s University junior transfer student majoring in Forensic Science (Criminology Option), Anna Marie Wojnar believes working as a crime scene investigator or in forensics can impact others.

Wall Street Journal recognizes Economics professor for accurate 2023 predictions

She may not have a crystal ball, but Economics Associate Professor Belinda Román was recognized by the Wall Street Journal for giving a most accurate 2023 U.S. economic forecast.

St. Mary’s Spanish professor wins major Peruvian literary award

Christian Elguera Olórtegui, a novelist who teaches Spanish at St. Mary’s University, has won a top literary prize in his home country of Peru, the Copé Award.

Big grants and revamped career services enhance the student experience

Through grants and a realigned career services office, the University’s faculty and staff continuously look to improve the college experience, give hands-on learning opportunities and pinpoint a vocation that aligns with students’ passions.

Brothers excel with Marianist education at St. Mary’s

Brothers Kai and Aidan Solonka chose St. Mary’s University to continue the Marianist education they first encountered at Central Catholic.

St. Mary’s professors to lead panel at weekend anime convention

Benjamin “Josh” Doty, Ph.D., said he has been an anime fan since he first stumbled upon an episode of Dragon Ball as a child. Now, he and Associate Professor of Philosophy Eric Chelstrom, Ph.D., will have the opporutnity to share their passion for anime.

MPA student helps communities from Brownsville to White House

Emmanuel Sanchez believes in the power of civil servants to improve their communities. The combined-degree Political Science and Public Administration student has seen the impacts first-hand during internships from Brownsville to the White House

Leading Ladies: Nancy LaGreca seeks inclusivity through humanities

Nancy LaGreca, Ph.D., is no stranger to diversity.  Growing up in Niagara Falls, New York, she heard multiple languages at home — from her father’s Sicilian to her mother’s Slovakian to their common language, English. 

Alumna continues her passion for service at USAA 

As the corporate responsibility director at USAA, Laura Cabanilla has helped distribute tens of millions of dollars to philanthropic projects that make a difference in the San Antonio community and individuals’ lives.

St. Mary’s scholars and staff preach environmentalism for Earth Day and beyond 

From the time she noted bluebonnets, the Texas state flower, growing at St. Mary’s University Kayla Garcia has wanted to push for a brighter future for the University’s ecological community. 

St. Mary’s course offers a glimpse of international policymaking

As the Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Mary’s University, Betsy Smith, Ph.D., wants to give her students a chance to learn how political bodies operate.

Psychology major embraces family spirit, campus living

For Lucia Martinez, the St. Mary’s University spirit runs in the family.   Growing up in San Antonio, she would often hear her parents tell stories about their time as Rattlers.

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