One by one, students introduce themselves to a room full of senior executives from Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E).
Most children like to play with toys; others like to dress up. But when Kaitlyn Bloch was a kid, she imagined being a business owner.
It was 10 a.m. and Michael T. “Terry” Martin (B.B.A. ’81), president of Anodyne Wool, was on his way to the hardware store to pick up supplies. Freezing temperatures in San Angelo the night before had damaged a pipe in the warehouse.
Susan Gordon joined St. Mary’s University in Spring 2018 as the Contreras Family Executive in Residence for Risk Management — a newly created position endowed by a $2 million gift from Tom (B.B.A. ’88) and Leti (B.A. ’89) Contreras to boost the Finance and Risk Management program at St. Mary’s.
After 12 years of working in the construction industry, Julissa Carielo (B.B.A. ’95) quit her job to start her own construction firm. She began with only two employees. Ten years later, Carielo’s construction firm, Tejas Premier Building Contractor Inc., has more than 60 employees working throughout Texas.
As the cluster of St. Mary’s University students disembarked the plane in southern India, they were struck first by the differences: the bare feet of the Marianist brother who greeted them at the airport in the middle of the night, for one.
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.
Students hear it all the time — internships provide essential opportunities to build real-world experience before graduation. But for alumna Kelsey Myers (B.B.A. ’14), relationship manager at USAA, her internship did that and more.
By the time Sarah Cantu started looking for her senior year summer internship, she had already done work two summers before in software branding and social media — not surprising for a Marketing major.
A Wall Street work week is not your typical work week. It means long hours — 70 to 90 per week — in a fast-paced and competitive atmosphere. But there are St. Mary’s University graduates whose educational foundation and drive prepared them to thrive in this pressure-cooker environment, holding their own alongside graduates from top-tier schools.
Students of David Sommer (B.B.A. ’89), Ph.D., Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management, will tell you he’s the best at what he does in the classroom, but in the field of insurance, academics will tell you he’s in a league of his own.
Alejandro Velez, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, is passionate about teaching at St. Mary’s and providing students with opportunities to network with professional societies. This semester Velez invited his Introductory Microeconomics class to attend a luncheon at the Plaza Club.
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By the time the coronavirus pandemic began impacting the St. Mary’s University community, faculty and students in the Department of History had already begun documenting the swift and historical changes reshaping the Rattler landscape.
In 2016, Becky Keller’s (M.Jur. ’19) husband was diagnosed with cancer. A mother of two, Keller was about to begin her graduate studies when this news hit. Though she was unsure how to balance everything occurring in her personal life, she knew what she needed to do next.
At any given time, the St. Mary’s University campus is home to at least 10 free-ranging felines. Marty, Ringo, Possum and Oliver hang around Blume Library, while A.J., who has made a shelter of campus for more than a decade, frequents the Marianist Residence in her old age.