Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.
St. Thomas Day 2008 Distinguished Alumnus  Award winner Dan Buettner (class of 1983) talks during a video interview at Buettner's office in Minneapolis. Taken January 14, 2008.

Five Observations From ‘Blue Zones City’

Dan Buettner '83, The New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones, gave a short but memorable talk on longevity last week. He's been studying the world's healthiest communities for more than a decade.
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New Vince Flynn Novel Event Is Tuesday

The nationwide release of The Survivor, the next book in the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series of political thrillers, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights.
Ronaldo "Rony" Lec. Photo by Alice K. Moffett.

Native Son, Native Seeds

Ronaldo "Rony" Lec Ajcot '94 is the founder of the Institute for Mesoamerican Permaculture, a not-for-profit organization that is reviving ancient Mayan farming practices to improve food security and self-sufficiency in his native Mesoamerica.
Jessica Slattery

‘Be an Advocate’

Jessica Slattery ’06, foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department, gave the UST School of Law commencement speech on May 15. Read an excerpt from her remarks.
St. Thomas Summer


Published poet Tracy Youngblom ’96 shares one of her pieces with the St. Thomas community.
David Duccini

Doing a Bit of Good With Bitcoin

David Duccini ’94, ’99 M.S.S.E., is the founder of Do a Bit of Good, a Bitcoin-based charitable organization he hopes will do some good while helping to change the conversation on cryptocurrencies.
Joyce Peppin

Getting the House in Order

House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin's UST MBA allows her to see the connection between successfully running a business and effectively running the state.
Ilos Video

Easier Is Better

Nick Stokman '13 created ilos videos, an easier way for new employees to adjust to the workplace.
Katie Kirchgessner

A Patient Leader

Katie Kirchgessner '03 uses her management skills to oversee clinic personnel at Chicago's Rush University Family Physicians.
Ice Rooster

The Iceman Cometh

Entrepreneur student Robbie Harrell runs a young ice-sculpting company with business partner Cullen Loeffler, a longsnapper for the Minnesota Vikings.
Maia Martucci '12 during a cultural festival in Japan. (Photo provided)

Citizens of the World

Follow the stories of four St. Thomas alumni who pursued international opportunities in Japan, Kenya, Northern Ireland and London after graduating.