Seniors John Umarov and Julio Vasquez and sophomore Chad Helland were chosen to attend the gathering of up-and-coming social entrepreneurs based on a project they are developing with the St. Thomas chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.
For more than four decades St. Thomas' Selim Center for Learning in Later Years has brought lifelong learners to campus, enriching the existing educational offerings and creating a vibrant portion of the school's community.
He was the husband of Serene Thornton, professor emerita and adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work; father of William '98, Christopher '01 and Jonathan '08; and father-in-law of Lea '02, '07 M.S.W.
A senior majoring in entrepreneurship and business communications, she has been involved as a student leader at St. Thomas in a variety of ways, including as a Morrison Hall apartment coordinator, first-year commuter advisor, president of Delta Sigma Pi, and co-captain of the women’s and men’s swim and dive team.
Michael Naughton, Ph.D., interim director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, received the Monika K. Hellwig Award for “exceptional work as a scholar and commitment to advance Catholic social thought for the common good.”