This week's notes feature faculty Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Joseph Fitzharris, Matthew George, Hans Gustafson, Cindy Hall, Karen Howard, Mike Klein, Matthew Mehaffey, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Lesley Scibora, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Christian Washburn, John Wendt, Meg Wilkes Karraker; staff Drew Puroway and Jim Rogers; students Nick Benish, Chad Hewitt, Kristin Mueller and Ryan Smith; and alumni Amber Schoenecker ’13 and Kristin Braden ’14 .
She was the wife of Quentin Hietpas '53, emeritus vice president of external affairs; mother of David Hietpas '85, Tom Hietpas '87 and Paul Hietpas '99, physical plant services; grandmother of Matt Endres '08, Sara O'Neill '12 and Paige Hietpas '18; and mother-in-law of Tom Gavin '74, Tom Endre '80, Dan Bettenburg '87 and Tanya Hietpas '93.
Last year, while standing in line for coffee in Anderson Student Center, sophomore Lauren Vallez found herself in the middle of a debate between engineering professor John Abraham and one of his students. This random encounter heavily shaped the course of her studies at St. Thomas.
The 2015 Faculty and Staff Annual Campaign will kick off in March.
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.
Hale taught at the University of St. Thomas as a visiting professor in accounting for two summer session in the master’s program.
He was the husband of Joan (Zilka) Feely '09; brother of sophomore Jane Feely and Joe Feely '14; son of Dan Feely '80 and Maureen Feely '03; and grandson of Tom Feely, a longtime coach at St. Thomas.
A passion project becomes a delicious success for Monique Volz ’11.
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.
Chloé Knutson ’16 is a gearhead ... and so much more.
She was the mother of Samantha Whitcomb '18.
Kayden Hoang Bui '13 currently is teaching English in Thailand through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
Sandra Pulles '11 has continued to build upon the foundation she started here at St. Thomas: making sure students have the skills to succeed in math and reading.
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.
He was the brother of Pat Thomas, administrative assistant for Department of Special Education & Gifted Education.
He was the husband of Charlene Andrle-Olson, records manager in Institutional Advancement.
St. Thomas ranked as one of the nation’s “Most Underrated,” plus an Almanac appearance in this week’s headlines.
She was the sister of Peggy Jerabek, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, and the aunt of Cody Jerabek ’13, Zackary Jerabek ’15, Miranda Jerabek ’16 and Brittany Jerabek ’18.
Photographer Mike Ekern explored WineHaven, a Chisago City winery and vineyard run by Kyle Peterson.
Two family-run wineries have found their niche in a busy and rapidly expanding marketplace.
Task forces representing the eight strategic priorities are being formed.
She is the mother of Lisa Dalsin.
Please remember in your prayers graduate student James Schaefer, the father of two St. Thomas undergraduate students, a two-time alumnus and an active alumni volunteer.
Along the way, this young political scientist and church historian has emerged as a trusted resource for reporters the world over.