Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.
St. Thomas student Luke Adams is returning home from Japan after being hit by a car and severely injured. His family and friends have planned a fundraiser and homecoming event on Aug. 22 for his return.
Talee Vang is one remarkable woman – Thai refugee camp survivor, mother of three young children, granddaughter of a legendary Hmong general’s confidant and St. Thomas doctoral student in professional psychology. Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan caught up with her at a coffee shop for a Humans of St. Thomas interview for The Scroll.
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.
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.
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.