This year's honorees include Ron Fowler, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Michael Heffron, Monsignor James Lavin Award; Sondra Elizondo, Humanitarian of the Year Award; Dr. Matthew George, Professor of the Year; and Brandon Miranda, Tommie Award.
The conversation between student and adviser began as a routine check-in: “How are classes going? Is your schedule manageable?” It ended in an intense discussion about the common good, a wounded Marine, and what it really means to be alive.
Senior Sarah Strain's Young Scholars' Grant project studied the subtle ways in which the natural environment and sustainable behaviors are depicted in documentaries and Hollywood films from 1998 to 2013.
Kindelspire is a Justice and Peace Studies and Family Studies double major and Women’s Studies minor. She has served as a student director for VISION, participating in five trips, as well as a FEMCOM facilitator and Green Dot trainee.
Miranda, a senior majoring in Catholic Studies and Political Science, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Tommie Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, Concert Choir and Summit Singers.
The University of St. Thomas Dance Team finished in first place in the Open Jazz Division and the Open Hip Hop Division at the Universal Dance Association College National Championship in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 18 and 19.
The men of the Summit Singers are "guys who work hard, have fun and know that they are a part of something bigger than themselves," according to founder Chad Berg. Not only do they sing a capella, but they're giving away free hats and mittens to the first 400 undergrads who attend their free concert Thursday, Dec. 12.