Dr. Barbara Shank, who is retiring as dean of the School of Social Work at St. Thomas and St. Catherine, received the St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award Saturday at graduate commencement exercises.
Garcia is grateful for the plentiful research opportunities available at St. Thomas, which paved the road to her being offered a full scholarship to earn a Ph.D. at Rutgers University's School of Biomedical Sciences.
In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.
Some guidance on potential research over a J-Term in Tanzania helped spark a years-long mentoring relationship between justice and peace studies assistant professor and department chair Amy Finnegan and senior Laura Kvasnicka.
A University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) partner, the city of Elk River, Minnesota, received the 2017 Outstanding City Partner Award from the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Network.