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.
If you are interested in promoting the greater good for your colleagues, department and the university, and want to get involved with a cross-section of St. Thomas professionals, nominate yourself or someone you know to serve on the Exempt Staff Council.
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.
The Career Development Center recently sent out a survey to those graduating during the 2013-14 school year and found that 93.9 percent reported employment, enrollment in a graduate program, volunteer service or enlistment in the military.
A special event to celebrate the publication of a book about former St. Thomas Dean Bruce Kramer’s battle with ALS will be held Wednesday, March 25, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at St. Thomas.
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.
The annual fair is an opportunity to learn more about your benefits and related services and information, meet our vendors, talk with Wellness Committee members about our Vitality wellness program, and network with other on-campus groups and committees.