Making sunny connections on the court

Making sunny connections on the court

It’s just a typical day at the office when Walter Mannino ’09 arranges a special high-five, a coveted autograph, or a prime spot on the warm-up bench. But to the clients he represents as an account experience specialist with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, it’s a memory...
Dr. Jim Towers retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Jim Towers retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Jim Towers has made a career of educating students and educating educators. He’s shared his passion for learning with students around the globe. His first teaching job after college was at a high school in the Australian outback — the wayoutback. In fact, he...
GIS business thrives with Saint Mary’s alumni

GIS business thrives with Saint Mary’s alumni

Mark Packard M’97 knew where to look for expertise in 2006 when the geographic information systems (GIS) department of an environmental consulting company he worked for spun off into its own company, ddms. Having earned his Master’s of Science in Geographic...
Dr. Ting Ni retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Ting Ni retires from Saint Mary’s

Dr. Ting Ni’s remarkable story has inspired countless students throughout her tenure. (And it’s even suppressed a bit of whining by students who could otherwise be tempted to take their education for granted.) Ni, a native of Tianjin, China, grew up during the...
Graduates see bright future

Graduates see bright future

Earning a college degree is never easy, but the reward is lifelong. The student speakers at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs Commencement Ceremony on June 1 would attest to that. PHOTO: Braulio Carrasco M’14...
Aspiring police officer spent semester with Interpol

Aspiring police officer spent semester with Interpol

Junior Colin Hennessy’s desire to help people started in grade school. Back then, he would play pretend fireman, chasing his dog with a water hose and spraying water into the open windows of his house. His parents put a kink in the hose. “Needless to say, my...