First Generation Initiative provides opportunity, names new leader

First Generation Initiative provides opportunity, names new leader

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a university that prides itself on empowering individuals through education and a key to doing so is making that education accessible. Through First Generation Initiative (FGI), a Saint Mary’s education is made possible for some high school students who otherwise could not afford it. Also home to Countdown to College (C2C), Saint Mary’s brings high school students to the 400-acre Winona Campus for two weeks each year for four years to help them experience a college campus firsthand and receive college preparatory instruction. This fall, the Saint Mary’s FGI Scholars and C2C programs will be under new leadership. Alisa Macksey will serve as the director of programs for the First Generation Initiative at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Lucas Legacy Scholarship supports next generation of learners

Lucas Legacy Scholarship supports next generation of learners

  Mary (Lucas ’73) Karnick can remember Saint Mary’s as far back as she has memories. She says, matter-of-factly, “Saint Mary’s was always in the family vocabulary.” “When we were young children, we went to Winona for vacation and would stay in the rectory at...
Alum creates scholarship for next generation of doctors

Alum creates scholarship for next generation of doctors

Since he was a young boy, Ken Sirinek ’65, M.D., Ph.D., knew his vocational choice, and as an only child with a large extended family cheering him on, he’s been supported every step of the way. One significant source of support came in the form of a full scholarship...