A member of the French family will have been enrolled at Saint Mary’s nearly consecutively from 1986 to 2026. They’ve completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees; they’ve been involved in music, theatre, athletics, musical variety shows and more; they’ve witnessed buildings constructed and demolished; they remember four different university presidents; and they’ve majored in different […]
Cathy Heying M’01 had never even changed a tire before. As a pastoral minister, she was equipped with an entirely different set of tools. She could have never predicted that one day she’d be changing struts, replacing a timing belt, and balancing a set of tires. But the Holy Spirit, she believes, had other plans. […]
It’s been scientifically proven that seeing others give makes an individual more likely to give. Generosity is contagious, and head Saint Mary’s baseball coach Nick Winecke ’07, M’12 can attest to the fact because he’s seen it in action. Benefactors spanning more than five decades are giving back to a sport and a program they […]
By Maura Sullivan Hill Kendis Scharenbroich M’00 can’t recall too many other female CEOs in her industry, but she’s more concerned about doing her job and the work she’s trained to do. Scharenbroich, a self described knowledge seeker and fact finder, has worked in geographic information systems (GIS) for 20 years, since she graduated from […]
Saint Mary’s had planned one of its largest reunions for this June, bringing together alumni classes from the past two years rolled into one. And it hoped to celebrate the class of 2020 the same weekend. Under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Saint Mary’s has […]
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.2″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.2″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.2″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ _module_preset=”default”] Brother Finbar McMullen, FSC ’46, longtime faith-filled fixer, connector, builder, and inventor on Saint Mary’s Winona Campus, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the age of 97. Brother Finbar joined the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1940. When asked what it means […]
By Tom Brandes One of the reasons Shane Sheets sought Saint Mary’s University’s accelerated MBA program is because his personal and professional life can also be described as accelerated. In addition to juggling a family, being engaged, completing his degree in August, and serving his second term serving on the Green Isle (Minnesota) City Council, […]
John Tschida ’90 is rounding third and heading home to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Tschida, hailed as the coach with the highest winning percentage of all NCAA Division III softball coaches, is returning to his alma mater — where he FIRST led his fastpitch team to a national championship in 2000. Beginning June 1, […]
Dionne Trice M’20 will freely admit how easy it is to become distracted and let obstacles discourage you from reaching your dreams. But on her journey to obtaining her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trice reminded herself that she was a sound investment. “I had multiple obstacles ranging from health issues to time management […]
When Celeste Russell came to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2016, she was fairly certain she would finish her studies with acting as her major. However, with the support of a couple of professors and an influential internship, she now has a degree that reflects more of her passion and her talent.
Kellie Lease Stecher, M.D., a 2005 biology alumna, published an article titled “The Senses of Medicine” in the Journal of the Minnesota Medical Association.
Andy Traetow M’07, C’13, Alex Schmidt C’13, Jake Tietje C’13, C’16, Kim Niss C’13, and Michelle Rosen M’96, C’05 have more than one thing in common. Besides their passion for educating others, they also share a bond established by their connections to the Fairmont School District and strengthened by their Saint Mary’s education.
Colleen Joyce ’10 and her husband Joe Haynes ’09 say they wonder regularly which one of them will contract COVID-19 first. They know, deep down, the question is ultimately more of a “when” than an “if.” Joyce, an RN2 who works at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago, and Haynes, a fire fighter with […]
Jeremy Zacher M’19 doesn’t ever see or interact with patients at Mayo Clinic, yet his work is vital to the frontline heroes testing and treating COVID-19 patients. As an education coordinator and instructor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Zacher and his team support departmental education and all of the educators for more than 60 laboratories […]
Ellen Schreder’s voice cracks emotionally when she speaks of her Haitian friends and what she describes as their “infectious hope and joy.” In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, she constantly fears for their safety. “They’re being told to wash their hands, but 80 percent of them don’t have access to running water,” she said. […]
It was like a “Mighty Ducks” remake. Saint Mary’s first Cardinal women’s hockey team in 1998-99 wasn’t exactly composed of first-string recruits. “We were a mishmash of girls — ranging from a few who had played hockey their entire lives to girls like myself who had been around hockey all my life and knew how […]
Working in genetic research at Mayo Clinic, Beth (Schubert) Pitel ’06 solves complex puzzles, which could ultimately improve patient care or even save lives. Pitel became part of a research team using genetic testing to understand why young children were suddenly dying about 15 years ago in an Amish community. The deaths had baffled medical […]
Okash Haybe ’19 arrived in the U.S. as a wide-eyed 18-year-old. Now, 15 years later, he is working among his Somali community members as a case investigator in the fight against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given new perspectives to alumni of the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology online program as they navigate the new normal of remote teaching.
The Saint Mary’s Department of Communication held a virtual alumni reunion via Zoom to discuss how their companies are communicating during COVID-19, offer advice for current students, and share memories of their time at Saint Mary’s.