With more than 42,000 alumni, you might be surprised where, and how often, you’ll run into a Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota graduate. Many of them the university calls “alumni in action” — alumni who are living the Saint Mary’s mission of service and leadership, transforming others’ lives and making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.
In honor of Saint Mary’s Centennial, the university is gathering and publishing the stories of many of these volunteers, leaders, educators, healers and visionaries whom Saint Mary’s University is proud to call alumni. This small selection of alumni represents the many who have shared and are sharing their talents in service to others. Together Saint Mary’s alumni are shaping tomorrow’s world.
Click on the links below to read the individual stories.
Anthony “Tony” Adducci ’59, inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
Michael Bilandic, J.D. ’47, chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
Mary Lou Black Scheid ’76, surgical nurse
Mary Fossum Blair ’00, High school administrator, Captain-United States Marine Corps
Bill and Mia (Cacciabondo ’90) Geheren ’90, caring parents, inspirational role models
Luke Hofmann ’03, pediatric nurse
Michael Johanns, J.D. ’71, U.S. Senator
John Johnston, FSC ’55, M’63, teacher, administrator, provincial, vicar general, superior general of the De La Salle Christian Brothers
Hugo Keim, M.D. ’56, orthopedic surgeon, philanthropist
Thomas Kilbride, J.D. ’78, Chief Justice
Brother Terence McLaughlin ’44, civil rights leader
George Levy Mueller ’53, survivor, veteran, pharmacist, musician, pilot, and author
Amy Korkowski Oxentenko, M.D. ’94, medical doctor
Al Peters ’74, Executive director of Can Do Canines
Mariana Sanchez ’10, soccer coach, graphic designer, cancer victim advocate
George Stephenson, J.D. ’80, judge, community activist, lawyer
John Tschida ’90, educator, couch, mentor