Alumni in action: Teaching minds and touching hearts

Alumni in action: Teaching minds and touching hearts

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.

Click on the links below to read the individual stories.

Michael Bilandic, JD — chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court

Mary Lou Black Scheid, surgical nurse

Luke Hofmann, pediatric nurse

Michael Johanns, U.S. Senator

Thomas Kilbride, Chief Justice

George Levy Meuller, survivor, veteran, pharmacist, musician, pilot, and author

Amy Korkowski Oxentenko, medical doctor

Al Peters, Executive director of Can Do Canines

Mariana Sanchez, soccer coach, graphic designer, cancer victim advocate

George Stephenson, J.D., judge, community activist, lawyer

Brother Terence, civil rights leader