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Buerkle named CoSIDA Academic All-America®

Buerkle named CoSIDA Academic All-America®

Baseball is a game of numbers, and for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Ben Buerkle (Roseville, Minn.)—who wore a different jersey number each of his four years as a Cardinal—one number stands out above all the rest: One. Buerkle closed out an illustrious career...

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Hussein dreams of justice in Ethiopia, everywhere

Hussein dreams of justice in Ethiopia, everywhere

As Kassim Abbanesha Hussein crosses the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota commencement stage on Saturday, June 3 to receive a Doctor of Business Administration diploma, part of his heart will remain in Oromia, Ethiopia. Hussein fled his homeland 26 years...

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Alumna has a gift for giving

As a shy, 4-year-old curly-haired blonde, Ania McNamara’s life was changed forever. She and her three older sisters were adopted by Bill ’76 (now deceased) and Grace McNamara ’77 who brought their new daughters back to the United States from Poland in 1993. In 2009,...

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Caring for diverse populations

Sissy Yang M’16 first became interested in nursing as a young girl, when she served as a hospital translator for her grandparents. Yang saw first-hand the difficulties her grandparents from Laos experienced as a result of the language barrier with their caregivers....

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Sharing the Disney, Pixar magic

When Nadia Effendi ’09 was little, she watched Little Mermaid so many times she could recite every line and lyric. Her babysitters back then still like to remind her how they were forced to endure the timeless love story over and over again. Now in a dream job as...

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Today’s leaders preparing tomorrow’s leaders

When Boubacar Kanneh enrolled in a master’s degree program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, he never imagined that he would graduate with a job offer from the United Nations—but his professors prepared and inspired him to do just that. As a contracts...

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Students get behind-the-scenes look at TV news

Sixteen Saint Mary’s University undergraduate college students had a front-row seat to news being made—literally. As part of an ongoing university leadership series, Saint Mary’s alumnus and news anchor Bill Lunn ’87 provided these Winona Campus-based students with...

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Wetlands project gives high-tech hands-on training

Students interested in geographic information science at Saint Mary’s don’t need a global positioning system to direct them to valuable, hands-on experiences in their field. For years, the university’s GeoSpatial Services has been providing professionally mentored...

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