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Taking their game to the next level

Taking their game to the next level

By Donny Nadeau '85, Sports Information director WINONA, Minn. — For most college athletes, their senior seasons are the final chapters of their competitive playing careers. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota athletes Willie Doll '16 (Amherst, Wis.), Ben Buerkle '17...

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Game plan for success

Their paths may not have crossed during their collegiate days, but Tom Rice ’82, Josh Takagishi ’98, Amanda Weinmann ’07 and a host of others share a common bond—or two. Not only were they successful athletes during their time at Saint Mary’s, but they also excelled...

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An educational journey to improve healthcare

As a child in Kenya, Gideon Nyakundi learned his ABCs by scrawling the letters in the sand using sticks. Pencils and books, he said, were luxuries only available to teachers. Never stifled by this humble beginning, Nyakundi will graduate Saturday, Jan. 14 with a B.S....

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Making a difference at Mayo

The Mayo Clinic is the ultimate dream destination for those practicing medicine. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers at Mayo are quick to mention the benefits of having access to the world’s best doctors and healthcare providers; of working for a clinic...

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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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