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Mendenhall Family Supports Mardi Gras as 2015 Chairs

Mendenhall Family Supports Mardi Gras as 2015 Chairs

Trini Mendenhall and Jan and Oniel Mendenhall ’04 will serve as 2015 Mardi Gras co-chairs.

Trini is a former board member and longtime supporter of the University, and is the namesake of the Mendenhall Summer Institute, which closes the gap between high school and college for incoming freshmen. Her son Oniel is a graduate of the St. Thomas MBA program.

2014 Mardi Gras Gala Raises $800,000 for Scholarships
A “Prince of the Church” and archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, was the honoree during the 64th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, helping to raise more than $850,000 for scholarships at the University of St. Thomas. More than 400 donors, alumni and friends celebrated Fat Tuesday on March 4 at the River Oaks Country Club.

The event chairs Virginia ‘Ginny’ ’79 and Dennis Malloy welcomed guests to the largest UST scholarship fundraiser of the year.

The Mardi Gras Gala supports the St. Thomas fund. In fall 2013, more than 95 percent of first-year students received financial assistance. The University awards about $13.7 million in scholarships and grants annually.

Read more about the 2014 Mardi Gras.


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