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Nepalese in Rain after earthquake
Graduate Takes Crane Business to New Heights
Plane Crash Survivor Optimistic for Future
Frances Clouche-Bowman
Juanita Hardy
Earthquake in Nepal Hits Home for UST Professor

The earthquake in Nepal was the strongest since 1934. Hear from a UST professor with family in Nepal, another who runs a foundation for Nepalese girls, and a pre-med alumnus volunteering as a medic there. Read more.

Graduate Takes Crane Business to New Heights

William Sheppard has worked his way up through the oil industry. Now, his future is laid out below him as he works to create the worlds premiere crane safety academy. Read more.

Plane Crash Survivor Optimistic for Future

Graduate Kechi Okwuchi is optimistic and a firm believer in the unknown. During her speech at UST’s Commencement Ceremony, she will tell others “It’s okay to not know what the next step is.” Read more.

The World Keeps Turning for 70-Year-Old Grad

Frances Clouche-Bowman, a 70-year old Beaumont native, will graduate with a Master of Education degree from St. Thomas in May. She started college toward her first degree when she was 60. Read more

For Graduate, RN Stands for 'Real Nurse'

With an always-sunny outlook, Juanita Hardy will graduate from UST’s School of Nursing in May, and triumph on both sides of the caregiver-patient relationship. Read more

Balancing Faith & Reason
The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, liberal arts university that educates leaders in faith and character. We have 35 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. St. Thomas continues the legacy of the Basilian Fathers, the order of priests who founded the University in 1947. Take a virtual tour today!
  • Business Students Put Skills to Test in Case Competition

    The business world expects professionals to work in teams to effectively find innovative solutions for a variety of situations. Students at the University of St. Thomas have the opportunity to practice strategic thinking and put their skill-sets to use in real-world situations through the undergraduate Case Competition.

  • Jorge Gonzalez-RomoEpic Hero Faces Himself in UST Grad's Book

    Graduating Senior Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Romo gained a profound self-awareness at University of St. Thomas that enabled him to write his first book—an epic poem titled "The Canticle of the Warrior." A story that had been working in his mind ever since playing the video game "The Legend of Zelda" in his senior year of high school, Gonzalez-Romo wrote this book to immortalize the grandeur of this elite form of literature and celebrate his Mexican culture.

  • Mimi FoersterMBA Financial Advisor Elected Junior League President

    Mimi Foerster, MBA ’03, believes in making things happen. From her Galleria-area office, the UBS financial advisor works her dream job that combines two things she is passionate about: people and finance.

  • CSB Student and Dean Beena GeorgeCSB Recognizes Future Leaders with Honors Convocation

    Celebrating students in the Cameron School of Business at the annual CSB Honors Convocation, Jim Hackett, partner at Riverstone Holdings, LLC, and longtime friend of the University, will give the keynote address. There will be 105 students honored at 2:30 p.m. on May 15, in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum Blvd. The University of St. Thomas CSB Alumni Board will also recognize Aileen McCormick ’86 as a distinguished alumnus.

  • UST Presents Bioinformatics Tool at Chinese DNA Conference

    It is not often that one gets the opportunity to share research with the international scientific community, but that is exactly the opportunity Dr. Albert Ribes, professor of biology, was afforded when he was invited to the Sixth World DNA and Genome Day in Nanjing, China to present research data obtained with a bioinformatics tool he developed with Dr. Maia Larios-Sanz and two undergraduates. 

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