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Plane Crash Survivor Optimistic for Future
Frances Clouche-Bowman
Bill Tinnerman
Juanita Hardy
Holly Merta
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

Chemistry’s Tinnerman Inspires, Leaves Legacy

UST alumni, faculty and friends will remember Dr. Bill Tinnerman at a Celebration of Life service at 6 p.m. today in the UST Chapel of St. Basil. 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

Biology Graduate Earns Award for Yale PhD Program

Difficult odds did not stop Holly Merta from applying for Yale’s Ph.D. program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. She earned the prestigious Gruber Science Fellowship for her merit and promise. Read more

 
Graduation Information
The University of St. Thomas will celebrate more than 1,000 graduates with a Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2015 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park. Tickets are required for all guests. Family and friends can also watch the event live online.

Read more about UST Graduation

  • University of St. Thomas Graduates 1,000 Students
    5/6/2015

    The University of St. Thomas will celebrate more than 1,000 graduates with a Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2015 at NRG Arena, located at 1 NRG Park (formerly Reliant Arena). 

  • Tacos + Beer = $85,000 in Scholarships
    5/6/2015

    Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, UST’s popular annual alumni event, was held April 23 and raised more than $85,000 for Alumni Association Scholarship Fund—the most ever for this event.

  • Rama GerigUST Launches Adult Degree Completion
    5/5/2015

    The University of St. Thomas will offer an Adult Degree Completion program in fall 2015. Students will pursue one of two degree options, a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or in general studies, and will have the option to choose from a variety of concentrations including art history, business, communications, education, criminology, law and society, and more.

  • First Gen Graduate Lands Job After Psychology Research
    5/4/2015

    The University of St. Thomas Psychology Department allows undergraduate students to be exposed to a quality curriculum that focuses on research training.

  • Ivany Receives George Washington AwardHungarian Foundation Honors Ivany with Washington Award
    4/29/2015

    The American Hungarian Foundation recently honored the University of St. Thomas president with the George Washington Award because of his many years of service and leadership. The award was presented to Ivany in the Link-Lee Mansion on April 29, by Zsolt Harsanyi, chairman of the Foundation.

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