July 2, 2012 
Vol. 5, Issue 11

UST Sports Corner

June was a big month for sports at the University of St. Thomas. Read more about the University's new head volleyball coach and talented signees to the men's golf and basketball teams.


Scholarship Winner Update

The new semester brings new scholarships to several accomplished current and incoming students. The Father Vincent J. Guinan Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition and the Robert Frost Endowed Scholarship in Secondary Education celebrates the ideals of poet Robert Frost.


UST ROTC Graduates Embark on Military Careers

Dymond Mosley, Ira LeRoy and Jeffrey Parmer were commissioned into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants through a partnership with the University of Houston. St. Thomas offers the academic courses while cadets complete their Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs at UH. The cadets share the program's impact on their lives and military careers.


Funeral Museum Strives to Celebrate Life

Shelley Ott-Bellopede '12 worked as a historian intern at The National Museum of Funeral History on a permanent exhibit called “Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes.” The exhibit is the largest collection of artifacts supplied by the Vatican outside of Rome. The 5,000 square-foot exhibit includes a full-scale replica of Pope John Paul II's crypt.


Alumna Named Elementary Teacher of the Year

Cindy Cormier, a fifth-grade teacher at Jan Schiff Elementary, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Fort Bend Independent School District. Cormier graduated from St. Thomas with a Master of Elementary Education in 2006. Her adaptability and understanding of fifth-graders caught the attention of Fort Bend ISD.


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In This Issue:

Alumna Empowers Rescued Indian Woman

At the age of 23, international studies alumna Joy Kennedy '11 is running a successful international business and creating awareness with Priya, women's accessories brand. Priya, which means "beloved" in Sanskrit, gives the women in Kolkata, or Calcutta, rescued from human trafficking, the opportunity to produce quality, handmade products for women in the United States.



Sandy Soliz
Director of Marketing and Communications


Bridget Hardy
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