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Class of ’18 in the Spotlight

Congratulations, Class of '18 – you did it! We celebrate some of the amazing accomplishments of your years at St. Thomas with a roundup of all the Newsroom stories spotlighting graduating seniors.
Student Valerie has already done advanced diplomatic work, including translating and comparing Russian and Ukrainian broadcasts. She is shown here lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow. Brukhis's story will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of St. Thomas magazine.

Brukhis Named Fulbright Scholar, Will Study in Israel

When Valerie Brukhis got the email while sitting in class, she had to step out into the hall for a couple minutes and realize what had just happened. It’s hard to blame her: Brukhis had just found out she was n...
Alice Ready (left), Emma Rinn and Prof. Paul Lorah upload a survey route to their DJI Inspire drone before sending it out to survey the Weaver Dunes. (Photos by Mike Ekern ’02)

Little Drone on the Prairie

Geography and environmental studies students Alice Ready and Emma Rinn are experimenting with how drone imagery can support the work of The Nature Conservancy.
A student sleeps on the table while studying. The Center for College Sleep studies students' sleep and helps colleges and universities provide their students with better sleep.

Solving the Sleep Epidemic

Students who lack sleep are more likely to abuse drugs, experience depression and seriously consider suicide. St. Thomas' Center for College Sleep addresses these issues.
School of Law Career and Professional Development staff member Dan Winterlin (right) talks with alum John Pavelko during a staged resume scene in the School of Law library June 30, 2016.

How It Works: Give Your Resume (or CV) a Boost

There used to be a time long ago when all an undergraduate needed to land a job was a college degree. Get the lowdown on how you can build your resume now for a head start on your post-graduation job search.
A graduate student takes a selfie at the 2017 Graduate Commencement ceremony in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex in St. Paul on May 20, 2017.

Studying Selfie Culture

Shannon Twiss '17 researched how participating in "selfie culture" played into young women's understanding of their own identities.
Students toss their caps in the air at the 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremony at O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 21, 2016 in St. Paul.

Class of ’17 in the Spotlight

In the ranks of seniors graduating this weekend, we have students who earned the Chief’s Award from the City of St. Paul for helping a woman in distress in 2014, a student who served as an ambassador on a Minnesota trade mission to Mexico, and students who have done research on everything from political cynicism to drying breadfruit. Read a roundup of the stories the Newsroom has written about Class of 2017 students since they arrived on campus.