This week's professional notes include faculty George Baboila, Michael Blaakman, Tony Borgerding, William Calvert, Mark DelCogliano, Danaya Franke, Anne Klejment, Nanette Missaghi, Shelley Neilsen-Gatti, Mark Neuzil, Sister Katarina Schuth, Gerald W. Schlabach, Pat Stankovitch, Amy Steele, Chelley Vician, Christian D. Washburn and Father Kevin Zilverberg; staff Birdie Cunningham, Hans Gustafson, Doug Hennes, Ea Porter, Buffy Smith and Artika Tyner; students Roy Pierson, Elizabeth Thao, Tyekeela Xiong and Yang Yang; and alumna Diana Salinas.
The College of Education, Leadership and Counseling hosted the Minneapolis Public Schools Boys Summit for the second year. Twenty five recently graduated eighth grade English language learners were on the Minneapolis campus for focused introspection, expectations and setting goals for high school.
Tori Svoboda was looking for an opportunity to create space for the inquisitor and learner in her. That landed her in the CELC at the University of St. Thomas, where she received her leadership doctorate in 2012.
A gunshot wound left St. Thomas graduate student Sam Olukiran alone and helpless on a street in Ibadan, Nigeria. This is how he survived, found Minnesota and now tries to make every moment - and every person - matter.
More than 100 students and teacher-mentors from the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) and Minneapolis Public Schools South High and Roosevelt High Schools convened on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus for the Step-Up Boys Mentorship Program Summer Summit, June 15-19 .
The University of St. Thomas partnered for the second year with Minds Matter Twin Cities (MMTC) to host its annual mentorship program. The mentorship program pairs high school students with professionals to broaden their dreams, guide them through the college admission and selection process and show them what is possible.
The Brady Education Center auditorium overflowed with family and friends of Twin Cities Academy High School (TCAHS) seniors as 44 students received diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony. This was the third year the University of St. Thomas hosted the ceremony and the first time one of its graduates will be attending the university in the fall.
The University of St. Thomas welcomed 55 new teachers to the teaching profession on May 18, 2015, at the Teacher Education Commissioning Ceremony. More than 150 family and friends were in attendance to celebrat...
History has always been a good influence in Alex Rome’s life. “I had a great history teacher who really cared about me,” the second-year student in the teacher licensure program said. The history teacher in tra...
Last summer, the University of St. Thomas collaborated with Minnesota Life College (MLC) to create the College Pre-Orientation Program (POP), a week-long overnight event to help students with ASD and other special needs to be prepared to participate in college orientation programs and succeed in college.
His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the University of St. Thomas during his recent visit to the Twin Cities to meet with the Liberian community and Governor Mark Dayton.
Faculty and Staff
Jean-Pierre Bongila, Ed.D.
Bongila led a workshop on Ethical Leadership and the Common Good for SOCIR, a D.R. Congo Oil Company in August 2014
Bongila had two presentations: a) Introduc...
A new student leadership group in the special education department has developed out of a multicultural student, alumni and friends affinity group. After surveying alumni and current students in 2012 and again ...
Emily P.G. Erickson, president of the GSPP GSO.
Emily P.G. Erickson has a lot to look forward to. The almost-Master of Psychology is anticipating the birth of her first child just days after her May graduat...