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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 Tobias Knight is a football player, rugby player, choir member, Tommie Award finalist and finance major. Studio portrait taken May 3, 2018 for Humans of St. Thomas

Humans of St. Thomas: Tobias Knight

A Renaissance man of sorts, Tommie Award finalist Tobias Knight put together an eclectic resume of experiences in four amazing years at St. Thomas
Jules Porter

Humans of St. Thomas: Jules Porter

Meet Jules Porter, the joint J.D./MBA graduate student who developed the idea for video game company Seraph 7 Studios and won $16,000 in the Fowler Business Concept Challenge and $10,000 in the St. Thomas Business Plan Competition.
Halle Mason

Humans of St. Thomas: Halle Mason

Humans of St. Thomas spotlights Halle Mason, a "Pride and Prejudice" guru with nearly 7,000 followers on her Looking for Mr. Darcy Instagram.
Michael Scham tangoes with his fiancee Clara Krug.

Humans of St. Thomas: Michael Scham

This St. Thomas Spanish professor has transformed his passion for tango into not only a beloved hobby but also a dedicated area of academic research and teaching.
Keanu Daley (Actuarial Science, minor in Theology) is an international student from Jamaica. These studio portraits were taken on March 23, 2017 in St. Paul for the ongoing Humans of St. Thomas series.

Humans of St. Thomas: Keanu Daley

Welcome Jamaican Keanu Daley to Minnesota. He's an actuarial science major with deep thespian roots and is finishing his first year at St. Thomas.
Michael Stevens

Humans of St. Thomas: Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens, co-president of St. Thomas' Theology Club and a theology major, loves studying, you guessed it, theology. He also can out eat most humans at a buffet and go head to head with the world's greatest PlayStation enthusiasts.
Jonathon Shields

Humans of St. Thomas: Jonathon Shields

Humans of St. Thomas caught up with junior music performance and music business major Jonathon Shields, who uses his musical talents to bring joy to elderly homes and children hospitals around the Twin Cities.
Meghan Sharkus

Humans of St. Thomas: Meghan Sharkus

Meghan Sharkus is tackling the same challenges as her freshman classmates, plus the added challenge of running her own business, which is dedicated to improving the education, design appeal and safety of insulin kits for children with diabetes.
Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas: Patrick Fisher

Humans of St. Thomas visits with Patrick Fisher, a senior triple major in philosophy, Catholic studies and mathematics with a big appetite for big ideas.
Talia Nadir

Humans of St. Thomas: Talia Nadir

Talia Nadir, one of St. Thomas' research and instruction librarians, discusses what it was like growing up in Israel, how a global awareness and love of traveling influences raising three teenage sons, and why people need to stop assuming that librarians just organize and shelf books.
Xiaowen Guan

Humans of St. Thomas: Xiaowen Guan

Communication and journalism professor Xiaowen Guan's whole life is a blend of cultures, from her Chinese roots, to her research, to her Irish husband, to her Star Wars-approved son's name.
Oyuna Uranchimeg

Humans of St. Thomas: Batoyun Uranchimeg

During weeks when our world has been inundated with too much darkness, loss and anguish, it seems timely to shine a light on one beacon of what is right and good in the world. Carol Bruess introduces us to COJO staff member Batoyun "Oyuna" Uranchimeg.
Todd Lawrence works from his preferred home office - his front porch. (Photos by Mike Ekern '02)

Humans of St. Thomas: Todd Lawrence

English professor Todd Lawrence got to St. Thomas thanks to as little math as possible, a smoke-filled advising session from a college professor, and a just plain love of books.
Mashael Aljahdali

Humans of St. Thomas: Mashael Aljahdali

Carol Bruess is back with this year's first installment of the popular Humans of St. Thomas series. She chats with graduate student Mashael Aljahdali who loves her family and dreams of working at a university – and who is almost never not smiling.

The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Talee Vang

Talee Vang is one remarkable woman – Thai refugee camp survivor, mother of three young children, granddaughter of a legendary Hmong general’s confidant and St. Thomas doctoral student in professional psychology. Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan caught up with her at a coffee shop for a Humans of St. Thomas interview for The Scroll.

The Scroll and Humans of St. Thomas: Vito Sauro

Did you know St. Thomas has a thriving Table Top Game Club? It does! And senior Vito Sauro is its president. Meet Sauro, the latest Tommie to be profiled as part of Carol Bruess’ Humans of St. Thomas series, in The Scroll. 
NJ and Nyasia (Photo by Elena Neuzil '17)

The Scroll: Humans of St. Thomas and Nyasia Arradondo

Earlier this month, readers met St. Thomas junior Nick Jordan in a Humans of St. Thomas Scroll, and also learned about his friend and classmate Nyasia Arradondo. She is so interesting that Scroll correspondents Carol Bruess and Meredith Heneghan felt compelled to write a separate Scroll about her.