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Senior Memories and College Life Advice

Before the class of '18 heads back through the arches on Saturday, we asked a dozen of them about their most memorable moments, their post-graduation plans and what life advice they would give first-year students arriving in the fall.
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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.
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Students Presented Student Leadership Scholarship Awards

"The Tommies: A Leadership Recognition Ceremony" was held Thursday in James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall at the Anderson Student Center. The annual celebration of the St. Thomas community recognizes student leadership on campus and the significant contributions made by students, staff and faculty.
Tommie Award Winner Annie Youngblood poses for a portrait March 15, 2018 in the Anderson Student Center.

2018 Tommie Award – Annie Youngblood

Annie Youngblood was voted by students, staff and faculty as the winner of the 2018 Tommie Award. She is majoring in both environmental studies, and justice and peace studies.

St. Thomas Day Recognizes Exceptional Tommies

The University of St. Thomas will celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day on Wednesday, May 3. The event honors recipients of the Monsignor James Lavin Award, Professor of the Year Award, Humanitarian Award, Tommie Award and Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.
A close up of a TommieMedia video camera's LCD.

We Are Tommies – Experiencing the TV Spotlight

Well before St. Thomas' awareness campaign brought three groups of Tommies' stories to TV screens across the Midwest, the featured students and alumni stepped into the experience of being part of commercial shoots. The Newsroom asked each about their experience and what it's like to share their "We Are Tommies" story with the world.
A graduating senior carries her diploma during the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Commencement in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

Picking the Brains of Valedictorians – Why St. Thomas?

St. Thomas currently boasts 112 former valedictorians in its undergraduate body. We caught up with some of the members of the prestigious group to find out what brought them to St. Thomas and how the university has helped further their academic careers.

Habiger Institute – Not So Different

Participants from the weeklong Catholic Studies retreat to Denver talk about their personal experiences in serving with Christ in the City to care for the spiritually and physically poor.
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And the Beat Goes On

Engineering students create an implantable medical device that may replace the need for pacemaker batteries.
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.
Ok Go band member Damian Kulash demonstrates a tuning fork during the recording of an educational video for OK Go Sandbox on September 24, 2017 in the Facilities and Design Center. School of Engineering professor AnnMarie Thomas and her playful learning lab collaborated with the band OK Go to make the video.

St. Thomas Helps Launch OK Go Sandbox

Associate Professor of Engineering AnnMarie Thomas and St. Thomas students are helping rock band OK Go launch OK Go Sandbox, an online portal providing learners and educators a way to engage with concepts in playful and unexpected ways.