Current Students

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.
Gavin Linnihan

Senior Strides: Gavin Linnihan

University of St. Thomas senior Gavin Linnihan will work full time for an award-winning, downtown Minneapolis-based music production firm that has composed music for NBC, Bravo and Cadillac.
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.
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Two Spring Graduates to Study Overseas as Fulbright Scholars

School of Law student Christina Espey-Sundt '17 will study refugee and immigration law in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Senior Mitchell Sullivan, a triple major in German, international studies and political science, heads to Germany in the Fulbright's English Teaching Assistantship program.
Student Riley Hare examines the comments on the Tommies Unspoken display.

Tommies Unspoken: Students Share Their Secrets

Based on Frank Warren's PostSecret ongoing community art project, Tommies Unspoken invited students to anonymously share their concerns, fears or issues they might find difficult to talk about.
Purple Greenhouse

Beneath Purple Lights, St. Thomas Robot Project Blooms

The purple light emanating from the Owens Science Hall greenhouse isn't the School of Engineering's homage to the late, great Prince. A cross-departmental team at St. Thomas is testing a robot with the overall goal of addressing the world crisis of food shortages and the development of new technologies to grow healthy crops using less man-made and natural resources.
Vanessa De La Vega Meza

Depth of Field: Dease Scholarship Day

Highland Park Senior High School senior Vanessa De La Vega Meza thought she was sitting down to an interview. Little did she know, she was about to receive the Dease Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend St. Thomas.
Engineering major Lauren Vallez poses for a portrait next to "The Plunge" sculpture on south campus near the Frey Science and Engineering Building. Photo by Mark Brown.

Senior Lauren Vallez Fetches Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship

With the tutelage of a world-renowned professor like Dr. John Abraham and publication credits with smart titles such as "Alterations of Blood Flow Through Arteries Following Atherectomy and the Impact on Pressure Variation and Velocity" to her credit, Lauren Vallez landed one of the nation's most coveted fellowships.
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Professional Notes for April 21, 2017

This edition of professional notes includes faculty Chris Bedford, Jean-Pierre Bongila, Joseph Brom (professor emeritus), Dave Deavel, Hans Gustafson, Thomas Hickson, Anne Klejment, Sister Katarina Schuth, Angela Senander, Kevin Theissen, Christopher Vye, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Greg Argo, Meg Manahan and Talia Nadir; and graduate students Daniel Elenz, Greta Gilbertson and Kristen Nelson; and undergraduates Ashley Brundrett, Sam Duncanson, Sarah Horns and Gabrielle Houle.
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.
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Two Tommies Honored With Global Citizenship Award

Political Science Department faculty member Dr. Arijit Mazumdar and Jose Munne Caceres, senior international economics and international studies double major, were named joint recipients of the award.
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Tommies Receive Minnesota Campus Compact Awards

Faculty member Amy Finnegan, undergraduate Whitney Oachs and community partner Otis Zanders have been awarded Minnesota Campus Compact Awards, distinctions they will be recognized for on campus April 5.
Kyle and Andee go over diving footage during a practice.

Kyle Reid: Life and Love With Andee

The support of his wife, Andee, who doubles as a full-time caretaker, has been critical for St. Thomas' Kyle Reid as he lives life with post-traumatic stress disorder and conversion disorder.
Meghan Sharkus

Humans of St. Thomas: Meghan Sharkus

Megan 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.
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Professional Notes for March 10, 2017

This week's notes feature faculty Catherine Deavel, David Deavel, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Len Jennings, Mike Klein, Don LaMagdeleine, Suzanne Schons, Ivancica Schrunk, Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and John Wendt; staff member Dana Peterson; and alumna/former staff member Deb DeMeester.
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.