Longtime civil rights leader and successful businessman Vernon Jordan visited Dougherty Family College on Monday to speak with first-year students.
The first-year class maintains St. Thomas’ recent record-setting academic profile, with an average high school GPA of 3.6 and a mid-50th percentile ACT range of 24-29.
After spending the past eight weeks working on research with faculty mentors, this year’s nine Excel! Scholars delivered their findings to a room filled with friends, family and faculty at McNeely Hall on July 26.
Students of Dougherty Family College’s inaugural class are interning across dozens of Twin Cities companies, including Best Buy, 3M, Padilla, Marriott, Boston Scientific, Delta Air Lines, and many more large, medium and small companies.
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Dougherty Family College welcomes the newest Tommies.
The freshman class maintains last year's record-setting academic profile and also is the most diverse class in the history of St. Thomas, with 16 percent students of color.
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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 Dougherty Family College is designed to help ensure the success of underserved students, and is accepting applications through July 14 for its inaugural class.
The Dougherty Family College Associate of Arts degree is uniquely designed to help ensure the success of underserved students who may be the first in their family to attend college, or those who have limited support or financial assistance to pursue a four-year degree.
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Dougherty Family College seeks to reduce higher-education achievement gap in Twin Cities.