Growing up in an immigrant family from Laos, Pahoua Yang Hoffman ’06 MBA was grateful for people who helped them find footing in America. Her life experiences inspired her career working in nonprofits and mission-based organizations.
Growing up in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin in the 1990s, Chad Lorenz ’04, ’06 MA, ’10 PsyD, ’14 MBA and his wife, Colleen Lorenz ’04, ’18 MBA, were acutely aware of the lack of access to quality health care, especially in the area of mental health.
Seven individuals with ties to St. Thomas were named to this year's Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” list honoring young business and community leaders from throughout the Twin Cities.
Every dog has its day at Lucy & Co., a business Co-founder and CEO Ahmed El Shourbagy ’10 MBA started with his wife Ashley. Together they grew their digital business into a social powerhouse with millions of loyal dog followers.
Before becoming a lawyer and getting her MBA degree, Leslie Redmond ’19 J.D./MBA was fighting for justice in her community. In the inner city of Washington, D.C., witnessing injustice was a part of her daily routine.
As the dual pandemics of racism and COVID-19 arose in 2020, the impact of Stella Whitney-West ’06 MBA would be magnified in her role as the CEO of NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in north Minneapolis.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Elaine Reeves ’09 one of the recipients of its Distinguished New Engineer award, which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their career.
Amy Pence-Brown ’05 MA holds body positive boot camps for women and teens, regularly blogs about issues, has just finished writing a book and frequently talks to media about the body positive work she does.
Unlikely entrepreneurs Susan Wuollett ’11 MBA and her husband Michael Wuollett ’11 MBA are finding tremendous success on their own with Protégé Biomedical since leaving their corporate jobs with Wells Fargo and 3M, respectively.
Bank customers naturally assume that their information is kept confidential. For Tara Tittrington '17 MBC, an information security specialist at U.S. Bank, it's serious business – and a responsibility that she's well suited for as a self-described "most tenacious Tommie."
While most people think entrepreneurship is synonymous with business, it is far from the only career choice for majors in the field. In fact, many graduates take an “intrapreneurial” route allowing them the opportunity to bring their own, unique entrepreneurial skills into an established company looking for innovative employees to boost growth.
The Bush Fellowship will provide Nicholas Kor ’11, Dr. Joanna Ramirez Barrett (mini-MBA), Dr. Tamim Saidi (mini-MBA) and Jeff Dykstra (executive MBA) with up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to pursue learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills and attributes.
For three members of U.S. Bancorp's innovation team – David Berglund, Kristin Hough Frame and David Marrese – their development for being part of that future-shaping process shares a common thread: their time in the MBA program at St. Thomas.
Of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's annual "40 Under 40" list honoring young business and community leaders from throughout the Twin Cities, an unprecedented 10 are connected to St. Thomas as alumni or current employees.