26 01, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Desautels

January 26th, 2023|Alumni, News, News and Events|

For St. Mary’s University alumnus Stephen Desautels, mental and physical health has always been a top priority. In the past few years, this priority has grown into a career where he dedicates his time to helping others find the tools to build courage, determination, resiliency and inclusivity for their all-around mental and physical well-being. By [...]

30 11, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Cordell Minnifee and Paul Valentine – The Power of Mentorship

November 30th, 2022|Alumni, News, News and Events|

After graduating with a liberal arts degree in 2019, esteemed St. Mary’s University alumnus Cordell Minnifee reached out to the St. Mary's University Alumni Association to ask about being set up with a mentor. As a current alumni ambassador and a retired Lightning athlete, Cordell has always been actively involved in the StMU campus community [...]

1 11, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: The Big Cheese, Isaac Bignell

November 1st, 2022|Alumni, News, News and Events|

St. Mary’s University Alumni, Isaac Bignell, may have studied Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s University – but his career path took him down a path that was ‘feta’ than he could have ever dreamed as a cheese shop owner! During his time at StMU, Isaac explained that he loved the variety of courses offered in [...]

28 09, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Sydney Deighton

September 28th, 2022|Alumni, Athletics, News, News and Events, Student Success, Uncategorized|

Sydney (left) and her friend Emily (right) in Vietnam. Travelling the world and teaching combined the best of both worlds for St. Mary’s University alumna, Sydney Deighton. Graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Sydney then went on to receive her Bachelor of Education in our esteemed BEd program. After [...]

8 08, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Quinton

August 8th, 2022|Academics, Alumni, News, News and Events, Student Testimonials|

Have you ever felt nervous or anxious in a social setting? Are you someone who overthinks to the point that it can impact your daily life? Not only can St. Mary’s University alumni Justin Quinton relate, but he wants to help! After discovering a passion for teaching during his time as a student at StMU, [...]

29 06, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: MJ Ritchie and Candice Parish

June 29th, 2022|Alumni, Athletics, News|

For StMU alumni Mary-Jean (MJ) Ritchie and Candice Parish, St. Mary’s University holds a special place in their hearts as the place that brought them together, sparking a life-long friendship and blossoming into a business partnership. These two friends clicked from the start, and what started as a passion for teaching, turned into an entrepreneurial [...]

15 06, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

June 15th, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Graduation Ceremonies, News, News and Events|

Last week, St. Mary’s University held its first in-person Convocation ceremonies in two years at St. Michael Catholic Community. There was a strong sense of celebration and pride throughout these ceremonies, as faculty, staff, family and loved ones celebrated the incredible achievements and significant milestones of St. Mary’s University’s newest graduates. Over the course of [...]

3 06, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Randi Palyga

June 3rd, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Athletics, Cross Country, Featured Articles, Indoor Track, Student Success, Student Testimonials|

They say that all roads lead home, and for esteemed St. Mary’s University alumni Randi Palyga, home might just be the St. Mary’s campus! Having completed two degrees at StMU, and now working in both Athletics and Alumni Relations on campus, Randi exemplifies the spirit of St. Mary’s. Initially enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts [...]

27 04, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Erin McQuitty

April 27th, 2022|Alumni, Athletics, Cross Country, News, News and Events, Student Success, Student Testimonials|

As an esteemed alumnus of St. Mary’s University, retired Lightning athlete and a former employee, Erin McQuitty is what we call a triple threat! Erin started as a Development Assistant at St. Mary’s University, and was soon promoted to the role of Development Specialist. In her time spent working on campus, Erin realized her passion [...]

14 03, 2022
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Alumni Spotlight – Josh Sheppard

March 14th, 2022|Alumni, News, Student Success, Student Testimonials|

For St. Mary’s University graduate Josh Sheppard, it has always been a focus to go into law. Josh completed his history degree with a minor in political science in 2021. When deciding on an undergraduate university, he chose St. Mary’s as it reflected the similar intimate class sizes that law school would have. “The class [...]

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