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Catholic to the Core

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Catholic scholar George Harne joins UST as executive dean of Arts and Sciences, UST’s largest and most diverse school. Harne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as former president of Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, New Hampshire, since 2011. His appointment reaffirms UST’s commitment to a strong, Catholic, liberal arts core.

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Woock at Work

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Buoyed by gifts totaling more than $1.5 million from The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, along with a dynamic new director, Dr. Patrick Woock, the UST McNair Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is poised to continue developing leaders through robust academic offerings, mentorship programs and experiential learning.

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JPII Institute Gains Momentum

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UST’s new JPII Institute offers the only program of its kind focusing on John Paul II in the context of Polish history and culture. With Dr. Ewa Thompson’s transformational gift, the Institute will expand its offerings.

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The Sum of Empowerment

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UST Math Professor Margaret “Maggie” Hutchinson’s legacy lives on through the generosity of family. Their charitable gifts of stock — both worth $100,000, for a total of $200,000 — establish two new endowed scholarship funds for students in STEM fields, especially women.

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Anthony Carona is a Man on a Mission

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Anthony Carona had his life mapped out since middle school. But once on his path, he discovered he wasn’t happy. So, he moved a long-held thought of becoming a doctor front and center. Follow Carona on his journey to honor this true calling for medicine and make UST’s Post-Bac Pre-Health Professionals Program his first step on a new path.

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1952 Alumna Archives the Story of UST

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A large room on the second floor of Doherty Library contains a treasure trove of University of St. Thomas history, and the most valuable asset of all: 88-63r-old “Miss Betty” Louis Koenig Fischer, ’52, MRE ’91, official archivist.

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