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Endowed chairs are established through the generosity of forward-thinking donors. These philanthropists view the longevity of the University as a worthy investment. We are pleased to recognize this prestigious group of donors and chair holders in Arts & Sciences, Philosophy and Theology.

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Epic Journey

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UST Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing. Little did Dr. Poldi Tschirch know in 2009 that her daunting job of reestablishing UST’s School of Nursing would prove to be “the most important work I would ever do.”

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Noble Work

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Servant leadership is about inspired people doing noble work—the very best they have to offer. Laurence J. Payne ’72, received the inaugural Servant Leadership Award honoring his noble work in the community. He also celebrates 50 years as an alumnus.

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Encounter 75th Anniversary Issue

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Basilian Fathers Read More Iconic Chapel Of St. Basil Turns 25 Read More Epic Journey Read More more from the 75th Anniversary Issue President’s Letter 1947 was a year of innovation. Chuck Yeager … The first televised World Series … and our Basilian Fathers dove head-first into a bold new concept they had for higher…

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Encounter Winter 2020

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MAx Studios Read More Mission On Main Street Read More JPII Institute Inspires Read More more from the Issue President’s Letter Richard Ludwick believes this pandemic has truly brought out the best in our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. As Celts, we are all unique in our passions and abilities, but there is something…

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New Degree Fills Critical Gap for Students with Learning Differences

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With a finger on the pulse of the greater surrounding community, UST will extend an academic lifeline to qualified students with learning differences beginning in spring 2021. The new Associate of Applied Science in Pragmatic Studies degree is a full-time, two-year, face-to-face program designed to overcome obstacles blocking success for this population, in a traditional college setting.

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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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Cullen Trust Hits One Out of the Park

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The University of St. Thomas received a generous gift of $3 million from the Cullen Trust for Higher Education with $1.5 million slated for athletics. “This gift allows us to break ground to build a hitting facility that will act as a home base for our baseball and softball teams,” UST Athletic Director Todd Smith said.

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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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USTMAX Micro-Campus on Main Street

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UST President Richard Ludwick cut the ribbon opening a micro-campus in Montgomery County on Oct. 20. The USTMAX Center is located in downtown, Conroe at 336 N. Main Street. This facility’s name is inspired by Saint of Innovation Maximillian Kolbe. The Center will serve the higher education needs of local residents by providing flexibility, affordability and accessibility.

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