The Magazine for Alumni of the University of Saint Mary

Spring 2013
The Aspire is published five times a year in both print and online editions for Saint Mary friends and alumni by the USM marketing department.

Cover Story
Spotlight on Service
The Saint Mary commitment to service links generations — from alums to current spires to future classes of Saint Marians. Service is a big part of what we do at Saint Mary.

During their days on campus, Saint Mary students have no shortage of service opportunities — through campus ministry and First Year Experience today to groups like the Legion of Mary in years past. Read more about the USM spirit of service:

Mary Morin's Lifetime of Service | Joe Weber Serves Abroad | Sr. Julie Marsh on Service at Saint Mary | Current Students Share their Stories | Alum Reflections

Alumni Corner
Alumni Calendar
Summer's coming, and that means Saint Mary Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Read more about reunion, plus other key upcoming events.
From the President's Desk
Spring Thoughts
Sr. Diane Steele, C'83, reflects on the season and an unexpected request from a current Saint Mary student. Read more
A Saint Mary Story
Educating with Purpose
Jofee Tremain, C'04 & M'06, came to USM through unexpected routes. She's gone far with the education degrees she earned here.

Now, Jofee is ready for a new challenge — coordinator of alternative education programs for the Leavenworth & Lansing School Districts. Read Jofee's Saint Mary Story
View from the Spire
Thanks for your Help!
Thanks to you and your support, USM has a brand newly renovated Health Sciences headquarters.

Learn more and thank you!
View from the Spire
Here's to 90 More!
Your Alma Mater is celebrating a serious milestone this year: 90 years inspiring students to reach their God-given potential! Read more
View from the Spire
Welcome Back, Jane Ellen!
A Saint Mary alum makes a big return to Saint Mary!

Learn more
View from the Spire
Making a Gift from your IRA
Here's a great way to help support the University of Saint Mary and our deserving students.

Read more
View from the Spire
New Education Programs at USM
New education programs at USM will help current teachers and future generations of educators excel in their field.

Learn more
View from the Spire
Celebrating Lincoln
USM honors our most storied president with a month-long series of events including appearances by two best-selling authors. Get the details.
Alumni Corner
Alumni Chapter Notes
St. Louis is now home to another University of Saint Mary alumni chapter! A group gathered in 2012 and decided to explore creating a chapter.

And now, we’re pleased to announce the USM Alumnae St. Louis Gateway Chapter! Learn more
Alumni Corner
In Memoriam
Remembering those great friends, professors, and classmates who passed on in recent months.

Read In Memoriam
Alumni Corner
Class Notes
Catch up on the latest info on your friends and classmates.

Read Class Notes
Alumni Corner
Red Carpet Superstars — SpireFest 2013
A big thank you goes out to all of our amazing friends and supporters who helped make our 10th annual SpireFest fundraising gala a smashing success!

Over 300 packed into the Overland Park Marriott to walk the red carpet and enjoy a night of Hollywood Glitz and Glamour. Relive the evening!
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