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ASPIRE
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Summer 2012

What's it like as a doctor of physical therapy student at the University of Saint Mary? Listen as members of the first class share their experiences and their motivations.
DPT: First Class
F
or the University of Saint Mary, the future is here. 

The 37 members of USM’s inaugural Doctor of Physical Therapy class are the future of the university and represent a major milestone on USM's path toward establishing itself as a leading regional institution of health care education. Read more »


Honoring a Friend
The university is naming its DPT program in honor of Sr. Mary Kathleen Stefani.  Learn more »

Re-Introducing Berchmans Hall
The USM DPT is housed in the university's historic Berchmans Hall.
Check out the building's state of the art renovation »
View From the Spire
Meet Spiro!
Spiro the Dragon has served Saint Mary well for years. But it's a new era, and today's student-athlete needs a modern mascot. 

Get ready for the debut of a brand new Spiro! Read more 
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Alum Trumps Cancer
Dottie Butterfield, C'01 & M'08, celebrated a major milestone this September: her 10th year cancer-free.

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Commencement 2012
The university bids farewell to the class of 2012 and to some familiar faces from the faculty.

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USM Fall Events
It's a new school year, and that means a new slate of events at your alma mater!

Check out the university's online calendar of events for cultural and academic happenings

Learn about fall sporting events
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News in Brief
From this fall's exhibition on immigration at De Paul Library to the return of the music major and the arrival of new coaches, learn about the latest happenings on your campus.

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From the President's Desk
Greetings!
USM President Sr. Diane Steele reflects on the university's mission to grow as a premiere regional health care education institution.

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Honor Roll of Donors
Saint Mary depends on the gifts and generosity of USM alums and supporters like yourself to achieve our mission.

The Honor Roll of Donors is our annual recognition of those who have supported the mission through donations, scholarships and th legacy society. View the honor roll »
    
Contact Us
Do you have a class note you'd like to share with your fellow alums? A story idea you'd like to see in the pages of the Aspire?

Contact Sharon Clay with USM's alumni office at 913-758-6108.

 
Alumni Corner
Class Notes
Francine Orr, C'86, was a recent Pulitzer finalist. Justin R. Jones, C'83, is now a senior VP for Country Club Bank. And Marge (Donahue) Wortham, A’42, just celebrated her 63rd wedding anniversary.

Get the latest on your friends and classmates in this issue's edition of Class Notes » 
    
In Memoriam
Honoring departed Saint Marians.

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Reunion 2012 in Review
Alums turned out in force for June 2012's Saint Mary Alumni Reunion.

Read more, and learn about plans for next year's alumni gathering »
         
Alumni Events Calendar
Saint Mary Homecoming highlights this edition of the Alumni Events Calendar!

Learn more about upcoming events »
 
Alumni Chapter News

Hear the latest info on Alumni Group Gatherings and learn about becoming a class ambassador.
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