Saint Mary’s University recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff April 15 at the Student Life Awards Ceremony. Individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership and service through co-curricular activities at Saint Mary’s were recognized.
The SMUMN Community Garden at Saint Mary’s has seen bountiful growth in its first year. But some of the most important growth has come at a personal level: the increased comradery between student gardeners; the discovery of the meditative quality of communing with the land; the attainment of gardening and cooking skills; and a deep sense of service and fulfillment that comes from feeding the hungry.
Mateo Means, member of the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota men’s soccer team, was selected to be a member of the FC Dallas Special Olympics team that competed in the first-ever Unified Cup — a 24-team tournament that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics.
Saint Mary’s rising senior Kynzie Smedsrud is collaborating on potential lifesaving research — research that could one day help women fighting breast cancer. Her summer internship at Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Kabara Cancer Research Institute is giving her a hands-on experience that is far exceeding her expectations.