Saint Mary’s staff, faculty, and alumni continue to show they are experts in the academic disciplines they study. This has been on display the last few months as faculty members and alumni have published books, published papers in academic journals, and provided expert advice to those considering higher education.

Faculty member, alumna of Saint Mary’s P&D program recognized by Association of Fundraising Professionals

Audrey Kintz, program director for the M.A. in Philanthropy and Development program,  was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as one of this year’s Distinguished Fellows.

Megan Strange M’08, assistant vice president of advancement, and Audrey Kintzi, executive director of the M.A. in Philanthropy and Development program

The Distinguished Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have made significant leadership contributions to the association and the fundraising profession. The designation represents the pinnacle of service to the tenets of giving, volunteerism, and philanthropy.

“I am so deeply humbled to have been named a Distinguished Fellow by the Association of Fundraising Professionals this year,” said Kintzi. “I am honored to be joining my incredible colleagues who were also named Distinguished Fellows this year, as well as those selected previously. For me, this recognition is the culmination of a lifetime of service to the profession and a deep commitment to professional education and building the body of knowledge.”

Peggy Calhoun, M’95, a graduate of Saint Mary’s M.A. in Philanthropy and Development program, was also honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in November with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Beginning her career as executive director of a crisis intervention agency serving three states, her extensive experience includes raising $3.7 million in nine months for an art museum, overseeing a $60 million national campaign for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and successfully concluding a capital campaign while increasing the endowment from $2.6 million to $55 million for The Salvation Army.

Kwon publishes first book

David Kwon, assistant professor of theology, has had his first book, Justice after War: Jus Post Bellum in the 21st Century, published by the Catholic University of America Press.

The book focuses on the just war and just peace traditions, specifically looking at jus post bellum, or postwar justice and peace. In the book, Kwon argues three practices are needed to implement jus post bellum, which include just policing, just punishment, and political participation. The book can be used in both undergraduate and post-graduate settings, and can also be enjoyed by a general audience looking to learn more about the ethics of war and peace. The book includes a blurb from our president Father, James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., on the back cover.

Borash, Pauli publish paper on rattlesnake encounters

Ben Borash, B’20 and Dr. Ben Pauli of the Biology Department recently published a paper in the journal Human Wildlife Interactions. The paper, a product of Ben Borash’s senior thesis research, identified the environmental characteristics that make human interactions with rattlesnakes more or less likely in Winona County. In addition, Borash and Dr. Pauli created a predictive map of areas in Winona County that were more prone to interactions with rattlesnakes that would require intervention (such as the relocation of the snake).

Faculty, alumna listed as experts on MSW resource website

A Saint Mary’s alumna was recently listed on mastersinsocialworkonline.org, a resource website for individuals considering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. On a page listing Minnesota MSW programs, Sophia Thoen was listed as an expert, providing insights about her educational and professional background for those interested in the field of social work.

Mallory Knipe, DSW, program director for the MSW program at Saint Mary’s, was also highlighted as an expert on mastersinsocialworkonline.org. On the website, Knipe provides her insight into online MSW programs, and what students should take into account when considering an advanced degree.

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