Reading the Data

Reading the Data

Data analytics might be made up of numbers, but ask Ellyn Vranicar M’20 and she’ll tell you it is really all about storytelling.  “Collecting and consuming data doesn’t mean anything if you can’t clearly visualize it to derive insights and tell a story that will...
Liberal arts in action

Liberal arts in action

When Armando Salgado B’14 graduated from Saint Mary’s, he planned on utilizing his psychology major to either become a clinical counselor or to attend medical school and become a psychologist. Then, he says, life happened.  Instead, Salgado married his college...
French family legacy

French family legacy

A member of the French family will have been enrolled at Saint Mary’s nearly consecutively from 1986 to 2026. They’ve completed both undergraduate and graduate degrees; they’ve been involved in music, theatre, athletics, musical variety shows and more; they’ve...
Removing the option to fail

Removing the option to fail

As principal of Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake, Minn., Christina Pierre C’05, C’10, D’16 deals with a lot of paperwork, personnel, policy revisions, and budgets.  Never losing sight that learning is the No. 1 priority of her work, Pierre believes it’s...
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