Recent events surrounding the sad and tragic death of George Floyd have called to mind the ongoing need for efforts to promote peace, justice, and the sanctity of all human life, especially those who are most vulnerable. We join together as a community of education and faith in the Lasallian Catholic tradition to mourn the loss of Floyd and pray for the consolation of his family and friends, as well as for all affected in our community and beyond.
‘We can have a better life’: Public health alumnus recalls own American journey, works in fight against COVID-19
Okash Haybe ’19 arrived in the U.S. as a wide-eyed 18-year-old. Now, 15 years later, he is working among his Somali community members as a case investigator in the fight against COVID-19.
Eden Wales Freedman, Ph.D., will be the next vice provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs, beginning Monday, July 13. Dr. Wales Freedman, a published scholar, comes to us from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she is a tenured associate professor and serves as director of Diversity Studies and chair of the Department of Communication, Literature, and the Arts.
Maima Fant, DSW, joined Saint Mary’s University as an assistant professor in the Master of Social Work program in February.
The academic journey of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota student Carla Guillen ’20 has been full of letters and documents, especially since her sophomore year when she began translating items from English to Spanish. The letter that will always stand out to her the most, though, was the one announcing her acceptance into the First Generation Initiative (FGI).
Jimmy Cumbe-Paucar ’21 is a student of few words, but others in the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota community will be glad to tell you about the positive impact he has made on both the Twin Cities and Winona Campuses.