Yvonne Smith, RN, ‘98 B.S. Nursing Although nursing wasn’t her dream career as a child – she always imagined herself as a veterinarian – Yvonne Smith figures she can volunteer at the Humane Society when she retires. In the meantime, being a nurse feels just fine.
Mary Ann “Sully” Sullivan Boyce, ’60 The 2010 Centennial Award from Maryville University recognizes a lifestyle best exemplifying the values of the Sacred Heart tradition. It will be presented during Alumni Weekend to Mary Ann “Sully” Boyce, ’60, who clearly holds the tenets of Maryville’s founders’ faith close to her own heart.
Justin Panther, ‘06 B.S. Actuarial Science One of Justin Panther’s personal goals is to fill up his passport with stamps before it expires in 2013. His job with Allstate Insurance Company puts that plan in good hands – he’ll be working in Belfast, Northern Ireland, through next February.
It’s not a typical job, but Michael Kurtz, ‘94, loves what he does for Nielsen Media. The odd hours, extensive travel and international connections make for interesting and exciting work, he says. [more …]
When Barry Strange, ’87, was told he was “too entrepreneurial” to continue in his role as a regional partner for a large restaurant chain, he found some investors and opened his own establishment, The Red Lion: An American Gastropub, located in Maplewood, Mo. [more …]
Melissa Durant, Class of 2010 B.A., Elementary and Early Childhood Education Melissa Durant and her parents shared the same hope – the hope that Melissa would be able to earn a college degree. She wasn’t going let that dream be taken away, not even by a cancer diagnosis.
Deb Shearer ’10 Deb Shearer had not been in a classroom since high school. As scary as it felt at first, Shearer was not going to let that stop her. She will become one of Maryville University’s newest graduates on May 1.
Suzan Bland, ’08 BA, Communication Suzan Bland landed her dream job right after graduating from Maryville University, working as a public relations specialist for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In fact, going to the office each day is like visiting with old friends, she says. “My ultimate goal was always to work for Shriners, this is my… Continue Reading
Daniel Schmidt describes himself as shy and humble. That may be so, but there’s nothing understated about his accomplishments. Schmidt made Maryville history as the first recipient of the John E. Simon Award for Excellence in Sports Business Management. Then he secured an internship in the sponsorship services unit of the St. Louis Blues. Ultimately,… Continue Reading
Lydia Herbig, ’04 BA, Elementary Education On both a professional and personal level, 2009 has been quite a year for Lydia Herbig, ’04, a five-year veteran of teaching third grade at Gotsch Intermediate School in the Affton district.
Reggie Tidwell, ’97 BFA , Studio Art/Graphic Design concentration As owner of the design firm Curve Theory, Reggie Tidwell, ’97, produces interactive websites from scratch for “mom and pop” shops to Fortune 100 companies—but that’s not all he’s creating these days.
Abby Brockfeld, ‘05 Area Manager, AT&T Communications Connection As a transfer student to Maryville University in 2003, Abby Brockfeld felt she had finally found a place that allowed her to succeed on her own terms – and they were tough terms.
Frank Williams, ’02 Frank Williams, ’02, claims to be an analytical, business-all-the-time kind of guy, but history tells us otherwise. Case in point: the time he had his legs waxed while on the air with radio station Z107.7 in St. Louis.