The Aspire is published five times a year in both print and online editions for Saint Mary alumni and friends by the USM marketing department.
Saint Mary Love Stories
Did you meet your true love at a mixer in the basement of Maria Hall, over lunch in Saint Joseph Dining Hall, or in one of Miege or Mead Hall’s classrooms? Were you introduced by your roommate, a sibling, or a matchmaking Sister?
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re featuring Saint Mary love stories. Some encountered their true love at the start of freshman year, while others’ paths led them apart before bringing them together years later. The stories are as diverse as our Saint Mary alumni – and they’re sure to touch your heart!
USM's Annual Lincoln Event
is Just Days Away!
Join us Feb. 17 for 'Abe's Descendants'
The University of Saint Mary will delve into the Lincoln family at USM’s 16th annual Lincoln Event, “Abe’s Descendants: A Journey through the Lincoln Family Album” featuring a lively program presented by Topeka-based Civil War historians and lecturers Dr. Herschel Stroud and Jacque Stroud at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17—Presidents Day.
The event, as always, is free and will be presented in Xavier Theatre on the USM main campus in Leavenworth, 4100 South 4th Street. Seating is limited. Visit www.stmary.edu/lincoln for more info.
The USM Lincoln Event is made possible by Country Club Bank of Leavenworth and Lansing, the long-time Lincoln Event benefactor.
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SpireFest is Almost Here!!!
Join us for THE red carpet gala of the year at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Overland Park Marriott. Meet current USM students, bid on fabulous auction items, enjoy a gourmet meal, and dance the night away to the sounds of KC’s own Saucy Jack. The evening also includes a walk down the red carpet and a chance to get your photo taken like a celebrity in the photo booth!
For more information contact Sharon Clay at
Sharon.email@example.com or 913-758-6108.
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Washington DC Alumni
Attendees from the Washington, D.C. area spanned different generations and occupations. All shared a sense of what the spirit of Saint Mary, and their time spent there, meant to them.
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The spring phonathon is right around the corner! Our students will be calling from Saturday, March 22 through Wednesday, April 02. Please answer the call to help support USM and student scholarships.
Mens Cross Country Takes the KCAC Title
It’s only three years old, and already the USM Men's Cross Country Team has taken home some gold. The Spires this fall won the KCAC Championships title for the first time in team history and secured a spot in the NAIA Cross Country Championships—where Saint Mary runners posted a strong showing.
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Alumni Referral Scholarship
A brand new scholarship has just been established just for alumni to award. The best part? YOU pick the recipients, YOU can award it to as many students as you would like, and it does not cost YOU anything!
Learn More About the Discovery Scholarship Here »
Alumni Chapter Notes and Events Calendar
Learn about upcoming Saint Mary Alumni Events and the latest on Alumni Chapters!
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