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Prepare for Career Takeoff

94% of New College graduates say St. Edward's prepared them for their career path. 

#2 Best College for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report named St. Edward’s the #2 Best College for Veterans in the Western Region for its approach to helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

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89-Year-Old Scholar Honored by St. Edward's

Wendell Mayes Jr., PhD, received the university’s Lifelong Learning Achievement Award for earning five college degrees — three of them from St. Edward’s.

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Successful Alumni

New College alumni have achieved their dreams of completing their bachelor’s degrees, accelerating their careers and making a difference in their world. Whether they returned to school after being in the workforce or military, or enrolled in college for the first time, earning their bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s has been a turning point in their careers and personal lives.

Chairman of the Board, LBJ Asset Management Partners
Executive director of SXSW Festival Director of Fire Prevention Services, The University of Texas at Austin Founder and president, GMSA Management Services Founder, Vindicator Technologies (now Honeywell Vindicator Technologies) and Texan Media Accountant, City of Austin Controller's Office

Alex Winkelman ’11
Founder and Executive Director: Citizen Generation

Winkelmen launched Citizen Generation to get young people involved in philanthropy. Following the organization’s community-focused mission, she collaborates with many organizations in Austin to change the face of philanthropy. Citizen Generation has raised thousands of dollars donated at dozens of events.

Margaret Gómez ’91, MLA ’04
Commissioner, Precinct Four: Travis County

When she was growing up, Gómez’s family focused on the importance of a well-rounded education. Commissioner Gómez now carries that message to individuals of all ages. As Travis County Constable, she uses her sociology degree and the compassion she cultivated as a student to be more empathetic and less judgmental.

Jon Notarthomas '07
Owner: Best Wurst (a sausage vending enterprise); musician and songwriter

Notarthomas returned to school and discovered a new confidence and the realization of a long-time goal. By heading up the New Literati literary anthology, he is now a published fiction writer. He also received the university's Presidential Award for leadership, service and academic performance.








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