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Family Weekend 2013
St. Edward's Awarded $200,000 Grant
International Immersion in Uganda
Theater Arts Program Celebrates 40 Years
Hilltopper Family Spotlight
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April 2013

St. Edward’s Congratulates Our 2013 Graduates

Maria Otero Former U.S. Under Secretary to Speak at Commencement

The Honorable Maria Otero, an ardent champion of human rights and social justice, will address the 2013 senior class and their families and friends. In January 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named Maria Otero Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, an office in which she served until February 2013. Otero oversaw numerous U.S. foreign policy issues, including rule of law, refugees, human trafficking and global criminal justice. She was the highest ranking Hispanic in the State Department and the first Latina Under Secretary of State in history.

Otero holds MA degrees from the University of Maryland and the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. Her many awards include selection by Newsweek in 2005 as one of the United States’ 20 Most Influential Women and Notre Dame University’s Distinguished Service in Latin America Award.

Bill Munday Bill Munday to be Honored

Businessman and humanitarian Bill Munday will be awarded a special citation at commencement. Munday’s business accomplishments span multiple industries while his generosity provides resources for organizations nationwide that serve veterans, abused children and college students in financial need. His support of St. Edward’s has created an endowment for scholarships, helped complete a new academic building and provided funding to build a state-of-the-art library, which opens in Fall 2013.
Learn about The Munday Scholarship program »

Graduation Ceremony and Celebration

Commencement will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Frank Erwin Center. On the eve of graduation, St. Edward’s invites graduates and their families and friends to attend the Hilltop Send-Off, which includes Baccalaureate Mass, the Legacy Walk through the historic red doors of Main Building, and a festive Red Doors Revelry reception.
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Graduation Tips for Your Senior

Graduation is just around the corner. Help your senior get ready for this special event with these important reminders:

  • Stay on top of last-minute details with our graduation checklist.
    Download the checklist (PDF) »
  • Remember these key dates for graduation events and deadlines, baccalaureate service and more.
    View graduation dates »
  • Encourage your student to visit the Office of Career Services for support and knowledge for career success.
    Learn about Career Services  »
  • Remind your senior to check the mail and email for invitations to join our end-of-year graduation events and celebration parties.

Staying Connected

The St. Edward’s University Alumni Association supports our graduates and connects them to more than 22,000 alumni around the world. Every graduate is automatically enrolled in the Alumni Association when they join Hilltop.Connect, our free online alumni community. New alumni can also connect with the association on Facebook and Twitter. These online resources are ideal ways to stay connected to the hilltop and keep university friendships and networks going strong.
Learn about the St. Edward’s Alumni Association »

Seniors Support Future Hilltoppers

Every graduating class at St. Edward’s has the opportunity to make an investment in the education of future Hilltoppers — just as previous alumni of St. Edward’s have invested in the Class of 2013. Remind your senior about the importance of giving back through the Senior Gift Campaign with a $20.13 gift in honor of the Class of 2013. The campaign supports The St. Edward’s Fund, which provides scholarships and operating capital for each academic year. Join your senior in giving back.

Give to The St. Edward's Fund today


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