E-News for Parents: St. Edward’s University

December 2009

Headlines from the Hilltop

St. Edward’s Congratulates Our
Class of 2009!

December GraduationDistinguished Alumnae to
Speak at Commencement

Two members of the St. Edward’s University Alumni Board of Directors
will address the 2009 senior class and
their families and friends at the fall commencement ceremony on
Saturday, Dec. 12.

  • Ellie Ghaznavi-Salamat Ellie Ghaznavi-Salamat ’89 came to St. Edward’s as an international student from Iran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is the owner of Alliance International, Inc., which markets and distributes seismic sensors. Inspired by her St. Edward’s experience, Ellie and her husband created the Ghaznavi-Salamat Family Scholarship for students in the School of Natural Sciences.
  • Victoria Gutierrez Victoria Gutierrez ’00, MLA ’04 is the director of development for Southwest Key Programs, a national nonprofit providing care to immigrant and justice system-involved youth. She is also a professional auctioneer. While earning a Master of Liberal Arts degree, she was active in the St. Edward’s Communication Society and recognized on the Dean’s List. Victoria currently serves as vice-chair of the Alumni Advancement Committee.

Graduating Seniors Look Ahead
As seniors prepare for life after college, encourage yours to take advantage of Career Planning — before and after graduation.

Seniors Invest in Future Hilltoppers

Every graduating class at St. Edward’s has the opportunity to make an investment in the education of future Hilltoppers — just like previous alumni of St. Edward’s have invested in the Class of 2009. Remind your senior about the importance of giving back through the Senior Gift Campaign.

The Senior Gift Campaign directly supports The St. Edward’s Fund, which provides vital operating funds for each academic year. The annual fund underwrites financial aid for students, faculty and program needs that would otherwise go unmet. Typically, 80% of all gifts support scholarships.

Parents, Join Students in Giving Back

As the end of the year approaches, this is an ideal time to make your tax-deductible contribution to The St. Edward’s Fund. In today’s economy, more and more students are in need of scholarships to continue their education. We rely on our alumni, parents and students to make a difference in the lives of current and future students at St. Edward’s. Give to The St. Edward’s Fund today.