A prominent lawyer and a renowned alumnus of St. Edward’s University will address the 2010 graduates and their families and friends at the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 11.
Nate Thomas ’79 is an award-winning director and producer of PBS documentaries, television commercials and feature films. Thomas earned a BA in Theater Arts from St. Edward’s, and in 2008, he received the university’s Alumni Achievement Award. He holds a MFA in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and is a tenured professor of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge. The independent feature film Stompin’ starring comedian/actor Sinbad is his latest directing credit. Thomas recently helped conduct a Theater Alumni Workshop for current students at St. Edward’s.
Martin Edward Rose and his wife, Joni, are proud parents of two St. Edward’s alumni — Bryan Rose ’00 and Allyson Rose Schaeffer ’03, MBA ’10 — and are active in the life of the university and our alumni and parent programs. Martin Rose is a trial lawyer and founder of Rose Walker, L.L.P. in Dallas, representing clients in high-stakes litigation nationwide. His verdicts have made the National Law Journal’s list of Top 100 verdicts. Named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers each year, he was recently chosen for Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Rose holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
As seniors prepare for life after college, encourage yours to take advantage of Career Services — before and after graduation.
Every graduating class at St. Edward’s has the unique opportunity to make an investment in the education of future Hilltoppers — just like the previous alumni of St. Edward’s have invested in the Class of 2010. 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. Typically, 80% of all gifts support scholarships.
With the end of the year approaching, 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 need scholarships to continue their education. Make a difference in the lives of current and future students at St. Edward’s. Give to The St. Edward’s Fund today.
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