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December Graduation
Family Weekend 2012
Donors Make History
$1-Million Deadline
Globally Linked Classrooms
Hilltopper Family Spotlight
Mark Your Calendar
December 2011

St. Edward’s Congratulates Our
Class of 2011!

Two Distinguished Alumni to Speak at Commencement

Robert C. Hilliard '80 Robert C. Hilliard to Address Undergraduate Class
Robert C. Hilliard ’80 has practiced law in Texas since 1983 and is board certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law. Hilliard earned a BA in English from St. Edward’s, graduating summa cum laude. As a student on the hilltop, he was a member of the men’s tennis team and the Student Government Association. Hilliard earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University and founded his own law firm in Corpus Christi. In June 2011, Hilliard established The Brother Emmett Strohmeyer, CSC, and Paul J. Weber ’80 Memorial Endowed Scholarship at St. Edward’s.

Daniel Guerrero MSOLE '09 Daniel Guerrero to Address New College and Graduate Classes
Daniel Guerrero MSOLE ’09 earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s. He was elected mayor of San Marcos, Texas, in 2010 and is the city’s youngest mayor and first Hispanic mayor. In addition to his mayoral duties, Guerrero serves as the executive director of the San Marcos Education Foundation, which supports the teachers and students of San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District through fundraising and performance recognition initiatives. He earned his undergraduate degree in mass communications from Texas State University.

Graduation Tips for Your Senior

December 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 handy graduation checklist.
    Download the graduation checklist (PDF)  »

  • Mark your calendar with 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 where our dedicated staff provides students and alumni with 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

Graduate students 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 involved, 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 like previous alumni of St. Edward’s have invested in the Class of 2011. Remind your senior about the importance of giving back through the Senior Gift Campaign. The campaign supports The St. Edward’s Fund, which provides vital 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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