Students at St. Edward’s University learn as much about themselves as they do about their majors. They develop vital life skills, clarify their values and gain a lifelong sense of purpose that serves them in any path they choose.
No one observes this magnificent transformation more keenly than you — the parents of our students. These parents share their insights about how their sons and daughters learn and thrive at St. Edward's.
An Opportunity for Self-Discovery
“St. Edward’s provides a wonderfully enriched academic and social experience. As part of the Social Justice Living Learning Community, Claire was able to live and work with new friends who are smart, socially conscious and supportive of one another. Through the many resources on campus, she has developed excellent study and planning skills. And she’s become involved in many campus organizations and activities, which have given her a chance to see where her strengths and interests lie.”
— Mary Hughes Stone, mother of Claire Hughes Stone '13
Personal Transformation and Leadership
“Megan entered St. Edward’s as a freshman more than a thousand miles from home, unsure where the road would lead her. The faculty and staff were vigilant in assuring that she had the freedom to grow and the support to thrive. One of her professors, who knew how much she missed home, even invited her to dinner and shared her home number if Megan needed someone to talk to. Megan returned home confident and focused, demonstrating the characteristics of a leader in the making. St. Edward’s has provided her the tools, environment and community to grow and give back.”
— Tricia McAdams, mother of Megan McAdams '13
An Intimate, Caring Community
“We chose St. Edward’s for the involved faculty, the tight-knit community, the small campus and its global presence. It’s an intimate, forward-thinking school. I knew that Brent would thrive here. And I like that freshmen have their own set of counselors who really monitor their success within the first year — yet students can be as independent as they need to be.”
— Yolanda Johnson, mother of Brent Johnson '12
Prepared for Success
“St. Edward’s is a small, intimate college with outstanding academic programs, and it offers the sophistication most parents assume you can only get at a big school. The attention to morals and its hands-on learning environment were big factors in the success both Bryan and Allyson have had in the business world and in graduate school. We are convinced our children have gone farther, faster, in part from the quality of education they received and the maturity they developed during their undergraduate years.”
— Martin and Joni Rose, parents of Bryan Rose '00 and Allyson (Rose) Schaeffer '03, MBA '10