Hilltoppers Make the News
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From fashion and art to nonprofits and foreign policy, news outlets across the country continue to recognize St. Edward's University alumni. Check out some of the latest news about their exciting work and accomplishments.
Elvia Valle ’13 was named one of the 40 under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy by the Huffington Post. Valle also is a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow and McNair Scholar.
Brandon Maxwell ’08 is Lady Gaga’s personal stylist and launched his own fashion line this summer.
Jenn Hassin ’12 recently tied for Best Visual Artist in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin list. Hassin’s “Letters of Sacrifice” gained national attention and is on view at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., until July 2016.
Charles Rogers ’09 co-wrote and co-directed Fort Tilden, which won the 2014 South by Southwest Grand Jury Award and is now in theaters and on video-on-demand. Rogers has since written for two comedy TV series: Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camps and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle.
Melissa Robinson ’11, owner of Bona Dea, which makes gluten-free baking mixes, was named "Best Gluten-Free Mixes" in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin list.
Chelsea Elliott ’12, created the Half-Helen Foundation, a nonprofit that offers free vision and hearing tests to children in need. She recently won Austin + Social Good’s Fast Pitch contest. Earlier this year, she was nominated for the national CNN Heroes program by the West Austin Lions Club and selected as one of 25 individuals to be honored.
Dave Schmotzer ’71 and Dan Schmotzer ’71 are known as the Schmotzer Twins of Coker College in South Carolina where the identical twin brothers are head coaches. The two are college sports’ only same-school coaching twins.