May. 4, 2022
AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University, a private university in Austin, Texas, is featured in season four of The College Tour, a TV series that is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by The Amazing Race season two winner Alex Boylan, The College Tour is a series created to empower high school students to virtually tour colleges from the comfort of their own home.
“We are excited to showcase our vibrant campus, culture of equity and justice, courageous teaching, and energetic hometown of Austin, Texas, in this episode of The College Tour, St. Edward’s University President Montserrat Fuentes said. “And we are beaming with pride for the students starring in the episode who are representative of the talent, compassion and upward trajectory of our entire student body and campus community.”
This latest episode of The College Tour allows viewers to hear real, inspirational stories directly from students about the academic experience and campus life at St. Edward’s. For employers, recruiters and others, this episode is a great way to learn more about what St. Edward’s has to offer as a community partner and top-ranked institution.
Set on the picturesque hilltop campus of St. Edward’s just minutes from downtown Austin, the episode shares the academic journeys of 10 outstanding students, providing a snapshot of our vibrant campus life, distinctive Holy Cross tradition, personalized educational experience, hands-on learning, top-notch campus facilities, NCAA athletic programs and much more.
Viewers will also see how students benefit from the vast array of internships, service opportunities and activities that are available in Austin, which is consistently recognized as one of the most creative, outdoor-loving, tech-focused and growing cities in the country.
The students featured in The College Tour: St. Edward’s are:
- Rory O’Connor Arias, Senior, New Haven, Connecticut
- Mary Elizabeth Buckel, Senior, Westlake Village, California
- Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Carrillo, Senior, McAllen, Texas
- Mimi Currah, Freshman, Seattle, Washington
- Meriam Elawad, Senior, San Antonio, Texas
- Michelle Flores, Senior, El Paso, Texas
- Evan Mao, Junior, Union City, California
- Carla Pineda, Senior, Dallas, Texas
- Liam Quinn, Sophomore, Campbell, California
- Sierra Sweeney, Junior, Brandywine Maryland
The engaging and fast-paced TV series is a convenient and helpful tool for all students who are looking for the right cultural and academic fit for their college experience. Typically, students visit only a few schools during the college search process because of time and cost, but this series allows them to expand their college interests, according to the producers.
“Selecting a college is a monumental decision in a young person’s educational journey and this episode will give prospects a firsthand look at what makes St. Edward’s culture so special,” said Alex Boylan, executive producer and host. “And most importantly the story of the college is told through the authentic lens of its students.”
About St. Edward’s University:
St. Edward’s University is a private university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers more than 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city. St. Edward’s has been recognized for 19 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the U.S. News 2022 rankings, St. Edward’s is in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 3rd consecutive year.
About The College Tour
The College Tour is a powerful series created to empower high school students to virtually travel across America for an inside look at colleges and universities. The series is Executive Produced by award winning producers- Lisa Hennessy, Alex Boylan, Burton Roberts and Mike Murray and hosted by Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan, each episode of The College Tour highlights a college or university through the eyes of its students, faculty and alumni, providing prospective students with an intimate look at life on campus beyond what is written in brochures or websites. The College Tour is available on Amazon Prime Video, IMDb TV and across The College Tour platform including its own mobile app and The College Tour website.