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DFC receives $10M Anonymous Gift

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An anonymous $10-million gift to the University of St. Thomas will help students who attend its Dougherty Family College (DFC) in Minneapolis obtain their associate degree. The gift, tied for the largest in the five-year-old school’s history, is expected to drive further gifts by other donors,as the matching challenge seeks $20M total to fund student education in perpetuity. 

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Newsletter from Dougherty Family College

Check out the Winter Dougherty Family College Newsletter. Read about the following: 
  • Dean's Corner
  • New STEM Preparation Program and STEM Club
  • Internship Partner: Northside STEM
  • New Community Board Member: Sophia Khan
  • Impact Drive Philanthropy
  • New DFC Alumni Board Members: Janette Mendoza and Aiesha Osman
Our scholars are full of energy and excitement as they return for the spring semester. They remind us of our purpose as educators and the importance of our mission.
Dr. Buffy Smith, Dean
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Chronicle of Higher Education Spotlights DFC

The Chronicle of Higher Education produced a video special about Dougherty Family College, highlighting the school's academic rigor, cohort model and culturally sustaining teaching methods.

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