Buffy Smith, dean of the Dougherty Family College (DFC) at the University of St. Thomas, was adamant in her meetings with Star Tribune higher education reporter Liz Navratil about the goal of the college’s Summer Enrichment Program: “They already know how to survive. We are helping to make sure they know how to thrive.” And… The post Helping New Students Thrive in Higher Education: Dougherty Family College Featured in Star Tribune appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
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Helping New Students Thrive in Higher Education
Featured on the front page of the Star Tribune, Dougherty Family College's Summer Enrichment Program highlighted how it is designed to help students "thrive in college and not just survive".
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August 8, 2023
Sarah McCann, a clinical faculty member at Dougherty Family College, has been appointed as the interim associate dean of academics of the two-year college at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. McCann has served as theology faculty at DFC since the college’s inception in 2017. Prior to joining DFC, McCann was dean of student… The post Dougherty Family College Appoints Interim Associate Dean of Academics appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
August 1, 2023
The School of Education has received a $6.8 million federal SEED grant to recruit and train over 300 special education and elementary teachers in Minnesota. St. Thomas is a leader in "grow your own" pathways to teaching, as evident by receiving several federal and foundation grants to reduce barriers to teaching and to support teacher… The post A $6.8M SEED Grant Funds St. Thomas Education Students appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
June 23, 2023
U.S. Bank’s Greg Cunningham and Best Buy’s Amelia Williams Hardy have a few things in common. They are both chief diversity officers, or CDOs, at Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 companies. They both obtained a bachelor’s degree from a historically Black university before securing their MBA elsewhere. And both sit on advisory boards at the University of… The post The Path They Chose: Two Chief Diversity Officers Took the Road Less Traveled appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
June 8, 2023
Three Dougherty Family College scholars this summer will get hands-on experience evaluating and managing investment opportunities and financial data for Castlelake, a global private investment firm. The opportunity is a part of an internship program through the two-year college. “This is a learning opportunity for our scholars to gain a deeper understanding about the world… The post Dougherty Family College Interns Placed With Investment Firm Castlelake appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Newsletter from Dougherty Family College
- Dean's Corner
- Interview with Scholar Graduating with Bachelor's Degree: Janette Mendoza
- Interview with Scholar Graduating with Bachelor's Degree: Aiesha Osman
- Impact Drive Philanthropy
- Internship Partner: Minnesota Neonatal Foundation
- Mentorship Program: Castlelake