Louis Porter II, a University of St. Thomas English professor in Dougherty Family College, wants to help tell the stories you don’t otherwise hear. It’s a passion that started earlier in his career at the St. Paul Pioneer Press reporting on the working poor. “These are people who were working every day but still had… The post Louis Porter II: Telling the Stories You Don't Usually Hear appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
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Interim Dean of Dougherty Family College Buffy Smith joined "The Sheletta Show" on WCCO Radio to discuss Dougherty Family College and the benefits that it brings to students from families with high financial need.
Listen to the full interview, starting at the 18:33 mark.
Dougherty Family College News
Verdis Webb IV was a soon-to-be first-year student at Dougherty Family College when he started his first day of orientation in 2018. His excitement soon turned to dread as he began to feel like he was back in elementary school, eating lunch alone and not fitting in. He channeled those emotions into his favorite outlet,… The post Comics Are More Than Just Stories for St. Thomas Senior appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Dougherty Family College (DFC) honored its fourth class of graduates during commencement Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the O’Shaughnessy Stadium on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. In her address, Dr. Buffy Smith said, "We should always remember that our graduates are remarkable and unstoppable." She said, "Our graduates did not… The post Remarkable and Unstoppable: Dougherty Family College 2022 Commencement appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on the appointment of Dr. Buffy Smith as dean of Dougherty Family College. The story also highlighted the mission of the college. From the article: The Dougherty college – one of two private two-year colleges in the country – opened in downtown Minneapolis in 2017, offering intensive support to… The post In the News: University of St. Thomas Names Dean for Two-Year College appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
One of the nation’s leading scholars on equity and diversity in higher education has been appointed as the next dean of Dougherty Family College (DFC) at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota – and she’s already a familiar face. Dr. Buffy Smith, who has been with DFC since its founding in 2016, most recently… The post University of St. Thomas Names Dr. Buffy Smith Dean of Dougherty Family College appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.