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Saint Martin’s University in Lacey dedicates financial aid resources to help students navigate affording college and manage FAFSA delays

LACEY, Wash. - Washington State has one of the most generous state financial aid programs in the country, due in part to the Washington College Grant. Saint Martin’s University seeks to provide resources for navigating the financial aid process and affording a college education Staff are offering increased assistance this year, as nationally the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is delayed by changes ordered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Saint Martin’s University names William Brownsberger, STD, as 12th president

LACEY, Wash. - William “Bill” Brownsberger, STD, was unanimously selected as the 12th president of Saint Martin’s University following a competitive nationwide search by the University Board of Trustees. Dr. Brownsberger currently serves as the vice president of academic affairs and workforce solutions at Mountain Empire Community College in Virginia. He will assume the presidency on July 1.

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From Campus to Healthcare
Alumnus turned hospital president shares insights on leading transformation.
Will Callicoat '03
Business Administration
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Will Callicoat '03
Business Administration
Transformative student experiences: Homeboy Industries
Students engaged in a transformative experience that not only allowed them to explore the wider world but also integrated classroom knowledge into real-life scenarios.
2023 Spring Immersion Trips
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Justice
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
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2023 Spring Immersion Trips
Reflections on St. Benedict
The Saint Martin’s community celebrates St. Benedict's Day on March 21. As a Benedictine institution, we honor this day to commemorate the values of hospitality, community and lifelong learning that St. Benedict instilled. His teachings inspire us to foster a welcoming environment where all can thrive.
Reflections from students
COR 310/RLS 370: Benedictine Spirituality
Dr. Patrick Cooper
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Listening
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
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Reflections from students
COR 310/RLS 370: Benedictine Spirituality
Dr. Patrick Cooper
Tutoring for Success
I gained a lot of knowledge through the certification provided by CRLA and the tutoring center. I highly recommend taking the time to complete the training as a tutor and knowledge to take with you after graduation.
Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
Four students sit around a table, tutors assisting students with work on their laptops
Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
Life as a Legislative Intern
This internship confirmed that my true passion in life is working in government.
Cheyenne Yap '23
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Cheyenne Yap '23
Saints Spotlight: Quinci Flowers '23
I would love to have all students know they have a safe place here within the BSU. I want it to be more like a family.
Quinci Flowers '23
Black Student Union President
Track and Field Student Athlete
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Community Living
To become who we are by our relationships with others. “Let all things be common to all.” — Rule of Benedict 33
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Quinci Flowers '23
Black Student Union President
Track and Field Student Athlete
Humans of Saint Martin's: Deborah Long '77
I incorporate the responsibilities and values I hold as a mother into the way I work with students because I want them to feel empowered and confident enough to take control of some of the more complicated things in life, like finances, that may seem out of their control.  
Deborah "Debbie" Long '77
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Hospitality
To offer warmth, acceptance and joy in welcoming others. “Let all...be received as Christ.” — Rule of Benedict 53
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Deborah "Debbie" Long '77
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
Celebrate First-Gen: Jaskaran Dhatt '23
I am the first of my family to go to college, which means that I get the honor of blazing a trail for my younger siblings and cousins.
Jaskaran Dhatt '23
A.S.S.M.U President
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Jaskaran Dhatt '23
A.S.S.M.U President

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