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Record-Breaking $3 million Raised for Student Scholarships at the Saint Martin’s Gala with Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell

LACEY, Wash. - A record-breaking $3 million was raised for student scholarships at the annual Saint Martin’s University Gala on November 5. More than 600 alumni and friends came to the Lacey campus to see Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell demo on stage the exquisite Italian five-course, wine-paired menu, along with a lively and generous live auction, and an after party with the Seattle-based band, Mr. Pink.

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Exploring our galaxy
"For the final project in the astrophysics class, the students calculated the motions of pulsating stars as they travel through space."
Andrea Kunder, Ph.D.
Physics
Faculty
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
Exploring our galaxy
Andrea Kunder, Ph.D.
Physics
Faculty
A Passion to Improve
"Think about how your choices will help you grow as a person...think about how you can affect not just one life, but many lives."
Ponce Durr ‘09
Sociology and Cultural Anthropology
Class of 2009
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
A Passion to Improve
Ponce Durr ‘09
Sociology and Cultural Anthropology
Class of 2009
Engineered for Success: Grad Program prepares for career at NASA
All of my professors were invested in me and I built great relationships with them. Honestly, because of the size and culture of Saint Martin’s I loved that learning, growth, and even career advice takes place everywhere, even in the hallways!
Kelsey Buckles MSME '20
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020
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
Engineered for Success: Grad Program Prepares for Career at NASA
Kelsey Buckles MSME '20
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2020
Leveling Up
"Think about the industry you want to be in, care about it, research it, understand it. Be passionate about what you want to do. Don’t be afraid."
Gibran Zaman '17
Business Adminstration
Class of 2017
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
Leveling Up
Gibran Zaman '17
Business Adminstration
Class of 2017
Advocating for diversity and equity in the public school system
"We all talked about the need for more teachers of color and what could be done to recruit and retain them."
Terae Harris ’16
Post-graduate School Administrator Certification
Class of 2016
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Respect for Persons
To respect each person regardless of class, background or professional skill. "No one is to pursue what is judged best for oneself, but instead, what is better for someone else." — Rule of Benedict 72
Advocating for diversity and equity in the public school system
Terae Harris ’16
Post-graduate School Administrator Certification
Class of 2016

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