Courting Success

November 25, 2019

Cameron Smith became a court reporter because he had a little extra time and an influential adviser. Little did he know a career was calling.


Picture Perfect

November 18, 2019

Topping the University of Saint Francis romance of Shawn and Olivia (Hall) Ryan won’t be easy. It might even be impossible. They met here, earned their nursing degrees here, fell in love here and—in a first for the new St. Francis Chapel—were married here.


Learning and Leading

November 4, 2019

With children in danger, it matters little what ideology drives nearly 60 years of armed conflict between the Karen people and the government of Burma, now Myanmar. Families like that of USF alumna Thamay Paw flee their villages to save their lives. That’s how Thamay and her family, forced from their home in 1997, became Read More »


Coaching Life

October 29, 2019

At first glance, Rachel (Stauffer) Pritz, ASN ’03, seems far removed from her start as a nursing student at USF in the early 2000s. Look a little closer and the connection between her early days as a bedside nurse to her career today as a life coach comes into focus.


Branding the Colts

October 21, 2019

From USF to Notre Dame to Syracuse to the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Nix stays on message


Safe Place Superhero

October 15, 2019

Cameron Shackelford hears the crisis phone ring, dons his cape and leaps into action. The cape is figurative. The image fits.


Sisters “In Law”

June 13, 2019

Trisha (Patterson) Paul and Emily (Patterson) Szaferski took similar paths from Saint Francis student-athletes to respected attorneys.


Service with a Smile

June 5, 2019

Tyler Kimmel, DDS (BS ’09), knew he wanted to become a dentist when he was in the fifth grade. Kimmel job-shadowed his family dentist, Joseph E. Kinder, DDS, and became even more curious after being fitted for braces, wondering if orthodontics might be a good career route. He ultimately chose a path with more variety Read More »


An Animated Man

May 15, 2019

Joshua Bullock (BA ’12) is driven by the desire to create a lasting character in the animation world. His long-range goal is to start his own animation company.


Taking Flight

April 4, 2019

Jenny (Hill) Esslinger (ASN ’02) starts each 12-hour workday with no idea what might happen next. She couldn’t love it more. Esslinger is a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) nurse and flight nurse with Parkview Health. She spends some of her workdays aboard the MICU Samaritan Ground Transport truck, some time aboard the Samaritan 1 Read More »


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