LeShane Saddler, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, and the current director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of California San Diego, has been selected as Vice President for Enrollment Management at St. Ambrose University, effective July 1.
Kali Roling came to St. Ambrose thinking she was just a basketball player. This week she leaves knowing, with absolute certainty, that she is so much more. Kali graduates Saturday with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Sales and in Marketing, and built a long resume of achievements, activities and opportunities that were key to discovering all of her strengths.
Looking back on his four years at St. Ambrose, Jared Sutton recognizes his growth and the influence so many Ambrosians had on his goals, professional preparation, and most of all, his ability to face the future with confidence.
Thandra Ritchie went blind at the age of 50, but that didn’t prevent her from setting, and achieving her goals. She will enlist her MOL degree while working at the IL/IA Center for Independent Living and teaching fitness classes, smiling and undeterred as she does.
On Friday, Elizabeth Braun will add a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree to the B.A. in Psychology she earned in 2018. She also will leave St. Ambrose with another impressive credential. Earlier this spring, she became the first full-time student anywhere to be awarded a credential as a Planetree Fellow in Person-Centered Care.
Most students have a lot to juggle. Then, there is Mickey Hayes. In four years, she successfully checked off every academic requirement for two challenging majors and two minors. And, as a Fighting Bees student-athlete, she took to the court for women's volleyball and the high jump for track and field, victoriously participating in both during the same season.
As an engineering major, Keagan Dolphin was eager to get hands-on experience. But he wasn't finding that at his big state school. Then, he transferred to SAU where he says it was a lightyear's difference. Now, set to graduate May 15, Keagan describes himself as an innovative problem-solver.
In the swimming pool, the lanes are drawn, the distance is pre-determined, the primary goal is to finish first. Shraddha Sudhir’s journey from Bangalore, India, to a St. Ambrose University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree wasn’t quite as direct, measurable, or defined.