Alums Shahad ’11, Mais ’12, and Mohammed ’14 Alwan were recipients of the New American scholarships, which provides need-based scholarships to refugee families. How did you all become a St. Francis family? Faten says, “We moved from Iraq in 2004 because of the war there, and spent four years in a refugee camp in Jordan until the UN was able to help us get to America. We picked Louisville because of all the universities here. When we came here the girls were in Shawnee High School, and then Ky Refugee Ministries helped get us to St. Francis.” […]
“I graduated from St. Francis High School in 1992 and made stops thereafter at the University of Chicago, New College, and the Tulane University Law School, where sadly I was not on the Huey P. Long Scholarship. While living in New Orleans, in addition to being a devotee of both shellfish and second lines, I worked for the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana and for the late civil liberties lawyer Prof. M. David Gelfand. While later practicing in Louisville, I began teaching law-related courses at Bellarmine University. Over time, I came to prefer teaching to practicing law. In 2013, I hung up my powdered wig and began teaching in the History Department here at St. Francis. These days I conduct classes in Medieval global history, AP U.S. history, and American constitutional law. […]
Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, US Department of Agriculture. USDA photo by Robert Nichols. Alumni Profile: Robert Bonnie G’80 Briefly describe your career after leaving St. Francis. I graduated from Harvard in 1990 with a major in history, and in soccer. Mostly soccer! I spent the next two years working for a small conservation group, then returned to school and completed two master’s degrees, in forestry and resource economics, from Duke University. Growing up on a farm in Oldham County, land issues, conservation issues, and forestry issues have always been of interest to me. […]
Congratulations to alumnus Napo Matsoso '13 on the impressive write up in The Courier Journal and for being ranked as the No. 13 college player in the country in 2015! We cannot wait to see what happens for you next season!
Congratulations to alumnus Trent Rosenbloom G’84 ’88 for making huge strides in the world of Medicine!
Congratulations to alumnus Trent Rosenbloom G'84 '88 on his innovative work which was recently featured in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter. Trent is among other leaders developing Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's new Medical Innovators development Program. Check out the featured story here!
Describe your path after leaving St. Francis. After St. Francis rescued me from a life of destructive delinquency, I went to Oberlin. Like St. F, it was a perfect place for a natural troublemaker to channel her rebellious energy in productive directions. The one I eventually stuck with was journalism (my first internship, at LEO, hooked me). Writing, learning, talking to people, and sticking it to authority on occasion are my enduring loves, and reporting gives me license to do those things. […]