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Alumnae Spotlight

Stephanie Bradley Peterson '98

College of Saint Mary set the course for Stephanie Bradley Peterson’s success in her career.

Meet Stephanie

Betty Egan, JD

Though she attended the College of Saint Mary for only two years, Betty Egan still credits the University with instilling the “desire to be a strong, confident, and independent woman.”

Meet Betty

Laura Forbes '08

College of Saint Mary allowed Laura Forbes ’08 to grow into the person and professional she wanted to be.

Elouise Gaillard Ewing '78, '87

Elouise Gaillard Ewing ’78, ‘87 was a licensed practical nurse when she enrolled in College of Saint Mary’s nursing program.


Mary 'Mickey' O'Brien Goldstine '68

College of Saint Mary prepared Mary “Mickey” O’Brien Goldstine ‘68 for her dream job of teaching young children.

Hannah Thompson-Wieger ’13, ‘14

Hannah Thompson-Wieger could see the barriers some of her patients faced at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha. 

Dr. Maribel Chavez Caudillo ‘03

College of Saint Mary provided the influence Dr. Maribel Chavez Caudillo ’03 needed in her life.

Faith Meurrens ’93

Faith Meurrens ’93 worked full-time when she enrolled at College of Saint Mary to earn her bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Joan Tu ’83, ‘92

Joan Tu ’83, ’92 was a full-time licensed practical nurse at Methodist Hospital when she enrolled at College of Saint Mary to pursue her associate degree in nursing.

Barbara Schindler Dinslage ‘63

Attending college was the natural next step for Barbara Schindler Dinslage ’63 following her high school graduation. But growing up in a small town required her to overcome many obstacles and adjust when she enrolled at College of Saint Mary.

Robyn Helwig M’22

As a teaching artist at Omaha’s Rose Theater, Robyn Helwig M’22 taught in summer camps, after-school classes and the Every Single Child program, which was designed to allow every elementary and middle school student in Omaha to take part in at least one meaningful theatrical experience each year.

Patqiue Collins ‘01

Patqiue Collins ‘01 is determined to bring out the best in anyone she meets. It’s a skill that she learned while attending College of Saint Mary. 

Stacey Flowers '08

Stacey Flowers ‘08 thought her dream of being the first in her family to go to college was over when she became pregnant in high school. She was going to drop out. Her guidance counselor gave her two options.

Jennifer Kros-Dorfmeyer ‘97

After spending her freshman year of college in Kentucky, Jennifer Kros-Dorfmeyer ’97 had the opportunity to return to Omaha and be a part of the first-ever collegiate soccer program at College of Saint Mary.

Jenni Herchenbach ’99 M’12

At a young age, Jenni Herchenbach ’99, M’12 learned her family didn’t talk about death -- something she didn’t quite understand. She wanted to talk about it.

Sarah O’Callaghan ’15, M’21

When Sarah O’Callaghan ’15, M’21 got her first French bulldog puppy, she fell in love with the breed. “They’re kind of like potato chips. I had to have another one,” she said.

Nicole Kolm-Valdivia '06

Nicole Kolm-Valdivia '06, then a senior biology major at College of Saint Mary, was considering her next step when she realized medical school might not be the answer.

Manuela Priesemuth ‘05

Manuela Priesemuth ’05 heard about the potential opportunities to play soccer in the U.S. following her high school graduation in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Rosemary (Rose) Stanek Jaspersen '70

With a career focused on helping develop and grow businesses, Rosemary (Rose) Stanek Jaspersen ’70 hopes her experience can help College of Saint Mary students.

Pat Lenaghan ‘74

Pat Lenaghan ’74 is hoping her more than 45 years of nursing experience and the knowledge of other College of Saint Mary graduates can help those getting ready to enter the field.

Tierra Murphy Robinson MBA, MHA '06

Tierra Murphy Robinson MBA, MHA, ‘06 has been promoted to the role of Director of Adaptive Learning and Inclusive Excellence with Inclusion and Diversity at Nebraska Medicine.

Tianna Cole Hermandson ‘07

Tianna Cole Hermandson ’07 was first introduced to College of Saint Mary (CSM) through the university’s partnership with Girls, Inc.

Maryann Touitou '70

Maryann Touitou is a proud member of the class of 1970 at College of Saint Mary.