All Stories (41 total)


Allen, Ledarrion

Dec 10, 2019

As a student Ledarrion participated in Hilltop Leaders and an internship with the Attorney General’s Office in Washington, D.C.


Baker, Scott

Dec 10, 2019

Businessman and Iraq War veteran Scott Baker speaks about how the Conex project, and other university initiatives, impacted his life.


Blasi, Tony

Dec 10, 2019

Originally on the road to become a brother himself, Tony speaks of tremendous influence Br. Dunn had on him during his time at the university. 


Bravo, Sissy Kelly

Apr 1, 2020

Sissy shares some of the challenges and opportunities she encountered as one of the first women to graduate from St. Edward’s.


Brezsnyak, Alex

Dec 10, 2019

Though his first attempt to make the basketball team failed, Brooklyn native Alex Brezsnyak would be team captain during his senior year.


Brooks, Canon

Apr 1, 2020

Canon reflects on his political activities on an off campus, the crucial role of the class of 1970, and his journey to become an Episcopalian priest.


Cox, Don

Dec 10, 2019

A lifelong student of Catholic schools, Don shares what attracted him to St. Edward’s and recounts the best off-campus hangouts.


Cruz, Jon

Dec 10, 2019

Jon speaks to role CAMP played in his life, his tip for becoming popular, and the transition of power from the Brothers to President Patricia Hayes.


Daly, Clair

Dec 10, 2019

Clair recounts the bonds of friendship made on campus and how her time at St. Edward’s helped her to learn the value of service work.


Donohue, Mike

Dec 10, 2019

Through a friendship with the university’s French professor, Mike found a passion for French culture and took a job in France after graduation.


Donohue, Rebecca

Dec 10, 2019

Inspired by many of her professors, Rebecca taught for 25 years, sharing much of the knowledge she acquired at St. Edward’s with others.


Dudney, John

Dec 10, 2019

St. Edward’s was an “epiphany” for track and field athlete John Dudney, who notes that it provided him with structure and discipline.


Edgertin, Craige

Dec 11, 2019

This Vietnam veteran and lifelong Texan describes the many ways he challenged himself and the discoveries those challenges yielded.


Elliott, Carol

Apr 1, 2020

Upon reflection, Carol appreciates the safety and progressiveness of St. Edward’s during the turbulent 1960s.


Garcia, Andrea

Dec 11, 2019

Andrea, an Air Force veteran, shares her experiences as a transfer student who was also older than many of her classmates.


Giesler, Steven

Apr 1, 2020

An active member of the campus bowling club, Steven recalls the campus going co-ed and the field trips taken in Br. Daniel’s ecology class.


Guerrero, Daniel

Dec 11, 2019

Former mayor of San Marcos, Daniel was a student within a few days of making a new year’s resolution to obtain a master’s degree.


Jones, Pat

Apr 1, 2020

Pat describes how she came to St. Edward’s, the culture shock of being one of the first female students, and her pride regarding her Student…


Kelly, Lauren

Dec 10, 2019

Feeling at “home” from her first visit to campus, Lauren shares her experiences as a part of the Living Learning Community.


Lacayo, Leonidas

Dec 10, 2019

A native of Nicaragua, Leonidas credits the Holy Cross values for changing his life.


Leyden, Ed

Dec 11, 2019

Ed, a 2001-2015 Board of Trustees member, recounts his time as a student brother and the strict rules of that program.


Linn, Emma Lou

Dec 11, 2019

An Austin icon, Emma Lou Linn recounts how she joined the faculty and how the student body has changed since the 1970s.


Lunning, Ev

Dec 11, 2019

A former artistic director of the theatre department, Ev spent over 20 years on the Hilltop.


Mennes, Helen

Apr 2, 2020

Helen details her treasured memories of being a cheerleader, meeting her husband, and an “initiation” where she and other women had to wear burlap…


Michalczak, Al

Dec 11, 2019

An avid horseback rider, Al kept his horse at the stables on campus. He also was the target of a prank that left a goat in his room.


Miller, Dan

Apr 2, 2020

Though only on campus for one year, Dan made lifelong friends on the hilltop and was a javelin thrower on the track team.


Miller, Randy

Apr 2, 2020

As a student brother, Randy recalls his time on campus as mostly “prayerful”. He also worked in the registrar’s office.


Morgan, Eileen Flanagan

Apr 2, 2020

In addition to expressing her appreciation for the diversity of ideas on campus, Eilieen “sets the record straight” on how women first came to St.…


Patterson, Carlos

Dec 11, 2019

Carlos was one of the founders of radio station KSEU and the school talent show, Campus Capers. He was also a campus photographer.


Reyes, Karina

Apr 2, 2020

A former president of the campus rotary club, Karina describes the professors who impacted her life and the many campus activities she took part in.


Reynolds, William

Dec 11, 2019

Bill was a member of the university’s cross country team and enjoyed meeting friends from around the globe while he was a student.


Seals, Paul

Dec 11, 2019

Paul credits the diversity of St. Edward’s campus for opening his eyes to new people and cultures.


Simpson, Aaron

Dec 11, 2019

Aaron recounts the eye-opening experiences of a faculty-led trip to Chile and his involvement with the Hilltop Veteran’s Association.


Smith, Joe

Dec 10, 2019

Joe is a proud St. Edward’s alum, member of the Golden Guard, and participated in numerous clubs and organizations while a student.


Stawasz, Maria

Dec 11, 2019

Maria shares the good and the bad of life in East Hall in addition to reflections on her time planning pep rallies and going to rugby games.


Tredway, Carol

Apr 2, 2020

Being one of the first female students at the university came with some challenges, but during her time on the hilltop Carol also got to sled down the…


Trevino, Roberto

Dec 11, 2019

Roberto's closest connections were made through baseball and living in the dorms as a freshman.


Trevisan, Marylou

Apr 2, 2020

When Marylou’s aunt heard St. Edward’s was admitting women, she thought it would be a perfect fit for her niece. It turns out she was right!


Warburton, Bill

Dec 10, 2019

As a world-traveler who has had many vocations, Bill credits Br. Charles and St. Edward’s for shaping his career path.


Watkins, Ashley

Dec 10, 2019

Though she originally pursued an interest in education, through her classes Ashley discovered her passion for technical writing and journalism.


Zapata, Sabas

Dec 11, 2019

Sabas reflects on his time in athletics, the transition of the university to a coed school, and the pranks he used to pull with his friends.