Stars come and go, but legends endure. Henry Jones '86—former NFL Pro-Bowler who made three Super Bowl appearances—will forever be a fixture in SLUH sports lore...
In Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', he says: "Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment." Budding scientist Michael Daugherty '14 takes those words to heart...
SLUH alumni excel as leaders in every field from science and medicine to education and theology. Take, for instance, Dan Cornell '94 and Jason Purnell '95.
Two avenues emerge following a tragedy that leaves one's world so unalterably empty with seemingly no consolation: to cave in, or rise above. The path for Greg Ortyl '92 and his wife Becky began to take shape on March 10, 2011...
Beginning in the 1960s, the north metro area experienced a soccer renaissance, with an extraordinary number of players achieving remarkable success. Near the center of this talent hub were two Jr. Billikens.
Dear Fellow Alumni: We want to inform you about the SLUH Archive Project, a multi-year effort in anticipation of our Bicentennial in 2018, and ask for your help.
Graduates fresh out of college face a bit of a quandary. They are tasked with finding a job in a marketplace that hires—primarily or exclusively—those with prior related experience.
Jeff Christian '73, who grew up in a working class neighborhood in Lemay, was the first student from his grade school at St. Andrew's to go to SLUH for more than 10 years at the time.
The crowning athletic achievements of my life are two silver medals from my only season on the freshman wrestling team at St. Louis University High School.
Louis Hall, Jr. '29 came to Backer Memorial as a freshman in 1925, just a year after it opened on Oakland Avenue. Ninety years later, his gratitude for the Jesuits and his alma mater manifested through a bequest gift in excess of $300,000.
Jamie Cummings '89, a successful New York actor, writer and director, was first exposed to improv in Mr. Joe Schulte's acting class. Recently, he had the pleasure of returning to his alma mater to teach an improv class in the Joseph Schulte Theater.
Former Dauphin Player Doug Nieters '76 enjoys being on stage. He uses the skills he honed at St. Louis University High for his weekday performances...
In Belize, where poverty affects nearly 40 percent of the population, it can seem like everything 'takes a village,' no matter how monumental or menial a task.
Eight students from SLUH's Ignatian Business Leaders (IBL), a club for those interested in exploring careers in business and finance, recently visited Wall Street to learn firsthand about financial markets from alumni excelling in this field.
For nearly 200 years, St. Louis University High School has played an influential role in the faith formation of its young men. Nowhere is this more evident than when a graduate of the school answers the call of a religious vocation.
The long road to stardom has been abundantly abbreviated, thanks to veteran entrepreneur Dan Lauer '79.
Some people call him Southern Sam. They know him, however, not for his catchy nickname but for all he has done in 25 short years.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think." Perhaps nowhere is Emerson's mantra more evident than in the work of Professor Joseph Badaracco '66...
As the Class of '63 prepared for their 50-year reunion, several members of the class suggested honoring one of their classmates—Lt. John Gates Spindler, USMC—in a special way. Spindler, commissioned as a Marine Corps officer after graduating from Washington University in 1967, was killed in action in Vietnam.
David Bosch '06 enjoyed the thrill and success of playing on the state championship volleyball team as a senior at St. Louis University High. Nowadays during the spring, Bosch still finds himself on the volleyball court, though in a different role—one, he maintains, that is more gratifying.
Tim Elfrink '01, Managing Editor of the Miami New Times, knows firsthand that luck is more than mere happenstance. It blossoms when opportunity meets preparation.
Hannibal, in response to his generals who had declared it impossible to cross the Alps with elephants, is known for saying, "I will either find a way, or make one." That pretty much sums up the life of the Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan '59...
As a senior at SLUH, Caleb Ford '10 was honored as the Dunn-Martel Award recipient (the 'Scholar-Athlete' of his class) and the Post-Dispatch cross-country Athlete of the Year.
Sasha Kuebel '11, a standout pitcher at SLUH and the University of Iowa, has signed with the hometown St. Louis Cardinals after being selected in the 38th round of this year's draft.
Jim Godsil '63 moved to Milwaukee in 1969 to finish his doctoral degree, but soon realized that he was not cut out for academia. "I am more of a free-range chicken," he jokes.