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Needle in a Haystack

Two leading alumni scientists recently shared their experiences and passion for science exploration with Jr. Bills.

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To Try and Try Again

In co-founding Salesforce, Dave Moellenhoff '88 pioneered technology software innovation with ever-rippling effects.

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One of a Kind

The remarkable story of Murphy Troy '07 culminated with him becoming the first Jr. Bill to earn Olympic hardware.

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Point of Impact

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...

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Protector of God's Plan

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...

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Expert Opinions

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.

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Men for Others: The Strong and Mighty

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...

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Retrospective: On the World Stage

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.

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Field of Dreams

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.

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More Precious than Gold

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.

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A Spiritual Stretch

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.

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Enduring Generosity

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.

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

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.

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Transmission of Energy

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...

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Jr. Bills on Wall Street

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.

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Manresa of the Midwest

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.

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Connecting the Dots

The long road to stardom has been abundantly abbreviated, thanks to veteran entrepreneur Dan Lauer '79.

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Filling Space

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.

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