This is Hamilton Loomis. Hamilton is Galveston-born, world-touring blues, rock and soul musician. He is a UST Alumnus and is also a protege of the musical legend, Bo Diddley! But, most importantly, he is a family man.
In this episode of BOLD, Hamilton talks about life as touring musician. He shares stories of his education, both collegiate and musical, and talks about how music and travel opened his mind. Finally he talks about the challenges of balancing a family and music.
Kechi Okwuchi is Nigerian-born author and award-winning singer. You may recognize her from her performance on America’s Got Talent. She is an inspirational and TEDX Keynote speaker, bully-prevention advocate and an MBA student here at the University of St. Thomas.
In this episode of Bold, we talked about Kechi’s wild ride, from graduating with a business degree from UST to participating in America’s Got Talent, and the whirlwind of publicity that came after! We also talk about Kechi’s return to St. Thomas, and why she is pursuing an MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship.
In this BOLD, Isabel talks to Jasmine Chida, the owner of SweetCup Gelato & Sorbet, a local gelato shop that makes world class treats. They talk about the joy and challenges of being an entrepreneur and Jasmine shares the SweetCup origin story, how a honeymoon trip to Italy changed the course of her life forever.
To learn more about Jasmine and SweetCup, follow them on Instagram: @sweetcupgelato.
Students have spent the last year and a half taking classes from home via Zoom. Now, with the opportunity to take classes in person - with the proper precautions of course - students are looking forward to all of the benefits that come along with in person classes.
In this special episode of BOLD Isabel talks with incoming freshman and student leaders during orientation to see what they are looking forward to the most.
In this episode of BOLD, Isabel sits down with Fatima Khan, Vice President of Campus Activity Board, and Anna Haydon, Student Engagement Coordinator, to talk about student involvement and returning to campus after the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fatima shares her story of student involvement and the growth that she has experienced while Anna talks about the benefits of student involvement.
In this episode of BOLD, Al Saulso, UST alumnus and artist, shares his story. He talks about how he got into art, making a living as an artist and his introduction to writing icons. He also dives into the philosophy and spirituality of writing icons and gives all those who are interested in Iconography a gentle prod to start digging in.
Isabel Garcia, host of BOLD, sits down with student leaders from UST's Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Vietnamese Student Associations (VSA) - Cecilia Nguyen, FSA president, Natasha Nguyenphat, FSA vice president, and Hoang An "Em" Nguyen, VSA president - to learn more about how the clubs are fulfilling the needs of Asian students across the campus.
The clubs host activities and events that celebrate their respective cultures, but also invite others to participate in the customs and festivities of the culture. They also take a moment to address the recent wave of violence perpetuated against Asian elders and speak about an upcoming prayer vigil and townhall event where they will pray for peace, understanding and hope.
Both Youssef Ahmed and Margaret Gaston have made the most of their college careers. Ahmed, through his hard work with the biology program and founding the dodgeball club, and Gaston, in the nursing program and serving a a retreat leader for campus ministry. Now, as they graduate and begin the next leg of their journey, they take a moment to reflect and share their knowledge and experience with Isabel Garcia, host of BOLD.
They share the ups and the downs and offer other students a bit of advice on how they can make the most of their own college journey.
After serving as a translator for a group of American doctor's in his home country of Honduras, senior biology major Robert Flores set his sights on becoming a medical doctor too. The road has been challenging but has led him and his family more than a thousand miles away to Houston and the University of St. Thomas where he is preparing for the MCAT and med school. Host Isabel Garcia sits down with Flores to learn more about his journey.
In this special episode of BOLD, Darnell Miller, producer of MAX Studios, sits down with Molly Reyes and Christine Green, members of the UST Alumni Association Board and Co-Chairs of the upcoming, 10th Annual Two Saints and a Taco Tasting event. Reyes and Green talk about their college experience at UST and share why they decided to give back to the University by joining the alumni board.
They also talk about their upcoming event, Two Saints and a Taco Tasting, and how that event allows them to raise money for scholarships so that more students can experience all that UST has to offer. Finally, they share why other alumni should re engage with UST through other events or service opportunities.
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