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Community and the Secret to Uncovering your Strengths in College

UST alumnus, Calvin Nguyen is an avid admirer of the Celt community and shares his insights on how he found success.

In this episode of BOLD, he sits down with host Edgardo Giron, and chats about his legacy at UST. He describes his journey, in dropping pre-med and beginning a Masters in Theology, and explains how he expanded his community involvement by participating in many organizations such as Presidential Ambassadors, FSA, Orientation Leading, Campus Ministry, and the Festival of St. Thomas. As his time at UST comes to a close, he hopes to continue using and developing his skills in the community development field.

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Education, Pharmaceuticals and the Joy of Giving Back

Ahmed AlRawi has lived a whirlwind of a life. He left his home country in Iraq, attended medical school in Jordan, and he and his family immigrated to Houston, where he had to start all over again.

In this episode of BOLD, Ahmed shares that story with Host Isabel Garcia. He talks about how University of St. Thomas played an important role in his growth in the US and ultimately led him to where he is today, launching Alsedra Pharmacy with his mother and brother. He also shares why he is so passionate about his work as president of the UST Alumni Board.

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Moments in Music and Ministry

UST music major, Ringo Gonzalvo, is passionate about uniting faith and music. He shares his musical gifts by participating in the praise and worship team on campus.

In this episode of BOLD, he sits down with Host Edgardo Giron to talk about his experience growing up with music, competing at Texas All-State, and performing. Ringo also discusses his journey making his faith his own. This episode also includes a special segment, with Isabel Garcia, of Ringo performing with the UST Campus Ministry praise and worship team.

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Injuries, Instagram and Intercollegiate Volleyball

Instagram helped UST freshman, Madi Baker, achieve her goal of playing volleyball at the collegiate level.

In this episode of BOLD, Madi sits down with Host Isabel Garcia to talk about the benefits of using social media to reach your goals. She outlines her experience of moving from California to Texas to play volleyball at UST. Madi also mentions her faith and how it has been a constant in her life.

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A Woman who Means Business

UST alumna and Director of Corporate Relations, Mallory Peterson received the Houston Business Journal Award for "Women who Mean Business" in 2023.

In this episode of BOLD, she sits down with Host Isabel Garcia to discuss the process of applying for awards and the importance of advocating for yourself in the workplace. She also talks about her experience as a founding member of the UST Women’s Volleyball team.

Finally, Mallory spotlights the Rising Stars program and its far-reaching impact. In the remote segment, she has a conversation with Co-host and Rising Stars Student Destiny Meeks.

Learn more about Mallory and Rising Stars.

See Mallory's feature story about her award in the UST Newsroom.

See Mallory being honored by Leadership Houston.

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How to be a Hometown Hero

Anjali Gonzalez received a full ride to UST by receiving the Hometown Hero Scholarship. The scholarship compelled her to propose a plan to solve a problem in her community. She chose to facilitate a drive to support pregnant women in need.

In this episode of BOLD, Isabel Garcia, Host, sits down with Anjali, a freshman, to discover what it takes to be a hometown hero. Anjali talks about living a life of service and how her faith inspired her to pursue Nursing.

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Lacrosse and Life Lessons

This summer Sean Sheikh, Assistant Director of Media Relations for Athletics at the University of St. Thomas - Houston, got the chance of a lifetime, to represent the Philippines in the World Lacrosse Championships!

In this episode of BOLD, Isabel Garcia, Host, sits down to talk to Sean about the winding journey that led him to the championships, how this brought him closer to God and how the entire experience was one of healing and joy.

They also talk about the history of lacrosse and the fundamentals of playing.

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A Sit Down With the President

Welcome Back! In our first episode of BOLD for the season, Host Isabel Garcia sits down with Lucy Bautista, Student Body President and Engineering Student. They talk about their first meeting, Lucy's involvement in various clubs and her summer internship in Montana.

They also talk about Lucy's desire to serve students through the office of Student Body President and what she and the other student leaders have planned for the school year.

Bear with us on the audio on this one! We discovered a faulty cable in editing. The story is great though!

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BOLD Season Recap Spectacular

This season of BOLD was so much fun! We had eight incredible guests that lived their life with passion. In this last episode of the season, Isabel breaks down this season and goes behind the scenes. She also introduces the amazing people that work on BOLD. Make sure to watch this never before seen, behind the scenes video.

The Bonds of Brotherhood: Building Intentional Friendships

Endurance House, one of the households on UST campus, is five college guys living together with the purpose to push each other to intellectual and moral excellence, seeking wisdom, courage and compassion.

In this episode of BOLD, we sat down with Riley Gould and Nick Cascaranos from the Endurance House. As they talked about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will help you grow spiritually, academically, and physically, they also showed us their house, MTV Cribs style, while we meet the other roommates. They talk about what "success" really is and the deep value of friendship.

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