Kara Shaw – Bachelor of Arts 2017
Greetings fellow StMU Alumni, My name is Kara Shaw and I am honoured to be your new Alumni Representative to the St. Mary’s Board of Governors. I attended St. Mary’s University from 2012 to 2017 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Liberal Studies, concentrating in Psychology and English. While attending St. Mary’s I also worked as a library assistant at the campus library from 2014 to 2017 and as a summer student in the Advancement department during the summer of 2015 and 2016. In my final year at St. Mary’s I had the opportunity to run on the Cross-Country team (go Lightning!). During my tenure at St. Mary’s I enjoyed volunteering at events and being involved with Indigenous initiatives on campus. Upon completing my degree, I joined the Advancement team at St. Mary’s full-time as the Events and Marketing Specialist. Currently I am in my second year of law school pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Calgary.
Enough about me, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heart felt congratulations to the St. Mary’s 2020 graduating class – well done! I know a global pandemic was not how you envisioned finishing your degree but with steadfast resolve, and no doubt with a few wifi challenges, you did it! This is an amazing achievement given the unique challenges that the pandemic presented – congratulations!
Although the coming year will most likely present new challenges, the Alumni team is excited to connect with you. Please be sure to keep an eye out for future newsletters where we will communicate upcoming news, workshops and events.