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St. Ambrose Impact On QC Economy Totals $188 million

A comprehensive, independent study of St. Ambrose University's impact on the local economy shows that it created $188 million in business spending, $73 million in personal income, and 1,913 jobs in the Quad Cities in one year. Read about the study and follow Quad Cities media coverage here.

In the News

A Farewell to SAU's Class of 2013

St. Ambrose added another 679 degree candidates to the alumni rolls on May 11 as Sister Barbara Moore encouraged graduates to "choose what is life-giving." Revisit Spring Commencement 2013 here.

See the Moeller Grove Dedication in Video

Ambrosians past and present gathered April 23 as the beloved oak grove in front of Ambrose Hall was named in honor of Don Moeller. Watch the speeches and hear a lovely Bea Jacobson poem.

Paul Koch Honored by Alma Mater

St. Ambrose Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Paul Koch recently was named the 2013 National Alumni Educator of the Year by his alma mater, Morningside College. Read about it here.

Dash 4 Drex is Personal for SAU Rec Director

Nearly 140 runners and walkers turned out to Dash 4 Drex on April 27, not all of whom knew the race's namesake. For those who did, the race remains a tribute to Derrek Drexler. Read about it.

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Film Captures Dance Marathon Spirit

The SAU Dance Marathon was a campus-wide project that brought out the best in SAU students. The story is captured by student journalists here.

Alum Brings Books to Life in Classroom

Scott Naumann '97 enlists his theatre experience as a volunteer reader at a QC grade school. Read about it here.

Meet Student, Faculty Award Winners

SAU Journalists Score in Iowa Contest

Prof Honors Pay-It-Forward Principal

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What is the name of the student who worked with the homeless in Chicago last summer?


Molly Gabaldo


Sophomore Jessica Gascho

Remember When...

This is believed to be a graduation under the oaks from the 1950s, featuring nursing students from the former Mercy Hospital as well as graduates from St. Ambrose and the former Marycrest College. The two schools once conducted joint commencement ceremonies. See a larger image. 

Class Notes

Clay McDonald '97 MBA

McDonald, a doctor of chiropractic, was named president of the Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo., earlier this year. Read about it.