Alumni

Alumnus Selected as Edward Jones Principal

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:15pm

Alumnus Burt Cestia III, an Edward Jones financial advisor in New Iberia, La., for the past 11 years, was recently named a principal with the firm’s holding company, the Jones Financial Companies, LLLP. He is one of only 37 individuals chosen from
more than 42,000 associates across the United States and Canada to join the firm’s 336 principals.

Santi Tefel ’07 ~ Finance, Freakonomics & Fitness

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:15pm

A high school role model’s recommendation convinced Santi Tefel ’07 that he had to make the trip from Miami, Fla. to Mobile, Ala. to check out Spring Hill College. Patrick Collins, a teacher at Belen Jesuit Preparatory, graduated from SHC in 1971, and was certain the school was the right fit for Tefel.

Gabrielle Edgerson ’13 ~ Dance, Diversity, and Washington, D.C.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:00pm

Creativity is the lifeblood of Spring Hill College alumna Gabrielle Edgerson ’13. The New Orleans, La., native, who grew up in the Seventh Ward, has loved the arts, language, and dance as long as she can remember.

Before enrolling at Spring Hill College, Edgerson studied at both the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and McDonogh #35 Senior High School. Edgerson graduated fifth in her class at McDonogh #35, and received the Presidential Honor Award and a Certificate of Artistry in Dance from NOCCA as the school’s only level four dance student.

Jimmy Chassaing ‘09 ~ On Anthony Bourdain, Bond Trading, and Badgers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:00am

Spring Hill College alumnus Jimmy Chassaing lives his life by a simple philosophy: Move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Chassaing explains that he adopted the sentiment after hearing it explained by celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain.

5 Questions with Eddy Acevedo ’05 - Subcommittee Staff Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U. S. House of Representatives

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:00pm

Eddy Acevedo often says, “he moved from one Hill to another” when he graduated from Spring Hill College and accepted a position on Capitol Hill in 2005. The Miami, Fla., native credits SHC’s Alumni and Development office for assisting him with securing his first job in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Since then, Acevedo has worked his way up the political ladder and now serves as Ros-Lehtinen’s staff director for the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and as her senior foreign policy advisor, overseeing all foreign affairs matters.

Matt D’Arrigo ’95 to speak at Spring Hill College commencement

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:00am

Matt D’Arrigo, founder and CEO of San Diego-based ARTS (A Reason to Survive), will be the keynote speaker at Spring Hill College’s commencement ceremony, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10 on the Avenue of the Oaks.

D’Arrigo is also the recipient of this year’s Ignatian Award, presented to an alumnus in recognition of community service in keeping with the ideals set forth by St. Ignatius Loyola. The Ignatian Award is the highest honor the College bestows upon its alumni. D’Arrigo will receive the award at commencement.

Chris Rader ’90 ~ IT Solutions

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:15am

Entrepreneur and information technology specialist Chris Rader ’90 attributes much of his career and business success to the liberal arts education he received at Spring Hill College.

Heather Houston ’01 ~ Home, History & The Hill

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:45pm

Attorney Heather Houston ’01 describes her reason for choosing Spring Hill College in four words: It felt like

Dr. Dan Perry '90 ~ Never Give Anything Less Than Your Best

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:30pm

“Never give anything less than your best” is the motto of Dr. Dan Perry ’90, who owns and operates Spring Hill Comprehensive Dentistry, a successful cosmetic and restorative dental practice.

Derek Wright ’94: New Horizons & Paying it Forward

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:45pm

Alumni Derek Wright ’94 attributes much of his success as an entrepreneur and business owner to the sense of community and strong leadership principles built during his time at Spring Hill College.

Wright, owner of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, was recruited to the Hill in 1992 from Ponca City, Okla., to play basketball for the Badgers. Once on campus, Wright says he found himself fascinated by the depth and breadth of learning that a Jesuit education offers students.

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