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Entrepreneur taps into success by rolling up his sleeves
Rags-to-riches story of how business owner Paul Foster became a billionaire

Bekah Kelso: San Antonio songstress returns to roots
San Antonio Magazine — music

The Carver Center: A place to preserve and share
San Antonio Magazine — community and culture

Chef Daniel Keadle: The Art of Chocolate
San Antonio Magazine — food

T.G.I.Tuesday: City’s free parking carrot sweetens weekday outings
San Antonio Magazine — community

Outstanding Lawyer Awards (PDF)
San Antonio Business Journal articles profiling a trial attorney and a probate court attorney

Sweat equity pays off for this beverage mogul
John Nau followed his gut instincts all the way to the bank

Legacy Leaders: Joe Robles
San Antonio Business Journal article profiling USAA President and CEO Joe Robles as he retires

Relocation company has all the right moves
San Antonio Business Journal article profiling a successful woman-owned startup rental relocation business

Manufacturers group is win for Whittington
San Antonio Business Journal article profiling the Whittington Group’s first year in business: It’s all about who you know

Cool, Quiet Comfort
Case study-style advertorial of ASAP Windows & Siding

The Timeless Shutter
Case study-style advertorial of The Louver Shop’s plantation shutters

Blurring the Lines Between Inside and Out
This 6,000-square-foot home with a 270-degree panoramic view was an architect’s dream job

Unified Vision, Timeless Appeal
Builder and designer win nine awards in Parade of Homes

Southern Sector Housing Boom
The Crossvine – a 500-acre master-planned community

A 24-Hour Guide To San Antonio’s Hippest Neighborhood
City profile: How to eat, drink, shop and enjoy your way through the Pearl District

For Patient’s Sake
Professor creates program to accelerate science transfer—taking evidence from the lab and bringing it to the dental chair

A Formidable Foe
Alumna finding new treatments for patients fighting oral cancer

Oral Surgeon Continues Facial Artistry with Clay
Adjunct professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery now uses his artistic abilities to create sculptures in his home studio

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Higher Education

Trinity University

Prelude in D Major
Trinity University celebrates status as All-Steinway campus

Moore to Give
Family fund provides scholarships for education students

A University of the Highest Order
Multi-faceted feature article detailing the value of a liberal arts education in a world that increasingly emphasizes the need for professional and pre-professional degrees.

Steward of Service: Wendy Duncan White
Respire Haiti volunteer staff member helps feed and educate more than 500 orphans, child slaves, and other vulnerable Haitian children

In Peaceful Unity: Steven Leach
Long before he began humanitarian work in Africa in 2008, alumnus was a living example of the philosophical concept of ubuntu

Johns Hopkins University

Ready to Roll
Rare ECMO transports require critical thinking, on the go and under pressure

Never a Dull Moment
Lifeline marks 25 years of air and ground emergency transport by doing what it does best

New Member of the Family
Team safeguards expectant mom (and her sanity) for the length of a high-risk pregnancy

Breaking Barriers
Nurse attending position at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is transforming patient care

Tech Savvy
Open minds open pathways to teamwork

First Things First
New CNO Veronica Martin shows individuals that they count with her

Warm Welcome
Push to improve infant care earns hospital baby-friendly designation

Meet in the Middle
Vascular access specialist helps put intravenous lines, patients, and staff in a better place.

Interventions in Utero
Fetal therapy nurses smooth the way for ‘amazing’ surgeries

Other Lives: Nathaniel Gonzales
Alumnus and amateur photographer loses himself and his worries in a beautiful landscape

Intensive Care, No Matter Where
Nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital can now care for patients in a “virtual” intensive care unit

Other Lives: Garden of Hope
On duty and off, psych nurse works to cultivate positivity

University of Texas at Tyler

Call of the Wild: Working to Save North America’s Most Imperiled Species
Focus on Students: Graduate Biology Student Dan Symonds

Award-Winning Professor Brings Math to Life for Students
Focus on Faculty: Dr. Christy Graves

More than a Vocation: A Passion for Creating, Sharing and Teaching Art
Focus on Faculty: Alexis Serio Hughes

Removing Educational Barriers: Couple Devotes Decades to Supporting Student Scholarships
Focus on Benefactors: Bill and Glenda Barrett

The Great Debaters
Sam Cook, Steven Hullum rank second nationally in parliamentary debate

Engineering Success
UT Tyler extends 4-year programs to Southeast Texas in innovative partnership

Transforming Education
UT Tyler Embraces Innovation to Prepare Students for Life Beyond the Classroom

Adapting the Past, Envisioning the Future
Professors Restructure Traditional Courses to Accommodate Modern Students

Where Theories Become Realities
Students Put Textbook Lessons into Practice for Community Benefit

In the Spotlight: Excellence in Music Education
American Prize Nominee Spreads Her Love of Opera to Students & the World

Occidental College

Take a Chanson Me
Ukrainian-born singer-songwriter makes multicultural music

Air Apparent
Photographer works to rehabilitate drones’ bad-bot image

Micro Management
Craft brewing entrepreneur blends both American and Taiwanese cultures to produce a better beer

The Gray’s the Thing
Octogenarian alumna leads an aged troupe on the stage

Someone’s Somebody
Entrepreneur and sociologist tackles the nation’s homeless crisis by rebuilding social support systems and reconnecting loved ones—one Miracle Message at a time

No Small Feat
In just four years, Bombas has sold 5 million pairs of socks and given away 5 million more—but Andrew Heath ’04 and brother David are only getting started

Nature’s Remedy
High on a Peruvian mountain, American couple brings modern ideas to the practice of plant-based medicine

Harvey Mudd College

Feast of Thrones
Engineering alumna bakes, fries, roasts and broils Game of Thrones dinners in her free time

A Signal Achievement
Alumnus inducted into the National Reconnaissance Office’s Pioneer Hall never expected to attend college

Career Directed by GPS
Alumnus uses curiosity and persistence to find his way

Graduating a Majority-Female Physics Class
Ghostwritten blog post for the university president published on

Into the Fire
Alumna discovers her identity and her passion for research

Clear for Takeoff
Pilot/anesthesiologist uses knowledge of aeronautical engineering to improve the way physicians perform in the operating room

Shifting Sands
Alumna’s postdoctoral research tracks sediment movement to protect both the environment and coastal tourism

Logan’s Journey
Software engineer goes to work for Google, considers his next career move, and mentors others

Space to Grieve
Students help health care professionals copy with their own grief through human-centered design.

Dan Kalman is In His Prime
Mathematician uses storytelling to expand research horizons

Breaking Bad Memories
Researcher studies how reframing memories can improve coping mechanisms.

Launching a Solution
Alumni entrepreneurs create a smart and convenient way to test new software features.

University of Texas at Austin

Football and Brain Injury: “Something Needs to Change”
Interview with UT graduate Shyam Popat for The Alcalde

University of Texas at Arlington

Sequences, Science, and Snakes
The genomes of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other animals can tell us much about their past—and our future.

Entrepreneurship Elevated
The countless stories of risk-taking, lessons learned, trailblazing, steady growth, and, ultimately, ledgers turning from red to black stand as proof of UTA’s dedication to creating confident, successful entrepreneurs.

Up to the Challenge
In the face of a national shortage, UTA works to put the number of nurses back at a healthy level

University of Texas at San Antonio

Mission to Serve
Alumnus volunteers with the American Red Cross to help cities recover from natural disasters

Boom or Bust
Eagle Ford Shale communities are facing unprecedented growth; UTSA is helping make sure the growth is long lasting

A Maverick’s Texas
High school students present snapshots of life in Pasadena

Getting Prepped
Prefreshman Engineering Program readies students for careers in STEM fields

A Change of Environment
Future engineers build a bridge from community college to UTSA

New park offers wellness opportunities for community, experience for students
Architecture student can add the design of a new community park to their professional resumes

Student earns award for her dedication to volunteerism
2011-12 Student Volunteer of the Year award

Parent Academy gets neighbors talking about schools, community
University begins a grassroots effort to instill a sense of personal responsibility in improving local neighborhoods

Universities share resources and research opportunities, benefitting UTSA and Mexico
University creates partnerships in Mexico to advance research knowledge on both sides of the border

Robotics of the Future
Research story about drones

Global Impacts
Scholars Engage in International Endeavors

Managing Water Resources
Professor helps drought-prone city prepare for its future water needs

University of the Incarnate Word

Love of Journalism (and a Little Persistence) Opens Doors for Alumnus
UIW political science/music alumnus goes on to Harvard and later to a Kroc Fellowship at NPR (and now an NPR employee)

Nursing building renovation and expansion will accommodate 50 percent more students
Article focuses on new facilities as a recruitment tool for new students

In His Own Words
President celebrates 25 years of leadership

Success through cultural respect
Students learn secrets to international business interactions

Revolutionizing medical science
Postdoctoral fellow experiments with regeneration, hoping to change prognosis for wounded veterans

Saudi-sponsored students find a home at UIW
University broadens its already diverse student population and offers Saudi students a U.S. education

H-E-B School of Business set to open finance lab
New lab features all the amenities finance students need

Touching History
Two alumnae recreate Gone with the Wind gowns

The Evolution of Brainpower
One student’s 20-year journey through the Brainpower Connection, from preschool to doctoral degree in pharmacy

University celebrates milestone at first pharmacy graduation
Article highlights student success stories behind a university’s young pharmacy program

It’s Scien-tea-fic
Fun feature story examining a professor’s research on the anti-carcinogenic properties of tea

A Legacy of Success
Two retiring administrators have led thousands of students to success

Among the Wildflowers
Alumna creates successful business with her abstract paintings

Business’ First
Successful TV personality becomes first graduate of university’s new Doctor of Business Administration program

University of New Haven

Bearing Testimony
Spotlight on successful attorney alumnus, Albert Barrueco ’04

Sweating the Secret Service Details
Spotlight on former Secret Service agent alumna, Eileen Berry ’80

Salem State University

Breaking the Silence – cover story
After ‘Hitting Rock Bottom,’ Advocate Takes Battle Against Postpartum Depression to Capitol Hill

Texas State University

Alumni profile: Dr. Monique Mounce
Alumna roots for the underdog, especially when it comes to women working in the medical field

From Scientist to Entrepreneur
Rhodium Scientific founder, Olivia Gamez Holzhaus, helps create pathways for business, research

Pedal Power
Texas State faculty, alumnus join forces on high school mountain biking team with physical fitness and research in mind

SPARK: Opening possibilities for more women in science
University opens doors for women in STEM field
Story begins on page 31

Expanding Horizons
Study abroad helps students take steps into the world marketplace

Staying Connected
Health Administration finds valuable links in online networking

Freeman Center
University manages a Texas-size swath of land for research

Outstanding in Her Field
Agriculture major Sara Moreman ready for vet school

Hard to describe, easy to love
Alumni share their experience in the Honors College
Story begins on page 21 (Page 19 of the PDF)

Seminary of the Southwest

A Foundation for Financial Health and Wellness
Seminary creates new programs to promote student success

University of Redlands

Jacob Kern ’17 profile
Interdisciplinary major lands job with Fortune 500 company—before graduation.

Mary Jane Andreas ’18 profile
Race and Ethnic Studies major, emphasis in Native American Studies

Anderson University

Criminal justice professor helped Brazilian agencies prepare to manage disaster at Olympics
Professor teaches emergency response agencies how to improve collaboration skills

Education professor receives grant to help elementary school teachers strengthen their math knowledge
Workshop provides training to kindergarten teachers on how to teach algebra to their students

Robb Kolb
In just two years, MBA alumnus’ tele-radiology company is a multimillion dollar business


Biology – Pre-Dentistry

Biology – Pre-Medicine

Biology – Pre-Veterinary

Biology – Pre-Pharmacy

Biology – Pre-Physician Assistant

Business – Applied Computing

Business – Supply Chain Management

Graduate program overview

MBA – Healthcare Leadership

Campus Ministries

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Feature stories

Force of Nature
San Antonio Business Journal feature on harnessing water power

Woman and birth mother reunited, thanks to Facebook
Northeast Herald / San Antonio Express-News

Lana Duke Gives Back (3 MB PDF)
Owner of Ruth’s Chris Steak House makes kids her mission

Selma couple celebrates 73 years together
Wife recalls early days of marriage and explains couple’s secret to lasting love

Choosing a financial adviser is one part diligence, one part Sherlock Holmes (PDF)
San Antonio Business Journal

Small business big at On Main-Off Main (PDF)
North Central News

Educating a Child with Special Needs: From the Eyes of a Parent
Families find education solutions for the classroom

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Marketing Communications

San Antonio Housing Authority annual report
Mini case studies tell the successful stories of the work SAHA has accomplished

Knoxville Christian School
B2C Copywriting — Direct mail letter inviting students to enroll in a private, Christian K-12 school

UTSA direct mail solicitation (PDF)
B2C Copywriting — Letter asking graduates to join the university’s Alumni Association, highlighting benefits and free gift

University development letter with time-of-year focus
B2C Copywriting — Direct mail letter requesting contributions for the university’s annual fund

Prospecting letter
B2B Copywriting – Technology consulting company’s prospecting letter

Print advertisement
B2B Copywriting — City of San Antonio ad for its small business vendor registry

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Senior Sidekick
Senior services business website

Isaac Estates
Real estate business website

Widgets and Burritos
B2B Copywriting — Web development business website (now closed)

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Writers Worth: Your Freelance Work-Life Balance
Guest post: Work-Life Balance in the Freelance World

Writers Worth: Finding Your Ideal Client
Guest post: How I found my ideal client after years of writing for low pay

Working Through the Noise
Guest post: 5 Ways to Work Despite Distractions

Just imagine … one ton of recycled paper
University makes effort to go green

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Health-Related Articles

University Health System

Why 3D mammograms matter
University Health System blog

Teach kids to stop and go—to prevent urinary tract infections
University Health System blog

Not just for kids: Grown-ups need annual doctor visits, too
University Health System blog

Don’t let your child lose sleep over sleep apnea
University Health System blog

Antibiotics are deadly to bacteria, but they won’t kill a virus
University Health System blog

How to donate life and keep living
University Health System blog

Reluctant to get vaccines for your kid? Don’t be—they can save your child’s life
University Health System blog

Veronica Garcia: A Mommies Success
University Health System blog

Masks and face coverings: Separating fact from fiction
University Health System blog

Strengthening Your Immune System
University Health System blog

Boost Teen’s Mental Health During a Pandemic
University Health System blog

Prepare your advance directives and medical power of attorney
University Health System blog

UT Health San Antonio

For Patient’s Sake
Professor creates program to accelerate science transfer

A Formidable Foe
Alumna finding new treatments for patients fighting oral cancer

Oral Surgeon Continues Facial Artistry with Clay
Dentist lets his love of surgery flow into his artistic leisure time in the most natural way—sculpting.


7 Must-Ask Questions When Looking for Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs and Coverage Options

8 Things You Didn’t Know About How to Get Pregnant

Natural Ways to Cope with Depression

6 Misconceptions About Depression

How to Reach Out to Someone with Depression

7 Tips for Controlling RA Flares

7 Everyday Activities Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis

9 Surprising Things That Increase Diabetes Risk

7 Things to Know About Blood Sugar Test Strips

How Women With Diabetes Can Reduce Risk of Yeast Infections

Why the Flu Is Dangerous for Diabetics

The Benefits and Risks of an At-Home Birth

Talking to Your Doctor About Depression During and After Pregnancy

How Opioid Painkillers Become Addictive

How to Protect Yourself Against Zika During Mosquito Season

When to Consider Hormone Therapy for Menopause

6 Surprising Ways to Treat Menopause Symptoms

6 Tips for Coping With Hot Flashes

What Not to Do With High Blood Pressure

What Divorce Does to Your Health

Common Questions About Donating Blood

8 Things Doctors Want You to Know About Anxiety

Coping With Side Effects From Leukemia Treatment

Using Stem Cell Transplants to Treat Leukemia

Leukemia Risk by Age Group

The Differences Between Acute and Chronic Leukemia

Building Your Leukemia Treatment Team

8 Things Doctors Want You to Know About Anxiety

What Divorce Does to Your Health

Common Questions About Donating Blood

What Chronic Kidney Disease Does to Your Body

Chronic Kidney Disease: 7 Things Doctors Want You to Know

What Is Palliative Care?

End-of-Life Care Decisions

Head and Neck Cancer: 7 Things to Know

Head and Neck Cancer: Survival Rates and Prognosis

How Doctors Diagnose Head and Neck Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer

Kidney Cancer: 7 Things to Know

Kidney Cancer: Survival Rates and Prognosis

Ways to Manage Kidney Cancer

Side Effects of Kidney Cancer Treatment

11 Nutrition Dos and Don’ts for People With Kidney Cancer

How Doctors Diagnose Kidney Cancer

Why Alcohol Makes Sleep Problems Worse

Should You Let Pets Sleep in Your Bed?

How Getting More Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

How Meditation Improves Your Sleep

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