SMU-Outstanding Alumni

Each year during summer Reunion Weekend festivities, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota honors outstanding alumni.

This year's Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient was Paul Meyer 1964, of Phoenix, Arizona; the Alumni Appreciation Award was given to Thomas Baryl 1958 of Oak Brook, Illinois; and the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was given to Nathan Semsch 2004 of Crystal, Minnesota.

All three were honored during a reception Saturday, June 21st, on the Winona campus.

Approximately 450 alumni, family and friends returned for Saint Mary's Reunion Weekend festivities, which began Friday, June 20th, and ran throughout the weekend.

Nathan Semsch served as president of the university's Habitat for Humanity chapter for two years. His exceptional involvement at Saint Mary's continues; in May 2012 he concluded six years of service on the Saint Mary's Alumni Board, including two years as president....

Thomas Baryl has stayed active with his alma mater, serving as an alumni board member and president of the Chicago alumni chapter, as a financial contributor, a president's advisory member, and as a supporter of the Chicago Centennial Celebration....

After being selected an Outstanding Senior at Saint Mary's, Paul Meyer went on to notable careers in law and business. Meyer served as the senior law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the U.S. Supreme Court and is currently serving his second term on the Saint Mary's Board of Trustees.


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