Fall 2016

Lion’s Roar

At Saint Leo University, we have much to be proud of. Here is just some of the good news from recent months.


Student

Ed WeekThe School of Education & Social Services was cited by Education Week as an example of a college that successfully equips future teachers to employ technology skillfully and effectively in public school classrooms.


Jesse Goolsby

In Spring 2016, Saint Leo University announced the launch of a new, low-residency Master of Arts in Creative Writing program. To earn this Master of Arts degree, students complete 36 hours of graduate study in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. In an option unique to the Saint Leo program, those who are interested in writing about war experiences will select one of those genres, but instead of taking generalized writing courses within their specialty, they will enroll in courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry that reflect wartime or postwar experiences. U.S. Air Force officer and novelist Jesse Goolsby (above) was a guest speaker during the program’s eight-day residency at University Campus in July. He is the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the Florida Book Award for Fiction.


2016 Top Work Places

For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Leo University was included as a Top Workplace in the annual survey published by the Tampa Bay Times. This year, Saint Leo ranks 15th in the category of large employers, meaning those with more than 500 employees.


DHSNSASaint Leo University’s Bachelor of Science in computer science met the standards needed for Saint Leo to be considered a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The new recognition is jointly sponsored and approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has been awarded to Saint Leo through the year 2021.


Calling on You

As university president, Dr. William J. Lennox Jr., receives many invitations to presidential inaugurations and convocations at peer institutions. When he is unable to attend, alumni are often called upon to represent Saint Leo. The university would like to extend appreciation to the following people who have represented the university at recent inaugurations.

Robert L. Padala ’73
Adelphi University–Garden City Campus

Kevin B. Reynolds ’94
Rollins College

John J. Sullivan ’77
Tulane University

Frank A. Trilla ’84
The Benedictine University

 

The Saint Leo University Communications Office provides internal and external communications, as well as media outreach, for the university. The staff covers stories about alumni, university programs, student initiatives, and community projects.

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