While a senior at St. Edward's University, alumnus AJ Valverde '20 served as the Executive Director for Hilltoppers for Hilltoppers (H4H), a student group dedicated to educating students on the ways to give back to their future alma mater. AJ continues to further this quality of the Holy Cross mission that was essential to his day-to-day activities on the Hilltop. After graduation, he earned a role on campus as the Communications Manager with the Holy Cross Institute. He now assists those who give of their time, talent, and treasure to the legacy of the Brothers of Holy Cross.
It was a true joy to celebrate Thanks(for)giving with you last month. We're thankful for our generous Hilltop community, especially the 160 donors who came together to raise more than $35,200 for Hilltoppers. Special thanks to the 18 Thanks(for)giving volunteers who gave their time as social media movie stars and peer fundraisers — we couldn't have done this without you!
If you haven’t made your gift yet, there’s still time to support Hilltoppers before we ring in 2022! Make your year-end gift today.
We are proud to have UFCU as an official sponsor of your Alumni Association. Their sponsorship supports the Alumni Leveling Up Series, a virtual series that provides Hilltoppers with lifelong learning opportunities. This series extends the learning experiences of our alumni by sharing topics that are vital during the transition years for newly graduated alumni.
Missed our previous events? Watch our series of videos on YouTube. Stay tuned for our spring Alumni Leveling Up Series events.
Did you know that one way that you can give your time and talent back to the Hilltop community is by letting us know of experiential learning opportunities that your employer has available? Many of our degree programs, such as our Master of Social Work program, require an internship as part of Hilltopper coursework. Participating in an internship gets our students a head start in their careers as they graduate with the skills and values to help them succeed.
Consider helping our Hilltoppers get the step up they need! Visit the Career & Professional Development website to create an account in Handshake to post a job or internship that all Hilltoppers can view.
Current PhD Candidate Nicole Kunkel ’17 gives her time and talent to the current students of St. Edward's University. By offering opportunities in Behavioral Neuroscience research in her lab at The University of Texas at Austin, Nicole is giving students at St. Edward's real-world experiences that will further their educational and research pursuits. This connection between alumni and current students is invaluable to educating the mind but not at the expense of the heart.
Plus, Nicole shared her favorite memories on the Hilltop with us in a brief Q&A. In addition, if you have an internship or other work experience you'd like to provide a student, please let us know!
The diversity of St. Edward’s enriches our community. It represents a significant part of our culture, mission and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. See how we are creating a more just and humane world.
Meet other alumni who share your passions and support the same programs on the hilltop.