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Xavier Magazine | July 28, 2017

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Posts By Ursula Miller

Here’s Your Sign

October 1, 2011 |

The times they are a-changin’. How can you tell? Here’s your sign: For most of the 105 years it’s been in existence, the Cincinnati-based publisher ST Media Group International was simply a publisher of a trade magazine about the sign industry. … Read More

Amy’s Attitude

October 1, 2011 |

Amy Waugh is all about challenges. As a youngster, she would pick up her basketball, head outside to the driveway and take on her two older brothers, who found great pleasure in blocking her shots and pushing her around. Her … Read More

Model of Optimism

October 1, 2011 |

Michael Blabac has an incredibly optimistic outlook. He also has a pretty decent wrist shot. And together, they’ve helped him get through a life that would crush most people. They’ve also helped Blabac mine some Olympic gold.

Growing up in … Read More

Help for Humans

July 1, 2011 |

Tammy Wynn was driving to a crematorium to retrieve her father’s remains in 2004. En route, she was praying and reflecting on her father’s life when her thoughts shifted to her beloved cat, Cagney, who died a year earlier. While … Read More

From Paper to Politics

July 1, 2011 |

Tom Niehaus, it seems, has lived two lives. The 60-year-old New Richmond, Ohio, resident lived first the life of a lowly newspaperman. Then, in January, he was sworn in to the lofty position of president of the Ohio State Senate. … Read More

Engineering a Career

July 1, 2011 |

Linda Bridwell’s career as a civil engineer took root as a child—in the backyard sandbox and on family vacations. “As a little girl I spent a lot of time in the sandbox building roads,” she says. “My dad was an … Read More

Letters of Inspiration

July 1, 2011 |

Nobody writes letters anymore, right? It’s an email or cell phone call or posting on Twitter. Heck, people don’t even scribble personal messages on Christmas cards anymore.

Perhaps, then, that’s why the letters the students of the Summer Service Internship … Read More

Profile: Desiree Demonbreun

July 1, 2011 |

DESIREE DEMONBREUN Bachelor of Arts in organizational communications, 1999 Corporate Counsel, Wellcare Health Plans Inc. Tampa, Fla.

Career Ambitions | After graduating from a high school that specialized in health sciences and engineering, Demonbreun thought she wanted to be a … Read More

Touch Points

April 2, 2011 |

When it comes to teaching with technology, Stephen Yandell is torn. On one hand, the professor of medieval English literature embraces the traditional classroom with its face-to-face instruction and eschews recent advances in web-based curriculum. On the other, he’s intrigued … Read More

Profile: Shannon Starkey-Taylor

April 1, 2011 |

SHANNON STARKEY-TAYLOR Master of Education in Administration, 2008 Vice President of Services, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Cincinnati

Career Path | The Children’s Home is the only place Starkey-Taylor has worked since graduating from college in 1995. She started as … Read More

No Monkey Business

April 1, 2011 |

Kendra McKeever’s entrepreneurial vision began with a cousin’s desperate need. The cousin’s daughter was plagued with eczema, a terribly itchy skin condition that results in scarring from the scratching. “When you have a child who scratches himself to the point … Read More

Profile: Jim C. Aranda

January 1, 2011 |

Jim C. Aranda Bachelor of Arts in History, 1968 Partner, Stebelton, Aranda and Snider Lancaster, Ohio

High School Dropout | As Aranda explains it, he is a high school dropout. Really, he’s as much a seminary dropout. He attended a seminary … Read More

Profile: Jill Perry

January 1, 2011 |

JILL PERRY Bachelor of Education, 1995 Chaplain, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athens, Ga.

Spiritual Coach | Jill Perry figured one day she would coach for a living. Indeed, the former Xavier volleyball player and lifelong Southern Baptist never really left the … Read More

Heck Yes

January 1, 2011 |

Communications professional Jean Palmer Heck is proof that being in the right place at the right time pays off. The place? Japan. The time? 1987.

“I gave a speech at an international women’s conference. I was emcee for the day,” says … Read More

Breaking Cycles

January 1, 2011 |

In an era when Catholic high schools are closing, DePaul Cristo Rey High School is a rarity. When it opens this summer, DePaul Cristo Rey will become the first Catholic high school to open in Cincinnati in 50 years. In … Read More

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