Four former St. Ambrose women's head coaches or assistants helmed NCAA Division I programs in 2011-2012. Our cradle of coaches has produced soon-to-be QC Sports Hall of Fame inductee Lisa Bluder (Iowa) , Robin Becker-Pingeton '90 (Missouri), Bill Fennelly (Iowa State) and Tasha McDowell '98 (formerly Central Michigan.)
From humble beginnings as an academy created by the first bishop of Davenport, St. Ambrose has always welcomed students of all religious faiths, all ethnic backgrounds and all economic circumstances.
They found a small Catholic college in a modest Midwest community, both so warm and welcoming they couldn’t help but feel at home.
The team's annual breast cancer awareness event became a celebration of Ray and Betsy Shovlain's biggest win ever.
"This was a sign from our dad... I believe my Dad is watching over us."
We like to think the bonds formed at SAU are strong enough to carry us halfway across the world. For nearly 20 alumni, and current and former staff, the Ambrosian spirit did just that shortly after the New Year.
Jeremy Koch '02 is the project director for the USAID-funded Teach English for Life Learning (TELL) Program in Ethiopia. Amid the current emergency response, however, a story of hope has emerged, one starkly at odds with the too-memorable images of the drought and famine in Ethiopia in the 1980s.
Scholarship puts student back on track
In early March, Wine at the Warehouse served as an introduction to this year's St. Ambrose University Wine Festival, the opening act of a trifecta that's proven its staying power since the festival debuted 10 years ago.
As the accidental director of this after-school and summer program for Davenport's inner city kids—Ann Schwickerath went from an intern to director overnight, when the previous director unexpectedly stepped down —she's has played Treat House mom since 1993. Accident or not, she says it's the only job for her now.