Ben Rodgers
Communications Specialist

Cardinal nominated for Saint Mary’s 2023 Outstanding Senior

WINONA, MN. (March 27, 2023) – Guy Cardinal, son of Robert and Sharon of Maplewood, Minn., was nominated for Saint Mary’s University’s 2023 Outstanding Senior award.

Outstanding Seniors have demonstrated the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, service to colleagues and the university community, as well as genuine concern for the needs of others.

Cardinal is a Management and Business Intelligence and Analytics double major and is minoring in Public Relations. At Saint Mary’s, Cardinal has participated in Public Relations/Business Club, Student Senate, Lasallian Collegians, Knights of Columbus, and Deprecor. He also played on the club hockey team, served as an orientation leader, was a peer minister, and worked in the admission office. After graduation, he plans to move back to the Twin Cities while pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree through Saint Mary’s accelerated program.

Catherine Pierpont and William Sepsis were the two students recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Seniors at the university’s Founders’ Day celebration.

The other students nominated for Outstanding Senior included Grace Howard, Christa Ingabire, Mackenzie Kelly, Sophia O’Neil, Brady Lindauer, Brandon Merfeld, and Joseph Schauf.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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Guy Cardinal