Natalie (Targy) Kamtz , a 1999 St. Mary's alumnae, is currently the Clinical Study Coordinator for Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her job includes a variety of things from finding studies, recruiting patients, tracking all study activities, budgets, and contracts, as well as helping write up the results. Natalie says, "We had such wonderful teachers like Mrs. Schutt, Mrs. Nedemeyer, Mr. Eckerman, Mrs. Langhorst, Mrs. Gold, Mrs. Sobillo, and many more at St. Mary's. I had so much fun dissecting all kinds of cool animals. It was so wonderful to be able to explore the sciences and it certainly became a passion of mine that feeds what I do currently. Although, I didn't appreciate it, as I should have then, I now very much appreciate a Catholic environment and curriculum in school. It's so important for kids to be surrounded with the church's teachings and to understand the importance of Christ's love in every aspect of our lives, including our education." Natalie received an academic scholarship to Rockhurst, a Jesuit college in Kansas City where she received her Biology degree in 2007. She also received a science scholarship while at Rockhurst. Natalie was involved in sports, on the dean's list and founded "Run for a Reason" to support breast cancer awareness and research. For more information about Natalie's many accomplishments click here.
School News 2013-2014
It All Started at St. Mary's