Tommy Walther, class of ’10 at St. Mary’s, is on the Dean’s list for the fifth semester in a row and holds a 3.68 GPA at Creighton University. He is a junior in the Heider College of Business pursuing a double major in marketing and economics with a specialization in strategic communications. He is a member of the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program, a starter on the University’s rugby team and is their social chair responsible for planning their social and fundraising events. Tommy is the founding father of the Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) Theda Lambda colony which they hope to charter as an official chapter by May of 2017. As a member of the fraternity, he participates in a lot of philanthropy events that raise money for numerous non-profit organizations. He is currently employed by First National Bank of Omaha as the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) Marketing intern. His duties include; conducting market research, creating data analysis reports, consulting on brand outreach and social media efforts, and managing some of our scholarship promotions. After he graduates Tommy hopes to work in the Advertising industry as an account planner while earning his MBA.
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My personal advice to current St. Mary’s students is always challenge yourselves. Never settle for being average. Know your strengths and weaknesses and capitalize on every opportunity that comes your way. Challenge yourself, enroll in advanced classes, join athletic/academic groups, and find opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. Just trust that hard work will be rewarded. Explore your horizons and see where you have the best chance to excel.