Saint Mary's alumna talks of spirituality
By Katie Vincer
The first of two honored Shannon Alumna Executive Scholars spoke Tuesday evening in Carroll Auditorium at Saint Mary's. For the past eight years, the Shannon Alumna Executive Scholar Program grants students the opportunity to meet and learn from accomplished Saint Mary's alumnae.
The award recipient, Amy Hartzell Rockwell, class of 1980, is the Associate General Counsel with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the principal domestic operating subsidiary of Baxter International, Deerfield, Ill.
Rockwell, who obtained her bachelor of science degree from Saint Mary's and juris doctorate from John Marshall Law School, discussed "Making it through Law School and Beyond – A Chemist's View."
During her lecture, Rockwell discussed how her preparation from the College helped her to pave the road to success. She focused on the fact that Saint Mary's is a faith centered liberal arts college for women.
"Faith is very important because you get tested when you least expect it. You must know what you believe in so that you know what to stand for," said Rockwell.
She also commented on how her liberal arts education differed from her colleagues.
"I'm not just a chemist. I came from a liberal arts school and therefore I'm rounded in numerous subjects," she said. "I'm from a small school. There's a different sense of relationship here."
Before ending her speech with discussion, Rockwell said, "It's not necessarily good grades, but the effort you put into it that pays off in the long run."
All News Stories for Tuesday, November 6, 2001