Four African American students at graduation.
St. Kate's teaches its graduates to lead and

St. Catherine University sign.
Nearly 40,000 St. Kate's alumnae are
leading meaningful lives around the world.

A girl holding a piece of cloth.
Our graduates work in every field, including
the competitive world of fashion design.


Find PurposeKaties are everywhere

St. Kate’s students see the world a lot differently once they graduate. They think more critically. They have more compassion toward people who are different from them. They are more aware about equal opportunity and human rights around the world.

Here are a few notable graduates:

  • Heather Hodges ’68 was the U.S. ambassador to Ecuador and Moldova.
  • Anne Parish ’02 and Michaelina Jakala ’02 founded The Center for Women and Youth Development in Sarajevo.
  • Annie Ballantine ’05 opened her own interior design firm in Minneapolis.
  • Paula Foreman ’93 created five new varieties of organic heirloom beans.
  • Nancy Youngblut ’75 played the Klingon warrior Kolana in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
  • Emily Niemeyer Anderson ’33 invented sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips.

For more St. Kate's graduates, see our distinguished alumnae website.