Tyus Edmond

University of St Thomas

Tyus Edmond truly embodies our university’s commitment to advancing the common good. He is a passionate participant and student leader in the Global Justice Movement, a Catholic Relief Services advocacy initiative with which our university partners; it addresses migration and hunger issues and advocates for those in need locally and globally. As an intern in our Center for the Common Good, Tyus has mobilized his fellow students to engage in efforts to mitigate hunger and to support immigrants and refugees. Last fall Tyus led our students in an advocacy campaign urging passage of the Global Fragility Act by the U.S. Senate. This spring, he will lead the Global Justice Movement’s first “refugee simulation” at St. Thomas – an experience to teach our community how to live and work with a more acute perception of these communities. It is a crucial first step toward making a difference, creating change and combating injustice in our world.

Dr. Julie Sullivan
University of St Thomas

Personal Statement

My family taught me to be grateful for what I have, and ever since I was elected Class Senior Speaker at Rosemount High School, it has been a goal of mine to use my platform and privilege to help those who those whose voices aren’t heard enough. As a second-year student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in International Business and minoring in Spanish, I began my work to combat the Migration and Refugee crisis with the Global Justice Movement. Every day I work to engage, connect with, and form groups among my student body to address the root problems facing individuals brave enough to leave their homes in search of a better life. I lead meetings and start conversations on campus so people can be better educated on problems that are occurring in and outside of their communities. I work as a student ambassador for Catholic Relief Services to focus on global issues and human integrity. My favorite part of the work I do is brainstorming ways to promote social change, advocating for those changes to our representatives, and just grabbing people’s attention and speaking about the things I feel are most important.

Tyus Edmond
Business/Spanish: Class of 2022
written 2020

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Alexander Kaye, U. of Central Florida Miyako Iwata, UC Berkeley M. Chiamaka Okonkwo, UNC Charlotte Noelia Michelle Flores González, Universidad de Monterrey Ashlyn Woods, University of Baltimore Greta Hacker, University of Central Arkansas Christian Coleman, University of Central Oklahoma Hailey Ettinger, University of Colorado Boulder Michael Hernández, University of Connecticut Claire Sullivan, University of Dayton Maggie Nelson, University of Delaware Tarun Ramesh, University of Georgia Gregoria Uroza, University of Houston-Downtown Wasan Kumar, University of Illinois at Chicago Kaitlyn Meyr, University of Kentucky Ana Benitez, University of La Verne Amanda Gardner, University of Maine at Augusta Stephanie Turcios, University of Mary Washington Nihira Mugamba, University of Maryland, Baltimore County(UMBC) Maggie Sullivan, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Danelia Ramirez Aguilar, University of Massachusetts Lowell Jendayi London, University of Miami Meredith Days, University of Michigan Lucy Grimshaw, University of Missouri – St. Louis Kortney Sims, University of Montana Dinesh Karki, University of Nebraska Omaha Alexandra Vergara, University of New Hampshire Keyri Ambrocio, University of New Haven Aryelle Jacobsen, University of North Carolina Asheville Katherine Torres, University of North Georgia Yarik Molina, University of North Texas at Dallas Cole Passick, University of Northern Iowa Evan McKenna, University of Notre Dame Justin Norris, University of Oklahoma Nisha Sridhar, University of Oregon Oluwatomisin Oyedele, University of Pennsylvania Stephanie Rose, University of Pittsburgh TJ Tann, University of Richmond Ana Trejo Aguilar, University of San Diego Evelyn Pedraza Fernandez, University of San Francisco Imani Sherrills, University of South Carolina Beaufort Patrick Mack, University of South Carolina Upstate Reylan Cook, University of South Carolina-Columbia - Columbia, SC Tyus Edmond, University of St Thomas Amber Heidenreich, University of Wisconsin - Superior Shehrose Charania, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tavyonia Davis, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Trenton Ebel, UW Green Bay
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