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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY TO CLOSE AFTER SUMMER 2025   Leaving a legacy of more than 100 years of Catholic higher education  March 11, 2024, St. Louis, MO – The Fontbonne University Board of Trustees has voted to declare financial exigency and cease operations after the summer 2025 term.  After many years of declining enrollments...
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I am Nancy Blattner, the president of Fontbonne University.  It is with deep sadness and great regret that I am announcing Fontbonne will not admit a freshman class in fall 2024.  After many years of declining enrollments and a shrinking endowment, the financial position of the university is no longer able to be sustained for...
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Your high school journey is wrapping up and you are entering the exciting process of college applications and admissions decisions. During the college application process, you will submit essays, transcripts, recommendations, and academic resumes to several colleges and universities, where admissions counselors will review them. If you are anything like other high school students applying...
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Approved Retrenchment Plan November 30, 2023 Based on feedback from the staff, academic departments, faculty, faculty governance committees, alumni, community members, board members, and others, the leadership team has modified the original proposals in several ways as indicated below.  The complete, final retrenchment plan and the full impact of the voluntary early separation program, described...
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Fontbonne Offers Clarity on Recent Coverage of Sprint Football
Fontbonne University is exceptionally disappointed by the recently published article about the Sprint Football program and misconceptions about our approach toward supporting current and former students. This article excluded the substantive responses provided by Fontbonne to this inquiry. Below we have shared with you our full response to the recent questions regarding Sprint Football. We...
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Fontbonne Alumnus Katie May is an owner of May’s Place, a family-owned vintage boutique in St. Louis’ City Foundry. The boutique was born out of a passion that May and her husband, Andy, had for sustainability, vintage, and antiques. May’s journey began years before opening May’s place. An avid thrift shopper, May worked in retail...
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The 2023 St. Louis Art Fair exhibited the works two Fontbonne Alumni, Amy Madej, in the ceramics category and Laura Lebeda, in the drawing and pastels category. Amy Madej, MFA Madej began her journey as a ceramic artist as an undergraduate in college. Following a career in teaching, Madej chose to pursue a Master of...
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In early April 2023, Fontbonne University junior, Tim Brennan received a call from Edward Jones. After over three months of applying to internships, he was finally chosen for a role. During the 10 weeks of summer, Brennan worked on Edward Jones’ Test Framework team, where he helped support the tools that developers use in software...
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Fontbonne University has announced a new community partnership agreement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO) to provide $4,000 Community Partnership Scholarships for BBBSEMO students who enroll at Fontbonne University and meet other criteria. The official agreement was signed at Fontbonne on August 29, 2023 and goes into effect for full-time undergraduate students beginning...
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Ushered in by welcome week, the fall semester is underway at Fontbonne University. The Fontbonne Expo stands out among the many events held during the first week of classes, as a space where students learn the ins and outs of student engagement and services at Fontbonne.  This year’s Expo featured a diverse lineup of student...
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