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Tom Minogue featured in UMSL’s ‘We Transform Lives’ video

October 23, 2018

Thompson Coburn Chairman Tom Minogue was featured in a video presented at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ 2018 Founders Dinner. The video shared the success stories of four UMSL alumni, each coming from different backgrounds, who were “transformed” by their time at the university.

In the video, Tom shares how UMSL changed his life. When he entered college, he had no idea what he wanted to do for a career. By the time he graduated in 1976, he was on his way to Harvard Law School and engaged to his now wife, Becky, whom he first asked for a date outside the Thomas Jefferson library. The couple planted a cherry tree on the spot in the 1990’s.

Over 40 years later, Tom now sits on the UMSL Chancellor’s Council and is a past president of the Council. He and Becky also sponsor an annual scholarship in their name. Last year, one of the scholarship’s recipients, Marco Pipoly, became the 100,000th UMSL graduate.

That kind of success echoes Tom’s enduring appreciation for his time at UMSL: “If I got to choose one more time where I would go to college – if I got to choose 100 times where I’d go to college – I’d do it again,” Tom said. “I’d make the same choice I did 40 years ago.”