GeoSpatial Services (GSS) is a full-service provider of geographic information systems (GIS) development services and in the natural resource assessment services. GeoSpatial Services is a program of Saint Mary’s University, with operations on the Winona campus, the university’s new Prairie Island Field Station, and on the Minneapolis campus. GeoSpatial Services has a rich history of developing geographic information systems for a broad spectrum of clients in both government and private industry. The GIS discipline grew out of Saint Mary’s University’s long commitment to research of the Upper Mississippi River, where GIS was applied as an analysis and trending tool for biological studies. Use of GIS for trend analysis is a key strength of GeoSpatial Services. Target industries include natural resources, and oil and gas pipelines. GSS also has experience in developing GIS for clients in a variety of other industries and applications. GSS developed and grew its natural resources program through the National Park Service’s Natural Resource Condition Assessment Program. GSS is a recognized leader in providing the Park Service resource assessment services for national parks. GSS has grown this program and is also providing the NPS climate change vulnerability assessments for resource areas.
The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership is committed to developing emerging and current leaders to live lives of ethical leadership and service, and serves as a forum for the exploration of ethical issues. Through the tremendous generosity and vision of Bill ‘39 and Jean Hendrickson, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota created the Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarship program. Currently, the university has 17 named and endowed Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarships that serve over 60 Saint Mary’s students. Students agree to commit to a lifestyle characterized by good character, scholarship and service to the community.
In 1994, the institute was created. Currently it offers a variety of programming to develop creative, ethical and globally oriented leaders at the College and the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. The annual Hendrickson Forum recognizes ethical leaders with an annual award and features renowned speakers to address the Twin Cities community about topics related to ethical leadership, locally and around the globe. The Hendrickson Grants Program allows Saint Mary’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Program’s faculty, students and staff to enact proposals that promote ethical leadership, moral reflection and dialogue.
The Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
Christine Beech, M.S., Executive Director
The Kabara Institute aims to incite a passion for entrepreneurial spirit in students across the university, regardless of their major field of study; to enhance the entrepreneurship program offerings at Saint Mary’s University by providing opportunities for students to interact with entrepreneurs and experience entrepreneurship first-hand; and to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our society. The Kabara Institute provides students with the skills they need to be effective entrepreneurs in their chosen field of study by creating and supporting a culture of creativity and innovation that will positively contribute to the common good.