Spirit of St. Thomas Award
The Spirit of St. Thomas Award recognizes the professional and/or personal achievements of Tommies under the age of 40. Introduced in 2021, this is the newest alumni recognition award.
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2023 Award Recipient
Georgia Fort '11
A Class of 2011 St. Thomas alumna, Georgia Fort is a two-time Emmy nominated journalist. Her reporting has been published on CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates. Her mission as a storyteller is to change the narrative by dedicating her work to media reform and narrative justice. In 2020, she founded BLCK Press LLC, a company dedicated to advancing equity in media by creating content that moves the culture forward. She also founded the nonprofit BLCK Press Center for Broadcast Journalism. Fort has been an associate producer for PBS Frontline’s “American Voices.” She has worked as a field producer for the NBC Today Show online, was co-director of “Amazon Prime’s Rondo: Beyond The Pavement,” and recently launched “Here’s the Truth with Georgia Fort,” a weekly half-hour television show on The CW Twin Cities.
Solome Tibebu '12
A 2012 St. Thomas alumna, Solome is an award-winning mental health and patient advocate, digital health investor, and social entrepreneur. She has worked with organizations, universities and associations to change the conversation around mental health and the use of technology to find new and innovative solutions to address mental health needs, especially among young people.