SMC Update               September 2007
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Rita Spillane '76, Deputy District Attorney

Hank Beal '93,

Wine Taster
The Milwaukee Business Journal
Darrel Avilla '78, High School Principal

David Kapler '86, New Fire Chief

Graduate Program Open Houses
There are currently no open houses scheduled for September.
Alumni Benefit
Alumni can get a free appetizer at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek. Log on to Jerome for the coupon.
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Moraga, California 94575

Contact the alumni office for your SMC ID create your free Jerome account so you can reconnect with old friends, read Gael Glimpses and network with other Gaels in the Saint Mary's alumni online community. Click here for a tour of Jerome.

College News
Alumni Spring Break 
SMC Spring Cruise to Ensenada
Reserve your space now for a 3-night cruise to Ensenada, Mexico on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Pricing starts at $365 per person. Deposits for the cruise must be made by Oct. 22. Call your friends and tell them to get on board!
Jim GuyetteAlumni Award Winners Announced
The Alumnus of the Year is Jim Guyette '67 (pictured). Other winners are Rick Reviglio '88, Brother Dominic Berardelli, Professor Shawny Anderson, Jim Wood '70 and Jim Sciuto '00. Come support them at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Nov. 3.
Gael Glimpses Needed
Gael Glimpses for the Winter issue of Saint Mary's magazine are due by Sept. 15. Those who submit a Glimpse prior to the deadline will be entered in a drawing for a gift basket of alumni merchandise. If you submitted a Glimpse between July 6 and Aug. 16, there is a chance we did not receive it due to technical issues with the new website. Please re-submit your Glimpse to be sure it gets published. 
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Wine Tasting Recap
The Grand Wine Tasting hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors on Aug. 5 raised several thousand dollars for student scholarships. Next year the event will be Aug. 10. 
SMC Magazine Online
The Saint Mary's magazine fall issue -- featuring articles on commencement ceremonies, alumni teachers and summer science programs -- is now online.
Traditional Alumni Fall Appeal from Brother President Ronald Gallagher, FSC

In his annual fall letter to alumni, Brother Ronald Gallagher reflects on what sets Saint Mary's College apart from other schools and asks its graduates to support its ongoing mission.
Great Books Founders Day
Join SMC faculty, students and alumni as they celebrate the great books tradition started by Prof. James Hagerty, who died 50 years ago. The day will feature a lecture by Prof. Steven Cortright, lunch and a seminar session (readings available online).
Athletic News
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Women's Volleyball Bests Arizona
Women's volleyball defeated host Arizona in the final match of the Sheraton University Plaza Wildcat Classic in front of a crowd of 1,128. Freshman Megan York was named MVP for the tournament. The team remains undefeated after facing its first 5 opponents this year. Come out to the first home game on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. to see them in action.
Men's and Women's Soccer Compete in First Tournaments
Three players on the men's team were named to the all-tournament team at the Davidson adidas Classic. The women's team defeated Columbia at the California tournament. Both teams are 1-0-1.
Events This Month
  • Sept. 10: Northern California Golf Tournament
  • Sept. 13: Sacramento Chapter After Work Social
  • Sept. 15: Great Books Founders Day
  • Sept. 18: Brother DeSales Seminar Program
  • Sept. 19: San Diego Chapter Padres Game
  • Sept. 23: Brookfield Farms Reception in Thousand Oaks
  • Sept. 25: College Night at AT&T Park
  • Sept. 28: 7th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party

    Save the Date:
  • Oct. 6: Alameda Chapter Bowling Extravaganza
  • Oct. 27: 2nd Annual Contra Costa and Alameda Halloween Bash
  • Nov. 3: 48th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
  • Dec. 18-23: Outrigger Rainbow Classic in Hawaii
  • Mar. 28-30: Alumni Spring Break Cruise to Ensenada
  • Apr. 13: Golden Reunion (note date has changed)
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend