SMC Update                  October 2007

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Andrew Pilara '63
Fund Manager

John Herlihy '83

VP of Marketing

Carole Dillon-Knutson '85 Novato Town Council


Lance Morrison '93

Vegetarian Song Writer

Dean Feldmeier '84

Hotel GM
Jenny Nguyen '06
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Kevin J. O'Connell '90
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Michael Booth '83 MBA

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Alumni Benefit
SMC alumni can get 10% off the price of dinner at Joe's of Lafayette, a dinner house featuring live jazz. Log into Jerome for the coupon.
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College News
Honoring Outstanding Alumni and Friends
guyette reviglio berardelli
  sciuto wood anderson  
48th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
Come out to campus on Nov. 3 as we celebrate the achievements of standout alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner. This year's winners are (clockwise from top left): Jim Guyette '67, Alumnus of the Year; Rick Reviglio '88, Signum Fidei Award; Brother Dominic Berardelli, Honorary Alum; Prof. Shawny Anderson, Saint John Baptist de La Salle Award; Jim Wood '70, Certificate of Merit; and Jim Sciuto '00, GOLD Award.
Read their bios.
RSVP for the dinner.
athletic logoNew Symbol of Peace On Campus
On Sept. 21, the U.N. International Day of Peace, members of the campus community held a dedication ceremony for a Peace Pole which reads "May peace prevail on earth" in eight different languages.
Read more.
SMC is Going Green
SMC is the featured spotlight campus in the most recent e-newsletter of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Students and faculty have developed a website about ecological sustainability at SMC. 
Go to the Sustain SMC website.
The Class of 2011 Has Arrived
Vice Provost Michael Beseda '79 reports that the College met its 2007-2008 enrollment goals, with 611 freshmen and 159 transfer students. Statistics regarding the new class are online.
View the report.
art galleryArt Exhibit Goes Down Under
Australian student-athletes and students returning from studying in Australia were on hand during a reception for the new exhibit in the Hearst Art Gallery: Dreaming In Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo. Forty-five paintings and photos on loan from the University of Virginia featuring original works Aboriginal art will be on display through Oct. 14. The Contra Costa Times called the exhibit a "stunning surprise" in a review on Sept.13.
Learn more about the exhibit.
Read the CC Times article.
Know Any Potential Gaels?
SMC alumni can help prospective students by endorsing their application for admission, which allows the waiver of the $55 application fee. Students who are endorsed by alumni enroll at a much higher rate than those who are not. Tell the applicant to add your name and grad year to the fee waiver section of the online application so they don't have to pay.
hagerty eventFounder's Day Celebration Recap
Alumni, faculty and students gathered last month to celebrate the work of James L. Hagerty, who established the Collegiate Seminar Program, on the 50th anniversary of his death.
View the pictures in Jerome.
Lasallian Volunteers Going the Extra Mile
Four SMC alumnae working with the Lasallian Volunteers in low-income schools are running the Chicago Marathon this weekend to raise money for their ministry.
Read more.
Ring, Ring! It's the SMC Student Phon-a-thon Callers

During the next few weeks you may receive a call from one of our enthusiastic student callers encouraging you to make a gift.
Find out more.
Athletic News
mens soccerSoccer Programs Start Off Strong
After defeating San Jose State 2-1, the men's soccer team is 4-2-0 and ranked fourth in the West Coast Conference which, has two nationally ranked teams. Women's soccer also has four wins and is currently ranked sixth in WCC, which has three nationally ranked teams. 
Read more about the men.
Read more about the women.
Basketball Tickets on Sale Now
Men's and women's basketball single-game tickets, multi-game packages and season tickets are on sale now. Highlights this season include match ups against Seton Hall and Oregon (Ernie Kent's first return to SMC since he coached the '97 men's team in the NCAA tournament) for the men and San Diego State, Yale and Boise State for the women. Alumni from 2006 and 2007 can buy season tickets in the lower section for $60. Many games are expected to sell out this season so don't miss out.
Purchase tickets.
athletic logoSMC Apparel Now Available in Champs Stores
Champs stores throughout the Bay Area will begin to carry SMC merchandise this month, marking the first time in the College's history that an official in-store licensing agreement has been signed with an off-campus vendor.
View press release and list of stores.
Events This Month
  • Oct. 6: Gennyfund Gala and Silent Auction in San Francisco
  • Oct. 6: Meditation workshop with Brother Camillus Chavez
  • Oct. 15: Graduate Business Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 16: Brother DeSales Seminar Program
  • Oct. 27: 2nd Annual Contra Costa and Alameda Halloween Bash

    Save the Date:
  • Nov. 3: 48th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
  • Nov. 8: Washington DC Chapter After Work Networking Social
  • Nov. 13: Dine with Alums
  • Nov. 30: Latino Alumni Celebration and Awards
  • Dec. 18-23: Outrigger Rainbow Classic in Hawaii
  • Jan. 12: Gaelfest
  • Mar. 28-30: Alumni Spring Break Cruise to Ensenada
  • Apr. 8: Portland Chapter Traiblazers Games
  • Apr. 13: Golden Reunion (note date has changed)
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend