SMC Update                 November 2007
 
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    Alumni in the News

    Theresa Harrison '92
    Government Relations Director
    Acadiana Channel 10
     
    Ellie Su MBA '03
    County Intern Catches $300 Million Error
     

    Laurel O'Neal '75

    Benedictine Nun
     

    John Sertic '47

    Long-Time Philosophy Professor Dies
    Sacramento Bee
     
    Graduate Program Open Houses
    Nov. 13 (San Ramon)
    Nov. 14 (Moraga)
     
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    Nov. 10 (Moraga)
     
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    College News
     
    Celebrating 100 Years of Basketball at SMC
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    The Top 25 Players of All Time to be Recognized
    The Athletics Department will announce numbers 25 to 17 leading up to the season opener on Friday, Nov. 9 when the Gaels take on Sonoma State. At halftime the department will recognize the #16 player of all time and will continue the countdown during the season, culminating with the #1 player of all time at the final home game of the season on Feb. 25. For tickets to any basketball games, please contact (925) 631-4394.
    dinner dance37th Annual President's Club Dinner a Success
    This year's dinner dance at the Blackhawk Auto Museum offered Brother President Ronald Gallagher, FSC an opportunity to express his deep appreciation for the ongoing generosity of our President's Club members. It also gave the crowd of almost 300 a chance to celebrate the successes of the past year at Saint Mary's, while raising close to $400,000 through the President's Live Auction.
     
    Poet Robert Hass '63 Nominated for National Book Award
    A new poetry collection by Robert Hass '63, "Time and Materials," was nominated for the National Book Award on Oct. 10, according to the New York Times and other publications. Hass, a former U.S. poet laureate, also received high praise for the new collection in the New York Times Book Review on Oct. 7 and by the Associated Press on Oct. 9 in an article printed in the International Herald Tribune and other publications.
     
    Former Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief Visits SMC
    Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, talked about his experience as Baghdad bureau chief with an Oct. 22 Soda Center audience including the weeks after the 2003 invasion of Iraq when he started.
    Learn what he said.
     
    laura garcia-cannonLatino Alumni Celebration
    Please join us on Nov. 30 as we celebrate the achievements of our Latino alumni, including news anchor Laura Garcia-Cannon '91 (pictured), Alfonso Mendoza '93, Dr. Maria Mejorado '78 and Brother Camillus Chavez '51.
     
    SMC Gets a Nod in the New York Times
    The Education Conservancy's Lloyd Thacker praised Saint Mary's College of California in his discussion of "most underrated colleges" in the Sept. 30 New York Times Magazine.
     
    Professor Impresses Staff with His Grilling Expertise
    Denis Kelly '60, winner of both the Julia Child and James Beard cookbook awards and an Integral tutor at Saint Mary's College, shared some his barbecuing secrets with staff members
    Find out what he said.
     
    Alumni Day at the Theater
    Join other alumni and friends on Sunday, Nov. 11, for an afternoon in the city as we enjoy the hit Broadway musical "The Color Purple" at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco.
    Athletic News
    randy bennettRandy Bennett Signs Contract Extension 
    Men's basketball head coach Randy Bennett signed a multi-year deal with SMC last month extending his contract to 2013.
     
    Gael Hall of Fame Nominees
    The deadline to nominate individuals for the Saint Mary's College Athletics Hall of Fame is Nov. 7. Anyone connected with the College has the ability to nominate an individual for consideration. Please contact Tom Carroll at (925) 631-4394 for more information.
     
    Basketball Preview
    Saint Mary's Athletics and Stone and Youngberg will host the 2nd Annual Men's and Women's Basketball Preview Luncheon at the Ferry Building in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Men's and women's basketball coaches Randy Bennett and Paul Thomas will each talk about the upcoming season, as well as answering a few questions from the audience. There are only a few seats remaining for the event and RSVPs are required to attend.
     
    Gael Force Alumni

    SMC Graduates from 2006 and 2007 are able to purchase men's basketball season tickets at a 50 percent discount ($60 for 2007-08 season). Seats will be located in the lower bowl. Only 25 of these seats remain, and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of two seats will be allowed per graduate. All members will also receive a free "Gael Force" t-shirt.
    Events This Month
  • Nov. 1: Graduate Business Speaker Series Event
  • Nov. 3: 48th Annual Alumni Awards Dinner
  • Nov. 8: Washington DC Chapter After Work Networking Social
  • Nov. 10: Brother Camillus Meditation Workshop
  • Nov. 11: HP Alumni Day at the Theater, "The Color Purple" 
  • Nov. 13: Brother DeSales Seminar Program
  • Nov. 13: Dine with Alums
  • Nov. 30: Latino Alumni Celebration and Awards

    Save the Date:
  • Dec. 5: Seattle Chapter Networking Social with Brother Ronald
  • Dec. 8: SMC Gaels at the Wooden Classic
  • Dec. 8: An SMC Christmas in Orange County
  • Dec. 11: Annual Sacramento Chapter Christmas Party
  • Dec. 18-23: Outrigger Rainbow Classic in Hawaii
  • Jan. 12: Gaelfest
  • Mar. 28-31: Alumni Spring Break Cruise to Ensenada
  • Apr. 8: Portland Chapter Trail Blazers Games
  • Apr. 13: Golden Reunion
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend