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    Alumni in the News

    Peter Morelli '73
    Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
    Brian Moore '61
    Presidential Candidate
    Mike Tonsig '65
    Romantic Story Winner
    Rick Martig '00 MBA
    Genesis Microchip CFO
    Gary Craft '97
    Monterey County Chief Investigator
    Steve D'Arcy '78
    Undersheriff Retiring
    Steve Caruso '79
    Housing the Homeless
    Lisa Ward '86, '90MA
    Middle School Principal
    Michael Petrini '67
    O'Dowd VP for Advancement
    Lonna Corder '87
    Parent Consultant
    Graduate Program Open Houses
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    Alumni Benefit
    Children of alumni who attend SMC can apply for the Lasallian Legacy Scholarship. Contact the alumni office at to learn more.
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    College News
    Winter Magazine Now Online

    SMC Magazine

    Donor Recognition Issue Highlights Students Receiving Aid
    The online version of the magazine features additional articles about students, a photo gallery from the men's basketball victory over Gonzaga last season and, for the first time, expanded Gael Glimpses including additional pictures that weren't in the magazine.
    New Provost Announced
    Brother President Ronald Gallagher named Dr. Bethami Dobkin as the new provost. Dr. Dobkin, who most recently served as the associate provost for the University of San Diego, will begin her new position on Feb. 1.
    Congressman MillerCongressman Visits Campus
    U.S. Rep. George Miller (D), a former SMC student as well as the son and grandson of alumni, hosted a town hall meeting in the Soda Center on Nov. 19. He discussed the Iraq war, the environment and college affordability.
    SMC Scores High in Engagement on National Survey
    The National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE), meant to be an alternative to the controversial US News & World Report rankings, attempts to measure the levels at which students are involved in their academic experience. SMC received high marks from its students in several categories of the survey.
    alumni awardsAlumni Awards Dinner
    More than 150 people were on hand to celebrate the six winners at the 48th Annual Alumni Awards. Jim Guyette '67, Rick Reviglio '88, Brother Dominic Berardelli, Shawny Anderson, Jim Wood '70 and Jim Sciuto '00 were honored for their achievements and significant contributions to the SMC community. 
    Submit Your Gael Glimpse
    The deadline to submit your Gael Glimpse for the next issue of the magazine is Dec. 15. Anyone who submits a Glimpse before then will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the men's basketball game vs. Gonzaga on Feb. 4.
    Alumnus Wins National Book Award
    Former National Poet Laureate Robert Hass '63 won the National Book Award for Poetry for his collection, Time and Materials.
    dine with alumsDine with Alums
    On Nov. 13, more than 200 students and alumni from 45 different fields gathered in the Soda Center to talk about life after SMC. Alumni shared advice with current Gaels while President and CEO of Paragon Technical, Duke Powers '82, gave a keynote address.
    U.N. Leader of General Assembly on Campus
    Jan Kavan, the former U.N. General Assembly president, talked to students about the importance of diplomacy regarding current issues facing the Middle East.
    Northern Nevada Scholarship Reaches $500,000
    The endowed scholarship, designed to help students from northern Nevada attend SMC, has doubled in just two years thanks to the efforts of Rick Reviglio '88 and other alumni in the Reno area.

    Athletic News
    Men's Rugby Wins Pat Vincent Cup

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    After defeating No.15 Colorado in the final match, the team won the event hosted in Moraga and is currently ranked 6th in the country.
    Pat MillsMen's Basketball Upsets Oregon
    After wins over then-No.11 Oregon and Nicholls State, Saint Mary's is gaining national attention by making appearances in national polls, including 29th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, 36th in the AP Poll and 7th in the Mid-Major Top 10 on Freshman Patrick Mills was named WCC Player of the Week and interviewed on KNBR sports radio. Sixteen games will be televised this year.
    Women's Basketball Wins Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic
    Maija Lahde was named MVP of the tournament after the Gaels beat Boise State and Yale to take the title.
    WCC Freshman of the Year Honor for Volleyball Player
    Megan York was named WCC Co-Freshman of the Year. Two other freshmen on the squad were named to the WCC All-Freshman Team along with York.
    Rest of the Season Ticket
    A special men's basketball "Rest of the Season Ticket," valid for all remaining 11 home games, is now available for only $110 General Admission and $60 Senior/Child. Contact the Ticket Office at (925) 631-4392.

    Events This Month
  • 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

    Save the Date:
  • Jan. 12: Gaelfest, call (925) 631-4689 for game tickets
  • Mar. 13: Annual Sacramento Chapter St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
  • Mar. 28-31: Alumni Spring Break Cruise to Ensenada
  • Apr. 8: Portland Chapter Trail Blazers Game
  • Apr. 24: SMC vs. SCU Bocce Ball Extravaganza
  • Apr. 13: Golden Reunion
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend