January 2008

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    Alumni in the News

    Steven Price '04
    Police Lieutenant
    Lodi News-Sentinel

    Laura Garcia-Cannon '91
    Alumni Award Winner
    Porterville Recorder

    Capt. John E. Cole '80
    Navy's Largest Reserve Commander
    The Flagship

    Nick Pappageorge '78
    Son is Top Athlete
    San Mateo Daily Journal

    Gregory Aloia '68
    Henderson President Finalist
    Arkadelphia Siftings Herald

    James Guyette '67
    Alumnus of the Year

    Graduate Program Open Houses

    There are no open houses scheduled for January.
    Alumni Benefit
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    College News
    New Addition on Campus
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    Kalmanovitz School of Education Building Dedication
    Filippi Academic Hall, a new 37,000-square-foot classroom building, will open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 26. The building will house the newly named Kalmanovitz School of Education. Alumni are invited to join in the celebration.
    Annual Gaelfest Celebration Features SMC vs. Santa Clara
    Join fellow Gaels at McKeon Pavilion as the men's basketball team takes on the Broncos on Saturday, Jan. 12 in what will be a day filled with special activities for alumni and their families.
    SMC On Demand
    comcast logoYou can now watch SMC men's basketball anytime using the Comcast On Demand service. Recent games and a team profile are available for Comcast subscribers in the Bay Area.
    bellThe Bells of Saint Mary's on YouTube
    The alumni at the Orange County Christmas party broke out in song, and it was captured on video. If you're feeling nostalgic for "The Bells of Saint Mary's," click over to our new web page featuring links to different versions performed on YouTube. We'd love to see more. Make your own video then send us the link and we'll post it to the website.
    hilary andersonHilary Anderson '96 Portrait Dedication
    Please join the College, family, alumni, and friends on Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. in Filippi Academic Hall for the dedication of a portrait of Hilary Anderson '96. Hilary, who passed away in 1997, helped to pave the way for future students with physical disabilities. Contact Sally Lanzorotti for more details at (925) 631-4328 or slanzaro@stmarys-ca.edu.
    Alumni Group on LinkedIn
    linkedinDue to popular demand, the alumni office established a new group on Linkedin.com for SMC alumni to network with each other.
    Quarterlife Crisis Conference
    Hosted by SMC, USF, UOP and Notre Dame de Namur, this conference on April 5 is designed for young alumni. There will be sessions on handling your finances, finding a job and dealing with life in your 20s.
    Giving Just Got Easier
    The simpler, improved and more secure gift-giving site for SMC is now online. Donors can give online using debit or credit cards and the gift is processed in real time.
    Athletic News
    basketballMen's Basketball Achieves National Ranking
    For the first time in nearly 20 years, the men's basketball team was included in the top 25 ranking of a national poll. Both the AP and ESPN/Coaches poll ranked SMC as No. 24 on Dec. 10. The team has received national media attention, including a featured story on ESPN.com about freshman point guard Patty Mills. This week's ESPN/Coaches poll has them back at No. 24. Watch the team this Saturday on Fox Sports Net Bay Area as they take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin at 3 p.m. (PST). More than 100 Gael fans will be in attendance.
    Jessica HoathThree Gaels Ranked in the Northwest Region
    Women's tennis has three athletes currently ranked as part of the top 30 individuals in the Northwest. Jessica Hoath (pictured) achieved the highest ranking in SMC history at No.13, while Stef Ordoveza and Alexandra Poorta also made the list. Spring competition for the Gaels will start on Feb. 3.
    Events This Month
  • Jan. 5: SMC vs. Texas Longhorns with pre-game social in Austin
  • Jan. 8: SMC vs. Fresno State Bulldogs with pre-game social in Fresno
  • Jan. 12: Gaelfest, call (925) 631-4689 for game tickets
  • Jan. 26: SMC Gaels vs. USF Dons with pre-game dinner in San Francisco
  • Jan. 26: Hilary Anderson Memorial Dedication

    Save the Date:
  • Feb. 23: Meditation Workshop with Brother Camillus Chavez
  • March 1: Black Alumni Awards and Celebration
  • March 13: Annual Sacramento Chapter St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
  • March 28-31: Alumni Spring Break Cruise to Ensenada
  • April 5: Quarterlife Conference 
  • April 8: Portland Chapter Trail Blazers Game
  • April 13: Golden Reunion
  • April 24: SMC vs. SCU Bocce Ball Extravaganza
  • July 18-20: Reunion Weekend