SMC Update, August 2008

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Rick Martig MBA '00
New CFO of BlueArc
Kenneth Estenson '95
SVP and GM of

Joni Pattillo M '08
City Manager of Dublin
Contra Costa Times
Br. Raphael Patton '63
Alumni Reunion
Robert Hass '63
Literary Renaissance in West Marin
Graduate Program Open Houses
Aug. 21 (Moraga)
Aug. 5 (Sacramento)
Aug. 7 (Moraga)
Aug. 12 (Santa Clara)
Aug.  26 (Moraga)
Aug. 28 (Sacramento)
Sept. 20 (Moraga)
Oct. 25 (Moraga)
Alumni Benefit
For the month of August, alumni receive a 10% discount at alumnus-owned 1515 Restaurant and Lounge in Walnut Creek.
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College News
 Great Wine for a Great Cause
 Summer Wine Festival
Summer Wine Festival Raises Money for Scholarships
Come back to Moraga on Aug. 10 to enjoy great wines while supporting student scholarships. Learn more about the "Gaels in Wine" Alumni Chapter and mingle with fellow alumni and community members. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 4 to get the early-bird discount.
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Reunion 2008Alumni Reunion Brings Gaels Back to Alma Mater
More than 700 alumni and friends connected with classmates on the golf course, in the Poplar Grove and out on the dance floor during the College's annual reunion festivities from July 18-20.
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Sierra SunsetNorthern Nevada Scholarship Luncheon at Sierra Sunset
Join alumni and friends at Sierra Sunset, the Lake Tahoe estate of alumnus George Schmitt '65, from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 9 for great food, wonderful views and first-class entertainment. Proceeds from this annual alumni favorite go to the Northern Nevada scholarship. Space is limited, RSVP today!
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Just What the Doctor Ordered
Graduates from the College's pre-med advising program have enjoyed success in the medical school admissions process, with all seven of the students from the 2007 application round gaining admission to top schools.
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Northern California Gael Classic Golf Tournament
Support Gael Athletics at the 29th Annual Gael Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 8 at Discovery Bay Country Club. The event includes an awards dinner, prize drawing and auction.
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Who's Your Gael Idol?
The search is on for this year's alumni award winners. We're looking for graduates who are having a positive impact in society, or who have made significant contributions to the mission of SMC.
Click here to nominate someone you know for an alumni award.

alumni t-shirtFriends Don't Let Friends Go to Santa Clara
The Student Alumni Association is fundraising and they need your help! Purchase a "Friends Don't Let Friends" T-shirt and support their efforts while demonstrating your own Gael pride. Wear it to Gael athletic events, around town or send it to the unfortunate friend who is a Bronco, Don or Bulldog.
Order here.
Athletic News
Pat MillsMills Named to Australian Olympic Team
Saint Mary's point guard Patrick Mills is headed to Beijing, China where he will represent Australia in the 2008 Summer Olympic games. Come out to McCovey's in Walnut Creek on Aug. 5 to watch them take on the USA team in pre-Olympics exhibition play. Mills and the Aussie "Boomers" will debut on Aug. 10 when they take on Croatia.
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Rob BrowningRob Browning Headed to Beijing as Team Leader
Saint Mary's women's volleyball head coach Rob Browning will be attending the 2008 Summer Olympics as the team leader for the USA men's volleyball team.
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Events This Month
  • Aug. 2: Seattle Chapter Afternoon Reception
  • Aug. 3: High Potential Class of 2012 and Alumni Potluck
  • Aug. 4: Grad Business Alumni Chapter Conversation about Entrepreneurship
  • Aug. 9: An Afternoon at Sierra Sunset
  • Aug. 9: Leadership Workshop: Navigating Difficult Conversations Using Appreciative Inquiry
  • Aug. 10: Summer Wine Festival
  • Aug 20: Grad Business Alumni Chapter Conversation about Venture Capital
  • Aug. 20: Reception at the State Capitol
  • Aug. 30: Sacramento Alumni Chapter River Cats Game and Social

    Save the Date:

  • Sept. 7: Men's Soccer Alumni vs. Alumni Game
  • Sept. 8: Northern California Gael Classic Invitational Golf Tournament
  • Sept. 13: Hagerty Lecture
  • Sept. 23: Graduate Business Alumni Annual Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 3: 8th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party
  • Oct. 15: Dine with Alums