SMC Update, July 2009

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Class of 88
Relive Your Days at SMC During Reunion Weekend
The biggest alumni event of the year is just a few weeks away. Alumni from the classes of '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99 and '04 are invited to campus July 17-19 for a weekend full of fun events and memories.
Go to the reunion web page.
RSVP online now.

Jack Henning '38Longtime California Labor Leader and SMC Alumnus Jack Henning Dies
Jack Henning '38, former undersecretary of labor for presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and a longtime labor activist who led the California Labor Federation for 26 years, died June 4 at his home in San Francisco. He was 93.
Read more.

Vice Provost Advocates for Cal Grants
Michael Beseda '79, Saint Mary's vice president for communication and vice provost for enrollment, sat down for an extended interview about the importance of the Cal Grant program and the governor's proposal to eliminate grants for incoming freshmen.
Watch the video.

CILSA 10-Year Anniversary Celebration
The Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action (CILSA), an award-winning program, will mark it's 10th year at the College with a celebration during the reunion festivities on Friday, July 17. All alumni are invited to join. The dinner is only $10.
Read more and RSVP online.

Summer Wine FestivalSummer Wine Festival
All wine lovers are invited to a special afternoon of wine tasting and socializing at the 5th Annual Summer Wine Festival on Aug. 16. More than 25 wineries will be on hand along with a silent auction featuring some great items. All proceeds will go to the Lasallian scholarship fund to support children and grandchildren of Saint Mary's alumni.
Read more.
RSVP online.

Thank You For Your Generous Support!
Thank you to all alumni who made a gift to Saint Mary's College this year. Despite these challenging economic times, many of you were able to continue your generous support and commitment to our students. Every gift is important and helps us give the truly unique Saint Mary's experience to our current Gaels.
Join our new Facebook group -"I Give to SMC!"

2nd Annual South Bay Graduate Business Alumni Family Picnic
Join us for this fun annual event on July 12 at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos. The Raintree section is reserved for SMC alumni, family and friends. It's a great time to have a cohort reunion while spending time with the family.
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7th Annual Graduate Business Alumni Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner
Come out for a great day of golf on Aug. 17 held at the Diablo Country Club. Scramble format, noon shotgun. The course will be open just to Saint Mary's College alumni and guests.
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Classes for the Community
Want to learn about wine? Write your memoir? Join in evening classes taught by Saint Mary's faculty. For more information, contact Grete Stenersen at or (925) 631-4162.

Athletic News
Patty MillsPatty Mills Drafted
Former Saint Mary's point guard Patrick Mills was selected by the Portland Trailblazers in the second round with the 55th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
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SMC Athletics on Twitter
Athletics has officially launched its new Twitter page. Gael fans can now follow SMC Athletics through Twitter and receive the latest athletic updates via different media, including e-mail and text messaging. If you already have a Twitter account, be sure to start following the Gaels today! SMC's Athletic twitter page can be found by logging into Twitter and searching for SMCGAELS.
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Men's Basketball Season Tickets Still Available
There are only 15 upper reserved full season tickets left for the upcoming season. Go online now and order yours today.
Purchase your season tickets.
Events This Month

  • July 12: 2nd Annual South Graduate Business Alumni Family Picnic and BBQ
  • July 15: Sacramento Graduate Business Alumni Council Meeting
  • July 17: CILSA 10-Year Anniversary
  • July 17-19: Reunion Weekend 2009

  • Save the Date
  • Aug 16: Summer Wine Festival
  • Aug. 17: 7th Annual Graduate Business Alumni Golf Tournament
  • Sept. 17: How to Start and Grow a Consulting Business