SMC Update, September 2009

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Five MBA cohorts (Moraga, Sacramento, Santa Clara) begin in October, and we are relying on alumni word of mouth to help promote our programs and open houses. It truly is the strongest form of recruitment.

Professional MBA
Sept. 9 (Moraga)
Sept. 10 (Online)

Executive MBA
Sept. 1 (Sacramento)
Sept. 3 (Sacramento, online)
Sept. 10 (Online)

Graduate Education
Sept. 19 (Moraga)
Oct. 17 (Moraga)
Nov. 17  (Moraga)

MA in Leadership
None currently scheduled

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College News
Lloyd Schince III '98Change in Alumni Relations Staff
Lloyd Schine III '98 has stepped down after six years as the director of Alumni Relations. Schine, who holds two degrees from the College, has entered the teaching credential program and has begun student teaching this fall. Chris Carter '97, has assumed the role of acting director while a search for Schine's successor begins. Brother Martin Ash '62 is joining the alumni relations staff as a new special projects coordinator.

Eboo PatelWhite House Partner on Faith-Based Initiatives Visits Saint Mary's
The College's yearlong Interfaith Initiative project features guest speaker Eboo Patel on Sept. 15. Recently appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Patel's lecture is part of a yearlong interfaith initiative sponsored by the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism and others at SMC.
Read more.

Robert McAndrews '32Class of '32 Valedictorian Dies
Robert McAndrews '32, who was in the first class at Saint Mary's College to go through all four years at its campus in Moraga, died Aug. 24. Mr. McAndrews, who lived in Dana Point, was 98.
Read more.

Heather McGrail '05 with McGrail Vineyards at the Summer Wine FestivalSummer Wine Festival Draws Hundreds
More than 500 people attended this year's Summer Wine Festival, which featured 40 wineries (many-alumni owned). All event proceeds benefited the Lasallian Scholarship Fund, designed specifically for children and grandchildren of alumni. Thank you to all who came out.
See the pictures.

Undergraduate Classes Begin
The campus is buzzing as freshmen begin their SMC journey and the rest of the students return. The class of 2013 moved in Aug. 27 and classes started yesterday.
See the move-in day slide show.

Black Alumni Chapter Meet and Greet
Come to the campus Intercultural Center (Delphine Lounge) on Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and interact with new students and members of the Black Student Union. Admission is free, however, you can sponsor a student for $10. There will be a meal provided. The attire is business casual.
RSVP for this event.

Courses for the Community
Interested in learning more about wine? Want to join a "Meet the Author" Book Club? Learn more about contemporary films? Then take a non-credit class, offered by Saint Mary's faculty in the Weekend College.
Learn more.

James L. Hagerty Lecture
Come to campus on Sept. 12  for the annual James L. Hagerty Memorial Lecture featuring Thomas J. Slakey '52. This year's lecture, titled "In the World but not of the World," will focus on Christian life and the implications for a Catholic college. The day will also include lunch, Mass and seminars.
Learn more.

Graduate Business Golf Tournament Doubles its Numbers
More than 100 alumni, faculty and staff enjoyed a day of golf at Diablo Country Club. That's twice the number that attended the  previous year's event. The Graduate Business Alumni chapter, which has been growing at a significant pace, has been offering educational and networking opportunities throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento. All alumni are welcome to join.
Read more about the GBA chapter.
Athletic News
Discovery Bay Country Club30th Annual Northern California Invitational Golf Tournament
Come out on Sept. 14, and join your fellow Gaels for the 30th Annual Gael Classic Invitational at the prestigious Discovery Bay Country Club in Byron.
Learn more.

Waterski TeamWaterski Club
Alumni are invited to come out and support the newly formed Saint Mary's Waterski and Wakeboard team as they compete in the Pacific and Northwest Conference. The team captain, Brian Detrick, is currently ranked No. 34 in the world for under 21 men's slalom.
Learn more.

Basketball Season Tickets on Sale
Men's and women's basketball season tickets are now on sale to the general public. Only a handful of upper reserved tickets remain for the men's program.
Get your tickets.
Events This Month
  • Sept. 10: Black Alumni Chapter Meet and Greet, Mentors in the Making
  • Sept. 11: San Francisco MBA & MS FAIM Alumni "First Fridays"
  • Sept. 12: Tennis Alumni Hit and Giggle
  • Sept. 12: James L. Hagerty Lecture
  • Sept. 16: How to Start and Grow a Consulting Business
  • Sept. 14: 30th Annual Northern California Invitational Golf Tournament
  • Sept. 25: 9th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party
  • Sept. 30: Leveraging LinkedIn and Facebook for Business Success

  • Save the Date
  • Oct. 13: Who's Getting Hired? A Conversation with distinguished panelists
  • Oct. 23: 2nd Annual Men's Basketball Tip Off Dinner
  • Nov. 5: How to Network Effectively Workshop + Speed Networking, Sacramento
  • Feb. 1: A Reception for Capitol Gaels in Washington DC