SMC Update, March 2010

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Alumni in the News
Liz Limones '08
Lasallian Volunteer
Tides Family Services

Andres B. Reyes, Jr. '72
Court of Appeals, Philippines
Sun Star Manila

Brian Damiani '96
Principal and Owner
Wealth Management Associates

Graduate Program
Open Houses

Word of mouth is our
strongest form of recruitment and we thank you for all that you've done thus far. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to visit one of our upcoming
online or on-campus open
 houses in March - we have 5 graduate business degrees to choose from.
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Professional MBA
Mar. 4 (Online)

Executive MBA
Mar. 2 (San Ramon)
Mar. 4 (Online)
Mar. 4 (Santa Clara)
Mar. 11 (Santa Clara)

Hybrid Executive MBA
Mar. 4 (Online)

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management
Mar. 24 (San Francisco)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
Mar. 4 (Online)
Mar. 11 (Santa Clara)
Mar. 13 (San Ramon)
Mar. 17 (Online)

Graduate Education
Mar. 20 (Moraga)
April 20 (Moraga)

M.A. and B.A. in Leadership
Mar. 3 (Moraga)
Mar. 13 (Moraga)
Please join us for one of our Spring 2010 Open Houses on campus to learn about our B.A. in Leadership & Organizational Studies and M.A. in Leadership.
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College News
Award Winners Announced
Seven alumni and friends will be honored this year at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on April 29. This year's winners are Alisa Macksey '00, GOLD Award; Brother Martin Avila '70, De la Salle Award; Phil and Sharon Lebherz, Honorary Alumnus and Alumna; Ken Vincent '52, Certificate of Merit; John Tarabini '59, Signum Fidei; and Bernie Orsi '65, Alumnus of the Year.
Read more about the winners.

Hundreds Gather to Celebrate Football Legacy
On Saturday, Feb. 27, more than 100 former gridiron Gaels were on hand for the first annual football alumni reception. The festivities began with a rugby tailgate party and then moved to the Soda Center for dinner and a reception with Brother President Ronald Gallagher.
View the slide show.

Electrifying Transportation EventElectrifying Transportation: Foreign Oil to Domestic Electrons
Why would we want or need an electric or hybrid vehicle? What will we have to choose from? What will the costs be? These are some of the big questions facing us as individuals, businesses and communities. Come to the Soda Center on March 11 at 5:30 p.m. to get the latest information and see some of these new vehicles on display.
Learn more.

Visit to Washington D.C.Washington D.C. Reception
Brother President Ronald Gallagher recently attended the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges, met with Congressional staffers and the editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education and hosted a gathering for local D.C. alumni.
Read more.
View the slide show.

Car Drawing Gala33rd Annual Car Drawing Gala
Help support Gael Athletics with this year's Car Drawing Gala. By purchasing a ticket for $150 you have the chance to win a 2010 Jeep Liberty or $20,000. Also attend the gala on March 28 for your chance to win cash prizes, as well as bid on many of our great silent auction items.
Learn more.
Expressions of Blackness
Students, alumni and members of the College community came together to celebrate Black History Month with an afternoon filled with student poetry readings, performances and musical interludes.
View the slide show.

From Page to Stage to Screen
Playwright Carol Lashof, professor at the College for 25 years, and film maker Ryan Coogler, a former Saint Mary's student and football player, come together on March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Soda Center for a screening and conversation on his adaptation of her play "Gap."
Learn more.

Weekend College Series: "Thinking, Drinking and Eating"
Chez Panisse chef Suzanne Drexhage and Saint Mary's seminar instructor Chad Arnold team-teach this new 6-session class starting in April.  Reserve your spot today!
Learn more.
Athletic News
Louella Tomlinson Louella Tomlinson Breaks NCAA Records
Women's basketball player Louella Tomlinson, a junior forward from Melbourne, Australia, broke both the NCAA Division I career and single-season records for blocked shots and
moved her career total to 483.

Read more.

West Coast Conference Tournament at The Orleans
Both the men's and women's basketball teams finished second in WCC play and will receive No. 2 seeds in the upcoming WCC tournament.
A limited number of tickets are still available through the SMC Ticket Office at (925) 631-4392.
All are invited to celebrate a great season of Gael basketball at the Women's post-game / Men's pre-game party on Sunday, March 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Salon KJ (inside The Orleans).

Learn more.
Events This Month
  • Mar. 7: WCC Tournament Kick-Off Party in Las Vegas
  • Mar. 8: From Page to Stage to Screen
  • Mar. 11: Electrifying Transportation - Foreign Oil to Domestic Electrons
  • Mar. 17: Annual Sacramento St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
  • Mar. 18: Passing the Baton - Building Bridges Between SMC Students and Alumni
  • Mar. 19: East Bay Graduate Business "3rd Friday" Social Mixer
  • Mar. 25: Leadership Studies Evening with Alumni
  • Mar. 28: 33rd Annual Car Drawing Gala

  • Save the Date
  • April 8: 13th Annual Asian Cultural Night
  • April 15: Inspiring Wonder - Stockton
  • April 19: Southern California Gael Classic Golf Tournament
  • April 24: 4th Annual Lu'au
  • April 27: Inspiring Wonder - Sacramento
  • April 29: Alumni Awards Dinner
  • May 6: 10th Annual Latino Cultural Night
  • May 15: 9th Annual Asian Pacific American Graduate Celebration
  • May 20: 15th Annual Black Graduate Celebration
  • May 21: 13th Annual Latino Graduate Celebration
  • July 16-18: Reunion Weekend