SMC Update, April 2010

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Dr. Page Yarwood '93
President-Elect of COA
California Optometric Association

Michael Corrick MBA '93
Nacht & Lewis Architects
Sacramento Business Journal

Todd Harrop '98
NSF Career Award
University of Georgia, Athens

Jose Varela '79
Marin County Public Defender
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Graduate Program Open Houses
Word of mouth is our strongest form of recruitment and we thank you for all you've done thus far. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to visit one of our upcoming online or on-campus open houses in April - we have 5 graduate business degrees to choose from. Learn more.

Professional MBA
April 7 (Online)

Executive MBA
April 7 (Online)

Hybrid Executive MBA
April 7 (Online)
April 13 (Moraga)

MS in Financial Analysis and Investment Management
April 21 (San Francisco)

Trans-Global Executive MBA
April 7 (Online)
April 8 (Santa Clara)
April 10 (San Ramon)

Graduate Education
April 20 (Moraga)
May 18 (Moraga)

Please join us for one of our upcoming Open Houses to learn about our BA in Leadership & Organizational Studies and MA in Leadership:

MA and BA in Leadership
April 22 (Online)
May 20 (Online)
June 17 (Online)
June 29 (Moraga)
July 10 (Moraga)
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College News
De La Salle Week 2010
De La Salle Week 2010
Sunday, April 25 - Sunday, May 2
Alumni are invited home to Saint Mary's for this year's De La Salle Week from Sunday, April 25 through Sunday, May 2. A variety of activities have been planned for alumni and students to come together to celebrate our Lasallian heritage. As part of the festivities, the 2010 Alumni Award recipients will be recognized at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 29. 
Learn more about De La Salle Week
Learn more about the Alumni Awards Dinner.

Oakland A's Opening PitchBasketball Team to Throw Out First Pitch for Oakland A's
The men's basketball team will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch on Opening Night for the Oakland A's on Monday, April 5, at 7:05 p.m. Discounted tickets are available to Gael fans. All are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance, as the event is expected to sell out.
Learn more.

Gaels Make History in NCAA Tournament
The men's basketball team made history by playing their way into the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Alumni, family and fans came together to cheer on the Gaels at numerous locations across the country, including 2,166 enthusiastic fans at the official Bay Area viewing party at AT&T Park last Friday. Although the Gaels fell to Baylor in our last tournament game, the Gaels finished the season as WCC Champions and with a 28-6 record.
Read more.
Read NY Times article.

Women's NITWomen's Team in WNIT
After finishing the season 21-9 and second in WCC Championship, women conclude with WNIT loss to Utah. Louella Tomlinson posted her 21st double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks.
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Honor RollSaint Mary's Recognized on Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Saint Mary's College has received a prestigious national honor with a place on the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
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Andy Warhol Exhibit on Campus
From April 11 through June 20, the College's collection of 152 Polaroid photographs and black-and-white gelatin silver prints awarded through the Warhol Foundation Photography Legacy Project will be on display at the Hearst Art Gallery. Events surrounding the exhibition include a panel discussion on April 11 and a lecture on "Warhol the Filmmaker" on April 14.
Learn more.

The Cost of Going GreenThe Cost of Going Green
Can California's businesses afford to go green? Can they afford not to? Join us on Wednesday, April 14, at the Sutter Club in Sacramento for networking and a panel discussion on AB32's impact on business enterprise through 2020 and beyond. Bring your colleagues and friends! Presented by the Graduate Business Alumni Association.
Learn more.
RSVP online.

Upcoming Golf Tournaments in Southern and Northern California
So Cal Golf TournamentAlumni, family and friends are invited to the 14th Annual Southern California Gael Classic Invitational at South Hills Country Club in West Covina on Monday, April 19. Entry deadline is April 12.
Learn more
RSVP online.
After celebrating our 30th year at Discovery Bay, we are delighted to introduce a new location and time of year for our tournament in Gael Golf ClassicNorthern California. The 31st Gael Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 3, at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Entry deadline is April 26.
Learn more 
RSVP online.
Proceeds from both tournaments will benefit the Gael Athletic Fund.

Inspiring Wonder: A New Traveling Speaker Series
Join fellow alumni, parents and friends for an evening of camaraderie, learning and discussion at one of our regional Inspiring Wonder events, featuring a Saint Mary's College professor. Upcoming locations include Stockton, Napa Valley, Sacramento and Newport Beach.
Learn more.

Dance Company Wins Top Honors
The Saint Mary's College Dance Company was recently awarded top honors at the Southwest Region conference of the American College Dance Festival. The ensemble was also nominated for "Best Performer of the Year;" the winner will be announced in late May.
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Serrin Foster Lectures to Campus Community
Last month, pro-life feminist Serrin Foster addressed a crowd of more than 150 students, faculty, staff and members of the Bay Area's Catholic community in a lecture titled "The Feminist Case Against Abortion."
Read more.

Return to campus for the world premiere of SERA, a stunning new play about Pompeii by Saint Mary's alumna Angela Santillo '05. SERA performs April 22-24 at 8 p.m. and April 24-25 at 2 p.m. in LeFevre Theatre. Reservations at (925) 631-4670.
Learn more about the play and the pre-show alumni wine and cheese gathering.

Senior Wins Debate Association Honor
At the National Parliamentary Debate Association championship tournament last month, SMC senior Elizabeth Patterson was honored with an All-American Award. She was one of seven seniors recognized out of nearly 400 competitors for the tournament.
Read more.

Leadership Workshop Opportunity

Alumni, family and friends are invited to sign-up for the upcoming Leadership workshop "Deepening Leadership with the Enneagram" on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenter Elizabeth Seja Min focuses on timely leadership issues. Reserve your spot today.
Learn more.
More upcoming workshops.

LEAP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
The LEAP program celebrates 10 years of providing higher education to professional dancers with a gala performance on Monday, May 10. The program will feature LEAP dancers from nationally acclaimed companies and productions. For more information, please contact Megan Low at (925) 631-4859.
Athletic News
Hall of FameAthletics Hall of Fame Luncheon & Ceremony
Join us on April 25 as we honor our inductees for 2010. Inductees include: Bob Hagler '50, Eric Schraeder '99, Sean Laird '98, Jerkisha Dosty '02, Jermisha Dosty '02, Ruth Montgomery '03 and the 1986 women's soccer team. The afternoon begins with a mass at 11 a.m., followed by a reception and lunch at 12 p.m. in the Soda Center. Cost is $65 per person, which includes hosted bar and served lunch.
Learn more.
RSVP online.

Marty KinseyCross Country Coach Hired
Marty Kinsey '01 has been hired as the new head coach of the men's and women's cross country team. Kinsey is the first full-time head coach in the program's history.
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Men's RugbyRugby Team to Host Playoffs
Saint Mary's will host the PCRFU Playoffs April 2-3. The Gaels take on Oregon State on Friday at 1 p.m. Championships will be on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Read more.
Events This Month
  • April 2: "First Fridays" Mixer for Graduate Business Alumni & Students in San Francisco 
  • April 5: SMC Basketball First Pitch at A's Game
  • April 8: 13th Annual Asian Cultural Night
  • April 14: The Cost of Going Green
  • April 15: Inspiring Wonder in Stockton
  • April 15: "Last Thursday" Mixer for Graduate Business Alumni & Students in the South Bay
  • April 16: "3rd Friday" Mixer for Graduate Business Alumni & Students in the East Bay
  • April 19: Southern California Gael Classic Invitational Golf Tournament
  • April 24: 4th Annual Lu'au
  • April 25: Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
  • April 25: Inspiring Wonder in Napa Valley
  • April 27: Inspiring Wonder in Sacramento
  • April 29: Alumni Awards Dinner

  • Save the Date

  • May 3: 31st Gael Golf Classic
  • May 6: 10th Annual Latino Cultural Night
  • May 10: LEAP 10th Anniversary Gala
  • May 12: Green into Gold: Getting On Board the Green Tech Revolution
  • May 15: Asian Pacific American Graduate Celebration
  • May 15: Deepening Leadership with the Enneagram Workshop
  • May 19: Inspiring Wonder in Newport Beach
  • May 20: 15th Annual Black Graduate Celebration
  • May 21: Latino Graduate Celebration
  • July 16-18: Reunion Weekend
  • July 18: 3rd Annual Graduate Business Students & Alumni Family Picnic
  • Aug.15: Summer Wine Festival
  • Aug.16: 8th Annual Graduate Business Alumni Golf Tournament