Congratulations to the Class of 2011!
On May 21, more than 530 students participated in the College's 148th undergraduate commencement ceremony. Commencement speaker Sherie Swiess Dodsworth '78, CEO of Securita, Inc., was the first female president of the Alumni Association and the first Alumna of the Year award recipient.
Celebrations continued on May 22 as nearly 400 students participated in the Graduate and Professional Commencement. Sunne Wright McPeak, president of the California Emerging Technology Fund, delivered an inspiring commencement address.
Recognition for Service by President Obama
Saint Mary's is one of only 17 institutions nationally recognized as a finalist on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Saint Mary's Life-Changing Travel Courses
ABC-7 / KGO-TV aired a feature story about Saint Mary's Jan Term travel courses, featuring Professors Myrna Santiago and Shawny Anderson, with cameos by SMC students and recent graduates.
Kennedy Center Theater Festival Honors
Five members of the Saint Mary's community received distinguished achievement awards for work on recent theatrical productions, including "Angels in America" and "Sera."
Professor Sloane on U.S. Afghanistan Policy
The Oakland Tribune featured an Op-Ed by Politics Professor Stephen Sloane about the need to rethink U.S. military policy in the wake of the elimination of Osama bin Laden.
Professor Ahmed Referenced as Notable Middle East Analyst
The Los Angeles Times included observations of Politics Professor Hisham Ahmed among other notable Middle East analysts in a story about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Seniors Celebrate at Zero Year Reunion
This spring, 280 seniors from the Class of 2011 donated more than $4,400 - a record 54% class participation! The Senior Gift Campaign finished the year by celebrating their success at Zero Year Reunion, where they were officially welcomed into the Alumni Association.
Gaels in Wine Gathered at Peju Province
Last month, more than 30 members of the Gaels in Wine Alumni Chapter gathered at Peju Province Winery in Rutherford for a tour, barrel tasting, picnic and sampling of wines from member wineries. The chapter will be well represented at the Summer Wine Festival on campus on August 14.
Clars Auction to Benefit the Hearst Art Gallery
On Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, join alumni and friends at Clars Auction House in Oakland, featuring artwork and fine wines. Please consider donating an item or two to the auction, as we are relying on the generosity of our donors to make this event a success. Items must be received by July 1.
Travel to Ireland with Father Tom McElligott
Join fellow alumni on a memorable journey through Ireland from October 23 to November 1, 2011. Explore Dublin, Killarney and Galway, including highlights of the Aran Islands, Blarney Castle and the National Library. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Office and Lifelong Learning.
Brother Timothy Wine Discount for Alumni
A limited number of cases of Brother Timothy Mont La Salle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is now available for purchase at a discounted rate for SMC alumni. 95% of the proceeds benefit the Lasallian Education Fund. Order today and pick up your wine at the Summer Wine Festival.
Looking for a Job?
Career counseling, resume review, interview techniques and career assessments are among the services available to alumni for a nominal fee. Please call the Career Center at (925) 631-4600 to schedule an appointment.
Speaker Series Features Best-Selling Author Geoffrey Moore
Join us on Monday, June 13, at the Network Meeting Center at the TechMart in Santa Clara for hear from the best-selling author of Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Fault Line and Dealing with Darwin.
Gift of the Gods Exhibit Coming to an End
Pay a visit to the Hearst Art Gallery by June 19 to check out Gift of the Gods: Exploring Maize, Culture and Indigenous Art in the Americas. Up next is Pam Glover: A Life in Art, from July 6 to September 11. The Hearst Art Gallery is honored to be a Blue Star Museum.
is July 15-17
Join your friends from '36, '41, '46, '51, '61, '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 and '06 for a weekend of frivolity and festivities. You won't want to miss this exciting weekend!
SERVE Opportunities in June
All alumni are invited to join Graduate Business Gaels to SERVE local communities through food banks, Save the Bay and Habitat for Humanity. Read about previous events and join us on June 18 and June 25.
7th Annual Summer Wine Festival
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and fun on Sunday, August 14. Tickets are $35 per person and are available online now.
9th Annual Golf & Bocce Ball Tournament
Save the date for Monday, August 15, and join us at this annual Graduate Business Alumni Chapter tournament and networking dinner at Diablo Country Club. RSVP by June 30 for entry into a special raffle!