DE LA SALLE WEEK 2012
Saint Mary's Convocation
Brother Gustavo Ramirez Barba, FSC, Ed.D. addressed the community after receiving an honorary doctoral degree as the guest of honor at Saint Mary's annual Convocation.
Carnival 4 Kids
Saint Mary's students hosted 195 children during the 10th Annual Carnival 4 Kids, which featured a hot-air balloon, music and games. Read the story and view a photo gallery and a wonderful video of the event.
Lasallian 5-Core Dinner
Alumni and students gathered together in the Soda Center for the 2nd Annual Lasallian 5 Core Dinner to kick off De La Salle Week on April 23. The evening included a five-course meal, each course coinciding with one of the Lasallian Core Principles. Alumni speakers included Saint Mary's College High School Counselor Amy Gonzales '97, MA '05 and Lasallian Volunteer Stephanie Carlsen '11.
|President's State of the College Address|
Brother President Ronald Gallagher recounted the College's recent accomplishments and challenges and presented his vision for the next five years. Watch the video of his speech, preceded by a light-hearted video about SMC, Gaels and the upcoming sesquicentennial.
Brother Ronald honored Saint Mary's most generous benefactors at the President's Circle Dinner on April 14 at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Thanks to the College's many donors, Saint Mary's provides its students with scholarship support, outstanding library resources, athletics and recreation, mission and service opportunities and more.
Commencement CeremoniesJoin us for the Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 19, and the Graduate and Professional Programs Commencement on Sunday, May 20. Poet and Bay Area sports legend Tom Meschery '61 will deliver the undergraduate address, while Jim Fruchterman, founder of Silicon Valley's Benetech, will address the graduate students. Alumni, family and friends are also invited to attend the various Cultural Graduate Celebrations beginning May 10.
May 19-20, 2012
Professor of the Year Honored
Professor Barry Eckhouse, SEBA's director of technology and online programs, was honored as the 2012 Professor of the Year and delivered a intriguing speech entitled, "Real Cats, Fake Spiders and the World of Online Learning."
Check out the poetry and artwork of the 2012 River of Words honorees. River of Words, a program of SMC's Center for Environmental Literacy, is an international art and poetry contest that inspires children to translate their observations of nature into creative expression. Read about its recent awards ceremonies.
Several members of California's Senate and Assembly met with SMC student leaders and Cal Grants recipients to discuss the need for the aid program and how it has helped students achieve their educational goals. Find out how you can help save Cal Grants.
Double or Triple Your Impact! Did you know that many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees? Check with your human resources department to find out if your company will match your gift to Saint Mary's this year.
May 2: 57th Annual EastBay Scholarship Dinner (Claremont CC)
May 2: Executive Speaker Series: Are you prepared for tomorrow's leadership roles?
May 3: Business Idea Competition
May 3-5: SMC Dance Company presents "It's a Moveable Feast"
May 4: School of Science Retirement Party
May 7: 33rd Annual Gael Golf Classic (Blackhawk CC)
May 10: 6th Annual Lavendar Graduate Celebration
May 11: San Francisco Alumni Mixer (Jillian's at the Metreon)
May 12: 11th Annual Asian Pacific American Graduate Celebration
May 17: 17th Annual Black Graduate Celebration
May 18: 15th Annual Latino Graduate Celebration
May 18: "Third Friday" Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)
May 19: Undergraduate Commencement
May 20: Graduate and Professional Programs Commencement
May 30: SERVE at the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank
Save the Date
June 13: SERVE at the Contra Costa/Solano County Food Bank
June 15: "Third Friday" Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)
June 24 - July 5: 150th Anniversary Cruise to Italy and Croatia
July 20-22: Alumni Reunion 2012
July 28: 5th Quarter Family Picnic
Aug. 11: Women's Soccer Inter-squad Game & Kick-Off
Aug. 12: 8th Annual Summer Wine Festival
Aug. 20: 10th Annual Graduate Business Golf & Bocce Tournament (Diablo CC)