SMC Alumni Newsletter, July 2012

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Alumni in the News
Faculty in the News
SMC in the News
College News
Athletic News
Upcoming Events



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Alumni in the News

Troy Nunley '86
U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California
The Sacramento Bee

Mike Bausch '04
World Champion Pizza Maker
Tulsa World

Faculty in the News

Barbara McGraw Attends White House Briefing for Religion Scholars
Saint Mary's College

Kathleen Taylor's Good News on "the Aging Brain"

Op-Ed by SEBA's Tomas Gomez-Arias
Contra Costa Times

SMC in the News

Plans for Saint Mary's New Rec Center
Contra Costa Times

Spotlight on the Integral Program's Summer Camp
Contra Costa Times

Mission & Ministry's Sister Jodi Min and Pamela Thomas
National Catholic Reporter
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Graduate Program Information Sessions


Saint Mary's offers a variety of graduate level Business, Education and Leadership programs. Join us at an upcoming online or regional information session in July!

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After nearly eight years of dedicated leadership, Brother Ronald Gallagher has decided to step down from his role as president and return to the faculty when his current term ends on June 30, 2013. An international search for his replacement, assisted by a leading executive search firm, will begin this summer. Read more.  



Athletic LogoAlumni Reunion
is July 20-22
Don't miss the parties, picnics, dinners, dancing, live music in the Redwood Grove, wine tasting, catching up with your favorite Brothers, tours of campus and more. Take a peek at the schedule of events, see who's coming, make your class gift and RSVP online before July 16!

More than 7,000 alumni, parents and friends have generously made a gift this fiscal year to support our students and Saint Mary's life-defining education. As we kick-off our Sesquicentennial year, we will continue to count on our incredible Saint Mary's family.

Check out the latest magazine which celebrates peacemakers and peacekeepers and the many
ways they make a difference.

Veterans Memorial Garden  
The project initiated by a student organization on campus aims to create a memorial and appreciation garden for Saint Mary's military veterans, including those who attended the Naval Pre-Flight School from 1942 to 1946.
Learn more and read the Lamorinda Patch article.

Student Summer Fellowship Adventures 
Four undergraduates are working at various nonprofit orgnizations in West Oakland as part of CILSA's Micah Summer Fellowship. Check out their blog. Senior Julie Cozzetto is spending eight weeks in Alaska funded by the SMC Alumni Summer Fellowship. Follow her blog.

A new M.A. in Leadership for Social Justice launched in June. It is designed to enhance the leadership skills of nonprofit managers, community organizers, direct service providers and others committed to social change.

Lamorinda Weekly's Ellen Beans captures Brother Mel on camera as he recounts the story of Saint Mary's (40 minutes).


Gaels Head to Olympics

Senior guard Matthew Dellavedova and alumnus Patty Mills have been chosen for Australia's Olympic basketball team. In addition, women's volleyball head coach Rob Browning will manage the USA men's volleyball team.   


Four Baseball Players Drafted 

Senior catcher Toby DeMello was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round; junior third baseman Patrick Wisdom was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 52nd overall pick; junior pitcher Martin Agosta was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 84th pick in the second round; and Kyle Barraclough was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh round. 


WCC All-Sports AwardSMC Honored as Best Men's Sports Program in WCC
Following three WCC Championships this season -- men' soccer, men's basketball and men's golf -- Saint Mary's has been recognized as the best men's sports program in the West Coast Conference. Congratulations, Gaels!


Three Gaels Qualify for U.S. Public Links 

Senior Ben Geyer, junior Alex Bungert and sophomore Cody Robinson qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on July 9-14.   


Coach Mac dedicated more than 30 years of service to the College as both a coach and educator. Join fellow Gaels at the 5th Quarter Family Picnic on July 28 to share memories and gather with former players, family and friends.


July 8: SMC Museum of Art presents "The Nature of Collecting: The Early 20th Century Fine Art Collection of Roger Epperson"

July 20-22: Alumni Reunion 2012
July 20: "Third Friday" Graduate Business Alumni Mixer (Walnut Creek)

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)


Save the Date

Sept. 13: Gaels, Dons and Broncos in Washington, D.C.  

Sept. 15: The Sesquicentennial Mass  

Sept. 27: Denver Alumni Event 

Sept. 28: 12th Annual Frank Tucci Golf Party (Boundary Oak GC) 

Oct. 6: Gaelebration

Oct. 13: Chicago Alumni Event 

Oct. 20: Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner 

Nov. 3: The Sesquicentennial Gala (Treasure Island) 


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