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Alumni in the News

Mario Alioto '82
Giant's Spring for Bobbleheads for All

Kent Williams '81
Founder of VIA Motors
Vintners Put New Wine in Old Bottle
San Francisco Business Times

Presidio Spruces Up for Events
San Francisco Business Times

Faculty in the News

Carl Guarneri Speaks About Historical Accuracy of "Lincoln"
KALW Radio

SMC in the News

January Term Academic Adventures
Contra Costa Times
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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 in February!

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Mark your calendar for The Great Bay Area Day of Service for Schools on Saturday, March 16, sponsored by Saint Mary's and KTVU. Alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty and staff are all invited to pitch in to help 24 schools in the Bay Area.  



the Bay Area
With the goal of raising awareness of Gaelectrifying - Trevor NewquistSaint Mary's throughout its sesquicentennial year, the Year of the Gael publicity campaign has been seen and heard across the Bay Area. Watch the TV spots!


Students Embark on Academic Adventures During January Term  

Whether traveling throughout Rwanda, Haiti or Cambodia; exploring the Emerald Isle; experiencing Sundance or traversing the Bay Area, students continue to participate in extraordinary activities during Jan Term. Read their inspiring stories.   


January Term Speakers Inspire     

This year's Jan Term Speaker Series covered topics from "Changing the World 101" and documenting modern day slavery to one speaker's rediscovery of her Catholic faith. In addition hundreds of people came to the Chapel to listen to the spirited sounds of gospel music for the "Soulful and Sacred" event, which honored the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Check out the photos! 


Saint Mary's "Shark Tank"   

SMC business graduate students will present start-up ideas to a panel of angel investors in the 2nd Annual Saint Mary's College Business Idea Competition. The winner will receive $2,000 cash and get the chance to present his or her idea at the Angel Capital Expo, a Keiretsu Forum premier gathering of the angel capital community. Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and vote on their favorite pitch.


SMC Accolades

  • The Macken Speech and Debate Team ranked #25 in the nation, the highest ranking in the team's history.
  • Saint Mary's Museum of Art received an Arts Recognition Award by the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for its contributions to the cultural heritage of the Bay Area, and Contra Costa County in particular.
  • The Performing Arts Department fall production of the play "Spring Awakening" was named a top theater production in our region by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has been selected to compete for national awards.    

  • Join students, faculty and staff to
    listen to talks and presentations
    about modern education at the KSOE Distinguished Speaker Series. Calvin Terrell, a well-known public speaker on equality in education, will speak on "Enhancing a Learning Culture" on February 23.


    Alumni Legacy Scholarship 

    The deadline for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship application is fast approaching. All applications and materials must be submitted by March 4. Don't let your children or grandchildren miss out on this opportunity!  


    Three-Point Madness:  

    SMC vs. BYU

    The Gaels men's basketball team trailed BYU by two points in the last few seconds of the game on January 16 and then Matthew Dellavedova heaved a three-pointer from mid-court just as the buzzer went off. It went viral as ESPN's play of the day. Did you miss it? Watch the replay.


    Men's Rugby Tours Italy 

    Men's rugby heads to Italy for the team's annual spring tour March 21-30, and you can win a trip to travel with them. Enter for your chance to win. 

    Men's Lacrosse Alumni and Parent Event a Success  
    Men's lacrosse hosted a fun-filled day for alumni, parents and fans. SMC lax supporters spent the day playing lacrosse, attending the men's basketball game and celebrating with a dinner and auction. See photos.

    Softball Fourth in PCSC Preseason Poll 
    The team begins the season with a trip to Hawaii to take part in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic on Feb. 7-9.


    Feb. 2: 36th Annual Car Drawing 

    Feb. 4: Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter Reception with President Ronald Gallagher  

    Feb 7: MBB SMC vs. SCU Pre-game Party (Santa Clara) 

    Feb 7: MBB SMC vs. SCU Viewing Party (Reno) 

    Feb 7: MBB SMC vs. SCU Viewing Party (Lafayette) 

    Feb 9: MBB SMC vs.USD Pre-game Party (San Diego) 

    Feb 14: MBB SMC vs.Gonzaga Pre-game Party (Moraga) 

    Feb 16: MBB SMC vs. LMU Pre-game Party (Los Angeles) 

    Feb. 16: CILSA Saturday of Service

    Feb 21: MBB SMC vs. BYU Pre-game Party (Moraga)  

    Feb. 22: Baseball Meet the Players Night

    Feb 23. KSOE Distinguished Speaker Series-Calvin Terrell, "Enhancing a Learning Culture" 

    Feb. 25: Year of the Great(est) Conversation(s): Michael Sandel on the Liberal Arts and the Common Good

    Feb 27: Walnut Creek Information Session - M.S. in Accounting



    Mar. 3: Lavender Alumni Honors

    Mar. 4: A Passion for Service to the Public: Generation X and Y Out Front!   

    Mar. 9: Way of the Cross: Catholic Liturgical Arts Conference 

    Mar. 14: Annual Saint Patrick's Day Luncheon (Sacramento)

    Mar. 14: Gael Gathering in the Desert (Palm Springs area) 

    Mar. 16: The Great Bay Area Day of Service for Schools 

    Mar. 16: MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit (San Francisco)

    May 13: 34th Annual Gael Golf Classic at (Blackhawk CC)

    May 25: Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony  

    May 26: Graduate Commencement Ceremony  

    July 19-21: Alumni Reunion 2013 


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