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Alumni in the News

Joe Canciamilla '82
Contra Costa Times

Rick Lewis MBA '01
Sacramento Bee

Courtney '05 MA '08 and Christoph Lohmann MBA '05
Saint Mary's News

Faculty in the News

KTVU Interviews Shyam Kamath about Business Leaders Affecting BSA Policy Change

India-West Publishes SEBA Professor's Op-Ed About Indian Social Unrest

KTVU Speaks to SMC's Steve Woolpert About Obama's State of the Union Address

SMC in the News

Moraga: Lisa Kristine Shares Insights About Where Photography and Humanitarian Causes Meet

SMC Students' Jan Term Visit to Cambodia Educates and Illuminates
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Mark your calendar and set
Eye on the Bay Spotlights Saint Mary's College your DVR for the "Eye on the Bay" TV special on Saint Mary's 150th anniversary, which will be aired on CBS 5 - KPIX TV on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Watch the show promo and find out more!


The Great Bay Area Phyllis Invites You to Service Day for Schools (long)Service Day for Schools

Join us and REGISTER TODAY for The Great Bay Area Service Day 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in to help 24 Bay Area schools. Reconnect with fellow Gaels or sign up as a group. Free T-shirt and lunch included. 


A Passion for Service to the Public: Generation X and Y Out Front 

The voices of tomorrow are here on Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m.  The College will welcome six high-achieving guest panelists -- all representing Generation X and Y -- who will address the key questions regarding the legacies they've inherited from the Baby Boom generation.
Christian Brothers
of Saint Mary's
Whether teaching in the classroom or engaging in dialogue with students, Saint Mary's Christian Brothers are at the heart of the College community. Read more about your favorite Brothers. 


Provost's Update on Academic Success
Midway through the College's sesquicentennial year and two years into implementation of the Academic Blueprint, Provost Beth Dobkin assesses Saint Mary's progress and the challenges ahead. Read her message.

After Ryan Coogler '06 won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film festival for Fruitvale, a number of articles noted that it was an SMC professor (Rosemary Graham) who first encouraged him to pursue a career in film.

Students in a Saint Mary's class on Global Entrepreneurship learned first-hand during forays that took them beyond the classroom, as Jan Term courses often do, and into the world of real-life businesses to learn about local companies with a surprisingly global reach.

Students Look to Inspiring Women
Emmy-winning journalist Laura Garcia-Cannon '91 is one of a dozen women who met with students in the Jan Term class "Inspiring Women in the World of Work."

SMC had a sneak peek at a film written, produced and directed by SMC Regent Lauren Speeth MBA '89. Brother President Ronald Gallagher FSC '69 has a prominent role in the film as an interpreter of Irish history.

The 11th Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit   
Join Saint Mary's for an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and conversation as Samin Nosrat and Cindy Pawlcyn discuss "The Language of Food." Learn more about the MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit and enter the MFA Raffle to win a vacation to Tuscany!


WCC Second Seed Secured after BracketBuster Win over Creighton
The #23-ranked Gaels head to the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. Ticket packages still available. GO GAELS!

SMC Car Drawing Presented by a Success
The 36th Annual Car Drawing raised more than $52,000 for the Gael Athletic Fund and student-athlete scholarships. Former SMC Alumni Director Sue Stabler '81 won the grand prize of a 2013 Dodge Dart!

Landmark Win at Stanford
With a victory over the Cardinal, Saint Mary's women's tennis earned its first-ever victory over a top-10 team.

Meet the Players Raises over $20K for SMC Baseball
SMC Baseball had a strong start to the season with its annual fundraiser and junior Ryan Brockett throwing the first-ever no-hitter at the new Louis Guisto Field. Check out photos from Meet the Players Night.


Mar. 3: Lavender Alumni Honors
Mar. 4: A Passion for Service to the Public: Generation X and Y Out Front!  
Mar. 5: SEBA Business Idea Competition
Mar. 6: SMC Anniversary Special on "Eye on the Bay" (CBS 5 at 7 p.m.)

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) 

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

Mar. 16: Washington DC Chapter Service Day (Washington DC Area)  

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




Apr. 21-28: De La Salle Week    

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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