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Alumni in the News

Sean Devine '72
Huffington Post
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Casemate Publishers 
Maria Elena Durazo '75
Los Angeles Times
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SMC Gaels 

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It's summer, and changes are afoot at the College. President James A. Donahue took office as the 29th president of Saint Mary's on July 1, succeeding Brother Ronald Gallagher, FSC. Read a message from President Donahuelearn more about him and send him a message.) 
But some things never change, like the warm welcome for alumni at Saint Mary's. Plan to visit campus this summer for Reunion, the Summer Wine Fest or just a stroll around campus. Once a Gael, always a Gael!

Come Home to Reunion on July 19-21 

Don't miss the parties, the ever-popular picnic, dinner and dancing, live music in the Redwood Grove, wine tasting, catching up with your classmates and friends, and more. It will be even better this year, with class dinners on the Chapel Lawn and a champagne toast to Gael love.

Get Ready for the Summer Wine Festival 

Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and fun at the Soda Center on Sunday, August 18, from 2-5 p.m. Buy your tickets now! $45 per person until August 9 ($60 thereafter). Ticket includes SMC logo wine glass, appetizers and all tastings. $15 per person for designated drivers, which includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. See which wineries, breweries and vendors will be joining us. (Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.)

College News

Join the Gael Mentors Network

Saint Mary's Career Center has partnered with EdgeOnCollege to create Gael Mentors - a program that helps students connect with experienced professional alumni who can mentor them and assist them in reaching their career goals. Learn more about this exciting new program, and sign up now.


New Psychology Center Opens

The School of Science unveiled its new Psychology Center, with new and remodeled faculty offices and expanded classroom space, at a reception on May 22. Read more about the long-awaited renovation and view a photo gallery of the grand opening celebration.

Miss Manners Teaches Students to Socialize 

for Success

The Career Center's Gina Snyder, who retired last month, has initiated hundreds of students in the fine art of business etiquette over the years. She teaches them to juggle glasses and conversation at cocktail parties, shake hands with conviction and network like a pro.


Facebook Funds Women in Technology Scholarship
Facebook has given $25,000 to Saint Mary's College to create a scholarship fund for women interested in pursuing careers in technology. The Facebook Women in Technology Scholarship will provide $5,000 a year for five years to provide scholarships for female digital media minors.


Father Sal Celebrates 
His Jubilee

Father Salvatore Ragusa celebrated his Jubilee - 25 years as a priest - this month with a special Mass, attended by members of his Salvatorian order and the campus community. View a slide show of the Mass. Afterward, he was honored with a dinner and slide show of "Father Sal Through the Yearswith photos from his early life and the 19 years he has graced this campus.  

 Athletic News

Dellavedova Named WCC Scholar-Athlete 
of the Year

SMC basketball star Matthew Dellavedova was named 2013 West Coast Conference Mike Gilleran Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Read the story. Dellavedova has signed to play as a free agent for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 NBA Summer League games. With a positive showing, he could be signed by Cleveland or another NBA team for the 2013-14 season.       


Patty Mills Shows His Team Spirit 

During NBA Playoffs

Former SMC basketball star and current San Antonio Spurs player Patty Mills may not have played many minutes in the NBA Playoffs, but he was a force for the team - and San Antonio charities - with his signature towel-waving moves. Read the story and check out the video of Mills' rally towel moves.


4 Players Snagged in MLB Draft
Four student-athletes from the SMC baseball team were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft: Ben Griset (Tampa Bay Rays), Brenden Kalfus (Toronto), Jordan Mills (Houston) and Cole Norton (Colorado).
Gaels on Rugby All Americans List
When announced its Men's Collegiate All Americans for the 2012-13 season, three SMC student-athletes - Jordan Bouey, Garrett Brewer and Nick Wallace - were included among the 30 athletes. This spring, the Gaels advanced to the D1-A national championship finals. Read more

 Upcoming Events

July 19-21: Alumni Reunion 2013

July 25: Colorado Alumni & Parent BBQ (Greenwood Village, CO)  

July 27: Fifth Quarter Alumni Picnic  


Save the Date

Aug 10: Texas Hold'em Tournament

Aug 17: Women's Soccer Kick-Off 

Aug 18: 9th Annual Summer Wine Festival 

Aug 19: 11th Annual Golf and Bocce Tournament for Graduate Business Students and Alumni (Diablo CC)

Sept 27: 13th Annual Tucci Golf Party (Boundary Oak GC)


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