SMC Update, September 2013
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Alumni in the News

Robert Hass '62
2013 PEN Literary Award
PEN American Center 

Michael Ghilotti '84
Ghilotti Brothers, Inc.

Comedian known
as Johnny Steele
Contra Costa Times  
Lauren O'Leary '11
Boys and Girls Club  
Ian O'Leary '09
Former SMC Basketball Player 
Contra Costa Times     

Faculty in the News


SMC in the News

Contra Costa Times

Blog Profile of Campus Radio Station KSMC
Spinning Indie

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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 September!

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 College News

for the Chapel
Sandra Feaster MBA '89 and William Feaster MBA '93 recently donated a Steinway grand piano to be showcased in the Chapel. To inaugurate the instrument, a celebratory concert will be held on September 29 featuring faculty and student performances. Join us!

The SMC Board of Trustees has approved $23.5 million for construction of the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center. Building permits have been approved, and work on the next phase of the project will begin this month. The 60,000-square-foot building will house three gymnasiums, a fitness area, aquatics center and more.

The Saint Mary's community welcomed more than 800 students were welcomed to the community during an event-filled Weekend of Welcome. View
highlights and all the great #OMGSMC photos and comments.

More than a dozen new faculty members, including experts on Islam, cosmology, patent law, Dante, accounting, fertility, theology, urban youth and schadenfreude, as well as a renowned poet and choral director.
Are you a lifelong learner? Do you love to travel and make a difference? You are invited to join CILSA for an unforgettable international service and learning trip to Rwanda in March and April 2014. Join us for an info session this month! 

 Athletic News

Marty ClarkeAustralian Named MBB Assistant Coach
Marty Clarke, former head coach of the Australian National Basketball League's Adelaide 36ers and assistant coach for the Australian National Team, has helped develop a number of Aussie stars, including SMC's Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova and the Warriors' Andrew Bogut.

WCC's Top Performer
After scoring a pair of important goals on his debut weekend as a Gael, forward Carlo Eikani is the West Coast Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week.

Sister Dolores MontiniConversation with the Chaplain for Athletics
In this inspiring interview with Sister Dolores Montini, CSJ, she explains how she supports SMC student-athletes, saying, "Your presence makes the biggest difference in people's lives. When they see that you are present, they know that you care."

 Upcoming Events

Sept. 13: Graduate Business Mixer (South Bay)

Sept. 19: Executive Speaker Series featuring CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Bernard J. Tyson

Sept. 19: 3rd Annual Gaels, Dons and Broncos Alumni Chapter Reception in Washington, DC 

Sept. 20: Graduate Business Third Friday Mixer (Walnut Creek)

Sept. 24: Black Student and Alumni Meet & Greet 

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

Sept. 28: Leadership Studies 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 29: Piano Concert & Reception

Oct. 5: Volleyball Alumni Event 

Oct. 5: Henning Institute Award Dinner

Oct. 6: Annual Graduate Business Students and Alumni Family Picnic

Oct. 11: Inauguration of James A. Donahue as the 29th president of Saint Mary's College of California   

Oct. 18: Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner (Blackhawk Museum)


Save the Date

Nov. 6: SERVE at Contra Costa Food Bank

Nov. 7: Executive Speaker Series Features Responsible Leadership CEO Perspectives

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Mass & Luncheon


Event Questions?

Contact us at (925) 631-8744 or

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