SMC Update | October 2013
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Alumni in the News
Faculty in the News
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Athletic News
Upcoming Events
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Alumni in the News

Joyce Mikal-Flynn Ed.D. '07
"Nurse practioner champions a new model of mind-based rehab" 
The Sacramento Bee
Local Latino Heroes
Shayna Olesiuk '99
Young Alumna
Giving Back
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Faculty in the News

San Francisco Classical Voice

SMC in the News


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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 October!

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 Inauguration of President James A. Donahue
James Donahue James A. Donahue will be inaugurated as the 29th president of Saint Mary's College on Friday, October 11. Join us for this historic occasion, which will feature an Inaugural Mass and complimentary lunch, as well as the inauguration ceremony. In honor of the occasion, the College will also host a forum on Catholic liberal arts education on Thursday, October 10.


Schedule of Events for October 11:


Inaugural Mass

10:30 a.m. | Chapel


Lunch for the Community

12 p.m. | De La Salle Quad


Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

3 p.m. | Chapel Lawn


 College News

CILSANew CILSA Endowment Established

Lafayette philanthropists Tom and Karen Mulvaney established The Mulvaney Family "Head, Heart and Hands" Endowment Fund to support CILSA programming with a $500,000 commitment and pledge to match contributions up to $50,000 per year for the next five years.


Kaiser CEO Discusses Future of Health Care

Bernard J. Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, shared his vision of the future of health care in the U.S. and the changes coming this year at SEBA's Executive Speaker Series.


Lino RiveraGrand Piano Inspires

SMC Musicians 

Music was in the air as Saint Mary's students and faculty presented a concert to debut a Steinway piano donated by two MBA alumni. 


Nearly $8 Million Donated in 2012-13

Financial support for the College remains strong, thanks to our generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends. Read the detailed fundraising report from Vice President for Development Keith Brant.


#OMGOCTOBER Vine Contest

The #OMGSMC craze continues in October with a Vine contest! Students, alumni, faculty and staff can participate by creating a Vine (6-second video) and submitting it on Twitter by November 3. Follow all the submissions by searching #OMGOCTOBER and click here for the rules.


Athletic News

VolleyballVolleyball Defeats

No. 8 USD

The Gaels got an early leg up in conference play with a 25-21, 23-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-11 over the Toreros in a thrilling match at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Catch their next match on campus this Saturday, October 5, which is also Alumni Day.


SMC Alumni Make NBA Training Camp Rosters 

The NBA's Dallas Mavericks have added former SMC guard Mickey McConnell '11 to their preseason training camp roster. McConnell is one of three alumni confirmed on an NBA roster, along with San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick Mills and Matthew Dellavedova '13, who is on the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp roster.


 Upcoming Events

Oct. 5: Volleyball Alumni Event

Oct. 5: CILSA's Saturday of Service (various locations)

Oct. 5: Henning Institute Award Dinner

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

Oct. 10: Presidential Symposium: Catholic Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century 

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)

Oct. 26: California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education 

Oct. 30: Gaels, Dons and Broncos Alumni Chapter Reception in Reno 


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

Nov. 23: 5th Annual Pat Vincent Rugby Dinner Fundraiser


Event Questions?

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