The Catholic Voice - the newspaper for the Oakland diocese - profiles two academic initiatives at Saint Mary's College for its June special edition focusing on the graduating classes of 2010.
The Catholic Voice spotlights a recently created partnership between SMC's Center for First Generation to College Studies and St. Martin de Porres Middle School. The article highlights mentoring opportunities between "first gen" Saint Mary's students and a cohort of middle schoolers from St. Martin's - most are from homes where no one has attended college. Read the Catholic Voice story "Collegians dispel myths that keep urban kids from college."
Another feature piece profiles the increasing interest among SMC students in study abroad opportunities. The article offers perspectives about the benefits of study abroad experiences from several Saint Mary's students and the Center for International Programs' Lorien Romito. Read the Catholic Voice story "International study broadens collegians' perspectives."