Dinner With Mel was a special event. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon Gael alumnae gathered on the Moraga campus for a spring dinner with Brother Mel Anderson ’51, president of Saint Mary’s College of California from 1969 to 1997. Organized by Chris Major ’83 and Matt Carroll, Sodexo, the guest list featured Gael grads from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.
A group of passionate Gael grads, encompassing a diverse group of sociopolitical attitudes and generational perspectives, enjoyed a historical afternoon with Mel. The guest list included former basketball star Frank Knight ’99 and his wife, Dr. Allyson Knight, real estate guru Rick Rodriguez EE ’06 and his partner Lauren Roth, Anne (Leary) Herrera ’84, and John ’82 and Jeanne (Toomey) DeMatteo ’83.
Brother Mel’s memoirs, Years of Yearning, were available for purchase, but the beauty of “Dining with Brother Mel Anderson” is sharing in the spirit of a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts education so beneficial in our lives today.