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Alumni Spotlights

Our graduates are making outstanding contributions in all aspects of the field, be it teaching and coaching, management, athletic administration and more. Please take a few moments to read about the lives, careers, fond Saint Mary's memories, and advice from some of your fellow alums.

Eleanor Mills (Class of 2009)

MAKin alum Eleanor MillsEleanor is currently the Senior Manager of Operations at U-JAM Fitness. She is also an active member and new chair of the Graduate Alumni Connection Committee, a subcommittee of the College-wide Alumni Board of Directors, and a member of the Graduate Kinesiology Alumni council.

What first attracted you to Saint Mary's College (SMC)?

The gorgeous campus and the intimate educational experience.

How have your experiences at SMC helped you in your personal and professional life?

SMC taught me the true meaning of both networking and giving back and the great benfits that come as a result of either.

Greatest professional accomplishment:

I am most proud of simply following my passion. My career path has been led by my love for fitness and health and for that reason I've truly enjoyed the work I've done, the places I've been and the people I've met along the way.  Read More

Want to share in the spotlight? Please complete the Alumni Spotlight Questionnaire or send us a link to a short video where you provide a brief autobiography in which you include your work history and anecdotes on how your experiences at Saint Mary's impacted you.  Your spotlight will be featured here on our website and in our next issue of the Quarterly Alumni Newsletter (click here to check out the most recent issue).

Alumni Testimonials

Daryl Kapis (Class of 2002)
Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Hawaii Pacific University

I am very grateful to St. Mary’s in the opportunity they gave me.  Each class that I took had MA Kines Alum Daryl Kapis Coachingdirect applications in everything I have done in the ten years since graduating.  Being a part of an in-person classroom setting helped me to connect with those who had the same ambitions to work in the world of sport.  Some of those connections are still very good friends of mine, and all have achieved success in the specific field they wanted to work in.  Individually the St. Mary’s program helped me by opening doors to coaching and teaching at the Junior College level.  That position allowed me to parlay that into the Head Volleyball Coaching position and Assistant Athletic Director position here at Hawaii Pacific University.

Jordan Willis (Class of 2006)
Assistant Volleyball Coach at Colorado State University - Pueblo

Though the program was intense, I loved my summer experience in the program and getting to know and working hard with my cohort! The professors were excellent and very attentive to us!!!

Engaging with SMC Graduate Kinesiology (HPER)

Join us for the following events and use the links below to get and stay connected with the department and your fellow alumni, and to gain access to Saint Mary’s exclusive job board GaeLink.

  • Stay Connected

    Tell us about your experience at SMC and get updates on alumni events and the latest news!

  • Refer a Friend

    Alumni and current student referrals are our best source of qualified applicants and continue to help us build awareness and interest. You have insider knowledge and understanding of the individuals that would be most successful in our program. If you know someone who might be interested in attending please click on the link above to refer a friend, family member, or co-worker. We value every referral we receive and will honor your wishes about how they should be contacted.

  • GaeLink Job Board

    Gaelink provides access to jobs posted specifically for SMC students and alumni, as well as access to national job postings.

  • Kinesiology Alumni Facebook Page

    "Like" us! Get updates on events, jobs and more.

  • Graduate Kinesiology LinkedIn Group

    We have an amazing set of Alumni and current students, and have created this group as a place where all of us can connect. Whether you got your undergraduate or graduate degree with us join our group and let us know how you're doing!

  • Follow us @SMCGradKines

    Follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, event updates, job postings, and so much more!

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