Each year Saint Mary's College of California's Alumni Association honors deserving Gaels and friends by bestowing six different awards for outstanding service to the SMC community.
This year, as always, we received nominations for many incredible people. To learn more about this year's honorees, click here.
Award Descriptions for 2011-2012
Alumnus/Alumna of the Year
Awarded to the alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to his/her professional field and/or has demonstrated consistent service to the College, exemplifying the spirit and dedication of the Saint Mary's College graduate. View past recipients >
Meritorious Service Award
Presented to an alumnus/a who has exemplified the mission of the College by commitment to service in his or her own community or the College. (Formerly known as the Certificate of Merit.) View past recipients >
Signum Fidei Award
Awarded to the alumnus/a for outstanding participation in the goals of higher education, in the spirit of the founder of the Christian Brothers, patron of all teachers, Saint John Baptist De La Salle. View past recipients >
G.O.L.D. (Gaels Of the Last Decade) Award
Awarded to a graduating student in good standing or an alumnus/a, who graduated within the last 10 years from the year of the award, in recognition of ongoing and noteworthy support of the current students and recent alumni of Saint Mary's College and/or his or her local community. View past recipients >
Awarded in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to the mission of Saint Mary's College. View past recipients >
Saint John Baptist De La Salle Award
Presented to a member of the faculty or staff who has, over a period of years, demonstrated a personal commitment to the students of Saint Mary's College above and beyond their employee responsibilities. This personal commitment is evidenced by a demonstrated commitment to one or more of the five Lasallian Core Principles: faith in the presence of God, quality education, respect for all persons, inclusive community, and concern for the poor and social justice. View past recipients >