Pope of Surprise
Last week Father J. Bryan Hehir described Pope Francis "as someone who encourages contrary voices in open debate and the respectful crossing of borders … a pope of surprise" in his Jan Term Speaker Series lecture. Also, the Bishop John S. Cummins Institute named Hehir as its seventh Montini Fellow.
Chris Sindt Joins Graduate Schools Board
Chris Sindt, Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies, was named to the Council of Graduate Schools 12-member board for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1. Sindt joins new appointees from Cornell, Purdue and Truman State universities, and the University of Maryland.
Cyberspace Takes Off at Library
Gina Kessler Lee, SMC’s information literacy librarian (standing), has spearheaded the transformation of a typical library room lined with books into a dynamic digital instruction center.
From Moraga to Mobile Banking CFO
Kim Vogel ’89, former CFO of mFoundry, a mobile banking company that works with organizations like CitiBank and Starbucks, credits her success to her Saint Mary’s education.
View from Jan Term
Cassandra Marin '17 (center) sent this image, taken with a selfie stick, from Akumal, Mexico and the course, “The Mexican Caribbean: Marine Conservation and Mayan Culture.”
Online MBA Program Ranked Second in State
SEBA's Executive MBA Hybrid program has been named one of the 2015 Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Other recognitions include Business Insider listing the undergraduate business program among the top 10 return-on-investment programs in the nation and San Francisco Business Times ranking EMBA as the Bay Area’s largest.
Humanize the World
Sixty-two percent of Saint Mary's undergrads study abroad before they graduate. Kelsey Wong ’15 calls her semester in the South of France “the most significant thing that ever happened to me.”
Building Trust Through Leadership
Provost Bethami Dobkin, named last year as one of the Bay Area’s most influential women, talks about women in leadership roles, identity, her love of riding horses, and what that has taught her about building trust between human beings.