WASC Team Visits in September
The team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits the campus Sept. 9-12 to continue the third year of the standard accreditation process. Dean and Vice Provost Christopher Sindt outlined the team’s visit at the annual Staff Day (pdf), including ways for the community to interact with the Team. Learn more about the WASC accreditation process.
Summer Wine Festival
More than 450 fans of the grape tasted samples from 35 California wineries and two breweries Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17 for the Tenth Annual Summer Wine Festival, sponsored by Saint Mary’s and the Alumni Association. Proceeds support SMC student scholarships.
SMC Alum Featured on Katie Couric Show
JG Larochette '02, who launched the Mindful Life Project in Richmond schools in 2012, appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show, Katie, last month. The program, which uses mindfulness to help at-risk kids, yielded a 40 to 65 percent drop in suspensions its first year.
De La Salle H.S. Football Movie Opens Aug. 21
When the Game Stands Tall, a movie about the 151-game winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team, opens Thursday, Aug. 21. Coached at the time by Bob Ladouceur, MA ’89, the Spartans set a national record.
Athletes Win in the Classroom
Almost half of Saint Mary's student-athletes—130 total—were honored recently by the West Coast Conference, which recognizes student-athletes who successfully balance athletic success with academic excellence, for earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Rowing, soccer, softball and volleyball led the pack.
Before SEBA’s trip to Korea last month, SEBA Associate Dean Yung-Jae Lee discussed what he hoped students would gain from the visit. Associate Director of Academic Services Janet Amador, who worked with students while in Korea, kept a journal of all their activities.
Gaels in Hollywood
A slew of Saint Mary’s alums are seriously involved in the world of the silver screen (and we don’t mean just streaming videos from the couch). They are making their way in Hollywood and they all got their start here in Moraga.