Women of Influence: Amy Gonzales '97

Women of Influence: Angelica Garcia '98

Women of Influence: Janet Ferraro M '00

Women of Influence: Sherie Dodsworth '78

Sherie Swiess Dodsworth graduated from Saint Mary’s with a bachelors in accounting and has since become a self-made businesswoman with a vibrant career and family life. Dodsworth was the first female president of the SMC Alumni Association and the first woman to be elected Alumni of the Year, in 1999.

Women of Influence: Jeanne (Toomey) DeMatteo '83

Jeanne DeMatteo lives the Lasallian tradition every day through the many roles she plays. She is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife and a key member of the Saint Mary’s community. DeMatteo graduated from SMC with a bachelor’s in accounting and went on to use her understanding of economic resources to further the educational field. She returned to SMC as director of finance and controller, playing a vital role in the College’s financial management.

Women of Influence: Michelle Batista '02

In San Francisco's Tenderloin, Michelle Batista, who graduated in 2002, works at De Marillac Academy, a tuition-free school founded in 2001 by the Christian Brothers and the Daughters of Charity next to St. Anthony's dining room. More than 70 percent of the students are Latino, and many come from worlds of hardship, stress and turmoil.

New Alumni Director Appointed

On March 1, Chris Carter '97, MA '02 was appointed director of the newly renamed Office of Alumni and Volunteer Engagement (forerly Alumni Relations). Carter will lead the College's efforts in alumni and development event programming and coordinate major volunteer initiatives.

Alumni Award Winners Named

The 2010 Alumni Awards Dinner was held on April 29 as part
of the events during the College's annual De La Salle Week. This year's winners are:

Celebrating Football's Legacy

By Caitlin Graveson '11

The 1991 football program.

A reception and dinner on February 27 honored the legacy of football at Saint Mary's, the first event of its kind since the College dropped the football program in 2004.

Black Alumni Chapter Reaches Out to Current Students

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Members of the Black Alumni Chapter are focusing on assisting students instead of merely keeping connections strong among Saint Mary’s graduates.

“The goal is to support students; it’s a unique group,” says Chris Carter ’97, interim alumni director. Carter notes that many black alumni faced challenges in college when Saint Mary’s was not as diverse as it is today, and they want to help current students succeed.

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