Paying It Forward

Photography by Todd Hido

Joe Crane '53.

Finding the Perfect Fit

Illustrations by Jorge Mascarenhas

An Inclusive Approach at Catholic Colleges Helps Students Attain Success

Rogelio Zamora.

Letters to the Editor

DEAR READERS: We welcome your comments. Please send letters to news@stmarys-ca.edu, or mail to the Office of College Communications, Saint Mary’s College, Box 5165, Moraga, CA 94575. Please include your class year and hometown. Letters may be edited for space and clarity.

From the Editor

Opportunities Abound

The word opportunity comes up a lot when people talk about college.

For many students, college is their opportunity to explore ideas, ancient and new, to figure out what kind of career they will pursue or to learn from great professors who are experts in their fields.

Order in the Court

By John Grennan

Sacramento County Superior Court Judges Troy Nunley and Jaime Roman.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 2000-2008

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

2001 - men's basketball coach Randy Bennett.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1990-1999

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1998 - Science professor Judd Case.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1980-1989

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1988 - Brother Ronald Gallagher.

1980

Bill Oates led the men’s basketball team to an 11–5 WCAC record and second conference regular-season title.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1970-1979

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1970

Women were admitted for the first time to Saint Mary’s College. They were under the guidance of a new associate dean, Sister Therese Lackey. Brother Mel met his first protest over a basketball game against Brigham Young University, at a time when the Mormon Church denied African Americans the right to priesthood. Football competed at the Division III level. Doc McKillip was named first full-time athletic director.

80 Years and Counting for Brother Mel and SMC: 1960-1969

By Erin Hallissy and Rich Davi

1970 - Women are admitted to Saint Mary's.

1960

The rugby team steadily improved, ending with a 7–5 record, as it became “a sport of high interest,” according to the yearbook.

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