Graduate Commencement

Private Equity Executive James Quandt to give Graduate Commencement Address at Saint Mary's

James R. Quandt, a nationally recognized business leader whose business acumen was formed at Saint Mary's College of California, will return to his alma mater to address graduate students at the College's 2014 Graduate and Professional Programs commencement ceremony.

Huffington Post Features Graduate Commencement Speaker's Address About Power of Failure

The Huffington Post features the commencement address given by Jim Fruchterman, a MacAthur genius award recipient, rocket scientist and CEO of Benetch (which produces reading adaptive technology for the blind) to Saint Mary's 2012 class of Graduate and Professional Program students. Fruchterman spoke to more than 300 SMC graduate students about the power of failure, and encouraged them to not only acknowledge their well-earned successes, but to also recognize the important  lessons learned in having plans that go awry.