Spring 2009

In Memoriam

Francis Gerard "Jerry" Fitzpatrick '42

Francis Gerard "Jerry" Fitzpatrick '42, a legendary figure at Saint Mary's and in Contra Costa County, died on Dec. 30, 2008. He was 89.

Get Ready for Reunion '09

July 17-19

'59 '64 '69 '74 '79 '84 '89 '94 '99 '04

Alumni from 10 class years will return home to Saint Mary's for Reunion Weekend in July to reconnect with old friends, meet new people and relive their College days - including staying in a residence hall.

Saint Mary's inCircle

The Alumni Association invites you to join Saint Mary's inCircle, a new web-based networking tool designed exclusively for Saint Mary's College alumni. Saint Mary's inCircle was created to help you connect with Saint Mary's College, employers and other Saint Mary's alums. Saint Mary's inCircle also gives you access to Fortune 500 companies with job opportunities, SMC alumni and students in your area, professional field, exclusive events for SMC alums and the ability to connect with classmates, friends and business contacts. Best of all, this service is free for alumni.

Festival Continues a Tradition of Wine and Giving

Reserve Aug. 16 on your calendar now for the Summer Wine Festival, a fun and popular event that raises money for student scholarships. Last year's festival raised more than $10,000 for the Lasallian scholarship fund, and this year the scholarship needs are even greater.

This year, the festival will cost $25 for those who sign up before Aug. 1, and $30 for those who sign up later. Tickets for designated drivers will be $15.

Tony Martin, A Musical Life

By Mike McAlpin
Photography by Toby Burditt

Tomlinson Shines in Tough Season for Women's Basketball

Sophomore Louella Tomlinson was named WCC Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the All-WCC First Team. It was her second straight season of conference recognition, as she won WCC All-Freshman honors last season.

Former Gael Represents Canada in Baseball Classic

Mark Teahen '03, who plays third base for the Kansas City Royals, played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic in March.

Up-and-Down Year for the Gaels

By Jordan Grief '09



The men's basketball team played into the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament in March, beating Washington State and Davidson at home before falling on the road to the SDSU Aztecs 70–66.

Faculty Profile: Phil Leitner '57

By Erin Hallissy

Getting his Facts Straight

Gallery's Keith Collection to Benefit from Grant

By Heidi Donner

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a prestigious conservation grant to the Hearst Art Gallery for its William Keith collection.