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.

Faculty Bookshelf

A Mouth in California

Graham Foust
Flood Editions, 2009

Assistant professor of English Graham Foust's fourth book of poetry uses the "ironies and anxieties of contemporary life as a foil for mordant and sometimes violent humor," according

Faculty Profile: Brenda Hillman

By Erin Hallissy
Photography by Toby Burditt

Finding the Words

Brenda Hillman sees metaphors all around her. Like the time she was at Point Reyes feeling panicky about returning to teaching after a sabbatical, and she saw a heron go into a pond and snatch a frog.

Women's Tennis Captures WCC Championship Title

The SMC women's tennis team won the first West Coast Conference Championship in school history on April 25 after beating No. 2 seeded Pepperdine, 4–1 in San Diego. The Gaels, who were seeded No. 1, won an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament in late May.

$100,000 Science Challenge Grant

By Mike McAlpin

Dr. Karl Beutner '71 and Mary Buetner.

Teachers for Tomorrow Celebrate

A Shot-Blocking Phenom

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Applications Reach Record Level

At the first year student application deadline in February, applications totaled 3,706 — the highest in College history. The number is 18.6 percent higher than last year and 15.9 percent higher from the average of the previous four years.
Vice Provost for Enrollment Michael Beseda attributes part of the increase to strategic recruitment initiatives, including improved communications messages and materials, targeting and development of new recruitment territories and an online portal for every undergraduate prospective student.

SMC Stages Alumna's Play on Pompeii

By Quyen Trinh '03

Angela Santillo visited SMC in February to read through the play.

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