Summer 2009

Hearst Funds Scholarships

The William Randolph Hearst Foundations awarded Saint Mary’s $100,000 for scholarships for the 2009–10 academic year, ensuring that many deserving students can continue to afford tuition during the global recession.

Increasing scholarship awards is one of the College’s highest priorities. With the weakening economy, students and their families have told financial aid officers that resources they’ve relied on, such as home equity loans, investments and savings plans, have eroded.

Brother Ronald Reappointed

Photography by Allyson Wiley ’02

On the unanimous recommendation of the College’s Board of Trustees, Brother Stanislaus Campbell reappointed Brother Ronald Gallagher to a second four-year term as president of Saint Mary’s College beginning July 1.

Class of 2009 Celebrated

By Erin Hallissy and Elizabeth Smith

Nearly 1,000 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Saint Mary’s College over Memorial Day weekend in commencement ceremonies filled with hope for the future and fond memories of the past.

Letters to the Editor

Golden Gaels Snubbed

Dear Editors,
Is it not hard to believe that of the eight individuals selected to discuss the Ayers visit on campus, there was absolutely no representation from the 1940’s and 1950’s alumni? The College draws so much support from these alumni, and I am certain you heard from many prior to your assembling the Seminar.

We were thinking long before the Seminar Program began, and fortunately we are still thinking clearly now. It is a shame that none of us were heard.

Donald J. Cariani ’58, Regent Emeritus
Los Gatos

From the Editor

By Erin Hallissy

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