Check Out New Saint Mary’s Website

On July 9, Saint Mary’s launched its new website developed with the College’s consultant, BigBad Inc. of Boston. The site features an improved user interface, streamlined navigation, updated and reorganized content, a new system for accessing faculty profiles and more. You can keep up with College news and alumni events by going to www.stmarys-ca.edu.

State of the College

By Tom Carroll

During his second State of the College address on March 7, Brother President Ronald Gallagher updated the campus on planning and announced Provost Sally Stampp’s intention to leave her post at year’s end and ultimately return to teaching.

Decades Later, Gaels Honored for Supporting Beloved Dean

by Erin Hallissy


Odell Johnson enjoyed his time at Saint Mary's.

Five black basketball players who walked off the court 35 years ago in support of dismissed Dean of Students Odell Johnson were honored in February by the Black Alumni Chapter and Black Student Union.

Go Gaels

Supporters of the men’s basketball team broke the McKeon Pavilion single-season attendance record during the 2006–2007 season. A total of 42,065 fans cheered on the Gaels at their 16 home games, including sellout crowds for games against rivals Santa Clara and Pepperdine, and for the thrilling Jan. 15 victory over Gonzaga. Single-season attendance has increased by more than 150 percent during Randy Bennett’s tenure as coach.

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Hall of Fame

The Saint Mary’s Honors Court inducted six new members into the SMC Athletics Hall of Fame for 2007. The class includes Trisha Dean ’00, John Leykam, Ed Lickiss, Tracy Morris ’00, James Mouton ’91 and Cassidy O’Hara ’89. The 1985 women’s volleyball team, winners of the NAIA national championship, was also inducted.

The class was honored during the Jan. 27 Gaelfest/Homecoming game against Pepperdine and formally inducted at the Soda Center in April.

Catching Up With...the Millettes

 


Joe, Yvonne and Ted Millette.

As parents of a large Catholic family living in Lafayette, Orval and Marianne Millette figured at least some of their six children would become Gaels. Indeed, three — Yvonne ’84, Joe ’88 and Ted ’95 — prepared while young to become Saint Mary’s student-athletes.

Unique & Much Needed Ballpark Field Sought

 

The College is continuing to seek improvements to athletic facilities by focusing on proposals for a new baseball complex to replace the aging and inadequate Louis Guisto Field.

Endowment Funds Fiduciary Center

by Debra Holtz

 

The Elfenworks Foundation has endowed the College’s Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism to further its research on institutional investors and corporate governance. In recognition of this generous support, the center’s name will become the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism.

Brousseau Hall Christened

 


Bishop Emeritus John Cummins blessing a portrait of the late Brother Alfred Brousseau.

Witnessing Citizenship

Saint Mary's students watch more than 1,000 new Americans take the oath of citizenship.

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