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Men's Rugby Finishes no. 10 Nationally

The Saint Mary's College Men's Rugby team finished an excellent 2004–05 season with an appearance in the "Sweet Sixteen" of the USA Rugby national championship tournament in April. The ruggers also were rated No. 10 in the nation by one of the most authoritative rugby rankings,

Brother John O'Neill, 2004 Professor of the Year, Walks in Socrates' Footsteps

"I felt like I just heard an Oracle," was the reaction of Brother John O'Neill, FSC, when he heard the news that he was chosen as Professor of the Year for 2004. Accepting the prestigious award last May in the Soda Center on campus, Brother John explained to the crowd this curious voice.

From Plato to Skateboard Dudes: Faculty Releases New Titles

Plato's Cratylus: Argument, Form, and Structure
By Michael W. Riley '72
Rodopi, Spring 2005

New Home for School of Education to Benefit Entire Region

The new home for the Saint Mary's School of Education, due to break ground in late May 2006, will provide the critical first step towards achieving a new vision for the Moraga campus and help meet a growing demand for trained teachers.

Endowed Scholarship to Honor Brother Michael Quinn

A new endowed scholarship provides scholarship funds to future Saint Mary's students and honors the contributions to the College of Brother Michael Quinn, FSC. Brother Michael was president of the College from 1962–69, taking office after the sudden death of his predecessor, Brother Albert Plotz, FSC, in a car accident. Brother Michael oversaw the completion of most of the campus plan drawn up by his predecessor, including the construction of Saint Albert Library.

SMC Ends Seed Admissions for Undergraduates

News Update, May 2009:  Saint Mary’s College has continued its commitment to adult learners with the current B.A. Program in Leadership and Organizational Studies, a degree completion program for working adults.  Learn more at:

Class of 2009 Sets New Benchmarks


Missing Seminar?

The Brother DeSales Perez Great Books Seminar Series offers a discussion group for alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. The series was renamed in spring 2005 to honor the late Brother DeSales Perez '53, faculty moderator of the Alumni Great Books seminars for 10 years. Led by Professor Robert Gardner, seminars are held on campus on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7-8:30 pm, throughout the academic year (except December).

National Liberal Arts Institute on Campus Raises Visibility of Core Tradition

A new institute at Saint Mary's is raising the stature of the college's distinguished liberal arts tradition.

A Legacy of High Potential as "Dr. D" Returns to Faculty


After 12 years, John Dennis has stepped down as director of the High Potential Program, leaving his mark on a program illustrative of Saint Mary's mission to educate the underserved.