Brickpile Briefs

The College hosted Education USA advisors for the first week of June. The advisors were sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and were from Vietnam, India, Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Croatia, Morocco, Hungary and Turkey. Their mission is to assist international students in finding a school that will meet their educational needs for undergraduate and graduate studies. Along with touring Saint Mary’s, they also visited several other Bay Area colleges.

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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.

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.

Meschery in WCC 2009 Hall of Honor Inaugural Class

Tom Meschery, who concluded his collegiate career as Saint Mary's leading rebounder, was inducted into the West Coast Conference's new Hall of Honor on March 7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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.

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