The Quad

Most Influential Women Nominations Requested

With the 40th anniversary of women being admitted to Saint Mary's occuring this year, the SMC Women in Philanthropy Committee is recognizing the 40 most-influential female graduates. The committee is seeking nominations for these women, who will be honored at an event in early November.
Alumni, students, faculty and staff are asked to nominate candidates in one of the following categories:

New Alumni Director Appointed

On March 1, Chris Carter '97, MA '02 was appointed director of the newly renamed Office of Alumni and Volunteer Engagement (forerly Alumni Relations). Carter will lead the College's efforts in alumni and development event programming and coordinate major volunteer initiatives.

Giving for Service and Experience

By Caitlin Graveson '11

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.

In Memoriam

John Kenny '37

John Kenny '37, a yell leader at Saint Mary's during the glory days of football under Slip Madigan, died on Dec. 12, 2009, in Great Falls, Mont. He was 96.

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:

In Memoriam

Gerard Capriulo

Professor Gerard “Gerry” Capriulo, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Marine Biology and chairman of the Biology Department at Saint Mary’s College, died suddenly on Nov. 15 at his home in Clayton. He was 56.

Black Alumni Chapter Reaches Out to Current Students

By Caitlin Graveson ’11

Members of the Black Alumni Chapter are focusing on assisting students instead of merely keeping connections strong among Saint Mary’s graduates.

“The goal is to support students; it’s a unique group,” says Chris Carter ’97, interim alumni director. Carter notes that many black alumni faced challenges in college when Saint Mary’s was not as diverse as it is today, and they want to help current students succeed.

Alumni Help Students Plan for Future Careers

By Courtney Carmignani ’05 ML ’07

Some 150 Saint Mary’s students who are looking ahead to the kinds of careers they may pursue and what they need to know to land a job got valuable advice from nearly 70 alumni in a wide variety of fields at 15th Annual Dine with Alums on Oct. 21, 2009.

In Memoriam

Jack Henning '38, former undersecretary of labor for presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and the leader of the California Labor Federation for 26 years, died June 4 in San Francisco. He was 93.