The Quad

In Memoriam


  • Brother Vincent Malham, FSC


  • Hon. Joseph G. Babich ’43
  • Jerald R. Belk EE ’91
  • David Born MBA ’79
  • Frank V. Calcagno ’66
  • Luis M. Callejas ’84
  • Colleen Ward Chackel ’93
  • Daniel T. Coons EE ’92
  • Patricia A. Corbeille EE ’87
  • Carlo A. Dallosta ’38
  • Chris C. Damianakes MBA ’91
  • Susan M. Dennie ’96, ML ’07
  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick ’81
  • Charles M. Higgins ’50
  • Neil Rodney Honeycutt EE ’92
  • Mary Jane Huff ME ’83

Alumni Board 2008–09 Roster

Executive Team

  • Janine Ogando ’89 President
  • Patrick Young ’05 President-elect
  • Cindy Cooper ’96 Vice President
  • Denise Decota ’02 Vice President
  • David Johnson ’84 Vice President

New Directors

  • David Johnson ’84 former board Vice President
  • Kate Koens ’01 President, Contra Costa Alumni Chapter
  • Rushell Gordon ’96 active in alumni diversity events
  • Erin Burke ’92 President, Silicon Valley Alumni Chapter

Golden Gaels Swap Tales

By John Grennan

John Kenny ’37.

Pinch-Hitting for the President: Jim Wood '70

Photography by Gabrielle Diaz '11

Jim Wood '70.

On April 23, Jim Wood '70, an attorney at Reed Smith in Oakland and a 2007 Alumni Award winner, filled in for Brother Ronald Gallagher as College president. He later reflected on the day and his student years.

Gaels in Wine Chapter Created

Gaels who are part of the wine industry have formed a new alumni chapter — Gaels in Wine — with plans to gather on a regular basis to share the fruit of the vine and swap insights on everything from making to marketing wine.

Kozlowski talks to alums.

In Memoriam


  • Brother Timothy Ford, F.S.C.
  • Brother Felix Masson, F.S.C.


  • James C. Allen M ’99
  • Alan T. Atchison ’60
  • Janet B. Bailey EE ’84
  • Louis P. Baldini ’34
  • Timothy J. Canty Jr. ’62
  • Marshall Biron Collins ’67
  • Vic Cuccia ’49
  • Michael Dana ’57
  • Richard P. DeRosa M ’78
  • Walter Giusti ’81
  • Donald A. Glover EE ’94
  • James Curtis Haire ’50
  • Patrick J. Horan Jr. ’41
  • Howard William Hurley ’38
  • Angela Liotti ’84

Summer Wine Festival

Enjoy Fine Wine and Support SMC

A casual afternoon of wine tasting and a silent auction will be held on August 10 in the Soda Center.

The Summer Wine Festival, which is sure to sell out, is designed to bring together alumni, friends, family members and neighbors of the College for a beautiful day on campus while talking one-on-one with winemakers. Tickets purchased before July 31 are $35; those purchased in August will be $45. Tickets for designated drivers are $20.

Reunion Weekend

Nine classes will gather at Saint Mary’s for Reunion Weekend on July 18 to 20, 2008, to reconnect with old classmates, tour the campus, enjoy a barbecue, the reopening of the campus pub and a dinner dance.

Some 600 people from the classes of ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98 and ’03 will also have the opportunity to stay overnight in a dorm room for $25 per person.

A record turnout was on campus last year, and this year’s reunion weekend is shaping up to be a great success. Already, many people have submitted surveys sharing their memories of their College years.

Class of '59 Gives Back

By Erin Hallissy

It’s hard to match the class of ’59 when it comes to school spirit. A number of them were among the 22 students who stuffed themselves into a campus phone booth in March 1959, a feat which vaulted SMC onto the pages of Time and Life during a global phone-booth stuffing craze.

They also stuffed the Cow Palace to capacity that same month for the Gaels’ NCAA basketball “Elite 8” tournament game against eventual national champion Cal.

Alum Searches for Solutions for the Displaced

By Debra Holtz

Since delivering the 2005 undergraduate commencement address, Gilburt Loescher ’67 has toured refugee camps along the 1,500-mile Thai–Burmese border, written two books about the plight of the dispossessed and continued teaching and research at the University of Oxford.