New Ways of Reaching Out

Saint Mary’s has launched several new initiatives in the last few months to help alumni stay in closer touch with the College and with each other. The Jerome Web portal, a new electronic newsletter, and Saint Mary’s online magazine all deliver College news and alumni connections in timely and convenient ways.

The jerome web portal, officially launched September 23, has already garnered a great response from alumni, according to the alumni relations office.

"Tell Them an Alum Sent You"

Through a special feature of the Saint Mary’s admission process, potential Gaels have an “inside track” that benefits both them and the College when they apply for admission.

Gina Meneni ’99, assistant director of admissions, directs the Saint Mary’s Alumni Admission program, which uses the help of alumni to reach out to high school students who may be particularly suited to a Saint Mary’s education. One element of the program is the alumni-endorsed application.

Grad Business Chapter Regroups

The Graduate Business alumni chapter is being revived after being dormant in recent years. An active group of alumni are recruiting participants to re-establish the association, form committees, and provide support for the business school.

Cornucopia

Story by Michael Boele

Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Winning Ways

Following a 25-win season that saw Saint Mary’s advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997, Saint Mary’s looks to build on recent success in 2005-06.

Women's Basketball Banks on Returns and Aims High

 

The Lady Gaels hoopsters are ready for a strong run at the West Coast Conference championship in 2005-06, thanks to four seniors, two All-WCC Freshman honorees, and three promising newcomers.

Where Are They Now: Von Hayes '79

Story by John Leykam

 

Von Hayes, former National League All-Star and holder of two Saint Mary’s baseball career offensive records, is rapidly earning an impressive reputation as an effective developer of young talent.

A View of the Court: Interview with Bob Browning, New Saint Mary's Women's Volleyball Coach

Between big road matches against Stanford and Cal State Long Beach, Rob Browning, SMC’s new volleyball coach, took some time to reflect on his hopes for the up-and-coming program that he just took over. He and staff writer Joseph Wakelee-Lynch conducted this interview in late September.

What are your goals for this season?

Moving Forward

This issue commemorates the September inauguration of Brother Ronald Gallagher as the College's 28th president. Brother Ronald urged that Inauguration Week be a celebration of Saint Mary's Catholic, Lasallian, and liberal arts traditions. In simpler terms, he wanted the week to be about community, not about him.

Saint Mary's Responds to Gulf Coast Hurricane Disaster

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