Winter 2006

2006 Honor Roll of Donors


Reflections on a Year of Progress & Success

Dear Friends,

Saint Mary's College has concluded its 142nd year as a vibrant and viable institution. Credit is due to many in the Saint Mary's family who are dedicating their talents and resources to advancing our mission. This report includes stories on several individuals and families who epitomize the graciousness and generosity which empower our efforts.

For Generations to Come

Story by Erin Hallissy
Color portraits by Sandy Huffaker


Joe Siler remains closely connected to Saint Mary's.

Gael Grads Go Pro

A Greener Campus

Story by Stephen Woolpert, Dean of Liberal Arts

David Bowen

David Bowen: Helping Managers Manage

Brickpile Briefs

For the first time in three decades, a major review of the general education program at Saint Mary’s is underway. A Core Curriculum Task Force is reviewing the curriculum while looking at “best practices” across the nation. The task force is holding forums on campus and plans to visit programs and departments through the 2006-07 year to see what’s working and what’s not.

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Jersky Aims to Raise Science Profile

Growing up in South Africa, new School of Science Dean Brian Jersky was unaware of Lasallian education, but he was very familiar with its values, particularly the consequences of poverty and the need for social justice.

A Time to Share

Story by Kevin Damore, MFA '07

"Community Time" premiered the first Wednesday of the fall 2006 semester, providing a weekly time for socializing, intellectual pursuit and shared mission events.

The academic calendar has been restructured to keep Wednesdays from 12:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. open, allowing students, faculty and staff to partake in events ranging from special Masses, public speakers and informational workshops. A weekly barbecue and social events are also held during the 90-minute break.


Story by Brother Kenneth Cardwell

Brother Sixtus Robert Smith, FSC

July 14, 1914 – September 12, 2006


Keeping the Connections

Story by Erin Hallissy
Photography by Melissa Barnes

Sharing the Spirit