On the occasion of its sesquicentennial, Saint Mary's College honored Brother Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria, superior general of the Christian Brothers at a Convocation filled with special ceremonies and music.
Photos by Steve Babuljak
Brother Alvaro greets the Freshman Senate Chair Diego Rios during a reception at the Soda Center.
Students come together and ring the bell to gather everyone inside the Chapel, where Convocation was held.
Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins, Brother President Ronald Gallagher, Brother Alvaro and Brother Donald Johanson, the District Visitor, before Convocation.
Brother Alvaro interacts with Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins before the Convocation ceremony.
Brother Alvaro and President-designate James Donahue.
The SMC community stands together as Convocation begins in the SMC Chapel.
The Saint Mary's College Chamber Singers sang both the opening and the closing prayers at Convocation.
Students from the Saint Mary's Chamber Singers perform as part of this year's Convocation.
Carole Swain, Director of the Office of Mission, introduced Brother Alvaro and other speakers.
Brother Alvaro delivers his address on the need for education to empower the poor in a globalized world.
Brother President Ronald Gallagher speaks as Brother Alvaro watches.
Brother Alvaro is awarded with an honorary doctorate in education from Brother President Ronald Gallagher.
The Christian Brothers stand together to sing the song of the Lasallian Brothers, "Honneur a toi."
The Saint Mary's Glee Club sings "Hope For Resolution" during Convocation.
A member of the Chamber Singers during Convocation.
Associated Students President Joey Van Loon gives a gift to Brother Alvaro on behalf of the student body.
Claude-Rheal Malary, chairman of the Academic Senate, reads a proclamation from the faculty.
The Saint Mary's Chamber Singers perform at Convocation as the audience listens.
Brother Alvaro accepts the blue hood of his honorary SMC doctorate.
Brother Alvaro gathers with Brother Ronald and members of a Gael family.
Brother Michael Meister, in full academic regalia, greets Brother Alvaro.
Brother Dominic Berardelli greets the community with his welcoming smile.
Sophomore Gabbi Carroll gives a high-five to a Brother after Convocation.
Brother Alvaro talks with members of the SMC community during a reception in the Soda Center after Convocation.
Brother Alvaro shares stories with community members.
The SMC community was invited to a reception in the Soda Center after this year's Convocation.