Saint Mary's Magazine Spring 2020

President’s Emergency Fund Assists Students Impacted by COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which ultimately upended higher education throughout the nation, Saint Mary’s has taken decisive measures to ensure the academic continuity of learning and instruction for students and faculty. In mid-March, the College suspended in-classroom instruction through the end of the academic school year and implemented online distance learning for all students.

With heightened expediency, the College’s leadership team and Board of Trustees put measures in place to address the aforementioned challenges, which included implementing the President’s Emergency Fund to provide assistance to students facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.

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SMC students celebrating in front of the De La Salle statue

Defining the Future: The Campaign for Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary's Comprehensive Campaign exceeded its fundraising goal, as nearly 30,000 donors—a participation record—raised $136 million.
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Professor Helga Lenart-Cheng

Immigrant Stories: Who Holds the Microphone and Why?

In her Fulbright research, Professor Helga Lenart-Cheng studies how societies use, misuse, and abuse immigrant storytelling.
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Kathy Littles meeting with students and participants of CCIE workshop

Embracing the Richness of Diversity at Saint Mary’s

The College Committee on Inclusive Excellence advances pathways to equity and inclusion.
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2019 Alumni Awards recipients

Saint Mary’s Presents the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The College honored seven deserving Gaels and friends with awards for outstanding service.
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Saint Mary's staff at UMAEL Congress

Saint Mary’s Staff Has Impact at International Lasallian Alumni Conference

The seventh World Congress of the Association of Lasallian Alumni met in Minneapolis last November.
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Saint Mary’s President James Donahue with UCU President David Tuyo

Saint Mary’s College, University Credit Union Announce Partnership

University Credit Union is the first comprehensive partner for SMC to be integrated within both Athletics and the campus.
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Assistant Professor Jim Pesavento (right) with students De’andranique Jones ’22 (left) and Henna Shaghasi ’21 (middle)

Biology Professor Jim Pesavento Receives NSF Grant

Pesavento endeavors to unlock the multifaceted benefits of algae on the environment—and engages students in the process.
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Bari A. Williams MBA ’03

Bari A. Williams: Influencer on Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

The alumna has been named one of the Five Innovative Black Women in Tech to Watch Out For.
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Spring 2020 Issue