Tamara Spencer is head of the innovative master's program, Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT), which combines an undergraduate major in Justice, Community and Leadership in the School of Liberal Arts and a master’s degree in education from the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE).
Alex Levesque wanted to follow in the footsteps of his siblings and cousin, who all crossed the stage at Saint Mary’s commencement to accept their diplomas. It’s only because of the strength of his spirit and community support that he will beat the odds and achieve this dream.
There is a Jedi at Saint Mary’s. Well, if you exchange the light saber for a Franciscan cross, and the Force for celebrating the Catholic sacraments then there is. Father Hai Ho ’03 is the College’s new chaplain, a Capuchin Franciscan, and a Gael.
The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) partnered with the San Francisco Chronicle to present the Visionary of the Year Award, which honors a social change innovator making a difference in the Bay Area and beyond, to Chase Adam, founder of the global healthcare nonprofit Watsi.
Saint Mary’s won the 2015 Exemplary Program Award for Improving General Education for improving Collegiate Seminar.
Thanks to the new composting program, Saint Mary’s students can now turn leftovers into electricity.
Saint Mary’s installed a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer which made an immediate impact.
Thanks to the efforts of a professor and two students, a neglected 50-year-old greenhouse in the Assumption Hall parking lot now sparkles with new glass, wood, and roof.
Gerardo Mendoza ’16 didn’t always believe his life path included a college degree. That all changed once he joined the Richmond High School soccer team and was introduced to a nonprofit organization called College Is Real.
Saint Mary’s is the only place in the West where teachers can go to be trained in Reading Recovery, a literacy intervention program available in the Kalmanovitz School of Education.
Former U.S. Congressman George Miller was recognized by the John F. Henning Institute for his outstanding contributions and service to the American workforce.
Digging up bones in an Irish monastery and learning about gardens in Costa Rica were just a few of the summer activities for two SMC students doing anthropological and archaeological fieldwork. With the help of Anthropology Department professors, they applied their studies to the real world and enlarged their perspectives.
The top-notch reputation of Saint Mary’s Creative Writing faculty recently became even more stellar thanks to award-winning poet and Professor Brenda Hillman being named chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Saint Mary’s named Tomas Gomez-Arias as the College’s first Chief Diversity Officer in November 2015. A marketing and global business professor in the School of Economics and Business Administration, Gomez-Arias is tasked with facilitating campus-wide inclusion efforts and advising the president on diversity policy and programs.
Thanks to the creation of an internal research grant program and the establishment of the Office of Research to support and recognize faculty research, scholarship, and creative activity, faculty research has received welcome support at SMC.
The men and women’s basketball teams lived up to their stellar reputations this season, each advancing to the postseason and setting program records. The men won 29 games, claimed their third West Coast Conference (WCC) title in six years, and advanced to the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals. The women set a record for points scored in a season and played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the seventh straight year. Combined, the teams placed seven players on all-WCC teams and several earned academic awards from the league.
Saint Mary’s 1,300 graduate and professional students now have an on-campus home of their own.
Instagram has turned average social media users into astute artists, challenging people to post increasingly creative photos. Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art examined this recent force with Instagael, a student Instagram exhibition last spring that showcased the best photographs from the student community. The show’s inspiration came from Richard Prince's popular exhibit New Portraits, which featured blown-up photos from his Instagram feed.
More than 1,500 Saint Mary's alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends came together on March 16 to give an impressive $172,141 during our 1Day1SMC 24-hour giving challenge. All this to help the College build a bold future for our students and everyone whose lives they’ll touch.
Saint Mary’s has received a $1.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to enhance academic support services for low-income and first-generation students. The five-year grant is funded through the DOE’s TRIO Student Support Services Program and supports Saint Mary’s efforts to motivate and prepare low-income and first-generation students for academic success and graduation by building upon their own personal assets and strengths.
Professor Brenda Hillman, along with students, alums, and a cadre of big-name writers—are celebrating the MFA program’s 20th anniversary this year.
Chi-An Emhoff, an assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department, has been awarded a grant to investigate the effects of amino acid supplementation in endurance athletes, in collaboration with two graduate students.
Carina Novell '16 excels at balancing athletics with academics and strategies for her future.
Saint Mary’s clinched the national Fall Frenzy bike competition after 754 riders pedaled 10,596 indoor miles over 240 hours in five weeks, burned 400,092 total calories, and beat 154 colleges.
Saint Mary’s College is introducing a new program that will help bridge the widening gap between earning a four-year college degree and achieving employment goals after graduation.
How does artistic expression articulate theological ideas? A new book by Anne M. Carpenter, assistant professor of Catholic systematic theology explains.