Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers
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.
A Catholic Force
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.
Heal the World
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.
Kudos for Enhanced Collegiate Seminar
Saint Mary’s won the 2015 Exemplary Program Award for Improving General Education for improving Collegiate Seminar.
Waste to Watts
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.
Greenhouse Grows Again
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.
Raising Readers for 20 Years
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.
SEBA student Lisa Dyas worked to provide shelter and job skills to the homeless at the Alameda Point Collaborative.