Thanks to her SMC experience, Sabrina Santos ’14 now works as the community engagement and volunteer coordinator at the Monument Crisis Center in Concord, which helps low-income families and individuals by providing food, education, general assistance, and referrals.
Rémy Smith-Lewis ’12 and his Portuguese Water Dog, Manly, competed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. An accomplished dog handler, Smith-Lewis was the first African American handler to compete at the show.
Odell Johnson ’58, a prominent leader in higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area and former president of Laney College, is this year’s Alumnus of the Year.
Ken Weseloh ’77 works to preserve countless stories as the president of the Joe DiMaggio Hometown Hero Project.
As a fly-fishing guide and blogger at galgonefishing.com, Leslie Ajari ’08 sees the four seasons differently than most people.
Nick Anicich ’14, a former vegetable-hater, serves as program coordinator for the four-year-old Edible Sac High.
More than 50 people gathered in November for this year's Black Student Meet and Greet, an annual collaboration of students, alumni, staff, and faculty coming together for networking, dialogue, and mentorship opportunities.
SEBA alumna Shirley Gee ’80, E.M.B.A. ’09 and managing partner of Angel Plus, runs one of the most thorough due diligence reviews in Silicon Valley and brings a human touch to angel investing––linking entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and hard work.
Jim Ott EdD ' 15 helps veterans at Las Positas College in Livermore find release in writing their stories.
Julie Berchtold ’89 ran a hand-painted T-shirt business out of her dorm room and flipped her first house at the age of 25. Ever since, Berchtold has been flipping expectations.
There are 18 Christian Brothers for whom Saint Mary’s is home. They live and work here and are the guiding light for everything we do. Here are their stories.
Joe Legaz '04, the San Francisco 49ers' manager of game day entertainment at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, is no stranger to high-profile productions.
Emily Wallace ’15 didn’t have much downtime between commencement and new employee orientation. Shortly after receiving double bachelor’s degrees last spring, she reported to work as a development associate for the San Francisco Symphony, one of the city’s oldest and most celebrated music institutions.
Saint Mary’s will once again be well represented at the Olympic Games (Aug. 5-21) with as many as five Gaels being considered for the Australian National Team. NBA guards Matthew Dellavedova ’13 and Patty Mills (at SMC 2007-2009), who comprised the Aussie starting backcourt at the 2012 London Games, are once again expected to play a major role for the Boomers. Daniel Kickert ’06, Clint Steindl ’12, and Lucas Walker ’09 were also among the elite players invited to Olympic Team camp.
Helana Corda ’09, a sixth-grade humanities teacher at the James Lick Middle School in San Francisco, has been named a San Francisco Mayor's Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was May 9, with presentation of the award at AT&T Park just before the Giants game.
In 2011, a horrific accident in Los Angeles left Andy Hnilo ’06 with a shattered jaw, seven crushed ribs, and a collapsed lung. But Hnilo—a model and actor, as well as a former Division I athlete who played baseball for the Gaels under head coach Jedd Soto—bounced back with a vengeance.
The seventh annual Pat Vincent Rugby Dinner on Nov. 7 gathered 300 members of the Gael Rugby Nation to celebrate SMC’s back-to-back national championships and honor Jerry Murphy '72, Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
The Lasallian mission governs just about every part of the life of Lawrence Siegel ’65. He co-founded and directs Safe Water International, a Santa Barbara–based nonprofit aimed at improving sanitation and drinking water in impoverished rural areas.
Garen Scribner ’11—now dancing, singing and acting the lead role in the Broadway musical An American in Paris—is the rare dancer with a college degree earned while performing full time.