Commencement Weekend 2010

By Mike McAlpin

Photo by Kat Wade

Women of Influence

Introduction by Susan Sward
Photos by Toby Burditt and Erin Mulvehill

Profiles of some of the 40 Influential Women are available below. More profiles are being added soon, so check back again.

Four decades after women were first admitted to Saint Mary's College, many female graduates have gone on to make spectacular contributions in a wide array of professions – from inner-city education to law enforcement.

You're Mine, You

By Valyntina Grenier

One person isn’t from many solitudes
She gives valediction
She gives from instinct infinitesimal selves out of the household
She keeps pained expressions out of the household
She disregards infinitesimal selves

Unceasingly she isn’t public 
unending under unending another 
not subconsciously
She isn’t alike parallel to some center
She isn’t unalike from some surface equality

Finding Common Ground: Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Pamela Thomas
Photos by Katy Shayne Rogers and Charles Mann

It was in December of 1531—the year Halley's comet traversed the sky—when Juan Diego was on his way to Mass but stopped on Tepeyac to listen to songbirds. He heard a woman call him by name and, speaking in his native language, Nahuatl, beckon him up the top of the hill. She identified herself as the ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God. She asked that a church be built in her honor on this hill and told him to tell the bishop about her request.

Claiming a Voice

By Sandra Grayson
Illustration by Seana Lyn Mickols

A Year of Change: 1970

In Memoriam

Brother Martin Fallin '54

Brother Martin Fallin, who was a teacher and administrator at several Christian Brothers Schools for 55 years, including 21 years at Saint Mary's College, died July 8 at Mont La Salle in Napa. He was 78.

Brother Martin was born Robert William Fallin in Springfield, Miss. He graduated from the Christian Brothers' Junior Novitiate in Napa and entered the novitiate in 1949. He pronounced final vows in 1956.

Wine Tasting for a Good Cause

Event Supports Lasallian Scholarship

More than 400 people tasted wine from more than two dozen wineries at the annual Summer Wine Festival on Aug. 15, with proceeds going to the Lasallian Scholarship.

Professors Inspire Wonder at Alumni Events

Paola Sensi-Isolani. Photo by Nicolo Serturio

The traveling speakers' series called Inspiring Wonder, which was launched last year by the alumni office to bring together alumni, parents and friends for an evening of camaraderie, learning and discussion led by Saint Mary's faculty, became an instant success.

New Alumni Board of Directors Members

Alumni Board President David Johnson '84 welcomed seven new directors for 2010-2011. The board helps the alumni association and the College by exploring and supporting avenues of mutual engagement and service.

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