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Supported by cheers and clapping from family and friends, 388 Saint Mary’s students emerged in an exuberant procession from Le Mans Hall on May 21, each one eager to receive a diploma and a handshake from President Carol Ann Mooney ‘72. Their enthusiasm never waned, despite sudden rain clouds, rumbles of thunder, and a few sprinkles here and there...
Therese Johnson Borchard ‘93Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring2011 Saint Mary’s College Commencement Address Thank you, President Mooney. And thank you to the professors and staff of Saint Mary’s … especially those who have changed my life: Joe Incandela, Keith Egan, Phyllis Kaminski, and Nancy Mascotte. I am incredibly grateful to be here today....
Samantha Wassell ‘11Valedictory Speech There is a point during Disney’s 1953 animated film Peter Pan at which Captain Hook turns to his first mate, Mr. Smee, and proclaims, “We've so little time; we sail in the morning.” If my time as an English writing major has taught me anything, it’s that most good writing—speeches included—open with a “hook...
Post-Graduate Service Students 2011 1. Caroline Arness, Teach for America, Charlotte, North Carolina 2. Hayley Bojorquez, Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education 3. Lizziey Brown, Sisters of the Holy Cross, Ghana 4. Rachael Chesley, Teach for America, Mississippi 5. Carol Conaghan, Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame 6. Ashley Cook, Shedd...
When Congresswoman Donna Christensen ’66 was looking at colleges in the 1960s, she planned to bolt from the “cloistered” life of an all-girls boarding school and bust out at a big university. “But the Dominican nuns and my parents wouldn’t hear of it,” she told her audience at the College’s fourth Multiethnic Commencement Celebration on May 8....
With songs, candles, and prayers, twenty-six Saint Mary’s seniors were solemnly honored May 8 as they prepare to serve others worldwide. Catherine Salyer '11, far right, receives a blessing on May 8during the first Post-Graduate Service Blessing and Sending Ceremony in the Regina Hall Chapel. The students, their loved ones, and several Sisters of...
Allison Beyer ‘07, Reflection for Post-Graduate Service Blessing and Sending Ceremony We are gathered here today to recognize and bless women of mission, all of the same spirit. Like you graduates, at this time four years ago I was preparing for graduation and to begin a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching in Omak, Washington...
President Carol Ann Mooney Multiethnic Commencement Celebration 2011 Welcome May 8, 2011   Thank you for inviting me to attend the fourth annual Multi- Ethnic Commencement Celebration. I am delighted to be here with you tonight. When I wrote the Strategic Plan for Saint Mary’s College in 2007, you were seniors in high school. During your...
Donna Christensen '66U.S. Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Multi-Ethnic Commencement Celebration AddressSaint Mary’s CollegeMay 8, 2011   Good evening everyone! What a pleasure it is for me to be back here on the idyllic Saint Mary’s campus. Thank you students and administrators for inviting me and particularly for inviting me to this very...
“Pomp and Circumstance” played, loved ones cheered, and a joyous procession of top graduates marched through campus to O’Laughlin Auditorium on May 8 for Honors Convocation. The procession of honors graduates and faculty heads toO'Laughlin Auditorium for Honors Convocation on May 8. College departments recognized outstanding seniors with a total...