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The 2011 summer session at Saint Mary's College has seen significant increases in several areas. Overall participation climbed 34 percent:  Total students     2010   2011    228 306   Online and on-campus course offerings were expanded:  Number of courses  ...
Overall summer session enrollment grew by a significant 34 percent from 2010, boosted by the popularity of online classes. This summer, 231 students signed up for online classes, an impressive jump from sixty-six students in 2010. Click here for tables illustrating summer school growth. Biology Associate Professor Ryan Dombkowski examines a brain...
Saint Mary’s annual Alumnae Association Awards ceremony honored three outstanding women on June 4, 2011, during Reunion Weekend. For more information about and a photo of an honoree, please click on her name. Sheila Conlin Brown ’56 received the Distinguished Alumna Award, the association's highest recognition. Brown, who majored in nutrition at...
Florence Nightingale called nursing an art that requires exclusive devotion. On May 20, in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto, 45 Saint Mary’s nursing students were honored for their dedication to that selfless art. Saint Mary's student nurses, nursing professors, and audience sing during the Nurses Pinning Ceremony in the Church of Our Lady of...
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...