Alumnae Association News Read More Alumnae Association News This might be the first time we have introduced you to the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association Board of Directors (AABOD), but you have probably seen our work if you tune into SMCTalks, or have enjoyed Lenten and Advent reflections. The Board led the creation of these programs. Summer Research Read More Summer Research Saint Mary’s faculty and students continue their research projects and academic work during the summer months on campus and around the world. Class of 2020 Celebrating Together Read More Class of 2020 Celebrating Together As a 2020 graduate, reuniting with my best friends for the weekend’s Commencement Celebration was surreal. For two years, after being abruptly separated in March 2020, we hoped for a traditional celebration with all the pomp and circumstance. Commencement 2022 Read More Commencement 2022 On Saturday, May 14, 310 undergraduates and 50 graduate students claimed their degrees before family members and friends at the 2022 Saint Mary’s Commencement. A Legacy of Leadership Read More A Legacy of Leadership Emily Spore Chase ’04, Ph.D., RN always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up—and how to get there. In second grade, she dressed up for career day in her grandmother’s nursing uniform. In fourth grade, she wrote to the Saint Mary’s admission team describing the College as the only place for her. And in May 2004, she made her dreams a reality when she graduated from Saint Mary’s College at the top of her nursing class. Caring for Our Common Home Read More Caring for Our Common Home Saint Mary’s College is addressing the climate crisis with immediate action and a global, unified, faith-based plan. Avenue News Read More Avenue News In this issue's Avenue News, check out what's been happening on campus, like our inaugural annual sexual violence symposium, Temple Grandin's visit, our new provost and new vice president, and more. Home Again Read More Home Again The tables were barely cleared from one Reunion before they were redecorated for a second one. Two back-to-back weekends of Reunion festivities in June brought together hundreds of alumnae to celebrate each other and Saint Mary’s. Upon Reflection Read More Upon Reflection As I look at this issue of Courier, I am struck by the overwhelming number of happy photographs from our two commencements and two reunions. Members of the Class of 2022 are captured enjoying all the expected pomp and circumstance connected to their Commencement.