Saint Mary's Stories

Two Saint Mary’s graduates begin Orr Fellowship Read More Two Saint Mary’s graduates begin Orr Fellowship Two Saint Mary’s students from the Class of 2020, Molly Ryan and Darby Harcourt, have been selected to join the Orr Fellowship, an intensive two-year, post-graduate program that combines full-time employment with professional development programming. Alumnae Association Announces 2020 Award Recipients Read More Alumnae Association Announces 2020 Award Recipients Four Saint Mary's College alumnae have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Alumnae Association Awards. Celebrating Juneteenth! Read More Celebrating Juneteenth! As people across the country gather in observance of Juneteenth to commemorate African American freedom, we join by highlighting several African American alumnae who have made significant contributions to their communities. Greater Campus Dining Value for Students Read More Greater Campus Dining Value for Students To fulfill our commitment to excellence in every aspect of a Saint Mary’s College experience, we welcome students back to the College with a new model for campus dining: one that ensures quality, equity, and community both within and outside our campus. This change is an investment in our students. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are to welcome the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Dining team as our new dining providers! June 10, 2020 Read More June 10, 2020 Dear Saint Mary’s Friends, Greetings from the President’s Office in Le Mans Hall! I arrived at Saint Mary’s just over a week ago and found the campus in its late-Spring glory, but strangely devoid of people! The sun had just set when I arrived at Riedinger House, where I’ll be staying until my husband and our two cats join me later in the summer. The church bells were the only interruption of a deep and abiding silence. An Open Letter to Our Community from the Board of Trustees Read More An Open Letter to Our Community from the Board of Trustees June 8, 2020 Dear Saint Mary’s Community, We are grateful to be part of a community that is committed to racial justice and equity. On June 1, Saint Mary’s College issued a strong public statement acknowledging the righteous anger arising from the recent murder of George Floyd and the deaths of countless others at the hands of police. We reaffirmed the College’s commitment to fight for all marginalized, victimized populations and to disrupt the dehumanizing effects caused by systemic and interpersonal racism. Welcoming Our New President Read More Welcoming Our New President Katie Conboy PhD. begins her tenure at Saint Mary’s College. Board of Trustees Chair Gretchen Flicker '93 welcomes her with an open letter to the community. Our Stand on Racism Read More Our Stand on Racism This past weekend, hundreds of protests were organized across the United States and around the world demanding attention to racial injustice. Communities are calling for action, insisting that we — individually and collectively — must take a forceful stand against racism, speak out for racial justice, and embrace the plain truth that Black lives matter. The murder of George Floyd and the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, have incited outrage, and we believe this is righteous anger. In the broader community of South Bend, the 2019 death of Eric Logan and its divisive after-effects show that right here in our city there is much work to be done.  Gabrielle Beach Reaches For the Stars Read More Gabrielle Beach Reaches For the Stars Gabi Beach '20 is a professional ballet dancer turned physics major who soared to new heights with the help and encouragement of Saint Mary's faculty. How She Empowers 80,000 People From Home Read More How She Empowers 80,000 People From Home A Saint Mary’s alumna drives an international team, virtually