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Published on April 28th, 2021
Saint Mary's College Guild pushes forward with fundraising efforts
Fundraising for Saint Mary's College scholarships has been extremely difficult due to the pandemic, but the Saint Mary's College Guild's St. Patrick's Day Raffle was a huge success, with the sale of five baskets filled with Irish treasures. The Guild was able to raise ...Submitted by Millicent McCormack

Published on March 3rd, 2021
After 451 days, Saint Mary's men's soccer makes a successful return to the pitch
Coming off the two best seasons in Saint Mary's history (16-2 and 18-0-2), there was a 451-day hiatus between games for the men's soccer team due to the coronavirus. If nothing else, it gave head coach Adam Cooper the opportunity to appreciate the true dominance of ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on March 3rd, 2021
SMC students 'de-stress' on campus at highly-rated rec center
Raquel Corral, a Saint Mary's College senior majoring in psychology, feels that COVID has contributed additional stress to her last year of college. Rather than experiencing special school moments and celebrations with friends she is saddened at the prospect of no ...By Vera Kochan

Published on January 20, 2021
Saint Mary's College names its 30th president
Richard G. Plumb, PhD, will take the reigns as the 30th president of Saint Mary's College beginning July 1. Plumb will replace President James Donahue who will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year following eight years at the helm.
By Vera Kochan

Published on November 11th, 2020
Saint Mary's women's basketball: an amalgam of experience, youth and size
After winning at least 20 games in nine of their last 10 seasons (19 in 2010-11), prior to last year's 12-19 record, head coach Paul Thomas is very optimistic about this year's team. With six veteran players and six new players on the roster, it's a group that Thomas ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on October 14th, 2020
Saint Mary's Visiting Writers offer community lecture
Every year the Saint Mary's College Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing invites visiting writers to mentor master students and give lessons on campus. Some of these craft lectures and readings are open to the community, online, during the school year, such as author ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on October 14th, 2020
Saint Mary's College fall semester - functioning through coronavirus
As humankind adapts to the COVID-19 induced ...By Vera Kochan

Published on August 19th, 2020
SMC opts for mainly remote fall instruction
Unlike the California State University ...By Vera Kochan

Published on July 8th, 2020
SMC athletics confronts coronavirus
With the onset of the coronavirus in March, with all its debilitating effects, we now find the fall sports season inexorably approaching. 'Everyone has their individual concerns: the coaches are concerned with their particular team, the players are concerned with ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on May 13th, 2020
SMC president announces retirement
Saint Mary's College President James A. Donahue made an official announcement last month to the Gael Nation, sharing his plans to retire in June 2021, at which point he will have served eight years. "It seems there is no perfect moment for announcing one's future ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 19th, 2020
Supporting student-athletes at Saint Mary's
With the recent spate of negative press regarding the falsification of athletic participation of students by parents who felt the need to purchase their offspring's way into colleges, it actually puts a more positive light on the athletes who were accepted by schools ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on February 19th, 2020
8-year-old signs letter of intent with SMC women's basketball team
Whether it's to replace an injured player or add a player to try and improve the team, as a rule, it's only professional teams that can bring on a new player during the season. Once again, the Saint Mary's Gaels have pushed the envelope, in this case with the women's ...By Jon Kingdon

Saint Mary's basketball continues its dominance over California under Randy Bennett
The Saint Mary's men's basketball team made the 10-mile trek to Berkeley and Haas Pavilion Dec. 14, defeating the University of California, in a game the Gaels' sports information department dubbed the Caldecott Classic, by a score of 89-77. This was the fourth time ...By Jon Kingdon

The Saint Mary's men's soccer team finishes another great season
The Saint Mary's men's soccer team finished another impressive season this year with their second West Coast Conference win and a 7-0 winning streak. This marks another historic season for the team, for they haven't won every game within their conference in fifteen ...Submitted by Melanie Moyer

SMC SEBA Case Competition utilizes Painted Rock as this year's focus
The Moraga Chamber of Commerce and Saint Mary's College have once again partnered for the second annual case competition. The School of Economics and Business Administration was tasked with developing a strategy for making Moraga a prime hiking destination in the East ...By Vera Kochan

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