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Great Books are still great at SMC . . . and thrive in Integral.
Saint Mary’s College President James Donahue recently called Integral a “signature program of the college,” and SMC has backed this by tenuring two new Integral tutors and promoting a third. Unsurpassed Great Books education in the Lasallian Catholic tradition continues.
|Kristina Tomelloso, first recipient of financial aid from the endowment, is a fourth-year student in the Program. She grew up in Dixon, a small town in northern California and graduated from Dixon High School. She is also in her fourth year playing Saint Mary's Women’s Rugby. An alumnus introduced her to the Program. After one week, she says, she had never felt so "at home" in an academic atmosphere. Her “archonship” project will have her assisting a tutor in editing for publication the work of late Professor John Albert Dragstedt, “Crafting Workable Tradition.” She is immensely grateful to the alumni and the Program for the opportunity “to keep conversation alive.”|
From outside the College, a local charitable foundation, interested in the Great Books, has contributed $70,000 over the last two years exclusively to support Integral students . . . and then there is our tutor, colleague, and Christian Brother Martin Yribarren, who donated $116,000 to start an endowment in the name of Integral co-founder, Br. Sixtus Robert Smith, F.S.C. Other tutors, colleagues, Christian Brothers, and all Integral Alumni Council Board members have made their commitments, more than doubling this endowment.
We are more than 80% of the way there at approximately $405, 000 as of mid-October. And we still haven't heard from over 80% of you!
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Great news from SMC Update: The National Bar Association honored June Williams '06 as one of its "40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates," which recognizes exemplary achievement in the legal field, including advocacy, innovation, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.
New publication by alumna Mikaela Cowles Judd '08!
Fresh from boxes in the mailroom @kenmoreair!!! It’s not the New Yorker or a book, but it is my very first issue of explore:NW as editor!!! #overthemoon #editor #travelwriter | Shoutouts to @blueskyephoto and @brendanramseyphotography on p.12; the amazing @otterdrivernw on p.16, @doebaywinecompany on p.22; @rocheharborresort’s donuts by @whimsychef on p. 25; a fabulous lineup of gear from @redpaddleco, @smithoptics, @keen, @blackemberequipment, @filson1897, @hydroflask, @garmin & @dannerboots; and @sanjuansafaris’ Captain Sarah McCullagh p.52!!