Endowment Capital Campaign Is Growing!

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Please keep giving to keep the Program strong for the next generation.


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.

KTomelloso 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.

THANKS to all. We received more than a half million in gifts and pledges.

And NOW we have until Dec 31 to match an additional gift of $25,000. Every dollar given or pledged up to $25 K before the end of the year will be matched by Tutor Ted Tsukahara and his wife Vikki. That is generosity!

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Three Old Codgers

The Integral Alumni Council (IAC) recently sponsored a gathering where currrent students got together with three distinguished alumni for a discussion about the Program follwered by lunch. Here is a video of the discussion:

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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!!


Albert Dragstedt - In Memoriam

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We mourn the death of our esteemed colleague Albert John Dragstedt, but we also celebrate the richness he brought to all our lives. See the links below to read the homily from the memorial Mass by Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P. as well as the Eulogy delivered by Brother Kenneth Cardwell, F.S.C.