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Alumnae Association Awards

Saint Mary's College is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual awards given by the Alumnae Association of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. The winners were recognized and awards were distributed Saturday, June 4, at the Reunion Banquet as part of Reunion Weekend.

The following is the list of the awards and the recipients:
Alumnae Achievement Award: Liz Bermingham Lacy '66
Distinguished Alumna Award: Sarah Belanger Earley '71
Humanitas Award: Marilyn Wolter Laboe '61
Outstanding Young Alumna Award: Shannon Culbertson Thompson '06

One Book, One Saint Mary's
As we announced at Reunion, the One Book, One Saint Mary's title selected by alumnae votes for 2016-17 is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Stay tuned for opportunities to Read-Discuss-Share this book during the upcoming year!
President, Jan Cervelli
South Bend-native Jan Cervelli, a dean at The University of Arizona, will serve as the 12th president of Saint Mary’s College. Mary L. Burke ’85, chair of the Board of Trustees, introduced Cervelli as the president-elect this afternoon at a celebratory event on campus. Cervelli will succeed President Carol Ann Mooney who will retire on May 31 after 12 years. Cervelli will begin her term on June 1. She will be formally installed as president at her inauguration in the late fall. Saint Mary's College currently has 1557 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students. Click here to read more!

Welcome Alumnae!

To all Saint Mary’s College alumnae and friends, welcome home! Our alumnae are a group of women with a wealth of talent, experience, know-how, access to innumerable resources, and they can do much to perpetuate the legacy of Saint Mary’s College.

Saint Mary’s College honors the rich tradition that has established her as a nationally recognized Catholic women’s college dedicated to empowering women to make a difference in the world. All alumnae are called to support and advance the mission of Saint Mary’s College.


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