Letter from the President of the Alumni Association

By Maroon & White | spring 2017

I am excited and proud to serve as the new President of the Saint Mary’s Alumni Association. Since the Fall of 2016, I have been privileged to meet many alumni from across the globe and to engage with faculty, staff, and students within the University. This experience has been immensely rewarding.

In February, we officially welcomed our new VP Advancement, Erin Sargeant Greenwood, to the team.
She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to her role, and our Alumni Council looks forward to working with her. You can read more about her in the coming pages.

The Class of 2017 will have recently graduated by the time you receive your magazine. There are so many great students joining our alumni family, which officially crossed the 50,000 mark in January. We’ve highlighted a few of these amazing students, now alumni, in this issue. 

Two important dates to keep in mind are the Alumni Golf Tournament on August 17th, 2017 and Homecoming on Oct 12-15th, 2017. The Golf Tournament is not just a fun day of golf; it also supports our students financially with bursaries. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event, please visit our webpage!

Homecoming will be a very special event this year. We will be welcoming back the 2001 and 2002 Vanier Cup championship football teams. The two teams will be inducted into the Saint Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame. Make a plan to get back to campus and let us know, so we can help you plan your reunion or gathering. 

I would like to thank my Executive: Past President, Mary-Evelyn Ternan; Vice-President, Dan Rudisuela; and Secretary, Scott McElman, plus all of the Alumni Council and the staff in the Alumni Office for all of their hard work. 

Sarah Ferguson, CMA BComm ‘09
President, Saint Mary’s University Alumni Association

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