Letter from the President of the Alumni Association

By Maroon & White | fall 2017

As my first year serving as President of the Saint Mary’s Alumni Association wraps up, I have a lot of great experiences to look back on. This summer we held our Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Granite Springs on August 17th. This sold out event hosted 132 golfers and funded 21 deserving students with bursaries.

I was grateful to be a part of Welcome Week on campus the first week of September. It was a very successful week of learning, relationship building, and fun for all of the students involved. During the Santamarian Ceremony, a record number of students signed ledgers declaring their commitment to the Saint Mary’s community. I would like to welcome all new students to our university family.

I would also like to thank everyone who made it out to our Homecoming 2017 events. This year, we were excited to induct the 2001 & 2002 Vanier Cup Football Champions into the Sport Hall of Fame. I also had the pleasure of presenting our alumni awards at the One World Alumni Awards Gala. The deserving winners this year include students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the community. We look forward to sharing their stories in more detail in our Spring 2018 issue.

I would like to thank my Executive from the past year: Past President, Mary-Evelyn Ternan; Vice-President, Dan Rudisuela; and Secretary, Scott MacElman. I also want to express my appreciation for the continued support of Council members and the hard work of the staff at the Alumni Office. I’m looking forward to the next year with the new executive and all it has to offer for the Saint Mary’s Community.


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

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