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We are currently sold out of tickets to the All-Program Centennial Reunion! To be placed on a waiting list, please email the alumni office at alumni@smumn.edu

As Saint Mary's University celebrates 100 years of transforming education, the graduate schools are commemorating 30 years of growth and vitality. Join us as we "March Back to Saint Mary's" to honor our heritage and acknowledge our achievements.

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to this once-in-a-century get-together focused on the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. This unique evening will feature opportunities to reconnect and network with faculty and friends, learn more about Saint Mary’s, and honor distinguished alums — as well as enjoy local and international cuisine.

2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Join us in honoring alumni who are using their Saint Mary’s education to improve their organizations and communities:

Pablo Gaito M’06, M.A. Human Development
Vice President, Human Resources, Cargill

Holly Hall M’11, M.A. Philanthropy and Development
Features Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Janee Harteau M’06, B.S. Police Science; M.A. Public Safety Administration
Chief of Police, City of Minneapolis (presented at another time)

Scott Thomas M’05, M.Ed. Teaching and Learning
Executive Director, Magnet Schools of America 

Kathy Wilde M’92, M.A. Health and Human Services Administration
Chief Nursing Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center

Visual Yearbook – Where Are You Now?

Whether or not you attend, we want to feature you in our visual graduate “yearbook.” Submit a photo of yourself and a photo of someone or something special in your life (like your family, an award, a personal creation). Add a short phrase for each photo, plus your name and degree program. Simply go to the “registration” page and follow the directions to upload. Your images and messages will be compiled into a presentation that will run throughout our “March Back” event.


Saturday, March 9, 2013
Saint Mary’s University Center
2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

5:30 p.m.         Social Hour 

6:15 "March of the Flags" will lead you to dinner

6:30 p.m.         Dinner & Distinguished Alumni Award Presentations,
Celebrity Host John Cosgrove

8:00 p.m.         After Party, with acoustic music by the legendary Mick Sterling

Event tickets are $40 per person and include the Social Hour, Dinner and After Party (plus three drink tickets).

NOTE: Tables seat eight. People that have a full eight-person table and list all the names, plus a name for the table sign, will be seated together. Groups of less than eight will have seating by degree program or general seating.

Things to do

5:00 p.m.    "Art on Park" Centennial Exhibition Grand Opening, LaSalle Hall

Artistically inclined alumni, students, faculty and staff have created a display in the Twin Cities Library. The exhibit, curated by the Twin Cities Library “Art on the Park” review board, features an array of work created by members of the SMU community.

SMU Bookstore – Get Your Gear Here

Wear your Saint Mary’s pride! The bookstore features new Centennial clothing and merchandise, as well as the Centennial commemorative book, “A Transforming Heritage.” Stop upstairs at LaSalle Hall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on March 9 or shop online at your convenience.

Dinner – A Taste of Saint Mary's

A delicious menu is planned that echoes the international diversity of Saint Mary’s campuses. Enjoy cuisine from Jamaica and Kenya, along with traditional American favorites. Business/cocktail attire suggested.

  • Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Kenyan Rice Pilau
  • Chicken Minnesota with Hand-Harvested Wild Rice Pilaf (gluten free)
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine (chickpeas, potatoes, tomatoes, apricot and serrano chile, simmered with exotic spices, served atop couscous)

More Details


As we “March Back to Saint Mary's,” there are on-going and one-time tasks, as well as assistance needed on the day of the event. Your time and talents are not only appreciated – we need you to make this a successful evening!

If you are interested in helping, please contact Barb Hall, bhall@smumn.edu or 612-238-4517, with a short message stating your interests and availability.


Please consider becoming a sponsor as an individual, family or company, and help to underwrite this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Our sponsors are helping to keep costs down and make the All-Program Centennial Reunion as affordable as possible for alumni and friends.

For more information on sponsorships, please email Audrey Kintzi, akintzi@smumn.edu.


A block of rooms has been reserved. The block has been extended till February 22 or until sold out. 

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
1101 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403
(612) 332-6800

Rate: $89 plus 13.40% taxes ($101 total) in suites with one king or two doubles
Register under group room block: Saint Mary's University Alumni Centennial

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis is within walking distance of many attractions. The Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport and Mall of America are approximately 20 minutes (13 miles) away.

Bonus: They serve warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in.


Date & Location

Date: 3/9/2013
Time: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Alumni Relations
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #21
Winona, MN 55987-1399

phone: (507) 457-1499
toll-free: (800) 635-5987

Alumni Relations
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403-4403

phone: (612) 238-4507
toll-free: (866) 437-2788