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Thomasina Daleo

Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Clinical Counseling & Italian & History of Art

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

San Diego, California

Sophia Courtemarche

Bachelor of Arts: Theatre Technical and Dance

Honors

Cum Laude
Louis LeFevre

Hometown

Huntington Beach, California

Award Bio

Sophia Courtemarche is a Technical Theatre & Design and Dance split major hailing from Southern California. Sophia has served the SMC community through involvement with New Student Orientation, the Mission and Ministry Center, and Student Involvement and Leadership. She is extremely grateful to the Performing Arts faculty for supporting her over the last four years and honoring her with this award.

My Greatest Supporters

I want to thank my mom for always supporting me through every up and down these four years. Thank you so much to Deanna and Cathy for your support and encouragement in my many major changes and letting me cry in your offices when times got tough. I am so grateful for everything and will miss the SMC community deeply.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

At the Paint the SMC during Weekend of Welcome my first year, this guy ran up to me with a handful of paint and left his hand print on my brand new white St. Mary's baseball cap. I was so annoyed and never knew who the person was. Fast forward to senior year and that guy is now my best friend. Shoutout Geoffrey Ulysses Geissinger!

Clubs and Activities

New Student and Family Programs: Orientation Leader, Weekend of Welcome Leader
Mission and Ministry Center: Lasallian Peer Minister of Faith Sharing Communities
Student Involvement and Leadership: Student Engagement and Activity Leader
Performing Arts Department: Saint Mary's College Dance Company, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nomination, LeFevre Award

Favorite Quote

"The truth is, we are in uncharted waters."
— Vision, WandaVision

Sierra Miller

Bachelor of Arts: Art Practice

Minor

Biology

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Livermore, Ca

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my parents, art professors, and friends that have made my college experience amazing.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite memory is having my friend's 21st birthday in the townhouses the day before Covid restrictions were put on the county. We all danced outside of the townhouses and made a bunch of noise because my friends were graduating and weren't going to be at SMC anymore and were being sent back home to different countries. I also enjoyed having picnics by the tree of life at sunset and sunrise.

My Next Chapter

I want to try and work for Pixar or National Geographic one day. I will start by getting a job as a photographer, sports broadcaster, or graphic designer. As an art major, I love so many different creative jobs so any of them will be great to get into.

Clubs and Activities

President of GRID Art Club
Women's Club Soccer Team Captain
Participant in Wilder Gallery Museum Show "The Human Conditional"
Club Sports Photographer, Graphic Designer, Sports Broadcaster (Live Feed) for Mens Rugby
D1 sports Sports Broadcaster and Crew member- Men and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Soccer

Favorite Quote

"Why has life become a plan, to put some money in my hand, when the love I really need is stupid cheap."
— Jon Bellion
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Sarrina Suer

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Finance

Minor

Economics

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Walnut Creek, California

Benjamin Rings

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Business Analytics

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Alameda, California

My Greatest Supporters

My boyfriend Adam, my friends: especially Kyle, Bear, and Matt. My cats: Kanga, Max, and O'Keefe.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Hiking up to the Tree of Life; KSMC

My Next Chapter

Raising kittens and working in a field I'm passionate about.

Clubs and Activities

KSMC
National Society for Leadership and Success

Favorite Quote

Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening.
— Allen Ginsberg

Samuel Doby

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Lake Oswego, Oregon

My Greatest Supporters

My family, my friends, and all of my music teachers.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Getting to be a WoWie in my Junior year was exhilarating. I had so much fun with the new friends I made during the two weeks of training. I loved getting to meet the incoming first-years and welcome them to the school.

My Next Chapter

I will be working this Summer as an intern at CliftonLarsonAllen in Walnut Creek! I will study for the CPA exam and get my certification in the near future. In the meantime, I will be staying in the Bay Area.

Clubs and Activities

Diablo Wind Symphony (All Four Years)
Men's Club Volleyball (Junior and Senior Years)

Favorite Quote

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
— John Cage
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Sebastian Moeller

Bachelor of Arts: History

Minor

Performing Arts: Theatre & Justice, Community, and Leadership

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Pasadena,CA

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters have been my parents, cousins Nunu and Seth, my boss Bianca from Jumpstart, all the theatre goobers, my History teachers especially Profs. Santiago, Soine, and Songster, and my activist teachers within the School of Education. Of course, I can't forget my best pals Bedward, Banbib, Jerry, Belen, Victoria, Crystal, Donaldo, Aggie, Michael, and Justin.

My Next Chapter

I am currently in the Masters/ Credential program for Single Subject History in the Kalmanovitz School of Education! By Fall 2021 I hope to be working as a full time teacher either in Oakland or Berkeley

Clubs and Activities

Jumpstart/CILSA
Theatre
Intramural Soccer
Radio
Skate Mary's
Mexico Study Abroad Jan Term 2020

Sarah Gallo

Bachelor of Arts: Justice, Community, and Leadership: Multiple Subject Teacher Education

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Modesto, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my parents, siblings, grandparents, and my closest friends!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

There are so many, but I would probably say basketball games Junior year. Cheering with my best friends and being as loud as possible!

My Next Chapter

I will be getting my Masters in Education and Reading Intervention Endorsement at the University of Portland through the PACE program. In this program, I will spend the school year teaching Second Grade at Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Clubs and Activities

InterVarsity
Gael Force
Portuguese Club
Compassion Club

Favorite Quote

"Be strong and courageous. So not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
— Deuteronomy 31:6

Ross Leong

Bachelor of Arts: Economics

Minor

History

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

La Canada, California

My Greatest Supporters

My biggest supporters throughout my four years at Saint Mary's were my parents and the friends I made during my first year at Mitty Hall.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Attending basketball games in McKeon Pavilion with my friends.

My Next Chapter

After graduation, I would like to spend some time to relax and to do some traveling. I hope to find a job in finance or investments in the near future.

Clubs and Activities

Intramural Basketball
Intramural Flag Football
Club Baseball
Republican Club

Favorite Quote

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
— Robert Baden-Powell

Richard Neville

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration: Marketing

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Sonoma, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family, my professors, and my girlfriend have been my greatest supporters through my SMC journey. Without my family, I would be lost and cannot thank my extended family enough for making this possible for me.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memory is too hard to put into one memory. Over my time here, what I have learned, the colleagues I have learned it with, and especially my upper-division business classes have been exactly what was promised to me and were priceless.

My Next Chapter

I have accepted an official career offer from Amazon.com and will be starting as an Area Manager in Fresno, CA in August. I can't wait to relocate and begin my career!

Clubs and Activities

SEBA Undergraduate Advisory Board, Alpha Mu Alpha National Honor Society Member, Finance Club, Marketing Club, High Potential Program

Favorite Quote

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

"To be great is to be misunderstood."
— Muhammad Ali & Ralph Waldo Emerson