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Best of 2013: A Year in Review


December 16, 2013
Press Release #13-122

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As we say goodbye to 2013, we reached into our archives and pulled out some of our top headlines from throughout the year. 

 

We ranked high in national college guides…

-Named a Best-Value Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

-Ranked one of the Nation’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

-Named a Top College for Veterans

-Recognized as a Leading Institution for Study Abroad

 

We welcomed some pretty notable guests…

-Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Delivered the 2013 Commencement Address

-Author, Activist Sister Helen Prejean Gave a Talk on Death Penalty Laws

-Comedy Central Correspondent John Hodgman Delivered this year’s Twain Lecture on American Humor and Culture

 

We gave back…

-Ranked eighth on the Peace Corps’ List of Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

-Earned Highest Honor for Community Service Work

-St. Mary’s College Cares Campaign Exceeded its Goal

 

We had a stellar year in sports…

-Men's Basketball Team Won the CAC Title

-Women's Sailing Placed Second at the Sperry Top-Sider/ ICSA Women’s National Championship

-Sailing Team Finished Second at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/ APS Team Race National Championships

 

We froze tuition…

-The Board of Trustees Voted to Freeze Tuition for the 2013-14 academic year  

 

We erected a mural and got social…

-“We Are St. Mary’s” Mural Art Project

-@StMarysMD’s most re-tweeted tweet: Congratulations to the #SMCM Class of 2013!! (May 11)

-Most liked Facebook wall post: As she passed the bell tower this morning, Katherine Morgan ’13 snapped this beautiful pic! (Jan 24)

-The Office of Admissions joined Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Twitter and Tumblr!

 

View the 2013 photo gallery