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Best of 2013: A Year in Review

December 16, 2013
Press Release #13-122


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