SMWConnect: Monthly newsletter for Woods alumnae/i
Dear Alumnae/i,


Homecoming 2012 is less than two weeks away! Woodies will gather at SMWC on Sept. 29, 2012, to celebrate our Pomeroy Pride. We'll share fond memories, make new friends, and enjoy a day full of great Homecoming activities. You can still RSVP if you haven't already: Register online today. We hope to see you soon!  


Chanel's Signature 

Chanel Reeder '10

Director of Alumnae Affairs and Annual Giving  

SMWC ranks among the nation's best, again

student looking through microscope For the sixth consecutive year, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) once again prevails as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Colleges guidebook. The exclusive rankings include more than 1,400 schools nationwide. Read More.    

MLD alums profitable for local nonprofits
MLD Lorrie Heber

"Society tends to view the success of an organization based on its CEO," said Susan Decker, director of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College's Master of Leadership Development (MLD) program, "but the reality is that organizations need good leadership at every level to be successful."

SMWC students break cultural boundaries to explore music therapy in a distant land
Music Therapy Laura Kempton
Music therapy, a health profession that uses musical experiences with board-certified music therapists, can maintain or change a person's functioning level in a variety of health domains. SMWC students volunteered in impoverished area of Jamaica, learning traditional Afro-Caribbean music and probing the culture's customs. Read More. 

Mark Your Calendar

Sept. 29: 

SMWC Homecoming 2012

Oct. 4-7:
SMWC Music and Theatre's "The Art of Dining"

Oct. 6:
Pomeroy Day
Invite a prospective student to The Woods!

Oct. 11-12:
Fall Break

Oct. 12:
Woods Online October
Enrollment Deadline


Do you want to organize an event in your area? We can help!  Contact the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs!

Make an Impact 


Support SMWC Athletics.

Encourage a colleague or friend to pursue a graduate degree from The Woods.

Hire an SMWC student for an internship with your employer.


Download an MP3 of the "Ring Song!"


Etch your love of The Woods in stone with a commemorative brick! 




Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2012 on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Reconnect with friends while making new ones as you cheer on the Pomeroys or relax in our beer and brat tent! Check out these great photos from last year's event!