Saint Martin’s Society of Fellows welcomes Mary Law as Spring Colloquium speaker

LACEY, WASHINGTON — The Saint Martin’s University Society of Fellows cordially invites the community to join its members for the Society’s Spring 2012 Colloquium on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will take place in the Norman Worthington Conference Center on Saint Martin’s Lacey campus.

The evening celebration will feature distinguished speaker Mary Law, the much-loved, former registrar of Saint Martin’s. Earlier this year, after more than 30 years of service, Mary retired from the position of registrar in order to work with the University’s Office of Alumni Relations. Law, who also will be delivering this year’s commencement address for Saint Martin’s Class of 2012, will speak on “Fellows I Have Known” for the colloquium. Differing from the commencement address, the colloquium presentation will be an opportunity for Law to share memories of the many Fellows she has known over the years and their impact on “This Place Called Saint Martin’s.”

At the colloquium, newly inducted members of the Society of Fellows will receive medals. Graduating Fellows will wear their medals with their regalia at Saint Martin’s commencement on Saturday, May 12.

Founded in 1971 by Father Michael Feeney, O.S.B., the Society of Fellows is Saint Martin’s academic honorary society. Membership in the Society recognizes students and faculty who, by their outstanding work in teaching and learning, contribute to the intellectual life of the University.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Hal Wilson
Senior Fellow, Saint Martin’s University Society of Fellows
Associate Professor, Business and Economics

Sarah Holdener
Director of Community Relations and Event Management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University