Jeffrey Trumbower, a professor of religious studies who served as dean of the College from 2005 to 2014, will return to the position starting July 1, Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Talentino announced Tuesday. Trumbower will be re-assuming his duties from Jeffrey Ayres, a veteran professor of political science who has served as dean since 2014 and now will return to the classroom fulltime. Initially in 2005, Trumbower had succeeded John Kenney, also of the religious studies faculty, who was dean for about a decade.
Speaking to nearly 50 mentored summer research students during a brunch in the International Commons on Thursday, June 8, Karen Talentino, vice president for academic affairs, figuratively gave them something to chew on even before they ate. “Something you should think about is is how these experiences give great mastery of content knowledge – you will, after eight weeks, know what you’re working on better than anyone else – except maybe your mentor," she said. The range of this year’s topics reflects the expansion of the thriving Saint Michael’s research culture in recent years, she said – which became evident later when each student briefly summarized what he or she aims to accomplish.
More than 60 members of the Saint Michael’s College Class of 1967 turned out over Alumni Weekend, June 1-4, to be honored as “Golden Knights’ for their 50th Reunion. The broke records both for attendance by a 50th reunion class and for fundraising –over $700,000.
A Saint Michael’s College student has identified a new species of frog in the Ecuadorian eastern cloud forests during her study-abroad research this past spring semester. Mindee Goodrum ’18 is an Environmental Science major from Saco, Maine, with minors in Spanish and biology.