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Fall 2023

In the fall edition of Onyx Anneau, read about the advancements that are being made within the Equine Department. Reflect on President King’s tenure at the College.

Spring 2023

In the spring edition of Onyx Anneau, read about the 50 years of distance education at SMWC as the College celebrates Woods Online. Catch up with classmates through the annual edition of Class Notes.

President’s Report 2022

Read about updates on the progress of the Aspire Even Higher Strategic Plan, the relocation of the new Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives, the Presidential Corps and much more!

Fall 2022

In the Fall edition of Onyx Anneau, read about how SMWC is using grant funds to improve the retention of students, how the College is celebrating her global reach and some highlights on how some alumni are making a difference in the world.

Spring 2022

In the Spring edition of Onyx Anneau, read about how SMWC is preparing tomorrow’s healthcare heroes, how philanthropy can be contagious and view some great photos from the 100th Ring Day!

President’s Report 2021

In this President’s report, you will be updated on the current strategic plan, Aspire Even Higher, along with a historical perspective on the character of the bathrooms of Le Fer Hall. A roadmap to the future shows some of the campus facility plans looking ahead. Also, included is the year 2021 reviewed.

Fall 2021

In the fall 2021 edition of Onyx Anneau, you’ll see the delicate balance of the College. We have a rich history, but also a vision for the future. This is seen in the stories of this issue as we take you on the journey of 180 years of SMWC. We celebrate our past through our artifacts and alumni — but we also look forward with the opening of Les Bois Hall, the new residence facility. We hope you enjoy!

Spring 2021

The Spring edition of Onyx Anneau reminisces to the summer of 1965 when Midge Maroni ’68 and others traveled to Georgia to answer Martin Luther King, Jr’s call to participate in the SCOPE (Summer Community Organization [and] Political Education) program. It also features stories about the Woods Legacy Ring Program and how alumni are keeping in touch during the pandemic. 

President’s Report 2020

This edition of Onyx Anneau is the President’s Report for 2020. In this President’s Report, you will get a glimpse into what it takes to create change, stay relevant and continue to provide a stellar academic experience for SMWC students today. It showcases the last 10 years of enrollment, fundraising achievements, new programs, athletic news and updates of the Aspire Even Higher Strategic Plan. Enjoy!

Fall 2020

Now branded Onyx Anneau, the fall edition has a refreshed look that includes stories from alumni, students and highlights employees. It focuses on the growth of the College through the construction of a new residence and dining hall. Dottie King, Ph.D., shares her 10 years of experience as president of SMWC. It also features stories of alumnae who are working on bettering their community through office.

Fall-Winter 2019

The Fall/Winter issue of Onyx highlights Reunion 2019, as well as, Move-in Day, the Aspire Higher Campaign, the Madrigals winning an international competition and many awards received by alumni, faculty and staff.

Spring-Summer 2019

President Dottie L. King and Sisters of Providence General Superior Dawn Tomaszewski, SP, ’74 share a conversation regarding the future of the College in this issue of Onyx. The College’s strategic plan is also covered.

Fall-Winter 2018

The theme of the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Onyx is legacy. It provides a small glimpse of the legacy of a Woods education and the many lives touched. This issue honors alumni, celebrates Reunion 2018 and encourages all to think about the legacy they inherited and the legacy they will leave for future generations.

Spring-Summer 2018

The Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Onyx is a special edition. It is the Aspire Higher Campaign edition and shares how this $22 million comprehensive campaign is a part of the strategic plan of the institution. Emphasis on the “I Love Le Fer” initiative is highlighted, including photos of the Roaring 20s campaign kick-off and renovations already in progress in the Green or Sullivan Parlor. Student Kayla Moats shares what it is like to be a student at SMWC and live in Le Fer Hall. Other features include the Aspire Higher Tour, Week of Service, the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, campus news, class notes and much more.

Fall-Winter 2017

The 2017 Fall-Winter online issue of Onyx will provide you with a small view into the life of SMWC. While current students are participating in sustainability projects, alumni across the country are creating businesses and finding success. You’ll also read about Reunion weekend, special awards, and two dedication ceremonies in honor of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the late Jeanne Knoerle, SP, ’49.

Spring-Summer 2017

In this Spring/Summer edition, you will learn how Michele “Shelly” Maher Aff ’81 used her Woods experience and math lessons to sail into a successful business. You can also read about the Athletic Hall of Fame and the first inductees, how students are using their voices online, the equine therapy trend and more!

Fall-Winter 2016

This issue of Onyx shares how those who love The Woods, love giving back to the world and those around them as well. Read how Emeritus Trustee, Jerry Hellmann and his wife, Mary Ann Kelly Hellmann ’64, assisted Kitwe in Zambia, Africa, to build a school and how it led to a young woman coming to SMWC for her college education.

Spring-Summer 2016

This issue of Onyx celebrates the many partnerships that enhance educational opportunities at The Woods, the English Language Institute, Master of Leadership Development award recipients and more.

Fall-Winter 2015

This issue of Onyx celebrates the 175th anniversary of the College with the Strategic Plan, the new nursing program, highlights from Reunion weekend and the Week of Service and more. Imagine all that we have to look forward to in the next 175 years!

Spring-Summer 2015

From the ribbon cutting of the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center to the launch of the Pomeroy Wellness Program, from the first Wabash Valley Leadership Institute cohort to one alum’s work with Girls on the Run, SMWC celebrates wellness and achievement.

Fall-Winter 2014

SMWC begins the year-long celebration leading up to the 175th anniversary. This issue celebrates the big accomplishments and the small moments that brought us all here.

Spring-Summer 2014

SMWC announces its new branding campaign, “Aspire Higher,” and shows how alums and students alike are aspiring higher at The Woods and beyond.