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Daniel Montgomery Valedictorian OLYMPIA-- OTH THE Classes of 1965 and of 1940 of St. Martin's College shared the excitement of gradua- tion at commencement ceremonies Thursday at the Benedictine insti- tution of higher learning. Receiving bachelor's degrees at the May 27 event were 71--the largest number to be graduated from SMC. Honored at the ceremony also were 13 members of SMC's first graduating class, marking the 25th anniversary reunion. Baccalaureate speaker at the Mass in the morning Mass was Father David Prebula OSB, St. Martin's ,High School biology in- structor and a member of the Class of 1940. Commencement speaker was Robert G. Swanson, Olympia at- torney and also a mere,bar of the first graduating class. Presiding was Father Michael Feeney OSB, college president. Valedictorian was Daniel M. Montgomery of Benton City and salutatorian, Marvin J. Kopp of Olympia. Montgomery maintained a grade point average of 3.696 during his four years at St. Martin's, Kopp's go.a. is 3.412. The valedictorian is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Montgomery of Benton City. Montgomery grad- uated from Kiona-Benton High School in 1961 before entering St. Martin's. He is earning his Bache- lor of Science degree in chemistry and has minors in mathematics and rhilosophy. He has been active in the Young Democrats Club and Chemical Chapter, and was president of the latter organization in his sopho- more year. Last year he repre- sented SMC at the Confederation of Northwest Catholic College Stu- dents conference. Also active in student affairs, Montgomery has been a member of student council and was a dorm prefect. Last month he was awarded the Most Outstanding Senior Award by the SMC alumni. 5[ontgomery plans to further his education next year at Purdue University in chemistry. He will be assisted bv a fellowship which was granted him by the Atomic Energy Commission. Kopp is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kopp. 4907 Pearl St. in Olym- pia. He is graduating in education. He plans to teach high school Eng- lish. A 1962 graduate of St. Mar- fin's High School. he completed his undergrrduate studies in three years by attending summer school t SMC. The reunion for the Class of 1940 began Wednesday, May 26, at the campus. Swanson. the com- mencement s)eaker, was valedic- torian of the first graduating clas. Three of the ahnnni reside in the Pacific Nori"hwest. Members of the first .raduating class are Raymond M. Darcy, de- ceased: Alfred L. El)'. Shawnee Mission, Kas.: William J. tlurney, Bremerton: Constantine Jundel, deceased: Dr. Henry Meyers, Se- attle: A 1 vi n Padget. Olympia: Thomas R. Robinson, Jr., Seattl;e Marin Kopp Salutatorian 13 Cathol;c Northwest Progress" Friday, May 28, 1965 William C. Schaumann, Chicago; Ralph G. Swanson, Olym,pia; Rob- ert H. Wilson, Portland; James Frederick Hendricks, Yelm; Dr. Phillip Lynch, Decatur, Ill.; and Father David Prebula, St. Martin's College. Members of the Class of 1965 are: St. Morfin's College BACHELOR OF ARTS Ed Earl Archie, Theodore Metro Arregui, Keith Patrick Boulac, Ernest Wilson Christ, James Arthur Coomes Jr., George Henry Conk- iin, Gerald Lee OeKeuster, Frederick Joseph Oorn, Clyde Lewis Ellis, Michael Anthony Endicott. Donald Robert Etzel (Cum Laude), Stanbery Foster Jr., Gerald William Foster, Walter Karrey Fournier,Robert Anthony Gsrbarino, Gary Joseph Gries, Thomas John Ham Jr., Richard Wayne Hooper, Kenneth Johnson, Lewis John Keller. Willard E. Kessel Jr., Denys A. Kirsch (Cure Laude), James Basil Kirsch, Edward Clydm Klopping, Marvin James Kopp (Cum Lauds), Michael Allen Leahy, Robert John Lenc, Mat. thew T. Loughney, Edward Vincent McGoldrick. Bruce Robert Meier, Stephen George Micha- lak, Ewdard David Murray, Robert Lawrence Neland, Michael James Normsn, Allen Kaare Orheim. Lawrence Alex Papo Jr., Patsy Mi- chael Parziale, Reymond Lee Phillips, William Burton Pride Jr. Richard James Riehl (Corn Lauds), Leo Bene- dict Robillard, James Thomas Rogers, Brother Neal Roth OSB, Joseph Michael St. HUaire, Roger F. Sanford, Robert Alexander Schmidt Jr., Leonard A. Solikoski, Jerry Winston Swanson, George A. Van Vranken. John Bernard Wagoner, Clark O'Reilly West, James Lee Whitford Jr., Harry Zermen Whit. ley, Dennis Charles Wilkie, William Allen Yandow. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Richard L. Boysen, William Edward Chap poll, Waite Dalrymple, Donald Patrick Frostsd, Robert Edward Green, Daniel Michael Mont- gomery {Magna Cure Laude), Albert Michael Myles. Lloyd Maurice Pamela, Paul Irvin Porter, Robert Conway Smith, John Alvin Suvak, Rob- ert Clayton wade, Jerome Arthur Weigel. saint martin's college olympia washington the benedictine fathers St. Martin's College is located on the outskirts of Olympia, Washington. The 400 acre campus is only 10 minutes from the center of Olympia and the Washington State Capitol complex. Tacoma is 25 minutes away and Seattle is 75 minutes to the north. St. Martin's is the only four-year college serving the residents of Southwest Washington. St. Martin's College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational college conducted by the fathers of the Benedictine Order. The curriculum stresses the liberal arts and includes a rich and complete preparation for the student, whether he wishes to prepare for further graduate study, enter a professional school or go directly into the business or commercial fields. Education at St. Martin's College is directed toward the full development of the student's spiritual, intellectual and cultural capacities. The faculty members, both the Benedictine fathers and the lay faculty, are constantly available for consultation. This usually occurs as a constant and informal encounter, in every aspect of campus life.