Centennial Gala

Celebrating 100 Years of Mercy Education

The signature Centennial event for the College, the Centennial Gala, is being held on October 13 at the Sable Oaks Marriott in Portland. Our new President James S. Dlugos will be our keynote speaker and he is looking forward to welcoming alumni, friends, corporate partners, faculty and staff and the community to our celebration.

The College's Board of Trustees invite you to a Centennial Gala

Saturday, October 13
Cocktail Reception 6 p.m.
Dinner & Celebration 7 p.m.
Featuring President James S. Dlugos
Dancing to Follow
Music Provided by the New England Jazz Band


This event will be $50 per person to attend, with cash bar. Dress will be cocktail attire.

To attend, please contact the Institutional Advancement Office no later than Wednesday, October 3. If you have any questions please feel free to call the IA office at 207-893-7890 or centennial@sjcme.edu.


Marriott Portland at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland
Directions can be found online.


If you are in need of accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved under “Saint Joseph’s College” at the Marriott. Reservations may be made by calling 207-871-8000.

President Dlugos

Dr. Jim Dlugos is the 14th President of Saint Joseph’s College, and began his tenure on July 9 of this year. He comes to Maine from New Jersey, where he served for the past seven years as Vice President of Academic Affairs at College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown.

President DlugosDr. Dlugos is a graduate of Boston College, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He received a doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Virginia. Early in his career, he joined the faculty of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and later served there as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

To read more about President Dlugos, please see this introduction in the Saint Joseph's College Magazine.