Saint Mary's College Partnership Program

Welcome Aboard
Saint Mary's College and University of Notre Dame
Alumni, Students and Prospective Students!

An encore partnership for the fourth summer!

Tallship Unicorn, Saint Mary's College and University of Notre Dame, have created a partnership for the seventh year to welcome alumni aboard the 110-foot tall ship owned by fellow Saint Mary’s alumna, Dawn Santamaria, as it sails New England this summer.

"The Tallship Unicorn, like Saint Mary's College, is all about strong women coming together, in a place they love, to transform themselves, each other, and the future."Dr. Carol Ann Mooney,
Saint Mary’s ‘72 and Notre Dame Law ‘77,
President of Saint Mary's College.

Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame flags flying on Unicorn’s mast


Santamaria founded Sisters Under Sail whose mission is all about leadership development for women and teenage girls. “My Saint Mary's experience taught me to value women, their friendship, their intelligence and their supportive nature,” says the ’81 graduate. Her 4 daughters have been raised to believe in the value of the sisterhood, so much so that her oldest 3 daughters have followed in their mother's footsteps. Brynn graduated from Saint Mary's in 2006, Chelsea in 2008, and Courtney will graduate in 2013.

With their commitment to developing women leaders, Sisters Under Sail charters Unicorn each summer to sail as the only all-female crewed tall ship in the world!

Tallship Unicorn has welcomed aboard over 400 Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame alumni. Once again in 2012, we invite alumni, students, prospective students and the extended Saint Mary's and Notre Dame family throughout New England to step on-board this summer. Join us for one of our many Alumni Dockside Receptions and Women’s Sailing Programs.

Our Women Take the Helm