What is a Pomeroy?

If you ask
a student at
Saint Mary-of-
College, “What
exactly is a
she’ll look you
straight in the
eye and say,
“I am.”


Named in memory of Mary Joseph Pomeroy, SP, ’21, a cherished SMWC alumni and employee, Pomeroy Pride ignites Woods students and alums with the ardor to aim for higher standards on every path in life — to aspire higher.

Pomeroy Pride empowers courageous leaders to take risks with confidence. You learn how to swim upstream and how to stand your ground. It is the idea that we all have within us the power to achieve greatness.

Pomeroy Pride is the spirit of competition, individuality and teamwork. It means never standing idle on the sidelines, but leading the charge with enthusiasm. It is the power to create new directions, expand boundaries and make every experience, success or defeat, add to your character. Pomeroy Pride means surpassing your own expectations.

Mary Joseph Pomeroy was an athlete, scholar, mentor, champion and friend. Pomeroy Pride — inspiring us to carve our name into the world and to, above all else, never settle for less than extraordinary.