Kudos to Tracey Palmer for capturing the inspirational story of Richard McCormack ’53 [“Living Proof,” Summer/Fall 2015, p. 22]. What a run this “young” man has had! In this ever-changing society, Mr. McCormack seemed to always reinvent himself through his careers and personal life—and he credits Stonehill for his early foundation. I have not had such high profile careers as he has had, but as a fellow graduate I, too, am grateful for my years at Stonehill. Some of my closest friends—“the Stonehill girls”—continue to be a mainstay in my life and reuniting with my favorite professor, Craig Higgins, in the last few years has been a blessing as well.
—Kathleen Carrigg-Butler ’84 | West Roxbury, Mass.
Thank you for including my Clock on the Quad painting in the Summer/Fall ’15 magazine [Heard on the Hill, p. 4]. I felt quite honored!
—MaryAnne Long ’65 | Hauula, Hawaii
[Editors note: The Clock on the Quad postcard was quite popular among our readers. Thanks, again, MaryAnne.]
Just a note of thanks for including my latest exploits in the 1984 Class Notes in the Summer/Fall ’15 edition. It has been more than 30 years since I graduated from Stonehill, and I carry fond memories with me still. I clearly recall the first time I visited the campus, while attending a confirmation retreat in 1978, and knowing instantly that it was where I wished to attend college.
Thanks for all you do toward maintaining an ongoing connection between Stonehill and its alumni. I appreciate being considered a member of the extended Stonehill community. It is part of who I am.
—John “Jack” Sheedy ’84 | South Dennis, Mass.
Kayleigh McDonnell ’15 got her dog, Mart, during her senior year at Stonehill. Now living in nearby Taunton, McDonnell and her pup walk the campus often. Mart looks particularly pleased to be posing in front of Donahue Hall.