Monday Morning Update

April 17, 2017


Fulbright Award: A biology major and German minor, Katherine Morelli ’16 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany for 2017-2018. In her junior year, she studied German language and culture at Heidelberg University. As a Fulbright ETA, she will help to teach English while serving as an ambassador for U.S. culture and enhance her knowledge of German language and culture.

Easter-Eggs: The main quad became a playground for children hunting for Easter eggs at the seventh annual Alumni Easter-Egg Hunt recently. Sponsored by the Alumni Council Programming Committee, the event attracted more than 160 children and many alumni parents and grandparents. To see photos, visit here.

Triple Honors: Recently Judith Salerno '73 received the Outstanding Alumnus Award and Catherine Campbell '96 the Alumni Council Service Award, while Nicole Bollerman '10 became the first recipient of the GOLD (Graduate Of the Last Decade) Award. To learn more about these exceptional alumnae and to see photos from our first triple alumni awards ceremony, visit here.

Guitar Man: Director of Studio Guitar and Guitar Ensemble at Stonehill, Professor Steven Brew recently took third place in the final round of the Philadelphia Guitar Society annual competition. You can see the acclaimed classical guitarist live on Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall where he will perform an evening of global guitar music, featuring works from Africa, Ireland, England, Serbia, and the U.S. Part of the Nakamichi Concert Series, his concert is free and all are welcome.

Songs of Hope: On Sunday, April 23, the Collegiate Chorale will perform "The Caged Bird Sings: Songs of Transcendence" at 4:00 p m. in the Chapel of Mary. Singing in seven languages and taking inspiration from Maya Angelou, they will perform music from communities that have found hope in the midst of oppression: African-Americans in the American South, Jews imprisoned by the Nazis, and recusant Catholics in 16th century England. Only 60 seats left but your ticket is free if you reserve online.

Health Equity: Congratulations to the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Tom May ’69, who was recently honored by the Whittier Street Health Center, which provides care and outreach to 30,000 low-income Boston residents. The Chairman of Eversource, May was hailed for playing a key role in Whittier’s path toward health equity for the City’s most vulnerable residents. For a recent Boston Globe profile on May, visit here.

Free Tees: What do Green Bingo, a Trashion Show and a Campus Cleanup have in common? Earth Week at Stonehill! Organized by enthusiastic faculty, staff and students, these events are just three of many promoting sustainability and environmental literacy. For example, at the Trashion Show, students will be designing outfits made from reused materials. Students and staff can earn “Earth Week” tees and prizes by participating in earth friendly activities. For more on Earth Week, visit here. We have four free tees. Email mmcgovern@stonehill.edu.