Human Resources Newsletter

Stonehill College Human Resources Newsletter

Spring 2014

Stonehill in the Spring

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Human Resources Newsletter.  Going forward, the Office of Human Resources will produce a newsletter quarterly. For more information about any of the topics discussed in this newsletter, please contact Maryann Perry, Director of Human Resources or Shayla Jordan, Human Resources Assistant.

Inside this Issue:

  • Summer Schedule
  • Open Enrollment – Medical, Dental, Vision and AFLAC
  • HR Office Hours
  • LGBT Awareness Month
  • Employee Appreciation Luncheon
  • Discount Tickets for Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna in Boston
  • TIAA-CREF Reminder
  • Touch of Kindness
  • Welcome/Farewell/Changes

Summer Schedule

We are pleased to announce that President Denning and Divisions Heads recently approved a modified schedule for the summer.  Please follow the below link to read the memo.  If you have questions about the program, please contact Human Resources at x1105.

Summer Work Schedule Memo 2014 (.pdf)

Human Resources Office Hours

Over the past few months, the HR department has piloted a new program with the goal of making HR more easily available to employees.  To achieve this, we have been holding office hours in various locations across campus.   During these office hours, we typically have two HR employees available to address any HR related question or concern.  If the situation is confidential, we will gladly arrange a separate meeting time. 

We are very happy to report that employee visits during these campus hours has started to increase.  To that end, we will continue to host office hours in various locations over the summer and into the fall semester. Please watch for our schedule and reminders. We look forward to meeting with you.

Open Enrollment FY2015

Beginning Friday May 30, 2014 and concluding at 4:30 pm on Friday June 20, 2014 benefit eligible employees are invited to make changes to or elect health, dental, vision or AFLAC benefits.  Please be advised, if you are not making any changes to your current benefits, no action is needed at this time.

Please remember that Open Enrollment is the one time during the year that you can make changes to your Health, Dental, Vision and AFLAC coverage without experiencing a Qualifying Event. Changes can include:

  • Enrolling in, changing or terminating your Health, Dental, Vision and AFLAC coverage
  • Adding Health coverage for your dependents up to age 26, regardless of student or tax status.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Conroy at x1336 or Kathy Falcone at x1532.

Celebrating Diversity

June is LGBT Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

-     Information from the Library of Congress

Events to attend in the area

2014 Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

Boston’s Gay Men’s Chorus presents
Can’t Stop the Beat
Reuben M. Reynolds, III, Music Director

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates LGBT Pride. The event will feature special guest, actor and singer Alex Newell, in all of his Gleeful Glory.The progress of triumphs of the LGBT movement can’t be stopped – and will be heard on LGBT Pride weekend in toe tapping songs from Hairspray and music from Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, and Dionne Warwick.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8pm
Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8pm
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3pm

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St., Boston 02115

Tickets $20 – $60 (Before ticket fees, $5 additional walk-up)
Tickets available at or 617-542-SING (7464)

2014 Pride Parade

The parade on June 14 will start at 11 a.m.–one hour earlier due to Government Center MBTA construction

Boston Pride  will begin at 11 a.m. from Copley Square, ending at City Hall Plaza where the Pride Festival will begin at its usual start time, at 12 p.m

2014 Boston Pride Festival


Saturday, June 14
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

For more information, contact  - Official Boston Pride merchandise available at this event.

Pride Night @ Fenway Park

Boston Pride is delighted to announce the return of “Pride Night @ Fenway Park”, to be held on Thursday June 12th, at 7:10pm at Fenway Park! Tickets are now available starting at $28. So on June 12th, come out, show your Pride, and enjoy a night at the ballpark! Click the button below to buy your tickets online at

Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Save the Date!

Discount Tickets for Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna in Boston

We are pleased to announce that discounted tickets may be purchased for the Cirque Du Soleil performance of "Amaluna" coming to Boston  May 29th through July 6th, 2014. For tickets simply click on the link below.   The Company code is Stonehill.

CLICK HERE FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO BOSTON CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW                                                       

Questions? Please contact Pat -

TIAA-CREF Reminder

Have you reached or soon will reach your one-year anniversary with Stonehill College?  If so, please make sure you sign up with Human Resources for the retirement benefit offered to eligible employees. For more information, please click the link below:  Retirement Benefits

If you have questions about your eligibility or the program itself, please contact Lisa Conroy, Assistant Director of HR, ext. 1336

Touch of Kindness Program Recognition

Stonehill’s Employee Recognition Program, A Touch of Kindness, is a program where members of our community recognize each other for their random act of kindness, caring or support.

In March, April and May, a number of employees were nominated for recognition for their act of kindness.  A few of them included:

Rick Viera, Eric Robbins, Ana Glavin, Robert Miquel and Ryan Miranda.

Have you recently observed an act of kindness and caring?  Recognize it today at Employee Recognition

New Hires/Farewells/Changes (February – April)

In Memorium

Finance Division

Joana Depina, Custodian


Enrollment Management and Marketing Division

Stefanie J. Lo Squadro, Executive Assistant

Jason A.  Martin, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Amber M. Nadeau, Senior Admission Counselor

Finance Division

Robert K. Landerholm, HVAC Apprentice


Enrollment Management and Marketing Division

Randy Jose, Admission Counselor

New Hires

Finance Division

James R. Cardella, Per Diem Campus Police Officer

Kim Mondeau, Per Diem Communications Officer

Michael T. Murphy, Per Diem Campus Police Officer

Student Affairs Division

Michael Jasper, Assistant Men's Tennis Coach

Caitlin S. Reisman, Advanced Practice Clinician


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