Monday Morning Update
September 01, 2008
Alumni Connection: Wanting to gain professional experience in the healthcare industry this summer, Wes Evans '09 used his initiative. He cold-called the President/CEO of Auburn Memorial Hospital (AMH) in up-state New York Scott Berlucchi '79 and made his case. A seasoned healthcare leader, Berlucchi was impressed. As a result, Evans spent ten weeks at AMH expanding his education with real-world experience. To learn how Evans, who is Senior Class President, has benefited from the opportunity that Berlucchi gave him, visit here.
Alumni Tribute: Bob Simpson '93 graduated from Stonehill after taking seven years of evening courses while working days. Today, the Army veteran is the President/CEO of LeeSar, a leader and innovator in integrated healthcare delivery systems. Simpson recently gave tribute to our Health Care Administration department by securing a gift to establish healthcare supply chain courses and internships at the College. Already, two seniors, Rebecca Clifford and Courtney Cullen, have spent the summer interning at LeeSar in Fort Myers. To learn more about how Simpson's gift will strengthen our healthcare administration curriculum, visit here.
Academic Convocation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Katie Conboy presented Professor of Biology Robert Peabody with the 2008-2009 Louise F. Hegarty Award for Excellence in Teaching. A grant-winning researcher, Peabody is known for his boundless enthusiasm for teaching and for the mentorship he extends to students. For a report on Convocation, visit here.
Back to School Photos: Last week saw students moving into their residences, volunteering for Into the Streets, attending the Opening Mass, participating in Academic Convocation, and starting classes. To capture highlights from some of these back to school events, visit the latest Stonehill Snapshot.
Athletics & Academics: In its Power Rankings, the National Collegiate Scouting Association placed Stonehill second in the NCAA Division II category after the University of California, San Diego. The College earned this top ranking because of its strong commitment to academics and athletics and to ensuring that student-athletes do graduate successfully. For more, visit here.
At the Movies: This semester, the College's co-curricular programs offer free showings of 17 movies and documentaries that explore issues of globalization, oil and power, politics and elections, gender/transgender issues, race, religion, marketing and minorities, and World War II. The first movie, A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, will be screened in the Martin Institute, Room 105, on Thursday at 7 p.m. For a list of times, places and summaries of the movies, visit here.