Monday Morning Update
September 14, 2009
Dedicated Space: On Saturday, the new Science Center Atrium was dedicated in honor of Ray and Peggy Pettit, friends of the College for over three decades and parents of Kathleen Pettit '85. The Pettits made a $1 million gift in support of the Atrium. A trustee for six years, Ray Pettit chaired Stonehill's Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1987. At Commencement in 2004, he received an honorary doctor of business administration degree from the College.
Featured Events: Two top presentations are on our extracurricular agenda this week: an exploration of a historical Jewish Jesus in the context of Catholic-Jewish dialogue and a review of President Obama's impact on the African-American experience. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Institute, biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine will discuss Jesus, the Synagogue and the Church: Law, Sex, God, and Multiculturalism. On Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Martin Institute, historian Ira Berlin will deliver this year's Lawrence and Theresa Salameno Lecture, which will examine the significance of President Obama's election on African-American history. For more on these and other events, visit here.
Faculty Profiles: Continuing our recent pattern of faculty growth, the College has hired 18 new full-time faculty members. To read their profiles and see their photos, visit here.
ROTC Cadets: Currently, nine Stonehill students are preparing to become leaders in the U.S. Army through their participation in the College's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program. Members of Bravo Company, the nine cadets are joined by 44 other cadets from several local colleges and are affiliated with Boston University's 140-cadet Charles River Battalion. To read more about our future military leaders, visit here.
Eminent Scientist: Trustee Dr. Marsha Moses '75 has been appointed Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Children's Hospital Boston. A pioneer in the field of "biomarker medicine," Dr. Moses studied biology at Stonehill. She succeeds the late Dr. Judah Folkman, a renowned cancer researcher and the program's legendary founder.
Securities Legend: A managing director at Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, Trustee Chris Donovan '87 was recently inducted into the Securities Services Hall of Fame for her record of service, ability, effort, innovation and personal qualities. Global Custodian magazine also included Donovan, an economics major and basketball star at Stonehill, in its U.S. Legends of Securities Services.
Back to School: For photos of back to school activities, visit our latest Stonehill Snapshot.
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