Monday Morning Update
May 10, 2010
Helping Troops Call Home: Founded by Brittany Bergquist '13 and her brother Robbie in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) continues to emerge as an innovative, impactful philanthropy. To date, CPFS has provided more than a half million prepaid phone cards to U.S. soldiers serving overseas and those recuperating in hospitals. Having already raised $6 million, CPFS has teamed up with Dale Earnhardt Jr., General Motors and NASCAR to expand their outreach. To see Brittany and her brother Robbie being interviewed with the racing super star, visit here.
Cape Verdean Connection: A recent exhibition in the Cushing-Martin Gallery highlighted the art and culture of Brockton's Cape Verdean community. The exhibition stemmed from a conversation that engaged Stonehill students and faculty with local Cape Verdeans. Jessica Kennedy '12 wrote about this collaboration and exhibition for The Enterprise. To read her report, visit here.
Marketing Student among State's Best : Marketing major Linsday Martin '12 has won a Direct Marketing Scholarship from the New England Direct Marketing Association (NEDMA). Recommended by Prof. Geoffrey Lantos, director of Stonehill's marketing program, Martin is one of only two students in New England to receive the scholarship, which provides $3,000 towards tuition and sponsors her attendance at two NEDMA direct marketing conferences. For more, visit here.
Alumni Accountants Ace Exam: Two of the three top scorers on the Certified Public Accountant Exam are Stonehill alumni. Accounting majors Patrick McCusker '08 and David Gancarz '07 received the second and third highest scores on the exam. Associate members of the assurance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, these two young alumni will be honored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs at its annual meeting later this month. For more, visit here.
Students Thank Donors: More than 100 benefactors and students gathered recently for the annual Student Scholarship Dinner, which brings together recipients and donors. Addressing benefactors in Alumni Hall, Sara Roderiques '10 and Alex Swayne '11 explained how scholarships have provided them with opportunity and have helped them find their interests in life. To learn more about what these two eloquent student speakers had to say, visit here.
New Residence Update: Construction of our new $21 million, 250 bed student residence hall is on target for completion this summer in time for the new academic year. On budget, the five-story building will have a lounge area, recreational space, a faculty-in-residence apartment, and a chapel. To see an artist's rendering of the residence hall, visit here.
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