Monday Morning Update
June 07, 2010
Summit Attained: Thanks to an unexpected $1 million gift from the W. B. Mason Company, the College has exceeded its $55 million goal for the Attaining the Summit comprehensive campaign ahead of schedule. Trustee Leo Meehan '75, who is the President and CEO of W.B. Mason, announced the gift at the 50th President's Dinner on Thursday evening before 840 local friends and neighbors in the Sports Complex. For more, visit here.
Partners: In making the gift, Leo Meehan noted the partnership that exists between Stonehill and W.B. Mason. He stressed that the education and training of our alumni, more than 100 of whom work for the Company, have catapulted it "from a store front in downtown Brockton to the largest privately held office products dealer in the U.S., seven times larger than our nearest competitor."
Potent Formula: Reflecting on the role our alumni play in the growth of W.B. Mason, Meehan added; "There is something about this campus, this administration and faculty, this curriculum and these students, when mixed together delivers a very potent formula for success."
New Hires: This year alone, W.B. Mason has hired 26 graduates and one of them, Brendan Gorey, just three days at his new job on Long Island, drove back to speak at the President's Dinner. A finance and public administration double major, Gorey told the audience that, at Stonehill, he learned about hard work and the importance of building good relationships with others.
President's Dinner: While the W.B. Mason gift was the highlight of the night, the Dinner also raised $150,000 for College initiatives. We thank our friends in the community for their continued generosity and loyalty. In the raffle, the Mercedes Sport Sedan went to a parent of one of our students.
Fun Photos: For photos that capture all the festivities of the 50th President's Dinner, visit our special edition Stonehill Snapshot.
Alumni Reunion: More than 750 reunion alumni, along with more than 400 family and friends, celebrated the largest reunion in Stonehill history this weekend. A record 18 classes participated in the three day celebration. Alumni and guests explored campus changes, showed their children around, renewed marriage vows, toured the Shields Science Center, caught up with friends, and prayed for deceased classmates. They also enjoyed good food, music and dancing.
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