First Commencement: On June 1, 1952, 65 men received degrees as Stonehill’s first graduating class. Originally scheduled to be held outdoors, the ceremony was moved into the gymnasium (now Alumni Hall) due to rain. Sunny skies are expected for the College’s 61st Commencement, where 561 students will become a part of Stonehill’s Alumni Association which now totals over 23,000.
Sunny Senior Scholar: With the Class of 2012 enjoying a well-earned break before Commencement next Sunday, we flashback to Senior Week 1974 and a sunny scholar who soaked up rays before bidding farewell to Stonehill.
Food Protest: In April 1967, an infamous food protest took place when O’Hara Hall residents protested against cafeteria food. Students marched from the cafeteria with their trays to demonstrate in front of Donahue Hall. For more about the food protest and its outcome, look for the new issue of the Stonehill Alumni Magazine which will be published soon.
Play Ball!: The Stonehill baseball team got its home schedule underway yesterday on Lou Gorman ’53 Field. Back in the day, Gorman and his teammates had a wide open field in front of Donahue Hall to play ball on. It’s now the heart of campus.
A Vision: On March 2, 1935, 77 years ago, Rev. Thomas Duffy visited the Frederick Ames estate which was being offered for sale. Fr. Duffy was more than impressed with its beauty and its suitableness for his purposes. His purposes? To expand Holy Cross’ educational mission in the East, which 13 years later resulted in the opening of Stonehill College.