Monday Morning Update
January 24, 2011
Welcoming the Other: Next month, the College will introduce a new lecture in honor of Saint André Bessette, C.S.C., the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The ongoing theme for the lecture will be "Welcoming the Other," as Saint André spent his life welcoming guests to the Congregation's school in Montreal. The inaugural lecture will be held on Tuesday, February 8 and will feature New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, who has brought attention to human rights violations through his books, columns, blogs and documentaries. To read more on Saint André and Kristof, visit here.
A Life Transformed: Bologna-bacon-and-cheese sandwiches and football may have been what David Macek '04 loved most when he was a student at Stonehill but after several life-changing experiences, the now 28-year-old is more likely to be seen practicing Bikram yoga and drinking tea. A highly successful insurance agent, Macek left it all behind three years ago to pursue a career in public health. Now the executive director of the Red Lotus Society, a multicultural peace practice center in San Diego, he is a certified yoga instructor and hasn't touched bacon in nearly four years. To read more on Macek's inspirational journey, visit here.
Alumni Council: This month, the Alumni Council welcomed in its three newly-elected officers. Stepping in as President is Cathy Campbell '96, formerly the Vice President of the Council. She is supported by Vice President Kerri (Riley) Ansello '96 and Treasurer Michael Sarro '95. For more on these alumni leaders, visit here.
Global Effort: Through Stonehill's International Extension Program, which began in 2009, a total of 11 of our young alumni are serving in India, the Dominican Republic and Honduras, teaching and helping local children in a variety of ways. Program coordinator Kris (Rumney) Silva '92 notes that the program offers young alumni "testing challenges, but they also are rewarded with a deeper appreciation of our global neighbors." Applications for next year's program are currently being accepted and are due March 1. For more information, visit here.
Media Stars: Recently, several members of the Stonehill community have been featured in the Boston Globe. Professor Richard Finnegan was quoted in a story on US census results for Massachusetts. Brittany Bergquist '13 was recognized for her charitable efforts in a story on Boston-area youths making a difference. Also, Kimberly Nihon '12 was featured in the travel section talking about her experiences studying abroad in Rome. To read these and other stories, visit the Stonehill in the News section of our website, here.
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