Monday Morning Update
March 07, 2011
Graduate Success: Recently, the New York Times featured John Hanawalt '10 in an article & video on college graduates who are succeeding in a difficult economy. Valedictorian at Commencement in May, Hanawalt is now the graphic designer for the Fenway Community Health nonprofit in Boston. The Times noted the renewed interest in nonprofit options among young graduates, profiling Hanawalt as he explains the pros and cons of working in a small nonprofit as opposed to a larger agency. To the see the print and video coverage of this young alumnus who represents the College so well, visit here.
Financial Aid Tips: Last week, Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Services Eileen O'Leary was a featured panelist at a WBZ Business Breakfast in Boston, aimed at helping students and their families navigate the daunting college admissions process. At the event, O'Leary shared a number of helpful tips which will aid college-bound students and their families as they seek out the right schools and apply for financial aid and scholarships. O'Leary encouraged all students to apply to college as "our higher education system has a wide range of institutions ...there is virtually a college for everyone who is qualified and desires higher education," she said. To read more of her tips and advice, visit here.
Sky High: In his first year at Stonehill, Corey Thomas '13 won the Northeast-10 Indoor Athlete of the Year Award, a 55-meter high hurdle Northeast-10 title and an All American honor. At BU's Valentine's Invitational last month, the sophomore criminology major completed the highest jump in the country this season. Given his ability to fly through the air, one Boston sports writer has suggested he be nicknamed Superman. Balancing his studies with athletic competition, Thomas has ambitions to be a U.S. Olympian. To learn more about this exciting student-athlete, visit here.
Service Upgrade: With his appointment to the Board of the Directors of My Brother's Keeper, Alex Ogozaly '12 broke new ground as he is the first student volunteer to serve on the board. Since 2009, the accounting major has been a delivery volunteer with the Easton-based Christian ministry that serves Southeastern Massachusetts. He is one of more than 100 Stonehill students who volunteer at My Brother's Keeper, which is adjacent to the College at the intersection of Rtes. 123 & 138.
Nationhood and Native Americans: Building on its two-year theme, the Martin Institute hosted a conference this past weekend that examined Native American ideas of nationhood and sovereignty. With leading Native American scholars, the conference identified how those ideas of nationhood are influenced by Native American understanding of land, government, culture and religion. For more, visit here.
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