Monday Morning Update
May 16, 2011
Class Competition: With 59 alumni classes, there is always friendly rivalry, especially in the area of class participation. And that competition intensifies as class agents rally classmates to meet their donor goals for the Stonehill Annual Fund by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. Participation matters because high participation rates help us to secure funding from foundations/corporations and can affect our external rankings. Right now, fund volunteers are working to boost our participation rate by persuading 1,902 additional alumni donors to contribute a gift to the Fund. To make your gift today, to see how many donors your class needs and to learn why participation matters so much, visit here.
Outstanding Educator: The Massachusetts Society of CPSs recently named Professor & Business Administration Department Chair Debra Salvucci as its Outstanding Educator of the Year. The Award recognizes Professor Salvucci's excellence in teaching and motivating students, her many contributions to the accounting profession, her participation in the Society, and her service as a liaison between the classroom and the business world. To read more, visit here.
Garden Secrets: When Hugh Lombardi '83 was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Boston's TD Garden in 2009, he already had 20 years of experience managing major sporting and music events - the Detroit Pistons at Auburn Hills, the Predators in Nashville, and countless music acts from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen. Since returning to Massachusetts, he has been enhancing the Garden's reputation as a top event arena. On Thursday at 7:30 a.m., he will host our Boston Business Breakfast for alumni in the Legend's Club at the Garden. Hugh will also speak and give a behind-the-scenes Garden tour. Tickets ($20) are limited. For more info, call 508-565-1343.
Family Fridge: Once upon a time, neat freak Kim Lawrence, editor of the Stonehill Alumni Magazine, cleaned the door of her stainless steel fridge daily. The arrival of two children, however, quieted her neatness obsession and now the door is cluttered with schedules, drawings of hearts and flowers, notes, photos, and menus. As she wrote in a widely-published Mother's Day article, the fridge has become an image of daily life in the Lawrence family. To read her article, visit here.
Obama Bullied: President Barack Obama's public disclosure of his birth certificate was not about "silliness," as he himself suggested; it was about bullying, according to Sociology Professor Patricia Leavy in a recent op-ed in the Providence Journal. Her article goes on to examine the politics of distraction and how political bullying mirrors that of the school yard. To read her analysis, visit here.
Classic Read: English major Carolyn Meklenburg '14 knows that many students were assigned The Great Gatsby in high school, but may not have actually read it. Writing in Rolling Stonehill, she gave 10 reasons why the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic merits reading or re-reading. Check out her list here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.