Monday Morning Update
August 01, 2011
Frequent Flyer: In his first two years at Stonehill, James Tracy Denholm '13 has laid the foundation for making the world his classroom. During spring breaks, he has volunteered in New Orleans and in Nicaragua. Just this summer, he spent 11 days in Peru helping people in a remote community. Later this month, the International Studies/Political Science double major will hit the road for a semester to explore public health issues in China, India, South Africa and Switzerland. In the spring, he is off to the Middle East to study Arabic in Oman. For Denholm, the key to his successful travels is the support he receives from the College and he wants other students to know that if he can do it, so can they. To learn more about Denholm, visit here.
First Novel: A member of the Class of 1962, Al Desrochers is a talented, capable guy. For many years, he has taught literature and poetry. He has been a commercial fisherman and a professional photographer. He has also designed and built his own house on Cape Cod. More recently, he turned his hand to writing and has completed his first novel "Along the River's Edge" (Codfish Press), a coming of age story set in southeastern Massachusetts. We have four copies of Desrocher's book. First come, first served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-565-1070. To read a review of it, visit here.
Revolutionary Action: Despite a less than stellar season so far, the New England Revolution still have a chance of making the MLS playoffs. Therefore, every remaining game will be tightly-contested; especially the team's August 20th clash with arch rivals the New York Red Bulls whose attack is led by ace French striker Thierry Henry. The Alumni Office has a number of $16 tickets, Section 115, for the 7:30 p.m. game at Gillette Stadium. For tickets or information, call 508-565-1343 or visit here.
Backpack Project: Alumni volunteers will meet on Wednesday night to fill backpacks with school supplies for children in need in local towns. Now in its seventh year, the Back to School Backpack Project is one of the Alumni Council's most successful service initiatives. More than 300 backpacks filled with supplies were donated last year and alumni volunteers are working to ensure this year's success. For more, call 508-565-1344 or email email@example.com. Supplies can be dropped off at the Alumni Office in Merkert-Tracy (the old Science Center) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Stronger Faith: Each year more than 100 Stonehill students volunteer at My Brother's Keeper, a local Christian ministry that helps people in need. A survey of our recent student volunteers shows that more than 80 percent of them say their faith in God was strengthened by their service to others at My Brother's Keeper. The overwhelming majority of students had volunteered with another cause before coming to My Brother's Keeper and most were motivated by a desire to help others. Almost 90 percent said they would recommend volunteering at My Brother's Keeper to their friends.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.