Monday Morning Update
December 05, 2011
Senate Debate: Political sparks are expected to fly tomorrow night when the Martin Institute will host a public forum featuring the five democratic candidates seeking to challenge Republican Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat. Wickedlocal.com and its media partner, WCVB Channel 5, are co-sponsors of the forum, which will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chazy Dowaliby, editor of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy and The Enterprise of Brockton, will moderate the forum. All are welcome. For more, visit here.
Christmas Spirit: The College will get into the spirit of the season tomorrow with a host of festive activities planned for campus. The sweet smell of gingerbread will fill the Upper Commons at 11 a.m. as students frost their own gingerbread cookies. Students can also create photo ornaments from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Commons A, before or after getting their fill of holiday dinner. The annual Lessons and Carols will take place in the Chapel of Mary from 7 - 8 p.m., leading up to the Tree Lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. on the Quad. Holiday refreshments will be served in the Chapel of Mary following the ceremony and the Hill will be transformed into a Holiday Coffeehouse as well. Happy Holidays!
Fiscal Stability: At just over $151 million as of June 30, Stonehill's endowment made the Boston Business Journal's list of the area's 25 largest college endowments. In addition to ranking Stonehill 22nd, the BBJ placed the College sixth in its Top 10 list of colleges that made big one-year gains with their endowment. Between 2010 and 2011, Stonehill's endowment grew by almost 19 percent.
The Real Thing: The road to Stonehill wasn't an easy one for Ed Cooley '94, who grew up in the poorest section of South Providence, Rhode Island where few youths have the opportunity to attend college. Earlier this year, Cooley beat the odds once again when he landed his dream job of head men's basketball coach at Providence College. Cooley's inspirational life story is the subject of a nine-page spread in the December issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. To read the article, visit here.
Cream of the Crop: Women's soccer back Elizabeth Belanger '13 became Stonehill's eighth Academic All-American last week. She is the first student-athlete in women's soccer program history to earn the honor. Belanger boasted a 3.95 GPA during the 2010-11 academic year as a Neuroscience major and was awarded the Fred C. Petti Individual Academic Award for the highest GPA among all female student-athletes at Stonehill. For more, visit here.
New Citizen: Congratulations to Building Services staff member Rafael Otero who recently became a U.S. citizen. Originally from Panama, Otero has worked at Stonehill for the past year and is based in the Merkert-Tracy Administration Building.
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