Monday Morning Update
December 19, 2011
Business Success: The College's Business Administration department has earned AACSB accreditation. The benchmark of quality for business education worldwide, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools. In securing accreditation, the College now joins an elite group of higher education institutions that constitute less than five percent of the world's business schools. For more than a decade, Business Administration faculty members have worked as a team to set this new standard of excellence for their department. For more on this accomplishment, visit here.
New Vice President: We are pleased to welcome Chris Lydon as our new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Lydon, who started last week, joins us from Providence College, where he spent the past 15 years of his 28-year career in Catholic higher education admissions and enrollment. Overseeing Admissions, Student Financial Services and Marketing, he will lead the College's efforts in developing and executing enrollment and marketing/branding strategies. The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Dean of Admissions at Providence College, he was instrumental in PC's growth over the last 15 years. For more on Lydon, visit here.
Love Currency: In a recent reflection on Christmas, Linda Commito '72 notes that "many of us are making decisions to buy less...because we've discovered that there is more joy in communal experiences than material things." She asks readers how they will spend their love currency, those simple acts of compassion that become ripples of kindness and hope, this holiday season. We have six copies of her book, Love is the New Currency. First come, first served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-565-1070. For more on Commito, visit here.
Extreme Couponing: When Shaw's recently had a sale on pasta, sauce and Pop Tarts, Nick Rose '13 saw an opportunity to do good, especially since the supermarket also offered coupons for each of the items. A volunteer at the Center for Nonprofit Management, Rose and friends gathered as many coupons as they could in order to purchase 200 boxes of pasta, 200 jars of sauce and 50 boxes of Pop Tarts. In the end, they spent a mere $14.50 for all the items, which they donated to Marie's Place in Fall River, a Catholic Social Service agency. Rose believes that "By keeping an open mind to all the possibilities of helping others, great things can be achieved." Alumna Linda Commito would call that a ripple of kindness.
Christmas Eve Mass: This year, our Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Mary at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. All are welcome.
Season's Greetings: To all of our readers, we say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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