Monday Morning Update
January 23, 2012
Among the Best: In a report on how graduates of Massachusetts colleges and universities fared on all four sections of the CPA examination in 2010, Stonehill had the third highest average score in the state behind Boston College and Holy Cross. Stonehill graduates, including those who have gone on to earn a master's degree, averaged a 75.5 on the exam, beating out graduates of Boston University, which placed fourth in the state with a 75.3 average. By comparison, just one California college averaged over a 75. Alumni Patrick McCusker '08 and David Gancarz '07 posted the second and third highest scores in the state notes Business Administration Department Chair Debra Salvucci. "Stonehill Accounting majors have historically performed extremely well on the CPA examination which is further evidence of the excellence of our Accounting Program," says Salvucci.
Professor Tyrrell Honored: Last Friday, the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrated its founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C. In his honor, Holy Cross religious at Stonehill gathered in the Chapel of Mary for a special Mass. During the Mass, Biology Professor Maura Tyrrell received the Spirit of Holy Cross Award. The award acknowledges the critical importance of collaborators in living out the vision and mission of Fr. Moreau, to make God known, loved and served in education, parish and mission settings. For more on Tyrell's work as an educator in the faith, visit here.
Going Global: Started in 2009, Stonehill's International Extension Program gives young alumni an opportunity to serve in India, Honduras or the Dominican Republic. Alumni LucyRose Moller '11, Charlotte Tuminelli '11, Christa Bogdanow '11, Iain Flannery '11, and Tom McKenney '11 recently headed to Agartala, India for a year to teach in Holy Cross K-12 schools. Christina Martone '11, Matthew Rigby '10 and Alex Flores '11 went to Honduras for a year to teach girls in grades 7-12. Our Extension Program in the Dominican Republic runs from July to June and alums Dan Hogan '11, Ryan Tilley '09 and Felicia Waldron '09 are currently serving there. Program coordinator Kris (Rumney) Silva '92 notes that the program offers young alumni "testing challenges, but they also are rewarded with a deeper appreciation of our global neighbors."
Talented Alumni: Four alumni who specialize in multi-media art will return to campus on Wednesday evening for the opening reception of a new exhibit on display at the Cushing-Martin Gallery. The exhibit features work by graphic designer John Hanawalt '10, animator John McGowan '10, author and cartoonist Peter Paul Payack '09, and jewelry designer Janna Rayworth '10. The reception will run from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through February 10. To learn more about these talented alumni and what they are doing now in their professional careers, visit here.
Gone Skating: On Saturday, students, faculty, and staff, along with their families, enjoyed some skating time at the grand opening of the College's new Thomas & Donna May Skating Pavilion. The addition of the May Pavilion completes the south quad, which has emerged as a new hub of student life, recreational activities and scientific and policy research. For more on the Pavilion, visit here.
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