Monday Morning Update
June 04, 2012
Fulbright Fellow: Political Scientist Anna Ohanyan has earned a Fulbright Fellowship Award to Armenia where she will spend the 2012-2013 academic year teaching and conducting research. At Stonehill since 2005, Professor Ohanyan has published widely on transnational politics, international organizations and peace building in post-conflict settings such as Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Abkhazia. Born in Armenia, Ohanyan will be based in the country's capital Yerevan at Yerevan State Linguistic University. For more on what she plans to accomplish while in Armenia, visit here.
West Wing: There is nothing like a tour of the West Wing to introduce students to political life in Washington D.C. For seven years, Professor Peter Ubertaccio has been bringing Stonehill students to D.C. to supplement their classroom study of government and politics. When they visited the West Wing last month, David Bibo '02 hosted them. He is the Director of Preparedness Policy at the White House National Security Staff. Over two weeks, the students also met with staffers, reporters, lobbyists, scholars and politicians such as Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown. In fact, the students experienced face-to-face conversations with Senators Brown and Kerry. For photos from that meeting and an overview of what this program offers our students, visit here.
Shout Out: At the end of the semester, Professor John Golden, who is also chair of the Foreign Languages Department, received the Faculty Service Award in recognition of the many ways he has advanced the mission of the College. Golden has taught French and German at Stonehill for 24 years and served three stints as chair of the Foreign Languages Department. For more on Professor Golden's award, visit here.
No Ordinary Joes: Before more than 700 neighbors, friends and alumni in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex on Thursday night, the College presented former Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi and Cumberland Farms-Gulf Oil Group CEO Joe Petrowski, who grew up in Brockton, with the President's Awards for Excellence. The gala event also raised $140,000 for the Sports Complex Expansion, which will help meet the College's growing needs for appropriate facilities for athletics, health, fitness, and exercise. For more on the President's Dinner, visit here.
Food Justice: Who has two green thumbs and are looking to make a difference? College students, that's who, according to the USA TODAY College edition, which recently included Stonehill in its profile of colleges that are taking the lead in issues of food justice and sustainability. In particular, it noted the way in which The Farm at Stonehill has distributed, in its first year, more than 12,000 pounds of organically grown food to 3,000 neighbors. To read the article, visit here.
Reunion 2012: More than 750 reunion alumni and close to 400family and friends, attended reunion this weekend. Ten anniversary and ten Pillar Society classes participated in the three day celebration. Alumni and guests explored campus changes, showed their children around, renewed marriage vows, caught up with friends, and prayed for deceased classmates. They also enjoyed good food, music and dancing. Look for more coverage on Reunion 2012 in next week's edition.
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