Monday Morning Update
July 09, 2012
Resolving Conflict: Over the past 20 years, Paul Finn '71 has mediated more than 7,000 claims including cases stemming from the Boston Archdiocese sexual abuse scandal, the Big Dig and the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island. A pioneer of alternative dispute resolution, former trustee Finn was recently named Professional of the Year in Mediation & Arbitration by Worldwide Who's Who. Not so long ago, the Stonehill Alumni Magazine looked at what distinguishes Finn professionally. To read the article, visit here.
Hidden History: In addition to serving as an outstanding academic advisor at Stonehill for 40 years, Dick Grant, who is retiring this month, is also an authority on campus history and nature. On a recent tour of campus with colleagues, he noted that the rocks on Stonehouse Hill (the Caves) are 350 million years old! We joined Grant on that campus tour as he explained everything from glacial action to colonial history. For a glimpse into his perspective on our hidden history, visit this Nature Tour Snapshot.
Cogs Remembered: Every summer for 11 years, the classmates, friends and family of Timothy Coughlin '80 have been gathering on Long Island for the Cogs Classic Golf Tournament. The event honors the popular Wall Street trader who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. More than 150 people participated in the tournament last month and they netted $100,000. That brings the total raised for the Coughlin Scholarship to $1.5 million. We salute not just the funds raised, which help our students, but also the loyalty of those who loved Tim and who keep his legacy so alive and vital at Stonehill.
Team Excellence: Our field hockey team has been recognized for its classroom performance with the Northeast-10 Conference Academic Team Excellence Award. This is the first such award for field hockey. It is, however, the fifth for the Athletic Department in the three years the NE-10 has honored teams with the highest team GPA in the Conference's 23 championship sports. For more, visit here.
My Brother's Keepers: In their senior year, eight young men decided to unite around their commitment to service and live in a special interest house on campus. Specifically, they immersed themselves in the mission of My Brother's Keeper, a local Christian ministry that delivers furniture and food to families in need. Collectively they volunteered for 700 hours, ran a food drive, raised funds, and reflected on the meaning of service. One of those seniors, Alex Ogozaly '12, who is a Board member at My Brother's Keeper, has written about the experience. To read his insights, visit here.
Camp Sunshine: Amplifying the story above, when students become alumni, they don't forget the service lessons they learned on campus. On Memorial Day Weekend, to fulfill their commitment to justice and compassion, four young alums and one student volunteered at Maine's Camp Sunshine, which serves children with threatening illnesses. They were: Katherine McCoy '10, Stephanie Pouzol '09, Stephen Dudek '10, Erin Casey '10, & Nora Feeney '13. To see them, visit our Picture of the Week.
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