Monday Morning Update
July 30, 2012
Trustees Elected: At a recent meeting, the Board of Fellows elected three new trustees. They are: Joseph Basile '74, Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C, and Mary Margaret (Flatley) Darling '83. In addition, former trustee, Rev. Thomas O' Hara, C.S.C. returns to the Board but as an ex officio member. For mini profiles of each trustee, see the below.
Joe Basile: Boston attorney Basile is a managing partner of Weil, Gotshal & Menges' Boston office and a member of its corporate department. His practice focuses on complex cross-border merger & acquisitions transactions, control & minority investments, joint ventures and global strategic alliances. He advises publicly held companies on securities law issues, disclosure & compliance matters, and corporate governance. He co-chairs the Martin Institute's Board of Advisors. In 2009, he received the St. Thomas More Law Society Award from our pre-law students. His daughter Amy graduated from Stonehill in 2004.
Fr. Kollman: An Assistant Professor in the History of Christianity in the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Kollman focuses his research on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity. His research has taken him to Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, as well archives in Europe and the U.S. He received a doctorate in History of Religions from the University of Chicago's Divinity School in 2001. From the University of Notre Dame, he received a Masters of Divinity and a Bachelor's in Theology and History.
Mary Margaret (Flatley) Darling '83: A philanthropist, Darling is a trustee of the Flatley Foundation, a non-profit organization with Boston roots and a commitment to assisting charitable causes, community foundations and non-profit initiatives. She graduated from Stonehill in 1983 and is married to Ralph Darling, a graduate of the Class of 1980. Their daughter Bridget is a member of the Class of 2015 at Stonehill. Darling follows in the footsteps of her late father, real estate developer Thomas Flatley, whose commercial success was always matched by his philanthropic generosity.
Fr. Thomas O'Hara: In June, Fr. O'Hara, the former President of our sister institution King's College, became the first elected Provincial Superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Congregation of Holy Cross. Fr. O'Hara oversees the work and welfare of around 500 priests, brothers and seminarians from the U.S. Province whose service spans four continents. He holds a doctorate in political science from the American University and he taught government and politics at King's before he became the College's eighth president in 1988. On Stonehill's Board of Trustees, an ex officio position, with full voting rights, is reserved for the Provincial Superior.
Super Mario: Less than a decade after he graduated from Stonehill, All-American Mario Fraioli '04 is at the Olympics, not as a runner, but as a coach for Costa Rica's lone men's marathon runner Cesar Lizano. And at the opening ceremony in London, he marched with the Costa Rican delegation. For more, visit here.
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