Giving Back Matters

Brian Hoffman ’77 Receives Alumni Service Award 

In accepting the 2014 Alumni Service Award, Brian Hoffman ’77 noted that “it doesn’t matter if it is a little or a lot; what matters is that you volunteer and give back to your community.”

As the first evening program graduate to receive the award, Hoffman has certainly given back to the Stonehill community. A retired executive at Winter Wyman, and current administrator at the Easton Children’s Museum, Hoffman has used his expertise in human resources and employee relations to assist hundreds of students and alumni with career-related counsel.

Chair of the Alumni Council Awards Committee William McAndrew ’70, presented the award and noted, “When it comes to career advice, networking, presentations and mentoring, you have been a wise and reliable friend to our students and alumni.” McAndrew also cited Hoffman’s work over the years supporting the work of the Career Services Office.

Hoffman received the award at a dinner in January, which also celebrated the success of the 2014 Alumni Auction, to which he also lends his support. In accepting the award, he received a standing ovation from his family, friends and fellow alumni volunteers.

Each year the Alumni Council honors graduates who have worked for the betterment of the College and the Alumni Association with the Alumni Service Award. Hoffman is the 41st graduate to receive the honor.

Giving Back: (Photo above right) Brian Hoffman ’77 [left] is presented with the Alumni Service Award by Awards Committee Chair William McAndrew ’70.

Night of Purple and White 

The 2014 Alumni Auction was held on Nov. 1, and raised over $50,000 for the Alumni Council Scholarship Fund. More than 300 items were donated and bid on at the Night of Purple & White event, which was attended by more than 160 alumni and friends. Committee member Brandon Hall ’02 [pictured left] browses the items up for bid during the silent auction.

Alumni in Ireland

Generations of alumni enjoyed the 2014 Alumni Travel Program’s trip to Ireland. George Cormier ’75 and Emily Rocha ’14 [pictured above right] were two of the 45 travelers on the trip, which brought them to Galway, Derry, Belfast and Dublin. Professor Richard Finnegan ’64 served as the group’s faculty host and offered lectures along the route. Trip highlights included visits to the Aran Islands, Dublin Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and the Giant’s Causeway.


SAA Hosts Post-Grad Panel Congratulations to our Student Alumni Association (SAA) for receiving the 2015 Outstanding Organization Award in New England from the Association of Student Advancement Programs. [Pictured above, several SAA members volunteering at this year’s Alumni Day.]

One of the SAA’s longstanding programs is the New Grad Panel, which was held on Feb. 25. The event featured recent graduates [below, L to R] Jennifer Harrington ’11, Rachel Sederberg ’13, Christine Conway ’13 and Antonino Gentile ’14, who spoke about their postgraduate experiences to approximately 140 students.

 9 Upcoming Events

2 Alumni Council Meeting
29-31 Reunion 2015

6 Stonehill Night at the Boston Pops
12 Alumni Night at Fenway Park
20 Alumni Day at Newport Polo
23 New York Spring Reception

26 ‘SEM’ Alumni Reunion & Brunch

29 Move-In Day
TBA Backpack Project

Reunion 2015

Classes of 1965, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, 2000, ’05, ’10 and the Pillar Society.
Save the dates May 29–May 31

To see photos from Reunion 2014, visit here.


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