Summer Walkway

This view never gets old. The beauty from the heart of campus is a reminder that each day is a great day to be a member of the Stonehill community.

—Sydney Cheever ’20

Best Experiences

This is one of my favorite photos because it was the kickoff for the new Meehan School of Business and also the start to our senior year as executive board members for SGA. While the year was cut short, it was one of the best experiences I had at Stonehill. [L to R] Lucas Sartori ’20, Gerard McCarthy ’20, President John Denning, C.S.C., Jeremiah Peñaflorida ’20.

—Lucas Sartori ’20

Winning Shot

I took a lot of photos of the men’s basketball team from 1989-’93, when my brother was on the team, and I tried to make as many of the games as possible. This photo was memorable because it captures the winning three-pointer at the buzzer by Jon Cronin ’92 during the ’92-’93 season opener. I remember storming the court with the team and fans after the horn sounded and the ball swished through the net. As we were all yelling and back-slapping each other, I said to Jon, “I think I got the shot!” But with 35mm film back in the early ’90s, you had to wait until you got the prints back to really know.

—Courtney White ’84

Hub of Activity

As both an alumnus and an employee, I have spent a great deal of time on campus—and it is one of my favorite places. But the MacPháidín Library holds a special place in my heart. I have worked in the library since it was built, in 1998, so have watched it grow, change and become a hub of student activity. This is one of my favorite photographs of the MacPháidín Library with the Cushing-Martin Building, the former library where I also once worked, on the left. It was taken during the fall of 2016.

—Jennifer (Porter) Macaulay '92, Interim Director of the MacPháidín Library

Ropes Challenge

This image brings back a ton of fun memories from the ropes course during Orientation weekends. Being an Orientation Leader was such a positive experience for me. It was a great opportunity to spend time with friends and share my love of Stonehill with incoming students, and it was an outlet for my extroverted energy with all those trust-falls and icebreakers!

—Katie (Scollin) Flowers ’00

Inner Peace

Renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh’s visit in 2002 provided me with a firsthand look at how one’s inner peace could resonate with so many. One of his quotes—“We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”—was evident during his many walks around campus.

—Robert Rosenthal, Professor Emeritus of Economics

Making History

It was Parents Weekend 1980, and most of our parents were at the softball championship game of the state tournament. With a 6-3 victory over Westfield State, we brought home the first title in Stonehill softball history—state champions, an amazing feat considering we had only become a varsity sport the year before. We celebrated on the bus ride back to campus and throughout the weekend. Softball went on to become the first Stonehill athletic team to win the title three years in a row.

—Sally Scully ’81

Stormy Stroll

A big storm the day before Halloween sounds about right for a New England college. Combined with the mask on the student, the iconic Stonehill clock and the MacPháidín Library in the background, this photo has and will always scream Stonehill College to me.

—Abigail Campbell ’22, Summit Photographer

Puppy Love

This picture is from the Blessing of the Pets event in 2019. These two couldn’t be happier!

—Rich Morgan, Freelance photographer for Stonehill

Spirit of Stonehill

In my opinion, the spirit of Stonehill includes steadiness, enthusiasm, family, faith—religious and in one’s ability to succeed—and community. This photo of Rachel Riani ’19 and her parents at Commencement captures it all.

—Nicki Pardo, Freelance Photographer for Stonehill

Nicole’s Dad

In 2005, I was sorting through hundreds of images from the 1995 commencement—the year I graduated—for a project I was working on. I was shocked to see this picture of my dad. There are no photos of me taken that day by the official photographer, but this one has a special place in my heart. My dad was the one who picked me up from Stonehill on weekends and is always there—even today, when I need someone to keep me company driving home after work. It is now in our digital archives under the name Nicole’s Dad.

—Nicole (Tourangeau) Casper ’95, Director of Archives

Humble Beginnings

Another favorite image. Taken in 1957, this photo is striking, as it shows how far the College has come. Stonehill was nine years old, with 415 students. Five classes had already graduated. There are no residence halls and no road leading to Route 123. The cafeteria and library were in Donahue Hall. As they say, great things can grow from humble beginnings.

—Nicole (Tourangeau) Casper ’95, Director of Archives

Fall Delight

Stonehill is beautiful in every season, but my favorite time was the fall, thanks to the crisp weather and the feeling of settling into the academic year. This was the walk I used to do senior year from the Science Center back to New Hall. The bridge was not only convenient, because it shortened the “commute,” but it was also scenic and a great moment to decompress before returning home. I also remember using “bridge time” to think through those last-minute topics I wished to remember as I headed into an exam!

—Leanne Brooks ’15

Teeing Up

This photo was taken in the fall of 2018 on the Donahue hill, when our first varsity women’s golf team was introduced—the start of what will certainly be a long history of the sport at the College. This image connects Stonehill’s beginnings with the three trailblazing student-athletes responsible for “teeing up” the opportunity for future generations of women to compete in varsity athletics.

—Dean O’Keefe ‘94, Director of Athletics

Powerful Image

I love the symbolism of the light behind the cross on the top of the Chapel of Mary, and I admire the instinct of Aisha McAdams ’17 for capturing such a powerful image.

—Martin McGovern, Director of Communications and Media Relations