About the Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will make a difference for a rising senior who is academically in good standing; and with demonstrated financial need. Factors for award consideration could be a first-generation college student, a legacy (child/grandchild) of a member of the Class of 1970, a student who has financially contributed to his own college education or is involved in college activities. This scholarship will be allocated annually (as funds allow) with the Alumni Council Scholarship Committee overseeing the administration.

Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Hannah Lennon, Class of 2022

Academic Year 2021-2022
Field of Study: Mediated Communications, Creative Writing & Journalism
Moreau Honors Student

Stonehill Involvements

Student Government Association - Executive Public Relations Chair
The Summit - Opinions Editor
Varsity Equestrian Captain

What does scholarship support mean to you and your family, and what words of gratitude would you like to share?

Scholarships mean a lot to me and my family. We've hit financial struggles lately after the loss of my brother and grandfather, and these scholarships have allowed me to continue attending the school that I love.

What are your plans after graduation?

I want to travel, but I don't necessarily have the funds for a gap year. I hope to get a remote position that allows me a little freedom in that aspect. If I can't work remotely, I'd love to settle in New York City or Los Angeles. I hope to work in publishing or in social media marketing, or maybe even combine the two!

What excites you about the field you want to work in?

Social media and publishing are a big part of my life. Social media is defining of my generation, and I'd love to apply my education to something I love to use and use daily. Publishing speaks to me because I've always been a reader, getting paid to read and edit books all day would be an absolute dream to me!

What will be one of your biggest takeaways from your time at Stonehill?

You don't have to do anything that you don't want to do (within reason of course). There are always other pathways or options in life that might change your journey or your destination, but if you'd rather change, there is no shame in putting yourself first.

As you reflect on Stonehill College's mission statement, what aspects have resonated most with you during your time at the College?

The concept of doing everything with courage really speaks to me. Not only am I facing the world, but I'm doing so confidently, despite anything that may come my way because Stonehill has prepared me for it.

If you could accomplish one thing in life, what would it be?

This may sound silly, but I want to be stable. I want to have good and positive mental health; I want to be financially able to pay all of my bills, have fun, and even help my mom with her bills; I want a good marriage and a beautiful little house; I want to be simple and happy, more than anything.

The Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship Committee

How the Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship Began

When we first came to Stonehill in the fall of 1966, life was simple. Most of us were the first in our families to attend college. For some of us, it was the first time away from home. We became our own community, the Class of '70.

We all came of age in the same culture. This invisible bond drew us all together no matter how different we each were. We went down different paths in life with different dreams but underlining all of that was our desire to make a difference.

When our class reunion committee was planning for our 45th in 2015, we discussed creating a Class of 1970 scholarship. We got excited about this idea. A legacy of ’70. What a wonderful way to leave our class’ imprint on the College. We decided to create The Class of 1970 Memorial Scholarship which will be in memory of our classmates who have already gone before us. This will be the very first time in the College’s history that a scholarship will be named to honor deceased members of an individual class. In establishing this scholarship we celebrate our classmates’ lives so that none shall pass and be forgotten in silence.

We would like for all of us to go above and beyond to ensure a record-setting gift from the Class of 1970. 

Thank you for helping us to make a difference.

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In Memoriam

Remembering Our Classmates

Habib J. Azar
John A. Badwey
Marilyn J. Baer
George H. Baribeault
Karen L. Bislarides
Peter F. Black
Albert D. Bolton
William F. Borden
Joseph P. Boucher
Thomas A. Burgess
Thomas C. Cavas
Jane (Chicca) Chesmore
George N. Chiros
George Colarullo
Lucille R. Comeau Geran
M. Kathleen Coyle
Sheryll (Bellotti) Crosby
James A. Devlin
Kathleen M. (Diggins) Dewar
Joseph S. Donohue
Daniel R. Feeney
John D. Fernandes
Robert M. Fournier
Dolores (Balara) Gately
William D. Gioiosa
James B. Goodhue
Mark C. Gross
Paul G. Hayes
Frederick Kinsman
Thomas E. Linde
Rev. William P. Linhares, TOR
Roderick A. MacLeod
Kathryn (McGinley) Mahoney
Martin W. McDonald
Sherry A. Medeiros
Daniel J. Moloney
James H. Montague
Janet L. Morgan
Denise A. (Perry) Murphy
M. Christine Murphy
Philip F. Murphy
Fedela Nuovo
William J. O'Donnell
Ursula R. (Connolly) Obrist
Joseph Potvin
Elton M. Rawley
Ellen H. Rhodes
Anthony L. Rossi
Diane M. (Dewald) Sale
Mary K. (Dunne) Savino
John J. Skelly
Eileen B. (Tomlinson) Sullivan
Stephen D. Sullivan
Bruce N. Sunderland
Francis A. Urciuoli
Ann M. (DelSordo) Visconti

We Remember

Please click the link below to read more about our deceased classmates.

The Office of Development oversees the Stonehill College Fund (Stonehill's Annual Fund), the GOLD Giving Program (for Graduates Of the Last Decade), Reunion Giving, Faculty and Staff Giving, and Student Philanthropy. The department manages matching gifts, recurring gifts and online gifts.