Monday Morning Update

February 29, 2016

Designed for Success: Increasingly our graphic design students are securing top-tier careers in Web design, print design, advertising, marketing, publication design, package design and video game design, among other fields. For example, John Hanawalt ’10, who designed the logo for the International AIDS Conference in South Africa this July, is a graphic designer at The OutCast Agency, a top San Francisco-based communications and marketing firm. Chrystine Muncherian ’12 is a Web designer for the Council on International Educational Exchange, a global nonprofit, while Samantha Dircks ’10 is an interface designer at Hill Holliday in Boston. To learn why they credit the graphic design program at Stonehill for their professional success, visit here.

Peer Career Advice: Only in her second semester and Erika Sasso ’19 has already identified ten top ways in which students can really take full advantage of the expertise and resources of our Careers Services staff. To see her list and read her advice, which appeared in The Summit recently, visit here.

Matt Brown Day: His classmates hold him in some such high regard they created a scholarship in his name as their class gift, to which more than 110 seniors have already contributed. In addition, Senior Class President Cody Page ’16 and SGA President Kate Morneault ’16 suggested to President John Denning, C.S.C. that they declare a Matt Brown Day in celebration of his perseverance and positive example in the wake of a spinal cord injury. As a result, this Thursday, March 3 will officially be designated as Matt’s day on campus with opportunities to share what he means to his peers via social media, special events and at giving stations across campus. Come join in the celebration. For more information or to make a gift to the scholarship, visit here.

Theatre Fellowship: A member of the Stonehill Theatre Company, Samantha Putko ’16 has been chosen to receive a National Fellowship Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. As part of the award, Putko will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the National Festival in April. There she will interview arts administrators from top national theater organizations and spend several days at the Kennedy Center studying theater, attending professional workshops, and meeting peers from other festival regions. For more, visit here.

Campus Safety: The Stonehill College Police Department will host a brown-bag lunch style discussion on a range of campus security and safety concerns on Thursday, March 3, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  The event will focus on preparedness and safety while also explaining the upcoming ALICE Program, which offers five critical tips on increasing survivability in an active shooter situation. Coffee, soft drinks and pastries will be served. If you plan to attend, please email Katherine Giovanni at

Visit Italy: Interested in a cultural and educational tour of the Amalfi Coast and Rome with faculty host Rick Gribble, C.S.C. of the Religious Studies Department. If so, consider the Alumni Travel Program’s 11-day experience from October 7-17 this year. Now in its tenth year, the program is designed specifically for alumni and their friends. For more information, visit here.

Don’t Forget: Tomorrow March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute, the leader of Catholic Relief Services Dr. Carolyn Woo will give the Saint André Lecture, which will explore climate change in light of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. For more on this free event, which is open to the public, visit here.