Monday Morning Update

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween: Each year, the Residence Hall Association invites children of faculty and staff for an evening of trick or treating in the residence halls. On Wednesday last, waves of trick or treaters got a warm welcome, not to mention lots of candy, from our students as they visited the residence halls. To see a selection of photos, visit our Halloween Snapshot.

Level Up Mentoring: During in his middle school days, Jermel Wright ’18 used to spend one afternoon a week in a mentorship program with two local leaders and several of his peers. That program helped him to succeed in school, sports, and life. Today, Wright is paying it forward by running that same program, now called Level Up Mentoring, at his former middle school. He drives 45 minutes to Newton most Mondays to work with a group of 7 to 10 students of color. Learn more about Wright and his giving back story here.

They’ve Been Busy: This year’s Stonehill Faculty Focus offers a glimpse at the many publications, exhibits and performances, grants and more produced and earned by our distinguished faculty. It also provides a deeper dive into the work of Professors Candice Smith Corby (studio arts), John Schatzel (business), and Anna Lännström (philosophy). To obtain a copy, contact Provost Joe Favazza at

Sustainability: The College recently received praise from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). In its annual sustainable campus index, AASHE points to several successful Environmental Stewardship Council initiatives over the last three years. These include the signing of the Real Food Commitment, being recognized by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships for our commitment to energy efficiency, adding electric car charging stations, implementing a reusable to-go container system, installing a 2.7 megawatt solar field and turtle crossing signs that call attention to the wildlife on campus.

Giving Kids a Change: In its annual spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary hearts, Yankee Magazine recently hailed Marquis Taylor ’06 for the work he is doing with Coaching 4 Change, an innovative private after-school program for local at-risk youth, which he co-founded with Peter Berman. For more, visit here.

Hall of Fame: The College recently held its 28th annual Athletics Hall of Fame dinner. Inducted at the ceremony were: writer Jim Fenton, former coach Michael Daly, and alumni Michelle Massa ’94, Caitlin Gleason ’08, and Keith Gill ’09. Read more here.

Fall Sports: It’s playoff and award season for fall sports! Congratulations are for some Skyhawks, including the women’s Cross Country team, which won the Northeast-10 title. Their coach Karen Boen was named NE-10 XC Coach of the Year for the 14th time, Nicole Borofski ’17, repeated as conference champion and Runner of the Year, and Danika Wayss ’20 was named conference Rookie of the Year. Women’s tennis took second in the conference, with Alexandra Vo ’20 earning conference Rookie of the Year. Men’s XC took second in the conference, and Lucas Taxter ’17 took first team all-conference honors.