Monday Morning Update

February 13, 2017

Into the Woods: Last semester, 11 students walked into the woods with blank journals. Within 15 weeks, they had a body of work on human and natural history, a selection of which is featured in Terraforma, a journal started by the legendary Chet Raymo. Following in Raymo’s naturalist footsteps, their professor is Sue Mooney ’82, who holds the Francis J. Hurley Chair in Biology and leads the Environmental Sciences & Studies program, teaches the course Nature Writing and contributes to Terraforma. We have ten copies of the journal to share. Email

Opportunity Knocks: Last year, 350 students took advantage of the spring Job and Internship Expo hosted by the Career Development Center. Again this year, that opportunity to connect and network with employers is open to all students on Wednesday, February 15 in the Dining Commons from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Expo will feature 60 potential employers, including W.B. Mason, Fidelity Investments, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, CVS Health, Insight Global, City Year, May Institute, Riverside Community Care, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and many others. For information and a list of employers, visit here.

Shaping Campus: Although Charlie Altieri did not graduate from Stonehill, the Brockton contractor who died last week shaped the face of campus through 20 major construction projects and renovations that his company completed. His ties began in 1948, the College’s first year, when he worked on the construction of the old science center, now Merkert-Tracy, as an apprentice bricklayer. For more on Altieri’s impact on Stonehill, including the creating three scholarships that have benefitted more than 80 students, visit here.

Young Scientists: Chemistry and Biology professors, as well as current science students, recently assisted children and grandchildren of alumni in conducting lab experiments on Alumni Day in the Science Center. The experiments included extracting DNA from fruit, creating bouncy bubbles, exploring marine life samples, studying gummy bear oxidation and more. To see photos, visit here.

Winter Carnival: In addition to the open lab noted above, Alumni Day offered an attractive slate of Winter Carnival activities for alums and their families to enjoy. To see photo highlights, especially pictures from the Barn Babies Petting Zoo, visit here.

Intercultural Celebration: In the evening, Stonehill alumni, faculty and staff joined to celebrate 25 years of Intercultural Affairs at the College. To see some great photos from the silver anniversary event, visit here.

LION Leap: Erica Cordatos ’20 and Daniel Lavigne ’19 stopped at the airport for a goodbye photo as they left for Armenia as part of Stonehill’s Learning Inside Out Network program! They will intern overseas until the end of May before starting the LION Summer Institute. Learn more and check out the photo here.

Stonehill Sweethearts: A huge thank you to everyone who has posted or sent in Stonehill love stories in advance of Valentine's Day! It looks like we might need to add a new hashtag! Hats off to Luke '12 who proposed to Michelle '13 this week in the Graphic Design lab in Cushing-Martin (old library) where they met seven years ago! Congratulations to these newly engaged #StonehillSweethearts! #StonehillAlumni, share your #StonehillSweethearts story by using the hashtag on Instagram or on Facebook.