Monday Morning Update

April 24, 2017

Marathon Man: Big shout out to the indomitable Matt Brown ’16 who completed the Boston Marathon last week. To see a photo of him crossing the finish line, visit here.

Lives Touched: At the Scholarship Dinner last night, 100 students and 150 benefactors met for dinner in the Pettit Atrium. Students heard first-hand from our alumni and friends on why they value and support student scholarships. At the same time, benefactors heard from students about their classes, internships, study abroad experiences, and career goals. Now in its 11th year, the event has a track record for building close and long-lasting ties between our benefactors and students.

Paying it forward: At the Benefactor & Student Scholarship Dinner in 2007, Geoff Lennon ’07 made a promise. Grateful for the scholarship he had received, he pledged to give back to the College. Over 10 years, he has kept that promise and last night at the Scholarship Dinner he and his wife Erica (DeFreitas) Lennon ’07 demonstrated their continued commitment to giving back by announcing the Geoff and Erica Lennon Scholarship Fund to benefit a junior or senior active in community service. To learn more about Geoff and Erica's decision to 'pay it forward,' read Geoff’s remarks here.

Rising Star: The Summit’s Editor-In-Chief Amy McKeever ’18 has been named a College Rising Star by the New England Society of News Editors (NESNE), which recognizes the region’s best editorial work. A communication major and a journalism/English double minor, she recently received the honor at NESNE’s Journalism Awards Celebration. Completing junior year, she will continue her editorship senior year and is looking forward to challenge of that role. To see her photo, visit here.

Old Meds: Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday and, given the risks associated with unused and expired medication, we remind readers of our medication disposal bin on campus. Currently, located in the Student Union Building, the bin will follow SCPD as they move to their new headquarters in the refurbished Education Building. The bin offers students, faculty and staff a secure spot to drop off old meds in a responsible way, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more, including a list of what can and cannot be dropped off, visit here.

Together As One: In the Pettit Atrium on Friday night at 7 p.m., Stonehill students, faculty and staff will put their singing, dancing, and performing talents on display at the annual DiverCity Festival, which celebrates a wide range of cultures and traditions. For info, visit here and to see highlights from last year’s event, visit here. We have five sets of two tickets for Friday’s Festival. Email

Broadcast News: In his freshman year, Stephen Conway ’17 created Sky News which now has 12 newscasters and production assistants. Understandably, the mediated communication major wants a career in television after completing graduate studies at Post University. But, as his Stonehill days wind down, Conway remains busy interviewing campus leaders. He recently met with the Vice President for Advancement Fran Dillon ’70 to discuss his Stonehill career and how his division represents the College externally. For the interview, visit here.

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