Monday Morning Update

May 1, 2017

Power Broker: Politico released their 2017 list of Power Players and included a familiar face. Matt Gorman ’11, the current communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, was included as one of three rising GOP political operatives. To read Matt’s bio and see the full list, visit here.

Stock Savants: Congratulations to Nicholas Bruni ’18, Adam Foley ’18, Anthony Graziano ’18, and Patrick Wroth ’18 for placing third in the intercollegiate Adirondack Cup! The program, run by New York’s Adirondack Funds, is an initiative through which college and graduate students from participating universities throughout New York and New England can create their own hypothetical stock portfolio for six months. This was the first time that Stonehill participated in the Adirondack Cup. To learn more, visit here.

Top Tier Volunteer: Finding time to volunteer is not always easy, but Audrey del Rosario ’14, who works by day as a higher-education consultant for EAB, has dedicated herself to regular after-hours public service. Thanks to all the time she has put in at local non-profits and public programs in the Washington, D.C. area, she recently received a 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Government’s Corporation for National & Community Service. Congratulations Audrey!

Building History: The Old Student Union, which is due to be replaced, first opened in 1959 as the College’s dining hall and bookstore, taking over for the cramped confines of Donahue Halls’ basement. The third structure built by the College, it also held offices and recreation areas and was expanded in 1962 to accommodate the growing student body. In 1971, the bookstore moved to Boland Hall and the Student Union primarily served as the College’s dining hall for the next 20 years until the Roche Dining Commons opened in January 1992. The Student Union was then renovated for classes and the Stonehill College Police Department. Since 1991, it has also served as the home of ROTC, Human Resources, Football, Religious Studies, and may other programs. In June, the building will be torn down to make way for a new Academic and Welcome Center. It will be the first building razed by the College for construction of a new structure.

Lives Touched: Our recent Scholarship Dinner, attended by 100 students and 150 benefactors, offered students, alumni, and friends a chance to share their experiences at the College and why they value student scholarships. Now in its 11th year, the event has a track record for building close and long-lasting ties between our benefactors and students. Take a look at the event through a Snapshot, here.

Remembrance: Former Director of Counseling and Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Richard J. Segreve, C.S.C., who died last weekend, spent over 15 years working for the College. A longtime member of the Easton community, Fr. Segreve stayed active on campus until his passing and will be dearly missed.

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