Monday Morning Update

July 24, 2017

Mobile Market Expands: Building on previous grants, the Vela Foundation has awarded the College $10,000 to expand the work of the Mobile Market operated by The Farm at Stonehill. With this grant, the Mobile Market, which sells farm produce below cost at the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, launched the first markets of its 2017 season on June 14. For more, visit here.

40 Under Forty: Contributing to Hartford’s cultural vitality is what Jamie Daniel ’04 does every day. As Director of Programming for The Connecticut Forum, Daniel brings top leaders and thinkers to the City to explore topics such as Racism, the Science of our Minds, and Disruption! Innovators in Business, Media and Culture before sellout crowds. In recognition, she has been named to the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty list for 2017. Nice one, Jamie.

Summer Buzz: By the time students return for classes on August 29, our Conference & Events Office will have hosted 15,000+ visitors this summer. And, with guests from 30 different groups, campus is buzzing with activity involving pre-college programs, sports camps, road races, retreats, a food festival, youth groups, a local political debate, a Chinese-US exchange program, a science conference with world class researchers, and more. Having so many guests on campus introduces new constituencies, including potential students, to the College.

First Class Losses: With the passing of Jim Kehoe ’52 and Bernie O’Malley ’52 recently, we lost two of our first graduates. Like many in that first class of 130 men, they served their country, Kehoe in the U.S. Navy and O’Malley in the U.S. Air Force. They took a risk in attending a fledgling Stonehill but went on to distinguished careers, Kehoe in the Navy for 36 years and O’Malley a successful businessman. Proud Stonehill pioneers, their loyalty to the College was unwavering. They will be missed dearly.

In Memory: A member of the Class of 1953, our second class, Rev. Francis Walsh, C.S. C. also died recently. Although Fr. Walsh served two major terms as Director of the Counseling Center, he preferred being in the classroom teaching psychology and working with students. From 1966 to 2008, he devoted himself to serving the College and did so with consummate care and professionalism.

Bid for Bids: We have two bibs available for the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5! These bibs are being offered in partnership with Camp Shriver at Stonehill and Camp Shriver at UMass Boston with proceeds to benefit both sites. Team members receive free entry to the TCS NYC Marathon ($395 value) and an NYRR training plan ($40 value), as well as weekly team emails, one-on-one fundraising coaching, Marathon weekend amenities, team gear and individual training support from Coach Rick Muhr (priceless). Minimum fundraising requirement is $3,500. To obtain an application, email Marie Kelly.

Thrills & Chills: An English major and now a marketing content manager, Mary (Harrington) Hart ’94 has published her first novel, a thriller called Some Horrific Evening about event planners trapped in an old mansion. We have three copies. Email

A Dog’s Tale: The loss of a dog is supposed to bring forth great stories of the cosmic bond between families and pets. That’s not the angle that Professor Peter Ubertaccio shared recently when he wrote of his departed Schnauzer, Winston, “We basically waited on him for more than a decade and he had a pretty good life. Just not with the family from ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ he believed he deserved.” Better known for political analysis, Ubertaccio, the new Dean of Arts & Sciences, is also a wry observer of life as you will note in his reflection, Farewell, Winston.