Monday Morning Update

June 11, 2018

REUNION RECAP: Miss out on Reunion? We have highlights of the weekend, which brought more than 900 alumni from 26 classes back to campus. To see out reunion snapshot, visit here.

ACCOUNTING HONOREES: At their recent Believers & Achievers Recognition Reception, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs honored Janine Murray '19 with a Deloitte Scholarship and Nathaniel Proto '17 with the Elijah Watt Sells Award. To learn about their accomplishments, visit here.

MAJOR PROMOTION: Big shout out to Kyle Gendreau ’91 on his recent appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Samsonite International, the world’s largest travel luggage company. Gendreau holds a BS in Business Administration from the College. Find out more here.  

SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTISE: With increased demand for healthcare supply chain management expertise, colleges and universities have been responding by creating programs in the field, including Stonehill, which launched its successful Healthcare Supply Chain Management Initiative a decade ago. Healthcare Administration Department Chair Mitch Glavin was recently interviewed on this trend. To read the story, visit here.

REST IN PEACE: We note the passing of Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies Joseph Skaff. The son of Lebanese immigrants, Skaff graduated from Stonehill in 1957 and returned to the College in 1969, spending his career teaching in the History and Religious Studies departments. We will have an appreciation of him in next week’s issue. For Wake and Funeral information, visit here.

LIFE ADVICE: Paralyzed as a result of a hockey accident in high school, Matt Brown ’16 knows adversity and he recently shared his advice on dealing with hardship with the graduating class at Dedham HS:

“You can’t change the past no matter how much you want to, so focus on how you deal with difficulty...You have choices. It’s important that you find ways to stay positive. Go at it head-on and face each day. As I mentioned earlier, my life changed but it did not end. I have a long life to live...How you handle these setbacks will set you apart from others in the future.”

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What happens on campus over the summer? Check out one example from 2016, when the Massachusetts State Police’s canine unit visited the College for training exercises! Thanks so much for reading.