Monday Morning Update

July 28, 2014

On to Radio City: Performing for the second time on NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent this past week, Micah Christian ’06 and his group Sons of Serendip made it to the next round of the talent competition with their version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” The next time they perform, they will be at Radio City Music Hall in New York competing against 46 finalists. To see a video of their latest performance, visit here. To read a Boston University feature on the group, which met while attending graduate school there, visit here.

Camp Shriver: For a second year, local children, with and without disabilities, are enjoying Camp Shriver’s inclusive summer sports program on campus. Camp Shriver develops children’s motor and social skills while fostering positive peer relationships. Stonehill students and some recent graduates serve as counselors. Special thanks go to our Camp partners: the National Inclusion Project, the Kevin & Kathleen Gould Family Foundation, the United Way of Greater Plymouth County, the Pilgrim Foundation, CVS, Sodexo, and the Old Colony YMCA. To see photos, visit our Camp Shriver Snapshot.

Power of Love: Preparing for his second H.O.P.E. trip to Peru this past spring, Roberto Rosa ’14 felt he knew what to expect. Things, however, turned out to be different this time around as Rosa says the trip “completely shattered” his worldview of the power of love and “what it really means to be together with people (and) in solidarity with others.” While there, Rosa and 23 other Stonehill community members worked with parents and administrators of the Fe y Alegria Nº 25 school to build a turf soccer field. To read about Rosa’s immersive experience and to view photos and videos from the transformative trip, visit here.

Mass Politics: As the governor’s race in Massachusetts heats up, Stonehill will hold a forum for the Democratic nominees on Tuesday, August 19th from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Pettit Atrium of the Shields Science Center. The forum will be moderated by Steve Kornacki, host of MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki and will feature panelists Rick Holmes of the MetroWest Daily News, Christopher Burrell of The Patriot Ledger, and Janet Wu of WCVB-TV in Boston. The event is being co-sponsored by The Martin Institute, Gatehouse Media and WCVB. For more, including info on other upcoming candidate forums, visit here.

Excellence Awards: Unveiled last October by the Marketing Department, the College’s new visual identity mark, along with its accompanying materials, has received an Excellence Award from the University and College Design Association (UCDA). Marketing also received an Excellence Award for its yield website for the Class of 2018. Congratulations to our Marketing colleagues who competed against more than 1000 entries in the annual UCDA contest, which only issued five Gold awards, eight Silver and 166 Awards of Excellence.

Free Stonehill Stamps: While on the topic of visual identity, we have produced a special edition U.S. Postal Service stamp featuring the College’s elegant new logo. The stamps come in sets of two and we have ten sets. Tell us what the shield on the logo represents and you might win a set of stamps. First come, first served. Email

Picture of the Week: The Brockton-based office products company, W.B. Mason currently employs 128 Stonehill alumni and three of them returned to campus recently in a professional capacity. Discussing the company’s business partnership with the College were Jeff Bliss ’87, Mitch Robbins ’04 and Adam Pardo ’07. When we caught up with the three alums, we noted their subtle use of purple in their business attire. To see the photo, visit our Picture of the Week.