Monday Morning Update

January 5, 2015

Year in Review: In this issue, we take a look at Stonehill happenings in 2014.

January: A 2.7 megawatt solar field across from campus on Route 138 was announced. The largest solar field on a New England college campus, it will save $2.3 million over 15 years. For more, visit here.

February: In the Martin Institute, former Mexican President Felipe Calderón shared his insider perspective on bringing major changes to his country, which he led from 2006 to 2012. For more, visit here.

March: Over spring break, more than 180 students and staff members participated in a week of service at many domestic and international sites through the H.O.P.E. Alternative Spring Break Program. For more, visit here.

April: Students, faculty, and staff celebrated the College’s diversity at the DiverCity 2014 concert, which offered an entertaining line up of singing, dancing and spoken word performances. For more, visit here.

May: At Commencement, 613 members of the Class of 2014 received their degrees. Boston Globe CEO, and driving force behind The One Fund, Michael Sheehan gave the keynote address, offering counter intuitive advice to students on knowing when to walk away from mistakes or poor choices. For more, visit here.

June: More than 600 members of the Class of 2018 and their parents came to campus for Summer Orientation and more than 800 alumni, along with 400 family and friends, attended Reunion 2014. For more, visit here.

July: Fifty local children, with and without disabilities, enjoyed Camp Shriver’s inclusive sports program on campus. For more on how the camp develops children’s motor/social skills while fostering positive peer relationships, visit here.

August: The new academic year got underway at Academic Convocation with Sociology Professor Christopher Wetzel receiving the Louise F. Hegarty Award for Excellence in Teaching. For more, visit here.

September: In the Library, the Brian J. Flynn '92 Discovery and Collaboration Space opened as a highly interactive location that uses advanced technology to maximize student learning outcomes. For more, visit here.

October: College Factual ranked our criminology program fourth in the nation and noted that our criminology majors have one of the best average starting salaries in the country at $42,000. For more, visit here.

November: The Public Relations Society of America’s Boston Chapter presented Communication Professor Jack Jackson with the Diane Davis Beacon Award in recognition of his extraordinary achievements as a Boston-area PR professional. For more, visit here.

December: As reported by The Boston Globe on its front page just before Christmas, compassion led elementary school teacher Nicole Bollerman '10 to serve at an under-resourced school community in Boston and guided her when she won $150,000. To read her uplifting story, visit here.

More 2014 News: Of course, much more happened over the past year and, to read about it, visit our longer year in review round up here.