This past weekend, the College hosted more than 550 alumni, family, and friends for our Homecoming Celebration. The event featured a full slate of activities, including a Food Truck Festival with music, a petting zoo, and pumpkin carving as well as soccer and football games and a volleyball match, a Reunion BBQ, a tour of our shovel museum, and a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the SURE program.

Fans cheer in the stands at the homecoming football game against St. Anselm College.

The Giambanco family cheers on Megan Giambanco ’22 at the women’s soccer game. Megan is the ninth member of her family to attend Stonehill!

The Family Food Truck Festival was a hit.

Lucas Sartori ’20, Gerard McCarthy ’20 and Kemuel Navarrete ’22 play Ladderball.

Junior ’02 and Danielle (Teixeira) ’05 Medina return to campus with their children, Londyn and Logan, for the afternoon’s activities.

Caitlin (McCabe) Polson ’08 and her daughters, Josephine and Bridgette, visit with Rocky at the petting zoo.

The Mahar family enjoys the tailgate festivities. Three generations of Mahars are Stonehill alums, including John ’93, Melinda ’93 (in purple) and daughters, Cora ’22 (center) and Elise ’25 (left).

Fourteen members of the Carter family traveled from Maryland to catch Bryson Carter ’25 play in the football game against St. Anselm College.

Alumni, students, faculty, and staff, who have participated in the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), gathered to celebrate the “25 Summers of SURE” at a reception in Donahue. Since SURE began, 700 students and 100 faculty members have participated in the research program.

Chemistry Professor and founder of the SURE program Louis Liotta was presented with an award to honor his unwavering dedication to the program. One of his favorite things about the program, he noted, is learning how different disciplines conduct research. Liotta also highlighted the confidence that students gain from the SURE program. “They do things they never thought they could do.”

Nicholas Howard ’13, Professor of Biology Bronwyn Heather Bleakley, Emily Langmeyer ’20, Evan Jellison ’01 and Professor Emerita of Biology Maura Tyrrell ’64 catch up at the SURE reception at Donahue Hall.