As we celebrate 25 years of excellence in the Moreau Honors Program, I want to recognize Professor Richard Capobianco’s decade long contribution to our program.  

Professor Capobianco is a long-standing member of the Stonehill College Philosophy Department who, in 1991, founded the Moreau Honors Program and guided this fledgling program for over 10 years as its director.  It is Prof. Capobianco’s vision for a strong academic community that still thrives today at the heart of our program. 

He began team-taught honors senior seminars long before Stonehill even considered team-taught Learning Communities.  In fact, Prof. Capobianco asked me to team- teach a senior seminar with Prof. Mary Joan Leith for the honors program in 2001. As many of you know, that was the beginning of a long and still on-going fruitful teaching and publishing relationship.  Thank you, Richard!!

Prof. Capobianco received Stonehill College’s Louise F. Hegarty award for excellence in teaching in 2000, and he was recognized nationally by the Princeton Review in 2012 as one of the top 300 professors in the USA.

Furthermore Prof. Capobianco is well known for his publications on Martin Heidegger. The University of Toronto Press published two books authored by Prof. Capobianco:   Engaging Heidegger in 2010 and in 2014, Heidegger’s Way of Being.

It is my pleasure to honor our founding director, Professor Richard Capobianco, this evening as we celebrate the Moreau Honors Program’s 25 years of excellence.


Remarks delivered by Allyson Sheckler, Director, Moreau Honors Program - May 3, 2017

Capobianco Hailed at Moreau Honors Anniversary

Faculty and students celebrated the silver anniversary of the Moreau Honors Program, which nurtures the lasting habits of academic excellence in our students, by saluting the program’s founding director, Philosophy Professor Richard Capobianco. An acclaimed teacher and an authority on German philosopher Martin Heidegger, Capobianco successfully established the program and guided it astutely for ten years.