One Night, Three Awards, Endless Appreciation
Each year, the Alumni Council bestows three awards upon graduates: the Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Alumni Service Award and the GOLD (Graduate Of the Last Decade) Award. For the first time, these awards were presented to the recipients on the same night—which meant the celebration on the evening of March 31 in Alumni Hall was threefold.
“It is more than safe to say that Cathy, Nicole and Judy, in their individual ways, are living truly purposeful and rewarding lives...”
—President John Denning, C.S.C.
The Outstanding Alumnus Award was presented to Judith Salerno ’73, who has achieved distinguished professional success that, in turn, has brought honor to the College. She was selected in recognition of her achievements as former president and chief executive officer of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the most widely known and largest breast cancer organization in the country. Salerno’s work with the Komen Foundation to fight the disease and support patients and survivors is inspiring. The Alumni Council is proud of her accomplishments and grateful for the honor that her work has brought to Stonehill.
For volunteering her time and talents in service to the College and the Alumni Association, Catherine Campbell ’96 was recognized with the Alumni Service Award. For years, she has answered the call to serve her alma mater as needed—including her tenure as president of the Alumni Council and chair of its various committees. The Alumni Council is appreciative of her commitment to the College and of the work she continues to do to help advance Stonehill and its Alumni Association.
The recipient of the College’s first GOLD Award, third-grade teacher Nicole Bollerman ’10 was recognized for her dedication to the students and the community at UP Academy in Dorchester. Her now well-known contest entry seeking a gift of books for her students—which led to her donating a grand prize of $150,000 to her school—was certainly enough to demonstrate her commitment to education. Her story highlights her extraordinary generosity.
At the event, President John Denning, C.S.C. remarked, “It is more than safe to say that Cathy, Nicole and Judy, in their individual ways, are living truly purposeful and rewarding lives, not just for themselves but with others in mind.”
To view more photos from the awards ceremony, visit here.
Alumni Council President Steven Viveiros ’98 [l] and President John Denning, C.S.C. [r] presented the awards to [center, l to r] Nicole Bollerman ’10, Judith Salerno ’73 and Catherine Campbell ’96.
The Office of Alumni Affairs challenges you to pick one of these opportunities to get involved with Stonehill today. It’s your choice!
Whether social media is your thing or you enjoy traveling with fellow alumni or you’d like to see campus again, there are so many options available for you to become and stay connected to your alma mater.
For more information, call 508-565-1343 or email email@example.com.
Volunteer your time. Stonehill has a robust Alumni Council with six committees and volunteers from all classes. Join a committee today to help plan future events and programs for your fellow alumni.
Meet, Greet, Network. From Boston to New York, from Washington, D.C., to California, visit stonehillalumni.org to see if we are hosting an event near you this year.
Come Visit. Haven’t been back to campus in a while? Come to an event designed for alumni, such as Alumni Day or Reunion. Or take a stroll around campus, catch a Skyhawks game, light a prayer candle at the Grotto or hear how campus changes are benefiting students.
Reasons to Give: Everyone gives for a different reason, so tell us why you support Stonehill by visiting stonehill.edu/giving/reasons.
Travel Stonehill Style. The Alumni Travel Program offers group travel opportunities with an educational component designed for Stonehill alumni, their family and friends. Join us in Portugal this October!
Bleed Purple. Use the Stonehill Skyhawks app, now available for Apple or Android, to cheer on your alma mater.
Share your expertise. Mentor a student, serve as a guest speaker or have a student shadow you at work.
Gear Up. Show your Stonehill pride! Shop online through the Stonehill Bookstore or Stonehill Athletics.
Get to Know Your Alumni Council
In January, the Alumni Council welcomed a new executive team: Steven Viveiros ’98, president, Brandon Hall ’02, vice president, and Jacquelyn H. Tracy ’88, treasurer. Here they talk about why they are involved as alumni, climbing walls and barbecuing burgers and a superpower that would motivate all graduates to pay it forward.
Q: What’s one thing people don’t realize about the Alumni Council?
Viveiros: It’s more than service to the College: It’s also an opportunity to connect with other alumni who are invested in doing good. I’ve learned a great deal from the more seasoned Council members and have been able to provide insight to those who have more recently entered the real world.
Q: What’s your favorite Stonehill memory?
Tracy: During freshman orientation, they broke us into teams to do a ropes course. I remember during one part, we had to climb over a wall—and I’m only five feet tall. One of my teammates stood at the top, grabbed my belt and pulled me over.
Hall: The personal relationships I developed. We had a charcoal grill out in front of our townhouse in Colonial Court. My roommates and I would be out there, cooking burgers at 2 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night—hanging out, just talking. These are guys I ended up living with after college; we were in each other’s weddings and now we’re godfathers to each other’s kids.
Q: Finish this sentence: “Alumni should get more involved because…”
Tracy: You always get so much more back than you put in. If you’re not sure how to get involved or what you might want to do, start with one of the committees, like GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade), programming or career services.
Q: A moment that I most enjoyed as an alumnus:
Hall: When the Alumni Auction passed the $1 million mark. Everyone was so excited. We had confetti poppers and chocolate bars with million-dollar wrappers. I remember working at the auction when I was a student and to think that now, it’s raised more than $1 million!
Viveiros: By far, serving on the scholarship committee. Reading the stories of these students and their perseverance as they drive toward their goals is inspiring. These students are incredibly deserving; it’s an honor to be a part of the process that recognizes their accomplishments.
Q: If you had an alumni superpower, what would it be?
Viveiros: I would help fellow alums recall how much they learned at Stonehill and recognize that alumni before us made an investment so this could happen. This hopefully would motivate them to continue to invest in Stonehill and pay it forward for future generations.
The Team: Brandon Hall ’02, Steven Viveiros ’98 and Jacquelyn H. Tracy ’88.
8 Upcoming Events
2-4 Reunion 2017
5 San Francisco Reception
7 San Diego Reception
8 Los Angeles Reception
10 26th Annual Stonehill Night at the Boston Pops, “The Beatles and Beyond,” Boston Symphony Hall
17 Stonehill Day at Newport Polo
17 Back to School Backpack Project
23 Admission Legacy Session
Become Educators in the Faith The Congregation of Holy Cross Priests and Brothers is an international community dedicated to educational, pastoral and social ministries. For vocations, contact Rev. Neil Wack, C.S.C. at 574-632-6385 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit holycrossvocations.org.
The Monthly Mass of Alumni Intentions is celebrated by Alumni Chaplain Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C. on the third Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel in Donahue Hall.
Purple Door Business Network The Stonehill Alumni Association’s Purple Door Business Network is your best resource for finding businesses owned and operated by Stonehill alumni. With more than 24,000 living graduates, Stonehill has alumni in nearly every industry. The business network is searchable by both industry and location and includes business descriptions along with contact information, so you can personally reach out to your fellow alums at their business. Listing a business in the network is a benefit available to all Stonehill alumni. Visit stonehillalumni.org to find or list a business.
Email Notifications The Office of Alumni Affairs will begin notifying alumni from the classes of 1971–2016 of deceased classmates by email instead of by mail. If you do not have an email address on file with the College and would like to continue receiving these notices, please update your information by visiting stonehill.edu/alumni/keep-in-touch/.
Classes of 1967, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, 2002, ’07, ’12 and the Pillar Society.