Tour Group Surveys Campus

July 26th, 2011 by nmarkant

A student-led admissions tour for prospective students continues down the steps of Dinand Library on a sunny afternoon.

Photograph by Catherine Burgess ’12

Worcester Kids Cool Off in Holy Cross Pool

July 20th, 2011 by csteuer

Unusually hot temperatures brought Worcester brothers Prustide and Nathan to the Hart Swimming Pool at the College of the Holy Cross yesterday to cool off.  Holy Cross became a host site this year for Wheels to Water, a City of Worcester program that provides access for local children to area pools and beaches.  The College also donated $10,000 to support operational costs for the program. Youth from Autumn Woods Apartments in Worcester can swim for free at the Hart Swimming Pool on campus on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

Photograph by Cecile Rivera Llorens ’12

24 Students Take Part in Summer Business Program at Holy Cross

June 17th, 2011 by nmarkant

Twenty-four Holy Cross students taking part in the College’s unique Summer Business Program pose in the Smith Labs courtyard. First row, left to right: Mark Lussier ’13, Emily Correia ’14, Michael Conetta ’14, David Chu, director of the prebusiness program, Jessica Daly ’12, Quinn Korzeniecki ’12, Margaret Mackinson ’13, Angela Choi ’12; second row, left to right: James Boyne ’12, Danielle Breen ’14, Jessica Dodakian ’14, Francheska Jimenez ’14, Jacqueline Esperti ’12; third row, left to right: Kasha Kiros ’13, Jeff Harris ’12, Thomas Kelly ’14, Charles Mills ’12, Sandro Silva ’13, Jordan Edwards ’12, Michael Sheehan ’13; fourth row, left to right: Jordan Stevens ’13, Devin Brown ’12, Caroline Pedlow ’13, Andrew Coury ’13 and Edward Houghton ’13. Watch a video to hear students and alumni talk about the program.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Holy Cross Donates $5,000 Toward Tornado Relief Efforts

June 17th, 2011 by nmarkant

Edward Augustus, director of government and community relations at Holy Cross, presents a $5,000 check to an American Red Cross volunteer during a Worcester Tornadoes baseball game at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on the College’s campus. The funds will go to the “Worcester Cares” relief fundraising effort to help victims of tornadoes that devastated parts of Western and Central Massachusetts earlier in the month.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

UMass Medical School Bestows Honorary Degree on Bob Wright ’65

June 5th, 2011 by nmarkant


Michael Collins ’77, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, presents honorary degrees to Autism Speaks founders Bob Wright ’65, and his wife Suzanne, at the university’s 38th commencement ceremonies.  “That all may know of our appreciation for your dedication to autism advocacy and the remarkable achievements of Autism Speaks, the University of Massachusetts Worcester confers upon you the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa,” their honorary degree citation read in part.

Photograph by John Gillooly

Construction Vehicles at Work Behind Hogan for Landscaping Renovation Project

June 3rd, 2011 by nmarkant

Construction vehicles remove the walkway behind the Hogan Campus Center as the area undergoes extensive landscaping renovation. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcam.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Pomp and Circumstance

May 27th, 2011 by nmarkant

Nicholas McKenzie conducts the Commencement ceremonial band. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

English Faculty Meet Pulitzer Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson

May 26th, 2011 by nmarkant

Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson talks with Leila Philip, associate professor of English, one day before delivering the principal address and receiving an honorary degree at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.


From left, Bob Cording, professor of English and director of the creative writing program, Philip, Leah Hager Cohen, visiting professor of English, Shawn Maurer, associate professor of English, Robinson, James Kee, professor of English, and Jonathan Mulrooney, associate professor of English.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

SGA Co-Presidents in Baccalaureate Mass

May 26th, 2011 by nmarkant

Seniors Kevin Leggio and Jenna Sattar, co-presidents of the Student Government Association, participate in the Presentation of Gifts during Baccalaureate Mass. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Speeches, Performances Allow Seniors to Reflect on College Career Before Commencement

May 25th, 2011 by nmarkant

Seniors Joe Volpe, left, and Matt Akre perform during the Senior Reflection Lunch in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom, two days before Commencement. Several other members of the Class of 2011 shared their experiences on Mount St. James through essays and musical performances.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos