Posts Tagged ‘alumni’

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact

May 23rd, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jackie Peterson stands with College President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. at a reception honoring Peterson.

Jackie Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, gazes around the room with gratitude at a reception held in her honor. Peterson will retire at the close of the academic year, capping 20 years at Holy Cross where she was the first female, first person of color and first lay person appointed to the president’s cabinet. Members of the campus community, including Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., College president (pictured with Peterson), attended the May 18th reception held at the Hogan Campus Center to thank Peterson for her service and dedication.

Student Wins Annual Shark Tank Competition for Custom Handcrafted Executive Products

February 23rd, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Crowned the winner of the fifth annual Shark Tank competition, Paul Wiley ’20 holds a check for $12,000 won with the pitch for his company PW Industries, which specializes in custom handcrafted executive products and jewelry for the promotional product industry.

In addition to the monetary prize given to the winner of the competition, sponsored by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Prebusiness Program, Wiley will also be paired with an alumni mentor and given year-long memberships to Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, Venture Forum and Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Photo by Chris Christo

‘I LOVE HC’ Valentine’s Day Fundraising Challenge Breaks Records

February 14th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Sean Teebagy ’17, shows off why he loves Holy Cross during the ‘I LOVE HC’ fundraising challenge on Feb. 14. The 24-hour challenge engaged 6,111 donors who contributed a total of $1,848,787, shattering the previous donor record set at a liberal arts college. Some of the most impressive statistics of the day include: 61 percent of all donations came from the classes of the 1990s through the 2010s; 49.4 percent of seniors made donations, making the Class of 2017 the top-giving class; and 100 percent of senior-athletes participated in the challenge. Read more about the successful challenge here.

Photo by Tom Retti

Alumna Offers Advice to Students at Annual MLK Leadership Luncheon

January 26th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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Elizabeth Wambui ’09, director of advancement at the Nativity School of Worcester, tells students to be innovate, to embrace change, and to step into discomfort during her keynote address at the 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education. With Dr. King’s example of leadership serving as the backdrop for the event, the community members present explored what it means to be a leader today, both within our own communities and beyond Holy Cross.

Photo by Tom Rettig

National Coast Guard Museum Association Honors J.D. Power ’53 for Outstanding Service

December 19th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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J.D. “Dave” Power III ’53, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, holds the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award, and is flanked by Richard Grahn, president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association on the left, and Admiral Robert Papp, 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on the right. Power, who served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker EASTWIND during the mid-1950s, was recognized for his efforts and success in establishing the National Coast Guard Museum, which is being constructed on the historic downtown waterfront in New London, Conn.

Spanish Lecturer Hosts Bilingual Theater Workshop in Spain

November 26th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Helen Freear-Papio, director of the Foreign Language Assistants Program and lecturer in Spanish, center, conducted a two-day bilingual theater workshop at the University of Murcia in Spain while she was there over the Thanksgiving break. Freear-Papio involved two of her former students from Holy Cross, Kyler Canastra ‘14, far left, and Brendan Medeiros ’11, second from right, who live in Madrid and love the theater. María Cantuel, a well-known Spanish actor and Medeiros’ girlfriend, second from left, was the artistic director of the performance.  At far right is Diana de Paco Serrano, dramatist, cultural coordinator and professor of classics at the University of Murcia, who invited Freear-Papio to conduct the workshop.

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At the end of the workshop, the participants staged a series of short bilingual monologues around the themes of fear and anger. Here Freear-Papio, Medeiros, and Canastra work with some of the participants to make the texts bilingual.

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Cantuel leads the group in theatrical warm-up activities. The workshop was such a great success, Freear-Papio says they have been invited back to the University of Murcia and will be doing a follow-up workshop over spring break.

Alumnus and Bride Photo Bombed By Tom Hanks

October 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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As Ryan Barclay ’08 and his wife Elisabeth posed for their wedding photos in New York’s Central Park, they were approached by a familiar stranger: actor Tom Hanks.

The couple were taking photos with their wedding party near a common path for runners when one runner stopped and approached the happy couple.

“Hey, I’m Tom Hanks,” he said to an awestruck wedding party, before happily posing for photos with the couple. In a tweet shortly thereafter, Hanks shared a selfie and well wishes to the newlyweds.

Congratulations, Ryan and Elisabeth!


Photo courtesy of Meg Miller Photography

Holy Cross Alumni Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

August 5th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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From left, Broderick Johnson ’78, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Terese Casey ’82, Pamela (Wright) Lane ’88, Senator Robert Casey ’82, United States Senator for Pennsylvania, and Rick Lane ’88, Sr. Vice President Government Affairs at 21st Century Fox, attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 30, 2016.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is traditionally attended by senior government officials and members of the press corps, as well as, the U.S. president and the first lady. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

Photo submitted by Rick Lane ’88

Children Crowd Microscopes Donated by Holy Cross

June 20th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Children of Uganda crowd around microscopes donated by the Holy Cross biology department. Members of the department collaborated with Jacki Creed Ebone ’86, president of The Giving Creed, a non­profit combining philanthropy and scientific equipment sales, who facilitated the “gift in kind” to Generis International. Generis International seeks to mitigate the negative impact of poverty on orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. As part of their work, they build educational capacity, including setting up science labs in rural areas.

Photos provided by Jacki Creed Ebone ’86

Meyer ’45 Returns to Campus for ROTC Celebration

June 12th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Ed Meyer ’45 poses with current unit officers of the College of the Holy Cross Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Meyer, a member of the first unit at Holy Cross, returned to campus for the O’Callahan Society dinner during reunion weekend.