Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, encourages the class of 2016 to “take the largest selfie Holy Cross has ever seen” at the 170th Commencement Exercises.
Image by Tom Rettig
Students write thank you notes to donors during Holy Cross’ annual Philanthropy Day. The annual tradition is a day where students celebrate the importance of donor generosity and express their gratitude.
Photography by Tom Rettig
James Keegan ’83, poet and veteran actor with the American Shakespeare Center, takes part in the Working Writers Series in the Rehm Library. Keegan participated in a question-and-answer session with Julianna Baggott, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and visiting professor of English, then performed monologues from some of his favorite roles including Hamlet, Shylock, and Henry IV.Keegan has performed some 80 roles in more than 60 productions, performing in the Folger Shakespeare Theater, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater, and at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. He is also an associate professor of English and theatre at the University of Delaware.
Photography by Tom Rettig
Cousins Casey Norton ’16 and Tommy Gallant ’12 pose during a trip to Montserrat, a mountain in Catalonia, Spain where St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, laid down his soldier’s weapons and began a new life devoted to study, teaching, service, faith and purpose. The two traveled for 10 days touring Barcelona and Morocco last summer. “We decided to make a special trip to Monserrat because Tom had recently graduated from Holy Cross and I was going to begin senior year,” says Norton. “It was an incredible experience being at such an important religious site and words truly can’t describe how I felt. It really made me feel connected with my faith and reinforced the concept of ‘men and women for and with others.’ ” Gallant is currently in his second year of medical school at the University of New England.
Photo submitted by Casey Norton
Jon Favreau ’03, third from left, former chief speechwriter for President Obama, poses with Tom Reuter ’17, Megan Izzo ’17, and Tyler Ambrose ’17, after delivering a speech at the Oxford Union. The members of the class of 2017 attended the lecture, “Life as Obama’s Speechwriter,” during their study abroad at Mansfield College.
Photo provided by Megan Izzo ’17
Holy Cross community members gather in Rehm Library for the 10th annual Non-Profit Careers Conference. The conference introduces students considering careers in non-profit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change.
The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a non-profit or public service setting at the international, national, regional, and local levels. Sessions include an introduction to Vocation and Discernment, the business side of non-profits, and networking events.
In addition to lectures, Stephanie Yuhl, director of Montserrat program and professor of history, ran an interactive workshop on public speaking and listening with substance. With assistance from various Holy Cross community members, students benefited from small group discussions, and individualized attention.
Photography by Tom Rettig
Brenda Hounsell Sullivan, assistant dean/director of student involvement, and Chris Campbell ’15 were honored at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1 conference in November. Region 1 encompasses the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; and the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Hounsell Sullivan was the regional winner of the Doris Michiko Ching Excellence in Student Affairs Award, which honors a student affairs professional at the mid-level whose outstanding commitment to the profession includes development of programs that address the needs of students, creation of a campus environment that promotes student learning and development, and support of an active engagement in NASPA. As the regional winner of this award, Hounsell Sullivan will be considered for national recognition at the annual NASPA conference in March.
In her nomination letter, Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs, wrote of Hounsell Sullivan: “She has been instrumental in the development of our signature Gateways Orientation program which welcomes all individuals, celebrates the institution’s Jesuit Identity and embraces diversity of all kinds.”
Chris Campbell ’15 was the Massachusetts state winner of the “Catch a Rising Star” award. Campbell, who is currently completing graduate studies in higher education administration at the University of Vermont, was recognized for his work as an undergraduate at Holy Cross.
Navy pilot Lt. Conor O’Neil ’09 awaits a big hug from daughter Cate upon his return home from a deployment just in time for Christmas. O’Neil, who is married to Meghan O’Neil ’10, is a third-generation Crusader.
Members of the 2005-06 men’s ice hockey team pose for a photo on the Hart Center ice rink as part of an anniversary celebration. The men’s hockey program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year, is marking the 10th anniversary of the 2005-06 team that won the Atlantic Hockey championship and defeated Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 24, 2006. The team was honored before the Crusaders’ contest versus Mercyhurst on Dec. 5, following Holy Cross athletics annual Alumni Game. The Crusaders won 7-3.