Posts Tagged ‘staff’

’Tis the Season for Planting

April 3rd, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Grounds workers take advantage of a sunny day early in the spring season.

Brendon Connor works in the College’s greenhouse.  About 2,800 pots of pansies are currently being planted across campus.

Adrian Xibri plants pansies in front of O’Kane Hall.

Photos by Tom Rettig

Community Members Volunteer at Local Science Fair

March 20th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross faculty, students, and librarians volunteered as judges for the 5th and 6th grade Canterbury Street Magnet School’s Science Fair. Among the judges were Barbara Merolli, science librarian; Alicia Hansen, head of research and instruction services; De-Ping Yang, professor of physics; Ann Sheehy, associate professor of biology; Timothy Roach, associate professor of physics; Rob Bellin, professor and chair of biology; and students Lauren Riley, Jeeva Jacob, and Jeff Bourgeois.

Photography by Sue Hunt

Holy Cross Community Bids Farewell to Distinguished Employee

February 1st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Donna Wrenn, director of employee relations, delivers remarks during a farewell reception in her honor in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. Hundreds showed up to honor Wrenn for her unparalleled devotion to Holy Cross. She served 55 years of loyal and distinguished service under six different presidents, from Rev. Raymond J. Swords, S.J., to Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.
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Fr. Boroughs and members of the Office of Human Resources noted Wrenn’s extraordinary commitment to the mission of Holy Cross and unwavering attention to the welfare of those in the Holy Cross Community.
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During the reception, Worcester mayor Joseph M. Petty presented Wrenn with a key to the city.

Photography by John Buckingham

Staff, Alumnus in Student Affairs Honored for Outstanding Achievements at Regional Conference

December 18th, 2015 by bcass
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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.

Pansies Await Spring’s Warm Weather

March 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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William J. St. Germain, laborer for the Holy Cross Grounds Department, checks on pansies growing in the on-campus greenhouse. Over the course of each growing season around 15,000 plants are grown in the greenhouse. Currently about 5,550 pansies await spring’s warmer weather.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students Express Gratitude to Numerous Campus Offices for Their Service

March 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, and Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, are surrounded by students during an appreciation event. Members of the Holy Cross Student Government Association gathered to thank Dining Services, Facilities, Health Services, Public Safety and Residence Life and Housing for their dedication and commitment to students during the winter season that brought record amounts of snow.

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Scores of students signed large posters that read “Thank you for your dedication during these challenging winter months to keep the campus running safely.”

Photos by Kevin Madrigal ’15

Photography and Video Project Sparks Compelling Images of Community Members

January 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Last semester, members of the Holy Cross community were invited to participate in a photography and video project, titled “Faces of the Hill,” as part of Unity Week. Participants were asked to answer the question, “How do you define yourself?” Hundreds of students, faculty and staff took part. Portraits of members of the Holy Cross Community holding signs that define them now hang in the Hogan Campus Center. It reminds us that working together for social justice, while acknowledging our differences, is a hopeful process.

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Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to explore together — through events, conversations, panel discussions, common readings and other academic and cocurricular programs — the reality of what it means to live as a community in solidarity today. Visit the HC in Solidarity site, and join the conversation today.

Photography by Christian Santillo.

Non-Profit Careers Conference

January 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Margot LaFortune Flionis ’89 of Framingham Public Schools attends the Alumni Dinner during the Non-Profit Careers Conference.

The annual Nonprofit Careers Conference hosted by the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and the Career Planning Center is for students considering careers in nonprofit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change. The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a nonprofit or public service setting.

Student Affairs Marks 50 Years, Honors Revs. Dunn and Markey

October 23rd, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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A student walks by the hallway outside of the Student Affairs office in the Hogan Campus Center. The display in the background, which was recently installed, includes the names of the offices under the Division of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff attended a celebration titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross: Empowering, Engaging, Educating our Students” in the Hogan Campus Center. The purpose of the event was to highlight the division’s accomplishments and to help expose students to a career in the field of Student Affairs.

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Jacqueline D. Peterson, current vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, presents Rev. Charles Dunn, S.J., a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross.

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Peterson presents Rev. Earle Markey, S.J. ’53, a plaque for his service as vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Holy Cross. Peterson is only the third vice president of Student Affairs at the College.

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Melisa Jaquez ’06, assistant director in the Career Planning Center, delivers remarks at the event. Jaquez spoke about the impact that the Division of Student Affairs at Holy Cross had on her college career which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. The Career Planning Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs. She was previously assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Education, also part of Student Affairs.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Keeping the Grounds Looking Spiffy

October 17th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Kevin Blanchard, of the Grounds department, paints the athletics logo onto the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.

Photography by Tom Rettig