Posts Tagged ‘Worcester’

Hundreds of Volunteers Take Part in 5th Annual Working for Worcester

April 29th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Site managers hold up signs with their site names in front of hundreds of volunteers gathered behind Worcester’s City Hall at Working for Worcester’s kick off rally. Working for Worcester, in its fifth year of operation, has raised more than $500,000 in capital, invested more than $1 million in the city in resources and services, mobilized more than 5,000 volunteers and renovated more than 100 sites across the city.

Student volunteers revitalize the interior walls of the Midland Street School in Worcester during the fifth annual Working for Worcester event.

SPUD Brings Taste of Worcester to Campus

April 28th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Students and staff taste food from local restaurants who offered samples on the Hoval.

Students, faculty and staff lined up at tables on the Hoval last Friday, April 28 to taste samples from local restaurants. The Taste of Worcester event was hosted by Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) community organizers. Vendors included El Patron, Loving Hut, Tom’s International Deli, Hacienda Don Juan’s and Cafe Reyes. Also in attendance were 35 refugee transition students from Worcester Public Schools. The event was free of charge with download of Foodler, a restaurant ordering app, with optional donations to support refugee resettlement in Worcester.

Students Walk Among Fall Colors on Scenic New England Day

October 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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The colors of the leaves and vines are changing as students take in the New England autumn with scenic walks around campus.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig

105 Students Participate in 20th Anniversary of Odyssey Program

August 26th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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One hundred and five members of the incoming class of 2020 participate in Odyssey, a one-week summer orientation for multicultural and international students, as well as American students living abroad, first-generation college students, Pell eligible students, and students for whom English is their second language.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program.

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Above, participants gather on the steps of Dinand Library. At its inception, 20 students participated in the program; this year, 105 students are took part.

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Above, students enjoy off-campus excursions in the local Worcester community. Additionally, the week included dinner at a Holy Cross faculty member’s house, participating in community service, and settling into life on Mount St. James.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Community Members Volunteer to Clean Up Local Bikeway

August 3rd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross community joined Congressman Jim McGovern to participate in cleanup efforts of the local Blackstone Valley bike path. Volunteers gathered at the Honorable Richard J. Dwinell Blackstone Valley memorial access area, a portion of the Blackstone Valley bike path in Millbury, Mass.

Photo courtesy of Congressman McGovern’s Office.

Holy Cross Students Participate in Pilgrimage for the Holy Year of Mercy

February 28th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Holy Cross students and staff participate in a pilgrimage for the Holy Year of Mercy. Joined by students from Anna Maria College, Assumption College and Worcester State University, community members began with a prayer on the steps of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel on the Holy Cross campus and walked the 2.4 miles to the “Holy Door” at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Worcester. Participants traveled with canned goods for donation to the Cathedral and upon arrival participated in reconciliation services and confession after walking through the Holy Doors.

Local Students Compete in Third Annual Mr. Worcester Pageant

February 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Clint Jackman ’16, center, represents the College of the Holy Cross in the third annual Mr. Worcester Pageant. Hosted by the Working for Worcester project and the Worcester Student Government Association, the event brings together college students and residents from the community to help raise money for the citywide Working for Worcester project.

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In addition to Holy Cross’ Jackman (left), contestants from three area colleges participated in the event; Dan Page ’16 represented Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bobby Costanza ’16 from Worcester State University and 2016 winner Brian Belleville ’18 of Assumption College. Students competed in three rounds of competition: talent, interview and formalwear. Local celebrities Walter Bird, editor of Worcester Magazine; Mayor Joseph Petty; Maureen Binienda, principal of South High Community School; and City Councilor Kate Toomey judged the contestants.

Photography provided by Brendan Healey ’16, co-executive director, Working for Worcester

Students Deliver Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Worcester Children

February 4th, 2016 by csteuer

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College of the Holy Cross students, Ryan Kingsley ’17 (black Shirt) of North Attleboro and Sean Teebagy ’17 (grey shirt) of Shrewsbury have started “Engage. Educate. Empower.” Both raised $1,000 to purchase, pack, and deliver 48 backpacks to elementary school students at Pernet Family Health Service’s after school program in Worcester on February 2, 2016. Charter TV-3 was on hand to cover the event. The program’s future plans include raising $5,000 by the fall of 2016 to provide 500 backpack bundles to Worcester public elementary schools.

Photography by Tom Rettig

 

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

Students Deliver Holiday Gift Bags to Neighbors

December 14th, 2015 by csteuer

For the second year in a row, the Student Government Association, the government and community relations office, the men’s lacrosse team and numerous volunteers from the Holy Cross community, delivered 50 holiday gift bags to neighbors on College Hill.

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From left, Toshanna Santos ’18, Cedric Henderson ’16, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

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From left, Cedric Henderson ’16, Toshanna Santos ’18, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

Photography by  Tom Rettig.