Archive for May, 2010

Foreign Language Assistants Create Video

May 25th, 2010 by


Miriam and Sonia Albert Sobrino, who served as Spanish Foreign Language Assistants this academic year, created a video illustrating the benefits of learning foreign languages. The identical twins from Spain hold degrees in film studies from University of A Coruña.

Photo by John Buckingham


Miriam adjusts the lighting during the video shoot.


Sonia, left, and Miriam behind the camera.

Photos by Maria del Mar Bassa Vanrell

Harry Thomas ’78 Gets Sworn In as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines

May 14th, 2010 by


Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, gets sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines.


Thomas with Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of Holy Cross.


Thomas and Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of Holy Cross, share a laugh.


Thomas and Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., president emeritus of Holy Cross, embrace.


Thomas speaks with Rev. Earle Markey, S.J., associate director of Jesuit Relations at Holy Cross.