Archive for February, 2013

Campus in White

February 25th, 2013 by

Scenes on campus following an overnight storm that dumped about 8 inches of snow on the area.

Photography by Richard Phelps

Snow Creates Beautiful Scene on Campus

February 24th, 2013 by

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel as seen during a snowstorm. At left is Alumni Hall, and in the foreground is the campus greenhouse.

Photograph by Kate Benjamin ’15

Mr. Valentine Competition Raises More than $1,200 for American Cancer Society

February 21st, 2013 by csteuer

On Feb. 14, the Holy Cross Relay for Life hosted a Mr. Valentine competition. The “pageant with a purpose” consisted of 15 male students on campus and each competed to be Mr. Valentine. “There were four parts to the pageant: evening wear, beach wear, a question and answer section, and a talent portion,” shares Jacqueline Saltarelli ’15, one of the student organizers. “In addition to being judged on this criteria, each contestant also received points for the amount of money they raised.”

The event raised in total $1277.90. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. “We expected about 150 people, but we exceeded our expectations. Three hundred people attended the event,” says Saltarelli. 
Manny Mendoza ’14 hosted the event and the winner was Logan Silver ’15. The other 14 contestants included:  Anthony Curro ’14, James Balardi ’13, Joseph Terranova ’16, Andrew Dorman ’13, Kibbs Fortilus ’13, Brandon Nunn ’13, Javonee Cotton ’13, William Camarda ’15, Connor May ’15, Chalmer Swanson ’13, Kody Onyiuke ’13, Osvaldo Reza ’15, Kalif Raymond ’16, and John Frank ’16. 

This year’s Holy Cross Relay for Life will take place on April 26.

The contestants answer questions on stage.

Contestant Andrew Dorman ’13 dances for the talent competition. 

Contestant Kalif Raymond ’16 shows off his talent.

The judges table: from left, Ann Zelesky, athletics; Chuck Stanley and Sandy Burke, both from student affairs.  

Logan Silver ’15 is crowned Mr. Valentine.

Alumnus Donates $25 million to Holy Cross to Enhance the Arts

February 14th, 2013 by Christian Santillo

Cornelius B. Prior, Jr., ’56, left, receives applause from Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, and a standing room only crowd in the Rehm Library. Prior is donating $25 million to the College, the largest single donation in the history of Holy Cross. Read more >>

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt

Alumni Ties

February 13th, 2013 by

When Caroline Marks ’16, below, ventured out into the snow-covered lanes of Mount St. James during the early February snowstorm with classmate Dylan Vasconcellos ’16, she couldn’t resist snapping a few shots and sharing them with her Latin teacher at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, N.Y., Dave Bonagura ’03. (“Mr. B,” after all, is a fellow Crusader.) Bonagura then sent them to Holy Cross Magazine editor Suzanne Morrissey. “We love getting snapshots from alumni and students,” Morrissey says. “It’s fun to see the buildings, details and spaces they love the most and want to capture in images.” Do you have photos of campus you’d like to share? Email Suzanne at (High resolution shots only, please.)

Students Raise Money for School in Kenya

February 5th, 2013 by

Student members of The Beverly Connection and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are teaming up to sell $2 Valentine’s Day candy grams from Feb. 5 to 13. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Beverly School in Kenya, founded by Holy Cross employee Abdi Aggrey Lidonde. From left, Emilia Froio ’16 of Shrewsbury, Mass.; Conor Faron ’15 of Medway, Mass., and Hope Tobin ’15 of Schodack, N.Y., kept the candy grams moving at the group’s table in the Hogan Campus Center. Tobin, who co-chairs The Beverly Connection with Faron, has visited the school in Kenya, and says, “I was so impressed by what has been accomplished there in such a short time.”

Photograph by Suzanne Morrissey