Posts Tagged ‘awards’

NROTC Students Recognized at Presidents’ Review

April 12th, 2013 by

Faculty, staff, families and students gathered in the Hart Center for the annual Presidents’ Review, a ceremony during which the midshipmen and Marines of the NROTC unit present themselves in formation to the presidents of the three Worcester institutions in the NROTC consortium: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester State University and the College of the Holy Cross. Before the formal review, awards were given to outstanding ROTC students by administrators and members of the local military community. Afterward, students and guests gathered for a reception in the main hall of the Hart Center.

Photograph by Deb Endyke P13

Midshipman 3/C James D’Angelo ’15 poses with his parents, John and Suzanne of East Williston, N.Y., at the reception. D’Angelo won the 1st Lt. John Power Memorial Book Scholarship for outstanding non-scholarship student. Named for Worcester native Lt. John V. Power ’41, who was killed in action in World War II and awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, the Memorial Book Scholarship was presented to D’Angelo by Allison Power O’Neil, Lt. Power’s great niece.

Midshipman 3/C Marcus Antonellis ’15 (third from left) of Groton, Mass., earned a certificate and scholarship for outstanding contribution to the sophomore class. Here, he poses at the Hart Center reception with his parents, Tiffani and Jim (far left), his fellow NROTC mates Midshipman 3/C Bennett Rogers ’15 (third from right) of Ridgewood, N.J., and Midshipman 3/C James D’Angelo ’15 (second from right) of East Williston, N.Y., along with D’Angelo’s mother, Suzanne.

Naval Science instructors Lt. James Lee (left) and Lt. Anson Isaacs pose with the ceremonial bell that is rung as each of the review ceremony’s VIP guests arrive and are announced, as they would be if they were boarding a Navy vessel. Lt. Lee explained the origins of the Presidents’ Review at the beginning of the ceremony: “Present day reviews in the Naval service have their basis in both history and tradition. The massed formation of troops on one long line at close interval made possible the concentration of firepower from muzzle-loaded muskets,” he said, adding that the line of battle in those earlier times looked much like the parade formation guests see at the Presidents’ Review today.

Photography by Suzanne Morrissey

Fr. Boroughs Accepts Posthumous Award for Fr. Brooks

January 21st, 2013 by

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, speaks at the Worcester County Community Breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Quinsigamond Community College. William Wallace, left, presented the Eleanor Hawley Community Service Award to Holy Cross and Rev. John E. Brooks, the college’s longest-serving president, who died last year. Fr. Boroughs accepted the award on behalf of the College and Fr. Brooks. Read coverage in the Telegram & Gazette.

Photograph by Steve Ericson

Chris Matthews ’67 Delivers Talk at Holy Cross, Receives Key to City

March 26th, 2012 by

Chris Matthews ’67, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” delivers a talk on his new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” before a packed audience in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at Holy Cross.

During a reception held in his honor, Matthews signs a copy of his book for James Powers, professor emeritus of history. Powers was Matthews’ history professor when Matthews was a student at Holy Cross.

Also during the reception, Konnie Lukes, Worcester city councilor, presented Matthews with a key to the city.

Scores of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Worcester area wait to have Matthews sign copies of his book in the Hogan Ballroom Lounge following the talk.

Photography by J. Kevin Crowley ’12

Student-Run Brother to Brother Committee Honors Women

March 22nd, 2012 by

Charlotte Wise, who works in Kimball Dining Hall, and Mable Millner, assistant dean and director of multicultural education, were recognized at the third annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet celebrating Women’s History Month in the Loyola Ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Brother to Brother committee, is held to recognize the many roles that women play in the Holy Cross community and their vital importance. From left, Wise, Robert Jones, interim associate director of multicultural education, History Professor Theresa McBride, who delivered the keynote address, and Millner.

The Integrated Science Complex Earns Award for Design Excellence

December 7th, 2011 by csteuer

The Integrated Science Complex at the College of the Holy Cross earned the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Honor Award for Design Excellence.  Out of 184 submissions, only five were chosen for this honor.
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Photography by Robert Benson

Stanley Cup Makes Stop at Holy Cross

October 1st, 2011 by

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s ice hockey teams pose with the Stanley Cup. It was brought to campus courtesy of Matt Chmura ’03, director of communications for the Boston Bruins.

Chmura, right, and Eric Tosi ’03, assistant director of media relations for the Bruins, hoist the Stanley Cup, while being surrounded by the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. Students at the Nativity School of Worcester also visited campus and took photos with the Stanley Cup. Read more about the exciting day.

Photography by Glenn Perry

LEED Gold Plaque Installed in Science Complex

January 20th, 2011 by

A Physical Plant employee hangs a plaque in the newly constructed Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories signifying the Integrated Science Complex as environmentally sustainable. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the construction of the science complex, which opened last January, with a LEED Gold certification. LEED, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” serves as a third-party evaluation of the sustainability of construction projects. Learn more about the science complex’s LEED Gold certification here, and about Holy Cross’ sustainability efforts here.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

English Professor Receives Parnassus Award for Scholarly Journal

January 8th, 2011 by

Maurice Géracht, co-editor of the scholarly journal Interfaces, holds the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement at the Modern Language Association Convention in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. The award is given by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an allied organization of the Modern Language Association. Alan Rauch, vice president of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, stands in the background. Learn more about Géracht’s achievement.

Four Faculty Members Receive Swords Medals for 25 Years of Service to the College

September 28th, 2010 by

Timothy R. Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, delivers remarks before Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, hands three faculty members with a Raymond J. Swords, S.J., Faculty Medal. The medal honors members of the faculty who have served Holy Cross for 25 years or more.

Kim McElaney, who had worked in the Chaplains’ Office for 25 years, was posthumously awarded a Swords Medal. Fr. McFarland presents her husband, Tim Cox, with the honor. Dean Austin is seen in the background.

Photography by John Buckingham

Faculty Honored at Awards Ceremony

September 29th, 2009 by


Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, left, presents Blaise Nagy, professor of classics at Holy Cross, with the 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award at the College’s annual Fall Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony. Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, looks on.


Fr. McFarland presents David Damiano, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, with a Swords Medal, which is awarded to faculty members who have served the College for 25 years or more. Also awarded the Swords Medal, are, from left: Robert I. Bertin, professor and chair of biology; Richard S. Herrick, professor and acting chair of chemistry; Kenneth N. Prestwich, associate professor of biology; and Scott Sandstrom, associate professor of economics and pre-law advisor. Other faculty members were received the award but were not present include Janine Shertzer, professor of physics, and William R. Morse, associate professor of English.

Photography by John Buckingham