Posts Tagged ‘off-campus’

Members of Holy Cross Rowing Team Clear Fire Hydrants

February 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


College of the Holy Cross rowing team members, from left, Kiernan Black ’18, Abby McCarthy ’18, Katherine Packhem ’17, Paige McGeehan ’17, Catherine Greene ’17 and Colleen Brady ’18 shovel out fire hydrants along College Street in Worcester. There are 6,100 fire hydrants across the city of Worcester in need of shoveling. On February 19, the city of Worcester, in conjunction with the Worcester Sharks, Worcester Bravehearts, the DCU Center and the Harlem Globetrotters announced the ‪#‎woochallenge on Facebook, offering prize packages to Worcester residents who help the city dig out from this winter’s record-breaking snow and improve public safety in their community.‬‬‬

Photo by Tom Rettig.

Valentine’s Day Reading and Crafting in the Community

February 14th, 2015 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Five student athletes, coordinated through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), spent their Valentine’s Day reading children’s books about Clifford the Big Red Dog, and making arts and crafts with young children. Through the event — which was sponsored by Edward Street Child Services and held at Rotmans Furniture and Carpet Store — the volunteers from the women’s field hockey team helped to promote child literacy.


Kathryn Cronin ’16 reads to children from the Worcester community alongside Clifford the Big Red Dog.


(from left to right) Lauren Sutherland ’17, Gabriella Smith ’17, Kathryn Nutting ’17, Audra Kinney ’17, and Kathryn Cronin ’16
Photographs by Rose Hayes, director of special projects at Edward Street Child Services

Holy Cross Students Attend March for Life Rally

January 22nd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

Twenty-two students from the College of the Holy Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2015 March for Life, the annual pro-life rally protesting abortion. Accompanied by Rev. James Hayes, S.J.,  associate chaplain for mission, students attended the “Life is Very Good” conference at George Mason University and the Jesuit Mass and Rally for Life at St. Aloysius Church. For the past 14 years Holy Cross students have participated in the March for Life.

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Photos by Sloane Burns ’15.

Members of Holy Cross Community Take Part in Worcester Pride Event

September 6th, 2014 by


Members of the student organization Pride and members of the faculty and staff group Outfront march in the Worcester Pride parade. From left, Florencia Anggoro, assistant professor of psychology (and her son Cole); Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; Greta Kenney, coordinator of diversity leadership and education; Siobhan Plummer ’18; Natalie Correa ’17; Heather Cannon ’16; Sam Zurn ’15; Kayla Lopez ’17; and Keith Plummer ’17.

From left, Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; Heather Cannon ’16; Natalie Correa ’17; Kayla Lopez ’17; Keith Plummer ’17; Scott Malia, assistant professor of theatre; Siobhan Plummer ’18; Sam Zurn ’15; Greta Kenney, coordinator of diversity leadership and education; and Florencia Anggoro, assistant professor of psychology.

From left, Heather Cannon ’16; Keith Plummer ’17; Natalie Correa ’17 (holding banner); Kayla Lopez ’17; Siobhan Plummer ’18; and Sam Zurn ’15.

Fourth Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Unveiled

September 4th, 2014 by

The Office of Study Abroad held a welcome back reception for the class of 2015 and summer 2014 study abroad participants in the Hogan Ballroom. During the event, the winners of the fourth annual study abroad photo contest were announced.

First Place
Caitlin Cantor ’15
Title: “Unveiled Truth”
Location: Cusco, Peru
Program: Lima, Peru (Spring 2014)
Student quote: “After spending a week with weavers in Cusco, I learned about local, traditional techniques, patterns, and clothing, and that the clothes they wore were in fact uniforms to exhibit and preserve these traditions.”

Second Place
Caitlin Cantor ’15
Title: “Unknown Field, Unknown Workers”
Location: Caral, Peru
Program: Lima, Peru (Spring 2014)
Student quote: “The price of eating and feeding could mean waking up at 3 a.m. to find work at an unfamiliar camp with unnamed terms and lack of security and human rights.”

Third Place
Sophia Jin ’15
Title: “Do you want to build a snowman?”
Location: Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China
Program: CET Intensive Language in Beijing
Student quote: “Before coming to China, I watched Disney’s ‘Frozen’ with my sister. On a trip to freezing Harbin, I attended their annual Ice and Snow Festival, and was reminded of the movie and a particular scene where the main character sings the song “Do you want to build a snowman?” Being there amidst all the ice and lights was so magical; I knew I had to snap a photo to capture the memory. It definitely felt like an ice kingdom that Elsa, the ice queen in ‘Frozen,’ could’ve created.”

Honorable mention
Meghan Casey ’15
Title: “This is my home: A Zanzibari seaweed harvester looks out to sea”
Location: Paje, Zanzibar
Program: American Councils African Language Initiative
Student quote: “This photo was taken in the Paje region of the island of Zanzibar — women there are seaweed harvesters, often working from sunrise until sunset to create intricate fields of seaweed within the water. For cultural and religious reasons, they keep their typical clothing on during work, submerging the colorful clothing in the water. The ocean is integral to their daily life, as they use this seaweed for everything from cooking to soap-making to weaving. This photo shows the natural beauty of the seaweed fields as well as of Zanzibari women in daily life.”

Honorable mention
Maura Tracy ’15
Title: “A Coastal Walk”
Location: Connemara, Ireland
Program: University of Léon, Spain
Student quote: “The weekend I spent in the countryside of Ireland in Connemara, I witnessed some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. I took this photo while on a hike and decided to capture the beauty of the Irish coast with a flock of sheep grazing in their field. This photo depicts the natural beauty of this special place.”

Honorable mention
Meghan Casey ’15
Title: “A Road of Progress: An urban dala dala carries boys through town”
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Program: American Councils African Language Initiative
Student quote: “This picture is of boys riding through town on a dala dala, the traditional Tanzanian mix between a truck and a taxi that characterizes urban Zanzibari streets and epitomizes their richly fast pace. Because Zanzibar is very rural, the presence of dala dalas usually means that the area is also more developed — you can see the electricity wires in the photo. Urban Zanzibar is also swarming with youth, as demonstrated by the throng of boys crowded into the vehicle. This scene is typical for urban Zanzibar, from the dala dala to the tropical trees to the makeshift shop on the left. ”

Alumni Club of Boston Welcomes Newest Members of the Holy Cross Community

August 6th, 2014 by


New classmates and happy members of the class of 2018 gather at a send-off event hosted by the Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston. Nineteen students and their families were at the reception and were welcomed by alumni club leaders. According to Kristyn Dyer, director of alumni relations, 18 alumni clubs are hosting send-off events for the newest members of the Holy Cross community across the country this summer. “For this Boston gathering, the Alumni Office provided each family with a Holy Cross cookbook, and each student a Holy Cross cellphone ID wallet,” says Dyer.

Legal Eagles in Boston

May 21st, 2014 by smorriss

The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) held its annual dinner on May 15 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, and three Holy Cross alumni were front and center: the MBA’s secretary, Christopher A. Kenney ’87 (left), keynote speaker Chris Matthews ’67 of MSNBC’s “Hardball” (center) and the MBA’s vice president, Christopher P. Sullivan ’71 P02 (right). 


Crowley ’15 Performs at Arts Advocacy Event in Washington, D.C.

March 24th, 2014 by


John “Declan” Crowley ’15, a 2009 YoungArts winner in Irish step dance, performed, along with other YoungArts alumni, at the 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy held in Washington, D.C. Here, Crowley, third from right, poses with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, actor Alec Baldwin, and YoungArts alumni, at the arts advocacy event held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Dowd served as keynote speaker at the event, and Baldwin offered introductions. Watch Crowley’s riveting performance (9:40-17:00) , and read more about Crowley in the summer 2013 issue of Holy Cross Magazine.

Holy Cross Students for Life Participate in 2014 March for Life

January 27th, 2014 by bcass

Holy Cross Students for Life travelled to Washington, DC on January 21 and 22 to participate in the annual March for Life. Matthew Laird ’15, webmaster for the student organization, shared some photos of the

The group pauses for a photo in front of the Capitol building en route to the start of the March on Constitution Avenue. The group arrived here after attending a mass/rally at Aloysius Gonzaga Jesuit High School in Washington, DC

pairSloane Burns ’15, left, and Monica Polanco ’16 at the March for Life.

crowd“Groups from all over the country were represented at the March, united by the same fire that burned in each of our hearts: to never stop proclaiming the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death,” said Laird about this photo taken during the March for Life.

Nativity Celebrates 10th Anniversary in High Style

November 6th, 2013 by smorriss


In October, Nativity School of Worcester hosted a black tie gala at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall (bathed in Crusader purple, which is also the signature hue of Nativity) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the school’s opening (and to benefit the school’s ongoing programs to educate young men from Worcester’s most at-risk neighborhoods in the Jesuit tradition). The celebration sold out with 450 attendees who enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and, of course, a 10th  birthday cake.  “We were all thrilled that so many people came to help celebrate a school that was just a dream ten years ago,” says Patrick T. Maloney ’02, the school’s director of advancement. Maloney is just one of many Holy Cross alumni and student volunteers who work at Nativity, which has a strong relationship with the College.


Sean Dillon ’04, the principal of Nativity School of Worcester, cuts the cake with Matthew Brunell, Crista (Carrick) Mahoney ’02 and one of Nativity’s young students, Naethan, looking on.


Two men from the Holy Cross family who laid the foundation for the Nativity School 10 years ago, and continue to champion it today: Charles “Chick” Weiss, director of grants, foundation and corporate giving for Holy Cross and Nativity Worcester board member and former president of the College, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.


Spoiler alert: This young man, an 8th grader at Nativity, will be the subject of a “day in the life” feature in the Winter 2014 issue of Holy Cross Magazine, hitting mailboxes in mid-December.

Photography by Rob Carlin