Posts Tagged ‘service’

Former and Current Military Alumni Connect at O’Callahan Society Dinner

September 22nd, 2012 by

Midshipman 2/C Calvin Joewono ’14, of Berkeley, Calif., and his date Maya Nicole Welch ’14 enjoying the annual O’Callahan Society Dinner in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. (The O’Callahan Society, named for Holy Cross professor Rev. Joseph T. O’Callahan, S.J., the first Navy chaplain to be awarded the Medal of Honor, encourages and cultivates the traditions associated with the Jesuit, liberal arts education of military officers.) “The dinner was a wonderful experience to connect with former and current military alumni. This year we had the opportunity to commemorate the Special Warfare community, and it was a great experience to talk with SEALS,” Joewono said.

From left, O’Callahan Society Dinner keynote speaker, rear admiral Garry Bonelli, deputy commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, and his wife Marti with Ann and Capt. Thomas Kelley, USN (Ret.) ’60. Kelley is a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in Vietnam. During Bonelli’s speech to about 300 guests in Hogan Ballroom, he discussed the combat and non-combat duties of the Navy SEALs, as well as the care given to returning SEALs and their families.

Photography by Glenn Parry

College Community Joins in United Way’s Annual Day of Caring

September 12th, 2012 by csteuer

Members of the Holy Cross community participated in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ 19th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 12. The Holy Cross team painted and performed renovation work at the Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury.

From L-R: Matt Kennis, assistant director of government and community relations; Chante Bond, assistant women’s basketball coach; Kathleen Lavallee, administrative assistant in career planning;  Allison Bryant Ludden, associate professor of psychology; Sahar Nusseibeh, assistant women’s basketball coach; and Edward Augustus, director of government and community relations.

First-Year Students Get Lots of Helping Hands on Move-In Day

August 25th, 2012 by

Some of the 200 students who volunteered to help first-year students move in to their residence halls on Aug. 25 are pictured in front of Wheeler Hall.

Approximately 60 alumni, parents and family members also pitched in to ensure first-year students made a smooth transition to college life. Some of them are pictured on the Hogan Courtyard. Read more about move-in day, and watch a video.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Holy Cross Students Clean Up Canal District

August 22nd, 2012 by csteuer

Holy Cross students clean up the Canal District in preparation for Worcester’s “Canalfest” celebration.  The students picked up trash and evened out the landscape as part of the Odyssey community service trip.  Odyssey is a one-week program—with a mixture of workshops, field trips, discussions, and volunteer and social programs—open to all first-year ALANA and international students.

‘Today’ Show Segment Serves as Poignant Tribute to Fr. Brooks

July 5th, 2012 by

“Today” show correspondent Craig Melvin, right, interviews Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., in the Mary Chapel at Holy Cross on April 17. The segment, which focused on the book “Fraternity,” the story of Fr. Brooks’ efforts to recruit African-American students to campus in the late 1960s, aired on July 4 and can be viewed online. It was the last television interview for Fr. Brooks, who died July 2.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Flag Flies on City Hall Building

April 30th, 2012 by

The Holy Cross flag flies on the City Hall building in downtown Worcester in appreciation of the College’s support of the mobile library and in honor of Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, for creating partnerships with the city. Fr. Boroughs was recognized by the City Council on May 1 following the unveiling of the mobile library on the Holy Cross campus.

Photograph by Ed Augustus

Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78 Visits Holy Cross

March 21st, 2012 by

Harry K. Thomas ’78, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, met with students, faculty and staff at Holy Cross during a two-day visit to Holy Cross. During a reception in the Stein faculty lounge, Thomas, who has worked in the State Department for more than two decades, spoke to students about pursuing a career in Foreign Service.

Students in attendance included Fulbright fellowship and Boren Scholarship finalists, Asian Studies students, and students interested in international affairs and government service.

Thomas with Nicole Ortiz ’12 and Philippe Cândido ’11 who interned for the ambassador over the past two summers.

Jorge Amado Fores ’14, a resident of the Philippines, with Thomas.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Father McFarland Takes Part in Student Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

December 15th, 2011 by csteuer

The fourth annual Benching for Breast Cancer fundraising event raised more than $2,000.  Working in teams of four, students solicited donation pledges based on how much they thought they could lift. While wearing a costume, they competed against other teams.

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of the College, even joined in on the fun!

All proceeds benefit Pink Revolution, a Worcester-based charity committed to creating change in the lives of those touched by breast cancer.

“Wheels for Wheeler” Program Purchases 14 Bikes For Worcester Children

December 14th, 2011 by csteuer

This year, the class of 2015 officers challenged all of the first-year residence halls to collect funds for the New England Dream Center. Wheeler Hall held its second “Wheels for Wheeler” fundraiser, which collected money to purchase bicycles for children in need through the New England Dream Center.  Funds were collected in many different ways:  Lisa Hua ‘14, a resident assistant held a week-long bake sale with residents in the social space during busy study times. Another resident assistant, Ali Scalici ‘14, sold and delivered grilled cheese to residents in Wheeler.  In Wheels for Wheeler’s first year, seven bikes were purchased for Worcester children. This year, Wheeler Hall was able to purchase 14 bikes!

Holy Cross Partners Up with Special Olympians

November 15th, 2011 by csteuer

Matt Zielinski ’13, Archie Bellos ’12 and Chris Tota ’13 started a new program at the College: HC Goes Unified. The group invites Special Olympians to campus on Sundays to play sports together with Holy Cross students. Nearly 50-60 Holy Cross students show up to play on the same field or court with the Special Olympians.

In the last game of the season, the HC Goes Unified team played against the Holy Cross men’s and women’s soccer teams.  Learn more about the program.

Photography by Carson Townsend.