The A to Z of Attaining the Summit
August 31, 2009

 

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This glossary touches on characteristics that define our current comprehensive fundraising campaign.

ALUMNI Led by an energetic Alumni Council, we have
more than 20,000 alumni who represent our strongest
pillar of support and loyalty.

BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS Built on the former Ames Estate, and with 384 acres of fields, trees and trails, our campus provides a tranquil setting for academic, athletic and spiritual growth.

CLASS AGENTS Each year close to 100 class agents contact their alumni classmates, rallying support for scholarships, academic initiatives, new facilities and athletics.

DONAHUE HALL Beautifully maintained, the former Ames mansion represents the historic core of campus (below).

ENDOWED CHAIR The Salameno Chair in History is Stonehill ’s first endowed chair. Held by Professor John Rodrigue, it was funded by Trustees Lawrence and Theresa Salameno.

FACULTY 87% of our 143 full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees. Teaching remains the top priority for
faculty, who also maintain vigorous research agendas.

GOLD FUND The Graduates of the Last Decade is a volunteer group of young alumni who network and fundraise with the College’s newest alumni.

HOLY CROSS FATHERS The Congregation of Holy Cross is the Catholic order of priests and brothers who established Stonehill in 1948 and continues to sponsor and support the College.

IMPROVEMENTS Among the most recent — the new Science Center, introduction of Learning Communities to the
curriculum, the Center for Nonprofit Management, expansion of our pedestrian walkways and being ranked
nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

JEWISH STUDIES Funded over four years by the Nehemias Gorin Foundation, this initiative supports the work of the College’s Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Committee.

KRUSE CENTER Located in the former Cushing-Martin Library and named for Rev. Robert Kruse, C.S.C. ’55, the
Kruse Center offers students guidance on careers, study abroad and internships.

LEADERSHIP Leading by example, Trustee Chair Thomas May’69, along with his wife Donna (Jermyn) ’70, made
a $1 million leadership gift to the campaign, the first such alumni gift in our history. Soon after, James “Lou” Gorman ’53 and Daniel Somers ’69 made their own million-dollar gifts.

Prof. Xuejian Yu

MARTIN INSTITUTE Established in 1990, the Martin Institute prepares students for active, engaged citizenship and is developing coursework and programming on the theme of globalization.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION In recent years, the NSF has made grants of almost $2 million in support of
science at Stonehill.

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI Since 1978, we have honored
31 individuals whose lives and careers have brought
honor to Stonehill. The inside front cover has a story
on the 2008 award-winner Elizabeth Fini ’76.

PROGRAMS With 31 major and 37 minor programs, along with study abroad, internship and research opportunities, students choose from a rich array of academic programs.

QUANTUM PHYSICS An area of expertise for Professor Mike Horne who has taught physics at Stonehill since
1970. For more on Prof. Horne, see p. 13.

RESIDENCE HALLS Almost 90 percent of students live on campus today and, with demand growing, the
College has recently begun work on a new residence.

SCHOLARSHIPS We need more scholarships to help talented, deserving students and their families with
tuition. In addressing this need, we have friends like Tom and Mary Shields and Bud and Eileen Roche whose combined Shields and Roche scholarships help 50 students annually.

TEAMWORK A hallmark of our athletic programs, teamwork is perhaps best demonstrated by women’s lacrosse which won its ninth consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Championship last year.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH In the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience, students perform
publishable research under the guidance of a faculty member. This summer, 45 SURE students collaborated
with 24 faculty members.

VOLUNTEERS Whether serving with Into the Streets, an alternative spring break H.O.P.E. trip, or with other
service programs, some 1,500 Stonehill students volunteer for community service each year.

W.B. MASON COMPANY Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at this Brockton-based company, we have the W. B. Mason Stadium. More than 80 alumni work for the company, including its President and CEO Leo
Meehan ’75, who is also a trustee.

XUEJIAN YU A communication professor (above), he is the first StonehilL faculty member to receive and direct a group Fulbright Award. In 2006, Yu led a group to China to study post-Mao Chinese society.

YAWKEY FOUNDATION Annually, the Foundation contributes $200,000 to scholarships for Stonehill students, for a total of $1 million to-date.

ZEROING IN Whether small or large, every gift matters. And with 33,000 gifts and pledges from alumni and friends, we have $42.5 million of our $55 million goal. As we zero in on the final phase, however, we still need your support to help us Attain the Summit.

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