Slide 1. Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, announces that Cornelius "Neil" B. Prior '56, is donating $25 million to the College to enhance the arts.
Slide 2. Prior, who received a rousing ovation, offers a few remarks.
Slide 3. Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, offers gratitude to Prior for his generous gift.
Slide 4. Students and faculty members from the music department perform part of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ "Bachianas Brasileiras."
Slide 5. Soprano Suzanne Crifo '13
Slide 6. Shirish Korde, Distinguished Professor of Humanities and chair of music, called the gift a "game changer" for the College. In the background are Michael Beatty, associate professor of visual arts, left, and Edward Isser, professor and chair of theatre.
Slide 7. Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, reacts to the news.
Slide 8. Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music, offers applause.
Slide 9. Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, was singled out for supporting the arts throughout his career at the College.
Slide 10. Timothy Austin, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College
Slide 11. P. Kevin Condron '67, chair of the Board of Trustees, presents Prior with a T-shirt that reads "Thank You! For making the arts a PRIOR-ity."
Slide 12. Rehm Library was overflowing with students, faculty and staff for the announcement.
Slide 13. The College Choir performs after the doors opened outside the Rehm Library.
Slide 14. Christopher Shepard directs the College Choir.
Slide 15. From left, Fr. Boroughs, Prior and Condron applaud the performance by the College Choir.
Slide 16. Prior thanks Crifo for her performance.
Photography by Dan Vaillancourt
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