Photo Gallery: Announcement of $25M Gift to Enhance the Arts Delights Crowd

February 27th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos


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. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 2. Prior, who received a rousing ovation, offers a few remarks. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 3. Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, offers gratitude to Prior for his generous gift. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 4. Students and faculty members from the music department perform part of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ "Bachianas Brasileiras." Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 5. Soprano Suzanne Crifo '13 Image by Dan Vaillancourt


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. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 7. Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, reacts to the news. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 8. Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music, offers applause. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 9. Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, was singled out for supporting the arts throughout his career at the College. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 10. Timothy Austin, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College Image by Dan Vaillancourt


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." Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 12. Rehm Library was overflowing with students, faculty and staff for the announcement. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 13. The College Choir performs after the doors opened outside the Rehm Library. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 14. Christopher Shepard directs the College Choir. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 15. From left, Fr. Boroughs, Prior and Condron applaud the performance by the College Choir. Image by Dan Vaillancourt


Slide 16. Prior thanks Crifo for her performance. Image by Dan Vaillancourt

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Alumnus Donates $25 Million to Holy Cross to Enhance the Arts

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