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Inauguration: Greetings From the Alumni

September 14th, 2012 by 

On behalf of the 35,000 individuals who proudly call themselves alumni and alumnae of Holy Cross, I welcome Fr. Boroughs to the College.

As graduates of Holy Cross, we are ambassadors for the College. In our words and in our actions, we demonstrate to the world what it means to have spent four very special years as Holy Cross students. Whether we are five, 10 or 40 years away from Mount St.  James, as alumni, we embrace the simple, but powerful, mission the College instills in its students: Men and women for others.

Each day – whether in our personal interactions with friends, family members or coworkers, or when we gather with other alumni in service, such as on Holy Cross Cares Day – we seek to make that mission a guiding principle in our lives.

In addition to the moral compass that Holy Cross helped each of us to refine during our four years here, we take into the world the critical-thinking and communication skills that are the hallmarks of a Holy Cross education. As alumni, we span the globe and are represented in every profession imaginable – education, ministry, business, social service, medicine, law, government, the military. In a world that grows more complex each year, we are well equipped to navigate the challenges we face.

As a community, the Alumni Association takes the mission of being men and women for others very seriously.  We continue to lay the groundwork for ever-greater outreach to our membership as we seek new ways to renew or maintain graduates’ connections to Holy Cross. Our role, as we see it, is to engage alumni for life.

The next chapter in the College’s history parallels and converges with the next chapter in the Alumni Association’s history.  We look with excitement to a future filled with possibility. Even as the College is poised for growth and change, so, too, is the Alumni Association on the cusp of a new phase in its evolution.

Welcome, Fr. Boroughs. We look forward to working with you as you share with all of us your vision for the future of Holy Cross.

Maureen E. Moran ’89 is president of the Holy Cross Alumni Association.

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