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08/01/22

College of the Holy Cross Fulbright Alumni Cite Program’s Lifelong Impact

The combination of the international program's opportunities and Holy Cross mentorship deliver life-changing experiences.

Tucked within the offices on the third floor of Smith Hall, a silk painting hangs in Room 333. Rising from floor to ceiling, it covers most of the....
07/27/22

Holy Cross Alumni Jesuits Reflect on Their Paths on Their Paths to, Away From and Back to the College

Class of 1972 and Holy Cross Jesuit Community members Rev. Jim Hayes, S.J., and Rev. Ed Vodoklys, S.J., celebrate their 50th Class Reunion

When the class of 1972 returned to campus in June to celebrate its 50th reunion, two classmates didn’t have far to travel. In fact, as part of....
07/26/22

Decades of Holy Cross Alumni Service Help Evolve Boston’s Pine Street Inn

Crusaders in key roles aid New England’s largest homeless services organization in addressing the complex, ever-changing issue.

In the late 1960s, Monsignor Frank Kelley ’63 was assigned to a parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he witnessed the toll of alcohol....
04/22/22

In Serving Others, Holy Cross Connected an Alumnus, His Father and Paul Farmer Hon. ‘12

The deaths of both Farmer and his father revealed the impact of his Jesuit education

Paul Farmer, M.D., Hon. ’12 and my father, Doric Scarpelli ’73, both died unexpectedly. Both of sudden heart attacks. Both at just 62 years....
04/22/22

Inaugural Billy Collins ‘63 Scholarship Propels Holy Cross Students to Law School, Graduate Opportunities

The scholarship will be awarded annually to students committed to majoring in classics

Alec Levesque ’22 measures the impact of the Billy Collins ’63 Scholarship for Studies in Classics as the difference in the scale of a....
04/22/22

Why More Holy Cross Alumni Are Making Their Teaching Careers in Worcester Public Schools

Motivated students and a desire to shatter urban education myths are drawing an increasing number of graduates of the College's Teacher Education Program to the city's schools

Josué “Josh” Delgado ’15 and Lauren Delgado ’16, who married in 2020, not only met thanks to Holy Cross’ Teacher....
04/22/22

Inside the Lifelong Impact of Holy Cross’ Unique Washington Semester Program

People — not policy — lie at the heart of the seminal program, now celebrating its 50th anniversary

“In Mexican culture, storytelling is a value we hold very dearly,” explains Jaime Perez ’23, an Arizona native and child of Mexican....
04/13/22

Holy Cross’ LASO Celebrates 30 Years of Providing a Voice, Home to Latinx Students

Students, alumni and the College community celebrate the group’s past and look to the future

When Melisa Alves ’06 arrived at Holy Cross in 2002, she immediately realized there weren’t many Latinx students on campus. Fortunately,....
02/01/22

From Holy Cross to America’s Freedom Church: How Rev. Dr. John Vaughn ’82’s Path Led to the Spiritual Home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vaughn talks about his role helping shepherd the 6,000-strong congregation of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Ask Rev. Dr. John Vaughn ’82 and he’ll tell you himself: “I do not fit the stereotype of when people think of the traditional Black....
01/26/22

How St. Ignatius Is Still Offering Hope 500 Years After His Conversion

The Society of Jesus’ Ignatian Year offers a time to reflect on and draw inspiration from its founder, and examine how his story impacts the College and its community today.

Five hundred years ago, Ignatius of Loyola was lying in bed at his childhood home, his leg shattered by a cannonball, wondering what comes next. A....
01/21/22

Holy Cross Alumna Creates Fast-Growing Company With One Goal: To Go Out of Business

Quinn Fitzgerald ’11 seeks to empower people through wearable personal safety technology

Quinn Fitzgerald ’11 says she has always been interested in the concepts of de-escalation and conflict resolution. She was the first Holy Cross....
11/03/21

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators in classics, physics, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology recognized for their scholarship.

Four Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor this fall, in recognition of their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and....
10/18/21

Inside the Family, Faith and Foundations of New Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

From his deep Catholic roots to his new role as the College’s 33rd president, Rougeau brings his lifelong mission of balancing human rights with community responsibility to the education of future generations

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Vincent D. “Vince” Rougeau has worked across the United States and abroad, yet....
07/19/21

Madeline Vargas Appointed Dean of the Faculty

The professor of biology brings a wealth of experience to her new role

Madeline Vargas, professor in the Department of Biology, has been appointed dean of the faculty effective June 1, 2021.
07/19/21

Fr. Tim O’Brien ’06 Named Incoming Director of Mission Initiatives

Fr. O'Brien reflects on his time at Holy Cross as he returns to spread the mission he loves

For Rev. Timothy (“Tim”) O’Brien, S.J., ’06, frequent zip code changes have become the norm as part of his Jesuit vocation....
07/19/21

Three Holy Cross Faculty Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The professors of chemistry, classics and history will serve their terms through 2024

Kenneth Mills, of the department of chemistry, Ellen Perry, of the department of classics and Stephanie Yuhl, of the department of history, have been....
07/19/21

Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet

Rabun blazed a path across Mount St. James with big plans that are still unfolding more than 30 years later

It was the first football game of the 1986 season, Holy Cross versus Lehigh — a season that would culminate in a Patriot League championship for....
07/19/21

Holy Cross Alumnus and Genealogy Enthusiast Honors Local Veterans

Paul Brueggemann ’84 has turned his hobby into a service for others

As a longtime genealogy enthusiast, Paul Brueggemann ’84 is always looking for his next research project. Last spring, long days at home amidst....
07/19/21

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Six Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a long legacy, teaching on Mount St. James for a combined 203 years

At the finish of the 2020-2021 academic year, Holy Cross saw six professors conclude their careers on Mount St. James, after decades of educating....
07/19/21

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards

The awards recognized seven Crusaders who made a difference during the pandemic

When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In....