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Holy Cross Celebrates Coeducation Anniversary with Women of Faith Speaker Series

“Raising Our Voices in Church: Women of Faith Speak” features four theologian guest speakers, including the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry ’84 on Nov. 15.

11/11/22 by

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at the College of the Holy Cross, the Office of the College Chaplains is hosting an academic year-long speaker series, “Raising Our Voices in Church: Women of Faith Speak,” to amplify women’s voices …

‘Not alone’: HCF1RST Kicks Off Week Celebrating First-Generation Students at Holy Cross

Week of on-campus events highlights, unites and supports first-gen students past and present.

11/07/22 by

Tereza Saliu ’23 remembers entering the unknown as a first-generation college student. Like many first-gen students across the country, each experience on a new campus – sometimes far from home – sparked questions.

Helen Boucher, M.D., ’86 Appointed Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine

Holy Cross’ first woman board chair is now the first woman to serve as dean of the medical school.

Helen Boucher, M.D., ‘86, chair of the College of the Holy Cross board of trustees, has been named permanent dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and chief academic officer (CAO) for Tufts Medicine, the university announced today.

Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross—a New Facility Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Welcomes the Campus Community This Fall

Construction on the Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross is complete, and the building is in use by the campus community. The performing arts center  is a multipurpose cultural center that includes the Luth Concert Hall, a …

Holy Cross First-Year Research Program Helps Inspire Students in STEM Fields

FRAP offers first-year students and senior mentors from historically excluded communities paid research opportunities.

08/09/22 by

From an early age, a small fire burned within Edith Mensah Otabil ’19: a desire to pursue a career in medicine. Growing up in Ghana, she witnessed countless disparities in health care.

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 the College of the Holy Cross’ Jesuit community, they are the only members …

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 abuse and addiction on the men of Boston. At the time, the Pine Street Inn, which is …

Holy Cross Graduates Celebrate Strong Showing in 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholars Program

The College received seven Fulbright fellowships this year, the most since 2017.

06/23/22 by

From a desire to live abroad after the pandemic stripped them of the opportunity to fulling a newfound passion for teaching, seven recent graduates of the College of the Holy Cross accepted fellowships from the Fulbright Scholars program for 2022-2023.

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62 advises Holy Cross Students: Expect the Unexpected

Namesake of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex tells students in Q&A prior to the building dedication to follow your passion, trust your instincts and keep an open mind.

06/16/22 by

Before the dedication ceremony of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex on June 11, the class of 1962 alumnus met with College of the Holy Cross students for a private conversation, answering a series of their questions, covering topics …

Holy Cross Names Science Complex for Anthony Fauci ’62, Hon. ’87

National health leader and infectious diseases physician honored for lifetime of public service.

06/11/22 by

Hundreds of members of the College of the Holy Cross community stood shoulder-to-shoulder packing the Smith Hall atrium, as well as the hallways of the floors above, as its Integrated Science Complex was named the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science …

New Whall Chair Will Continue Fostering Lifelong Bonds Between Students and Faculty at Holy Cross

The chair was made possible through a $2.6 million gift

04/26/22 by

More than four decades ago, Helen Whall ventured up to the third floor of Fenwick Hall to calm her nerves. The then 26-year-old faculty member at the College of the Holy Cross sought guidance from beloved English Professor Thomas Lawler.

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 of age.

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 dream.

Jon Favreau ’03 Credits Holy Cross’ Washington Semester Program for Helping Shape His Political Career

The College celebrated the program's 50th anniversary last week in the nation's capital

04/19/22 by

Jon Favreau ’03, Hon. ’14 remembers his job interview with Barack Obama as one of “the easiest” in his career. Favreau said he and the future 44th president of the United States, then recently elected to the U.S. Senate, immediately connected …

Annual Giving Day Sets New Records, Reaffirms the Power of Purple

Holy Cross community rallies around mission, shows loyalty and passion

On February 25, despite a campus shutdown due to inclement weather, the College once again broke records on its annual Giving Day. A total of 5,361 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,496,650 on the College’s …

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 pastor.” From his youth, when he worshipped at the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Rev. …

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 lower nobleman, the future saint had been preoccupied with court dalliances, vanity and glory; …

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 student to create a major in peace and conflict studies and in 2020 — despite the pandemic …

Holy Cross’ Carrie Peck and Elizabeth Wambui ‘09 Named ‘Women to Watch in 2022’ by Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine recently named two Holy Cross community members as “Women to Watch” in 2022. Holy Cross  COVID Response Director Carrie Peck and alumna Elizabeth Wambui ’09, who is currently the director of diversity, inclusion and community impact at Fontaine …

Holy Cross Music Professor Honored as 2021 Hometown Hero by Worcester Magazine

Megan Ross ‘11 strives to bring social change through hip hop education

Worcester Magazine has recently named Megan Ross ’11, visiting assistant professor of music at Holy Cross, a 2021 Hometown Hero for her role as executive director of the Worcester chapter of the Hip Hop Congress, a national nonprofit that works …