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New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.

09/16/22 by

Business executive and adjunct faculty member Robert Murner begins this semester as the new director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross.

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ’23 Combines Entrepreneurship, College’s Values to Make an Impact in His Hometown

Political science major serves on his hometown school committee and funds scholarships for his high school alma mater: “I want other students to have similar opportunities, and I want to do what I can to help them.”

05/19/22 by

Nicholas Lazzaro ’23 grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of education and viewed lifelong learning as the enlightenment of the soul. This background has guided Lazzaro through nearly every phase of his academic journey. 

NBA’s Kate Jhaveri ’95 Talks Leadership, Careers at 16th Annual Women in Business Conference

The conference featured energizing speakers, breakout discussions and live networking opportunities hosted virtually and on campus

11/17/21 by

Kate Jhaveri ’95, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, has always loved team sports. Rowing alongside her teammates at Holy Cross remains one of her favorite memories from her time on The Hill. It also inspires …

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 the Crusaders.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

01/26/21 by

When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”

Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives

Like most events this year, Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on November 7 was adapted into a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. What might have been a disappointing change at first ultimately enabled hundreds of …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Ramses Taveras ’22

The financial industry intern applies lessons learned at Holy Cross to real-world business needs

Ramses Taveras ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, Jefferies Financial Group Hometown: New Haven, CT Majors: Economics and International Studies, Certificate in Finance and Banking Summer Plans This summer, I am taking part in Jefferies’ rotational program. I will spend time in …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Doing Their Part to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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Holy Cross students and siblings Mary Anne ’22 and Paul Wiley ’20, together with their cousin Luke Knox ’22 and their younger brother Mathew, are designing, producing and donating face shields to local healthcare workers on the front lines of …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

01/30/20 by

While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Students Learn From, Network With Alumnae at Women in Business Conference

The annual event featured keynote speaker artist Maggie O'Neill '99, panel discussions with alumnae in varying fields and networking sessions

11/06/19 by

A talk about color theory might seem like an odd topic to hear at a conference for business-minded women. Maggie O’Neill ’99, artist and co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a design and fabrication firm, begs to differ. “The idea behind color theory, …

Blog: Rodriguez ’23 Looking Forward to Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone at Holy Cross

The Boynton Beach, Florida native is interested in studying anthropology and economics 

10/11/19 by

Name: Dariana Rodriguez ’23 Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida Interested in studying: Anthropology, business, ethics, and society, and economics Activities: Women’s Rowing Team, The Agency, Women in Business Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I wanted to spend the next four years of my life in a competitive, …

Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society Takes Business Programs at Holy Cross to Next Level

The new center gives students multiple pathways to study business at the College

“Before, we emphasized that students could ‘major in anything, succeed in business,’ but we only offered the one pathway, the co-curricular certificate of readiness through COES,” says David Chu, the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society’s director of certificate programs …

Holy Cross Alumnus Paves Way for Ethical Business Leaders

Throughout his career, Art Ciocca '59 has taken an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

Before tech startups flocked to Silicon Valley, before entrepreneurs competed for millions in funding on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and before entrepreneurship was part of the cultural zeitgeist in the U.S., Arthur “Art” Ciocca ’59 saw entrepreneurship as the …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Students find endless ways to combine their academic passions with hands-on experience

03/25/19 by

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …

Holy Cross Launches Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

Center will offer distinctively liberal arts approach to the study of business

College of the Holy Cross has launched a new center for the study of business, with a liberal arts emphasis on the question of how business can contribute to the common good. The mission of the new Carlyse and Arthur …

Holy Cross Alumnae at the Helm of Puerto Rican Media Company Mix Business and Social Justice

The Ferré Rangel sisters discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, responding with 'grit' at the Women in Business Conference

11/07/18 by

“Close your eyes and think about it for one second: no power, no internet, no communication, complete silence and complete isolation,” says María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chief communications officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel, a Puerto Rican company whose holdings …

Backing the Underserved: Alumna Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm to Fund Women, Minority and Military Veterans

Mary Iafelice '11 named to Forbes 2018 Social Entrepreneurship '30 Under 30'

If anyone’s surprised that a philosophy degree could lead to a career in venture capital, it’s Mary Iafelice ’11. “When I graduated from Holy Cross with my degree in philosophy, I thought I was going to stay in academia,” Iafelice …

Entrepreneurship: It’s Not Just for Business

New course explains how businesses are started, why only some thrive and that, ultimately, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking

“Why are all the good ideas already taken?” The rhetorical — and exasperated — question came from a senior during a three-minute brainstorm in which students in Holy Cross’ new Entrepreneurship course were asked to create a list of nagging …

Photos: Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Funding in Annual ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Over $13,500 in prizes awarded to six lucky winners

It was a funding frenzy last Thursday as the College of the Holy Cross hosted its sixth annual “Shark Tank” competition, based on the popular television show. Held by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies, students with innovative ideas for …

2017 Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients Continue to Live Holy Cross Mission

Five distinguished alumni are recognized for their professional achievement and commitment to service, faith and justice

“You offer a strong voice to the powerless, relief to the oppressed and justice to the wronged.” “You have worked tirelessly to remove barriers to access and provide first-quality dental services for Rhode Island’s infants, children and the underserved.” “Your …