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Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Kerry Bresnahan

A biology major and environmental studies minor, Kerry will pursue a master’s degree in marine science after commencement

05/25/22 by

Name: Kerry Bresnahan Hometown: Osterville, Mass. Major: Biology major, environmental studies minor Campus Activities: Spring Break Immersion Program, Ultimate Frisbee, Students for Urban Development, Society of Saints Peter and Paul, BioBuddies Peer Tutoring

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Meah Austin

The psychology and Africana studies double major will pursue a career in marketing after graduation

05/25/22 by

Name: Meah Austin Hometown: Waterbury, Conn. Major: Psychology and Africana Studies double major Campus Activities: Black Student Union E-board member; Head Peer Mentor for the Mentor Program; Varsity Track & Field (captain); Women of Color Athletes (co-founder and co-chair); Patriot League …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Sean Sova

The theatre major will work as a K-8 Youth Education Specialist through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Nashville, Tenn.

05/25/22 by

Name: Sean Sova Hometown: Cranston, RI Major: Theatre and Architectural Studies double major Campus Activities:  Gateways Orientation, Alternate College Theatre, Department of Theatre, Office of Admissions (Tour Guide and Senior Admissions Fellow), Working for Worcester, Senior Class Gift, Spring Break …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Brianna Cummings

A math and sociology double major, Brianna will run the leadership development team for Team IMPACT after commencement

05/24/22 by

Name: Brianna Cummings Hometown: Franklin, Mass. Major: Math & Sociology with a concentration in Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies Campus Activities: Head Resident Assistant; Admissions Tour Guide; Gateways Summer & Fall Orientation; Residence Hall Association; Varsity Track & Field; …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Matt Cedeno

The political science major, varsity football player and acting aficionado is set to join Raytheon Technologies after graduation

05/23/22 by

Name: Matt Cedeno Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla. Major: Political Science Campus Activities: Men of Color Athletes (MOCA) Co-President; Black Student Union, former treasurer; Admissions Tour Guide; Varsity Athlete, football; Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & …

Holy Cross Fenwick Scholar Finds Unique Opportunities to Go Beyond Science in HIV Research

“It’s not just about the science. It’s about how we can help other people with the science,” says Charles Millard ’22.

05/23/22 by

Throughout his senior year, Charles Millard ’22 said he had ample opportunities to fail, test his perseverance and improve his approach to scientific discovery, moments he might not have experienced had he not been selected as the College of the Holy …

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. 

‘I think every professor should do this’: Prof. John Little is completing his ninth year of classes at Holy Cross

Little began taking classics courses to better understand mathematics

05/11/22 by

It was 2013 midterm season at the College of the Holy Cross, and even though Professor John Little knew what to expect from the exam period, this year it felt different.

Rebecca Henion ‘22 Named Class of 2022 Valedictorian

The Danvers, Mass. native, who is a mathematics major and statistics minor, will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Rebecca Henion ’22 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2022 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 27. Henion is a mathematics major with a statistics minor, currently completing the mathematics high honors program, and a …

‘Ukrainians Are Teaching Us What It Means To Fight for Democracy. Is Higher Ed Paying Attention?,’ Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Times Higher Education

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for Times Higher Education, offering his perspective on the conflict in Ukraine and what it can teach colleges and universities about the fight for democracy. “In poignant and herculean ways, Ukrainians …

Academic Conference Returns To Campus

The annual tradition showcases the scholarship, research and creativity of more than 400 Holy Cross students

Following a virtual event in 2020 and a hybrid version in 2021, Academic Conference, the annual multi-day celebration of student academic excellence at Holy Cross, fully returned to campus this week. Classes paused for the day, as more than 400 …

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.

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 …

Unity Week returns to in-person events at Holy Cross as speakers, students share lived experiences

Students, inspired by previous events, started organizing this year’s Unity Week in August.

04/11/22 by

Anna Lee ’24 experienced her first Unity Week at the College of the Holy Cross through the lens of a computer. The COVID-19 pandemic shifted most events on campus to virtual gatherings populated by small boxes on a screen.

Holy Cross Creates New Office of Parent and Family Engagement

The recently launched office will build on the College’s existing partnerships with families, further enhancing the student experience

04/05/22 by

Holy Cross has long embraced families as important members of the College community, especially for their key role in student success. With the launch of the College’s new Office of Parent and Family Engagement, Holy Cross is further strengthening this …

Holy Cross to Name Science Complex for Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62

Fauci, a classics major, has led the nation’s response to health crises for nearly four decades

The Integrated Science Complex at College of the Holy Cross will be renamed this summer in honor of Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the college’s most prominent alumni, Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday. “Dr. Fauci vividly personifies …

Holy Cross Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The 2022 rankings by the Chronicle of Higher Education continue the College’s long history as a leading producer of student scholars

03/21/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross, once again, ranks as one of the premier institutions in the country when it comes to producing Fulbright students. 

Holy Cross to Establish Emergency and Opportunity Funds Through Landmark $11 Million Gift

A gift from Elizabeth and Robert McKay ‘55 will bolster scholarships, emergency student funding and experiential learning.

Longtime Holy Cross supporters Elizabeth “Liz” and Robert J. “Bob” McKay ’55 are donating $11 million to the College — including one of the largest estate bequest commitments in its history — to support financial aid-endowed scholarships, emergency funding for …

Acclaimed Writer and Physician Abraham Verghese to Deliver 2022 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Verghese and Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Holy Cross’ 32nd president, will also receive honorary degrees

Acclaimed writer and physician Abraham Verghese will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 176th …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Experts Discuss Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now. After opening remarks, the panelists answered questions from the Holy Cross …