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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

Montserrat Student Ambassadors Facilitate Community for First-Years During Remote Semester

Both faculty and first-year students lean on the student ambassadors to improve programming and navigate college culture

Holy Cross Alumna Dishes on Baking With Martha Stewart

Catherine Foley '10 shares her experiences competing on Food Network's reality show and working with the home and lifestyle guru

Martha Stewart has a bowl of lemons behind the glass doors of the refrigerator in her farmhouse kitchen, freshly picked from the trees in her own greenhouse. There’s a bowl of eggs on the counter, supplied from the chickens in …

Holy Cross 2020 Graduates Find Success in Entering the Workforce

Eight Recent Holy Cross Graduates Explain How Their Undergraduate Experiences Prepared Them for Life After College

As recent Class of 2020 graduates from the across the country make their way into “the real world,” we caught up with eight of the newest Holy Cross alumni to hear their reflections on where they’re going and how their …

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82, Son of Late Ogretta McNeil, Named Executive Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The historic church in Atlanta, Georgia was the spiritual home to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82 was recently named executive pastor at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the church’s …

Holy Cross Long-Term Study Abroad Program Ranked No. 1 in the Country

Whether becoming fluent in another language or hanging out with monkeys, Holy Cross students make the most of their study abroad experience

01/09/20 by

For the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 College of the Holy Cross students are living and studying abroad — in other terms, roughly 8% of the student body is spread out, learning around the globe. Seventy-six of these students are spending …

Blog: McDonald ’21 Eager to Immerse Himself in “New World” During Year Abroad in France

The computer science and French double major is studying abroad at Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France

09/03/19 by

Name: Jacob McDonald ‘21 Hometown: Paxton, Massachusetts Areas of study: Computer science and French double major Studying abroad at: Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France Duration: Full academic year Why France? “Having studied French language and culture for nearly eight years, I felt as …

Blog: Manning ’21 Eager to Explore History, Culture During Semester Abroad in Cameroon

The English and French double major is studying abroad at L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon

09/03/19 by

Name: Grace Manning ‘21 Hometown: Enniskerry, Ireland Areas of study: English and French double major with a concentration in peace and conflict studies Studying abroad at: L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon Duration: Fall 2019 Why Cameroon? “My Montserrat class introduced me to the …

Holy Cross Alumnus Wins Prestigious French Award

For his dedication to advocating for French language and culture, Stephen Silvestri '19 received the 6th Annual French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award

07/30/19 by

Parlez vous Français? Stephen Silvestri ’19, a Chinese and international studies double major with a minor in French, not only speaks the language, but has fervently advocated for the French language and Francophone culture throughout his time at the College. …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

12/11/18 by

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

Blog: Carroll ’20 Eager to Immerse Himself in French Culture During Year Abroad

09/21/18 by

NAME Sean Carroll ’20 HOMETOWN Floral Park, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Economics and French double major WHERE HE’S STUDYING Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France DURATION Full academic year WHY HE CHOSE FRANCE “It has been a dream of mine to …

For and With Others: Holy Cross Students Choose the Peace Corps for Post-Grad

Four graduating seniors will serve in places such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Rwanda

03/06/18 by

Many students come to College of the Holy Cross wanting to make a difference in the world. Four graduating seniors — Katie Bowles, Marie Therese Kane, Clare Orie, and Colleen Brady — are leaving the Hill ready to do just …

Holy Cross Takes Top Seat in Ranking for Long-Term Study Abroad Participation

Students share their experiences abroad through photos

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its report, 133 Holy Cross students …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Standing in Solidarity with Worcester’s Immigrants and Refugees: Reflections from the Holy Cross Community

More than 200 members of the Holy Cross community joined protesters Tuesday night at Worcester City Hall, a gathering that was intended to show support for the city’s immigrants and refugees. The solidarity rally of 1,300 — one of many …

Students Learn, Network with Alumnae at 11th Annual Women in Business Conference

Clare O’Leary ‘19 offers reflection on “Women on Wall Street” theme, keynote speaker

Criticisms of a liberal arts education run rampant. However, keynote speaker Diane Vazza ’79 and students who attended this year’s 11th annual Women in Business Conference at Holy Cross have certainly proven this sentiment wrong. These empowered, educated, and inspiring …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

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Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

Spring Semester Brings Another Full Slate of Arts Events

This semester, the College of the Holy Cross is offering a dynamic series of arts events aimed to excite, engage and challenge audiences. From the staging of renowned theatre productions and installations of multimedia gallery exhibitions, to world premieres of …