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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 …

Holy Cross Class of 2022 Honors Grace Rett ’22 With Dedication of Her Montserrat Classroom

05/25/22 by

As Jules Cashman ’22 prepared for graduation, she reminisced about her routine during her first year at the College of the Holy Cross. Each day, she woke up feeling that she beat most of her crew teammates out of bed. Each …

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. 

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

05/17/22 by

From implementing video game technology to better understand neurophysiology to deciphering a mischievous smile from Machiavelli, Holy Cross faculty continue to advance research in their respective fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members to associate professor with …

‘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.

History Professor and Kremlin Media Expert on Russia’s Victory Day Celebrations: ‘Putin Likens Ukraine Fight to World War II’

Bloomberg

With the conflict in Ukraine escalating by the day, worldwide media are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, for her expert insight. Most …

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 …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Considers What Makes Religious Relics Sacred to Christians

The Conversation

As the Russian missile cruiser Moskva sank after heavy damage sustained in April 2022, stories began to circulate that the ship may have been carrying a relic of the “true cross,” a fragment of the actual wooden cross on which …

‘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 …

Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Remember Tomorrow’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross is honored to present the work of nine graduating visual arts majors in the exhibition “Remember Tomorrow,” on view from Wednesday, April 27 through graduation day, Friday, May 27, …

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.

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 Education Program (TEP), but also discovered a love of teaching and Worcester. Lauren’s voice catches as she recounts the moment …