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Holy Cross Vice President of Advancement Announces Departure

Tracy Barlok to step down this summer

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced today that Vice President for Advancement Tracy Barlok will step down from her role after this fiscal year ends on June 30.

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, …

Holy Cross Launches President’s ‘Defending Democracy’ Discussion Series

Series to feature address by 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa

The College of the Holy Cross announced that the Office of the President, under the leadership of President Vincent D. Rougeau, will be sponsoring a series of conversations  in the coming weeks and months focusing on higher education’s role in …

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 …

Cantor Art Gallery to Exhibit Works by Contemporary Photographers Rethinking Their Medium From the Collection of Mark D. Nevins ‘86

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will present the work of 22 contemporary photographers who are exploring the medium and technologies of photography in a diversity of ways in the exhibition “In Process: Contemporary Photographers Rethinking Their Medium …

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 …

Helen W. Boucher ’86 Is First Woman Elected Chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees

A nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, Boucher will begin the four-year term on July 1

Helen W. Boucher, M.D., FACP, FIDSA ’86, a nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, has been elected as chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2022. A 1986 Holy Cross graduate who earned …

Holy Cross Joins QuestBridge for National Admissions Recruitment Partnership

Nonprofit program to help attract high-achieving, low-income students

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it has accepted an invitation to become a QuestBridge partner college, joining a small and distinguished group of peer institutions who are committed to enrolling high-achieving students from low-income families. Holy …

Cantor Art Gallery to Present Works From the College’s Collections

Exhibit will feature bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery  will present works from College of the Holy Cross’ various collections from January 24 – February 20, 2022 in the exhibition “A Mirror to the World: Two Centuries of Collecting at Holy …

Holy Cross Names Kit Hughes as New Athletics Director

New Crusaders leader comes to Worcester from Division 1 Bowling Green State University

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday that the College has hired Christopher ‘Kit’ Hughes, an experienced athletics administrator and former student-athlete as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. Hughes, 42, is currently the deputy athletic …

Holy Cross Names Tomicka Wagstaff as New Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Key administrative role provides leadership and strategic direction for the College’s efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

College of the Holy Cross announced Wednesday it has hired Tomicka Wagstaff, an experienced leader in the field, as its new vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. Wagstaff, who currently serves as assistant vice president for student access and …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address HIV Stigma, Racial Equity in Health and the Impact of Local Poetry in Worcester

The initiative was sponsored by an $800,000 Mellon Foundation grant

Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2021-2022 academic year, an initiative that advances impactful Worcester-based faculty research with community partners and provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for Holy Cross students. The three-year research …

Holy Cross Celebrates Inauguration of 33rd President Vincent D. Rougeau

Rougeau makes history as the College's first lay and first Black president

Vincent D. Rougeau was installed as College of the Holy Cross’ 33rd president – the first lay and first Black president to lead the 178-year-old institution – in a ceremony punctuated by inspirational words and feelings of excitement and hopefulness.

Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross to Exhibit Works by Artist and Civil Rights Activist Elizabeth Catlett

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present an exhibition of artwork by the acclaimed African American artist Elizabeth Catlett during the fall semester. “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the …

Holy Cross Names Heather Hayes Vice President and Chief of Staff

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau has named Heather Hayes as vice president and chief of staff. In this role, Hayes will serve as a key partner in the president’s executive leadership team and will help develop …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Study City Climate Planning

Project to draw observations from Worcester, Mass. and Tampere, Finland

Holy Cross’ Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for 2021-2022 to study city climate planning, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jointly funded by Fulbright …

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Commencement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered the address to 748 graduating seniors

Holy Cross announced 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates at its 175th commencement held in person this morning on the College’s Fitton Field. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat and Representative of the United States of America to the United …

Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

The award will support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester

Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester during the 2021-2022 season. …

Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Metanoia’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to present the work of nine graduating visual arts majors in the exhibition “Metanoia,” on view from Wednesday, April 28 through graduation day, …