Supported by funds from the Brian Lacey ’72 International Fellowship in Social Justice, one Saint Michael’s College student, junior Alyssa Nye of Marblehead, MA, will spend a semester living, learning and serving in South Africa, and another, junior Rachel High of Cincinnati,OH, in India during the coming Spring 2019 semester. These two women will receive $2,500 apiece for intensive academic and experiential learning about cultures, language immersion and activities that promote social justice in their respective study-abroad locations.
Before he read the names of December 2018 Saint Michael’s College graduates during a short ceremony in the Dion Family Student Center Roy Room Sunday morning, Jeffrey Trumbower, the College’s acting vice president for academic affairs, reminded the dozen attending graduates of their “special privilege.” “They don’t’ get a breakfast or a gift!” he said, referring to the hundreds of May graduates. Trumbower went on to read the names of Winter graduate group from the podium as President Lorraine Sterritt offered each congratulations and a handshake. The total number of December graduates is 22.
The Vermont Principals Association conference was hosted by Saint Michael’s College this past Friday, November 30, with events taking place all day long across campus. Lecture rooms in Jeanmarie Hall were at full capacity for the main draw of the conference: individual presentations on student-athlete mental health, with specific topics ranging from social media to the psychological effects of concussions.
As mourners from across the nation gathered Wednesday morning in Washington to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former president George H.W. Bush at a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, older members of the Saint Michael’s College community still had memories of visits to campus by Bush in 1980 and 1984. Another memorable Bush -St. Mike’s connection was the Bush administration naming the College’s MOVE service program as a “Point of Light” in 1990.