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Monday, July 16
Father Cray

Fr. Cray elected to lead Society of St. Edmund

The Very Rev. David Cray, SSE, a Boston native and 1968 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has ministered in Canada, Europe and the American South until coming to Vermont in 2003 to be pastor at Catholic parishes in Hinesburg and Charlotte, VT, was elected July 12 to be the new Superior General of The Society of Saint Edmund, founding religious order of Saint Michael’s. He succeeds the Rev. Stephen Hornat as superior general. Fr. Hornat, who served a four-year term, likely will continue as pastor of St. Stephen Church in Winooski as he has done during his term as superior general. The Edmundites held their Generalate meeting, which happens every four years, from Monday through Thursday, July 9-12 on the Saint Michael’s campus, voting on new leadership and tending to other business.

Thursday, July 12
SMC Connect logo

SMC Connect networking tool catching on

Saint Michael’s College’s new online networking and mentoring tool, called “SMC Connect,” on Thursday, July 12 surpassed the 1,000th new user since launching the week of Commencement, according to Angela Armour’99 M’09, director of alumni engagement for the Career Education and Alumni Engagement Center.

Wednesday, July 11
Lance With Family

In Tanzania, student encounters life, soccer, self

Against all probability, Lance Reynolds, a serious baseball fan, aspiring sportswriter and Saint Michael’s College cross-country runner, found himself in Tanzania this past spring semester, exploring the personal-development possibilities of soccer, and of taking chances. The rising senior student-journalist from Mansfield, MA, might tell you those words “found himself” describe substantial personal growth and perseverance that go way beyond simply landing geographically late this past January in the chiefly soccer-loving southeastern African nation, to undertake -- of all things, given his background -- a wildlife conservation/political ecology program through the School for International Training. Somehow, he parlayed the opportunity into an independent study project on Tanzanian soccer academies’ major impact on child development among mostly economically challenged youth.

Friday, July 06
heart explainer

ASC students present work at symposium

On Thursday, June 28, members of the Saint Michael’s community gathered in the Farrell Room to see presentations from students who participated the Accelerated Summer College (ASC). The symposium offered poster sessions, and close to twenty eager students highlighted work from their six weeks of summer learning. After a brief welcome from Kellie Campbell, director of the ASC program, students spent the morning presenting their posters from classes in tourism photography, human anatomy, and animation and motion graphics.

Thursday, July 05
Lorraine Steve Reception

At 175, Edmundites affirm small is beautiful

It was the perfect occasion to ponder notably small yet mysteriously powerful agencies of God’s creation and work on earth: mustard seeds, Israel … Edmundites. At the Edmundite-administered Holy Family church in Essex Junction, nearly full on a steamy late Tuesday afternoon with about 150 faithful including the new president of Saint Michael’s College Lorraine Sterritt, the celebrant was Very Rev. Stephen Hornat, S.S.E, superior general, for a special Votive Mass for the Sacred Heart commemorating 175 years to the day since the founding of the Society of Saint Edmund in France on July 3, 1843 in the ruins of Pontigny Abbey.

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