In his Commencement remarks to Saint Michael’s College 2018 graduates on Sunday, May 13, Mitch Landrieu, the recent mayor of New Orleans, essentially invited their promising generation to join in knocking racism off pedestals whenever politicians or change-fearing society try to elevate it. “Those monuments had to come down because in New Orleans, we know that our diversity is our strength,” said Landrieu of the efforts he led last year to take down Confederate statues in his city, despite violent threats and strong opposition. He’ll receive a Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award next week for the stand he took.
Saint Michael’s College has hired an alumna as its Vice President of Human Resources. Eileen O’Rourke will start in August, Saint Michael’s President Jack Neuhauser announced this week.
As is tradition at Saint Michael's College, the Thursday before Commencement weekend (May 11 this year) was celebrated with the Senior Awards Brunch. The event, which recognizes exceptional members of the senior class, as well as student-selected faculty and staff, annually brings forth inspirational figures who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Saint Michael's community.
An academic exercise in a Saint Michael’s management class became a popular and effective mentoring program for girls at Mater Christi School in Burlington this semester after a group of six women decided they wanted to serve their community through their class assignment.