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Graduation 2014

This graduating class has a lot to boast about. This semester saw a record breaking number of capstones and on May 10th, we had a combined graduating class of approximately 110 graduates from the Fall and Spring – the largest graduating class of baccalaureate students at Holy Cross College to date. We had about 1,000 guests during commencement weekend and reveled in the motivational speeches given by Kathy Malone-Beeler, and Amy Nessbaum ’06. Many congratulations to the Class of 2014; you make us proud!

Holy Cross Awarded Business of the Year

While making strides to educate and form our students, Holy Cross College also realizes the importance of supporting those who have paved the way for future generations. At the REAL Services, Age of Excellence Luncheon held on May 8th, Holy Cross College was rewarded for its efforts, being selected as the 2014 Business of the Year.

Holy Cross’s desire to help the aging community was sparked by president emeritus of the college, Br. Richard Gilman, C.S.C. who reached out to the Michiana community eight years ago to see if businesses providing services to seniors needed professional development in gerontology. The nomination for the award was submitted by Patricia Adams and highlighted the wonderful work the college has done over the past year in regards to the Michiana Gerontology Institute (MGI). Congratulations to the members of this committee and we recognize the wonderful recognition of their efforts!

2014 Madrid Psychology Conference

Drs. Hugh and Doris Van Auken will take a group of students to attend the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid, Spain between September 12 and 19. Students will participate in more than twenty hours of structured congress programming including invited lectures, symposia, paper presentations and workshops. Students will complete journals and develop and submit research proposals to Holy Cross College faculty for projects they might then initiate in a follow-on course.

If you would like to help them raise their funds for this trip, visit here.

Anticipated Cost per student is: $2,499/student Based on Double Occupancy. Includes Congress fee, round-trip airfare Chicago to Madrid, airport-hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, taxes and tours. Students are responsible for international health insurance (for purchase from the College), most meals, and miscellaneous expenses.

Faculty/Staff Honored

At Holy Cross, everyone embraces the value of service. Recently, several of our esteemed faculty and staff were honored for their milestone years of service to the college. Many thanks to you all!