Holy Cross Highlights

Summer 2017

Saint Spotlight
Seeking Global Solidarity
by Michael Adamo, ’18, and Veronica Ramirez, ’18
Two of the students who traveled to Uganda this summer share what made their Global Perspectives trip so special. READ MORE.

Featured Faculty and Staff
Strengthening Education at Holy Cross
by Kristina Barroso Burrell
This summer, Felicia Reid-Metoyer was named director of student teaching for the education department at Holy Cross College, a perfect fit for her passion and education. READ MORE.

Alumni Reflection
Embracing the Mission Through Experience

by Billy Olson, ’14
My time spent outside the classroom in new and challenging situations was just as important as the learning that occurred in the of a classroom. It was this experiential approach that has helped me achieve fulfillment and success. READ MORE.

Commencement Recap
Two Campuses, Two Commencements

by Kristina Barroso Burrell
Holy Cross College is proud to host two commencement ceremonies: one on the main campus, and one at Westville Correctional Facility for the students of the Westville Educational Initiative. READ MORE.

Giving Back
Living the Mission With Baseball

by Michael Hebbeler, Discernment and Advocacy Director, Center for Social Concern
On Saturday, June 17, 2017, a dozen players from the Sappy Moffitt Baseball League (SMBL) in South Bend, IN, boarded a bus and traveled an hour west on I-80 for a game against an unlikely opponent at an unlikely site. READ MORE.

Campus Happenings
New Administration Leaders  READ MORE

Successful End to 2017 SOAR  READ MORE

Gateway Class Updates  READ MORE

Holy Cross Hosts Historians  READ MORE

Labor & Leisure Conference  READ MORE

SSI Finishes Second Year  READ MORE

Changes to Campus Dining  READ MORE

Prof. Ángel Cortés Book  READ MORE

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Spring 2017

February 2017

Holy Cross Highlights Spring 2017

Saint Spotlight
thaddeus smallerRoll With The Punches and Adapt
by Caleb McDaniel, ’20
Although Thaddeus Johnson’s situation is different from many students at Holy Cross College (he has already had a career, been married, and had children), it still played a significant role in helping him find a new path to his future. READ MORE.

Featured Faculty and Staff
ann baldinger 4 smallerA Time To Change, and A Time Not To
by Ashley Denson, ’19
Ann Baldinger started her career in the communications department at Holy Cross in 1993. Over the last 23 years, Baldinger has weathered many changes at Holy Cross College and in the field of communications, some of which she’s adapted to, and some of which she’s resisted, for good reason. READ MORE.

Focus on Athletics
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by Drew Schauss, Sports Information Director
The Holy Cross men’s soccer team received the prestigious TOPSoccer Program of the Year and head coach Omar Gallo was named Indiana Soccer Director of the Year for his work with Michiana Echo Soccer Club. Senior captain Brian Aldrich was nominated as Buddy of the Year. READ MORE.

Alumni Announcements
alumni gatheringA Season of Events

Holy Cross College alumni and parents have been busy the last few months celebrating our 50th Anniversary in style. In the next few months, Alumni and Parent Programs has a host of exciting events for local and regional alumni, parents, students, and friends of Holy Cross College. READ MORE.

Giving Back
joseph canale smallerJoseph Canale, ’15, believes that giving back isn’t something you have to do, it’s something you want to do. He wants to give back to Holy Cross College because he wants others to have the opportunity to experience what he did – because “The Experience Matters”. When you give back to Holy Cross College at, you enable the minds of the future so that they may go and make their mark on the world of tomorrow.

kate and marie thank donorsCampus Happenings
MLK Day of Celebration READ MORE

Library Provides Flipster Magazines READ MORE

Jazzman’s Sandwiches Get Faster READ MORE

Race, Class, and Justice Discussion READ MORE

Play for Jake Donates AED READ MORE

Lynn Coleman: Leading Through Service READ MORE

Basketball Seniors Honored READ MORE

Students Thank Donors READ MORE

Br. John Talks to COMPASS Group READ MORE

Parents Enjoy Visiting HCC READ MORE

Lit Fest Success READ MORE

Winter 2016

Fall meets winter at Holy Cross

Saint Spotlight
Maria PerezFocusing on Her Goals
by Alexis Petersen, ’18
For some people, college is a privilege. For Maria Perez, ’19, it’s a necessity. It isn’t always easy, but this year she got an extra hand. Maria was selected for the 2016 Realizing the Dream scholarship, awarded by the consortium of Independent Colleges in Indiana (ICI) to exceptional first-generation college students. READ MORE.

Featured Faculty and Staff
julie kipp 3The Great Intersectionality of Julie Kipp’s Life
by Eryn Ray, ’18
Full of energy and ideas, Julie Kipp, Ph.D., is a vibrant new addition to the English program at Holy Cross College this year. A published author, she also directs the writing program for the Westville Education Initiative and is working on her second book. READ MORE.

Focus on Athletics
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by Drew Schauss, Sports Information Director
Over the 2015-2016 season, six Holy Cross student athletes were named to All-Conference teams, and 16 were honored for their academic achievements. This represents nearly 25 percent of all Holy Cross student athletes, an astounding feat for the college. READ MORE.

Alumni Reflection
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by Kate Palmer, ’07
Kate Palmer, ’07, recently visited Holy Cross College and was thrilled to see the positive changes in the campus and student pride, and even happier to find that the college which nurtured her still feels like home. READ MORE.

Giving Back
Kirk Barbieri at Saint Mary's Lake - Fall 2016 2by Kirk Barbieri, ’78
Every month, when I make a contribution to my named scholarship fund at Holy Cross College, I think about about helping others – particularly our students – who may be less fortunate than me. Although my contribution may be small, it doesn’t matter. I know that it helps someone in need and I know that I am blessed to be a part of the Holy Cross College family. I hope that you may feel the same way and consider giving back to Holy Cross College. It’s so easy to make your gift online at I have enjoyed a successful career in higher education, but each day I remind myself that it all began at Holy Cross College. That is something I will always be grateful for. READ MORE

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Dig for the Cure Gets a Bump READ MORE

DES Induction Finds the Best and Brightest READ MORE

Annual Fall Fest Brings Halloween Fun READ MORE

Return to a Tailgate Tradition READ MORE

Anchor Day Grounds Sophomores READ MORE

Spes Unica Draws Students Together READ MORE

Thanksgiving Food Baskets Serve Even More READ MORE

Students Dress Up for Winter Formal READ MORE

Las Posadas Teaches the Christmas Story READ MORE

Journeys End and Begin at December Graduation READ MORE

Fall 2016

Vincent and the Pfeil on the Commons

Saint Spotlight
Clayton Brown: More Than Meets the Eye
by Kristina Barroso Burrell, Campus and External Communications Coordinator
If someone told you Clayton Brown played rugby, it would likely not come as a surprise. The Holy Cross sophomore is a physically imposing young man who moves like an athlete, and shows the confidence of one. He can frequently be seen wearing shirts that say “rugby” on them, and found going to and from rugby practice and games. If you talk to him for a few minutes, the conversation will invariably turn to scrums and lineouts. There’s no doubt that Clayton lives and breathes rugby. But there’s much more to this young man than first meets the eye. READ MORE.

Featured Faculty and Staff
Brian Howard’s Impact Measured in Numbers and Friends
by Alexis Petersen, ’18
Brian Howard, dean of Academic Support Services, is a soft-spoken man, but when he greets me in his office, his face lights up with quiet exaltation – one of those smiles that doesn’t quite make it past the lips but completely fills his eyes. I’ve known him for almost five years, and during that time, I’ve come to his office for a variety of things: advising, advice, conversation. He’s never averse to an unplanned visit, nor is he, in my experience, averse to a surprise batch of chocolate chip cookies. Beyond that, however, I know my camaraderie with Mr. Howard belies his dedication to something more than our weekday afternoon chats. READ MORE.

Focus on Athletics
Saints Serve the Community

by Drew Schauss, Sports Information Director
For the Holy Cross College student athletes, serving the community off the court is a vital part of being a Saint. Last year, the men’s soccer team and the men’s basketball team partnered with charities that enhance the lives of children locally and around the world, and will continue their partnerships through the 2016-2017 school year. READ MORE.

Giving Back
by John Suddarth, ’74, Alumni Board member
john suddarthWhen I returned to the United States after tours of duty in Vietnam and Europe with the US Marine Corps, I decided I wanted to attend college. In my search for a place I felt I would fit as an older student, I met a fellow by the name of Brother John Driscoll. After many discussions with Br. John, he convinced me that Holy Cross was the right place for me.

I have no doubt that being part of the academic community of Holy Cross laid the foundation for my career and my dedication to being a lifelong learner. For all these reasons, Holy Cross – specifically, the Brother John Driscoll Society – is a major part of my annual charitable giving. READ MORE.

Campus Happenings
Incoming Saints S.O.A.R. Onto Campus READ MORE

High School Students Experience Saints & Scholars READ MORE

Welcome Weekend Finishes With a Bang READ MORE

Service Project Cleans Up New Building READ MORE

Soccer Season Kicks Off READ MORE

Res Life Block Party a Hit READ MORE

Ping Pong Supremacy Fiercely Fought READ MORE

Hall Olympics Start New Tradition READ MORE