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Advancing Success, Leadership and Citizenship

Holy Cross distinguishes itself by educating thoughtful leaders who are aware of the world around them and how it is changing.

We will strive to more closely integrate real-world experiences into the curriculum. This allows students to help shape their own education while putting it in a highly relevant context.

We will develop more comprehensive programs through the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies to help students carve out their place in the world. And we will expand study abroad opportunities, including a New York semester for students interested in finance, international relations, or the arts.

Our liberal arts foundation is essential to this process, as we guide students to be ethical and adaptable, to work across disciplines, and to apply critical thinking to complex challenges.

Enhancing our discernment initiatives is a key part of how we will continue cultivating this brand of leadership — the kind the world needs now more than ever. In addition to leadership skills, students also develop a deep sense of responsible, global citizenship.

We will also create more hands-on opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations outside of the classroom, such as:

  • New internships
  • More community-based learning
  • Increased support for student research and student-designed projects
  • More study abroad opportunities
  • Mentoring for students to help them discern how their unique talents and interests meet the world’s needs

The Value and Relevancy of a Jesuit Education in the 21st Century

Featuring Douglas M. Baker ’81, chairman of the board and chief executive vice president officer of Ecolab Inc.; AnnMaura Connolly ’86, chief strategy officer and executive vice president of City Year, Inc.; Brian P. Kelley ’83, vice chairman of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.; and Mary Agnes Wilderotter ’77, former chief executive officer and executive chairman of Frontier Communications.

Priority News

Entrepreneurial Studies & Pre-Business Program »

May 13, 2016

The Entrepreneurial Studies & Pre-Business initiatives described in this case statement will revolutionize the way the College prepares its students for business and entrepreneurial careers.

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Priority Goal
$20
Million
Generosity
Stan Grayson ’72
Amy Murphy
Impact
Amy Murphy, Director, Center for Career Development