The General Alumni Association presented
the annual In Hoc Signo Awards at the Colleges reunion banquet this past
June. This years recipients were Charles J. Buchta 63,
Charles E.F. Millard 54 and Stanley A. Slowick 74.
Charles J. Buchta 63
A devoted leader on behalf of Alma Mater, Charles J. Buchta
has long displayed his dedication to his College.
His service to Holy Cross has been ongoing
and far-ranging. A class agent and member of the Varsity
Club, he has been
a career planning counselor, an admissions advisor and a
class chair. A lifetime distinguished member of the Presidents
Council, he is also a member of the 1843 Society and the
Holy Cross Leadership Council of New York. An alumni board
director, Buchta has served on the Bishop Healy and Summer
Fellowship committees. A correspondent for the Class of 1963,
he was the winner of the Perotta Award in 1983 and the Cavanaugh
Award in 1988. He also has served as the treasurer of the
Class of 1963 Foundation, assisting classmates and widows
Following a 30-year career as a senior executive in the
banking industry, Buchta founded an independent management
consulting firm, offering his expertise to financial and
manufacturing companies, as well as non-profit institutions.
Buchta and his wife, Marjorie, are the
parents of three children, including Suzanne 95.
They reside in New London, N.C.
Charles E.F. Millard 54
A tireless ambassador for Alma Mater, Charles E.F. Millard
has served Holy Cross with verve and honor for decades.
A member of the executive committee of
the Holy Cross Board of Trustees for 17 years, Millard
was chairman of the Board
from 1977 through 1982. Whether sponsoring the Will Jenks
Chair or serving as a member of two presidential search committees,
his savvy and leadership have brought vision to Mount Saint
James. As chair of the Campaign for Holy Cross, he helped
to raise over 75 million dollars for the College. The recipient
of an honorary degree in 1999, Millard is a member of the
1843 Society, a career planning counselor and a lifetime
benefactor of the Presidents Council.
After 10 years in the advertising business,
during which he became the youngest vice president in the
history of the
Benton & Bowels Agency, Millard joined the Coca-Cola
Bottling Company of New York in 1967. Serving as president,
chief executive officer and chairman of the company, Millard
expanded sales from $60 million to over $500 million. A member
of the board of governors of the National Soft Drink Association,
he has also served as chairman of the board of Lance, Inc.
and director of First Fidelity Bank of New Jersey and the
Connecticut Bank & Trust Company.
Millard and his wife, Marylou, are the parents of eight
children, all of whom are graduates of Holy Cross. They reside
in Hobe Sound, Fla., and Fenwick, Conn.
Stanley A. Slowick 74
Energetic, dedicated and resourceful, Stanley A. Slowick
has never missed an opportunity to serve his College with
pride and passion.
One look at the number of committees
on which he has served, and the numerous positions that
he has held, makes manifest
Slowicks devotion to Holy Cross. A president, vice
president and director of the General Alumni Association,
he has been a member of the GAAs executive committee
as well as the strategic planning committee, the nominations
and elections committee and the book prize committee. In
addition to serving as the co-director of the regional clubs
committee, Slowick has brought his leadership and expertise
to the budget and finance committee. A member of the Presidents
Council, he has served as president of the Rhode Island Club
of Holy Cross.
Slowick is the senior vice president at the Sargent Rehabilitation
Center and a resident of Warwick, R.I.
Richard Brown 60, Charles Buchta 63
and Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.