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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 increase opportunities for experiential learning, allowing students to grapple with real-world situations and complex problems. We will create new internships, increase support for student research, and provide opportunities for reflection and mentoring to help students discern their particular interests and talents.

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.

Recent Milestones

A $3 million gift from the family of alumnus and pioneer in consumer research and information, J.D. Power III ’53, will support the College’s Center for Liberal Arts in the World. Established in 2016, the Center for Liberal Arts in the World is the hub for Holy Cross’ experiential learning programs, including internships, student research, community- and project-based learning.

With a gift of $2.5 million, Bob and Mickey Atchinson P05 will fund two components of a complex and multifaceted business and career exploration program that supports vocational discernment early on in a student’s academic career. These efforts, like administering the CliftonStrengths assessment to all sophomores, are part of a larger plan to educate, guide, mentor and support Holy Cross students throughout their four years and prepare them for professional lives of impact.

The establishment of the Atchinson Fellows in Business, Ethics and Society will make possible, from beyond the Holy Cross faculty, the appointment of a distinguished executive at the senior level who will teach a select number of courses, participate in the development of the College’s pre-business programs and potential minor, facilitate interdisciplinary workshops around business, finance, economics, and leadership, and energetically enhance contacts with leaders in national business communities.

Michael Greene ’84, a member of the Board of Trustees, endowed the Moot Court Program in honor of his father, The Hon. Joseph F. Greene Jr. ’51, P81, 84 Moot Court Program. Moot Court, Mock Trial and Mediation teams provide students with opportunities to hone skills that deliver a professional edge in any major.

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