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Spring 2021 Events

Best Practices for Virtual Volunteering, Monday, March 1, 2021, 4:45pm EST

  • Join Civitas for an event featuring select community partners and students sharing about best practices for virtual volunteering. Get tips for ice-breakers to break Zoom silences, learn more about how and what to prepare for your virtual volunteer sessions, gain insights from partners and students about what worked well this past semester, and more. This event is open to all students, but will be especially helpful to students who are taking on a virtual volunteer role this semester through Civitas or otherwise. Register for this event.

Good Trouble Series: The Analysis and Goals of Allyship, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6pm EST

  • This event will tackle the important subject of allyship and explore the stories of Holy Cross alumni. The event will utilize a wide range of voices to help define allyship and give guidance to all attendees on how to make all communities inclusive and equitable. This discussion will open with a 75-minute keynote by Dr. Keith Edwards, a leading educator on a range of social justice topics and expert on allyship. Following this lecture, Mr. Edwards will join a Holy Cross alumni panel (Dan O’Donnell ‘69, Nick Ryan ‘70, Matt Harper ‘11, and Quinn McCracken ‘14) to answer questions and continue to facilitate this important discourse. The event will be moderated by Meah Austin ‘22 and Jordyn Shubrick ‘22, the current co-chairs of the Holy Cross Black Student Union. This event is supported by the Ignite Fund. Register for this event.

The Business Side of Non-Profits: An Alumni Panel, Monday, February 8, 2021, 5pm EST

  • Watch the recording of the event.
  • Think the non-profit sector is only for folks who want direct service jobs? Think again! The Business Side of Non-Profits Alumni Panel will feature alumni who are working in business-related jobs connected to the non-profit sector and help reveal to attendees that the non-profit sector is filled with opportunities relating to business, such as marketing, finance, and more. Join us on Monday, February 8th at 5pm EST. Alumni panelists include: Lauren Dagnese ‘08, Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications at Massachusetts General Hospital; Lorn Davis ‘90, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at College Hill Capital Partners, LLC; Treasurer and Head of Audit and Finance Committee, Pine Street Inn; Chris Mann ‘00, National Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, City Year; and Yankelly Villa ‘19, Operations Associate, Care for the Homeless. This event is open to current students and alumni. Register on Zoom.


Fall 2020 Events

Entry-level jobs in the Non-Profit Sector: A Young Alumni Panel, Monday, November 16, 2020, 4:45pm EST

  • Watch the recording of the event.
  • Students and alumni interested in jobs in the non-profit sector will have the opportunity to hear from young alumni who are currently working in the non-profit sector about their work and about their job search process. Panelists include, Callie Braudis '19, Brandon Brito '20, Jose Santiago '17, and Marie Therese Kane '19. This panel will be especially helpful to those thinking about applying to internships and/or entry level jobs in the non-profit sector this upcoming spring and summer. All students and alumni are welcome! This event is co-sponsored by the Donelan Office and the Center for Career Development. Register for the event in Handshake
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Advancing Equity through Publicly Engaged Scholarship: Transforming Faculty Reward Policies and Practices, Monday, September 21, 2020

  • The Donelan Office and Scholarship in Action invite you to join Campus Compact and the MA Department of Higher Education for this virtual symposium on engaged scholarship and faculty reward policies and practices. Dr. Kerry Ann O'Meara is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Dr. O'Meara is particularly focused on "organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women, minoritized faculty and engaged scholars." For more details and to register, navigate to the event's page on Campus Compact's website.
  • More about the symposiusm: To serve all members of our society, our colleges and universities must put equity at the center of their work, not just as a desired outcome, but also as integral to the process of education - how we do what we do. To serve their public purpose, our higher education institutions must also commit deeply to Civic and Community Engagement in teaching and research. Our faculty reward systems (including promotion, tenure or long-term contracts for non-tenure-track faculty, and post-tenure review) shape whom we attract, support, and retain as faculty. This virtual symposium will explore how faculty reward systems can be structured to support both of these critical and intersecting themes in higher education--Equity and Public Engagement. How might we transform the culture, policies and practices of our reward systems to recruit and retain the faculty we need? Sessions throughout the day will begin to address these questions and will be customized to faculty and campus executives who are essential to the process. 

Review select past events on our Events - Archive webpage.