1/20/23 - 28 Holy Cross Students Participate in Annual Non-Profit Careers Conference
The Donelan Office and the Center for Career Development hosted the annual Non-Profit Careers Conference (NPCC) the week of January 16th-20th. Twenty eight students from a variety of majors and all class years participated. The students took part in workshops with alumni, faculty, and staff, participated in reflection activities on vocation and discernment with the Chaplains' Office, had a networking event with local alumni working in the non-profit sector, and worked in teams on a case study with a local non-profit (agencies included Abby's House, Jeremiah's Inn, Dismas House, Worcester Refugee Assistance Project, Community Harvest Project, Girls Inc., and College of the Holy Cross). The Donelan Office thanks everyone involved in putting on this successful conference, including our speakers, community partners, and alumni. Pictured here are the 28 participants on the last day of the conference after they presented on their case studies to our community partners.
12/22/22 - CBL Prof. Stephanie Clark and CBL students and alums contribute to educational film for medical professionals
Prof. Stephanie Clark (Deaf Studies) has been working with Deaf YES, one of the Deaf Studies' CBL program's community partners on a film production to educate doctors and medical professionals on how to work with Deaf, DeafDisabled, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing patients. Prof. Clark is directing the film. Additionally, Holy Cross Deaf Studies CBL students are going to be extras in the film. HC alumna, Alyssa Kastrinakis who graduated from Holy Cross in 2017 with Deaf Studies as a minor, is also going to be featured in the film. Alyssa worked with Deaf YES in 2016-2017 as a CBL student and is now a medical student, continuing to work with them. Alyssa has been the medical consultant for the film. Pictured here are the four CBL students and Alyssa. The Donelan Office thanks Prof. Clark and the students for this important work!
12/9/22 - Marlborough Middle School Creates Video Featuring Mythology Program Put on by Latin 101 CBL Students
This semester, the Classics department, through two Latin 101 courses, piloted a mythology program put on by Holy Cross Latin 101 students for Worcester-area youth (at City View Discovery School, Worcester East Middle School, and Marlborough Middle School). Our community partner at Marlborough, Latin teacher, Shelly McCormick, created a video with her students, as well as the Holy Cross volunteers, on the last day of the program to share about everyone's learnings. View the video. Congratulations to all involved on such a successful program!
12/9/22 - Happy Holidays from the J.D. Power Center!
Check out the latest newsletter from the J.D. Power Center, which includes a recap of CBL for the Fall '22 semester, CBL Intern blog posts, and more.
11/28/22 - "34 Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society" (Holy Cross Newsroom), Including Two CBL Interns!
The Donelan Office congratulates the 34 students inducted into the Jesuit Honor Society over family weekend this semester. We especially congratulate two of our CBL Interns who were inducted, Sarah Ayers '23 and Morgan Vacca '23. The honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu "encourages members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education." Membership into Alpha Sigma Nu is awarded to only 4% of each class year. Congratulations, Sarah, Morgan, and students! Read the Holy Cross Newsroom story.
11/14/22 - "Holy Cross Faculty, Staff, and Students Join with Worcester to Highlight Latino History" (Holy Cross Newsroom)
The Holy Cross Newsroom featured a story on the Latino History Project preview exhibition at the Worcester Historical Museum this fall. The Latino History Project, funded by Scholarship in Action, has intersected with the Donelan Office in many ways, including CBL students taking part in collecting and reviewing stories, and, most recently, preparing for and assisting with the implementation of the preview exhibition at WHM (students in Prof. Cynthia Stone's SPAN 304 course were involved). The Newsroom story also features alumna, Fátima Oseida '20, who served as a CBL Intern during her time as a student and now is the Assistant Director of the J.D. Power Center. Congratulations to all involved on the recent exhibit and on this important work!
10/21/22 - CBL Students Take Part in The Mustard Seed's 50th Anniversary Gathering
Over the weekend of 10/21/22, CBL community partner, The Mustard Seed celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The celebrations took part primarily at Holy Cross and featured workshops, an alumni panel event, shared meals, and more. This fall, Prof. Peter Fritz' Montserrat students have been assisting with the gathering through Community-Based Learning, including studying the Mustard Seed's history and serving meals at the Mustard Seed. The Mustard Seed was co-founded by Holy Cross alum, Frank Kartheiser. Read more about the gathering. The Donelan Office thanks the Mustard Seed for its hosting of Holy Cross CBL students over the years.
9/27/22 - Check out the J.D. Power Center's first newsletter of the semester!
8/20/22 - Former CBL Student, Kit Meszaros '24 and Time Slips Project Story Featured on Holy Cross Instagram
Kit Meszaros '24 has been spending her summer doing research at St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester on Time Slips, an intergenerational storytelling program for people with memory loss. Kit was introduced to program through her MONT CBL course taught by Prof. Beard. Recently, Kit told her summer research story on Holy Cross' Instagram. Listen to Kit share about her learnings!
8/15/22 - Mattie Carroll Promoted to Assistant Director
Mattie Carroll '19 has been promoted to Assistant Director of the Donelan Office, after serving one year as the Donelan Office's Experiential Learning Fellow. In this role, Mattie will continue her work in supporting community partners, advising the CBL Intern Program, working with the J.D. Power Center Ambassadors, and more. Please join the Donelan Office in thanking Mattie for her excellent work thus far and congratulating her on this new position. We are delighted that Mattie is now in a permanent role with us!
6/26/22 - The Donelan Office Congratulates 2020 Holy Cross Graduates!
On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the College of the Holy Cross held a degree recognition ceremony on campus to celebrate the Class of 2020, whose in-person graduation ceremony was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We congratulate the Class of 2020, especially our CBL Interns from that class year: Hannah Benson '20, Jack Chaffee '20, Katie Kelsh '20, Will McAvoy '20, Fátima Oseida '20, Christian Realbuto '20, and Delaney Wells '20.
6/22/22 - The Donelan Office Helps to Host First-Ever Community Engaged Young Alumni Night
The Donelan Office, along with the Office of Government and Community Relations and the Office of Alumni Relations, hosted the first-ever Community Engaged Young Alumni Night. This event brought together alumni from recent years who did community engagement at Holy Cross and/or are doing community engagement now. Alums in attendance connected, re-connected, shared engagement stories, and simply enjoyed each others' company. It was a particularly meaningful evening for alums from the class of 2020, as it kicked off their Commencement weekend.