Last week, we launched another thoughtful exhibit in the Halle Library Archive & Museum Gallery. Curated by Archives Director Barbara Broudo, with assistance from Office of Sustainability Director Sarah Creighton, Endicott Goes Green looks at how the College operates in an environmentally responsible manner and what steps we take to incorporate sustainability into our students’ academic and residential experience.
This year, Endicott College has been presented with an exciting opportunity that is the first of its kind for the College. The John Hancock Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program has awarded Endicott with three guaranteed entries into the historic Boston Marathon! As part of the marathon sponsorship each year, John Hancock provides local non-profit organizations with entries into the race, which can help create a significant fundraising opportunity and great exposure for a non-profit cause.
We have some amazing alums here at Endicott, and we take such pride in sharing their successes. We profiled Jana in the latest Connections magazine, but there’s so much more to her story than we were able to fit. So here is a deeper look at her adventure to start Second Chance Africa, a charity to help treat post-traumatic stress victims in Liberian refugee camps.
Just down Hale Street from the undergraduate College, Endicott’s Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies has been quite busy with new programs, new campuses, and some fantastic student accomplishments. Take a look at some of the exciting news coming out of GPS!
For Fall semester 2012 we have 50 students studying abroad in New Zealand, Ireland, India, Greece, France, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Australia, and Spain. We’ve got a lot going on this year and plenty of study abroad opportunities!
Tuesday September 4 is the first day of classes of our new academic year. Today all new students are moving in and getting settled, and they’ll have two days of orientation and fun events before returning students join us on Monday. It’s going to be a busy weekend on campus, and we’re exciting to have our new Gulls here!
There are many things we’re proud of here at Endicott – and the community of employees and faculty that we’ve built is most certainly high on the list. So it was such a wonderful pleasure to see our inclusion once again on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Great Colleges to Work For 2012.
We’re proud of the fact that environmental responsibility has long been a priority here at Endicott, but are especially pleased to have been commended for our efforts this year in the Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
In total, Endicott students, faculty, and staff contributed over 19,000 hours of Community Service at non-profits locally, nationally and internationally. 1,376 students and 77 staff/faculty volunteered their time to many local organizations such as the Open Door Food Pantry, North East ARC, Beverly Bootstraps and the Girdler House.
We are happy to announce that Emily Dyer, MA in Interior Design 2012, was awarded the ASID Foundation’s Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award for her MA Thesis, “Dwelling in The Home: Designing for Mindfulness, Connection and Well-being.”