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SPRING 2014 MAGAZINE THE EMMANUEL COLLEGE CLASS OF 2014 COMMENCES

contents 7 25 FEATURES DEPARTMENTS 1 2 22 32 Message from the President College Journal Alumni Flashback 10 Commencement 2014 16 For the members of the Emmanuel College Class of 2014, Commencement

message from the president O ccasionally, circumstances align to reveal the farreaching impact of an Emmanuel education. During our 92nd Commencement Exercises in May, the College conferred an honor

college journal KELSEY RYAN 14 AWARDED FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP TO GREECE I n late March Kelsey Ryan 14, a Global Studies and Spanish doublemajor from Bellingham, g MA, was named a Fulbright U.S. Studen

MENS AND WOMENS LACROSSE TEAMS ARE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL, SSS, DELIVERS FIRST DOROTHY DAY LECTURE O KAILE MACLEANDALY 16 HELPED LIFT THE SAINTS TO THEIR FIRST GNAC CHAMPIONSHIP

college journal 2014 HAKIM LECTURER DISCUSSES CIVIL RIGHTSERA STRIFE D avid Cunningham, Professor and Chair of Sociology and Director of the Social Justice Social Policy Program at Brandeis Univer

EC TEAM EXCELS AT HARVARD MODEL U.N. CONFERENCE E mmanuels Model United Nations Team received three awards at the Harvard National Model United Nations HNMUN conference in February, delivering the m

college journal MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD Emmanuel students spend spring break advancing food justice in Boston t is one thing to know that poverty exists in your city. It is quite ano

A LANDMARK CROSS COUNTRY SEASON Both mens and womens teams win GNAC championships E mmanuel established its mens and womens cross country teams in 2001, at the time of the Colleges transition to coe

college journal SENIOR PROFILE MICHAEL KRUPA 14 Learning on Location Michael Krupa complemented his coursework with two internships in Boston and two months of studies in London. The combination ha

IN HIS RESEARCH, ASSISTANT N S CH, AS IS SS P PR PROFESSOR BENJAMIN ALLEN USES R BEN EN U N M MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS TO PR BE E CAL AN AL A L S O PROB P HO HOW EVOLUT N REALLY W KS. OLUTIO REALLY WORKS

COMMENCEMENT 2014 Beginning JUST THE At Emmanuel s 92nd Commencement Exercises in May, members of the Class of 14 celebrated years of achievement, friendship and engagement in a spirited campus commu

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COMMENCEMENT 2014 Wisdom PARTING KENNETH R. FEINBERG Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient An expert in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq., is widel

PROCESSION AND CEREMONY 1040 A.M. 100 P.M. Reviewing the procession were Commencement Speaker Kenneth R. Feinberg, Emmanuel Board of Trustees Chair Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., and Emmanuel President Sist

COMMENCEMENT 2014 Faces OF THE CLASS OF 14 SRUNPHUT JAE PUKMA SPENCER DESCHENES In the summer of 2013, psychology major Spencer Deschenes was awarded an Emmanuel College Travel Fellowship to study

CELEBRATION 100 P.M. ONWARD Spring 2014 15

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Contemplation and a College Education ILLUSTRATION BY RICHARD MIA Interest in mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative practices is surging on American campuses. What seems like a new trend in

The philosophers advise us not to be satisfied with mere learning but to add meditation and then also practice. EPICTETUS, FIRST CENTURY STOIC O ONTEMPLATION and a college education whats the connect

nitive science and behavioral psychology that are providing empirical evidence for physiological changes in the brain and for observable positive changes in personal behavior as the result of contempl

imagine today because it is akin to ascending in an airplane or looking at photographs of earth taken from space. Suddenly, all of the things we judge to be so important become insignificant and event

rooms, lecture halls and laboratoriesand not just in ancillary programs Well, suppose contemplative exercises such as meditation actually improve student learning in classrooms and laboratories. If th

alumni Alumni Weekend 2014 Graduates of class years ending in 4 and 9 gathered in late May for a weekend of friendship, fun and reflection Scores of 1964 alumni traveled to the College to celebrate t

Rediscover. Engage. Connect. Gathering around the College sign were 1994 classmates Diana Morrissey Kenneally, Michele Sardo Heim, April Giordano Sullivan, Elizabeth Fadrowska Nowakowski, Suzanne Wen

alumni Regional Alumni Events Emmanuel graduates make connections around the country NAPLES, FL Helen a Helen Watson, Carol B ar Brugman Melley 58, Sheila Devlin Brennan 58, in Brennan P Peggy Lisi, M

BOSTON Dianne DiStefano 12, Jonny Stevens 12, guest Nick Casssero and Patrick Froass 12 were among the over 130 GOLD Graduates of the Last Decade alumni and their guests who attended the Wintry Mix M

alumni PROFILE TERRI GILLIS 71 Pioneeringand Paying it Forward ROUNDBREAKING has always come naturally to Terri Gillis 71. From her chemistry y major at Emmanuel at a time when the sciences Em wer

Youve updated your style. What about your will Recent revisions to tax lawor changes in your family status or residencemay have caused your will to go retro. Supporting Emmanuel through a bequest is s

alumni CLASS NOTES Reunion 2014 Edition n the months preceding Alumni Weekend May 30June 1, Emmanuel invited members of this years reunion classesthose ending in 4 and 9to send updates on their lives

Georgia Iavicoli Devine and Patricia Tipping Walsh, writing in jointly, note that they have been friends since the 1950s, from East Boston to Emmanuel. On the occasion of their 50th reunion they parti

alumni CLASS NOTES Reunion 2014 Edition Newton Center, MA, with her daughter Noor and stepdaughter Zenobia. Her husband, Yasin Balbaky, died in 2009, the same year she celebrated son Abeds graduati

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Cockayne Syndrome. Keara J. Clifford is a Verification Loan Officer fi fi at Festiva Adventure Club, where she has worked since gra

flashback TBT Each Thursday, users of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter post images from the past. Throwback Thursdayor TBT in Twitter speakhas provided Emmanuel an opportunity to breath

WHY I give ERIN TRACY DIGUARDIA 08 I give to Emmanuel because it is my second home. My four years at the College were filled with much activity and growth, and I want future generations to have the

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