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Spring 2016

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The Campbell Women

Deanna Barry ’16 is a “legacy” student twice over, the third woman in her family to pursue a degree at SJC. When Deanna Barry ’16 was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society in 2014, she was wearing a distinctive gold medallion around her neck—the very same medallion worn by Constance (Hegarty) Campbell ’52 [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:42+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: |

Seeing Stars

Photo: The observatory when it was first installed in the early ’80s. It’s now been restored to its former glory, along with a few additional improvements. On the roof of the Heffernan Center sits a very fine optical telescope—quite possibly the largest of its kind in Maine. Installed in 1981, the telescope was in disrepair [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:42+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: , |

Risk and Reward in Life and Basketball

Noah LaRoche ’06 takes a big leap of faith What would impel a young college graduate to leave a perfectly good job in his field with no real prospects in sight? For Noah LaRoche ’06, it was a passion for basketball. LaRoche’s story begins in 2003, the year he transferred to Saint Joseph’s. “Noah was [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:41+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: , |

Mercy Farm and the Eco-Spiritual Practice

By Kathryn Cody, Social Justice & Leadership Coordinator When we arrived at Mercy Farm in Benson, Vermont, at 9:45 p.m. on a Friday night last October, we had no idea what would be in store for us. Graciously, Sisters Betty and Mary had waited up for our arrival (far past my bedtime) so that they [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:50+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: , |

Making Giant Strides in Tiny Tech

Ken Marino ’82 has made Orbel Corporation a big player in the EMI/RFI shielding market, producing small parts that help electronics—everything from cell phones to high-grade medical equipment—function properly. By Liza Darvin When Ken Marino graduated from Saint Joseph’s College in 1982, he left to join the family business, then called Orbel Electric. The company, [...]

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Classroom: Beyond Four Walls

Going global gains traction with campus students who are looking to broaden their horizons. Comments like this from Laura Sullivan ’17, who just returned from a semester in Perth, Australia, are the reason Suzanne Murphy loves her job. “As study away coordinator at Saint Joseph’s, I help students realize their dreams of living and learning [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:51+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: |

Celebrating 25 Years of Workfest

For a quarter-century, SJC students have been trading swimsuits for shovels, sacrificing a traditional spring break experience to perform service work for those less fortunate. By Ann Swardlick Sister Michele to Sister Sylvia: “Put up a poster. If students sign up, we’ll go. If they don’t, we won’t.” So settled the debate about whether to [...]

2018-09-11T11:26:58+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: , |

Shea Family Ties

A conversation with a four-decades-deep Saint Joseph’s alumni family. By Ann Swardlick To talk with the extended Shea family, which includes Brembs, Paladinos, and Fosters, is to glimpse nearly 40 years of campus life at Saint Joseph’s College. There are veiled references to 25-cent beers, Jell-O wrestling, baseball road trips, and bonfires by the lake. [...]

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